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hether you are visiting the Valley for the first time, are a frequent tourist here, or are a local resident in search of something new to do, the Snoqualmie Valley Visitor’s Guide is here to help. Staff at the Snoqualmie Valley Record have a unique perspective on ways to enjoy this place. Use the resources and business listings found in this guide to discover our Valley. Enjoy our unique character and scenic beauty. Snoqualmie Valley Visitor’s Guide is a publication of the Snoqualmie Valley Record P.O. Box 300, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 • (425) 888-2311 Publisher William Shaw Editor Seth Truscott Advertising Sales David Hamilton Writers Carol Ladwig, Judy A. Halone, Carrie Harris Production Wendy Fried www.valleyrecord.com

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ne hundred and two years old in 2011, North Bend is a community that’s easy to reach but hard to leave. It is the gateway to natural attractions such as the hiking trails of Mount Si, the kayak mecca of the Snoqualmie River’s Middle Fork, and shopping destinations at the Factory Stores at North Bend.

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SET YOUR ITINERARY MORNING

Get out and discover the wonders of nature. Take a kayak to the Snoqualmie River’s Middle Fork or Rattlesnake Lake (below). Hike Mount Si or bike the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Use binoculars to spot elk at the Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center.

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Explore downtown North Bend. Check out a gateway sculpture, ride the train at the North Bend Train Depot, see antiques, or visit the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum (below). Munch on a slice of TV history at Twede’s Cafe. Golf at a local club or shop at the Premium Outlets.

North Bend unwinds during two signature summer festivals. Catch locals gobbling burgers, sample what downtown has to offer, and listen to homegrown rock and roll during the Downtown Block Party, now in its third year, Saturday, July 23. Then, catch a parade, find fun for the whole family, be amazed by pet tricks and experience the arts during The Festival at Mount Si, August 12 to 13. North Bend’s longest-running party is capped by a big fireworks display.

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Catch a flick at locally owned North Bend Theatre, sip a brew at downtown taverns or listen to live music at local restaurants. Or, catch a live theatrical performance at Valley Center Stage, above Singletrack Cycles (below).

getting here ... Travelers on Interstate 90 reach North Bend’s downtown and shopping district via Exit 31. Drivers coming up Highway 202 from Snoqualmie should follow the highway onto Bendigo Boulevard to reach downtown and the Factory Stores. To reach Mount Si, follow North Bend Way west to Mount Si Road. Follow Mount Si Road north to the Mount Si trailhead.

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Explore the Valley on two wheels, and you’ll discover perspectives you might miss when rolling on four. Brandon Schmid, store manager of Singletrack Cycles, and Ric Howland, owner of Rattlesnake Lake Cycles, both located in North Bend, know about the attractions of Valley cycling. “Not only do we have some of the most beautiful views in the world, but the nicest

people and the greatest attractions to check out while you’re here,” Schmid said. Schmid personally favors riding the Snoqualmie Valley Trail to Rattlesnake Lake. “It’s always a great ride and a good challenge,” he said. Howland also touted the area’s natural beauty and many cycling opportunities. “North Bend has flat trails and mountains that aren’t too hilly,” Howland said. “You can do several different types of cycling— like road cycling, climb to the Pass or go out to Monroe. Or with mountain biking,

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Visitors to the Valley can catch a show year-round at one of two community stages. In North Bend, Valley Center Stage holds an annual season of plays. Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater near Fall City presents summer shows under the sky.

ater, the place offers numerous shows, about one offering a month, ranging from farcical comedies to variety shows, Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula,’ and ‘A Christmas Carol.’ “We feature a lot of local talent in our shows,” Schwartz said. “We have three young performers we like to call the Valley Girls”—each performer won a Sno Valley Teen Idol amateur song contest. To catch up on their latest productions, visit www.valleycenterstage.org.

