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Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

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Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Dec. 28. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Above, ferry riders have enjoyed the view of this graceful sculpture, which appeared on Blakely Rock recently. (Tad Sooter photo)

1228_BI_01FINALWeather: There’s a 40 percent chance of showers today, and the National Weather Service predicts patchy fog over the weekend with temperatures in the high 30s.

Sports: It’s a quiet weekend for high school sports. Wrestling is away at North Mason today. Basketball plays an away game Saturday.

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

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Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Dec. 14. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Above, a detail from the 2013 Kids Can Make a Difference calendar, illustrated by Ordway Elementary third graders. The calendars, which benefit programs on Ometepe, are available at Ordway through Dec. 21.

Weather: The National Weather Service predicts rain showers and temperatures in the low 40s this weekend.  Expect a little wind as well, with gusts up to 25 mph.

Sports: Another full slate of winter sports today. Wrestling is away at the Hammerhead Invitational in Silverdale. Bainbridge gymnastics welcomes Bellingham, Mercer Island, Squalicum and Sehome at 6 p.m.

Spartans basketball hosts Franklin. Girls varsity tips off at 6:15, followed by the boys at 8 p.m. A home swim meet was postponed.

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Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Dec. 7. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Above, an intricately crafted bedroom from Dwight Shappell’s miniature village. Shappell’s houses are on display at Bloedel Reserve through December. (Meegan Reid photo)

Weather: The word “snow” hasn’t crept into the forecast yet but the weather is looking chilly this weekend. The National Weather Service expects showers and clouds with nighttime lows in the mid 30s.

Sports: Tonight is a busy one for the Spartans. Boys swimming hosts Franklin at 3:30 p.m. Gymnastics has a home meet at 6 p.m.

Boys and girls varsity basketball teams both play Chief Sealth at home. The boys tip-off at 6:15, followed by the girls at 8 p.m. Wrestling is away at Olympic today and at Fife Saturday.

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Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Nov. 30. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Above, Jeannie Passmore takes a walk through the Ace Hardware parking lot Tuesday with miniature horse Icey, Australian cattle dog puppy Howdy, and Scottish terrier JJ . (Tad Sooter photo)

Weather: The National Weather Service predicts rain showers through the weekend with temperatures in the mid 40s to low 50s.

Sports: Boys swimming hosts Ingraham at 3:30 p.m. Boys basketball plays North Kitsap at 3:45 p.m. in the Commodore Gym.

Girls basketball plays South Kitsap at 7 p.m. in the main gym. Wrestling travels to Kingston on Saturday for an 8 a.m. match.

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

What’s Happening:

  • Looking for a “loverly” night out? Ovation!s’ “My Fair Lady” opens tonight at the Bainbridge High School Theater. The show continues through Dec. 16; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
  • Two holiday tours return to the island this weekend. The Winter Studio Tour marks its 29th year with more than 70 artists in 10 venues. The tour runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Christmas in the Country also runs Friday through Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • Bainbridge Brewing Company will be featured in the debut edition of “Cruising Kitsap,” a BKAT show highlighting popular hangouts around the county. “Cruising” premiers at 1 p.m. Saturday and can be seen at 8 p.m. Tuesdays. To suggest venues for upcoming shows, email cruisingkitsap@gmail.com.
  • Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.

Inside the Islander: Michael Moore goes behind the scenes of “My Fair Lady.”

The week in review:

Coming Up: Bainbridge Weed Warriors are educating the public about the dark side of a popular holiday decoration.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the week. Contact Bainbridge reporter Tad Sooter at tad.sooter@gmail.com.

Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Nov. 16. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Above, island artist Kristy Tonti paints a holiday scene on a Winslow Way shop window Monday. (Tad Sooter photo)

 

Weather: It looks like we’re back to our regularly scheduled fall weather. The National Weather Service predicts clouds and rain showers this weekend with temperatures in the 40s.

Sports: Spartans hoopsters don’t get much of a holiday. The boys basketball sees its first action at a South Kitsap High School jamboree at 7 p.m. Saturday.  The girls start their season at Bremerton Monday and wrestling visits North Kitsap for a tournament Wednesday.

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

Around the island:

  • The post-Thanksgiving weekend calendar is a little sparse, but there are a few events worth checking out around town. The Winslow Mall will debut a giant inflatable snow globe today (pictured sans snow), which shoppers can climb inside of. The attraction is a fundraiser for the July Street Dance and will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each weekend during the holiday season.
  • Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.

Inside the Islander: Young Bainbridge filmmakers hope t0 make second season of their web-based sitcom.

The week in review:

Coming Up: Check the Kitsap Sun today for photos from the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the week. Contact Bainbridge reporter Tad Sooter at tad.sooter@gmail.com.

Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Nov. 9. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. Above left, Sarah Grundman looks to defend her state title in Federal Way this weekend. (Meegan Reid/File photo)

Weather: Our string of cold clear days should continue through Saturday, with highs in the mid 40s and near-freezing temperatures at night, according to the National Weather Service. A chance of rain is predicted for Veterans Day, with rain likely Sunday night.

Sports: Bainbridge is well represented in the girls state swimming championships, which begin this afternoon in Federal Way. Senior Sarah Grundman looks to defend her 500-yard freestyle title. See a full sports schedule here and follow the Sun’s PrepZone page on Facebook for updates.

Around the island: 

  • The public is invited to help the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation celebrate the 10th birthday of Stephens House from 4-7 p.m. Saturday in the Boys & Girls Club space at the Bainbridge Aquatic Center. There will be a DJ, refreshments and cake.
  • The city welcomes new manager Doug Schulze and his family to the island at 3 p.m. Sunday at City Hall. The city is also launching a food drive for Helpline House in conjunction with the event. Donations will be accepted Sunday through Nov. 17 at City Hall and other participating locations. Helpline House is organizing its own three day food drive Nov. 15-17.
  • Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.

Inside the Islander: See a roundup of local election results and learn about the history of Agate Point and its many roads.

The week in review: 

 Coming Up: public hearing on a potential new car tab fee is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at City Hall.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the week. Contact Bainbridge reporter Tad Sooter at tad.sooter@gmail.com.

Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

 

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Nov. 2. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. Above, a still moment on Eagle Harbor Thursday after days of heavy rain. (Tad Sooter photo)

Weather: The National Weather Service is boldly predicting partly sunny skies and a high of 58 degrees for today. Expect rain to return Saturday and Sunday.

Sports: The playoffs are in full swing. Spartans swimmers take to the pool for the district prelims at 4:30 p.m. today on Mercer Island. Football visits Columbia River High at 7 p.m. tonight. Bainbridge volleyball beat Bellevue 3-0 Thursday to earn a shot against Mercer Island in the district semifinals 11 a.m. Saturday at Chief Sealth.

A long list of playoff matches are slated for Saturday. See a full sports schedule here and follow the Sun’s PrepZone page on Facebook for updates.

Around the island: 

  • Cyclists of all ages and levels are welcomed to the Farm Fresh Bike Scramble, a fundraising ride for the Gear Grinders high school mountain bike club. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Johnson Farm.
  • Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.

Inside the Islander: Read about the Bainbridge bag ban and the history of Beans Bight.

The week in review: 

 Coming Up: Bainbridge Island Land Trust hopes to preserve a near-pristine shoreline property.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the week. Contact Bainbridge reporter Tad Sooter at tad.sooter@gmail.com.

Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Oct. 26. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. 

Weather: If you like rain with your clouds you’ll love this weekend’s weather. Rain is likely tonight through Sunday with temperatures in the low 50s, according to the National Weather Service.

Sports:  The Spartans are grinding into postseason and the football team was surprised to find itself in the playoff hunt. Bainbridge plays West Seattle at 5 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle for the seventh spot in the district playoffs. The swim team already boasts an impressive list of athletes qualified for state. See a full sports schedule here and follow the Sun’s PrepZone page on Facebook for playoff updates.

Around the island: 

  • Halloween is officially next Wednesday, but the weekend is packed full of spooky events nonetheless. For the second weekend, visitors can experience “Blackbeard’s Bilge,” a haunted event in the basement of the Battle Point Park Transmitter Building. The “Bilge” is open 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and entry is $5 ($10 for a group of three). Consider this event PG-13 rated (not appropriate for young children).
  • Island Center Hall hosts a night of live storytelling beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The fright-level will rise through the evening beginning with stories for very young children and concluding with stories for teens, along with an open mic session. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Find full details here.
  • Bring a pumpkin and carving tools to IslandWood from 1-5 p.m. Sunday to craft Jack-o’-lanterns with the help of kitchen staff. Other HOWL-o-ween festival events will spice up the night. Costumes encouraged.
  • Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your events in the comment section below.

Inside the Islander: Julia Bringloe’s bravery in Afghanistan put her among an elite class of flyers.

The week in review: 

 Coming Up: The island’s ban on plastic bags at checkout counters begins Nov. 1.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the week. Contact Bainbridge reporter Tad Sooter at tad.sooter@gmail.com.

Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Oct. 19. Feel free to give your events a plug in the comment section below. Read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. Above, a screenshot from “Caldera,” one of the films playing at Celluloid Bainbridge this weekend.

Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting an uninspiring mix of clouds and showers for the weekend. Expect highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 40s.

Sports:  Spartans football took a drubbing from O’Dea last night in the rain. Water polo plays Kentridge Saturday at the Aquatics Center. The full Spartans schedule is online.

