Hazen marching band is back after more than 30 years

September 1, 2015

NEW — 6:15 p.m. Sept. 2, 2015

When Chris Coy interviewed for a teaching position at Hazen High School several years ago, it was clear administrators were looking for someone with a particular set of skills.

“The first question they asked me was what did I know about marching bands,” Coy, now the school’s director of bands and orchestra, said.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Hazen High School senior Devin Dolling plays the drum at an Aug. 18 preseason practice of the school’s new marching band.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Hazen High School senior Devin Dolling plays the drum at an Aug. 18 preseason practice of the school’s new marching band.

Coming from Ohio, a mecca for marching band enthusiasts, Coy knew quite a lot. In addition to marching himself in high school and college, he also taught students to march and play. Read more

Playground ribbon cutting / June 16, 2011

June 17, 2011

Newport Way Library to reopen with celebration

April 28, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. April 28, 2011

The Newport Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, will reopen with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. April 30.

The library closed for renovations March 3.

The renovations — which cost $2.5 million — expanded the library by 790 square feet. A $172 million bond approved by voters in 2004 funded the project.

The visible changes to the library’s exterior include a new covered entryway with a cedar shake roof. Automated book drops were also installed.

Inside, a “reading porch” provides views of the surrounding wooded area and a cushioned seat for children. The meeting room was also enlarged, and it now has a sliding glass door with art designed by glass artists Stuart Keeler and Michael Machnic.