Cecilia Garza

50 years outdoors: How the Bainbridge park district got its start

Fifty years at the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District didn’t happen over night. From the start of its long life, a community of supporters worked to jumpstart the agency. The first decade of the park district was a time of planning, and laying groundwork for what would become today’s nearly 1,500 acres of park land.


Bainbridge park district celebrates 50 years bringing community together

Islanders invited to an array of events for park system’s big birthday.


New owner takes over Silver Screen Video

Silver Screen Video may be one of the last of its kind in Kitsap County, but it’s not going anywhere. The video and DVD rental store will carry on under new owner and movie enthusiast, Colin Randall.


Bainbridge-Ometepe student delegation gives teens home away from home

Cultural immersion teaches life lessons.

New island inn planned on South End

Proposal includes cottages, main lodge.

Island church adopts new welcome statement inviting all people

Seabold United Methodist Church has officially adopted a revised welcome statement inviting all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnic background — and sexual orientation.

Closure of Island Grill leaves workers surprised

Business sold to owners of Cafe Nola.

Bainbridge Public Library hosts first board reunion

Architect John Rudolph's 1960 vision statement for the island's library stated that a library should be “a forum for the meeting of minds. For the transmission and the discussion of ideas. A public place, not a private club. A place where the past meets the present and the present meets the future.” The vision hasn't changed much over the last 50 years.

Winslow parking may be limited to two hours

After submitting a petition to the city to crack down on commuters and Winslow store employees using downtown parking, island business owners asked the Bainbridge Island City Council Monday to begin addressing the problem by reducing the parking time limit on Winslow Way to one hour.

Next year’s budget calls for $42.5 million in public projects and expenses

After last week’s public hearing, the Bainbridge Island City Council scheduled a third reading for the 2015-2016 budget, bringing with it several city projects citizens can expect to see in the next year.

Phase One remodeling complete, new restrooms open at Town & Country

Town & Country Market customers no longer have to hoof it through the rain to get to the bathroom.

Bainbridge council to discuss benefits of building a centrally-located police department

While the list of potential sites for a new police department have narrowed in the past six months, city officials continue to advocate for a location near city hall.

Park, community garden donated to parks district

New park offers more public green space in downtown Winslow.

Driver, dog escape injury in Rite Aid crash

A woman and her dog were not injured after she accidentally drove into the front of the Bainbridge Rite Aid on High School Road just before 4 p.m. Monday.

A FRIENDSHIP BUILT TO LAST: Bainbridge’s sister island association celebrates a quarter century-long friendship

When the idea of a Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Island Association first sprouted in Kim Esterberg’s head, he found himself stepping into two worlds. In one, he’s on the tarmac of an El Salvador airport on his way to Nicaragua for the first time.

23rd District candidates tackle education funding at voters’ forum

Candidates for the 23rd Legislative District in the Washington House of Representatives discussed their take on funding education and doing more to communicate with the public at a forum last week hosted by the League of Women Voters.

Suspected serial burglar to face six years in prison

The man captured by a fugitive task force in Virginia in August and who Bainbridge police say is responsible for the biggest string of burglaries in island history may be facing six years in prison.

Bainbridge council OKs marina rezone

Nearly a year after it was first brought before the Bainbridge Island City Council, two pieces of land owned by Bainbridge Island Marina were rezoned this week.

Crash on Eagle Harbor Drive sends driver to Harborview

A driver was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries Wednesday night after rolling his car off Eagle Harbor Drive.

Bainbridge council considers marina rezone

Nearly a year after it was first brought before the Bainbridge Island City Council, two pieces of land owned by Bainbridge Marina may finally get rezoned.