March 6, 2012
Sister hand therapists join rehabilitation center
Certified hand therapists Stephanie and Sheila Yakobina have joined Proliance Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, 510 Eighth Ave. N.E., Issaquah.
The sisters graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with their Bachelor of Science degrees in occupational therapy in 1994. In 1998, they completed a hand therapy fellowship at Texas Women’s University, in Houston. They became certified hand therapists in 2001.
After moving to Washington in 2006, they returned to TWU to earn their master’s degrees in advanced hand therapy.
The duo are past recipients of the American Society of Hand Therapists’ Presidential Award and the President’s Gold Award.
Derek Zadinsky joins Cleveland Orchestra bass section
Derek Zadinsky, a 2006 graduate of Skyline High School, was recently appointed to the bass section of the Cleveland Orchestra.
He had served as a substitute in the section since the beginning of the 2011-12 season.
Previously, Zadinsky, a member of the Issaquah School District’s Evergreen Philharmonic for his four years of high school, served as principal bass with Symphony in C (formerly the Haddonfield Symphony) in Camden, N.J., from 2008-2011. He has also performed as a substitute musician with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony, and as a soloist with the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
In 2011, Zadinsky won first place in the International Society of Bassists Orchestral Competition in San Francisco.
Local teens join 4-H political conference
WSU King County 4-H trained and sent 11 young delegates, including Katie Miotke, of Issaquah, and Margaret Edwards, of Sammamish, to Olympia Feb. 18-21 for the 2012 Know Your Government Conference under the WSU 4-H Youth Development Program.
The annual statewide conference is designed to connect youths with the political and government process by providing hands-on learning experiences for teens from every county via a mock, nonpartisan, political party convention. This year, the conference focused on political elections and the media.
Jan Nielsen named new head of state association
Jan Nielson, manager of special projects and marketing at the Marenakos Rock Center in Preston, has been installed as the president-elect of the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association.
Nielsen spent the past 10 years consulting for small and large stone projects, from condos in Belltown to mansions in the San Juan Islands.
The Marenakos Rock Center, an 8-acre stone yard, has been in the Northwest landscape community for more than 40 years.
Local bull makes national registry
The Blue Drifter Ranch, in Issaquah, owns a bull listed in the Spring 2012 “Sire Evaluation Report” published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The “Sire Evaluation Report” features the latest performance information available about 4,800 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angus.org.