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Tough but terrific choices this year A

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ll of the votes have been counted and the people have spoken: It’s time to highlight Bainbridge Island’s bests from north to south.

And what a competitive contest this year has proven to be. “Best of Bainbridge” voters had some really tough selections to make because, let’s face it, we can get pretty spoiled with the first-class offerings that Bainbridge has to offer. Now it’s time to trumpet the winners in the Bainbridge Island Review’s “Best of Bainbridge” — our annual survey that shines a spotlight on readers’ top choice on everything from the best place to buy pizza to the best public playground.

Hundreds of readers participated in this year’s vote and the categories include shopping, services, food, fitness and sports, and more. It’s no wonder Bainbridge is a summer destination for Seattle tourists. But residents are lucky to enjoy the “Best of Bainbridge” yearround. Readers will notice some repeat winners from previous years, but some new winners as well. Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists. Have a suggestion for new categories or other “bests” in the community? Please email Brian Kelly at editor@bainbridgereview.com with ideas.

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Shoichi Sugiyama, a volunteer with the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and staple figure at the island’s annual New Year’s mochi tsuki event, watches as the guests he instructed take their turn pounding the steamed rice with large wooden mallets.

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Estate Planning | Probate Real Estate | Landlord-Tenant Employment | Business | Litigation

BY BRIAN KELLY

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When you think of Bainbridge Island, do you think of a bunch of old battle axes? That’s exactly what came to mind for the consultants who designed Bainbridge Island’s new logo. City officials hosted a “brand reveal” of a new marketing logo for Bainbridge Island last week, and the image — a shield topped with a row of

The proposed logo. three medieval-style battle axes floating above wavy blue lines — provoked so much immediate criticism, derision and ridicule

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We love our customers. Apparently, the feeling is mutual.

Thanks for voting us Best Bank on Bainbridge Island! To find out what our customers love about us, stop by or give us a call.

290 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

THANK YOU

You’ll notice the difference.

for voting me Best Pharmacist of Bainbridge. Please come see me and my team at Winslow Drug.

Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 8 pm Saturday 9 am - 6 pm Sunday 10 am - 5 pm Winslow Way 206-842-5651 High School Road 206-842-1035 ColumbiaBank.com Member FDIC

Equal Housing Lender

Justin Ausmeier 206.842.2652

justin@winslowdrug.com


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Running away with first place

Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

Young runners leap from the starting line at the Kiwanis AllComers community track meet at Bainbridge High School.

PHOTOS BY LUCIANO MARANO

WINNER 2015 BEST WAITER/WAITRESS

ERIKA, THE MADISON DINER

Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

The fifth annual Friends of the Farms Farm to Table Dinner was held in celebration of the island’s food producers as well as the shops and restaurants which serve and utilize their offerings last week at Town Square. The dinner featured food and goodies from more than 10 local restaurants, bakeries and wineries plus the island’s own beloved brewery and distillery as well as live musical entertainment.


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Contour your garden to fit your lifestyle. Let us help you fall in love with your home all over again.

Thank You Bainbridge Island for voting us the BEST - Landscape & Lawn Care Landscape Design, Installation & Renovation 206.799.9418 | auroraflorialis.com Licensed |Bonded| Insured| Contract No. AURORF9620H

THANK YOU FOR VOTING ISLAND FITNESS BEST PLACE TO WORK OUT FOR 4 YEARS RUNNING! THANK YOU ALSO FOR VOTING US BEST FITNESS CLUB AND BEST WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO STRIVE TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

Bringing Strength, Flexibility & Balance to our Community 190 MADISON AVENUE, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA 98110 | 206.842.5720 | WWW.ISLAND-FITNESS.COM

THANK YOU to this wonderful community for being so supportive of Suzanne Maurice! You are the reason we love being a part of this island and we’ll continue to try to find the best wine we can for you!

