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Tunes for the Fourth, Page 8 Live shows play funk, rock and Shakespeare

Meet Marshal Bob Gilbertson, Page 10 Just-retired city employee has Carnation pride

Rad rides and wild wheels, Page 11 Experts, collectors weigh in on showy cars

Two grand days of fun, Page 14 Complete schedule of weekend entertainment


Tunes for the Fourth

Crafty time at vendor village Visitors to the Carnation Fourth of July can find eats, treats and everything fun under the sun at the Vendor Village, back for a fourth year at Tolt Commons. The vendor park is located at Tolt Avenue and Bird Street. People can find food, as well as stands selling items by area artisans and merchants, from T-shirts to planters, wind chimes and sand art. The children’s area typically includes a bounce house and pony rides. Children’s bingo is available for 25 cents a card, or 50 cents for three. In past years, vendors were scattered along the main drag. The village was created two years ago.

Mainstage features crowd-pleasing rock, funk, singersongwriters, and a dash of Shakespeare By Valley Record Staff

Entertainment on the main stage for Carnation’s 4th of July celebration starts with one big man, and ends with a bigname band. Singer-songwriter Jeff Zuber (www.biginduvall. com) starts off the afternoon with a solo show of covers and his own musical “tall tales and short stories,” and the evening finishes with Redline, an ensemble of rock-and-rollers from classic Northwest bands, doing danceable songs from the 50s through the 80s. Every act has a Valley connection, too. Zuber lives in Duvall, naturally, and the Cascade Community Theatre troupe that follows him with their adaptation of “Merry Wives of Windsor” is based in Carnation and Duvall. Felonious Monk is the “funka-

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all graduated from Tolt High School—he went to Carnation Elementary School through third grade, but graduated from West Seattle High School with the rest of his bandmates. Monday’s music starts at 4 p.m. with Jeff Zuber on guitar, playing what he calls “contemporary singer-songwriter-type stuff.” That could include some covers of songs that are really meaningful to him, and a few

of his original compositions, which he started writing in 1971. He’s written songs about the Duvall Farmers Market where he often plays, about his memories of reading all the Harry Potter books with his daughter, about the Cascade Community Theatre troupe he occasionally appears in, and about life in the Valley in general. SEE BANDS, 13

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Bringing personalized rock-and-roll sounds to the Carnation Fourth fireworks mainstage Monday are, above, Jeff Zuber, and below, Felonious Monk.

licious” young band from Cedarcrest High School’s Battle of the Bands in April. James Hurley, also a singersongwriter, is a frequent visitor to the Valley where he’s made many friends and fans, and the headliners, besides playing throughout the area in bands

like The Kingsmen, and Spike and the Continentals, have a Carnation pioneer family in their heritage. Mike McElhoe (vocals, keyboard, guitar) said by e-mail that his grandparents were early farmers in the Valley, and his father and siblings

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Tasty treats for a good cause Spaghetti dinner, shortcake feed helps senior center programs

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Volunteers Shirley Hammerquist and Delores Ulrich serve up a strawberry shortcake with all the fixings at Sno Valley Senior Center during the community Fourth of July party.

Don’t miss a finger licking minute of delicious Fourth of July festivities at the SnoValley Senior Center. The annual spaghetti dinner fires up at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 3. Cooks start first thing in the morning on two sauces, one meat, one vegetarian, simmered to perfection when the doors open at 5 p.m. Served with garlic bread and salad made with local greens, it’s a meal to fill up the whole family. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 10. Live bluegrass performances are planned.

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Carnation’s annual Fourth of July celebration will get off to a running start with the Run for the Pies 5K run/walk through downtown, a fun and unique event that gets bigger and better every year. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday, moving from the streets of Carnation to the Snoqualmie River and new Tolt-MacDonald park trail system. First, second and third place winners in each age division win a fresh pie from Carnation’s own Remlinger Farms. Other prizes are awarded to random finishers. New this year, runners can pick up their T-shirt and timing chip early, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, at the Redmond FootZone. The Run for the Pies is part of the Snoqualmie Valley Cup, four races held in Duvall, Fall City, Carnation and Snoqualmie between May and July.

