Daily Archives: May 4, 2010

VIDEO: The ‘Fonz’ stops by Bainbridge

Henry “The Fonz” Winkler made a stop at Bainbridge High School on Sunday as part of a promotional tour for a children’s book he co-authored.

Winkler is best known for playing Arthur Fonzarelli on the 1970s TV show “Happy Days.” In recent years, Winkler has worked on a series of books centered around a dyslexic boy named Hank Zipzer. Many of Winkler’s own experiences with the learning disability were fodder for the series.

For more, read Chris Henry’s story HERE.

Winemakers honored as business people of the year

Gerard and Jo Ann Bentryn have been named the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce couple of the year.

The Bentryns will be honored at a roast and toast celebration at 11:30 a.m. banquet May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Wing Point Golf & Country Club. They also will serve as the Grand Marshals in the Chamber’s Grand Old Fourth of July Parade.

They’ve been farming for about 45 years, first in Europe and now on Bainbridge.

Over the years the Bentryns have donated more than $400,000 to island and Kitsap County causes, according to the chamber.