2 Beautiful homes open This Sunday, December 10th!

Natural Beauty on 1.78 Acres 

3907 El Cimo Lane NE 

Offered at $1,125,000

Stately home with beautiful wood finishes in a fabulous neighborhood!  Warm & inviting yet spacious on 3 levels.  Generous outdoor entertainment deck off the family room & kitchen to fully enjoy the views of the gorgeous well-maintained, fenced 1.7 acre property.  The Master Suite is truly a retreat with a propane fireplace, balcony, sitting nook, walk-in closet & spacious bath with jetted tub.  Automatic transfer generator.  Neighborhood trail to Point White.  Garden studio & chicken coop, too!

Open House Sunday, December 10th from 1-4pm!

Jennifer Saez
(206) 265-2260   Jennifer@BuckleyRealEstate.com

Stunning View in Rolling Bay 

11008 NE Mountain View Rd 

Offered at $895,000

Views from snow-covered Mt Baker to the sparkle of Seattle!  Perch on your expansive two-level deck & enjoy the constant activity of wildlife & boating.  Panoramas from most rooms in this flexible floor plan. 2 bedrooms + 2 baths upstairs, lower level includes a guest space with private entry, bathroom, & wet bar. 2-car attached garage.  Rolling Bay shops are just a short walk away!  Enjoy coffee in the morning from Rolling Bay Cafe & dinner from Via Rosa in the evening.  Public beach access nearby.

Open House Sunday, December 10th from 1-4pm!

Susan Lorenz
(206) 434-5711  Susan@BuckleyRealEstate.com

New to Market! Open This Sunday, December 10th from 1-4pm!

Just Listed!  Natural Beauty on 1.78 Acres






3907 El Cimo Lane NE 

Offered at $1,125,000

Stately home with beautiful wood finishes in a fabulous neighborhood! Warm & inviting yet spacious on 3 levels. Generous outdoor entertainment deck off the family room & kitchen to fully enjoy the views of the gorgeous well-maintained, fenced 1.7 acre property.The Master Suite is truly a retreat with a propane fireplace, balcony, sitting nook, walk-in closet & spacious bath w/jetted tub. Automatic transfer generator. Neighborhood trail to Point White. Garden studio & chicken coop, too!

Open House Sunday, December 10th from 1-4pm! 

Jennifer Saez
(206) 265-2260  Jennifer@BuckleyRealEstate.com








Holiday Events Begin This Weekend Dec 1st!

Holiday Events starting this weekend!  

FREE screening at Bainbridge Cinemas! 


  “ELF” starring Will Farrell and James Caan.  A new, unwrapped toy or financial donation to The US Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” is appreciated!  This event is sponsored by Cook Family Funeral Home.

Visit www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com for more information

Photos with Santa at Columbia Bank

Saturday, December 2,9,& 16th | 10-1pm

By Nick Felkey Photography.

Bring a cash or food donation for Helpline house.

24th annual Christmas in the Country

December 1, 2, & 3, 2017 | Fri & Sat  10-5pm | Sun 11-5pm

 For more information:  www.christmasinthecountry.info

Bainbridge Performing Arts presents:

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Starting Dec 1st-December 17th

For performing schedule visit www.bainbridgeperformingarts





Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour Starts Today!

studio tour

The Studio Tour is a self-guided art tour with no admission fee.  Regional artists join in to the winter art show, and sell their work at various Island artists’ studios and historic community halls.  Visiting these studios allow you to see some work in progress, raw materials, tools, and perhaps some inspiration.  You’ll enjoy meeting the artists to discussing their work and vision.  One of these “original” hand-crafted works of art can truly make an unforgettable holiday gift!

For more information visit: www.bistudiotour.com


Delicious Dips!


delightful holiday dips

Every great party requires an amazing spread of food, and the spread is certainly incomplete without a delicious dip (or three) to choose from. Whether you’re looking for salty or sweet, vegetarian or meat lovers, there’s a dip out there for everyone.



Cheesy Pretzel and Beer Dip
Pretzels and cheese dip go hand in hand, so why not bake your dippers right into the dip itself? Soft baked pretzels around the outside, cheesy, beer flavored dip in the middle. What’s not to love?

