Northwest NEWS

August 28, 2000

Editorial

Another successful summer for Woodinville Parks and Rec

The City of Woodinville Parks and Recreation is nearing the end of another successful summer of programming.
   Summer program highlights include the Fourth of July Fireworks Show at JB Sod, the DeYoung Summer Concert Series in DeYoung and Wilmot Parks, Woodinville's Extended Camp 2000, the Trestle Improvement Project over State Route 202, as well as the numerous sports camps offered through the City of Woodinville by NYSA, Skyhawks and Dave Henderson.
   In addition, the City of Woodinville Teen Program got off its feet with an initial offering of teen programs for Summer 2000.
   The Fourth of July Fireworks Show saw its best turn-out yet. Those in attendance were treated to the musical talents of The Penguins and Tim Casey and the Blues Cats followed by an impressive fireworks display. The City of Woodinville would like to once again thank the numerous sponsors who helped make this event possible.
   The DeYoung Summer Concert Series has also delighted Woodinville residents with a diversity of musical talents.
   The Thursday concert series in DeYoung Park has seen the musical likes of the Black Irish Band, Scott Cossu, Cascadia Folk Quartet, the Rockeroos, Golden Bough, Rhys Thomas, the Island Time Steel Band and Tiller's Folley.
   The final Thursday performance was The Coats on August 31st. The Sunday series in Wilmot Park concluded August 20 and has played host to the sounds of Maya Soleil, Swamp Mama Johnson and Tom Landa and the Paperboys.
   The City of Woodinville Extended Camp ran at full capacity each of its four themed weeks. Themes included Art Discovery, Be Dramatic, Nature Keepers and Outdoor Adventures.
   The Woodinville Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank Sue Bukovinsky, Linda Vain, Brent Lackey, Dianne Drische, Mary Claire Schroeder, Katie Atkins, Matt Jewel, DJ Ryan, Brenden Woodward, Katie Ferrier, Barbara Sherrill and the Northshore Senior Center for their help in making this year's camp the best yet.
   One of the highlights of this year's Extended Camp was an intergenerational partnership program between the City of Woodinville and the Northshore Senior Center.
   Shellie Fagan, Program Coordinator with the Northshore Senior Center, as well as senior volunteers Bill Woods and Larry Handel, worked with City of Woodinville camp staff, Emile Ihrie, Kelsey Richardson and Cole Caplan, in offering a birdhouse building activity for the kids during the Nature Keepers camp.
   Woodinville Lumber generously donated the materials for the project. The activity was a true success as each camper built and took home his or her own birdhouse at the end of the day.
   The Trestle Improvement Project, coordinated by John Markuson, Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Woodinville, brought together volunteers and sponsoring agencies in an effort to make the drive into Woodinville via State Route 202 more inviting.
   Artwork was selected from more than 60 designs submitted by Northshore School District elementary students depicting the theme of "Protecting Woodinville's Waterways" as part of a gateway improvement project by the City of Woodinville.
   The various sports camps offered through the City of Woodinville continued to be popular with Skyhawks, Dave Henderson's Baseball, and NYSA soccer camps topping the list.
   Last, but not least, the Woodinville Teen Program had its first summer program offerings for area teens.
   Continuing into the fall, Teen Swing at Sorenson will be offered third Fridays, 7-10 p.m. through the end of the year and has a $5 cover.
   This event offers teen "Swingers" one hour of professional instruction followed by two hours of open swing to "show what they know."
   The second program, Outdoor Theatre at Coffee Republic, had its final showing August 18 drawing teens with only the best in comedy, corny, cult classics. The fall program line-up is available on-line at www.woodinville-city.com/teens or contact Cole Caplan, Teen Coordinator, at City Hall for more information.
   All-in-all, a good summer of programs for the Woodinville Parks and Recreation Department. Keep an eye out for the Fall 2000 RecGuides listing recreation opportunities September - December for Woodinville and Bothell residents ages kids to kids-at-heart.
   The Woodinville Parks and Recreation Department can be reached at 425-328-9327 or on-line at www.woodinville-city.com.