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Boomerang joins with Bainbridge Performing Arts

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

After a successful partnership with Bainbridge’s movie theaters the first two months of the year, the Boomerang Giving Project has now joined with Bainbridge Performing Arts to encourage people older than 65 to redirect their senior discounts to those in need.

This month, discounts at Bainbridge Performing Arts, the Cinemas at the Pavilion and Lynwood Cinema can voluntarily be redirected by people over 65 years old to support Helpline House programs. BPA and the movie theaters are covering the program’s administrative costs to ensure that 100 percent of the donated discounts go to Helpline.

Dominique Cantwell, executive director of BPA, said she was “proud to be part of this inventive idea.”

Helpline House provides a full range of services to people in need.

“Boomerang Giving is a creative way for those over 65 to boost this community,” Helpline Executive Director Joanne Tews said. “We are delighted to be the beneficiary of this new effort.”

This month, Bainbridge Performing Arts is presenting the epic six-hour “The Kentucky Cycle,” which opens 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with a pair of pay-what-you-can previews with Part I on Wednesday and Part II on Thursday. An opening reception for the play is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Performances are set for Friday through March 30 with Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. (Part 1). Plus, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. for Part II. The Bainbridge Performing Arts noted on its website that “given the length of the entire play, patrons have the option of seeing the full play over a span of two days.”

“The Kentucky Cycle” is highly regarded. It won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize – the first play in the prize’s 76-year history to win without first staging a New York production.

For more Bainbridge Performing Arts offerings this month, visit

Boomerang Giving started on Bainbridge in January, with its first project the January and February donation of discounts to grant making supporting children and youth at the Bainbridge Community Foundation. At the Pavilion 39 tickets and 72 at the Lynwood were redirected, Boomerang Giving board chair David Harrison said.

Later this spring, Boomerang plans to start a pledge campaign in selected cities nationally.

“We think the idea of providing baby boomers and older Americans the chance to ‘give back’ through donating discounts will become commonplace,” Harrison said. “We are proud to have it start on Bainbridge Island.”

Documentary on Bainbridge liveaboards screening at film fest

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

A documentary film about Bainbridge Island’s anchored-out liveaboards is set to screen at the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival on Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.

Island filmmaker Mark Davis worked on “Against the Tide” for years, filming numerous city meetings and interviewing people on both sides of the liveaboard debate.

Here’s what Davis has to say about the film:

“Set amidst the spectacular beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the urban backdrop of Seattle, Washington, this poignant and timely film reveals the unique lifestyles of the mariners and misfits who live illegally aboard their boats in Eagle Harbor, the scenic gem of Bainbridge Island. Long a refuge for liveaboards with limited means, or just those wishing for a simpler way of life, Eagle Harbor is a state-owned body of water surrounded by an affluent community, torn about whether to let them stay or drive them out.

When the state of Washington ruled that people anchoring in public waters could only live aboard their boats in the same location for 30 days, the members of this decades-old community became guilty of criminal trespass. Against the Tide follows the story of the liveaboards who refuse to move their homes… a behind-the-scenes look at the struggle of vulnerable persons defying homelessness with alternative shelters.”

Internationally recognized composer set for Bainbridge homecoming

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Composer  and musician Jherek Bischoff has played concerts at some of the nation’s most venerable venues (Lincoln Center most recently). But he’ll give one of the most meaningful performances of his career Friday at Bainbridge Performing Arts.

The island concert marks a homecoming for Bischoff, who first took to the stage in Bainbridge High School and BPA musicals. Since then he’s released an acclaimed album of orchestral music and toured internationally.

Bischoff took the time to respond to a few questions by email this week for a Kitsap Sun/Bainbridge Islander story. Here’s what he had to say about the Bainbridge concert: (more…)

Bainbridge Islander preview

Friday, June 7th, 2013


Here’s the Bainbridge Islander preview for June 7. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below.

0607_BI_01-1ROWERS TO NATIONALS | Fast-improving club sends two boats to Tennessee.

WHITHER WATERFRONT PARK? | Islanders share ideas for improvement.

SCHOOL CONFIGURATION | District taps brakes on school closure discussion.

PUGET SOUND HEALTH | Warning signs in seafloor sediment.

KILMER TOWN HALLS | Climate change central in congressman’s island visit.

COMING UP: BHS bids goodbye to Brent Peterson.



Bainbridge Islander preview

Friday, May 24th, 2013


Here’s the Bainbridge Islander preview for May 24. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below.

0524_BI_01A SPRING SURPRISE | Photos from the spontaneous Scotch Broom Festival.

RACES SET | A roundup of candidates seeking office this fall.

AMPHIBIAN INVASION | Three-dozen frog sculptures arrive for community arts project.

PARK FOR POOCHES? | Vincent Road site proposed for sprawling dog park.

COMING UP: Bainbridge firm offers farmers a high-tech marketing platform.


