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Home Sewn: Handmade Clothes Make a Comeback

Home Sewn: Handmade Clothes Make a Comeback Alex McKeon shows off a T-Shirt she sewed -- one of many garments she's made herself. Increasingly, Islanders are rediscovering the benefits of making their own clothes.

By Jenn Hemmingsen

Like many people, Alex McKeon thought garment sewing was “out of her league” before she tried it. The accomplished weaver remembers being awed by people who sewed their own wardrobes.

“After my first class, I was stunned

Native Islander and Successful Entrepreneur Heather Jaynes has Transformed the Willowtree and has Added a New Store, Hidden Gem

Native Islander and Successful Entrepreneur Heather Jaynes has Transformed the Willowtree and has Added a New Store, Hidden Gem

Heather Jaynes is your classic entrepreneur. She started cleaning houses on Bainbridge Island when she was 19 years old to pay her way through college. That effort morphed into a commercial cleaning services firm that later spawned a line of …

Bainbridge Organic Distillers Triumphs with Multiple Wins at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Bainbridge Organic Distillers Triumphs with Multiple Wins at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Bainbridge Organic Distillers, tucked away in some beautifully appointed digs in the Coppertop Business Park on Sportsmen’s Club Road, has been scoring big of late in the world of craft distilling. The renowned organic distillery, one of the first …

Acquistion of former Comcast Property Adds to Strawberry Hill Park’s Concept Plan; Trillium Run on Tap May 11

Our parks continue to grow. The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District recently added 9.2 acres to Strawberry Hill Park, acquiring the former Comcast (better known as Xfinity) property east of the park on High School Road.  

The

Watching the Parks District “Preserve” our Beloved Moritani Preserve is Hard to Observe When Reality Sets in

Watching the Parks District “Preserve” our Beloved Moritani Preserve is Hard to Observe When Reality Sets in

Like thousands of other islanders, we cherish our parks and trails. They are a wonderful escape and repose from the stress of everyday life.

We, too, realize that the parks and park lands are living, breathing organisms that sometimes require …

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 …

Calling All Actors. Island Theater is Holding Auditions for its Upcoming 10-Minute Play Festival

Calling All Actors. Island Theater is Holding Auditions for its Upcoming 10-Minute Play Festival

By Kevin Dwyer

Island Theatre will hold auditions for its 11th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th at the Grange, 10340 N. Madison Avenue NE, on Bainbridge Island. Auditions will be held from

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 …

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