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Inside Quick reference guide A Year on Bainbridge Neighborhoods and services Favorite Places Clubs and organizations Index of services Spirituality and faith Map of Bainbridge Island Island schools Arts and culture Sports and recreation Island government Business and commerce

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A rower makes his way along the Port Madison shoreline. 6.24.18


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Bainbridge Island Police Department Emergencies Only: 911 Business: 206-842-5211

Bainbridge Municipal Court 206-842-5641

Bainbridge Fire Department Emergencies only: 911 Business Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 206-842-7686

Bainbridge City Hall Bainbridge Island City Hall 206-780-8591

Kitsap County Courthouse District Court: 360-337-7144 Superior Court: 360-337-7140

Bainbridge Parks Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District Aquatic Center/Customer Service: 206842-2302; District Office: 206-842-2306

Bainbridge Public Library Bainbridge Public Library 206-842-4162

Bainbridge Schools - Public Bainbridge Island School District 206-842-4714 Bainbridge High School Main office: 206-842-2634 Attendance: 206-780-1256 Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary School 206-842-4752 Commodore Options School 206-780-1646 Ordway Elementary School 206-842-7637 Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School 206-780-6500 Captain Charles Wilkes Elementary School 206-842-4411 Woodward Middle School 206-842-4787

Bainbridge Schools - Private Bainbridge Cooperative Nursery School 206-842-4077 Bethany Lutheran Preschool 206-780-7752 Carden Country School 206-842-6510




First Years Children’s Center 206-842-6363 Hazel Creek Montessori 206-780-1928 Hyla Middle School 206-842-5988

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Island Children’s Montessori School 206-842-8770 Island Cooperative Preschool 206-842-3013

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The Island School 206-842-0400 Leaps and Bounds Montessori 206-842-0852 Madrona School 206-855-8041 Montessori Country School 206-842-4966 Saint Barnabas Day School 206-855-8969 Saint Cecilia Catholic School 206-842-2017 Voyager Montessori 206-780-5661 West Sound Academy 360-598-5954

Chamber/Business Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce 206-842-3700

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Students at The Island School enjoy an Australian spring picnic to celebrate the new season in the spirit of Australia’s Wattle Festival. 3.21.18

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A Year on Bainbridge Island

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A few raindrops start to fall as students from St. Cecilia Catholic School wait at the start line for the school’s third annual jog-a-thon on the track at Bainbridge High’s Memorial Stadium. 4.11.18

The Almanac Your Guide to Island Life Every day. Every single day of the year. The 2019 Bainbridge Island Almanac — our residents’ guide for living on Bainbridge Island — arrives with a new twist this year. Of course, every annual issue of the Almanac is your handy reference guide to the people and places that make our island unique. But this year, we’ve tried to capture the essence of the Island by incorporating something special into these pages.

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Hannah Anunson gets to wear an alligator as a hat after the close of the performance of the Reptile Man (zoologist and educator Scott Petersen) at Battle Point Park. Petersen brought plenty of cold-blooded friends (snakes, lizards, Lucy the alligator and more) from his reptile zoo in Monroe for the show, the kickoff event for Monday Fundays, a summertime program presented by the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District. 7.23.18

We call it “A Year on Bainbridge.” It’s a project of the Bainbridge Review newsroom that

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launched on Jan. 1, 2018. For every day of the past year, Review photographers Luciano Marano and Brian Kelly headed out, cameras in hand, to document a year in the life of Bainbridge. Regular readers at bainbridgereview.com have gotten a glimpse of the project as it was underway, as part of our websites’s Photo of the Day series. Here, in this year’s Almanac, we’re sharing some of our favorites from A Year on Bainbridge Island. Next year, we’ll be back with a new Almanac and more surprises. Suggestions? Send them our way to editor@bainbridgereview.com.

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East Central Bainbridge Island Community Association

Bloodworks Northwest

Association of Bainbridge Communities (ABC)

Murden Cove Preservation Assoc.

Friends of Fort Ward / Fort Ward Community Hall campaign

Seabold Community Club

Promoting historic preservation and education in the Fort Ward neighborhood, and partnering with the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District to renovate the historic bakery building as Fort Ward Community Hall. history@fortwardhall.org, www.fortwardhall. org

Holds regular blood drives on Bainbridge. (800) 398-7888 • www.bloodworksnw.org

Joyce Depue: 206-842-4500

ABC was founded over 35 years ago by residents concerned about protecting the island’s environment. The association represents neighborhoods around the island. 206-842-6001 • biabc2000@yahoo.com

Olaf Ribeiro: 206-842-1157

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Maintains Seabold Hall for public use. Joan Bickerton: 206-842-4283 Rental info: 206-842-2306, ext. 116

Wing Point Neighborhood Assoc.

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Sells books to benefit the Bainbridge Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. three times monthly at the library. 206-842-4162 • books4all@bifriends.org www.bifriends.org

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Above, Tom Cappadona makes a throw during a game of Pétanque at Waterfront Park. 5.24.18 At right, Kade Knoebel helps sort canned goods at Helping Hands as part of the volunteer day of folks from Kids Discovery Museum that included staff, volunteers and KiDiMu families. 6.9.18 At far right, members of Boy Scout Troop 1564 gather for the Memorial Day service at Bainbridge High School. 5.28.18

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Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County

Works with volunteer labor and donations of money and materials to build simple, decent housing in partnership with low-income residents. PO Box 5347, Bremerton, WA 98312 360-479-3853 • director@kitsap habitat.org www.kitsaphabitat.org

Island Health & Rehabilitation Center Volunteer Program 835 Madison Ave. 206-842-4765 or island@extendicare.com www.islandskillednursing.com

Island Volunteer Caregivers Rita Elsberry, executive director Robin Gaphni, program director Trained volunteers provide respite care, transportation for medical appointments, shopping and home visits to the elderly and needy. Caregivers group meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday,

and grief group at 5 p.m. Thursday at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. 206-842-4441 • ivc@bainbridge.net www.ivcbainbridge.org

Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island

Funds scholarships and leads community service projects. Meets 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Boys & Girls Club, 9453 Coppertoop Loop NE. PO Box 10602 • www.bikiwanis.org

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Brian Kelly and Luciano Marano photos

Clockwise, from top left. John Barutt holds a handful of finished compost during one of his regular compost classes at the Bainbridge Public Library. 6.8.18. Work continues on the Fort Ward Community Hall project. 12.4.18 David Webb leads a group of musicians at Friday’s singalong at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. 6.29.18 Three young attendees at the annual National Night Out event in downtown Winslow engage in a bit of aggressive “driving” with cardboard police cars. 8.7.18

NEIGHBORHOODS: Continued from Page 11 Lodge meets 7:30 p.m. second Mondays (except July and August) at the Bainbridge Masonic Temple. 1299 Grow Ave. 206-842-8846

One Call for All

Supports community organizations through one annual island-wide appeal for funding, “One Call for All” (aka the Red Envelope drive). PO Box 10487 206-842-0659 • www.onecallforall.org

Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island

Sponsors community service projects, including the annual Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale. Meets Mondays 11:45 a.m. except for the first Monday of the month which is a dinner only meeting and every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings are held at the Wing Point Golf & Country Club. info@bainbridgeislandrotary.org www.bainbridgeislandrotary.org

Support for families of alcoholics. Al-Anon groups meet regularly on Bainbridge. Visit the website for a list of meeting times. www.kitsap-al-anon.org

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily on Bainbridge. Visit the District 10 website for a list of current meeting times. 206-855-8366 • www.dist10.org

Attention Deficit Disorder


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The Kitsap Branch of CHADD, an attention deficit disorder support group, meets 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Sept. to June. 10452 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. kitsap@chadd.net • www.nwchadd.org

YWCA-ALIVE Bainbridge Island

The YWCA-ALIVE Bainbridge Island Domestic Violence Program provides a comprehensive range of services for domestic violence victims and their children, including advocacy-based counseling, legal advocacy, support groups and education. Business hours: 206-780-2931 24-hour emergency hotline: 800-500-5513

Bainbridge Youth Services

Champions the development of Bainbridge adolescents. Programs include no-cost confidential counseling, job referral and community service opportunities. Bainbridge High School, 100 Building 206-842-9675 • www.bainbridgeyouth services.org

Kitsap Cancer Services

Provides free, life-enhancing support services for cancer patients, family members, friends

and caregivers in a serene, nurturing environment. Women’s‚ men’s and grief support groups available. 360-204-6399 • info@kitsapcancerservices.org www.kitsapcancerservices.org

Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County

Helps parents and youth work on communication issues, supports peer mediation programs in the schools, mediates between juvenile offenders and those they have harmed, and provides mediation and facilitation training. 9004 Washington Ave. N., Silverdale 206-842-3215 • www.kitsapdrc.org

282 Knechtel Way NE 206-842-7621 • helpline@helplinehouse.org www.helplinehouse.org

Housing Resources Bainbridge

Phedra Elliott, executive director Local community land trust providing affordable rentals, housing assistance programs, and home ownership to island families. 730 Ericksen Ave.NE, Suite 100 206-842-1909 • phedra@housing resourcesbi.org www.housingresourcesboard.org

Grief Support Group

Literacy Council of Kitsap County


Low Vision Support Group (Visually Impaired Persons Group)

Support for anyone who has lost a loved one. Second and fourth Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by Island Volunteer Caregivers. 206-842-4441 • ivc@bainbridge.net Provides short term counseling, food, housing assistance, medical equipment loan, resource referral and other services. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Food bank hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The food bank is closed on Wednesday.

