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The making of a leader…Sarah Raza

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

I continue to be inspired by the young adults in our community especially after chatting with Sarah Raza last week.  At only 17 years old, she is really making a difference and has the makings to be a leader in the future.

Sarah lives with her family in Woodinville and just started her senior year at Redmond High School (school district boundaries dictated that). 

She said she has always enjoyed history classes and attributes that to her love of reading.  “With History what you read is true and about our past,” Sarah said.  She chuckled when she added that she is enjoying math now as well and that stemmed from taking a Calculus class.  I chuckled as well saying that is when many people likely start to dislike math!

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Volta Under the Big Top

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton
Chances are that even if you haven’t attended a Cirque du Soleil show, you’ve heard about their shows.  A golden opportunity to experience the excitement of Cirque de Soleil close to home is only days away!
 
The company started in 1984 with their first production and since then more than 180 million spectators have seen a Cirque du Soleil show.  In 2017, close to 10 million spectators alone attended!  Not only that, but the company (headquartered in Montreal) employees 4,000 people worldwide that represent more than 50 nationalities and speak 25 different languages. 
 
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Welcome to Bothell… Private/public effort brings back iconic sign

  • Written by Susan Gardner
Years ago, welcome signs graced the SR-522 entrances to Bothell.  The signs welcomed visitors to Bothell “for a day or a lifetime.”  Over the years, they disappeared.  The sign at the west entrance fell victim to an accident on the highway.  The sign at the east was removed when the entrance to the UW-Bothell/Cascadia campus was constructed in the mid-2000s.
 
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From the Frying Pan to the [Board of] Fire [Commissioners]

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton
After 28 years of service, Mike Millman retired from his position as Station Captain at Everett Fire Department in February of this year.  He is far from done serving the public, however,  having recently been  appointed as a new Woodinville Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioner.
 
As a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners, he’ll meet with fellow commissioners at Headquarters Fire Station 31.  This board oversees all budget and policy decisions for the District.
 
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#stupidcancer #ihatecancer

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

Cancer affects so many of us both directly and indirectly.  It leaves us with feelings of helplessness, fear, and frustration.  Do we trust the initial diagnosis, or do we search out a second opinion?  Should we choose the recommended treatment, or do we search for alternatives?

Ryan Sternagel and Teddy Guss Sternagel, both graduates from Woodinville High School in 2003, were faced with these questions and so many more.  You see, five years ago, they welcomed a son, Ryder, into the world.  Just before his first birthday, they discovered he had cancer.  He was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma-a childhood cancer of the nervous system.  Ryder had a tumor larger than his kidney growing inside and out of his spinal canal as well as two secondary tumors, all of which had metastasized into his bones. In an instant, their lives were changed.   The doctors told the Sternagels that Ryder would have to undergo chemotherapy immediately.

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