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Also local is the aptly named Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater. This natural amphitheater is located on 95 pristine acres with one third mile of river front property. This year’s show is Lerner and Loewe’s musical “Brigadoon.” There are professional and amateur actors involved in the shows each year. After the show, stay and enjoy the barbecue. Celebrity chefs from the area come

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To set the stage for a new adventure event in the Snoqualmie Valley, take 12 obstacles— stuff like barbed wire, junk cars and old tires— and strew them along a three-and-a-half-mile timed course in North Bend. Then, add mud, water and fire. At the finish, offer live bands and a free beer. Bootcamp wanna-be’s, meet Warrior Dash. Taking place Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at Meadowbrook Farm, the Warrior Dash event is one of 35 scheduled for 2011 and the first in Washington. It is expected to draw in 20,000 participants, said Alex Yount, media relations director for Red Frog Events. The race is open to participants 14 or older and raises fitness to a new level of fun. “You usually don’t get to jump over tires and old cars every day,” Yount said. Warriors range in all shapes and physical strengths. “We have people who run marathons once a month and are shooting for the best time. Others might want a new challenge and it might

take them 45 minutes to an hour,” he said. Yount said he believed the cargo climb to be the toughest of the obstacles. “It’s 17 feet tall and takes some lower-body and upper-body strength to pull yourself up over those nets— and a little mental strength—to get over.” But help is just a fuzzy warrior helmet away. “One of the coolest parts of Warrior Dash is that there really is a strong camaraderie. There is no shortage of high-five’s or a boost over a wall or two,” he said. Participants who complete each obstacle are eligible for larger prizes. North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing is looking forward to the event and hopes for a weekend of good weather. “It really fits with the direction we’re tending to go right now, which is to become the outdoor recreation capital of the Northwest,” Hearing said. “Get ready for the craziest, frickin’ day of your life,” Yount said. “It’s like nothin’ else. It’s a great day to challenge yourself and have a great time with friends.” For more information or to sign up, visit warriordash.com/info.php

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isitors who come to spend an hour exploring majestic Snoqualmie Falls often end up spending the rest of the day checking out the rest of what the community of Snoqualmie has to offer. Downtown Snoqualmie is centered on the Northwest Railway Museum’s 120-year-old depot and vintage rail cars. Snoqualmie Ridge includes parks, dining and shopping. Find amazing views at Point Park, below.

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SET YOUR ITINERARY MORNING

Start your morning with a visit to Snoqualmie Falls. Spot peregrine falcons and other birds, check out history kiosks or hike a trail. Or, spot elk at Meadowbrook Farm. Afterward, head to downtown Snoqualmie or the Ridge for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat.

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Explore downtown Snoqualmie and Snoqualmie Ridge. Hike trails atop the Ridge or bike on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail from Centennial Fields. Fido can roam at Three Rivers Dog Park. Explore a bog at Ridge Community Park or picnic at a local mini-park.

Snoqualmie always celebrates the summer with Railroad Days, a parade (left) and festival held August 19 to 21 reflecting the Valley’s rail heritage. Other big summer draws include the Boeing Classic, August 22 to 28, and the Snoqualmie Casino 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, held July 16.

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getting here ... Travelers on Interstate 90 reach Snoqualmie via Exit 25. Follow Snoqualmie Parkway north to Snoqualmie Ridge and down the hill to Highway 202. Turn left to access Snoqualmie Falls, or right to go to downtown Snoqualmie. Alternatively, westbound travelers can enter the city through North Bend via I-90’s exit 31.

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Mike Condit never knows who might step through the doorway of Flying Frog Antiques and Collectibles in Snoqualmie. From youths to kids of the grown-up kind, it’s curiosity that draws folks to the store’s eclectic

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Walking into the 102-year-old Carmichael’s True Value Hardware Store is like taking a step back in time to when life was laid back and things were a lot simpler. Current owners Wendy Thomas and Brian Woolsey remember walking into the building for the first time in 1991. It

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Fuel prices might be spiking, but that doesn’t mean vacation plans have to remain in park this summer. Not when the Snoqualmie Valley Trail offers postcard-perfect discoveries for vacationers. The trail’s 31-mile stretch is considered the longest of King County’s Regional Trail System. It begins in Duvall and winds eastward through the communities of Carnation, Fall City and Snoqualmie, before ending at Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend. There, the trail connects with the 145-mile long crossstate John Wayne Pioneer Trail at Iron Horse Park. Community to community, the trail’s treasure trove of beauty features something worth writing home about—from working farms and winding rivers to mountain views and spectacular Pacific Northwest wildlife. Add to that the ease of access for trail users, and it’s easy to see why it has become a jewel of Snoqualmie Valley. “It allows people to enjoy a long, contiguous trail,” said Erin MacCoy, communications manager for Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. “They get a feeling of the communities along the way. The views are amazing.” Construction has closed a Seth Truscott/Staff Photo half-mile stretch in Carnation in 2011. Joggers, pets, cyclists and To view a trail map, visit sightseers can explore the Snoqualmie Valley trail. www.duvallwa.gov/

