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Spirits hit shelves across Washington BY NAT LEVY Bellevue Reporter

people an alternative to turning to gangs or other means of gaining stability. So rather than just loaning out money, the group is quite literally, lending peace. Jordan, also a sub-district qualifier for the Saints in track and field, became interested in micro-finance after reading about how direct donations in the wake of the Haiti earthquake eventually carried some unintended consequences.

Amid massive fanfare, and fear over price changes, liquor hit the shelves of thousands of Washington grocery stores June 1. Most who strolled through the newly stocked liquor aisles were simply curious about what the changeover would do to their pocketbooks. But price changes to a lot of common brands didn’t scare away a steady stream of buyers. “I don’t mind paying a few bucks more,” said Jonnathon McCoy at the Factoria QFC location. “You pay for the accessibility.” McCoy counts himself as one of the 1,128,904 citizens who voted in favor of Initiative 1183, a measure highly funded by Costco that closed all Washington State Liquor Stores and allowed retailers over 10,000 square feet to sell spirits. The move to sell spirits in grocery stores represents a long fight at the ballot box. Several previous initiatives failed, but in 2011 voters approved the measure with a total of 58 percent in favor. Once the excitement died down, potential sticker shock set in. Customers were worried about wholesale markups. The results when prices came out was mixed. The larger brands - Jack Daniels, Smirnoff etc. - featured prices roughly similar to state charges in the past. “If you have production of as much as a million bottles per year, which many of these big companies do, you can afford to take a lower margin to drop the price on the shelf,” said one liquor industry expert, who didn’t want to be named. Smaller brands, many of which are just as recognizable, were the ones most hit by the change. The insider said some types of Evan Williams bourbon and Vikingfjord Vodka have nearly doubled in price. The other piece of sticker shock to be aware of could come at the register. At most stores,



Graham Jordan, Interlake High School junior, founded the fundraising nonprofit Lending Peace to finance third-world small businesses. JOSH SUMAN, Bellevue Reporter

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hen Interlake junior Graham Jordan started Lending Peace nearly a year and a half ago, it was solely out of requirement. In the 18 months since, he has found himself increasingly dedicated to a project that has already begun to realize the fruits of his labor. Jordan, who completed his

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A dancer since age four, Vidyalakshmi Vinod knew when she came from India to the United States in 2002

ity of Nrityalaya School of Dance has exploded with the influx of Indian immigrants in recent years and now has around 60 students, ranging from age 7 to adult. The focus of the school is cultural appreciation for a generation of Indian students with only a fleeting connection to the culture and native land of their parents. “Everything is about learning and culture,” Vinod said. “Down to the dress we wear and the concepts we take on.” Aside from an opportunity to take part in a timeless and integral part of Indian culture, Nrityalaya students gain a connection to the Indian community at large. The group will perform Saturday in the theatre at Lake Washington High School with “Dharmo Rakshathi Rakshithaha,” which translates to “Righteousness protects those who protect it.” Local students include: Archana Srinivasan, Bellevue; Sharanya Sarathy, Bellevue; Junior Dancers: Tanvi Ganapathy, Bellevue; Kavya Selvakumar, Bellevue.

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Dancing across culture, generations For any generation, regardless of culture, there are societal bonds that link otherwise disconnected individuals. From wars and tragedy to entertainment and politics, members of the same generation are tied together with the thread of a shared perspective on the experiences that define them. But in the years that separate mother from daughter, a space where handed-down traditions are abandoned and tales from elders forgotten, there exists chasms of misunderstanding. In this case, the gap between the generations is half a world wide. Vineeta Parupudi and Nikhila Sridhar, ages 14 and 15 and students at Kirkland’s International Community School, know their own upbringing on the Eastside can never offer a complete picture of the Indian heritage their parents know. Instead they settle for snippets of a world they have never known; evenings spent inside Veda Temple in Redmond, where the strip mall exterior does nothing to alter the reverence and cultural richness within. Along with around a dozen others, the two are there as part of Nrityalaya Dance school, practicing for an upcoming performance in Kirkland that will showcase hours of work and more importantly, the cultural connection they so desperately crave. “My mom was a dancer in India,” Parupudi said. “Dancing makes me feel Josh Suman like I’m connecting to India and the culture.” While their 21st Century Western childhoods can approximate the experiences of past generations to only a degree, Nrityalaya and the chance to connect with the Indian community at-large certainly helps. “I love the cultural immersion,” said Sahana Cidambi, also a 15-year-old and a student at Redmond High School. “I really value and take pride in the culture and the chance to be part of it.” The performance is the culmination of months of rehearsal and another step in the process of becoming a guru of the discipline, should they choose such a path. While using dance to bridge the generational and cultural gaps for local Indian women is the principle focus, work ethic and collective consciousness also take center stage and connect the focal points of the school with common American ideals. “It’s just a different experience,” Sridhar said. “Dancing makes the connection more real for us. It’s more than just the stories.” Josh Suman: 425-453-5045;


