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March 1983

Ultralite Crashes Near Ste. Michelle

An ultralight aircraft crashed in the sod fields about a one-half mile southeast of Chateau Ste. Michelle. The 28-year-old Puyallup pilot suffered two broken legs. Evergreen Hospital Medic 23 personnel treated him at the scene and transported him to the hospital by a Fire District 36 aid car. A truck from Woodinville Lumber helped pull the Medic 23 vehicle from the fields after it got stuck in the soft ground.

Saturday Was the Day for Foolish Fun in Woodinville

Anna Woodin, a 100-year-old descendant of the founding family of Woodinville, led a myriad of floats, costumed children, animals, horses, decorated cars, and walking groups in the sixth annual All Fools’ Day Parade. “I enjoyed every minute of it,” said Mrs. Woodin, who was Honorary Grand Marshal. She rode with her nephew George Keller in a limousine. The Grand Prize Trophy went to the Spirit of Northshore, a float carrying Woodinville Chamber of Commerce President Shirley Know splashing water on Bothell Mayor Royal Donelson, who was sitting in a hot tub with a flock of ducks.

Area Residents Came Out to Speak at Town and Country Center

At a public hearing, 25 people, in turn, voiced their unanimous objections to a shopping center slated for their neighborhood. The 10-acre site at the intersection of Woodinville-Duvall Road and Avondale Road near Cottage Lake may have a 40,000-square-foot Safeway store as the major tenant. One impassioned plea was, “Would you turn our alder woods into an asphalt jungle?...our still dark nights into a noisy neon twilight…our pastoral panorama into a series of signs and standards…our rural peace into chaotic confusion…or Cottage Lake into a sea of commotion? I pray to God you won’t.”

March 1993

Bookin’ It in Woodinville

Area residents used the new Woodinville Library at break-neck speed during its inaugural month of service. On February 17, 058 patrons checked out 62,293 items, or 63% of the total items available in the branch. The new library’s circulation figures were competitive with the largest regional facilities in King County, far exceeding Bellevue’s regional branch circulation of 48,530 last month.

“Celebrate Woodinville” Was a Full Day of Activities

The City of Woodinville was incorporated on March 31, 1993. The party began with the 16th Annual All Fools’ Day Parade, a City of Woodinville Open House, and the 10th Annual Basset Bash. It concluded with a formal incorporation ceremony and family community dance. The Council members, Mayor Lucy DeYoung, Don Brocha, Marsha Engel, Mark Jessup, Bob Miller, Art Saulness, and Don Schneider, were parade Grand Marshals, and proclamations were read from Governor Lowry and County Executive Tim Hill.

Fireworks Restrictions Approved at Busy City Council Meeting

The rockets’ red glare will be seen only on the Fourth of July in Woodinville this year under an ordinance approved by the City Council last week. The Council approved 5-1 to limit the discharge of fireworks to July 4 and their sale to July 4 and the preceding six days. Plans are underway for a moratorium in 1994 for King County and Woodinville.

March 2003

Rotary Park Breaks Ground

With gold shovels in hand and skateboard pads on their elbows, the Woodinville City Council, Woodinville Rotary club, and Woodinville Parks and recreation Commissioners broke ground on the City’s Rotary Community Park at 19518 – 136th Ave NE. The Woodinville Rotary Club pledged $90,000 to support the new park. The donation will fund a climbing boulder, playground, and the construction of an outdoor classroom and trails. In appreciation, the city named the park “City of Woodinville Rotary Community Park.”

City Will Celebrate Anniversary with Gigantic Cake

The City of Woodinville will celebrate its 10th birthday with a cake, so massive not a cake plate in town will hold it. For this reason, a door will function as a makeshift platter for the birthday cake touted “biggest east of the Sammamish.” The Hi-Q Bakery will oversee the preparation of the 4-foot by 8-foot cake, containing 6 ½ dozen eggs, and taking a cake decorator about 4 hours to ice it.

On The Way Up

Construction of the new Cascade Recycling Center at 14020 NE 190th Street is well underway. The 84,000-square-foot facility will employ 80 people and process 128,000 tons of recyclable material annually, including glass, cans, plastic, mixed waste, paper, newspaper, and construction debris.

March 2013

Plane Crashes Into Home Near Woodinville

Crews from Woodinville Fire and Rescue and Redmond Fire Department responded to the report that a plane had crashed into a house at NE 144th and 131st Ct. NE in Woodinville. The plane was carrying two people. The pilot, a Remond resident in his 40s, was killed, and a teenage boy from Spokane was critically injured. Two people in the house at the time of the crash were not injured.

Surveillance Cameras Could Show Up Around Woodinville

The Woodinville City Council has budgeted $55,000 for a new surveillance camera project and hopes to use them to help prevent crime and aid in investigations by the police department. The City of Woodinville is currently requesting public input. By surveying the public before the cameras are implemented, the city hopes to learn what people think and avoid possible backlash, as seen in Seattle when they installed cameras without anyone knowing about it.

Plans For Eastside rail Corridor Gathering Steam

The Eastside TRailway Alliance has big plans to breathe new life into the semi-deserted Eastside Rail Corridor, a 44-mile train corridor that runs from Renton in the south to Snohomish in the north. It hopes to secure $6.2 million in public and private funds to rehabilitate the 15-mile stretch of tracks from Woodinville to Snohomish to support expanded freight operations and an excursion train. The excursion train, to be called the Bounty of Washington: Tasting Train, “will celebrate local food, wine, and stories of the region,” a representative said. “It will be a tasting festival on a train.”