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BI honors environmentalists with their own days

Two locals have been honored by the Bainbridge Island City Council with days of their own. May 17 was proclaimed “Dr. Olaf Ribeiro Day” on… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2021
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Jean and family members. Courtesy photos

Woman in BI turns 105

Though hard to verify, Jean Wohlsen has to be one of the oldest residents living on Bainbridge Island as she turns 105 April 17. Her… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2021
Jean and family members. Courtesy photos
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Bainbridge Island survivors of Japanese internment camps during World War II gather at the new dock at the exclusion memorial. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos

Treatment of BI Japanese Americans compared with today

Anti-Asian sentiment similar to fear during WW2

  • Apr 10, 2021
Bainbridge Island survivors of Japanese internment camps during World War II gather at the new dock at the exclusion memorial. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos
Students at Sakai Intermediate School recently participated in their annual tradition of releasing salmon into the stream behind the school. They did it every day of the week and by that Friday they had released about 3,000 fry. The students learned about salmon and the part they play in the local ecosystem.
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Fishy tradition

Students at Sakai Intermediate School recently participated in their annual tradition of releasing salmon into the stream behind the school. They did it every day… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
Students at Sakai Intermediate School recently participated in their annual tradition of releasing salmon into the stream behind the school. They did it every day of the week and by that Friday they had released about 3,000 fry. The students learned about salmon and the part they play in the local ecosystem.
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Brenda Jorgens of Bainbridge Island found this photo in the archives at the BI Historical Museum. It's of a woman wearing a mask in 1918 because of the Spanish Flu. The more things change the more they stay the same. Courtesy photo
Brenda Jorgens of Bainbridge Island found this photo in the archives at the BI Historical Museum. It's of a woman wearing a mask in 1918 because of the Spanish Flu. The more things change the more they stay the same. Courtesy photo
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BHS grad publishes guide on weddings amid COVID

Jensen grew up on Bainbridge and graduated high school in 1999

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Bainbridge Island novelist Kristin Hannah has written 24 books since the early '90s. Courtesy of Kevin Lynch

BI author’s recent novels become shows, movies

Kristin Hannah wrote Firefly Lane, which premiered this year on Netflix

Bainbridge Island novelist Kristin Hannah has written 24 books since the early '90s. Courtesy of Kevin Lynch
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.

‘20 BHS grad works on Americorps projects

Madisen Medina, a 2020 graduate of Bainbridge High School, is serving with the National Civilian Community Corps, a 10-month, full-time AmeriCorps program. Founded in 1994,… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2021

Ex-BI man on Biden economic team

President Joe Biden announced March 11 his intent to nominate Ben Harris, a 1995 graduate of Bainbridge High School, as assistant secretary for economic policy… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2021
A frustrated mom helps kids at computer with online learning. Getty Images stock photo

Even on BI, moms struggle during COVID

Moms always have a hard job, but COVID-19 has made it tougher. With kids at home because of online learning, some have had to quit… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2021
A frustrated mom helps kids at computer with online learning. Getty Images stock photo
David Beemer, left, and Jim Macpherson have been ringing a smaller bell recently as the bigger one was broken. Courtesy photo

Bell about to quit ringing in your ears

Health care workers honored the past year for COVID

  • Mar 19, 2021
David Beemer, left, and Jim Macpherson have been ringing a smaller bell recently as the bigger one was broken. Courtesy photo
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
In file photo from 2020, nonprofits discuss priorities. Courtesy photos
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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
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The labyrinth.
File photo of the memorial. Courtesy photos

Japanese American Memorial event postponed to Feb. 27

Newest addition, the dock, cannot be accessed yet

File photo of the memorial. Courtesy photos
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