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Duvall's historic Dougherty Farmstead had a good reason to celebrate the recent Labor Day holiday weekend, as some of the farm's century-old buildings were prepped and preserved with new coats of paint. The labor for this Labor Day makeover came courtesy of members of the Duvall Historical S…

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Have you wondered where you could purchase high-quality seafood without having to pay premium prices charged at upscale restaurants, or been disappointed to find out the wild-caught salmon you bought at your favorite grocer was farm-raised?

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BELLEVUE — REI Co-op and Facebook are contributing $1M in capital funds each for the Eastrail project. Built on a historic railroad line, the Eastrail is a trail system that runs 42 miles on the east side of Lake Washington, from Renton through Woodinville and up to Snohomish County.  

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Taylor Hill with the Duvall Historical Society and Henry Conlan put a fresh coat of paint on the Dougherty Farm bunkhouse that was built in the early 1900s. Courtesy photo

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Sam is sometimes quirky, sometimes playful and sometimes snuggly. He’s the perfect blend of it all! The second Sam greets you, you’ll be on the receiving end of head bunts and purrs galore. He goes wild for cheek rubs and chin scratches. When the loving is done, Sam’s ready to play and has a…

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BELLEVUE — The Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College is excited to introduce a new program, Innovation Lab. The intensive, seven-week program is designed to help businesses acquire relevant business knowledge and adapt to the changing economic environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In…

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The duties of a firefighter with Woodinville Fire & Rescue (WF&R) often expand beyond the 98072 and 77 zip codes as personnel routinely help out other local fire districts when called upon. But the last seven weeks have seen crews from Woodinville join in the efforts of firefighters …

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Teatro ZinZanni, the popular circus dinner theater that began in Lower Queen Anne in 1998, has pulled the plug on plans for a permanent facility at the old Red Hook Brewery, and is suspending operations until the coronavirus pandemic is over.

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Each autumn, older adults are encouraged to get a flu shot to protect them from influenza.  Because they are more likely to suffer complications from influenza, seniors are one of several populations for which an annual flu shot is strongly encouraged.

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A group of local musicians known as the Market Minstrels performed for an audience that was boating and floating on Cottage Lake on Labor Day. The venue was a fundraising event that took in close to $2,000 for Friends of Cottage Lake. 

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Jim Jamison, owner of Foggy Noggin Brewing, is well known for his authentic English ales. He is also quickly gaining recognition as the author of "What Would I Be If I Couldn't Be Me?"

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Sally is one of those dogs that just makes you feel good. Being around her is like taking a big breath of fresh air or seeing a rainbow – you can’t help but smile. At 9 months old, Sally is full of enthusiasm for life and affection for those she loves. Her joy is contagious and it’s impossib…

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SNOQUALMIE — The Train Shed Exhibit Hall in Snoqualmie is re-opening to the public beginning Friday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. The Hall is located inside the Northwest Railway Museum at 9320 Stone Quarry Road. 

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This hunk of love is Big Boy Bob, though he prefers to keep things casual and just go by Bob most of the time. Bob is part Mastiff. He is only 8 months old but already large at 80 pounds, and still has plenty of growing to do. 

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The Woodinville Arts Alliance (WAA) has prepared a new fall lineup of “brilliant artists” who will be appearing virtually to display their work at several local tap and tasting rooms in Woodinville Sept. 4 through November.

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Woodinville’s Tinte Cellars is expanding to the historic Georgetown neighborhood with plans to open a new tasting room and event venue in the late fall of 2020. 

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As with most events in 2020, the Evergreen State Fair will not go on as usual. In light of this, county parks staff wanted to continue the tradition of kicking off fair week with a food drive, especially because the need at food banks has only continued to rise. 

