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Oscar Roloff: The powerful bittersweet hop

Oscar Roloff Each fall along the Snoqualmie River, especially at Duvall, there are some old trees seeking to survive. In October, some aged hop plants come alive and try to swallow the aged trees. The battle lasts until the "hops" come alive, then fade.

Marathon dream team proves an inspiration to many

marathon team "If you really want to do something, you can," says Jesse Watson of Woodinville. Watson, a 21-year-old U.W. student with muscular dystrophy, used these words as motivation to compete in the Seattle Marathon Nov. 30.

Community Close-up: Ring Hill

Ring Hill Ring Hill isn't exactly a neighborhood. It is a large hill located east of upper Bear Creek, which contains several new developments, but consists mainly of partially hidden homes.

Leota student is big band standout

trombonist Leota Junior High student Ian Jacobson has been playing trombone for five years, and when the school district cut the jazz program at his school, he was driven to find a performing venue somewhere else.

Wedding: Kennedy - Maycock

wedding Michelle Kennedy and Paul Maycock, both of Woodinville, were married July 13th at St. Jude Catholic Church in Redmond.

Engagement: Thompson - Undseth

Engagement Jaime Thompson of Woodinville and Eric Undseth of Snohomish have announced their engagement. The couple plans to wed Aug. 23 in Snohomish.