Protecting our Waters: from Wells to Whales

Association of Bainbridge Island Communities presents their Annual Environmental Conference!

Sunday, March 10th 12:30-5:00pm, $5 admission (registration required)

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Do you know your “ecological address?” Our “ecological address” is more than just our street, city or town. No matter where we live, each of us inhabits a specific watershed, topography, climate, and other factors such as air and soil chemistry profiles and the biodiversity of flora and fauna. Do you know where your water is sourced and where it goes? What’s an aquifer anyway? When it rains, where does the stormwater go in your neighborhood? And why does all this matter?

We will explore issues of sustainability of water quality and quantity and examine the science, impact and infrastructure in local and global systems. Resident experts will lead breakout groups so you can choose to deep dive on topics that interest you most.

For more information and to register, explore more at https://bit.ly/2TFP3HN

2016 Best of Bainbridge!

Best of Bainbridge

 

It’s that time of year again and we are so excited to be nominated for “Best Real Estate Firm” in the 2016 Best of Bainbridge!   Please let us know what you think!   If you would like to vote for us here is the link: http://bainbridgereview.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-of-Bainbridge-2016/Ballot/Services

Open House this Sunday June 26th~ Sunny Hill & Rockaway Beach

 

Custom Home Near Parks and Beach

Sunnyhill-59701 NE Sunny Hill Circle

Offered at $1,090,000

A classic design with cedar shingles & white wood trim situated on 1.1 acres of lawn & garden surrounded by Red Cedars. Meticulously maintained home with beautiful architectural features. Cathedral ceilings & maple floors enhance the great room. French doors lead to an expansive deck overlooking the private backyard. Chef’s kitchen boasts a Viking 8 burner range, butcher block island, new SubZero refrigerator & walk-in pantry. Sunny breakfast room. 4 bedrooms, 3 bath home on Sunny Hill!

Open House Sunday, June 26th from 1-3pm!

For more information or to tour, please call or e-mail:

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

Coastal Beauty at Rockaway Beach

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4190 Rockaway Beach Rd. NE

Offered at $1,698,000

Fall in love with this low bank NW contemporary with world class views of Seattle skyline. It’s all about living on the water—farm for oysters on the beach, paddle board/kayak to Blakely Rock. Fabulous open floor plan with vaulted ceilings in most rooms, sunken living room and architectural interest. Master suite offers stone fireplace + Jacuzzi on deck & sauna in master bath. Property is surrounded by lush gardens. In the evening, the Emerald City sparkles with lights.

Open House Sunday, June 26th from 1-4pm!

 

For more information or to tour, please call or e-mail:
Edward Buckley
(206) 550-3665 | Edward@BuckleyRealEstate.com

 

~Manzanita and Sunny Hill Open House June 18-19~

Classic Bainbridge Farmhouse

13398 Manzanita Road NE

Offered at $579,000

Lead a simpler life at this classic Bainbridge Farmhouse with beautiful grounds & sunshine galore.  Updated kitchen with stainless appliances, eating space, reclaimed fir floors & freestanding wood stove.  South facing deck overlooks property with rainier cherry & fig trees.  Room for veggie/flower gardens by the vintage milking shed.  Major upgrades include new plumbing, windows, French doors & remodeled baths.  1/2 acre private yard with shared well & driveway.  Each access & parks nearby.  It’s simply charming.

Open House Saturday, June 18 12-4pm | Sunday, June 19  1-4pm!

For more information or to tour, please call or e-mail:
Carrie Greer
(206) 595-3688 | Carrie@BuckleyRealEstate.com

 

Classic Architecture On A Sunny Acre

Sunnyhill-59701 NE Sunny Hill Circle

Offered at $1,090,000

A classic design with cedar shingles & white wood trim situated on 1.1 acres of lawn & garden surrounded by Red Cedars. Meticulously maintained home with beautiful architectural features. Cathedral ceilings & maple floors enhance the great room. French doors lead to an expansive deck overlooking the private backyard. Chef’s kitchen boasts a Viking 8 burner range, butcher block island, new SubZero refrigerator & walk-in pantry. Sunny breakfast room. 4 bedrooms, 3 bath home on Sunny Hill!

Open House Sunday, June 19th from 1-4pm!

For more information or to tour, please call or e-mail:

Susan Lorenz
(206) 434.5711|mailto:Susan@BuckleyRealEstate.com

Bainbridge High School ranked No.5

Bainbridge High School. - Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review

From the Bainbridge Island Review  

Bainbridge High School is moving up.

When U.S. News & World Report released its 2016 list of the best high schools in the nation last month, the island high school stood out among top performers.

BHS now ranks No. 5 in Washington state, ascending from two consecutive years at No. 7., and, nationally, is considered the 274th best, which is a notable improvement from the No. 321 spot conferred on the high school last year.

BHS also earned a national STEM ranking of No. 154 for student participation and performance on Advanced Placement math and science exams.

“We are truly honored to be featured as one of the top schools in Washington and the nation by U.S. News & World Report,” said BHS Principal Duane Fish. “Our students, staff and families continue to dedicate themselves toward making the high school experience at Bainbridge High School second to none for every student. I couldn’t be prouder of our progress and collective achievement.”

The U.S. News & World Report and North Carolina-based research firm RTI International started their study with 28,561 public high schools. After eliminating schools too small to analyze, they evaluated 19,908 schools on the basis of state assessment performance, graduation rates and college readiness.

