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Abbett set to grace the stage as Guenevere in Seattle Musical Theatre’s ‘Camelot’

Meowset Abbett never dreamed it would happen this fast. Not long after her Inglemoor High graduation, the singer/actress auditioned for a role in Seattle Musical Theatre's "Camelot," hoping to at least earn a spot in the ensemble. She surpassed that goal by far, and will soon be starring as the lead character of Princess Guenevere, King Arthur of England's future queen.

Local students have the write stuff

Watch out, grown ups — me included, I guess — today’s students are on a writing binge.

Bothell man suspected of illegal activity at Seattle Genetics jumps to death in New Jersey

Zizhong (James) Fan, a former Seattle Genetics employee who was suspected of leaking insider information on clinical trials at the Bothell company, was planning on catching a flight back to Seattle to appear in U.S. District Court April 15. A New Jersey Port Authority official told the Reporter that Fan jumped to his death April 14 from the fourth floor of the parking garage at Newark Liberty International Airport at about 8 p.m. "It's an unfortunate tragedy," said Fan's lawyer, Adam Braun, of Los Angeles. "In the end, he couldn't face the prospect of being deported or being separated from his children (if convicted)."

Drivers injured in two-car accident on State Route 522 in Kenmore

The Northshore Fire Department was dispatched to a two-car, head-on traffic accident at 10:33 a.m. this morning at the 7500 block of Northeast Bothell Way.

39-year-old man found dead in car in Bothell’s Fred Meyer parking lot

Several hours after completing his 8:30 a.m. company service job on Tuesday, a 39-year-old man was found dead in his vehicle in the parking lot of Bothell's Fred Meyer store. "He was found slumped in his vehicle," said Bothell Police Detective Sgt. Elmer Brown. "There was nothing suspicious and it appeared to be a medical-related death."

Armenta no longer running for Bothell City Council Position 2 | Elections

A city of Bothell Aug. 16 primary election for Position 2 is no more as Jennifer Armenta is out of the race against Adam Brauch and Andy Rheaume for the top-two spots for the Nov. 8 general election. King County Elections official Kim Van Ekstrom said that, according to their records at the June 10 filing deadline, Armenta resided in Snohomish County near Bothell, but “not within the district for the office she was running for,” and therefore wasn’t eligible to run for council.

Clark injured in car wreck, community lending support

Family, local residents and the Girl Scout community are rallying around Bothell resident Kelly Clark, who was critically injured in a car accident May 19.

Bothell citizens participate in meetings focused on new city-center campus

The sign outside the current Bothell City Hall says, “It’s Your City Hall!” On a recent day, several passersby stopped and perused the information on the colorful board, which informed readers of workshops inviting community members to give their input on the design of the new city-hall and city-center-campus. Nearly 60 residents attended the March and April meetings, according to Bothell Public Information Officer Joy Johnston. Along with members from the city staff and developer Vulcan Real Estate and The Miller Hull Partnership architectural firm, residents have discussed guiding principles and the draft site plan, which the design team developed from the citizens’ input.

Inch: SAS grad off to a running start | Graduate profiles

Brian Inch enjoys computers, history and woodworking. And knitting. The Bothell Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) senior learned to knit from his mom and grandmother and notes that he puts a ton of effort into that craft. If grades were awarded in knitting, he would probably be near the top of the class.

A blast from the past, and softball stars

Barbara Donnelly is at it again.

Bothell High’s Nima takes 4A Kingco 800 title, accelerates at district and makes state

Ashkon Nima remembers the four laps vividly. At age 7, the Bothell youngster was at a track with his stepfather and stepgrandfather, and they wanted the boy to run.

Cedar Park Christian girls knock off Nooksack Valley in a thriller / 1A Tri-District Basketball

Cedar Park Christian's girls came through in the clutch and live to play another day.

Plan for 2011: spread some positive vibes/ Editor’s Notebook

So, how has this year treated you?Are you spending less money going out on the town and more time inside with friends and loved ones… Continue reading

Kenmore progress: Northshore Fire Department unveils new station

They've moved across the street, their new station is more than double the size of the old one and a group of Northshore firefighters are honored to be involved with recently unveiled Station 51 in Kenmore. "Very few firefighters get the opportunity to say that they were the first company to occupy a new station, and we were very excited to have such a privilege," said Lt. Mitch Sauer, who along with Battalion Chief Mike Morris and firefighters Todd McInturff, Russ Holmes, Brian Ford, Anders Hansson and Lyle Haugsven form the D Shift, the first shift to work in the new station, located at 7220 N.E. 181st St.

Kenmore friends prepare for cross-country cycling trek to raise funds for leukemia research

Austin Edge and Heidi Goheen first met as Kenmore Junior High students, and now in their early 20s, both friends are preparing for the cycling journey of a lifetime.

Think twice before snapping those pics

Embracing technology is cool. Abusing it is unwise.

Silicon Mechanics weathering the economic storm

When disastrous floods hit Thailand last fall, Eva Cherry and her Silicon Mechanics crew had to rack their brains in order to complete their rackmount-servers orders. What happened a world away affected the Bothell company since the servers need hard drives, and Thailand is the place where nearly 45 percent of the world's devices are produced, according to an NPR report.

Locals turn up the heat at state meet

TACOMA — Anthony Arena hit the turf first. And then the rest of Inglemoor High’s 4x400 relay guys followed and buried their heads in their arms out of exhaustion — and disappointment.

How does someone make it to 100 years and beyond? Exercise, says Kasper

John Kasper looked at a friend and said, “Try to think positive if you want to survive.” After making that remark, Kasper eyed his 100th birthday cake on March 21 at the Northshore Senior Center and blew out the candles. The party — which featured two cakes — took place after his Enhance Fitness class. Kasper was born in Chicago, Ill., and was a tool-and-die maker, stunt pilot and ballroom-dance teacher with his wife, Elsie, during his lifetime (he still gives a few lessons these days).

Inglemoor High: a swimming powerhouse

Kyle Komlodi turns to a few of his fellow Inglemoor High swimmers and offers with a cool, confident voice and intense eyes: “You gotta get nervous, you gotta get jittery.”