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Vacation checks

With school almost out and summer almost here it’s time people start thinking about vacations.

As a courtesy to Bainbridge Island residents, police officers are available to perform periodic checks of your home or office while you are out of town.

There is no charge, but there is a form to fill out that provides the police department with your emergency contact information and other details.

Obtain the form at

Forms can be emailed to

Summer meals

Once schools are out, meals still will be available to students who rely on free or reduced-price meals.

And the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a nationwide waiver extension Summer Food Service Program that allows sponsors to offer summer meals no matter the economic conditions in the area.

The Bainbridge Island School District will be putting on its Summer Meals program at Sakai Intermediate School, 9343 Sportsman Club Rd.

In Poulsbo, meals will be served at North Kitsap High School, Poulsbo Middle School and Pearson and Vinland elementary schools.

In Kingston, meals will be served at the high school and middle school, along with Richard Gordon and Wolfe elementary schools.

For an interactive map and more details, go to

Record riders

A combination of Memorial Day travel and warm weather brought a spike in ridership for Washington State Ferries over the holiday weekend.

May 29 was the busiest day since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 with nearly 80,000 riders, and May 30 was second with more than 72,000.

A ferries news releasee says with weekend ridership expected to be at or above these levels through summer be prepared for long waits if coming aboard in a vehicle, especially during peak travel times. If walking on, be aware that Ferries will enforce reduced occupancy in terminals and on sailings to comply with the state’s directive on physical distance standards for public transportation.

Picnic for Parks

The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation is planning its fundraiser for parks and trails July 24 called Picnic for Parks.

The baskets include a gourmet meal for two, with a menu from the chefs at Frease Catering. Cost is $250 per basket with two meals. Extra meals cost $75, without a basket. Order by July 16. $150 of the cost is tax-deductible. Order at

Specialist named

Stacy Hart is the new Financial Service specialist at the Bainbridge Island branch of Kitsap Bank.

Hart began as a teller at the Bainbridge branch in 2003, and during her 18 years of employment has steadily advanced her career, a bank news release says.

In her new role, Hart will be responsible for gaining and deepening client relationships. Hart replaces Bruce Eremic, who was recently promoted to assistant branch manager at Kitsap Bank’s Bainbridge branch.

Local scholars

Getting bachelor’s degrees were:

At Colorado College, Bainbridge Island: Charlie Robinson and Jessie Sheldon

At Gonzaga, Bainbridge Island: Alisa Ndoci

At University of Iowa, Bainbridge Island: Amalie Millerd and Carly Millerd.

On the Dean’s List were:

At Whitman College, Bainbridge Island: Jarrett Arakaki, Giselle Hausmann, Edward Lange, Madeleine Sherry, Erin Thackray, Carmen Tappero.

At William & Mary, Bainbridge Island: Rachel Flannery

At Gonzaga, Bainbridge Island: Grace Carson, Ian Matthews, Alisa Ndoci, Russell Whealdon, Julia Jakubik, Sofia Trail, Skye Clark, Mia Cretarolo, Emily Feeney, Audrey Measer.

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