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Cecily Deramo and Eric Olivares from San Diego were in Seattle visiting family for Thanksgiving and made a day trip to Bainbridge Island for wine tasting and to celebrate their third wedding anniversary. Deramo said she was drawn to BI for a day to “escape from the city and to see the trees.”

Holiday shopping on BI more like usual this year

Heavy rains were not enough to deter locals and tourists from shopping on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday on Bainbridge Island. Heather Jaynes, owner… Continue reading

 

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Review, Herald win 24 WNPA awards

The news and advertising departments at the Bainbridge Island Review and North Kitsap Herald combined to win 24 awards at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association… Continue reading

 

Denise Stoughton has found treasures dumpster diving. Denise Stoughton and Sarah D. King Courtesy Photos

BI online sites remind me of dumpster-diving days

No one is above dumpster diving. I recall an elegant upper east side socialite rummaging unapologetically through her neighbor’s trash. A single well-manicured hand dove… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2021

 

Workers prepare wood to be made into furniture. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos

Watson makes award-winning furniture

What business with ties to Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo recently won a handful of awards for its innovative furniture? It’s elementary, my dear — Watson.… Continue reading

Workers prepare wood to be made into furniture. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos
Private offices are available. Courtesy photos

BI coworking space grows despite COVID

While other businesses have struggled during COVID-19, Bainbridge Island’s OfficeXpats—the first coworking space in Kitsap County—has grown. Part of the reason is more employees than… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2021
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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
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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.
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
As summer officially is here the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market already is in full swing. Courtesy Photo
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

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