Offers adult classes in reading, writing, math, basic literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). 360-373-1539 • info@kacewa.org www.kitsapliteracy.org Meets 1 p.m. second Wednesdays in the meeting room of the Bainbridge Library. Transportation is available. 206-842-1324

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Club of Bainbridge Island TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE The Rotary Club of Banbridge Island makes our community a better place through funding: • Construction and improving our Parks • Capital needs of other Bainbridge Island Non-Profits • Scholarships for Bainbridge Students to attend college and technical schools For more information on how YOU can join us, please visit us at BainbridgeIslandRotary.org or like us on Facebook Bainbridge Island Almanac 2019 | 13

Some of Our Favorite Places

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Two strollers in Waterfront Park make their way toward the city’s new dock. 3.28.18

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A couple enjoy the sun, beach and picture-perfect postcard view at Fay Bainbridge Park on a hot and sunny afternoon. 6.19.18

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Sunlight filters through a stand of Douglas fir trees at the Ted Olson Nature Preserve. 8.17.18

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Downtown Winslow saw the return of the much-loved Scotch Broom Festival, amidst laughter and the craning necks of uninformed passersby. The “impromptu” yearly Bainbridge tradition was greeted by horn honks, cheers and, yes, some confusion from passers by and those out enjoying the sunny downtown sidewalks and Madrone Lane. Following the traditional tiddlywinks match outside Town & Country Market, longtime islander Laurie Gallagher Maltman was crowned as the 2018 Scotch broom queen. 5.15.18 Luciano Marano photo

NEIGHBORHOODS: Continued from Page 13 Narcotics Anonymous

Recovering addicts meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Meets 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Rhododendron Apartment Community Center. 877-861-6156 www.wpsana.com/meetings.shtml

National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI-Kitsap sponsors a monthly support group from 7-8:30 p.m. second Mondays. Jeanette Rerecich: 360-697-5531 Joan Pearson: 206-842-5324


Ovarian Cancer Support Group

Meets 1 p.m. third Tuesdays in the Rose Room of Harrison Hospital in Silverdale. 360-744-4625 cancersupport@harrisonmedical.org

Overeaters Anonymous

A 12-step program of support and recovery, OA meets every Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church and Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at the Island Terrace Apartments clubhouse. www.oa.org

Parkinson’s Support Group

Meets most first Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Phelps Road fire station. Call ahead to verify. Lana Gillis: 360-779-7178 lanagale@earthlink.net

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Peninsula Community Health Services

A community-based nonprofit organization that provides primary medical care services for children and adults in Kitsap County. PCHS administration: 360-377-3776 www.pchsweb.org

7869 NE Day Rd W, Unit 203 Bainbridge Island 888-212-3546

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and organizations Bainbridge Amateur Radio Club

Meetings on the first Saturday of every month (except January and July) at 9 a.m. at Casa Rojas. Visitors welcome. 206-780-5585 • barc@blarg.net

BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network)

8890 Three Tree Lane NE BARN is a community of artisans and makers who are dedicated to creativity, craftsmanship and community service. BARN offers classes and well-equipped workspaces for many different disciplines. There are 11 artisan studios represented: Book Arts, Electronic and Technical Arts, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, JewelryMaking, Kitchen Arts, Media Arts, Metal Arts, Printmaking, Woodworking and Writers. All classes are open to ages 14 and up. 206-842-4475 or info@bainbridgebarn.org

Bainbridge Conservation Voters

A local environmental advocacy group that informs the public on voter issues and the

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Rey Estaban serves in the second game of the championship finals at the table tennis singles tournament at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. 4.14.18 positions of city officials on conservation topics. Meetings every third Monday of the

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month at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. 206-855-4690 http://wcvoters.org/counties/kitsap/ bainbridge-conservation-voters

Bainbridge Garden Club

The Bainbridge Island Gardening Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Monday Sept. through June at the First Baptist Church. 8810 Madison Ave. Peggy Adkins: 206-780-2536

Bainbridge Island Fire Cadets

Bainbridge Fire Department Volunteer Program Coordinator, Jay Rosenberg Hands-on training in fire and aid service for high school-age youth. 8895 Madison Avenue • 206-842-7686

B.I. Genealogical Society

Discussion and speakers on genealogical research methods and resources. Meets 10 a.m.-noon third Fridays at the library. www.bigenealogy.org

B.I. Land Trust

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Frankie Russo reacts as she gets her queen’s crown — with the help of her mother Monica — at the coronation ceremony for the 2018 Strawberry Festival Royal Court during the annual festival at Filipino American Community Hall. Watching is her father Jason, at right, and at far left, Elena Rinonos, recording secretary of the Filipino American Community of Bainbridge Island and Vicinity. 6.23.18


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Bainbridge Island Senior Center

B.I. Park District Trails Committee

A volunteer group building, preserving and maintaining public island trails. Work parties fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 206-842-3373 • dan@biparks.org

There’s no age requirement to participate in this vibrant community that enjoys a variety of activities—exercise, games, excursions, culture and learning. The Center provides programs, services and resources in a welcoming atmosphere of kindness, courtesy and

acceptance. Meals on Wheels served at noon weekdays; $3 donation for those 60-plus. Be active in mind, body and spirit, meet other people and just have fun. biseniorcenter.org


Right, Girl Scouts Eleanor Ford and Molly Montgomery, members of Bainbridge Island Troop 43861, display their personal favorites of the eight different kind of Girl Scout Cookies they were selling at the Bainbridge Safeway. 3.4.18 Far right, Mike Nance grabs the front end of a pickup load of invasive English ivy with his rake as volunteer John Van Dem Meerendonk helps empty the load at the Vincent Road Transfer Station. 4.15.18 Brian Kelly photos

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Dan Meyer and Sally Hewett try to remove a particularly stubborn holly root during a work party organized by the Bainbridge Island Land Trust at the Quitslund Family Farm on north Bainbridge. 4.29.18


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info@biseniorcenter 206-842-1616

9:30 a.m. third Thursdays through September through June at Bainbridge Performing Arts. 206-451-4084 • biwomensclub.org

B.I. Weed Warriors

B.I. Sportsmen’s Club

Alan Kasper, president Promotes conservation and gun safety; sponsors springtime youth fishing derby. Newly improved pistol, rifle and trap ranges. 8203 Sportsman Club Road 206-780-9374 • www.bainbridgesportsmensclub.org

Bainbridge Island Women’s Club

Local nonprofit social organization open to all women of Bainbridge and surrounding communities. BIWC fosters friendships, organizations social activities and provides monetary support to community organizations. Newcomers are encouraged to join. Meets

Work to combat invasive, non-native weeds on the island through public education and weed-pulling work parties. Jeannette Franks: 206-755-8461 Dan Hamlin: 206-245-7385 www.biparks.org/aboutus/volunteer.html http://bainbridge.freetoasthost.info/index.html

Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Islands Assoc.

Fosters cultural exchange between Bainbridge Island and the island of Ometepe, Nicaragua. Sells fair-trade coffee through Pegasus Coffee House and Town & Country Market. 206-842-8148 • www.bosia.org

Bainbridge Republican Women

Luncheon meeting is 11 a.m. second Wednesdays at the Wing Point Golf and Country Club. 206-337-5543 www.bainbridgeislandrepublicanwomen.org

Bainbridge Toastmasters

Teaches communication and leadership skills. Meets noon-1 p.m. first and third Thursdays at the Winslow Arms clubhouse. 220 Parfitt Way • 206-842-2441

Battle Point Astronomical Assoc.

Promotes the study of astronomy by providing facility, equipment, educational programs and astronomy events. 206-842-9152 • www.bpastro.org

Boy Scouts of America Jim Sutton, central contact


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For boys aged 5-18. Four Bainbridge Island troops. 206-842-2441 • www.seattlebsa.org/Orca

Hare Raisers etc. 4-H Club

Joan Vassiliadis 206-780-6971 • www.hareraisers4h. blogspot.com


A 255-acre outdoor learning center to inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. 4450 Blakely Ave. 206-855-4300 • info@islandwood.org www.islandwood.org


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Steven Marquez waits with a friend for the start of the annual 4-H Poultry Pageant on Saturday at the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market. 6.16.18 Brian Kelly photo


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2018 Finalist Best Chiropractor on Bainbridge Island

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Ruth Blaney picks up a huge bag of styrofoam pieces during Bainbridge Island Zero Waste’s drop-off day at Bay Hay & Feed. Just two hours into the event, more than 60 cars had stopped by to drop off unwanted styrofoam to be recycled. 7.21.18

Gentle Effective Treatment for the Entire Family


Headaches, Neck and Back Pain Auto, Sport and Work Injuries Geriatric and Aging Issues Foot, Knee, Hip Pain, Athletic Performance, Wellness Care, Custom Orthotics Over 20 years experience practicing Patient-Centered Care

Dr. Jerry Nashman 206.842.6655 9431 Coppertop Loop | Suite 204 IslandHealthandChiropractic.com Open 6 Days a Week Monday - Saturday

Preferred Provider For Medicare and Most Major Insurance Plans

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Kitsap County Republicans

Executive Committee meetings first Monday of most months at 7 p.m. Beach Hotel. 360-308-9845 • www.kitsaprepublicans.org

Kitsap League of Women Voters

Myra Howrey, president A nonpartisan political organization that promotes informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. 206-622-8961 • lwvwa@lwvwa.org www.lwvwa.org

Sustainable Bainbridge

Supports cooperation among a broad-based network of local organizations, businesses, government and individuals to protect and strengthen our community’s social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Meets at 5 p.m. the first Monday of the month excepting Sept. at Community Center.

206-842-4439 • info@sustainable bainbridge.org www.sustainablebainbridge.org

SWERV - Savvy Women Exchanging Relevant Views

Savvy Women Exchanging Relevant Views meets from 10:30-noon the second Tuesday of the month at Seabold Community Hall. thrash2@comcast.net

23rd Legislative District Democrats chair@kitsap23rd.com • www.kitsap23rd.com

The Netza Project

Lisa Martin Dedicated to providing equal access to quality education and literacy for indigenous children of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, while honoring their native dialects and culture. 508-284-0078 • info@netzaproject.org www.netzaproject.org

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Index OF SERVICES PUBLIC SAFETY Bainbridge Police:

206-842-5211 (non-emergency)

Bainbridge Fire Dept:

206-842-7686 (non-emergency)

U.S. Coast Guard: 206-217-6000

DNR Forest Fire Reports: 800-562-6010

Hazardous Substances info: 800-633-7585

Kitsap County Sheriff: 360-337-7101

Dept. of Health Beach Closures: 800-562-5632 www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/sf/biotoxin.htm

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Bainbridge Island Fire Chief Hank Teran gives a tour of the new Station 21 during an open house for the new fire hall. 8.4.18

Crisis Clinic of the Peninsula: 206-855-7700

YWCA ALIVE Domestic Violence Hotline:

206-780-2931 or (800) 500-5513

Bainbridge Island Almanac

Harrison Bainbridge:

is an annual publication of the Bainbridge Island Review and Sound Publishing


HIV-AIDS Hotline:

911 Hildebrand Lane NE, 202 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-842-6613 | 206-842-5867 (fax) www.bainbridgereview.com


Hospice of Kitsap County:

360-698-4611 • info@hospicekc.org www.hospicekc.org

Kitsap Public Health District:

ADMINISTRATION Vice President: Terry Ward General Manager: Steve Perry

Peninsula Community Health Services:

EDITORIAL Editor: Brian Kelly Staff writer: Luciano Marano

360-377-5235 • www.kitsapcounty health.com (at Poulsbo Medical Clinic) 360-478-2366 or 360-779-1963 www.pchsweb.org


ADVERTISING Regional Advertising director: Eran Kennedy

Suicide Prevention & Veterans’ Crisis Line:



Marketing Representatives: Bainbridge Island: Marleen Martínez; North Kitsap: Josh Jakola

Swedish Clinic Bainbridge 206-991-2121

Virginia Mason-Winslow:

Creative artists: Bryon Kempf, Raquee Rivera, Brittney Berglund



almanac Your guide to the people and places that make Bainbridge Island unique

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COVER DESIGN Bryon Kempf Copyright 2019 Sound Publishing Inc.


