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Edition Date: June 7, 2004  

 

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Photo by Ian Gleadle
Colleen Ponto enjoys a moment at the playground’s “Cedar Tree.” Her vision to create a joyful pace for kids was accomplished through the fantasy-like architecture of shingled towers, gates, bridges and a wooden apple tree (directly behind her on the left.)

St. Edward State Park is a place of joy for kids, families

by Bronwyn Wilson
Senior Staff Writer


It took just seven days to build once the money was raised. People of all ages, from teachers to teens to members of a Harley Davidson motorcycle club, gathered at Saint Edward State Park in April 2003 to construct a 15,000 square-foot playground for kids. “We had a huge volunteer effort,” said Colleen Ponto whose vision, inspiration and leadership made the playground possible.

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‘Superhero’ gets celeb treatment


Over the past year, the media has gone crazy for 14-year-old Gabe Murfitt. He has been the feature of several newspaper stories, radio interviews and television shows, but the latest star-studded appearance for Woodinville’s celebrity was on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”


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Students, salmon and art come together on Snoqualmie Valley Trail



Walk along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, which follows the meanders of the Snoqualmie River, and you’ll see some of the best salmon habitat in all of King County. Now this 36-mile stretch from North Bend to Duvall will also have spectacular salmon artwork thanks to a unique partnership between local artists, schoolchildren and community and government leaders.

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