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Quickly gaining global popularity, rally car racing involves a driver, a co-pilot, and a whole lot of trust. Revving around dirt and gravel tracks, corners and trees, drivers in this sport may train at three rally driving schools in the United States. One such course happens to be in Snoqualmie. At DirtFsh Rally School, people learn some of skills necessary for rally driving. “We teach people how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable,” said Bruce Cleland, DirtFish marketing director—in other words, how to control a car that may feel like it’s out of control. From Gen-X’ers to baby-boomers, men

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What’s happening June 18-19

• Dads ride free weekend at the Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie

June 26

• Mountains to Sound Relay mountain bike ride

July 3

• Railway Patriotic Celebration with Uncle Sam, Snoqualmie

July 6

• Mountains to Sound Greenway 20th Anniversary March, Snoqualmie Point Park, Snoqualmie

July 8-10, 15-17

• Day Out with Thomas visit to Northwest Railway Museum, downtown Snoqualmie

July 16

• Snoqualmie Ridge 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

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2011 Special Events FALL CITY DAYS

Morning to afteroon, Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Fall City starts the summer off with a big day, including a morning fun run and parade, afternoon hoops tournament, rubber Duck Derby, watermelon-eating contest, live music and more. One thing that makes this event special is the community’s focus on the arts. Look for unusual mobile sculptures, performers and installations, and a sidewalk chalk extravaganza. Also keep an eye out for the local veterinarian office’s dancing parade entry. To learn more, visit www.fallcity.org

CARNATION FOURTH OF JULY All day Monday, July 4 Celebrate America’s birthday, Carnation style, with a hometown parade, a Hot Rods & Harleys expo, fun run and walk, pancake breakfast, vendors, art show and the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s famous ‘Strawberry Shortcake Feast.’ Spend the afternoon picnicing riverside at Tolt-MacDonald Park, and listen to live music leading up to the community fireworks show. This year’s theme: “It’s a Grand Old Flag.” To learn more, visit www.carnation4th.org

THE FESTIVAL AT MOUNT SI Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 to 14, North Bend

August 14

North Bend’s moment in the sun is the Festival at Mount Si. Events include a grand parade, cooking and pet contests, a community art expo and plenty of activities for children. Live music, food and vendors thrill the crowd. This year, commemorate the Spirit of ‘45 and the “Greatest Generation” with speeches, a quilt cake and buglers during the festival. To learn more, visit www.festivalatmtsi.org

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RAILROAD DAYS Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug.

• Warrior Dash race, Meadowbrook Farm and interpretive center, North Bend • Tour de Peaks bike run, North Bend • Legends Classic Car Show, Snoqualmie

19 to 21

• Boeing Classic golf tournament, Snoqualmie Ridge TPC

More than seven decades of local tradition and railroad heritage are behind Snoqualmie’s Railroad Days, a weekend of fun that includes parades, rail history demonstrations, live music and family entertainment. Visitors can see historic locomotives, shop and eat at downtown vendors and ride a train. To learn more, visit www.trainmuseum.org

• Labor Day train rides, Northwest Railway Museum

NORTH BEND BLOCK PARTY 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 23

August 22-28

September 3-5

September 10-11

• Grandparents’ Grand Excursion, Railway Museum

October 29-30

• Halloween Train rides, Railway Museum

October 31

• Downtown Harvest Celebration, Snoqualmie

November 26-27

• Santa Train rides, Northwest Railway Museum

December 3-4

• Santa Train rides, Northwest Railway Museum

North Bend’s main street is the scene of dancing in the streets, mighty men and women, cute pets and colorful kids when North Bend Downtown Block Party returns this July. The free event showcases an overflowing itinerary of music, a dog fashion show, burger eating contest, strongperson competitions and more.

