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Bainbridge Islander on Facebook

Like everything and everyone else (including your grandma and your five-year-old niece), the Bainbridge Islander is now on Facebook.

Unlike this blog, which gets updated once or twice a week (or month), our Facebook page has news updates, links, photos and non-anonymous reader discussions about all things Bainbridge each and every day (except on weekends, and sometimes not on Fridays or when we’re really busy on deadlines).

Get there by following this link: http://www.facebook.com/BainbridgeIslander

You can also find it by entering “Bainbridge Islander” in the Facebook search box.

Oh, and it only works if you’ve setup a personal Facebook account. Might as well if you haven’t already. Your mom, your boss, your ex, your kid’s soccer coach and that guy you sat next to in 10th grade chemistry class are already there, waiting for you. Fun times. Besides, how else are you going to know what that chemistry class guy thinks about the chicken teriyaki salad he just ate?

Islander uses Facebook to right a Rotary rummage sale wrong

Betsy Schairer hustles for the coveted cider press. Little did she know that injustice awaited. Angela Dice photo.

A Rotary runner has taken to Facebook to protest “a terrible act of injustice” that happened during the first minutes of Saturday’s mega-rummage sale.

Here’s what Betsy Schairer has to say on her page, Footrace Run For Justice: Help Betsy Get Her Apple Cider Press:

“After reaching an apple cider press FIRST despite limiting physical ability such as lack of fitness, short legs, and a generally waddling gait: A Rotary Auction volunteer refused to sell Me, Betsy, the Apple cider press she had fair and square gotten to first and instead sold it to another Rotary Auction Volunteer. This Act of Unfairness should not stand.”

And apparently it won’t.

After racking up more than 80 Facebook members who posted dozens of sympathetic messages, Betsy got a response from Rotary.

“I received an apology today from the President of Bainbridge Rotary & from the chairman of the Auction. They are investigating the incident. Stay strong!” she posted on Monday.

And today, more progress:

“I got another apology e-mail from the Rotary- this one from the Department Head of the Lawn & Garden section where the cider press was being sold. He has also vowed to track down the offending volunteer & get the cider press back so I can purchase it. UNITED WE STAND for fair thrifting rights!” she said in a post today.

Betsy’s work to right a Rotary wrong was met with huzzahs from her Facebook pals.

“Fair is fair!” declared one. “We are invincible!”

Ferry tweets, weedy art and baseball for all

Here’s some news from the week:

-Washington State Ferries is hoping Twitter tweets and Facebook posts will boost ridership. Read about it HERE. Coincidentally, the Kitsap Sun is hoping Facebook posts will boost readership. Looky HERE.

-Bainbridge seventh- and eighth-graders transformed heaps of English ivy into art at Blakely Harbor Park on Wednesday. See some photos and read my story HERE.

-KOMO News stopped by the island’s internment memorial to get an update on its progress. Rep. Jay Inslee and Sen. Maria Cantwell were also in attendance. See the video HERE.

-A baseball game on Bainbridge gave kids with physical and mental challenges a chance to enjoy America’s favorite past time. Read about it, see a photo gallery and a video HERE.