Luciano Marano

The buzz around the island: September is harvest time for Bainbridge beekeepers

“You get stung as much as you want to,” said Ben McCafferty in response to the inevitable question asked of all beekeepers.

SLIDESHOW | Just a drill

Firefighters with the Bainbridge Island Fire Department conduct hose and ladder drills outside of the newly completed assisted living and memory care facility Madrona House.

SPARTAN SPORTS PREVIEW | Bainbridge cross country teams won’t cool their jets this year

During this time of year when the air begins to get chilly and it gets dark a little earlier, a lot of people are beginning to make preparations to take their activities indoors and wait for the return of summer next year. Bainbridge student runners, however, are literally just getting warmed up.

Signed. Sealed. Delivered: BAC celebrates 65 years with dual exhibitions this month

Legally speaking, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts may be old enough to retire, but after 65 years the downtown Winslow art staple shows no signs of slowing down.

FOOTBALL FRIDAY | Bainbridge preps to battle Wolves of Black Hills

Following a disappointing beginning to the football season, the Bainbridge Spartans are pressing on and looking toward their next opponent.

UPDATE | Buccaneers shiver the Spartan’s timbers with an unrelenting offense

BHS gridders fall behind early in non-conference football matchup at home

Can you handle it? CrossFit Outcome offers beginners course

The CrossFit fitness program has been sweeping the country, gaining in popularity and winning over new converts along the way. For those curious about the program, but unsure if it is the right routine for them, the Bainbridge-based gym CrossFit Outcome is offering "On-Ramp" beginner classes through the month of September.

Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation offers fire department a helping hand

Staff members and participants from the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation, also known as “Stephens House,” helped Bainbridge Island firefighters with a big job recently: washing one of their rigs.

SLIDESHOW | Island community enjoys Taste of Lynwood

The sixth annual Taste of Lynwood block party took over downtown Saturday, Sept. 14, offering guests live music performances, family friendly games and a variety of local craft and food vendors. Photos by Luciano Marano.

SLIDESHOW | Spartan rewind: BHS vs. Central Kitsap in varsity football

The Bainbridge Spartans opened the season on the road against the Cougars of Central Kitsap. Photos by Luciano Marano.

Boys water polo team jumps right in: Spartans show solid start despite loss of starters

The Spartan Boys Water Polo team held their own during the season opener jamboree in Auburn, despite some temporary ineligibilities that left the team without two starters and a limited bench.

‘The Wild Party’ brings the Roaring ’20s to Bainbridge

Looking for a nice wholesome and cultured family night out at the theatre? Then this show is not for you.

UPDATE | Washington State Patrol: Man overboard incident on ferry was suicide attempt

The Washington State Patrol said Friday that the woman who went overboard from the lower car deck of the ferry M/V Wenatchee during Tuesday's 1:10 p.m. sailing to Bainbridge Island was trying to kill herself.

UPDATE | High drama on Puget Sound: Woman rescued after jumping off Bainbridge ferry

An unidentified woman was rescued by the Coast Guard after she reportedly jumped off the ferry to Bainbridge Island as the vessel was nearing Eagle Harbor Tuesday.

UPDATE | Spartans mauled by Central Kitsap Cougars in season opener

Disappointing debut for BHS on the road.

Do we need a first lady? Questions and controversy in ‘The Reluctant First Lady’

What happens when the newly elected president’s wife has no interest in being the first lady? How much is a modern woman expected to give up to support the career of her husband? What are the true consequences of being a public figure? What does it really mean to be married to the leader of the free world?

Bainbridge loses season’s first game to Central Kitsap

The Bainbridge Island Spartans were unable to stop the scoring machine that is the Central Kitsap Cougars in the first game of the season Friday, Sept. 6, at Olympic High School field.

SPARTAN SPORTS PREVIEW | Smaller football team + new training methods = wins?

Yes, the Spartans have fewer players this year. Yes, many players are having to learn multiple positions. Yes, the team has instituted a new and more rigorous strength and conditioning program. Yes, they lost some good players to graduation.

Now seriously, kids: The man behind Captain Underpants to visit Eagle Harbor Books

“I was a kid who didn’t like to read and I wanted to write books for kids similar to me,” said children’s author and illustrator Dav Pilkey.

Top notch: Community reacts to market’s national rating

Labor Day weekend is traditionally considered to be the beginning of the end of summer. Even though the official first day of autumn isn't until Sept. 22, by now the kids are going back to school and already the edges of the leaves are beginning to take on a reddish-orange hue.