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Preserving historic barns in King County

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Historic barns are highly visible icons of King County’s heritage. They are essential elements of our rural landscapes, conveying both a sense of place and traditional building methods, but many of these cherished community landmarks are threatened. Changes in farming technologies, high maintenance costs, and development pressures contribute to the challenges many property owners face as they strive to preserve their historic barns, and in many cases, their rural way of life.

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Duvall tech startup launches their first product – a travel app

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Spotted Places, Inc. was founded by Bryant Hawthorne and Dan Taylor, both Duvall residents.

Bryant and Dan met as neighbors and quickly bonded over their love of technology and travel. After sharing many travel recommendations, hiking spots, and local restaurants with each other verbally, they thought there should be a better way to share these recommendations. This idea eventually evolved into Spotted Places. Spotted Places offers a unique visual and social way for users to find the best experiences recommended by people they trust and make the most out of their time and money when traveling.

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President's Day Bingo

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Presidents’ Day Bingo will be held Friday, February 17, 5 p.m. at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe.
Come win some Benjamins!

Join us for an all-American dinner, then stay and play multi-game bingo. $20 includes dinner and bingo buy-in.

Beer & wine for sale during the event. Beginners welcome, all games explained.

Additional chances available for purchase. Get your tickets on our website or at the reception desk, www.eastcountyseniorcenter.org  or 360-794-6359. Proceeds benefit the East County Senior Center in Monroe.

East County Senior Center, www.eastcountyseniorcenter.org

The mission of the East County Senior Center is to promote the physical, emotional and economic well-being of older adults.

Ribbon-cutting at Village Specialty Market

  • Written by Valley View Staff

vv Valley ViewVillage Specialty Market owners cut the ribbon during their recent grand-opening ceremony. (Photo by Connie Berg)

Village Specialty Market on Duvall’s Main Street recently held a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony. The market, which took over the space formerly held by The Quilter’s Garden, is a carry-out deli with seating at Match Coffee and Wine and features olive oil tasting, interactive cooking classes and a demo kitchen.

Big Rock Ballfields renovation project on schedule

  • Written by City of Duvall

After many years of collaboration towards making a dream come true, the Big Rock Ballfields project is now preparing for construction this year.

The project will redevelop the older existing baseball and soccer fields at the Big Rock Sports Park.

Improvements will include field drainage and approximately 135,000 square feet of synthetic field turf surfacing and underlayment with LED field lighting. The fields will be permanently lined for multipurpose activities and user groups will be able to enjoy year-round use and longer hours of play time. Additional improvements consist of fencing, pathways, and additional parking with parking lot lighting.

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