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From its humble beginnings as a small coffee shop, through multiple expansions that bred a bar, performance stage and a billiard area, one phrase has… Continue reading
In the way that most downs are followed by ups, Jill Paull got sick from toxic chemicals she used to clean houses for $8 an hour and then became well – physically, emotionally and economically.
The Bentryns, who were pioneers in successfully growing wine grapes in the island’s cool climate, have long preferred a traditional approach to their business and the land they have grown to love during their 33 years here. For this, and more, they are being honored this year by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce as its 2010 Business Couple of the Year.
David Rohrbacher remembers being part of the first assembly-line crew for the Weekend Farmer board game, which his father, George, created more than 30 years ago on the family’s farm near Goldendale. David was only 3, but old enough to join the rest of the family to cut up sheets of play money and cards, apply rubber bands and place them in boxes for shipment.
Linking an island in the Puget Sound with a nature reserve in Argentina’s Patagonian Steppe may seem unlikely, but anything is possible as the distance… Continue reading
When Jim Johansson officially retired at the end of last year, the island native likely ended the longest tenure of a real estate professional who… Continue reading
So what’s so great about a neighborhood bookstore, especially one that doesn’t even sell a cup of coffee? That’s a question best answered, perhaps, by Mary Gleysteen, an employee for half of the 40 years Eagle Harbor Book Company has inhabited Winslow Way, “I’ve always thought of it as a refuge,” she said a few days before the Bainbridge institution will celebrate it’s 40th birthday on Sunday.
The concept of sustainability is nothing new on Bainbridge Island, perhaps, but the practicable side of the movement may be a little more elusive. Especially since economics are often the driving force behind it. Some people and businesses will say they can’t afford it. Others may simply think it’s an unnecessary excuse to gouge the consumer even more.
This past year was not kind to the majority of the island’s businesses, especially those in retail, real estate and construction. It was one of… Continue reading
Imagine, architect Robert Moore poses, living comfortably in a Northwest home that doesn’t have mechanical heating or air-conditioning units.The Bainbridge resident, who has been designing… Continue reading
As it turned out, Elliott Yakush’s bread sales were too successful for his own good.Elliott and his wife, Tasha, amiably sold Pane d’Amore bread and… Continue reading
The Best Western Bainbridge Island Suites recently was named “Best of the Best” in quality and customer care at Best Western International’s annual North American… Continue reading
Several island organizations are selling 2010 calendars as a fundraising effort. Arms Around Bainbridge, West Sound Wildlife Shelter and Blakely Elementary School all have calendars… Continue reading