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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

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.  

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