Civic Campus Project Continues to Build Momentum

  • Written by David B. Clark
Deputy Mayor Elaine Cook began the City Council Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 15 by stating, “I’d like to take a moment to thank all of you for coming to our meeting tonight. I see it as an opportunity for you to hear firsthand that we most certainly are planning to save the old schoolhouse. I hope that you leave here with a better understanding of our plans to preserve the historic school and our civic campus.
We mean to put an end to the years of neglect of the property. We take an enormous amount of pride in the civic community. It’s time to get excited.”
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Hindi Language in the NSD

  • Written by David B. Clark
The Northshore School District conducted their first meeting this month on Monday, May 14.
During Dr. Michelle Reid’s Superintendent’s report, Dr. Reid was proud to state that the Northshore School District is looking to continue its diverse educational opportunities. Dr. Reid said, “We’re working on an arrangement so that the Gurukul School of Hindi Language will be able to use one of our high schools as a classroom base to continue the Hindi language and culture program.” Dr. Reid stated that the Bellevue district currently hosts this school at Interlake High School on Sunday afternoons where over 1,300 students attend.
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King County Fire Protection District No. 45 Prop. 1 follow-up/correction

  • Written by David B. Clark
On May 8 we at The Woodinville Weekly published a story on King County Fire Protection District No. 45 Prop. 1. During the April special election on April 24 the department did receive a majority vote and all numbers presented were accurate, but the measure will not fund, for the time being, because the majority was 59.47%. Funding for a fire district (levy lid lift and bonds) require a supermajority: at least 60% passing with a minimum of 40% turnout from the previous election. The fire district was 11 passing votes shy of hitting that 60% supermajority.
The Board of Fire Commissioners then met on May 9 for their regular monthly meeting (every second Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.) and discussed future options. Fire Chief David Burke said, “Although not formalized, it is likely that they will authorize the initiative to be placed on the November ballot.” This would be for the November general election.
We at The Woodinville Weekly apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

2nd Annual Lions Friends and Family Park Clean up

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
On March 28 & 29, the Woodinville Lions had our Annual Spring Clean up with Neighbors, Friends and our chartered Scouts, from VOA scout crew 606.  We cut brush (Scotch Broom, and Blackberries) and performed general maintenance projects at the park.  One project was to refinish the picnic tables. 
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White Cane Days help Lions restore the gift of sight

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Although it has been late arriving this year, spring is a season of color in Woodinville.

Those fortunate enough to enjoy the greens, reds and yellows of a Woodinville springtime may sometimes take their sight for granted.   That's not likely for members of Woodinville Lions Club, who have worked for many years to restore the gift of sight to many people in need.

Locally, the Woodinville Lions Club joined the effort by hosting its annual White Cane Days on Saturday, May 19th. About 20 members of the club, worked in shifts and collected donations at Haggen Food & Pharmacy market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Money raised from this year's White Cane Days will go to the Northwest Lions Foundation in Seattle that support, not only our Gift of Sight program, but has now added hearing aids to the program.
"This is one event that has  always been enthusiastically accepted by our members," Frank Moffat, the clubs Sight and Hearing Chairman stated. 

Lions clubs have had a mission to fight blindness and other eye diseases since Helen Keller, speaking at a convention during the 1920s, challenged Lions Club members to become Knights of the Blind, Moffat said.

The Woodinville Lions Club collects and recycles used eyeglasses and hearing aids at many locations throughout Woodinville.  For a list of locations that have eyeglass collection boxes please visit our facebook page at: