Free women’s self defense course offered in Duvall

  • Written by Valley View Staff

The Duvall Police Department is now offering the nationally recognized women’s self defense course, R.A.D. or Rape Aggression Defense.

The next class is set for September. The instructor, Shelley Rowe, has been involved in this program since 2008, after getting nationally certified by R.A.D. Systems, through a course taught at the University of Iowa. She has taught over 150 students thus far and the number is continuing to grow.

The R.A.D. System is a detailed and comprehensive course for women that begins with crime prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of self defense. This program is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, but utilizing easy, effective and proven self defense tactics.
Space for this course is limited. For information, please contact Shelley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (425) 788-1519.

Rotary Foundation of Duvall to present check to Bridge of Promise for their summer camp

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The Rotary Foundation of Duvall will present a $10,000 check to Bridge of Promise on Wednesday, July 16 at 8:45 a.m. at the Riverview School District office, 11510 1st St. NE, Duvall. The funds were allocated from projects of the Rotary Club of Duvall (RCD) whose Foundation received matching funds from Rotary District 5030.

Foundation President Beverly Jacobson and Club Past President David Hajek will present the check to Sally Coomer, founder and Cindy O’Neill, board chair, Bridge of Promise.


East County Senior Center garage sale July 18, 19

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MONROE–The East County Senior Center garage sale will be held Friday & Saturday, July 18 & 19, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with multiple vendors.

Come and sell your unwanted, unneeded things. Get a space for just $15 for either day. Cost is $20 for both Friday & Saturday.

Rent a 7’x2’ table for only $5. Pick up a registration form at the center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe or call (360) 794-6359.

Saturday is also the pancake breakfast from 8 – 10:30 a.m.

Kla Ha Ya Days Parade is truly a community affair.

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SNOHOMISH–People will start lining First Street early to see the annual Kla Ha Ya Days Parade that starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 19th.

The Seafair sanctioned event has been around for more than 100 years and in 2013 was the Pacific Northwest’s largest parade when it boasted 107 units (parade entries).


Duvall Days Festival – 54 years of family fun

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vvcheercampCedarcrest cheer camp participants showed off their moves.  vvixtapahorseThe Ixtapa dancing horses are always a crowd-pleaser.

vvfiremens breakfastKids were invited to “put out the fire” during the Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast.  vvalpacasThe group of alpacas and their handlers are members of Hoofs-n-Paws 4-H Club of Duvall.

vvhistorial society floatAn antique-type wagon appropriately serves as the annual float for the Duvall Historical Society. Closest to camera are Ray and Tove Burhen, last year’s Duvall Days and centennial grand marshals.  vvpink and dorothyGrand Marshals Pink and Dorothy Marty, shown with their grandson Arthur, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year.