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Edition Date: August 6, 2007
Annual carnivals offer family fun

ImagePhoto by Chris Wartes
Kelly Schwend practices her face painting skills on Jeremy Haug at last year’s Community Carnival held by the Woodinville Community Church.

Woodinville Community Church Carnival

Woodinville Community Church invites the community to the fifth annual Community Carnival on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the church.

Kids will enjoy the big inflatable slide, fun house bouncer, tropical maze, Run of Fire obstacle course, and other interactive games. And it wouldn’t be a carnival without pony rides, face painting, balloons and clowns!


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Hollywood roundabout informational meeting — Aug. 9

Confused about the Hollywood Roundabout Project? Attend an informational meeting about the Hollywood roundabout to be located at the intersection of Woodinville-Redmond Road and 145th Street (by the Hollywood Hill Schoolhouse). The meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall, 14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville.

For further information, contact John Erdman at (425) 481-8300 or email


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Dinner Train makes final run

ImagePhoto by June Collins-McKiernan
The Spirit of Washington Dinner Train which used to bring passengers to Woodinville is now traveling between Tacoma and Eatonville.

On Tuesday, July 31, the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train made its final trip to the Columbia Winery and Woodinville.

Since the Dinner Train began making trips from Renton to Woodinville in 1992, its bright red locomotive became a local fixture.

According to Spirit of Washington, more than 1.4 million people have made the trip to Woodinville and that includes 600,000 visitors from out of state.


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A trip that becomes a bit more than ‘interesting’
by Judith Lee

ImagePhotos courtesy of Jeff Brooks
Jeff and Leigh Brooks on the beach at Fiji.

As if cycling from Seattle to Duvall to work isn’t enough

Imagine that you’d like to go lie on a beach, soak up the sun, listen to the surf. Your significant other suggests Fiji, a nation of 322 picture-perfect islands in the South Pacific.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Now imagine trading your beach idyll for arduous hiking and hacking through a tropical rainforest, humidity you could cut with your machete, and the company of native Fijians who know not a word of English and hunt feral pigs and spearfish three-foot-long eels.


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Show Brazil! Brings Samba to Rio Snoqualmie
by Carolyn Butler

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Show Brazil!

For one invigorating evening, on Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m., Show Brazil! transforms Duvall’s McCormick Park into a celebration of authentic Brazilian music and dance.

Show Brazil!, directed by Eduardo Mendonça, ignites audiences with a high-voltage performance featuring dancers, percussionists and instrumentalists.

Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Eduardo is a recording artist, vocalist, composer, musician and musical arranger. He is the winner of “Outstanding Brazilian Male Singer based in the U.S.” for the Brazilian International Press Award 2007.

Dressed in traditional costumes, Show Brazil! opens a typical performance with the percussion rhythms of Ijexá, Afro-Brazilian rhythms brought to Brazil by African slaves in the 6th Century.


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They lined up ... not to buy, but to get rid of
by Kirsten Weinmeister
recycling coordinator for Carnation, North Bend and Snoqualmie

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Corliss Serka from Carnation (left, pointing to the dropped-off plant pots) and Yvette Martini from Duvall helped with the Carnation special recycling collection.

Almost 400 recycled in Carnation; Duvall collection event set for Aug. 18

The summer 2007 Special Recycling Collection Event sponsored by the city of Carnation held Saturday, June 23rd at Tolt Middle School’s parking lot was a huge success. There were 375 local residents with items to recycle. Seventeen, 55-gallon drums of oil (395 gallons) were collected.

The event was sponsored by the city of Carnation and funded by Washington State Department of Ecology, Local Hazardous Waste Management Program of King County and King County Solid Waste. King County residents were encouraged to participate.


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