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Steve Powell | Bainbridge Island Review
A large Christmas tree in downtown Winslow in decorated for the season.
Steve Powell | Bainbridge Island Review
A large Christmas tree in downtown Winslow in decorated for the season.
COVID testing sites, similar to this one at the swimming pool, will be placed around schools for students when they go back to in-person learning. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review

BI schools continue to prepare for in-person learning

Bainbridge Island schools continue to work on being prepared for hybrid learning in late January as Winter Break approaches in three weeks. At Blakely Elementary,… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2020
COVID testing sites, similar to this one at the swimming pool, will be placed around schools for students when they go back to in-person learning. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review
Jerilyn Brusseau

BI woman honored for work with Vietnam

Jerilyn Brusseau of Bainbridge Island has won an AARP Purpose Prize for her work with PeaceTrees Vietnam. The national award celebrates people 50-plus who use… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2020
Jerilyn Brusseau

Wyatt Way construction detours to take a detour

Detours on the Wyatt Way Reconstruction Project on Bainbridge Island will be taking different routes starting Dec. 7.Drivers heading to the south end of the… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2020
Grandma's Tree Farm of Brooklyn Road near the BARN is only open on weekends. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review

Bainbridge offers a few places to get fresh Christmas trees

Bainbridge Island Farms, Grandma’s Christmas Tree Farm, and Boy Scouts among providers

Grandma's Tree Farm of Brooklyn Road near the BARN is only open on weekends. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review
Gov. Jay Inslee at the beach. HeraldNet photo

3 days of protests planned at Inslee’s BI home

Gov. Jay Inslee recommended small gatherings for Thanksgiving, due to COVID-19 spikes statewide. But he didn’t even get his wish at his own home in… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee at the beach. HeraldNet photo
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BI Rotary helps local businesses with online General Store

Talk of an online general store to help businesses in Bainbridge Island hurting due to COVID-19 restrictions has been going on for months. But now,… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2020
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Vaccine likely coming soon to Kitsap County

The bad news is COVID-19 rates have continued to increase in Kitsap County heading into the final month of 2020; the good news is a… Continue reading

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State unveils COVID-19 notification app

Washington state is launching a smartphone app designed to let users know if they have been in close proximity to a person who has tested… Continue reading

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Jane Pomeroy has owned the Berry Patch Kitchen Store for 50 years in Bainbridge Island. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos

Berry Patch, owner, still going strong after 50 years

It’s rare for a business to last 50 years. It’s rarer still for that business to have its original owner after that long. But Jane… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2020
Jane Pomeroy has owned the Berry Patch Kitchen Store for 50 years in Bainbridge Island. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos
Brenda Fantroy-Johnson

North Ward council vacancy down to two candidates

Fantroy-Johnson, Lindley finalists for BI council spot

Brenda Fantroy-Johnson

13 tribal members get COVID; 10% face quarantine

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe reported Dec. 1 that at least 13 community members had tested positive for COVID-19 following Thanksgiving holiday gatherings. On its… Continue reading

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Health District confirms 64 new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap

KPHD and hospital officials are urging action to prevent strain on the healthcare system.

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Greg Bonciolini working on the Kelly stained glass window. Courtesy Photo
Greg Bonciolini working on the Kelly stained glass window. Courtesy Photo
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Since they’re online, no reason for school delays

One good thing about COVID-19 restrictions, with the Bainbridge Island School District doing so much online learning, there will be no snow days or any… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2020
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Restrictions lead to unemployment spike in latest job numbers

Unsurprisingly, initial regular unemployment claims skyrocketed during the week of Nov. 15-21, the first week during which restrictions on businesses were reimplemented in Washington. There… Continue reading

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Health district: 50 more positive cases of COVID-19

On Monday, the Kitsap County Health District confirmed 50 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total of positive tests to 2,476 since March. South… Continue reading

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Danielle Brown and Pat show some of the items already donated. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald

Take shoes, clothes to Coffee Oasis headquarters in Bremerton

UPDATE: Response was so great from our previous story that Coffee Oasis could not even accept everything that was donated. However, donations of clothes and… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2020
Danielle Brown and Pat show some of the items already donated. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald
The COVID-19 test site in Bainbridge Island is adding slots so more people can take part. Courtesy photo

BI COVID testing site can see more patients

The Bainbridge Island drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is adding eight appointments each day. There have been complaints that it was too hard to get an… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2020
The COVID-19 test site in Bainbridge Island is adding slots so more people can take part. Courtesy photo
Rolling Bay Presbyterian photos from previous years.

COVID Christmas still has Drive-Thru Nativity

Nothing could be better to lift your spirits during a COVID Christmas than the story of the birth of Jesus. So, even though it will… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2020
Rolling Bay Presbyterian photos from previous years.