Booster clinic

A Moderna and Pfizer Bivalent Booster Clinic will take place Oct. 8 on Bainbridge Island at Commodore Options.

People are considered eligible for the bivalent booster if they received the initial vaccine series (two Moderna or Pfizer, or one Johnson and Johnson) or the initial vaccine series and subsequent booster vaccinations and it has been at least two months since their last dose.

Those 18 and older are eligible for Moderna, and individuals 12 and older are eligible for Pfizer.

Moderna appointments are available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Pfizer 1:30-5:30 p.m.. Appointments open Sept. 28 at noon at

If you are unable to get an appointment or are unavailable Oct. 8 Walgreens, Costco, Safeway, Rite Aid and other local pharmacies also offer the bivalent vaccine. A full list of providers is available online at

Apartments sold

The 114-unit multi-family community living in the Blis apartments has a new owner.

Carin West of SoundWest Group bought the apartments for $65.5 million.

The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce newsletter says the housing is in a prime location at Cave and Ferncliff Avenues near the ferry terminal.

The complex features 107 apartments and seven loft townhomes and includes a courtyard terrace, fitness center, Electric Vehicle charging stations, central community spaces and conference rooms.

New stage on BI

A new music venue is open and hosting live acts in downtown Winslow.

The Stage at The Ravine was funded in part by the newly accredited Bainbridge Creative District.

Erika Thayer, owner of the Bainbridge Apothecary and Tea Shop, designed the layout for The Ravine courtyard area and used the skills of local artist James Rudolph to create the stage, which was built with wood trimmed around surrounding boulders to keep the natural appearance flow.

The stage will host various musical arts, further supporting the island’s creative economy, which is the mission tasked of the BCD – to advocate for the arts and make the island a thriving place to live, work and visit.

The BCD can support such ventures like The Stage at The Ravine through funding from the Washington Arts Commission, which provides funding for the arts, artists and arts facilities.

Black Student Union

The Kitsap Black Student Union is hosting a “Welcome Back, Kick Back, Give Back” event for Kitsap County youth Oct. 2 from 1-5 p.m. at the Marvin Williams Center, 725 Park Ave. in Bremerton.

The event is free and will feature DJs, performances, games, food trucks, resource vendors, BSU merchandise and more.

KEDA expands

Having won a $500,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance has hired two new team members to launch its new “WAV-C” maritime autonomy and innovation program.

Hired were program manager Seth Abelson, and business development manager Rochelle LeMay.

WAV-C stands for Washington Autonomous Vehicle Cluster. The maritime autonomy industry is a fast-growing sector of the maritime industry. Such clusters bring key components together to solve industry challenges that limit growth and innovation.

In addition, James Davis joins KEDA as the organization’s new economic development manager. He comes to Kitsap after most recently serving as Business Development and ScaleUp program manager for Thurston Economic Development Council.

4 on health board

Four nonelected members have been appointed to the Kitsap Public Health Board.

The move was required by state law.

Stephen Kutz was appointed by the American Indian Health Commission and the Suquamish Tribal Council.

Three community representatives — Drayton Jackson and Drs. Tara Kirk Sell and Michael Watson — were nominated by the health board and appointed by the Kitsap Board of County Commissioners. Those three were among 40 applicants for those spots.