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Emilee Geist

Athletic survey Bainbridge Island School District is asking for community input on which league its athletic teams compete in. Questions ask about the competitiveness, school spirit and cost of competing in the Metro League compared with the Olympic League. To participate, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCz-WGHc cWHUMVYTMffL7yshJ_kzVB bePYPm0OCCEhaTOuIg/view form Kids vaccines COVID-19 […]

Athletic survey

Bainbridge Island School District is asking for community input on which league its athletic teams compete in.

Questions ask about the competitiveness, school spirit and cost of competing in the Metro League compared with the Olympic League.

To participate, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCz-WGHc
cWHUMVYTMffL7yshJ_kzVB
bePYPm0OCCEhaTOuIg/view
form

Kids vaccines

COVID-19 Pfizer pediatric vaccines for kids 5 to 11-years-old will take place Nov. 6-7 at the Commodore Options Lower Gym on Bainbridge Island.

Appointments can be made at https://covidbi.timetap.com/#/

If you are older and looking to book a booster appointment, there will be a clinic Nov. 13.
Register starting Nov. 8 at noon. You may also call the BI Community Pharmacy or book an appointment online with Walgreens, Safeway or Rite Aid.

Free meal

Local organizations again are working together to provide a free Community Thanksgiving Meal to people in need.

Sign up by Nov. 15 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center, 370 Brien Dr. SE, or call 206-842-1616. Also sign up through Helpline or at Winslow Arms, Finch Place or Virginia Villa.

The no-cost premade dinner will be delivered by volunteers on Thanksgiving morning. The meal consists of roasted turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie.

Partnering with the senior center are the BI Sportsmen’s Club, Island Volunteer Caregivers, Helpline House, Housing Resources Bainbridge, Town & Country Market, personal chef Ruth Frobe, Hitchcock Restaurant, Sweet Dahlia Bakery, BIMA Bistro and Eagle Harbor Congregational Church.

Electric tools

Bainbridge Island is in the process of changing its tools from gas to electric.

In his weekly report, city manager Blair King says hand tools such as leaf blowers and weed whips are changing to zero-emission electric tools.

Public Works director Chris Wierzbicki is beginning to inventory the city’s gas-powered tools. Wierzbicki said this is a good time to look at the conversion as many of the hand tools need to be replaced.

A professional-grade all-electric-powered weed whip with extra battery costs around $500. An electric-powered industrial-grade leaf blower with battery costs about the same. A gas-powered version of the same tool costs about $150 less.

Fire-safe area

The Bainbridge Island City Council last week approved new regulations that will help property owners safeguard the area immediately around their homes from wildfires.

The “wildfire defensible space exemption” allows property owners to maintain vegetation near habitable structures (homes, ADUs, garages) on their property without a permit.

The exemption includes tree removals within 5 feet of habitable structures and allows trees to be removed (or thinned) to ensure that there is 18 feet between the edges of tree canopies within 30 feet of a habitable structure.

This exemption only applies outside of critical areas and the shoreline jurisdiction and also does not apply to landmark trees.

Pumpkin Dumpin’

Give your pumpkins new life by composting them; bring them to Kola Kole Park in Kingston Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kids and grownups can watch zombie worms devour the brains of a dead jack-o’-lantern as they compost. Wear your Halloween costumes for an extra chance to trick or treat and have a hot cup of cider.

Restrictions include no paint or permanent marker; cut off the affected area, and they’ll compost the rest. Pumpkins must be free of candles, plastics or decorations. If your pumpkin is gross and slimy, use a shovel to scoop it into a bucket to transport to the event.

All pumpkins brought to the event will be recycled into compost at Olympic Organics, which is partnering on the event with Kitsap County Solid Waste.

PSE survey

Puget Sound Energy has submitted its draft plan for expanding use of clean energy to provide electricity customers with safe, reliable and affordable service.

Filed with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, PSE’s Clean Energy Implementation Plan charts a course of action for clean electricity programs and investments for the years 2022-25, in accordance with goals set by Washington’s Clean Energy Transformation Act.

This plan will move PSE forward to nearly 60 percent clean electricity by end of 2025 — well on the way to meeting its clean energy goals of net-zero carbon emissions for all PSE operations and electric supply by 2030 and 100 person carbon-free electric supply by 2045.

PSE invites customers and the community to participate in a public comment period through Nov. 12. PSE will use the feedback to improve the final plan, which gets submitted to the UTC Dec. 17. People interested in commenting can visit pse.com/plan.

Joke book

Students love to tell jokes in class. Well, the joke’s on them.

Birke Duncan has collected jokes from drama students in Bob McAllister’s classes at Bainbridge High School. McAllister taught there for over 30 years.

Ed Selfors headed the Unified Arts Program at Commodore Middle School. He assigned Duncan back in 1979 to tell a clean joke at the start of each woodshop class.

In Duncan’s new book, the dedication and preface pay tribute to the two BI educators who were instrumental in the book’s completion.

The second edition from Northwest Folklore’s “Laugh without Guilt: A Clean Joke Book” will come out just in time for Christmas, Duncan says in an email.

The first edition, published in 2007 by the University of Washington scholarly journal, became required text in folklore classes at the UW, Michigan State and elsewhere.

BI Police Log

Motor vehicle traffic accident Oct. 24, High School Road NE / State Hwy 305 NE.

Boating/marine incident
Oct. 24, 5943 Rose Loop NE.

Motor vehicle traffic accident Oct. 25, Sportsman Club Road NE / State Hwy 305 NE.

Motor vehicle traffic accident Oct. 26, 8555 Madison Ave. N.

Motor vehicle traffic accident Oct. 26, 1728 NE Lovgreen Road w / Miller Road NE.

Traffic stop burglary 2 Oct. 27, 0243 Fletcher Bay Road NE / NE High School Road.

Fraud criminal impersonation Oct. 28, 1133 Grow Ave. NW.

Motor vehicle hit and run – arrest charge Oct. 28, 5662 Packard Lane NE.

Motor vehicle traffic accident Oct. 29, 1528 Fletcher Bay Road NE / NE High School Road.

Motor vehicle traffic accident Oct. 29, 1537 NE Day Road NE / State Hwy 305 NE.


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