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Vaccine likely coming soon to Kitsap County

The bad news is COVID-19 rates have continued to increase in Kitsap County heading into the final month of 2020; the good news is a… Continue reading

 

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State unveils COVID-19 notification app

Washington state is launching a smartphone app designed to let users know if they have been in close proximity to a person who has tested… Continue reading

 

Jane Pomeroy has owned the Berry Patch Kitchen Store for 50 years in Bainbridge Island. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos

Berry Patch, owner, still going strong after 50 years

It’s rare for a business to last 50 years. It’s rarer still for that business to have its original owner after that long. But Jane… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2020

 

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North Ward council vacancy down to two candidates

Fantroy-Johnson, Lindley finalists for BI council spot

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13 tribal members get COVID; 10% face quarantine

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe reported Dec. 1 that at least 13 community members had tested positive for COVID-19 following Thanksgiving holiday gatherings. On its… Continue reading

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Health District confirms 64 new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap

KPHD and hospital officials are urging action to prevent strain on the healthcare system.

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Greg Bonciolini working on the Kelly stained glass window. Courtesy Photo
Greg Bonciolini working on the Kelly stained glass window. Courtesy Photo
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Since they’re online, no reason for school delays

One good thing about COVID-19 restrictions, with the Bainbridge Island School District doing so much online learning, there will be no snow days or any… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2020
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Restrictions lead to unemployment spike in latest job numbers

Unsurprisingly, initial regular unemployment claims skyrocketed during the week of Nov. 15-21, the first week during which restrictions on businesses were reimplemented in Washington. There… Continue reading

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Health district: 50 more positive cases of COVID-19

On Monday, the Kitsap County Health District confirmed 50 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total of positive tests to 2,476 since March. South… Continue reading

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Danielle Brown and Pat show some of the items already donated. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald

Take shoes, clothes to Coffee Oasis headquarters in Bremerton

UPDATE: Response was so great from our previous story that Coffee Oasis could not even accept everything that was donated. However, donations of clothes and… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2020
Danielle Brown and Pat show some of the items already donated. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald
The COVID-19 test site in Bainbridge Island is adding slots so more people can take part. Courtesy photo

BI COVID testing site can see more patients

The Bainbridge Island drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is adding eight appointments each day. There have been complaints that it was too hard to get an… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2020
The COVID-19 test site in Bainbridge Island is adding slots so more people can take part. Courtesy photo
Rolling Bay Presbyterian photos from previous years.

COVID Christmas still has Drive-Thru Nativity

Nothing could be better to lift your spirits during a COVID Christmas than the story of the birth of Jesus. So, even though it will… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2020
Rolling Bay Presbyterian photos from previous years.
The artwork that goes along with WEAVE’s upcoming Confronting Racism through Roots music workshops. Courtesy of Dee Vadnais

WEAVE to hold virtual workshops on racism

Workshops will be first WEAVE event since February

The artwork that goes along with WEAVE’s upcoming Confronting Racism through Roots music workshops. Courtesy of Dee Vadnais
From 2019, a family successfully cuts down its own tree at the farm. Courtesy Olmstead Tree Farms

Poulso tree farms to provide delivery service

Adapting to a worldwide pandemic, Olmstead Tree Farms in Poulsbo is offering a delivery service for people who want a “real” tree for Christmas, but… Continue reading

From 2019, a family successfully cuts down its own tree at the farm. Courtesy Olmstead Tree Farms
The new director is the same as the interim one, Corrine Wolffe. Courtesy photo

Kids’ museumin BI names new leader

Corinne Wolffe has been selected as the Kids Discovery Museum’s new executive director after serving eight months as the interim leader. “Through uncertain times she… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2020
The new director is the same as the interim one, Corrine Wolffe. Courtesy photo
Steve Powell | Bainbridge Island Review photographs
Dogs like Leny enjoy coming to Z Bones Pet Mercentile to help pick out their toys.

Local stores could use your business this holiday season

It’s no secret that COVID-19 restrictions have decimated local businesses everywhere. That’s true in Bainbridge Island, too. The Bainbridge Island Review wants to encourage locals… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2020
Steve Powell | Bainbridge Island Review photographs
Dogs like Leny enjoy coming to Z Bones Pet Mercentile to help pick out their toys.
The sidewalks are lit up at night with decorations.

Pleasant Beach Village to offer holiday events through December

Gingerbread House Parties, Wintergarden, Holiday Loop among events

The sidewalks are lit up at night with decorations.
Students made cards to send along with the dinner.

BI groups to give out 150 Thanksgiving dinners to those in need

When Molly Nikunen found out the Bainbridge Sportsmen’s Club wasn’t going to have its holiday dinner this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, she decided to… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2020
Students made cards to send along with the dinner.
Gov. Jay Inslee at the beach. HeraldNet photo

3 days of protests planned at Inslee’s BI home

Gov. Jay Inslee recommends small gatherings for Thanksgiving, due to COVID-19 spikes statewide. He may not get his wish, even at home in Bainbridge Island.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee at the beach. HeraldNet photo