Category: Businesses and Community Resources

City News Bytes: Lawsuit against Former Mayor, Bethany Moves Forward, New Waste Regs for Businesses

City News BytesLawsuit Alleges Conflict of Interest by former City Councilor 

Former Bainbridge Mayor and City Council member Kol Medina is the subject of a lawsuit alleging a conflict of interest over a donation made by CHI Franciscan to a foundation Medina …

Developer Doug Nelson Transforms old Clean Center into Offices

Doug NelsonIsland real estate developer Doug Nelson is transforming the old Clean Center building at 290 Madison Ave. – adjacent to City Hall – into a modern office and retail suite.

The 5,800-square-foot structure has housed a number of different businesses …

City News Bytes: Bethany On Tap, E-Bike Survey, Traffic Changes, Drug Take Back Day!

Bethany Lutheran 11-2022City News BytesCity Council to Vote on Affordable Housing Tonight

The Bainbridge Island City Council is planning to vote Tuesday evening October 25th on the somewhat controversial affordable housing density bonus plan for Bethany Lutheran Church property.
The Council took in nearly

Abell Smith’s Journey from (almost) Lawyer to Cartoonist to Webmaster – Grow Your World Web Connections

The Island Wanderer loves sharing the stories of local creatives and businesses, and quite often you can’t have the latter without the former. When we do share these stories, the subject isn’t always an islander, but they definitely have strong …

Come Join Town & Country Markets in Celebrating their 65th Anniversary this Saturday, October 22nd

T&C 65th Anniversary LogoIn the late 1800s, Jitsuzo Nakata and his family came to America from Japan, making their new home on Bainbridge Island. About the same time, another immigrant, Tom Loverich from Croatia, had also made his way to the island. Both …

Bainbridge Island Lodging Association Introduces “Last Minute Lodging”

Last Minute Lodging posterBainbridge Island is a beautiful place to visit, but if you’re looking for a spur-of-the-moment getaway, or you’re like me and have a big family, sometimes it can be problematic when it comes to finding accommodations, especially if it’s a …


Mickey Molinair courtesy of the BI Chamber of CommerceFor the past 14 years, Mickey Molnaire has steadfastly helped drive the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce efforts to modernize, develop small business initiatives and programs, advocate for our community, and plan and execute special events of all kinds.

That …

Affordable Housing on Bainbridge? City to Weigh in on Bethany Project

Bethany Lutheran propertySolving the affordable housing challenge on Bainbridge Island – and many other similarly affluent communities in Washington State and around the country – is a major hurdle in a world of escalating real estate prices, higher building costs and diminishing …

Next Phase of Downtown’s Grow Community Now Underway

Grow CommunityIt’s growing – again! The third phase of the Grow Community – the urban “Net Zero” neighborhood in Downtown Winslow – is now underway.

Grow is bordered by Wyatt Way, Grow Avenue and Shepard Way NE. The new construction, which …

Bainbridge Island Land Trust Native Plant Sale is Back! October 8, 2022

BILT Native Plant Sale 2022 courtesy of BILTLocation: Bainbridge First Baptist Church (8810 Madison Avenue NE) Saturday, October 8, 2022

-Early access for Land Trust members from 9am to 11am*
-General public access from 11am to 4pm

What’s new this year? Aside from the Bainbridge Island Land

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