Bothell property gifted for Snohomish County Park


From left are County Executive Director Ken Klein, Director of Snohomish County
Parks, Rec & Tourism Tom Teigen, Jim Cocoran, and City Council Chair Terry Ryan.

BOTHELL — United States Army Special Forces Veteran James (Jim) W. Corcoran gifted a 3.34–acre parcel of land Friday, Oct. 18 for a new Snohomish County Park. Corcoran approached Snohomish County Parks in 2007 with his intent to gift the property saying it had been a lifelong dream of his that it become a park.

“It’s not often that a property of this size comes along in a well-developed area with an assessed value over $1.5 million,” Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director Tom Teigen, said. “We are exceedingly honored and grateful for this beautiful gift to the public.”

The future Corcoran Memorial Park will include a play structure, potential dog park and other park features to be discussed during the public input process set to begin in 2020. The park will open sometime in 2021.

Steedman receives $2,500 award from Cascade Warbirds

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick


Keith Steedman and his mother celebrate with Cascade Warbirds Pete Jackson.


Woodinville’s Keith Steedman is the recipient of a $2,500 award from Cascade Warbirds to help fund his continuing flight training.

Steedman is in the midst of obtaining his private pilot license.

Cascade Warbirds is Squadron No. 2 of Experimental Aircraft Association Warbirds of America and is a non-profit organization of local aviation enthusiasts, many of whom are pilot-owners of historic military aircraft.

Each year the organization of historic military aviation enthusiasts awards flight training scholarships to young people interested in aviation careers. Successful applicants must complete the ground portion and fly two instructional flights.

They must then submit an essay to explaining why he or she wishes to complete their flight training.

Steedman is a junior at Bellevue Christian High School. His essay focused on his great-grandfather’s roles in World War II, which sparked his enthusiasm to become a pilot.

He hopes to able to use his pilot training to support worldwide charitable organizations.


Mary Genis is Woodinville Chamber Student of the Month

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick
Mary Genis, third from left serves on the Club Council and Services and Activities Committee

WOODINVILLE – Business major Mary Genis has been named the Woodinville Chamber October Student of the Month.

Genis is a senior at the University of Washington Bothell.

“Mary is an involved student leader who has taken advantage of every opportunity UW Bothell has to offer,” Cynthia Allyn said. “She is a business major who has complimented her academic course of study with co-curricular learning opportunities that will result in being a strong, well-rounded graduate from UW Bothell.”

Genis currently serves on Club Council and the Services and Activities Committee allocating student fees to student ideas and programs.

“She is also the Chair of the Chancellors Advisory Council on Students convening a cross-disciplinary group of students to provide advice and recommendations to the Chancellor," Allyn said.

“Mary is one of two student representatives on the university space-planning group and has proven her leadership capacity through excellent communication (both written and verbal), mastery of the business topic at hand, and is a strong advocate for student needs. She has an impressive ability to sit, as the only student, in a room full of administrators, and clearly conveys her ideas and best interest for her peers.”

Community Calendar

A cool fall October morning on Cottage Lake. Jeanmarie Shelton photo.



Planning Commission

Special meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 6

Council Chambers, 17301 133rd Ave NE

Networkin’ Nite

Chamber Business After Hours

Join us for November Networkin’ Nite November 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. at J. Bookwalter Winery in Woodinville’s Hollywood District.

Reader focus group

Please join The Woodinville Weekly staff for an evening of great conversation centered on the future of our community newspaper. The event takes place on November 14 at Chateau Lil. Catering is provided by Alexa's Cafe. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Girls Night Out

Molbak’s is hosting its annual Girls Night Out events Nov. 14 and 21 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The after-hours get together affords guests 21 and older to relax, sip a glass of wine, shop and enjoy live music, make a memory at the photo booth and visit with Santa! You’ll be wowed by our legendary holiday displays, plus save 10 percent storewide. Tickets include one glass of Goose Ridge Wine and benefit the NW Children’s Foundation!

Tickets are $25. More information on the event can be found at

Building Relationships Breakfast

Join fellow Woodinville Chamber members and guests at Fairwinds Brittany Park, 17143 133rd Ave NE for our November 14, Building Relationships Breakfast. We will feature Eric LaFontaine, Publisher of the Woodinville Weekly, presenting Digital Marketing 101. Invite your neighbor businesses to attend and check out what our Woodinville Chamber is all about!

7–7:30 a.m. Registration & Coffee

7:30–9: Breakfast & Program

$15 Members | $20 Guests

Please register by close of business, Tuesday, November 12.

Christmas performance

The Woodinville Community Band will perform its “North to South: Music of the Americas” Concert at the Redmond High School Performing Arts Center located at 17272 NE 104th Street.

The venue, under the direction of John Werth, will take place Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. Suggested donation for the concert is $15. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The Woodinville Community Band is an umbrella organization for adult musicians.


Bothell Kenmore Business Alliance

Thursday, November 7

8: 30-10 a.m.

Kenmore City Hall

18120 68th Ave NE

Chamber Holiday Dinner & Auction

November 8

6 p.m.

Inglewood Golf Club

6505 Inglewood Rd. NE, Kenmore

Tickets $75 each

Bothell Holiday craft fair set for November

The 40th Annual St. Brendan School Holiday Craft Fair, 11049 NE 195th Street is Nov. 9 and 10. The two-story building will be filled with 110 craft vendor booths. All items sold by vendors are hand-crafted. A holiday gift raffle, refreshments, baked good and a guest appearance by Santa are all part of the excitement.

Parking is available at the churches across the street on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at Maywood Hills Elementary on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Holiday Home Tour

The 23rd annual Assistance League® of Eastside self-guided tour of four beautifully decorated Kirkland homes is Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p. m. The cost is $35.

The tour is the Assistance League® of Eastside signature fundraising event. Tickets are available online at Ticket purchases help fund its philanthropic programs.

Bright Star musical a big success

  • Written by Weekly Staff
The closing scene from Saturday’s matinee performance ended a five performance run for the Bright Star musical. Katerina Bomers-Muller photo.


The Woodinville High School Theatre Company production of Bright Star, written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, closed this past weekend after a well-attended five performance run.

It was the initial performance of the Broadway musical at any high school in Washington state. Bright Star, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945-46 with flashbacks to 1923, was inspired by a true story Brickell unearthed, of a baby who survived being thrown from a train in a suitcase (Wikipedia)

“I love the show because it is a journey through memory, with the troupe acting both as witnesses and characters in the history,” said Josh Butchart, director of the Woodinville High School Theatre Company. “It provided a wonderful chance to explore movement, character, and ensemble with a group of young actors—not to mention that the music is both beautiful and infectious.

“Portraying suffering and injustice is often a leap for young actors. This group of students succeeded in pulling off characters with many layers while growing their own confidence in both their ability and their craft.”

The production didn’t come off without a few challenges initially.

“There were no student banjo, mandolin or fiddle players available, so a few professional musicians were added to the pit orchestra to lend their time and expertise,” said Producer Katharina Bomers-Muller.

The production team for the musical included new Pit Director Eric Vivelo, new Choir Director Joe Mikkelson, choreographer Eva Stone, Costumer Marsha Stueckle, Producer Katharina Bomers-Muller and Assistant Producer Stephanie Penoyer.

The next production for the Woodinville High School Theatre Company will be announced in a couple of weeks. Performances are scheduled for the end of January and the beginning of February 2020.