Bainbridge Island briefs

Project to begin

Work on the New Brooklyn/Sportsman Club intersection improvement project will begin June 22.

To avoid impacts during the school year, the contractor needs the entire summer to accomplish the reconfiguration of lanes, the addition of sidewalks and approaching roadway shoulders, which are all scheduled to be completed prior to school reconvening in early September.

The project will increase safety for school children, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized users crossing at the intersection.

Traffic control detours and signage will be coordinated with the return of this year’s Rotary Auction to lessen the impacts. After July 4 the entirety of NE New Brooklyn Road from Sportsman Club Road NE to NE Grizdale Lane will be closed in both directions. The contractor has been selected, and the project bid came in under budget.

Meanwhile, crews are also painting stripes on BI roads, including on fog lines, to improve safety.

Mowing delays

Mowing along Bainbridge road shoulders has been delayed due to staffing limitations; workers are sought.

Roadside mowing is done along 142 miles of BI over up to 900 hours, and no herbicides are used to control vegetation.

Recurring work also includes danger tree removal, sign repair, gravel road repair, and facilities maintenance. In spring, seasonal work includes streetscape maintenance, facility landscape maintenance, mowing, weeding and irrigation setup. Overhead trimming and shoulder pulling work involves multiple crew members.

Trail open house

A North Sound to Olympics Trail Open House will take place in Kingston June 21.

Kitsap County Public Works is doing a feasibility analysis for such a trail.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6:30 at the Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE.

If you want to attend virtually, go to

4th volunteers

The Grand Old 4th of July on Bainbridge Island is in need of volunteers.

Signups are open for a variety of four-hour shifts on the 4th (volunteers receive a GO4’22 T-shirt).

Opportunities include: Information booth/parade check-in; hydration and recycle stations; parade/barricade marshals; beer garden; general set-up/tear-down.

For details, email

Business news

Miguel Rojas and his team at Miguelitos Cocina Mexicana are opening a second location at Lynwood Center, in the former Heyday Farm store location, while also going mobile with a new food truck.

Also, Forge Coffee is slated to open soon in the old Virginia Mason Clinic building at 380 Winslow Way. That space will now also include local favorites L’Atelier TR (moving from its location on Three Tree Lane) and a new Winslow tasting room for the Eagle Harbor Winery.

Up at Hildebrand, skee ball, 8-bit gaming consoles and production gear is going in at the new Sister’s Cider House — opening soon just south of Homestreet Bank.

Be like Singapore

A presentation on “Sharpening the Focus on Character Education” will take place at the Kitsap Regional Library, Bainbridge Island branch, June 20 at 7 p.m.

The event by Sue Constan will show how Singapore’s program could enhance character development in America.

Constan, a school counselor, researched Singapore’s process through a Fulbright fellowship.

Art showing

ROOST Flying Goat Studios will have its next Pop-Up June 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Orellana Studios will host guest artist Maya Leites. Peaceful Spring Designs will show new works by contemporary jewelry designer Theresa Killgore and sculptural ceramics by Dawn McNamara.

The studios are located at 4565 and 4566 Flying Goat Ave. NE on Bainbridge Island.

BI Police Log

June 5, arson, Blakely Avenue NE at Three T Road NE

June 5, traffic accident, High School Road NE at Wintergreen Lane NE

June 6, burglary, NE Hidden Cove Road

June 6, theft, Lafayette Avenue

June 6, prowler, Creosote Place NE

June 6, theft from motor vehicles, Winslow Way W

June 7, theft, Soundview Drive NE

June 8, vandalism, Lynwood Center Road NE

June 9, traffic accident, NE Day Road East at Highway 305

June 10, theft of a firearm, Winslow Way East

June 10, burglary, Mandus Olson Road NE

June 11, traffic accident, Highway 305 at Winslow Way E

June 11, DUI, Winslow Way E.