Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for March 1. Feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. Above Greg Lotakis adds gravel to the circle feature in the center of The Waypoint during a work party Wednesday. An opening celebration for the new park is scheduled for 11:20 a.m. today. (Meegan Reid photo)
Weather: The National Weather Service expects clouds and showers to continue through the weekend. Daytime highs will creep into the low 50s. Nighttime lows will dip close to freezing.
Sports: The Spartans are in a lull between winter and spring sports seasons. Watch for spring previews soon.
- The First Friday Art Walk for March is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at locations around Winslow. Bainbridge Performing Arts will showcase block prints by Chris Gutsche.
- Acclaimed school teacher trio Recess Monkeys will play a kids concert at Bainbridge High School Saturday. The all-ages show runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Advance tickets are available for $7 at two downtown locations, or are $10 at the door.
- First Sunday Poncho Walk walkers will visit Port Blakely and the Yama property, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Bainbridge Historical Museum curator Rick Chandler will discuss the rich history of the bay on this 3.3-mile jaunt. Later, First Sundays Concerts presents bassist Jonathan Green and Friends.
- Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.
Inside the Islander: A look back at the 2013 Chilly Hilly ride.
The week in review:
- Groundwater testing at The Waypoint site will continue in 2013.
- Parents have challenged the fairness of a Spanish immersion pilot program. (A forum was held Thursday evening; watch for a story).
- An FDIC lawsuit against former American Marine Bank details the risky loans that led to the bank’s collapse.
- Amateur ham radio operators use technology to keep the Chilly Hilly rolling.
- You can see a gallery of Chilly Hilly photos here.
- The city received 57 applications for its police chief opening.
- More than 700 people had a hand in creating The Waypoint, which opens Friday morning.
Coming Up: A 20-year-old Bainbridge company is a composting giant.