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Gun violence in Seattle hits home I got into a digital conversation with a co-worker about how bad gun violence seems to have gotten just across the bridge on the morning of May 30. The brief three-sentence conversation took place just after she saw a tweet that there was another shooting in Seattle. That same friend sent me another message, something to the effect of: “It was at Cafe Racer in Seattle, gunman left on foot and still at large.” My heart sank to the floor. The first thing that popped into my head was Matt Phelps that my sister and her family live just blocks from Cafe Racer. I know Cafe Racer because my band played there in April. Getting the paper out became secondary to getting ahold of my sister. I called her house with no answer. I called her cell with no answer. I called my brotherin-law at work and he found out she was at the U-Village but didn’t talk to her. My panic was replaced with new concerns as I saw a tweet saying that my nephew’s school was in lockdown

because of the shooting. Just after sending the final page of the paper to press my sister called me back wanting to know if lockdown meant she could go pick up my nephew from school. I was just relieved to hear her voice because you always think the worst, no matter how unlikely. Next came news of another shooting in downtown Seattle, just blocks from where my brother-in-law works. That shooting would later hit even closer to home as the victim was Gloria Leonidas of Bellevue, a long-time Evergreen Health Foundation board member. To make things even more unnerving for my sister and me, the gunman committed suicide just a few miles from where I grew up in West Seattle. Like most people, I was glued to the radio, TV and Internet during the rest of the day. I had met quite a few of the regulars at Cafe Racer when my band played there. Cafe Racer was an unusual place to play. Very small, very intimate and inviting. There was a gigantic picture of Jesus made from marshmallow Peeps. Quite a few paintings on black velvet and a bejeweled motor scooter helped to make up Seattle’s only “Bad Art Gallery.”

After we played we hung out outside to give room to those wanting to see the last band of the night. The kitchen had closed and the cook came out to have a cigarette. He and a bunch of my friends struck up a conversation about the music, the venue and various other things. It turns out that he was one of the victims of the horrific shooting on May 30 and will hopefully survive. It was sad to think that kind, intelligent man was in the hospital fighting for his life. There is something wrong with our society when someone with mental health and anger management issues is able to obtain a concealed weapon’s permit. Three different news sources quoted the murderer’s family members saying they were afraid something like this would happen. The inevitable arguments have ensued over gun rights and laws. There has even been some commentary about government cuts to mental health resources. But in reality this type of incident is hard to predict, hard to prevent, it can happen anywhere and affects us all. Matt Phelps: 425-822-9166 ext. 5052;


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Beloved teacher retires after 47 years on the job BY KEEGAN PROSSER Bellevue Reporter

More than 500 friends, family members and former students gathered at the commons at Bellevue High School Sunday afternoon for an emotional send-off to longtime Medina Elementary School teacher Jeannine Rogel. After 47 years of teaching in Bellevue, Rogel will retire this month. Currently teaching fifth grade at Medina Elementary, Rogel has built quite the career: making national headlines for her ground-breaking computer-programming lessons in the early 90s, restoring a 1928 Oldsmobile Coupe as a class project, taking field trips to local businesses - and around the world. But what seems to be Rogel’s most remarkable trait is her love for the students she has taught. Rogel said part of loving kids is to expect the best they can give. This is a mantra that has stuck with, and inspired Rogel everyday. It’s also the philosophy that led Rogel’s demanding curriculum of Readin’, wRitin’ & ‘Rithmetic - and the topic of many stories at Sunday’s celebration. Emceed by former students Kathryn Barrett (1972) and Carla Erickson Orlando (1970), Sunday’s tribute featured a variety of skits, songs and testimonials inspired by Rogel and her “out of the box” teaching methods. Don Helling, a student in Rogel’s inaugural class of 1965, reminisced about the memorable field trip through Underground Seattle 47 years ago. As Helling noted, Rogel had to persuade administrators to allow her to take the students on a tour that commenced in a bar. “What I remember is a field trip to the Blue Banjo Tavern,” Helling teased. Former students Ben Gibson (1994) and David Vasen (1990)


