Fashionably affordable

November 4, 2008

Gordy’s Garments offers Hazen High School students formal wear on the cheap

Juniors Kyle Gibbs and Sarah Portin, and seniors Molly Harris and Torri Middlekauff (from left), are in charge of Gordy's Garments, a low-cost formal clothes rental shop at Hazen High School.  Photo bBy Christopher Nguyen

Juniors Kyle Gibbs and Sarah Portin, and seniors Molly Harris and Torri Middlekauff (from left), are in charge of Gordy

By Chris Nguyen

Attending formal dances, such as homecoming or prom, can be a huge strain on the wallet. But one student group at Hazen High School is working to alleviate the costs for many of their classmates.

Gordy’s Garments, named after the school’s Highlander mascot, was launched in 2004 with the goal of providing underclassmen and low-income students with access to affordable formalwear. Since then, the program has also become popular with students who simply want to be frugal with their spending.

“Students borrow from Gordy’s because Read more

Newcastle Elementary student performs with youth orchestra

November 4, 2008

 
Eight-year-old Adam Burggraaf has played the viola for half of his life. When his family lived in Denver, Adam had access to a few ensemble opportunities, but the Newcastle Elementary School student hasn’t found a local orchestra he can play with since his family moved to Read more

Editorial

November 4, 2008

Our recommendations on a few ballot issues

 

Prop. 1

Sound Transit’s Prop. 1 will get you a half-cent-per-dollar increase in sales tax. That’s for sure, and immediate. Along the way, a new bus route or another bus for an existing route might come your way, hopefully going the way you want it to. And, someday far, far away — maybe in 15-20 years — you might live long enough to take a bus from Newcastle to Bellevue, where you can catch a light rail train to Seattle.  

The idea of light rail in the Read more

Give your opinion at city budget hearing

November 4, 2008

NEW — 1:27 p.m. November 4, 2008

Members of the community can weigh in on the city’s proposed 2009 budget during a public hearing at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at City Hall. Read more

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