Woodinville-raised songwriter releases debut album

  • Written by Emily Hamann

It was a long journey that took her from Woodinville to everywhere from California to Texas, but now Tamara Laurel is following her passion.

Laurel is a singer-songwriter whose first full length album, “Runaway,” came out on Oct. 16.

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Shop for a good cause at holiday craft fair

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Stained glass, handmade purses, jewelry, puppies, woodwork, dog toys, lots and lots of Seahawks gear. You’ll find it all at the Woodinville Holiday Craft Fair.

You can get a jump start on your Christmas shopping, and, Sam Ames, one of the organizers, said, find something for everyone on your list.

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‘Monty’s Heroes’ to raise money for local boy’s medical expenses

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

A group of volunteers from the Greater Seattle area has been working with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) to raise funds for transplant-related expenses for children. With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure.
This past summer an 8-year-old boy from Kirkland named Monty was diagnosed with acute liver failure. He underwent a liver transplant at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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Burke-Gilman Trail draws breweries to Kenmore

  • Written by Tim Kukes

The Burke-Gilman Trail is some 27 miles of cyclist delight.  Starting in Ballard, it runs all the way to Kenmore, according to the Seattle Parks Department – and the Sammamish Trail picks it up for biking to Woodinville and Redmond.  It’s a lovely ride to wine country, and a well-traveled one.

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WHS hiking club experiences newfound popularity

  • Written by Deborah Stone

In the past, the hiking club at WHS was almost a nonentity due to a lack of participation. Last year, for example, it drew an average of just 10 kids at each of its monthly hikes.

This year, however, under club president Derrik Mann, teacher advisor Jim Backstrom and several student ambassadors, the club has gained prominence at the school. For its initial general meeting in September, 122 students showed up and indicated their interest. Later, at the group’s first hike of the year, 40 teens participated along with several WHS teachers, parents and even the school’s principal, Mr. Criscione.

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