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Washington Poison Center: 800-222-1222

TRANSPORTATION Bainbridge Island Taxi: 206-842-1021

Taxis & Tours: 206-842-7660

Kitsap Transit:

ACCESS & Dial-a-Ride: 800-422-2877 • www.kitsaptransit.org

Kitsap Transit Bus Service, Carpool & Ride Share:

800-501-7433 (RIDE) • www.kitsap transit.org

Traffic Conditions

Ferries, Hood Canal Bridge & passes: 511

Washington State Ferries:

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Fares & Schedules: 888-808-7977

Dozens of youngsters from Island Cooperative Preschool got a wild treat as the West Sound Wildlife Shelter brought a few of its animal ambassadors to Seabold Hall. Kylie Stoneburner, a member of the shelter’s part-time staff, introduces Oakley the owl to the kids. 11.5.18

SERVICES/UTILITIES AT&T Customer Services: 800-288-2747

Bainbridge Disposal: 206-842-4882

Comcast Cable TV Customer Service:



Post Offices:

Bainbridge: 206-855-9571 Rolling Bay: 206-842-3261

Puget Sound Energy: 888-225-5773

206-451-4040 saltydogwashbi.com

206-842-2982 • www.bainbridgedown town.org

B.I. Historical Museum:

206-842-2773 • www.bainbridgehistory.org

Bainbridge Island Public Library: 206-842-4162 www.krl.org/index.php/bainbridge-island


Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District:

State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife:

located in pleasant beach village at 4664 Lynwood center road suite 129 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

B.I. Downtown Assoc:

Centurylink: 800-244-1111

With gratitude, we thank you for voting us #1 four years running. We offer a variety of services to meet your needs. No appointment necessary for DIY dog wash. Follow us on Facebook for updates and special events.

206-842-3700 • www.bainbridge chamber.com

360-902-2200 • www.wdfw.wa.gov

Kitsap Humane Society & Animal Control:

360-692-6977 www.kitsap-humane.org

West Sound Wildlife Shelter:

206-855-9057 • www.westsoundwildlife.org

PAWS of Bainbridge Island/ North Kitsap:

206-842-2451 or 888-558-PAWS Adoption Center 206-780-0656 • www.pawsbainbridge.org


206-842-2302 • www.biaquatics.org.

B.I. Chamber of Commerce:

206-842-2302 • www.biparks.org

Bainbridge Island Review:

206-842-6613 • www.bainbridgereview.com

Bainbridge Performing Arts Box Office: 206-842-8569 www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org

Bainbridge Youth Services:

206-842-9675 • www.bainbridgeyouthservices.org

Helpline House:

206-842-7621 • www.helplinehouse.org

Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center:

206-842-1616 • www.bicommunity connections.org/seniorctr.shtml

Teen Center:

206-842-2302 • https://biparks.org/teencentered/

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Pegge Ashcroft arranges flowers for table displays that will be used at Grace Episcopal Church’s annual benefit auction, Field & Vine. 9.6.18


and Faith

Agate Passage Friends

Quaker silent meeting for worship, 10 a.m. Sundays in Seabold Hall, 14451 Komedal Road. A fellowship period follows, 11 a.m.noon. friendschat@agatepassagefriends.org

Bahai’s of Bainbridge Island

Monthly introduction meetings. Holds first Sunday interfaith devotional meetings. Weekly children’s classes, meditation and arts time. 206-780-6821 • bainbridgebahais@gmail. com, http://bainbridgebahais.blogspot.com

Bainbridge First Baptist Church

Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday morning worship 11 a.m. and evening 6 p.m. 8810 Madison Ave. 206-842-3022 • bfbc@tscnet.com www.bainbridgefirstbaptist.org

Bethany Lutheran Church

Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. 7968 Finch Road 206-842-4241 • info@bethanyofbainbridge.

org, www.bethanyofbainbridge.org

Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church Rev. Thomas Perchlik. Meets 10 a.m. Sundays at Island School. 8553 NE Day Road 206-780-0373 • info@cedarsuuchurch.org www.cedarsuuchurch.org

Chavurat Shir Hayam

An unaffiliated, participatory, inclusive chavurah celebrating the full Jewish calendar. Religious education provided. 206-567-9414 • www.shirhayam.org

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


Cross Sound Church

Dave Sellers, pastor Dave O’Connell, associate pastor Services at 10 a.m. Sundays at the Commons at Bainbridge High School. 206-842-6898 • info@crosssound.org www.CrossSound.org

Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, pastor Services 9:30 a.m. Sundays. An inclusive, progressive, and welcoming Christian community;

Bishop Bradford Hepworth. Worship 10 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School 11:20 a.m. 8677 Madison Ave. 206-780-2032

You can’t “beet” The Bainbridge Island

Congregation Kol Shalom

Rabbi Paul Strasko Services are 10 a.m. Saturdays. Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. All interested in Judaism are welcome to regular Shabbat services and holiday celebrations. 9010 Miller Road 206-842-9010 • admin@kolshalom.net


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FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays April 6 - December 14 2019, 2018 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Town Square at City Hall Park

Fresh Local Food, Artisan Craft Vendors, Live Music

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“thinking people who take the Bible seriously but not literally.” 105 Winslow Way 206-842-4657 • www.eagleharbor church.org

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Services & Sunday School 10 a.m. Sundays. Testimony meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 206-842-5205 • www.csbainbridge.org

Grace Episcopal Church

Rev. Wren Blessing, Rector Services: 8 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. Sundays; 10:30 a.m. service & Bible Study Wednesdays. 8595 Day Road NE 206-842-9997 • grace@gracehere.org www.gracehere.org

H.O.P.E. Center for Christian Unity Rev. Robert Bily Sunday service 11 a.m. 9191 Moran Road 206-842-4915 • hopecenter@lifestaff.org www.lifestaff.org

Island Church

Grant and Jenni Brewster, pastors Services 10 a.m. on Sundays. 9624 Sportsman Club Road 206-842-4288 • office@islandchurch.org

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Anthony Farrell cuts up sausage for the meat sauce in the kitchen at St. Cecilia Parish for the annual St. Cecilia Italian Dinner. 2.3.18 www.islandchurch.org

Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple

Sophisticated tax and business counsel

Senji Kanaeda, Rev. Gilberto Perez Prayer, meditation at 6 a.m., 5:30 p.m. daily. Sunday morning prayer & breakfast. 6154 Lynwood Center Road 206-780-6739 or 206-419-7262 senji@nipponzan.net • www.nipponzan.net

Port Madison Lutheran Church

Ron and Lori Hoyum, pastors Sundays: 10:30 a.m. worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and Bible study. 14000 Madison Ave. 206-842-4746 www.pmlc.wordpress.com

Jenny Coates Law, PLLC Business and Tax Attorney 6100 Lynwood Center Road, NE jenny@jennycoateslaw.com 206-780-7934

Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church

Reverend Marty Shelton-Jenck, pastor 9:30 a.m. traditional service Sundays. Adult education Sundays. 11042 Sunrise Drive 206-842-3098 • office@rbpres.org www.rbpres.org

Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church

Mark Swaney DVM Lianne Tabata DVM Marie Sato Quicksall DVM Eva Pinto DVM

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Karen Haig, Rector Services Sunday 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. prayer; Thursday 9:15 a.m. eucharist 1187 Wyatt Way NW 206-842-5601 • information@stbbi.org www.stbbi.org

Saint Cecilia Catholic Church Father Mark Kiszelewski


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Photo by Lydia Brewer


*Fodor’s, Travel+Leisure, and CNN


BIMA showcases artists from the Puget Sound region with diverse exhibitions changing three times per year. Join us for artist talks, lectures, films, hands-on art activities, performances and other engaging programs.


OPEN DAILY, 10am-6pm | 206-842-4451 | BIARTMUSEUM.ORG

Ferries – iconic to island life From a ferry yard on the shores of Eagle Harbor to a boat being included on the seal of the city, ferries are tightly woven into the fabric of Bainbridge Island. Washington has 24 ferries running between 20 terminals throughout Puget Sound. One of the most popular routes is between the island and Seattle. With two boats servicing the island — the Tacoma and the Wenatchee — the route is a major gateway onto the Kitsap Peninsula. The ferry run between Bainbridge and Seattle carried 6.3 million riders in 2015, including 3 million walk-on passengers.

