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Ten Minutes With Senji Kanaeda // Perambulator for Peace

Senji Kanaeda walks the walk. The Buddhist monk can often be seen striding the island…

Page Turners // Cracking The Cover of Bainbridge’s Book Clubs

Like The Slow Food Movement, The Book Club is a quiet revolution against an ever…

The Ferry Idea // Creating a Home for Aging in Place

“I wonder what’s over there?” Even though Joan Pearson had grown up in the Queen Anne…

Who Designs the Soda Can Art Displays in Front of Safeway?

Has the outside display of soda cases caught your eye when heading into Safeway? These…

Take Two // Former Hockey Player Writes His Next Fitness Chapter

For most folks, by the time they hit their mid-40s, their athletic prowess has…

By Any Other Name // The Art Project Launches Anew, Freshens Its Approach

They Gutted and remade the gallery—and blew up the name. But folks at The Art Project…

Where Can I Buy Christmas Tree Ornaments?

No matter whether you’re on team live tree or are solidly in the artificial camp,…

Keeping Green // On the Scene With New Campaign

Eavesdrop on tourist conversations on the Bainbridge Island ferry and you will often…

Mind Games // The Modern Relevance of an Ancient Practice

Anne Tilly has been meditating for a long time. For a really long time. On a sunny…

At This Stage // Actress Turns to Public Service for Personal Healing

You may know her as an actress, writer and director, but Dinah Manoff sees herself as…

A Day of Firsts

On Sunday, October 14, at 5:20 a.m., on the first ferry of the day, Bainbridge Island…

Ten Minutes With Cynthia Sears // Art Aficionada and Book Curator

Cynthia Sears, founder of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, has painstakingly assembled…

The Good Sun // Bainbridge Startup Treats the Winter Blues

In the dark winter months, we in the Pacific Northwest can get pretty desperate.…

Never Again // The Island’s Children of Manzanar and Minidoka

It’s 2018. At the U.S. southern border, children are being detained and confined…

True North // From Boathouse to House Beautiful

The rule is that the grandkids can’t come down to the boathouse until at least 7 a.m.…

Barriers for Success // AGS Reshapes an Industry With Prefab Customization

Ahhh Bainbridge Island. Farmers’ markets, boutiques and garden tours, beaches, boats…

Ten Minutes With Carolyn Leech // Maven of Mail and Part-Time Cinephile

Carolyn Leech recently marked her 20th anniversary as postmaster at the Rollingbay…

How Much Land Has BI Land Trust Conserved?

According to the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, 13 percent of the 17,778-acre island is…

The Golden Age // Family Tradition Serves Families in Transition

As a youngster, Morgan Rohrbach would stop by her grandmothers’ apartments at the…

A Cathedral for Crafts Barn Sharpens Its Sights

Four young teens have just finished sawing through large sheets of plywood at…

How Many Animals Does West Sound Wildlife Shelter Save?

THE ISLAND’S go-to for rescuing wildlife—whether raccoons, opossums or a nest of…

Better With Age // Island Wineries Cultivate Their Craft

Appellations are not built overnight. The time from a wine region’s birth to its…

Head First // Take a Dip With Masters Swimmers

Need a Good Reason to get up at the crack of dawn? How about joining the Bainbridge…

Branching Out // Climb Inside Some Enchanted Treehouses

Nothing can transport you back to childhood quite like climbing into a treehouse.…

On the Bias // Venturini’s Throwback Style Fashions a New Beginning

Look for  the lace. It’s the trademark of Maria “Chany” Venturini, from the couture…

Sweet Spot Island Couple Keeps an Eye on Simple Design

An ad for a pair of jeans interestingly described as “Americana workwear” recently…

Bee Season

Photographing flowers and bees—and particularly bees on flowers—is part hobby, part…

Ten Minutes With Sally Noedel // Papier Rofessional and Merriment Maker

Sally Noedel isn’t offended when her work is beaten, broken and busted. In fact,…

A Round of Applause // Ovation Theater Company Readies for Its Next Generation

It’s a soggy Thursday evening, and seven Bainbridge teens and tweens are reciting…

Building Relationships // Texas Couple Embraces Bainbridge as Home

Not long ago on Rockaway Beach two unlikely paths crossed. On one path, a man who over…

A Place to Call Home // Nonprofit Works for Affordable Housing on Bainbridge

Joanie Nichols fell in love with Bainbridge Island the first time she saw it. The rain…

Growth Experience // Educulture Honors Yesterday and Teaches for Tomorrow

From where Jonathan Garfunkel stands, feet planted on the Suyematsu/Bentryn Farm at…

Something in the Water // Islanders Set Sail, Racing North for Glory and Goodwill

Ask Bainbridge Islanders what they love about living here and you’ll often hear, “The…

Bainbridge Bibliognost // A Look Into Book Broker Ed Smith’s Niche Business

Ed Smith’s office and climate-controlled storeroom are a book lover’s dream:…

Casing the Joint // Kinstretch Mobility Movement Comes to the Island

Are you sitting down? If you’re like most people, you sit way too much—at your desk,…

Who’s Making the New Directional Signs?

By now you’ve likely noticed the quaint multi-directional signs popping up at…

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Bruce Macdougall snapped this unusual photo on the beach outside his parents’ home on…

Down to a Science // Physicist Exalts the Excellence of Experimentation

It was newton who asserted that a body in motion would remain in motion. Dr. Erica…

Walk in the Park // Local Foundation Gifts a City Sanctuary

This is a love story A love of community. A love of the outdoors. A love of island…

Four Acres of Sovereign Soil

On December 10, after six months and more than 78,000 miles at sea, the USS Nimitz…

Who’s the Sign Poet at Green Light Garage?

It is co-owner, Alison Allen. When Allen was a child her mother often read her poetry…

Well Healed // Treating Cancer in Kitsap

From southerly points on Bainbridge Island, downtown Seattle appears to be just an…

A Running Start // Iconic Coach Hangs up His Cleats

Jim Whiting’s running career was almost over before it started. During a…

Creature Comforts // 2 Atara Brings a Simple Sleek Residence to Life

Darden of Eden  Emily, Joel and son Calvin have carved out their own five acres of…

Dirty Little Secrets // Master Gardeners Unearth the Art of Horticulture

Garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches…

Ten Minutes With Susie Burdick // Serial Philanthropist

Susie Burdick has been fondly called “a child with experience.” With her deep love of…

Globetrotters // Local Business Organizes Travel Experiences

When you take a trip—whether traveling abroad or across the Sound— what do you hope to…

Rain ’Splaining // It’s All in the Lay of the Land

Ever step off the ferry on your way to Pike Place Market and stride into to an…

Why So Many Cat (and Mice) Sculptures in Lynwood?

While strolling through Pleasant Beach Village in Lynwood Center, you’ve probably…

On the Bubble

Felicia Ann Burzell captured this last shot of summer of her daughter, Karolina (8),…

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