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Talk about a dynamic duo! Key and Crash are a laugh-inducing pair. They are full of hilarious antics and will keep you smiling. And don’t big doses of fun and happiness sound like a wonderful thing right about now? Crash is about 2 years old and Key is just a smidge older at about 3 years. A…

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Family-owned Woodinville company IOPI Medical has received the President’s “E” Award for making significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports, according to an announcement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Oct. 22.

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King County Council aims to provide the funding needed to complete the estimated $2.5 million Northup Way Connector, an unfinished gap linking the Eastrail and 520 Trail. The remaining $500,000 is included as an amendment in the county’s 2021-2022 budget, which is under consideration right n…

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As the state came to a virtual standstill in March, a tight-knit group of actors were desperate to get back to performing. The end result of those conversations might be a little unexpected during the times of social distancing and closed stages – they formed a new theatre company dubbed Hja…

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Just one week prior to Oct. 21, the Woodinville Rotary blasted social media with a plea for the community to stop by a pop-up food drive at the Sammamish Valley Grange to support local families negatively impacted by COVID-19. 

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 As the Willows Lodge celebrates 20 years in the community, its staff applauds the triumphs accomplished with the help of General Manager Denny Fitzpatrick, who retires at the end of the year.

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Woodinville High School alumnus Zach Visvikis partnered up with fellow New York University student Austin Hall to co-write and produce “Molly Robber,” a 15-minute film focused on the importance of family.

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Lola is beautiful, sensitive and kind. Though she has an outer shell that can be hard to crack, once you've given her enough time, patience and love, she will open up her heart and trust you. And that's truly a heart-warming thing! At 4 years old, Lola hasn't had the best start to her life, …

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One of the year’s biggest mysteries is why Benzie is still without a new family. Many cats have come and gone from our shelter in the two months Benzie has been patiently waiting. But he doesn’t give up hope, and he keeps waiting. Benzie is everything you could want in a cat and more. He’s p…

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Every year, eligible individuals can shop for a health plan during Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP), which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Doing so can potentially improve your coverage, lower your costs or both. The options are many, including Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage …

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Former Woodinville residents Michelle and David Dufenhorst’s love for food and wine has taken them on tours across Europe, led them to plant their own vineyards in Eastern Washington, and now it has landed them back in Woodinville. 

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The Woodinville City Council gave the thumbs up on an amendment to the Farms for Life (FFL) COVID-19 Emergency Human Services Grant agreement, which will allow the nonprofit entity to expand allowable uses for the grant funds.

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BOTHELL—The long-awaited groundbreaking for the Northshore Concert Hall took place at Inglemoor High School on Monday, Sept. 21, when a small group of district staff and two school board directors came together to turn dirt on the project.

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KIRKLAND — Kirkland-based Friends of Youth has promoted Cassandra Butler to be its first director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The move announced in a Sept. 23 press release from FOY officials, is based on its commitment to jumpstart a journey toward becoming an anti-racist multicult…

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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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