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Festival features pumpkin pies and more

Photo courtesy of Remlinger Farms

Remlinger Farms will host the King County Harvest Festival Sept. 22 when their own Chef Gary Asmus will be doing a Complete Pumpkin Dinner Cooking Demonstration in the Farm Restaurant at 3:30 p.m. The best part will be tasting all the samples and sharing recipes. To complete the day’s fun on the farm, Remlinger Farms will host their third annual “Wine Tasting Event,” a sampling of Northwest wines and Folklore Sodas, plus sampling of cheeses. The event will be Saturday evening Sept 22, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Ten dollars will give you the choice of five wines, complimentary appetizers made by Chef Gary, good music and good company.


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Edition Date: September 17, 2007
Woodinville well represented at Breast Cancer 3-Day
by Deborah Stone
Staff Writer

ImagePhoto by June Collins-McKiernan
Three of the 56 Woodinville residents who took part in the Breast Cancer 3-Day were (l-r:)Janet Christianson, Liz McVey, and Cindy Betts.

The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight against breast cancer. Walks occur in major cities throughout the U.S. during summer and fall months.

Participants cover an average of 20 miles a day, increasing awareness for breast cancer programs and breast health messages along the way. They commit to fundraising, training and dedicating an entire weekend to the cause.


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To date, 2007 revenue is up, expenditures are down
by Jeanette Knutson
Staff Writer

At the Sept. 11 council meeting, numbers guy Jim Katica, Woodinville’s Finance Director, offered the City Council a mid-year snapshot of the city’s revenues and expenditures. Katica’s report laid out the city’s financial position one quarter of the way into the two-year budget cycle. At this point, the forecast is good.

At year end, Katica expects the city will have $13.5 million more than planned, due in large part to higher than projected revenues and lower than projected expenditures.


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Northshore hires special assistant for superintendent

ImageDr. Dolores Gibbons

Northshore Superintendent Karen Forys has been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for the past two years. Though she has continued to serve in her position throughout the course of her cancer treatment, she is currently taking a medical leave. To provide support to Dr. Forys during this time, the Northshore School Board has hired Dr. Dolores Gibbons in the position of special assistant to the superintendent. Dr. Gibbons, who retired as superintendent of the Renton School District in June 2006, was recommended for her experience, interpersonal skills, ethics, judgment and knowledge of school district issues.


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Learn to churn
by Irvina Russell
Contributing Writer

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Song Catcher Bob Antone and his sons Parker, 10, and Hayden, 12, will perform throughout the day.

2nd Heritage Festival expands farm opportunities

This year’s Heritage Festival (Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) promises to be a butter-churning, yarn-spinning, blacksmithing, corn-shucking, cider-pressing, shake-splitting, rope-making good time.

Folks visiting the Dougherty Farmstead on Cherry Valley Road will learn how to churn butter and wash clothes on a scrub board. There will be logging demonstrations, weaving of traditional cedar hats and mule-drawn plows.


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Former council candidate charged with fraud
by Lisa Allen
Valley View Editor

Three years after Rebecca Ish reportedly injured a tooth after biting into a McDonald’s cherry pie, the longtime Duvall resident and former City Council candidate was charged August 22nd with first-degree theft, first-degree attempted theft and two counts of filing a false claim.

Ish, 38, pleaded not guilty earlier this month to all the charges. Both insurance company officials and Duvall police investigated the matter.

According to King County prosecutors, Ish, on July 31, 2004, said she broke a tooth after biting into a pit in a cherry pie purchased at a McDonald’s. The pie was made by The Bama Companies. Ish submitted a claim for $6,371 for dental work she said was done by her employer, a Redmond dentist. The claim was paid by the pie company’s insurer, Chubb Federal Insurance Co.


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Photography exhibit celebrates Carnation elders

Opening Sept. 22 at Miller’s

Produced by Pacific Northwest writer, photographer and composer Jerry Mader, Carnation Verbatim – A Celebration of Elders, is a documentary containing oral histories and photographs of elder citizens native to the Snoqualmie Valley and Tolt/Carnation.

Valley residents are invited to an opening celebration of this photo-documentary at Miller’s Community & Arts Center in Carnation on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.


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