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The G Word highlights NSD Hi-Cap Program

  • Written by David B. Clark
“Each of us has an education story,” began Marc Smolowitz. “… and it’s heartbreaking when it doesn’t go well.” Smolowitz is an award-winning producer, director—and most importantly— film maker who has over two-and-a-half decades of experience across nearly every channel of entertainment and media. He has brought one of his latest projects in production, a film called, “The G Word” to the Puget Sound region. More precisely, to the Northshore School District. The film will bounce between rural, urban, and suburban settings across the United States showing what it means to be “gifted” and how these areas are—at best—evolving to provide students of varying backgrounds a more equitable education.
 
Smolowitz recently had the opportunity to interview five individuals from the Northshore School District. In addition, a crew from 13th Gen, Smolowitz’s San Francisco-based production company, filmed the State of the School District presentation at the end of February.
 
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Snowshoe hike to Reflection Lake and Paradise

  • Written by Sara Graham

Distance: 5-6 Mile Loop

It’s not too late to head to Mount Rainier for spring snowshoeing!  With the abundance of snow this winter the trek to Mount Rainier is worth the amazing adventure that awaits you whether you snowshoe or back country ski. The Mountain is calling …..”You must go!”

Plan on leaving Woodinville by 7:30 AM to reach the Nisqually entrance off Hwy 7. The long drive is worth it!  Once you have paid the entrance fee it is another six miles to the Longmire National Park Inn where there is a gate blocking the road.

This gate to Paradise opens at 10 AM and closes at 5 PM daily in the winter.  There is usually a line of cars eagerly waiting for the gate to open.  All cars must carry chains or be 4-wheel drive.  If chains are required, the ranger at the first gate to the park will tell you. Also ask about any avalanche concerns.  If you need chains, Whittaker Mountaineering store in Ashford has rental chains available on the way to the park.  Also the store at The Longmire Inn rents snowshoes.

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Woodinville’s Greyhound Pets Inc.

  • Written by David B. Clark
A greyhound can reach 45 mph in just six strides. The only land animal that tops this burst of speed is the cheetah. These deep chested, slender and swift dogs possess powerful legs and excellent eyesight. Coupled with their docile and oftentimes timid nature, they have the sweet demeanor of an exhausted athlete after winning a big race. Their coats can be white, black, brown, brindle, fawn or even blue-grey. They have pointed faces and eyes like polished stones. Their personalities lend them aptly for comparisons to introverted champions yet oftentimes this is exactly what they are.
 
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Woodinville is ZinZanni’s home

  • Written by David B. Clark

If you roll back behind the trees, around the wineries, wrap around where Woodinville whiskey is made, you can spot the century-old woodwork covered in canvas that is the Spiegeltent. This tent, adorned with stained glass, mirrors that bounce back thrills demanding awes, is Teatro ZinZanni’s heartbeat. The body surrounding the steady beat are the appendages that allow costumes to be sewn, performers their training ground of trampolines and vaulted ceilings, kitchens and dining rooms that provide exquisite dining. This is the Teatro ZinZanni world headquarters nestled into the tranquility in a uniquely Woodinville way.

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Physical Exercise isn’t just for Athletes

  • Written by Dr. Allison Apfelbaum
Wow! I can’t believe how much snow the Seattle area has gotten over the last few weeks.  I grew up on the east coast and we are used to this kind of thing, but I know how mild the Seattle winters usually are.  I have to admit it was kind of nice to relax inside and enjoy the serene calmness of the snow blanket across the Pacific Northwest trees. I want to encourage you not to lose motivation for moving your physical body through the winter.  I would like to explain how important it is for optimal health to exercise regularly. 
 
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