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Edition Date: July 2, 2007
Facelifts for area schools
by Deborah Stone
Staff Writer

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At Canyon Park Junior High, one new building, which houses the administrative offices, library and a computer lab, is finished, along with the school’s performing arts facility.

Several schools in the district are in the midst of getting much needed facelifts. They’re courtesy of the Capital Projects Bond (approved in 2006), which provided $123 million for building modernizations and field upgrades.

The list of projects planned over the four-year span includes renovating seven schools, upgrading numerous systems (mechanical, heating, ventilation, roofing, flooring, boiler and seismic) district wide, upgrading playfields and playgrounds, resurfacing courts and making a variety of technology improvements.

 
 

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Sales tax law takes effect
from The City of Woodinville

Effective July 1, 2008, a new law goes into effect for collection of sales tax on goods shipped or delivered within Washington state.

Currently, Washington state retailers are required to collect local sales tax based on the jurisdiction from which a product is shipped or delivered.

Beginning next July 1, 2008, they needed to collect the tax based on the destination of the shipment or delivery. This only affects shipments and deliveries to locations within Washington state.

 
 

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21 Acres farm tour and lunch at the farm

Visit the Farm and 21 Acres, Saturday, July 7, between 9 a.m. And 2 p.m. BYOP (bring our own picnic) and we’ll provide a wonderful sampling of our farm fresh mixed salad greens mid-day. Enjoy your lunch under the open sky. The Sammamish Valley 4H will also be on site presenting poultry, rabbits and lambs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What should you expect at 21 Acres? Here’s what some of our visitors recently enjoyed:

 
 

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B.R.O.S. support B.R.A.S.
by Irvina Russell
Contributing Writer

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B.R.A.S. members who will participate in the 3-day walk are: (back row) Laura Ritter and Maegen Frey; (front row) Samantha Ritter, Katie Luttermoser, Rebecca Schwimmer and Aimee Knutson. Not pictured is Janeen Everett.

Men supporting ‘Babes Raising Awareness in Seattle’

Seven local women will soon be making a statement against breast cancer by raising money and participating in a 60-mile walk.

The men in their lives, the “Boys Raising Our Spirits,” have also committed to supporting their efforts.

 
 

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Art is back!
by Jean Still
Contributing Writer

Riverview first in state to receive all-district arts grant

Elementary school students throughout the Valley will have more art starting next school year. Thanks to the Washington State Arts Commission, a grant of more than $23,000 will fund the 2-year program.

The purpose of the Arts in Education program, according to Carolyn Butler, one of the grant authors, is to train teachers to teach arts as an integrated part of education.

 
 

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Michelle Haas is a Rise and Shine Award winner
by Leanne Christensen,
Riverview School District

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Michelle Haas took home a Rise and Shine Award June 15.

Cedarcrest senior recognized for volunteer efforts

On Friday, June 15th, the Carnation Golf Course was host to the annual “Rise and Shine Breakfast Awards Ceremony.”

Guest speaker was Riverview School District Superintendent Conrad Robertston who joined Snoqualmie Valley Network Coordinator Kristy Sullivan in celebrating all of those who truly make our Valley shine through their volunteer efforts and community service.

 
 

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Funds available for historic barns

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Roger Thorson, owner of the historic Hjertoos barn in Carnation, has spent years restoring the structure that was built by his grandparents in 1910.

King County offers new preservation grants

Drive along King County’s scenic byways, such as the West Snoqualmie Valley Road near Carnation or the Cherry Valley Road near Duvall, and you’ll see historic barns from the late 19th and early 20th century that dot the landscape. Dairy farms may have given way to horse pastures and organic vegetable growers, but the barns remain as visible links to our region’s agricultural heritage.

 
 

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