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‘Purse party’ fundraiser to benefit local women in need

  • Written by Submitted by Barb Olsen

It’s that time of year again when the Duvall Civic Club asks community members to cast about in their closets for gently-used or new purses to donate to the third annual Duvall Civic Club Purse Party fundraiser. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Match Coffee and Wine, 15705 Main Street in Duvall. The public is invited to attend.

Proceeds will be used to help support the emergency shelter program at LifeWire (formerly Eastside Domestic Violence), individual residents at Acres of Diamonds transitional housing in Duvall, and the Vicky Neil family of Tuxedo’s Antique Mall in Duvall, who recently lost their daughter, Cara, as well as to other Duvall Civic Club endeavors in the community.  
Donations of purses, totes, and wallets can be dropped off at Match any Tuesday through Saturday until the night of the event, when they will be sold in a silent auction.

Bidding begins at 5 p.m. and closes at 7:30 p.m. You (or someone to represent you) must be present to claim your winning bids.

For more information about donations, call (206) 462-9239. And for information about the event, see duvallcivicclub.org.

Brew, bluegrass and ‘fun’-raiser

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Clothes For Kids (CFK) is pleased to announce its Brew & Bluegrass fundraiser is back by popular demand! The event is Saturday, Oct. 18, 5 - 9 p.m. at the Northshore Senior Center (10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell), with all proceeds benefiting Clothes For Kids.

Clothes For Kids invites the public to join the fun as local breweries, bluegrass bands, and even a few wineries all get together to support Clothes For Kids. This year’s event will again feature Big E Ales, as well as other fine local craft breweries. “This is such a worthwhile cause and a fun event. We are proud to be a part of it for the third year in a row,” said Brian Ellersick of Big E Ales.

Adult tickets are $25, youth 5-20 years old are $15, and family discount packages including two adult and two youth tickets are available for $60. To purchase tickets, go to www.clothesforkids.org or contact Joy Ingram at (425) 741-6500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EvergreenHealth employees ask for wage increase, safer staffing levels

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

At the Aug. 19 meeting of the EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners, members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, the healthcare service workers union, will go before the board to request higher wage increases, safer staffing conditions and better education programs.

The union has been bargaining with EvergreenHealth since last September on the terms of the next three-year contract for services, said Andrea Eisenbarth, a patient support assistant and union member. The most recent offer would include a 1 percent wage raise for the first two years and a 1.25 percent increase on the third year — less than the rate of inflation.

In contrast, EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte has a proposed raise of 18 percent, according to the union.
The contract covers frontline workers, including those who prepare food, clean rooms, help patients get to the toilet, answer phones and sterilize medical instruments. It doesn’t apply to doctors, nurses and management.
No one from EvergreenHealth was available to comment by press time. Look for a longer article in next week’s paper.

Real Estate Transitions: Why Local Expertise is Important

  • Written by SUBMITTED BY THE BLUE TEAM: mICHELLE bLUE & aSHLEY FARRINGTON, wINDERMERE REAL ESTATE

Real estate is local and while it is good to know what is going on nationally and even regionally, what really matters if you are thinking about selling your home and/or buying one, is what is going on in your city and your neighborhood and even for your home style. Local expertise is invaluable in helping you explore your options and knowing what to expect with respect to the numbers, timing and process. Here is the data your local real estate expert should be able to provide you:

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Taste of the Valley benefits Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance

  • Written by DAN AZNOFF

The Taste of the Valley was held Saturday night, July 26 at Jubilee Farm in Carnation.  

More than 250 people gathered at the farm on a glorious weekend night to raise funds for the efforts of the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance to support the local farmers and outdoor enthusiasts who want the valley protected from further development.

Chefs from dozens of celebrated restaurants in Seattle and the Eastside provided tasty samples from their menus to the guests in attendance.

Sammamish resident Cynthia Krass, executive director of the SPVA, remarked, “I am very proud to see those of us that live on the Sammamish Plateau, who have this regional treasure right outside our back door, are recognizing its value, and stepping up to the plate to help preserve it.”

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