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Woodinville shelter gives women and their babies a fresh start

  • Written by Emily Hamann

A fence and trees separate the big house from the road. The front garden has a path that winds through the trees to the wide front porch, a pack of strollers gathered in one corner. Inside, soft carpet and cozy couches greet visitors.

To the women who come here, from off the street, or living in their cars, it’s like an oasis. For them, and their babies.
Special Delivery is a ministry of Overlake Christian Church. It’s a housing program for young pregnant women who are experiencing homelessness.

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The 1990 flood: One life, hundreds of dairy cows lost

  • Written by Lisa Allen, Editor

25 years later, for mom and baby rescued from floodwaters, an emotional reunion

A fatal mistake

“We made a bad choice,” Amie Vaughn admits.

She was Amie Scott then, 25 years ago this month. It was late in the evening on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, when she, her husband Scot and their 6-month-old baby boy were on their way home to Duvall from a trip to see her father on Whidbey Island. When they reached the intersection of Woodinville-Duvall Road and West Snoqualmie Valley Road, they made a fateful decision to follow the lights of other cars and trucks that were going around barricades that had been placed there to block the flooded road from traffic.

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Founder of Molbak’s celebrates 90th birthday

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

In the 1950s, there were five glass greenhouses on 175th Street filled with chrysanthemums and carnations. Today, the space has grown into Molbak’s Garden + Home, a store known for its wide selection of plants and gifts, its relaxing cafe and the important role it plays in many people’s seasonal traditions.

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Local Girl Scout treks to Machu Picchu

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Through Girl Scouts, kids can go camping, exploring and learn new skills and hobbies. But for one Woodinville High School student, Girl Scouts gave her the chance to trek to Machu Picchu.

Nicole Wastell has been in Girl Scouts since the first grade.

“I love the excitement of learning something new,” she said.

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