TWIN PEAKS FESTIVAL Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Aug. 5 to 7

The annual Twin Peaks Festival in North Bend celebrates a cult classic television series. Started in 1993, the annual weekend-long fan festival of the early ‘90s TV show draws hundreds to the Valley. The festival involves celebrity guests, a film night, bus tour of filming locations, contests and other activities. For more information, visit www.twinpeaksfest.com

PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT Saturday, Aug. 20, Snoqualmie

Painters take their easels into the open air at the annual Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out. Visitors can watch these artists at work, buy artworks and explore local scenery. See the community from a new, artistic perspective. To learn more, visit www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us


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arnation is a rural community working to regrow its agricultural roots. The town was once known as Tolt, after the Snoqualmie word “Tolthue,” or river of swift waters, in use for thousands of years. In 1917, the town was renamed for the world-famous Carnation Dairy, which located here in 1910. The valley became world-famous as the “Home for Contented Cows.” While the farm has moved on, Carnation is expanding its rural role as a center for local, artisan farmers and a thriving farmer’s market.

SET YOUR ITINERARY MORNING

Snag a coffee and sample some local flavor while exploring downtown. Find unique gifts at shops like Miller’s Arts, owned by mayor Lee Grumman. Take a walking tour of the city, available at www. carnationchamber. com.

NOON

Tour one of Carnation’s many artisan farms, and pick berries and fresh produce. Picnic at Memorial Park with lunchables from Carnation Market. Then, head over to famed Remlinger Farms for a slice of berry pie.

NIGHT

Camp out at Tolt MacDonald Park and see the stars. On July 4, take in an outdoor concert prior to a patriotic fireworks show. Stay in a tent-like yurt — reservations need at least one week’s notice— or rent a camp spot. Grab a brew at Pete’s Club Grill.

Summer fun

Carnation promises a wealth of outdoor excitement and farm fun. Summer fun is centered on the community’s long-running Fourth of July parade, festival and fireworks display, which draws thousands. The Carnation Farmer’s Market takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday downtown through September. Remlinger Farms hosts many family activities, such as a hay maze (at right).

getting here ...

Carnation is reached via State Highway 203 from Snoqualmie and Fall City to the south and Duvall and Monroe to the north. From Redmond, travelers can drive south on State Highway 202 and turn left on Northeast Tolt Hill Road. Turn left onto Highway 203 and proceed north to Carnation. Travelers on Interstate 90 can reach Carnation via Exit 22 by following the Preston-Fall City Road north through Fall City.

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Farms get back to basics

Visitors and locals can get in touch with the region’s agricultural roots, taste food fresh from the land, and have a blast doing it. The Snoqualmie Valley boasts a number of farms with varied focuses, from wholesome, earth-friendly produce to visitor attractions.

Berry farm traditions

At least two generations have made U-Pick blueberries a family tradition at Bybee Farms in North Bend, owned and operated by Steve and Jayne Bybee, who also use their land to host wedding events. “Customers say, ‘oh yeah, I remember picking,’” Jayne Bybee said. “They’re almost like extended family.” New traditions include spotting mountain goats on Mount Si. Or whistling for Dixi – she’s the Bybees’ pampered black lab named after one of their six blueberry varieties. “This isn’t just about providing a healthy food source,” Jayne said. “There’s this one, great big family we’ve come to know.”

Kids’ world Children age five to 12 years can live like a farmer this July and August at the School of the Lost Arts Young Farmers Day Camp, located at Dog Mountain Farm in Carnation. Owners David and Cindy Krepky host weekly themes such as Art in Nature, Young Chefs and Nature Adventures. Another fun activity? Staying overnight, farm style. “I think it’s so exciting for kids to find an egg and have it for breakfast the next day,” Cindy Krepky said. See a list of local farms on page 17.

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in Carnation. There, she applies 20-plus years’ agricultural experience in raising naturally-fed Galloway-Angus beef, pork, poultry, eggs and organic produce. “People recognize this is a good thing – for their health, their children, the economy and the community,” Blakely said. Take the eggs, for example. “We really work hard on that,” she said. “It’s takes a special quality of soil. That benefits the grass, which the chickens eat. Their bodies benefit and their eggs taste better.” Growing Things Farm sells goods at sev-

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healthy community in unincorporated King County, Fall City is developing its reputation as a natural destination with a growing artistic sensibility. Experience small farms, rural trails surrounding the community as well as sculpture and painting in the town itself. Come for Fall City Days in June for a true hometown celebration.

SET YOUR ITINERARY

MORNING

NOON

Hike over to Fall City Park and check out the historic hop shed or ride your horse at the Fall City Arena. Get closer to nature by exploring the Preston-Fall City trail, best accessed behind the Small Frye’s eatery.

Check out one of Fall City’s scenic, familyowned farms. Taste local honey and pick fresh-grown produce and flowers, or show the children how the pioneers lived. Take the downtown art walk, exploring the variety of outdoor sculpture.

Summer fun

Fall City’s moment in the sun is Fall City Days, Saturday, June 18. The annual party includes the rubber duck race, or Ducky Derby, benefiting local schools (left), street art (above), plus a fun run, grand parade and more.

NIGHT

Take in dinner and a show at the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater; Learn more at www.foresttheater. org. Dine at the Raging River Cafe and Club, Fall City Roadhouse and Inn, or Fall City Diner.

getting here ... Travelers on Interstate 90 can reach Fall City from Exit 22 at Preston by following the Preston-Fall City Road. From Redmond and Snoqualmie, take Highway 202. From Carnation and Duvall, follow Highway 203. Downtown Fall City is located at the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Raging Rivers.

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Growing Things Farm, 11525B Carnation-Duvall Rd. NE, Carnation; www.growingthingsfarm.org, 425-691-8669; Produce, meats, eggs. Harvold Berry Farm, 32325 NE 55th St., Carnation. Sells strawberries, raspberries; cash only. Call for updates: 425-333-4185. Oxbow Farms, 10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd., Carnation; www.oxbow. org. Carrots, rainbow chard, Dino kale. Farm and garden tours for adults and children; Sells to Carnation Farmers market, Duvall Family Grocer, the Duvall Grange Cafe. Roots Underground, 10340 Carnation Duvall Rd. N.E., Carnation; www.rootsunderground.net, 206-722-1763. Dried beans, grains, Asian greens; pancake patch; Grain workshop in August. Baxter Barn, 31929 SE 44th St., Fall City; Facebook.com/baxterbarn, (425) 765-7883. Field trips, homeschool tours, children’s birthday events; Eggs, poultry, miniature donkeys. Open year-round by appointment. Bybee Farms, 42930 SE 92nd St., North Bend; www.bybeenimsfarms.com, 425-888-5745. U-Pick blueberries, weddings and events. Ms. Cindy’s Damn Fine Poultry, 8210 382nd Ave SE, Snoqualmie; 425-890-6031; www.mscindyspoultry.com. Farm sales only; Heritage chickens: Naked Necks, Midget Whites; turkeys, holiday orders.

Among the many farms in the Valley, visitors’ options include: Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; www.remlingerfarms.com, 425-333-4135. U-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and pumpkins; fresh pies, general store, restaurant; Family activities. Blue Dog Farm, 7125 W. Snoqualmie Valley Rd., Carnation; www. bluedogfarm.com. Certified organic blueberries, U-pick twice weekly in mornings, eggs, pastured meats. Changing Seasons Farm, 722 W. Snoqualmie River Rd. N.E., Carnation; changingseasonsfarm.org, 425-591-0369. Chili peppers, artichokes, garlic, red and green chili sauces. Dog Mountain Farm, 7026 Tolt Highlands Rd. N.E., Carnation; www.dogmtnfarm.com, 425-333-0833. Heirloom produce, Asian/ European vegetables, quince fruits; Sells to farmers markets at Seattle hospitals. Full Circle Farm, 31904 NE 8th St., Carnation; www.fullcircle.com, 425-333-4677. Produce, flowers and herbs, available at Carnation Farmers Market.

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Dog-friendly destinations

something special from the Salish’s puppy menu. Also welcoming dogs this year is the Snoqualmie Falls Park, which recently lifted its ban on dogs. Guests are asked to use common sense and be respectful of other guests, as always. The Edgewick Inn in east North Bend allows small

Valley hotels, parks and campgrounds welcome you and your pet

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Dogs and owners can explore Three Forks Dog Park in Snoqualmie. and chairs, electricity, heat, and a firepit outside—there’s no cooking allowed inside the yurts. There is a two-dog limit in each yurt, and dog owners are expected to be responsible for cleaning up after their animals, keeping them on a leash no longer than eight feet, and keeping them relatively quiet. “If they do bark excessively, we do have the right to ask (the owners) to take them home,” Schellhase said. Barking dogs have never been much of a problem at the Salish Lodge, where dogs have been allowed for years. Guests who bring their dogs must pay a $50 deposit for up to two dogs, and sign a simple waiver to keep their dogs in their rooms. The deluxe treatment is offered for both man and beast, and dogs can look forward to their own water bowls and treats, and maybe

