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Student bikes cross-country to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

Chase Steigers, a junior at the University of Washington and a graduate of Woodinville High School, will wake up at 5 a.m. every morning for two months this summer.

Steigers, with other members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, will ride his bike across the country to raise money and awareness for people with mental and physical disabilities. After waking up early in the morning, the team of fraternity members will ride 70 to 100 miles per day, then arrive in a new city for a “friendship visit,” in which they’ll meet with kids with disabilities, play games like wheelchair basketball and present each organization with a check.

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Janell’s Gluten-Free Market expands to Totem Lake

  • Written by Shannon Michael

Responding to customers coming from as far away as Issaquah to her Everett store, owner Janell Farnsworth opened a second Janell’s Gluten-Free Market in the upper Totem Lake shopping center next to Trader Joe’s a few months ago.
While the store sells some of the major gluten-free brands such as Udi’s, Schar, Enjoy Life and Pamela’s, they also feature locally produced products from Flying Apron, Fancy Free and Shambala.

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Spring calls for exploring along the Burke-Gilman & Lake Sammamish Trails

  • Written by Shannon Michael

Goodbye March and nine-plus inches of rain! Hello April and forecasts for warmer, sunnier weather! We now have the incentive to tune up our bikes, get out the rollerblades, or buy a new pair of walking shoes and rediscover a true outdoor gem in our region: the Burke-Gilman and Lake Sammamish trails.

The Burke-Gilman Trail runs from Ballard to Bothell. From Bothell to Woodinville, the trail continues as the Lake Sammamish Trail as it winds through Woodinville south along the Sammamish River to Redmond.

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PHI KAPPA TAU FRATERNITY CELEBRATES NATIONAL SERVICE WEEKEND AT CAMP KOREY

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

More than 60 members of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity from across the country gathered together at Camp Korey on the weekend of March 29 to volunteer their time and efforts helping Camp Korey prepare for spring and summer programs. For two and a half days during less than cooperative weather, the fraternity brothers spent time building, painting, cleaning, and laying gravel, in preparation for the arrival of the children with life-altering medical conditions and their families served by the camp.

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Volunteer experience in Guatemala changes WSU grad’s perspective on life

  • Written by Shannon Michael

For a young woman who had never traveled outside of the United States, the thought of traveling to Guatemala where Maren Talcott would live and volunteer at a Montessori school for three months was daunting.

Talcott, an ’09 WHS alum who graduated from Washington State University in December with a degree in elementary education and a minor in Spanish, fully admits she has lived a sheltered life, free from any major wants or worries. She knew going to Guatemala would be out of her comfort zone.

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