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Thu. 03/30/17
NCA Adds New Building and Opens Enrollment for 2017-2018
Northshore Christian Academy - 03/30/17 1:21 PM
On February 2, 2017, an official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Cascade Pavilion building at Northshore Christian Academy, took place and was attended by Judy Tuohy, Everett City Councilwoman, David Lee VP of Religious Institution Banking for Bank of the West, Mark Lewinski from Kirtley-Cole Associates, Manal Shawish from 2812 Architecture, and Northshore Christian Church's Senior Pastor Ken Long, along with NCA's entire 1,000 student body and 150 faculty and staff.

As NCA's 21st year develops, this new 15,000-sf building, currently being built on the North side of the school campus, will provide: 5 new classrooms, a music classroom, a robotics class space; 3,500-sf cafeteria with windows, a roll up door offering natural light and high ceilings; 1,000-sf outdoor patio connected to the lunchroom; reception/office, teacher work area, and a conference room. The building is schedule to be completed by the middle of August, 2017, just in time for the start of NCA's 2017/2018 school year. Selected students 'broke ground' along with the attending dignitaries and school administrators using the same symbolic shovels from 13 and 5 years-ago when NCA held similar ceremonies for their main school and Pavilion facilities. Those in attendance took a moment to pray over the new building site and to ask for a safe, successful, timely building process and for great things to come for the school from this new building.

NCA is now accepting new student applications for the 2016-2017 School Year. For details on NCA Admissions and Prospective Family Tours which are offered every Wednesday at 9:30am, go to: http://www.northshorechristianacademy.org/Admissions

Why consider NCA? NCA has over 20 years of academic experience (Est. 1995). Imagine sending your child to school in an environment where children are safe, loved and inspired to be all that God has called them to be. Parents who send their children to NCA have peace of mind knowing they are in such an environment. NCA partners with families to provide a superior Christian education, developing spiritual, academic and personal excellence in a Christ-centered environment. In addition to providing all the core subjects, Kindergarten through 8th grade students are instructed by specialists in Foreign Language, Music, Drama, Physical Education, and a progressive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Program. Middle School Athletics include soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross-country, track, and intramurals.
Programs offered include:
Early Learning Center: Toddlers, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten (full and part time)
Kindergarten -- 8th Grade
Before and After School Care
Northshore School of Arts and Enrichment
Summer Program

Northshore Christian Academy is located in Snohomish County, near the Everett Boeing Plant and the City of Mukilteo. Northshore Christian Academy provides a high-quality education in a Christ-Centered environment for over 1,000 students in K-8th Grades and a Licensed Early Learning Center for toddlers, preschool and pre-Kindergarten children. Prospective family tours are given every Wednesday at 9:30am. Currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 School Year Enrollment. Please visit the NCA Website for more information at www.northshorechristianschools.org.
Mon. 03/27/17
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Water Sports Volunteer Orientation
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 03/27/17 9:34 AM
Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Water Sports Volunteer Orientation

Vancouver, Washington--March 27, 2017--Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a water sports volunteer orientation. This event will be held on Saturday, April 29th at Vancouver Lake (6801 NW Lower River Rd. Vancouver, WA 98660). Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic fundamentals and skills for volunteering with NWABA. This hands-on day will include learning how to guide individuals with visual impairments through paddle boarding and tandem kayaking. This event will take place from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM.

"Volunteers truly fuel every aspect of our mission and programs. Without their countless hours of support, there is no way NWABA could serve the amount of people we do. So, we are very excited to be delivering an orientation for them which will hopefully kick start the summer with excitement for our programs and help our volunteers be successful in working with our participants." said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes plans to host ongoing water sports experiences throughout the summer. Each program will offer individuals who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to experience kayaking and paddle boarding. The first event of this kind is a Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lake Tour that will take place on May 31st. With every program offered, volunteers are needed to ensure that each participant will have a safe and fun experience. To learn more about upcoming and ongoing programs and how to get invloved, please visit www.nwaba.org or call 360-448-7254.

About NWABA:
The mission of Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. A group of visually impaired students formed the Association in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity. Today, NWABA is a rapidly expanding charitable organization that provides more than 1,300 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments tailored programming, which improves self-confidence and self-esteem, promotes independence, creates an inclusive community of supporters, and builds the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of life including school and employment.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Oregon's total solar eclipse, where will you be? Tickets/RSVP range for $0 - $2,900. (Photo)
WCI - 03/27/17 9:15 AM
A special vintage release will only be available at the Eclipse Wine Festival
A special vintage release will only be available at the Eclipse Wine Festival
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The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse is not likely to happen again in your lifetime. Astronomers say that a partial eclipse will be on October 5, 2108 and the next total solar eclipse will pass over Oregon July 25, 2169. However, room reservations and events at the Eclipse Wine Festival, from Aug. 18 to 21 at Eola Hills Wine Cellars are still available. Reservations are required and tickets for rooms, free campsites and details of entertainment packages are at: http://eolahillswinery.com/.

