Woodinville City Council met January 16 to discuss and handle many of the exciting developments that will run through the year of 2018. Among the multiple Business Items to be handled was the very entrance into Woodinville itself: a review of what kind of art the much talked of train trestle would welcome guests with. The Port of Seattle awarded Woodinville a $11,570 grant to install a mural underneath the trestle at 131st Avenue NE. With funds from other interested parties, the total amount allocated to the creative and symbolic project shied from doubling, landing at a very impressive $20,070.
Of the six applicants, it was local artist Will Schlough that shined. A committee of city staff initially reviewed all the applications, largely deliberating on a specific set of principles that they felt would allow an artistic entry into Woodinville.
Haggen’s semi-annual fundraising drive has kicked off to provide supplies and project materials to local classrooms through its partnership with DonorsChoose.org. Haggen will match customer donations up to $20,000 until January 30, with the goal of providing funds to every request posted by local teachers on the DonorsChoose.org site.
To date, Haggen has funded more than 616 projects totaling more than $195,000 at 303 schools, impacting more than 47,000 students in the communities surrounding its stores. The projects span all ages and subjects and inspire students to think in creative new ways. Examples of the hundreds of impacted projects include:
Kenmore Mayor David Baker, a longtime transportation and transit advocate, has been appointed to Sound Transit’s Board of Directors to represent the East King Subarea. The Mayor’s four-year term begins this month. King County Executive Dow Constantine’s appointment of Mayor Baker was recently approved by the King County Council.
Mayor Baker is credited with being an influential force in organizing northern cities to support transit improvements on State Route 522.
Alaska Airlines, the Seattle-area's hometown airline, announced new daily nonstop service from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington. When commercial service begins at the airport in the fall, Alaska will offer 13 nonstop departures to eight cities every day with premium service and low fares, further working to become the go-to airline for anyone living on the West Coast.
Alaska Airlines selects destinations for new service from Paine Field.