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Coates Design Architects has achieved the first LEED Platinum certification in the state for a home designed outside of Seattle.The platinum designation is the highest… Continue reading
Bainbridge-based Emerald BioStructures, a biological structuring company, has formed a partnership with FORMA, a Massachusetts drug discovery company.The partnership allows Emerald BioStructures to supply its… Continue reading
As the sun begins to peel away the clouds, more visitors will make their way to the island. They tour downtown and check out some… Continue reading
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.