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In file photo from 2020, nonprofits discuss priorities. Courtesy photos

Nonprofits doing better than thought during COVID

When Gov. Jay Inslee announced the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order in March due to COVID-19, local nonprofits were worried they wouldn’t survive. But participants… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2021

 

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The labyrinth.

Lookout with labyrinth, prayer wheel donated to BI Parks Foundation

Halls Hill Lookout and Labyrinth, a beautiful meditative landscape that overlooks Blakely Harbor, has been donated to the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation. The Halls Hill… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2021

 

File photo of the memorial. Courtesy photos

Japanese American Memorial event postponed to Feb. 27

Newest addition, the dock, cannot be accessed yet

 

Bainbridge Island finally got its winter snow this week, but it only lasted a few days. Rebecca Barker said her family moved here two years ago from Canada and got a “little slice of home” with the snow as Michael, 6, built a snowman, complete with the COVID-19 safety mask of course. Meanwhile, Jim Beyea dug up this photo of the ferry in Bainbridge Island pulling out of the dock with the Olympics in the background. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Bainbridge Island area Saturday. Last Thursday, city Operations Maintenance crews began working 12-hour shifts to provide 24-hour coverage. The city followed its Snow and Ice Control Plan that includes priority streets for response; crews focus first on main roads then neighborhood streets. The city is not operating the Severe Weather Shelter on Bainbridge Island this year due to COVID-19. But the Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelter in Poulsbo has been open at the Gateway Fellowship Church, 18901 8th Ave. Subscribe to shelter activation notifications by texting KITSAPSWS to 898-211. 
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Short winter

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  • Feb 19, 2021
Bainbridge Island finally got its winter snow this week, but it only lasted a few days. Rebecca Barker said her family moved here two years ago from Canada and got a “little slice of home” with the snow as Michael, 6, built a snowman, complete with the COVID-19 safety mask of course. Meanwhile, Jim Beyea dug up this photo of the ferry in Bainbridge Island pulling out of the dock with the Olympics in the background. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Bainbridge Island area Saturday. Last Thursday, city Operations Maintenance crews began working 12-hour shifts to provide 24-hour coverage. The city followed its Snow and Ice Control Plan that includes priority streets for response; crews focus first on main roads then neighborhood streets. The city is not operating the Severe Weather Shelter on Bainbridge Island this year due to COVID-19. But the Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelter in Poulsbo has been open at the Gateway Fellowship Church, 18901 8th Ave. Subscribe to shelter activation notifications by texting KITSAPSWS to 898-211. 
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A patient gets a COVID-19 vaccine. Courtesy of Kitsap Public Health District

First dose vaccine appointments fill up quickly at Senior Center

The city of Bainbridge Island announced Tuesday morning that COVID-19 vaccine first dose appointments at the Senior Center are full for the week. Appointments filled… Continue reading

A patient gets a COVID-19 vaccine. Courtesy of Kitsap Public Health District

Bainbridge Library and KRL Virtual Events

Bainbridge Library and KRL Virtual Events Virtual Teen Truth Tea Time Friday, February 12, 2021 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Kitsap Regional Library Virtual Event… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021
Abi Subramanian

BI teen wins 3 awards with climate documentary

Abi Subramanian of Bainbridge Island was homeschooled and as a result says she got a better environmental education than students in public schools. So much… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2021
Abi Subramanian
“Amelia and J.P,” a homegrown series on YouTube, features a digital nomad couple living and touring Ecuador, nestled in northwest South America’s Andes Mountains. (YouTube image)

Mediascape: YouTube channels are the next best thing to traveling the globe

Slice-of-life home-grown series offer a refreshing take on life elsewhere

“Amelia and J.P,” a homegrown series on YouTube, features a digital nomad couple living and touring Ecuador, nestled in northwest South America’s Andes Mountains. (YouTube image)
Stefan Flemetakis, 10, gets into the holiday spirit with classmates at The Island School. The last day before winter break marks a decades-long tradition at the school when students make gingerbread houses. Here, Stefan adds more frosting (snow) to his roof. But they don’t stop there. Etta Henry made a castle and Naomi Baker even made a vehicle from Star Wars, complete with a light-saber wielding Jedi gummy bear. 	 <em>Courtesy photo</em>
Stefan Flemetakis, 10, gets into the holiday spirit with classmates at The Island School. The last day before winter break marks a decades-long tradition at the school when students make gingerbread houses. Here, Stefan adds more frosting (snow) to his roof. But they don’t stop there. Etta Henry made a castle and Naomi Baker even made a vehicle from Star Wars, complete with a light-saber wielding Jedi gummy bear. 	 <em>Courtesy photo</em>
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Millennial picks his favorites to binge watch

While many of us have ultimately watched too much television since the pandemic began in March, here is a list of shows for you to… Continue reading

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House of Cards

Tired of Christmas shows? Binge-watch these

Boomer gives his selections on what to view

  • Dec 20, 2020
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Jeff Oens adds detail to an owl. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photographs

Ex-cowboy an accomplished bronze sculptor

A former rodeo cowboy, taxidermist and meter reader is now one of the most successful artists on Bainbridge Island. Jeff Oens of the FOG Gallery… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2020
Jeff Oens adds detail to an owl. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photographs
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Sarah Balding will be the Grand Forest fairy in the Bainbridge Dance Center’s version of the Nutcracker, which uses spots on the island.

Nutcracker Ballet in BI online Dec. 18-19

Bainbridge Dance Center will present its first virtual Student Holiday Performance and Nutcracker Ballet at 6 p.m. Dec. 18-19. Friday evening will feature holiday- themed… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Sarah Balding will be the Grand Forest fairy in the Bainbridge Dance Center’s version of the Nutcracker, which uses spots on the island.
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Top 10 Christmas movies may surprise you

It’s that time of year. Movies we’ve seen over and over for years are back for the Christmas season. Here are some of my favorites.… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2020
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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A large Christmas tree in downtown Winslow in decorated for the season.
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A large Christmas tree in downtown Winslow in decorated for the season.
Ellen Schorer

Briefs

Interim manager The Bainbridge Island City Council has selected Ellen Schroer to serve as interim city manager until a new one is hired to replace… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2020
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Caregiver Scott McDonald and Vickie Helsi wave to cars as they go by. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photograph

A wave of friendliness on Bainbridge Island

A couple walking a dog on the sidewalk go by, smile and wave. A jogger on the other side of the street goes by, smiles… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2020
Caregiver Scott McDonald and Vickie Helsi wave to cars as they go by. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photograph
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Best of South Kitsap 2020

The winners of the Best of South Kitsap 2020 contest have been announced in a special publication. Click here to read through the online version… Continue reading

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