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SeaShare's Jim Harmon (right) pulls a pallet of canned wild Alaska salmon toward a storage unit at Helpline House earlier this week
SeaShare's Jim Harmon (right) pulls a pallet of canned wild Alaska salmon toward a storage unit at Helpline House earlier this week
Esther’s Fabrics has had several owners during the last 50 years

Esther’s Fabrics: Still going strong after 50 years

Jenn Rhoads might be the ideal person to run Esther’s Fabrics. Well, other than Esther Fox herself, who opened the shop on Winslow Way 50 years ago, then owned it for more than 20 years. But it’s her legacy that has kept the store open continuously since 1959.

Esther’s Fabrics has had several owners during the last 50 years
Tom Salisbury loves using recycled old-growth Douglas fir beams for timber-frame construction
Tom Salisbury loves using recycled old-growth Douglas fir beams for timber-frame construction

Wineries on tour

This weekend is the official launch of the all-island wine tour coordinated by the Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island (WABI).Tastings among the island's six wineries… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2009
Steve and Becky Mikami are proud owners of what they consider a “big neighborhood store.”
Steve and Becky Mikami are proud owners of what they consider a “big neighborhood store.”
James Minola and Chelsea Green model the user-friendly

Bainbridge product designers with a bias for green

For Chelsea Green and James Minola, life is meant to be forever green.The island couple – Northwest products and East Coast college graduates – have… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2009
James Minola and Chelsea Green model the user-friendly

Bainbridge product designers have a bias for green

For Chelsea Green and James Minola, life is meant to be forever green.The island couple – Northwest products and East Coast college graduates – have… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2009
Mike Lempriere (Perennial Vintners)

Bainbridge Island wineries toast a new alliance

To an outsider, Bainbridge Island may seem more the place for wine snobs than winemakers.But a new union of local winemakers are looking to merge… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2009
Mike Lempriere (Perennial Vintners)

Bainbridge Business Briefs, April 24

Big Star Diner reopens its doorsThe restaurant at 305 Madison Ave., which went out of business as Richie’s 305 Diner, has reopened under its previous… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2009
The Lawrence-Grant family responsible for Penelope’s: Marti

Penelope’s brings traditional Italian back to Bainbridge

Opening a new restaurant on Bainbridge Island is always risky, but it would seem foolhardy to launch a start-up these days.Perhaps, but not if the… Continue reading

The Lawrence-Grant family responsible for Penelope’s: Marti
Anna DuPen and her daughter Margalyn Hemphill sort letters written by DuPen’s father to her mother during World War II.

Bainbridge duo making a business out of family history

As is often the case when an enterprise is conceived, happenstance led to the inception of Preserving Heritage, an unusual business started late last year… Continue reading

Anna DuPen and her daughter Margalyn Hemphill sort letters written by DuPen’s father to her mother during World War II.
Kayaking and other water activities are popular attractions to the shorelines of Bainbridge Island.

Move to attract more visitors to Bainbridge gains momentum

Slowly and sporadically, Bainbridge Island has been moving toward being more welcoming to tourists, or visitors, as marketing professionals prefer to characterize people who come… Continue reading

Kayaking and other water activities are popular attractions to the shorelines of Bainbridge Island.
Todd Hansen prepares a water ski tow rope on the InTheWorks company boat.

Kitsap startup InTheWorks makes marine motors earth friendly

The InTheWorks company ski boat idling alongside a dock in Manzanita Bay last week had all the trappings of a high-performance machine.With its engine cover… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2009
Todd Hansen prepares a water ski tow rope on the InTheWorks company boat.
Model maker Alec Vassiliadis has spent the better part of 28 years creating miniature models of clients’ building projects.

Bainbridge model maker works with a glint in his eye

Alec Vassiliadis admits that 90 percent of his business involves what he considers “grunt work,” creating models for developers who need three-dimensional facsimiles of architectural… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2009
Model maker Alec Vassiliadis has spent the better part of 28 years creating miniature models of clients’ building projects.
Odyssey Middle School students and Girl Scouts (front

Buy a cookie…help a Girl Scout

Local troops learn skills, help others by selling boxes of sweets.When considering the positive influence Girl Scout activities have had on Bainbridge Island’s girls over… Continue reading

Odyssey Middle School students and Girl Scouts (front

Business Briefs | Feb. 27

Edward Jones opens new officeMarina Davis of the financial firm Edward Jones has announced the opening of her new Bainbridge office at 325 Tormey Lane,… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2009
Rhonda Kelly and Lisa Shenfield operate Rampant Private Investigations from a Bainbridge Island office park.

These sisters have brought P.I. to B.I.

Private investigators now doing business in Kitsap.As sleuths go, sisters Lisa Shenfield and Rhonda Kelly certainly don’t fit the Hollywood stereotype.But these days, who does?In… Continue reading

Rhonda Kelly and Lisa Shenfield operate Rampant Private Investigations from a Bainbridge Island office park.

Business Briefs, Feb. 19

Island real estate sales for JanuaryReal estate statistics on Bainbridge Island for the month of January continued to be flat, according to the Northwest Mulitiple… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2009

Business Briefs, Feb. 13

McMaken opens new law officeAttorney Lynda McMaken has opened a new office in the San Juan Building at 900 Winslow Way.McMaken’s primary areas of practice… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2009