Looking at top Review headlines, lots happened in 2022

Another year has passed and the Bainbridge Island Review looks back at some of the top headlines for 2022.


BI shows heart, gives $80K for those in need

Online tool helps determine need to go to hospital

BI fire chief ready to retire

Bike trails color coded for difficulty like ski slopes

Personal data leaked in St. Michael ransomware attack

BISD focuses on student mental health and kindness

REAC debates qualifications for 1st race equity officer

Investigation concludes on BI swim coach

Bainbridge Ultimate looks to exceed state-run

$5 million anonymously donated to local charities

BI ecologist featured in Amazon Studios film


BHS football coach resigns over ‘petty’ infractions

Race equity more an issue in Bremerton than BI

BI businesses need housing for workers

BI wants affordable housing on police station location

Can we talk about race? We need to

Shadow of your smile evident in artist’s creations

BI won’t support committee opposing Fort Ward playground

Neighbor: Don’t rain on my Parade Grounds

Bainbridge places 2nd in state in water polo, 3rd in girls swimming, 8th in boys and girls cross country

District official: Getting flu shot extra important this year

Release on BI gets seal of approval

Local veteran builds business career following service

General election brings no real local changes

Hospital’s operation in an emergency

Silverdale hospital union calls for president’s removal

Coach to return to Bremerton, will continue prayers

Subpoena: Donation, ex-mayor, Harrison linked

New skatepark rolling into BI

BI OKs Bethany housing

Vehicle license fees go up $10 for transportation

Kings to retire; BI gallery sold

5th ranked BI soccer team upset in 2nd playoff game

History no longer kind to Charles Wilkes


BI entry: From eyesore to eye-popping

Report: BI in desperate need for more housing

BI deciding how to deal with PSE expansion

Thieves take jewelry from Hidden Gems in BI

BHS girls, KHS boys win league cross-country titles

Happy Pacific Crest Trails to BI hiker

Vietnam vets finally honored for their service

BI still looking at Fort Ward playground options

Church’s affordable housing project still progressing

Cyberattack continues to hamstring medical systems

Kitsap to receive $7.4 million in opioid settlement

Kitsap County expects high voter turnout

Effort to bring minesweeper home to BI

Optimist films raise awareness about issues

BI Review wins 15 awards in statewide competition

City manager: BI is saving too much money

Pair turn sandpit into hydroponic farm on BI

Increase in STDs a concern in Kitsap

NK football shows BI no mercy in Agate Cup


BI getting better prepared for The Big One

Parts of BI lack internet access

Borrowing better than buying; check out lending library

Relax with goats at this therapy farm

BI Brits honor the queen with memorial service

A small gesture turns into expensive hobby

It’s not about collecting cards of your heroes anymore

BISD approves improvements to BHS ballfields

Footsteps emotional reminder of Japanese American Memorial

Reducing speed limits discussed at BI council meeting

Winslow Waterfront Trail gets a new name

Changes coming to BI ferry terminal

Lack of Kitsap health care continues to be a problem

$15K in supplies stolen from BI rock artist

Critics abuzz with concerns about BHS ballfields

Trial set in shooting deaths of Olalla couple

Millenials take a swing at golf during COVID

Olivia Hall finally gets to serve on REAC

BI gets first EV

BHS athletic director resigns

Schools can never have enough bus drivers

BHS alum writes fictional book about high school


Field of (bad) dreams

Draft law would allow 23 housing units at Bethany

Kayaker 5th in world’s longest race

Lawsuit filed over BHS basketball coach

Comp plan amendments would change look of BI

Former BHS basketball star’s journey overseas

BI council changes vote on Hall for racial equity panel

Female football player looks to break barriers at BHS

Not just a coincidence: Fewer cops, more crime

This new cider house on BI rules

Has Title 9 provided equal funding for women’s sports?

Rape Victim 1 feels victimized against by courts

Public: Fix Lynwood Center Road now

Owner down on the farm trail

Life on the farm no time to lay back

Coaches, administration share mixed views of Title 9

Community, council conflicted on Bethany


Turn in your election ballots Tuesday

Title 9’s 50th anniversary; how 37 words changed female sports

Ritchie signs with Braves for $2.4 million

BI man finishes cross-nation run for mental health

Free summer art tour in August

Bike wheels keep turning for clean air

Indianola artist turns unlikely dream into reality

Former NFL player creates hospitality business

Ritchie picked 35th by Atlanta Braves

Hot dog? Some tips on keeping pets cool during summer heat

Riding on BI helped racer on world tour

BI gonna call greenhouse gas busters

Strawberry Hill Park closer to turf fields

After 75 years, grand marshal missing from parade

REAC to BI council: Take another look at Hall

Chris Kattan, ex-SNL star, performs for hometown in BI

Local resident fulfills lifetime dream of being MLB coach

BI ready to build Housing Action Plan

Public asks BI council to appoint Hall to REAC

BCF gives out record amount to nonprofits

Planning discussed for North Sound to Olympics Trail

New exhibit shares untold Bainbridge stories

Successful Trek to Westminster Dog Show

Averill’s unexpected path leads to happy accident

Another try at fixing BI’s Superfund project

Harrison demolition helps with 3 tiny houses

BI coach shares cheerful time as a Sea Gal


Juneteenth: Change needs to continue for racial equity

Quilt sews protest against gun violence

Councilmember says ‘I was called a racist’

