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City Hall Leaders Discuss Key Current Issues

City Hall Leaders Discuss Key Current Issues

Bainbridge Island City Hall City Manager Morgan Smith and Public Works Director Chris Wierzbicki discuss several important items currently in process with the city including the sustainable transportation plan, roundabouts on 305 and taller water tanks. Several topics are discussed in this important dialogue and […]

Bright Lights, Small Island

Bright Lights, Small Island

  Now that we’re into the Fall season, the light is changing and we find ourselves walking, running, cycling and driving more in the dark. How can we keep ourselves safe after dark? As part of our ongoing series with the Bainbridge Island Parks and […]

The Silent Epidemic: Learning More about Hearing Loss

The Silent Epidemic: Learning More about Hearing Loss

Betsy Lydle Smith and Kimberly Parker Did you know that 48 million Americans suffer from some kind of hearing loss?  That is one in seven of us.  That means that you or someone you know or interact with every day, has hearing loss! In this […]

City talks about ADU’s, RV’s & Tiny Homes

City talks about ADU’s, RV’s & Tiny Homes

Bainbridge Island City Manager Morgan Smith and Heather Wright, Director of Planning and Community Development provide a fast paced review of many issues currently in process and being discussed at City Hall.  They discuss several subjects from ADU’s, to RV considerations, Tiny Homes and of […]

Affordable housing update from HRB

Affordable housing update from HRB

(l to r) Penny Lamping and Phedra Elliott What is the current status of 550 Madison?  What is the plan for the Suzuki property? Listen here for answers to these and other questions about current affordable housing projects on the Island. It’s been a year […]

KidsUp Playground Update

KidsUp Playground Update

The future of play on the island has never looked brighter. There is an effort, in partnership with the Bainbridge Island Parks & Recreation District and the Parks Foundation, to replace the damaged Kid’s Up Playground at Battle Point Park. If you’ve ever visited Battle […]

Behind the Scenes at Parks & Rec

Behind the Scenes at Parks & Rec

Parks & Rec Community Outreach Program Manager Ashley Miller  Ever wonder about the engine that drives the island’s robust recreation programming? Learn who is behind the curtain bringing your favorite island events to life and why they do it! This podcast contributes to our ongoing […]

BIPD National Night Out and K9 Whitney in Winslow August 6

BIPD National Night Out and K9 Whitney in Winslow August 6

Officer Kurt Enget (l) with K9 Officer Whitney and Chief Horn Games! An inflatable slide! Obstacle courses,  a “Touch-a-Truck” area with police, fire, city, and FBI vehicles — this year’s National Night Out event is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Learn more about this […]

City addresses affordable housing, trees, and the hotel project

City addresses affordable housing, trees, and the hotel project

Are you allowed to cut down your tree? What is a tiny home and can I have one on my property? What is the status of the hotel going into downtown Winslow? Listen here for answers to these and more questions from city hall staff.  […]

Girl Up comes to Bainbridge Island

Girl Up comes to Bainbridge Island

GirlUp is a chapter of the global United Nations Foundation which gives girls the resources they need to impact change in the world. Listen here as Bainbridge high school student Merrill Keating explains why she started a GirlUp club at the high school and what […]