The author of this book will be in Bainbridge. Courtesy Photo

The author of this book will be in Bainbridge. Courtesy Photo

Bainbridge Island briefs

  • Friday, October 22, 2021 1:30am
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Protest exhibit

The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is opening a new exhibit Oct. 29 on Protests.

BI has a robust legacy of protest, including signing a petition, writing a letter to the editor, putting up a yard sign, being part of a vigil or even large demonstrations, a museum news release says.

From human rights to environmental issues, BI has regularly voiced its opinion in order to enact change on a local, national and international scale.

Hear directly from BI residents about important issues and ways to protest. Make your own protest sign. Share your protest story.

The museum is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free. For details go to

Help schools

The Bainbridge Island School District is seeking parents, guardians and community members to apply for open volunteer positions on the Instructional Materials Committee.

There are two open parent/guardian positions and one open community position

Submit an application by Oct. 25.

Questions? Contact Kristen Haizlip, executive director of Secondary Teaching & Learning, at

Disaster training

If a disaster wipes out the Agate Pass Bridge and suspends the Washington State Ferries service, an emergency flotilla will transport supplies and essential city staff on and off Bainbridge Island.

The emergency flotilla, led by Harbormaster Tami Allen, is made up of Bainbridge Prepares volunteers who will use their private vessels. On Oct. 9, more than 20 volunteers participated in an emergency flotilla training exercise. The drill involved boat captains and crew carrying emergency personnel from Suquamish to the Hidden Cove Dock while coordinating with amateur radio operators from Bainbridge Emergency Amateur Radio Service, or BEARS.

“Everyone learned more than they expected to, and found they have a lot more we want to try out,” said Allen, who served as incident commander aboard the BI Police Department’s Marine 8 vessel. It was the first such water training since 2008.

The flotilla needs more captains and crew. If interested email Allen at tallen@ or call 206.786.7627.

Zero Waste

Bainbridge Island Zero Waste, a program of Sustainable Bainbridge, received an honorable mention for Most Impactful Community Leadership in the first-ever National Reuse Awards.

BIZW was established in 2010 to promote waste reduction, reuse and recycling. This particular recognition focused on reuse.

A few prominent examples of Zero Waste reuse efforts are its Tableware Lending Library, the online Reuse & Recycle Guide, and grants to the school district’s food services department to purchase washable lunch ware, including metal utensils, ceramic salad bowls and parfait glasses.

For details about the program go to

Wildlife book

Noted wildlife photographer Peter Cavanagh will feature his new book at the Bainbridge Library Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.

For those who marvel at birds in flight, “100 Flying Birds: Photographing the Mechanics of Flight,” captures birds large and small from around the world. Cavanagh’s images include a white-tailed eagle plummeting through a Japanese sky, a brown pelican striking a silhouette against an Ecuadorian sunset and an Atlantic puffin carrying its fish dinner above the Scottish coast.

Cavanagh, who lives in the San Juan Islands, has been featured in the Audubon Society’s Photography Awards and Top 100. He also curated the exhibit “How Birds Fly” for the Seattle Museum of Flight.

There will be limited space due to social distancing, and the wearing of masks will be required.

For details call Cindy Harrison at 206-940-4789.

3 tennis wins

Bainbridge High School beat Sequim 4-3 in tennis last week in Olympic League play.

The match came down to the doubles match of Brodie Laurence and Liv Hensley overcoming a 5-0 deficit to win the third set 7-5 to claim victory for the team.

Later that week, BHS won 6-1 over Bremerton. Brogan Rice, Jett Peters and Dutch Sunshine all won singles matches while Laurence and Hensley won again in doubles, as did Aidan McLennan and Matt Bernard, and Aidan Crandall and Ari Mielbrecht-Hansen.

To end the week BHS blanked Olympic 7-0 to win its eighth straight and go to 8-2.

Local scholars

Emma Sellers of Bainbridge Island was named to Biola University’s Dean’s List in La Mirada, CA. To get on the list students must have GPA of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credits and whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.2.

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