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t» Page 12 Kenneth Harvey Contributed Photo ' Sno-Isle Libraries hires communications director JOURNAL STAFF After a nationwide search, Sno—Isle Li- braries is pleased to have found the new communications director right in their own backyard of Snohomish County. Kenneth Harvey began as Sno-Isle’s ' communications director on June 6. Harvey was most recently the market- ing and communications director for Cpmmunity Transit in Everett, Wash. His extensive experience includes com— munications and marketing in public, private and non-profit organizations, including Sound Transit and Tacoma Public Library. As the communications director, Harvey will oversee Sno-Isle Libraries’ internal and external communications, marketing and graphics, and relation- ships vvith community partners such as Friends of the Library groups, volunteers, and the Sno—Isle Libraries Foundation. He will also lead continuing work on Sno- Isle’s 2008 2013 Strategic Plan. “I can hardly describe my excitement about being part of Sno-Isle libraries and returning to the world of public libraries,” Harvey remarked. “I'm thrilled to join this innovative organization as it works to provide relevant services to the residents and businesses within our region.” Harvey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio-TV Management with a Business Marketing minor from Eastern Washington University. He is a nation- ally respected public speaker, trainer and coach. Local ballroom dance champions open ballroom dance center JOURNAL STAFF Local ballroom dance champion kids Erik Linder, 11, and his dance partner. Rickie Taylor, 10, have competed and won more competitions than they can count including winning at Nationals three times. Not only are these little kids big on dancing, they are hoping to have a big- ger impact as they are the inspiration behind the opening on First Class Ball- room of Everett, Washington—a center with a goal to share dancing with kids, youth and adults. After receiving a phone call from Oprah Winfrey when they were just seven years old to fly to Chicago and dance on her show, Linder and Taylor. have been an inspiration to kids, par- ents and people from around the world. Kids from far away places like France, Hong Kong and South Africa watch and learn from their videos on YouTube and dance instructors in places like Indonesia and Ireland use Linder and Taylor videos as training for their young students. After taking the challenge by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move America campaign to get kids and fami- lies active, it only made sense to pursue the opening of the ballroom. Right now they are inspiring and help- ing other kids prepare for an upcoming competition in Portland, Oregon. First Class Ballroom officially opened its dance floor for teaching after Linder and Taylor returned from a trip to Eng— land in April. Here they danced at the world famous Junior Blackpool Dance Festival where they represented the United States on the Team Match, tak- ing silver behind Japan. in preparation they spent time with Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova, current World Ballroom Champions who represent the USA. “We want to be world champions one day like Arunas and Katusha, but first we want to go to the beach to go swim- ming," Linder and Taylor said. www.lal<estevensjournaLcom Lake,Stevens Journal July 13, 2011 SteVe’s Barber Shop holds re—grand opening assumes Photo By Pam Stevens After two decades in downtown Lake Stevens, Steve Iblings, owner of Steve's Barber Shop, has moved his shop to the Frontier Village area. Iblings, along with five other barbers, are enjoying their new, larger space next door to Glass by Lund behind Target. The shop is open everyday of the week and they take appointments and walk-ins. Go check out the new luxuri- ous space and get a hair cut while you’re there. Call 425-334-3304 for an appointment. Secretary of State Reed will retire at term’s end . JOURNAL STAFF Secretary ofState Sam Reed has decided to retire at the end of his third term, in January,‘ 2013, but plansto stay involved in public life throughvol- unteerism and service projects. e e d ,’ a moderate Republican and the state’s se- nior GOP statewide elected official, was easily re-elected in 2008 despite the heavy Democratic vote in Washington State. He , Secretary. of State Sam Reed Lake Stevens 2011 said he’s confident he could have won a new term, but is ready to move into an ac- tive retirement and turn the office over to a new generation. A cancer survivor, Reed said he was recently given a clean bill of health and is energetic and plans a “vigorous and robust” finale to his term. He is 70. “This is a bittersweet decision for me and my family. I have such love and respect for this office and for the opportunities to serve the people ofWashington every single day. I came to Olympia as ayoung man to answer a call for a new breed of leaders, and was honored to work for Gov. Dan Evans and to be appointed assistant secretary of state by Secretary Lud Kramer at age 28. Later, I thoroughly enjoyed beingThurston County Auditor for 23 years and now have had the distinct pleasure of being Secretary of State for three terms; including presiding over the nation’s secretaries of state." Presented by the Lake-Stevens Arts Commission _ [web m {g Free Summer Genrerls Thursdays, July 7—August 18, 2011 7:00 p.m.—8:30 pm. North Cove Park, Lake Stevens . ’ July‘14 "Red Desert Ramblers”- BluegraSS/CWMW