Islanders’ “Living on One Dollar” documentary is free on Hulu

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Four young filmmakers traveled to Guatemala in 2010 to experience life on less than $1 a day. The harrowing experiment resulted in “Living on One Dollar,” a documentary that premiered last fall.

Since then, the creators of Living on One – three of whom grew up on Bainbridge Island — have been busy turning the film into a social movement. They’ve screened the documentary at universities and festivals around the country in recent months. They’ve also organized events to raise awareness of global poverty and promote microfinance.

The film can be viewed free on Hulu through May 3.


Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Little LambsHere’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for March 29. Feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. Above, a pair of lambs and their mother enjoy some sunshine Tuesday in a field off Madison Avenue NE. (Meegan Reid photo)

0329_BI_01Weather: We don’t want to jinx it, but the National Weather Service is predicting a very pleasant weekend. Sunshine and highs in the 60s are expected today, Saturday and Sunday.

Sports: It will be a quiet weekend for the Spartans. The boys soccer team defends its home turf at 6 p.m. tonight against Chief Sealth. And that’s about it.

See a full Spartans schedule here and follow the Sun’s Prepzone on Facebook for updates.


Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Friday, March 22nd, 2013


Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for March 22. Feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. Above, reigning Metro League MVP Katie Raben leads the Spartans in their quest for another fastpitch state tournament appearance. (Meegan Reid photo)

3.22.islanderWeather: Our wild weather should mellow out today. We can expect some sunshine this weekend according to the National Weather Service, but cold temperatures will stick around.

Sports: Softball plays Mount Si at home today at 3:30 p.m., led by reigning Metro League MVP Katie Raben. Water polo hosts Bellevue at 4 p.m.

Baseball and softball both play at home Monday and Tuesday with games against Nathan Hale and Bishop Blanchett.

See a full Spartans schedule here and follow the Sun’s Prepzone on Facebook for updates.


Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Friday, March 15th, 2013


Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for March 15. Feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. Above, a balcony view of The Waypoint from the evolving Bainbridge Island Museum of Art building. (Meegan Reid photo)

0315_BI_01Weather: We’re looking at showers today through the weekend, mostly in the afternoons, according to the National Weather Service. Daytime highs will hover in the low 50s.

Sports: Girls water polo hosts Inglemoor at 4 p.m. today. Boys lacrosse plays at home against Skyline at 7:30 p.m. Baseball plays Saturday with an 11 a.m. home game against Bremerton. The rest of the Spartans squads play away this weekend.

See a full Spartans schedule here and follow the Sun’s Prepzone on Facebook for updates.


Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for March 8. Feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. 

cover.3.8Weather: We’ll catch a fleeting glimpse of spring today and Saturday, with sunshine and temperatures in the low 50s. The National Weather Service expects skies to cloud up Sunday and rain to return in earnest Monday.

Sports: Spring is already here, at least as far as sports are concerned. Bainbridge boys lacrosse opens its season with a 5:30 p.m. JV game and 7:30 p.m. varsity game this evening at home against Bellevue. Track hosts the Pat Logan Relays at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Boys and girls water polo teams take to the pool Monday with away games. Baseball, fastpitch, boys soccer, tennis all open their seasons next week. You can get updates on the crew team here, and sailing team here.

See a full Spartans schedule here and follow the Sun’s Prepzone on Facebook for updates.


Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Friday, March 1st, 2013


Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for March 1. Feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. Above Greg Lotakis adds gravel to the circle feature in the center of The Waypoint during a work party Wednesday. An opening celebration for the new park is scheduled for 11:20 a.m. today. (Meegan Reid photo)

0301_BI_01Weather: The National Weather Service expects clouds and showers to continue through the weekend. Daytime highs will creep into the low 50s. Nighttime lows will dip close to freezing.

Sports: The Spartans are in a lull between winter and spring sports seasons. Watch for spring previews soon.

See a full Spartans schedule here and follow the Sun’s Prepzone on Facebook for updates.


Bainbridge art museum opening scheduled for June

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013


The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art announced a June 14 opening date this week, while beginning a final fundraising push. The museum needs another $1.2 million in donations to close out its capital campaign, according to a Tuesday news release. The overall campaign goal is $15.6 million.

The 20,000-square-foot museum is under construction on the northwest corner of Winslow Way and Highway 305. It will house a permanent collection of contemporary art as well as traveling exhibits and arts programs. Initial exhibits and programs will be announced in April.

“Our main areas of focus are on arts education, documenting artists’ lives, and integrating other cultural activities including literary and performing arts into the museum programming,” museum board member Bill Baran-Mickle said in the release.

The museum will operate in an “open house” format for its first month, with hands-on activities for visitors, according to the release. Admission to the museum will be free.

The museum opened an auditorium and classroom spaces in 2011, providing new venues for community events. A full opening was scheduled for the summer of 2012 but the date was pushed back as fundraising lagged.

(Illustration by Coates Design)

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