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Ste. Michelle celebrates 40 years in Washington

Staff photo/Ian Gleadle

Last weekend, Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville celebrated 40 years of Washington Winemaking with a festival that included a historical presentaton of Ste. Michelle from the present back to its roots in post-prohibition times, Also featured were barrel-making demonstrations, barrel tastings, tours of the grounds and an art show presented by the Cottage Lake Artists Guild.


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Edition Date: September 10, 2007
Ready or not, another school year has begun
by Deborah Stone
Staff Writer

ImageStaff photo/Ian Gleadle
Rain greeted Northshore students and teachers last week as they returned to school. Above, kindergarten teacher Cheryl Sablan welcomes students to Kokanee Elementary School.

Summer seemed exceedingly short for Northshore students this year; most likely because they had to make-up an unusually high amount of school closure days from snow and widespread power outages last winter.

July went by quickly and then August arrived all too soon with its back-to-school ads, reminding everyone that those lazy days of summer were dwindling at warp speed. And now, ready or not, it’s time for another school year to begin.


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City floats zoning options at open house
by Jeanette Knutson
Staff Writer

ImageCourtesy of the City of Woodinville

The current R-1 zone is comprised of six drainage areas. This graphic best depicts a couple potential zoning changes the Planning Commission is considering. One recommendation, based on scientific data from the Sustainable Development Study, is to keep the Lake Leota Basin (green), School Basin (yellow) and the Daniels Creek Basin (purple) R-1. Another recommendation is to make the Golf Course Basin (orange), Hillside Drainage Basin (red) and Woodin Creek Basin (blue) a Transition zone so that the land transitions to more density. One way to do this would be to create an R-4 Transition zone, where four units are allowed per acre, but where a strip of land adjacent to the R-1 zone would have more restrictive regulations than the normal R-4 zone. The Planning Commission is currently considering these and other zoning code and comprehensive plan changes. Citizens are urged to let the Planning Commission know how they feel about the various recommendations by participating in a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at City Hall.


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Reverend Lloyd Judd: He lived what he preached
by Irvina Russell
Contributing Writer

ImageFormer Duvall mayor dies at 92

A longtime resident of Duvall, Reverend Lloyd Lewis Judd died last week at Duvall Adult Family Home. His life, spanning 92 years, impacted many in the community, as the pastor of his church, city councilman, mayor and firefighter.

Prior to moving to Duvall, Rev. Judd was pastor at a church in Moses Lake. The family moved to Duvall in 1959 when he became the pastor of the Duvall Church. He served in that capacity for 17 years.

“He presided over 159 weddings in Duvall,” said one of his daughters, Judy Griffin, “including Larry and Peggy Trim,” one of the first couples he married.


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Theater simple’s interactive ‘Park Bench’ plays this Friday
by Carolyn Butler

The Duvall Cultural Commission and Site-Specific/2007 King County Performance Network present theater simple’s “Park Bench” at two locations in Duvall on Friday, September 14 between 2:30 and 8 p.m.

“Park Bench” is an interactive live theater experience. A small mobile park on a flatbed trailer, “Park Bench” arrives unannounced. Actors invite passers-by to consider and share their past while sitting and observing their present situation. The collected interviews are compiled into an Internet podcast that sketches a neighborhood or reflects a theme, like, “How did you get here?”


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Duvall Heritage Festival set for Sept. 22

This year the second annual Duvall Heritage Festival will be part of the King County Harvest Celebration Farm Tour on September 22.

Both events will take place at the historic Dougherty Farmstead. This will be a great day of activities, demonstrations, music and stories for all ages.

The festival will educate visitors about the history and heritage of the lower Snoqualmie Valley and entertain them with demonstrations, activities, songs and stories of the past. Some hands-on demonstrations will include rope making, crosscut sawing and spinning. Other exciting demonstrations scheduled are mule-team plowing, blacksmithing, shake splitting, corn shelling and grinding, cider pressing, butter churning and scrub board laundry.


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Duvall Church Youth Group hosts ‘Friday 33’ concert
by Lisa L. Bailey

ImagePhoto by Michael Porter
Burning Twilight of Centralia

The Main Street Chapel at Main Street and Stella will explode with the melodic hard-core rock sounds of “Burning Twilight” and their opening band, “A Hope for Home,” Friday, September 21, at the second annual “Friday 33” concert event.

Last year, the event drew some 250 teens and tweens, with more than 400 expected this year.


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