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Remembering the Great Piano Drop of 1968 Original harp donated to DFA for cultural center

  • Written by Lisa Allen

From his vantage point in the chartered helicopter on the way to his small farm off Cherry Valley Road on that sunny late April day in 1968, Larry Van Over was astonished as he looked down at the unusual number of cars on the roads, most of which seemed to be heading in the same direction. “Gee, there are a lot of people out today,” he reportedly commented.

Continuing on, he soon realized a lot more people than he had anticipated had paid attention to the announcement on KRAB-FM that a piano was to be dropped from a helicopter onto his property east of Duvall. Plus, the mention that a rock band – Country Joe and the Fish – would be playing drew even more of the curious to the event.

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County Grants Awarded to Local Organizations

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, March of the Vegetables, Duvall Days and the Sno-Valley Senior Center are just a few of the local organizations that were awarded money from King County Community Engagement Grants to support projects in the unincorporated areas of the county.
 
A total of $90,000 in grant money went to organizations from the food banks, to emergency preparedness training, movie nights, native pond habitat restoration and even a commercial dishwasher for a senior center. The grants ranged from $300 to more than $4,000 and were distributed to community organizations in seven community service areas including Snoqualmie Valley/ Northeast King County and Bear Creek / Sammamish.
 
According to King County Executive Dow Constantine, the grants support the best of King County by combining awards with local funding to maximize community driven investments to build stronger neighborhoods, improve quality of life, and create positive connections between residents.
 

Flood District Grants Available

  • Written by Valley View Staff

King County Flood District is now accepting applications for its flood reduction grant program.

The organization has $3.64 million available for funding projects that reduce the impact of flooding. The deadline to apply for a 2019 grant is May 31st. The program targets flood reduction projects throughout King County.

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Duvall City Council open house

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Tuesday, May 21st, 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

King County Fire District 45 Headquarters 15600 1st Ave NE.

Duvall City Council is considering a Fireworks Emergency Ban Provision Ordinance

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