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Geoff Johnson: A life of music, A life of service

Music as Exercise Along with his passion for physics, Albert Einstein, an accomplished violinist, developed a love for music. His second wife, Elsa, once said that she fell in love with him “because he played Mozart so beautifully on the violin.” Einstein himself mused, “If I were not a physicist,…
SuzanneG
January 23, 2024
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Kenmore Heritage Society Honors Community Leaders

Shining Starts in Kenmore Each year since 2001, Kenmore Heritage Society’s annual “McMaster Awards” recognize individuals who have made outstanding volunteer contributions to the Kenmore community. The awards are named after John McMaster, a pioneer Kenmore businessman and entrepreneur who gave Kenmore its name in 1901. The “McMaster Heritage Award”…
SuzanneG
April 17, 2023
Community Life

Celebrating Pride Month 2022

History of Pride Month Every year in June, people around the world celebrate diversity, inclusion, and the LGBTQ+ community. To us, celebrating Pride means promoting self-affirmation, dignity, and equal rights for all. It’s a time for people from all walks of life to stop and reflect on what it means…
SuzanneG
May 30, 2022
Community Life

Life on the Logboom

Alan Pardo (left) and Richard (Dick) Pardo used the Kenmore log boom as a frequent playground in the late 1930s. Photo courtesy of Alan Pardo The Foreigners; or, Life on the Log Boom An excerpt from Kenmore By the Lake, A Community History Contributed by Alan Pardo When my brother…
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019
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Moorlands Community Club

Early Moorlands residents gathered at the Moorlands Community Club to discuss needed improvements as well as to socialize with each other. The 1936 clubhouse at NE 166th Street and Simonds Road became the Inglemoor Free Methodist Church in 1946. Photo courtesy of Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019
Community Life

Kids in a Cage

Stephen and Craig Divoky, sons of early Uplake residents Charles and Agnes Divoky, enjoy the nearby woods, where they've built themselves a pint-sized stockade. Photo courtesy of the Divoky family
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019