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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 4:41 pm
Rockaway Beach residents asked to reduce water use
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - City officials are calling Rockaway Beach residents to ask them to reduce water use, specifically landscape irrigation. A new release from the city said the Rockaway Beach water system, which serves about 90 homes, is experiencing "unusually high water consumption." The increase is putting stress on the system that pulls water from a single well … Continue reading Rockaway Beach residents asked to reduce water use → Read more...
Friday, June 26, 2015 -- 12:17 pm
Time for a clambake, whether it's on the beach or in the kitchen
Seattle Times - Chef Brendan McGill was inspired to open his restaurant, Hitchcock, after digging clams and cooking them over an open fire with his future wife's family. Digging clams and cooking them on the beach instilled in chef Brendan McGill a love of Bainbridge Island and inspired him to return and open his restaurant, Hitchcock. Read more...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 -- 10:53 pm
Bainbridge's first retail pot shop opened
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog -   Bainbridge Island's first and only retail marijuana shop could pass for an art gallery or café with its natural light, neutral color scheme, vinyl music and refurbished wood décor, if not for the smell of marijuana. Even the name, Paper & Leaf, doesn't reek of weed clichés. Owners Steve Kessler and Brendan Hill held … Continue reading Bainbridge's first retail pot shop opened → Read more...
Monday, June 22, 2015 -- 1:37 pm
Police blotter for June 26 edition
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - Speeding leads to weed citationBainbridge Island police officer William Shields clocked a silver Lexus going 42 in a 30-mile-an-hour zone on Sportsman Club Road about 8 p.m. June 20. When Shields tried to pull the car over, the driver continued north to Highway 305. She eventually pulled over on Manitou Beach. As Shields spoke with … Continue reading Police blotter for June 26 edition → Read more...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 -- 2:17 pm
New 'kids' in town: Pickleball and Cornhole
SILive.com - ... nature of the sport and regularly participate in competitive tournaments. Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Wash. Three dads - Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum, whose kids were bored ... Read more...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 -- 1:43 pm
BARN awarded $500K grant
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) has earned a $500,000 grant from the C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust for a new facility. This grant pushes BARN's campaign for a 25,000-square-foot artisan center over $5 million, and closer to its $7.5 million goal, said Carolyn Goodwin, BARN spokeswoman. BARN is currently in a 2,000-square-foot facility, which was … Continue reading BARN awarded $500K grant → Read more...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 -- 12:30 pm
Orange is the new bench color, but not officially
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - At least four small cement cube benches along Winslow Way were "mysteriously" painted orange recently without consent from city officials, said City Manager Doug Schulze. The city is trying to find out who did it. "The issue we have now is cleanup of this might be problematic," Schulze told the council Tuesday. "Because pressure washing … Continue reading Orange is the new bench color, but not officially → Read more...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 -- 9:18 am
Requesting proposals, not a consultant, for Suzuki property sale
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - Bainbridge Island could be asking for proposals for the Suzuki property, instead of hiring consultants. Councilman Val Tollefson said a council subcommittee he is on decided hiring a consultant -- who would breakdown how much money could be made on the property based on the buyer and development purpose -- would leave the city right … Continue reading Requesting proposals, not a consultant, for Suzuki property sale → Read more...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 -- 2:30 pm
Foundation could oversee city money to nonprofits
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - City Council is considering paying the Bainbridge Community Foundation to oversee and help allocate about $323,000 for nonprofits. An exact cost or where the money would come from was not decided during Tuesday's council meeting, although the foundation's proposal outlined $21,050 in fees. Community nonprofits voiced concern about how paying the foundations could take away … Continue reading Foundation could oversee city money to nonprofits → Read more...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 -- 8:06 am
AIA Women's Leadership Summit 2015
The American Institute of Architects - ... a reflection garden designed by landscape architects Richard Haag and Thomas Church. The reserve is located on Bainbridge Island, a 30-minute ferry ride from Seattle. Important : Meet in Hotel Lobby by 8:00 to walk/cab to ferry terminal to catch the ... Read more...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 -- 2:35 pm
Kids Club still in search of new location
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - By Chris Henry Kids Club on Bainbridge Island is still looking for a new home. The program, run by Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers, will have to leave the Bainbridge Island School District's central campus, because the district needs the portables where Kids Club now meets to address space issues at Ordway Elementary School. The … Continue reading Kids Club still in search of new location → Read more...
