Nick Twietmeyer

Remembering Jack Welfare: Bainbridge’s big octopus hunter

Master diver, famed octopus hunter and longtime liveaboard, Jack “Stormy” Welfare passed away from natural causes aboard his sailboat on Eagle Harbor on July 30.… Continue reading

Island swimmers tackle daunting Seattle crossing

When a New York Times reporter once asked famed mountaineer George Mallory why he wanted to summit Everest, Mallory’s reply was as simple as it… Continue reading

Shellfish harvesting advisory: Bainbridge’s eastern shore closed after rise in toxins

Shellfish harvesting along Bainbridge Island’s eastern shore has been closed to elevated levels of marine biotoxin paralytic shellfish poison. From Point Monroe south to Restoration… Continue reading

Burn ban back on for Bainbridge Island and beyond

With more wildfire smoke billowing in from British Columbia, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has reissued an air quality burn ban, set to begin… Continue reading

Gravity shmavity: Parkour kids run, jump, tumble off summertime energy

Deep into their three-month-long stretch of blissful summer freedom, some island kids have turned to parkour as way to run, jump, climb, vault and shimmy… Continue reading

Burn ban lifted for Kitsap County

Barbecuers rejoice: Shifting winds have blown away a county-wide air quality burn ban. Officials with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency said that due to… Continue reading

Bainbridge school board gives the go ahead to move forward with reduced Blakely design

Plans to construct a new Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary are looking more promising than previously thought, thanks to significant cost-cutting measures by the building’s designers.… Continue reading

Outdoor movies return to Battle Point Park

This Friday will see the return of Movies in the Park. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4 visitors to Battle Point Park are invited… Continue reading

Best Bets for Aug. 4–6 | The Bainbridge Blab

This weekend follows what supposed to be the hottest couple of days yet this year. Hopefully you were able to keep your cool and coast… Continue reading

Bainbridge voters pick Jakubik, Deets as frontrunners going into November election

Sheila Jakubik and Christina Wakefield will remain in the running for a seat on the Bainbridge Island School Board. In the first vote tally announced… Continue reading

Board voices support for 100 Building timeline extension

At Thursday’s school board meeting Tamela Van Winkle, the district’s director of capital projects proposed a timeline extension for the new Bainbridge High School 100… Continue reading

Young sailors chart a new course | Photo gallery

Island living almost seems to necessitate that youngsters learn some manner of water-based activity. For the participants of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation… Continue reading

Strawberry Jam benefit set to revitalize island skatepark

Islanders are invited to come out to the Strawberry Hill Skatepark for The Strawberry Jam at noon Saturday, Aug. 5. Islander Krush Kulesza is organizing… Continue reading

Student sailors learn the ropes on Bainbridge waters

The call of ripping winds and salty ocean spray is one which many ignore in favor of comfort and warmth. But those who do answer… Continue reading

Brown awarded Whitman scholarship

Bainbridge High School graduate Maxwell Brown has been awarded a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship through Whitman College. To become a finalist, each semifinalist had to… Continue reading

Only permits stand in the way of a new dock at Hidden Cove

Federal and State determination of “fish windows” – the periods when construction on or near the water does not pose harm to fish health and… Continue reading

Best Bets for the weekend of July 28–30 | The Bainbridge Blab

Summer is just flying by. But there’s still time for one last seasonal staple here on the Rock. Yes, that’s right. This weekend sees the… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island berries abound

It’s summertime, friends. For many people, the long days of summer mean outdoor fun, under a sun we only get to see for about three… Continue reading

Construction of new 100 Building at Bainbridge High may be pushed back

The start of construction of the new 100 Building at Bainbridge High School may be pushed back. The Bainbridge Island School Board will consider a… Continue reading

Pump track provides critical teaching tool for camps

Battle Point Park’s recent addition of a pump track is giving new riders a crash course on the fundamentals of mountain biking. Jared Cordell is… Continue reading