Sailing Schedule Bainbridge Island to Seattle

Seattle to Bainbridge Island

AM Times • PM Times Monday through Friday Saturday, Sunday and 4:45 10:25 4:35 11:35 Holidays 5:20 11:30 5:30 12:55 5:20 12:20 6:30 1:25 6:20 12:20 6:30 7:05 1:10 7:10 7:05 1:10 7:10 7:55 2:05 8:10 7:55 2:05 8:10 8:45 2:55 8:55 8:45 2:55 8:55 9:45 3:50 9:45 9:40 3:50 9:45 10:25 4:35 10:30 11:30 5:30 Midnight

AM Times • PM Times Monday through Friday Saturday, Sunday and 5:30 11:25 5:30 12:15 Holidays 6:10 12:20 6:20 1:35 6:10 1:10 7:20 2:10 7:05 1:10 7:20 7:55 2:05 8:10 7:55 2:05 8:10 8:55 3:00 9:00 8:45 3:00 9:00 9:35 3:45 9:45 9:35 3:45 10:05 10:35 4:40 10:40 10:40 4:40 10:55 11:25 5:30 11:15 12:20 6:20 12:45

Schedule updates: (800) 843-3779 or www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries


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Mass at 5 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m., 10 a.m. Sundays. Mass Wednesday-Saturday at 9 a.m. 1310 Madison Ave. 206-842-3594 • parishoffice@saintcparish. org, www.saintcparish.org

Seabold United Methodist Church

Rev. Cindy Roberts Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., communion at 9 a.m. 6894 Seabold Church Road 206-842-3622 • office@seaboldumc.org www.seaboldumc.org

Spiritual Enrichment Center of West Sound

Spiritual Director Michael Bogar Meets 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Island Music Center. 10598 Valley Road, 206-842-1015 • michael@spiritualenrichmentcenter.org www.spiritualenrichmentcenter.org Brian Kelly photo

Tim Tully sings “High Hopes” to fellow walkers from the steps of Eagle Harbor Congregational Church before the start of the annual BI/NK CROP Hunger Walk. 9.23.18

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First Years Children’s Center

Preschool and childcare for ages 4 weeks to 8 years old. 621 High School Road NW 206-842-6363 • www.firstyearschildrens center.com

Hazel Creek Montessori

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Bainbridge Cooperative Nursery School For children ages 3-5; served the Bainbridge community since 1963. 501 Cave Ave. 206-842-4077 • info@bcnsbainbridge.org www.school.bcnsbainbridge.org

Bethany Lutheran Preschool

Education & Christian values for preschool ages 3-5. 7968 Finch Road • 206-780-7752 preschool@bethanyofbainbridge.org www.bethanyofbainbridge.org/preschool

Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Carden Country School K-8

An interdenominational Christian school providing students in grades K-8 with a solid, well-rounded, structured, and rigorous academic program in a joyful, nurturing environment. Small class sizes and small group instruction ensure success for every child. 6974 Island Center Road 206-842-6510 • admin@carden countryschool.org www.cardencountryschool.org

Rich, Engaging Curriculum Small Class Sizes

Preschool, kindergarten, & before-and afterschool care. Horse riding & swimming lessons. 8903 NE Koura Road 206-780-1928 • janice@hazelcreek montessori.com www.hazelcreekmontessori.com

Hyla Middle School

Serves grades 6, 7 & 8, focusing on middle school development with participatory curriculum, small classes & strong connections with teachers. 7861 Bucklin Hill Road 206-842-5988 • www.hylamiddleschool.org

Island Children’s Montessori School

Preschool & kindergarten. Fun Fridays, Summer Camps for children, & Love & Logic Seminars for parents. 9723 Coppertop Loop, Suite 203 206-842-8770 • joangillanders@donobi.net www.islandchildrensmontessori.org

Island Cooperative Preschool

Preschoolers & parents learning together: A program of Olympic College. Classes for


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8553 NE Day Road Bainbridge Island 206-842-0400



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Iris Parsons, Rel Eerkes, Chole Quirindongo and Lucy Dahl strike a pose for a photograph at The Madrona School’s annual community Hearts & Crafts Fair. 2.10.18

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Children ages 1-5. A cooperative preschool through age 5. Emphasis is on the social, emotional, physical & intellectual development of each child. 6894 NE Seabold Church Road 206-842-3013 • info@IslandCoop Preschool.org www.islandcoop.org

The Island School

Rich, engaging curriculum for kindergarten through fifth grade. Small class sizes and extended day program. 8553 NE Day Road 206-842-0400 • info@theislandschool.org TheIslandSchool.org

Owned and maintained solely through community donations. 1270 Madison Ave. · 206-842-4162 · bainbridgepubliclibrary.org

Award-Winning Styles for Your Pet Every Dog Deserves to Look His Best!

Leaps and Bounds Montessori

For ages 2½-6. 13984 Toad Holler Place • 206-842-0852


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344 Tormey Lane NE, #173 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


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Madrona School

Awakening the mind, nurturing the soul. Waldorf education for parent-tot, preschool, kindergarten and grades 1-8. 219 Madison Ave. 206-855-8041 • info@madronaschool.org www.madronaschool.org

Montessori Country School

Birth through sixth grade. 10994 Arrow Point Drive 206-842-4966 • office@montessori countryschool.org www.montessoricountryschool.org

Northwest College of Art

Classes taught by professional artists and designers. Offers a double major BFA degree in Visual Communication in 36 months. 16301 Creative Drive, Poulsbo (800) 769-ARTS or 360-779-9993 admissions@nca.edu or www.nca.edu

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Kyle Smit, the center for the Bainbridge High varsity football team, hoists the Spartan shield high over his head as he leads the squad onto the field at Memorial Stadium. 9.21.18

Saint Barnabas Day School

Nondenominational preschool for ages 3-5. 1187 Wyatt Way 206-855-8969 • information@stbbi.org www.stbbi.org/n_dayschool.htm

Preschool through eighth grade. Catholic & non-Catholic students welcome. 1310 Madison Ave. 206-842-2017 • info@saintceciliaschool.org www.saintceciliaschool.org

Saint Cecilia Catholic School

Salish Sea Expeditions

Matt Eldridge, interim executive director This nonprofit teaches kids about Puget Sound’s marine environment through handson scientific inquiry aboard a 61-foot sailing research vessel/floating classroom. 647 Horizon View Place NW 206-780-7848 • info@salish.org www.salish.org

West Sound Academy

A college preparatory, independent school for grades 6-12. International Baccalaureate curriculum for grades 11 & 12. 16571 Creative Drive, Poulsbo 360-598-5954 lgsellman@westsoundacademy.org www.westsoundacademy.org

PUBLIC SCHOOLS Bainbridge Island School District 8489 Madison Ave. Main office: 206-842-4714 www.bainbridge.wednet.edu Superintendent: Peter Bang-Knudsen: 206780-1050 Curriculum & Instruction: Sheryl Belt: 206-780-1067 Community Relations: Erin Bischoff: 206-780-1081 Business Office: 206-780-1061 Capital Projects: 206-780-1595 Indian Education: 206-780-1887 Operations/Maintenance: 206-842-4117 Transportation Services: 206-842-4641 BISD Parent-Teacher Organization www.bainbridge.wednet.edu/parents/ptso


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PARENTING SUPPORT B.I. Community Connections

Bainbridge High School

An innovative collaboration among many of Bainbridge Island’s social service agencies & the Health, Housing & Human Services Council. 221 Winslow Way, Suite 203 • 206-842-9335 www.bicommunityconnections.org/

9330 NE High School Road Principal: Kristin Haizlip Grades 9-12. Main office: 206-842-2634 Attendance: 206-780-1256 Counseling: 206-780-1251

B.I. Child Care Centers

Blakely Elementary School

Children’s Center (2½-6 years of age) 502 Cave Avenue • 206-842-6525 biccc@bainbridge.net or www.biccc.org

Principal: Reese Ande. Grades K-4 4704 Blakely Avenue • 206-842-4752

Commodore Options School

Principal: Tricia Corsetti Commodore Options School houses four school programs, with common beliefs in personalized, student-centered learning. These programs include Eagle Harbor High School 9530 High School Road (grades 9-12); Odyssey Multiage Program (grades 1-8), & the Mosaic Home Education Partnership (grades K-8). 9530 High School Road • 206-780-1646

Ordway Elementary School

Principal: Melinda Reynvaan. Grades K-4. 8555 Madison Avenue • 206-842-7637

Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School

Principal: Jim Corsetti. Grades 5-6. 9343 Sportsman Club Road • 206-780-6500

A Center for Adoption Services 206-780-1972 • www.drugroves.or

B.I. Special Needs Foundation

Supports young adults with profound disabilities and their families living on Bainbridge Island. Operates Stephens House, a hands-on vocational learning center for young adults with developmental disabilities. 191 Winslow Way 206-780-1211 • bisnf@thestephenshouse.org www.bispecialneedsfoundation.org

621 High School Road NW 206-842-6363 • http://www.firstyearschildrenscenter.com/

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Fridays from September through May at Island Church. Meet other moms for demonstration, speakers, crafts and support. Childcare provided. All mothers welcomed regardless of religious affiliation. Island Church; 9624 Sportsman Club Road 206-842-4288 • bainbridgemops@yahoo.com www.bimops.org

Peacock Family Services

Promotes the healthy social & emotional development of children by providing nurturing child care, open play & enrichment within a community of support for parents and caregivers. 305 Madison Ave. 206-780-1505 • info@peacockfamilycenter.org www.peacockfamilycenter.org

First Years Wednesday, Children’s Center Monday, Thursday and Friday is from 8 am to 6 pm Boys & Girls Club of B.I. First Years Children’s Center is a non-profit

After-school child care center on Bainbridge Island going Tuesdays is from 8 am to 8 pm Saturdays is stilldrop-in 8 amprograms to noonfor grades K-8, on our 21st year of business. The center takes infants to Pre-Kindergarten. SCHOOLS: Continued on Page 38

Wilkes Elementary School

Principal: Amii Pratt. Grades K-4. 12781 Madison Avenue • 206-842-4411

Woodward Middle School

Principal: Jeffery Hale. Grades 7-8. 9125 Sportsman Club Road • 206-842-4787

EDUCATIONAL FUNDING Bainbridge Schools Foundation

A community-based nonprofit organization that directly supports K-12 school district funding needs. 8489 Madison Ave. • 206-855-0530 bsf@bainbridgeschoolsfoundation.org www.bainbridgeschoolsfoundation.com

Bainbridge Student Loan Fund

One Call For All funds are used to make lowinterest loans to post-secondary students in our community to defray the costs of college, university or vocational education. 206-842-0659 • www.onecallforall.org

Spartan Booster Alumni Club

Parent/student group raises money for Bainbridge High School extracurricular activities with an emphasis on athletics. 206-842-0593 • www.bainbridgeboosters. com spartanboosteralumniclub@gmail.com

