Bainbridge Island Briefs

Play at BPA

Bainbridge Performing Arts is putting on “The Book of Will” March 24.

A BPA news release says the heartfelt drama and hilarious comedy celebrates the unsung heroes who fought to preserve the legacy of one of history’s greatest playwrights, William Shakespeare, after his death.

“The Book of Will” is a testament to the enduring power of friendship, love and the written word. It tells the story of John Heminges and Henry Condell, two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors, who embark on a seemingly impossible mission. Directed by Kate Meyers, the production features a cast of Kitsap’s finest actors, including: Pete Benson as Heminges and Matt Eldridge as Condell. Many of the others play two roles or more.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays with matinees Sundays at 3 p.m. For more go to

Order rescinded

The no-contact order for Sinclair Inlet has already been rescinded.

The Navy has now said no domestic wastewater was discharged in the marine water.

Earlier, a no-contact order was issued through March 13 due to a 100,000-gallon sewage spill March 6 due to an overflow at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and intermediate maintenance facility.

The update says warning signs at public access points weren’t removed until March 11, however.

The Kitsap Public Health District order means people should avoid contact with the water in that area. If exposed, wash immediately with soap and clean water.

Home-buying fees

A public education campaign about recent changes to state law launched this week, aiming to give consumers confidence that transparency regarding fees charged by real estate agents is now required anytime a broker is hired.

Washington REALTORS® wanted sellers and buyers to be aware of their agents’ fees and who was paying them. They also wanted clients to know if they could negotiate compensation.

The legislature said “yes” and Senate Bill 5191 was passed, signed into law and became effective Jan. 1. It requires real estate agents to enter an agreement with clients that spells out the scope of the agent’s services and the source and amount of the agent’s compensation. The agreements allow for some or all of a buyer agent’s compensation to be negotiated with the seller, but sellers will not be required to offer compensation to the buyer’s agent.

For more go to

Remains found

Unidentified human remains have been found in Port Orchard, the police department announced in a March 11 statement.

Officials were called March 10 to an open field near the intersection of Leader International Drive and Lumsden Road after a 911 call reporting the discovery of the remains was made.

The POPD statement says the search led to the location of the “skeletonized remains of a subject.” Officials were unable to determine its identity or cause of death.

Anyone with information about the remains is being asked to call 911 or email

Evans resigning

North Kitsap School District superintendent Laurynn Evans is resigning effective June 30, the district’s school board agenda states.

Her resignation was announced in a personnel report that was part of the consent agenda of the March 14 school board meeting. Her contract would have run through June of 2026.

The Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office filed a misdemeanor charge against Evans Feb. 21 for removing or defacing political advertising for her alleged involvement in the theft, damage and displacing of campaign signs that were opposed to the district’s recently failed bond measure.

Prior to the filing of the charge, the school board placed Evans on paid administrative leave.

The criminal case against Evans may be dismissed in August after the judge in a Feb. 28 county District Court hearing approved a six-month pretrial diversion agreement between the state and defense counsel.

Evans has been the district’s superintendent since 2017. Rachel Davenport, NKSD’s executive director of human resources, is acting superintendent.

Pull weeds

Weed Warriors and volunteers who show up will be working from 1-3 p.m. March 17 at Strawberry Plant Park.

They will be spreading mulch, which inhibits weed seeds from sprouting, smothers seedlings and breaks down into compost.

Donation concert

Ranger and the ReArrangers will perform a concert at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art March 17 from 6-8 p.m.

Tickets are pay as you can.

The concert will feature native Whidbey Islander Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews of New York on sax, clarinet and piano. Ranger Sciacca leads the band on violin as they play Hot Club Swing.

Poetry reading

Linda Bierds of Bainbridge Island will be the featured poet at the Open Mic March 21 at the Bainbridge library from 7-8:30 p.m.

She has published 10 books and won numerous national awards.

Sharpening events

Island Edge Sharpening has some outdoor events coming up.

It will be at Bay Hay and Feed in Rolling Bay on the second Wednesday and last Sunday of each month from 1o a.m. to 4 p.m. It will also be at the Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market on the second and last Saturdays of each month from April to October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Founded in 2006, it sharpens kitchen knives, scissors and garden tools.

Meet mayor

Bainbridge Island Mayor Joe Deets will be at CUPS Espresso at 123 Bjune Drive SE from 10 a.m. to noon March 16 to meet with the public.

BI police log

3-4: Theft, 100 block Madrone Lane N

3-4: Assault, 8300 block Springridge Road NE

3-8: Burglary, 1300 block Wintergreen Lane NE

3-8: Fraud, 13900 block of Silven Avenue NE

3-10: Theft, 300 block High School Road NE