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Posted on: June 3, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Events, Remembering Fritz Ribary, Meet up with the Mayor and More

Weekly Recap 06.03.22

Happy Friday, North Bend. Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap! Enjoy the read and remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Prepare for an Event-Filled Saturday, Here in North Bend: The North Bend Jazz Walk, the Flying Wheels Bicycle Ride, Valley Center Stage’s The Tempest, and more.

Fritz Ribary, A Life Dedicated to Family and Public Service in Snoqualmie Valley: The City of North Bend Council, Mayor and staff are deeply saddened by the passing of former Mayor Fritz Ribary. Fritz was a dedicated public servant, having served as Mayor of North Bend from 1988 to 1992. Throughout his life, Fritz also served North Bend as a local fire fighter and volunteer EMT, a City Planning Commissioner, and a City Councilmember.

Learn about Fritz’ commitment to volunteerism, public service and more by reading the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum’s reflection of Frederick “Fritz” Joseph Ribary’s life, HERE. His Celebration of Life will be held June 4th, at 2:00 p.m., at Mount Si High School. All are welcome to attend.

A Day of Remembrance – Memorial Day Service at the North Bend Veterans Memorial: On Monday, May 30th, we honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our county and to their families. The American Legion Post 79 honored our Veteran heroes with a Memorial Day service at the North Bend Veterans Memorial, along with various other locations in the valley.

Your Next North Bend Yard Waste Recycling Event: The City of North Bend’s next 2022 North Bend Yard Waste Recycling program is set for Saturday, June 4th. The annual recycling program is open to North Bend residents and property owners on select Saturdays through October, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the North Bend Public Works building, located at 1155 E. North Bend Way. NOTE: Please enter through City Hall, located at 920 SE Cedar Falls Way.

Join us for the June 7th City Council MeetingThe community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the in-person/hybrid June 7th City Council meeting at 7 p.m., located at North Bend City Hall: 920 SE Cedar Falls Way. HERE is the link to the agenda packet, which includes instructions to access the virtual Zoom meeting, for those who prefer to join virtually.

FREE Community Events Return for the Summer in North Bend:  After nearly two years of cancelled or modified public celebrations, communities are welcoming back a variety of cherished event traditions this summer. Free community events foster community pride and engagement in North Bend, and HERE are a few of them, open to everyone, with no pre-registration requirements. 

Meet up with the Mayor: On Wednesday, June 29th, community members are invited to join North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland for a cup of coffee at a local shop in town. Bring your questions and chat over coffee and snacks 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. 

Meet up with the Mayor is hosted at various locations throughout town. The June 29th location will be released soon. 

Keep up with the City on Social Media: One of the easiest ways to keep up with City happenings and breaking news is to follow us on social media. We are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stop by and become a City of North Bend follower today. You can also find the City on NextDoor HERE

Picture of the Week

An early morning stroll at Meadowbrook on the first day of June. Photo courtesy of Mary Miller.

Meadowbrook Farm, 6.3.22, Photo Courtesy Mary Miller

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