Lisa Barfield DVM Thomas B. Penn DVM Christine Susumi DVM Kenneth Zebrowski DVM Jessica Haggar DVM Jane O’Halloran DVM

206.842.6621 800 Ericksen Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island HOURS: Monday - Friday: 8 am to 6 pm Saturday: 8 am to 12 noon

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as well as holiday, early release, spring break, and summer day camp programs. Adults & youth volunteers needed. 9453 Coppertop Loop NE 206-436-1860 • bi@positiveplace.org www.bipositiveplace.org

Bainbridge Youth Services

Champions the development of Bainbridge adolescents, ages 12-19. Programs include nocost confidential counseling, job referral and community service opportunities. 9330 High School Road, in 100 Building 206-842-9675 • www.bainbridgeyouth services.org

Teen Center

This Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District provides a drop-in space for teens ages 13-18. Stop by any evening to check out the space now located at the Bainbridge Aquatic Center. There is a pool table, foosball table, games, activities and a room for gaming or just relaxing. Hours vary by season. biparks.org/teen-centered/

ARTS and culture

Once you’ve had your fill of the island’s natural assets - the beaches, trails and parks - you can be sure to find something close at hand to tantalize your creative side indoors as well. Bainbridge Performing Arts, the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest and Island Theater all offer praise-gathering productions on a regularly rotating schedule. There’s always something to see. Also, Bainbridge Cinemas and the historic Lynwood Theater offer brand-new blockbusters and speciality silver screen fare as well, including revived classics and live ballet and special concert events broadcast via satellite from around the globe. Looking instead to bust a move? Maybe cut a little rug? No sweat - unless you want to, of course. You’re never far from the chance to dance on Bainbridge Island. Between the Treehouse Café, Bainbridge Brewing, Pegasus Coffee and a constant calendar of shows at Rolling Bay Hall, you’ll have a chance to rock here on the rock almost any night of the week. Most of all though, Bainbridge is renowned for its galleries and museums, including the epicenter of island art: the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Within an easy walk from there, guests can enjoy monthly rotating displays at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Danger, Roby-King Galleries, the Steven Fey fine art photography gallery and more. For a real special treat, be sure to check out downtown Winslow’s First Friday Art Walk. This social staple runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Get out there early to beat the crowds and make sure you get a taste of the best wines. Art is at the heart of island living. Whatever moves you, bet you’ll find it on Bainbridge.

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The Art Project (previously known as Bain-

bridge Arts and Crafts) exhibits fine crafts and contemporary art by local and regional artists and supports art education in the schools and community. 151 Winslow Way E. 206-842-3132 • gallery@bacart.org www.theartproject.org

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

Creates an environment in which arts and humanities flourish by helping local organizations and individuals deliver cultural services and programs; sponsors arts and humanities events. 221 Winslow Way W., Suite 201 206-842-7901 • admin@artshum.org www.artshum.org BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) BARN is a community of artisans and makers dedicated to creativity, craftsmanship and community service, offering classes and wellequipped workspaces for many different disciplines. There are 11 artisan studios: Book Arts, Electronic and Technical Arts, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Jewelry-Making, Kitchen Arts, Media Arts, Metal Arts, Printmaking, Woodworking and Writers. All classes are open to ages 14 and up. For information visit BainbridgeBARN.org. 8890 Three Tree Lane NE 206-842-4475 • info@bainbridgebarn.org BainbridgeBARN.org

B.I. Arts Education Community Consortium

A Washington State Arts Commission-funded consortium of arts organizations, businesses, artists and the B.I. School District working to deepen arts learning in the public schools. Programs include artist-led projects in the schools, teacher training in integrated arts, performances, Art Docent Resource Center and Arts Mentorship Program. Administered by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge. 221 Winslow Way West, Suite 201 206-842-7901 • www.artshum.org

Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District

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Bainbridge Music & Arts Legacy Scholarship

Awards yearly $1,000 scholarship through Bainbridge Foundation to Bainbridge High School seniors in piano and instrumental, dance, voice and drama. Apply to school counselor. 206-842-5754

Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Regional Library

Andrew Gurthet, branch manager Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 1-5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday (new in 2018). Hosts speakers, discussion groups, activities and cultural events. Maintains a collection of books, magazines, audio books, DVDs and electronic resources. Ongoing programs include children’s story times and teen after school events.. The Friends of the Library hold used book sales three times per month to support the library. Bainbridge Public Library, a 501c3 nonprofit, owns and maintains the library building through community fundraising and grants. 206-842-4162 • agurthet@krl.org • www. krl.org

CRAFTS American Needlepoint Guild

Meets 10 a.m. fourth Monday at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Donna Brookfield: 206-780-6733

Embroiderers Guild of America

Meets 10 a.m. third Tuesday at member homes.

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A close-up of “Narmer” (ceramic with glaze, 2016) — part of the offerings from artist George Rodriguez in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Spring 2018 Exhibitions. 4.8.18


Anne Stern: 206-842-3932

Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild

Bainbridge Island Photo Club

Meets second Sunday each month (with some adjustments) at BARN 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Local non-profit sponsors of the Bainbridge Quilt Festival. All levels welcome. Join the mailing list at www.bainbridgeislandmodernquiltguild.com Meeting and activities updates on Facebook: Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild. Questions: bainbridgeislandmqg@gmail.com www.bainbridgeislandmodernquiltguild.com

Churchmouse Charity Knitters

Meets 1-3 p.m. third Thursdays at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, 118 Madrone Lane. Laura Alonso: 206-780-2686

Meets at 7-9 p.m. second Wednesdays at the Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr. Meetings alternate between club competition and education. Visitors and interested photographers are welcome. Paul Brians, 206-780-5926 or 360-297-2447 www.biphotoclub.org/


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and the TTB group at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday at the Senior Center. 206-842-4162

visitors to the museum enjoy exhibits, films and access to a research library. 215 Ericksen Ave. 206-842-2773 • info@bainbridgehistory.org www.bainbridgehistory.org

Eagle Harbor Book Company

Classic Cycles Museum of Bicycling

Organizes readings, book groups & writers’ workshops. 157 Winslow Way East 206-842-5332 • www.eagleharborbooks. com

Field’s End

An organization devoted to inspiring writers and nurturing the written word. Offers classes, workshops, lectures and other events and activities to further the art and craft of writing. info@fieldsend.org or www.fieldsend.org

YES! A Journal of Positive Futures

National quarterly magazine promoting positive change in the global community. 284 Madrona Way, Suite 116 206-842-0216 • www.yesmagazine.org

MUSEUMS Historical Society & Museum

Nov.-March: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. April-Oct.: daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Local history comes alive as

MUSIC Grupo Meridional

Performs festive music with a Latin American influence. Alan Simcoe: 206-842-4120 www.villagemusicalc.com

Open 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cycling history with an emphasis on American cycle racing with famous racing bicycles on display. Bicycle rental all year round. 740 Winslow Way 206-842-9191 • classiccycle@msn.com classiccycleus.com

Bainbridge Chorale

Kids Discovery Museum

Darden Burns, president A nonprofit that maintains and rents the grand piano in the Bainbridge Commons and sponsors student recitals and First Sundays at the Commons concert series. 206-842-3380 • dardenburns@comcast.net www.firstsundaysconcerts.org

An interactive, educational destination, where parents and children can discover the joy of learning together and experience hands-on exhibits, creative projects and rotating daily programming that combines art, culture and science. 301 Ravine Lane 206-855-4650 • www.kidimu.org

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

The island’s newest museum opened in June 2013. The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art features local and regional art for the unbeatable admission price of — free. 100 Ravine Lane NE, Suite 201 206-842-4451 • www.biartmuseum.org

Michael A. Miller Jr., director Community choir which performs at two or three yearly concerts. 206-780-2467 • info@bainbridgechorale.org www.bainbridgechorale.org

Bainbridge Community Piano Association

BI Youth Orchestra

Joel Martin, president Tigran Arakelyan, music director Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra’s mission is to foster musicianship and camaraderie within the community through education and performance. Formed in 2001 by a group of parent/ teacher volunteers; two youth orchestras provide an opportunity for young musicians to make friends and beautiful music together. www.biyo.us

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra

Mario Alejandro Torres, music director An all-volunteer, classical community orchestra for adults and advanced youth players performing baroque, classical, romantic and modern repertoire. Auditions in September each year, season is fall to spring. Opportunities for smaller ensembles in chamber orchestra works. 206-842-4560 • www.bainbridge performingarts.org

Community Singers

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Ensemble of local musicians and singers whose aim is to bring music and joy to the community. Performances at nursing homes and holiday events. No auditions or singing experience necessary. info@communitysingers.org www.communitysingers.org

Island Music Guild

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cians. Offers Kindermusik instruction. 10598 Valley Road 206-780-6911 • info@islandmusic.org www.islandmusic.org

MJ Linford leads a class at BARN devoted to the Jacob’s Ladder bookbinding style. 8.23.18 Brian Kelly photo

Music Community Resources

A nonprofit music organization preserving the heritage of live performance. Bringing musicians and venues together. 8563 NE Day Road • 206-842-3185 info@musiccommunityresources.com www.musiccommunityresources.com

Olympic Girls Choir

Laura Milleson, director The Olympic Girls’ Choir, inaugurated in September 2014, currently serves 35 girls in two tiered ensembles, Encora and Cantabile, from Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap area. 206-780-2467 • info@bainbridgechorale.org www.bainbridgechorale.org


Live and DJ monthly dance events hosted by Educated Feet and sponsored by Bainbridge Park & Rec., 7:30 p.m. 8395 Fletcher Bay Road Sheila Phillips: 206-842-3012

First Sundays at the Commons

Darden Burns, musical director Bainbridge Community Piano Association hosts monthly chamber music and jazz ensemble performances at 4 p.m. first Sundays of the month at the Commons. 402 Brien Drive by Waterfront Park www.firstsundaysconcerts.org

Pegasus Live Music

Bainbridge Performing Arts

Presents year-round live entertainment and education with theater, live comedy improv, music, dance, youth theater classes, school outreach and adult workshops. 200 Madison Ave. Box Office: 206-842-8569 Administrative Office: 206-842-4560 www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org

Live music performances and open mics Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 131 Parfitt Way 206-842-6725 • www.pegasuscoffee


Seabold Second Saturdays

A community “open mic” with a featured folk, blues, or world music act. 7:30 p.m. second Saturday of every month at Seabold Hall. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. 14451 Komedal Road seaboldmusic@gmail.com www.sites.google.com/site/seaboldmusic


Local theater company produces plays, musicals, revues, cabarets and more. 9630 NE Raccoon Lane 206-842-0472 • info@ovationmtb.com www.ovationmtb.com

Island Theatre

Island Theatre produces staged play readings at the Bainbridge Public Library, potluck play readings in private homes, and the annual Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival at Bainbridge Performing Arts. A 501(c)(3) organization, its mission is to provide high quality contemporary and classic theatre geared toward mature audiences. Steve Stolee: 206-696-6960 info@islandtheatre.org www.IslandTheatre.org

Bloedel Reserve Spring & Summer Concerts

Where Children in Grades K—8th Find Joy in Learning!


