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Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

Photo by Rosemary Dai Ross
                                Carolynne Wilcox, Devika Bhagwat and Cindy Giese French in As If Theatre’s first production, “The Clean House” last year.

As If Theatre celebrates successful first year in Kenmore; looks forward to 2020

The theater company announces its spring show, “The Cake.”

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                                Carolynne Wilcox, Devika Bhagwat and Cindy Giese French in As If Theatre’s first production, “The Clean House” last year.
From left to right: the city of Bothell’s Christi Cox and Friend of North Creek Forest’s Paula Quigg and Melissa Gugala. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Friends of North Creek Forest, city organize work party on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Community members and other groups came out for the gathering.

From left to right: the city of Bothell’s Christi Cox and Friend of North Creek Forest’s Paula Quigg and Melissa Gugala. Blake Peterson/staff photo
From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

‘It’s one of my favorite places to be’: School of Rock Issaquah gears up for January shows

In January, students will be paying homage to the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Chris Cornell and others.

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

The time for gratitude is now

Being grateful for the present and focusing on what you have versus what you don’t have is the key to mindfulness.

  • Jan 3, 2020

Embrace the struggle for a complete picture | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness and general wellbeing.

  • Jan 2, 2020
Wyatt MacDonald, 17, and Spencer Hogge, 16, completed all requirements to become Eagle Scouts. They were recognized on Dec. 27. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Bothell’s Hogge and MacDonald receive Eagle Scout awards

Spencer Hogge and Wyatt MacDonald received the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

Wyatt MacDonald, 17, and Spencer Hogge, 16, completed all requirements to become Eagle Scouts. They were recognized on Dec. 27. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
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                                Bothell resident Patricia Wangen participated in the Community Action Training School (CATS).

Bothell woman creates environmental education program at Northshore Senior Center

Community Action Training School helped Wangen with her project.

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                                Bothell resident Patricia Wangen participated in the Community Action Training School (CATS).
Sue Freeman was recognized as the human services champion of the year by the North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA) at the organization’s annual awards program held on Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of Michael Powell

Northshore volunteer named human services champion of the year

Sue Freeman was recognized as the human services champion of the year by the North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA).

  • Dec 17, 2019
Sue Freeman was recognized as the human services champion of the year by the North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA) at the organization’s annual awards program held on Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of Michael Powell

Bothell’s Anderson earns Eagle Scout award

For his project Daniel Anderson organized and led volunteers to remove and install new fence posts at Cascade Park.

  • Dec 10, 2019
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                                During the week of Nov. 18-25, community members filled shoeboxes with school supplies, toys and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world.

Bothell’s My Story Church participates in global Christmas project

National collection week for Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts were collected Nov. 18-25.

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                                During the week of Nov. 18-25, community members filled shoeboxes with school supplies, toys and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world.
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                                North Creek’s upcoming performance of “Elf: the Musical” is based on the holiday film starring Will Ferrell.

North Creek High School debuts ‘Elf: The Musical’

There will be performances this weekend and next weekend, with shows at 7 p.m. and a 2 p.m. show on Dec. 14.

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                                North Creek’s upcoming performance of “Elf: the Musical” is based on the holiday film starring Will Ferrell.

63 NSD students to perform at all-state music conference

Student musicians will represent their schools at the 2020 Washington Music Educators Conference from Feb. 14-16 in Yakima.

  • Dec 3, 2019
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography

Three simple rules for the holiday

A monthly column about mindfulness.

  • Dec 2, 2019
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography
Boy scouts representing Troop 622 collected donations at the entrances of the Bothell Fred Meyer from Nov.14-16. The scouts collected 5,608 pounds of non-perishable food donations and $536 in cash donations. Top row from left, Aiden Simons, Alex Marquess, Gavin Gardino Andrew Elley, Dylan Swierstra and Jack Connor. Bottom Row: Tom Nelson, Sam Thomas, Ryan Waldrop and Ian Miller. Photo courtesy of of Boy Scouts Troop 622

Bothell Boy Scout Troop 622 collects donations for food bank

They collected 5,608 pounds of non-perishable food donations and $536 in cash was raised.

Boy scouts representing Troop 622 collected donations at the entrances of the Bothell Fred Meyer from Nov.14-16. The scouts collected 5,608 pounds of non-perishable food donations and $536 in cash donations. Top row from left, Aiden Simons, Alex Marquess, Gavin Gardino Andrew Elley, Dylan Swierstra and Jack Connor. Bottom Row: Tom Nelson, Sam Thomas, Ryan Waldrop and Ian Miller. Photo courtesy of of Boy Scouts Troop 622
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                                Dancers Rafe Dahlinger and Nina Nemtchinov as characters Cavalier and Big Clara, respectively.

A spirited, sweeping adaptation of ‘The Nutcracker’

Emerald Ballet Theatre is once again bringing “The Nutcracker” to the Northshore Performing Arts Center.

Photo courtesy of Wade Heninger
                                Dancers Rafe Dahlinger and Nina Nemtchinov as characters Cavalier and Big Clara, respectively.
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                                Executive director Debbie Farrar at a 2017 event.

‘People here really care about what they do’: Getting to know Northshore Youth and Family Services

The nonprofit was formed in 1971 and has been making a difference in Bothell ever since.

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                                Executive director Debbie Farrar at a 2017 event.
Kenmore tree lighting festival and holiday market will take place from 4 - 8 p.m. on Dec. 7. Photo courtesy of city of Kenmore Facebook
Kenmore tree lighting festival and holiday market will take place from 4 - 8 p.m. on Dec. 7. Photo courtesy of city of Kenmore Facebook

Bothell tree lighting festival set for Dec. 1

One new feature this year is the Holiday Market, which will be located in the parking lot behind First & Main Design Market.

  • Nov 26, 2019