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Battle Point Park history has deep link to military

Battle Point Park has a long and storied history. But most of the approximately 400,000 residents who visit the park annually likely have no idea of the park’s significant role over the years. Like the fact that the entrance of the park has the same two pillars and fencing built during World War II to protect top secret clearance work being done by the Navy. Or that the building that now houses gymnastics classes once was a support building for the secretive military work.

 

Bainbridge pilot hopes to help travelers sleep easy with new invention

Ladies and gentlemen, please prepare for departure. For most travelers, those words are the universal code for “Sit back and relax.”

 

Nutritionist teaches how food heals

Bainbridge Island resident and nutritionist Jennifer Adler published her revolutionary eating guide and memoir in December. She will be signing her book, "Passionate Nutrition: A Guide to Using Food as Medicine from a Nutritionist Who Healed Herself from the Inside Out” at the Poulsbo Farmers Market on July 11.

 

Bainbridge Fireworks to again supply the big, bright show over Eagle Harbor

Without a doubt, the annual Grand Old Fourth of July event is the island’s largest event of the year. Perhaps the most anticipated part of the holiday is the spectacular display of bright colors against the darkened sky above Eagle Harbor.

BAINBRIDGE’S BIG EVENT IS SATURDAY: Rummage sale ready for pickers

Imagine the largest garage sale possible with piles upon piles of treasures stacked as high as 5 feet tall. If that seems impossible, then stop by the 54th Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27 for solid proof. Aside from buyers finding great savings, all proceeds go right back to the community, too.

Kids Club staff still seeking new home

Shelley Long doesn’t want to close the doors of Bainbridge Island’s Kids Club. But, if the executive director of Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers, which runs the club, cannot find appropriate space soon, that’s exactly what will happen.

These Spartys are smarties: Meet the 2015 valedictorians

Here’s a look at Bainbridge High School’s brightest students from the class of 2015 who crossed the stage on June 13.

Writer sets his own stage as a Pulitzer finalist

Jordan Harrison, a former Bainbridge Island resident, recently was nominated as a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play, “Marjorie Prime.” He also works as a writer for the popular television show "Orange Is the New Black."

Island’s heritage tree nominations welcomed all year long

14 trees are listed on Heritage Tree roster.

Bainbridge Island School District discussing possibility of bond measure

Replacement of Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary could cost an estimated $38.9 million.

Book by book, BI woman builds Philippines school library

Imagine a school with no library. No picture books, novels or magazines to read. Bainbridge resident Kimrick Soltanzadeh couldn’t.

Peace Pole dedication completes Country School campus

What does peace look like? At Montessori Country School, it comes in the setting of a grassy area surrounded by towering trees. It’s a quiet area, where the hum of nature extends a warm invite for students to sit on a bench tucked into a serene environment. Once students are seated, a tall, wooden “Voyager Peace Pole” hovers above them as a reminder of grace, patience and tolerance.

Kids Club must move

Space crunch prompts Bainbridge school district to take back property.

Island pools are packed all year long

Editor’s note: The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Each month, we will share a different story about the parks district with our readers.

Duo ready for 1,500 mile journey

Two Bainbridge Island women will lace up their shoes for the walk of a lifetime. Sally Noedel and her daughter, Emma Bigongiari, will journey nearly 1,500 miles from Bainbridge Island to Arizona to raise awareness about a proposed copper mine in Oak Flat, Arizona.

Bainbridge Design Review Board gets look at market, restaurant development planned at Rolling Bay

Rolling Bay may have a roll-out of new businesses in the upcoming months. Bainbridge Island Design Review board members met last week to discuss a proposed roughly 2-acre development that includes a restaurant, bakery, market and office complex on Sunrise Drive NE just north of the Jiffy Mart in Rolling Bay.

Bainbridge artist adds a splash of (water)color to everyday life

When a couple came into her Montana gallery and started pointing at various artwork they wanted to purchase immediately, Deliah Albee realized she was having a very good day.

At long last: Here comes the sun(dial)

Dedication being planned for late June.

Young Bainbridge musician raises funds for Nepal

What’s a fourth-grader to do with talent, time and a recital coming soon? Take to the sidewalks to play violin for a good cause, of course.

Islander makes bee-autiful formula for natural candles

Upon walking into Lucille Fox’s home, the comforting smell of warmed honey permeates the air.