Bainbridge Briefs

Renner on BI

Retired TV personality and meteorologist Jeff Renner will be speaking to the Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Seabold Hall.

He will be speaking on the impact of climate change on fish and rivers, as well as overall climate trends, especially in the Pacific Northwest.

The meetings are open to the public, club president Eric Matthews said.

Bleed kits

The Bainbridge Island recently received 24 bleeding control kits.

Over 100 kits will be distributed all over BI, including most Automated External Defibrillator locations.

Bleeding control kits are important for emergency response until victims can get to a hospital for additional treatment.

The BI Fire Department will offer Stop the Bleeding training sessions throughout the year or go to

That department is partnering with the city, Bainbridge Prepares and the Rotary on the project.


Bainbridge Island will be hit with another King Tide Jan. 23-25.

To ward off potential flooding the city Operations & Maintenance facility at 7305 Hidden Cove Road will again make free sandbags available, limited to 10 per household.

Swing concert

Hot Club Swing musicians from around Puget Sound are coming together to celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 113th birthday Jan. 21 from 7-10 p.m. at the Treehouse Cafe on Bainbridge Island.

The concert will feature local band Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’, plus guest appearances by Roger Ferguson and Patrick Brooks on guitar, Toby Hanson on accordion and Stephen Vail on Saxophone.

Django was an itinerant Romani guitarist who earned international acclaim in the 1930s. Many of his compositions became jazz classics, and he is considered one of the top guitar soloists of all time. Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ will perform swing standards, traditional European melodies and several of Django’s compositions. There is no cover charge, but donations will be accepted.

New eatery

YoYo Poke, a new restaurant, has opened at Winslow Green.

16 choices of bowls and custom bowls are available six days a week at 160 Winslow Way West. The eatery is closed Wednesdays.

The same family owns and operates Emmy’s Veggie House and Green Pot Deli at 100 Winslow Way East.

Doc’s closed

Doc’s Marina Grill, a popular waterfront restaurant on Bainbridge Island, is closed for renovations this month.

Improvements in their restrooms include five private stalls, four of which are gender neutral, and one handicapped accessible with a common hand-washing area.

Island School

An Open House at Island School will take place Jan. 21 from 2-4 p.m.

Meet teachers and experience hands-on activities. The school is located at 8553 NE Day Road on Bainbridge Island.