Bothell serves as the starting point for coming-of-age journeys for nonprofit group

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

“Basecamp” in Bothell is “where the magic happens” for scores of kids and teenagers who are growing up and moving on to the next stage of their lives, according to Cameron Withey. Withey is the office manager and a youth mentor with Rite of Passage Journeys, a nonprofit organization that guides children, teens and adults through life transitions by exploring nature.

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37th annual JBLM McChord RAO Retiree Heritage Dinner

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The 37th annual JBLM McChord RAO Retiree Heritage Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, at the McChord Field Collocated Clubs. No host social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and seating is at 7:15 p.m. This year’s theme is honoring Vietnam era veterans. The informal dinner features full military ceremonials, a guest speaker, interesting and historical military displays, door prizes and much camaraderie. All military, active and retired, from all services, their family and friends are invited.

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Market for crafts and much more supports Maltby Food Bank

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

What started as a way for clients of the Maltby Food Bank to help themselves has blossomed into a fun way for anyone to spend a Saturday. The Summer Market (running April through June this year) at Flower World in Snohomish includes arts and crafts vendors, food, carnival-style games for kids and a bounce house, all benefiting the Maltby Food Bank.

Kat Summers, a longtime volunteer at the Maltby Food Bank and the organizer of the Summer Market, explained the market started several years ago so food bank clients could help themselves by selling things they make or distribute. This year, the market has grown to roughly 35 vendors, only two of whom are food bank clients.

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WHS grad starts project aimed at revolutionizing the arts

  • Written by Emily Hamann

In 2013 in New York City, an actress lost her battle with cancer. She was 40. Now, on the other side of the country, a project is underway that will preserve her legacy, maybe forever.

Virginia “Ginny” Bartholomew and Woodinville native Will Le Vasseur worked in theater together in New York City. Now he’s working on a new project, The Ginny B, a non-profit to honor Bartholomew.

“She was the spark that became the fire that was now The Ginny B,” Le Vasseur said.

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