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spend the night, remember to pack and plan for your four-legged family members, too. Some animals don’t tolerate long car rides, so it might be helpful to take them on short rides in the weeks before your trip. Talk to your veterinarian about your plans, and be sure all vaccinations are current. Also, ask about precautions for fleas, ticks and heartworms, and any other wildlife your pet might encounter. Pack a

doggie first-aid kit with bandages, antiseptic cream, an antidiarrheal medication recommended by your vet, gauze squares, and the phone numbers of your veterinarian, a national poison control hotline, and a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital. While driving, plan to stop every two hours for an exercise break. Maintain your regular feeding routing, but feed the main meal at the end of

the day. Finally, look over your pet every day you’re away. Changes in appetite, energy, and elimination should be monitored, as should excessive scratching or unusual discharge from the eyes or nose. Visit a local veterinarian about any symptoms that concern you. Starting in June, the yurts and other campsites on the west side of Tolt MacDonald Park, accessible only by the foot bridge, will become ready for use. Spring

flooding damaged the emergency access road to the west side of the campground, said Parks Supervisor Helen Gonzales. For information: • Tolt MacDonald Park Yurts: (206) 205-5434, www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/inventory/ toltmacdonald.aspx • Salish Lodge: (425) 888-2556, www.salishlodge.com • Edgewick Inn: (425) 888-9000, www.edgewickinn.com

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North Bend Train Depot 205 McClellan Street

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Pickups • Large Trucks All RV's & Motorhomes Gas/Diesel towable

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www.siviewpark.org / 425-831-1900

Mary J. Miller

Get away without going away... Less than 30 minutes from Seattle, Salish Lodge & Spa features world-class dining, an awardwinning spa, and a purely Northwest experience.

1.800.2.SALISH salishlodge.com 488280

425-941-5070

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isitors with a love for the links are well-served in the Snoqualmie Valley. This area is home to a number of public and private courses.

CASCADE GOLF COURSE

14303 436th Avenue Southeast, North Bend; (425) 888GOLF (4653) Cascade Golf Course is a nine-hole public course, offering play for all levels, from beginning players to experienced golfers. Cascade is guaranteed to stay dry in the winter and lush in the summer.

CARNATION GOLF COURSE

TALL CHIEF GOLF COURSE Juniors & Seniors: $1300 • Power Carts: $1600 TOURNAMENTS WELCOME • SNACK BAR AVAILABLE

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State-bound golfer Jack Kelly at Mount Si Golf Course.

1313-West Snoqualmie River Road SE Fall City • 425.222.5911

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A scenic, full service 18 hole public golf course Well conditioned and easy to walk, Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course is family and fun oriented

12 Holes • Family Friendly Unlimited Play Monday-Friday: $15.00

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Golf Digest ‘Best Places to Play’ in 2004 and 2008 - Family owned since 1972 425.222.5244 - 425.392.1276 35109 Southeast Fish Hatchery Road • Fall City WWW.SNOQUALMIEFALLSGOLF.COM

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ount Si Golf Course has worked extremely hard and takes great pride in providing a quality golf facility and programs that can accommodate the desires of any golfer of all ages and ability levels. Rather it be the highly accomplished player or the beginner that has never played the game before we offer opportunities for everyone to enjoy the great game of golf.

Mount Si Golf Course 9010 Boalch AVE SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065 Pro Shop (425) 391-4926 Restaurant (425) 888-2150 Fax (425) 888-7079 Email: info@mtsigolf.com

Voted “Best Golf Course” by Snoqualmie Valley Record Voters

(An award Mount Si has won every year since it started!)

