Viewing entries in
Our Community & Neighborhoods

Savor the Season with Sail Bainbridge


Savor the Season with Sail Bainbridge

The pacific northwest offers summer seasons that are unlike anywhere else. As temperatures begin to rise and days get longer, the time is just right to enjoy quality time with friends and family while admiring the natural beauty that surrounds us. The land becomes a venue for lush greenery and the water welcomes the glistening sun. Bainbridge Island is the perfect place to savor the season.


Spotlight on Bay Hay and Feed


Spotlight on Bay Hay and Feed

We have so many special finds here on Bainbridge Island. We have beaches, parks, vineyards, berry patches, boutiques, restaurants, feed stores....wait...feed stores? Yes, we have the most darling feed store here called Bay Hay and Feed which serves as not only a feed store but also a unique shop carrying a wide range of items you never knew you needed. 



Repeat Clients are the BEST

Not only do I get to do what I absolutely LOVE for a living, I also get to work with incredible people who end up being dear friends.  I'm honored to announce my latest sales involving the most darling couple who have been more than clients over the years. I sold them the Vineyard Lane condo back in 2013 and now they're ready for a change of scenery. We found them their perfect spot in the new Grow Community Development right in town where they are settling in for a convenient lifestyle of walking into town on a daily basis! 

Vineyard Ambrose No Text Horizontal.jpg



NEW Artistic Director of Bainbridge Dance Center

After ten years of dancing professionally in New York City, island native Christiana Axelsen will become the new Artistic Director of Bainbridge Dance Center.


Christiana grew up dancing at Bainbridge Dance Center from the age of three through eighteen.  After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, she spent several years in the northwest and taught at BDC alongside Susan Thompson and current Artistic Director BryAnn Bingham. 

An islander through and through, Christiana attended Wilkes Elementary, Woodward Middle School and Bainbridge High School.

Dancer 2.jpg

Bainbridge Dance Center was founded in 1981, and is dedicated to providing quality dance education with a commitment to excellence, integrity and community.  With a roster of committed and generous faculty, BDC offers technique classes and cumulative training in modern, classical ballet, tap, and jazz, for youth, teens and adults. 

Dancer 3.jpg


Christiana is very excited about the potential to develop new artistic and creative legacies at BDC, such as bringing in New York artists for residencies and masterclasses, and continuing the studio's mission of high quality dance instruction on Bainbridge Island. 

Browse Christiana's website and sign your child up for dance classes using the link below. We're so happy to have your back, Christiana!





Prepare to be romanced by the alluring colors and elegance these gardens provide. The beauty truly is overwhelming and the fragrances are those you'll wish you could bottle up and keep forever.  There simply is nothing else like it.  

Prepare to be romanced by the alluring colors and elegance these gardens provide. The beauty truly is overwhelming and the fragrances are those you'll wish you could bottle up and keep forever.  There simply is nothing else like it.  

JUNE 3-4, 2017

Reserve Your Tickets Now at Realogics Sotheby's International Realty


‘Tis the season to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty — in the garden, of course. This spring, get inspired at the 29th annual Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour, which provides the perfect opportunity to peruse some of the best garden designs the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

On Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, home and garden enthusiasts will experience five private outdoor spaces on a self-guided tour. The popular event, which draws visitors from around the country, showcases stunning home gardens in a leisurely setting. Garden owners and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions and to discuss the colorful flora and impressive designs. Live music — specifically matched to each space — will add to every garden’s allure, and participants will enjoy everything from classical and choral music to bluegrass and reggae.

Each garden has its own flair, highlighting innovation, style, and creativity. Featuring orchards, waterfront properties with rolling lawns, wooded plots, water features, native plants, and local vegetables, the tour is a spectacle of our region’s enhanced natural beauty.

Tickets for the tour are now available online at, or in person at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) on Winslow Way, Bainbridge Gardens, and Bay Hay & Feed. Single-day passes are $30, and two-day passes are $50. Admission includes access to the gardens, interpretive materials, discount coupons to local businesses, and more.

Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, and sponsored by RSIR, you do not want to miss our region’s premier garden event. Visit the tour’s Facebook page for updates and announcements, or email for more information.

Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour

June 3-4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bloom Hub at the Filipino-American Community Hall, 7566 N.E. High School Rd.




The Beach House at Pleasant Beach Hangs Ten on Bainbridge Island

The Beach House at Pleasant Beach located on the south of Bainbridge Island is tucked away in the Lynwood Center.  This cozy restaurant is located across the street and up the hill from the Lynwood movie theater. 

While recently opened, it has shot up the list of many Bainbridge Island diners as a one of their favorites on the island.

The views are fabulous and can be enjoyed from the outside terrace that also features a fire pit and water feature.  This warm and comfortable atmosphere soothes as you devour a variety of tasty treats.

The All American style menu with a Northwest twist has a great mix of dishes that can satisfy any craving.  Choose from Waygu beef tartare with quail egg, Macadamia-nut crusted chicken, Market inspired Risotto, A Chilli Prawn Platter and more mouth watering delights; All made from scratch!

To cap off your meal, enjoy a Dessert shot.  An amazing idea especially for those who simply don’t leave enough room for a full dessert and great for those who have to try a few different sweet treats.

Show up early for a seat on the terrace as there are no reservations taken for that area.

4633 Woodson Lane NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Pleasant Beach Village
In the Heart of Lynwood Center

PHONE: 206.780.FOOD {3663}



July 4th Festivities!

Independence Day on Bainbridge Island is always a spectacular fanfare of events and fun.  This year marks the 46th annual Independence Day festival.  Events will include a Pancake Breakfast, all-day street fair, foot races (benefiting Bainbridge Youth Services), a Classic Car Show, Historic Baseball Game, Music, Food, Entertainment, a Beer Garden, and plenty of Family Fun - all capped off by the "Best Small Town Parade in America." The mile-long parade begins at 1 p.m. sharp!

For the little ones in your family there will be kids shows, pony rides, a bouncy house, Big Purple slide, miniature golf, the Kitsap Mounted Posse and much more.

Here are some more details on each:

Traditional Pancake Breakfast
7-11 am @ Town & Country parking lot

Get your day started right with a stack of pancakes and fuel up for a full day of activities.

Family Fun Run
7:30 am registration | Sponsored by Bainbridge Youth Services

Registration starts at 7:30am at Bainbridge Performing Arts (cnr of Winslow Way & Madison Ave). The 1-mile run begins at 9 am; the 5K begins at 9:15 am; and the Kids Dash begins at 10:30 am.

Stars & Strikes “Old Timers” baseball game
9 am @ Bainbridge Highschool baseball field

This fun Island tradition is in its 9th year. Baseball high school and Little League coaches and parents aged 25-55 play, with sponsor Bainbridge Bakers offering a delicious breakfast from their new green truck.

Classic & Electric Car Show
9 am–1 pm @ Parking lots behinds Columbia and Chase Banks

Over 100 cool cars to peruse while listening to music from DJ tunage.  $20 entry fee per car if you wish enter your own car.

Street Fair
9 am–5 pm @ Town & Country parking lot, Bjune & Brien Streets, and Waterfront Park

Enjoy live music; arts and crafts and information booths; a wide variety of food; a beer and wine garden; pony rides and more fun stuff for kids.

Bainbridge Island Photo Club Annual Exhibit
10 am–4 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center

Bainbridge Island Photo Club members exhibit their best works for the year and invite the community to vote for their favorites.

Mr. Mario Comedy & Variety Show 
11 am–12 pm @ Waterfront Park

Beer & Wine Garden
11 am–5 pm @ Corner of Bjune & Shannon 

Live music with a dose of beer and/or wine, for those over 21 years of age.