4620 Lynwood Center Rd.

(206) 965-9937


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SERVICES BEST ACCOUNTANT

Eric Edenholm FINALISTS:

 Malinda Waggoner  Natalie Davidson

BEST ACUPUNCTURE

Bajda Welty/Fire Dragon Acupuncture FINALISTS:

 Element 7 / Dr Holly Christy  Marina Smith

BEST ARCHITECT

Coates Design Architects FINALISTS:

 Charlie Wenzlau  Russ Hamlet

Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

Bainbridge Island Cycle Shop

BEST AUTO REPAIR

BEST BARISTA

BEST COMMUNITY RESOURCE

Island Center Automotive

Town and Country Market

Helpline House

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Hitchcock Deli  Blackbird Bakery

 Bainbridge Library  Inside Bainbridge

 Modern Collision  Bainbridge Island Auto Repair

BEST BANK

Columbia Bank FINALISTS:

 Chase  Wells Fargo

BEST BANK TELLER

Chloe Wardle/Columbia Bank FINALISTS:

 Maia/Umpqua Bank  Krista/Wells Fargo

BEST BARTENDER

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

Arthur Carbajal/BI Brewery

Town and Country Market

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Kelly King/Harbour Public House  Rob Frease /BI Brewery

 BI Brewery Folks  Katey Hamlin/Lollipops

BEST BIKE SHOP/REPAIR

Bainbridge Island Cycle Shop FINALISTS:

 Classic Cycle

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Dr.Lucia Vracin, DC FINALISTS:

 Julie Rosenblatt, Integrated Wellness Center

BEST DAYCARE

Bainbridge Island Child Care Center FINALISTS:

 Hazel Creek Montessori  First Years Children’s Center


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BEST HAIR SALON

Firefly Salon FINALISTS:

 Ericksen Avenue Hair Salon  Lottie’s Place

BEST INSURANCE AGENT

Eagle Harbor Insurance FINALISTS:

 Thornburgh Insurance  Bainbridge Insurance Agency

BEST LANDSCAPE/LAWN CARE

Aurora Florialis FINALISTS:

 Island Details  Blueprints and Botanicals

BEST LAWYER

Bruce Weiland FINALISTS:

 Hayes Gori  Ryan Vancil Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

Vern’s Winslow Drug

BEST DENTIST

BEST EYE DOCTOR

Wicklund Dental

Island Family Eyecare

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Sally Hewitt  Nick Thompson

 Sheri Steele, Bainbridge Vision Source  David Kirschner, Island Family Eyecare

BEST DOG GROOMER

BEST FITNESS CLUB

Salty Dog Wash

Island Fitness

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Fluffy Ruff Dog Spa (Lauren Weiss)

 Bainbridge Athletic Club  Island Rock Gym

BEST ELECTRICIAN

Bainbridge Electric FINALISTS:

 Rolling Bay Electric  Ecklund Electric

BEST FLORIST

Flowering Around FINALISTS:

 Town & Country Market  Changing Seasons Island Florist

BEST LENDER First Place (tie)

Eagle Home Mortgage Bainbridge Lending Group FINALISTS:

 Columbia Bank  Homestreet Bank

BEST MASSAGE/MASSAGE THERAPIST

Lisa Sullivan, Island Health Massage Therapy FINALISTS:

 Integrated Wellness Center  Calli Sawyer/Renew Day Spa


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BEST NAIL TECHNICIAN

Renew Day Spa FINALISTS:

 Star Nails  Red Nails

BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Dr. Molly Linhardt, Bainbridge Pediatrics FINALISTS:

 Dr. Fred Walters,Bainbridge Pediatrics  Dr. Emily Bronec, Bainbridge Pediatrics  Dr. Thomas Monk, Doctors Clinic

BEST PHARMACIST

Vern’s Winslow Drug FINALISTS:

 Safeway  RiteAid

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Joel Sackett FINALISTS:

 Nick Felkey Photography  Pete Salutos Photography  Jay Trinadad, Photographer

BEST PHYSICIAN

Dr. Maureen Koval, Doctors Clinic FINALISTS:

 Dr. Sarah Rice, Doctors Clinic  Dr. Jillian Worth , Virginia Mason  Dr. Sundance Rodgers, Virginia Mason

BEST PLUMBER

Mike Nelson/Bainbridge Island Plumbing FINALISTS:

 AP Plumbing

Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

Winslow Animal Clinic

BEST REAL ESTATE FIRM

BEST WAITER/WAITRESS

Windermere Bainbridge

Erika, The Madison Diner

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Bainbridge Homes Real Estate  Coldwell Banker BAIN

 Augustine, Isla Bonita  Kim Calhoun, San Carlos  Henry Lant, San Carlos

BEST REALTOR

Mercury Michael/Bainbridge Homes Real Estate FINALISTS:

 Sonja Jones, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty  Arthur Mortel, Coldwell Banker BAIN  Bill Hunt, Windermere Real Estate

BEST VETERINARIAN

Winslow Animal Clinic FINALISTS:

 Day Road Animal Hospital  Elizabeth Greenlees, Veterinarian

ACTIVITIES & FITNESS BEST BIKE ROUTE

All over the Island FINALISTS:

 Grand Forest  Lynwood to Pt. White Pier  Battlepoint


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BEST WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Island Fitness FINALISTS:

 Integrated Wellness Center  Deeper Balance Integrative Healing Arts

BEST YOGA STUDIO

Bainbridge Yoga House FINALISTS:

 Dayaalu Center  Island Fitness

SHOPPING BEST ANTIQUE/CONSIGNMENT

Rotary auction FINALISTS:

 Seattle Children’s Bargain Boutique  Children’s Hospital & Regional Med Center

Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

Sweet Deal Clothing

Bainbridge Aquatic Center

BEST HIKING TRAIL

BEST PLACE TO SWIM

Grand Forest

Bainbridge Aquatic Center

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Gazzam Lake  Fort Ward  Bloedel

 Wing Point Golf & Country Club  Fay Bainbridge Park  Pool at Pleasant Beach

BEST JOGGING ROUTE

BEST PLACE TO WORKOUT

Grand Forest

Island Fitness

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Battle Point  Fort Ward

 Bainbridge Athletic Club  Bainbridge Yoga House

BEST KAYAK ROUTE

BEST CLOTHING SHOP

BEST TENNIS COURTS

Eagle Harbor

Bainbridge High School

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Fort Ward to Blake Island  Manzanita Bay

 Bainbridge Athletic Club  Wing Point Golf & Country Club

FINALISTS:

 Heart  Bay Hay and Feed

BEST EYEWEAR SELECTION

Island Family Eyecare FINALISTS:

 Elle’s  Eyeland Optical

BEST GARDEN CENTER

Bainbridge Gardens FINALISTS:

 Bay Hay and Feed  ACE Hardware


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Thank you Bainbridge for voting Chloe Wardle Best Bank Teller. At Columbia Bank, we’re committed to giving our customers the friendly and personal service they deserve. Congratulations to Chloe for being voted “The Best of Bainbridge” in this year’s reader’s poll—her exceptional service continues to play a vital role in achieving these standards.

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THANK YOU

4 YEARS IN A ROW!

for nominating us as the Best Veterinarians on the island!

You’ll notice the difference.

Serving Bainbridge Island Pets since 1986

Winslow Way 206-842-5651 ColumbiaBank.com Member FDIC

Equal Housing Lender

Thomas Penn, DVM Lisa Barfield, DVM Christine Susumi, DVM Jessica Haggar, DVM Akiko Westerhout, DVM Jane O’Halloran, DVM Kenneth Zebrowski, DVM

206.842.6621 800 Ericksen Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island • HOURS: M–F 8am–6pm/Sat 8am–Noon

To My Valued Patients:

THANK YOU

for voting me “Best Chiropractor” on Bainbridge Island. I look forward to providing you with continued patient-centered care.

Dr. Lucia Vracin, DC GENTLE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

206-842-6655

WWW.ISLANDHEALTHANDCHIROPRACTIC.COM

9431 Coppertop Loop Suite 204, Bainbridge Island WA 98110 PREFERRED PROVIDER FOR MEDICARE AND MOST MAJOR INSURANCE PLANS.


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Helpline House is delighted to be awarded Best Community Resource for the 2015 Best of Bainbridge Island. We want to thank everyone who voted for us and especially our loyal supporters and community partners without whom we could not continue with our mission of “Neighbor helping neighbor – one neighbor at a time.”

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Bon Bon loves Bainbridge Island and our wonderful final color PMS 872 (metallic) or PMS 132 (100%, 30% and 10%) customers! Thank you for your support & voting for us BEST WINDOW DISPLAY

May your day be as sweet as your are.

Thank you from the Bon Bon staff!

Thank You

Bainbridge Island for your support and votes!

We look forward to continuing to be your local helpful Hardware Store & Garden Center.

Thank You

Bainbridge Island! We want to thank our wonderful island community for voting us “One of Best Pizza” We truly appreciate your support over the years and at our new location we love our customers!

(206) 842-9901 • www.acehardware.com

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm • Saturday 8am - 6pm • Sunday 10am - 5pm 635 High School Road NE

206-780-0755

323 High School Road, Suite 1 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

facebook.com/westsidepizzabi


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RegionalPublisher Lori Maxim Regional Advertising Director Donna Etchey Editor Brian Kelly Writers Brian Kelly , Patty O’Loughlin Marmon Production Bryon Kempf, Kelsey Thomas, Vanessa Calverley, John Rodriguez, Mark Gillespie Advertising Marleen Martínez Photography Luciano Marano, Patty O’Loughlin Marmon Cover Photo Patty O’Loughlin Marmon Cover Design Bryon Kempf

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YOUR SUPPORT MEANS SO MUCH.

