Dreaming of Summer and Celebrate Woodinville’s Concerts in the Park

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Cel Wdvl Kids(Photo courtesy of Carol Hook)Are you dreaming of summer and live music in the park, with a glass of wine?

Celebrate Woodinville is gearing up for a fabulous 2014 Summer Event Series. Bring your family, friends and neighbors and enjoy the Fourth of July celebration, Wednesday evening concerts in the park on July 16, July 23, July 30, and August 6, and the second annual Woodinville festival on August 16.

Here’s another sampling of the great line-up of music, local wineries, breweries, restaurants and food trucks that will be featured this summer.

Live Music
Hook Me Up features four of the top contemporary musicians in Western Washington. Their fun and upbeat repertoire includes jazz standards, instrumental pop, Latin tunes, vocal tunes, and some original music from their summer 2008 CD release, just to keep things fresh.

Creme Tangerine displays some killer chops performing hit after hit from arguably the best-loved rock band of all time – the Beatles. This Puget Sound favorite adds a twist of Creme Tangerine-infused personality every step of the way.

Wine & Beer Garden
Relax in the wine and beer garden while enjoying live music, with wines poured by premiere Woodinville Wine Country wineries, and craft beers served up by local breweries. These are eco-friendly, BYOG events and attendees are invited to “Bring Your Own Glass.” Guests must be 21 to purchase wine and beer, and ID is required.
Here’s a partial list of Woodinville wineries and breweries pouring this summer:
• Davenport Cellars
• Eye of the Needle Winery
• Finn Hill Winery
• Gard Vintners
• Goose Ridge
• Isenhower Cellars
• Dirty Bucket Brewing

Local Restaurants and Food Trucks
Concert attendees are welcome to pack a picnic — or sample some of the tasty bites and refreshing beverages being offered by local restaurants and food trucks, including these participants:
• Crafted
• Gobble Restaurant
• Pasta Nova

We sincerely thank our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: EvergreenHealth
Platinum Sponsor: Woodinville Weekly
Gold Sponsors: Bill the Butcher, Fairwinds-Brittany Park, Waste Management, Whidbey Island Bank
Silver Sponsors: University of Washington Bothell, Westhill, Gentle Dental & Orthodontics, Mathnasium Woodinville, McLendon Hardware, Skymania Trampolines, Windermere Real Estate Woodinville

Northshore musicians win honors at 2014 Washington State Solo and Ensemble Competition

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The following Northshore musicians earned honors at the 2014 Washington State Solo and Ensemble Competition held April 25-26, at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash.

Second Place
Strings Large Ensemble Chamber Orchestra — Erika Sun, Mary Gwin, Pei Pei Fang, Victor Huyan, Ben Porter, Sophie Xie, Jasmin Hawkins, Laura Srebnik, Thea Lund, Janae Chinn, Gokul Gowri, Stanley Wu, Clara Hope Simpson, Julia Lefond and Kevin Schindler, Inglemoor High School
Bassoon — Megan Cummings, Bothell High School
Piano — Hannah Kim, Inglemoor High School

Superior Rating
Strings Small Ensemble “Popper Duo” — Ingrid Ponten and Clara Hope Simpson, Inglemoor High School
Woodwinds Large Flute Ensemble — Olivia Cole, Emma Donelson, Emily Grabowski, Cassie Maylor, Maddie Russell and Evelyn Seo, Inglemoor High School
Percussion Small Ensemble “Butter Fingers” — Matthew Munson, Marissa Muszynski Brandon Schwecke and Zach Wulfman, Woodinville High School
Flute-Piccolo — Paul Trueblood, Woodinville High School
Tenor-Baritone Saxophone — Kien Chin, Bothell High School
Euphonium-Baritone Horn — Torii Hayashi, Inglemoor High School
Cello — Clara Hope Simpson, Inglemoor High School
Mezzo Soprano — Alissa Henderson, Bothell High School

Northshore students bound for National History Day competition

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Students from Sunrise Elementary School; Canyon Park, Leota, Northshore and Timbercrest junior high schools; and Bothell and Woodinville high schools presented their historical interpretations and projects before panels of judges at the Washington State National History Day competition held May 3. Eight projects qualified for the National History Day competition to be held June 15-19, at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

Northshore Junior High School was awarded the Most Outstanding School trophy for the second year in a row and Northshore Junior High School student Mark Ikeda received the Washington State Historical Society Award for his project.

