Friday preview: Bainbridge editionSeptember 28th, 2012 by Tad Sooter
Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Sept. 28. Please feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. You can read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. Above, Brian MacWhorter guides guests on a hay ride during the 2011 Harvest Fair. (Brad Camp photo)
Weather: We’re looking at a dry and partly sunny weekend with highs in the mid 60s according to the National Weather Service. Expect a little fog Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Sports: The Spartans football team is back at home tonight, playing Bishop Blanchet with a 7 p.m. kickoff. Girls varsity soccer plays Garfield 7 p.m. Saturday at home. The full Spartans schedule is online.
Around the island:
- Rise and Shine with the Housing Resources Board’s annual fundraiser breakfast 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church. The breakfast is free but donations are accepted and an RSVP is requested. A zany collection of birdhouses is also up for auction. Bidding has begun online. Proceeds support HRB’s work in affordable housing and housing services on the island.
- Pumpkins are ripening fast in Bainbridge fields, and that must mean it’s time for the Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm. The Friends of the Farms festival celebrates locally grown food and the preservation of island farmland. Events include farming demonstrations, wagon rides and contests. The fair runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Shuttles will be available. Get the details here.
- Also Sunday, the 2012 Frog Rock Forum will focus on citizenship, and ways of creating a more resilient community. The discussion, organized by Sustainable Bainbridge, runs 3-6 p.m. at IslandWood. Ticket information here.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your own events in the comment section below .
Inside the Islander: An upcoming photography display at Bainbridge Performing Arts offers “Visions of Life.”
The week in review:
- Island pilot Dave Montgomery’s new book is a great read for fellow flyers and people with morbid imaginations. It’s a guide for ditching airplanes in the open ocean.
- Yes, there was more city manager news. We found out the details of the new manager’s contract Monday (and approved Wednesday). We also took a deeper look at how Douglas Schulze’s experience with police departments could come in handy on Bainbridge.
- A judge is expected to decide today whether to grant a stay of the $1 million award in the Ostling case. Check back for updates.
- A planned meeting between Mayor Debbi Lester and county officials over a possible roads contract divided the council.
- Work on the new Waypoint gateway park began this week in Winslow.
- The municipal court unveiled long overdue improvements at its Rolling Bay facility.
- A new Bainbridge non-profit will use books to connect Bainbridge students with children in Myanmar.