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That’s the theme Northshore Networks Youth Theater students will work with as they perform their musical at the Northshore Performing Arts Center from June 18 through 21. Shows take place at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on June 20 and 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Theory has it that things tend to happen in threes. Kenmore residents Roger and Michelle Cass became a case in point this year as they received triple doses of both good and bad news. The first wave started woefully when their 6-year-old son, Ben, began experiencing nausea last winter. Initial tests showed nothing wrong, but the youngster turned jaundice March 7.
Kenmore scored another victory in its fight against gambling establishments when a panel of three U.S. Ninth Circuit Court judges affirmed the city’s ban on card rooms May 28.
The Rev. Gregory K. Jackson, the senior pastor at Bothell United Methodist Church for the past 13 years, is retiring.
Doctor Lawrence L. Parris of Bothell, a board-certified Washington physician, appeared May 28 in federal district court in Seattle and entered a guilty plea to unlawful possession of a controlled substance in violation of federal law. This offense is punishable by up to one year in prison, a $100,000 fine and a period of supervised release of up to one year. The court is also required to impose a mandatory fine of $1,000, and may assess the defendant the reasonable costs of investigation and prosecution of the offense.
Fred Rogers would have given his trademark sweater to live here. For more than 30 years, young children eagerly gathered around their television sets to watch the popular television host talk about his ideal neighborhood. Mr. Rogers is no longer with us, but the kind of neighborhoods he sang and talked about still exist. Luckily for us, one of them is a development of 50 homes in north Bothell.
There won’t be enough money in the King County budget for 2009 and likely well beyond, so officials expect “deep, searing” cutbacks will be required, particularly of the county’s criminal justice systems.
Erica Olavarria might have just tap-danced her way into a spot as Bothell High’s co-valedictorian if it were possible to audition for the role. Instead, she went about it the old-fashioned way — by earning perfect grades. The 17-year-old Kirkland resident will be graduating a year ahead of her peers with what is, so far, a 4.0 grade-point average.
Unhappy with junior high, Bothell senior becomes top academic, poster child for Secondary Academy for Success
Ryan Hogan is a transformer. A survivor. A solid student and friend. When the Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) senior walked through the Bothell high school’s doors four years ago, he was still devastated from his experiences at his junior high school. “I was teased, pretty much bullied every day, and the teachers did nothing about it,” he said last Thursday while relaxing in the SAS lounge. “The rumors about my ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) didn’t help. I didn’t understand how to argue — so I sort of gave in.” Enter SAS, and a new life for Hogan. He’ll graduate with more than full credit and in the top percentage of his class at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Northshore Performing Arts Center.
The Inglemoor High senior can be known as a scholar, jock, leader or funny man, depending on who you ask. “Even though he’s only 17, he’s very wise in how he interacts with peers and adults,” said Inglemoor Associated Student Body (ASB) adviser Tina MacRae. Wagner, who maintains a 3.0 grade-point average, acted as somewhat of a statesman during his time as Inglemoor’s ASB president. When school policies were unpopular, such as the one that banned “freak dancing” during homecoming and prom events, it was he who reasoned with students and administration.
King County citizens gathered in Shoreline May 19 to learn about the feasibility of a public campaign financing system for county elections. More than 130 people attended the Metropolitan King County Council town hall meeting hosted by Councilmember Bob Ferguson at the Shoreline Conference Center. Councilmembers attended the meeting, where they received the results of a campaign finance reform study the council initiated in April. They also heard a panel discussion and public comment on the topic.
Northshore educators Suzanne Black and Dori Wuepper may teach different subjects, but they share a similar commitment to their students. As the Northshore School District’s Teachers of the Year for 2008-09, they are being recognized for going above and beyond to help their students succeed.
Relationships formed within our family are perhaps the most powerful human bonds we will experience. In particular, the relationships existing between siblings possess a unique and irreplaceable connection. Among siblings, there is the potential for a strong and lasting relationship that is cherished and enjoyed for a lifetime. There is also the potential for distance, strife and a foundation of disconnect where there has been pain.
U.S. Congressman Jay Inslee paid a visit to Bothell’s North Creek Events Center May 31 to give area youths the scoop on math and science jobs during a career-exploration fair. Attendees sampled treats from Maltby-based “green” business Snoqualmie Ice Cream while visiting with representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Washington State Police, the Department of Ecology and other related organizations.