Washington state’s Division of Child Support is celebrating the launch of a new app for Android phones this August. The launch coincides with Child Support Awareness Month and reflects how child support programs are addressing the changing needs of families.
A Monroe woman’s daily routine took an unexpected turn on July 30 when she realized she won $360,001 on a Washington’s Lottery Hit 5 ticket. She purchased the ticket from a local Twin River Mart (17025 W Main St) earlier that week. “I was on my lunch break and called in to check my ticket. When I heard all five matching numbers, I thought it was a mistake. Naturally, I called back and checked again,” she shared jokingly.
EvergreenHealth joined King County’s Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for the seventh consecutive year, recognizing the health care system’s ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and protect resources in the Puget Sound area.
EvergreenHealth shares this recognition with 111 other local businesses and organizations representing the hospitality, medical service, professional services, technology, retail, finance, government and arts and entertainment industries. King County cited several ecofriendly initiatives underway at EvergreenHealth such as a streamlined process to sort waste, recycling and compost that has already saved more than an estimated $15,000 in landfill waste costs.
Lindsey Yocum of Redmond was filled with strength as she spoke about her son, Porter (age 3) at Kindering’s annual graduation ceremony on Aug. 13.
When parents first arrive at Kindering, they often feel like they are the only people in the world experiencing the trials of raising a child with special needs. And indeed, they may have a child who has a syndrome so rare that it doesn’t even have a name. However, these families quickly discover that Kindering is a place that brings families hope, joy and a sense of community.
The halcyon days of hydro boat racing on the Sammamish River will be highlighted Sept. 16 when the Woodinville Heritage Society (WHS) presents veteran racer and budding author Jim Benson. “We think a lot of people will enjoy this program, whether or not they witnessed the thrills of the Sammamish Slough Races,” said program chair Deanna Arnold-Frady.