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Free food

The Bainbridge Island School District announces sponsorship of a Free Food Service Program for children.

Meal kits include a breakfast and lunch for each school day for the following week.

Meals are available for children age 18 and younger. The meals are provided under a special provision granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Meals will be distributed at Sakai Intermediate School, 9343 Sportsman Club Road. Through Dec. 11, meal pickup is on Fridays between 10 a.m. and noon. The only exception is Thanksgiving week, when additional meals will be distributed Nov. 20 and not Nov. 27.

Meals must be ordered through the school district website at

Political reach

As the Nov. 3 election nears, Indivisible Bainbridge is keeping busy and expanding its political reach to other states.

The group has sent out 17,000 postcards to people in other states in an effort to help Democrats control the Senate. They need four seats, and Holly Brewer of the organization says all of those races are close. Contact Brewer at for details.

But that’s not the only effort the group is doing.

They also are asking for people to contact their senators to make sure they push back against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and keep that seat open until after Jan. 20, 2021, when the president is sworn in. They say Democratic senators must be willing to add justices to the court or impeach someone already there, such as conservative Clarence Thomas. They also ask senators to support the Restaurant Act of 2020, which would make grants available to smaller restaurants with annual revenues of less than $1.5 million.

Online auction set

Stillwaters Environmental Center in Kingston has announced its annual silent auction and pledge drive will happen online Nov. 8-15.

The schedule and links for webinars will be posted on the Stillwaters website by the end of October. In the meantime you can sign up to receive reminders by text or e-mail at www.stillwatersenvironmental

The Keynote Presentation Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. will be from Mindy Roberts, co-author of We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea, who will share stories of hope for the health of Puget Sound and what each of us can do to help.

During the webinars you will get to know Terry Pereida and Melissa Fleming, Stillwaters’ new leaders; learn how to use the online bidding platform; hear about what staff, interns and volunteers have been working on and what Stillwaters is working toward; and learn about planned giving from local attorney and supporter Keith Beebe.

Register to vote

The League of Women Voters of Kitsap County will have a booth at The Winslow Farmers Market Oct. 17 to assist those who still need to register to vote for the Nov. 3 General Election.

Volunteers will answer your questions and help you get registered, volunteer Stephen Bucy of Bainbridge Island said.

Unity Day

Those associated with Wilkes Elementary are asked to wear orange on Unity Day, Oct. 21.

On Unity Day, people come together to send one large orange message of support, hope and unity to show that they are united against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. This year, a worldwide pandemic and a growing movement for racial equity and social justice have highlighted the need to unite communities.

The school will have a virtual Unity Day Assembly Oct. 23 at 10:40 a.m.

PSRC seeks comment

The Puget Sound Regional Council’s public comment period on transportation projects within Kitsap County runs for one more week.

A full list of projects and descriptions are available at Included are an equity analysis and a map with information on each project, which can be viewed by location and other criteria.

Public comment will be accepted through Oct. 22. Comments can be made by email to

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