Northwest NEWS

September 16, 2002


Reading and Understanding

*How do you know when young children are not just reading isolated words, but really understanding what they're reading?

Thanks to all who participated

*With my community's enthusiastic support, my friend Martha and I walked 60 miles during the weekend of August 9-11, for breast cancer research, treatment and ultimately a cure.

Residents have the right to ensure safety in their neighborhoods

*I was appalled when I read the response to the letter urging drivers in Lake Marcel to slow down. If it angered you, than you are obviously NOT a very good neighbor or a fan of safety for children or others who are enjoying our neighborhoods.

Random Act of Kindness

*I want to publicly acknowledge a good Samaritan who saved me from having a caffeine attack in Duvall at CC's Espresso. Seriously, it was the random act of kindness that deserves a public thanks.

Business support appreciated

*I am a member of the Riverview Educational Foundation. As such, I was asked to help solicit donations and prizes to support our major fundraiser, the REF Golf Classic. I have to admit that I was not looking forward to this task at all.

Drivers' patience and cooperation has been impressive

*As we approach the date for the re-opening of the Woodinville-Duvall Bridge, I want to extend a great big thank you to all my fellow commuters.

An explanation is due

*I share the disappointment of many parents and children that the first anniversary of the tragedy of Sept. 11 was neither noted nor observed in several of our schools, including Woodinville High School.

What do I tell my daughter?

*My daughter, a high school senior, had to do a report for school on how state government works. She was hoping I could tell her how it worked for me in my work for Thrashers Corner Preservation Association. I told her it was unresponsive to me.

Family grateful for love and support from community

*When we moved to Woodinville about 13 years ago, we had no idea what an incredible community we had joined.

Program turns daughter into reader

*I am writing in response to last weeks story on Northshore School District's LITERACY LINKS.

Bridge art makes waiting

*This is an open thank you to the clever person/people who decorated the Northeast cornerstone of the 124th Street bridge over the Snoqualmie River recently

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