2010 Cascade Golfer Magazine Awards (Poll of 120,000 readership over the state of Washington)

Mount Si Golf Course Voted 2nd Best for “Customer Service” in the State of Washington 18 Hole (Par 72) Regulation Golf Course Voted 2nd Best “Value” of Public Courses in the State of Washington  Great Shape and Open All Year Round Voted 3rd Best “Junior Golf Facility” in the State of Washington Breath Taking Views of Mount Si Quiet and Peaceful Little Si Links Friendly Customer Service  Nine Hole Pitch and Putt Golf Course Full Service Golf Facility  Practice and Learning Facility Double Sided Driving Range HUGE GRASS TEE Driving Range One side “GRASS” /One side mats Large Practice Pitching and Chipping Green Power Carts Practice Greenside Sand Trap Rental Equipment Available Quiet and Peaceful Setting with Mountain Views Full Stocked Pro Shop Designed for Affordable Golf for all Ages and Abilities Practice Putting Green Perfect Place to Enjoy a Stress Free Day of Golf Quality Golf Instruction For All Ages and Ability Levels One of the “Best” Junior Golf Programs in the State of Washington Great Place to work on all Areas of your Golf Game Offering Early Bird, Twilight, Super Twilight Rates (7 days a week) Quality Golf Instruction for all Ages and Ability Levels Discount Punch Tickets Available for Golf, Power Carts and Range Perfect Place for a Birthday Party or Special Occasion A “No Stress” - “No Hassles” Facility for Everyone Web Specials Updated Daily Parking Lot and Pro Shop Located 500 yards past Main Men’s Club and Ladies Club Entrance towards North Bend Openings for Tournaments, Leagues, Regular Starting Times Please Call or Check Website for Hours of Operation Book Tee Times Online or Call (425) 391-4926 for Reservations Check our Website For More Information

Mount Si Golf Course Restaurant Great Food at Affordable Prices Not Only a Restaurant for Golfers….it is Open to the Public! Great Breakfast and Lunch Menu Friendly Staff/Friendly Service Perfect Views of Mount Si, #9 and #18 Greens from Back Deck Newly Added Counter on Deck to Relax and Enjoy the Views Free WI-FI Internet Catering Available Perfect Place to Hold your Next Party or Special Occasion A Great Place to hold your Meetings for Club or Business High School or Family Reunions

Banquets Weddings Fundraisers Birthday Parties Year End Parties For Reservations Call (425) 888-2150 or check out our website for more information

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SNOQUALMIE FALLS GOLF COURSE

35109 Southeast Fish Hatchery Road, Fall City; (425) 222-5244 Snoqualmie Falls 18-hole golf course has some of the

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1810 W Snoqualmie River Road Northeast, Carnation; (425) 333-4151 This family-friendly, 18-hole course offers various levels of play for golfers. The back tees are great for experienced golfers while the forward tees are player-friendly. Surrounded by a 100-acre land preservation reserve, families will not only enjoy afternoons when kids play free but also have the opportunity to witness natural wildlife. Carnation offers a massive grass driving range and facility not common at

all courses. On Mondays, the course closes the front nine for ‘Yappy Hour,’ with room for rover to roam.


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Science meets nature at Watershed Center

Looks like the owls have it. So do woodpeckers, old-growth forests and long-abandoned railroad lines. Then there’s the nightlife, where sounds and

colors surrounding Rattlesnake Lake awaken the pre-dusk darkness of August. These discoveries, and plenty more, await this year’s program participants at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center in North Bend. Operated by Seattle Public Utilities, the

LARGE SELECTION IN ALPINE PAINTINGS & WOODCARVINGS Adi & Eva Hienzsch 14410-436 SE

425-888-0490 North Bend • Exit 32 off I-90

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YOU’RE INVITED!

combined Tolt River and Cedar River Watersheds provide water for 1.4 million people. And along with the water comes the need to understand Mother Nature’s crucial roles played within its approximate 90,000 acres of protected land. Like understanding the lifestyles of owls and woodpeckers. Seattle-area wildlife

photographer Paul Bannick, author of “The Owl and the Woodpecker,” will join with naturalist Julie Stonefelt to explain their significance from 9 a.m. to noon on August 6. To register or learn more about 2011 programs, call 206-733-9421, 425-831-6780, or email

Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 12, 13 & 14

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North Bend Third Annual Block Party July 23, 2011

Across from Riverbend Cafe

We’ll help you up again. Local, Quality Healthcare in Snoqualmie Valley. Our ER/Hospital and Clinics are located in Snoqualmie for your convenience.

Main Line: (425) 831-2300 | www.snoqualmiehospital.org

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2011 | SUMMER/FALL VISITOR’S GUIDE This advanced 18-hole golf course offers not only a great game, but players will also enjoy taking in its natural surroundings as they play. Visitors will be able to see a great view of Mount Si from the back deck.

best conditions in the Valley. With golfers ranging from low-handicappers to beginners, the course is great for all levels and ages. Consisting of firm non-hilly ground, it’s an easy walk for senior play. Maintaining their course with a full watering system, they guarantee to stay green all summer.