Island Happenings

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Bloedel Reserve Kick-Off Concert

Join the Bloedel Reserve for their Summer Kick-Off Concert on Saturday June 25th at 6:00pm.  Bring your picnic, chairs or blankets, and enjoy the fresh air while listening to the vibrant sounds of live music performed by two Pacific Northwest bands!

Admission:  $28/member/ $32/non-member

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

 

 

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Vintage Shop

You might have seen the sign but have you stopped in to Backstreet Beat?  This vintage shop on Winslow, offers adventurous customers the chance to treasure hunt through a trove of secondhand vinyl records, CD’s and books.  Come check it out!

Open Daily | 11:00am-6:00pm

Located at:  265 Winslow Way E #102

 

 

 

2016 Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art Auction~ June 10-11

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ON SALE NOW!

June 10, 2016 – 6pm

Come show your support for BIMA at the 2016 Auction Weekend kick-off event!  Please join in on a night of Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live music, while bidding on a alluring collection of silent auction items.

Tickets are $50 per person.

FRIDAY SILENT AUCTION & PARTY

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SATURDAY LIVE ART AUCTION & DINNER

(SOLD OUT)

June 11, 2016 – 5:30pm

New Culinary Delights on Washington State Ferries

From the Seattle Met:

This week Washington State Ferries announced it’s giving its food and concessions contract to Centerplate, the company that, among many other things, runs the concessions at Safeco Field. Which is a wonky governmental way of saying: Ferry food is about to get way more interesting.

It’s too soon to say exactly what will be served on board the nation’s largest ferry fleet. But Diana Evans of Centerplate says the approach will be similar to the one at Safeco: Use local brands whenever possible. Centerplate’s formal proposal name checks Beecher’s cheese, Uli’s sausage, Hempler’s meat, and wine from Stimson Estate Cellars. Partnering with a local chef—a la Ethan Stowell at Safeco or Tom Douglas’s Alaska Airlines meals—isn’t out of the question, either.

Beyond incorporating Northwest brands (and definitely more local beer, both draft and in cans), Evans says the main goal is simply cutting down the wait times with efficient galleys, more grab-and-go food, and more places to get rung up.

Some new food will show up on ferries by mid June, with more specifics to come in the intervening weeks. But developing a full menu, says Evans, will take much longer.

There are a lot of logistics to contend with. Centerplate has to change out equipment (they’ll be testing a flatbread pizza that can be baked on an oven that works on the electrical system of a Jumbo Mark II class ferry) and factor in the safety regulations that come with preparing food on a rocking boat. In other words, no dishes that require extensive knifework, and no fryers that might splash hot oil everywhere.

The company handles the concessions for the Massachusetts Steamship Authority, which serves places like Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard; Centerplate staff that work with those ships flew across the country and rode every class of vessel in Washington’s ferry fleet in the name of research. Centerplate will also handle concessions at the Anacortes ferry terminal.

Unlike the crowds at a ballpark, ferry riders get on board for a variety of reasons. “Some people are taking the boat every day, their head is down and they want their coffee good—and hot,” says Evans. But one person’s commute is another person’s memorable tourism experience. Either way, says Evans, “the food and drinks should be part of that sense of departure you get.”

Via Rosa 11 Re-Opens!

Via Rosa Via Rosa 11, a highly rated and previously tiny Italian restaurant located in Rolling Bay, has expanded!

On March 7th, the new and improved expanded restaurant opened for business!

To visit yourself and check out their delightful eat-in and takeout options, stop in between 10am and 7pm Monday through Saturday.

They are located at 10320 NE Valley Rd., and orders can be placed by phone at (206) 451-4640.

 

Check them out!

This Weekend’s Open Houses

6401 Haley Loop NE – Offered At $925,000

Open House Sunday, Jan. 24th from 1-4pm!


Over 4000 ft. of Sophistication.

This expansive four bedroom home on a private 1.2 acre corner lot is nestled in a convenient location! The extensive yard features a landscaped garden that highlight a pond and waterfall. 12 foot ceilings make the already spacious home seem even more open, while plenty of large windows and skylights allow sunlight to brighten this hideaway all year long. The residence also features a kitchen to great room concept with gorgeous wood floors and a luxurious master suite with a private deck and refreshment bar. Built-in bookshelves provide amble storage throughout, and

three cozy fireplaces add custom touches. A 2012 remodel on the lower level created a beautiful guest suite or bonus room, highlighted by French doors that open to the yard. As a surprise bonus, the entire house is wired to a generator for continuous living, even without power. Move in and enjoy!

Jennifer Saez & Susan Lorenz, Brokers

www.buckleyrealestate.com/853702

(206) 265-2260 | (206) 434-5711

 

 

211 Weeping Peach Ct. – Offered At $450,000

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Open House Saturday, January 23rd from 1-4pm!


Spacious & Sunny Poulsbo Place

This beautiful two-story Craftsman home is conveniently located just a few blocks from Old Town Poulsbo, placing you near the quaint marina boardwalk, specialty shops, and a variety of restaurants. The expansive livingroom features a gas fireplace, and the maple floors in the kitchen shine.

The lovely home’s second level includes two bedrooms and a bonus room, which could be perfect for media or your hobbies!

Beautifully private setting next to park includes a partially fenced yard.

Weeping Peach-12For more information:

Jennifer Saez or Susan Lorenz, Brokers
http://www.buckleyrealestate.com/879401
(206) 265-2260 | (206) 434-5711