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Extra stuff? More space

Confident that the island is a prime place for growth, and storage, Bainbridge Reliable Storage is planning a large-renovation of its New Brooklyn Road facility.

The city has approved a preliminary permit and granted the project a determination of non-significance regarding environmental impact.

The specifics of the design are not yet complete, but it is known the project will tear down a 7,600 square-foot building and replace it with a 56,000-square-foot, four-story, climate-controlled building with an expanded footprint within the current facility.

According to the company’s owner, there are still open storage units at the current building, but need is expected to grow in the coming years.

A start date for construction has yet to be determined.

First ‘hole in one’ in 2008

Meadowmeer Golf and Country Club is lauding its newest member of the hole-in-one club.

George Asan, a Poulsbo resident and Meadowmeer member, broke a year-long hole-in-one drought on the course last Wednesday.

The shot came on the eighth hole from 178 yards, using a 5-iron.

“I don’t even think he realized he got a hole-in-one. He was too far away to see it roll in,” said Meadowmeer manager Charlie Kidd. “Members from his party had to verify it.”

Asan’s ace was the first on the course since July of last year.

– Sean Roach

Lights in the darkess

St. Martin’s Day might be the loveliest celebration that no one has heard of.

Falling on Nov. 11, St. Martin’s Day is nestled into the dark reaches of fall, after Halloween and All Saints Day but before the lively December holidays begin.

With origins in France, this agrarian holiday celebrates the life of Martin of Tours, who began his career as a Roman soldier but was baptized and became a monk in later life.

He’s depicted as a gentle soul who led a humble but generous existence, once ripping his cloak in two to share with a beggar in the snow.

Light, children, and feasting play central role in modern proceedings, with kids and families walking the streets in lantern processions, singing songs of St. Martin’s legends.

This year, two Bainbridge organizations, Madrona School and Grace Episcopal Church, will hold community lantern walks.

Madrona School’s festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Bring a lantern to the Fellowship Hall of Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, where a telling of the legend of St. Martin will be followed by a parade of lanterns and song through Winslow to Waterfront Park. Muffins and hot cider will await.

A second lantern walk will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 on the grounds of Grace Episcopal Church, where congregation and community members will welcome the winter season with music, quiet and candle-lighting.

Visit www.madronaschool.org or www.gracehere.org for more information.

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