The Kenmore City Council voted April 7 to rescind a previous motion that authorized taxpayer-funded health insurance for its members. Coverage for councilmembers who enrolled in the program will end May 31.

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Kenmore Council drops health plan

The Kenmore City Council voted April 7 to rescind a previous motion that authorized taxpayer-funded health insurance for its members. Coverage for councilmembers who enrolled in the program will end May 31.

Earth Day event

set for St. Edward

An Earth Day celebration will take place at Saint Edward State Park (14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore) April 26. Activities start at 9:00 a.m., when volunteers will pull ivy in native woodland and then reforest the area with small cedars. The seminary building’s historic dining hall will open at 11 a.m. with refreshments and interactive conservation displays.

Arrowhead school

to celebrate 50 years

Arrowhead Elementary (6725 N.E. Arrowhead Drive, Kenmore) will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the school gym from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 25. The Kenmore City Council will proclaim the date as “Arrowhead Elementary Day.” Teachers have been working with students to create a media presentation. Activities will include signing a commemorative wall banner that will go into a time capsule, meeting former staff members, displays of photos from the ’50s, and articles from when the school first opened its doors as part of the Bothell School District. Alumni can play “Guess That Student” with class photos from the ’60s and ’70s.

Getting CERT-ified

The Northshore Fire Department is offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training beginning April 17. The CERT Academy consists of seven evening classes held on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. at the Kenmore Fire Station located at 18030 73rd Ave. N.E. in Kenmore. Class size is limited. For information, call Terri Jones at (425) 486-2784 or e-mail

Kenmore lands

grant for ball fields

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board awarded the city of Kenmore a total of $225,000 to improve and build community athletic fields at Saint Edward State Park. Funding came from the Youth Athletic Facilities Grant Program. The city also received $50,000 from King County Council Youth Sports Facility Grant Program for the project. The city plans to renovate an existing field and add two new baseball fields with a soccer-field overlay. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2009, following environmental and permitting review.

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