By Judy Woods
Kathryne Paz, and her business Galaxy of Chocolates, were selected for “Business of the Month,” this last month here in Sultan.
Kathryne not only works very hard to please us all with all of her creations but goes way out beyond trying to give back in any way she can. Right now she is donating a beautiful basket of chocolates, worth $150, for a drawing Feb. 13 for Valentine’s Day. The proceeds of this drawing will go to the food bank. What can you say?
For your information, Mick Matheson, Sultan’s Public Works Director, was at a meeting that we attended the other day. He went to great lengths to explain why High Street to 4th and 1st Street to 4th have not been improved even though the city has the grant money for those projects. It is because there still is not enough money to replace the water and sewer lines that are below those streets. It is believed that to repair the streets and not the lines would be a great waste of money. This is one of the projects that our city officials were lobbying for during this last legislative session.
We were reminded that we must not forget Susie Hollenbeck, and I know that we haven’t, but life goes on and the days go quickly and we get behind unless someone gives us a swift kick to remind us of a mission not yet completed. Susie still needs our help; she still is receiving chemotherapy and still is not able to work yet. Please put her back in your budget and prayers.
Lily Steele attended the “Coffee with the Mayor” meeting this morning. She is affiliated with a good-sized group of artists who have found that, by working together, they can find more exposure to the public for their works. If you are interested you can contact her at NWArtist Connection at 425-212-7397.
Talking about artists, we found some of the nicest young children’s wooden hand-made puzzles! They are at the Sultan Pharmacy, over by the clinic. If you have young ones in your family, you have to have one.
There are still a few openings in the Sky Valley Citizens’ Academy; you will have to pass a background check in order to take part.
There are two important meetings coming up. On March 4, there will be a Planning Board meeting on the growing and processing of marijuana. The City Council will meet to discuss it on March 15. This isn’t about the sale of it, just the growing and processing, which is supposed to bring us some new employment.