Pool donations

Over 110 people have donated $20,000 of $45,000 needed for a feasibility study for a new Aquatics Center on Bainbridge Island.

A local family is considering building a new centrally located sports complex and has offered to make land available at very low or no cost.

Donate by Sept. 30 at “Friends of the New Bainbridge Pool”

Clark Construction

Clark Construction of Bainbridge Island is up for two Groundbreak Awards from Procore Technologies.

Winners will be announced later this month in Chicago.

The BI business is up for Project Excellence for its reHOME Project, turning the former Harrison Medical Center into the new police station-municipal court. It used old materials to build tiny homes for local farm workers, diverting 26,000 pounds from the landfill.

Along with that, company CEO Casey French is up for Groundbreaker of the Year. The female-founded, employee-owned company is made up 50% of women, minorities and underrepresented groups. French is devoted to innovative and sustainable construction, showcased by projects like the Loom House—the first residential renovation in the world to receive the Living Building Challenge certification.


The CROP Hunger Walk will start at 2 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church Oct. 1.

Since 1996, the local CROP Hunger Walk has raised over $1 million, providing over $250,000 to Helpline House and North Kitsap Fishline. Those two groups receive about 25% of the funds; they have seen an unprecedented rise in need due to the rising cost of food and housing locally.

The CROP Walk gives 75% of funds to Church World Service, working on international problems, such as providing money in Ukraine’s next-door country, Moldova, providing refugees with classes, food and shelter. They are also providing ongoing help to wildfire victims in Maui.

There will be music after the walk and a sag wagon for those who need a ride. Sign a team up, ask your employer for a donation match or donate, an email from Holly Brewer says.

For details email

50th celebration

Modern Collision Rebuild & Service is celebrating 50 years in business on Bainbridge.

It is putting on a community contest asking people to design an image for its ads that contain its name, celebrating 50 years and Bainbridge Island.

The three age categories are: Under 10, Calico Cat gift card; 11-17, $75 Bon Bon gift card; and 18 and older, $100 Ace Hardware gift card.

It’s also changing its hours and will be closed Fridays through Sundays.

Building underway

Construction is underway for the Madison Avenue Development at Wyatt Avenue on Bainbridge Island.

Approved by the city last year, the development is an 80-unit residential community, with the majority of units ranging from 500-900 square feet alongside three larger townhomes and a shared clubhouse. There will be 13 new affordable units to replace the aging ones that were previously at 550 Madison Ave N.

Once construction is complete, the affordable units will be formally purchased and operated by Housing Resources Bainbridge to be permanently available for qualifying local tenants, a BI chamber news release says.

Comp Plan events

Residents can be involved in Bainbridge Island’s Comprehensive Plan process at upcoming events.

An in-person event will take place at Woodward Middle School with an open house from 4-6 p.m. and a 6-8 p.m. workshop.

From Sept. 38 to Oct. 29 there will be a virtual workshop on the city’s website, along with space for public input.

Help for vets

Veterans and their families in need of extra support are invited to the Fall Stand Down from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

Complimentary goods and services for veterans and their families will be available including haircuts and assistance with housing, employment, education, counseling and more. Qualifying veterans and family members may also receive free clothing, sleeping bags, groceries and personal hygiene items.

The event is open to Kitsap County veterans and their immediate families only. Please bring copies of a DD214 form, military retiree ID card or VA card. Unaccompanied family members must bring a DD214 and proof of relationship.

Those who are active duty, transitioning out of the military or retiring by the end of the year are encouraged to attend to assist in their transition to civilian life.

For details contact Richard Becker, coordinator of the Kitsap Veterans Assistance Program, at or call 360-337-4811.

Playwriting workshop

A two-session playwriting workshop focused on 10-minute plays will be occurring in October.

Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both Oct. 1 and 8.

The event will be at the community room at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Kristina Sutherland Rowell is teaching.

Space is limited to 15. Go to to register.

Poulsbo man charged

State Patrol planned to press charges against a Poulsbo man for DUI and vehicular assault after an accident Sept. 10.

Four people were injured when the man was northbound on Highway 3 at Thompson Road, while the other vehicle was soundbound. The first car veered into the oncoming lane.

The driver was injured, along with three passengers in the other car. Only a teen in that car was injured. All were transported to St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale.

Park grants

Community grant applications for parks and trails are due Oct. 1

Bainbridge Island Parks & Trails Foundation is giving out grants of up to $3,000. Apply online at

Grants are awarded to projects that enhance BI parks, trails and recreational activities. Since 1998, the foundation has awarded $879,000 in community grants.

Treehouse concert

Massy Ferguson will perform at the Treehouse Cafe from 7:30-10 p.m. Sept. 29.

The group’s songs are Americana, spinning stories of small towns, big cities and the long miles in between. It has toured with the likes of country star Tim McGraw and others.

For details call 206-842-2814.

Day to prepare

Bainbridge Island’s annual Day of Preparedness will take place Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Commodore Options lower gymnasium.

Learn about community resilience projects and how they can benefit you before and after a natural disaster.

There will be information stations and some vendors.

Guest artist

Kolyne Forro is the guest artist for Poulsbo’s Verksted Gallery in October.

Forro works with two mediums—epoxy art and abstract acrylics. She has a love for the beach, which shows in her work with shells, stones and other shiny things.

Verksted, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo, is a co-op of 29 regional artists.

Bloedel plan

Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island has chosen 106 Group to partner with to develop a master plan.

The firm’s focus on interpreting cultural institutions and heritage sites connected to tribal communities closely aligns with Bloedel’s culture and vision for the future. The project close-out is expected in late 2024.

106 Group’s team blends backgrounds in Indigenous knowledge, interpretive planning, and award-winning design expertise with a shared purpose of illuminating the stories of a place and its people.

Bloedel’s plan will identify and provide strategies from pre-selected goals and objectives, arriving at a plan of action that seeks to clarify storytelling, enrich the visitor experience, and develop a relationship to environmental graphic design in the landscapes.

Climate talks

An interfaith gathering called Celebrating the Web of Life will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Kol Shalom, 9010 Miller Road NE.

This is the first conversation that will take place monthly put on by the Climate Circle.

In 2022 the Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap Interfaith Council formed the Climate Circle to promote awareness of individual and shared climate actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The group has about 20 members from different congregations and faiths.

For details call Mike Cox at 206-799-3725 or email