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!

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.



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

24th Annual Pumpkin Walk At Bainbridge Gardens!

24th Annual Pumpkin Walk 

Hosted by Bainbridge Gardens

Friday, October 13th & Saturday, October 14th 


Suggested cash donation to benefit the Bainbridge Island Boys & Girls

 Bainbridge Gardens’ historic Nature Trail will be glowing with a grand display of nearly 300 lighted, carved pumpkins!  Join in on the family fun and enjoy winding through our Harvest Hay Maze and jumping in the inflatable Bounce House.  You can have your picture taken with the “Great Pumpkin” (he gives out candy too!) or tap your toes to live music from “Kitsap Konnection”
The Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club provides face painting and carnival games with prizes.
Food and beverages are available for purchase from the New Rose Café.

For more information visit www.bainbridgegardens.com/PumpkinWalk.html



Important City Council meeting tonight, October 3rd at 7pm!

Critical Areas Ordinance Update

Tuesday, October 3rd | 7-9pm City Hall

On October 3, a Public Hearing will be held on the City’s 2017 Critical Areas Ordinance Update. One of the changes to highlight involves new regulations for critical aquifer recharge areas. To support the City’s Comprehensive Plan land use concept and maximize aquifer recharge opportunities, the entirety of Bainbridge Island outside of Designated Centers is designated as critical aquifer recharge areas.  Designated Centers include Downtown/Winslow Center, Business/Industrial areas, Rolling Bay Center, Island Center, and Lynnwood Center. Proposed critical aquife recharge area regulations include designation and protection of native vegetation as part of development or redevelopment on properties within critical aquifer recharge areas.

For more information visit www.bainbridgewa.gov/898/Critical-Areas-Ordinance-Update



Open This Sunday, October 1st!

Sweeping Views from Mt Baker to Seattle

10950 NE Broomgerrie RD 
New Price! Offered at $1,399,000

Panoramic view from Seattle to Mt. Baker!  This spacious home is sited on 200 ft of coveted sandy beach with steps for easy access. Located in a community of waterfront homes on larger lots at the end of a private lane yet minutes to the ferry & town.  Spacious & light kitchen has solid granite & ss appliances. The great room floor plan with wraparound deck is perfect for entertaining large groups of friends with plenty of extra rooms to accommodate guests.  Sport court, hot tub, world class views!


Open Sunday, October 1st from 1-4pm!

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

Susan Lorenz 

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

Suyematsu Farms Pumpkin Patch Opens Friday, September 29th!

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Suyematsu Farms Pumpkin Patch 

9229 Day Rd NE 

The Pumpkin Patch will open Friday, September 29th at 1:00 til 6:00.  The Patch hours are 1:00 til 6:00 Monday through Friday and 9:00 til 5:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.  We also have a hay maze for small children and tractor rides on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.  See you at the Patch!!

Visit www.suyematsufarms.com for more information!  

3rd Annual Three Days of Prepardness starts tonight, September 27th!

Bainbridge Prepares presents the 3rd Annual Three Days of Preparedness.  This non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting the community through communication and awareness. When we’re all connected and informed, our island thrives.

Know what you can do to help your community!  For more informaton please visit https://bainbridgeprepares.org/



Sept 27 Film Night: Two showings at the Bainbridge Cinemas of “The Geological Formation of Bainbridge Island” film, parts 1, 2, and (premiering this year!) 3. First Showing: Doors open at 5:30 PM Film and Q&A 6:00 to 8:30 PM. Second Showing: Doors Open at 6:30 PM Film and Q&A 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Tickets can be reserved by following the link above for the Film Night page. 

Sept 30 Expo: Get information and attend workshops from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at City Hall to learn how you can prepare at home, work and on your commute. Free emergency preparedness starter kits courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.

Oct 1 Hubs Demonstration: Learn more about our system of neighborhood gathering sites for emergencies at the Pavilion from 12:00 – 2:00 PM.


Bainbridge Island is hosting first Kitsap Peninsula Out of the Darkness Community Walk!

Welcome to the Kitsap Peninsula

Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Saturday, September 23, 2017


Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through.  Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads – each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience



Event Details

Walk Date: 09/23/2017
Walk Location: Bainbridge High School – Bainbridge Island, WA
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/23/2017 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.



To learn more visit https://afsp.donordrive.com/

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Pegeen Mulhern

Contact Phone: 206-780-9018

Contact Email: pmulhern6@gmail.com