Luciano Marano

Seattle to Portland bike ride goes virtual

Although the Northwest cycling season was effectively stopped short after February’s Chilly Hilly in the wake of the ongoing health crises, the region’s largest group… Continue reading


One pilgrim’s progress: Island travel writer talks trio of spiritual journeys

Carla Mackey’s favorite band may not be The Proclaimers, though she has walked 500 miles — and is determined to walk a whole bunch more.… Continue reading


Blossom appointed to planning commission after heated city council debate

In a question of process or progress, the debate over which quickly became contentious at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Bainbridge Island City Council, a… Continue reading


WSF advises riders limit usage to ‘essential purposes’

Washington State Ferries recently advised all riders to limit travel on ferries to essential purposes only, and to observe physical distancing by remaining in their… Continue reading

Bainbridge council picks Deets for deputy mayor post

Bainbridge Councilman Joe Deets is the new deputy mayor for Bainbridge Island. The Bainbridge Island City Council chose its new deputy mayor at its meeting… Continue reading

Island dancers turn to online outlet to share student showcase

The show must go on — online, that is. The worst American health crisis in a century was not enough to still, even momentarily, the… Continue reading

Bainbridge city council appoints two members to Design Review Board

The Bainbridge Island City Council has reappointed Laurel Wilson and appointed Bob Russell to the Design Review Board. The council unanimously approved the appointments at… Continue reading

Threshold moments: Island author’s debut mixes pictures, poetry, philosophy to inspire and educate

Threshold, despite being relatively short letter-wise, is a deceptively big word. It is the point at which an effect begins; a level above which something… Continue reading

Governor orders masks worn in public to combat spread of COVID-19

Mere hours before the Bainbridge Island City Council was slated to vote on a new ordinance requiring face coverings be worn in public areas within… Continue reading

Bloedel Reserve reopens with timed ticketing

Bloedel Reserve officials recently announced the grounds would again be available for strolling thanks to a special timed ticketing program designed to promote social distancing… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Identity theft, vandalism and avian decapitation

Selected items from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. FRIDAY, JUNE 5 2:36 p.m. A 24-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for violating a no contact… Continue reading

An excellent exit: Island cartoonist crafts funny frames worth the trip

As Tom Cochrane once said (and many, many others have repeated), “Life is a highway,” full of twists, turns, ups, downs and, of course, exits… Continue reading

‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ streams from the library

Island Theatre will present a script-in-hand performance of the poignant comedy Gruesome Playground Injuries, by Rajiv Joseph, in two online streaming presentations at 7:30 p.m.… Continue reading

‘Macbeth’ moved to next summer

Something wicked this way comes … eventually. “MacBeth,” the latest offering in Bainbridge Performing Arts’ annual “The Bard at Bloedel” series, originally slated to run… Continue reading

Two new coaches join staff at Bainbridge High School

The Bainbridge Island School District recently announced the selections of two new head coaches. Jennifer Roman will be the new head volleyball coach, and Kristine… Continue reading

‘Mummified’ goats lead to animal cruelty charge for Bainbridge woman

A Bainbridge woman was charged with one count of animal cruelty in the first degree, a Class C felony, in Kitsap County Superior Court June… Continue reading

Photo gallery | Pomp despite circumstance: Drive-thru commencement celebrates island grads

A drive-thru commencement ceremony may not have been the finale they’d spent four years envisioning, but the graduating seniors of the Class of 2020, with… Continue reading

Drive-thru graduation sees island seniors safely celebrated

Would you like a diploma with that? A drive-thru commencement ceremony may not have been the finale they’d spent four years envisioning, but the graduating… Continue reading

BPA Theatre School moves summer classes online

The Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School will soon be back in session and officials are now accepting enrollments for four online courses for students age… Continue reading

‘Virtual Cinema’ offers slew of docs at home

Virtual Cinema, the at-home rental movie streaming service of Far Away Entertainment, which operates both Bainbridge Cinemas and the historic Lynwood Theatre, among others, is… Continue reading