Island Briefs

Fireworks on water

A private fireworks show on a barge on Puget Sound between Ballard and north Bainbridge Island at Port Madison caused quite a stir Sept. 17.

The event triggered multiple calls to Kitsap 911. The Bainbridge Island Police Department is exploring coordination with a variety of agencies for events like this in the future, the city’s newsletter says.

The commercial operator, retained by a private entity, holds a General Display Fireworks License and Pyrotechnic Operator License issued by the Fire Protection Bureau of the State Patrol. A permit was issued by the Seattle Fire Department for the loading of fireworks. Coast Guard approval for a Marine Event was also secured.

Chemicals taken

More than 27,500 pounds of waste was accepted at the recent Household Chemicals Collection Event on Bainbridge Island.

101 containers of waste were filled, most in 55-gallon drums and cubic yard plastic totes. Also taken were 15,000 pounds of paint and 7,200 pounds of pesticides.

Such items can be taken more often to the Household Hazardous Waste facility in Bremerton.

3 BARN events

As part of national Indigenous Peoples’ Day Oct. 10, Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network will host an event on Bainbridge Island.

The event spans two days, and features three events.

A drum-making event will take place Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. taught by Chief Dale Harry of Squamish Nation B.C. Cost is $125.

On Oct. 10 from 5-7 p.m. there will be a community gathering with refreshments such as fry bread tacos by chef Shelly Price as well as a traditional welcoming song.

Then, from 7-8:30 p.m., there will be a screening of Honor Thy Mother and a panel discussion of the film. The screening is free, but space is limited.

Registration is required for the drum-making and film events. Find out how at the BARN website.

IslandWood events

The first-ever Community Camp at IslandWood will be Oct. 7-9.

There will be campfires, explorations of forest floor and canopy, earth-friendly crafting, tasting and harvesting in the garden, pond investigations and team challenges on the ropes course.

There will also be two community concerts: one for kids with IslandWood graduate Avery Hill, and one for all ages with Zach Fluery & Friends. Tickets are available for overnight, day pass or concert only.

Oct. 2 there will be a self-guided tour with Afternoon on the Trails. Six ecosystems and miles of trails are available. Docents will answer questions.

Finally, the 16th annual Howl-o-Ween is back Oct. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. Wear a costume and enjoy warm cookies, hot cider and seasonal treats, visit the garden to learn the science of squash, hear storytelling next to a roaring bonfire at the Friendship Circle, enjoy fall crafting in the art studio, and a participate in a boneyard investigation with Dr. McDiggins.

A special guest will deliver a lecture about predators in the great hall. Naturalists will be on the trails to share spooky scientific facts about nocturnal wildlife.

Parkinson’s walk

The Young at Heart Parkinson’s Support Group is part of a larger Optimism Walk that will take place Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island.

The Young at Heart group supports people with Parkinson’s and their care partners living in Kitsap County, and includes Bainbridge, Poulsbo, Indianola, Silverdale, Hansville and Seabeck. The group will be walking to raise awareness and funds for the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, which provides programs and assistance for those people affected by Parkinson’s.

“We would love to have the public come out and support us by walking and/or donating,” Phil Segadelli of the group says in an email to the Review.

WEAVE concert

Let Her Lead! A musical dialogue will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Rolling Bay Hall on Bainbridge Island.

General admission is $25. Doors open for bar and seating at 6:30 p.m. For tickets go to

Let Her Lead is a women-led musical dialogue about the future of community and collaboration in our post-COVID 19-pandemic era with Marina Albero on piano, Jacqueline Tabor, Chava Mirel, and Adriana Giordano on vocals, and Kesley Mines on bass.

Foundation leader

Tina O’Brien has been named the new leader of the Kitsap Community Foundation.

Naveen Chaudhary, foundation chair, said O’Brien has been a not-for-profit leader for 25 years, has a master’s degree in the profession and has a “deep love for the Kitsap community.”

O’Brien most recently served as vice-president of development for Special Olympics of Washington. Previously, she was chief development officer for Martha and Mary in Poulsbo.

O’Brien said she is honored to serve with the foundation, “which has a strong history of bringing people together to solve problems.”

Housing survey

Want to shape the future of affordable housing on Bainbridge Island?

The city is developing a Housing Action Plan to identify actions that can help BI promote more housing, more housing diversity and affordability.

Take the 10-minute survey by Sept. 30 at The Housing Action Plan webpage is at

Meet mayor

Mayor Joe Deets is having open office hours Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at CUPS Espresso on 123 Bjune Drive SE in Winslow.

Everyone is welcome to meet and talk about city business.

BI police log

Sept. 11: Traffic accident, NE Eagle Harbor Drive at Wyatt Way NW

Sept. 11: Residential burglary, Hansen Road NE

Sept. 11: Theft, Winslow Way East

Sept. 11: Theft, NE Day Road West

Sept. 12: Assault 2, High School Road NW

Sept. 12: Animal cruelty, Winslow Way East

Sept. 12 to 15: Traffic emphasis, Winslow Way East

Sept. 14: Fraud criminal impersonation, Finch Place SW

Sept. 15: DUI liquor or drugs, Fletcher Bay Road NE

Sept. 15: Traffic accident, Winslow Way E

Sept. 15: Traffic accident, Finch Road NE at Wyatt Way NW

Sept. 15: Vehicle prowling, Battle Point Drive NE

Sept. 15: Sex offense, Rape 3, location withheld.

Sept. 15: Theft, Southern Cross Road NE

Sept. 16: Theft of motor vehicle, Wood Avenue SW

Sept. 17: Theft of mail felony, Weaver Road NW

Sept. 17: Residential burglary, Pleasant Beach Drive NE