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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.

Police tweets


The Bainbridge Island Police Department has joined the Twitter flock.

So far, Chief Jon Fehlman has issued three official BIPD tweets. Here’s this morning’s dispatch:

“Overnight was steady but nothing major occurred. We are still looking for information regarding the 10 vehicle prowls we had last week.”

Forty-five people have signed up since yesterday to stay keyed in to BI’s cop shop.

A few other local institutions on Twitter include:

Sound Food, @SoundFood
Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, @BainbridgeArts
Madrona School, @MadronaSchool
Sustainable Bainbridge, @SustainBain
Grace Episcopal Church, @Gracebainbridge
Fields End, @FieldsEndWriter
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, @BainbridgeCofC
Bainbridge Graduate Institute, @BGIedu
Kitsap Sun, @KitsapSun


Like many journalists these days, I’m now linking to readers through Twitter. Some call it “instant blogging.” Some call it “Internet text-messaging.” And some call it the Next Big Thing…before the Next Big Thing.

My guess is that Twitter is one piece in the ever-changing puzzle that may soon show us the new face of newspapers (hint: it likely won’t include paper).

I’m using Twitter to keep tabs on that discussion (a lot of it is happening on Twitter) and to keep Islander/Kitsap Sun/Bainbridge Conversation readers posted on what I’m up to, the stories I’m working on and what I ate for breakfast (just kidding…maybe).

Kitsap Sun web editor Angela Dice is a hardcore Twitterer. You can see her Twit it up here, or check out the Sun’s Twitter newbies Josh Farley (cops) and Steven Gardener (politics) over here and here. The Sun has all-purpose Twitter page here. It’s a good spot to keep an eye on breaking news.

You can visit to my Twitter page here. If you set up an account, you get what they call “tweets” (…ugh…) on your Twitter from me and everyone else on your e-mail address list who Twitterizes.