Northwest NEWS

September 6, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Woodstack set for Sept. 18

   Woodstack, Duvall's fall festival, will be held this year on Sept. 18. The event features a show 'n' shine classic car/truck show to be held rain or shine. For information, call Joani at 788-2939. Country Junkin' Day, the 2nd annual citywide garage sales and the 2nd annual Tailgate Swap Meet, are also scheduled for that day. For information, call Jill at 788-9678.

New staff members at Tolt Middle School

   New staff at TMS include: Tracy Ralphs, 6th grade reading teacher; Carrie Tinguely, 8th grade math and technology teacher; Sharon Chapman, 7th grade lanuage arts and fine arts teacher; Patti Marlow, 7th grade social studies teacher; Glenn Martin, 8th grade social studies and leadership teacher; Nona Dooley, 6th grade math/science and technology teacher; and Julie Lagace, Educational Assistant.

End of summer blast at Pumps and Grinds

   Captain Compression and the Roadsters, a fabulous five-piece band, will be playing that oldtime rock 'n' roll on Sept. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Pumps and Grinds Consignment & Coffee (formerly Sassy Sisters), located next to Seafirst Bank in Duvall. Call 844-2766 for more information.

Riverview Pony baseball tryouts

   The Riverview Pony Baseball Association will be holding tryouts for the 2,000 baseball season for 13-16-year-old males. The Association covers the area from Carnation to Duvall. The Colt team, for ages 15 and 16, will hold tryouts on Sept. 11 from noon-3 p.m. and Sept. 12 from 3-6 p.m. The Pony team, for ages 13 and 14, will hold tryouts Sept. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. and Sept. 19 from 3-6 p.m. All tryouts will be held at MacDonald Park in Carnation. Send e-mail to or fax to 425-333-4721 for information.

Sandy Koufax league tryouts

   Sandy Koufax league age 13-year-olds for the year 2000 baseball season are invited to try out for a newly-formed team at King County's Mariners Baseball Field in Carnation on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 3-6 p.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 2-5 p.m. Mortgage Mart and Unique Environments have formed the Valley Baseball Association. Matt Sanelli is the team's manager. Interested players should provide name, address, telephone number, birthdate, and positions played. Send e-mail to or fax to 333-6503.

Slide show of Japan's gardens and temples

   On Monday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Duvall Library Rose Room, Duvall resident Brandon Sackett will be presenting a free slide show of ancient Japanese gardens and temples. The slides were shot on his recent tour of Kyoto, Japan. Kids are welcome. For more information, call Douglas at 788-6320.

Friends of Cherry Valley meets

   Friends of Cherry Valley will meet on Sept. 14, 7 p.m., at the Cherry Gardens Community Club to discuss the proposed Duvall Rock Quarry.

Refrigerator Roundup, Sept. 11

   The last 1999 Special Recycling Day in the Snoqualmie Valley will be Saturday, Sept. 11, at Mt. Si High School Gymnasium parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents may bring recyclables, including scrap metal, refrigerators, tires, batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, household goods, plastic plant pots, and packing fill.

Outdoor sculpture exhibition

   "From the Ground Up," an outdoor sculpture exhibition, will run through Oct. 1 in the Snoqualmie Valley. For site access and directions, call 206-989-5518. The exhibition is organized by Brian Wallace, curator, Bellevue Art Museum, and Deborah Paine, Art Collection Administrator, Microsoft Corporation.

King County Park System Calendar of Events

   Griffin Creek Park Natural Area (Carnation), Saturday, September 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.--Assessing Salmon Habitat. What makes quality salmon habitat? Join a park naturalist at a salmon spawning stream to learn some of the tools scientists use to evaluate habitat. On this guided walk, you will learn how to evaluate stream health using a variety of techniques including careful observation, sampling for aquatic insects, and conducting simple chemical tests. We may even see spawning salmon. Parents love this program just as much as children. Ages 5 and up. Meet at Griffin Creek Park Natural Area (Carnation). Call 206-296-4171 for reservations and directions.

Duvall Arts Commission seeks advice on public art

   The Duvall Arts Commission is considering options for the installation of public art in Duvall. The commission is seeking public input on type, form, materials, placement, and themes. Persons interested can access the website at; or write to Duvall Arts Commission: P.O. Box 183; Duvall, WA 98019; or call (425) 788-6209.