Monday, June 8, 2015 -- 2:21 pm
Police blotter for June 12 edition
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - Injury foils break in A break in through a broken window was reported at the Filipino American Community Hall on June 4. Although no items were missing, it appeared someone used bleach to try and clean up blood from an injury after climbing through the broken window. It appeared that a person broke the window … Continue reading Police blotter for June 12 edition → Read more...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 -- 2:31 pm
Bainbridge funding public art program again
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - The city of Bainbridge Island is looking to start refunding the Public Art Program. In November 2010, the council voted to suspend program funding. Now, the council is moving forward with plans to transfer an equivalent of two-percent of all eligible municipal capital construction projects to the art program. Water, sewer and stormwater management facilities … Continue reading Bainbridge funding public art program again → Read more...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 -- 12:39 pm
City proposes an ordinance for homeless camps
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - City Council is considering an ordinance to allow temporary tent cities on property owned by religious organizations. The city's insurer, Washington Cities Insurance Authority, suggested city officials have regulations on tent cities since a church sued the city of Woodinville for not providing a permit for a temporary homeless camp in 2006. The church said the … Continue reading City proposes an ordinance for homeless camps → Read more...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 -- 11:37 am
Easier access coming to Manitou Beach
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - Island residents and visitors will eventually be able to park along Manitou Beach Drive in a small parking lot by a the beach park looking out at downtown Seattle across Puget Sound. City Council approved a plan for two bike racks and four parking spots, including one handicap spot, on the west side of the road. There … Continue reading Easier access coming to Manitou Beach → Read more...
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 -- 9:29 am
Tony night to be twice as exciting for Northwest native David Zinn
Seattle Times - ... in two different categories? That's a double whammy of the best kind. Though he's not one for glitzy parties, Bainbridge Island native David Zinn has been down the Tony red carpet before. In 2010, he was nominated for his Broadway costume designs ... Read more...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 -- 12:49 pm
Rowing club heads to national tournament
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - By David Nelson Four boats from Bainbridge Island Rowing qualified to compete at US Rowing Nationals with performances at the Northwest Youth Championships in Vancouver, Washington on May 16 and 17. The Varsity Boys Lightweight Four (Michael Aber, Schuyler Westerhout, David Goon, John Michael Najarian, cox Nathan Johnson) placed third on the 2,000-meter course to … Continue reading Rowing club heads to national tournament → Read more...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -- 1:38 pm
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts names its new director
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - Bainbridge Arts & Crafts has a new executive director -- Lindsay Masters. Masters, who has been the organization's publicist for more than 2 years, is taking over for Susan Jackson as she retires from the gallery after 13 years. Bainbridge Arts & Crafts is a nonprofit art gallery, founded in 1948. The gallery, located at … Continue reading Bainbridge Arts & Crafts names its new director → Read more...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -- 1:25 pm
City eyes Sakai property for new police station
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - Locations for a new police station are back in front of City Council for discussion with a new site option. The three places being considered are along Madison Avenue. Sakai property on Madison Avenue near New Brooklyn Road, north of the land being bought by the island's park district. Property on New Brooklyn Road by … Continue reading City eyes Sakai property for new police station → Read more...
Friday, May 15, 2015 -- 10:59 am
Last day for election filing
Bainbridge Coverstations Blog - It's the last day of filing for the fall elections. While one City Council member has withdrawn, another has filed. Here is the full list of candidates as of Friday morning: City Council At-large seat Pegeen Mulhern Ron Peltier North Ward Kol Medina Susan D. Bergen, withdrew Central Ward Michael Scott, appointed earlier this year … Continue reading Last day for election filing → Read more...




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