Cup runneth over The runner with the lowest combined finishing time in all three races receives a cash prize, a trophy cup and free entry into the race events next year. The prize will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s divisions. The race lures some very competitive and elite runners out to Carnation for the Run for the Pies. But it also brings out the weekend warriors, social walkers, babies in strollers and dogs. Run for the Pies 5K registration forms are available to download from www.carnation4th.org and can be mailed to Carnation Fourth of July Committee, 5K Run/Walk, PO Box 736, Carnation, WA 98014.


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City comes together for grand parade Salute the colors at the 2011 Carnation Fourth of July parade, themed “It’s a Grand Old Flag” The parade gets started with the traditional children’s parade, at 10:30 a.m. down Tolt Avenue. All children are welcome, and are asked to meet with decorated bikes and wagons, or just their smiling selves, across from QFC for the start of the parade. Children march in opposite direction of the main parade, bikes up front so they don’t bump into anybody. The main parade follows at 11 a.m. This year, the board of the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance will judge the parade. They rank entries on a scale of 1 to 5, and winners receive ribbons. Sign-in starts at 8 a.m. and entrants need to arrive by 10 a.m. The start area is at Tolt Congregational Church.

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says. The city had its own garbage dump for a while, so he was a sanitation worker; it has its own water system, so he’s maintained and mapped that; it added a wastewater treatment plant in 2008, so he’s certified in running that plant, too. “I got all the bugs worked out of it, and then I retired,” he jokes. He’s also been a drain installer, pipe layer, tree trimmer, park mower, curb painter, flower planter, and holiday light hanger. Gilbertson was famous for his enthusiasm in decorating

Retired Carnation worker to lead parade BY CAROL LADWIG Staff Reporter

When Bob Gilbertson started working for the city of Carnation 30 years ago, he says a car went down the main street, Tolt Avenue, every five minutes or so. “Now, the cars don’t stop,” he said, watching the traffic from the deck of Sandy’s Espresso. He doesn’t miss much from his perch. “There’s the cop again, now he’s going the other way,” Gilbertson says, sipping his drink. With his straight talk and long history in the community, Gilbertson is the complete Carnation local, and a good choice to be the grand marshal of the Carnation 4th of July parade next week. Gilbertson came to the city

the city for the holidays. A city proclamation honoring him on his retirement last October made note of how “his annual arrangement of the holiday lights has added much festivity to the downtown area.”. Last year was the first time in decades Gilbertson didn’t decorate the park, and he admits that he misses that task, but he doesn’t regret retiring. “You work 30 years at one job, and it’s time,” he said. Also, he’s glad that his retirement gave another person, “the lady at the bank’s son,” a job.

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Retired Carnation city employee Bob Gilbertson keeps an eye on the community from his regular coffeeshop table. with his family in 1968, graduated from Tolt High School in 1970—”Yeah, I’m a Demon,” he says—and found his way back to Carnation after a tour of duty in Germany and a few years working in Alaska and Oregon. “There’s nothing like home,” he said, his explanation for how he came back to Carnation. There, he raised two sons with his first wife, and after a stint as a riveter at Boeing, he joined the city of Carnation’s Public Works Department. “John Aronica was my old boss, and we worked together for 27 years,” he said.

Gilbertson recalls that his work at Boeing was so interesting, he might have still been there if not for the cyclical rounds of layoffs and rehires. He is proud to have worked on various planes, mainly 727s, but also 707s, and AWACS planes, “just like I’m proud of my work at the city,” he added. “I like the small town atmosphere, and the variety of jobs that you do.” Since starting with Carnation Public Works Oct. 6, 1980, Gilbertson has done pretty much everything there is to do in a two-man shop. “You name it, I’ve done it,” he

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Car show highlights custom vehicles, longtime sponsor BY CAROL LADWIG Staff Reporter

