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Edition Date: September 3, 2007
205th: A much disputed street

ImagePhoto by Jeanette Knutson
Whether the gravelly Northeast 205th Street is a Woodinville city street is in question.\

Northeast 205th Street runs perpendicular to 156th Avenue Northeast along the City of Woodinville border. As it runs westward, it curves slightly to the south and connects with Northeast 204th Street. That is, if it really is a street.

Whether 205th is a dedicated right of way, a Woodinville city street, is anyone’s guess. There is no shortage of opinions on the topic. It certainly doesn’t look like a city street. There is no street sign marking it. It is not paved. On the other hand, it does appear in the 2007 King County street guide, “The Thomas Guide,” and, the City of Woodinville has referenced the street in a number of city documents.


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Margo O’Callaghan Memorial Dressage Show

ImagePhoto by Humanature Photography
Ali and her 4-legged therapist Bear. According to Ali’s mother, when her daughter climbs on Bear, “she sees freedom.”

Every year Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center offers special opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. This fall they continue that tradition by presenting the first Margo O’Callaghan Memorial Dressage Show Sept. 8-9 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.

As the only dressage show specifically created for riders with disabilities, it will enable riders at any therapeutic riding center or riders with a ParaEquestrian classification to compete against others with similar abilities and riding skills.


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Children create a gift for the families of 9/11
by Lisa Allen
Valley View Editor

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Kristy Soranaka, Shauna Fahley and Lisa Soranaka work on their art contribution for the 9/11 Living Memorial commemorating the lives and stories of September 11, 2001.

Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, local artist Dianne Brudnicki encouraged her 75 students at Legacy Cooperative Homeschool in Redmond to express their own feelings about the tragedy in watercolor paintings.

As part of a healing process, she asked them to paint pictures they thought would be a comfort to those personally affected. Images included landscapes, flowers, children and teddy bears comforting each other.


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Heroes Wanted,Will Train

“You may have read in the newspaper the acronym, CERT,” Kathy Brasch, Citizen Corps president noted. “It stands for Community Emergency Response Team, a team made up of real heroes: neighbors helping neighbors.”

Brasch continued, “When Citizen Corps was initiated in 2002, there were only 170 CERT programs in the nation. Five years later, according to the July National Citizen Corps Newsletter found at, there are now 2,699 CERT programs teaching those critical emergency response skills.”


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Duke’s ‘Wild Goose’ in miniature

ImagePhotos by Lisa Allen

A highlight of the model display section at the Evergreen State Fair was Duvall resident Earl Anderson’s creation of the “Wild Goose,” John Wayne’s personal yacht. The intricate miniature took 2500 hours to construct and was awarded a Sweepstakes Prize. The actual ship was built in Ballard as a minesweeper during World War II. Wayne (right, on deck) was often seen with the boat in the San Juan Islands during the 1960s.


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