Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Out on the rink! It’s a bird. It’s a plane! It’s Ivana Hercha!
Ok that may be a bit of a stretch, but “Ivana Hercha” is actually Julie Lagace—by day a mild mannered middle school art teacher that lives with her husband in Duvall and in her 40’s is in the best shape of her life. She credits that to her alter ego, Ivana Hercha, and to her involvement in the world of roller derby.
The back story of the Lake Washington Ship Canal 'dig' will be shared Saturday, March 17, when the Woodinville Heritage Society offers another in its series of free monthly programs. The 10 a.m. presentation takes place at Brightwater Education Center, 22505 Highway 9, just north of Costco.
The presenter will be Seattle author David B. Williams, a Burke Museum curatorial associate. Williams and his co-author, Jennifer Ott, wrote Waterway: the Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal after researching the false starts, political shenanigans and far-reaching economic and environmental impacts of the canal construction and operation. Williams will share some of the stories they uncovered during their research.
I am always a little cautious when I receive a voicemail message claiming to have a “great human interest story idea” with no additional details but “call me back.” That was a message I received a couple weeks ago from Dwight Crosby.
Crosby is a retired teacher from Woodinville High School and used to teach with Grace Hofrichter. He went on to say “I ran into Grace recently, and she told me she was still substitute teaching. She retired 18 years ago and is still subbing!” He added, “She is 88 years old, still as sharp as a tack and has a great attitude.”
Written by George Phillips | Woodinville Heritage Society
In the early years of America’s founding, The U.S. Congress encouraged individuals to relocate in unsettled parts of the country. Numerous Congressional mandates such as the 1796 Public Land Act and the 1841 Preemption Act were enacted. Two decades later, the well-known 1862 Homestead Act, signed by Abraham Lincoln, allowed land claims of up to 160 acres for a small filing fee and minimum residency requirements. This act lasted for 100 years and was instrumental in the settling of the West and specifically, the greater Woodinville area.