Tag: Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)

Catching up with the “Mailbox Lady” – Denise Stoughton on her Uniquely Bainbridge Project

Denise StoughtonLast June we published an article on a new Facebook Group called Uniquely Bainbridge/Fabulous Mailboxes and Other Interesting Totems, which was created by interior designer, artist and writer, Denise Stoughton.

A little background on Denise’s fascination with mailboxes: …

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

BARN Bazaar 2022 is back!

2022 BARN Bazaar logoHundreds of handcrafted items by local artisans will be available directly from the makers on Saturday, November 19, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network), a nonprofit makerspace and learning place on Bainbridge Island, is hosting …

Celebrate Fall and Halloween Bainbridge Island Style

As many islanders know, we love our holidays here on Bainbridge, and celebrating Fall and Halloween is no different. There’s a lot going on throughout the month, check out our list:

Copy+of+Halloween+costume+swap+(5) courtesy of KiDiMuCOSTUME SWAP at KiDiMu – Find your next kids …

Chef Kaafi Tuinukuafe/One Two Kai Kitchen & Catering – Pacific Islander Cuisine with a Pacific Northwest Twist

Kaafi Tuinukuafe image by Margaret MillmoreKaafi Tuinukuafe grew up in Tonga, where he frequently spent hours with his mother in the kitchen while she prepared a variety of native delicacies and told him stories about their family history. Although he didn’t realize it at the …

For glass artist Debra Arend, it’s all about balance—in life as well as art

Debra Arend - Sculpture on standDebra Arend made her way to Bainbridge Island in 2009 from St. Louis, Missouri where she ran (and still remotely runs) her business, Natural Results. She was only living on the island part-time, but when she met and fell in …

Community Grants Cycle Awards Record $561,492 in Local Grants

BCF signBainbridge Community Foundation’s 2022 Community Grants Cycle (CGC) awarded a record-setting amount of $561,492 in grants to local nonprofits, which greatly exceeds the previous high mark of $507,313 awarded in 2020. Not only was BCF proud to award these grants, …

Reaching for the Stars: The Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park – Built for and by Bainbridge Islanders

Observatory Founders - Edwin E. Ritchie - John H. Rudolph - Mac GardinerIn 1992, three not-so-amateurish astronomers, Edwin E. Ritchie, John H. Rudolph and Mac Gardiner founded the Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA), named for the location in which the group met at Battle Point Park. Although we definitely have our share …

The Bainbridge Island Native Food Forest – Open and Free to All – Join Friends of the Farms and their partners for the May Day 2022 work party!

Bainbridge Food Forest logoThe Bainbridge Island Native Food Forest is located on 13-acres of land at the end of Charles Place NE (off of NE Lovgreen Road). Once part of the Suyematsu family farmstead, where strawberries were grown, it was eventually sold and …

The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce Renovation – A Community Project

Chamber offices pre-renovation - photo courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Chamber of CommerceIf you’ve wandered past the Chamber of Commerce office on Winslow Way or popped in to do business at the Licensing Desk in the last several months, you’ve probably noticed a few changes. Furniture moving around, walls coming down, new …

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