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elaborated on Rogel’s impact, claiming the things they learned in Rogel’s class are among the most difficult things they’ve ever tackled. “I had no idea fourth grade could be so difficult,” Vasen said. But the most touching tribute of all may have come from Paloma Piñeda, a student of Rogel’s from 1997-1999, who still holds the record as the student who read the most books in one year. Piñeda surprised a teary-eyed Rogel, taking the stage to express the many ways in which the teacher inspired her throughout her educational career. A 2012 graduate of Yale University, Piñeda thanked Rogel for challenging her in ways she never imagined she could be challenged. “You pushed me to spell, understand, and most importantly,

actually use, most of the words I would ever need for the SAT or GRE - which I’m taking on Wednesday - so thanks,” Piñeda explained. Piñeda also attributed Rogel’s demand for excellence and love of travel as inspiration for her “insatiable travel bug.” A participant in Rogel’s educational trips to Washington, DC and London, Piñeda has since traveled to Mali, Ghana, Argentina, France and the Dominican Republic for a variety of educational programs and internships. This fall she’ll be moving to New York City. Additional tributes included a poem by longtime friend and colleague Joegil Lundquist, whose grandson was a student of Rogel’s at Medina, and whose books on Latin and Greek roots have been staples in Rogel’s class for the past 10 years. “What I like about being around Jeannine’s class is that she sees everyone as an individual,” Lundquist remarked. “They aren’t ‘the kids.’ They are Jacqueline and Damon and all these people - she pulls out the individuality of each child.” In addition to teaching, Rogel has worked as an advocate of drama productions in the Eastside community, helping to produce such plays as “The Hobbit,” and “The Wizard of Oz.” As part of the festivities, a handful of the Oz cast members thanked Rogel for her passion and encouragement, and for teaching them “there is no place like home.” Weaved throughout the tales of persuasive essays, poetry, ecology lessons, multiplication tests and more, was a theme of love and appreciation for a woman who has given everything and more for ‘her kids,’ - both in the classroom and beyond. “Your presence in our lives extended to soccer games, family visits, birthday celebrations and choir concerts,” Piñeda attested. “You were more than a teacher. You were, and are, a member of our family.”



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Yacht club inducts Pieretti as first female commodore KEEGAN PROSSER Bellevue Reporter

It was a day of celebration at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club June 2, as members gathered for their annual Change of Watch ceremony. A staple of the Eastside community for 66 years, this year’s ceremony marked an especially momentous occasion as Loretta Pieretti took the reigns as commodore - the first female to hold the position in the club’s history. Pieretti, a member of the club since 1993, has spent the past three years rising through the ranks (or “chairs”) to become commodore; she previously held the position of Mates’ President, Fleet Captain, Rear Commodore and Vice Commodore. Before becoming an active member of the yacht club, Pieretti worked for 13 years in the corporate division at Nordstrom and managed her own lighting company. Led by Ken Case, commodore for the 2010-2011 season, the ceremony featured the presentation of more than 30 dignitaries and previous commodores, some dating back to 1975. The ceremony also featured a touching send-off to current

commodore, Greg Abell, who thanked the club for giving him the opportunity and privilege to lead, and an introduction of Pieretti as the new commodore. As is tradition, Pieretti took the oath to uphold the bylaws of the club, devote her best efforts to the position, be loyal to the club and its interests, and to do anything within reason to promote and advance the status of the Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club during her year as commodore. Following her induction, she presented the incumbent officers with their flags and spoke to how proud she is to take on her new role. “I’m constantly amazed by the talent of the people I work with,” Pieretti said, before closing the ceremony with a gleeful request to get the party started. In addition to bringing nearly 200 club members to the docks, the Change of Watch ceremony proved to be a reunion of sorts for Pieretti, as 16 relatives - who traveled from as far as Boston - came to celebrate her achievement. Also in attendance were Pierreti’s husband, Art “King Arthur” Pieretti, and a handful of close friends. As commodore, Pieretti will spend the next year overseeing


all major happenings at the club. Following her term, Pieretti will serve on the club’s board for three years. “We’re really not surprised she has accomplished this,” said Pieretti’s sister, Jean Artz. “She’s always been a leader in the family.” Another of PierCommodore Loretta Pieretti and husband etti’s sisters, Leann Art “King Arthur” Pieretti. KEEGAN PROSSER, Hall, shared the Bellevue Reporter sentiment, saying she is proud of her sister, and honored to be a part of the special festivities. The day-long festivities concluded with a boat cruise around Lake Union, culminating in a “sail pass,” in which a parade of 22 boats passed by Commodore Pieretti and to salute her. The night closed at the clubhouse, with a New Orleans themed dinner for members and guests. Keegan Prosser: 425-453-4602;

