New Year, New You…get a fresh start to 2018!

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30 Day Challenge:  Refresh Your Mind, Body, and Attitude | Written By Rebecca Poole

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New listing!

 Just Listed!  NW Contemporary on 2+ Acres

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8567 Cherry Orchard Lane NE

Offered at $849,000

Stylish NW contemporary home on 2+ acres with level & sunny yard.  Custom designed fenced area with raised garden beds & separate art studio/office.  Vaulted ceilings in Great room with bamboo flooring throughout main level.  French doors open to back patio and park-like yard.  Spacious master suite with walk-in closet on main.  2 bedrooms with shared bath & open loft upstairs.   Laundry & mudroom off of 3-car over-sized garage.  Garden shed.  Consciously designed for energy efficiency & gracious living!

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

Jennifer Saez

(206) 265-2260  Jennifer@BuckleyRealEstate.com

 

 

 

Update on Bainbridge Island’s Temporary Six-Month Moratorium

We would like to share a Public announcement from the City of Bainbridge Island facebook page:  

 

Bainbridge Island Imposes Temporary Six-Month Emergency Moratorium on Certain Development

The City Council passed Ordinance 2018-02, a temporary six-month moratorium on the acceptance of certain development applications, during their meeting on Tuesday, January 9.
Citing a desire to have additional time to review regulations and policies to ensure the vision, guiding principles, goals and policies of the City’s Comprehensive Plan are being met to the Council’s satisfaction, the Council passed a six-month moratorium on all building permit applications or land use applications included or otherwise described in Table 2.16.010-1 of the Bainbridge Island Municipal Code. One of the key concerns expressed by the Council in adopting the moratorium is the Council’s ongoing consideration of the Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) Update. Given the significance of the update to those regulations, the Council expressed a need for a temporary “timeout” to allow for additional public outreach in determining how best to protect the Island’s unique environment.

The moratorium does not apply to building or land use applications that are already vested or specifically excluded in the “Exclusions” section of the ordinance. Those exclusions include, but aren’t limited to, the following (a full list of exclusions will be available on the City website):

1) City Council legislative actions.
2) Permits and approvals for government facilities and structures, including for facilities and structures of municipal corporations and special purpose districts.
3) Permits and approvals for alterations or remodels to existing buildings that do not require a Site Assessment Review.
4) Permits and approvals for emergency repair or construction necessitated by a hazardous event or natural disaster.
5) Permits and approvals for Affordable Housing projects.
6) Permits and approvals for septic maintenance and repairs, hazardous tree or invasive plant species removal, demolition, boundary line adjustments, wireless communication facilities, and overwater structures allowed under the City’s Shoreline Master Program.
7) Building permit applications for complete site plan applications and other complete land use applications that had been submitted prior to January 9, 2018.
8) Building permit applications for single family residences in the R-0.4, R-1, and R-2 zones, for single family residences that are not part of an approved subdivision, provided that the applicant owned the property as of January 9, 2018. The applicant can only use this exclusion once.
9) Building permit applications for a single-family residence in a zone other than zones R-0.4, R-1, and R-2, provided that the building permit application for the single-family residence is not for a permit that is part of an approved subdivision.
10) Building permit applications for single family residences that in addition to fully complying with the current critical areas ordinance, certify that they will also voluntarily comply with the [proposed] critical areas ordinance, 2018-01 (January 9, 2018), specifically in regard to BIMC 16.20.100.E., Native Vegetation Protection Area Requirement. Certain conditions must be met to be eligible for this exclusion.
A Public Hearing will be held at a City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 13 during the regular City Council meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. For more information on how the moratorium may impact your project, stop by the Permit Counter at City Hall, or email pcd@bainbridgewa.gov.

http://www.bainbridgewa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9647

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Approved…Six Month Ban on Development on Bainbridge!

Here is the whole story from the Bainbridge Review!

Bainbridge council approves six-month ban on development

Dinner Party on Tuesday, January 16th!

MOX:  Mossback pop up dinner at Good Egg 

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For one night Kingston’s Mossback will transform Good Egg into the Eastern European cafe, MOX, serving up fare from afar with local and seasonal ingredients. No reservations, all ages.

For more information visit https://www.goodeggbi.com/ or http://www.mossbackcafe.com/

 

Bainbridge Island Fire Department offers Hands on CPR training classes!

BIFD Bainbridge Island Fire Department teaches hands on CPR!  

Next training class is on Monday, February 26th |  7-10pm

Did you know that sudden cardiac arrest is the one of the leading causes of death in the United States? Unfortunately, most people who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital do not get cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander, which significantly lessens their chances of survival. CPR is easy to learn, and is taught to tens of thousands of people each year.

 

Here are five great reasons to learn CPR:

1. CPR saves lives. More than 300,000 people suffer cardiac arrest in the United States every year. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when an electrical rhythm problem occurs and the heart is no longer able to pump blood effectively to the rest of the body. You might see a person suddenly collapse, lose consciousness, and stop breathing. The longer the body goes without circulation, the lower the chance of survival. By performing CPR, you are able to help the person’s blood keep circulating until an ambulance arrives and more advanced tools can be used. We know that the chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest increases significantly, by more than double, when CPR is started early.

