Written by Courtesy of Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps
If something bad happens wherever you are, after you call 9-1-1 you call Citizen Corps, right?
Well, that depends, but that’s what King County did to help get the word out to residents about the partially-failed section of NE 124th Street just south of Duvall. King County Roads went to the Office of Emergency Management who went to Kathy Brasch and Gene Laughlin who both started calling members of the Carnation-Duvall Community Emergency Response Team and the Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club.
It’s Not Just A Train Ride at the Northwest Railway Museum this train season! Beginning on the weekend of April 1-2, visitors can explore more of the Museum’s collection as most* train excursions will include a stop at the Train Shed exhibit building in 2017. With a call of “All aboard!” Northwest Railway Museum visitors can step back in time and experience rail travel as it used to be aboard historic railway cars. The train excursions give visitors a glimpse back in time to discover how railroads influenced settlement and everyday life in Washington state.
Round-trip excursions are two hours long and begin on Saturday, April 1st – no joke! Each Saturday and Sunday through October*, the Northwest Railway Museum offers scenic rides through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls.
Visitors explore train cars, exhibits, and a Victorian-era depot while following in the footsteps of more than one million travelers who have passed through its doors since 1890. They also experience travel before the age of Interstate highways while seeing, riding and feeling the excitement of a working railroad with all of its bells and whistles. Passengers board the train in Snoqualmie, 38625 SE King Street, beginning at 11 a.m., or in North Bend, 205 E. McClellan Street beginning at 11:30 a.m. Admission is: $10 children, $16 seniors, $20 adults, under 2 ride free.
For more info, call (425) 888-3030 or visit www.trainmuseum.org.
Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries in the country, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. To help our farmers and ranchers develop safe farm machinery habits, the Tractor & Farm Machinery Safety Workshop developed by WSU Skagit County Extension is coming to King County, Friday, April 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Course instruction in Spanish will be available.
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.”
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.