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CKC adds three Cary Kopczynski & Company has added Joel Kipple, PE, as Design Engineer, Barbara Breckenfeld, as Marketing Manager, and Jacob Lanquin as CAD Designer/Drafter. Joel Kipple has more than six years professional engineering experience. Currently, he is working on the Viktoria Apartments, a 24-story apartment tower at 1915 Second Avenue, the Avalon University District housing project, and a variety of projects at Bellevue Square. Barbara Breckenfeld has more than 15 years marketing experience in the design and construction industry. Since 2000 she has been a marketing consultant and coach with her company Blue Horse Marketing. She joins CKC and also continues to coach and consult part time. Jacob Lanquin has 12 years of experience in AutoCAD drafting. He is working on Mojito Pointe, a $500 million gaming resort in Louisiana, as well as a number of retail projects. CKC, a Bellevue-based structural engineering firm, designs urban buildings and parking structures throughout the United States and beyond.

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Retirement isn’t for everyone. Many spend their whole lives pining for the days of sitting around doing nothing. When Darrel Bahner reached that point, he got bored. So what did he do? Go to work at a grocery store? Volunteer for a nonprofit? No, he opened his own door construction and installation franchise, HomeStory. The 32-year veteran of west coast ports had always enjoyed home remodels. Bahner said he has remodeled 10 homes in his life as a hobby. He learned how difficult, and valuable nice doors could be, and it felt like a natural fit. “You don’t have the mess and hassle of tearing the old jams out and casings off and doing the trim,” Bahner said. His business gives remodelers a

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Pipeline. He was lured by the high wages his two brothers earned in construction there. His eldest brother, now 82 years old, built, lived in and sold 11 different homes in his life. “I always appreciated what he could do, and I thought if he could do it, I could do it,” Bahner said. While Bahner plans to pour everything he’s got into the store, it’s only a short-term plan. He likes to do things in five-year stints. His wife will retire soon, and he doesn’t plan to own the store for longer than five years. He hopes to build the business for someone, maybe one of his kids, or a current coworker to inherit down the road. This time, he really will enjoy his retirement. “I want to have a small farm some day and raise cows and provide some animal experiences for my grandkids,” he said.



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2011 a big year for Meydenbauer Center BY NAT LEVY Bellevue Reporter

The Meydenbauer Center saw its biggest annual growth, and had the second highest operating revenue in its nearly 20-year history in 2011. The resurgence in the center’s bottom line comes after two bad years. In 2008, Meydenbauer had its best year ever, but the economy dropped and so did business for the Eastside’s largest gathering place. The center’s revenue dropped 22 percent in 2009 and stayed flat the following year. The big increase, a growth of 17 percent in 2011, can be attributed to a number of large national corporations holding company-wide meetings and conventions. “It was exciting to see they were in a place to bring those large groups together to celebrate and learn,” said Sharon Linton, marketing and communications manager

Meydenbauer Center saw a surge in revenue growth in 2011, primarily due to an increase in large company gatherings at the venue. COURTESY PHOTO for Meydenbauer Center. The primary purpose of the center has always been for large groups and conventions, said Operations Manager Tim Carr. Company meetings and conventions and

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other bookings fell off in the slim years for the venue, which can hold as many as 3,500 people for an event. Carr said the center staffing has to remain flexible and able to respond to both growth potential and economic setbacks. In those leaner times, Meydenbauer was a great resource for local nonprofits. This year, organizations raised more than $7.5 million, the most since 2008, in 36 nonprofit events. Going forward, the center is looking to diversify the events it hosts. Weekend conventions are the next frontier, Carr said. Events such as cheerleading competitions

and a recent bodybuilding convention show the range of events Meydenbauer wants to see. Considered a primary economic engine for the city, the overall goal is to get more people to travel to Bellevue, stay in its hotels, and spend money at its shops, Carr said. This concept was the driving force behind Meydenbauer’s tourism campaign, Visit Bellevue Washington ( The website debuted in June after more than two years of planning. The site gives an overview of what to do in the city, and local company Expedia partnered with the site to make booking accommodations simple for potential visitors. Coming up on its 20-year anniversary, Meydenbauer remains an important part of Bellevue’s future. Not just for its ability to help nonprofits and local business, but its ability as a draw for large national companies to hold meetings, even if they have no connection to Bellevue. “I think the investment is paying off,” said Councilmember John Chelminiak, the council liaison to the center. “It’s an important element of the city, and it’s important to have that meeting space and convention space.”






