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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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

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

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

What to do with your christmas tree? Recycle it!

21st Annual Boy Scout Christmas Tree Recycling

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This is the 21st year our Boy Scouts have recycled trees on Bainbridge, each year we try to improve our service.  Our next pickup day is on Saturday Jan 6, 2018.  Tree recycling is both a community service and a fundraising event for our troop. One day a year we pick up trees from all addresses with a reservation.  We suggest a donation of $10 to $15 for the pickup service.  Visit www.treerecycle.net to make your reservation today!

Here is an overview of the program:

  • When you reserve (on the web or by phone), the Boy Scouts note your name, address, email, and phone number.
  • All of the addresses are divided into groups based on location just prior to pick-up day.
  • On the Pick-up day, teams of scouts and drivers fan out over the Island to pick up trees. We start at about 8:00 AM and finish around 4:00 PM.
  • If we cannot find your address or tree, we try to contact you by phone.
  • The trees are chipped and are used on the island as mulch.

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour Starts Today!

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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!

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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.

 

 

Pancake Breakfast & Fire Truck Rides!

Annual Pancake Breakfast and Fire Truck Rides!  

Saturday, October 14th |  8:00-Noon

This year at Sakai Intermediate School

2017 Panckake Breakfast