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EV Works technicians take a look at Joule, the shops electric Volkswagen bus.

Shock and awe: Even muscle vehicles going electric

Imagine a future when old American muscle cars return to the roads - not with big block or flathead engines, but with electric motors. Sure,… Continue reading

Mark Krulish|Kitsap News Group
EV Works technicians take a look at Joule, the shops electric Volkswagen bus.

Briefs

Tank replacement The Bainbridge City Council has authorized staff to explore alternative financing options for the Winslow Water Tank Replacement Project, at an estimated cost… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2020
Derek Kilmer

Kilmer predicts COVID funding coming soon

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer told the Bainbridge Island Community Center recently by Zoom that he expects some type of funding to help those hurt by… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2020
Derek Kilmer
Kol Medina

Suggestions helpful or an attempt to dodge complaints?

Outgoing Councilmember Kol Medina has done a lot for Bainbridge Island - as an elected official, community activist and executive director of the Kitsap Community… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2020
Kol Medina

Donate blood in Kingston Nov. 11-12

High school blood drives account for up to 25% of blood donations. So with school not in session due to COVID-19 restrictions, blood donors need… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2020
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Bainbridge COVID testing site opens

Site is located at Town Square next to City Hall

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Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District

Health District confirms 22 new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap

The past 2 weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 3.4%

Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District

School comments sought

Editor’s note: It has come to our attention that some parents in the Bainbridge Island School District are not in favor of the online curriculum… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2020
BISD Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen

BISD leader explains delay; comments call for opening

Staffing, in-person learning preparedness, and COVID rates among reasons for delay

BISD Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen
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Initial jobless claims continue to fall in Kitsap, state

Initial unemployment claims in Washington state and Kitsap County have hit a new COVID-19 pandemic low, though levels still remain elevated compared with 2019. In… Continue reading

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Experts: COVID changing BI kids’ drug use

In an effort to try to get closer to our kids, sometimes parents will talk to them about their own drug use. Don’t do it.… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2020
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Activity coordinator Tiffany Miller-Rhees waters the garden. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photo

Seniors tend garden for comfort during troubled times

With the world locked down due to COVID-19, Bainbridge Island Health & Rehabilitation has found an innovative way to keep its residents connected to nature.… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2020
Activity coordinator Tiffany Miller-Rhees waters the garden. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photo

State DOH submits first draft of vaccination plan

It remains to be seen when a vaccine for COVID-19 will be available, but the state has completed the first version of its vaccination plan… Continue reading

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From rescuing antiques to rescuing animals

Mar gives up Meli Melo for Happy Hooves Sanctuary

  • Nov 1, 2020
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The conservancy is saving Point Misery for perpetuity.

Help conservancy save our natural places

Here we sit in a large county that rubs elbows with a booming metropolis just a ferry ride away. More city folks are moving here,… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2020
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The conservancy is saving Point Misery for perpetuity.
Helping kids is one of the Bainbridge Community Foundation's main missions. Photos courtesy of the foundation

Programs supported by the Bainbridge Community Foundation

Editor’s note: These excerpts were taken from the Bainbridge Community Foundation website regarding its fundraising efforts and the programs it supports. Caring for children Through… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2020
Helping kids is one of the Bainbridge Community Foundation's main missions. Photos courtesy of the foundation
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BI connection to world hunger, Nobel Peace Prize

Bainbridge Island resident Richard Ragan, a senior staff member for the United Nations, has spent years traveling the world through humanitarian efforts and his work… Continue reading

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COVID cases up statewide; school data positive

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Washington state, driven by upticks in some of the state’s largest counties in Western Washington. Department of Health data… Continue reading

Briefs

Food drive The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island is working on the Holiday Food Drive for Helpline House the first two weeks of November. Helpline… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2020
Rachel Samuelian and Breanna Caruso stand on a suspension bridge that is a favorite of visitors to IslandWood. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photographs

Islandwood can see the forest through the trees

Despite cutbacks due to COVID, it remains vital to the community

  • Oct 30, 2020
Rachel Samuelian and Breanna Caruso stand on a suspension bridge that is a favorite of visitors to IslandWood. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photographs