It has been interesting to follow the phenomenon of the fan passion and loyalty directed to the Seattle Seahawks as they steadily built the foundation that resulted in a Super Bowl championship.
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WATERVILLE - It is encouraging to see schools in North Central Washington finding creative ways to engage students. One of the efforts I've been tracking is the "Leader in Me" program at Waterville School, which is having quite an impact on students, teachers and the community.
Remember when reading a book was a solitary venture? When you savored a book, finished it, and put it on the shelf? This winter and spring, that’s not happening! We’ve got a book in common, a master work of fiction that your friends will be reading, talking about and celebrating. Um, book activities? Yup. (As if a great read snuggled up by a nice fire wasn’t enough.)
When people find out that I drive an electric car; the slight squint of their eyes, subtle turn of their head and spreading smirk on their lips says it all! They believe that I am a tree-hugging, ultra-liberal, environmentalist wacko and most likely a vegetarian.
One of our math teachers recently commented to her freshmen that they were “addicted” to their cell phones. After their vehement responses of denial, she challenged them: turn the phones over to her for the entire school day. Four of them took her up on it; all of them succeeded — sort of.
Here's your chance to nominate someone in your community for a state and regional civic award. We are partnering with the Community Foundation of North Central Washington and Seattle's CityClub in the state Jefferson Awards, the Nobel prize of community service.
If you were to do a Google search on CTE the first result is “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.” That is not what I am writing about in this article. You will need to dig a little deeper and go down to the eighth Google Search result, where you will find CTE defined as “The Association for Career and Technical Education.”
Visitors to the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center have probably admired “The Saga of Wenatchee,” a large mural on the south wall of the lobby. The mural was painted in 1939 by the young Tacoma artist Peggy Strong, who had won $2,600 in prize money from the U.S. Treasury Department in a competition for murals in public buildings.
Friday night was full of rock and roll goodness at “Wally’s House Of Booze” as there was a quadruple header happening with “Rich And Rare Rebels”, “Not All There”, “Angie And The Car Wrecks” and headlining the activities was “Calabrese”.