Musical and theatrical performances for adults & children. 206-842-7631 • email@bloedelreserve.org www.bloedelreserve.org




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Island SPORTS AND RECREATION Opportunities to get in on the action on Bainbridge are everywhere, and whether you’re going out for the team or looking for something a little more off the beaten path, the island has what it takes to get you moving. Though it may seem that much of the local emphasis is on youth sports, the high school’s many championship-earning teams and clubs as well as the various youth leagues, old-timers too will find plenty of ways to shake the dust off as they explore and enjoy the multitude of recreational options on the island. Whether you’re looking for beaches to relax on, trails to hike and bike, boats to sail or games to play, Bainbridge has it all.

ADULT SPORTS Agate Pass Sail & Power Squadron

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An employee with Exotic Aquatics Scuba & Kayaking pulls a kayak in to the city dock at Waterfront Park as another kayaker returns from an afternoon adventure in Eagle Harbor. 6.26.18

Encourages and supports Boat Smart classes and vessel checks. Jacqui Stevenson: 360-621-7614

Bainbridge Aquatic Masters

April Cheadle, head coach Open to swimmers of all ages and abilities. april@biparks.org www.bainbridgeaquaticmasters.org

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Two indoor pools; Ray Williamson Memorial Pool is a 25-yard, six-lane pool with 1-meter board. The Don Nakata Memorial Pool has four lap lanes, a slide, a separate diving area, a lazy river, spa and tot pool. 8521 Madison Ave. 206-842-2302, ext. 0 • www.biaquatics.org

206-842-5661 • info@bainbridgeathletic club.com www.bainbridgeathleticclub.com

Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District

Parks, trails, aquatics, active adult, gymnastics, outdoor adventure, boating, sports and fitness, youth and teen, art and culture, special events. 206-842-2306, ext. 0 • info@biparks.org

Bainbridge Island Rowing

A nonprofit that offers community recreational and competitive programs spring, summer and fall for ages 13 and older. info@bainbridgerowing.org www.bainbridgerowing.org

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B.I. Park District Trails Committee

Bainbridge Athletic Club

Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center

The civilian, all-volunteer group provides boating safety, vessel checks and education. Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesdays at the Poulsbo Marina & the B.I. Commons. newmemberinfo@kitsapcoastguard.org www.kitsapcoastguard.org Full-fitness facilities and indoor tennis center club. See website for more information. 11700 NE Meadowmeer Circle

A volunteer group building and maintaining the island’s public trails. Work parties on fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dan Hamlin: 206-245-7385 dan@biparks.org https://biparks.org/volunteers/


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Open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Promotes wellness, friendship, learning, sharing and involvement for adults 55 and older. Offers social, cultural, health and fitness, recreational and physical activities, including a softball team, classes, travel and lots of volunteer opportunities. 370 Brien Drive SE 206-842-1616 • info@biseniorcenter.org jane@biseniorcenter.org www.biseniorcenter.org

Bainbridge Island Softball

Part of the BI Metro Park and Rec District Offering all-male and senior coed programs. Adults of all skills level are welcome. Season starts in May. 206-842-2306, ext. 114 • julie@biparks.org www.biparks.org

Bainbridge Island Marina & Yacht Club

Activities center around boating and harbor stewardship. 4200 Eagle Harbor Drive NE 206-953-6767 • www.bimarina.com

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Another day of perfect weather for a round of golf at Wing Point Golf Course. 4.22.18

Cascade Bicycle Club

Produces the annual Chilly Hilly, Seattle Bike Swap, Bike Expo, Bike to Work Day, Commute Challenge, Flying Wheels, Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, Cyclefest, RSVP, Ride Around Washington, High Pass Challenge and the Kitsap Color Classic. Runs numerous summer bike camps for kids and advocates for better biking across Washington. 206-522-3222 or 206-522-2453 info@cascadebicycleclub.org or www.cascade.org

Eagle Harbor Yacht Club

Linnea McNair Members from the Island and Seattle area. Winslow Wharf Marina 206-842-4202 • www.eagleharboryacht club.com

Fly Fishing Club

Meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Seabold Hall. Dave Boyce: 206-842-8374

Kitsap Volkssporters Walking Club

Kitsap affiliate of the American Volkssport Association walking club. Regular Saturday walks. kitsapwalks@hotmail.com www.home.comcast.net/~kitsapvolkssporters/ site

Meadowmeer Golf & Country Club Semi-private golf course. 8530 Renny Lane


The Mountaineers, Kitsap Chapter

Hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, kayaking and other sports with experienced leaders. Meets at Kitsap Cabin at 3153 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton 360-204-2111 branch@kitsapmountaineers.org www.kitsapmountaineers.org

Squeaky Wheels

Supports the bicycling community and nonmotorized transportation options on Bainbridge. Hosts a chili feed fundraiser the day of Chilly Hilly, the last Saturday in February, and the annual Bike for Pie Ride in August. Meets third Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way W. #307. 206-780-2434 • info@squeakywheels.org http://squeakywheels.org

Wing Point Golf & Country Club

Jeff D’Amico, general manager 811 Cherry Ave. 206-842-2688 • bobh@wingpointgolf.com www.wingpointgolf.com

Port Madison Yacht Club

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EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES Bainbridge Island Pony Club

Riding and horse management skills for ages 6-25. Susan Collins: 206-842-1548 • biponyclub@ gmail.com

Bainbridge Saddle Club

Private facility for shows, clinics, competition and pleasure riding. 7650 Day Road 206-842-1812 http://bainbridgesaddleclub.org

Countryman Stables

Whitethorn Farm

Major and minor leagues for T-ball, softball and All-Star teams. www.bilittleleague.com registrar@bilittleleague.org

Bainbridge Island Gymnastics Club


Bainbridge Island Junior Football

Sign up online in January; teams start play in March for ages 13-15. www.eteamz.active.com/bibr

Bainbridge Island Diving Team

Mollie Bogardus Boarding, training, hunter/jumper lessons, lesson horses and show barn. 10300 Secretariat Lane 206-999-1181 • bogardus1@aol.com

Bainbridge Island Little League

Janet Grunbok USDF-certified instructor specializing in dressage; boarding available. 7130 NE Day Road. 206-842-6421 • janet@whitethornfarm.com http://whitethornfarm.com

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Kathy Countryman Horse boarding, training and lessons. 5349 MacDonald Avenue 206-842-1408 • www.countryman stables.com Haven Farm

Rebecca Parker Black Polish and Crabett Arabian horses. Breeding, lessons, showings and sales. 5524 Lynwood Center Road 206-842-7329 • bparker@peoplepc.com www.tristtan.com

For youths in third grade through sixth grade. Winter and spring seasons. 206-855-0500 or 206-842-1481 dpippinger@bainbridge.wednet.edu www.bainbridgewrestling.com

Chris Miller Competitive springboard diving at intermediate and national level. 206-842-2302 • biaquatics.org

Bainbridge Island Wrestling Club Dan Pippinger

Bryan Garoutte For boys and girls ages 6-18. 206-842-2306, ext. 117 • bryan@biparks. org biparks.org/team2/ For youth, ages 8-14 (Grades 3-8). Secretary@Bainbridgefootball.org www.bainbridgefootball.org

Bainbridge Island Volleyball

Julie Miller Volleyball for adults or youths of all ages. 842-2306, ext. 114 • julie@biparks.org

B.I. Roller Hockey League

Coed youth recreational league for ages 7-17. Registration in February. Season is May-July. info@bihockey.org or www.bihockey.org

Bainbridge Water Polo

Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center Water polo for ages 8-13. 206-842-2302

B.I. Rope Skippers

Stay Informed! The City offers a variety of ways to Connect and keep track of what’s happening:

Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Sign up to receive emergency alerts on your cell phone or email. Text 98110 to 888777 from any mobile device or visit www.nixle.com

Report a Non-emergency Issue

Report non-emergency issues such as potholes, code enforcement, and vegetation impeding the roadway via SeeClickFix on COBI’s website: www.bainbridgewa.gov

Get Weekly Updates

Sign up on the City website to receive the City Manager’s Report, a weekly e-newsletter with information about upcoming meetings, City Council decisions, new ordinances, events, and more. Like us on social media:

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Jump in all kinds of events and competitions, with medals in national and world competitions. Junior and senior teams. Classes and summer camp are offered through Park District for ages 6-12. biropeskippers@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/pages/Bainbridge-IslandRope-Skippers/337966076445

Lacrosse: Boys

Boys lacrosse (grades K-12). 206-780-6809 • loralajorza@aol.com www.bainbridgelax.com

Lacrosse: Girls

Brian Sweeney Girls lacrosse (grades 3-12). registrar@bainbridgegirlslax.com www.bainbridgegirlslax.com

Spartans Baseball Club

Select baseball team for ages 13-16. mebaggett@aol.com

B.I. Youth Soccer Club

Recreational & competitive soccer for ages 3-18. (888) 360-9908 • www.bifc.net

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Island GOVERNMENT MUNICIPAL Bainbridge Island City Hall

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday 280 Madison Ave. • 206-780-8591 www.bainbridgewa.gov

City Information

General Information: 206-780-8591 Public Works Operations & Maintenance: 206-842-1212 Bainbridge Island is at www.ci.bainbridgeisl.wa.us. The website includes a calendar of upcoming meetings (with agendas), as well as archived minutes and agendas, information on pending city projects, proposed land-use actions, and a “How Do I” section with information on applying for building permits, special event permits, building inspections and more. City Manager Morgan Smith 206-842-2545 • msmith@bainbridgewa.gov Morgan Smith joined city staff as deputy city manager in October 2010. Previously, she had been the executive director for the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, but before that, had served as the chief of strategic planning and director of fiscal policy for the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Smith also was acting city manager for the city of Bainbridge after the departure of former city manager Brenda Bauer in early 2012, and was appointed interim city manager until Doug Schulze was hired later that year.

