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Citizens Police Academy in February

Citizens Police Academy in February

Carla Sias, Loren Bast, Anne Blair, and Kaylie Chinn Curious about how our police department works? Participate in the Bainbridge Island Police Department (BIPD) Citizens’ Academy, beginning this February. This free 12-week program lets you meet police officers and see their work first-hand; listen here […]

<b>City seeks members for Race Equity Task Force</b>

City seeks members for Race Equity Task Force

Sal DeRosalia, Karen Vargas, Erin Phillips and Matt Tirman What is it like for people of color to live on Bainbridge? What is race equity? And, how do we create a community where all feel a sense of belonging and inclusion? The Bainbridge City Council […]

<b>Islandwood addresses equity and racial issues</b>

Islandwood addresses equity and racial issues

Many of us know IslandWood for its beautiful 250-acre campus and environmental learning programs for children and adults alike. What you may not know is that this local nonprofit is also trying to address structural racism and embed equity in its operations. In this podcast, […]

<b>SAFE Mobility Levy: Debating the Pros and Cons</b>

SAFE Mobility Levy: Debating the Pros and Cons

(L to R) Doug Rauh, Mark Epstein, and Herb Hethcote Wondering how to vote on our upcoming SAFE Mobility levy? Listen here as Herb Hethcote and Doug Rauh, who helped draft the pro and con statements for our voters pamphlet, share their thoughts with COBI’s […]

<b>Bloedel Reserve celebrates 30th anniversary October 20-21</b>

Bloedel Reserve celebrates 30th anniversary October 20-21

Fabulous fall colors, a fungi walk, a floral arranging demo, a moss garden walk, a zen garden demo, jazz with Jenny Maybee, and of course the annual Squash Scavenger Hunt: it’s all part of Founders Weekend at the Bloedel Reserve, which celebrates its 30th anniversary […]

<b>Coping with homelessness on Bainbridge and in Kitsap County</b>

Coping with homelessness on Bainbridge and in Kitsap County

What is the level of homelessness on Bainbridge and in Kitsap County? What’s driving the problem, what kind of assistance is available, how effective is it, and what can you do to help? Listen here to learn more… In this 45 minute podcast, BCB host […]

<b>Moniz Foundation hopes to bring Coffee Oasis to Bainbridge</b>

Moniz Foundation hopes to bring Coffee Oasis to Bainbridge

Lee Moniz, Daniel Frederick and Kyle Koller Will bringing Coffee Oasis to Bainbridge help reduce teen suicide on the island? Lee Moniz hopes so. Listen here to learn about Coffee Oasis and why the Tyler Moniz Project is working to bring the organization to Bainbridge. […]

<b>Help our Senior Center plan for the future! </b>

Help our Senior Center plan for the future!

Line dancing? Table Tennis? Yoga? Chinese? Bridge? Drawing? Chess? Knitting? Photography? Astrology? German? Cribbage? Karaoke? Shakespeare? There’s something for everyone at the BI Senior Center — and you can help decide what future offerings might be available! Attend one of four strategic planning sessions offered […]

<b>Bainbridge Island’s development moratorium: what’s it all about?</b>

Bainbridge Island’s development moratorium: what’s it all about?

What is the development moratorium, why was it enacted, and how does it address growing concerns about the type of development happening on Bainbridge Island? In this podcast, BI Senior Planner Christy Carr and Planning Commissioner Jon Quitslund help clarify the issues. Beginning in January […]

<b>What is HRB and what do they do?</b>

What is HRB and what do they do?

HRB’s Penny Lamping (L) and Phedra Elliot Many of us know people who are either struggling to stay in their current homes or hoping to find an affordable place on Bainbridge. Housing Resources Bainbridge is here to help: listen here as HRB’s Phedra Elliot and […]