Northshore teens will have the opportunity to attend four free dances at Inglemoor High School this summer.

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Northshore teens will have the opportunity to attend four free dances at Inglemoor High School this summer.

The dances will be held from 7-10 p.m. every other Saturday — on July 16, July 30, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27.

Kenmore police are sponsoring and chaperoning the events, and will offer door prizes and refreshments. All teens are invited.

Inglemoor High is at 15500 Simonds Road N.E., Kenmore.


Man arrested in police-car crash

Police yesterday arrested a 21-year-old Everett man on suspicion of hitting a police car with his vehicle last month and then driving away.

No one was injured in the June 30 accident, but the collision caused $3,000 in damage to the police car, and the driver of the other car then sped away on the wrong side of the road to escape, said Bellevue police spokesman Michael Chiu.

Police arrested the man yesterday afternoon at an auto-repair shop in the Northeast 13400 block of Northup Way.

The suspect has a long history of driving violations in several cities, Chiu said.


City will buy property to preserve wetlands

The City Council agreed during its meeting Tuesday to purchase two undeveloped properties that will be kept in a natural state to be used as a habitat and wetlands area.

The council approved the purchase of property at the southwest corner of 113th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 120th Street for $850,000. The council also agreed to buy property on 97th Avenue Northeast, near the west edge of Yarrow Bay Wetland Park, for $157,181.

The wetlands area is home to eagles, herons and other species, according to the parks department, and the purchase could help protect and maintain the wetlands.


Lee Fellinge wants second council term

Lee Fellinge has announced that he will seek another term on the Sammamish City Council.

The council appointed Fellinge, a former city Planning Advisory Board member, in January 2004 to replace Troy Romero, who had resigned in November 2003 for personal reasons.

Fellinge is treasurer of the Sammamish Kiwanis and vice president and trustee of the Northwest Railway Museum. He also is a member of the Eastside Fire and Rescue Board of Directors.


School Board member to run again

Connie Fletcher will run for a fourth term on the Issaquah School Board as director of District 2, which covers the southwest part of the district.

Fletcher served two terms as president of the board and worked as its legislative representative, lobbying on both the state and federal level. Last year, she was honored as the Washington State PTA Educator of the Year.

A past president of the Washington State School Directors’ Association, Fletcher also headed that group’s task force on closing the achievement gap between white and ethnic-minority students, and presented the policy recommendations at Gov. Christine Gregoire’s recent education summit.

Fletcher, 56, lives in the May Valley neighborhood. A mother of two, she works as a consultant to not-for-profit organizations.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau