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Island Tidbits: Bainbridge Named Top Small Town, Paws Gala, Crescendo Concert, First Friday Art Walk

Island Tidbits: Bainbridge Named Top Small Town, Paws Gala, Crescendo Concert, First Friday Art Walk

 

As most of us know, the West is home to some of the most charming and scenic small towns in the country, hosting amazing art communities, tons of outdoor adventure opportunities, and top-notch dining options.

Bainbridge Island has been …

Island “Character” Gerald Simonsen Opens Bainbridge’s Newest Italian Eatery – Trattoria Isola – in The Pavilion

Island “Character” Gerald Simonsen Opens Bainbridge’s Newest Italian Eatery – Trattoria Isola – in The Pavilion

Gerald Simonsen is a bit of a character. With his long hair and impressive beard, he looks like he could have been a radical professor at UC Berkeley back in the 1960s.

Instead, he’s an entrepreneur, with a flair for …

Here’s How Stephanie Reese Turned her Dream and Vision into Bainbridge Island’s First Asian Heritage Festival!

 

By Denise Stoughton

That Stephanie Reese dreamed the month-long Asian Heritage Festival into being, proves that sometimes really big ideas come in small packages! The Island Wanderer sat down with Stephanie to learn what inspired her to bring the …

Dr. Howard Frumkin shares the “Superpowers of Our Parks and Trails” April 25, for youth, family health and wellness 

Dr. Howard Frumkin shares the “Superpowers of Our Parks and Trails” April 25, for youth, family health and wellness 

Courtesy of Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation

Our parks and trails deliver an astonishing range of physical and mental health benefits – and the science behind this nature-health connection has blossomed in recent years.   

Join us as Dr. Howard Frumkin presents …

Never Heard of Mason Bees? Check out a Presentation this Sunday and see What They can do for Your Garden

Never Heard of Mason Bees? Check out a Presentation this Sunday and see What They can do for Your Garden

Did you know that just 250 Blue Orchard Mason Bees can accomplish the same pollination work as about 40,000 honeybees? And that our local parks are home to these fabulous little creatures?

Join the Bainbridge Island Parks and Trails Foundation

What’s all that Croaking You’re Hearing in Your Neighborhood? It’s the Soothing Sound of Chorus Frogs

The recent day or so of cold, gray and wet weather notwithstanding, spring has sprung on Bainbridge Island and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Early growing flowers like daffodils are blooming, birds are returning to nest, squirrels are coming out of …

Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island Expands to Include Kitsap Peninsula Wineries, Rebrands as Kitsap Winery Alliance

Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island Expands to Include Kitsap Peninsula Wineries, Rebrands as Kitsap Winery Alliance

It wasn’t that long ago that Bainbridge Vineyards and Winery – once housed where the Vineyard Lane condominium complex is now located – was the only operating vineyard and winery on the island. It was, in fact, one of the …

“All of Us”: Amabile Choir to Hold Not One, But Two Spring Concerts this Coming Weekend

“All of Us”: Amabile Choir to Hold Not One, But Two Spring Concerts this Coming Weekend

Former Islander Anne Pell, a well-known local pianist, jazz musician and music teacher who now lives in Italy, did Bainbridge and the Kitsap region a big favor nearly a dozen years ago when she decided to start a local …

Hey Bainbridge Islanders, You’re Living the Dream, and You’re Living Longer than most Washingtonians!

Hey Bainbridge Islanders, You’re Living the Dream, and You’re Living Longer than most Washingtonians!

 

Most of us are familiar with the nouveau expression, “Living the Dream.” Many Bainbridge Islanders – especially new ones – use it to describe their lives on our little rock. And why not. There’s so much to do here, …

Regional Escape: Get a Taste of a European Bavarian Village in the Beautiful Mountain Town of Leavenworth!

Regional Escape: Get a Taste of a European Bavarian Village in the Beautiful Mountain Town of Leavenworth!

Holy Schnitzel! The charming, little Bavarian village of Leavenworth, WA., nestled in the heart of the Cascade Mountains in Central Washington, is a great escape anytime of the year, but it is usually at its best in late fall, winter …

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