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Meadowmeer Neighborhood Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Neighborhood: Meadowmeer

By Susan Grosten | Feb 23, 2021

Meadowmeer Neighborhood Bainbridge Island   Centrally located on Bainbridge Island, the Meadowmeer neighborhood offers a quiet but amenity-rich lifestyle. Primarily sited around the golf course, the Meadowmeer neighborhood was designed with form and function. Smaller streets and cul-de-sacs promote a safe place for walking, biking, and chalk art in the streets. Having an elevated altitude […]

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Helpline House Bainbridge Island

By Susan Grosten | Feb 7, 2021

Helpline House Bainbridge Island   I am currently reading Kristin Hannah’s newest book “The Four Winds”.  A Bainbridge Island resident and best-selling author, Ms. Hannah writes beautiful, historically-based fiction. The story revolves around farmers whose lives are turned upside down by the phenomenon called The Dust Bowl; the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. […]

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Bainbridge Island Coffee Shops

Coffee Shops and Bakeries of Bainbridge Island

By Susan Grosten | Jan 6, 2021

Coffee | Cupcakes | Chocolate | Comfort   Cold and rainy days always call for ways to find comfort and be soothed by hot coffee and baked goods, which means a good bakery is indispensable these days. From market classics serving up traditional French pastries to a variety of savory treats; the shops on this […]

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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation Donations 2019

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2019 Donations

By Susan Grosten | Feb 8, 2020

WIndermere Bainbridge 2019 Donations     The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $52,475 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2019. A list below is of each of the vital community service organizations of Bainbridge Island to receive funding, due to their consistent and strong contributions to our island.   Bainbridge […]

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Pickleball: A Bainbridge Island Sport

By Susan Grosten | Aug 14, 2019

Let’s Play Pickleball! Pickleball A Bainbridge Island Sport Like all great stories, Pickleball came about on a sunny day with little to do. In 1965, two dads named Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum arrived at Pritchard’s home, after a golf outing. Upon arrival they were besieged by their children complaining of boredom, so […]

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Point Monroe Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Neighborhood: Point Monroe

By Susan Grosten | Apr 20, 2019

Point Monroe | Bainbridge Island   At the northeast point of Bainbridge is a sand spit called Point Monroe. Known locally as The Spit, it is a unique piece of the island’s real estate and much more charming than it sounds. Point Monroe offers sea-to-sky, waterfront living with nothing between you and the water, except […]

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Bloedel Reserve Bainbridge Island

Bloedel Reserve

By Susan Grosten | Mar 15, 2019

Bloedel Reserve Bainbridge Island Tucked away on the north end of the island, lies a botanical treasure called Bloedel Reserve. It continues to amaze me year after year, season after season that this spectacular Nature Reserve is right here in my little community. The History Purchased by Prentice and Virginia Bloedel in 1951, the 150-acre […]

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Fort Ward Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Neighborhood: Fort Ward

By Susan Grosten | Mar 10, 2019

Fort Ward Bainbridge Island   Fort Ward is a historical neighborhood with lots of fun places to explore. Located at the southern end of Bainbridge Island, the elevation and openness make it particularly sunny. The local school is Captain Blakely Elementary School. A lovely feature for the waterfront or waterview homes in Ft Ward is […]

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Goats at Rolling Bay farm

Bainbridge Neighborhood: Rolling Bay

By Susan Grosten | Feb 20, 2019

Rolling Bay Bainbridge Island The Rolling Bay Neighborhood is north of Manitou Beach and on the east side of the Island. The main thoroughfare is Valley Road, where you will find the commercial services in this quaint area. Rolling Bay is a mix of older farm homes on larger lots and new, modern homes in […]

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