Jessica Shelton

Owen’s Playground gets “Hannah Hummingbird” mural

For Hannah McNutt’s sixth birthday, on Nov. 4, her parents commissioned a massive painting. They knew their darling infant, who only lived to be 16… Continue reading


Recess Monkey heads to the Grammys

Among Lady Bey and other red carpet slayers, fame-marked in Givenchy and hip slits and fleshy-weird indecentware this year at the Grammys, there will be… Continue reading


Bainbridge Parks Foundation brokers Waypoint Woods, a new 3-acre downtown park

The ferry chase in my household begins twenty ‘til. My husband, in the shower, serenely scrubs his hair, while I dropkick the door, my patience… Continue reading


Former Teatro ZinZanni, Bumbershoot exec to steer BIMA

Sheila Hughes can talk leaps. Scampery leaps by aerialists at Teatro ZinZanni, the circus-dinner theatre she helped found; her conquering leap from publicist to COO… Continue reading

Eagle Harbor High teacher, BARN woodworker create cellphone caddy to minimize classroom distractions

You’ll have to kiss texting goodbye to take Jillian Price’s 10th-grade English class. The no-nonsense Eagle Harbor High School teacher has designed a cellphone caddy… Continue reading

‘Tribute Baskets’ to be dedicated at Waypoint on Monday

Arts &Humanities Bainbridge and the city of Bainbridge Island will celebrate a new addition to the community’s public art portfolio, “Tribute Baskets” by Christine Clark.… Continue reading

Fewer students prompts school district budget crunch

The Bainbridge Island School District overestimated enrollment this year by 45 students, which wouldn’t be a big deal except for the state funding that’s tied… Continue reading

Inslee releases plan to fully fund education, allocates $8 million for Bainbridge schools

Gov. Jay Inslee announced his plan to fully fund basic education on Tuesday, with a $3.9 billion proposal that would boost K-12 spending to 50… Continue reading

Bainbridge investor gives snowglobes a Seattle tweak

In an office near Safeco Field, nine men and women control the weather. They make it rain, with the flip of their wrists, over San… Continue reading

Snowstorm hits region; Bainbridge schools closed Friday

With a white frosting covering the island Friday morning, the Bainbridge Island School District cancelled classes for the day. In addition to island schools, school… Continue reading

The early bird catches the owl: Volunteers prepare for the Christmas Bird Count

Instead of counting sheep to fall asleep, Jamie Acker counts owls to wake up. One barn owl, two barn owl, three. From midnight to sunrise… Continue reading

Our Little Town of Bethlehem: Live nativity returns to Rolling Bay church

When the Virgin Mary first showed up in Rolling Bay, circa 2011 A.D., people assumed she was protesting. The Occupy Movement had installed swarms of… Continue reading

Real estate with a side of pie, Napoletano

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is open for business, although business is probably the wrong term to describe the goings-on that will take place at the… Continue reading

Good grief: Friends for life, friends in death

“I’m sorry for your loss” works with inanimate objects, the kind of loss you can be vague about, like a purse or half a pair… Continue reading

A feisty paper zoo roars to life at Roby King Gallery

In the menagerie that occupies Susan LeVan’s brain, there are two distinct groups: the “ooh and aah” animals — soaring eagle, bear mama, lone wolf… Continue reading

Beals’ Magnolias: New owner, new kicks

Kenneth Cole deals in trench coats and leather goods, but occasionally truth, like: The average woman falls in love seven times a year… Only six… Continue reading

Growing drug use at the high schools concerns administrators

Drug use by island teens is either on the rise, or students at the high schools are becoming more careless about their behavior on campus,… Continue reading

Honky tonk tunes written from a Bainbridge bedroom

Like our probable president, that lady with all the missing emails, Melanie Curran travels nowhere without her hot sauce. But not in her bag, swag:… Continue reading

Experience is key issue in race for Superior Court seat

Jeffrey Bassett and Dale Magneson each claim the other is not qualified for the bench.

Senior’s photo graces psych textbook

It was a Tuesday night and very dark. Per usual, Julia Fradkin was in need of photos.