Written by Marlene Lambert, Duvall Farmers Market Manager
On August 6th, the Duvall Farmers Market celebrated National Farmers Market Week and their 10th season of operation with free fruit pie and ice cream given out to their customers and a game that awarded market bucks to the lucky winners.
Local musicians, Linda Sebenius, Shannon Nelson and Julie Werth of RiverWinds Trio, performed music featuring a flute, clarinet and bassoon. Local farmers Liz and Mel “fielded” questions and shared their delights and challenges of farming in the Snoqualmie Valley with their “Farm Talk” segments.
I awoke Independence Day morning to an amazingly clear blue (at least I think it was blue) sky and birds singing. I looked forward to a day of chasing rabbit smells, lounging in the sun and general dog stuff. What I didn’t know was, there were other plans in the works for me by my People. That is usually fun.
Friday & Saturday, July 17 & 18, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Multiple Vendors, LOTS of stuff!!
Come and sell your unwanted, unneeded things. Get a space for just $15 for either day. $20 for both Friday & Saturday. Rent a 7’x2’ table for only $7. Pick up a registration form at East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe, WA 98272 or call us at 360-794-6359
Lots of people visit the center on Friday, it is our busiest day! Saturday is Pancake Breakfast from 8 – 10:30 a.m. Come find a treasure you didn’t know you wanted! Sale is held outside, rain or shine.
As the 2015 fire season gets underway, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks citizens who spot wildfire anywhere in the state to observe the location of the fire and quickly report it by calling 911. “Our first line of information about fires is often the public,” said Bob Johnson, the agency’s lead firefighter and manager of DNR’s Wildfire Division. “If callers can take a moment to give us the general location of the fire, we can make sure there is a quick response by the firefighters best equipped to handle fire on that particular landscape.”
Dispatchers answering 911 calls will immediately route calls to federal, state and local firefighters, depending on the location of the fire. While firefighting resources are heading toward the blaze, dispatchers or firefighters may call back if additional information is needed from callers about specifics around the fire.
“Sometimes we will need to check back with callers to confirm the location or to check on the status of the fire. This will ensure we have the right resources going to each fire. These calls can be invaluable as fires can change quickly,” said Johnson. “Overall, our goal is to attack fires swiftly and aggressively before they have a chance to become large.”