MOUNT SI GOLF COURSE

TALL CHIEF GOLF COURSE

9010 Boalch Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie; (425) 888-1541 A 27-hole golf course, Mount Si offers the usual 18 holes but has recently added a nine hole pitch-and-put course. From golfers who are old enough to hold a club, on up to people who play in their 80s, all ages enjoy the course. Set at the base of Mount Si, the mountain is visible at every part of the course. It is considered a classic woodland golf course.

TWIN RIVERS GOLF COURSE

36005 SE Ridge St., Snoqualmie; (425) 396-6000 The 222-acre private golf course is one of a kind, the only Jack Nicklaus-designed signature club in the Northwest.

1313 W. Snoqualmie River Road Southeast, Fall City; (425) 222-5911 Characterized as an affordable family golf course, Tall Chief is a 12-hole course that’s good for medium to lower level golfers. Experienced golfers are always welcome.

An independent, non-profit organization established in 1966, with the mission to nurture children, enrich families and inspire community q Pediatric Therapy q Early Intervention q Parenting Classes/Coaching q Family Support q Toddlers q Summer Camps q Family Nights Plus: the only nationally accredited preschool in the Snoqualmie Valley

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Encompass

Member, Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce

WWW.FORESTTHEATER.ORG P.O. Box 249 - Fall City, Washington (425) 736-7252

Jay Berry's The Lerner and Loewe Timeless Classic

SNOQUALMIE FALLS FOREST THEATER & FAMILY PAR PROUDLY PRESENTS

Gourmet Pizza & Pasta

Brigadoon 888-5501

456 S.W. Mt. Si Blvd. North Bend, WA 98045 (Located near Safeway.)

July 23 through August 28, 2011 Saturdays at 2 pm & 7 pm ▪ Sundays at 2 pm

"Excellent Food, Great Service, and a Full Bar!"

For more information, visit our website or call

www.foresttheater.org ▪ (425) 736-725

36800 David Powell Road - Fall City, Washingto

JOIN US IN OUR LOUNGE FOR OUR FANTASTIC $5 HAPPY HOUR Enjoy Salads, Burgers, Pizza and More

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Nestled on 95 densely forested acres, adjacent to majestic Snoqualmie Falls, the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater & Family Park offers a wide variety of benefits to members. With 1/3 mile of south shore Snoqualmie River beachfront and year-round tranquil forest solitude, members can enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, unobstructed stargazing, and wildlife and bird watching, among many other features. Less than 45 minutes from downtown Seattle, it seems like you’re deep in the woods and miles from civilization as your stress & tension melt away. As an SFFT member, you become part of a group that is dedicated to preserving this forest and open land for our lifetime as well as future generations. In helping to support recreation in the great outdoors, you also help preserve the unique and wonderful experience of live outdoor theater. Our park is available for your private parties, barbeques, weddings and other events. Members have complete year-round access to the private gated property and special member-only events. Basic membership costs only $75 a year. Please visit our website or give us a call for more information. You’ll be glad you did!

Celebrating our 45th year!

www.encompassnw.org

Voted ‘Best Vet in the Valley’ - 2010/2011

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TPC AT SNOQUALMIE RIDGE

4446 Preston-Fall City Road Southeast, 425) 222-7575

1407 Boalch Ave NW North Bend, WA 98045 425.888.2777

Located in the Snoqualme Ridge master-planned community, the 18-hole course is a designed Tournament Players Course, drawing thousands of spectators as home to the annual Boeing Classic PGA Champions Tour tournament.

for only $5

ESTS T N O C UNKsions D REGISTER M A BILL TO:divi L S o ll Costc for a Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater TODAY!

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I help safe drivers save up to 27%. When you don’t have car accidents, you cost less to insure. I can help you save up to 27% off your premium. And that’s just for starters. Call me first to get the discounts you deserve.

Saturday, July 16, 2011 Per Bill Shaw - $80 + $155 = $235 total

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PO Box 249, Fall City, WA

5th Annual

If there are any minor changes by the board, I will submit a final update Divisions for All Ages (3rd12.Grade - Adult) by noon on Thursday, May Ad size and dimensions will NOT change, you can lay these in with the•very we may have an edited Play onsoNeighborhood Streets • Music Foodslight • Kidschance Activities versionreceive to swap out. I will email you, in either case, to let you know we have All players a full-size commemorative basketball! an update or what you have is good to go.

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For detailed event information and to Register, please visit CONTACTS: the event website at:

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