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Edition Date: November 19, 2007
Inglemoor High honored as ‘Blue Ribbon School’

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Inglemoor High School was honored last week as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Third Northshore school to receive award in past 3 years

Inglemoor High School was honored last week as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The award recognizes schools whose students achieve in the top 10 percent of their state.

Inglemoor is the third Northshore school to receive the Blue Ribbon award in the past three years. Last year Wellington Elementary in Woodinville received the award and Northshore Junior High in Bothell was honored in 2005.

 
 

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Who will carve the Thanksgiving lobster?
by Bronwyn Wilson
Staff Writer
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Staff photo/Ian Gleadle
The Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving feast held little resemblance to the one we celebrate today.

No one hollers, “Who will carve the Thanksgiving lobster?” Okay, a few do. Those souls with a penchant for seafood might need a carver for their beady-eyed, large-clawed entrée. But most Americans can’t conceive of a Thanksgiving without the golden brown bird basking in basted splendor.

Still, lobster for Thanksgiving isn’t so far-fetched. The first Thanksgiving in 1621 featured lobster in addition to oysters, mussels, venison and wild fowl.

 
 

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Eastside rail corridor forum — Nov. 26

The Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development will host a meeting about saving the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Eastside rail corridor from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Columbia Winery in Woodinville located at 14030 NE 145th Street.

“We are particularly interested in having the elected officials along the corridor attend,” said Bruce Agnew, director of the Cascadia Center. “It is fairly urgent to get political support not to rip out the tracks from Renton to Woodinville.”

 
 

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Platt Farm of Duvall named a King County historical landmark
by Lisa Allen
Valley View Editor
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Andy Weiss and Valorie Bordon stand in front of their remodeled 1903 home on the Platt Farm, recently designated a King County historical landmark.

When Andy Weiss and Valorie Bordon bought the old Platt Farm in 1999, there wasn’t much of a “farm” left. Years of neglect had left the house virtually uninhabitable, and of the two once-grand old dairy barns on the place, one had totally collapsed and the other looked likely to follow at any moment.

But 113 acres of farmland came with the old buildings and for the couple, the land was the lure.

“I liked the farm and the spirit of it,” said Weiss. “And we wanted to raise some of our own food, which we do (beef and veggies).”

 
 

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