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The Art of Bainbridge Island

The Art of Bainbridge Island In a spot as beautiful as Bainbridge Island, WA, it would be amazing if there weren’t tons of artists and artisans. Luckily, our artistic community is thriving with art shows, events, and shops all over the island. Your inner artist will love the opportunity to hone your craft on the island. Winslow Art Center Let’s start with a place to embrace your inner artist. Winslow Art Center Studio & Gallery, created in 2011 by Martha Jordan as a way to incorporate her own love of art and artistic expression, offers instruction for artists of all …

Happy Halloween on Bootiful Bainbridge Island!

Happy Halloween on Bootiful Bainbridge Island! Halloween is time for gourd-geous fun! The residents of Bainbridge Island love Halloween. Check out some of the fun things to do! Oh, by the way, that witch was outside of our office two years ago. I guess we’re lucky a huge pumpkin arrived at just the right time! The BIG PUMPKIN will arrive again this year! Be sure to drive by often to watch for her landing! Halloween at Islandwood Pick your favorite pumpkin from the Sweet Pickins Pumpkin Patch before you grab a shovel and dig in to Dr. McDiggins Boneyard. Or …

Wineries of Bainbridge Island

Award Winning Wines Residents of Bainbridge Island, WA are treated to lovely local restaurants, work by local artisans, and wines from the island’s seven award-winning wineries. These wineries use locally-grown grapes, right on the island, and exceptional grapes from eastern Washington. Each winery is dedicated to making truly distinct and unique wines. The Wineries of Bainbridge Island Amelia Wynn Winery produces national award-winning Bordeaux, Rhone, and Northern Italian varietal wines. Tastings are by appointment-only at the winery, but the tasting room on Winslow Way is open daily. For those interested in art, the tasting room is also an art gallery, …

City Working & Island Living

City Working & Island Living Seattle, WA is home to tons of businesses, including two of the largest employers in the country! While many people love city living, some want to go home to a more relaxed pace. Work in Seattle Seattle is home to Amazon, which had nearly 570,000 employees as of six months ago and they are constantly hiring. Of course, Starbucks’ home is also in Seattle with over 250,000 employees. In addition to these huge companies, Costco Wholesale, Boeing, and Microsoft all employee well over 120,000 people each. Of course, there are a myriad of other businesses …

Buying Waterfront Property

10 Tips for Buying a Waterfront Home on Bainbridge Island, WA There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing waterfront property. These are some of the top items: Consider both the home AND the location. This is about more than the house. It’s the entire property. There are 16+ waterfront neighborhoods and each one has a different “personality.” What kind of neighborhood or waterfront are you looking for? Decide if you want mooring. Will a buoy do or do you want a dock? Whether it’s a mooring buoy, a dock, marina, or boathouse there are a lot of options. It’s …

I never met a Pumpkin I didn’t LOVE!

I never met a Pumpkin I didn’t LOVE! Pumpkins, like other squash, are thought to have originated in North America. The oldest evidence, pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 BC, was found in Mexico. Since some squash share the same botanical classifications as pumpkins, the names are frequently used interchangeably. One often-used botanical classification relies on the characteristics of the stems: pumpkin stems are more rigid, prickly, and angular (with an approximate five-degree angle) than squash stems, which are generally softer, more rounded, and more flared where joined to the fruit. Where to Find Pumpkins on Bainbridge Island Where can you find just …