Category: Other Musings

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?

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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

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 …

Island Tidbits: Madison Ave. Improvements, Earth Month Activities, Jazz for Bike Park, Women’s Clothing Equity, Daffodils’ Smile, and More

Non-Motorized Infrastructure Improvements Coming to Madison Avenue

If you’ve driven in or around Downtown Winslow lately, you’ve probably already noticed that work has begun on the so-called Madison Ave Non-Motorized and Sewer Improvement Bundled Project. The infrastructure project is expected …

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 …

Olympic College to Partner with Kitsap County and Virginia Mason to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages in Our Region

Olympic College - Virginia Mason logosMost of us are acutely aware that there is a significant shortage of health-care professionals across the United States and throughout our region. That’s one reason why Olympic College is partnering with the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners and Virginia

Life Aboard a small River Cruise Boat on the Danube was Educational, Entertaining and Eye-Opening. We Can’t Recommend it Enough!

As Edmonds-based travel guru Rick Steves likes to say, travel expands both your understanding of the world and your outlook on life. We couldn’t agree more after completing an 18-day River Cruise this past fall on the Danube in Europe, …

Fond Memories of Maui and How You Can Help to Rebuild this Beautiful Piece of Paradise

In recent weeks, while the Mainstream Media has moved on to other breaking stories, such as Hurricane Idalia on the East Coast, heat waves in the Midwest, the latest mass shooting, or the passing of iconic singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, …

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