Cole Borin, 19, of Woodinville, recently completed a 30-day course in Scandinavia with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Borin and his classmates spent two weeks sea kayaking and two weeks hiking and graduated from their NOLS Scandinavia Course equipped with technical outdoor skills, a wilderness ethic and leadership skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
The Northshore Schools Foundation is proud to announce Triplehorn Brewery as the winner of the first Beer vs. Wine Pairing Fundraiser held at Lombardi’s Italian restaurant in Mill Creek on Sept. 12. The mission, which was accepted by all attendees, was to choose whether the beer pairings from Triplehorn Brewery or the wine pairings from Goose Ridge Winery matched the best. All proceeds from the event benefit students in the Northshore school district through programs and grants sponsored by the Northshore Schools Foundation.
WASHINGTON CUP SPIRITS AWARDS
Distiller Erik Liedholm and Chef John Howie of Wildwood Spirits Co. in Bothell are pleased to announce that Stark Vatten Vodka was one of six Washington Cup winners selected from a field of nearly 130 American-made spirits. Stark Vatten was the only vodka to win this prestigious award. Additionally, Kur Gin was the recipient of Washington Cup’s silver medal.
Lyndy Davis, who grew up outside Woodinville and now lives in Portland, Oregon, took first place in the women’s division of Woodinville’s inaugural Wine Country Half Marathon on Sept. 19. As Davis crossed the finish line, the announcers noted that her grandmother, Evelyn McCants of Woodinville, was there to cheer her on.
Woodinville resident Janci Mannington will be participating in the Women Painters of Washington upcoming show “Painting Poetry” running Sept. 15-Dec. 31 in downtown Seattle. Mannington will show her piece “Harvest Wheat” inspired by the poem “Ballad of an Irish Wheat Field” by an unknown author about the beauty, necessity and reverent purpose of wheat. More information can be found at www.womenpainters.com.