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It’s just like riding a bike

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Mountain biking is about just three things.

“It’s you, and the bike and the trail,” Troy Kasper said. A mountain biking race involves navigating through a mountain course on a sometimes narrow, windy trail, negotiating roots and rocks and hills and the elements — all while trying to finish the fastest.

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Woodinville Rep opens 2015 season with ‘Barefoot in the Park’

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

“Barefoot in the Park” is about young people in love with being in love and living in New York and discovering the marriage is more than just love.

The Neil Simon play has delighted audiences since its 1963 premiere with snappy dialogue, the tension about young marrieds discovering that each isn’t quite the person they exchanged vows with and aging mothers discovering there’s still the possibility of another fling. And ouzo, a Greek drink so strong you can’t make a fist for three days.

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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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