Thank you for voting us #1.

MADISON AVENUE HOUSE

Thank you for Voting • Best Beer Selection on the Island • One of the Best Bars/Taverns, Best Places to Meet People, and Best Customer Service • Some of the Best Bartenders -

It started with family. The doors of Madison Avenue House first opened 25 years ago to help our founder care for his aging mother-in-law. Today, the family still runs Bainbridge Senior Living with the same love and commitment, 100% dedicated to keeping residents and staff happy members of one big family.

Rob Frease and Art Carbajal

911 Hildebrand Lane NE, 202 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.842.6613 www.bainbridgereview.com

9415 Coppertop Loop NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-451-4646 www.BainbridgeBeer.com PLEASE ENJOY CRAFT BEER RESPONSIBLY

Thank You To all my clients, associates, family & friends

Best Accountant·Bainbridge Island

Eric Edenholm

Thank you Bainbridge Island! Vancil Law Offices, PLLC 266 Ericksen Ave. NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 vancillaw.com

Tel. (206) 842-7811 Fax (206) 842-7812 ryan@vancillaw.com


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31 A sincere Thank-you to all the families that have supported us throughout the years and to our amazing staff who dedicate their time and love, everyday, to the children in their care.

Kathy Hartley President/Executive Director

FIRST YEARS CHILDREN’S CENTER 621 High School Road, N.W. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (206)842-6363 Fax (206)842-7017

Established May 20, 1984

Thanks for Voting Us the Best ! Go Mariners - Seahawks - Sounders - Spartans!

Go Students this Fall! Don’t be strangers.

279 Madison Ave. N • Bainbridge Island • 206-842-1999 sancarlosgrill.com For Reservations, Catering Inquiries, or To Go Orders, please call 842-1999

Voted Best Acupuncture. Four years running. Thank you Bainbridge Island!


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BEST GIFT SHOP

Dana’s Showhouse FINALISTS:

 Bay Hay and Feed  Danger

BEST JEWELER

Gilbert Thomes FINALISTS:

 Petit & Olson  Sweet Deal Clothing

BEST KIDS CLOTHES

Lollipops FINALISTS:

 Seattle Children’s Bargain Boutique  Rotary Auction

BEST SHOES

Sole Mates FINALISTS:

 Magnolia’s Shoes & More  Bay Hay and Feed

BEST WINDOW DISPLAY

Bon Bon FINALISTS:

 Churchmouse Yarns & Teas  Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

FOOD BEST BAKED GOODS

Pan ‘d Amore FINALISTS:

 Blackbird Bakery  Jake’s Pickup

Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

Bainbridge Island Brewery

BEST BAR/TAVERN

BEST CATERERS

Harbour Public House

Metro Market

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Treehouse Cafe  Bainbridge Island Brewing

 Sawatdy Thai Cuisine  Jake’s Pickup

BEST BEER SELECTION

BEST COFFEE HOUSE

Bainbridge Island Brewery

Pegasus

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Ale House on Winslow  Harbour Public House

 Blackbird Bakery  Roosters

BEST BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

BEST DESSERT

The Madison Diner

Mora Iced Creamery

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Cafe Nola  Jake’s Pickup

 Blackbird Bakery  Gelarto Italian ice


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Thank You Bainbridge Island for Voting us the

Best for Shoes

On behalf of us and all the other wonderful retail shops on the island,

Thank You for Shopping Locally!

Comfort, Quality, Style • Women’s, Men’s, Kids’

206-842-5679

275 High School Road Island Village next to Safeway • Bainbridge Island, WA

Thank you For selecting us Best Dentist on Bainbridge! We value the trust our loyal patients place in us. Our accountability and integrity motivate us to provide new and established patients with excellent service.

206.842.6624

Lance F. Wicklund, DMD, PLLC

9723 Coppertop Loop NE Suite 101 Bainbridge Island www.wicklunddental.com


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You guys ROCK for diggin’ what we do! Thank youXvery much! From Jake & The Pit Crew

www.JAKESPICKUP.com

“Mostly Organic Comfort Food Made from scratch”

~ Revolutionizing gas station food inside the Hungry Bear Market as Chevron~ ~406 High School Rd NE ~ Bainbridge Island ~ 206.842.5595 ~ FILL UP AT JAKE”S!

