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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.”

Rose and Barringer are running strong/ Cross Country

Whether it’s tackling flat or twisting-and-turning, woodsy cross-country courses or training on the streets near her Kenmore home, Amber Rose is one motivated runner, says her mom, Katrina.

People brave the weather to participate in Can-Do event | Slideshow

As the rain splashed down on the runners during the final race of the day, Susanna Smith gave it her all from start to finish. Sporting a multi-colored raincoat, she pumped her arms and legs to the hilt and closed out last Saturday’s Can-Do kids’ dashes with a smile that received a cheer from the crowd.

Still thankful after Thanksgiving / Editor’s Notebook

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but we should be thankful every day for family, friends and our local police officers who protect and serve us.Sunday’s… Continue reading

Bothell’s Asence earns Miss Seafair crown

Veronica Asence began taking ballet classes at the age of 5, and later performed in the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” Last Saturday, the Bothell native and certified dance teacher through the American Ballet Theatre added 2012 Miss Seafair to her accomplishment list.

Landmann: SAS shining star | Secondary Academy for Success Graduate Profile

The Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) drew Joey Landmann in, so much that he didn’t want to exit the Bothell school. As a sophomore, he planned on staying one semester to improve his grades before moving on to Woodinville High.

Kenmore resident lends a hand in solving a major crime in Bothell

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan started out in a serious tone, noting that two Romanian nationals were part of an ATM "skimming" ring that compromised bank accounts and evaded law-enforcement officials in Sweden, Germany and Canada.

Cedar Park Christian girls and boys are rolling in class 1A hoops play

Rachel Staudacher and Victor Sviridyuk are cranking things up for Cedar Park Christian basketball so far this season. They’re scorching nets in every gym they’ve played in, and the Eagles are racking up wins along the way.

Thomas: an inspiring speaker | Bothell High Graduate Profile

Hannah Thomas is Bothell High’s go-to person to inspire people with her story about excelling in school. During her senior year, the associated student body (ASB) president spoke at the Northshore School Foundation’s Light a Fire for Learning luncheon and at Bothell’s school-improvement plan meeting in front of principals, the district superintendent and a state senator and representative.