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Memorial benches

A fundraising effort is taking place to remember three Bainbridge High School students who died in a car crash in March.

Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation will fund three memorial benches with engraved plaques, one for each of the girls, to be placed around the sand volleyball court at Fay Bainbridge Park.

Hazel Kleiner, Marina Miller and Hannah Wachsman were BHS volleyball players.

Make a tax-deductible donation at

For details contact Michael Bryan-Brown at

COVID survey

Kitsap Public Health District has launched a survey to better understand local impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and perceptions of its vaccinations.

The survey will be open through May 16. All Kitsap County residents are invited to participate. Responses are anonymous.

Take the survey at:

Respondents will have the option of entering to win one of six $25 gift cards. Kitsap Public Health will choose winners at random.

Ages 12-15 vaccine

The Bainbridge Island Community Pharmacy received first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week. Member Plus Family Health has first and second-dose Moderna appointments available.

Second-dose Pfizer appointments are booked for May 15 for individuals who received their first dose at Commodore on April 24-25.

The FDA has approved the expanded use of the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds. First dose appointments for that age group will be given this week at the Commodore clinic. If a parent or guardian is not present, the patient will be sent away.

Member Plus Family Health has first and second-dose Moderna appointments available on May 18 and 20. Sign up at

Moderna is only approved for individuals 18 and older.

Colman Dock changes

Washington State Ferries is assigning the Salish to the Seattle/Bremerton route, something only done once before, beginning likely May 13.

There is a new overhead loading at Colman Dock for Bainbridge passengers, built to accommodate that route’s larger number of walk-ons. The alignment was tested with a boat of the same class as the Salish. Unfortunately, because of its width, the boat and OHL don’t align. Because of this walk-ons have to load and unload using the car deck. That can cause delays, but more importantly, it creates challenges to ADA passengers, exacerbated by current terminal construction.

While the Salish changes its route for at least seven weeks, WSF is swapping the slips in Seattle into which Bainbridge and Bremerton passengers load and unload – which also means a swap of the destinations’ vehicle holding areas. That should help with the Salish changes.

Local scholars

The following Bainbridge Island students made the Dean’s List at the University of Washington: John Tye Ahearne, Steven Satoru Albergine, Reuben Garrison Allen, Sawyer Besser, Nicholas Birkhead, Clayton T Black, Levi J Bond, Amy Christine Bourmatnov, Chelsea Anastasia Bourmatnov, Isabella Grace Violet Brown, Elijah Cross Burns, Colin James Campbell, Hailey Marissa Capps, Marguerite Elizabeth Carsten, Olivia Marie Cavalluzzi, Stefan Tang Collier, Audrey Violet Curran, Avery August Dahl, Christopher James Daniels, Hannah A Dutt, Kendall Grace Emerson, Lindsay Elizabeth Franznick, Robert David Galvin, Micah Conlan Glasby, Ethan Alexander Glaze, Emily Seung Hee Glenn, Gisella Yasmin Gonzalez, Maya Marie Green, Tadashi Eric Grindeland, Han Gu, Taylor Alicia Hall, Skyler R Hallinan, Jonathan Gabriel Harrigan, Maximillian Charles Hays, Harper Stephen Hults, Ha Na Jang, Lia Xian Johansen, Brent D Johnson, Thea Anne Jones, Taylor Carline Jumpa, Milo Bennett Keller, Emma Kelly, Eleanor Richardson King, Liam Kenneth Kratzer, Timo Lahtinen, Joshua Jiaqing Lanese, Adam Lee Skeie, Elizabeth Liddle Brooks, Daniel Lierle, Jakob Harold Mathisen, Bennett Ebe McDonald, Colin Russell O’Keefe, Deniz Agustin O’Rourke, Andre Marc Painter, Josh Dylan Philip, Kareese Noelle Pippinger, Aaron David Seelye, Elijah David Sellers, Megan Renee Sellman, Mara G Smit,h Jackson Taylor Cassidy, Trevors Adelyn Grace Ulehl,a Mathias Van Patten, Naomi Rose Von Ruden, Elliot Morgan Weaver,Conrad Thomas Weiss, Elliot Curtis Weyand, Marshall James Whittlesey, Lauren Elizabeth Witty.


Ron Peltier filed a complaint against Deputy Mayor Kirsten Hytopolous. A Page 1 story May 7 was incorrect.

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