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Garden art shines at Art in Bloom

  • Written by Lisa Allen

Duvall’s 14th annual Art in Bloom at Kokopelli Gardens, hosted by Duvall Foundation for the Arts, featured 25 artists and over 1,000 pieces of art. Guests at the Gala and Artists’ Reception the evening of Aug. 2 enjoyed dinner, dessert, music and wonderful weather as they strolled the grounds and admired all the lovely creations. Over the course of the three-day event, nearly $30,000 was raised. (Art in Bloom is free to the public on Saturday and Sunday).

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Tolt Historical Society Museum celebrates grand opening

  • Written by Lisa Allen

The Tolt Historical Society Museum, which has finally found a permanent home in the Hjertoos House at Carnation Tree Farm, officially opened its doors to visitors July 20 with a grand opening celebration. With the historic home’s double front porch in the background, society trustee Jim Jordan, noting the celebration was on the same day as the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, thanked all those involved in the museum’s creation.

A special appreciation going to Roger Thorson, owner of the 113-year-old former farm home of his great-grandparents, Andrew and Bergette Hjertoos.

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How to Fully Enjoy the Hot Weather

  • Written by Lisa Yeager, Director, Sno-Valley Senior Center

I love summer! I love the warmth, the sun, the flowers and the change in routine. I love those long, lazy summer days.

But hot weather can also be dangerous especially for older adults. That’s because our ability to notice changes in body temperature decreases with age. Sometimes underlying health problems can also make seniors less able to adapt to heat and some medications contribute to dehydration. So when temperatures rise above 90 degrees it’s best to stay out of the direct sun if possible. So here are a few ways to fully enjoy the hot weather.

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Green Globe Award for Trailhead Direct Outreach

  • Written by Valley View Staff
King County’s Green Globe award this year went to the Wilderness Society for that organization’s work as a “Leader in Access to the Outdoors” and for its commitment to expand the reach of King County Metro’s Trailhead Direct program.
 
Trailhead Direct seeks to ease vehicle congestion, reduce safety hazards, and expand access for all to nearby parks and popular trails. 10,000 riders used the service in 2018, which greatly exceeded the county’s expectations. The Wilderness Society praised its partner, the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle, for their work to connect immigrant and refugee communities to nearby public lands and called on Seattle and King County to continue to expand the transit service to reach more communities across the region.
 
The award is shared with the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle, and we look forward to working with them and other partners to promote the Trailhead Direct service this year.

Riverview School District Projects Future Growth

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Ruby Perez, director of Business and Operations for the Riverview School District (RSD), presented the 2019 Capital Facilities Plan at the June 25 school board meeting.  The plan must be adopted by the district and formulates the impact fees that the district can collect from new residential development.  Perez predicts that the RSD will see student enrollment growth with a projection of 3,370 full time equivalent (FTE) students next year.  The enrollment for the 2018-19 school year was 3,280 FTE students.

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