21 Acres open house, Green Home tour & LEED Platinum Celebration

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

21Acres-001Visit 21 Acres and its Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living on Saturday, April 26 to learn about integrated energy and environmental systems in the newly certified LEED Platinum building.

Attendees are encouraged to walk the farm, shop the market, see the kitchen and experience the entire green-built campus located at 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville.

Take away new ideas, inspiration and resources to use in your own home. Tours are available in the building throughout the day along with self-guided tours on the farm and grounds. The 21 Acres Farm Market will be open with seasonal, organic produce, local farm products and "food-to-go" prepared by our chef and kitchen team.

Sustainable building features in the 21 Acres Center include: rooftop solar panels, living roof and stormwater management, radiant flooring and geo-thermal heat pumps, composting toilets and wastewater systems, insulated concrete form walls, energy conservation, indoor environment: air flow, water quality and acoustics, and gardens, grounds and parking.

Call (425) 481-1500 or visit for more information.


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‘Oklahoma’ in Monroe

  • Written by Karin Hopper

Oklahoma preview photo April 2014

Monroe High senior Carigan Donnelly, playing Ado Annie, looks on as sophomore Cameron Lee, as Will Parker, makes a point to Sam Burke, as portrayed by junior Ali Hakim, during the MHS presentation of "Oklahoma" that starts Friday, April 25 in the school’s Performing Arts Center at 17001 Tester Road in Monroe. The 1955 Rodgers and Hammerstein classic story tells the tale of two young cowboys vying with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women the cowboys love with lots of song, dance and good ‘ole fashioned entertainment. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. and performances continue April 26, May 1, 2 and close on Saturday, May 3. Tickets are sold at the door - $12 for adults, $8 for students with ASB cards and tickets are $5 for youth younger than age 12. (Courtesy photo)

Trip to Haiti inspires 4th grader to launch successful dental care drive

  • Written by Shannon Michael

On a mission visit to Haiti last year with his mom, Cedar Park Christian School student Ty Morris of Monroe was volunteering at one of the schools Hope for Haiti runs, helping children who are sponsored or are wanting to be sponsored.

That’s when Ty noticed that so many of the people he encountered did not have good dental care, and he made a decision to do something about it.

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Student bikes cross-country to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

Chase Steigers, a junior at the University of Washington and a graduate of Woodinville High School, will wake up at 5 a.m. every morning for two months this summer.

Steigers, with other members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, will ride his bike across the country to raise money and awareness for people with mental and physical disabilities. After waking up early in the morning, the team of fraternity members will ride 70 to 100 miles per day, then arrive in a new city for a “friendship visit,” in which they’ll meet with kids with disabilities, play games like wheelchair basketball and present each organization with a check.

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Janell’s Gluten-Free Market expands to Totem Lake

  • Written by Shannon Michael

Responding to customers coming from as far away as Issaquah to her Everett store, owner Janell Farnsworth opened a second Janell’s Gluten-Free Market in the upper Totem Lake shopping center next to Trader Joe’s a few months ago.
While the store sells some of the major gluten-free brands such as Udi’s, Schar, Enjoy Life and Pamela’s, they also feature locally produced products from Flying Apron, Fancy Free and Shambala.

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