Archive for October 2015

Did You Hear About the Midnight Rambler?

Halloween is this Saturday night, so here’s a little something spooky and mysterious… The painting below by Jenny Joyce hangs at the Gearhart Hotel on the coast. It depicts an old town tradition, in which a headless horseman rode through town scaring kids every Halloween. But who was it, exactly? Well, the headless horseman may actually have been a headless horsewoman. But no one seems to know for sure.

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The Heart of Anderson School

When you mention the iconic rock band Heart, most people automatically think of sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. But it was the two guys in the band, Roger Fisher and Steve Fossen, who actually founded the group. And where did they grow up? Right around Bothell, WA, in nearby Kenmore.

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A Trip Around the World

Anyone watching the MLB playoffs? Keep an eye out for Michael Conforto, outfielder for the Mets and a former OSU student – his mom is Bothell’s own Tracie Ruiz, who along with Candy Costie won the gold medal in synchronized swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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The Finest American Writer You’ve Never Heard Of

You’ve heard of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker… But have you heard of Moritz Thomsen? Probably not. But maybe someday his name will be as well-known as these others.

Read a little more about this former resident of the Bothell, WA, area and namesake of one of Anderson School’s guest rooms.

“Thomsen could well be the finest American writer you’ve never heard of,” according to one reviewer. Eminent authors like Paul Theroux, Larry McMurtry and Wallace Stegner all celebrated his work. Yet Thomsen’s four published works still remain largely undiscovered by the public. So who was Moritz Thomsen? Well, he was once a local Bothell resident, for one.

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