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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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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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Local trophy shop wins award for ‘exemplary work’ employing people with disabilities

  • Written by Kirsten Abel

“If a company has never thought about it, they should really, truly think about hiring somebody with a disability,” said Robb Anderson, co-owner of Northwest Trophy & Awards in Woodinville.

Last month the company won one of six Governor’s Employer Awards at this year’s  annual  ceremony  put  on by Washington’s Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment and the Washington State Business Leadership Network.

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