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Woodinville Women of History – Clara Jacobsen Teegarden

  • Written by Submitted by Woodinville Heritage Society

Clara Jacobsen Teegarden is spotlighted during Women’s History Month because she played a major role in Woodinville history as a teacher and businesswoman.

Her parents, Gustav and Anna Jacobsen, were among early homesteaders (1874), claiming 160 acres along the west side of Squak Slough, running southward from today’s Woodinville bridge to Hollywood.

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Local entrepreneur had her awesome socks in Oscars gift bag

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

Did you watch the Academy Awards last week? After the ceremony, actors, producers, directors, celebrities and others gathered for after-parties in clubs and hotels all around Hollywood.

A Woodinville mother and entrepreneur was in attendance at one of them.

Sue Lunquist’s socks, called AwesomeSoxx, were in the gift bags at the Latino Film Industry’s Oscars after-party. Lundquist sells socks that have affirmations on them, such as “I am powerful” and “I am enough.” She just launched the product a year ago.

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Hal Larsen, parks commissioner and owner of McCorry’s, dies at 71

  • Written by Emily Hamann

On Saturday, hundreds of people gathered at McCorry’s in Woodinville to remember the life of Hal Larsen. Most celebrations of life aren’t held in bars — with pool balls clacking and music playing. But then again, Larsen wasn’t like most people.

Most people probably know Larsen as the man in charge of McCorry’s on the Slough, the bar and restaurant in Woodinville he owned with his wife Judy for 33 years. Or maybe you’ve seen his trike around town — it’s the one with the whiskey barrel for back seats. Or maybe you know him from the Woodinville Parks and Recreation Commission, on which he served for six years.  

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Local woman judges at prestigious Westminster Dog Show

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Sandy Frei of Woodinville has been working with one breed of dog for most of her life.

“My mom got her first Afghan [hound] when I was three years old,” she said.

After Frei graduated college she got into showing dogs. That was in the early ’70s. She just got back from judging at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. As far as dog shows go, this as big as it gets.

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Women in Heritage: Susan Woodin

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The story of indomitable Susan Woodin launches Women’s History Month in Woodinville. Four other women who played a major part in developing the community will be featured in coming weeks in conjunction with Woodinville Heritage Society’s 40th anniversary.

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