“My goal is to provide the best coverage, price and service”.

Like us on Facebook

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We wish to thank our family of customers for their loyal patronage and for once again voting us as your Best of Bainbridge choice for: First Place: Breakfast First Place: Lunch First Place: Milkshake First Place Waitress: Erika One of the Best “Boss”: Cyndi Moody

Thank you also for introducing us to so many of your friends and loved ones this beautiful summer!

305 Madison Ave N ★ Bainbridge Island ★ (206) 842-5786 Open daily 7:00am – 9:00pm

Bainbridge Pediatrics thanks you for your trust and support! • Quality Pediatric & Adolescent Care - Birth to Age 21 • Board Certified Pediatricians • Open 6 days per week; Walk-in hours 8-9 a.m. weekdays • No “Facility Fees”!

Fred Walters, M.D. • Emily Bronec, M.D. • Molly Linhardt, M.D.


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WINNER 2015 BEST BED AND BREAKFAST

EAGLE HARBOR INN PHOTOS BY LUCIANO MARANO

Thank You Bainbridge Island!

Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

A celebration of all things aquatic, the 2015 Bainbridge Island Boaters Fair featured Coast Guard, fire department and police vessels and safety demonstrations as well as canoes and kayak rentals, a “Stand Up Paddleboard Joust” and “Canoe Tug-of-War.”

First Place Pleasant Beach Village

4642 Lynwood Center Road NE • (206) 201-3734


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A Heartfelt THANK YOU to my clients, family, and friends for being so wonderful and supportive and for voting me the Best On Bainbridge. You are truly Awesome! Appreciatively Yours, Mercury!

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BEST FISH & CHIPS

Habour Public House FINALISTS:

 Doc’s Marina Grill  Cafe Nola  Plate & Pint

BEST HAMBURGER

Harbour Public House FINALISTS:

 Hammy’s Burgers  Soup’r Burger

BEST HAPPY HOUR

Beach House at Pleasant Beach FINALISTS:

 Hitchcock  Harbour Public House

BEST JUICE/SMOOTHIE/ YOGURT SHOP

Island Cool Frozen Yogurt FINALISTS:

 Sunshine Frozen Yogurt  Mora Iced Creamery

BEST MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN

San Carlos FINALISTS:

 Casa Roja Express  Isla Bonita

BEST MILKSHAKE

The Madison Diner FINALISTS:

 Mora Iced Creamery  Hammy’s Burgers

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Harbour Public House FINALISTS:

Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

Bloedel Reserve

BEST PIZZA

Treehouse Cafe FINALISTS:

 Bene Pizza  Westside Pizza

BEST SEAFOOD

SuBI FINALISTS:

 Doc’s Marina Grill  Town & Country Market

BEST VEGETARIAN

Emmy’s VegeHouse FINALISTS:

 Sawadtys Thai  Thuy’s Pho House

 Beach House at Pleasant Beach  Doc’s Marina Grill

Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

Rotary Auction


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Thank You Bainbridge Island for voting

Best Massage Therapist

Lisa Sullivan, LMP MMP Island Health Massage Therapy Lisa Sullivan, LMP MMP National Board Certification Orthopedic Massage Member - WA State Sports Massage Team

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-VOTED BEST CHILD CARE CENTER-

THANK YOU FOR VOTING Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers our community’s best day care! We love serving local families by providing unparalleled care and enrichment for our community’s children. We appreciate the support and generosity our programs have enjoyed for more than 40 years.

A BIG THANK YOU!

(206)842-3322 9431 Coppertop Loop #102 www.islandhealthmassage.net Preferred Provider For Most Insurance Plans

WWW.BICCC.ORG

THANK YOU!

We love combining the best ingredients for the best customers!


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BEST WINE LIST

Suzanne Maurice Wine Bar FINALISTS:

 Eleven Winery  Marche

BEST WINERY

Eleven Winery FINALISTS:

 Amelia Wynn  Fletcher Bay Winery  Bainbridge Vineyards

CULTURE & EVENTS BEST ART GALLERY

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art FINALIST:

 Roby King Art Gallery

BEST CULTURAL EVENT

Grand Ol’ Fourth FINALISTS:

 Rotary Auction  4th of July Parade Luciano Marano/Staff Photo

BEST EVENT ON THE ISLAND

Rotary Auction FINALISTS:

 Grand Ol’ Fourth  3rd of July Street Dance

BEST HOLIDAY DISPLAY

Downtown Winslow FINALISTS:

 Bainbridge Gardens Pumpkin Walk  Seabold Residence on HWY 305

This year’s traditional Polar Bear Plunge at Lytle Beach saw a crowd of brave souls once again take the chilly plunge at noon on Thursday, Jan. 1.

