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Finding homes for local heroes

  • Written by Tim Gruver

For the past 15 years, Homes for Heroes  has  been helping community heroes find their footing in the real estate market all across the country at affordable costs.

Founded in 2002 by Minnesota CEO Ruth Johnson and family members Kacy Mlenar, Helen Johnson, and Mark Micek, Homes for Heroes was founded in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. It serves firefighters, police officers, teachers, soldiers, healthcare professionals, and emergency medical responders looking to save money buying or renting a home.

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Celebrate the Completion of the Tolt Trail Improvements on August 23

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The City of Kenmore is committed to improving safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists. In cooperation with the City of Seattle, the owner of the Tolt Trail, the City of Kenmore has improved year-round accessibility for trail users by paving the pathway between 68th and 71st Avenues  Northeast. This trail provides a key connection between neighborhoods and Kenmore’s downtown.

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12th MAN FAN GETS SCAMMED

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

A Seahawks fan lost more than a thousand dollars after paying someone online for season tickets he never received. Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest wants to alert other NFL or college football fans to watch out for phony tickets sold online.

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Over 1,000 Animal Lovers Expected at August 26th PAWSwalk

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Gather your friends (furry and otherwise) and register at PAWSwalk.net for the 26th annual PAWSwalk at King County’s Marymoor Park on Saturday, August 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’re a pet owner or just an animal lover, it’s time to register for THE event to raise funds for the thousands of homeless, injured, sick, and orphaned dogs, cats and wild animals cared for at PAWS facilities in Lynnwood and Seattle.

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Community Emergency Response Team Training Begins September 11

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Are you prepared for the next major disaster? Following a major disaster, local fire, medical, police, city, and other first responders may not be able to meet the demand for their services. Residents and visitors to our community may need to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life sustaining needs. A regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an organization of volunteer emergency workers who have received specific training in basic disaster response skills with the intent of supplementing existing emergency responders in the event of a major disaster.

The Northshore Emergency Management Coalition is hosting a CERT training program that educates participants about local hazards, basic disaster preparedness and provides hands-on training that includes fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. During actual emergencies within the cities of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park, CERT volunteers may be called upon to assist city staff and other partner agencies in performing a wide variety of tasks to help our community respond and recover.

The CERT training program consists of eight three-hour sessions and requires a $35 course fee. Training will be hosted at the Northshore Fire Department, 7220 NE 181st Street in Kenmore. Space is limited to the first 30 applicants. Visit www.cityofkenmore.com/content/community-emergency-response-team-cert-training for more information. 

To register, contact Carl Lunak, Emergency Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 425-354-1744.