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Online climate talks

Members of the Climate Change Advisory Committee will host two live online presentations on the Climate Action Plan this month to help the city and community begin implementation of the plan.

The CAP includes more than 180 actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the community for the impacts of climate change. The council identified implementation of the CAP as its highest priority item for the 2021-22 budget. CCAC members will give presentations on the plan, answer questions on the CAP and discuss next steps. For details contact Michael Cox at

The online events will be held:

• Jan. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Online:; By phone: Dial 253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 99961553168.

• Jan. 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Online:; By phone: Dial 253-215-8782 and enter 99423159102.

MLK walk

The Multicultural Advisory Council of the Bainbridge Island School District is putting on a virtual walk to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Participants can walk anytime, anywhere for as long as they like between Jan. 16-18. The event is free but registration is requested. Go to Walkers are encouraged to carry signs but wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart, along with obeying pedestrian laws.

Man injured

A Bainbridge Island man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a head-on collision on Highway 305 Dec. 26 that blocked traffic for 2½ hours.

Reece Quesada, 20, was southbound when the State Patrol says he crossed the center line, colliding with a northbound car driven by Paige Billmaier, 23, also of BI, who was not injured. The collision occurred at around 2:10 p.m. at Noll Road, near Poulsbo. Both vehicles were totalled.

Teacher of year

Malauri Uhl has been named Teacher of the Year for North Kitsap School District.

Uhl, whose husband and parents also live on Bainbridge Island, is an English teacher at Kingston High School. She began teaching 4½ years ago, the first two in Nashville, TN. Uhl declined an interview for a story.


Quentin and Marina Cofer-Wildsmith of Bainbridge Island announce the engagement of daughter Bryton to Jeremiah Aden, son of Linda Hall and William Aden. A 2022 wedding is planned.

Free meals

Similar to its effort at Thanksgiving, Island Volunteer Caregivers, with the help of some local restaurants, were able to give out 250 Holiday Dinners at Christmas time.

Dinners for those in need included: ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetable and dessert, or a vegetarian option of vegetable ravioli. The meals were prepared by Hitchcocks, Via Rosa, BIMA Bistro and Ann Pearl Catering. Families and schools also participated again by making cards with positive messages on them.

Honor roll

Eleven local students made the honor roll for fall semester at Montana State University in Bozeman.

From Bainbridge Island: Connor Burke, Marina Correa, Thomas Defawe, Maria Gallivan, Lydia Goss, Lucy Hanacek, Shelby Monsaas, Tyler Moravec, Jonathan Owen, Kari Perry and Eleanor Woolever.

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