Mount Baker Theatre adds two directors


Steve Kimberley and Teresa Thornberg have joined the Mount Baker Theatre board of directors for three-year terms of office, according to a theater press release, which introduced them:

"Steve was born in Corvallis and grew up in Portland, Oregon. Graduated from college at the University of Puget Sound (1971), where he met his wife Margie. Steve attended dental school in Portland (1975), and did his residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco (1979-81). He and Margie lived in Japan, where he served four years in the U.S. Navy (1975-79). Margie and Steve have two grown and married children, one in Seattle, one in Bellingham. They have three grandchildren living in Bellingham. Steve practiced pediatric dentistry in Bellingham from 1981 to 2013, and is now retired. Margie retired from teaching in 2007.

"Teresa is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea and external disease, practicing at Bellingham Bay Ophthalmology. She grew up in Bellingham, graduating from Sehome High School, and then earned her B.A. from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Dr. Thornberg graduated from medical school at the University of Washington, where she also completed her ophthalmology residency. She went on to complete a cornea fellowship at the Kellogg Eye Institute (affiliated with the University of Michigan) in Ann Arbor, MI. After practicing for several years in Seattle, she was delighted to move back to Bellingham in 1997 with her husband Ken Carpenter, M.D., (a radiologist) and their two sons.

"She is currently active on the Interfaith's Fall Dinner Committee and has previously served as a member of the Whatcom Museum Children's Advisory Board and Blue Skies for Children Board. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, skiing, reading, and traveling. Ken and Teresa have also been season ticket holders at the Mount Baker Theatre for the past three or four years and have thoroughly enjoyed the many shows they have attended there."


More than 300 people attended the United Way of Whatcom County's awards banquet March 13, according Tamara Tregoning, director of resource development. BP Cherry Point Refinery, Phillips66 Ferndale Refinery and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center were honored as Super Stars for having the top three campaigns.

Other awards went to:

-- Interfaith Community Health Center, Community Impact Award for the non-profit that went above and beyond during the campaign;

-- Whatcom Educational Credit Union, Community Partner Award for year-round partnership and dedication to the community;

-- Susan Arrigoni, GeoEngineers, Campaign Coordinator of the Year;

-- US Bank, Joseph & Anne McClain award for outstanding success in this year's campaign with exceptional support inspiring others to the highest level;

-- PowerTek, Company Achievement Award;

-- Mills Electric, Spirit of United Way Award;

-- Whatcom County Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County, the new Extra Mile Award.


-- Laura Livingston reports on the Bellingham United Debate Cooperative, which is made up of students from all three Bellingham School District high schools: Helping to win their Jan. 31 debate tournament at Kamiak High School were Felipe Rivera and Connor Carpenter of Sehome, Samantha Sandoz of Squalicum and William Woods and Marina Rossman of Bellingham High School.

-- Jacob Krieg of Arlington and Kyle Echevarria of Poulsbo were sworn in March 14 as troopers with the Washington State Patrol and will be working out of the Bellingham office. All 35 troopers in their class completed more than 1,000 hours of training to join the force, according to the press release.

-- Richard A. Meyer, the dealer principal of Dewey Griffin Subaru will present a check for $3,666.58 to the Whatcom Council on Aging, the local partner the dealership selected for the 2013 Subaru "Share the Love" event. Customers who recently purchased or leased a new Subaru vehicle could select from a list of charities to receive a donation of $250.

-- Tevon Lautenbach, son of Tory and Kris Lautenbach and an eighth-grader at Kulshan Middle School, was a Senate page March 3-7, sponsored by Sen. Bruce Dammeier, of the 25th district, according to a press release.

-- Zenith Maritime Academy graduated six students Feb. 26 at the Port of Bellingham, according to a press release. The new captains are Bill Harrison, Nat Lara, Tom Tucker, Cameron Clark, Beck Straussner, Christine Smith. As Coast Guard-licensed captains they are authorized to carry people and cargo for hire on vessels up to 100 tons.

-- Jeff Heinrichs says professional firefighters from Bellingham, Lynden, North Whatcom, South Whatcom, Airport Firefighters, and Fire District No. 8 participated in Operation Warm Firefighters Coats for Kids this winter, dropping off 60 new, American-made coats at the Opportunity Council in Bellingham for kids on free and reduced lunch programs. Watch for them in the fall, when their goal is 300 coats.

The home towns of Jacob Krieg and Kyle Echevarria and where they will serve was corrected March 17, 2014.

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