September 1981

Wild West Show In Woodinville

Bruce Ripley of Woodinville (foreground) on Wicked Witch, cutting a calf from the herd during the Evergreen Championship Cutting Saturday, at the Woodinville Riding Club.

Wild West

Historic School Bell Rings Again

C.O. Sorenson school children will call classes to order with the ring of an historic bell, a gift from Woodinville pioneer and life-time resident Elmer Carlberg. The bell once called F.S. Stimson’s Hollywood Farm workers to dinner in the early 1900s on what is now the Chateau Ste. Michelle grounds. Carlberg found the bell in a local antique shop. [NOTE: The C.O. Sorenson school was built in the mid-70s directly behind the old School House. Most of it was demolished for the Schoolhouse District project. The bell is currently being housed at the Heritage Museum.]


September 1991

Marching at the Kingdome

Woodinville High School Band, under the direction of Mr. Rice, provided the half-time entertainment during the first home game of the Seattle Seahawks against the New York Jets.


The KMPS Great Eastside Duck Race

The Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, Eastside Kiwanis Club and Firefighters Association sponsored the Duck Race. Despite strong headwinds in the opposite direction of the duck course, more than 4,000 rubber ducks competed with the help of wind machines. Ducks were “adopted” for $5 and the Top Duck Prize of a 1991 GEO Storm sports coupe went to Woodinville resident Sandy Johnson. The State Gambling Commission was on hand to make sure all the ducks were orderly.


September 2001

Chateau Ste. Michelle: 25 years in Woodinville

When Chateau Ste. Michelle opened its doors in 1976, nothing like it existed in Washington state before. They are celebrating with a community festival featuring wine pairings, barrel tastings, live music and  a three-dimensional cake modeled in the shape of the Chateau.  

The low-down on low-priced housing

The city of Woodinville broke ground last Thursday on an affordable housing development, Greenbrier Heights. On hand for the ceremony were King County Executive Ron Sims, Metropolitan King County Council member Louise Miller and Woodinville’s Deputy Mayor Scott Hageman (at the podium). Construction of 50 senior rentals, 70 homes for ownership and 50 family rentals will begin this fall and sales and rentals will begin in 2002.


September 2011

Woodinville Repertory Theatre plans fund-raiser at new home

The Woodinville Repertory Theatre (WRT), which has brought professional theater to the Woodinville area since 1998, has a new home at Denali Stone Slab Studio. The new space was offered by generous owners Prem and Lily Gnanarajah after they attended a recent performance. [NOTE: Sadly, WRT lost this space in 2019 when the owners moved their business location. WRT is still looking for a new home.]

City Receives Two Art Sculptures

The Woodinville Garden Club has donated a playful baseball glove sculpture that will adorn the entrance to the Woodinville fields parking lot entrance on 131st. The 4 ½-foot tall bronze baseball glove is being created by well-known northwest artist Georgia Gerber and should be installed by spring 2012. 

The estate of Malka Fricks is providing a bronze sculpture of a mother basset hound and pup that will be displayed at the corner of 175th Street and 133rd Avenue, by the Carol Edwards Center. This sculpture should be installed by 2012. [NOTE: The Blue Dog and Pup sculpture has been in storage, but is now installed on the Grand Staircase of the new Civic Center Campus.] 


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