Woodinville Fire Fighters in California

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Woodinville Fire and Rescue (WFR) is part of a multiagency Strike Team sent by King County to help combat fires throughout the State of California. This includes agencies such as; Eastside Fire and Rescue, Skyway Fire, Duvall Fire, Shoreline Fire, and the Snoqualmie Fire Department.  WFR has deployed three firefighters and a Type 6 Engine, or a Brush fire truck, as resources to support California on November 10, 2018. The team members deployed are Lieutenant Seth Merritt and Firefighters Ron Suggs and Chad DeVlieger. Our WFR members are located in Southern California at this time, working 24 hour shifts, on what could be a two week deployment. We would like to say thank you to our District’s residents for making our assistance possible, without their support, Woodinville Fire and Rescue couldn’t be in California, helping those in crisis.

King County Parks Visitors Encouraged to Participate in Online Survey

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

As part of its commitment to improving visitor experience, King County Parks is looking for visitor opinions – what’s great about King County’s parks, trails, and natural areas, and what could be improved to make them even better.
On November 9, King County Parks will launch an online survey to gather input from Parks visitors.

“We want to hear directly from the people who visit our parks and trails so that we can better understand how we’re doing, and what we can do to improve our visitors’ experiences,” said Katy Terry, King County Parks acting director.
The survey is available at and will be open until Dec. 7. Respondents can leave their email addresses for entry of drawing for two tickets to a concert at the 2019 Marymoor Park Concert series.

Honors Choir Day

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Northshore School District eighth graders attended the Honors Choir Day at Bothell High School on November 14.  Students participated in rehearsals, choir games, plus met high school directors and high school students involved in choir from all over the district. They all performed at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in the evening.

Woodinville High School Orchestra and Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

  • Written by Charla Griffy-Brown

Woodinville High School Orchestra and Choir are one of four high school music groups nationwide selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in the World Strides’ Carnegie Hall Instrumental Festival in New York City, February 20-22, 2019.    The music department at Woodinville High School submitted a recording from their performance at the Western Washington University Orchestra Festival at which the Woodinville High School Chamber Orchestra received 2nd place in the State.  They were excited to hear back almost immediately that they were awarded a slot in this national festival.

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Wellington Hills Park's Future

  • Written by David B. Clark
Wellington Hills Park is the tranquil expanse of rolling hills and copses of skyscraping trees that begins its 104-acre stretch just out of the city of Woodinville’s limits in South Snohomish County. The area operated as a 9-hole golf course for over eighty years prior to being sold. The property itself has been owned by the University of Washington, Snohomish County and now it belongs to the Northshore School District (NSD).
NSD wants to put a school on the property but the same interested parties that blocked the development of a massive sports complex years ago are in the midst of another stonewall. Their reasoning has not changed: they simply would like to keep the area a place where the community can embrace the fresh air, run with their dogs, or sit under the autumn leaves of a maple with a view of more trees and less buildings. The population is growing in the region but any middle or high school would demand students to be bussed into the area that would need infrastructure improvements to be safe and reliable.
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