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Something for Everyone - McMenamins Anderson School

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton
Just over two years ago, McMenamins Anderson School officially opened and welcomed the Bothell community into its arms. 
In typical McMenamins fashion, much of the original character of the historic junior high has been preserved and focuses on fun for everyone.  Throughout the entire property, you’ll find one-of-a-kind artwork that local artists created based on historical photos and interviews from alumni, families and colorful residents.  Great care has been taken into making the place special and meaningful for all that visit.  This has become the unique trademark that defines the brand of McMenamins.
 
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The Ladies Musical Club: a ‘real meat and potatoes’ organization

  • Written by Kirsten Abel
The Ladies Musical Club of Seattle has a quaint-sounding name.
 
“You immediately see hats and gloves and teacups and so on,” said Dorene Kenkman, a Carnation resident and a former Ladies Musical Club president.
 
But the club—organization might be a better word for it—is anything but quaint. 
 
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Snowshoeing: skiing’s cheaper, lower impact cousin

  • Written by Kirsten Abel
I have a snowboard in my closet that I haven’t used in years. The last time I went skiing was sometime around 1994. I love the snow and I love being outdoors, but I’ve never been very good at any of the traditional winter sports. 
 
Recently, I found a solution to my problem: the ancient art of snowshoeing. For anywhere from about $18 (for a rental) to $100 (for a purchased pair) you can romp and hike your way through a winter wonderland without breaking the bank and without breaking your knees.
First, you need some equipment. The Bellevue, Issaquah, Seattle, and Alderwood locations of REI all rent snowshoes. Depending on whether or not you have a membership, they cost between $18 and $34. If you plan to use your snowshoes near a ski area, there might also be a rental shop on site.
 
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Woodinville’s dark tragi-comedy ‘The Visit’ is perfect for the winter

  • Written by Kirsten Abel
It’s winter in Washington, which means rain, cold, and more rain. It also means it’s time for the Woodinville High School Theatre Department to produce its annual drama, and this year’s absurdist tragi-comedy “The Visit” by Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s might be its most captivating yet.
 
“You’ll laugh a little bit, and then not,” said Ethan Yee, a Woodinville High School senior.
 
“It’s not the lightest,” added senior Torquil Carmichael.
 
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