Northwest NEWS

February 15, 1999

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Local dentist takes part in 'Smiles for Life' program

   Dentists across the country are kicking off "Smiles for Life," a tooth-whitening campaign that will raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Dale Travis, a Woodinville dentist, is taking part in the program again this year. From Feb. 13-Mar. 15, he will provide dental whitening services free of charge in exchange for a charitable contribution to the Smiles for Life Foundation, which in turn will contribute the money to St. Jude Hospital. For more information on "Smiles for Life," call Dr. Travis at 425-483-5959; or you can call in United States or Canada toll-free 877-4 SMILES.

Cottage Lake Auxiliary receives yearly report

   During the year 1998, Cottage Lake Auxiliary gave a total of 1,303 hours of volunteer time and $7,572 to Children's Hospital. The money came from sales of quiet books, knit blankets, sweaters, and crochet items. The auxiliary also donated $2,860 to the Telethon and sold calendars. All contributions from Cottage Lake Auxiliary go towards free and partial pay care at the hospital. The sewing group still meets on Mondays, and they welcome visitors who like to draw, color, sew, or just talk. Bring a sandwich. For additional information, call 483-3565.

Exercise classes

   The Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County is opening its hydrotherapy and yoga classes to seniors and people with all types of physical disabilities. If you have arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, are recovering from a stroke, etc., you may benefit from low-impact water exercise or yoga under the guidance of a trained instructor. Hydrotherapy classes are held in the mornings and afternoons at six locations throughout King County. Yoga classes are offered in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood and in Bellevue. Call 206-633-2606 for more information.

Local exhibitors take part in Northwest Flower & Garden Show

   The 1999 Northwest Flower and Garden Show returns Feb. 17-21 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle. Northshore participants include Molbak's "A Woodland Sanctuary," designed by Bob Chittock. Another area exhibitor is Linda Fraser of LBL Landscape Group, Inc., also of Woodinville. Her garden is entitled "A Tranquil Garden Room." Other area exhibitors include Woodinville's Cottage Creek Nursery and Little Baja of Washington, and Munro's Nursery and Pacific Topsoil, both of Bothell. For details and ticket prices, call the show hotline at 1-800-229-6311.