Sunday, February 27, 2005
When I'm in Europe, I can never answer queries about the facts and figures about Bainbridge.
Likewise concerning Corfu: I never have the facts straight about my mother's Greek island domicile.
Here's the lowdown on *both* isles, starting with:
- Length: 65 km / 35 miles
- Width: 18 km / 11 miles
- Area: 570 sq.km / 229 sq.miles
- Highest Point: 906 m.
- Average summer temp: 28 C
- Average winter temp: 16 C
- Hottest months: July / August
- Coldest months: January / February
- No of villages: 209
- Area: 17,779 acres / 27.78 sq. miles
- Shoreline: 48 miles
- Kitsap County Area - 392.7 square miles / 251,328.9 acres
- Population (2004): 21,760
- Median income - $70,110
- Municipal Services - City: water, sewer, and animal control. Bainbridge Island Fire Department: 11 full-time staff members, approximately 50 volunteers, one medic unit, three aid units, five engines. Bainbridge Island Police Department: 23 full-time staff members, 15 reserves, 9 cadets, 12 patrol units.
- Chamber of Commerce - In operation since 1927 with 3 active committees and a membership that includes over 700 local businesses.
- Education - One high school (9-12 grades), one middle school (6-8 grades), 3 Elementary schools (K-5 grades).
Sakai, an intermediate school (5-6 grades) has recently been constructed and is now open. In addition, multiple private schools located on the island
Hearty congrats to editrice Kathryn Haines and her crew for the magnificent Feb 26 BI Review supplement from which most of those facts are drawn.
Special applause to the hard-working photographers whose portraits, combined with local traders' own mugshots, make this an informatively illustrated supplement.
For 10+ years now I've been looking at people - gazing and grading, staring and stereotyping - and it's only with this kind of pictorial almanac that I can satisfy my curiosity as to what my fellow slab-faced islanders actually *do*.
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