Monthly Archives: April 2013

Friday preview: Bainbridge edition


Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for April 5. Feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. Above, one of these five men will be the next chief of Bainbridge police. From left, Richard Daniels, Harry Glidden, Richard Goerling, Matthew Hamner, and Bryce Johnson met with islanders Thursday. We expect to learn the city’s pick early next week. 

0405_BI_01Weather: The National Weather Service expects our “unsettled” weather to continue through the weekend. Rain and gusty winds are likely, along with a chance of thunderstorms Saturday. Daytime temperatures will hover in the mid 50s.

Sports: Baseball hosts Eastside Catholic at 4 p.m. today. The JV squad plays at 2 p.m.

The sailing team will visit the San Juan Islands this weekend for the Island Cup.

See a full Spartans schedule here and follow the Sun’s Prepzone on Facebook for updates.

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Meet the Bainbridge police chief finalists tonight

The public can meet the five finalists for the Bainbridge police chief position Thursday evening. A meet-and-greet with the quintet is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at City Hall.

The candidates will visit with personnel at the police department this afternoon before the public reception. Tomorrow they will meet with four interview panels and City Manager Doug Schulze. Schulze said he could announce his pick for the job as early as Friday evening.

Here are the mini-bios provided by the city:

Police Chief Finalist Brief Bios

Bainbridge student wins state writing competition

258ten-things-i-hate-about-me-randa-abdelfattah-thumbA Bainbridge Island middle school student is one of three champions of the state Letters About Literature competition. The competition, sponsored by the Washington State Library and the Library of Congress, encourages students to write letters to their favorite authors. About 3,400 letters were submitted.

Woodward Middle School seventh grader Julia Batson won her age group with a letter to Randa Abdel-Fattah, author of “Ten Things I Hate About Me.” In her letter, Batson discussed how the book changed her thoughts on discrimination, friendship, and the struggle to find a place in a peer group.

“… it became clear to me that even though being myself is hard, the people who will admire me for doing so outnumber those who will make fun of me for it.” Batson wrote. “Being myself feels gratifying and rewarding, like I’m finally free of some heavy burden.”

Batson’s winning letter will now be sent to the Library of Congress for the national competition. Winners will be announced in late April.


Island Road History | Shepard Way

Location: Runs east/west between Weaver Road and John Adams Lane. A middle section of Shepard Way is now a walking path.

History: “The man who knows the most about the insides of Bainbridge Island.” That was how the Seattle Times referred to island doctor Frank L. Shepard in an article published in the early 1960s.

Educated at Northwester University and Seattle General Hospital, Dr. Shepard was originally from Fargo, North Dakota. He and wife Charlotte McEown moved to Bainbridge Island in November 1911.

A couple months after they arrived, Dr. Shepard, assisted by his wife, delivered his first baby on Bainbridge. By the time he retired from medicine more than four decades later, Dr. Shepard would deliver nearly 2,000 more bouncing baby Washingtonians. Continue reading