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City Council calls off change to parking rules in Old Town

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

The Woodinville City Council last week opted not to finalize a change to parking rules in the Old Town area on Woodinville Drive. Council members voiced concerns that a minor change would not help the business owners who brought the issue up, and that a more comprehensive change had not been studied enough yet.

Ordinance 592 would let business owners in Old Town count parking in front of their businesses toward the required number of parking spaces, even if those parking spaces extend off their property and into the public right-of-way. The council passed first reading of Ordinance 592 at the Sept. 9 meeting, but a vote to pass second reading and adopt the ordinance at the Sept. 23 meeting failed 2-5, with only Deputy Mayor James Evans and Councilmember Susan Boundy-Sanders voting to pass the ordinance.

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Flu shot clinic for Northshore families on Oct. 7

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Northshore School District is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to provide a flu shot clinic at Inglemoor High School, 15500 Simonds Road NE, Kenmore, Wash., from 3 - 7 p.m., on Oct. 7. The clinic will be open to all Northshore School District children (four years of age and older) and their families.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the single best way to protect you and your family from influenza is to receive a “flu shot” each year. The CDC recommends that everyone over 6 months of age should be vaccinated against the flu.

Flu shots are not subject to insurance deductibles or co-pays. There are no out-of-pocket costs to participants with a current health insurance card. This includes all Washington Apple Health plan members.

Further details can be found on the Northshore School District’s website at www.nsd.org/flu.

Woodinville woman concerned that erosion will lead to landslide

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

After the landslide in Oso this spring, Darlene Kimball’s fears about erosion in her yard intensified. When it rains heavily, she’s afraid to be in the house near Cottage Lake that she’s owned for 42 years.

“I sit in there, lying awake, wondering if that hill is going to collapse and the mud is going to come in and bury me alive,” she said.

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‘Man’s best friend’ takes to the air (and water)

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Canines will display their high-flying jumping for distance skills when the Puget Sound DockDogs competition returns to the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, www.salmondays.org, Oct. 4 - 5 in Issaquah.

Dog owners are invited to bring any dog over the age of six months that loves the water and enjoys playing fetch — regardless of breed, size, shape or ability.

All dogs are welcome, and those new to the sport can introduce their dogs to this fast-growing sport and get tips on coaching and encouraging their pooches from Puget Sound DockDogs members.

Area handlers and dog teams are encouraged to register for participation. Fee is $27 in advance (online) or $30 at the event. To register online and for more information on event rules, visit www.pugetsounddockdogs.org.
Spectators can cheer on the teams, from new to experienced, as they splash down into the swimming pool.

Local amateur radio operators assist with Bike MS

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

On Friday, Sept. 5, bike riders from around the area and the country began to assemble at the Skagit Fairgrounds in Mt. Vernon for Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic 2014. Also assembling were some 40 volunteers from the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency, or ESCA, to provide amateur radio support for the two-day, 170-mile event.

ESCA is a local government emergency management organization created by the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Woodinville and the Town of Woodway. ESCA provides communications and other emergency support in the event of an infrastructure-impacting disaster. Several ESCA members are Woodinville residents, and they will help provide communications and support from the emergency operations center (EOC) at Woodinville City Hall in the event of an infrastructure-impacting disaster.

Events such as Bike MS provide important opportunities for the volunteers to not only support the event, but to also exercise their radio skills and equipment. That practice becomes invaluable when the group activates in support of their primary mission, such as during the Oso landslide earlier this year.
More information about ESCA can be found at http://esca1.com.