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It was a bumpy economic road a few years ago — a survival of the fittest for business owners — said Maria Royer of Real Retail, noting that the monetary landscape has since improved.
Maria Gonzalez Cuervo arrives from Madrid with a strong serve and plenty of laughs / Inglemoor High Tennis
As she sets up to serve or prepares for a return, Maria Gonzalez Cuervo toughens her face and racket grip and speaks to herself: "Va, va, va."
Community newspapers are a big deal to residents, according to the National Newspaper Association’s fifth readership survey. Seventy-eight percent of those asked say they read most or all of their community newspaper, and 55 percent say they found their local news on that paper’s Web site.
What’s in a number? Whether Bothell High students donated 400 or 500 gifts — numbers the second-period associated student body (ASB) organizers couldn’t decide on — everyone’s heart was in the right place this holiday season.
What is normally a simple walk into the Bothell High cafeteria was like strolling into a different world last Saturday morning. As the doors opened, the sound of uplifting music and voices filled the air. As I turned the corner, the main room was crowded with 200-plus people, and pink and white — on signs, balloons, T-shirts, shoes, hats and even one dog’s collar — were clearly the colors of the day. (Although some folks opted for Bothell blue.)
After singing the first verse of “Amazing Grace,” Pastor Patrinell “Pat” Wright of the Total Experience Gospel Choir had some words of wisdom for the Kenmore Junior High students: “Don’t be ashamed to sing it in front of your classmates. It will give you strength for the rest of your day — strength for the rest of your life.”
Pat Sajak, Vanna White ... and April Christie.
Don Ellis feels his job is not finished. Eric Adman notes that sometimes a fresh perspective is good for the group. Stan Isenhath said he has a track record of simply making things happen. These three Kenmore men are referencing King County Fire Protection District No. 16 (Northshore Fire Department) and vying for the Commissioner Position No. 1, starting with the Aug. 16 primary and with the top-two vote-getters moving on to the Nov. 8 general election. Ballots will be mailed to voters on July 27.
Mark Lamb has spent six years in the mayor’s seat on the Bothell City Council. Tris Samberg has almost 14 years of service under her belt as a Bothell planning commissioner and councilmember. In the general election, they’ll go head-to-head for Position No. 6. Ballots were mailed to residents Oct. 20 and the votes will start to be tallied tonight. The Reporter will post the first round of results by 9 p.m.
Nik Gray didn't like seeing his friends, Abby Leonard and Austen Dahl, involved in a "deadly" two-car accident — even if it was a DUI drill at Bothell High. Thursday morning, while the senior class watched and some upcoming graduates participated, Bothell Fire and EMS staged the event, which featured two wrecked cars, "injured and deceased" students and a host of emergency vehicles and a helicopter to drive home the message that drinking and driving don't mix.
An unshakable self-belief. That's what former professional English league goalkeeper Paul Barron feels drove Kasey Keller to succeed in a world full of stellar netminders.
It's all about giving a smile and getting one back, according to Blake Lewis.
One by one, the players stepped up to the free-throw line, each Viking concentrating deeply on the crucial task in front of him.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray from Bothell teamed up with some Seattle Sounders Women players today to celebrate 40 years of Title IX, which allowed women equal access to athletic opportunities. Murray, Sounders players Megan Rapinoe, Stephanie Cox and Sydney Leroux and one Garfield High student-athlete spoke to a crowd of female athletes this afternoon at Garfield High.
Flowers were placed near the area where a 2-year-old Redmond girl was struck by a car and killed at Redmond Town Center on the evening of July 1. No charges have been filed against the 25-year-old Kenmore male driver.
And tonight's guest singers are: Ksenia Popova, 20, of Lynnwood and Ryan Wuflestad, 21, of Woodinville.
Norma Wall first heard the sirens, and then a host of police cars, fire engines and emergency medical technician trucks rolled up near her home on the 2000 block of 187th Place Southeast in unincorporated Snohomish County near Bothell last Sunday just after noon. "A lot of neighbors were outside wondering what the heck was going on," Wall said of the 13 or so vehicles in the area. "We wanted to, of course, make sure the neighborhood was safe. Is it safe for children to be outside?" Norma Wall first heard the sirens, and then a host of police cars, fire engines and emergency medical technician trucks rolled up near her home on the 2000 block of 187th Place Southeast in unincorporated Snohomish County near Bothell last Sunday just after noon. "A lot of neighbors were outside wondering what the heck was going on," Wall said of the 13 or so vehicles in the area. "We wanted to, of course, make sure the neighborhood was safe. Is it safe for children to be outside?"
When Brent Smith attended Kenmore City Council meetings as an outsider, he didn’t always see things running smoothly. From his spot in the crowd, the longtime resident often witnessed a lack of communication between the elected officials and bits of dysfunction creeping into the gatherings.
A Bothell woman, who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident, and police are asking the public to help her locate the other driver. The woman's creme-colored Kia Soul was rear-ended between 11 a.m. and noon Sept. 22 near the Bank of America on Bothell Everett Highway and 228th Street Southeast in Canyon Park. She suffered a concussion and back, neck and shoulder injuries; her car received $7,500 worth of damage.
Toward the end of this morning's Rachel's Challenge assembly at Skyview Junior High, presenter Jonathan Oliver asked students to close their eyes, bow their heads and focus for a minute on their lives.