The New and Improved
Back in the early 90's we created what I called the "Unified Community Web Site" for the community of Bainbridge Island (everyone got free web sites) to get them going and understand the value of the Internet, and we had a "Unified Community Calendar". Much to my surprise (silly me) Bainbridge Island is not a unified kind of place. Sooo... We followed the "Path of Fragmentation" and everyone has their own calendars. We accommodated that on our current calendar page.
Some of those original people have decided as of late that it might be a good idea to have a "Unified Community Calendar (imagine that). It only took 14 years. Problem is they want to do it as part of a tourism project. This Bainbridge Island community site has been working in part with tourism all these years and has been doing a good job in that reguard (35 of our top 100 trafficed areas are useful to visitors). But we feel there is a whole lot more to the community than tourism. So we have dusted off the "Bainbridge Island Unified Calendar" and are adding it back to the Community Site after all these years. We will still carry all the individual calendars. You can log in and add your own events right over the Internet or email us your one time event and we will post it for you. It's easy. It's free. To sign up just go to our contact page and send us a note about you or go to the calendar, click on the "UPDATE" link and sign in as a new account. And, pass the calendar on to your friends. - Dave
On the Bainbridge Island Community Network.
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Island Green Clean
Doc's Marina Grill
Harbour Public House
Coast Guard Auxillary - BI
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ECONOMIC ACTION ALERT!!!!
NEW 10-7-08 The bail-out plan we were never told about... Ready to get mad"
Why our Communities are not prepared for the coming Economic Crisis... The Bainbridge Island Story
An economic survival kit for the individual and small business in a global economy.
You can visit our older sister site which is currently archived but full of historical goodies. We will move it into a new incarnation some day.
A Shot of Public Art on Bainbridge Island
Marina District - Be Seeing You
We need lots more of this, and the Community Network and friend are doing our part.
Bainbridge Notebook: Great source of information on what is happening on the island. Especially government issues: Street Scape, bond issues, mayor/council deals, etc.
(Ghost of the Buzz)
for the City of Bainbridge Island
Featured Event on Bainbridge
Seabold 2nd Saturday
Check out Pegasus, Friday, Saturday, Sunday night music.
Of Social Significance
OUR CONSISTENT VISION: To be our community's 'Online Neighborhood.'
Very early, we realized that the internet had a lot of potential -- both positive and negative -- for small communities. We saw that the creation of a Community Network on Bainbridge Island was a way to actualize some of that positive potential and help insulate the community from some of the negative. Here's how our vision played out in the real world.
More on the history of Bainbridge Island Community Network
Also see Bainbridge Island and Net Neutrality issue as well as The Secret Formulas of Community (also on this page) for a broader perspective.
Here is something we all need to understand. It is connected to everything: Global warming, population issues, human rights and a better quality of life. Even the survival of the planet. (needs broadband)
Watch the YouTube Trailer
After you watch the movie, here is how to
get started doing something.
(Note #6, we're doing our part).
One of the most profound lessons I have learned in the journey I've been on all these years, is that the true measure of the value of a community is seen not by what it is, but rather in the story of what it might have been.
Dave Henry - Builder and Craftsman of the Virtual Community
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