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Demolition time: North Bend swings wrecking ball at downtown buildings, blight

A run-down building at 111 Main Ave. N. is being demolished this week under a nuisance abatement rule, making room for parking.  - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
  • Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:38PM

This week in North Bend is the last for a group of derelict buildings and blackberry bushes on the city’s Main Avenue. Crews with Weber Construction of Snoqualmie were expected to begin clearing the sites at 111 and 115 Main Avenue North on Monday, in a $48,000 project to improve public safety and downtown parking.

 

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Memorial held for John David Mcfarlane, 50, of Snoqualmie

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

John David “Dave” Mcfarlane was born on Aug. 31, 1963, in Snoqualmie. He graduated from Mount Si High School in 1981. Following high school, Dave served his country in the United States Navy from 1981 to 1986. He was stationed on the USS George Washington Carver submarine as a nuclear propulsion plant operator-electrical. He worked at the Boeing Company in Everett, where he spent the next 25 years primarily on the 747 and 777 wing lines. Mcfarlane loved to bungee jump, parachute out of perfectly good airplanes, ride motocross, snow skiing and traveling.

Make a blanket for Project Linus, Monday at Sallal Grange

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Sallal Grange in North Bend hosts a no-sew blanket event, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, July 28, to benefit the Linus Project (www.projectlinus.org). The public is invited to help cut and make the blankets, which will be distributed to children in traumatic situations.

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