Category: Businesses and Community Resources

Island Village – Home of Safeway, and Once Controversial – Changes Hands

Island Village Shopping Center Bainbridge IslandThe Island Village Shopping Center on High School Road, home to Safeway, Rite Aid, Starbucks, First Federal, and many other retailers, was sold recently to a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company. Regency Centers Corp. purchased the 106,000 square foot center from Seattle’s

Island Volunteer Caregivers – Caring for our Island Community

IVC logoIVC got its start in 1996 when members of various island religious congregations realized the growing need in our community for an organization that would enable our most vulnerable populations—the elderly, the disabled and others with special needs—to live comfortably …

The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce Renovation – A Community Project

Chamber offices pre-renovation - photo courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Chamber of CommerceIf you’ve wandered past the Chamber of Commerce office on Winslow Way or popped in to do business at the Licensing Desk in the last several months, you’ve probably noticed a few changes. Furniture moving around, walls coming down, new …

Bay Hay and Feed—Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Bay Hay and Feed General Store - looking down from the office staircaseWhen you first enter Bay Hay and Feed, your initial thoughts might be, “oh, this is a quaint little store” but don’t be fooled, quaint it is, little it is not. The Rolling Bay store isn’t new, in fact, …

Grow, Roundabouts Part of City Council’s First ‘Live’ Meeting Tuesday

Grow ProjectThe public is invited to weigh in on two long-standing issues on Tuesday March 22 during the Bainbridge Island City Council‘s first in-person meeting in quite some time.

The two public hearings include the Grow Community’s proposal to alter

April is Celebrate Trees! Earth Month Bainbridge Island 2022

Earth Month Bainbridge Island 2022 courtesy of Sustainable BainbridgeSustainable Bainbridge logoApril is Earth Month on Bainbridge Island, and we are celebrating with activities and events for all ages to raise awareness for Earth Day and Arbor Day.

Everyone can take action and join activities to support and celebrate our environment …

Join the WAYPOINT WOODS COMMUNITY CONVERSATION & WALKING TOUR Sunday, March 20, 2-4 p.m.

BIPF Waypoint Woods Community Conversation imageThe 3-acre Waypoint Woods is located at the corner of Olympic and Harborview drives. The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation (BIPF), in collaboration with the Seattle-based AHBL land use and design firm, is leading the planning process to improve the park …

Upcoming Hearing will Discuss Property Transfer for Future Roundabout(s) on 305!

Rendering of SR305 RoundaboutIf you’ve driven “off island” on Highway 305 between Bainbridge and Poulsbo in the last year or so, you’ve no doubt encountered the road work being done at the intersection of Johnson Road and our beloved state highway.

The new …

Nonprofit is Here to Help Bainbridge Restaurants Move from Plastic to Renewable Service Ware

Back in October* and December* of 2021, my co-blogger Kevin Dwyer wrote about the City of Bainbridge Island’s new ordinance that would require businesses to reduce plastic and single-use food service products. The first part of that ordinance went …

Veg Club: Free Gardening Classes at the Bainbridge Public Library – Beginning March 8th at 7pm (via Zoom)

Spring is just around the corner and there are plenty of ways to make this year’s garden the best. One way is to attend Veg Club at the Bainbridge Public Library. You’ll learn about site selection, soil prep, Northwest adapted …

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