Author: Natalie S.

Local Talent: A Wheel With Many Spokes

A successful art practice is akin to a wheel with many spokes, according to Harry Mestyanek. Mestyanek, a retired landscape architect, is now a full time ceramicist and potter. “You must be knowledgeable [and] proficient at many things,” he adds. “In the practice of ceramics and pottery you wear many hats.”

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Local Talent: A Window to the Past

If you’ve had the opportunity to visit your local Deer Park Library anytime lately, you may have noticed a new stained glass Friends of the Library mural. This piece follows a careful theme used in four other murals installed at the library, and three others approaching completion.

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Masked Made Mandatory

Starting Friday, June 26th, Governor Jay Inslee will be requiring face masks in all Washington State public settings.  Face masks are now mandatory in all

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Interviewing Miss Deer Park 2020

Miss Deer Park is a great privilege that comes with great responsibility—and no former Miss Deer Park has had the responsibility of wearing the crown and a smile while her town remains on lockdown. With an end to this unprecedented quarantine finally in our sights, Ainsley Carpenter has had a chance to reflect on this rocky beginning to her reign.

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Celebrating the Class of 2020

The community has found yet another virtual way to come together. “Adopt a Senior” is a national movement made by the families and friends of the class of 2020.

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Stories Wanted: Father’s Day Tributes

Dad: role model, protector, best friend, boss. They’re alongside us for the best of times and the worst of times. Father’s Day is right around the corner (June 21st). We want to hear your favorite memories of your fathers or fatherly figures.

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Local Talent: A Unexpected Partnership

Meet Ann Benzo and Hannah Kircher, the author and illustrator of the recently self-published Lost & Found Leon—Who is Leon Anyway? Ann Benzo is a retiree and grandmother who enjoys the perks of her secluded life in the country with her husband. Hannah Kircher, on the other hand, is a high school senior and a competitive archer.

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Getting a Running Start

Running Start is a program for high school juniors and seniors who want a head start in their post-secondary education. With the proper plan in place, you can earn a two-year degree and your high school diploma in one fell swoop.

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