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Rotarians, their off-from-school children, and volunteers with the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank formed a human chain to hustle inside 2,000 pounds of food on Friday, Jan. 21. The Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club used $5,000 from the 2013 Rotary Golf Tournament to purchase a truckload of goods from Costco, which is being used to fill the recently opened food bank’s coffers.
Community Events, March 2014
Encompass, which recently won the 2014 Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Award for “Most Loved Summer Camps” in Snoqualmie Valley, will offer 43 week-long half-day camps between June 23 and August 15. The camps will cover a wide range of interests for children ages 2 to 10 years old and registration opens March 25. The variety of camps offered is reflected in the camp names, from “Mini Monets”, “LEGO Mayhem”, “Space Explorers”, “Cooking with Disney”, “Rescue 911”, “Broadway Bound”, “Under the Sea” and “Mythbusters.” The camps cover a wide selection of activities that are sure to spark excitement and wonder in children.
Nancy and Jerry Marshall of Fall City had their eyes opened Saturday, March 1, at the fourth annual Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange. It was their first visit to the annual swapping of seeds and information and Nancy, a Master Gardener, was a bit overwhelmed at the number and variety of seeds available.
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 2. Daylight Saving Time is the practice of advancing our clocls during the lighter months so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less (per Wikipedia). The United States started it in 1918.
• Twin Peaks is the first new town to be established in the Snoqualmie Valley. But it looks like there’s a bit more depredation and intrigue going on there than we’re used to. Filming for “Northwest Passage,” a new murder mystery for ABC-TV, began February 21 at the Mar-T Cafe, and will include various locations in the Valley. The fictional town of Twin Peaks is a composite of Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City and Carnation. Dozens of locals will be immortalized as extras. The kids in Debbie Navarre’s high school drama class are all agog at the opportunity to act alongside Michael Ontkean, Kyle MacLachlin and Piper Laurie. Some business owners, however, aren’t happy with how the filming is being handled.