A GUERILLA GARDENER IN HOLLYWOOD HILL?
We have just moved to Woodinville (Hollywood Hill) around one month ago.
The house we bought had been a foreclosure and had been completely remodeled. I am guessing by the number of people who slow down outside it and stare, it must have been in a pretty dire state and judging by the Bing Maps pictures, it was in a pretty dilapidated state.
Anyway, in the last couple of days, someone has very kindly (and a little bit scarily) left a beautiful large bouquet of geraniums in one of the empty plant pots we’ve put outside the house.
We have no idea who it is – possibly a neighbor or someone else, which has led me to wonder if there is a guerilla gardener on the loose in the Woodinville Hollywood Hill area? It was a lovely gesture.
Thanks & Kind Regards, James Whelan
PARKING PROBLEM IN WOODINVILLE
Dear retailers, restaurants and any others that rely on the public for their income:
Walking was hard, especially from the parking lot. Since I was so slow I had the time to look around and observe the parking in Woodinville. I was completely surprised by the overwhelming number of businesses that allow their employees to park as close as they can to the business’s front door at the expense of the paying customers who have a hard time finding parking.
For some businesses, it’s easy to spot employee cars as some have their store, restaurant, etc., name on the vehicle.
Others it’s easy to tell as the closest spaces are taken way before the store is open.
Others, you can tell because the cars never move until shifts are over.
What does this show me?
The employee is more important than the customer who is shopping there, paying the salary and the money to keep the business open.
Parking is not really easy here.
Just to let you know how important I am as a customer and I will park accordingly — in front of your business or in front of a business in Bothell, Redmond or Kirkland.
Kathryn E. Laine
WHO ARE THEY?
By now, many Woodinville residents have received a call from an organization called Ethical Woodinville. What I found disturbing about this call and the organization’s website is that there is no reference to who this organization represents.
I ask those involved with Ethical Woodinville to disclose who they are and engage in a civil discourse of how to improve the way City Council operates for the benefit of our city.
Further I hope that this is not the beginning of another negative election campaign and I hope the residents of Woodinville ignore anonymous websites like this one and will evaluate the candidates for what they have done for the City in the past, what they think the issues are for the future and how they will be addressed. Only then can voters make an intelligent decision on which candidate best matches their values and vision for Woodinville.
Jim Dunlap, Woodinville,
The Celebrate Woodinville 2013 Concert Series and Festival are history and a great new tradition has been created in Woodinville. "It was an honor and pleasure to partner with the City of Woodinville and Woodinville Wine Country," said Woodinville Chamber of Commerce executive director, Dave Witt. "Working together, we successfully achieved our mission to bring Woodinville residents together for family-oriented events, encourage a sense of community, and promote Woodinville’s wineries, breweries, local businesses, agriculture, and unique character to visitors from the Puget Sound Region."
Many organizations and individuals played a role in the success of these events. We extend our sincere appreciation to each of you.
Presenting Sponsor: EvergreenHealth.
Gold Sponsors: 4Culture, Fairwinds-Brittany Park, Frontier Communications, Northshore YMCA, The Woodinville Weekly, Waste Management.
Silver Sponsors: Cascadia Community College, Gentle Dental, McLendon Hardware, Portraits by Carol Hook, Tom Quigley, arborist, Union Bank.
Woodinville Leadership Challenge: Precor
Friends of Woodinville: Bassett Home Heating, Northshore Schools Foundation, Puget Sound Energy, Sterling Bank, University of Washington Bothell, Westhill, Inc., WIN Home Inspection, Windermere Real Estate Woodinville, Woodinville Sport & Spine.
Starbucks Woodinville II
Woodinville Alliance Church
Woodinville Community United Methodist Church
Julie Boselly, Woodinville Weekly
Liz Aspen, Woodinville city councilmember
Bill Ledbetter, Go 2 IT Guys, LLC
Debbie Peterson, Peterson LTC
Bob and Jeanie Rash, Sound Business Development
Diane Kolb and Ed Wegner, Children’s Country Home
Brenda Vanderloop, 21 Acres
Teresa Nelson, Windermere Real Estate
Brad Bossio, Welcomemat Services
Bob Green, WIN Home Inspection
Bob Platte, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance
Rob Raile, Whidbey Island Bank
Charlie Murphy, Whidbey Island Bank
Brian Bass, Whidbey Island Bank
Brian Carter Cellars
Castillo de Feliciana
Convergence Zone Cellars
Eye of the Needle Winery
Goose Ridge Estate Winery
J. Bookwalter Wines
Lauren Ashton Cellars
Silver Lake Winery
The Woodhouse Wine Estates
Woodinville Wine Cellars
Dirty Bucket Brewing Co
Triplehorn Brewing Co
Twelve Bar Brews
Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen
Gobble Food Truck
French Bakery at the Vineyard
Pasta Nova Italian Restaurant
Dave Witt, Woodinville Chamber of Commerce
Robin Sell, Woodinville Chamber of Commerce
Tiffany Stetson, Goose Ridge Estate Winery
Susan Straub-Martin, Strauberry Studios
Bob and Jeanie Rash, Sound Business Development
Michael Charlton, Friend of the Chamber
Laurie Cook, Wordsmith Diva
Mike Stevens, Brian Carter Cellars
Sandra Lee, Woodinville Wine Country
Alexandra Sheeks, City of Woodinville
Valerie Schick, Woodinville Farmers Market
Julie Jacobson, YMCA