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Need for more affordable housing options becomes acute as the number of seniors continues to grow

  • Written by Dan Aznoff

The director of housing development at Imagine Housing estimated there will be the need for an additional 936 units of subsidized housing every year until 2025 just to keep up with the demand on the Eastside, with a major percentage of the additional units dedicated to low-income seniors.

The number of seniors in need of housing assistance will more than double in the next 10 years, predicted Sibyl Glasby. She said the elderly will represent 23 percent of the population in King County within a decade.

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Grand marshal of parade has long history of entertaining Woodinville

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

From spinning records at school dances since sixth grade to serving as MC at the Celebrate Woodinville concerts, Gaylen Sauve loves entertaining people with music and dance. This year, he’ll be honored as the grand marshal in the Celebrate Woodinville Festival’s parade this Saturday, Aug. 15.

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Bothell teen to compete in national equestrian competition

  • Written by Emily Hamann

McKenzie Milburn and her pony Darius are getting ready to go to Chicago. When they come back, they might be national champions: the best youth and pony dressage duo in the entire country.

“I’m definitely really excited,” 14-year-old McKenzie said.

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Velodrome offers rare cycling experience at Marymoor Park

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Bikes race around an oval track with high, banked corners. In a group, just inches apart from each other, they can reach speeds up to 35 mph. The bikes are light, with no brakes, just one gear and thin tires.

On Fridays, during the fastest races, spectators pack the stands at the track in Marymoor Park in Redmond.

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Winemakers, brewers, distillers go head-to-head at Woodinville triathlon

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Silliness abounds at the Woodinville Wine Country Triathlon, which brings all the area’s breweries, distilleries and wineries together — and pits them against one another in a friendly competition.

After a hiatus of a few years, the triathlon is back on, set for Aug. 19. Woodinville Wine Country has taken over organizing it. More than 20 teams have signed up to compete.

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