Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Nov. 9. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. Above left, Sarah Grundman looks to defend her state title in Federal Way this weekend. (Meegan Reid/File photo)
Weather: Our string of cold clear days should continue through Saturday, with highs in the mid 40s and near-freezing temperatures at night, according to the National Weather Service. A chance of rain is predicted for Veterans Day, with rain likely Sunday night.
Sports: Bainbridge is well represented in the girls state swimming championships, which begin this afternoon in Federal Way. Senior Sarah Grundman looks to defend her 500-yard freestyle title. See a full sports schedule here and follow the Sun’s PrepZone page on Facebook for updates.
Around the island:
- The public is invited to help the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation celebrate the 10th birthday of Stephens House from 4-7 p.m. Saturday in the Boys & Girls Club space at the Bainbridge Aquatic Center. There will be a DJ, refreshments and cake.
- Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra launches its 40th season this weekend with performances of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, accompanied by other works. Concerts are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Mezzo soprano Sarah Mattox will also perform.
- The city welcomes new manager Doug Schulze and his family to the island at 3 p.m. Sunday at City Hall. The city is also launching a food drive for Helpline House in conjunction with the event. Donations will be accepted Sunday through Nov. 17 at City Hall and other participating locations. Helpline House is organizing its own three day food drive Nov. 15-17.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: See a roundup of local election results and learn about the history of Agate Point and its many roads.
The week in review:
- The state and federal government are studying how to remove 1 million gallons of creosote and other chemicals from the Wyckoff Superfund site.
- Former Bainbidge High teacher Rory Wilson safely guided his experimental boat into Hawaii last week.
- Bainbridge Island Land Trust must decide by December whether to purchase 12 acres on Agate Passage.
- Bainbridge Democrat Jay Inslee took a solid lead in the governor’s race Tuesday, but opponent Rob McKenna has yet to concede.
- Island lawyer Sheryl Gordon McCloud was elected to a spot on the state Supreme Court, while fellow island lawyer Karen Klein fell short in her bid for a county Superior Court position.
- The election resulted in no change to Bainbridge’s representation in Olympia.