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My name is Gary Harris and I am the mayor of Woodinville. I was asked recently by the Woodinville Weekly if I would like to write a monthly opinion piece for the paper. After some consideration I agreed, as long as we had a basic understanding of what I would write about. 

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We are beginning to see some signs of spring, and this is a great time of year to practice some detoxification.  The best part about detoxification is that it brings mental clarity as well as a physical reset for your body. I am going to discuss some ways you can incorporate detoxification i…

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A short time ago, while facing yet another election challenge from former NFL tight-end Clint Didier, Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), along with main sponsor Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), began drafting one of the most important pieces of state legislation in the history of print publishing.…

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Do you find yourself down or depressed in the winter months more-so than other times of the year? How about feeling little interest in things you usually enjoy? Difficulty concentrating? Changes in appetite? You may be one of the 5% of adults who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)…

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Colorado Springs is home of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s headquarters and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center. And now with the opening of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum & Hall of Fame, the town has achieved the Olympic trifecta.

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Takeout food. It’s how we treat ourselves and support local businesses in our community at the same time. There’s nothing like slurping some steaming hot ramen on a cold evening or grabbing a burrito after a long day. 

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With all of the hunkering-down the majority of us have done over the past year, it seems as though many had a good deal of time to look out at their back yards and decide some enhancement through the installation of new plantings. With all of this energy to improve our landscapes, it is dish…

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Are you excited to welcome the new year and put 2020 behind you? We are too. Let’s take a moment to reflect on some positive environmental achievements and make resolutions to continue this important work in 2021. 

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As the holidays are approaching and the public health guidelines are still encouraging everyone to stay at home, it is important to keep your healthy eating habits going. Mindful eating is a way to stay in tune with your body without eating out of boredom or overeating.

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The holiday season is here. If you’re worried about how the holidays will look this year for you and your family, you’re not alone. As the pandemic goes on, it continues to affect many plans and traditions.  

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The holiday season is here. If you’re worried about how the holidays will look this year for you and your family, you’re not alone. As the pandemic goes on, it continues to affect many plans and traditions.   

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As the holidays are approaching and the public health guidelines are still encouraging everyone to stay at home, it is important to keep your healthy eating habits going. Mindful eating is a way to stay in tune with your body without eating out of boredom or overeating. 

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You’ve probably heard the term “self-care” a lot lately.  It’s a popular buzzword, particularly since the pandemic began.  Here’s a primer of what it is, why it’s important, and why it’s particularly important now.

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Lighthouses are the sentinels of the coastline, visible from miles away. They serve as points of reference for seafaring folks. And for those of us on land, they are highly desirable, photograph-worthy subjects and romanticized symbols. 

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By the middle of autumn, all of your plants have given their best and you have a good sense of what is working or not.  It may be time to begin doing some horticultural "editing" of the landscape.   

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The Woodinville Weekly turned 45 years old last week. The candles were lit, and a party was planned until an uninvited guest turned up. The novel coronavirus blew out our candles on its way to devastating lives and businesses worldwide. 

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National Preparedness Month (NPM) was recognized in September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As we have seen, 2020 has been unpredictable and shown all of us that preparedness and planning are vital. 

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As summer comes to an end and fall quickly approaches, many are concerned about the impending flu season – especially as we deal with COVID-19. Below are some questions I’ve received that might help you better understand the flu and how COVID-19 will impact the virus this season. 

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Q:  We had a bad leafhopper breakout this summer.  Those little grasshoppers were on several different plants in our garden.  Any ideas to handle these pesky bugs?

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Often referred to as “three parks in one,” Olympic National Park boasts three different ecosystems: glacier-capped peaks, old-growth and temperate rain forests and wild Pacific coastline. Much of the park's interior is accessible only by trail, but several scenic drives lead to various key d…

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Living in Woodinville, it’s easy to take for granted the fact that our community is a major hub of Washington state wine. With over 130 wineries and tasting rooms within six square miles, Woodinville boasts the largest concentration of wineries within a major metropolitan area in the world. …

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How has everyone been handling exercise during quarantine? The gyms are limited in capacity, and this likely contributed to decreased fitness.  That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue working out, to support your overall health and immune system during this time.  

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For many, back-to-school preparation feels quite different than it has in the past. Parents and students are trying to figure out how to navigate the new norms surrounding COVID-19 and remote learning requirements. However, one thing should remain part of the fall routine - standard wellness…

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This summer, the road trip is being rediscovered by travelers seeking to explore our country’s natural playgrounds. Some opt for the road less traveled to avoid crowds and along the way, hidden gems emerge.

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