Ranger & the Re-Arrangers/Gypsy Jazz Band
11 am–12:30 pm @ Town & Country parking lot stage

Home Town Band
12–1 pm @ Winslow Mall

Traditional John Philip Sousa-style music.

12 pm and 3-4pm@ Waterfront Park Stage

Children’s entertainment and puppeteer.

1–2:30 pm | Madison Avenue & Winslow Way

New for this year....Win $1,000 for the most Humorous Entry!  Parade applications are just $25 for non-profits and neighborhood groups; $35 for commercial enterprises and/or politicians. There is no cost for military units.

Soul Siren 
3–5 pm @ Town & Country parking lot stage

Rhythm and blues, soul, and rock.

Fireworks | dusk | over Eagle Harbor 
Learn more at



Bainbridge Island Brewery Turns 1!

Everybody loves a birthday bash and this fun day of beers, food and music is a party you won’t want to miss.  Come celebrate Bainbridge Island Brewery’s first birthday this Sunday.

There will be several new beer releases and a special 1st Anniversary Ale, a 11.5% Wheatwine aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.  This special ale will be flowing all day on tap, but a limited amount will be bottled and available for you to take home. The years best beers will be highlighted including the popular Battle Point Square Whiskey Barrel Stout and another curious concoction known as the “Beerito”; a smooth brew that incorporates Cool Ranch Dorito’s.

Compliment your beer with a wood fired pizza from Bon Fire Oven works, and savour while listening to the musical stylings of Rye and Barley; the north Kitsap folk duo with a Celtic twist.  The outdoor area will be expanded so there will be plenty of room to soak up some rays.

Join the fun!

Sunday June 30,
Noon – 9pm

9415 Coppertop Loop
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

(206) 451.4646



Strutting the Catwalk at the Summer Soltice Fashion Affair

Join me Friday 21st of June at the Bainbridge Island Summer Solstice Fashion Affair.  I will personally be strutting the catwalk for one of my favorite Bainbridge Island clothing stores, Zia.

This event at the Winslow Mall will feature music, delectable treats and premium wines from Eagle Harbor Wine.

The participating stores will also be open late so you can snatch up some of your favorite fashion show accessories and items.  Special discounts will be given for this special night.  Other participating stores include Lollipops, Berry Patvh, PrettyStick, B.I. Barkery, Blinx, Sweet Deal and Wildernest.

It's an event not to be missed.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Blinx, Sweet Deals and PrettyStick.  Proceeds benefit the Kitsap Humane Society.   All are welcome, so bring all your two legged and four legged frends.

Friday June 21st
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fashion show starts at 7:30pm

Winslow Mall
278 Winslow Way
Bainbridge Island, WA



Bainbridge Island Bakery Heaven

I never thought I would ever rave about toast, but it’s one of the many delicious favorites that can found at the Blackbird Bakery on Bainbridge Island.  Ask any Bainbridge Islander here and I’m sure they would agree that their delicious bread and the baked goods are out of this world.

The owners, Jeff Shepard and Heidi Umphenour opened the Blackbird in 1999 and have been busy baking breads, quiche and sweets for a grateful community ever since.  They champion local food products in their soups, sandwiches and salads for lunch.  All goodies are backed onsite with the highest quality ingredients. In the evening, small plates of appetizers are served with beer and wine. 

“We’re talking to local and county farmers about the products they can provide us,” Shepard said. “We want local and seasonal food to dominate our menu. It depends on availability, but we want to be as local as much as possible.”

The inside of the restaurant is a cozy 600 square feet, which is large enough for 10 two-person tables. There will also be four tables placed in a 300-square-foot courtyard that is tucked away from traffic.

INSIDERS TIP:  Blackbird Bakery is a cash only business so come prepared if you just carry plastic.  It gets busy on the weekends and when a ferry unloads and you are sometimes greeted with lines out the door.  But stick it out, it’s definitely worth it.

Find Blackbird Bakery at:
210 Winslow Way
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
ph: (206) 780-1322