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Another sign that COVID-19 might be on its way out is cruise ships can now be seen off Bainbridge Island. In past years, except last summer of course, tourists from such ships have flocked to the island during stops in Seattle.

Cruisin’ BI

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  • Jul 21, 2021

 

As summer officially is here the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market already is in full swing. Courtesy Photo

‘Market Match’ at BI Farmers Market reduces food insecurity

For the first time in a long while vendors at the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market can reduce food insecurity by processing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2021

 

Wendi Olinger begins prepping the many varieties of macarons the Big Leaf Maple Bakery is famous for. Ken Park/Bainbridge Island Review photos

BI pair take new bakery to Poulsbo

Big Leaf Maple Bakery is a small woman-owned bakery that began with wholesale baking and now has a retail location in Poulsbo. Owners Wendi Olinger… Continue reading

 

Artist rendition of affordable housing project. Courtesy Photo

BI coalition works to provide affordable housing

A Bainbridge Island coalition is working together to provide affordable housing. The reHOME coalition says by using 100% recycled or repurposed materials it can build… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2021
Artist rendition of affordable housing project. Courtesy Photo

Survey on how to spend federal money

The city of Bainbridge Island’s portion of the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act funding is projected to be $6.6 million, according to figures published… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
The Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market returns to Winslow Town Square April 3. The hours this year are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Farmer’s market

The Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market returns to Winslow Town Square April 3. The hours this year are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2021
The Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market returns to Winslow Town Square April 3. The hours this year are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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BI grants to aid businesses hurt by COVID

The Bainbridge Island City Council approved a business recovery grant program that would provide $210,000 to support businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The council… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2021
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Initial jobless claims fall slightly in last week of January

Unemployment claims were up in the final week of January, but initial claims were down in the latest numbers released by the Employment Security Department.… Continue reading

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John Steiner works on one of his creations.

Woodworkers help each other out

John Steiner has been Richard Oetting’s woodworking mentor the past few years. Oetting has learned a lot, but most importantly, Steiner said, was to “quadruple… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2021
John Steiner works on one of his creations.
Oyster shells used in an outdoor cooking area. Courtesy photos

Oyster shells a pearl when it comes to landscaping

You don’t have to walk on eggshells to hike across a bed of oysters anymore. Mark Soboil is recycling local oyster shells and crushing them… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2021
Oyster shells used in an outdoor cooking area. Courtesy photos
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Initial jobless claims fall again in late January

Initial unemployment claims in Washington and Kitsap County fell by 14 percent in the third week of January. In the week of Jan. 17-23, there… Continue reading

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Swedish Bainbridge doctor hopes to save business

When Swedish Bainbridge announced recently it is closing May 14, one of the doctors, Richard St. Cyr, got busy trying to save the business. “A… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2021
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Series of pop-up events set in BI with visiting chefs

Outdoor pop-up events have helped keep Hitchcock in business during COVID-19 restrictions, so much so that it will continue this winter with a Guest Chef:… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021
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Bleak jobs news: Many industry sectors see hike in unemployment

Initial unemployment claims continued to rise as the calendar flipped to 2021 as many industry sectors saw some growth in unemployment. During the week spanning… Continue reading

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Sound offers grants to help local businesses with advertising

EVERETT — Sound Publishing has launched a local stimulus program to help businesses adapt in a rapidly evolving economic environment. Based in Everett, Sound publishes… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2021

Mora turns to online to sell ice cream

Like many businesses, Mora Ice Cream in Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo and Kingston is turning to online to sell its products. With COVID-19 restrictions either limit… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2020
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Dogs like Leny enjoy coming to Z Bones Pet Mercentile to help pick out their toys.

Local stores could use your business this holiday season

It’s no secret that COVID-19 restrictions have decimated local businesses everywhere. That’s true in Bainbridge Island, too. The Bainbridge Island Review wants to encourage locals… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2020
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Dogs like Leny enjoy coming to Z Bones Pet Mercentile to help pick out their toys.
Rainy Daze is hosting a Pints for Purpose Event Nov. 28 raising money for Fishline's Christmas Child program.

Fundraiser Saturday for Christmas Child Program

Grab a pint and do some good at Rainy Daze Brewing in Poulsbo on Nov. 28, where $1 for every pint will go to Fishlines… Continue reading

Rainy Daze is hosting a Pints for Purpose Event Nov. 28 raising money for Fishline's Christmas Child program.
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Powell named editor of newspapers

Steve Powell, who has been interim editor the past three months, has been named to the permanent post for the Bainbridge Island Review, North Kitsap… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2020
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