BEST PUBLIC ART

BEST BED & BREAKFAST

Bainbridge Island Art Museum

The Eagle Harbor Inn

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Frogs on the Rock  Ethan Currier Rock Art

 Guesthouse at Wacky Nut Farm  Holly Lane Gardens

LOCATIONS BEST BEACH

Fay Bainbridge State Park FINALISTS:

 Pritchard Park  Lytle Beach

BEST DOG WALKING LOCATION

Battle Point FINALISTS:

 Grand Forest  Fort Ward Park Trail


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Best Florist BY PATTIE O’LOUGHLIN MARMON

Contributing writer

F

or the last 17 years, Ashley Henry – known as Ashley Flowers to her loyal clientele – has been living, breathing and working with flowers at Flowering Around. When she purchased the business, Flowering Around was a “Bucket Shop” with beautiful but ordinary floral arrangements. Inspired by the art of local artist, Kathe Fraga, she decided to make Flowering Around more than just a place to buy flowers. She studied the art of arranging and has built a business trusted by Bainbridge Islanders to deliver stunning arrangements for some of the most important days in their lives. Flowering Around’s location at Madrone Village personifies their dedication to the island. Ashley calls it “up the block and worth the walk” and she chose it deliberately. Tourists are not her focus – island residents are. Holidays, Weddings, Events and other

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milestones are the days that she wants to be there – providing the inspired beauty of her floral art. Always looking for new ways to have a positive influence, Ashley chooses her products carefully. Gifts that are available in the store are sourced from charitable resources like Women Helping Women International and companies that provide relief in countries like Haiti. Flowers are sourced directly from the Farms whenever possible with a majority of them coming from Northern California. She also chooses two interns from Bainbridge High School each year. The interns get an opportunity not only to learn how a business is run but they learn work ethic and customer service skills. Mentorship of these teenagers is something she takes seriously. When I asked her what the biggest challenge was, she said it was getting them to detach from their cell phones. Beyond the eternal attachment of smart phones, Ashley really

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Flowering Around enjoys fostering these relationships and looks forward to it each year. Some of the more interesting services provided by Flowering Around is a program for container gardens. Once a container garden is designed and purchased, a face lift of the container can be done for about $40 every 6 months. Long‐lasting tropical plants are also available as well as remark-

able silk flowers for those of us who only manage to keep plants alive for as long as the initial amount of water lasts. In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends ‐ unless you forget to send them on Valentine’s Day. Don’t be that guy, plan early.

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days gone by, stylish condominiums with quick access to city life to exceptional luxury homes. In fact, whether you have always dreamed of getting a Yurt with water and power or building an amazing waterfront home with breathtaking views of mountains, city lights, sunsets and sails, at some point you chose Bainbridge Island to realize that dream because no one is excluded here and living on this island is pretty great.

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ooking through the list of Best of Bainbridge Winners 2015, I was fascinated by the fact that Islanders voted “Home” as the best place to kiss and make up. There are a lot of romantic places to visit on Bainbridge Island, but after some consideration it occurred to me that before you can enjoy a stroll at Bloedel Reserve, enjoy a picnic lunch at Fay Bainbridge or park at Point White pier – there might be a need to clear the air first. What better place to do it than at home?

So to all you couples out there – go home and give your special someone a big hug and a kiss before they are ready to introduce you to the business end of a frying pan or a garden hose. (My Grandmother preferred a broom, but that’s a personal choice.)

This got me thinking about the big picture ‐ idea of “home” and how it means so many different things to each of us. Some of you might immediately think of your actual residence where others simply think of Bainbridge Island as being home. So what does home mean to Islanders? I believe a great deal of it lies within the Best of Bainbridge list itself. Wonderful places to eat, shop and be merry, tremendous beauty at public parks, friendly faces at the places where we buy food for our families, and an enviable lifestyle that is tough to beat. The residences that Islanders call home are as

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Point White Dock varied as can be; from working farms, vintage cottages, lovely neighborhoods where children can play in the street, heirloom waterfront homes from

And if by chance you and your beloved are cross with each other or just finding yourselves in a bit of a rut – good news: National Kiss and Make Up day is August 25th. Head over the Flowering Around and get her a beautiful bouquet on your way home or stop by Bon Bon to check out their spectacular window display and get your sweetie some sweets. After all, home is where the heart is.


