Meet Our Chappy!!

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Special Exhibition at BIMA!

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is hosting this special exhibition!

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Weaving Histories is a week-long community collaboration to celebrate Black History Month.   Activities take place at BIMA in partnership with several Kitsap County organizations including Living Arts Cultural Heritage Center, New Life Community Development Agency, Kitsap County African-American Historical Society, Emanuel Apostolic Church, and Bainbridge Island School District.

Click here to find out more information

2018 Chilly Hilly!!

Sunday, February 25th | Registration begins at 7am

Join our Brokers, Edward Buckley & Elizabeth Ozimek for the Northwest 46th Chilly Hilly.  Bicycling Magazine named this event “one of four classic rides” in the nation.

This 33 mile route around Bainbridge Island is guaranteed to be hilly, probably chilly and always a heck of a lot of fun!

 

Click here to register and for more information!  

Friendly reminder’s…

Tonight at City Hall…
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Tomorrow, February 13th public hearing on the moratorium! 

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Click here for tomorrow’s agenda

The Agate Pass Bridge has scheduled its annual cleaning in February.

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The work will begin Feb. 12 and run through Feb. 15 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning Feb. 20, crews will work for 11 consecutive days until       March 2.  During those days, work will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 24-25

Check out this article from the Bainbridge Review for more information: http://pnw.cc/6igm30i4nmX

Bainbridge Island Events- February 9th through February 11th!

Cupid’s Walk – Love Story in the Landscape

Hosted by Bloedel Reserve 

Starting Friday, February 9th 

 

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Start a new tradition this Valentine season and spend a few hours with someone you love strolling the Reserve and learn about the real love story at the heart of the Bloedel legacy.
The Reserve is living expression of a beautiful love story.  Prentice and Virginia Bloedel shared a love of nature, and for one another, that was revealed in the gardens, ponds and glens, and within their home.  Ask for the special Cupid’s Walk map to find these sweet spots along the trails and also receive a special treat at the Gatehouse.  Cupid’s Walk is included with admission.

For more information visit http://bloedelreserve.org/event/cupids-walk/

 

 

Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate

Saturday, February 10th & Sunday, February 11th | 12-5PM

 

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Grab your sweetheart (or friend) and join all seven Bainbridge Island wineries for wines paired with local chocolates.  A Valentine’s Day weekend treat you won’t want to miss.

Event will take place at each winery from 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday.  Ticket purchase is good for both days (one visit at each winery)

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Did you Know?

El Velero Overview Flyer 2018

 

 

This Wednesday, February 7th at 6pm, The School District will be hosting an information night at the Wilkes Elementary School commons for all prospective kinder students!

Click here to learn more! 

BARN Has New Executive Director!

barnPlease welcome Islander, Denise Dumouchel the new Executive Director of BARN on Bainbridge Island!

BARN offers free guided tours every Sunday 1-3 pm!

 Click here to read the article from the Kitsap Sun.

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

Capture1Check out this article from American Lifestyle Magazine

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

  Click here to get started!

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