Facelli Winery closing after 27 years

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

Lou Facelli affectionately calls winemaking “a hobby gone nuts.” What started as a self-taught pastime evolved into a successful 35-year long career.

When Facelli Winery opened in 1988, it was one of three in Woodinville. Now, there are over 100 in the area. Today, Washington ranks second in wine production in the country with over 850 wineries statewide.

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Woodinville Chamber of Commerce honors student who overcame brain injury

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

Megan Marshall was forced to take a medical leave from high school just after her 16th birthday in November 2010. She had come down with a severe virus that, within about a month, caused serious injuries to her brain and required her to have brain surgery.

Now, after five years of working to restore her health and continue her education, Marshall holds a high school diploma.

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NPACF brings live performing arts for NSD students

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation created a pilot project in 2011 to help bring live performing arts for the students in the Northshore School District.

With school district funding for the arts and transportation drastically cut, it was decided our foundation would bring the arts to the elementary schools at no cost to them as an enrichment project. We have been able to do this due to generous donors in our community who believe in our mission. The Youth Enrichment Program was offered to the schools this year at no cost to them and we expanded to accommodate 10 schools.

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Redmond woman’s Free Store helps Eastside community

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

Good things are happening in the workshop by Sherrie Shelton-Eddy’s home. The room is filled with clothes, food, housewares and toys, and it’s all free to whoever needs or wants it.

It’s called the Free Store, and Shelton-Eddy has been reaching out to people in need and potential donors through a Facebook page ( Anyone is welcome to come to her home in Redmond, on Avondale Road, to “shop” at the Free Store.

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