Toren Heald and his partners became the latest Woodinville homebrewers to take their hobby pro last month, when Blue Lightning Brew started selling beer out of the Vessel Wines tasting room.
Vessel had wanted to have some beer options at its events, Heald said. And it has a large tasting room that was only open for special events, and empty the rest of the time. The partnership seemed perfect. Now the tasting room is open seven days a week, with both Vessel wines and Blue Lightning beers on tap.
Northwest Watercolor Society’s (NWWS) 23rd annual Waterworks 2014 Membership Exhibition opens Oct. 28 at Tsuga Fine Arts & Framing in Bothell, and runs through Nov. 21, 2014. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The public is warmly invited to attend the reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Tsuga Fine Arts & Framing, 10101 Main Street, Bothell, WA 98011. Almost $5,000 in cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded. Waterworks is an annual exhibition of works executed exclusively by NWWS members who come from the greater Seattle area, Pacific NW and across the United States and Canada.
Quality and diversity have become the trademarks of this exhibition. This year Janet Rogers, renowned professional artist and juror for the show, selected 50 paintings from 235 entries.
“Because of a limit on the amount of paintings that could be accepted, I unfortunately had to ‘let go’ of some, and that was difficult because they were also great pieces,” commented Rogers.
Last month, dramatic photos circulated on the Internet of a patient in Australia on the operating table, getting a life-saving surgery. The patient was George, the goldfish. The animal hospital where George got the operation to remove a tumor from his head reported that the procedure went “swimmingly.”
George wasn’t the first fish to find himself going under the knife. And while George’s veterinarians used a scalpel to remove his tumor, veterinarians in France and Poland have completed successful goldfish surgeries using an instrument made right here in Woodinville.
Most local Oktoberfest celebrations have already happened, and you don’t want to drive all the way out to Leavenworth. What’s a Northshore beer drinker to do? You’re in luck, because local breweries are coming together for a beer festival, and it’s basically in your backyard.
The Bothell Beer Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18 will be the first of its kind in Bothell. The festival will be downtown on Festival Street, on 101st Street between Main and 183rd streets.