This rare natural phenomenon is passing directly over the Eola Hills Legacy Vineyard, located just outside of Salem, Oregon.

From Aug. 18 through 21, the winery is offering room and camping reservations paired with entertainment and "day of" packages. Prices for accommodations and a wide variety of entertainment packages range from $0 to $2,900 with group discounts available. The Eclipse Wine Festival include a Field & Vine dinner created by Chef Pascal Chureau with wine parings and a VIP concert with Patrick Lamb. A portion of proceeds of this VIP event will benefit the experimental and educational fermentation programs. The Eclipse Wine Festival accommodations and entertainment packages are offered at several price points and include guided star gazing, live entertainment, concerts, winery hiking and biking trails and amazing astrological, geological and viticulture learning. Free bus transportation is provided. Reservations from as far away as Japan and France are have already been made at Eola Hills and space is extremely limited. Security and safety will not allow any room for last minute additions to the viewing spaces allotted to Eola Hills.


For packages, tickets and additional program information and tickets: http://eolahillswinery.com/

or call

503-623-2405 or 800-291-6730

About Eola Hills

Three decades ago, Eola Hills founder Tom Huggins never imaged his dream of Eola Hills Wine Cellars would reach international attention. That dream is now a worldwide distributed label and Eola Hills is made up of six vineyards, over 300 planted acres, and an annual production of 93,000 cases of pinot noir and other varietals that have won international awards including Best Buy ratings year after year on their Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Eola Hills Wine Cellars prides itself on producing a wine of great quality and consistency. For more information: www.eolahillswinery.com.


Attached Media Files: A special vintage release will only be available at the Eclipse Wine Festival , This NASA map charts the pathway of the total solar eclipse. Willamette Valley is projected to have the longest total eclipse time.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes and Legacy West Pioneers to Host Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Children Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 03/27/17 9:14 AM
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes and Legacy West Pioneers to Host Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Children Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired

Vancouver, Washington--March 27, 2017-- Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization will be hosting the 3rd Annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for children who are visually impaired. This event will take place on Saturday, April 15th at the Washington School for the Blind (Old Main Building 2214 E. 13th St. Vancouver, WA). Activities begin at 10:00 am and will include meeting the Easter Bunny, a beeping Easter egg hunt, and tandem cycling. This event is open to all families with a child who has a visual impairment. This event is free to all participants, but registration is required. For more information about getting involved visit www.nwaba.org or call 360-448-7254.

"We are very excited to partner with Legacy West Pioneers and provide our 3rd Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for children who are blind and visually impaired in our community. With a simple adaptation, children who are blind and visually impaired have the opportunity to participate in this holiday tradition, and we are so happy that NWABA can help provide these types of experiences for families," said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry.

For more information on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-448-7254, or visit www.nwaba.org

About NWABA:
The mission of Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. A group of visually impaired students formed the Association in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity. Today, NWABA is a rapidly expanding charitable organization that provides more than 1,300 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments tailored programming, which improves self-confidence and self-esteem, promotes independence, creates an inclusive community of supporters, and builds the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of life including school and employment.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Fri. 03/24/17
Catholic Health Association Honors PeaceHealth's Rachel Lucy with Leadership Award for Commitment to Advancing the Mission of Catholic Healthcare (Photo)
PeaceHealth - 03/24/17 2:00 PM
Rachel Lucy
Rachel Lucy
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-Bellingham, WA Resident Praised for Contributing to Compassionate Care and Healing Mission-

PeaceHealth, a mission-based not-for-profit healthcare system, announced today that System Director of Learning and Development Rachel Lucy has been named one of 2017's "Tomorrow's Leaders" by the Catholic Health Association (CHA). The award recognizes high-performing and dedicated young leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the mission of Catholic healthcare. A resident of Bellingham, Wash., Lucy has been with PeaceHealth for 17 years and has time and again demonstrated her commitment to compassionate care and community involvement.

Lucy, one of ten recipients to receive the award nationally in 2017, will be recognized at the annual Catholic Health Assembly conference being held June 11-13 in New Orleans. She will also be invited to participate in an exclusive leadership formation retreat where her and her fellow honorees will come face to face with senior leaders in Catholic health ministries from across the country.

"Rachel is a bright and talented young leader who inspires those around her to achieve a deeper sense of purpose in their work -- a remarkable gift in someone," said Rosanne Ponzetti, System Vice President of Mission Services. "She has a clear sense of the PeaceHealth Mission and Values, and she helps others understand their role in seeing that vision. Her passion and commitment to being fully present brings out the best in everyone with whom she connects. The impact of her influence is a gift to Catholic healthcare and our ministry."