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BEST ENTERTAINMENT VENUE

Bainbridge Performing Arts FINALISTS:

 Lynwood Theater  Treehouse Cafe

BEST PARK

Battle Point Park FINALISTS:

 Fay Bainbridge  Fort Ward

BEST PICNIC SPOT

Fay Bainbridge FINALISTS:

 Battle Point Park  Fort Ward

BEST PLACE TO KISS & MAKE UP

Home FINALISTS:

 On the Ferry  Grand Forest

BEST PLACE TO MEET PEOPLE

Town & Country Market FINALISTS:

 Ferry  Bainbridge Island Brewing Co.

BEST PLACE TO WORSHIP

Grace Episcopal Church FINALISTS:

 St Cecilia’s Parish  Bethany Lutheran Church

BEST PLAYGROUND

Battle Point Park FINALISTS:

 Winslow Waterfront Park  Owen’s playground

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Bainbridge Gardens

BEST RETIREMENT RESIDENCE

Madison Avenue Retirement FINALISTS:

 Wyatt House Retirement  Bainbridge Senior Living

BEST ROMANTIC PARKING SPOT

Point White Dock FINALISTS:

 Rockaway Beach  Fay Bainbridge

BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION

Bloedel Reserve

BEST COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

Tom McCloskey, BI Rotary Auction Chair FINALISTS:

 Alexa Rosenthal, Island Fitness  Kristen, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

BEST PUBLIC SERVANT

Bainbridge Island Fire Department EMTs FINALISTS:

 Jay Inslee, Governor  Christine Rolfes, Senator

FINALISTS:

 Downtown Winslow  Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

PEOPLE BEST BOSS

Alexa Rosenthal, Island Fitness FINALISTS:

 Cyndi Moody, The Madison Diner  Julie Rosenblatt, Fluffy Ruff Dog Spa

BEST TEACHER

Dave Layton/Bainbridge High School FINALISTS:

 Jan Colby  Julia Graves/Ordway


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desire for such a service on Bainbridge guided them towards their decision. Patty and Alison believe whole heartedly that treating each dog as if they were their own, is a large part of their success.

BY PATTIE O’LOUGHLIN MARMON

Walking into the Salon, I immediately see two clean and happy dogs awaiting the return of their owner. They are not stressed or upset at all. Wagging tails and dog smiles abound. There are regular customers who walk by each day and their dogs will stop in their tracks when they realize where they are – wanting to go inside for a treat. They love this place and that speaks volumes for their service approach to the animals.

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ashing your dog can be an unpleasant task. If you’re bathing the dog inside your home, there are the problems of keeping the pup from jumping out of the tub and then cleaning up the mess (and yourself) after the bath is finished, not to mention the distinctive odor of wet dog throughout the house. Outside isn’t much better. Get the dog clean and the next thing you know, he’s got a nice assortment of pine needles and mud on him and on you.

Patty Keplinger, Alison Rice and Heidi Story have the solution: Salty Dog Wash, a self-service dog wash where the pet owners can bathe their pooch in a safe, convenient place and all supplies, including tubs and professional hair dryers, are provided. Even more enticing knowing that no cleanup is required - the staff members take care of that. In 2014, Patty and Alison were both at a cross road in terms of their careers in the city and decided they would take the plunge into the world of dog grooming. They felt that there was enough room for another dog grooming service on Bainbridge Island and that they could also offer more services with the right location. Neither Patty or Alison had ever owned a business before, so the process and the challenge of opening a

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Salty Dog Wash business was daunting at times but it has quickly paid off for them. Less than a year later, their business is thriving and customers love the seemingly endless options that Salty Dog provides. They also had no prior experience as dog groomers or working in the world of animals but their love of their own dogs and their own

At Salty Dog, you can get an array of services from self-serve dog washing stations to full service grooming. You also have the option of adding a few services done by the technicians on top of your own self-serve wash for the things you might feel comfortable performing like toe nail clipping and sanitary fur trims around the more personal areas of your pooch or simply have them do the wash and dry. This service is considerably less expensive than full service grooming and can be done within a half hour, while you have lunch nearby. Many people are surprised to find out that they have true full service grooming available. There are two Groomers employed by Salty Dog and with just a few hours, they can have Fido looking fabulous and photo ready! Giving back to the community that has welcomed continued

