Initially, it looked like it might be a small affair. Just a handful of folks sitting on chairs and quietly watching the big-screen television.
Thanks for a wonderful tribute to Lowell Haynes and to our Bothell community (Jan. 14 Reporter). Thank you for the historical perspective as to how our city government has been able to work through controversial issues with respectfulness for differing opinions and without rancor. Especially appreciated the credit to Lowell, who was responsible for the Park at Bothell Landing.
Although I cook dinners during the week, Friday nights are reserved for “take out,” and Saturday evenings my husband, Don, and I dine at our old stand-bys, close to home. They include Hana Sushi, What the Pho! and Jaliscos, with the occasional visit to Chan’s Place and Outback Steakhouse. But, it was time to add a new eatery, or to revisit some of the restaurants we used to frequent in a former life.
Last December, I had the opportunity to prepare and serve dinner to the 90 homeless citizens of Tent City IV at St. John Vianney Parish in Kirkland with a group of Inglemoor High’s Key Club members. Preparing the meal for such a large group was a challenge, but serving the meal and socializing with the homeless was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Our Bothell and Kenmore communities lost three prominent personalities over the past extended holiday period — Dick Truly, Jack Crawford and Lowell Haynes. The Reporter’s columns have paid tribute to all three.
Unless you’ve been stranded on a remote island without media access, you must have heard the bad news by now: Oprah Winfrey has gained weight again. How could she let this happen? She knows, of course, that it’s all her own fault, so the tabloids report, but millions of her fans empathize. How could they not? Many of them have been through this themselves, and probably more than once.
The economy is bad, folks have lost jobs, the stock market has crashed and the news paints a not-so-pretty picture of the global marketplace. In these tough times, we look for any and every way to reduce stress.
I’m writing this column after an evening of playing and giggling with a toddler — one of my friend’s children. (Pardon my bias, but she also happens to be one of the most adorable children I’ve ever encountered!) My friend and her husband are away for the evening and I have volunteered to spend time with their daughter while they are out. After hours of play, their daughter is quietly sleeping — and I have the evening to myself.
Northshore School District’s (NSD) three high schools (Inglemoor, Bothell and Woodinville) boys and girls varsity swim teams practice and compete locally at the Ruiz-Costie/Northshore Pool in Bothell and Carole Ann Wald Memorial Pool (Inglemoor’s practice venue at St. Edward State Park).
Here’s a great way to usher in the holidays for Northshore’s kids of all ages. The 18th annual Rotary Santa Breakfast, sponsored by the Northshore Rotary Club and the Woodinville Rotary Club, will be held Dec. 13 at Northshore Junior High.