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Local Resident Christie Fisher GEaRs up for Greenland

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton
A military cargo plane (C-53) flying over Greenland during WWII crashes with five crewmembers aboard. All five survive the crash and a rescue mission is launched with second plane (a B-17) carrying nine crewmembers. That plane also crashes on the ice cap. Again, all men survive the initial crash.
 
With winter approaching fast on the frozen wasteland, and confirmed contact with the survivors from the B-17, extraordinary efforts must be made to save these men. The U.S. Coast Guard positions the Cutter Northland, in a bay as close as possible to the crash site to contemplate options with Greenland’s uncooperative weather.
 
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Moving to the Music with Global Heat

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

We recently spent the afternoon enjoying a great musical performance by the band that has Woodinville ties.

The band was Global Heat.  The event was the Festival Sundiata and it took place on June 17th at the Seattle Center on the Mural Stage.

 The weather was sunny and beautiful so it was the perfect opportunity to see the band in action.  The backdrop couldn’t have been more iconic with the Space Needle jutting up behind the stage.

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Remembering the Grunge Years with author Mark Yarm

  • Written by Karin Hopper
Once upon a time, I was a small part of the Seattle grunge scene. People laugh when I tell them that I once saw Alice in Chains perform at the Redmond VFW. (A rainy night in 1989 with thirty people in attendance.) Or that I once went to a 7-11 in Seattle with AIC’s late singer Layne Staley. We sat down on a curb and talked about the meaning of life for about forty minutes.
 
(Three years later, Alice in Chains would be playing the Praça da Apoteose in Brazil to 40,000 fans.)
 
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Adventura Awaits

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton
Think of the last time you were walking along the Sammamish Trail. Perhaps you looked over towards the old Red Hook Brewery location and saw people seemingly walking in the air.  Perhaps they were on a wood platform, or a ladder, or a row of tires, or even a tight rope. 
 
One way or another you wondered “what is that place?” with the thought of checking it out soon.
 
I’m here to report that the place is the Adventura Aerial Adventure Park, and they’ve been thrilling folks for 15 years in Woodinville. 
 
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A New Way of Wine Tasting

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

I was invited to an event recently to check out a new product called the Savor Seattle Wine Passport.  Those who know me know I like wine, and I enjoy going to a tasting occasionally so it sounded like it was right up my alley.

The event was at the Woodhouse Wine Estate Venue right off of Woodinville-Redmond Road in Woodinville.  I must say that I really liked the place!   It’s essentially a warehouse that has been dolled up with elegant chandeliers that provide a bit of ambiance.  There is a long bar to collect your beverage (we particularly liked the Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling) and the overall feel to the place is spacious and comfortable. Luckily, it was also a nice evening. The garage door was open to the parking lot/patio area complete with bistro tables where I met up with our event host.

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