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Editor's Expeditions - Juanita Bay

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

My husband and I are always looking for nice little hikes in the area and on a recent drizzly rainy morning we ventured out to Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland.  One thing we really enjoy is being able to visit parks in the area throughout the year.  We learned long ago to truly get outside and embrace each season----that includes the winter!

I had read about the boardwalk connecting the park to the beach so I knew the wet weather wouldn’t effect our walking.  We opted to park in the Juanita Bay Park lot and luckily snagged a parking spot right away.  When we returned to our car a couple hours later, there weren’t any spots so be sure to keep that in mind when visiting.

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Editor's Expeditions - Burke Museum

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

On a recent rainy day, my husband Bob and I were out exploring when we happened upon the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus.  It took a bit to find an open parking spot that didn’t require a school permit, but we figured that gave us an opportunity to check out part of the campus as well.  Eventually, we found a spot in a pay lot and after a short walk we entered the museum.

We started with the “Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress” exhibit which features the behind-the-scenes work of getting ready for the New Burke Museum.  As it was explained to us, this how the new museum will look and feel.

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Editor's Introductions - Karin Hopper

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton
Hello readers – as you’ll remember in our December 25 edition, we’ll be mixing up our Editor’s Explorations the last Monday of each month with Editor’s Introductions.  We think this is a great way for you to get to know some of the talented staff that contributes to the Woodinville Weekly.  Enjoy this week’s column and meet Karin Hopper, our General Manager.
 
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Editor's Expedition - Paramount

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

After having visited many of the area theatres, my husband and I finally made it to the Paramount Theatre to see “The Book of Mormon” recently.  First of all, WOW what a show!  We discovered quickly why it has won nine Tony Awards for Best Musical.   It was really one of the funniest shows we have ever seen.  Sadly, the run was short for this outrageous musical comedy and by press time it will be gone.  Next time this show tours I would encourage you to book your tickets early and go! 

Suffice it to say though, the Paramount hosts some pretty amazing shows throughout the year, and the next one up is “Hamilton” which has definitely won its share of Tonys as well!

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Editor's Expedition - Ballet

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

During the holiday week just after Christmas, my daughter was visiting and had made the request to see the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker.  Since I hadn’t yet seen the NW Ballet perform, and frankly I loved the story of the Nutcracker when I had seen it in the past, we made a date of it!

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