Written by Submitted by Woodinville Heritage Society
The story of indomitable Susan Woodin launches Women’s History Month in Woodinville. Four other women who played a major part in developing the community will be featured in coming weeks in conjunction with Woodinville Heritage Society’s 40th anniversary.
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.
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.
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.