Northshore Senior Center's Inclusion Program

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Do you know anyone with developmental disabilities that could use some socializing in their life?  Are they out of school and feeling isolated?  Could families and caregivers use some time for themselves?

This is all part of the Northshore Senior Center Inclusion Program.  Most participants are young adults with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities.  The program provides meaningful social, health and recreation opportunities through day camp.

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Rachel Best-Campbell joins City Council

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Woodinville City Council has a new member, long-time resident Rachel Best-Campbell.

The search concluded Tuesday, June 18. Six candidates interviewed to fill Council Position No, 3, left vacant by former Councilmember James Evans. Councilmember Best-Campbell was appointed to serve out the remainder of the position term through December 2021.

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Final School Board Meeting of the 2018-19 Year

  • Written by Kara Roth

At the final school board meeting on July 8, the school board focused on approval of items for the next school year.  The Board approved the 2019-20 Budget which will be sent to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for final approval.  Additionally, the 2019 Capital Facilities Plan was approved.

NSD is required to prepare a Capital Facilities Plan in accordance with the Washington State Growth Management Act (WSGMA) and the codes of local jurisdictions.  The Plan projects student enrollment for a six year period, 2019-2025.  It provides an inventory of current classroom space and the level of the service the district strives to give to its students.  Future NSD growth projects are identified along with the financial part of these projects.  NSD is eligible to collect impact fees and the plan calculates the impact fees to be used to help fund school construction projects to deal with the growth.

The topic discussed throughout the meeting was school start times.  Dr. Michelle Reid shared in her report that start times will now be a standing item on the Board’s agenda.  With the addition of a seventh period to the high school day, high school start times are adding 15 minutes to the start and end of the day for an additional time of 30 minutes per day. 

During the discussion regarding start times, Dr. Reid said that she is aware of concern within the district on the lack of progress regarding start times and that the district will be putting their full attention on it this summer.  Dr. Reid will be working with a focus group on evaluating bus routes and school start times.   

Another major project this summer will be installing new locks throughout the district as part of the safety and security focus. 

The next Board meeting will be August 12, 2019. 

Sammamish Valley Celebration of Farms and The Arts

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Celebrate the season by exploring the beautiful Sammamish Valley during the annual Summer Celebration. Visit farms and businesses to enjoy food and farm demonstrations, take a class or just come chat with a farmer. At the Sammamish Valley Celebration of Farms and the Arts, Friday to Sunday, July 19 -21, you’ll find a variety of activities: learn about local farms, take a gardening class, sample freshly pressed apple cider, taste farm-fresh food and local wine, dig in some soil or take a walk in a peaceful farm field. Get the family out of the city, enjoy the farm community and embrace the natural surroundings. Stop by the farms and businesses that support local agriculture. Each location has its own schedule of events during the Celebration. All ages are welcome and activities are free.

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Public Hearings on Proposed Rate Renewal

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
The current King Conservation District (KCD) program of work, and supporting rate structure will expire in December of 2019. KCD has spent the last year working with stakeholders to develop a new proposed plan of work and supporting system of rates and charges. The proposed program of work has been developed in collaboration with landowners and program participants, partner organizations, cities, and community leaders, as well as the KCD Advisory Committee.
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