Candidate forum

A Candidate Forum for Bainbridge Island City Council candidates will take place Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall or remotely via Zoom.

In the only contested race, incumbent Kirsten Hytopoulos is being challenged by Dick Haugan. The other three spots are uncontested, including one from council newcomer Ashley Mathews. Mayor Brenda Fantroy-Johnson and Councilmember Leslie Schneider also are expected.

The League of Women Voters of Kitsap, a nonpartisan organization that does not support any candidate or political party, is sponsoring the event.

Similar forums in advance of the Nov. 7 election are taking place all across Kitsap County.

Museum fundraiser

A fundraiser “Turn Back time: The Sixties,” will take place for the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Oct. 14.

The event will be at the Wing Point Country Club from 6-9 p.m. It will feature a trip down memory lane, appetizers, dinner and drinks. Wearing ‘60’s attire is encouraged.

John Curley will be the auctioneer. There will be a dance demonstration, tunes by Dick Dearsley and a dessert dash. During the Paddle Call, every donation up to $50,000 will be matched.

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Maui fundraiser

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church is putting on a fundraiser for victims of the Maui wildfire disaster Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at 1187 Wyatt Way NW on Bainbridge Island.

Pianist Henry Adam Curtis will perform. Curtis, from Kauai, melds classical, jazz and New Age styles. His original compositions have won acclaim from Windham Hill and Polygram Records. He also performs Broadway favorites and traditional Hawaiian music.

Suggested donation is $25. The concert also can be seen via Facebook Livestream.

No occupants

On Oct. 1 at 10:45 p.m. a vehicle westbound struck the concrete barrier on the Hood Canal Bridge and overturned.

When State Patrol arrived the occupants could not be found.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter also could not find them.

Wildlife fundraiser

The Call of the Wild Gala and Auction to benefit West Sound Wildlife Shelter will take place from 5-9 p.m. at Kiana Lodge Oct. 21.

The event raises 50% of the funds needed for the lifesaving medical services provided to every wildlife patient that goes there.

There will be champagne, entertainment and Colin McArthur selling auction items. For tickets go to

Painting exhibit

Linda Okasaki’s “Into the Light” 60-painting exhibit will be at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Oct. 6-Feb. 4, 2024.

The vivid paintings rooted in the Pacific Northwest’s natural reality done over 50 years by the Port Townsend artist will be at the free museum at 550 Winslow Way E.

The opening reception is Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m.

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Substation work

Phase 1 is complete in the upgrade of the Port Madison Substation, Puget Sound Energy reported Sept. 29.

Upgrades will be completed next summer.

PSE trimmed trees, adjusted some poles, installed a new pole, replaced four underground distribution lines, replaced a breaker with a “smart” circuit breaker to allow for more control and automation of the distribution system, and replaced an old circuit switcher with a high-voltage circuit breaker.

BIMA concert

The Naomi Moon Siegel Ensemble will perform Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Buxton Auditorium.

The ensemble plays soaring melodies, creative interplay, layered rhythms and improvisation, a Bainbridge Island Museum of Art news release says.

Burn Ban lifted

The Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s office has lifted the Stage 1 burn ban effective Sept. 29.

Outdoor burning may resume subject to normal area limitations and permitting requirements.

“Recent fall rainfall has reduced the fire hazard locally,” said David Lynam, the county’s fire marshal, “A good deal of moisture has reduced the fire hazard to once again allow outdoor burning.”

Meet Deets

City Councilmember Joe Deets is having his open office hours Oct. 7 and Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at CUPS Espresso on 123 Bjune Drive SE on Bainbridge Island.

Everyone is welcome to meet with him to talk about city business.


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