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Island School students ask questions of teacher Mike Derzon, who holds a time capsule near the deep hole in the garden where they buried it, to be opened by students in 2046. To commemorate a COVID-19 school experience, children included: hand warmers for the outdoor classrooms, a school newspaper written by 4th- and 5th- graders, dolphin and blue marlin art for two pod mascots, class photos with masked faces, and a hummingbird nest to signify the 2nd and 3rd grade outdoor bird study. Kindergartners crafted a coloring book of their memories. Others popped in hand sanitizer, gloves and a facemask to tell future students of the safety measures they took during the pandemic.
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Island School students ask questions of teacher Mike Derzon, who holds a time capsule near the deep hole in the garden where they buried it, to be opened by students in 2046. To commemorate a COVID-19 school experience, children included: hand warmers for the outdoor classrooms, a school newspaper written by 4th- and 5th- graders, dolphin and blue marlin art for two pod mascots, class photos with masked faces, and a hummingbird nest to signify the 2nd and 3rd grade outdoor bird study. Kindergartners crafted a coloring book of their memories. Others popped in hand sanitizer, gloves and a facemask to tell future students of the safety measures they took during the pandemic.

BI briefs

BISD Strong Thirteen people received the Bainbridge Island School District Strong Award for spring. The awards are given for strong minds, strong hearts and strong… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2021
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8 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

Over past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 57.3

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If the sale goes through with the parks department buying the Bainbridge Athletic Club, more people will have access to this outdoor pool. Courtesy Photo

Parks votes to buy BAC for $13 million

Public input, inspections will take place over next 2 months

  • Jun 22, 2021
If the sale goes through with the parks department buying the Bainbridge Athletic Club, more people will have access to this outdoor pool. Courtesy Photo
Front: an original message was written by couple married in 2013 Courtesy Photo)

Message in a bottle from Poulsbo to Canada

A message in a bottle from a couple married in Poulsbo in 2013 found its way to the shores of the Pacific Rim National Park… Continue reading

Front: an original message was written by couple married in 2013 Courtesy Photo)
Designing paper flowers

BIMA offers summer courses

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is offering some upcoming summer events. An online Designing Paper Flowers Workshop is set from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2021
Designing paper flowers
High school senior dancers Max VanNocken and Sarah Balding. Courtesy Photo

Student dance performances highlighted online

The Bainbridge Dance Center’s 40th Annual Student Performances will take place online this year June 17-19. Each evening at 6 a pre-recorded video of a… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2021
High school senior dancers Max VanNocken and Sarah Balding. Courtesy Photo
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BI ponders what to do with $7 million

When is getting $7 million from the federal government a problem? When you have $70 million worth of ideas to spend it on. Actually, despite… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2021
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Styrofoam collection. Courtesy Photo

BI briefs

Styrofoam collection Bainbridge Island Zero Waste’s semi-annual Styrofoam and CD/DVD collection will take place June 26-27 from 5-8 p.m. at Bay Hay and Feed. Bring… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2021
Styrofoam collection. Courtesy Photo
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Another COVID-related death confirmed in Kitsap, 113 total

County now under “high level” of activity

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Class of 2021 perseveres through year of COVID to receive diplomas

BHS/EEHS graduation was held in person at the football stadium

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Island Center minority report, landmark trees discussed

A minority report has been issued to the Bainbridge Island Planning Commission along with the recommended draft from the steering committee regarding the Island Center… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2021
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Retired KCSO K-9 Heiko passes away

Heiko was almost 11-years-old and served KCSO for nine years.

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Work is taking place on Eagle Harbor Road that will improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review

Open Houses discuss traffic calming in BI

Pedestrian and bicycle safety, along with traffic calming devices, were key themes at an online Open House regarding some busy streets on Bainbridge Island last… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2021
Work is taking place on Eagle Harbor Road that will improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review
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New BI Ride program to kick off July 7

Remember the farmer who had a dog and Bingo was his name? B-I-N-G-O. Bainbridge Island city manager Blair King said recalling that song will help… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2021
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The Baccaleureate stage out in the church parking lot. John McKenzie/Courtesy Photos

BHS Baccalaureate: ‘Holding Hands 6 Feet Apart’

“Holding Hands Six Feet Apart” – that was the student-chosen theme for the recent 2021 Baccalaureate for Bainbridge High School graduating seniors. Makes sense, considering… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2021
The Baccaleureate stage out in the church parking lot. John McKenzie/Courtesy Photos

BI briefs

Vacation checks With school almost out and summer almost here it’s time people start thinking about vacations. As a courtesy to Bainbridge Island residents, police… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2021
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BI man’s memoirs recall seeing 3 deaths at a young age

Tom Olis will also be featured in HBO’s true-crime documentary I’ll Be Gone in the Dark June 21

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Camilla, Elias, Micah, and Silas Gordon and dog Brewster turned out Saturday to mark National Trails Day with a walk on the new Blakely Hill Trails. The mile and a half of public trail easements north of Blakely Harbor were donated last summer through the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation. The trails are seeing ongoing work by Bainbridge Metro Parks, with graveling, a footbridge and other enhancements for safe year-round use. Trailheads can be found along Old Mill Road (east of the cemetery road) and Blakely Hill Road, and a new path meets the Cemetery Trail halfway up from Blakely Harbor. Also, LinMara Bluebird, Joanie Klorer and Lisa Sheffer, below, sticky-dotted their favorite walking routes on a map showing BI’s more than 42 miles of public trails.
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Camilla, Elias, Micah, and Silas Gordon and dog Brewster turned out Saturday to mark National Trails Day with a walk on the new Blakely Hill Trails. The mile and a half of public trail easements north of Blakely Harbor were donated last summer through the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation. The trails are seeing ongoing work by Bainbridge Metro Parks, with graveling, a footbridge and other enhancements for safe year-round use. Trailheads can be found along Old Mill Road (east of the cemetery road) and Blakely Hill Road, and a new path meets the Cemetery Trail halfway up from Blakely Harbor. Also, LinMara Bluebird, Joanie Klorer and Lisa Sheffer, below, sticky-dotted their favorite walking routes on a map showing BI’s more than 42 miles of public trails.
BISD board members met in-person at their June 8 meeting. Courtesy Photo

BHS to stay in Olympic League next year

Bainbridge High School sports will temporarily remain in the Olympic League in 2021-22. The school board approved the proposal Tuesday night. This past school year,… Continue reading

BISD board members met in-person at their June 8 meeting. Courtesy Photo