Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Jan. 25. Feel free to give your own event a plug in the comment section below. Above, a pedestrian strolls down Winslow Way where a bevy of new businesses are breeding optimism. (Meegan Reid photo)
Weather: Sunshine today is expected to give way to rain by tonight. Showers are likely to continue through the weekend and into next week with daytime highs in the low 40s.
Sports: The swim team is in Queen Anne this afternoon. Gymnastics hosts North Kitsap and Kingston at 6 p.m. for a meeting of local rivals. Girls varsity basketball tips off at home against Rainier Beach at 6:15 p.m., followed by the boys at 8 p.m.
- Bloedel Reserve Executive Director Ed Moydell and Horticultural Director Andy Navage will discuss the “Art of Island Gardening” at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bainbridge Public Library. The event is free and open to all ages.
- The park district welcomes Pearl Django and Douce Ambience to Island Center Hall on Saturday for an evening of gypsy jazz. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door; $10 for students.
- Also on Saturday, Grammy winners Tingstad and Rumbel will play at Island Music Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are also $20.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: The last stand for the historical Fort Ward Barracks?
The week in review:
- A rapidly eroding shoreline is threatening the WWII Fort Ward barracks.
- New businesses restocked Winslow Way storefronts in 2012.
- Marijuana is legal in Washington. Home marijuana farms are not.
- Bainbridge Councilman Bob Scales landed a controversial gig with Seattle PD.
- Eagle Harbor Marina is in line for a new pumpout station.
- The Utility Advisory Committee endorsed KPUD’s proposal to manage the city’s water utility.
- The City Council passed a resolution advocating tighter gun laws.
Coming Up: A lane at BHS has been renamed in honor of MLK, thanks to a student’s perseverance.