Category: Businesses and Community Resources

Local Boy Makes Good: “Thom” Alpaugh Ascends from Ordinary Island Kid to Bainbridge Muni Court Judge

Thomas “Thom” Alpaugh – the island’s newly minted Municipal Court Judge – has deep island roots. His Dad established what many believe to be the first Bainbridge law firm in the 1950s. His mom worked for American Marine Bank (now …

Honoring Local History Heroes and a New Look – The Bainbridge History Museum

Each year, the Bainbridge History Museum (BHM) honors and recognizes those individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions to the fulfillment of the Museum’s mission to “preserve and share the stories of Bainbridge Island to promote …

Powering Up in an Emergency

By Jenn Hemmingsen

When the lights go out on Bainbridge Island, local amateur radio operator and Bainbridge Prepares volunteer Jim Henderson wants residents to be prepared.

That’s why he designed a portable emergency backup power supply capable of keeping phones, …

From Pizza to Small Business Ownership – Samantha and Doug Christopherson on their business, Bainbridge Event Rentals

If you’re planning an event on Bainbridge Island or the Kitsap Peninsula, the go-to place for all your needs is Bainbridge Event Rentals (BER), which was founded in 2019, but for owners Samantha and Doug Christopherson, who purchased …

City News Bytes: New Ferry Terminal Walkway, Vote on tap for School Tech Levy, Pool Talk, Agate Pass Bridge Lane Closures

CNB February 9, 2024 Photo courtesy of WSDOTNew Ferry Terminal Pedestrian Walkway Open

After a nearly a year and a half of construction, the new overhead pedestrian walkway at the Bainbridge terminal finally opened this past week.

Work has been underway since the Summer of 2022 to …

Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) Broadens Its Commitment to Grief Support with the Launch of the Grievers Library: A Source of Healing and Hope

Grievers LibraryIsland Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) continues to expand its mission of aiding those in our community dealing with grief. Recently, IVC proudly introduced the Grievers Library, a project that extends its commitment to supporting individuals on their grief journey. In …

Local Pickleball Community is Stepping Up by Organizing itself into a Nonprofit, Pursuing Covered Courts and More

Founders Courts courtesy of Bainbridge Island Pickleball, BIPRD - Battle Point ParkBainbridge, of course, is the home of Pickleball, and the sport is exploding all over the world. Celebrities are playing it on a regular basis, there’s a pro circuit well underway, and it’s even mentioned on television sit-coms and variety …

City News Bytes: Fix our Ferries Town Hall this Saturday, HRB Grant will Reduce Affordable Housing Costs, Guv’s Housing Victory

Rep. Nance to Hold Town Meeting to Fix Our Ferries

Whether you’re a regular commuter or an occasional rider or driver, the Washington State Ferries are our lifeline to the mainland. Before the Pandemic in 2020, the Bainbridge-Seattle ferry was …

BEING FUTURE-READY IN THE NOISY NOW – A conversation with Bob Johansen and Scott James – Tuesday, January 23, 2024 6:30-7:30 pm

Being Future Ready image courtesy of Eagle Harbor Book Co.Please join Eagle Harbor Books for an uplifting and interactive dialogue between a voice from the future looking back (Bob Johansen, a futurist) and a voice from the present looking forward (Scott James, a community organizer).…

Stephen’s House – Creating Connections that Serve Our Special Needs Community

BISNF - Stephen's House logoThe Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation (BISNF), also known as Stephen’s House, is a non-profit organization designed to assist adults with developmental disabilities. As stated in their “Mission” statement, they “believe that adults with disabilities thrive through participation …

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