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Local girl helps kids who are suffering loss, even a decade after her death

  • Written by Emily Hamann

In between the rock climbing, s’mores and canoeing, there are sharing circles, art therapy and grief education. It’s not a normal summer camp.

Camp Erin is for kids and teens who are dealing with the death of someone important to them. It’s a free weekend camp; kids arrive on Friday and leave on Sunday, and in between they get support in their grief, learn coping skills and gain back their hope.

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WHS student to donate money from lawn care business to honor Parker Moore

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Parker Moore was 18 when he got into the lawn aerating business two years ago.
Aerating lawns is hard work.

“It’s a big machine that you push across the lawn,” Jacob Green, 18,  said. The machine pokes hundreds of holes into the grass, which loosens up the soil and lets air, water and nutrients get to the plant roots. The process is done in the early spring. Last year Moore and Green got up at 6:30 a.m. and aerated 25 lawns in one day.

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Dedicated parents bridge the gap between cultures, languages

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

“The program really opened a door. It showed me a whole new face of the country,” Angelica Salgado recalled. “Before ... I felt really isolated.”

She’s speaking about Natural Leaders, a program at the Northshore School District and at other nearby school districts that helps multicultural families connect to other families, when language and cultural differences might make it hard for parents to get involved in schools.

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