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Woman killed in Seattle Council discusses location of downtown fire station shooting spree remembered for healthcare efforts Gloria Leonidas, a Bellevue woman killed last week in Seattle, was praised by EvergreenHealth for her vision and service on the organizations’s board. Leonidas was one of five people killed May 30 by a man who went on a shooting spree. “We grieve with Gloria’s family and each of the lives she touched through her important work with the EvergreenHealth Foundation and beyond, the organization said in a press release. Leonidas served on the foundation’s board from 2002 to 2012. “During her tenure on the foundation board, Gloria touched many lives and her crowning legacy will be remembered by many as EvergreenHealth’s annual Gala, which is responsible for raising over $7.5 million to support the care of the Eastside community. “We express our deepest sympathies for the loss of Gloria and honor her life’s innumerable contributions which will benefit many generations to come,” the statement said.

The City Council Monday looked into the possibility of locating both a fire station and community center in one building at Ashwood Park. Councilmembers leaned away from the idea, arguing for more consideration of other locations for a fire station. Ashwood Park is about two acres of lawn, including a small baseball diamond, with a parking lot, between Northeast 10th and 12th streets. Although undersized for official use, it is used informally for soccer, baseball and other activities. City staff has been looking for

possible sites for a new downtown fire station since 2002, when it was projected that a significant increase in the residential population, in new highrises at the city’s core, would necessitate quicker response than possible from Station 1, at 766 Bellevue Way. An appropriate city-owned site would reduce the projected cost of a new station by an estimated $3 million. Fire Chief Mike Eisner noted that the call volume downtown increased by just 8 percent from 2007 to 2011, so the need is not urgent. Eisner and Parks & Community Ser-

vices Director Patrick Foran discussed whether a combined facility merited study. Such a building could house a fire station on the first floor and a community center on the second, above underground parking, on the north side of the park, leaving most of the field open. Several councilmembers argued against locating a fire station at the park, noting concerns about potential impacts from noise and lighting on nearby residences. They asked staff to continue looking for downtown sites for a station.

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Barbershop and later this month will hold an outing to a Mariners game with discounted tickets. Jordan said his goal with any fundraiser is to make it something that others can become excited about and want to be involved in. “I don’t like to go around just asking for money,” Jordan said. “The fundraisers are always events, something that people can have fun with.” His long term goal is to build Lending Peace into a self-sustaining, autonomous fundraising and micro-loaning organization. In the interim, he has teamed with Kiva, an international fundraising outlet that partners micro-lenders around the world with fundraising outfits such as Lending Peace. Partnering with Kiva, which stations people around the world to give its lenders a face, also allows Jordan to focus his time on the fundraising arm of the organization, rather than becoming overwhelmed with the back-end financing or being forced to pay hired help. “There are always continual costs associated with loaning money,” he said. “Right now, it is nice because I don’t have to pay anyone a salary.” While he eventually hopes to complete a degree and pursue a career in finance, Lending Peace is also in the plans for Jordan’s future. After founding the organization and watching it continue to grow, he can’t imagine abandoning it. “I thought it was cool to use finance in a positive way,” Jordan said. “We want to continue to raise the pool of money for those loans and keep the process going.” Josh Suman: 425-453-5045

Rochele Anderson, Bellevue Way Safeway manager, in the store’s liquor aisle the night before sales began. The store began selling spirits in Washington at 6 a.m. June 1. NAT LEVY, Bellevue Reporter


prices listed on the shelves are pre-tax. The state has a 20.5 percent spirit tax, and an additional charge of $3.77 for every liter, which equates to approximately $3 for a 750 ml bottle, and more than $6 for a half-gallon. Some stores, such as Bartell’s, created price tags that showed both the pre-tax and post-tax amounts customers can expect to pay. Stores with special benefits for cardholders put out significant savings for their members. Safeway on Bellevue Way, and the Factoria QFC both showed deals for members saving as much as $10-$15 on certain types of liquor. Friday’s big day was still in jeopardy as

late as the day before. May 31, the State Supreme Court struck down a challenge to I-1183 by a 5-4 vote to clear the final hurdle for spirit sellers. Many at stores said it will take some time getting used to the prices, but they were generally pleased to not have to go out of their way to find a state store. Harry Narloe grabbed a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka off the shelves at Factoria at a pretax price of $27.49, a total near $36. State liquor stores sold the same 750 ml bottle for $34.95. Narloe got a good deal it turns out, even though he was prepared to spend more for the convenience. “(The prices) can be a bit bad, but for the ease of access it’s worth it,” he said. Nat Levy: 425-453-4290; CLICK HERE


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Man found dead in his apartment after standoff A Bellevue man was found dead after he barricaded himself in his home Monday morning. Police called the man suicidal and attempted to persuade him to leave his home during a five-hour standoff. Officers attempted to get in touch with him verbally using a bullhorn and through text messages and Facebook. All of those methods were unsuccessful, police said. Police said the 39-year-old man was upset due to a recent breakup with his girlfriend.

