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Islander editor reclaims Bainbridge roots

Elisabeth Kramer joins us as the new editor of the Bainbridge Islander this week.  Here’s a column from Beth introducing herself (or, more accurately, reintroducing herself) to the island:

It’s fitting I’d come back to Bainbridge. Years ago, my parents built a home here, the home a newborn me returned to after my very first ferry ride. All the photos of my early childhood come from this island, including a particularly festive snapshot of a toddler me dwarfed by a giant pumpkin on Winslow Way.

Although my family ended up leaving, it seems Bainbridge wasn’t done with us yet. After growing up in Portland, attending the University of Oregon and working for publications covering social and rural issues, an adult me returns as the new managing editor of the Bainbridge Islander.

David Nelson, editor of the Kitsap Sun and editorial director for the Islander, is still here to answer any concerns you have about the publication (dnelson@kitsapsun.com). And Tad Sooter, our reporter, will keep on writing, tweeting (@BIConversation) and Facebooking (friend Bainbridge Islander).

You’ll want to turn to me if you have any suggestions or questions about the Islander. Just shoot me an email at elisabeth.kramer@kitsapsun.com. Enjoy this week’s Islander and look forward to more stories ahead.

Bainbridge getting its own glossy magazine

A local start-up magazine aims to celebrate all the good things about island living.

This summer, Bainbridge entrepreneur Michael Cyger is planning to unveil Bainbridge Island Magazine, a glossy lifestyle quarterly that was inspired, in part, by all the “bad news” the island generates.

Here’s what Cyger has to say about the mag at another of his properties, bainbridgeisland.com:

“We all moved to Bainbridge Island for one or more reasons: the top-rated schools, the quaint downtown, the educated community, the welcoming people, the arts, the rural appeal, the list goes on and on…it’s a great place to getaway from the hectic city or raise a family. Whatever your reason, it is tarnished by bad news that has been rampant in our community. What we need is a way to celebrate what we have.”

Bainbridge magazine, he adds, will “focus on the positive. Only good news.”

It’ll have stories about island homes, gardens, arts, restaurants, organically grown food and “of course – a focus on sustainability.”

“All of the reasons we moved here,” Cyger says.

“This will be the magazine you are proud to show your family that live in a different state, your friends that come to visit in the summer, and that you will be proud to leave out on your coffee table or in your business waiting room….”

The magazine will be mailed to every household and business on the island. On newsstands, it’ll cost about $5.

Head over here for a video statement from Cyger and a “walk through” of the upcoming issue.

Poll: What was the top Bainbridge story of 2010?

We recently polled readers and ourselves here in the newsroom about Kitsap County’s top news stories of the year.

You can read the results here, and weigh in on the reader poll at the bottom of the page.

Seeing as how the poll offerings are slanted toward Bremerton (a fish statue is a top story?), and that most Bainbridge Islanders have never heard of Bremerton, I have created Bainbridge Island’s very own top stories of 2010 poll.

Head over to the right side of the screen to weigh in.

And have a happy New Year.