All Aboard Halloween Storytelling Train

  • Written by Karin Hopper

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This Halloween season, hop aboard the Halloween Storytelling Train! On the weekends of Oct 21-22 and 28-29, you can take a special train excursion that includes a stop for cider pressing, hands-on activities for the kids, hot cider to ward off the chill, a visit to the Train Shed Exhibit building for Halloween train stories with professional storyteller Karen Haas and the view from the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Find out what train stories caused shivers up the spine in days gone past! And enjoy this unique time traveling experience for four days this Halloween holiday season. More information about train times is available at

Making our community safer, stronger and better prepared

  • Written by Valley View Staff

CARNATION – You put an empty sandbag over the rear end and the rear handle, pick up the tool with both handles, scoop sand, rotate and the sand falls neatly out of the rear end into the sandbag. Another scoop and dump, and your sandbag is filled: no mess, no shovels, and no barked knuckles.

At the recent quarterly CERT meeting, members of the  Community Emergency Response Team made sandbag filling tools.

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Savor the sounds at the 10th annual Snohomish Taste of Music

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Historic Downtown Snohomish Association presents the 10th annual Snohomish Taste of Music. Three days of live music, Friday through Sunday, August 18, 19 and 20. Savor a variety of musical flavors, including jazz, rock and folk on Friday and Saturday. Return on Sunday for the best of Washington blues during the semi-finals of the International Blues Challenge sponsored by the Washington Blues Society. All performances take place at the Carnegie Plaza, 105 Cedar Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290.

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Novelty Cemetery Twilight Tour – August 25

  • Written by Karin Hopper

Stroll in the beautiful Novelty Cemetery and see re-enactors bring residents of the cemetery back to life with their life stories.

Friday, August 25th at 7 p.m.

Meet us at the cemetery

Directions: Follow SR 203 south from Duvall to roundabout at 124th St. Take 3rd exit and go up the hill. Turn right at the first paved road and follow to the end of the pavement.

Sponsored by the Duvall Historical Society and Novelty Cemetery Association with support from 4Culture.

Duvall Poetry Open Mic – September 6: Eugenia Toledo & Carolyne Wright

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Join us at the Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE in Duvall, on September 6 at 7 p.m. for this month’s Poetry Open Mic featuring Eugenia Toledo & Carolyne Wright.

Eugenia Toledo was born in Temuco, Chile, grew up in the same neighborhood as Pablo Neruda, completed higher degrees in Spanish, and came to the U.S. for doctoral studies after her university instructorship was terminated following the 1973 military coup. She received an M.A. in Latin American Literature and a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Washington, and settled in Seattle to teach and write. She has published four books of poetry and a creative writing text in Spanish.  Her new, 4Culture award-winning bilingual poetic sequence is Trazas de mapa, trazas de sangre / Map Traces, Blood Traces (translated by Carolyne Wright, Mayapple Press, 2017), the story of an exile’s return to her homeland after the military coup that sent her away for decades. With her husband, Eugenia divides her time between Temuco and Seattle.

Carolyne Wright’s ground-breaking anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse Press, 2015), co-edited with Eugenia Toledo, received10 Pushcart Prize nominations and was a finalist in Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Awards.

Her nine volumes of poetry include Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire (Blue Lynx Prize, American Book Award); and A Change of Maps (Lost Horse Press), an Alice Fay di Castagnola Award finalist. Soon to appear is This Dream the World: New and Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017).