From Maria Montessori to Xinan Wang

  • Written by David B. Clark
Well over a century ago, an Italian woman named Maria Montessori began snapping gender barriers when she enrolled in an all-boys technical school to become an engineer. By the time she was barely out of her teenage years—and the year itself was 1890—she had already graduated with a certificate in Physics. Initially seeking to become an engineer, she swerved into an even more unusual field for women during the time and studied medicine. She faced scrutiny from her male peers for bending from the norm yet this did not stop her. She graduated with honors, and then years later, incited an educational movement now widely adopted by both private and public schools. Montessori schools seek a child-centered education based on scientific observation on the student. They provide smaller classrooms, more specialized coursework, and a curriculum that caters to individual students.
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Carol Edwards Center welcomes Camp Unity residents for cold spell

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
The City of Woodinville opened the Carol Edwards Center to the residents of Camp Unity on Sunday morning.  The city was approached by Mark Van Wormer, a member of the Camp Unity Eastside Board of Directors, on the possibility of opening their doors given the cold weather. 
Brandon Buchanan, Woodinville City Manager and his son sprang into action. They cleared out a room used to store city materials and cleaned it up for Camp Unity to use during the freezing weather. Sleeping in a dry and heated room was a welcome respite for the 25 residents of Camp Unity. 

Police Officers recognized at City Council Meeting

  • Written by Kara Roth
Two Woodinville deputies were recognized at the Woodinville City Council meeting on February 5, 2019.  Deputy Steve Wayne was given the Life Saver Award. Deputy Wayne was a responder to a roll-over accident in July 2018.  With his quick thinking and the use of his first aid training, he was able to save the life of a young woman who was actively bleeding due to the accident.  Deputy Dan Arvidson was recognized by Chief Kathy Larson as Officer of the Year.  Chief Larson recognized his efforts as above and beyond expectations in keeping the residents of Woodinville safe.  Deputy Arvidson will be leaving the Woodinville Police to become a detective in the Special Assault Unit. 
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Snow Plow priorities around Woodinville

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
With the recent snow events, a thoughtful reader of The Woodinville Weekly asked what the priorities in plowing the roads around Woodinville are. 
The responsibilities for snow and ice removal on the roads fall to four different governmental agencies.  The Washington State Department of Transportation is responsible for clearing state highways and freeways.  The City of Woodinville is responsible for the streets within the city boundaries.  King and Snohomish County are responsible for the unincorporated areas that surround the city. 
Within the city, a Snow and Ice Removal Route Map is used as a guide for snow removal efforts.  There are four (4) priority levels assigned to roads throughout the city to guide which streets to plow first.  Those priorities include:
Priority 1  Emergency service routes, which include routes needed by police, fire, and emergency response services
Priority 2  Arterial roadways and routes to and from schools (when in session)
Priority 3  Minor arterial routes
Priority 4  Resi1dential public streets
King County has designated primary snow routes within the unincorporated areas that will receive plowing services first.  Based on the map, the primary snow routes in our area are NE Woodinville-Duvall Road, Avondale Road NE and NE 124th St. 
Snohomish County has designated Paradise Lake Road, Woodinville-Snohomish Road (by Costco), 240th St SE (through the Old Wellington Hills golf course), 57th Ave SE and 75th Ave SE as some their snow plow priority routes around Woodinville. 
Detailed maps and descriptions of the regional snow plow priority routes can be found at:

FEMA Region 10 to host First Regional Youth Preparedness Camp

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
FEMA Region 10 is seeking 40 youth in grades 8 through 12 representing Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska to be selected to attend a Youth Preparedness Camp in Stanwood, Wash., in August.
Developed under a youth engagement concept, the six-day, five-night camp, hosted and staffed by camp and emergency management professionals, will teach students how to safely assist in the immediate aftermath of a disaster when a professional response may be delayed or limited.
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