The city of North Bend invites residents to help clean up their community, at a recycling cleanup event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Mount Si High School’s front parking lot. On that day, North Bend’s Public Works Department will accept the residential household materials below for recycling: styrofoam packing; clean, plastic one- and two-gallon plant pots; textiles and household goods (unacceptable items will be refused); used motor oil and filters; antifreeze; car, truck and marine batteries, and household batteries; tires: $1 each, $2 on rim, 5$ for a split rim, $10 for truck tires, truck tires with rims $20; electronics such as DVD players, VCRs and printers, $5; televisions, $20, large TV’s are $50; refrigerators and freezers, $20 each will be charged for safe removal of coolants; fluorescent lights: 50 cents. Scrap metal including hot water tanks, stoves, microwaves, washers, dryers, cast iron sinks and tubs, iron, steel and auto parts will be accepted. For information, call (425) 831-4919, ext. 23, at least two days before the event.
A downtown district beautification effort led by the North Bend Economic Development Commission (EDC) will be 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 18.
As drivers head down North Bend Way, they’re likely to notice the “Welcome to North Bend” sign looking better than usual.
Valley paramedic honored as everyday hero
A new citizen outreach program in King County has registered more than 700 people to take part in community forums across the county.
• On April 19, 1775, at about 5 a.m., 700 British troops march into the Massachusetts town of Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen waiting for them. Suddenly, the “shot heard around the world” was fired from an undetermined gun. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others were wounded. The American Revolution had begun.
Eastside Fire and Rescue’s Swiftwater Rescue Team will be conducting a two-day training session Thursday and Friday, April 17 and 18, along the waterways of North Bend.
Village Foods IGA on Snoqualmie Ridge, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January, is borrowing $205,000 to beef up its inventory.
Snoqualmie Valley School District board
Church members are joining together to hold the annual All Church Garage Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Tolt United Church of Christ, 4851 Tolt Ave. in Carnation.
King County is taking public comment on several new homes to be built off Tokul Road outside Snoqualmie.