John Petree will let the experts track how many years Carnation has highlighted hot rods and Harleys during its July 4 festivities. The important thing for him is that it’s still going on after 16 years. “There’s a lot of talent in the Valley here... a lot of these guys are working as designers and engineers, and doing this in their spare time. People need to see it,” he said by telephone last week. That talent is on display every Independence Day in Carnation, at the custom car and bike show, Hot Rods and Harleys. This year, Petree’s second as coordinator, the show has also been opened up to custom 4-by-4’s. As long as it’s custom, it’s welcome at the show. “This is going to be interesting,” says Petree, looking at the list of 30 pre-registered vehicles. “I’ve got an ‘08 Mustang that is one of a kind.” There’s also an articulated Ford Bronco “that is just unbelievable,” a ‘66 Dart, a truggy (truck/buggy combo), a ‘62 Impala, and a 1917 T-bucket. “There’s going to be some cool cars, but I haven’t heard too much from the Rat Rodders,” he sighed.

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The H & H Ladies from left, Amy Bomar, Melanie Smith, and Michelle Petree, are promoting both the Hot Rods & Harleys & 4x4s show this year, and a fund raiser for colon cancer research during the Carnation 4th of July celebration. The rat rod, he explains, is one of the original hot rods, built in the ‘30s, mainly of parts from other cars. “You could think of it as a green car,” he said. You could also think, with Petree’s interest in custom cars, that he’s an annual exhibitor in Hot Rods and Harleys. Truth is, he’s been a spectator only until last year. The 4th of July committee was struggling to find a new coordinator for the show, and time was running out. “It was April and they were still looking for someone to promote the show,” Petree said, so he volunteered. He refers to the 2010 show a lot as a “learning experience,” and adds “This year I’m actually prepared for this kind of thing!” He started working on the show in

January, planning for more and different ways of promoting of the show. One of his visions was an old-fashioned pin-up poster featuring “the H&H Ladies,” as they called themselves. The girls got into ‘50s-style costumes and character, and photographer Hannah Marie Schmaley photographed them in a classic car warehouse, Jim Green’s Performance Center in Monroe. “If you like pastel colors and old hot rods, that’s where you go to walk around and let your jaw just drop,” Petree said. The photos were turned into heavy, glossy posters that have been distributed throughout the Puget Sound Area. Petree was excited to tell one of the show’s main sponsors, Pete’s

Club Grill owner Don Lovett, about his plans for the posters early on this year, and he got the response he wanted “Oh, awesome!” He had a great working relationship with Lovett. “We agreed on everything,” Petree said. “It was just a meeting of the minds, and then he passed away.” Lovett died in April, a year after his diagnosis of colon cancer, making this year’s show special to Petree. “It is and it isn’t a memorial,” he said. Some aspects of the show, like the Pete’s “goody bag” with limited edition T-shirts and other things every car guy needs, and the H&H Ladies offers to pose with exhibitors’ vehicles for a donation to colon cancer research, are being done in memory of Lovett, who was an avid supporter of the show every year. If there was any doubt that Pete’s would continue sponsoring the show, Lovett’s wife Karen Marie dispelled them immediately. “He passed away on Friday or Saturday, and Monday night, I received a phone call,” Petree said. Marie, still grieving, was on the line. “And she said, ‘John, this is what Don wanted. Don’t stop.’ So I was motivated—out of my way, this is going to get done!” The 2011 show promises to be much bigger than last year’s, which showcased 60 cars. The cars and bikes will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. in the Bank of America parking lot, 4760 Tolt Avenue, Carnation. Judging will be done by 1:30 p.m. and awards will be handed out at 2:30 p.m.

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Next on stage is the Cascade Community Theater, performing “Windsor’s Merry Wives,” a fast-paced adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Director Richard Greenfield has adapted the tale of old, fat Falstaff ’s error-riddled attempts to solve his money problems by courting two wealthy married women to about an hour-length show, which starts at 4:30 p.m. In addition to the July 4 mainstage performance, audiences can see the show the day before, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the Bird Street Stage; at 1 or 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Kokopelli Gardens, 14520 284th Ave. N.E., Duvall; at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, during the Duvall Country Living Festival; or 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at SandBlast, at McCormick Park in Duvall.

