Nick Twietmeyer

Bainbridge Island School District welcomes new teachers

Bainbridge Island School District welcomes new teachers

It appears that special time of year is approaching once more: the start of school. It’s not just some students that will be embracing the… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island School District welcomes new teachers
Bainbridge Youth Services to host Baker Hill Challenge

Bainbridge Youth Services to host Baker Hill Challenge

The Island nonprofit Bainbridge Youth Services is looking for potential kings and queens of Baker Hill. The group is seeking fit runners to kick off… Continue reading

Bainbridge Youth Services to host Baker Hill Challenge
New destination hotel may call downtown Winslow home

New destination hotel may call downtown Winslow home

The founder of a Seattle-based fishing company is seeking to bring a 60-room luxury hotel to downtown Winslow. Mike Burns is an island resident of… Continue reading

New destination hotel may call downtown Winslow home
Eagle Harbor Marina to be renamed after Dave Ullin

Eagle Harbor Marina to be renamed after Dave Ullin

The late Dave Ullin, well-known among Bainbridge Islanders as the unofficial custodian of Eagle Harbor, will be commemorated in the renaming of the open water… Continue reading

Eagle Harbor Marina to be renamed after Dave Ullin
Bainbridge charity group swims around island raising funds for sick residents

Bainbridge charity group swims around island raising funds for sick residents

The island-based charity group Arms Around Bainbridge isn’t your average nonprofit: The group is run entirely by volunteers, with a passion for helping sick people… Continue reading

Bainbridge charity group swims around island raising funds for sick residents
Best Bets for Aug. 25–27 | The Bainbridge Blab

Best Bets for Aug. 25–27 | The Bainbridge Blab

With Monday’s solar eclipse being what my grandmother would call, “a feast for the eyes,” you ought to spend this weekend catering to your auditory… Continue reading

Best Bets for Aug. 25–27 | The Bainbridge Blab
Bainbridge vigil against hate | Photo gallery

Bainbridge vigil against hate | Photo gallery

Bainbridge Islanders gathered at Winslow Green early last week to mourn the death of Heather Heyer who was killed protesting demonstrations by white nationalists in… Continue reading

Bainbridge vigil against hate | Photo gallery
End of summer and important dates for students nearing

End of summer and important dates for students nearing

Parents, rejoice! Students, despair! The first day of school draws near. The dreaded end of summer vacation is nearing, and the days to come hold… Continue reading

End of summer and important dates for students nearing
Islanders hold vigil for Charlottesville terrorist attack

Islanders hold vigil for Charlottesville terrorist attack

Islanders gathered Monday to show the world, and each other, that they won’t be deterred by bigots or bullies. Not by ones in Charlottesville, Virginia,… Continue reading

Islanders hold vigil for Charlottesville terrorist attack
Shellfish advisory: closure expanded

Shellfish advisory: closure expanded

A shellfish harvesting closure has been expanded to cover Kitsap County’s entire eastern shoreline due to elevated levels of the marine biotoxin paralytic shellfish poison.… Continue reading

Shellfish advisory: closure expanded
Smoking banned in Bainbridge parks and trails until further notice

Smoking banned in Bainbridge parks and trails until further notice

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District has issued a ban on smoking in all of the island parks and trails until further notice.… Continue reading

Smoking banned in Bainbridge parks and trails until further notice
Site plan meeting for Sakai Park rescheduled

Site plan meeting for Sakai Park rescheduled

An upcoming meeting of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District to discuss site plan options for Sakai Park, originally planned for Thursday, Aug.… Continue reading

Site plan meeting for Sakai Park rescheduled
Picking the blues on Bainbridge Island

Picking the blues on Bainbridge Island

Tucked away off Madison Avenue near the intersection with Valley Road is a narrow driveway which leads up to Stacy Lewars’ farm and business, The… Continue reading

Picking the blues on Bainbridge Island
Remembering Jack Welfare: Bainbridge’s big octopus hunter

Remembering Jack Welfare: Bainbridge’s big octopus hunter

Master diver, famed octopus hunter and longtime liveaboard, Jack “Stormy” Welfare passed away from natural causes aboard his sailboat on Eagle Harbor on July 30.… Continue reading

Remembering Jack Welfare: Bainbridge’s big octopus hunter
Island swimmers tackle daunting Seattle crossing

Island swimmers tackle daunting Seattle crossing

When a New York Times reporter once asked famed mountaineer George Mallory why he wanted to summit Everest, Mallory’s reply was as simple as it… Continue reading

Island swimmers tackle daunting Seattle crossing
Shellfish harvesting advisory: Bainbridge’s eastern shore closed after rise in toxins

Shellfish harvesting advisory: Bainbridge’s eastern shore closed after rise in toxins

Shellfish harvesting along Bainbridge Island’s eastern shore has been closed to elevated levels of marine biotoxin paralytic shellfish poison. From Point Monroe south to Restoration… Continue reading

Shellfish harvesting advisory: Bainbridge’s eastern shore closed after rise in toxins
Burn ban back on for Bainbridge Island and beyond

Burn ban back on for Bainbridge Island and beyond

With more wildfire smoke billowing in from British Columbia, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has reissued an air quality burn ban, set to begin… Continue reading

Burn ban back on for Bainbridge Island and beyond
Gravity shmavity: Parkour kids run, jump, tumble off summertime energy

Gravity shmavity: Parkour kids run, jump, tumble off summertime energy

Deep into their three-month-long stretch of blissful summer freedom, some island kids have turned to parkour as way to run, jump, climb, vault and shimmy… Continue reading

Gravity shmavity: Parkour kids run, jump, tumble off summertime energy

Burn ban lifted for Kitsap County

Barbecuers rejoice: Shifting winds have blown away a county-wide air quality burn ban. Officials with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency said that due to… Continue reading

Bainbridge school board gives the go ahead to move forward with reduced Blakely design

Bainbridge school board gives the go ahead to move forward with reduced Blakely design

Plans to construct a new Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary are looking more promising than previously thought, thanks to significant cost-cutting measures by the building’s designers.… Continue reading

Bainbridge school board gives the go ahead to move forward with reduced Blakely design