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Woodinville celebrates the start of the holiday season

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Molbak’s garden+home kicked off the season by welcoming Santa in a Mack truck, his elves, and children of all ages to their inaugural Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 29. The tree stands 70 feet tall. Local businesses  including Windermere Real Estate, The Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, Woodinville Rotary, Fairwinds-Brittany Park, The Woodinville Weekly and S4 Lighting supported the new community event. (Photo courtesy of Photography by Carol Hook)

Bothell woman finds family in biking community

  • Written by Emily Hamann

When she was growing up, Meg Valliant didn’t have a lot of female role models who rode bikes. It was mostly fictional characters. There was Judy, a character played by Nicole Kidman in the movie “BMX Bandits” and Christian, who was played by Lori Loughlin in the movie “Rad.” And that was it.

Now, there’s a vibrant community of women and girls who ride mountain bikes and BMX, and Valliant is not just a part of it, she’s documenting it.

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Sisters’ charitable organization emphasizes the fun in fundraising

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

A desire to give back to the community, a search for fun activities and a logo of a dapper pigeon with a monocle eating a waffle started a charitable organization called Operation Wandering Waffle.

Sisters Chanel Merritt and Megan Bishop started the Eastside-based Operation Wandering Waffle this spring. The organization’s motto is “Proving charity can be fun!”

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65-year-old Woodinville man bikes cross-country

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

“I’m the kind of guy who rode my bike to the grocery store and thought, ‘I could ride my bike across the country,’” Christopher Chapman explained.

And he did. The Woodinville resident completed a 65-day trip from San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida on Nov. 16, at age 65.

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New app helps people make new friends

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Social media has changed the way we interact with our friends and family. It’s revolutionized finding a date or romantic relationship. One developer in Kenmore thinks social media can now change another aspect of our lives: the way we make friends.

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