Kenmore Youth Art Exhibit ‘will blow you away’

  • Written by Kirsten Abel
The fifth annual Kenmore Youth Art Exhibit, featuring 31 local artists ages five to 18, is on display at the Arts of Kenmore Gallery at Kenmore City Hall. The show launched on November 17 and runs until January 25, 2018. 
“The opening was fantastic and overwhelming,” said Sara Solum Hayashi, the curator of the Arts of Kenmore Gallery. With over 100 people in attendance, it was the largest opening in the event’s history.
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Editor's Expeditions - Silvertips

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

My family and I took to the ice for this exploration…the ice at Xfinity Arena to see the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club that is.  We saw the Silvertips in action against the Spokane Chiefs on November 24 to extend the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Although we scored a box suite for the occasion, there did not seem to be a bad seat in the house. The complex holds about 8,300 people, which is a really great size space to see all the action easily.  There are many food and beverage options throughout the arena, and there were many families enjoying the game. Attending a hockey game in person far exceeds the experience of watching a game on television. The speed, grace and agility of these great athletes is much more obvious seeing them in person. The Silvertips play an exciting brand of hockey, and the organization works hard to get the crowd fired up!

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Meaningful story-making: news writer David Clark on literature and tourism

  • Written by Kirsten Abel

“It is through stories that we consider how we are going to live the rest of our lives,” wrote Woodinville Weekly news writer David Clark in a recent paper he presented at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association annual conference on November 11.

The conference, which took place at Chaminade University in Honolulu, is in its 115th year. Clark served on a panel called “Literature and Tourism.”

His paper, entitled “How Make-Believe Manages Your Experience,” explores the ways in which stories shape not only the way we live, but also our motivations for and expectations surrounding travel.

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New WSU med school prescribes a ‘community-based’ approach

  • Written by Kirsten Abel

There’s a new medical school in town (well, in Spokane) and it belongs to Washington State University. 

Self-described as a “community-based” program, the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is preparing its inaugural class of 60 students to work with medically underserved populations. 

Rebecca Gold, a Woodinville native who attended Wellington Elementary and then the Overlake School, is one of those students.

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Woodinville Group Connects with Syrian Refugees

  • Written by Debby Heimfeld
Finally arriving in the U.S. after a long and challenging process, 243 refugees have settled in the Tukwila area where rent is most affordable. As they do every Saturday, toddlers to grandparents gather in a community room in the modest apartment complex in where many Syrian refugees live after arriving in the U.S. The adults learn English and practice conversation, attend a class in first aid or how to fill out forms, while the children participate in art therapy and yoga classes. A dozen folks from Congregation Kol Ami and Bear Creek United Methodist Church Interfaith Partnership recently visited the center to meet the families and learn their stories.
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