Northwest NEWS

December 18, 2000

Local News

New principal relishes the challenges of her position

*Elementary school principals wear many hats on the job and work long hours each day.

WSDOT hopeful for Thursday opening of new SR 522 lanes

*Weather permitting, construction crews will open a 3 1/2 mile segment of two new westbound lanes of State Route 522 near Paradise Lake Road in the Maltby area of Snohomish County by Thursday, Dec. 21, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Give your time this holiday season

*Puget Sound Blood Center seeks volunteers to help out at mobile blood drives and at donation centers.

Poinsettias have become a holiday tradition from Molbak's

*Native to tropical Mexico, poinsettias were first brought to the United States by Joel Poinsett, a noted botanist and the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.

Annual contest seeks National Park images

*Eastman Kodak Company, in conjunction with the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, is sponsoring the National Parks Pass "Experience Your America" Photo Contest.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies held at The Journey, a Christian bookstore in Woodinville

*A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently to celebrate the opening of The Journey, a Christian Book Store, located in the Woodinville Plaza in Woodinville.

Court rules against soccer field hopes

*On Dec. 14 the Washington State Supreme Court ruled on a case involving the potential use of the Woodinville Kaplan property and other properties located in the agricultural production district for soccer and other recreational uses.