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Deputy City Manager Ellen Schroer 206-780-8619 • eschroer@bainbridgewa.gov Ellen Schoer was appointed finance director in fall 2010 and was promooted to deputy city manager in 2018. She is a former budget manager for the city of Seattle, where she was employed for nearly 10 years before joining Bainbridge staff five years ago. City Attorney Joe Levan 206-842-2545 • jlevan@bainbridgewa.gov Joe Levan has lived on Bainbridge Island since 1995. Before taking over as city attorney in June 2016, he was a staff lawyer for Municipal Research & Services Center, an independent non-profit in Seattle that provides advice and research assistance to municipalities across

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legal services for the city, providing legal advice to the city manager, city council, staff and citizen committees and commissions. City Clerk Christine Brown 206-780-8624 • cityclerk@bainbridgewa.gov The city clerk coordinates the development of the city council meeting agendas. The clerk is also the city’s official record keeper, and is responsible for maintaining records of ordinances and resolutions passed by the city council, updating the municipal code and posting legal notices.

Kol Medina, Mayor and council member North Ward, Position 2 206-512-7155 • kmedina@bainbridgewa.gov Kol Medina is an attorney and was elected in November 2015 to the council. Medina has lived on Bainbridge for more than 15 years. He formerly served as the executive director of the West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island. Before his work at local nonprofits, Medina, a graduate of Stanford Law School, worked for three years at the law firm of Foster Pepper.

City Council 206-842-2545 • council@bainbridgewa.gov The council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at city hall. The council alternates between business meetings and study sessions. The seven-member, nonpartisan city council is the legislative branch of city government. The council sets public policy for the city, enacts ordinances and approves a budget. The council is also responsible for defining the functions, powers and duties of city officers and employees. Bainbridge Island operates under the councilmanager form of government, and the members

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Sarah Blossom, South Ward, Position No. 6 206-715-3240 • sblossom@bainbridgewa.gov Sarah Blossom is an attorney who was first elected to the Bainbridge Island City Council in 2011. She ran unopposed and was elected to a

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second term in November 2015. Blossom is a lifelong, fifth-generation Islander and a graduate of Seattle University and the Seattle University School of Law. Ron Peltier At Large, Position 1 206-842-3601 • rpeltier@bainbridgewa.gov Ron Peltier is a carpenter who has lived on Bainbridge Island for 52 years. He attended Bainbridge High and graduated with the Class of 1969. After attending Olympic College, he began his carpentry career on the island. Peltier’s familiar to many as one of the founders of Islanders for Responsible Development. Matthew Tirman South Ward, Position 3 206-898-2616 • mtirman@bainbridgewa.gov Matthew Tirman was elected to the council in November 2017. He has lived on Bainbridge since 2012. Tirman is the chief commercial officer of PlanetRisk, a global big data analytics company based out of Washington, D.C. Leslie Schneider Central Ward, Position No. 4 206-842-1212 • lschneider@bainbridgewa.gov Leslie Schneider was appointed to the city council in May 2018 to fill the vacant Central Ward seat. Schneider is the co-founder of OfficeXpats, a business that provides coworking space and a collaborative hub for independent professionals. OfficeXpats on the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce small business of the year award in 2014 for its support of local businesses and the community. Schneider has also served ont he boards of Sustainable Bainbridge and the Kitsap Regional Library Association. Rasham Nassar Central Ward, Position No. 5 206-780-0756 • nrasham @bainbridgewa.gov Rasham Nassar was elected to the council in November 2017. She is co-owner of Bainbridge Organic Farm, an owner of an eco-friendly Island business, and a certified researcher for an Island-based real estate appraisal firm. Rasham is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley. Joe Deets North Ward, Position 7 206-660-6350 • jdeets@bainbridgewa.gov Joe Deets was elected to the council in November 2017. He is a consultant for a solar energy firm who has lived on the island since 2000. Deets is a graduate of Antioch University Seattle, Seattle


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University and the University of Montana.

City Department of Planning & Community Development 206-780-3750 (main number) Planning Director Gary Christensen 206-780-3756 • pcd@bainbridgewa.gov Gary Christensen joined city staff last year. He formerly was the administrator/manager of the Skagit County Planning and Development Services Department. He is a certified planner with 30-plus years of experience in local government, with 27 of those years working for Skagit County. He is a graduate of Washington State University and has a master’s degree in regional planning. Christensen also has a bachelor of science degree in agricultural land resources from Montana State University, with an emphasis in landscape design. He has served as an appointed member of the Puget Sound Partnership and Washington State Conservation Commission Ag Incentives Committee, and also as president of the Washington State Association of County and Regional Planning Directors. Planning Counter Hours Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m.-Noon

Bainbridge Municipal Court

Judge Sara McCulloch Rolling Bay Courthouse 10255 NE Valley Road 206-842-5641 • court@ bainbridgewa.gov Judge Sara McCulloch was sworn in as Bainbridge Island Municipal Court Judge in December 2013 and began her second term in January 2018. She was previously a senior deputy prosecutor for King County, and had worked in the Prosecutor’s office since 1999. McCulloch was a senior specialist for sex offender registrationrelated cases and issues.

City Police Department

Interim Police Chief Jeff Horn 625 Winslow Way E. Emergencies Only: 911 Business: 206-780-4686 policedept@bainbridgewa.gov Chief Jeff Horn became interim head of the BIPD following the departure of Matthew Hamner in Januaryt 2019

City Public Works

Director Barry Loveless

206-842-2016 • pwadmin@bainbridgewa.gov Operations & Maintenance 206-842-2016 • pwom@bainbridgewa.gov Barry Loveless was named the city’s Public Works Director in October 2013. Loveless previously worked as Public Works Director for the city of Poulsbo. He is licensed professional engineer and has a master’s degree in construction management from Georgia Tech University.

PARKS Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District Administrative Office • Strawberry Hill Park 7666 NE High School Road • District Office: 206-842-2306 206-842-2302 Teen Center: 206-842-2302 Park Board: Ken DeWitt, Michael Pollock, Lee Cross, Tom Swolgaard, Jay Kinney www.biparks.org Director Terry Lande 206-842-2306, ext. 112 • terry@biparks.org Terry Lande manages the day-to-day operations of the park district, which boasts an inventory of more than 1,500 acres, including the recently purchased Sakai property on Madison Avenue near Ordway Elementary. The Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District was formed during a special election on May 25, 1965 and the district celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. Lande came to Bainbridge from the Willamalane Park and Recreation District in Springfield, Oregon. He earned a bachelor’s degree in park and recreation management at the University of Idaho in 1977. After serving with the Kidsports program in Eugene, Oregon from 1979-83, he joined the Willamalane Park District in neighboring Springfield and supervised recreation programs there for eight years, before his promotion to director of recreation services in 1990. Bainbridge’s gain was Oregon’s loss: He left the state as the most successful high school girls basketball coach in the state’s 3A league history, and in 10 years as coach at Marist, a Catholic high school in Eugene, he amassed a record of 245-28 and his teams and claimed state titles in 1996, 1997 and 1999.

Parks Board of Commissioners

Management of the park district is guided by a five-member board of commissioners that sets park policies, and adopts an annual budget and capital plan. Park commissioners serve six-year terms, and the positions are unpaid.

Lee Cross Chair Commissioner Position 1 206-842-3544 • lcross@biparks.org Lee Cross became a park commissioner in November 2007 and was elected to another term in November 2013. She has a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. John T. “Tom” Swolgaard Vice Chair Commissioner Position 3 206-842-9861 • jtswolgaard@biparks.org Tom Swolgaard, an architect and outdoor enthusiast, first joined the board in 2004 and was elected to his current term in November 2013. He has served on all of the district’s committees and in all board leadership positions. Jay C. Kinney Commissioner Position 4 206-999-6262 • jkinney@biparks.org Jay Kinney was appointed to the park board in July 2011 and first elected as a commissioner in November 2013. He was elected to a six-year term in November 2015. Kinney has been an attorney for more than 30 years and works for the Seattle law firm of Scott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack. He worked his way through college and law school as a carpenter (he obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in 1980 and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1983). Ken DeWitt Commissioner Position 2 206-842-7429 • kdewitt@biparks.org Ken DeWitt has been a park commissioner since 2000 and was elected to his current term in November 2015. A mortgage banker, he was a leader in the effort to form a metropolitan park district, and also helped negotiate the acquisition of Hilltop Tree Farm. He has been a volunteer with the Bainbridge Island Little League, a Cubmaster with the Cub Scouts and a Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts, and has also served on the park district’s Trails Advisory and Waterfront Trails Committees. DeWitt holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (with an emphasis in natural resource management) from Humboldt State University. Michael Pollock Commissioner Position 5 206-842-0774 • mpollock@biparks.org Michael Pollock was elected to the park board in November 2017. He is a scientist/policy analyst for National


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Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Pollock is a graduate of the University of Washington and Humboldt State University.

