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Former Eastside art teacher and local celebrity in the art world, William "Bill" Cumming, died Nov. 22 of congestive heart failure. He was 93.
If it were not for the gray, Pacific Northwest drizzle outside, one might think the people walking in to the Vedic Cultural Center wearing saris and salwar kameez were in India. But this is Sammamish, not New Delhi; As the Indian American families escape the cold and wet outside and pour into the brightly lit Hare Krishna vedic center, they prepare to symbolically celebrate victory of light over darkness--the basic message of Diwali, festival of lights.