Northwest NEWS

April 12, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Week of the young child noted

   April 18 through April 24 is the week of the young child. The city of Carnation and the National Association of Education of Young Children are celebrating this week in recognition of the need for all children to have high quality early childhood experiences. Riverview would like to take this opportunity to recognize the high quality early childhood programs within the district. Head Start, ECEAP, and the early childhood special education programs have greatly benefited many children within the district.

Community Network Board meets

   The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network will meet on Tuesday, April 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include updates on prevention efforts the Network is sponsoring locally. It will also include a report on lobbying efforts the Board has undertaken in Olympia to try to maintain adequate levels of state funding to support these efforts.

Technology levy forum

   Open forums on the Riverview School District technology levy are scheduled for April 19, 7 p.m. in the Rose Room of the Duvall Library and April 26, 7 p.m. in the Carnation Fire Hall.

College funding seminar

   A college funding seminar is set for Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Tolt Middle School, 3740 Tolt Ave., Carnation. The seminar is presented by Ron Seale, American Express Financial Advisors, Inc., in partnership with the Washington State PTA. This fast-paced, 60-minute overview will include critical information on funding a college education, including tax laws, cost, scholarships, financial aid, prepaid tuition, savings, creative strategies, investing and assets.

Interpretive program on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

   Wander on a King County Park trail with a naturalist and others over 50 who like to get outside and explore. The hike is set for Thursday, April 22, from 1-3:15 p.m. and will be about four miles on a fairly level surface. Bring water, sunscreen (if needed), and dress for the weather. Leave pets at home. Trailhead location provided when you register at 206-296-4171. King County Park Interpretive programs are free, unless otherwise noted.

Griffin Creek meeting

   Residents interested in helping to shape the future of two King County Park System natural areas along Griffin Creek near Carnation are invited to an open house on Thursday, April 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Carnation Library. King County has completed an analysis of existing conditions at the natural areas and developed recommendations for stewardship of the two Waterways 2000 sites. Input from citizens at the open house will help King County decide which recommendations to include in a site management plan currently being developed. For more information, call Leslie McLean, Project Manager, at 206-296-0968. Written comments on the draft site plan will be available at the Carnation and Fall City King County libraries beginning April 9.

Senior wellness screenings in Monroe

   On April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, seniors in Snohomish County will have an opportunity to have free wellness screenings compliments of Senior Behavioral Health at Valley General Hospital and Merrill Gardens Retirement Community in Monroe. The screenings will be held at Merrill Gardens, 15465 179th Ave. SE in Monroe, one-half mile south of Valley General Hospital. Seniors will be tested for glaucoma, balance, blood pressure, hearing, and memory. Reservations need to be made for the memory screenings by calling 360-794-1411. Other screenings are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 360-794-1411.

Recycling hours

   The City of Carnation Recycling Center will begin summer hours on April 7. Summer hours are: Wednesday 1-7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday noon-4p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m. If nobody uses the extended hours on Wednesdays, winter hours may return. Carnation yard waste recycling is available only to city residents who are reminded to bring their city utility bill stub to confirm residence. Recyclers who live outside the city limits are asked to pay $1 per trip to recycle other materials (cardboard, mixed paper, newspaper, cans, bottles, glass). For information, call the Recycling Coordinator at 788-1185.

July 4 Miss Carnation contest

   Applications are available now for the 1999 Miss Carnation contest at Cedarcrest High School, or call Kathy Castillo at 333-4249 and an application will be mailed. This contest is open to girls 15 to 18 years of age.

Football boosters meet

   The Football Booster Club at Cedarcrest has scheduled its next meeting for Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center at Cedarcrest. Any interested person is invited to attend. Parents of those eighth grade students interested in participating in the football program next year are especially encouraged to attend. The meetings are kept to one hour and the sole purpose is to support Cedarcrest football. Call Randa Rich at 788-6524, Ken Korshaven at 788-2303, or Cindy Sage at 788-4461 for information.