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Pickleball in National Limelight; Founders Tourney on Tap (correction) August 5, 2022 by Kevin Dwyer Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Events, Living on B.I., Parks & Recreation, Visit Bainbridge, Visiting B.I. - *August 5, 2022 - Editors Note: this article was corrected to remove an editing error in paragraph two (reference to Terry and Marty Smith) Pickleball is becoming ubiquitous. The game that had its humble beginnings on our little rock back in the mid-1960s is becoming a national phenomenon seemingly overnight. This past weekend, Parade Magazine, one of the country's largest circulated periodicals, did a cover story on Pickleball, with references to Bainbridge Island, pictures of the founders and their families, and quotes from celebrities and sports stars, such as George Clooney, Matthew Perry and Chase Utley, who regularly play. A few weeks back, the New Yorker (yes that one!) - the weekly bible of arts, culture and literature - did a deep dive into this growing past time. Over the last year, other national media outlets, such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN and CBS, have done stories or television segments on the sport, not to mention any number of local newspapers and magazines. If you're a subscriber or regular follower of The Island Wanderer, then you know that Pickleball was recognized last spring as the "official… Continue Reading
First Friday Art Walk – August 5, 2022 August 2, 2022 by Margaret Millmore 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, 6-8 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  is proud to announce their annual exhibition of paintings by indigenous artists from Yuendumu in Australia’s Central Desert. Receptions will be held on First Friday, August 5th and First Friday, September 2nd from 6 to 8 PM. Jeffrey Moose will deliver a short talk at the September event. A Facebook livestream will run from 5:20-5:40 on both dates for those unable to attend. The gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East,… Continue Reading
Pulte Homes’ 275 Degrees Latest Entry in BI Condo Market July 30, 2022 by Kevin Dwyer Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, DestinationBainbridgeIsland, Living on B.I., News You Can Use - There was a time and place on Bainbridge Island when most new residential development was of the single-family home variety. Think North Town Woods, Hidden Cove Estates, North Hill, Commodore West and Lynwood Center. But those days are gone. Over the past 10-15 years, the island has seen the emergence of multi-family condo and town home developments centered mostly in-and-around the greater Downtown Winslow core. Think Harbor Square, the Grow Community, Sakai Village, Vineyard Lane, the Winslow Mews, among others. The latest entry into this popular housing segment is the unusually named “275 Degrees” town homes located on the corner of Madison Avenue and Wallace Way. The property, developed by Pulte Homes of Bellevue, includes 24 units – half of which have been spoken for – that range in size from roughly 1700 square feet to just over 2400 square feet. The larger units that include three bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a two-car garage start at an asking price of $1.1 million, while the smaller units that include two bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a two garage start at an asking price of $976,000. “We were… Continue Reading
Bainbridge High Grad Greg Nance Runs to Help Troubled Youth July 27, 2022 by Kevin Dwyer Posted in: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island, Living on B.I., People, Arts, Culture, Music, Food and Wine - Greg Nance runs and runs and runs. The 2007 Bainbridge High School graduate just completed a 3,156 mile trek across America - from New York City to Ocean Shores, WA - to raise funds and awareness for his non-profit that supports youth who are challenged by mental health. "I started with a foot in the Atlantic on April 25th and ran the equivalent of 120 marathons across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington to dip my feet in the Pacific on July 17th," he says on his web site, https://www.gregrunsfar.com/. The ultra-marathoner is somewhat of a media darling, having garnered coverage for his recent accomplishment from the Seattle Times feature and KING 5 TV , among other outlets. You can also follow him @GregRunsFar on Instagram to see the beautiful landscapes he passed and read his daily recaps and meet "some of the wonderful folks I connected with along the way." "Our mission," he says, "is to spark a nationwide movement for youth mental health. We've raised over $108,000 from donors in all 50… Continue Reading
Join the Bainbridge Public Library for the August 2022 First Friday Art Walk, featuring artist Robin Martin July 26, 2022 by Margaret Millmore 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. The Bainbridge Public Library is proud to present an exhibit by artist Robin Martin Robin will host a “meet and greet” from 5pm-7pm on Friday, August 5th to open her new exhibit, “Joyous Expressions” for First Friday Art Walk Robin Martin was born and raised in Cohasset, Massachusetts and spent a great deal of time during her childhood and teenage years drawing and painting. This early passion wove itself around her heart and motivated her to attend the Art Institute of Boston. One summer break, she met and fell in love with a Spaniard and subsequently moved to Spain, where they married in… Continue Reading

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