The journey of Unwed Sailor began in Seattle, WA in 1998, shortly after Johnathon Ford departed critically praised bands Roadside Monument and Pedro the Lion. While working within those projects, Ford began writing instrumental music after listening to Tortoise, Pullman, and seeing bands like Physics perform live. After recruiting Dave Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes), and Melissa Palladino (Danielson Famile) to play on the now classic Firecracker EP, Unwed Sailor was born. Two decades and seventeen releases later, Ford has continued to rely on the band as a device for personal exploration and emotive narration. Unwed Sailor now joins forces with Spartan Records for the release of their latest moody and cinematic journey, Truth or Consequences, a sonic examination of particular memories or moments in Johnathon Ford’s life, with each song serving as a unique snapshot of an overarching narrative. Truth or Consequences is shaped around familiar musical DNA. Heavily present, driving, and stacked bass lines; wandering and evolving song structures; soaring crescendos and moody diminuendos; and, of course, a gripping sense of sonic storytelling.… LEARN MORE
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Spartan Records proudly presents Saint Francis, Zookeeper, a retrospective release celebrating Chris Simpson’s (Mineral, The Gloria Record) lost years. The culmination of countless days and nights of recording. The gathering of friends (and friends of friends) in one big room, all reaching for banjos and organs and sleigh bells and trumpets, crowding around microphones or sitting on the floor and clapping their hands. It’s a pair of headphones taped around your head. It’s pianos played so loud you can hear them in the drum mics. It’s the sound of a band in a bubble (their minds are in trouble but their hearts they are clear). Saint Francis, Zookeeper is the story as it stands thus far: the first two Zookeeper records, remastered for vinyl, plus three never before heard songs. These songs were born with things to do. They came from Chris, but they belong to everyone—to anyone who wants them, to anyone who needs them, to anyone for whom these songs have become a part of their story (or have let their own story become a part of these songs). Zookeeper was a street choir in a strange parade. Saint Francis, Zookeeper is an invitation to that parade. Pick up a guitar or a tambourine. Put on your walking shoes and your favorite hat. Sing it on out with us. Welcome to the family.… LEARN MORE
Welcome Back Bainbridge! We’re All Smiles! There are lots to smile about this fall. Sign up for a family mini session and support the parks you love. Your family leads a busy life, get your professional pictures completed in just 15-minutes. Bainbridge Island parks are the perfect backdrop for showcasing where we live and highlighting your family’s values19 Time: 1 pm – 7 pm; space is limited, reserve your spot today. After the photo session, you’ll be ready to hit the beach, head on a hike or on a bike ride, and enjoy your weekend fun. When: Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 Time: 1 pm – 7 pm; space is limited, reserve your spot today. Price: $150 and includes: 1 digital of the group/family available for purchase. Non-refundable Reservation Deposit: $50. The remainder of $100 is due at the time of your session. 100% of your session fee supports Parks FOundation to enhance our parks and trails.… LEARN MORE
Unique one-of-a-kind kintsugi necklace with hand-cut labradorite (28.8 x 16.4 x 4.2mm), green tourmaline (4x2mm), white diamond (2mm). Set in 14k gold and sterling silver with patina. Sterling silver 16-18″ long flat cable chain (adjustable), lobster clasp closure (1.5mm).
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer and powdered gold or silver. It is a practice in embracing the imperfect or flawed, acceptance of change, and concepts of non-attachment.
As a Parks Foundation Conifer Club member, participate in a unique Art in a Nature walk. We’ll create an outdoor collaborative art piece from found natural elements. We’ll share in the creation, conversation, and conservation of taking the piece apart to respect our place in nature. There will also be a make and take the experience for adults and children to create an art piece to take home, facilitated by Scrappy Art Lab. Art in Nature is an exclusive event for Conifer Club members and their families. Receive family fun benefits and support the parks and trails you love. Become a Conifer Club member today: https://biparksfoundation.charityproud.org/Donate/?cid=8776 All Conifer Club members will receive a promotional code and link to register for this unique event. Conifer Club members will receive special invites to Art in Nature events and one Art+Build pass to Scrappy Art Lab annually.… LEARN MORE
WE PACK THE PICNIC, YOU PICK THE PARK
Support the parks and trails you love and enjoy a unique summertime experience with Picnic For Parks, July 24, sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation.
We’ll pack the meal and deliver it to your door – all you have to do is decide which of our beautiful Bainbridge parks you’ll enjoy it in.
Your Picnic For Parks basket comes packed with a gourmet meal for 2, with a menu designed by the fine chefs of Frease Catering.
You get to keep the customized, collapsible, insulated picnic basket!
*** YOUR GOURMET PICNIC FOR 2 INCLUDES ***
Mocktail – Blackberry Mule with Mint and local ginger beer
Salad – Watermelon & Cucumber Salad with Feta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Charred Lime, and Sumac Vinaigrette
Choice of entree
- Vegan/vegetarian: Chili Marinated Grilled Tofu over Farro Salad with Olives, Lemon, Fennel, Herbs, Pickled Red Onion
- Meat: Sliced Steak over Farro Salad with Olives, Lemon, Fennel, Herbs, Pickled Red Onion
Dessert – Dark chocolate smoke salt budino with house torched marshmallow and graham crumb
Gluten-free options are also available.
Your picnic basket includes cups, bamboo plates, forks and spoons, and napkins.
COST: $250/per basket, including 2 gourmet meals. Order a second picnic basket for 2 and bring some friends along for the experience! (Additional single meals are available without the basket for $75 each.)
*** BASKETS ARE LIMITED • ORDER BY JULY 16 ***
We will hand-deliver picnic baskets to the doorsteps of island residents on July 24 by 4 pm. Off-island orders can be picked up in Winslow on July 24.
Thank you for joining us for Picnic for Parks. All proceeds support Bainbridge Island parks and trails. $155 of your purchase is tax-deductible.
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These earrings are such a beautiful sea blue! The chalcedony gemstones just glow and because they are fully faceted they also sparkle. They are simply wrapped in either gold vermeil or sterling silver and hung from either a plain or locking earwire.
Size: Teardrop measures about 26x12mm in size.