Andy Nystrom

Kids receive free lunches through Summer Meals Program in Kenmore

As the children lined up near the Kenmore Elementary gym on a recent Tuesday at noon, Tiffany Feist greeted each boy and girl with a smile and nod of the head and handed them a free bag of lunch.

Finding peace in a chaotic world at Sikh temple | Editor’s Notebook

What’s satisfying about this job is that I get to step into another world every once in a while. One that’s not too far away from my own, but just around the corner. Drive near the Thrashers Corner area of Bothell, look for the Sikh Centre of Seattle sign — jutting out from the tree-lined road at 20412 Bothell-Everett Highway — and turn in and be welcomed into a community that maybe you didn’t know much about.

Bothell man drowns in Ohanapecosh River

Michael Barrett of Bothell drowned in the Lewis County Ohanapecosh River after he was pinned underneath some large logs and rocks on Aug. 11.

Police arrest two burglary suspects at Kenmore motel

An alert Kenmore police officer and a video recording of two suspects committing a burglary led to their arrest late Friday night at a motel in Kenmore.

Lake Washington water quality is a concern in Kenmore

There are times when Elizabeth Mooney wants to approach visitors at Log Boom Park in Kenmore and inform them that the water may not be safe. Larry Altose of the Department of Ecology noted that officials at nearby Harbour Village Marina have found dioxin contamination in the sediment there, and Mooney fears there may be a similar situation at the park along the shore of Lake Washington, where people often wade in the water and take their dogs for walks.

McMenamins closes deal with city of Bothell

About three years ago, Mike and Brian McMenamin tapped into the city of Bothell with a proposal to operate one of their famed brewpubs/hotels at the downtown Anderson School Building on Bothell Way Northeast (State Route 527).

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.

LPGA Legends Swing for the Cure at Inglewood Golf Club | Slideshow

When JoAnne Carner started shaping her golf game back in the 1950s, Inglewood Golf Club and the old Juanita Golf Course were her stomping grounds. Carner, now 73, didn’t possess a bag of golf clubs at first, but a pair of deft hands used for ball hunting at Juanita with her brother, Bill Gunderson. “We would clean them up and sell them on the weekend,” she said with a laugh about 90 minutes before teeing off last Sunday at the LPGA Legends Swing for the Cure Golf Tournament at Inglewood in Kenmore.

Bothell’s Penna chops, kicks his way to two gold medals

Christopher Penna has been kicking and punching for nearly nine years. At age 4, the Bothell resident began taking karate lessons for fun, but over time he became serious about his craft. He added to his total of 101 medals by earning two golds and one bronze at the recent national championships and United States team trials at the Broward County Convention and Trade Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Kenmore man believes he was stabbed in the back by best friend during robbery

A Kenmore man claims he was stabbed in the back by his best friend during an apartment robbery on July 25, according to Sgt. Cindi West, King County Sheriff's public information officer.

Kenmore Village takes center stage at community meeting; next gathering on Tuesday

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.

Locals are on the ballot for primary election

For six Bothell residents and one Kenmore resident, the start is now for either being elected or re-elected into office. Primary election ballots were mailed out earlier this week and the vote tallying will begin on Aug. 7. July 30 is the deadline for in-person voter registration at the county elections office for people not already registered in Washington state.

‘Family friendly’ espresso stand still gets some complaints

Best Friend Espresso owner Wayne Hembree says that since he labeled his Kenmore stand “family friendly” in December of 2010, he still receives complaints about his baristas’ outfits. Hembree said his employees usually wear skirts and dresses that show off their legs.

Backpacks for Kids heads into 13th year

The boxes are out in the community and the school buses are parked where people will notice them: The 13th annual Backpacks for Kids campaign has begun.

I can’t go back, but I can certainly help out now | Editor’s Notebook

Looking back on my childhood, I always had what I needed on the first day of school and every day throughout the year. Not having a backpack full of school supplies was never an issue for me. There were times when I noticed some of my classmates that didn’t always have everything that I did in the classroom. I would share a pencil here and a piece of paper there, but never really thought much about it.

Latest ‘Mt. Bothell’ sign takes a dig at dirt pile near Crossroads Project

During the winter, someone placed a "Ski Mt. Bothell" sign on the fence near the covered dirt pile at the corner of Bothell Way Northeast and Northeast 180th Street.

Semi crashes, 10-15 gallons of its fuel reaches Sammamish River

A semi tractor trailer failed to maneuver a curve on the 17500 block of Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road yesterday afternoon and slammed on its side, spilling between 30-35 gallons of diesel fuel out of its cap.

Keller shows goalies how it’s done at Northwest Soccer Camp

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.

All smiles at Wayne Curve Project grand opening in Bothell

Wayne Curve may be located in Bothell, but with Kenmore just up the road on the shared State Route 522, the two cities are sometimes mentioned in the same sentence when people discuss local happenings.

Skyview Junior High snags Green Flag award for sustainability and environmental education

Skyview Junior High's Green Team students proudly raised a Green Flag at last week's end-of-school assembly as the crowd's applause filled the gym.