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Posted on: September 8, 2023

North Bend Weekly Recap: Meet up with the Mayor, upcoming events, an EDC opportunity, and more

Weekly Recap, 09.08.23

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

What to do during Stage 3 of the Water Conservation Ordinance: On September 5, the City moved to Stage 3 of its Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO). The WCO will remain in effect until further notice. As climate change continues to impact King County and the Pacific Northwest region, we encourage you to join in on conservation efforts. Click the linked headline to learn what you can do to comply with Stage 3.  

North Bend’s quarterly Business Bulletin is packed with fresh, local business news: Learn about new and innovative businesses and nonprofits in town, as well as events and city updates. This issue features local park updates, Scott Rinckenberger Photography’s new gallery, North Bend Art and Industry’s home for art, wildfire emergency preparedness, and more.

Meet up with the Mayor this weekend: Community members are invited to join Mayor McFarland at Pressed on Main on Saturday, September 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your questions and enjoy the summer weather and relaxed atmosphere of downtown North Bend! This casual setting provides the perfect opportunity to get to know your mayor while discussing city-related topics that are important to you. 

Celebrate local businesses with the return of Sip Suds and Si this weekend: Coordinated by the North Bend Downtown Foundation (NBDF), Sip Suds and Si will celebrate North Bend businesses, live music, and local wine and beer on September 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Art Off the Rails and the North Bend Blues Walk, coming to town on September 23: For a full day of community fun, visit the Art Off the Rails festival for art, music and food, from 11 to 5 p.m., located at Taylor Park. At 6 p.m., join the North Bend Blues Walk, for live music and more community! Both events are within walking distance of one another in downtown North Bend. Visit and to learn more.

Overnight closures on SR 18 begin Monday: As reported by the Washington State Department of Transportation, crews will begin a crack and seal pavement repair project on State Route 18 beginning Monday, September 11 between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Calling all residents interested in local economic development: The City of North Bend is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Business & Economic Development Commission for Position No. 1. The Commission typically meets once a month on a Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Community Newsletter, from A Supportive Community For All: A Supportive Community For All (SCFA) is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to create a more equitable Snoqualmie Valley by engaging, connecting, and supporting people and organizations working together to collaboratively build a community where all members can thrive. This month, SCFA released the September Community Newsletter, and it is packed with beneficial information and access to valley-wide services. Read the newsletter by signing up via the linked headline.

King County Metro has officially updated bus route schedules for fall: Visit their website to view updates for Route 214 and Rout 208.

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 FacebookTwitter,  Instagram, and NextDoor.

Photo of the Week: Tenille shared a beautiful sunrise photo of Meadowbrook Farm Park this week on Facebook, complete with Mt. Si and morning mist.

Photo of the week, Tenille - sunrise at Meadowbrook

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