Garden Herb and Cheese Dip

A healthy alternative to some of the heavier cheese dips, this recipe made with fresh veggies, herbs, and feta is full of tangy Mediterranean flavor.

Sweet S’mores Dip

When you can’t gather ‘round the campfire but are still in the mood for everyone’s favorite camping treat, this sweet and creamy s’mores dip is sure to hit the spot—all you need are some graham crackers for dipping.






For more dip ideas and holiday recipes, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/holidays.



Don’t forget Downtown Bainbridge Island Family Event!

Holiday Open House! 

Saturday, November 25th | 10-6pm

Come join us on this years Small Business Saturday for our annual Holiday Open House!  An extra special event for this year, the grand opening of our new gem, Good Egg!!!
Shops will be offering various discounts and holiday delights throughout the day.  We look forward to seeing you!!


Thank you and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  


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2017 Turkey Trot!

bainbridge-turkey-trot-logoRunners and walkers of all ages, start your Thanksgiving Day right with a fun active community event that supports local families in need.  Proceeds benefit Helpline House.  Dont miss great prizes and the perfect excuse for just one more slice of pie!

For more information visit www.bainbridgeturkeytrot.org/

All day Family Holiday Event!

Upcoming Bainbridge Island holiday event! 

Saturday, November 25th from 10am-6pm!  

Get an early start on holiday shopping and enjoy the exciting specials being offered by local businesses!

Don’t forget to find the Elves on the shop shelves!  

Children visiting downtown can collect stamps by finding the stuffed elf hidden in participating businesses, like The Berry Patch and Tango Zulu in the Winslow Green.  Collect at least 10 stamps by December 23 and present your filled out form to Calico Toy Shoppe to receive a special small treat!

Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate on Madrone Lane, horse drawn carriage rides in the Winslow Green, The Grand Opening of Good Egg, and the annual community tree lighting at Madrone Lane with live holiday music by the BHS band!

holiday open house

For more information visit www.bainbridgedowntown.org


Critical Areas Ordinance Update

We would like to share The City of Bainbridge Island’s post about:


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Understanding the Critical Aquifer Recharge Area Section 
of the Critical Areas Ordinance Update

1. Who is impacted by the changes proposed regarding the Critical Aquifer Recharge Area?

The proposed changes would impact property owners in low-density residential areas (e.g. areas outside of the Winslow Town Center, neighborhood centers, and the Business/Industrial areas) only if they take action on their property that creates greater than 800 square feet of hard surfaces or cause more than 7000 square feet of land disturbing activity.

2. What does this mean for impacted properties?

Impacted property owners (defined above) will have to designate up to 65% of their property as a Native Vegetation Protection Area (NVPA). The exact percentage of property (not to exceed 65%) would be determined by the current conditions of the property. For example, if a property is currently 100% pasture, then zero percent of the property would need to be designated as a NVPA. If the property is 50% native vegetation (i.e. forested area), then only 50% would need to be designated as NVPA. If the property is 100% native vegetation, then 65% would need to be designated.

Existing properties do not automatically have a NVPA with the adoption of the new critical areas ordinance. If you are not proposing something meeting the square footage thresholds above, your property does not have a NVPA.

3. How will this impact the development potential (density) of my property?

All properties will retain their existing allowable density (i.e., development rights) as determined by the size of the property and zoning designation.

This means when land is subdivided and new lots are created the development might look more compact, but it will not be any more or less dense.
See attached image below from NC State University Conservation Subdivision Handbook as an example

4. Will my property values be impacted by these proposed changes?

There a number of factors that determine the value of your property (e.g. market supply and demand, consumer tastes and preferences, future development, development potential). Though it is difficult to predict how this ordinance will impact a number of these factors, we can say with confidence that the development potential of your property will not be impacted by the proposed changes. This designation is “density neutral” – it maintains your property’s development potential at the density currently allowed by the property’s zoning.

5. How can I learn more and share my input on these proposed changes?

More information on the update is available on the City website: http://www.bainbridgewa.gov/…/Critical-Areas-Ordinance-Upda…. The comment period is open through Monday, November 20. Comments can be submitted in writing or by email to cityclerk@bainbridgewa.gov. The City Council will consider adopting the proposed changes during their meeting on Tuesday, November 28. For more questions regarding the impacts of the changes on your property contact Christy Carr at 206.780.3719.