Etc. - 8/10/12

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Well, well, well. Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman’s website waxes over a sparkler in “Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies: Weekly Wine Word Wednesdays.”

That’s right. One recent Wednesday, the word du jour was “frizzante,” Italian for “fizzy, foamy and frothy = frizzy = Frizzante!”

The words of the day come courtesy of Catie McIntyre Walker, self-described toilet bowl scrubber and CEO of WWW Wine Woman.

Frizzantes are sparkling Italian wines with small bubbles, she said. “They offer a refreshing crisp tingle while helping to subdue the sweetness of a wine, especially with Moscato d’Asti. Frizzante wines are also considered to be slightly less effervescent than Champagne. So, if you find Champagne to be too “fizzy” for your tastes, frizzante wines may be your answer.”

For more from Catie, see wildwallawallawinewoman.blogspot.com.

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Washington State Assessment Mathematics Data Review selected Homelink teacher Kate Venneri to participate on the Grades 3-5 Committee.

She and other educators around Washington state will review data from scoring pilot items and evaluating them for future use in the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program.

The work requires team members to understand what the new Washington State K-12 Mathematics Standards look like in a mathematics classroom.

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Spearheading a fundraiser for juvenile arthritis, Allison Wanichek and friends raised awareness and $5,000 for research.

On July 26 she and a crew of students from Prospect Point and Green Park Elementary and Pioneer and Garrison Middle schools operated a lemonade stand and bake sale benefit for three hours at Walla Walla Builders Supply.

They were joined in the effort by Madison Putnam, a student in the Spokane School District.

Madison and Allison became friends while attending an arthritis family camp last year, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review.

Allison was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis in her knees and ankles in 2011 at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Allison and friends last year brought in $3,000 for the foundation.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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