10 money resolutions for the new year

  • Written by Jeff Otis

It’s a new year, which is a great time to leave the past in the past and refocus on the future. When it comes to money, there’s nothing we can do about what’s already been done. Too many investors get consumed by past mistakes, and forget to refocus on the here and now. The reality is, all you can do at this point is make the best decisions moving forward. With that said, here are 10 resolutions for 2017:

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Bothell mother-daughter duo creates cosplay masterpieces

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

The first cosplay costume Bothell High School grad Rachel Dooley ever donned was that of Poison Ivy. With a green curtain, a thrift store jumper and an assortment of fake leaves, Dooley’s mother, Pat, transformed her daughter into a DC Comics super villain.

“She rocked it,” Pat Dooley said. That was at Emerald City Comicon in 2011.

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Local R&B singer’s first EP is a sultry, powerful must-listen

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

Zahara Williams, the Woodinville-born R&B singer who goes simply by Zahara, commanded a sizable crowd at the Vera Project in Seattle Friday, January 13.

She stepped on stage in plain youthful attire — all black and a pair of checkered Vans — with the ease and grace of a much older, more experienced performer.

“Give in, give in, give in,” she crooned, and her fans obliged, head-bobbing and hip-swaying to “Fight the Feeling,” one of Williams’ grooviest tracks.

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Contributions large and small sustain food bank

  • Written by Bill Lewis

Among the clients and volunteers at the door of the Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank Tuesday night, was a 13-year-old boy, accompanied by his mother and a cart filled with 423 cans and boxes of food items.

Ryan Plummer, a student at Northshore Junior High School in Bothell, had spent the previous day – the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday – imploring grocery shoppers to contribute the food that he brought to the food bank’s distribution center at Woodinville Community United Methodist Church.

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Finding Woodinville Wines for Each and Every Budget

  • Written by Sandra Lee

Although wine is definitely a luxury product, its tasting, purchase and consumption do not necessarily require a luxury-level budget. Meant to be enjoyed with food, friends, and family either indoors or out, wines can easily be both approachable and affordable.

For, although the experiences that wine provides may be rich, the wines themselves do not have to be.

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