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Celebrations Holiday Home Tour

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Assistance League of the Eastside will host its Celebrations Holiday Home Tour Dec. 7.


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Edition Date: November 26, 2007
Woodinville Light Festival — Dec. 7

The word from the North Pole is that Santa is personally coming to Woodinville to help kick off the 2007 Woodinville Light Festival. He’s expected to arrive on Friday, Dec. 7, in time to assist the Woodinville City Council in officially starting the holiday season with the Light Ceremony at 6:30 p.m., at Carol Edwards Center.

Event activities on Dec. 7 will take place at both the Carol Edwards Center and Brittany Park Retirement Community.


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Celebrate Bothell Winterfest
The City of Bothell invites the community to its annual Winterfest celebration on Friday, Dec. 7. The traditional holiday kick-off event starts at 5:30 p.m. with children’s hay rides at the Park at Bothell Landing (9919 NE 180th Street). The lighting of the holiday tree is at 6:30 p.m. There will be holiday carolers and the grand arrival of Santa Claus! Winterfest includes Santa Claus visits with the community immediately following the tree lighting.

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Kenmore lights Christmas Tree

Sleigh your way to the annual City of Kenmore Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 7 at Kenmore City Hall, 6700 NE 181st Street. The event runs from 6 to 7 p.m.

Enjoy the beautiful voices of local choirs while having your child’s photo taken with Santa Claus, making your favorite holiday arts and crafts project and enjoying cookies with hot chocolate.


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The winner is ...
by Deborah Stone
Staff Writer

Staff photo/Ian Gleadle
Ron Paul Baum has been chosen as Woodinville’s 2007 Citizen of the Year.

Ron Paul Braun is 2007 Woodinville Citizen of the Year

Ron Paul Baum has been chosen as Woodinville’s 2007 Citizen of the Year.

Those who know the accomplished artist describe him as a calm, soft-spoken man, who often works quietly behind the scenes to teach others about the importance of community.


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Tolt students help to ‘Make A Difference’
by Leanne Christensen

Photo by Leanne Christensen, RSD
Tolt students (L to R) Jordan Nesbitt, Zane Inman and Gina McNulty take a much deserved break from their long day of yard clean-up activities.

On Saturday, October 27th, Tolt Middle School students from Ms. O’Shea’s citizenship class and Mr. Klune’s National Honor Society group spent the better part of the day raking, blowing, bagging leaves and weeding at several local homes.

Students Zane Inman, Gina McNulty, Sarah Stouffer, Katherine Sotter, Jordan Nesbitt, Aubrey Rakus and Carly Christensen gave their time to this special volunteer effort.


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Many reasons to stay and shop in the Valley
by Jean Still
Contributing Writer

Four craft shows, music, food and tree lightings

Duvall and Carnation are gearing up for the holidays with a full weekend of events.

The festivities will begin Friday, the 30th in Duvall. Getting a jump start on the weekend craft show frenzy will be the Holiday Craft Fair, beginning Friday (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.) at The Riverside Bridge in downtown Duvall (between Lei’s and Quilter’s Garden). They will also be open Saturday (9-6), as will three other craft shows (times and locations below).


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Reaching out to special students
by Leanne Christensen

Photo courtesy of Riverview School District
Betty Jones, “the best teacher ever.”

Stillwater teacher helps them find success in learning

In her 10 years of teaching in the Riverview School District, Betty Jones has become a favorite of Stillwater students and parents.

Jones, a.k.a. Ms. Betty, initially planned on subbing for the district, but she fell in love with the Special Ed class she was working with, and when the job became available full time, she was thrilled. Prior to teaching in the Riverview district, Betty taught pre-school for 15 years. This year she celebrates 27 years in teaching.


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