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Originally published September 23, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified November 28, 2007 at 9:29 AM

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Issaquah author to speak at library

Deb Caletti, an Issaquah author and past finalist for a National Book Award, will speak at the Bellevue Regional Library annual fall teen...

Bellevue

Deb Caletti, an Issaquah author and past finalist for a National Book Award, will speak at the Bellevue Regional Library annual fall teen author event Oct. 16.

Caletti's novels for teens include "Honey, Baby, Sweetheart" and "Wild Roses." She will speak at the library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., at 7 p.m. and then take questions from the audience and sign books.

Caletti attended Lake Washington High School and Bellevue Community College.

Woodinville

Park boardwalk celebrates opening

Woodinville will celebrate the opening of its Rotary Community Park Boardwalk with a ceremony from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The celebration will be at the site, 19518 136th Ave. N.E., across from Woodinville High School.

The boardwalk and gravel trail is about 2,900 feet long and offers views of Little Bear Creek and its wetland habitat.

The boardwalk has won national recognition for its use of recycled materials and environmentally sensitive construction techniques.

Sponsors and contributors to the work include the Woodinville Rotary Club; King County; Banner Bank; Land and Water Conservations; Jamba Juice; New Life Christian Fellowship; University of Washington, Bothell, employees; Adventure School students from Kirkland and the Woodinville High School track/cross-country team.

The Higgins Trio will perform new-country music at 2:30 p.m. Salmon-education stations and children's arts-and-crafts displays will be part of the activities.

Kenmore

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Land-transfer hearing is Oct. 15

The Metropolitan King County Council will hold a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 about transferring 24 acres to the city of Kenmore.

The property is near the intersection of Northeast 192nd Street and 80th Avenue Northeast.

The county bought the undeveloped land in 2006 as part of Brightwater treatment-plant construction. The land now is involved in a mitigation agreement between the city and county dealing with effects of the treatment plant on the city. Under the agreement, the land would be transferred to the city in about 2010 and could be used only for park, open-space and recreational purposes.

The hearing will be in Room 1001 at the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave., Seattle.

Copies of the proposed ordinance are available at the council clerk's office in Room W-1039 at the courthouse and online at www.metrokc.gov/mkcc/clerk.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau

Information in this article originally published on September 22, 2007 was corrected on November 7, 2007. The original story stated that Deb Caletti's appearance would be on October 1. He appeared on October 16.

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