Construction brings new ferry schedule January 2018!

New Ferry Schedule effective January 7th, 2018  new ferry schedule

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Holiday Island Tradition is Moving!

The Christmas House on Bainbridge Island ends after 39 years!

 Last chance to visit the holiday vintage shop-Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10-4pm

through December 24th


Click here for the article in the Kitsap Sun sharing the Pedersons historic story!  

Great Tips for Home Owners with Pets!

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There’s no doubt pets play an important role in our homes. They wait for us to come home after a long day, protect our property, and are there to comfort us when things go wrong. They truly are part of the family. But if you’re trying to sell your home, your four-legged friend could put a bit of a damper on the process. From removing stubborn stains to recommending where to put your pet during a showing, these tips will ensure potential buyers aren’t off-put by your companion.

  • Invest in a good carpet cleaner.
    It’s a good idea to invest in a carpet cleaner or have your carpets cleaned professionally to ensure there are no obvious pet stains. Plus, some pets put off strong odors that can radiate throughout the house. A carpet cleaner will help remove those odors and stuck-in fur. Your house deserves a deep clean!
  • Keep your pet out of the house.
    If possible, it’s best to leave your pet with a friend, a relative, or another trusted caretaker while showing your home. If no one is available, it’s a good idea to leave your pet in a crate, in an area where potential buyers are less likely to be­—either a basement or mudroom. Put a warm blanket, bowl of water, and favorite toy in his crate to help him feel more comfortable.
  • Clean up the yard. 
    Even your backyard could leave traces of your pet, so it’s important to clean up any waste and toys. Keep a toy bin by the door, and try to have your pet use the bathroom in the same area, so the cleanup will be easier. If there are any bare patches of grass, you can try to aerate and seed these spots or plant sod for a quicker fix.
  • Put away the pictures.
    More than likely you’re a proud pet parent, meaning that you have a handful of pictures of your pet around your home or at least some photos where he makes an appearance. You’d be surprised at how many potential buyers pay attention to pictures during a showing. These pictures will be a dead giveaway of your pet ownership, so keep them put away while the showing is going on.
  • Familiarize yourself with your insurance policy.
    Even if your pet is the nicest pet in the world, having him around during a showing poses a handful of potential risks. Take a look at your homeowner’s policy and make sure that it covers you in the event your pet becomes aggressive with someone on your property. Aggression doesn’t have to always be malicious: even if your pet knocks somebody down due to excitement, you could still be held liable. These types of situations happen more often than you would think, so it’s better to be prepared.

There’s no reason for your animal to hinder your house selling process. Use these tips to ensure that you can still enjoy your pet, and make a deal all at the same time!

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2 Beautiful homes open This Sunday, December 10th!

Natural Beauty on 1.78 Acres 

3907 El Cimo Lane NE 

Offered at $1,125,000

Stately home with beautiful wood finishes in a fabulous neighborhood!  Warm & inviting yet spacious on 3 levels.  Generous outdoor entertainment deck off the family room & kitchen to fully enjoy the views of the gorgeous well-maintained, fenced 1.7 acre property.  The Master Suite is truly a retreat with a propane fireplace, balcony, sitting nook, walk-in closet & spacious bath with jetted tub.  Automatic transfer generator.  Neighborhood trail to Point White.  Garden studio & chicken coop, too!

Open House Sunday, December 10th from 1-4pm!

Jennifer Saez
(206) 265-2260

Stunning View in Rolling Bay 

11008 NE Mountain View Rd 

Offered at $895,000

Views from snow-covered Mt Baker to the sparkle of Seattle!  Perch on your expansive two-level deck & enjoy the constant activity of wildlife & boating.  Panoramas from most rooms in this flexible floor plan. 2 bedrooms + 2 baths upstairs, lower level includes a guest space with private entry, bathroom, & wet bar. 2-car attached garage.  Rolling Bay shops are just a short walk away!  Enjoy coffee in the morning from Rolling Bay Cafe & dinner from Via Rosa in the evening.  Public beach access nearby.

Open House Sunday, December 10th from 1-4pm!

Susan Lorenz
(206) 434-5711

New to Market! Open This Sunday, December 10th from 1-4pm!

Just Listed!  Natural Beauty on 1.78 Acres






3907 El Cimo Lane NE 

Offered at $1,125,000

Stately home with beautiful wood finishes in a fabulous neighborhood! Warm & inviting yet spacious on 3 levels. Generous outdoor entertainment deck off the family room & kitchen to fully enjoy the views of the gorgeous well-maintained, fenced 1.7 acre property.The Master Suite is truly a retreat with a propane fireplace, balcony, sitting nook, walk-in closet & spacious bath w/jetted tub. Automatic transfer generator. Neighborhood trail to Point White. Garden studio & chicken coop, too!

