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Letters to the Editor - Valley View Jan. 12, 2015

  • Written by Readers

FOOD BANK

There’s an amazing thing that takes place in the Duvall/Carnation area. During the holiday season it’s very evident, yet it happens each and every week. I’m referring to the food bank that is housed in Holy Innocents Catholic Church. Each Wednesday members of the community staff the food bank and hand out food to those in need. They are not only there on Wednesdays; there are many aspects to running this outreach, from gleaning and shopping to sorting and more. During the holidays there is a gift giving aspect to the community outreach as well. I would like to thank all of those that came out to help this year.

We helped 132 families during the holiday season. These families received food for their holiday meal, gift cards for gas and holiday shopping and were able to choose gifts for members of their families. The support was overwhelming from this community and beyond. We collected boxes upon boxes of new games, toys and clothing. A very special thank you to St. Monica’s on Mercer Island for donating 48 brand new coats! Thank you also to Valerie Stewart, Madeleine Harris, Karen Hausrath, Shirley Vanhulle, Nick and Georgianne Arnot, Kelly Taylor, Annette Thomas, RuthAnne Hoar, Pam and Kirk Werner, Diane Tremaine, Krista Golden, Rick and Max Harris, Deb Stupfel, Peg Jatekar and Anthony Ditore.
There were so many people that helped and if I am forgetting any of you I truly apologize. There were so many from the community that donated goods; I cannot begin to list them. I am looking forward to this wonderful event again in 2015! Happy New Year to all.
                                                                                              Carrie Harris, via email

City Council — planning ahead

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

Last week’s City Council meeting was a time for the council to plan ahead. The council received a briefing on the comprehensive plan and Zoning Code update, then continued the public hearing on the city’s budget for 2015 and 2016.

In the public hearing about the budget, much of the council’s discussion centered around the 2015-2016 Capital Improvement Plan, which allocates $23.2 million to 25 projects.

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Do you really know how to breathe?

  • Written by By Jimmy McCurry, CSCS Progressive Performance, LLC

Every day each person takes about 20,000 breaths. That is 20,000 repetitions of muscle contraction. Count up how many crunches, squats and lunges you have done, every rep making them as perfect as possible. Now think about breathing. Is that something you ever really think about? Unless you are suffocating, or have a cold, probably not. Have you ever thought you could be performing 20,000 reps a day wrong? Well, we all do it, but there are some ways to help.
Improper or inefficient breathing patterns can cause postural dysfunctions and lack of stability in the trunk, as well as lack of mobility in the limbs. If you can keep a more stable trunk you will exhibit more range of motion in the shoulders and hips.There are muscles that are responsible for controlling breathing. The muscles that are most involved in respiration are the diaphragm, abdominals and external intercostals; we will talk about the diaphragm.

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Adrian F. Gallardo

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Adrian F. Gallardo

Adrian F. Gallardo passed away at the age of 59 on Nov. 15, 2014.
Born in Juarez, Mexico, he immigrated to the United States with his parents at 11 months of age and grew up in the San Fernando Valley in California.
In 1977, he and his family moved to the Santa Clarita Valley where they lived until he and his wife moved to the Seattle area in 1992. He has been a resident of Woodinville for the last 22 years.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pauline; two sons and their wives, James and Robyn of Marysville and Christopher and Cindy of North Bend; and two grandsons, Noah Adrian and Jacob Perry; a brother in California and a sister in Texas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial is planned for a later date.

Falcons try to ‘run like buttah’ against conference foes

  • Written by Derek Johnson

On a delightful day of blue sky and warm sunshine, the Woodinville Falcons headed to Marymoor Park to run against Issaquah and Eastlake on Oct. 8.

Woodinville Coach Sandy Laurence and her assistants spent five and half hours preparing the 5,000-meter course, and were raring to go when the starter’s pistol went off at 4:35 p.m.

When it was all said and done, the Falcons finished last in hypothetical team scoring for both the boys and girls varsity divisions. But the day featured strong individual performance from several Falcons.

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