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Wine and Wealth: The benefits of blending

  • Written by Submitted by Jeff Otis

At first, you wouldn’t immediately believe there is a connection between winemaking and wealth management. But they actually do share similarities. One specific area I want to highlight is the benefits of blending.

Blending is vital in winemaking.  Winemakers can take the best components of multiple different grape varietals, and blend them together to make what many would consider to be a superior tasting wine. Blending helps balance out flavor profiles, and can help provide a smoother and more enjoyable finish on your palate.

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Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County presents volunteer training class

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

On Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cowgirl Spirit Equine Rescue will host its annual tack sale at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall, 14654 148th Ave NE in Woodinville. Offered for sale will be donated equipment, apparel, crafts and equestrian gifts. Proceeds go to feeding, housing, training and rehoming horses in need.
Vendors selling food or equestrian-related items are welcome to join this event. The cost for a booth is $30 (or $20 for not-for-profits). Vendors wishing to apply should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 23.

Donations of new and used clothing, tack and horse-related gifts are greatly appreciated. To donate, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for donations is April 23. All proceeds from the sale go to caring for horses in need.

Cowgirl Spirit Equine Rescue is a not-for-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates neglected and slaughter-bound horses. This team of dedicated volunteers teaches discarded horses to trust again, returns them to health and places them in loving, permanent homes.

For more information, visit www.csrdt.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Celebrate Arbor Day with the Woodinville Tree Games

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Join the City of Woodinville in celebrating Arbor Day by attending the Woodinville Tree Games on April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Wilmot Gateway Park. The Tree Games will provide a fun-filled afternoon of games and activities for the whole family. Activities are designed for all ages, and include tree care demonstrations, food vendors and lots of fun giveaways and handouts. Each attendee will receive a free tree seedling in honor of Arbor Day.

Woodinville Tree Games commemorates the city’s 19th year as a designated “Tree City USA.” The award provides national recognition for Woodinville’s commitment to sustaining a viable tree management plan and program. The Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters sponsors Tree City USA.

To learn more about this event, contact the city at 425-877-2293.

Meaningful movies: The Wisdom to Survive

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Eastside Coal-Free Sierra Club is showing the documentary film “The Wisdom to Survive” at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 4th Ave S. in Kirkland.

The trailer to the film, “The Wisdom to Survive,” can be seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QLIOuRS1n4.
The film starts at 7 p.m. on April 17, with discussion and light snacks to follow.

Northshore Schools Foundation raises more than $140K for students

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Hosted by KIRO 7 News anchor Michelle Millman, the Northshore Schools Foundation raised more than $140,000 to support local students at its 12th annual luncheon, held April 7 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

The event, attended by more than 490 people, highlighted Northshore School District Health and Human services programs including music, nursing, sports medicine, event management, tourism and hospitality, gardening, American Sign Language and alternative seating for learning.

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