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“The Valley itself is just so rich,” he said. Observation is his inspiration. “I document things that are going on around me... I don’t know exactly how it works, but something will just come to me,” he said. “I view myself as more of a storyteller than a musician.” He’s thrilled to have his name on the same poster as a friend who is also a “real” musician, James Hurley, but

he has no plans of making music his full-time gig. He and his wife Debby run Best Buddy Dog Wash in Duvall, and he enjoys getting out to the various venues that made him “big in Duvall.” The term, he explained, started as a joke with a friend, who wanted to know if he’d ever play anywhere but Duvall or Carnation. He’d told his friend that he liked the Valley, and was happy to stay here. “I think it’s a wonderful thing to be big in Duvall,” he

Felonious Monk takes the stage at 5:45 p.m., with a sound as out-of-the-ordinary as their name. “It’s a kind of play on the jazz pianist Thelonious Monk,” guitarist Ben Parrish explained. That Monk is among a diverse group of musicians to influence this Monk. “We play kind of a funky jazz-fusion style, with guitar, bass, vibraphone and drums,” said Parrish. Their music has been called a blend of funk, new wave jazz and bossa nova, or just plain “funkalicious.” The group claimed second place in the April 23 Battle of the Bands at Cedarcrest High School—a school most of the members have since graduated from—and were noted for actually helping the winners, Skam, to take the top prize. In a contest that took crowd response into account for a band’s overall score, the members of Felonious Monk, after their own performance, led the dancing to Skam’s winning set. Band members include Zach Schutte on bass, Parker Malek on vibraphone, and Sim Hill on drums. James Hurley, up next, was recently named “One of the Top Ten Live Acoustic Male Singer-Songwriters in L.A.” by Folkworks magazine. Hurley’s style of jazz, blues, pop and folk music was created by a lifelong love of music that survived accordian lessons, drum lessons, and guitar lessons from an older brother. His influences include the sounds of his early school years —Paul Revere and the Raiders, Donovan—and the classic country singers. Redline closes out the musical lineup, followed by the fireworks at dusk.


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Monday, July 4 • 7:30 a.m., registration begins for 5K Run for the Pies; the run starts and finishes at the corner of Tolt Avenue and Commercial Street • 8 a.m., registration begins for the Hot Rods & Harleys show at the Carnation Bank of America parking lot • 8 to 11 a.m., Pancake Breakfast at the Tolt Congregational Church; proceeds benefit the church’s Good Neighbor fund. • 8:30 a.m., 5K Run for the Pies begins at the corner of Tolt Avenue and Commercial Street. • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mom’s Room is open at Sno Valley Senior Center, Stephens Avenue • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sno-Valley Senior Center Strawberry Shortcake feast is served at the center; • 10:30 a.m., Kiddie Parade begins on Tolt Avenue across from the Market • 10:45 a.m., welcome address from Mayor Lee Grumman at the Parade Stage downtown • 10:45 a.m., flag-raising ceremony at Tolt Commons Park

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Before the fireworks, there is plenty of free entertainment and live music at Fireworks Stage in Tolt-MacDonald Park • 4 p.m., Jeff Zuber • 4:30 p.m., CCT’s “Windsor’s Merry Wives” • 5:45 p.m., Felonious Monk • 6:30 p.m., James Hurley • 7:15 p.m., Redline

• 10 p.m./dusk, fireworks begin to fly at Tolt-MacDonald Park. Parking is available at the park for $5. This fee helps support the Fourth of July and the park.

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The folks behind the celebration ask visitors to keep their viewing area at the park clean. If you pack it in, please pack it out and use the waste cans provided. Guests are advised to stay out of the fireworks fall zone which will be set-up around the launch site. The area to avoid is just north of Tolt McDonald Park. Reminder: the discharge of personal fireworks, except sparklers, is prohibited in city limits.

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