Yes, you heard it.  That was indeed the musical firetruck.  The iconic tour around the island is already underway.  Wasn’t it just Halloween?  I am never ready for Christmas, but I must say the snow day we had last week did really nudge me into the holiday spirit. I love that the truck hits our neighborhood on the 23rd or 24th every year (because by then I am finally ready for Christmas) but I love seeing the truck out and about the island as we lead up to the merry day.  Thank you Bainbridge Island Fire Department for this very Bainbridge tradition.   Listen for the truck 5-9pm from now until Christmas Eve.  Link to a larger version of the map and schedule here.

And note, if the truck has extra time they can make additional laps through your neighborhood.  We have been lucky enough to see them twice in some years.

Bainbridge Island Musical Firetruck 2016

On December 13, 2016, in Activities, Community, Events, Neighborhoods, Personal, by

Christmas in the Country is one of those events I call “So Bainbridge.”  It is a Bainbridge tradition. This year is the 23rd year. For three days local artists and craftspeople put their talents on display and for sale at cool locations throughout the island.  You can shop for the holidays in a very un-modern environment, like old barns and studios.  Much more fun than Black Friday or Cyber Monday.  At the various location there are also festive things like hot food, cocoa and cider, live music, pony rides and of course, Santa photos. Find out more about the events and activities here. And all of this all starts today, December 2nd!  Click here for a full vendor list and their locations.

Friday, December 2nd – 10am to 5pm

Saturday, December 3rd  – 10am to 5pm

Sunday, December 4th – 11am to 5pm

Bainbridge Christmas in the Country 2016 Map

On December 2, 2016, in Activities, Community, Events, by

My Christmas tree is NOT up. Not even close.  Is yours?  Thanksgiving is officially over and the winter holiday season is underway. I am NEVER ready. But, ready or not, this weekend and next islanders will be out in force hunting down Christmas trees.  Next week there are snowflakes in the forecast, so this weekend might be ideal.  Brrr.  If you don’t believe me, read Cliff Mass’ Weather Blog.

If you’d like to make a day of it and go out and cut your own tree, you will find the map below helpful.  You could combine breakfast at the Port Gamble General Store with tree hunting. Stay warm!  And remember, trees always look smaller in nature. Measure twice, cut once.

On December 2, 2016, in Beyond Bainbridge, Community, Restaurant, by