Bainbridge Island Holiday Events Guide (Updated) – Here’s a Rundown of What’s Happening from December 1st through December 15th (and beyond) November 30, 2023 Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Events, Living on B.I., People, Arts, Culture, Music, Food and Wine, Visit Bainbridge, Visiting B.I. - ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY TURKEY NOW! Winney Farm has fresh birds for your holiday feast, visit their online ordering system here. THE ISLAND HOLIDAY COMMUNITY MEAL PROJECT – order deadline for December 22nd meals is Monday, December 11th! This year, the project is expanding its reach to include even more people. In addition to its traditional meal deliveries, the project will again offer a dine-in option at Saint Cecilia's Catholic Church from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The project is a collaboration led by compassionate and dedicated community volunteer Laura Van Dyke, Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC), Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center, and Sportsman's Club. Sign-up sheets, for both dine-in and delivered meals, are available at IVC, Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center, Helpline House, Winslow Arms, Finch Place, and Virginia Villa. NOW through DECEMBER 31ST: MANOR HOUSE CONCERT SERIES at Pleasant Beach Village – multiple dates throughout November and December. Click here for details and tickets. NOW through DECEMBER 10TH – Kiwanis Club Holiday Wreaths – Saturdays from 10am-4pm and Sundays from noon-3pm. Pick up at the entrance to Rite-Aid in Island Village. The Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island… Continue Reading
Roundabouts are the Latest Answer to Traffic Gridlock. And, Bainbridge is Right in the Middle of this Emerging Trend November 28, 2023 Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, Businesses and Community Resources, Living on B.I. - Roundabouts are the latest and greatest transportation craze, aimed at staunching traffic gridlock. They're ubiquitous throughout Europe and in other places around the world and help create driving efficiency and safety. America has been lagging behind, but is now beginning to catch up. And, our own little Highway 305, which runs from the Bainbridge ferry terminal to the interchange with state Highway 3 in Poulsbo, is smack in the middle of this emerging transportation trend - caught up in a sort of roundabouts gone wild scenario. This past summer the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) finally completed a first of several planned roundabouts on our lovable little highway at Johnson Way N.E. and 305 that includes a 14-foot sculpture designed by the Suquamish Tribe and serving as a Welcoming sign for Poulsbo. The roundabout is designed to reduce accidents and, in some ways, help to absorb additional traffic created by new development in and around the area. If you have driven on the island of late you know that the WSDOT has begun construction on two single lane roundabouts at the intersections of 305… Continue Reading
First Friday Art Walk – December 1, 2023 November 27, 2023 Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Events, Living on B.I., People, Arts, Culture, Music, Food and Wine, Visit Bainbridge, Visiting B.I. - Winslow Way and surrounding area, Downtown Bainbridge Island First Friday of every month, 6 to 8 PM Spend an evening experiencing all that downtown Bainbridge has to offer. Many galleries, shops and businesses will be participating this month showcasing the art of our talented creative community. Afterwards, stop by one of our many restaurants for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, or dinner. Enjoy an evening with a stroll through downtown visiting your favorite businesses and restaurants, shopping for gifts or items for yourself and your home. The walk begins on Winslow Way (near the ferry terminal) from 6PM to 8PM, see below for a taste of what some of our local businesses are doing: Jeffrey Moose Gallery proudly presents pastel paintings and prints by Jeffrey Moose for the months of December and January. A reception will be held First Friday, December 1st from 6-8 PM. A Facebook video tour will run from about 5:20 to 5:40. Originally inspired by French artist Odilon Rédon, whose works are in the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection, Mr. Moose began using pastels while in school in Chicago, eventually creating a series… Continue Reading
Join the Bainbridge Public Library for the December 2023 First Friday Art Walk, featuring “The Rockettes: Landscape, Plein Air and More” November 26, 2023 Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Events, Living on B.I., People, Arts, Culture, Music, Food and Wine, Visit Bainbridge, Visiting B.I. - The Bainbridge Public Library is dedicated to spreading the joy of reading and the discovery of ideas with not just our local community, but with visitors from near and afar. In addition, the library is fortunate to house beautiful local works of art both inside and outside the building. Each month the library celebrates a local artist (or artists) with an exhibit, which opens monthly on the Island’s First Friday Art Walk tour, and includes a reception hosted by the featured artist or artists. The Bainbridge Public Library is proud to present an exhibit by The Rockettes Artists - Fatima Young, Diana C. Benjamin, Nora Masters, Tannis Moore, Joanne Onorato, Gigi Godfrey, and Wendy Armstrong The artists will host a “meet and greet” from 5pm-7pm on Friday, December 1st to open their new exhibit, "The Rockettes: Landscape, Plein Air and More" for First Friday Art Walk THE ROCKETTES - PAINTING & CAMARADERIE Welcome to a collaborative exhibit of friendship and art. This show features the work of seven women who first met and painted together at Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island. In 2020, when COVID-19 restrictions limited… Continue Reading
Celtic Crossroads NW – Bringing the love of the Celtic world to Bainbridge Island November 23, 2023 Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Living on B.I., People, Arts, Culture, Music, Food and Wine, Visit Bainbridge, Visiting B.I. - For Joe and Frances Ayres, keeping their family together has always been a priority, so much so, that four generations of the family lived off the grid near Cocolalla Lake in Northern Idaho. The clan included Joe and Fran, both of their daughters, Debbie and Tracy and their families, as well as Fran’s mother. But living off the grid isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, and in 2008, Joe finally became tired of bulldozing snow from their driveway each year and he started looking for somewhere new that the whole family could relocate too. Debbie’s husband, Maxx Sonandre also wanted to be near his family, which were in the Tacoma area, and so Joe put a “pin in the map”, and hit on Port Townsend, where he coincidentally found a business for sale. The business was called Wandering Angus Celtic Traders, a gift and Celtic goods shop, that was originally founded by Helen Star and Steve Blamires in 2002. It was a dream come true, a place that the whole Ayres extended family could participate in, but also a place that celebrated their… Continue Reading
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