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Camp Korey spreads Valentine’s Day joy and prepares to host fundraising luncheon

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Youth in the inpatient unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital received a special Valentine’s Day surprise thanks to Camp Korey’s Camp to You outreach program and special funding by the Elbridge and Debra Stuart Family Foundation. Camp to You staff and volunteers spread love and cheer to over 200 children on Feb. 12 in honor of Valentine’s, delivering gifts of small stuffed cows wishing them an “Udderly Fantastic Valentine’s Day.” Each cow also came with an Amazon gift card and special crafts and a photo station were set up in the playroom. This is the third year that Camp to You was able to deliver special Valentines, generously funded by the Stuart Foundation at Seattle Children’s. In addition, Camp to You will be delivering stuffed cows and gift cards to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at a later date.

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A ‘discount diva’ used her online store to turn her life around

  • Written by Emily Hamann

In a nondescript business park on Northeast 177th Place in Woodinville, there’s a little store. The sign outside says “Discount Divas” in curly lettering and inside is a bright little shop with discount clothes. Just looking at it, you’d never know the story of the two women who believed in this business, and in each other.

Three years ago Carissa Hanberg lived in a cheap apartment in Everett with her daughter. Her old loaner car was on the verge of breaking down. Her apartment had bars on the windows. There was no heat.

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WHS alum gets support for cancer-fighting campaign

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Tonya McQuistan Nichols has been friends with Dawn Bailey since they were teenagers at Woodinville High School.

“Dawn is, the first thing I would say is fun-loving,” Nichols said. “She sees things for exactly how they are, says things exactly how it is.”

Bailey and Nichols remained friends even after they both moved away from Woodinville, Nichols to Los Angeles and Bailey to Chehalis.

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Local entrepreneur’s drain stopper product attracts attention on national TV

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

Naushad Ali’s goal was to make the iPod of drain stoppers — and after appearing on the ABC show “Shark Tank” two weeks ago, he’s closer to making that a reality.

“That experience was one of my most memorable experiences of my life,” Ali said of appearing on the show. “It was really wonderful for my family and me.”

Ali, a Woodinville resident and Redmond real estate agent, went on “Shark Tank” to pitch his product Drain Strain to the shows “sharks,” or investors. He received two offers from Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec.

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Keep your pet safe, this month and always

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

Does your cat need to wear tags on a collar, even if it stays inside? Does your dog need to stay on a leash, even at the park?

February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, so it’s a good time to find out the answers to these and other tricky pet-related questions.

Laws differ based on what city and county you live in. Woodinville, Kenmore and unincorporated King County are subject to King County regulations, but Bothell has its own laws and pet licensing system. Snohomish County also has different rules and procedures.

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