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Former Mercer Island School District counselor

Haitian paintings’ legacy will continue

The two paintings that hang in the entryway of Bob Olsen’s Bellevue home aren’t for decor — they’re a legacy that soon will be passed on again.

  • Apr 16, 2008
Former Mercer Island School District counselor
The American Goldfinch is the state bird of Washington.

Yellow bird’s jingle is catchy

Do you ever have a song or jingle crawling through your mind that just won’t stop? It is sometimes called an “earworm.”

  • Apr 16, 2008
The American Goldfinch is the state bird of Washington.
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Don’t pass over the desserts

What is a Passover Seder? It is a service that retells the Passover story. Seder really means “order,” as this service has 14 parts that are performed in a sequence. The Passover book, which tells the Passover story, is called a Haggadah. The Passover Seder is often held in a family member’s home on the same Hebrew calendar date every year, the 14th day of the month of Nisan. The second Passover Seder during the Passover week is often held in synagogues or Jewish community centers.

  • Apr 9, 2008
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