Between Eagle Harbor and Port Blakely lies a few beautiful communities in one of the most tranquil settings on Bainbridge. This area is surrounded by water with beautiful views of Seattle and the sound. The neighborhoods and communities are a peaceful respite from the bustling activity of Winslow, while all the city amenities are just a 10 minute drive away.
The ‘Winslow Core’ neighborhood is a short stroll and a 35 minute ferry ride to downtown Seattle, so it is the most pedestrian friendly area on Bainbridge. It is also home to the largest concentration of Islanders. Living in Winslow means easy commuting during the week, leisurely walks to the bakery on the weekend, and quick trips to the library or market.
The Sunrise Drive area is the beautiful northeastern most part of Bainbridge Island, just north of Rolling Bay and east of Madison Ave. This gorgeous waterfront neighborhood is highly sought after because of the stunning sunrises (hence the name) and lively views of the Puget Sound shipping lanes, Cascade Mountains, downtown Seattle and Mt. Rainier. Close proximity to the Agate Pass bridge and easy access to the ferry are an added bonus.
As you arrive on Bainbridge Island, you will notice the beautiful shoreline that juts out to the east called Wing Point. It’s a lovely centrally located neighborhood with gorgeous views of Puget Sound and the skyline of Seattle. The original settlers on the point would watch the great numbers of bald-headed eagles that would nest in Eagle Harbor, inspiring the name Wing Point.
Good news for Bainbridge Island! The Urban Forestry Restoration Project will be working throughout this month to enhance forests on the island! According to the Bainbridge Island Review, "A Puget SoundCorps team will work with city staff to remove English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and Scotch broom from multiple city-owned locations across the island.
Over the weekend, the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal described plans for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty and Bruciato to become the main tenants at The Old Hardware Store in a feature entitled “Pizza night will spin off into full-time Bainbridge restaurant” by Tim Kelly of the Kitsap Sun.
I am SO EXCITED to announce the signing of a long term lease for approximately half of the Old Hardware Store building at 240 Winslow Way East on Bainbridge Island. After sitting vacant for the past four years, the nearly 70-year old building was acquired in January 2016 by The Old Hardware Store, LLC managed by local businessman Joseph Lacko.
As yet another acknowledgement that the Seattle metro area has joined the league of global cities attracting Asian investment, immigration and homeownership, Palace Magazine recently published a special report on American cities that included the Emerald City with significant contributions by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty.
I recently visited a fabulous park on Bainbridge Island called Halls Hill Lookout. If you have not been here, I suggest adding it to your weekend plans immediately. It is the perfect place to meditate on the island, complete with a beautifully designed stone labyrinth. According to a recent article on Inside Bainbridge, it is estimated that the builders "collected some 25,000 pounds of rocks for the labyrinth from Bainbridge Island beaches, poring over shorelines for the rights shapes, sizes, and colors, mindful not to disturb beach creatures in the process."
The benefactors wish for it to remain a place of peace primarily for locals, not a tourist attraction. When you visit it, which I hope you will, you will see why.
To make this day a success for the 3,000 expected guests, Friends of the Farms invites you to volunteer and experience and celebrate the day first hand.
Volunteer roles include:
Friends of the Farms provides volunteers with an experience of a life-time, a free Harvest Fair shirt designed by Howard Block from Bay, Hay and Feed, and the opportunity to celebrate our farming heritage.
If you would like to volunteer, contact Kevin Haggerty, Program Coordinator at Friends of the Farms
I am thrilled to bring you this week’s event calendar! Your comprehensive guide, take a peek at what’s going on! From TONIGHT'S Homebuyer Symposium in Kirkland, to this weekend’s Tomato Battle at Pyramid Alehouse and the Cedar Suede concert on Bainbridge, here’s what’s happening around the sound:
Select Links Below to View Full Calendar of Events in Each Community
Donâ€™t miss out on a this Bainbridge Island Tradition.Â Â BeginningÂ December 12th and continuing through December 24ththe Bainbridge Island Fire Department- Holiday Music Truck will be making the rounds of the Island.
Each night the truck will operate from 5pm until 9pm. Since the 1950â€²s, the fire Department has decorated one of their trucks and made the rounds of all the islandâ€™s neighborhoods blasting holiday music.
To find out when they will be in your neighborhood, see the schedule below.
Place your on-line vote to restore the Point No Point Lighthouse in Hansville,Â WA - Kitsap County.Â There is funding available (not taxpayers' money)... but the amount donated is based on which projects receive the most votes!
Here's the article from the Kitsap Sun: