Bainbridge Island briefs

Help with remains

The Kitsap County Medical Examiner’s Office is in possession of the remains of the following eight people who are considered either indigent or abandoned.

The office would like to place the remains with family or friends. If that doesn’t happen by June 28, remains will be interred at the Silverdale Pioneer Cemetery at a public ceremony tentatively scheduled for July 13 at 10 a.m. If you can help call the medical examiner’s office at 360-731-6843.

The remains are of: Renee Lambert, Linda Weglin, Glen Bui, Timothy Matthew Papillon, Leslea Maxwell, Leona Perry, Harley Robertson and Mark Mayberry.

Sewage spill

A no-contact advisory has been issued for Kitsap Lake through June 9 due to a 1,200-gallon sewage spill.

Warning signs will be posted at public access points. The sewage spill was reported by the Bremerton Public Works Department.

During a no-contact advisory, avoid contact with water in the affected area. The Kitsap Public Health District recommends against swimming, wading or other types of water recreation that could cause you to swallow water or get water into your mouth, nose or eyes. Avoid direct skin contact with the water if possible and immediately wash with soap and clean water if you have exposure to the water.

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Speak easier

Have you ever dreamed of delivering a toast that delights your audience? Do you want to speak with confidence and grace at a special occasion? Look no further! U Speak Easy Toastmasters club can help you shine just in time for your summer celebrations.

Join the free event, “Get Ready for Summer Celebrations,” June 12 from 7- 8:15 p.m. at the BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island.

Learn from seasoned speakers, try out new skills with brief impromptu speeches, and enjoy refreshments and networking.

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Reservoir meeting

A public participation event on the Fort Ward Hill Reservoir will take place June 13 from 6-8 p.m. at City Hall at a Bainbridge Island Planning Commission meeting.

It’s regarding a 40-foot-tall above-ground water reservoir.

Musicians sought

The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is opening its venues to regional musicians during its summer event Aug. 9-11.

Amateurs and professionals are welcome and can sign up for one-hour time slots throughout the weekend at any of the six studios.

Celebrating its 24th year, the Studio Tour is a grassroots art event held in BI studios and gardens. This is a volunteer gig, so check out the website for details.

Go to, and click on Music Sign-ups on the top menu bar.

BIMA news

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art will be celebrating Queer Cinema from Around the Globe June 14-15.

That Friday If I Die in America and All The Colors will show at 3 p.m. and How to Carry Water and Orlando at 7 p.m. The films will be shown at the reverse times that Saturday.

Also, on June 17 at 7 p.m. Rena Priest, the state’s 6th poet laureate, will read and talk about Writing as a Refuge, followed by a question and answer session.

Finally, BIMA will be included in a collection of the best-loved museums in North America in a book called Footnotes from the Most Fascinating Museums by New Yorker cartoonist and author Bob Eckstein.