A weekly digest for Bainbridge business owners and our island community
THANK YOU BAINBRIDGE!
We're so proud to be part of this community and at the heart of bringing back a time-honored annual island tradition...

...but the real thanks goes to YOU!

Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate all day yesterday, and for the countless hours put in by our sponsors, volunteers, staff, and event committee.

Please enjoy a small sampling of moments from yesterday, and stand by for a full gallery of images across the Celebrate Bainbridge weekend in next week's newsletter.

Photo courtesy Keith Brofsky
Photo courtesy Keith Brofsky
Photo courtesy Keith Brofsky
Photo courtesy Keith Brofsky
Photo courtesy Chantelle Lusebrink
Photo courtesy Keith Brofsky
THANK YOU GRAND OLD 4TH SPONSORS
You know them, they're your neighbors and friends, your favorite place to bank, shop, eat, service your car and so much more. Please help us THANK them for stepping up to revitalize the Grand Old 4th this year!
Here is the list of those valued Grand Old 4th Sponsors in full - click each name to reciprocate their support for our Island community:











Special thanks also go to our additional local partners - Hyla School, Meadowmeer Golf & Country Club, Bloedel Reserve, Builders FirstSource, Rotary, Bay Hay & Feed, Sound Reprographics, Gordon Sound, Brofsky Productions LLC, Zero Waste, KiDiMu, BPA, BIMA, BIPD, and BIFD!
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
VOTE FOR THE BEST OF BAINBRIDGE THIS WEEK
Now that the Top 5 choices from each category have been determined, the voting for Best of runs through midnight on Sunday July 10.

Voters are being asked to register to cast their ballots but may cast one vote per day.

Image courtesy BIHM
BI HISTORICAL MUSEUM’S CRUISE AROUND THE ISLAND ON VIRGNIA V
Sunday July 10, 1-5pm
View the panorama of Bainbridge Island’s waterfront as you cruise around the Island on the beautifully restored Virginia V, the last of the “Mosquito Fleet” steamers.

This annual fundraiser of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is a festive and informative event featuring a program and historic map highlighting the fascinating history of the numerous docks and communities that grew up along the Island’s shore.

Tickets are $175 ea.; $150 for museum members

Image courtesy Blackmouth Design
BLACKMOUTH ISSUES PUTT PUTT CLASH DESIGN CHALLENGE
Deadline - July 30 
Think you have what it takes to sink a hole-in-one for best putt putt hole design?

The awesome folks at Blackmouth Design have issued a challenge for their first annual Putt Putt Clash!

So break out the AstroTurf and dream up your best obstacles and get your entry on the docket.

To the winner goes bragging rights and $500 to sweeten the deal.

Image courtesy of BI Parks
KICK OFF SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 
Wednesdays 6-8pm - July & August
The park is rockin’ once again as the Bainbridge Island Parks & Recreation District hosts its Sounds of Summer Music Festival featuring celebrated artists from around the PNW. 

Here’s the lineup!
  • July 6 — Eagle Eyes
  • July 13 — Funk E. Fusion
  • July 20 — Beat Frequency
  • July 27 — St Paul De Vence
  • Aug. 3 — Leroy Bell
  • Aug. 10 — The Infinity Project
  • Aug. 17 — Ian McFeron
  • Aug. 24 — Nearly Dan
  • Aug. 31 — Backstreet Jellyroll

LOCAL COVID UPDATES
APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR YOUNG ISLANDER VACCINATION CLINIC
Saturday July 9
With the recent Federal thumbs-up for vaccinations for Americans aged 6 months to 5 years, Bainbridge Prepares are getting the band back together for another on-Island clinic.

BY THE NUMBERS: COVID RATES
Current Cases per 100,000
  • Bainbridge Island: 172 (up from 140)
  • Kitsap County: 164 (down from 170)

Bainbridge Cumulative Total Cases
  • 2,439 (43 new since last week)

As of June 30, 2022

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