Category: Parks & Recreation

Story Behind the Story: How Deal was Sealed for the Emergence of a New Indoor Pickleball Facility in Poulsbo

Story Behind the Story: How Deal was Sealed for the Emergence of a New Indoor Pickleball Facility in Poulsbo

Six or seven months ago, Clay Roberts, Bainbridge Island’s Pickleball ambassador of goodwill, heard through the grapevine that the Office Max store in Poulsbo might be available as a potential site for a regional indoor Pickleball facility.

Roberts, one …

Island Tidbits: Another Big Haul for Rotary Auction, Check out Putt-Putt Clash, Summer Concerts at Battle Point, Meet Artist Anne-Marie Sargent, Want to Help City Government?

Island Tidbits: Another Big Haul for Rotary Auction, Check out Putt-Putt Clash, Summer Concerts at Battle Point, Meet Artist Anne-Marie Sargent, Want to Help City Government?

Another Big Pay Day for the Rotary Auction 

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In many ways, that old adage applies to Bainbridge Island’s annual Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale. But one thing that can’t be denied is …

New Plan in the Works for Area Pickle Ballers to Play Indoors in Poulsbo, Possibly as Soon as the End of 2024

New Plan in the Works for Area Pickle Ballers to Play Indoors in Poulsbo, Possibly as Soon as the End of 2024

At its local gathering last January, the Bainbridge Pickleball Community voted overwhelmingly to pursue a regional, pay to play, indoor pickleball facility at the site of the former Office Max store in Poulsbo.

A team of Bainbridge Island pickle ballers

BIMA’s Kitsap County-wide Scavenger Hunt for Handblown Glass Floats is Now Underway

BIMA’s Kitsap County-wide Scavenger Hunt for Handblown Glass Floats is Now Underway

For the second year in a row, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is encouraging adventurous art lovers to head outdoors and discover art where they least expect it with BIMA’s Treasure Trek: A Glass Float Seek & Keep.

This …

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 …

Bainbridge Island Rowing Sends Record Four Boats to Youth National Championship in Florida

Bainbridge Island Rowing Sends Record Four Boats to Youth National Championship in Florida

Rowing is fast becoming an iconic sport on Bainbridge Island. Head to Eagle Harbor on any given morning or afternoon and you’re likely see rowers of all ages plying the deep, dark waters of the island’s favorite bay. Not far …

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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