Come celebrate the holiday festivities this season, and join the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce and Cle Elum community for the annual Parade of Lights! Upper Kittitas County is celebrating the Merry Holidays next Friday and Saturday with the Hospice Friends “Tree of Love” lighting ceremony. Afterwards, take your little ones to the Children’s Christmas Party Saturday at the Cle Elum Eagles Center, and get everyone into the Christmas spirit.
If you’re not around that weekend, or too busy holiday shopping, don’t forget that Santa is visiting Roslyn Christmas Eve, at the City of Roslyn Fire Department! You won’t want to miss out on their festive neighborhood holiday events. Tis the Season to Enjoy Christmas in Roslyn!
The Lodge at Suncadia is having an auction in Cle Elum for 35 of their Northwest style luxury condominiums! The auction will be held Sunday July 22nd, and bidding will begin at $70,000; down from the original price range of $339,900- $1,114,900. Condo features include up to two bedrooms and two baths, up to 1,415 sf. All units are fully furnished, and come with access to a swim and fitness center, spa, golf course, and 40 miles of trails and farm to table cuisine. All units are also within Suncadia, the Northwest’s premiere all season mountain resort. For more information on the Auction and condominiums, visit the auction website.
Most know the Seattle sculptor Richard Beyer for his public artwork: “Waiting for the Interurban.” The Fremont sculpture features five adults, one with a baby in her arms, and a dog with the face of the Fremont civic leader who opposed the placement of the statute. The sculpture has delighted Seattlelites on the corner of North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North since 1979.
Many probably do not know of Beyer’s other work such as the well-endowed bull sculpture commissioned by the city of Ellensburg or the Seattle neighborhood of Madrona’s artwork The Peaceable Kingdom in front of the Madrona Library on 33rd & Union. Like the face of the dog in Fremont, Beyer’s artwork often had hidden meaning beyond what the naked eye would first glean. For example, the aluminum sculpture in Madrona was to show how the Seattle neighborhood could live together as one in some turbulent time in its history. The theme is roughly based on biblical passage, Isaiah 11:6-9, with each animal representing a part of Madrona: the pig = the police, the panther = the Black Panthers, the wolf = the aggressive street youth, and the sheep = the neighborhood elderly.