Sage is sticking around
Sage fly fishing
here to read my Sunday story about Sage, an iconic fly fishing
rod manufacturer that was founded on Bainbridge 30 years ago.
Sage is a bit of a rarity on Bainbridge. It’s a company that
makes things – real things that you can actually hold in your
And despite the challenges of manufacturing on Bainbridge (let
alone the United States), Sage says it’s staying put. Sage may, in
time, move its distribution wing, but the hands-on work of making
high-end rods will remain on Day Road.
Even if that happens, Sage will probably remain the island’s
largest private employer. Sage has 180 people working for it; the
runner-up, Messenger House, has just under 100.
Bainbridge Rep. Christine Rolfes and other Kitsap legislators are
throwing their support behind a
gay marriage bill. It appears to be gaining momentum in
Lock your doors
unlocked homes were burglarized in the Commodore neighborhood
this week. Police are urging islanders to lock their homes at night
and when they are not at home.
The romance of Bainbridge Island was mentioned in an
MSN article about love-inspiring destinations.
BPA minds its manners
Kitsap Sun arts reporter Michael C. Moore has a story on Bainbridge
Performing Arts’ ‘Philadelphia Story.’
“…there is much to be taken from Barry’s comedy of
manners — make that a mannered comedy, if you will — including
witty dialogue, classic screwball plot machinations and a pointed
observation or three about the social upper-crust: mainly, why we
less crusty folk are so enamored of it,” Moore writes.