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Partners ponder future for Snoqualmie Valley's Meadowbrook Farm, now at a turning point

Carolyn Day of North Bend jogs on Meadowbrook Farm’s paved trail late in the morning Monday, Oct. 27. Meadowbrook has expanded its trails and hosts more special events. Now, the board is exploring its future. - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
  • Oct 28, 2014 at 4:13PM

A split vote on funding part of a business plan for Meadowbrook Farm Oct. 21 followed an expansive discussion among North Bend’s City Council on the city’s investment in, and obligation to, the historic property. The 460-acre farm sprawled along S.R. 202 between Snoqualmie and North Bend, is jointly owned, and funded at an annual amount of $20,000, by the two cities, along with a volunteer group, the Meadowbrook Farm Association.

 

Community Events, October 2014

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Fall back on Sunday, change your battery

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 5:43PM

When you change your clock this Sunday, Nov. 2, as Daylight Saving Time ends, Eastside Fire and Rescue urges you to change the batteries in your smoke detector. It’s a way of preventing fires. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature in our homes that it is easy to take them for granted.

Flood insurance 101: Understand your risk, reduce costs and increase home values

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 5:36PM

While homeowners should consider flood insurance coverage in the event of a river or urban flooding, insurance alone isn’t enough. Proper planning is also vital to avoid major headaches, extra expense or tragic losses during a flood. Agents with Valley-based Hauglie Insurance advise residents to make a flood plan, which includes making sure family members know how to get out of the house and neighborhood, where to meet up and how to contact each other.

Firefighters to hand out strobe balls on Halloween

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 5:04PM

To raise awareness on Halloween safety, Snoqualmie firefighters will hand out hundreds of safety strobe balls in local neighborhoods of downtown and Snoqualmie Ridge on Friday, Oct. 31. These balls can be carried in hand and will help drivers spot trick-or-treaters. Parents could also add reflective tape to costumes so children will be more visible, especially for those kids planning to wear dark outfits.

Lens on baseball: Mount Si teacher's photos appear in Pitch Black: African-American Baseball in Washington

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 4:21PM

Three historic photos snapped years ago by Mount Si High School photography teacher Jim Gibowski are now getting attention in a Northwest multimedia show.

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