Eastside Man Giving Away 1,000 Free Card Games Via Crowdfunding

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

D.D. O’Brien, a disabled game designer and resident of Woodinville has developed a card game with the ambitious goal of including everyone. The idea was born from the difficulties D.D. experiences when holding a standard hand of playing cards. He suffers from Spondylolisthesis and other health problems that inspired him to make a game that didn’t required prolonged grasping of the cards or other game components. Keeping with the goal to include everyone, D.D. adapted the game for the Blind and Partially Sighted, making an edition with tactile features and high contrasting colors. Lastly, since there is no intention of making a profit, all the extra copies printed will be directly sent to schools and youth programs. The Accessible edition is available as a pledge reward and backers have the option to directly donate it to The Lighthouse for the Blind’s Library or charity of their choice.

The campaign ends on March 8th with a funding goal of only $6,000. All the details are included on the Kickstarter page for the game found at:

In 1,000-Year Beard: The Card Game, YOU are a silver-loving Dwarf playing your cards to grow your own glorious dwarven beard. Form a Fuzzy-Column adding up to a THOUSAND YEARS before the other Dwarves and you will be crowned King... and WIN the game!

Rockin' 50's Rainbow Bingo

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Friday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Get out your poodle skirts and leather jackets for this fun night of 50's Rainbow Bingo hosted by the delightful Bobbi Jo, while Sylvia is out of town!
Just $15 per person, $25 per couple. Dinner will be available for purchase, separately, at the event.  Visit for more info.

A letter of thanks from NSD ...

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Dear Team Northshore,
We knew asking voters to consider three funding measures in the February 13 election was a big ask. But we are so grateful and proud of the support of our community in passing our Educational Programs and Operations levy renewal (61.87 percent), our Technology levy renewal (61.73 percent) and our Capital Projects bond – which needed 60 percent to pass. As of 5 p.m. Friday, we stand at 60.75 percent.
Yes, every vote does count!
Our 22,000 students will continue learning into the future thanks to the two approved levy measures. Every student will have access to the high-quality teaching, resources and technology that our families, colleges and employers expect. And the Capital Projects bond will help us build a new K-5 elementary school and add much-needed classroom space to our growing community.
It’s no secret that Northshore is an amazing, diverse community committed to excellence in education. We all bring different experiences and contributions, yet we hear the same story every day about families moving to this area – or returning here – because of the quality of our schools and quality of life. We so appreciate that you have once again placed your trust in us by approving our levies and bond. In doing so, you are partnering with us as we continue to plan for the future and create pathways to success for all our Northshore students.
We also want to take a moment to thank our dedicated staff for the numerous evening presentations, videos and open houses, as well as the citizen’s committee for the nights, weekends and long hours helping to make sure our community understood the importance of these three propositions. And thank you to every family, student and community member who attended one of our information sessions and asked the tough questions.
This was truly a team effort, and we are all so proud to be part of Team Northshore.
In gratitude and excited for our future together,
Michelle Reid, Ed.D., Superintendent
The Northshore School Board:
Sandy Hayes, President
David Cogan, Vice President
Amy Cast
Jacqueline McGourty
Bob Swain

Property tax bills coming: increases will fund education, fire protection, and veteran and senior services

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

King County Treasury will begin sending out the annual property tax bills in mid February. King County collects property taxes on behalf of the state, the county, cities, and taxing districts (such as school and fire districts), and distributes the revenue to these local governments.

Voters have approved several property-tax increases that will make much-needed investments in veterans and senior citizen services and fire protection. In some parts of King County, as much as 50 percent of the property tax bill is the result of voter-approved measures.

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