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DAR elects officers
The David Douglas chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently elected 1996-98 officers: Pat Andrews, regent; Betty Newman, vice-regent; Jill Richardson-Landon, chaplain; Eloise Dinkel, secretary; Jean Agnello, treasurer; Pamela Thurman, registrar; Verna Stone, historian; and Carol Dethman, librarian.
Street of Dreams
The 13th annual Street of Dreams at Summitridge in Bellevue on Cougar Mountain features eight estate-sized homes priced up to $700,000. The Street of Dreams shows off the latest trends, designs, landscaping features, and technology. The event is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Aug. 18. For information, call 654-HOME (4663).
Life health seminars
Evergreen Community Health Care offers a variety of seminars during August. For information on "Stronger Options for Self-Defense," "Herbs: Preserving the Harvest," "Pondering Parenthood?," or "The Evergreen Babysitters Club," call 899-3000. For "Mended Hearts," call 487-1330.
Ste. Michelle chef to cook in demonstration
Chateau Ste. Michelle executive chef John Sarich will provide a cooking demonstration at the Issaquah Price Costco Aug. 2 from 4-7 p.m. Featured menus will include Northwest salmon, scallops, and wine. Call Sue Gillespie for details at 488-4694.
'A Day in the Vineyard'
A Day in the Vineyard, the second annual Woodinville/Greater Seattle Wine Festival, will be held on Mon., Sept. 2, on the grounds of Columbia Winery. Featured at the event will be wine tasting, live music, unique art, and gourmet food. For information, call the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce at 481-8300.
DeLille Cellars earns 'Highly Recommended' rating
The Wine Spectator's Advance, a sneak preview of the Buying Guide for the Aug. 31 issue of the magazine, has named DeLille Cellars' 1993 D2 Proprietary Yakima Valley Red wine as "Highly Recommended." Matched with a Wine Spectator Tasting Panel score of 92 is the following description: "Ripe and distinguished for its currant, prune, and plum flavors that are trimmed with chocolate, coffee, and spice overtones. And it all swirls smoothly through the long finish. This Washington red blend has fine tannins now, but try holding it through 2000 or 2002."
WSU seeks horse donations
Washington State University is looking for healthy horses two years or older that have had limited training. The horses are needed for WSU equine training classes, and will be a tax deductible donation to the university. For more information, call (509) 335-2881.
Donate unwanted cars and boats
Children and adults with disabilities have benefited from boat and car owners who have donated their boats to The Arc (formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens). The donors receive a tax deduction, a free pickup service, hassle-free removal of their boat or auto, and an empty driveway, dock, or storage area. For more information to make a donation, call 364-6337.
Be a friend
The Friend to Friend program is searching for volunteers to spend a little time twice a month with lonely residents of nursing homes, assisted living and retirement facilities. Volunteers merely stop by and visit with these residents at their own convenience. There are 15 locations in Woodinville, Bothell, Redmond, and Kirkland. For more information, contact Marilyn at 246-5150.
Area quilter is show winner
Winners at the 1996 Great Pacific NW Quilt Show included Lynn Schlater-Williams of Snohomish, whose entry won 3rd place in the traditional mixed category.
Kids can't fly
Harborview Medical Center reports that 5 children have fallen from windows this month. They advise parents make sure that windows are closed and locked, even during the summer.
Have fun, eat safe
It's time for picnics, parties, and barbeques, but don't forget about keeping that food safe. Potentially hazardous foods include meats, poultry, and fish; potato salads, rice, and beans after water has been added; and eggs and cut melons at room temperature.
Call 1-800-438-5856 for tips on plastic bag recycling.