Department Staff Dan Hamlin Park Services Division Director 206-245–7385 • dan@biparks.org David Harry Park Services Superintendent 206-351-4659 • dharry@biparks.org Douglas Slingerland Park Services Manager 206-499-0172 • douglas@biparks.org Tom Banman Fay Bainbridge Park & Campground Coordinator 206-842-3931 • tombbiparks.org Mark Benishek Recreation Division Director 206-842-2302, ext. 116 • mbenishek@ biparks.org Bryan Garoutte Recreation Superintendent 206-842-2306, ext. 124 • bryan@biparks.org Julie Miller Sports & Fitness Program Manager

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206-842-2306, ext. 114 • julie@biparks.org Shannon Buxton Youth & Teen Enrichment Program Manager 206-842-2306, ext. 125 • shannon@ biparks.org Sue Barrington Active Adult Program Manager 206-842-2306, ext. 140 • sbarrington@ biparks.org Jason Balangue Gymnastics Program Coordinator 206-842-2306, ext.126 • jason@biparks.org Megan Pleli Aquatics Program Manager 206-842-2302, ext. 102 • meganp@ biparks.org Jeff Ozimek Outdoor Program Manager 206-842-2302, ext. 115 • jeff@biparks.org Carolyn Ackerly Swim Team Coach 206-842-2302, ext. 106 • carolyn@ biparks.org April Cheadle Aquatics Masters Head Coach 206-842-2302, ext. 107 • april@biparks.org Lisa Claesson-Gordon

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BIFD Bainbridge Fire Department Station 21 (Main): 8895 Madison Ave. (To reopen in 2018) Station 22: 7934 Bucklin Hill Road Station 23: 12985 Phelps Road Emergencies only: 911 Business Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: 206-842-7686 www.bifd.org The Bainbridge Island Fire Department has been serving Bainbridge for more than 70 years. In 1942, Louis W. Sinnett formed Kitsap County Fire Protection District No. 2, when 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. The island’s first paid, shift firefighters were hired in 1978, and the department saw rapid growth and expansion over the next two decades with the construction of a new station on Madison Avenue. The Bainbridge fire district officially became the “Bainbridge Island Fire Department” in 1994, and two years later, plans were made to construct a new station on the north end of the island on Phelps Road that would include a training facility for career and volunteer members. In 2009, the community passed the first ever Emergency Medical Services levy which provided funds to hire firefighter/EMTs to open another fire station, Station 22 on Bucklin Hill Road. And in early 2016, island voters approved a $16 million bond measure to pay for new and improved facilities, as well as a 9-cent levy increase fore more firefighters to staff the department’s north end station.

Fire Chief Hank Teran Fire Chief Hank Teran came to Bainbridge in August 2007. Teran spent 28 years on the front lines with the Long Beach Fire Department and was a deputy chief for the Southern California department before taking the job as Bainbridge’s new chief.


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Fire Commissioners

Scott Isenman Commissioner Position 1 sisenman@bifd.org Scott Isenman was appointed to the board of commissioners in March 2007 and was elected to his position later that year. He was elected to a new six-year term in November 2015. Isenman has spent more than 30 years in the medical information technology field, and has been a state-certified EMT since 2000. He’s also been a longtime volunteer for the Bainbridge Island Ambulance Association. In 2010, he helped form and lead the nonprofit organization that puts on Bainbridge Island’s Fourth of July fireworks display. Isenman holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a master’s in business administration from San Diego State University. YongSuk Cho Commissioner Position 2 ycho@bifd.org YongSuk Cho was elected to the board for a sixyear term in November 2013. A first generation immigrant, he came to Bainbridge Island at the age of 17 from South Korea in 1988. He is a career firefighter/EMT for the Seattle Fire Department, but also served the Bainbridge department as a volunteer firefighter/EMT for more than 20 years. Gina Batali Commissioner Position 3 gbatali@bifd.org Gina Batali was appointed to the board in 2018 to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Bruce Alward. A north Bainbridge Island resident, Batali became a voice for enhanced staffing at the department’s Phelps Road station to improve emergency response times to the north end. Her term runs through 2023. Ernst “Fritz” von Ibsch Commissioner Position 4 206-842-7871 • fvonibsch@bifd.org A former resident of California, von Ibsch has lived on Bainbridge Island since 2014. He works in new product development for ArcanaNetworks, Inc., a software company that specializes in network automation for Cisco Systems’ routers, switches and voice solutions. von Ibsch was a first responder firefighter for the East Bay Regional Park District’s fire department while in college. He has an associate’s degree in fire service technology from Chabot College in Hayward,

California, and a bachelor’s degree in fire service management from California State University. Timothy S. Carey Commissioner Position 5 206-855-1017 • tcarey@bifd.org Tim Carey was elected to the board in November 2015. He previously served the board as an appointee in 2013. Carey moved to Bainbridge Island in 1999. He graduated in 2009 from the first Bainbridge Island firefighters’ academy and served as a volunteer firefighter before later working in a special service role under Capt. Dave Dilley.

Services for Bainbridge public schools prior to his appointment. He grew up on Bainbridge Island and graduated from Bainbridge High School. Bang-Knudsen has with him 25 years of experience in education, 18 of which have been spent in administration. He kicked off his tenure as superintendent buy conducting a three-month long listening tour, where he met with community members, teachers, parents and students in order to hear their concerns about the school district and foster open communication between the district administration and the public.

Department Staff

Sheila Jakubik Board President Director District 5 206-780-2514 • sjakubik@bisd303.org Sheila Jakubik was elected to the board in November 2013 and re-elected in November 2017. She is a preschool director at Bethany Lutheran Church on Bainbridge and has also been a special education teacher at Woodward Middle School and Bothell High School. Jakubik has a master’s degree in teaching from Whitworth University, and a bachelor’s degree

Finance Administrator Ed Kaufman 206-451-2037 Assistant Chief/Operations Jared Moravec 206-451-2034

Bainbridge Island School District

Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen 206-780-1050 • pbangknudsen@bisd303.org Peter Bang-Knudsen became superintendent of Bainbridge Island School District in 2016, succeeding Faith Chapel. Bang-Knudsen previously served as the Associate Superintendent of Administrative

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in English from the University of Washington. She has served as president and treasurer of the Bainbridge Island Parent Teacher Organization Coordinating Council and has volunteered for other school groups on the island. Mev Hoberg Board Vice President Director District 3 206-842-7791 • mhoberg@bisd303.org Mev Hoberg was appointed to the school board in April 2012 and elected to her position in November 2013. She was re-elected to a full four-year term in November 2015. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Hoberg graduated from Stanford University in 1987 with a bachelor’s in communication and worked at Stanford for 10 years. Hoberg moved to Bainbridge in 1999 and has been a familiar fixture in Bainbridge schools as a volunteer, where she’s helped out in classrooms, on PTOs and on advisory committees. Lynn Smith Director District 1 206-451-4644 • lsmith@bisd303.org Lynn Smith was elected to the school board in November 2015. She is an instructional designer and training

consultant for SAP Implementation. She has also been a committed volunteer in Bainbridge schools, serving as president of the Parent-Teacher Organization Coordinating Council; president of the Odyssey Multiage Program; and a fundraising chair for Bainbridge Cooperative Nursery School. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Mike Spence Director District 2 206-780-5774 • mspence@bisd303.org Mike Spence was first elected to the board in November 2009 and won a second term in November 2013. A Bainbridge resident since 1999, he is an attorney at the law firm of Helsell Fetterman, where is specializes in real estate and land use law. He is also a certified mediator and arbitrator and a licensed real estate law instructor. Tim Kinkead Director District 4 206-979-5512 • tkinkead@bisd303.org Tim Kinkead was appointed to the board in September 2010 and retained his position in the November 2011 election. He was voted to another term in November 2015. He is managing director of Preva Group, which helps education, global health and other philanthropic organizations effectively use data and technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona.

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County Commissioners 360-337-7146 Robert Gelder (D-Dist. 1 NK) rgelder@co.kitsap.wa.us

Charlotte Garrido (D-Dist. 2 SK) cgarrido@co.kitsap.wa.us Edward E. Wolfe (R-Dist. 3 CK) ewolfe@co.kitsap.wa.us

Kitsap County Courthouse Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 614 Division St., Port Orchard District Court: 360-337-7144 Superior Court: 360-337-7140

Kitsap County Health District

Health Officer: Susan Turner, M.D. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Main office: 345 Sixth St., Suite 300 Bremerton 360-337-5235 • www.kitsapcountyhealth.com Vital Statistics (birth and death certificates) Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday Clinic Services: 360-337-5235 Parent & Child Health: 360-337-4821

STATE Office of the Governor

Gov. Jay Inslee (D) 360-902-4111 • www.governor.wa.gov

State Legislators

Sen. Christine Rolfes (D) 360-786-7644 • christine.rolfes@leg.wa.gov Rep. Sherry Appleton (D) 360-786-7934 • sherry.appleton@leg.wa.gov Rep. Drew Hansen (D) 360-786-7842 • drew.hansen@leg.wa.gov

Olympia Legislature Hotline

(800) 562-6000 • support@leg.wa.gov

FEDERAL U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Sixth District) Bremerton Office 345 Sixth St., Suite 500, Bremerton 360-479-4011 800-947-6676 • www.house.gov/kilmer

U.S. Senate

Sen. Patty Murray (D) 206-553-5545 (Seattle) www.murray.senate.gov Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) 206-220-6400 (Seattle) www.cantwell.senate.gov

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AND COMMERCE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE Bainbridge Island boasts a “shop local” mantra, and its residents view the economy as closely related with the community. The island’s business community is supported by two organizations: the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce.

Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce Rex Oliver, President/CEO The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce serves as a business advocacy organization and lead agency for island tourism and economic vitality for its more than 630 members and the island community. The chamber’s roots stretch back more than 80 years, and the non-profit organization works with virtually every organization on the island and a majority of businesses to promote business, ensure a healthy business climate and promote Bainbridge Island as a wonderful place to live, work and play. The chamber’s office is on Winslow Way East, between the Streamliner Diner and Johansson Clark Realty and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 395 Winslow Way East 206-842-3700 • info@bainbridge chamber.com www.bainbridgechamber.com

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Sustainable Business Network of Bainbridge Island A membership-based network of locally owned businesses, organizations and citizens, dedicated to strengthening our local economy through education, networking, marketing, & the promotion of business practices and policies that are socially, environmentally & economically responsible. Marge Williams Office Center 221 Winslow Way West 206-842-4439 (message only) info@sustainablebainbridge.org www.sustainablebainbridge.org

Bainbridge Graduate Institute Offers state-authorized MBA programs and business classes. Curriculum focuses on sustainability, ethics, responsibility & entrepreneurship. 284 NE Madrona Way, Suite 124 206-855-9559 • info@bgi.edu or www.bgi. edu

B.I. Lodging Association Association of inns, B&Bs, guest houses and rental cottages for short and extended stays on Bainbridge Island. bainbridgelodgingassociation@gmail.com. www.bainbridgelodging.com

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