Joyful singing: Eastside women’s chorus combines hard work, friendship and music

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

“I want to see mischief in your eyes,” said Peggy Gram to a room full of about 50 female barbershop singers at Lake Washington United Methodist Church on May 21. Most of the women wore nametags and black t-shirts emblazoned with the name of their group: “AJoy.”

Gram was in town from Arkansas to coach the A Cappella Joy chorus, helping the group to achieve things like better annunciation, tighter timing, stronger octaves and what she called “wetter ‘d’ sounds.”

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Editor's Explorations - June 5, 2017

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

My husband (Bob) and I recently became empty nesters and needed some spark in our day to day adventures.  We decided that moving from somewhat rural Montana to the Woodinville area was the answer and we couldn’t be happier with the decision. 

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Welcome to Subirdia Sharing our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and other Wildlife

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Subirdia(Courtesy photo)On Thursday, June 29, at 7pm, at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s Mc Collum Park (600 –128th Street SE, Everett WA 98208), University of Washington Wildlife Science researcher John Marzluff will be sharing a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity.  Space is limited for this wildlife event, so call 425-316-8592 for reservations; $5 AASF members, $7 non-members.  “Early birds” are guaranteed seats and those who arrive between 6pm and 6:30pm can also stroll on the Northwest Stream Center Elevated Nature Walk.

John Marzluff, is the author or co-author of more than 130 scientific papers and several books including In Company of Crows and Ravens, Gifts of the Crow, and Dog Days and Raven Nights. John is a renowned ornithologist and urban ecologist featured often on Public Broadcasting television shows, and he is an very entertaining speaker.

Bear Creek Studio alumnus stars in centerpiece film at SIFF

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

When Abby Quinn visited Washington for the first time last year, she likened the region to Ireland. “It was like my dream place,” she said. “I love rainy weather.”

The Michigan-born, Los-Angeles-based actress has been to Woodinville twice in the past year to record at Bear Creek Studio, and she’s back again to the area on June 3 when her new film, “Landline,” opens at Seattle International Film Festival.

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