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Eileen Sorg, ‘The Fruits of Your Labor,’ colored pencil over watercolor.

BI Summer Studio Tour ready to welcome folks back

Event will be held at 6 studios on Bainbridge Aug. 13-15

Eileen Sorg, ‘The Fruits of Your Labor,’ colored pencil over watercolor.
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The Bainbridge Athletic Club purchase would include a gym, pool, workout rooms, tennis courts and the overall building.

BI purchase of BAC working out so far

If you’re a member of the Bainbridge Athletic Club there’s no need to worry. If, and it’s still an if, the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
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The Bainbridge Athletic Club purchase would include a gym, pool, workout rooms, tennis courts and the overall building.
Bainbridge Lacrosse seniors, left to right: Aiden Fitzgerald, Louis Visconti, Wyatt von Bereghy, Henry Furner, Cal Breen and Jaden Mass. Courtesy Photo

Briefs

Burn Ban 2 Due to rising fire danger, the Kitsap County Fire Marshal moved to a Phase 2 burn ban July 10. A Phase 2… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
Bainbridge Lacrosse seniors, left to right: Aiden Fitzgerald, Louis Visconti, Wyatt von Bereghy, Henry Furner, Cal Breen and Jaden Mass. Courtesy Photo
Tyler and Alexandra Hannon. Courtesy Photos

They’re not acting neighborly

Group says BI council didn’t get whole story

  • Jul 16, 2021
Tyler and Alexandra Hannon. Courtesy Photos
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State reaches 70% vaccine initiation goal

The news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has improved in recent months, and the state Department of Health had more to announce at a press briefing… Continue reading

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Sal DeRosilia

2 take on mayor for council spot

The incumbent Rasham Nassar is being challenged in the Aug. 3 primary election by two well-known community activists, Clarence Moriwaki and Sal DeRosalia, for the… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2021
Sal DeRosilia
Joe Deets, Courtesy Photos

3 challenge incumbent Deets for BI council seat

Incumbent Joe Deets is being challenged in the Aug. 3 primary election by three opponents for the North Ward position on the Bainbridge Island City… Continue reading

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Artist Abe Singer stands next to his creation "Reflection" outside of City Hall. Courtesy photo

‘Reflection’ sculpture bought by BI for $11,500

Art piece will be stored until new location at Waterfront Park is ready in 2022

Artist Abe Singer stands next to his creation "Reflection" outside of City Hall. Courtesy photo
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BI council retreat with new city manager July 17

The Bainbridge Island City Council will have its long-awaited retreat with new city manager Blair King from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 17 at… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Ban on all outdoor burning in Kitsap

Due to rising fire danger, the Kitsap County Fire Marshal is moving to a Phase 2 burn ban starting July 10. A Phase 2 burn… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2021
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Fentanyl deaths up in Kitsap County

The Kitsap Public Health District says there is a rise in drug overdose deaths in Kitsap County and statewide involving the potent opioid drug fentanyl.… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2021
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Commissioners to BI council: Protect houses from fire

Concerned about dry conditions and potential wildland fires, the Bainbridge Island Planning Commission, with support of the BI Fire Department, passed along an emergency resolution… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2021
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Dr. Lindsey Harle (file photo)

Heat wave kills 4 in Kitsap

Dr. Lindsey Harle says victims were in 100-degree ambient temperatures

  • Jul 11, 2021
Dr. Lindsey Harle (file photo)
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Island Center density key issue for BI planning commission

What do people want? What does the state require? What does the comp plan say? Somehow, the Bainbridge Island Planning Commission needs to look at… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2021
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Dowdney’s piece ‘Lime Kiln Sunset.’
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Dowdney’s piece ‘Lime Kiln Sunset.’
The front lobby is a major attraction of the new Bainbridge Performing Arts Buxton Center. Courtesy image

BPA gets $1.6 million from state for remodel

The Buxton Center for Bainbridge Performing Arts has been selected to receive a $1.6 million grant from the state for its renovation project. That brings… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2021
The front lobby is a major attraction of the new Bainbridge Performing Arts Buxton Center. Courtesy image
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Transit rider restrictions lifted

With Gov. Jay Inslee’s removal of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions on public transportation as part of his decision to reopen the state, commuters will have… Continue reading

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Andrew Hughes with his ‘Will You Marry Me’ sign atop Mount Everest. Contributed Photos

Poulsbo man high on love, high on a mountain

Andrew Hughes, who was born and raised in Poulsbo, is so high on love he climbed Mount Everest to show it. Hughes reached the summit… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2021
Andrew Hughes with his ‘Will You Marry Me’ sign atop Mount Everest. Contributed Photos
Blair King being sworn into office. Courtesy Photo

King has been a victim of racism

New city manager Blair King’s wife already has been called a racial slur at a grocery store on Bainbridge Island. King told that story to… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2021
Blair King being sworn into office. Courtesy Photo