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Steps for the hungry: local CROP Hunger Walk to raise funds for food

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

The Woodinville CROP Hunger Walk, now in its third year, takes place on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The walk spans three miles and starts and ends at the Carol Edwards Center.

Of the funds raised before and during the walk, 25 percent will go to the YMCA summer lunch program and to the Maltby Food Bank. The remaining 75 percent will go back to the walk’s main sponsor, Church World Service, which will donate the money to vetted humanitarian organizations around the world.

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WHS continues tradition of excellence at DECA International

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

Woodinville High School excelled yet again at this year’s DECA International Career Development Conference, known as the ICDC, on April 26-29 in Anaheim.

DECA is a program that helps train high school and college students in areas such as marketing, business management, finance and hospitality.

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Area competitive cheer squad wins two national championships in first year

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

In its first full year of competition, Woodinville’s Tech Elite Cheer House, affiliated with Tech Gymnastics, won two national competitions.
“We feel like we had a pretty solid, successful showing for our first year out,” said Hallie Newton, cheer coach and one of Tech Elite’s two program directors along with coach Lenny Lewis.

The gym’s senior team, called “Matrix,” is made up of eight girls ages 11 to 16. Matrix won the PacWest Nationals in Portland in March and also won the American Showcase National Championships in Anaheim in April.

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Helping the hungry: Snohomish County participates in 25th annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

On May 13, mail carriers and volunteers across the country will participate in the 25th annual Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.

In Snohomish County, the event takes place due to the group effort of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Volunteers of America Western Washington, United Way of Snohomish County, Branch 791, and the Snohomish County Labor Council.

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Learn how to can at home

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Online and hands-on courses teach how to preserve local foods safely.
Rich, red strawberry jam, crunchy dill pickles, homemade salsa – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a big step towards ensuring your family always has plenty of healthy food available. However, safely preserving food at home requires a bit of knowledge, time set aside, and a small investment in equipment.

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