2. CPR is not performed enough. Would you be surprised to learn that bystander CPR is done in less than half of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests? National statistics have shown that only 15 to 30 percent of people who experience sudden cardiac arrests outside of hospitals receive bystander CPR. When people are asked why they would not give CPR, a very common answer is that they never received training. Other concerns, such as doing harm to the person, doing harm to oneself, legal risks, or concerns about infection, often diminish once people learn proper CPR techniques.

3. You don’t have to do mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Another reason people report they do not perform CPR is because of concerns about performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. In 2010, the guidelines for performing CPR were changed; they now say that people who do not feel comfortable, or who have not received formal training, should attempt hands-only CPR. We advocate performing chest compressions even without breathing assistance. Hands-only CPR has been shown to be just as effective for many adults who experience sudden cardiac arrest.

4. Hands-only CPR is easy to learn. To perform hands-only CPR, place the heel of your hand on the center of the victim’s chest. Take your other hand and place it on top of the first, interlacing your fingers. Press down on the chest about two inches and release. You want to repeat this quickly, at least 100 times a minute. And don’t stop doing CPR until emergency services arrives at the scene! recent studies have found that people may have a better chance of surviving with normal brain function when CPR is continued up to 38 minutes or longer. The goal is to find the learning technique that works best for you so that you are comfortable if you are in a situation where you can save a life!

5. Most cardiac arrests occur in the home. More than 85 percent of cardiac arrests take place at home. Many lives have been saved because of CPR performed by a husband, wife, child, or friend. So take the challenge. If you don’t know CPR, learn CPR and gain the confidence in knowing that if you are ever needed, you too can save a life!

Click here to register for the next CPR class or to find out more information

Start the New Year with Disaster Preparedness Training!

Bainbridge Prepares

is partnering with Empact Northwest and the City of Bainbridge Island to host a series of family preparedness classes.  Each class, held twice a month will be 90 minutes long, intended on educating participants in individual and family disaster preparedness so that you and your family will better survive a disaster should one occur.  Skills gainde in this class will include assembling a 72 hour survival bag, family reunification planning, and neighborhood mapping know how.

Upcoming classes in January 

Tuesday, January 9th at Bio+D

4664 Lynwood Center Rd NE #125

Bainbridge Island

Saturday, January 20th at Kitsap Regional Library

1270 Madison Ave N

Bainbridge Island

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Click here for more information and to register for a training course.

Helpful Winter safety tips for your pets!

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Cold weather pet precautions

Whipping winds, deep snow, and icy roadways—all these things may sound like every human’s winter nightmare, but these hazardous conditions can pose a threat to our pets, too. Just like us, certain adjustments need to be made to help our pets adapt to the changing season.


Grooming and Personal Care
As you might consider cutting your hair less and applying more lotion to protect against harsh winter air, your pet’s grooming needs change with the weather as well.

Trimming or shaving
Long-haired dogs should only receive a trim this time of year, as the long coat helps keep them warm. Short-haired dogs can be groomed, but avoid shaving down to the skin.

Bathing
Washing your dog strips his skin and fur of essential oils needed to keep them moisturized, so consider keeping baths to a minimum.

Moisturizing
Be sure to keep the environment in your home comfortable by using a humidifier, which will help keep his skin and fur (and yours, too), nice and soft. You can also apply petroleum jelly to paws to keep them protected.


Environmental Dangers
There is a whole host of chemicals we use during the winter months that could be a danger to pets, as well as toxins they may come into contact with naturally.

Anti-freezing chemicals
Road salt and antifreeze are everywhere in winter, and both are toxic to cats and dogs. Wash your pet’s paws after a walk down the street, and keep all chemicals far away and out of reach.

Natural toxins
It’s not just chemicals that are dangerous; winter plants like poinsettia and mistletoe are poisonous and should be kept out of the way. Chocolate is also dangerous for dogs, so be wary when holiday guests (who may be more likely to feed pets from the table) are around.


Staying Active and Diet
Like us, our pets may be less inclined to engage in physical activity when the weather gets cold, but unlike us, our pets may actually need more food this time of year to accommodate for changes in metabolic rates.

Monitor food intake
Our pets store more energy in winter, especially very active pets, so it’s important to discuss changes in food intake with your veterinarian to account for this.

Keep them warm
If you do let your pet run around in the snow, be wary of the amount of time he’s spent outside. Small dogs are particularly affected and can only withstand these temperatures for a short amount of time—fifteen to twenty minutes is a safe amount for most pups.

Bring them inside
Never leave a pet chained outside for an extended period of time in winter. If you typically keep your pet outdoors, limit his exposure in winter and consider bringing him inside where it’s warm.


For more pet safety tips, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/pets.

Don’t forget… Construction ferry schedule in Effect on Sunday, January 7th!

New ferry schedule starts this Sunday, January 7th!  new ferry schedule

First art walk of 2018!

Come celebrate the week of the new year with Art!  

This evening, January 5th 6-8pm!  

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