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PSE Gas Relocation Project in Kenmore

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Please be advised of potential significant traffic impacts on and near 68th Ave NE/Juanita Dr NE starting Sept 10th, 2018.
 
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) must relocate sections of natural gas main to make way for the West Sammamish River Bridge replacement project. This PSE project is required in advance of the city project to replace the bridge.
Work is expected to last for 10 weeks, ending in early November.
 
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The Value of Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare Enrollees

  • Written by Guest Column By Catherine Field, Washington Market President - Humana
If you currently have Medicare, or if you will soon become eligible for Medicare, prescription drug benefits should be an important part of your decision-making when it comes to choosing among various Medicare coverage options.
It’s important to know that Original Medicare provides very little prescription drug coverage. Therefore, if you are eligible for Medicare and want drug coverage, you will need to purchase it from a private insurer. You can either buy a stand-alone prescription drug plan—commonly referred to as a PDP—or obtain Part D prescription coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan that includes drug coverage.
 
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North Cascades featured in Sept. 15 program

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Tourists and local residents have long enjoyed North Cascades National Park and Highway Route 20 that link northwest and northeast Washington state via Sedro-Woolley and Concrete, across the mountains to Winthrop and the Okanogan area.
 
The North Cascades area is the subject Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. when Woodinville Heritage Society launches the third year of its free Community Programs at Brightwater Education Center, 22505 Highway 9 (Woodinville-Snohomish road, just north of Costco).
 
Dr. Jesse Kennedy will share information about the historic mines of the Thunder Creek District of the North Cascades. His presentation will focus on the Skagit Queen Mines and their significant impact on early development of the area. He invites listeners to decide whether Mark Twain's famous quote is correct: "A mine is a hole in the ground owned by a liar."
 
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Kennedy was the first chief of cultural resource management for North Cascades National Park and served for more than 26 years.  He continues to explore the history of the North Cascades through images, stories and structures of that area.

Suicide rates in Washington continue rising

  • Written by By the Washington State Department of Health
Suicide rates in Washington have continued to rise and health officials at the Department of Health want people to take five actions urged in the national “#Bethe1to” suicide prevention campaign.
 
 “We want people to know there are steps they can take that can help prevent suicide,” said Secretary of Health John Wiesman. “Learning these may be vitally important to those you love and care about.”
In 2017, 1,300 Washingtonians died by suicide, and from 2006 to 2017 suicide in Washington state increased by an average of 2.5 percent annually. 
 
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Molbak’s offers grants to local schools for nature education programs

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Molbak’s garden + home, a family-owned local business, continues its 62 year commitment to the community by working with the Northshore Schools Foundation to award $5,000 dollars in grants to local schools.  The Molbak’s
 
Nature Education Grant program provides money to support hands-on nature education programs and projects that can result in:
 
positive impacts to the environment of a school or community
 
an increase in appreciation of the positive effects of plants and gardens
 
and/or an increase in students’ appreciation for healthy foods and nutrition.
 
The goal is to empower students by providing hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities. Teachers, staff, parents and school organizations may apply for a grant from $50 and up to $1000.
 
The Northshore Schools Foundation is accepting applications for Molbak’s Nature Education’s second round of grants until November 1, 2018.  Grants will be awarded in December of 2018.

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