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Youth Eastside Services is launching classes this summer on parenting. The classes will cost $10 per parent or parenting couple. “Parenting Through Separation or Divorce” will deal with better ways to communicate and navigate to reduce turmoil and stress. The course will be from 5:306:30 p.m. June 8. “Talking with Kids About Marijuana in the Age of Legalization” will deal with helping kids have an alcohol and drug-free summer. The class will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 27. “Positive Discipline Series,” a four-part series, will improve communication and

Students at Sammamish High School will once again Walk for Aidan in what has become the largest student-fundraiser in the state. From 3-7 p.m. Saturday, more than 480 volunteers and 3,000 participants will raise money to combat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the number one genetic killer of children in the world. The event has raised more than $150,000 since its inaugural year in 2006. The theme of this year’s walk is “One Love” and costs $10 on the day of the event (T-shirt included, no registration required). Additional cash donations also will be accepted. This year’s walk also includes a

number of activities for the whole family: a reptile show, face painting, carnival games and food from variety of local vendors. Sammamish High School is located at 100 140th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

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Bellevue Christian’s Williams headed to Olympic Trials Kim Williams, a freshman at Bellevue Christian School and member of the Bellevue Club and Bellevue High School swim teams, qualified for the Olympic Trials in both the 200 and 400 individual medleys and will be among the nation’s fastest in Omaha, Neb. from June 25 through July 2 with spots in London on the line. The All-American is the 39th ranked swimmer in the U.S. in the 400 and is part of the Senior Elite Group for coach Andy Pym. She won the 100 yard breaststroke for Bellevue at the 3A swim and dive state championships in November. Edward Kim of Eastlake also qualified for the Bellevue Club Swim Team.

Newcastle Running Club awards three scholarships Jorge Moreno-Nunez, a senior at Interlake High School and Newcastle resident, has been awarded a $1,400 scholarship from Newcastle Running Club. The scholarships were awarded to three high school seniors that reside in Newcastle or attend Liberty or Hazen high schools and was based on GPA, college board exam scores, financial need, an essay and community involvement. Annie Trumbull of Liberty and Priscilla Yu of Hazen were the other two recipients. The funds for the scholarships came from proceeds from the 2011 Newcastle 5K Run/Walk.

Stacey Hagensen (center with trophy) and her teammates celebrate Pacific Lutheran University’s first National Title in fastpitch. The Lutes topped Linfield behind a complete-game shutout from Hagensen in the championship game. PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS, Courtesy Photo

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Newport alum Hagensen talks title Stacey Hagensen graduated from Newport in 2008 after earning KingCo MVP honors during her senior softball season and being named to the all-league team for the third time during her time as a prep. She continued her career at Pacific Lutheran University and led the program to its first ever National Championship as a senior in 2012. The multiple-time All-American for the Lutes finished 2012 first in the Northwest Conference in several pitching categories, including games started (31), wins (28), complete games (25), shutouts (12), innings (216.3), batting average against (.207) and more. Hagensen finished the season with a record of 28-5 in the circle, including a complete game, three-hit shutout of rival and defending National Champion Linfield in the title game. She took some time to chat with the Reporter about her life in the circle, •







post-collegiate plans, the state of softball in the area and more. REPORTER: When did you start playing softball? STACEY HAGENSEN: When I was around 12 years old. REPORTER: What was your biggest key to success this year? HAGENSEN: The group of girls, our team just made it so much fun to play. Everyone on the team wanted each other to do well. It was nice to have that and have everyone be fun to hang around and hardworking. People wanted to be there and put in that extra time, people were hitting and working out on their own. REPORTER: Describe the feeling when you won the title. HAGENSEN: At regionals, we got the last out and I had to remember A



the game was over. The final out in the National Championship game was a dropped third strike, so it was kind of different because we knew we had her, but the catcher still had to throw to first. It was kind of slow motion, everyone just standing still and watching that throw to the first baseman.

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The Sammamish Rowing Association junior rowing team competed at the Northwest Junior Regional Championships in Vancouver, Wash., and qualified four boats to nationals in Tennessee on June 8. The SRA junior men took three championships and also earned a pair of second place medals. On the women’s side, SRA took home one first place and a pair of third place finishes. The novice rowers (less than one year of experience) won six medals, including a pair of first places. Boy’s Lightweight 8+: Johannes Gees, Interlake, JR Boy’s Lightweight Double: Brennan Lewis, Interlake, SR Women’s Varsity Eight: (Coxswain) Simone Oberholzer, Bellevue, SR; Elise Valantine, Running Start at BC



REPORTER: I saw a couple photos; in one you are standing in the circle and in the other you are nowhere to be seen in the dogpile. HAGENSEN: I got tackled at some point and was on the ground with people on top of me. I remember my neck getting bent and I was trying to get people off me. Some people were giving us a hard time because there was no dogpile at regionals or league. We knew we had to dogpile.

