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Ties to the Land Succession Planning workshop

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Saturday, March 31st,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Carnation Farms  in Carnation
Many family forest and farm owners want to preserve their family lands but face challenges engaging family members in the details of ownership and operations. This facilitated workshop explores succession planning – the human side of estate planning – which focus on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation.
Cost is $35 per couple before March 22, and $45 per couple thereafter. The fee includes one set of materials and lunch. Lunch and educational materials can be purchased for additional family members.
Register at [] or contact Kelsey Ketcheson at (206) 263-1128 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mayor Amy Ockerlander of Duvall elected to Sound Cities Association Board of Directors

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Duvall Mayor Amy Ockerlander has been elected to the Sound Cities Association (SCA) Board of Director and will represent the Snoqualmie Valley Caucus in the organization, which represents 38 King County cities and provides a regional voice for nearly one million people.

“Mayor Ockerlander has been a strong leader in addressing policy issues through SCA and other regional organizations for a number of years,” said Deanna Dawson, SCA Executive Director. “We look forward to working with her as a newly elected SCA Board member to continue to address the challenges  and  opportunities that our communities face throughout King County.”

SCA provides regional leadership in areas such as economic and community development, transportation, land use, health, government operations, the   environment, education, public safety, social welfare and other public policy issues.

SCA, which was formerly known as the Suburban Cities Association, was established more than 40 years ago to help King County cities act locally and partner regionally to create vital and thriving communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support and networking.

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The PARADE Program: Over 25 years old and still creating a progressive pathway in K-12 education.

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Trendy language occurs not only in pop culture but in education too.  Trending now? Words like authentic learning, personalization, collaborative learning, and digital literacy.

Authentic learning according to Lauren Gilchrist in an article at addresses, “The push is toward an increase in real-world learning experiences. More schools are recognizing the value of closing the book (literally) in favor of practical learning. The question many are hoping to answer is, "What is the best way to provide such experiences for students?"

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Letters to the Editor - 3/12/18 (Valley View)

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I wanted to thank you for a terrific edition of the Valley View. I just finished reading Vol 32 No 10 from February 12, 2018. I loved the piece about Science on Wheels!  It was fascinating to read about the program and its beginning during the gas crisis. I love that Wash. cares so much about science and was excited to have participated in the March for Science. I remember going to Space Camp as a child and spending my summer breaks in science camp at my local science museum. I hope when I have children and they attend Stillwater Elementary that this program will still be around.
I also wanted to thank you for the Rainbow Bingo event listing. My husband and I have been wanting to attend and are keeping an eye on the event dates to find one that falls when we are both off work. So I really appreciate the announcement.
The last piece I wanted to praise you on was the Bigfoot article. I did not grow up in Wash. and was previously unaware how special Sasquatch is to the state. The entire article was new information and I loved every bit of it (including the movie frame photo, as I have not seen the film).  
Thank you for all of your work and the efforts you make each day. I have enjoyed every edition since moving to Carnation two years ago.
Michelle Schafer

THANK YOU Michelle for your kind words! 

Rotary Club of Duvall - Grants

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The Rotary Club of Duvall  announces applications are now open for community organizations to apply for grants from the Rotary Foundation of Duvall. The Club Community Service Committee oversees the grant process assuring that receiving grant organizations are a 501(c) 3 organization and have met the funding criteria and are aligned with Rotary’s Areas of Focus as stated on the Application Form.
Rotary: Making a Difference is the theme for the Rotary International organization that has over 1.2 million members in 35,533 clubs that provide service throughout the world according to Anthony Smith, Foundation President. Criteria for the grants include a focus on Snoqualmie Valley and meet at least one of six areas of focus such as disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, peace and conflict prevention, water and sanitation or economic and community development.
The due date for application submission to the Club is March 16th, 2018. Materials, including the application form, can be obtained at or by contacting a Club member.