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Happy Friday North Bend. Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekly Recap. There’s a lot happening around town this week, and we’re glad to help keep you on top of things. Remember, for additional information about any of the below topics, just click the linked headlines where applicable. Have a great weekend.
The City received a big honor from Gov. Inslee and the Dept. of Commerce this week, being honored with a Smart Communities Award in the category of Smart Projects for the implementation of Form-based Code in the Downtown Commercial zone. This collaborative project will ensure future downtown redevelopment fits the character of the community and provides more housing options.
North Bend Blues Walk is back. The popular one-day blues festival that takes over historic downtown North Bend is returning. On Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 6PM to midnight, one ticket gets attendees into 17 North Bend venues featuring 22 bands and more than 100 musicians. Click the linked headline for schedule, venues and to buy tickets.
On Wednesday, October 20th at 10AM, community members are invited to join North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland for a cup of coffee at Trail Youth Coffee Home, located at 226 E. North Bend Way. Bring your questions and chat over coffee with Mayor Rob. This casual setting provides the perfect opportunity to get to know your Mayor while discussing City-related topics that are important to you.
Stop by Downtown North Bend's Boxleys and JazzClubsNW for in-person Friday and Saturday night performances by Danny Kolke, Chris Symer and Max Holmberg, then Jean Chaumont and Jay Thomas. If you can't make it in person, view online:https://zurl.co/Ccqg | https://zurl.co/PiAT
The Mountain Film Festival is back at the North Bend Theatre. After a 1-year hiatus, this year will bring a bigger lineup of mountain sport films. The Festival starts Sunday, with Stoke The Fire, by Teton Gravity Research. More information and tickets: https://northbendtheatre.com/mountainfilmfestival/
An important reminder that the City has cancelled the final date – October 16th – of the 2021 Yard Waste Recycling Program due to budget constraints of the annual program funded by King County. This recycling program should return in April 2022.
As the leaves fall, our Public Works Team asks for residents’ help – please do not blow or rake leaves into the streets. This has occurred in past years and those piles of leaves left in streets near sidewalks and storms drains can 1) block those storm drains and 2) clog and damage the City’s street sweeper. Please deposit those leaves into yard waste containers for proper disposal and composting.
On Saturday, October 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Snoqualmie Police Department and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring pills for disposal to North Bend City Hall. (Only pills or patches are accepted.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Looking for some Halloween fun? North Bend’s popular Trick- or -Treat Street returns for spirited family fun on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 2 – 6PM. After a one-year pandemic-related hiatus, Trick-or-Treat Street is back and bigger than ever, with over 40 participating downtown businesses, live music, LOTS of candy and ample time for community re-engagement.
Si View Park’s popular Thursday food trucks have returned. Grab the family, stroll to the park and enjoy some tasty food from 4-7PM. Trucks are different each Thursday. Visit the Si Park Facebook page for schedule.
If you missed this week's City Council meeting and want to catch up, the recording is available in the City website Media Center HERE.
King County has a Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP) that helps people experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 who are at risk of housing instability or homelessness. The program is funded by $145 million from the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and helps King County residents by paying past, current, and future rent and targeting resources to people in need. Click linked headline to apply.
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has a COVID Bill Assistance Program, designed to help qualified customers facing financial struggle pay their utility bills. The program offers: up to $2,500 in additional utility bill payment assistance; up to $2,500 to forgive past balances for customers who received energy assistance in the past; extended payment plans up to 18 months; the option to change your energy bill’s due date to help with monthly budgeting.
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The sun was out this week, offering some perfect North Bend Fall days. This photo comes from the Nursery at Mount Si Facebook page, highlighting the incredible views seen from their property.