Brian Kelly

How to make Bainbridge businesses more sustainable

The concept of sustainability is nothing new on Bainbridge Island, perhaps, but the practicable side of the movement may be a little more elusive. Especially since economics are often the driving force behind it. Some people and businesses will say they can’t afford it. Others may simply think it’s an unnecessary excuse to gouge the consumer even more.

It’s back to basics for many island businesses | Year in Review

This past year was not kind to the majority of the island’s businesses, especially those in retail, real estate and construction. It was one of… Continue reading

Buitenveld acquitted of indecent liberties charge

Stephen Buitenveld isn’t sure he will ever be allowed to work with children again, but right now he’s just relieved he’s got his life back.That… Continue reading

Perfect gift? Hobby horse in the spirit of Santa Claus | In our opinion | Dec. 25

It’s that time of the year when you see people with smiles on their faces and packages in their arms walking in or out of… Continue reading

Buitenveld trial enters second week

The felony indecent liberties trial of Stephen Buitenveld, a former Bainbridge High School paraeducator, continues Monday when prosecutors are expected to present the last of… Continue reading

Future homes may be very, very passive

Imagine, architect Robert Moore poses, living comfortably in a Northwest home that doesn’t have mechanical heating or air-conditioning units.The Bainbridge resident, who has been designing… Continue reading

HDDP project planned for former Government Way area

It didn’t take long for the first development project to surface after the city’s Housing Design Demonstration Project (HDDP) ordinance became effective in late August.Prospective… Continue reading

Bakery shall return, but not on wheels

As it turned out, Elliott Yakush’s bread sales were too successful for his own good.Elliott and his wife, Tasha, amiably sold Pane d’Amore bread and… Continue reading

Christmas in the Country Dec. 4-6

It was only a matter of time before Hajni Joslyn’s home off Mandus-Olson Road became a venue for the annual Christmas in the Country tour.After… Continue reading

Handmade crafts find a home on Bainbridge

Katie Butler has five young children so you know she’s a little short of idle time. But not initiative nor determination, which is why she… Continue reading

Individuals giving more this year

With about $325,000 collected six weeks into this year's One Call For All campaign, donations are up slightly compared to last year.Executive Director Bob Linz… Continue reading

Veteran’s ‘release’ creates a Vietnam narrative

“Dig-It was in one piece – his mama could caress his face one last time. As fear percolated through a cycle of shock, pushing at… Continue reading

EMS levy gets voters’ support

It’s not official yet, but it appears the Bainbridge Island Fire Department EMS levy will pass overwhelmingly.As of Thursday, 73.63 percent of the voters approved… Continue reading

Dismissal of attempted child molestation charge reversed

The state Court of Appeals offered a split decision this week in its ruling involving a Bainbridge Island man who had two child molestation-related charges… Continue reading

And the winners are? Hopefully, island voters | In our opinion | Oct. 16

From the Review’s point of view, i.e., a paid observer, the six months between the change-of-government election on May 19 and today, have created a… Continue reading

Electric ride

Have you parked your fancy bike because you’ve grown weary of the pain experienced when climbing the island’s many hilly roads?Dedicated bicyclists may easily traverse… Continue reading

Passing Crusaders will test Spartans’ defense

For a young team, learning from a loss is the most important part of losing.Losing late in a game like Bainbridge did last week against… Continue reading

Wildlife shelter to soar with new facility

Allowing a visitor to the West Sound Wildlife Shelter to view its resident bald eagle as she perches hunched over in a 5-by-10-foot cage is… Continue reading

Spartans face improved Seattle Prep tonight

BHS kicks off Metro League hoping to run down Panthers.

Late field goal downs Spartans, 29-27

A 32-yard field by junior Sean Grady with 18 seconds left in the game rallied Seattle Prep to a 29-27 Metro League victory over Bainbridge… Continue reading