Pump it up

An old-style gas pump has been converted to an Electric Vehicle Charger at Modern Collision in Fletcher Bay.

Modern Collision Rebuild and Services opened in 1974. It is located at 9270 Miller Road and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Play coming

The Island Theatre at the Library production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea will take place at 7 p.m. March 25 and 3 p.m. March 26.

Danny is a trucker who people call The Beast. Roberta is a troubled young mother with a teenage son whom her parents now raise. The play tells the story of two strangers who meet in a bar, butt heads and egos before discovering there is space for love in their lives.

The production is directed by Fred Saas and features Alyssa Hersey and Todd Baylor. It is recommended for high school age and older. Admission is a minimum $5 donation at the library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge Island.

Spartronics 6th

The Bainbridge High School Spartronics team placed sixth out of 34 teams at its first competition this year at Glacier Peak High in Snohomish.

Next, the team and its robot TALOS will compete at Auburn High School April 1-2.

If they qualify, the District Championships will be April 6-8 at Eastern Washington University near Spokane.

TALOS stands for Telescopic, Actuated Lifter On Swerve, and is named after the Greek mythological figure Talos, built by Hephaestus, the god of blacksmithing and craftsmanship. Talos is widely regarded as the first depiction of a robot in human art and literature.

Scam alert

Scam artists have been calling Bainbridge Island businesses and pretending to be police tracing reports of counterfeit cash, then demanding all cash be removed from the premises, including tips.

The scammers target young employees and learn information about the business, employees and management to make it seem convincing, the BI chamber newsletter says. The chamber recommends hanging up and calling the police non-emergency line at 1-206-842-5211.

Meanwhile, the chamber is hosting a workshop April 5 from 9-10 a.m. with BI police on public safety for business owners.

Poet readings

Poet Linda Bierds, MacArthur Fellowship “genius’ grant recipient, and Catherine Alice Michaelis, associate director of the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Book Collection, present readings and detailed examinations of works from the Sears collection March 25 at 3 p.m. at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Register for free at

On March 30 at 7 p.m., Suquamish poet Cedar Sigo presents a selection of his works. Sigo will be riffing off the visual artworks featured in BIMA’s Indigenous Strength & Wellness exhibition.

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New owners

Three employees have stepped up to become the new owners of the Amelia Wynn Bistro in downtown Bainbridge Island.

Erika Johannsen, Nick Van den Bosch and chef Gulsidel Velazquez Ayala were staff at the bistro. The name will remain the same, as will the Amelia Wynn wines. The bistro is open Wednesdays through Sundays at 390 Winslow Way.

Fly fishers

Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited Kitsap/Olympic Peninsulas will have their annual fundraiser March 25 at Grace Church, 8595 NE Day Road E.

Doors open at 2 p.m. to view raffle baskets, silent and live auction items as well as enjoy complimentary snacks and non-alcohol beverages. The live auction starts at 2:30 p.m. At the auction there will be new and gently used fly fishing equipment, hand-tied flies, gadgets, collectibles, guided trips and more, many donated by local small businesses of goods and services.

Proceeds support the Youth Fly Fishing EXPO in May as well as local and regional conservation and restoration projects. For details call Eric Matthews at 206-718-2254.


Lee Grant’s father was not a communist. She was blacklisted for speaking at the funeral of a communist, then not saying that her husband was, Arnie Manoff. A Review story March 10 was incorrect.

TALOS. Spartronics Courtesy Photo