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Need is great, donate blood in BI

Demand is great, so Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church will host another Pop-Up Blood Donation Center Aug. 5-6. The address is 11042 Sunrise Dr. NE, Bainbridge… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2021

 

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COVID, housing, budget discussed at BI school meeting

At the first Bainbridge Island School District board meeting since school ended, the board touched on many important topics such as safely reopening schools, the… Continue reading

 

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75 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap since Thursday

Outbreak of 18 cases at kids summer camp in Poulsbo

 

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Primary turnout low a day before deadline

Even though there are two important races for Bainbridge Island City Council on the primary election ballot, turnout is low so far. Tuesday is the… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2021
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Plug your ears: Ferry walkway construction could get noisy

If it keeps you awake, the state Department of Transportation can provide you with a white-noise machine. Or earplugs. Those were some of the mitigation… Continue reading

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The color scheme of the roundabouts has been toned down. Courtesy illustration

BI council looks to ease 305 roundabout concerns

During public comments at Tuesday’s Bainbridge Island City Council meeting, a few people complained about the $15 million roundabouts to be built on Highway 305… Continue reading

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Officer patrols shores around BI

Jon Bingham started sailing when he was 7 years old, and started teaching sailing for the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District when he… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2021
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Black organization awards money to nonprofits

Kitsap Racial Equity and Empowerment Fund (KREEF) has awarded $107,500 to Kitsap County based nonprofits and fiscally sponsored projects who are Black-led and/or serve the… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2021
A map provided by the state Department of Natural Resources shows fires currently burning across Washington state. The red flame symbol represents a large fire, the blue squares represent a fire that started in the past 24 hours and the purple squares represent a fire that has been burning between 24 and 48 hours. (DNR map)

‘The entire west is burning’

With a worst-ever wildfire season feared this year, here’s what residents should know to keep safe

A map provided by the state Department of Natural Resources shows fires currently burning across Washington state. The red flame symbol represents a large fire, the blue squares represent a fire that started in the past 24 hours and the purple squares represent a fire that has been burning between 24 and 48 hours. (DNR map)
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Bainbridge Island briefs

Not-So-Chilly Hilly For the first time in its history, the traditional kick-off ride to the Pacific Northwest biking season – held on Bainbridge Island for… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2021
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Staff shortages cause Bremerton ER to close

The emergency department at St. Michael Medical Center in Bremerton is closing temporarily starting tonight due to a lack of staffing, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2021
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Back to School Poulsbo vaccine event July 31

North Point Church and Peninsula Community Health Services have partnered to host a free back-to-school vaccination event on Saturday. The event will begin at 11… Continue reading

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BI council looks at PSE transmission line proposal

Puget Sound Energy continued to look for support for building a new transmission line on Bainbridge Island by talking to the City Council Tuesday. The… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2021
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Kitsap recommends masks indoors due to COVID increase

Unvaccinated, youth get it; spreads easily, results more serious

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BHS grad instrumental in successful Blue Origin launch

32-year-old Kyle Nyberg was the launch vehicle manager for New Shepard Rocket

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Efforts to stop BAC sale upset owner

The owner of the Bainbridge Athletic Club is disappointed that a local group is trying to get in the way of its sale to the… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2021
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Will Gleason uses clippers to cut back vegetation near a trail. Courtesy Photos

5 locals on trails crew seeing them anew

Five young adults who grew up on Bainbridge Island and used its abundant trails as kids are finding out on the Summer Trails Crew that… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2021
Will Gleason uses clippers to cut back vegetation near a trail. Courtesy Photos
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BI tea shop offers live music, food, yoga

On Winslow Way, the Bainbridge Apothecary & Tea Shop has expanded to a spacious area behind the building where it will now offer food, live… Continue reading

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Briefs

Art Market The Summer Art Market is taking over the plaza outside Bainbridge Island Museum of Art this summer. Explore vendor booths featuring handmade, locally… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2021
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