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Residual effects of stroke don’t stop Gobble’s star employee

  • Written by Shannon Michael

When Adam Gold opened his restaurant, Gobble, in downtown Woodinville in October 2012, he knew he had an image in mind of who he wanted the face of his establishment to be: a warm, inviting grandmother.

Then 75-year-old Kenmore resident Nancy Bean came in for an interview, and without even asking one interview question, Gold knew he’d found her. Her resume had the required experience, so that wasn’t even an issue.

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The mason bee: One company’s solution to the pollination problem

  • Written by Emily Hamann

It’s no secret that the honey bees are dying. Last year, The New York Times reported that between 40 and 50 percent of hives used for commercial pollination died. This was due to colony collapse disorder, in which the worker bees abandon their hive and leave the queen to die.

The reasons behind the rise in bee deaths is contested, although many scientists agree that the use of pesticides most likely plays a role.

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Scare up some Halloween fun

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

The air is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, and pumpkin spice foods and drinks are available at every restaurant and cafe. It’s fall!

The change of the seasons might have you thinking of other autumn activities — pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted houses come to mind. Here’s a guide to fall attractions within a short drive of Woodinville.

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Soon, Herbfarm will serve one-mile wine at 100-mile dinner

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Woodinville is famous for its wineries, but most of the grapes that go into wines from Woodinville travel over the Cascades from Eastern Washington.

For years, the exception was Hollywood Hill Vineyards, run by Steve Snyder, who has one and half acres of vineyard up on Hollywood Hill.

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High-performance manufactured home goes to needy family in Bothell

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Next month the Norahun family will be moving out of their two-bedroom apartment and into a new home — a home on the cutting edge of green technology. Habitat for Humanity King County-Seattle, the Bonneville Power Administration, Puget Sound Energy and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance have collaborated to put a family in need into a prototype manufactured home that uses less energy than the manufactured homes out there today.
Tesfaye Norahun and his wife moved to the United States from Ethiopia 10 years ago.

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