Education foundation raises $70,000
Through the support of guests and sponsors, the Northshore Public Education Foundation raised more than $70,000 at its recent “Light a Fire for Learning” luncheon.
Monks to destroy mandala at Bastyr
Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India will spend four days on the Bastyr University campus to create and destroy a sacred sand mandala as part of a spiritual exercise that honors impermanence.
The monks will construct the mandala between May 20-23 in the cafeteria. The public is welcome to attend these free events. The closing ceremony takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. May 23. Bastyr University is located at 14500 Juanita Drive N.E. in Kenmore.
Permanent changes for Ross Road
Circulation changes were made to Ross Road in Bothell beginning May 9. The purpose is to decrease cut-through traffic through the neighborhood and return the roadway to primarily serving the local access only.
Currently, Ross Road is a one-way, westbound-only road from Beardslee Boulevard/112th Avenue Northeast to 108th Avenue Northeast. The city of Bothell is working with King County to implement the following circulation changes:
• A portion of Ross Road on the western end will be converted to a two-way road between 108th Avenue Northeast and approximately 1,000 feet west of the Beardslee Boulevard/112th Avenue Northeast intersection.
• In that 1,000-foot portion that is currently westbound, Ross Road will be converted to an eastbound-only lane creating no access for drivers off the Beardslee Boulevard/112th Avenue Northeast intersection.
Bothell to discuss Main intersections
The city of Bothell is investigating possible improvements at the intersections of and Main Street/Kaysner Way and Main Street/102nd Avenue Northeast to address traffic congestion. The project goal is to reduce congestion while maintaining the pedestrian-friendly atmosphere of Main Street. City staff members and project consultants are seeking public input on these potential improvements during an open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 28 at the Park at Bothell Landing’s Lytle House (9929 N.E. 180th St.).
Residents to plan
for learning center
Kenmore resident Colleen Ponto will host a meeting to discuss planning for an environmental learning center at Saint Edward State Park. The gathering takes place from 7-9 p.m. May 28 at the Saint Edward seminary building.
United Way seeks spirit nominees
The United Way of Snohomish County is accepting nominations for its Spirit Award, which recognizes companies, organizations and individuals that are helping create opportunities for a better life by actively volunteering, creating a culture of community involvement and inspiring others to serve. Nomination forms are available at www.uwsc.org and must be submitted by June 13.