Category: Living on B.I.

“Worlds and Reflections” – Artist Lily Bobek

Lily Bobek in her studioFor island newcomer, Lily Bobek, creating art has been a lifelong passion. However, moving to the Pacific Northwest and especially Bainbridge Island has inspired her to focus on the beauty of nature through landscapes filled with abstract images of …

It’s Chilly Hilly Time – Kick off the 2023 cycling season PNW style!

Chilly Hilly Logo 2023 courtesy of Cascade.orgFor many Bainbridge Islanders and Pacific Northwesterners, cycling isn’t just a wonderful way to exercise and enjoy our beautiful PNW scenery, it’s a way of life and an environmentally friendly source of transportation—regardless of the weather or your cycling ability.…

City New Bytes: Share Your Feedback on COBI’s Waste Reduction Ordinance, Eagle Harbor Drive, Winslow Subarea Plan, Island Speed Limits, Vehicle Break-ins and Prowlers, Free Sandbags and more!

City News Bytes

MLK Chamber of Commerce closure announcement 2023 image courtesy of the BI Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

Share your Feedback Waste Reduction with COBI image courtesy of BI Chamber of CommerceWASTE REDUCTION FEEDBACK: Bainbridge’s new regulations to reduce single-use waste became effective on January 1, 2023, introducing a 25c fee on take-out cups for consumers, and a requirement to use home compostable service ware items …

Island Poet Laureate Michele Bombardier to host Open Mic Night at the BARN

BARNWhat do Poet Laureate’s do when they’re not reviewing poems or thinking up a new verse or two? Michele Bombardier, the island’s first-ever Poet Laureate, has come up with an unusual twist to her new gig.

She’s hosting a

It’s TABOO! Island Theatre is accepting submissions of original 10-minute plays for 10th annual Ten-Minute Play Festival – deadline March 1, 2023

Call for Submissions poster Ten Minute Play Festival 2023For the first time in the ten-year history of Island Theatre’s Ten-Minute Play Festival, they’ve decided to have a theme: Taboo!

“Our intention for adding a writing theme would be to spice things up in our tenth Festival with …

Traditional Taiko Drumming, Mochi-Making Highlight Bainbridge Japanese Festival

MOCHITSUKI POSTER 2023 w trims.Rain, wind and blustery weather couldn’t keep islanders and visitors from attending this past weekend’s Mochi Tsuki – the Japanese New Year’s festival – at Woodward Middle School.

“It’s exciting to have this back after so many years,” said Clarence

Jeannette Franks on volunteering, activism and her new book, Intentional Aging – 7 Practical Actions to Live Well and Minimize the Risk of Dementia

Jeannette Franks author photo by Joel SackettI first connected with Jeannette Franks through her work with Weed Warriors, which she founded in 2003 and remains an active participant of the organization. Up until recently, I had no idea that Jeannette wasn’t just an environmental volunteer, …

UPDATE ON COBI WASTE REDUCTION 2023: TEMPORARY EXEMPTION ITEMS ANNOUNCED / 25-CENT FEE ON DISPOSABLE CUPS /  WHERE TO PURCHASE REUSABLE CUPS LOCALLY / GREEN PAPER PRODUCTS OFFERING PROMO ON PRODUCTS TO BI RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

#ClimateSmartBainbridge image provided by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce 2023In November 2021, City Council adopted new regulations to reduce single-use plastic waste, effective January 1, 2023.

These regulations are intended to reduce waste in our environment and litter in the ocean, protect public health, and reduce our dependence on …

Make January 16th a “day on not a day off” and join Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation District for their annual Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service at Blakely Harbor Park

Blakely Harbor Park tv_ad_mlk_day_12.8.22After a three-year pandemic hiatus BI Parks and its partners, including Blakely Harbor Park’s neighbor IslandWood, Sustainable Bainbridge and the BI Parks and Trails Foundation, are back hosting the annual Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service.…

Mochi Tsuki is an Island Japanese Festival Like None Other. Check it out on Saturday

MOCHITSUKI POSTER 2023 w trims.For more than three decades, the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) has hosted Mochi Tsuki, a Japanese festival aimed at ringing in the New Year in a traditional way. After a two-year hiatus due to the Pandemic, the …

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