monroe wa: Do It Yourself vs. Hire a Contractor - 03/25/16 10:01 AM
During a recent windstorm, the fence between our property and the neighbor in the back received some damage.  The neighbor obtained a bid for repairs.  We were faced with the decision to repair the fence ourselves or hire a contractor to make the repairs.
The fence didn’t appear to be too badly damaged.  There was one fence post that was obviously broken at the ground level and would need to be replaced.  There was one other fence post that seemed loose and would need to be replaced.  There were several boards that had been blown loose and would need to be screwed … (1 comments)

monroe wa: Lewis Street Boulevard in Monroe WA - 03/07/16 08:49 AM
For the last week or so, I’ve been watching the boulevard on Lewis Street in Monroe.  There have been a few daffodils starting to bloom.  I’ve seen the crews out working on the flower areas of the boulevard.  Today when I drove along the street, the flowers were in full bloom.
It’s fun to watch the Lewis Street boulevard throughout the year.  The boulevard is at the end of Highway 203 and runs from the south city limits to just south of Main Street.  The boulevard is broken by breaks through which vehicles can drive.  The sides of each break are planted … (0 comments)

monroe wa: It’s Valentine’s Day – Celebrate in the Snoqualmie Valley - 02/09/16 09:00 AM
There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in your home town.
There are the traditional venues of buying flowers at grocers or florists, candy and grocers or specialty stores, or treat your special person to dinner at a nearby restaurant – whether it’s a sweet treat at DQ, a take-out pizza from Red Pepper in Duvall or Brava’s in Snohomish or teriyaki dinner at Best Teriyaki and Sushi in Duvall or a sit-down meal at a favorite restaurant.
If you are thinking of buying a gift for the special person, it’s a great way to support your local business, too:
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monroe wa: Fall in the Snoqualmie Valley - 10/05/15 07:22 AM
Duvall WA & Monroe WA
The sights that indicate fall has arrived are all around us:  Pumpkins - round and orange, corn stalks with golden tassels, golden leaves falling on the ground, sunny blue skies with puffy white clouds, cows grazing in the fields, children in school cross walks, black and gold striped caterpillars, orange marigolds, a rainbow of dahlias, boots, sweaters and scarves.
The sound of an occasional lawnmower tells us that the rains have started coming and the grass is growing again.  Reminders that we need to give our homes the annual fall inspection and get it ready for the winter. … (0 comments)

monroe wa: Community of Monroe WA 98272 - 06/26/15 08:21 AM
Monroe WA
Why Do People Live Here?
Monroe is home of the Evergreen State Fair.  It is situated in southern Snohomish County at the junction of State Hiway 203 and State Hiway 2.  Hiway 522 ends in Monroe, so there easy access to Seattle and Everett for work and urban activities.  Since Monroe is located on Hiway 2, it is a quick getaway to the Cascade Mountains for fun and recreation at Crystal Mountain and easy access to Wenatchee.  Monroe was established in 1902. The town has a population of approximately 18,000. 
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