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Insurance agency opens in North Bend

Doug Carr has opened a branch office of Carriage Insurance Agency Inc. in North Bend. Carriage Insurance is an independent insurance agency that, for more than 30 years, has been providing insurance products for families and businesses. It represents many of Washington's finest insurance companies. The office will is located at 301 Bendigo Blvd. N.

* For information, call Carr at (425) 888-5066.

Chamber plans 'monster' auction

Community members are invited by the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce to its second annual "Monster Mystery Madness Auction," featuring potluck provided by the chamber's board of directors, and a chance to bid on many items at both a silent and live auction. The event will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Benson Barn located at 14120 424th Ave. S.E. in North Bend. Tickets are available at the door for $10 per person. No minors will be allowed at this event. All proceeds support the programs and services of the chamber.

Auction items will include gift baskets, dining certificates, golf packages, gift certificates for local services and more. An event flyer and complete donation list is available on the chamber's Web site at Spooky costumes are optional.

* For information, call the chamber office at (425) 888-4440 or e-mail

Chocolate 2 Die 4 ready for holidays

Suzy Cassidy of North Bend has turned a weakness for chocolate into a strongly attractive product. Chocolate 2 Die 4 is the name of her new business specializing in chocolate. A self-proclaimed "chocoholic" and chocolate connoisseur, Cassidy has developed her skills to craft unique and "tasteful" gifts and gift baskets. Find fudge, bonbons, cookies, truffles and gourmet chocolates in tasteful gift baskets and individual packages. Cassidy promises chocolates that will please even the most difficult person to shop for on your list.

* For information on Chocolate 2 Die 4, call (425) 831-2171 or e-mail

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