The Battle Point Astronomical Association

The Battle Point Astronomical Association

The 27-inch Ritchie Telescope at The Battle Point Observatory    Frank Petrie, President of The Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA), joins us on What’s Up Bainbridge to discuss the impressive and very accessible observatory at Battle Point Park.   Housing the 27-inch Ritchie Telescope, the largest 

Bainbridge Prepares: Emergency Medical Responders & the Community Response Team

Bainbridge Prepares: Emergency Medical Responders & the Community Response Team

    In our last in this six-part series about Bainbridge Prepares, we talk with four key players in the organization that lead and manage disaster response programs and teams.  They are ready and able to go in emergency situations. Executive Director for Bainbridge Prepares, 

Right Plant, Right Place

Right Plant, Right Place

    If you’re thinking of planting a tree or replacing one on your property, you will want to attend the upcoming Zoom webinar hosted by Autumn Salamack, Bainbridge Island Climate Officer, and Drue Morris, City Arborist. The topic is Right Plant, Right Place: Choosing 

Bainbridge Prepares: Caring for Vulnerable Populations

Bainbridge Prepares: Caring for Vulnerable Populations

In this episode of What’s Up Bainbridge, we talk with four more leaders from  Bainbridge Prepares to discuss caring for vulnerable populations and planning for access and functional needs for the elderly and domestic pets in a natural disaster situation. Reed Price, Rita Elsberry, Suzanne 

The 10-Minute Play Festival returns to Bainbridge Island!

The 10-Minute Play Festival returns to Bainbridge Island!

Steve Stolee, a key player in the Island Theatre 10-Minute Play Festival joins us today on What’s Up Bainbridge to discuss the return of the event after a 2-year covid hiatus. He shares some interesting background and perspective about the Island Theatre, its origins and 

The Bainbridge Prepares Team discusses Mental well-being, Psychological First Aid and Wellness

The Bainbridge Prepares Team discusses Mental well-being, Psychological First Aid and Wellness

In this episode of What’s Up Bainbridge, we talk with Bainbridge Prepares leaders Colleen Huck, Susan James and Mary O’Leary about the many aspects and considerations of dealing with mental well-being issues in a disaster situation.  They offer insights and perspectives that are helpful, important 

Food and Water Resiliency for Bainbridge Island

Food and Water Resiliency for Bainbridge Island

In this episode of our series on Bainbridge Prepares, we talk with food and water leaders, John Fossett and Christian Berg who share their stories, thoughts and perspectives regarding these vital aspects of planning for potential disasters. They each have suggestions and ideas on what 

Bainbridge Prepares: The Emergency Flotilla & Family Reunification

Bainbridge Prepares: The Emergency Flotilla & Family Reunification

    In this third episode of our 7-part series about Bainbridge Prepares, we explore the concepts of the Emergency Flotilla and Family Reunification that are key elements in the face of any natural disaster. City of Bainbridge Harbormaster, Tami Allen and Kari Seybolt-Murphy, a 

The All-Comers Track Meet is Back!

The All-Comers Track Meet is Back!

Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island members Jim Copen, Elizabeth Ozimek and Paul Benton join us today on What’s Up Bainbridge to discuss the return of the very popular All-Comers Track Meet.  Not held since 2019 due to the pandemic, the 20-year tradition draws dozens of 

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) & More!

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) & More!

  In this second episode of our 7-part series about Bainbridge Prepares, we explore the process of ‘Map Your Neighborhood’ to teach neighbors how to prepare for a disaster.  We also explore the importance of faith-based organizations and the important and pivotal roles they always