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Fresh Paint Art Festival

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

On August 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Everett Marina (1700 West Marine View Drive) will be lined with artists creating, selling and demonstrating art at the 15th annual Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work. Admission and parking are free. From glass and painting to jewelry and mixed media, Fresh Paint has unique gifts and fine art from 75 regional artists, including this year’s featured poster artist Ron Stocke. The weekend provides an opportunity to watch talented glass artists Dan and Joi LaChaussee, Merrilee Moore, and Cristy Aloysi and Scott Graham demonstrate glassblowing. You could also create your own fused glass masterpiece with Janet Foley, watch Steve Dalton throw a ceramic pot, get a photography lesson from Randall Hodges.

On the Saturday morning of Fresh Paint our 4th annual Float Find will take place on nearby Jetty Island. Kick off your shoes and walk this sandy beach in search of your very own glass sea float. Visitors may take the ferry from the 10th Street Park to Jetty Island starting at 8:30 a.m., but the beach will not open for this mad hunt until 10 a.m.

 

 

TRELLIS HOSTS PIKE BREWING FOR BEER PAIRING DINNER

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Seattle Brews Paired with Fresh Trellis Fare on Aug. 9

KIRKLAND, Wash. (Aug. 1, 2011) –Trellis, a wine country-inspired restaurant that celebrates small scale, artisan products at the height of their seasonality, will host Pike Brewing Company co-founders Charles and Rose Ann Finkel for a beer pairing dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Founded in 1989 and located in downtown Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, Pike Brewing Company brews world class beers and its portfolio includes 12 varieties of beer, nine year round.

In honor of Pike Brewing’s visit to Trellis, Chef Brian Scheehser has created a special dinner menu featuring fresh-picked, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and dishes including wild line-caught Salmon and cherry and apricot barbequed duck leg, among other selections. Each course will be paired with a variety of beers from Pike Brewing, including Pike IPA, Tandem Double Ale, Kilt Lifter Ruby Ale, Naughty Nellie Golden Artisan Ale, Monks Uncle Triple Ale and Pike Stout Extra Stout.

WHO:             All community members, family and friends over the age of 21.

WHAT:           Pike Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner 

WHERE:         Trellis Restaurant, 220 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, Wash.

WHEN:           Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011

6 p.m. – Beer reception and passed hors d’oeuvres 

6:30 p.m. – Dinner served 

COST:             $65 for five-course meal and beer pairings. Alternative beverages available for additional cost. Tax and gratuity not included.

Seating is limited; please call Liz Shriner at (425) 284-5914 for reservations to the Pike Brewery Pairing Dinner. Those who reserve seats at the Pike Brewery dinner are eligible for a discounted stay at the Heathman Hotel on the night of the dinner. Guests are able to reserve a room for $119.

Beer, It's My Opinion - August 1, 2011

  • Written by Toren Heald, Broker, Wedgewood Realty & Beer Lover
Guess what Woodinville? We have a new brewery coming to town — whoo hoo!

I stopped in and spoke with Kirk Hilse, owner of Twelve Bar Brews and he was gracious enough to give me the 10 cent tour. The brewery is currently under construction with their build out and is wading through all the bureaucracies of the state to obtain their final licensing requirements. Kirk told me that they have about 10 solid days of construction before they are finished with the build out but once again they are waiting on the state before he opens.

Twelve Bar Brews will not be a pub (yet), but rather just a tasting room where you will be able to get a sample and buy a growler or a keg to go. For now the focus will be on selling kegs to local restaurants and bars with no immediate plans to bottle.

Doing my best to get a sneak preview of the beer to come I was out of luck for a sample. I’m told that I will get an invitation when they are ready to open the doors so I can report back on the quality of the brew. If you want additional updates you can go to the website www.twelvebarbrews.com.

Welcome to town Kirk and Twelve Bar Brews. Cheers!

Sarah McLachlan shines at winery concert

  • Written by Deborah Stone
The weather gods were in a benevolent mood on the second evening of Sarah McLachlan’s two-night stand at the Ste. Michelle Winery. Even the talented singer/songwriter made note of the fact that the sun was shining, a rarity in a month that has been more akin to January than July.

As always, the winery was in prime picturesque condition, creating the perfect outdoor setting for an evening of great music.

The show featured a unique format, as there was no opening act.

Instead, McLachlan shared the stage with her two backup singers, Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland. When McLachlan sang, Boucher and McClelland provided background vocals.

Then McLachlan took her turn as backup for the two women when they each performed their own numbers.

Songwise, there were the usual McLachlan classic crowd pleasers like "Building a Mystery," "I Will Remember You," "Adia" and "Sweet Surrender." And then there were several tunes from her new release, "Laws of Illusion," including "Awakenings," "Loving You is Easy," "Don’t Give Up on Us" and "Forgiveness."

The CD is primarily full of songs of upheaval, remorse and regret, stemming from McLachlan’s divorce a few years ago, but there’s also a silver lining to it, with hope for the future.

McLachlan remains as strong a vocalist as ever and she looked terrific in her skinny black jeans and short black boots.

At several points during the show, she lightened the mood of the night by taking audience questions, submitted in advance at the merchandise table on site.

In response to a query about what she would do if she weren’t a singer, McLachlan replied that she’d probably try her hand at designing jewelry or become a gardener.

She added that she was glad she didn’t have to go down that path because music has been the one thing in her life that she felt good at and she was glad it had all worked out for her.

Asked to share her thoughts on the song "I Will Remember You," she explained that it’s not about one particular person, but rather about the idea of remembering to be grateful to be in the moment.

Chanteuses Boucher and McClelland held their own throughout the show, harmonizing beautifully with McLachlan during her numbers and then strutting their stuff when it came time to taking the spotlight.

Boucher, an Australian singer/songwriter, has a melodic voice that she uses effectively to belt out her stylized and sophisticated blend of pop rock.

Her moodier tunes, "I Can’t Make Me" and "A Bitter Song" were most memorable.

McClelland, who like McLachlan hails from Canada, has a poetic bent to her songs and is known for her softer, yet full and sultry sound.

The crowd came alive during "Passenger 24," a searing piece of Americana that was inspired by her nine-day road trip from Chicago to Santa Monica. McLachlan ended the night with an encore of audience favorites "Angel" and "Ice Cream."

By that time, the sold-out crowd was on its feet to show its appreciation for a truly terrific talent.

Beer, It's My Opinion - July 18, 2011

  • Written by Toren Heald, broker, Wedgewood Realty & beer lover

Guess what Woodinville? We have a new brewery coming to town; woo hoo!

I stopped in and spoke with Kirk Hilse, owner of Twelve Bar Brews and he was gracious enough to give me the 10 cent tour. The brewery is currently under construction with their build out and is wading through all the bureaucracies of the state to obtain their final licensing requirements. Kirk told me that they have about 10 solid days of construction before they are finished with the build-out but once again we are waiting on the state before he opens.

Twelve Bar Brews will not be a pub (yet), but rather just a tasting room where you will be able to get a sample and buy a growler or a keg to go. For now the focus will be on selling kegs to local restaurants and bars with no immediate plans to bottle.

Doing my best to get a sneak preview of the beer to come I was out of luck for a sample. I’m told that I will get an invitation back when they are ready to open the doors so I can report back on the quality of the brew. If you want additional updates you can go to the website www.twelvebarbrews.com.

Welcome to town Kirk and Twelve Bar Brews. Cheers!