Category: Businesses and Community Resources

Finding Fresh on Bainbridge Island – Farm and Flower Stands Around the Island

It’s a thing here on Bainbridge Island, we love our gardens, whether the gardens are full of edibles or just gorgeous flowers and greenery, and more often than not, we grow more than we can possibly consume and enjoy individually. …

Quitslund, Scott in Tight Battle for City Council Seat; Other Races Ho-Hum

Normally, we shy away from covering politics on the pages of The Island Wanderer, but we thought a clear, objective look at yesterday’s election results were in order.

Typically, City Council races generate the most interest among island voters because …

City is Working with Business Community, Others in an Effort to Reduce Plastic and other Waste on the Island

Reduce, reuse and recycle. The three Rs have been part of the culture and lexicon of Bainbridge Island for decades.

Bainbridge Disposal was one of the first waste management companies in the region – perhaps the state – to offer …

Don’t Miss Out on the City Council Candidates Forum this Friday!

Whether you’re an avid watcher of Bainbridge politics, City Hall and the City Council, or just a causal observer of the proceedings, knowing where the candidates stand on the issues of the day is paramount to representative democracy.

That’s why …

OfficeXpats: Where Entrepreneurs go to Share Space in a Collegial Environment

Dave Kragen may be the quintessential co-working space participant. An author of Sci-Fi novels and memoirs, the somewhat shy and introverted writer discovered OfficeXpats in 2012 and has never looked back.

Not only is he a long-time member of the …

Sick of Bad Roads on the Island? Help is on the Way

If you’ve driven your car or rode your bike around the island during the summer months, you’ve probably noticed a whole bunch of necessary road work being done by work crews.

In the not-too-distant past, city contractors completed the Wyatt …

Ok it’s not sexy, but PSE online discussion Monday of underground transmission lines should be informative  

Let’s face it, listening to a discussion about underground transmission lines is about as sexy as watching paint dry on a hot summer’s day.

But hear me out. If you’ve lived on Bainbridge Island for any length of time, you’re …

Safeway Banner Fence is the Latest in a Long Line of Island Message Boards

Ever notice all those banners that usually hang on the chain-link fence in front of Safeway on High School Road?  Pre-pandemic, the fence was usually adorned from one end to the other, and the banners changed regularly announcing everything from …

The “New” Messenger House is a Significant Upgrade

“They’ve done an amazing job here,” said Steve Johnson, peering down a hallway of the newly renovated Fieldstone Memory Care facility in Rolling Bay.

A 50 year resident of Bainbridge Island, Johnson recalls his mother-in-law spending several “quality years” at …

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