Northwest NEWS

July 12, 1999

Home & Garden

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New fitness program at YMCA: 'Kids on Wheels'

   The Northshore YMCA has developed a new fitness program for youth, ages 10-15, this summer: "Kids on Wheels." This program is geared to introduce youth to the ways of proper fitness routines. Mondays are reserved for weight training from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays (noon to 3 p.m.) are open for bike riding around the Bothell/Woodinville community along the Burke Gilman Trail. On Fridays, everyone will swim in the YMCA pool from 1-3:30 p.m. Registrations are open for the entire summer or a specific week may be selected. Fees for Facility Members are $20/entire summer and $5/week. For Program Members, the fees are $40/the full summer or $15/weekly through the summer. For information, call Scott Gillespie at 425-485-9797 or drop by the Northshore YMCA.

Free emergency water for Woodinville residents

   Woodinville Water District is distributing free boxes of emergency drinking water to its residential customers this summer. Each residential customer will receive a free container of emergency storage water. Customers can pick up the water at the district office or at local area grocery store displays. They are also delivering the boxes to residential customers' homes. Many people do not have water in their emergency kits or have stored water inappropriately. The box will contain information on how much water to store and how to store it safely. For additional information, call (425) 483-9104, ext. 313.

Grange camp has openings

   There is still time for youngsters ages 9 through 14 to sign up for Junior Grange Camp at Coronet Bay on Whidby Island. The Grange will sponsor eight more children from the Northshore area. The new cutoff date for acceptance is July 21. For information, call Frank Baker at 206-367-4932, or Gino Giovaccinno at 425-488-0441.

Compost class offered

   Turn your food and yard waste into a valuable commodity. Learn ways to compost food leftovers, kitchen scraps, etc., as well as yard waste at a Woodinville Water District composting class to be held on Saturday, July 17, from 9-11 a.m. In another class, find out why compost bins work in summer and winter. Paul Martin, a Master Recycler Composter (MRC), will describe what composting is, its benefits, how to make it, and how to use it. Learn to build your own compost bin cheaply and easily. Questions will also be answered regarding Vermi (worms) composting. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. The class will be cancelled if not enough people sign up. Call 483-9104, ext. 302.