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n the summer of 1942, Louis W. Sinnett formed Kitsap County Fire Protection District Number 2. At that time, the Department had one truck and 16 volunteers who were called by telephone at home to respond to fires. By 1955 there was a fire station in Winslow, manned by volunteers, who dispatched all fire calls. Today there are 46 EMT’s – including Paramedics and Volunteers. They work around the clock in 3 shifts, responding to an average of 2600 calls per year. Some of these people are descendants of former Bainbridge Firefighters and there are even family members that work at BIFD together. I sat down with Operations Chief Luke Carpenter and Firefighter/EMT Dag Liljequist to speak with them about their job at BIFD and what makes them excited to go to work each day. I wondered if there are situations that are difficult to reconcile at the

end of the day. They shared with me that part of the training for these situations is learned over time. As an EMT you have to learn the balance between not becoming emotionally affected at the scene while maintaining your own sense of humanity at the same time. This balance is nurtured by the support they give each other. Emotions following an emergency call can be difficult to process so they try to make time to come back to the station and talk with each other, to debrief each other on the situation and yes – sometimes tears will be shed. Among the many challenging calls they respond to, he says that responding to children in distress can be very emotional for them. Day to day praise from the citizens of Bainbridge Island also helps. They receive a lot of gratitude and support from the community. In fact, it is not uncommon to have someone approach them and thank them for saving their life – ten years later. As Public Servants, they discourage people from buying them lunch or coffee when they

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Bainbridge Island Fire Department are spotted in uniform out in public but they did say that a lot of gifts are dropped by the department in gratitude for their service. Pies at Christmas are always a favorite! I asked them if they get a lot of requests by people for medical advice.

They said that the automatic trust the public has for them lends to this situation and they are happy to advise you on where you can find the help that you need, as they are not Doctors and are not licensed to give health care advice. continued

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Following the traditional tiddlywinks match, Lara Lant is crowned as the 2015 Scotch Broom Festival Queen during the quirky downtown Winslow tradition.

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WINNER 2015 BEST KAYAK ROUTE

EAGLE HARBOR

WINNER 2015 BEST CULTURAL EVENT

GRAND OLD FOURTH

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them and helped them thrive in such a short period of time is very important to them. Last year they handed out free dog wash coupons at Wag Fest to anyone who adopted a dog from PAWS and they continue with that service, offering a free dog wash to anyone who has adopted a rescue dog and brings in the paperwork to show that the dog has been adopted within the last three months. I noticed on the board, that they also offer free dog wash services to any K9 that is accompanied by a Police Officer. So far, they say they have not had the

privilege of providing that service but they will keep the offer open in hopes that they will get the opportunity. This year on October 17th and 18th, Salty Dog will be doing a joint fundraiser which will coincide with Salty Dog’s one year anniversary and the annual Click-aThon for Bainbridge Schools Foundation. All proceeds from the self-serve dog wash will go towards Bainbridge Schools Foundation. They are hoping for a large turnout to support local schools and they encourage people to bring a family member or two for the process, as it helps keep the dogs happy and it’s a fun experience for all to share.

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Being on an Island does present unique challenges for the BIFD. When someone needs care beyond what the Paramedics can do for them, decisions must be made. If the person needing care has a preference of where they would like to go, they will always accommodate these requests to their best ability. However, there are times when the EMT’s must be able to make the decision for the patient on their behalf and transport times often dictate the decision. They work very closely with the Washington State Ferry

Remarkable outcomes from THIS side of the pond.

Access to quality health care is even easier thanks to Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center. We provide primary and specialty care with daytime, evening and weekend appointments available to fit your busy lifestyle, as well as walk-in urgent care services seven days a week. And we’re not only on the island, but most likely in your network. Finding great medical care can be stressful enough. Getting there shouldn’t be. Congratulations to Dr. Jillian Worth and Dr. Sundance Rodgers who have been recognized as finalists by Bainbridge Review’s 2015 Best of Bainbridge.

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System and they truly value their partnership with them. They are a large part of determining the transport times and are always willing to assist the BIFD as a part of the team, by holding boats for them and making quick trips. Team efforts are a very large part of their success. The Bainbridge Police Department and other Fire Departments from the county are also a part of their team. Lieutenant Carpenter said it best; “To care for the folks on this Island, it is a true team effort, where everyone plays as hard as they can and everyone wins.”


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