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Community Celebration: Two Local Juneteenth Events on tap Today, plus Music, Food and Activities

Community Celebration: Two Local Juneteenth Events on tap Today, plus Music, Food and Activities

History of Juneteenth Goes Back to Emancipation Proclamation

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, setting in motion the end of slavery in the United States. The Civil War ended with the surrender of General

Kudos to Bainbridge Educator of the Year Liz Finin of Odessey and the Nun Who Helped Change My Life!

Kudos to Bainbridge Educator of the Year Liz Finin of Odessey and the Nun Who Helped Change My Life!

Most of us have had a teacher or two in our lives that influenced us in a positive way, or perhaps helped set the course for the rest of our lives. Or, even more so, left such an indelible mark …

Preparation Underway for Annual Founders Tournament; Meanwhile, Local Pickle-ballers Get Serious About Covered Courts

Preparation Underway for Annual Founders Tournament; Meanwhile, Local Pickle-ballers Get Serious About Covered Courts

Local Pickle Ballers are already fast at work prepping for the 5th Annual Bainbridge Island Founders Tournament, slated for August 7-11 at scenic Battle Point Park.

The multi-day tourney is a fundraiser for the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum in …

Island Tidbits: Symphony Names New Conductor, the Goats are Back at Blakeley, Time to Register for the Parade

Island Tidbits: Symphony Names New Conductor, the Goats are Back at Blakeley, Time to Register for the Parade

Ryan Dakota Ferris Named Symphony’s New Musical Director and Conductor

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has named Ryan Dakota Farris as its new Music Director and Conductor. Farris brings a wealth of experience and a dynamic presence to the BSO, …

Dawn Weaver’s Amazing Journey from Graphic Designer to Healthcare Worker to Maker of Artisanal Cutting Boards

Dawn Weaver’s Amazing Journey from Graphic Designer to Healthcare Worker to Maker of Artisanal Cutting Boards Dawn Weaver examines a board with epoxy resin details in BARN's Woodwoorking & Small Boatbuilding Studio in December, 2022.

By Jennifer Hemmingsen

Dawn Weaver likes a challenge. Right now, that challenge is making cutting boards that look like nothing you’ve ever seen.

Weaver’s artisanal-quality cutting boards, charcuterie boards, and small tables are instantly recognizable, even as the styles

Island Tidbits: First Friday Art Walk, Meet Artist Francene Levinson, City Launches New Publication, Beach Monitoring

Island Tidbits: First Friday Art Walk, Meet Artist Francene Levinson, City Launches New Publication, Beach Monitoring

Don’t Miss First Friday Art Walk June 7, Downtown Winslow

This popular event is held along Winslow Way and surrounding area, on the First Friday of every month, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Spend an evening experiencing all that downtown …

Near Life-long Islander – Catherine MacLeod – Snares BPA’s Prestigious Amy Award

Near Life-long Islander – Catherine MacLeod – Snares BPA’s Prestigious Amy Award

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) has named Catherine MacLeod as the recipient of its prestigious 2024 Amy Award. The Amy Award, established to honor the memory of gifted young artist Amy Burnett, is presented annually to recognize a promising emerging creative …

Island Tidbits: Dana’s Trail adds Improvements, a Dedicated Lane for Ferry Drivers, New Navy Ship Named in Honor of former BI Resident, Big Changes at Eleven Winery

Island Tidbits: Dana’s Trail adds Improvements, a Dedicated Lane for Ferry Drivers, New Navy Ship Named in Honor of former BI Resident, Big Changes at Eleven Winery

Improvements Made to Dana’s Trail

The City of Bainbridge Island recently teamed up with Squeaky Wheels and the Bainbridge Island School District to make improvements to Dana’s Trail. This trail is named after Dana Berg, a former Squeaky Wheels president …

Honor Island Veterans Today at American Legion Ceremony at Bainbridge High School

Honor Island Veterans Today at American Legion Ceremony at Bainbridge High School

This past weekend, you may have seen members of American Legion Collin Hyde Post 172 of Bainbridge Island distributing poppies throughout the community. Along with American flags adorning the streets and at the ferry terminal, these efforts were part of …

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

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