A Community That Paints Together...Stays Together

  • Written by Elaine Cook

Almost 300 people in the community showed up at the Carol Edwards Center last Saturday to help paint two murals that will be installed under the train trestle in just a few weeks. Nearly half of those that painted were small children. The city invited the community to contribute to these pieces of public art, in what will become one of many community building projects in Woodinville. The murals depicted two distinct, yet equally revered characteristics of Woodinville - The Sammamish Valley and the wine industry. One of the murals highlights the beauty of the poplar trees along the Sammamish River, and the other depicts the modernization of wine, beer and spirits production.

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Students Request that Newspaper Class be Considered Artistic Too

  • Written by David B. Clark

There was widespread promise of productivity in the entire gamut of items the Northshore School board handled on Monday, March 12 during their meeting. To begin, a Proclamation declaring March 19-25 School Retirees Appreciation Week by Washington State governor, Jay Inslee was read by the board. The Proclamation explains how the Washington State School Retirees’ Association (WSSRA) recognizes all retired school employees. Furthermore, the focus is shown that the WSSRA “…educates and assists retirees in meeting the special challenges retirement brings, and works to improve their general welfare.” Governor Inslee concluded his Proclamation by urging everyone in the state to join him in this special observance.

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Police Beat - 3/19/18

  • Written by City of Woodinville Police Department
After responding to assist housing authority on suspicious circumstances, male was taken into custody for trespass violation and two counts of violation of court order and female was taken into custody for a Seattle municipal warrant.
Gate fencing cut, vehicles opened.  Nothing appeared to be missing.
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ENOUGH: National School Walkout

  • Written by David B. Clark

Across the country, more than 2,500 17-minute classroom walk-outs were planned on Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. according to the youth subsection of the Women’s March called EMPOWER. The planned walkouts were a mass attempt by students, teachers, and other school staff to urge lawmakers to enforce stricter gun laws. The tragedy at Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida that occurred last month has caused this uprising of students to pressure law makers to pass gun laws like banning assault weapons and requiring universal background checks before sales of firearms. Each of the 17 minutes is symbolic for one person who lost their life in the tragedy.

Women’s March Youth Empower is still in the midst of gathering data concerning just how many walkouts occurred but as of 1:33 p.m. on March 15, the number blossomed well passed the initial 2,500 mark to 3,136. Many of these students repeated the mantra “Never Again” which has also been heavily utilized as a social media hashtag (#NeverAgain) by students and likeminded individuals to bring their messages into the virtual world.

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Organic Gardening for Everyone

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Growing safe, organic food is possible for anyone who wants to learn. On March 22, Marshall Leroy, a graduate of the UW Bothell’s environmental studies program, will share his expertise and enthusiasm for producing delicious, healthy food. Leroy is the Youth Farm and Garden Educator at 21 Acres. He will speak at 10:15 a.m. at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell. Join us for this free talk which is open to all ages. For more information, call the Center at 425-487-2441.