Andy Nystrom

McKinstry CEO Dean Allen speaks with Gov. Jay Inslee on stage during the STEM Summit held at Microsoft in Redmond.

Gov. Inslee, community leaders hold Washington STEM Summit | Education

Brad Smith eyed the crowd, stretched his arms out, opened his hands and smiled.

McKinstry CEO Dean Allen speaks with Gov. Jay Inslee on stage during the STEM Summit held at Microsoft in Redmond.
Terri Brimm

Redmond florist’s flowers bring smiles to Kirkland seniors

About 720 roses. Bear Creek Florist owner Lisa Aliment’s eyes opened wide when she thought of all those roses,

Terri Brimm
Cody Webster stands in one of the batting cages at the Northshore Sports Complex in Woodinville.

Webster gives back to the game he loves

Thirty years after his LLWS triumph, he now teaches the game.

Cody Webster stands in one of the batting cages at the Northshore Sports Complex in Woodinville.
Sonia Kaur arranges candles at a vigil on Saturday night at the Sikh Centre of Seattle in Bothell.

Sikh community holds candlelight vigil in Bothell for shooting victims

They held candles, some placed their arms around each other and wrote notes on a sign that read, “Sikhs for Peace.” When darkness fell, all in attendance often bowed their heads and closed their eyes and listened intently to the speeches made in honor of the six people who were killed on Aug. 5 during a shooting rampage in Oak Creek, Wis.

Sonia Kaur arranges candles at a vigil on Saturday night at the Sikh Centre of Seattle in Bothell.
JoAnne Carner

Former Kirkland resident returns home for LPGA Legends Swing for the Cure Golf Tournament

When JoAnne Carner started shaping her golf game back in the 1950s, Inglewood Golf Club and the old Juanita Golf Course were her stomping grounds. Carner, now 73, didn’t possess a bag of golf clubs at first, but a pair of deft hands used for ball hunting at Juanita with her brother, Bill Gunderson.

JoAnne Carner
Diana DeAndrea-Kohn

Kirkland businesswoman DeAndrea-Kohn stands tall with life stories

Diana DeAndrea-Kohn's writing was ready for a breakout.

Diana DeAndrea-Kohn
Rachel Beckwith

Concert in Kirkland raises funds for Issaquah girl dedicated to helping others

Rachel Beckwith is pictured on a donation jar outside Liquid Lime in Kirkland. People from around the area gathered at the restaurant July 28 for a benefit concert to support the family of the girl who died in an accident on Interstate 90 last week. But the amazing part is how much impact one little girl has had on one charity. At post time, businesses and individuals had contributed about $13,000 for the family’s hospital bills and other expenses. The concert alone raised more than $5,000. The family attends Eastlake Church in Bothell.

Rachel Beckwith
Star Anna has made a name for herself as a singer/guitarist. Star and her band

Star power: Musician and her band to rock Summer Concert Series

Still not fully awake in her Seattle abode, Star Anna answers the phone as her dog barks in the background.

Star Anna has made a name for herself as a singer/guitarist. Star and her band
Sarah Nagashima

Gymnast Nagashima notches NCAA nationals success

Sarah Nagashima got some television exposure when her University of Arkansas gymnastics team took fifth place in the NCAA championships in April. But she wants more TV time. First, the 2006 Juanita High graduate would like the Razorbacks to notch a return trip to the finals — and hopefully take first. Next, the apparel-studies major jokes that maybe a spot on “Project Runway” could be in the cards.

Sarah Nagashima