Around the island: 

  • The Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival headlines a very busy weekend on the island. Veteran documentarians discuss making films in remote locations at 6 p.m. tonight at the Bainbridge Library. Festival films will be screened at the Historic Lynwood Theatre on Saturday and Sunday. Check the Bainbridge Arts and Humanities Council website for more information.
  • Families looking for a not-so-scary October event will appreciate the Bainbridge Gardens Pumpkin Walk. The tour runs 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Miller Road gardens. Donations will be accepted for the Boys and Girls Club.
  • Former poet laureate Billy Collins will hold a public reading from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bainbridge High School gym. Tickets start at $10 and proceeds benefit the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
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Inside the Islander: Ever wonder how Bainbridge roads got their names? A new Islander column explores the history and legend of island streets.

The week in review: 

 Coming Up: The island’s new Transportation Benefit District will hold a hearing on a car tab fee Oct. 24.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the week. Contact Bainbridge reporter Tad Sooter at tad.sooter@gmail.com.

Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Oct. 12. Please feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. Read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. Above, look at this picture from Monday at Fay Bainbridge. Now look out your window. Miss summer yet? 

Weather: Our mini-drought is coming to a drippy end. According to the National Weather Service, rain is likely this afternoon. And Saturday. And Sunday. Temperatures will hover between 50 and 60 degrees.

Sports:  It’s a very quiet weekend for Spartans sports. Volleyball is back in action Monday at Eastside Catholic, after notching a big win against Seattle Prep this week. The full Spartans schedule is online.

Around the island: 

  • The Pinball Wizard comes to Bainbridge. The Who’s “Tommy” debuts tonight at Bainbridge Performing Arts with an opening night reception starting at 6:30 p.m. Information here.
  • Bainbridge Fire hosts a pancake breakfast and fire truck rides from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the headquarters station on Madison Avenue.
  • Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your own events in the comment section below .

Inside the Islander: Our story of a hobbit-like house on Bainbridge drew attention from a few local and national outlets. Builder Chris Whited said he was surprised to even see it on the Sun’s A1. “I figured the front cover was reserved for escaped convicts and politicians,” he said in an email.

The week in review: 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the week. Contact Bainbridge reporter Tad Sooter at tad.sooter@gmail.com.

Orcas take a cruise past Bainbridge Island

 

Orcas swim south through Puget Sound between Fay Bainbridge Park and Ballard at about 3 p.m. Monday. (Tad Sooter photos). Here’s Chris Dunagan’s story on what the whales were up to.

A large pod of orca whales put on a show off the east side of Bainbridge Island Monday — albeit a show best enjoyed with binoculars. The whales appeared to be cruising midway between the island and the mainland.

The Orca Network relayed reports of the whales off Point No Point late in the morning. They were spotted off Jefferson Head and Fay Bainbridge Park at about 1 p.m. By 4 p.m. the whales were between Elliott Bay and Eagle Harbor, and still swimming south. Facebook users reported seeing the whales from the 4:40 p.m. Seattle ferry.

Though they stayed far from shore, the whales caused a stir along the waterfront. A few families enjoyed whale watching with binoculars from the beach at Fay Bainbridge in the afternoon and a float plane (left) zipped low overhead, making a bee line for the pod. KING5 even followed the whales live with a helicopter for a while.

If nothing else, it was a good excuse to head for the beach on a spectacular October day.

If you snapped some whale photos Monday, please share them with us. You can email Tad at tad.sooter@gmail.com or post them on the Bainbridge Islander page on Facebook.

Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for Oct. 5. Please feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. You can read the Sun’s regional Friday preview here. Above, solar panels line the roof of City Hall. Visitors can learn more about the solar installation during an open house from 1-4 p.m. today, as part of the Bainbridge Solar Tour. (Photo by Tammy Deets/Community Energy Solutions)

 

Weather: Our run of dry fall weather continues, with no end in sight. The National Weather Service predicts sunny days and clear nights through Columbus Day and beyond. Expect daytime highs in the mid 60s and chilly nights in the low 40s.

Sports: Spartans teams are away this weekend. Football plays Seattle Prep at 7 p.m. tonight at West Seattle Stadium, and Sun sportswriters like Bainbridge across the board.  The full Spartans schedule is online.

Around the island: 

  • If our forecast holds, the sun will be shining for this year’s Bainbridge Solar Tour. The tour begins with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Friday at City Hall Council Chambers. Visitors can learn more about the City Hall solar installation and check out a newly installed information kiosk. The tour continues Saturday at Grow Community where three model homes will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • A poultry pageant will add pomp to this Saturday’s Bainbridge Farmers Market. The chicken costume competition takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free to enter if you have fowl handy. Look for photos and a story in the Sunday Sun.
  • AlderDash racers are raising big money for IslandWood. Day-of registrations will be welcomed for the fun run/walk/stroll, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the south island education center. Find details here.
  • Pick up this week’s Islander for more event listings and tell us about your own events in the comment section below .

Inside the Islander: Bainbridge Performing Arts lends its wizardry to The Who’s “Tommy,” and we welcome a new editor.

The week in review: 

Coming up:

  • Volunteer gardeners stock Helpline house with much-needed veggies.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the week. Contact Bainbridge reporter Tad Sooter at tad.sooter@gmail.com.