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...obituaries Lois Alma (Noffsinger)Hopkins

Lois Alma (Noffsinger) Hopkins former resident of Bellevue WA, died May 27, 2012, in Hillsboro OR, at the age of 96. She was born January 31, 1916 in Sumner County KS. Lois was preceded by her husband, Lee Rhodes Hopkins of 57 years. She was a member of the Bellevue Church of Christ. Lois is survived by her four children, Marlyn, Sylvia,William and James; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, 11111 Aurora Ave., North Seattle WA, on Wednesday, June 6 at 2 p.m. 632569

Doris Twenstrup Rea

Doris Rea of Bellevue, WA died peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family on May 30, 2012. She was 89 years old. She was born on June 22, 1922 in Kimbalton, Iowa. She is survived by her daughter, Claudia Rea Browers of Bellevue, granddaughter, Burke P. Browers of Modesto, CA, and grandson John W. Rea and family of Scappoose, OR. She was preceded in death by her husband William R. Rea and son Terry T. Rea. A memorial service will be held at St.Andrew’s Lutheran church in Bellevue. Memorial gifts may be made in Doris’ name through St. Andrew’s Lutheran to the Maasae Lutheran Girls secondary school in Tanzania, and Congregations for the homeless. 635883

Sonia (Sonny) Propal Fisher

Sonia (Sonny) Propal Fisher died on June 1, 2012 after a long illness. She enjoyed a long and dedicated career of service to children as a school psychologist, retiring from the Bellevue School District in 1991. Sonny was born in Elyria, OH on June 29, 1929 to loving parents, Stella and Michel Propal. She graduated from Stanford University in 1951 and earned a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Illinois. She began her career as a school psychologist in Schaumburg, IL, and moved to Washington State in 1968. She was a lifelong musician and an extraordinary pianist. She is survived by her two sons, Scott R. Fisher, M.D. of Memphis, TN and Dana Fisher of Bridgewater, NJ, as well as four grandchildren: Laura Fisher, J.D., Bloomfield, NJ, Carolyn Fisher, RN, BSN, Boston, MA, Michael Fisher, New Haven, CT, and Glenn Fisher, Princeton, NJ.





back on the season you had and the way your career all ended? HAGENSEN: Definitely, I still feel like I should show up at fall ball practice. It’s just been an awesome four years. It almost feels like it’s not even over yet. It’s going to be weird.

Three from Newport named All-State in girls water polo

REPORTER: After they won the title last year and being a conference and Pacific Northwest rival, did it feel extra special to beat Linfield? HAGENSEN: It kind of helped us out that we played them in the championship game because we had seen them so many times and we weren’t nervous. We may have freaked out playing the defending national champions, but it just seemed like another game. REPORTER: Of all the recognition you and the team have received from winning the championship, what was the most unexpected? HAGENSEN: I won the Honda Sports Award D-III Player of the Year. My coach called today and said they are flying me to Los Angeles for the presentation. REPORTER: Talk about your approach in the circle. HAGENSEN: I don’t really throw fastballs. Our pitching coach focuses a lot on spins and getting it to move correctly and I’ve had a lot of improvement on my movement. REPORTER: You have done some work coaching kids and helping out at softball camps. What is your favorite part about working with kids and teaching the game? HAGENSEN: The best part of working with kids is seeing them finally get it and watch them improve. They obviously have fun getting better and it is great to see that too. REPORTER: What is your message to the girls you teach and coach? HAGENSEN: I tell them it should be fun for you and also a great way to meet people. But you have to work hard if you want to have success, like with anything. For girls that are thinking about playing in college, I tell them they will automatically have 20 friends on the team.

Three players from Newport’s state championship girls water polo team were named to the AllState squad, as juniors Sara Simpson, Olivia Mulholland and Ellen Peterson garnered first-team honors. Simpson was also named State MVP after helping the Knights to a second consecutive state championship.

Eastside FC girls take four titles The G93 Red, G94 Red, G95 Red and G96 Red squads all won titles at Starfire Sports Complex for Eastside FC.

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The Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association announced the all-conference and all-state teams for the 2012 season and a host of Bellevue players


made the list, led by the two all-state selections from Bellevue East. All-Conference: Forest Ridge- Kelly Brennan, JR, midfield; Bellevue East- Camille Sullivan, SO, midfield, Interlake; Elena Becker, JR, defender, International; Sophie Wolz, SR, attack, Sammamish All-State: Bellevue EastElena Becker, JR, defender, International; Camille Sullivan, SO, midfield, Interlake; Forest Ridge- Kelly Brennan, JR, midfield

Local rugby club finishes third at state The Eastside Lions rugby club had a pair of teams end the season with third place finishes at the Rugby Washington 15s competition. The U19s defeated defending state champion Budd Bay (Olympia) in the consolation final 42-10 while the U16 squad took care of another defending state champ in Chuckanut Bay (Bellingham) 42-27. Local members of the U19 team include Evan Prince (Interlake) James Ferguson (Interlake) and Zakir Butte (Interlake) while the U16 team features Billy Bishop (Interlake) and Rio Morales (Bellevue). For more information on the Eastside Lions, which now enter the Rugby 7s season, email eastsiderugby@

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Carmen (Harvey) Westwater Anderson, 82, passed peacefully on the 31st of May 2012 in the presence of her loving husband and children. Carmen was the younger child of Nelson and Imelda Brouillard Harvey; Nelson died in a tragic attempt to save a fellow parishioner of his church. Carmen was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 19, 1930, and raised near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Carmen was a long-time resident of Long Island, New York. In 1976 she moved to Bellevue, Washington. She worked as an administrative assistant to University of Washington Nobel Laureates Eddie Fischer and Ed Krebs. Carmen later moved to Enumclaw, Washington. Carmen will be laid to rest in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in August 2012. Carmen was predeceased by her brother Raymond Harvey and son George Nelson Westwater. She is survived by her husband John Sumner Anderson, her 4 children Raymond Westwater (Joceli), William Westwater (Julie), Marie Westwater Balocki (Jim) and Helen Westwater Rapoza (Mel), 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Service directed by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. 636254

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In addition to starring in the past six productions at Interlake, Waghani Bellevue Reporter is a member of Village Theatre’s InDrama students from across Washstitute acting program, and recently ington state flocked to Seattle’s Fifth wrapped the role of Jesus in the their Avenue Theatre Monday evening for production of “Godspell.” He will the 10th Annual 5th Avenue Awards attend the Wharton School at the Honoring High School Musical Theater University of Pennsylvania this fall. - a high school version of the Tony Since its inception, The 5th Avenue Awards that celebrates achievements Awards have grown in size and scope in drama during the 2011-2012 school from 24 productions and 3,100 year. students in 2003 to 93 productions Among the winners at this year’s and more than 9,000 students particiceremony were Interlake High School pating in the 2011-12 high school seniors Rohan Waghani and Ben theater season. The 2012 5th Avenue Kadie, who received the award for Awards encompassed 161 nomina“Outstanding Performance by an tions, 104 honorable mentions, and Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role,” 31 special awards, given out in variand Honors in Student Achievement, ous categories. respectively. This year’s ceremony brought more An active member of Interlake’s drathan 2,000 students to the theater, ma department, Waghani received the in addition to a number of previous award for his turn as Mitch Mahoney Interlake High School senior Rohan award recipients and local actors. in Interlake’s production of the “The Waghani won “Outstanding Performance by The award ceremony was webcast 25th Annual Putman County Spellan Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role.” KEEGAN live on the 5th Avenue Facebook ing Bee,” this spring. Local filmmaker, PROSSER, Bellevue Reporter page, and will be broadcast on the SeKadie, was honored for his production attle Channel. Visit www.seattlechanof the play’s promotional trailers. for air dates and times. “[Receiving] the award meant so much because I have To view the full list of award recipients go to http:// put a lot of hours in to musical theater,” Waghani said.“I’ve been singing since I was 5 years old.” avenue-awards. BY KEEGAN PROSSER

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Heritage Corner

June 8, 2012 [19]

A look at Bellevue’s past

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In 1967, Ralph Rosinbum, an associate professor at the University of Washington, and Louis Lotorto founded the Bellevue Playbarn Children’s Theatre. With Rosinbum as artistic director and Lotorto as business manager, the Chil-

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Matt Bean as St. George in “The Reluctant Dragon,” 1976. COURTESY PHOTO, Eastside Heritage Center, Children’s

dren’s Theatre produced live plays for young actors and audiences from 1967 through 1977. Like the local adult theatre group the Bellevue Playbarn, the Children’s Theatre performed at the Center Stage Theatre at Crossroads Shopping Center. The children had use of the stage during the summer months, and the group usually performed three plays per season. Bellevue Playbarn Children’s Theatre raised the curtain for the first time on July 26, 1967, with “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” The production starred Richard Dorrish in the title role and John Harsh as Huckleberry Finn. The last show was “Red Riding Hood” with Molly Jacobson in the lead. That play closed on July 30, 1977.

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