Local author Bryan Johnston (J.P. Patches: Northwest icon, Almost Live: The Show that Wouldn’t Die) highlights details of the case this Thursday: Coded messages posted in newspaper personal ads; elaborate ransom drops; a manacled boy kept in a dirt pit, chained to a tree, and locked in a closet for over a week; a reporter intercepting the kidnapped boy and interviewing him on the floor of a taxi cab while taking him home; a kidnap “gang” made up of a bank robber, a petty criminal, and a devout 19-year old Mormon girl; the biggest manhunt in Northwest history; and the 20¢ cigarette case that lead to the criminals' capture.
The book is a must-read for True Crime fans and an eye-opening exploration of one of the most sensational events in Northwest history. Come hear all about it Thursday directly from author, Bryan Johnston!
Since the pandemic, many families struggle to find adequate, affordable after-school care for their children. Cedar Park Elementary PTA has recently started an After School Enrichment Program to help.
Scholarships for this program help meet this need for students and families, while also providing equitable and affordable enrichment opportunities. Kids who might not otherwise be able to access classes like coding, music, art, chess club, and theatre club are able to participate regardless of their family's ability to pay.
Through it's 501c3, Cedar Park PTA's has subsidized registration costs and established scholarships to provide an affordable after-school care option to student families whose needs are currently unmet. These equitable enrichment opportunities are available to all K-5 students at Cedar Park Elementary (in North East Seattle, near Lake City), enriching kids, parents and the whole community.
Catherine Kodish, PTA Vice President and volunteer after school enrichment coordinator, is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. She worked for 17 years at Seattle Children's, but recently became a stay-at-home parent due to child care deficits during the pandemic. She is mother to a current 2nd grader and an incoming Kindergartener at Cedar Park Elementary.
Our Speaker: Gregory Terman, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified anesthesiologist and director of the Acute Pain Service at UW Medical Center and a UW professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Terman earned his M.D. at the University of Miami and his Ph.D. at UCLA. He is a member of the UW Graduate Program in Neuroscience and has run an NIH funded laboratory studying pain mechanisms. Dr. Terman is past president of the American Pain Society. His recent research has focused on the mechanisms and neurochemistry of opiate tolerance.
In this spirit ED BRONSON, our speaker, became involved in skills building for children and adults with disabilites at Outdoors for All, a nonprofit based in Seattle.
Ed is a graduate of the University of Washington and has a certificate in Rehabilitation Facilities Management from Seattle University. Locally, Ed volunteers with the University Sunrise Rotary Club of Seattle and has been a Rotarian since 1987. Nationally, Ed volunteers with Move United (formerly Disabled Sports USA) as both a board member and instructor. Internationally, Ed volunteers with Blesma – The Limbless Veterans, a British charity, and serves as the adaptive skiing lead and liaison for Blesma’s annual European Winter Sports week in France
Ed has served as the executive director of the Outdoors for All Foundation since 1995. He is passionate about helping people and has worked for nonprofits for 36 years.
Join us to hear how anyone can find fullfillment through outdoor recreation!
Donna Cameron speaks to this from experience. During her career in nonprofit organizations and causes. she has seen kindness in action and been awed by its power to transform. While she considered herself a reasonably nice person (with occasional lapses into crankiness), she knew that true kindness was a step above. When she committed to a year of living kindly, she learned that it takes practice, patience, understanding . . . and a sense of humor!
Read her book, A YEAR OF LIVING KINDLY: CHOICES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD AROUND YOU, but for a quick preview of her philosophy JOIN US THIS THURSDAY!
Marsha Mason and Dr Umut Ulge, Phd, will take us beyond DNA and RNA. "Biotech is fundamentally the use of biological systems to solve problems. In this talk, we’ll focus on how Seattle biotech companies are advancing medical therapies".
Marsha Mason has a bachelors degree in Chemistry from the University of Washington and is currently attending Harvard University to expand her education into Program Management. She has been working in Research for 15 years as a laboratory scientist and, more recently, as a program manager supporting the research team. Marsha is currently the Associate Director of Program and Portfolio Management at Shape Therapeutics.
Dr. Umut Ulge completed his MD and PhD at the University of Washington and his medical residency at Indiana University. He cofounded Seattle based Neoleukin Therapeutics Inc where he initiated clinical trials of the first fully computer designed therapeutic. Umut is currently a Translational Advisor at the Institute of Protein Design at the University of Washington.
Biotech is changing the world: come hear about what is happening in Seattle!
Despite this, he is widely recognized with dozens of books, articles and interviews. In 2011 Professor Taylor was invited to become a regular commentator on Confucianism for the Huffington Post.
He is defintely chasing windmills, but are they of alternative philosophy or alternative energy? Come to his presentation this Thursday to find out!
One nonprofit he consults with is FAMA, who has been shepharding a project in Rancho Graciano Sanchez, a small village located 2 hours south of Puerto Vallarta, that did not have a means of environmental or economical growth. They had land parcels where they built single room homes from scavenged materials.
FAMA is helping the families to become self-sustainable by teaching them to become organic farmers, which aligns with the FAMA mission of supporting efforts for economic self-sustainability and personal growth.
But the people of Rancho Graciano Sanchez have grit. In meetings with local municipal and Rotary leaders, it was the only community that always paid their taxes in full and on time. Later, when a hurricane destroyed initial construction, the residents, isolated, sick and homeless, persisted with their FAMA commitments.
As of September 24, 2020, Rancho Graciano Sanchez now has abundant clean water. Next FAMA hopes to build a school and provide electricity.
Please help our foundation continue to provide the best quality for Graciano Sanchez by visiting www.famafoundation.org
- Launch of We Heart Portland- restored Pearl District within 3 months
- Awarded as a beneficiary of The Big Taste /University Sunrise Rotary- $10K
- Graduated 1000 hours of community service volunteers through SMC
Andrea has been getting REGIONAL and NATIONAL ATTENTION as well!
National Exposure, in Forbes:
- In the Portland Examiner recently awarded her a neighborhood service plaque:
- In the Portland Tribune with Kevin Dahlgren,
In San Francisco - In collaboration with Michael Shellenberger, Author of San Fransicko, and former California Candidate for Govenor, coalescing a network of leaders from across north America.
In Seattle - Private meetings, civic engagement and public panels with Dow Constatine, various city leaders, and civic organizations such as Rotary, Chambers, and Faith Based groups.
Are there ideas here for the greater Lake City area?
Lifelong Recreation programs are aimed at increasing individual health and wellness while serving adults of all abilities. Many of our participants boast about completing a half marathon each year, making meaningful social connections, losing weight, increasing flexibility and balance, and travelling to regional destinations. Join the fun if you're 50+ ! Follow Lifelong Recreation on Facebook. Cheryl can be reached at 206-615-0619