National qualifiers include:
Junior Group Performance
Megan Rogers, Sophie Hall — second place
Junior Individual Performance
Katie Orr — second place
Senior Individual Performance
Anael Kuperwajs — second place
Junior Individual Website
Gina Svab — first place
Senior Group Website
Cameron Hudson, Ryan Turner, Abbey Carson — first place
Senior Group Documentary
Eric Zhu, Jake Millman, Ray Fung, Jeffrey Maxwell — first place
Junior Group Exhibit
Sierra McKissick, Karoline Wucherer — first place
Junior Individual Exhibit
Scott Iwafuchi — second place
Additional state results:
Junior Individual Performance
Kaja Aagaard — third place
Caelan Wisont — fourth place
Kira Fontana — fifth place
Lauren McDonald — sixth place
Junior Paper
Maddie Seidel — sixth place
Junior Individual Website
Andrew Nguyen — fourth place
Kate Companion — sixth place
Junior Group Website
Helena Senturia, Leah Matthews — fifth place
Junior Individual Documentary
Ryan Check — fourth place
Simon Jones — fifth place
Mark Ikeda — sixth place
Senior Individual Documentary
Luke Mollerup — fourth place
Junior Individual Exhibit
Emre Aksan — third place
Rachel Gurevich — fourth place
Natalie Garofano — sixth place
Junior Group Exhibit
Chloe Stedman, Tori Harding — sixth place

16th annual Bastyr University Food and Herb Fair

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Join Bastyr University students, staff and faculty at the 16th annual Food and Herb Fair on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free community event is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the Kenmore campus. With this year’s theme “Food and Medicine on the Wild Side,” gardens are blooming and the campus forest buzzing with new life. It’s a great time to soak up spring colors and learn about the endless uses of plants. Keynote speakers include: Amy Stewart, the award-winning author of “The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks;” Todd Caldecott, clinical herbalist and ayurvedic practitioner, and author of “Food as Medicine: The Theory and Practice of Food;” John Sundstrom, chef and owner of the Seattle restaurant Lark; and many more.

Additionally, guided walks through the Bastyr gardens and surrounding woods, cooking demos, music, relaxing herbal foot soaks and facials, and children’s activities will be offered.
Event visitors can park for free at the Kenmore Park and Ride (at 7346 N.E. Bothell Way) and take the free Bastyr shuttle directly to the Bastyr Herb and Food Fair. The bus runs every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Limited parking also will be available on campus for a $5 fee. Bastyr University is located at 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore, adjacent to St. Edward State Park. No event parking is permitted at St. Edward State Park.

Large house fire extinguished near Welcome Lake

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Fire DayPhoto courtesy of Woodinville Fire & Rescue/David Weed

by David Weed/Woodinville Fire & Rescue

Fire broke out in the attic space and quickly spread to the roof of a large home near Welcome Lake. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Firefighters from Woodinville Fire & Rescue (WFR), Redmond Fire Department, Kirkland Fire Department and Duvall Fire Department worked for more than an hour to bring the fire under control. The first arriving engine observed flames shooting out of the roof of the 6400-square-foot home. “The majority of the roof was engulfed in flames and it was clear that we would need additional engines to fight this fire,” stated WFR Acting Lieutenant Ian D’Ambrosia, who was on the first arriving engine company. Over 40 firefighters and 12 fire apparatus were used to combat the fire.

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