Nick Twietmeyer

Bainbridge school board approves framework for budget cuts

The Bainbridge Island School District board of directors has approved the framework for budget cuts. At a recent meeting, school board members voted unanimously to… Continue reading

Bainbridge Public Library begins remodel

Bainbridge Public Library is beginning a new chapter with a major remodel and is encouraging the community to check it out. Seriously, check it out.… Continue reading

Spartronics head to world championship

Bainbridge High’s Robotics team will be competing against the best robotics teams in the world at the FIRST Robotics World Championship. At a recent District… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island School Board defers Option 2 scrutiny until 2018-2019 school year

The Bainbridge Island School Board has agreed to hold off — for now — on the potential closure of the Commodore building. The decision came… Continue reading

Park board is all-aboard for feasibility study

Bainbridge’s miniature steam train attraction is chugging along toward finding a home at Sakai Park. While project organizers have not gained full approval to house… Continue reading

Bainbridge Resilience Guild: Making the best out of prepping for the worst

Disaster often seems like the least likely thing to happen, right up until it strikes. Here in Washington, it is less a matter of “if”… Continue reading

Advisory committee reaches consensus for cuts in Bainbridge schools budget crisis

A committee appointed to determine where budget cuts will be made to help the Bainbridge Island School District bridge a $2.1 million budget gap has… Continue reading

Sound City tucks itself into Winslow

Downtown Winslow has become the new home of Sound City, Bainbridge’s brand-new vendor of vinyl. Sound City is the culmination of Erik Clineschmidt’s lifelong addiction… Continue reading

Looking back, moving forward: 75th anniversary of Japanense American internment is cause to pause, reflect

It was more than a milestone; more than so many painful memories from 75 years ago. The anniversary of the day that 227 Japanese Americans… Continue reading

The Island School celebrates Indonesian culture during Month of Learning

“Ogoh-ogoh, agah-agah,” children chanted as they marched in droves behind the effigy of the Balinese demon known as Ogoh-ogoh. Dressed in brightly colored sarongs, some… Continue reading

Montessori Country School expanding campus on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island’s long-running Montessori school will be expanding its Arrow Point Drive campus. The Montessori Country School is currently split between two campuses; the elementary… Continue reading

Spartronics captain accepted to MIT

It was clear to Clio Batali at her first team meeting for Bainbridge High’s Spartronics team that she stood out from the rest of the… Continue reading

Snow days mean school on Saturday for BHS seniors

This year’s snow days will mean school on Saturdays for seniors at Bainbridge High. The Bainbridge Island School Board has moved the last day of… Continue reading

Spartronics holds robotics team open house

Bainbridge High School’s robotics team welcomed members of the public into their realm at a recent open house to share some insights into what the… Continue reading

Bidding farewell to an artisan: Winslow jewelry store to close

With the passing of her husband, Alice Gilbert Thomes has decided that the time has come for Gilbert Thomes Jewelry to close its doors. Bainbridge… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center lifeguards make heroic save

Quick action and the extensive training of staff at the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center saved the life of a man who had a heart attack… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island gets into the railroad business

Can’t you hear that whistle blowing? You soon will. Bainbridge Island will soon be on track to receive a steam-powered train, complete with tracks, depot… Continue reading

Health study on rubber turf comes under heavy scrutiny

Washington State Department of Health officials are calling turf fields “safe” despite conducting what some say is a flawed study. Parents of Bainbridge athletes have… Continue reading

New Blakely design draws criticism from city

The design for the new Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary School was met with blunt criticism by the city of Bainbridge’s Design Review Board. But there… Continue reading

Superintendent recommends extension for Commodore cuts

Time has not run out for Commodore Options School. Bainbridge Island School District Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen said Wednesday that he’ll ask the school board to… Continue reading