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Pride Month Discussions at NSD Board Meeting

  • Written by Kara Roth

It was standing room only at the May 13 Northshore School District (NSD) Board meeting.  The board room was filled to capacity with over 220 people causing attendees to spill into the hallway and lobby.  A large number of attendees watched the school board meeting through a remote feed or on their phones in the lobby.  The majority of attendees were community members who came out to share their opinions in regards to possible NSD Pride Month activities in June.  Social media contributed to the large attendance numbers.

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Reducing Pollutants from our Environment

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Zero Waste Washington, a Seattle-based group, is dedicated to showing businesses and other organizations how to deal with toxic waste and pollutants. On May 23rd, Heather Trim, the group’s Executive Director, will explain how producers can reduce plastics pollution, remove toxic chemicals, redesign products, and increase innovation.
 
The talk will be at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell, at 10:15 a.m. There is no fee and all are welcome.

Duvall Day Coming Soon!

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
“The Best Day of the Year!” is an exclamation often heard from people attending Duvall’s annual “Small Town / Real Life” festival: Duvall Days. This year the festival opens on Saturday, June 1st, and it will be jam-packed with fun things for visitors of all ages.
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST
Starting with a big parade at 10:30 on Saturday morning, Duvall’s Main Street is closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall lined with vendor booths. Events and activities run all throughout the day and into the evening, and this year things are capped off with a music concert in McCormick Park, followed by the return of FIREWORKS after dark.
 
Come out and enjoy these family-friendly events and activities:
· Grand Parade · Gaming Truck *NEW · Trampoline · Bouncy Houses · Kids Coloring station · Evening S’mores *NEW · Zip Line · Food Trucks · Cow Pie Bingo · Festival Shuttles · Rock Wall · 3v3 Basketball Tournament · Micro-Drone Racing *NEW · Hydro-Racing Simulator *NEW · DinoCrew Entertainment · Music & Dance Performances · Beer Garden · Live Music · Kid’s Obstacle Course *NEW · Tours of Historic Dougherty Farmstead · Hamster Ball *NEW · Running of the Balls · 4-H Petting Zoo
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND
The morning features the famous Riverview Education Foundation 5K run, a back this year the half Marathon in addition to the renowned Firefighters Pancake Breakfast served up inside the Duvall Fire House from 7 AM to 1 PM. Turn off the Xbox and pick up a fork!
 
The festival planners are still accepting entrants for the kick-off parade. Entrants are judged by a team of local “experts” and honors are awarded for the most creative floats and performances. Great entries are already lined up – showcasing some of the best athletes in our Valley! Don’t forget to nominate someone for Grand Marshall.
 
If you would like to participate in the Duvall Days Festival –by marching in the parade or offering your products or services in a vendor booth – please visit DuvallDays.org to find all the details and application forms. But do it soon, because time is running out.
 
This family-friendly, two-day event is put on by a team of dedicated volunteers.

About Measles

  • Written by (from Kingo County Health Department)
Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes. It mainly spreads through the air after a person with measles coughs or sneezes.
 
Measles symptoms begin seven to 21 days after exposure to someone with measles. Measles is contagious from approximately four days before the rash appears through four days after the rash appears. People can spread measles before they have the characteristic measles rash.
 
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Vulcan Products named SBA graduate of the year

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2019 Seattle District 8(a) Graduate of the Year is Vulcan Products Company (VPC) in Woodinville.  The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program is a nine-year certification that levels the playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities. It limits competition for certain contracts to 8(a) certified businesses and provides technical assistance to empower small businesses to successfully expand through government contracting.
 
After 19 years in business, Mike Russell Sr. applied and was accepted into the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program in 2003. At the time of joining the program, their annual revenues were approximately $1 million and they employed a staff of 15 employees. Today, VPC is a multi-million dollar business with 38 employees.  They’re currently working to provide metallic build-to-print flight hardware components and complete assemblies to the New Midsize Airplane (NMA) at the Boeing Company.
 
“VPC is a great example of how an existing business can use the SBA 8(a) program as a business accelerator,” SBA Seattle District Director Kerrie Hurdsaid.

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