Tolt High School – All School Reunion

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The annual Tolt High School – All School reunion will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave in Carnation.  Doors open at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Everyone who attended, graduated from or is otherwise is connected to Tolt High School is invited to attend. No preregistration is required. There is no cost to attend although donations to cover expenses will be accepted.

The reunion is sponsored by the Tolt Historical Society. Its museum will be open on the day of the reunion from 2 – 4 pm. Tolt High memorabilia will be on display. The museum is free and is located at Carnation Farms, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd, Carnation.

Tolt High School in Carnation was founded in 1914 and later became the high school for both Carnation and Duvall. In 1993 it was superseded by Cedarcrest High School in Duvall as the high school for Riverview School District. The campus now houses Tolt Middle School.


Free grief support camp

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Teen Camp Erin(R)-King County, a popular free grief support camp, is seeking teens ages 13-18 to fill openings in its July 14-16, 2017, camp at Carnation Farms in Carnation, Wash.

This is a three-day overnight camp for teens who have experienced the death of a loved one. It is facilitated by professional staff from Providence Hospice of Seattle’s Safe Crossings children’s grief support program and other trained volunteers. Teens have an opportunity to be around other teens who have experienced similar losses. They participate in typical camp activities including swimming, bonfires, arts and crafts, field games, a high-ropes course with a zip line, as well as activities designed to help them understand and process their grief.

For more information and to register, contact Karita Knisely at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-992-3852. 


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Do you have an old TV in your basement? Or a computer in a closet? Some scrap metal in the backyard? You can bring these items and more to the Special Recycling Collection sponsored by the city of Duvall on Saturday, July 15th at Holy Innocents Church in Duvall. Most items are free to recycle;  there are some fees ranging from 50 cents to $2.50 for certain items. 

The Recycling Collection is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until full. To avoid a long wait in line, it’s better to arrive between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All King County households are eligible to participate because the event is funded by grants from the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, and King County Solid Waste Division. 

Duvall Public Works crew and contractors will accept residential (not commercial) materials for recycling, unloading items in the following order:
Batteries, including cellphone and radio batteries; shredding; clothing and household goods;  refrigerators and freezers; fluorescent lights; all electronics including TV’s, computers, monitors, and other electronics; uncontaminated used motor oil, oil filters and antifreeze; passenger tires, scrap metal.
If you have questions about the Special Recycling Collection, call the Recycle Coordinator at (425) 788-1185 before you load up. 

TJ Dance presents ‘Dancing with our Stars’

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TJ Dance presents its annual all ages recital, “Dancing With our Stars,” on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Cedarcrest High School Performing Arts Center in Duvall.

Choose from four show times: 12:00, 2:30, 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for students, and free for pre-schoolers (ticket required). Ticket prices increase by $1 each when purchased at the door on the day of the show.

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She might be the fastest brush in the West

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In the time it takes other plein air artists to set up their easel and lay out their paints, Kath Macaulay will have two new scenes drying in her “journal.” Using only the basic art supplies she can fit into a compact fanny pack, Macaulay will crank out one stunning watercolor after another — none taking more than 25 minutes.

Nationally-known and based in Tucson, Ariz., Macaulay’s quick-draw technique allows anyone to “journal” wherever they are in the world using only a 4 x 6 art pad, a pen, a small paint set, a brush and a film canister of water — all neatly stashed in her portable kit.

Macaulay travels the country teaching her technique which was born out of a trip to Glacier National Park. Her workshop, Pocket Sketching for Fun, is coming June 23 through 25 at the Northwest Art Center in Duvall.  Phone 425-788-5900 or go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reservations.