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In the past few decades, neuroscience has shed light on the impact that stress has on the brain, particularly when it comes to memory and learning. A little stress in the right circumstances has been shown to increase mental alertness and help children deal more effectively with stressful ev…

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How can you resist that face? Or those ears? Or that smile? Stop resisting, and just give in – you won’t regret it! Judah is a true catch. At 8 years old, Judah is more than ready to find his forever family. When you bring him home, you'll be rewarded with kisses, companionship and fun. Juda…

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As if suffering under the increased isolation forced by COVID-19 wasn’t bad enough, the pandemic has also brought with it a new rash of fraud and scams targeting older adults. While seniors always have been the targets of fraud, the recent uptick in incidents suggests an even greater need to…

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Roy and Jane King, long time Woodinville residents, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug.11. Roy and Jane were married in 1950 at First Lutheran Church in Bothell. A small family celebration is pending.

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The current coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating economic impact on the Woodinville retail and restaurant business. But one establishment, 21 Acres Farm Market, that buys from more than 100 sustainable farmers and producers is experiencing historic local food sales.

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Mesa Verde National Park is a Southwest Colorado gem. Located about 35 miles west of Durango, the park offers visitors a phenomenal opportunity to examine the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made this area their home. Within this magnificent arena are nearly 5,000 known archaeologic…

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Even for a garden designer, there's no such thing as a maintenance-free garden and the first weekend of August found this Garden Guy watering his west-facing front yard. I enjoy this early morning task because the air is cool, the birds provide a joyful chorus and, even during the Dog Days o…

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COVID-19 has impacted our community in unprecedented ways and forced Woodinville businesses to find savings wherever possible. Creating smart and efficient recycling and garbage systems is one piece of that puzzle.

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BOTHELL — Four North Creek High School students; Anthony Nguyen, Dylan Bunarto, Jeffery Hablewitz and Micha Lim, have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone diplomas. It’s the first time anyone in the two-year existence of the institution has earned this honor. 

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Woodinville’s Annalisa Mueller-Eberstein is one of 12 students across the country to receive scholarships totaling $60,000 from First Tech, the nation's sixth-largest credit union serving technology companies.

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The long summer days and warm nights make room for more outdoor activities like running in the sprinkler, evening chats on the patio, and lounging in hammocks. Engaging in outdoor activities is how most of us spend the summer months with our families. While we are limiting our interactions t…

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BELLEVUE — Ryan Wilkerson from Woodinville was one of more than 60 John L. Scott broker associates who were ranked on REAL Trends’ annual America's Best Real Estate Professionals List. The list, released by REAL Trends and Tom Ferry International, ranks the most productive agents and teams b…

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Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) deputies, patrol deputies and dive team responded to a drowning at Crystal Lake around 1 p.m. Saturday. A 71-year-old male was pulled from the lake by family members and bystanders who performed CPR. Efforts to revive the man were uns…

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With the challenges we have all faced these last few months, the Woodinville Chamber, in partnership with the city, is eager to provide some joy to the community! Our Celebrate Woodinville mission is still to bring residents together for family-oriented events, encourage a sense of community…

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As we all spend more time than ever in our homes, it is a good time for older adults to make sure their home is safe, specifically a place that doesn’t have hazards that might lead to a fall.

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The 40 in-person clinics of the Master Gardener Program of King County may not be operational in 2020, but they have been replaced with access-friendly alternatives. For routine questions, gardeners can email their questions to the program at ask-a-mastergardener@ live.com, Monday – Friday, …

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I was 14 years old the first time I stepped into a senior living community. Our high school choir was on a day trip to a nearby assisted living community where the principle's mother lived. We were there to volunteer an hour of singing for the residents. As a lover of music, I was always awa…

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Hiking trails are typically an inherent part of most National Parks in our country. They offer opportunities for visitors to discover the highlights, as well as the lesser-known features of each destination. It's rare when a park doesn't offer some type of trail system, but such anomalies do exist.

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported a plunge in vaccination rates for children, with numbers suggesting childhood vaccination rated essentially halting from March to April 2020 during the height of coronavirus concerns.

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