Northshore commencement exercises planned

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Northshore School District will graduate over 1,500 seniors this week. A total of $7,868,922 in scholarships was awarded.

• June 6, Northshore Networks graduation, 7 p.m., Northshore Performing Arts Center. Northshore Networks will graduate 65 seniors. Valedictorian is Haley Ester Pittsenbarger; salutatorian is Kyrie Oliva Fuchs. The class speaker is Haley Ester Pittsenbarger


Carol Edwards Center comes back to life

  • Written by Don Mann

After having locked doors for four months, there is life at the Carol Edwards Center.

About a month ago the Northshore YMCA moved a portion of its operation into the edifice that was mothballed by the Woodinville City Council on January 1 because of budget woes and operates in two of the former community center’s four buildings.

"It’s been a real blessing for us to have this additional space,"

Northshore Y’s membership services representative Mo Holt said.

"Northshore was overflowing at the seams and it’s been a great opportunity for us to serve more people."

While programming is currently limited to Zumba, Pilates Reformer and open-gym basketball, the computer lab remains available and on June 20 things will pick up further when the Y will run the "Discovery in Action" section of its summer camp — for kids entering grades 4 through 6 — out of the Evergreen Room.

Zumba is a form of aerobics that features Latin rhythms to create a dynamic workout, and classes are offered at the CEC six days a week.


Rockin’ for Wranglers

  • Written by Don Mann


Members of Third Attempt (l to r: Trevor McNamara, Aaron Penn and Scot Hook--all WHS sophomores) cut loose during their performance at the 2nd Annual Rock-n-Jock Benefit for the Northshore Wranglers on Thursday night at Big Daddy’s. Shotty and Jar of Rain also performed at the "family-friendly event," which raised over $1,300 through raffles, a live auction, merchandise sales and donations for the Wranglers, according to Cole Caplan, program coordinator and coach.



Fire Station 34 closes its doors

  • Written by Don Mann
Photo by Don Mann.
It was a lot like going to a funeral.

Under gray skies and steady rain, Woodinville Fire & Rescue chaplain Christy Dunn read a prayer and bagpipes whined as the flag was lowered, removed and folded.

In front of dozens of firefighters — many of whom worked there for years — Fire Station 34 was officially laid to rest on Wednesday at about 8 a.m., the result of the Kingsgate area’s annexation to Kirkland effective eight hours earlier. The building had been in operation since 1972. Six firefighters who worked at the station have recently been transferred to the Kirkland Fire Department.

Several members of WFR swallowed hard during the brief ceremony.

"I think it’s very emotional for a lot of the firefighters," 18-year veteran Ted Klinkenberg said. "A lot of these guys have been at this station for over a decade serving the community."



Class of 2011 - Woodinville

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

 Woodinville High School Class of 2011 Graduates


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