Letters to the Editor - April 10, 2017 (Valley View)

  • Written by Readers

Dear members of the Snoqualmie Valley community, 

Do you love kids? Do you love soccer? We have both and we need YOU … grab your best friend! The more the merrier. Come join us.  It is not required to have a player in the program or have any prior experience.  Most of the current board members no longer have children in the program but are still here because they love kids, love soccer and our community! The Board is eager to have you join us and we will help you every step of the way. 

Planning is underway now for the 2017 season.  Registration opened April 1st. Camps are running through the spring and summer. We are trying to grow our offerings and player experience, so there’s a lot going on and we want to make this the best for our players. 

Open positions along with job responsibilities are listed below.

All Board members – Must attend the monthly board meetings of SnVYSA … held the second Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., except December. Work with Webmaster to create and keep content for your area updated with current information, offerings or upcoming changes. 

VP Administration – Chair of the Disciplinary Committee, order equipment and maintain inventory.

Registrar – Oversee annual player registrations, run reports and submit player data to appropriate authorities, maintain Risk Management database.
Snoqualmie Club Representative – Oversee player registration for the city Club, form teams (secure coaches, assign players), assign fields, distribute/collect equipment, hold coaches’ meetings.

Referee Chair – Oversee and coordinate training of in-house referees, schedule Grade 8 referee licensing clinic, maintain database of current referees, oversee game assignments and keep referees updated of any changes, submit payroll to Treasurer at mid-season and end of season.

Communications/Social Media/Marketing/Fundraising Chair –Advertise and promote upcoming events through social media, local papers and SnVYSA website.  Maintain social media sites.  Create quarterly newsletter that is distributed to the membership via email, website and social media.

Come play on our team!  We welcome questions. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate person for further information/detail.  The openings above are currently being taken on by current Board members with other responsibilities. 

Please join us to help ensure youth soccer stays strong and remains a positive force for good in our Snoqualmie Valley community.   

Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association
Bud Raisio, President 

Upcoming readings: Duvall Poetry

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Duvall Poetry is held in the Duvall Libary meeting room beginning at 7 p.m. Featured readers begin at 7:30 p.m.

At the age of 10, Chi Chi Stewart hid out in an abandoned chicken house on a nearby farm in South Jersey where she grew up, and wrote stories. She later earned a nursing degree and worked for 14 years in different health care settings both here and abroad. She was an at-home mom starting with the birth of her third child. The third was quickly followed by a fourth.  Nineteen years later, while the nest was emptying out, she spent two bold years at Gage Academy in Seattle learning landscape painting and continued to write. Her poems have been published locally, and people seem to like her art well enough to buy it from time to time. Currently she works as a community instructor training people to be home health care aides. She believes that knowledge can lead to compassion and dearly hopes that no act of creativity is ever wasted.

After nearly entering the Underworld while canoeing around Deadman’s Island near La Connor, Elizabeth Carroll Hayden decided writing was safer. Teacher by day, poet by night, she is currently working on her MFA at the University of British Columbia.

She is a past board member of Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP). She has two poems published in the RASP Anthology Here, There, Everywhere, and for the Redmond Poet Laureate Project for Redmond Centennial Poetry Anthology 10x10, she wrote ekphrastic poems in response to ten historical photos. She loved channeling Hades from the Underground, although she isn’t interested in meeting him anytime soon. When she isn’t working on her young adult novel in verse, This Red Earth, she can be found Foxtrotting so far, a safer pastime than canoeing.
Over her 15th summer, Laura Lee Bennett took her first ride on a Harley with a lifeguard named Daryl. Persephone, the eternal punk daughter, became her alter ego.

She now channels Persephone on a daily basis. Laura Lee received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon. In Seattle, she discovered Red Sky Poetry Theatre, and was embraced by that community. She is a past president of Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP), and actively supports the written and spoken arts in her community. Recently, she was invited to participate in Ekphrastic Assimilations, an interactive project through VALA Eastside, Pacific Lutheran University, and ryan james fine art, designed to bring together visual artists and poets from China and the United States. Laura Lee has a chapbook forthcoming from nine muses books, a short story called Snake Medicine. 

Facebook event:
Duvall Poetry

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 6:28 AM, Duvall Poetry Open Mic
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Photos and bios now available for our July and August readers Cornell University, Brown University and
Carnegie-Mellon University, and he has received several national awards—including a Book-of-the-
Month Club Poetry Fellowship as an undergraduate, the Discovery Award, a National Endowment
for the Arts Fellowship and two Quarterly Review of Literature Book Awards. He lives on five acres
near Bellingham, Washington.
Anita K. Boyle is an artist, poet, and publisher of Washington State poets. Her poems have
appeared in Crab Creek Review, Indiana Review, The Raven Chronicles, StringTown,
Clover and Cranky, and others. Her books include What the Alder Told Me, published by MoonPath
Press in 2011, and The Drenched: A Creation Myth for the Pacific Northwest, Egress Studio Press,
2014, and Bamboo Equals Loon. She enjoys making assemblages, books, and paper as a way to
visually “speak” about the landscape and our environment.

Duvall Poetry

On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 6:19 AM, Duvall Poetry Open Mic
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A change for next month:

March 2 Jessica Gigot
Pamela for the arts
Duvall Poetry
Jessica Gigot, Ph.D., M.F.A, is a poet, farmer, teacher and musician. Her small farm in Bow, WA –
Harmony Fields – grows herbs, lamb and produce. She offers educational and art workshops
through her Art in the Barn series, and has an academic background in horticulture and plant
pathology. Jessica has lived in the Skagit Valley for over ten years and is deeply connected to the
artistic and agricultural communities that coexist in the region. Her first collection of poems, Flood
Patterns, was published by Antrim House Books in November 2015 and her writing has been
published in the Floating Bridge Press Review and Poetry Northwest.

Duvall Poetry

On Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Duvall Poetry Open Mic
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April and May readers now added!

Feb. 3 Brandon Pitts
Mar. 2 Jo Roberts
Apr. 6 Eileen McCabe
May 4 Shankar Narayan

For more info, please see our website and Facebook page below.

Pamela for the arts

Duvall Poetry

Duvall Poetry

On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 9:27 PM, Duvall Poetry Open Mic
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Coming up at the Duvall Library! First Wednesday night of the month, 7pm. 

Jan. 6: Natasha Moni
Feb. 3: Brandon Pitts
March 2: Jo Roberts

For more info, please see our website and Facebook page below.

Pamela for the arts

Duvall Poetry







EvergreenHealth names new CAO for its Monroe hospital

  • Written by Valley View Staff

KIRKLAND–EvergreenHealth announced last week that Renée K. Jensen, FACHE, has been named senior vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO) for EvergreenHealth Monroe and superintendent of the Snohomish County Public Hospital District #1 Board (SCPHD#1).

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A little history: how a local artist curates one of the tiniest museums in existence

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

Inside the lobby of the Duvall Post Office in a three-foot by three-foot frame is what’s known as the Little Postal Museum, started by Thomas Matthiesen in 1990.
“It’s the smallest museum in the state of Washington that I know of,” said Matthiesen, the museum’s sole curator.

Matthiesen is a local visual artist who spent the 1960s working as a magazine photographer in New York. He moved to the Duvall area in 1972. Through his work as an artist and as a philatelist (a stamp collector), he has made connections to a worldwide group of collectors who lend him material for use in the museum.

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