Brian Kelly

In Our Opinion

Sorry, Kitsap County, but it’s your dilemma nowWhether it’s Plan A or Plan B, Washington State Ferries’ latest scheme on how to right its sinking… Continue reading

St. Cecilia pursues multi-purpose facility

St. Cecilia Catholic Church has applied for a city site plan review with the goal of building a new three-story, multi-purpose facility on the corner… Continue reading

Shirvan Rug Gallery owners learn the American Way

When Birgul Solak became a U.S. citizen in August, she and her husband, Adem, celebrated by proudly hanging a handmade rug of the Star-Spangled Banner in front of their business on Winslow Way.

Review to become a tabloid weekly, printing facility closing

Sound Publishing Inc., the parent of the Bainbridge Review, announced several cost-cutting moves Wednesday – including suspending operations at the company's printing facility on the… Continue reading

Peacock Playtime offers safe place for toddlers and adults

For parents with young children, Peacock Playtime provides a unique daytime service found nowhere else on the island.

Bainbridge finishes difficult season 5-5 | Prep Football

Bainbridge High Coach Andy Grimm thinks his 2008 football team could have won a couple more games, but he’s proud of the team’s effort considering the challenges the season presented.

Diner to open for dinner

The Streamliner Diner has been in a rut for most of its 28 years of existence. A tasty rut, most everyone would agree, especially the many longtime regulars of the Winslow Way institution.

Spartans to play Juanita Friday night

Buoyed by a 42-32 victory over Franklin last Saturday, Bainbridge hopes to end its season with a winning record Friday night when it plays at Juanita at 7 p.m.

Bainbridge High needs a win over Bishop Blanchet | Prep Football

The Bainbridge High School football team hope to finish the regular season Friday night with a win over Bishop Blanchet at Memorial Stadium in order to place third in the Metro League’s Mountain Division and improve its seeding in the district playoffs, which begin next weekend.

Bainbridge ‘treasure’ Junkoh Harui’s legacy will live on

Shaken by years of Parkinson’s disease, weakened, then besieged by cancer, Junkoh Hauri seemed to defy death this year by venturing daily, or whenever physically possible, to his beloved Bainbridge Gardens.

Wildernest Outdoor Store owners take a chance on Bainbridge

Steve and Kerry Sutorius have created a retail niche store – somewhat similar to REI only much smaller – that has proven successful in downtown Port Townsend during the last few years.

Turf finally ready for Bainbridge homecoming

Coach Andy Grimm has wisely downplayed the fact that his Bainbridge High football team’s first home game of the season won’t happen until this Friday… Continue reading

Golf teams young, but still state threats

Once again, Bainbridge Island’s golf teams are proving to be among the top units in the state after playing their top rivals in the Metro League Tuesday afternoon at Wing Point Golf & Country Club.

It’s real at Bainbridge’s Real Foods Market and Cafe

For people who are new to the retail grocery business, the owners of Real Foods Market and Cafe on Winslow Way East have quickly learned what it takes to be successful in such a competitive, demanding business.

Salmon Canyon Cafe owner happy to get back to work

It seems incredible when David Ortiz says he has no worries in life. But then, that’s probably not unusual for someone living on borrowed time.

A renaissance for Lynwood Center

Neglect a building long enough and, surely as brick crumbles and wood rots, it’ll eventually collapse. Or fall prey to fire.

BAC’s Meadowmeer facility is expanding

For Ted and Kellan Eisenhardt, life on Bainbridge Island has always revolved around the sports fitness business they have operated at Meadowmeer Golf and Country Club. And after 17 years, the commitment continues to proliferate.

Council takes on debt for bond

So it has come to this: the City of Bainbridge Island has been forced to go into debt with a $1.75 million bond in order to pay for a dozen small capital projects, about two-thirds of which have already been funded out of the city’s operating budget.

Senior center project brought back to table

With the availability of city funds now limited for nearly anything other than basic needs, it’s not surprising that proponents for two city construction projects find themselves jockeying for a place on Bainbridge Island’s 2009-2014 Capital Facilities Plan (CFP).

Bond proposal to pay for capital projects

City Hall has recommended the issuance of bonds totaling between $1.5 million and $2 million that would be used to pay for ongoing capital projects that the city has been funding this year through its operating budget.