Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Feb. 22. Feel free to give your event a plug in the comment section below. Above, riders depart the Bainbridge ferry for the 2012 Chilly Hilly ride. The wildly popular tour de Bainbridge returns Sunday. Watch for coverage at KitsapSun.com. We welcome your photos on our Facebook page. (Josh Farley photo)
Weather: A strong weather front will move into the area Friday, the National Weather Service warns. The front is expected to produce heavy snow in the mountains, with rain and gusty winds in the lowlands.
Conditions on Bainbridge should be milder, with gusts up to 30 mph and rain on Friday. Rain showers should continue through the weekend.
Sports: The Spartans sent athletes to state championships last weekend in gymnastics, swimming and wrestling.
Among the standouts at state was gymnast Sarah Rice, who medaled in the all-around for the second time in her career and took seventh on the vault. Swimmer Spencer Alpaugh placed fifth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:56.38.
- The second concert of Bainbridge Symphony’s 40th anniversary season features works from Smetana, Respighi, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. “The Grand and the Pastoral” opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and plays again at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19 for adults.
- A reception for Island Treasure Award recipients Cynthia Harrison and Johnpaul Jones will be held from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday at IslandWood. Call (206) 842-7901 for ticket information.
- Joe Reilly will perform eco-friendly folk music at IslandWood Sunday from 2-3 p.m. Attendees are also welcome to wander the grounds until 4 p.m. Cost is $5.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: We visit the island’s newest Little Free Library.
The week in review:
- The Ostling family’s call for increased police training has been taken up by local legislators.
- An arbitrator found the city didn’t have just cause to suspend an officer without pay.
- Little libraries are promoting reading and neighborliness around Bainbridge.
- Madrona School was in our education spotlight this week.
- A fee on bicycle sales of more than $500 was included in a House transportation package.
Coming Up: We’ll have two reporters roving Bainbridge for the Chilly Hilly on Sunday. Intrepid reporter Josh Farley will join the fray on his bicycle. I’ll be taking a look behind the scenes of the event. Watch the Kitsap Sun website Sunday evening and Monday’s paper for coverage.