Woodinville represents at Northwest Flower & Garden Show

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Woodinville firms are set to create major display gardens this week at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22-26 at the Washington State Convention Center.
Major display gardens spotlight the “Taste of Spring” show theme celebrating festive “plant, grow and eat” elements.

Jefferson Landscaping and Oasis Outdoor Environments, located in Woodinville, will create two of over 20 spectacular display gardens at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show February 22-26 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

New this year, the show is introducing round-trip shuttle transportation services with convenient pick-up locations in Shoreline, Kirkland, Issaquah and Federal Way to the Washington State Convention Center.

Provided by Starline Coaches, round-trip tickets are $22 and can be purchased online through the show’s website at

Dates and hours are Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 22-25), 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday (Feb. 26), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit for ticket purchases, additional ticket pricing, and more information on the show.

Bellevue Festival of the Arts (BFOA)

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The BFoA application process is 100% digital at, using the simple Zapplication platform. Deadlines: March 20, 2017 (no late submissions accepted), and Notifications of Acceptance go out April 1, 2017.

Kirkland Artist Studios Tour

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Join the 14th annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour May 13-14.

Showcase your artwork during this popular annual Mother’s Day weekend community-wide event.
Application deadlines and fees: Early bird February 1st - $150, regular February 28th - $175.

Pioneer woman of North Cascades operated roadhouse, raised a family

  • Written by Woodinville Heritage Society

The story of Lucinda J. Davis, a pioneer woman of the North Cascades, will be featured Saturday, Feb.18, as part of the Woodinville Heritage Society's monthly program series. The program is 10-11:30 a.m. at Brightwater Education Center, 228th Street SE and Highway 9.

Presenting the program is Jesse Kennedy III, PhD, recently retired director of the Skagit County Museum in LaConner. A popular speaker, Jesse Kennedy appeared several months ago in a Woodinville Heritage Society program about the Skagit Hydroelectric Project. Dr. Kennedy spent 40 years in government service and academia, including serving as the first cultural resource manager for North Cascades National Park in 1995 where he supervised the identification, management, and protection of archeological and historic resources and a museum of over one million objects.

This time, he will focus on tiny Lucinda Davis who operated a roadhouse on the rocky trail from Marblemount to the "end of the road" at Cedar Bar in the late 1890s. Trappers, miners and explorers who trekked 24 miles into the North Cascades found this diminutive woman raising her three children and offering hearty meals for forty cents and beds for twenty cents.

Kennedy will tell the colorful story of the pioneer woman from New England who raised a family that valued education, industry and social etiquette. Coincidentally, one of Lucinda Davis's grandchildren was longtime Woodinville resident Donald Egbert who lived on 156th Avenue NE/Bostian Road near the White Stallion until his death in recent years.

The Feb. 18 program has been arranged by Woodinville Heritage Society chair Deanna Arnold-Frady.

City begins debate on DeYoung redesign proposals

  • Written by Bill Lewis

Although it will be a month before city officials consider specific proposals to improve DeYoung Park, the possible renovations generated some pointed debate when the City Council members took a preliminary look at the project Feb. 7.

Clayton Beaudoin, a principal at SiteWorkshop in Seattle, outlined for council members the costs of three proposals to improve the park: What is termed a renovation budget totaling $200,000; a modification budget costing $500,000; and a transformation budget of $800,000.

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