Local firefighters path to Seahawks security

Kraken sparks local interest in hockey

PSE planning a number of improvements on BI

Newcomers picked over longtime planning commissioner

Unique Bainbridge class graduates

After complaints, BHS coach to be more positive

Teen arrested for taking guns to BHS

BI affordable housing draft to be ‘jello soft’

BI celebrates construction remodel of police-court facility

Superior Court complaint makes racketeering allegations

Car tabs may cost more on BI to help transportation

Tiny houses help with big dreams

Those from BHS who died in combat remembered

BI golfer misses PGA cut

BHS girls water polo 2nd in state


Crystal ball shows transportation in 2050

Fixing things fast key to success of robotics

Algae slithering among eelgrass a concern

A day in the life of a U.S. congressman

BHS baseball, soccer out in Round of 16

Trip to DC shows a need to go back

COVID wedding delays lead to record bookings at lodge

Feds try to keep low income in BI apartments

BI doctor helps in Ukraine during war

Shared parking could reduce asphalt

Pesky COVID won’t go away in Kitsap

BHS actors overcome power outage during play

How can we keep tabs on something with secrecy?

Local band and choir members excel at state

Group: BI affordable housing effort ‘unconstitutional’

Creative is born in the BARN

BI girl earns Boy Scout Eagle award

Daughter brings Ukrainian parents to BI


BI council looking forward to moving in ‘fun’ direction

Skateboard park keeps moving along

BI golfer putts his way to PGA Championship

Food delivered using electric vans

Funding to bring improvements for state ferries

Earth Day fun day Sunday

BI OKs contract for Harrison building

Stage set for newly remodeled BPA in BI

Greg Nance to run across America for mental health awareness

Tiny art gallery on BI interactive

Ready to clean up this town, highway, trails, etc.?

BI hair salon thrives during COVID

Saying goodbye to a family legacy

Exhibit shares story on incarceration

Helping Europe use less Russian energy

Healing key to 80th anniversary of Japanese internment

BI’s ‘Indipinos’ story part of curriculum

Ex-mayor complains to AG about Harrison

BI center with Safeway on it sold

Local Ukrainian couple speaks about Russian invasion

Movie raises funds for Ukraine relief effort

Grow won’t grow as much

Amid war, BI man takes on humanitarian mission

Make it fashionable not to buy so much

Pickleball becomes state’s official sport

Work on Highway 305 roundabouts about to begin


BI picks option to connect neighborhood centers

BI students learn about refugees

Chiefstick’s family gets $2 million in lawsuit against Poulsbo

BI council: Consider climate, equity in maintenance

Active shooter drills to be less scary for students

Suquamish Clearwater Casino scores big with sports betting

Walkout at Kingston High to protest alleged racism

How we remember what we look like without masks

Locals help with supplies to war-torn Ukraine

HRB leader: Ease affordable housing restrictions

Early look at private high school downtown

Constructive debate over Housing Action Plan

Growing concerns about BI population

Locals help Ukrainians under siege

Gateway idea for BI’s cultural, civic core

BI preparing groundwater plan

Improvements to BI intersection expected

Masking in most settings ends in Washington


Waypoint Park finding its way in BI

BI ferry terminal to get $33 million facelift

Students race to great place called Makerspace

Design for new mountain park due

BI boys swimmers 3rd at state

BI on move to finalize transportation plan

Winslow shines light of hope on mental health

Reporting sexual assault the 1st step to recovery

BI picks Strawberry for major improvements

It’s not a fairytale; it’s a school on BI


BI picks Harrison for police-court facility

Mochi mallet master still making them in BI

BI trying to stay in Olympic League

Expect to ‘drool’ over transportation plan

Kilmer tells BI how to get federal funds

BI on the lookout for landslides

COVID away from schools a ‘silver lining’

BI church finally sees hope for affordable housing

BI looks to get more involved at state level

BISD makes plans if COVID keeps rising

BI recreation participants double despite COVID

Donations sought for Exclusion Memorial documentary

Wintergreen OK’d with conditions

Kitsap shelters help keep folks warm during cold spells

Kitsap experiences new wave of COVID cases

Morrow the big myth buster

COVID dominates stories in 2021

Bainbridge decided to encourage more use of non-motorized transportation with projects like this one on Eagle Harbor. Courtesy rendering
Finally, discussion has begun again on what to do with the Superfund site on the south side of Eagle Harbor. Steve Powell/File Photo
The family of Stonechild Chiefstick settled a lawsuit for $2 million. He was killed by police at a Fourth of July event a few years ago. File Photo