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Crocheting for a cause: The Duvall Bag Ladies turn used grocery bags into sleeping mats

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

Sandy Subert first became inspired to help the homeless in her community after watching a video on Facebook. The video, produced by David Wolfe, shows several grandmothers refashioning plastic grocery sacks into sleeping mats for the homeless.

Subert couldn’t find a group in the area doing it, so she decided to start her own. “I watched the video and it’s really easy to do,” she said. “I started experimenting with it.”
Subert’s group, dubbed the Duvall Bag Ladies, meets every Tuesday at Quintessential Knits. The Duvall shop is owned by Judy Quinton. “She is very, very much supporting of us,” Subert said of Quinton. “She’s the best.”

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Random Acts of Kindness Week will be March 6-12

  • Written by Monique Linz

From March 6-12, Duvall will be celebrating its 11th local Random Acts of Kindness Week.

The community of Duvall Random Acts of Kindness organization and the Cedarcrest Random Acts of Kindness Club spread kindness in our community and schools throughout the year.
During Duvall Random Acts of Kindness Week, the group is joining efforts to lead the community in celebrating generosity and kindness towards everyone in the community and the world. They will be celebrating each day with a new way to express Random Acts of Kindness in hopes that everyone will find even just one day to be generous towards a neighbor, friend, family or even a stranger.

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Longest serving Duvall police officer retires

  • Written by Valley View Staff

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From left, Sgt. Kevin Hawley, Sgt. Michael DeBock and Duvall Mayor Will Ibershof. The town of Duvall wished Sgt. Hawley, who is retiring after 28 years on the job, a fond farewell at a retirement party during the January 17 City Council meeting. Hawley was the third officer hired by the fledgling department in 1989. Hawley and his wife will be moving to Hilo, Hawaii, sometime this month. (Photo by Lisa Allen)

Preparing the veggies

  • Written by Valley View Staff

veggiesDan Cautrell works on one of many vegetable prints he and his helpers made at a workshop recently at the Northwest Art Center. (Photo by Lisa Allen)In preparation for the March of the Vegetables Parade set for March 25 in Duvall, local artist Dan Cautrell last week helped numerous volunteers make vegetable prints for the event. The classes are held (more to come) to help anyone interested make something veggie-oriented to wear or carry in the parade. The small veggie prints will be placed on a larger banner.
Cautrell was also featured on KING 5 television’s morning show on KONG last Thursday where he talked about his work, including his “Offerings to the Wind” project, and the growing arts community in Duvall.

The TV channel also paid a couple of visits to town, including covering a discussion group with town officials. During the second broadcast, reporter Michelle Li made sure to mention Duvall’s oldest resident, Velma Hix Hill, who is 102 now and still lives in the house she was born in. She was Duvall’s postmaster for 30 years.

Historic Stewart barn and milk house near Duvall designated a King County landmark

  • Written by Valley View Staff

The majestic Stewart barn, which has stood as a visual landmark in the Snoqualmie River Valley since 1928, is now a King County Landmark. The King County Landmarks Commission voted unanimously to designate the barn and adjacent milk house during a recent public hearing held at the historic Depot building in Duvall’s Depot and McCormick Park.

The Stewart barn and milk house property is significant for its association with the broad theme of agriculture and dairy farming in the Snoqualmie Valley, and the barn’s Gothic arch structure is a rare example of this style in the Valley.

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