Open House Sunday, December 10th from 1-4pm! 

Jennifer Saez
(206) 265-2260








Holiday Events Begin This Weekend Dec 1st!

Holiday Events starting this weekend!  

FREE screening at Bainbridge Cinemas! 


  “ELF” starring Will Farrell and James Caan.  A new, unwrapped toy or financial donation to The US Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” is appreciated!  This event is sponsored by Cook Family Funeral Home.

Visit for more information

Photos with Santa at Columbia Bank

Saturday, December 2,9,& 16th | 10-1pm

By Nick Felkey Photography.

Bring a cash or food donation for Helpline house.

24th annual Christmas in the Country

December 1, 2, & 3, 2017 | Fri & Sat  10-5pm | Sun 11-5pm

 For more information:

Bainbridge Performing Arts presents:

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Starting Dec 1st-December 17th

For performing schedule visit www.bainbridgeperformingarts





Thank you and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  


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2017 Turkey Trot!

bainbridge-turkey-trot-logoRunners and walkers of all ages, start your Thanksgiving Day right with a fun active community event that supports local families in need.  Proceeds benefit Helpline House.  Dont miss great prizes and the perfect excuse for just one more slice of pie!

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All day Family Holiday Event!

Upcoming Bainbridge Island holiday event! 

Saturday, November 25th from 10am-6pm!  

Get an early start on holiday shopping and enjoy the exciting specials being offered by local businesses!

Don’t forget to find the Elves on the shop shelves!  

Children visiting downtown can collect stamps by finding the stuffed elf hidden in participating businesses, like The Berry Patch and Tango Zulu in the Winslow Green.  Collect at least 10 stamps by December 23 and present your filled out form to Calico Toy Shoppe to receive a special small treat!

Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate on Madrone Lane, horse drawn carriage rides in the Winslow Green, The Grand Opening of Good Egg, and the annual community tree lighting at Madrone Lane with live holiday music by the BHS band!

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Critical Areas Ordinance Update

We would like to share The City of Bainbridge Island’s post about:


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Understanding the Critical Aquifer Recharge Area Section 
of the Critical Areas Ordinance Update

1. Who is impacted by the changes proposed regarding the Critical Aquifer Recharge Area?

The proposed changes would impact property owners in low-density residential areas (e.g. areas outside of the Winslow Town Center, neighborhood centers, and the Business/Industrial areas) only if they take action on their property that creates greater than 800 square feet of hard surfaces or cause more than 7000 square feet of land disturbing activity.

2. What does this mean for impacted properties?

Impacted property owners (defined above) will have to designate up to 65% of their property as a Native Vegetation Protection Area (NVPA). The exact percentage of property (not to exceed 65%) would be determined by the current conditions of the property. For example, if a property is currently 100% pasture, then zero percent of the property would need to be designated as a NVPA. If the property is 50% native vegetation (i.e. forested area), then only 50% would need to be designated as NVPA. If the property is 100% native vegetation, then 65% would need to be designated.

Existing properties do not automatically have a NVPA with the adoption of the new critical areas ordinance. If you are not proposing something meeting the square footage thresholds above, your property does not have a NVPA.

3. How will this impact the development potential (density) of my property?

All properties will retain their existing allowable density (i.e., development rights) as determined by the size of the property and zoning designation.

This means when land is subdivided and new lots are created the development might look more compact, but it will not be any more or less dense.
See attached image below from NC State University Conservation Subdivision Handbook as an example

4. Will my property values be impacted by these proposed changes?

There a number of factors that determine the value of your property (e.g. market supply and demand, consumer tastes and preferences, future development, development potential). Though it is difficult to predict how this ordinance will impact a number of these factors, we can say with confidence that the development potential of your property will not be impacted by the proposed changes. This designation is “density neutral” – it maintains your property’s development potential at the density currently allowed by the property’s zoning.

5. How can I learn more and share my input on these proposed changes?

More information on the update is available on the City website:…/Critical-Areas-Ordinance-Upda…. The comment period is open through Monday, November 20. Comments can be submitted in writing or by email to The City Council will consider adopting the proposed changes during their meeting on Tuesday, November 28. For more questions regarding the impacts of the changes on your property contact Christy Carr at 206.780.3719.