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Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. Courtesy Photo

UW helps out BI museums in time of need

By Kate Stringer UW Graduate School As the COVID-19 pandemic started closing museums, museums also started cancelling their student internships. Dylan High, graduate advisor for… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2020
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. Courtesy Photo
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Briefs around the county

Christmas service Bethany Lutheran Church of Bainbridge Island is inviting the public to attend an old style Christmas Eve service but in a different style… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2020
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Millennial picks his favorites to binge watch

While many of us have ultimately watched too much television since the pandemic began in March, here is a list of shows for you to… Continue reading

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4 Poulsbo cops back after COVID quarantine

Four Poulsbo police officers are coming to the end of their 14-day quarantine after being in close contact with a person who tested positive for… Continue reading

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State unemployment holds steady in November

The state’s unemployment rate held steady in November at 6 percent, according to the Employment Security Department. The economy added 100 jobs in November, according… Continue reading

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One of Rick Hartman’s most-successful toys is the thumb wrestling ring, which was featured on The Ellen Show in 2007. For more on Mr. Toymaker, see Page 13.

Toy Guy delights BI students just before Christmas

One of the benefits of online learning at Wilkes Elementary School in Bainbridge Island is that every once in awhile they get to learn how… Continue reading

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One of Rick Hartman’s most-successful toys is the thumb wrestling ring, which was featured on The Ellen Show in 2007. For more on Mr. Toymaker, see Page 13.
Santa chats with two boys about their Christmas wishes. KPark/NKH

Pre-Schoolers have special visit with Santa

The COVID-19 pandemic has robbed many children and families of holiday traditions, such as a visit with Santa, but with some careful planning and holiday… Continue reading

Santa chats with two boys about their Christmas wishes. KPark/NKH
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State eases restrictions on in-person learning

The state has revised its guidance for schools that wish to return to in-person learning, significantly changing the community COVID-19 case count threshold, Gov. Jay… Continue reading

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Sarah Balding will be the Grand Forest fairy in the Bainbridge Dance Center’s version of the Nutcracker, which uses spots on the island.

Nutcracker Ballet in BI online Dec. 18-19

Bainbridge Dance Center will present its first virtual Student Holiday Performance and Nutcracker Ballet at 6 p.m. Dec. 18-19. Friday evening will feature holiday- themed… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Sarah Balding will be the Grand Forest fairy in the Bainbridge Dance Center’s version of the Nutcracker, which uses spots on the island.
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COVID vaccines, flattening curve indicate hope statewide

Positive news has been hard to come by in 2020 with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic dominating headlines, but officials in Washington state are starting to… Continue reading

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Another COVID-related death confirmed, 31 total

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 223.4

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Attacks, resignations at BI council meeting

Brenda Fantroy-Johnson takes Kol Medina’s place

  • Dec 16, 2020
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The Port of Poulsbo's breakwater encircles much of the Poulsbo marina. KPark/NKH

Breakwater will add 62 slips, maybe small cruise ships

The Port of Poulsbo has applied for a Shoreline Conditional Use permit with the City of Poulsbo to allow for the replacement of the failing… Continue reading

The Port of Poulsbo's breakwater encircles much of the Poulsbo marina. KPark/NKH
A total of 3,900 doses arrived at the UW on Monday. Courtesy photo

1st COVID-19 vaccines arrive in state

The first shipment of Pfizer/BioNTech reached Washington Monday, and doses will be adminstered beginning this week. Vaccines were unboxed at the University of Washington Medical… Continue reading

A total of 3,900 doses arrived at the UW on Monday. Courtesy photo
Outside of the new hospital. Courtesy photo

Expanded hospital opens in Silverdale

CHI Franciscan had spent $500 million on a 500,000- square- foot expansion of St. Michael Medical Center, moving its base from Bremerton to Silverdale. “The… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2020
Outside of the new hospital. Courtesy photo
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Jobless claims go back up

Initial unemployment claims rose back up as November transitioned to December with the Employment Security Department reporting a 10.1 percent increase from the prior week.… Continue reading

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35 new positive COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County

Total positive cases since March grow to over 3,000

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