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Kavi Danielson, 9, displays trading cards featuring the sea turtles, mosques, palm trees and camels of Oman.

Island School kids learn about Oman market

Island School on Bainbridge Island recently ended its monthlong Cultural Study of Oman by shopping at an outdoor market, or souk. Student vendors sold handmade… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2021
Kavi Danielson, 9, displays trading cards featuring the sea turtles, mosques, palm trees and camels of Oman.
The Kids Discovery Museum recently reopened its doors to the public for the first time in over a year. Courtesy Photos

Kids Museum finally reopens after COVID closure

It’s only at 25% capacity just to be safe

The Kids Discovery Museum recently reopened its doors to the public for the first time in over a year. Courtesy Photos
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Japanese American memorial starts Junior Ranger program

The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial is starting a new Junior Ranger program. The program is designed to engage and inspire learners of all… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021
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To avoid crowds, the parade will be all over the island, not just on Winslow Way. Bainbridge Island Review files photos

Key to ‘normal’ July 4 is density control

May the Fourth of July be with you — one with density control. The Bainbridge Grand Old 4th traditionally has packed people together. This year,… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2021
To avoid crowds, the parade will be all over the island, not just on Winslow Way. Bainbridge Island Review files photos
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Letters written by anonymous students.

Letters perk up shut-ins

Usually, it’s adults who are lifting up kids through support. But in this case it’s the other way around. Emily Bufford, the children’s librarian in… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2021
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Letters written by anonymous students.
Emily Cornell's students reacted with excitement after their teacher received teaching honors.

St. Cecilia teacher honored for guiding students through pandemic

For most teachers, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging, alternating from online to in-person learning and trying to keep everyone safe — all while… Continue reading

Emily Cornell's students reacted with excitement after their teacher received teaching honors.
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BI OKs contract for Senior Center renovations

The Bainbridge Island City Council recently approved an $84,232 contract with Coates Design, Inc. for renovations to the Senior Center. According to city documents, the… Continue reading

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Kristina Rodgers

2 new principals in BI

Two new principals have been picked for the Bainbridge Island School District. Kristina Rodgers will lead Bainbridge High School. For four years, Rodgers has been… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2021
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BI Fly Fishers hook online auction

Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers will hold their first online auction fundraiser from 6 p.m. May 12 to 6 p.m. May 16. The auction supports Bainbridge… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021
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Bernie Barker and Kathy Wielkiewicz track down gnomes.

Know their gnomes

Bernie Barker and Kathy Wielkiewicz loaded up in their Gnome-Mobile, built in 1967 by the legendary Walt Disney, for their search of the legendary dwarfish… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2021
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Bernie Barker and Kathy Wielkiewicz track down gnomes.
Wes McNutt

BI boy receives honor from state Senate

Even though Wes McNutt has Type 1 Diabetes, the 15-year-old Bainbridge High School student has not let that deter him from being a leader. As… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2021
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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
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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