Community New Agent Spotlight: Ashley Stroup When buying or selling a home, having an agent who’s an enthusiastic, knowledgeable problem-solver can be so beneficial. Meet Windermere Bainbridge Island Broker Ashley Stroup. Ashley recently joined our team, and we’re grateful for her vibrant energy and expertise. Read our Q&A below to learn about her background, community involvement, and more.  What drew you […]
Community How Helpline House Strengthens Our Community Founded in 1968, Helpline House on Bainbridge Island provides social services to individuals and families in need. Helpline offers housing and utility assistance, social work and counseling services, a food bank, medical supplies, and senior services. Additionally Helpline has many great programs for children, including Project Backpack and Project Happy Birthday. Here at Windermere Bainbridge […]
Community New to the PNW? Tips & Resources from Local Experts Are you new to the Pacific Northwest? The PNW encompasses Washington, Oregon and parts of Idaho and northern California. It’s loosely defined as the area between the Pacific Coast and the Rocky Mountains. If you’ve moved to this area from other parts of the country, you’ll probably notice how unique the Olympic Peninsula, Kitsap Peninsula, […]
Community BARN: A Haven of Creativity and Community A commercial kitchen is prepped for the afternoon Miso Soup cooking class. Three tables are full of all ages practicing wood carving. A classroom of adults is creating mosaic jewelry. 3-D printed projects line a windowsill. The podcasting studio is set up with a specially designed table by BARN woodworkers to accommodate microphones. Multiple tours […]
Community Bainbridge Home Decor Accents From Local Shops & Artists Looking for something special to elevate your home? These Bainbridge Island home decor accents will do that and much more. By shopping right here on the island, you’ll be supporting local businesses and/or local artists. You’ll also have something unique that serves as a great conversation starter when you have guests. Here’s a list of […]
Community Oktoberfests in WA and Craft Beers on Bainbridge Island Ready to celebrate fall in Washington? Many Oktoberfest events are coming up right here in our region. They are an exciting way to get into the spirit of the new season. As a celebration of Bavarian culture, they include beer, music, and other festival activities. Check out this Oktoberfest list to see which event fits […]
Community Gardening and Landscaping Q & A with Bainbridge Gardens From house plants to landscaping projects, patio planters to vegetable gardens, if you are starting a plant project, having the help of an expert can be vital. We received some wonderful advice about how to create a lush greenscape in any sized space from the experts at Bainbridge Gardens. They graciously made time to answer […]
Community Visiting Lake Crescent Visiting Lake Crescent from Bainbridge Island is a must. It’s only two hours from Bainbridge Island, and the lake lies in the heart of the Olympic Mountains. A delight to all who visit, Lake Crescent’s glacial blue water and local hiking options attract visitors from around the world. Lake Crescent Lodge Located about 20 miles […]
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Community Great Local Gifts for Dads and Grads What do supporting local businesses and celebrating loved ones have in common?  They both show how much you care. Celebrate Father’s Day or graduation by buying unique gifts found here in our community. Check out our list of local gifts below so that you can show hardworking students and wonderful fathers how much they mean […]
Community Lovely, Local Mother’s Day Gifts Show the special mom in your life how much you appreciate her by shopping locally this Mother’s Day. Here on the Kitsap Peninsula, we have many wonderful options. By supporting local businesses, you not only find personalized Mother’s Day gifts, but you also contribute to the growth and success of your community. This May, explore […]
Community Must-Visit Museums in the Pacific Northwest Winter might seem like it is dragging on, but these local and regional museums are a great way to get out while staying dry. Our corner of the Pacific Northwest has many different types of museums to explore. Whether you want to keep it local or venture out a bit farther from home, this list […]
Community North Kitsap’s Upcoming Winter Events When it comes to North Kitsap’s upcoming winter events, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season. From December through February there are fun festivals and activities for families, friends, and visitors. We’ve compiled a helpful list to get you started. Just be sure to check each event’s website for more details. December Events […]
Community New Agent Spotlight: Ben Hoover When buying or selling a home, you want a local real estate agent who knows the area and offers a wealth of experience as your advocate and guide. Meet one of our newer Windermere Bainbridge agents: Ben Hoover. We’re delighted to feature him in our Q&A. We know his interesting professional background and genuine desire […]
Community Great Golf Courses in Western WA Whether you’re an avid golfer or a beginner, there are many wonderful golf courses on the Kitsap Peninsula and across western Washington. We’ve compiled a list of some excellent places with helpful information and links to easily book tee times. Bainbridge Island’s Meadowmeer Golf and Country Club “Meadowmeer Golf & Country Club is a challenging […]
Community Fun Annual and Recurring Events on Bainbridge Island Bainbridge Island may seem small, but we have a variety of annual and recurring events for locals and visitors to enjoy. Some of these events showcase our small-town charm while others draw audiences from all over. There are so many fun things to do, so here’s a list to get started. Annual Events in Spring […]
Community Fun Volunteer Activities on Bainbridge Island Looking for ways to easily volunteer on Bainbridge Island? Here are five fun opportunities. And who knows, you might make a new friend or learn something new. We enjoy giving back to our community and there are many local nonprofits that work so hard to make a difference. We hope this list serves as an […]
Community Great Eco-Friendly Products in North Kitsap Celebrate Earth Day all year by making some of these swaps for reusable, natural, local, or waste-free options. These eco-friendly products help mother nature and are available across North Kitsap. While this isn’t a comprehensive list, we hope it will introduce you to some interesting options to help you get started.  Eco-Friendly Items for Your […]
Community Must-Visit Wineries in the PNW There is no doubt we have plenty of wonderful wineries in our area. In fact, Washington is the second-largest producer of premium wine in the United States with over 900 wineries.  The Columbia Valley is home to the largest selection of wineries and vineyards, but you can find many places closer to our beautiful Kitsap […]
Community New Agent Spotlight: Kelsie Thurrott A third-generation islander, Kelsie Thurrott has a background in counseling, marketing, and project management. Her varied skillset, local expertise, and excellent interpersonal skills make her a great advocate for buyers and sellers. We’re so glad she has joined us here at Windermere Bainbridge Island. Learn about her interesting background, community involvement, and more in our […]
Community Local Holiday Festivities There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy the holiday season, and they’re all happening right here in our own backyard. From free pony rides for kids to ice skating, we’ve got you covered. 3 Great Places to See Santa Santa at the Manor House When: Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, and Dec. 19, […]