The weather cooperated . . . the bands played . . . the sheep got sheared  . . . the pies were judged . . . LOTS of dogs ran around . . . the kids slid . . . the adults beer gardened . . . and everyone ate and ate.

Another Harvest Fair for the books.  So very, very happy it did not rain!

Bainbridge Island Harvest Fair 2011 - Jen Pells

Bainbridge Island Harvest Fair 2011 - Jen Pells

On September 29, 2011, in Activities, Community, by
The Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm.

The pie baking contest at the Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm.

1.  Harvest FairSept. 25th – Johnson Farm – a celebration of fall at the Johnson Farm

2. Spoke and Bucket Wine Tour –  Sept. 24 & 25th tour bainbridge wineries by bike

3.  The Island School Carnival – 12pm – 4pm on Oct. 1st – open to public at the Island School on Day Road

Suyematsu Pumpkin Patch on Bainbridge Island

Suyematsu Pumpkin Patch on Bainbridge Island.

4.  Suyematsu Farms Pumpkin Patch and MazeOct. 1st-Oct. 31st – Suyematsu Farms/Day Rd. Farm on Bainbridge Island – more photos here

5.  1st Friday Art Walk 5pm on Oct. 7th – Downtown Winslow

6.  Bainbridge Island Fire Department Pancake Breakfast8am-12pm on Oct. 8th – Madison Avenue Station – fire engine rides too – more photos here

7. Seasonal Discovery Hike1-3pm on Oct. 9th – IslandWood Campus

8.  18th Annual Pumpkin WalkOct. 21st and 22nd – Bainbridge Gardens

9.  IslandWood’s 7th Annual Howl-o-ween1-5pm on Oct. 23rd – IslandWood Campus – see photos from last year here

10.  Leaf Printing Class for kids & adults1-3pm Oct. 23rd – Bloedel Reserve

IslandWood's Howl-o-Ween Festival

IslandWood’s Howl-o-Ween Festival.


On September 19, 2011, in Activities, Community, Events, by

4480 NE North Tolo Road on Bainbridge Island


North Tolo

I get to see a lot of homes during a typical work week, but once in a while I come across a home that really makes an impression. I love colorful homes and this wonderful home on NE North Tolo Road, listed by my office colleagues Bill Hunt and Mark Wilson, is cheerful and indeed impressive. From the charming red exterior, to the custom painted rug on the wood floors to the vibrant landscaping, this home radiates color and happiness.

Functional and Flexible Floorplan

I love a white kitchen and this home got it right.  Wood shaker cabinets, black honed granite counter tops, a gas range, subway tiles, and  plenty of windows are framed by dark blue paint.  The unique architecture sets this homes apart from the rest, but the uniqueness did not sacrifice a good floor plan.  The floor plan is functional and smart – with a master bedroom wing  – and another bedroom wing with a remote bonus room – a perfect set-up for today’s busy families.

Smart Details

The home sits on two and a half acres, has fun features like a sport court and fire pit, but what really impresses me are the smart details like the message center in the kitchen, the concealed entryway/mudroom storage, and the large laundry room on the upper level. The house not only looks amazing, it works well too.  For more information on this home, contact me or see the links below.

Click here to link to the full Windermere Photo Gallery

for this home.

And click here for the full listing details.

4480 NE North Tolo Bainbridge Island, WA4480 NE North Tolo Bainbridge Island, WA4480 NE North Tolo Bainbridge Island, WA4480 NE North Tolo Bainbridge Island, WA

On September 16, 2011, in Home Tours, by

Sunny September

The Summer of 2011 is still going strong.  The sun and heat  (88 degree days) really found us in September.  Here is a look at some of the sunny days May through September around Bainbridge Island.  It will be ok if these sunny days stick around for October too.

Summer 2011Collage | Jen Pells Realtor

On September 13, 2011, in Activities, Beyond Bainbridge, Community, Personal, Photos, by

Bainbridge’s IslandWood hosting Open Trails Sunday 12-4

slandWood on Bainrbidge Island - open trails

The forecast says it will be 88 degrees on Sunday.  Beat the heat under the glorious canopy of trees out at the IslandWood campus.  The trails are open for roaming, the suspension bridge is yours to run across (okay maybe walk) and of course the forest canopy observation tower is open for climbing (worth the effort). Volunteers/guides will be throughout the campus to answer your questions and direct you if you get lost (not a bad thing).  Pack a lunch, you’ll want to stay all the afternoon.

I will be at an open house  :(   :)  but the rest of my family will probably be exploring the glorious 255 acres.  We are so very lucky to have IslandWood in our backyard.

Follow the link here to register – a $5 family donation is suggested.

The Suspension Bridge at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island

The Suspension Bridge at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island.

Forest Canopy Observation Tower - IslandWood

Forest Canopy Observation Tower at IslandWood.



On September 10, 2011, in Activities, Community, Events, by

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