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French street gymnastics on Bainbridge Island

Parkour’s growing exposure on TV, movies and the Internet is sparking a lot of interest beyond the streets of France, where the acrobatic sport was invented less than two decades ago. Kids all over the U.S. have been inspired to try parkour’s daredevil moves, albeit through trial-and-error mimicry on park benches, stairwells and picnic tables.

Only one place in Kitsap is offering classes on how to do parkour properly and safely.

Head over HERE to see my story about Bainbridge park district’s parkour class and the young men who are building a local parkour scene. The story includes a video and photo gallery shot by Brad Camp.

Look below for some of parkour’s more iconic videos.

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Bainbridge gains a city manager, three new ‘local food’ restaurants and loses one big fish farm

Here’s some reading material to keep you busy as we head into a three day weekend:

-The city has a new manager…at least for now. Here’s my story.

-Did you hear what the Sun said about the city of Bainbridge? I won’t say the Sun called the city “stupid” but it was sure close. Read the Sun’s take on the city’s policy of charging its road ends committee permit fees here.

-Bainbridge’s mywedding.com and Rep. Jay Inslee weighed in on the net neutrality issue.

-The island’s largest farm is leaving. American Gold Seafoods, which operates the salmon net pens near Fort Ward, is packing up and moving across the water to Manchester. Read about the move here.

-Speaking of farms, it looks like local growers are getting a boost from three (yes, three) new Winslow restaurants that specialize in local foods. They are Hitchcock (which we’ve discussed here before), Arbutus (in Mon Elisa’s old spot) and Local Harvest, which is set to open at Penelope’s former location by July. Look for my story in Monday’s paper.

-Also next week, look for my stories about City Hall’s effort to grow food for the grazing masses and the new teen sensation: Parkour.