Gabrielle Nomura

Puget Sound artist

William Cumming dead at 93; artist helped bring national attention to the Puget Sound

Former Eastside art teacher and local celebrity in the art world, William "Bill" Cumming, died Nov. 22 of congestive heart failure. He was 93.

Puget Sound artist
Sanskriti Agarwal

Celebrating Diwali and multiculturalism

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.

Sanskriti Agarwal