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Local teacher gets grant encouraging innovation

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

Alaine Davis, a middle and high school teacher at Woodinville Montessori School in Bothell, is one of 30 teachers across the country to receive a grant from the Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program to teach students a do-it-yourself project.

The program is sponsored by philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen, to encourage educators to bring innovative computer science, engineering and entrepreneurship projects to their classrooms.

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Local singer releases album of love songs

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

After more than four decades singing and teaching, local musician Larry Bridges says he’s finally found his voice with his album of love songs, set to be released Feb. 5.

The album, “My Romance,” includes covers of 10 of Bridges’ favorite love songs, including tracks from The Beatles and The Everly Brothers, plus one song Bridges wrote for his son’s wedding, titled “Simple Love Song.”

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The Haunting in Bothell: Paranormal researchers from UK investigate infamous house

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Don Philips stands in the middle of a wide open foyer in a neat suburban Bothell house. He holds a digital audio recorder in the air above his head. He speaks to the empty room.

“Is there anybody here who would like to say goodnight?”

After recording for 10 seconds, he plays the audio back. Just ambient noise. No one feels like talking right now.

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Woodinville band to compete in EMP battle of the bands

  • Written by Emily Hamann

The first thing you hear on the first track of Copalis’ new album is the sound of ocean waves. It’s a theme that shows up throughout the album. It sets the dreamy stage for a psychedelic, dreary guitar riff that comes in next. Toward the middle of the song, the tempo picks up, drums crash and layered vocals belt out in a grungy timbre. There’s the Northwest influence.

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