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Bothell holds first annual beer fest this weekend

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Most local Oktoberfest celebrations have already happened, and you don’t want to drive all the way out to Leavenworth. What’s a Northshore beer drinker to do? You’re in luck, because local breweries are coming together for a beer festival, and it’s basically in your backyard.

The Bothell Beer Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18 will be the first of its kind in Bothell. The festival will be downtown on Festival Street, on 101st Street between Main and 183rd streets.

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Wealth of options for students who don’t pick college

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Thanksgiving dinner: the whole family is gathered together, eating, talking and laughing. Suddenly, an elderly aunt turns to you and with a sweet smile asks, “So, what are you doing after graduation?” Your stomach drops, you turn red, you mutter something and change the subject.

For many high school seniors, this nightmare scenario will be repeated many times this holiday season.
It’s the time of the year when high school seniors are starting to apply for colleges and scholarships, research financial aid and pull their post-graduation plans together.

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Residual effects of stroke don’t stop Gobble’s star employee

  • Written by Shannon Michael

When Adam Gold opened his restaurant, Gobble, in downtown Woodinville in October 2012, he knew he had an image in mind of who he wanted the face of his establishment to be: a warm, inviting grandmother.

Then 75-year-old Kenmore resident Nancy Bean came in for an interview, and without even asking one interview question, Gold knew he’d found her. Her resume had the required experience, so that wasn’t even an issue.

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The mason bee: One company’s solution to the pollination problem

  • Written by Emily Hamann

It’s no secret that the honey bees are dying. Last year, The New York Times reported that between 40 and 50 percent of hives used for commercial pollination died. This was due to colony collapse disorder, in which the worker bees abandon their hive and leave the queen to die.

The reasons behind the rise in bee deaths is contested, although many scientists agree that the use of pesticides most likely plays a role.

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Scare up some Halloween fun

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

The air is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, and pumpkin spice foods and drinks are available at every restaurant and cafe. It’s fall!

The change of the seasons might have you thinking of other autumn activities — pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted houses come to mind. Here’s a guide to fall attractions within a short drive of Woodinville.

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