Lucy's philosophy is to lead by example at PeaceHealth, showing others that the PeaceHealth Mission is carried on through the compassion extended to others. She oversees programs offered through the PeaceHealth Leadership Institute, where she works to foster engagement, deepen the expression of the PeaceHealth Mission and support PeaceHealth's vision for the future. Lucy facilitates programs that draw out and honor the richness of experience and unique gifts leaders and caregivers bring in service to the PeaceHealth ministry.

"I am truly honored to receive this recognition by the Catholic Health Association. I share this honor with all PeaceHealth leaders and caregivers who I've seen bring our mission to life," said Lucy. "I've been blessed with many mentors over the years who have encouraged me to bring my gifts forward in service to our ministry and follow my calling. I feel a great responsibility to carry on, illuminating the tremendous love and compassion present in our communities."

Lucy is passionate about serving the community where she was raised and where she is raising her two young daughters. For the past four years, she has served on the Whatcom County Public Health Advisory Board. She is also a champion of the local United Way chapter and previously helped facilitate PeaceHealth's Tribal Health Experience of Care Committee. Lucy is currently working on her PhD in Healthcare Leadership and Change from Antioch University, where she received a graduate degree in Organizational Psychology, and also has a Community Health degree from Western Washington University.

About PeaceHealth:
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit health care system with medical centers, critical access hospitals, medical group clinics and laboratories located in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, PeaceHealth has provided exceptional medicine and compassionate care to Northwest communities for more than a century. In 2012, PeaceHealth provided patient care to these communities through more than 78,000 inpatient admissions and almost 743,000 outpatient registrations, and 1.2 million patient encounters with the medical groups. PeaceHealth consistently receives national recognition for innovations in patient-centered care, patient safety, health care technology and cost efficiency.

Visit us online at www.peacehealth.org


Attached Media Files: Rachel Lucy
Eola Hills Wine Cellars invests in local fermentation future (Photo)
WCI - 03/24/17 12:57 PM
Tickets: http://eolahillswinery.com/event/pinot-chocolate-barrel-room/
Tickets: http://eolahillswinery.com/event/pinot-chocolate-barrel-room/
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Oregon winery funds experimental fermentation program

Eola Hills, first winery in the Pacific Northwest to make a commitment to our region's economic and fermentation future will be the first donor to the experimental vineyard to Clark College at Boschma Farms in Ridgefield, Washington.

Pinot Noir and Chocolate will be hosted in the "Barrel Room" of Eola Hills Wine Cellars from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd. Tickets are $85. The event will feature six pairings of Pinot Noir with chocolates prepared by Fleur Chocolate and select appetizers. A colorful presentation on Clark College at Boschma Farms will be presented at 6 p.m. Total donations from this event are expected to raise between $10,000 and $20,000.

Eola Hills founder Tom Huggins realizes that the wines and breweries of the Pacific Northwest, a sustainable and environmentally friendly economic boon, needs to put down more than roots. Fermentation education and standards drawn from the expertise of the Pacific Northwest's pioneer vintners and brewers needs to be formalized. To do so takes more than education, it requires land combined with resources for curriculum development, equipment and laboratories.

Huggins also believes this event will initiate an on-going coalition of support that includes funding from wine clubs, citizens committed to a sustainable economy, and other vintners and brewers in Oregon and Washington. His dream is that the Pacific Northwest will evolve into the winery and brewery center of the United States.

Mike Sherlock of Fleur Chocolatte of Vancouver, Washington, along with Eola Hill's vintner Steve Anderson will be on-hand to talk about each pairing. The Clark County Food & Wine Society will be pouring at the event and will explain to guests how they may contribute to the future of this experimental winery. Reservations are required, tickets (and group discounts) are available: 503-623-2405, 1-800-291-6730, eolahillswinery.com.

Seating is limited, for tickets http://eolahillswinery.com/event/pinot-chocolate-barrel-room/

About Eola Hills Wine Cellars.

Three decades ago, Eola Hills founder Tom Huggins never imaged his dream of Eola Hills Wine Cellars would reach international attention. That dream is now a worldwide distributed label and Eola Hills is made up of six vineyards, over 300 planted acres, and an annual production of 93,000 cases of pinot noir and other varietals that have won international awards including Best Buy ratings year after year on their Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Eola Hills Wine Cellars prides itself on producing a wine of great quality and consistency year after year. For more information: www.eolahillswinery.com.


Attached Media Files: Tickets: http://eolahillswinery.com/event/pinot-chocolate-barrel-room/