If you frequent Roslyn, but haven’t yet stopped off at Carek’s Meat Market, you’re missing out on a destination that’s as historic as Roslyn itself. Established in 1913, Carek’s has been providing quality meats to the surrounding community for over 100 years. The Jerky, Peperoni, and Landjaeger might just be the best you’ll ever taste. They even make Jalapeno Landjaeger for those that might prefer a little extra spice. Still, it’s not all about snacking on the go. Carek’s carries an awesome selection of meat cuts, including New York Steak, pot roast, tip roast, ground beef and pork, franks, bacon and more. Of course, you can also find a delicious array of homemade smoked specialties including bratwurst, Polish and German sausage, summer sausage, and spare ribs. Whatever your preference, if you like meat, you’ll love Carek’s Meat Market. Keep an eye out for their new sign on the East side of the highway as you roll into town – your taste buds will thank you. Need directions? Click here!
Maggie’s Pantry is a great place to visit for a bite to eat, a cup of coffee and a wide variety of natural and organic foods. Recently, we sat down with Maggie’s Pantry Manager, Hannah Holden, to learn more about Roslyn’s unique café and natural market.
Come scare up some fun in Roslyn this weekend in celebration of Halloween. The bars about town will be holding celebrations in supernatural fashion on Saturday, October 26th – including The Brick Saloon’s annual Halloween Party (featuring 80-ology). The Swiftwater Cellars Winery at Suncadia is also hosting their annual Halloween SPOOKtacular. On Sunday, don’t forget to dress up your four legged little ones for this year’s Paws on Parade event, sponsored by ARRF (downtown Roslyn at noon). Also, don’t miss the Haunted House put on by the Roslyn Fire Association, the Ronald Fire Association and the Cle Elum Roslyn Cheerleaders. It’s in the old gas station building by Roslyn City Hall from 7 to 10pm on October 25th, 26th and 31st.
While in town, keep an eye out for unearthly spirits that may be joining in on the fun. Due to the city’s vibrant history, many feel that those among the living are not the only residents of Roslyn. Check out the Komo 4 News video clip to find out about other souls that might be lurking in the shadows.
Beer lovers, start Fall off right with the Mountain Ale Festival in Roslyn. The fest will take place in the historic NWI building (the old Company Store) in Roslyn on Saturday, October 5th 2013, and include the these Northwest Brewers:Diamond Knot Icicle Brewing Iron Horse Brewery Roslyn Brewing North Fork Bellevue Brewing Company Rocky Coulee DUO Brewing No-Li Whitstran Brewing Colockum Craft Brewing Kulshan Brewing Co. Mac & Jacks
Is your pup ready to win a gold medal? Find out next weekend when Roslyn hosts the 2013 Doggie and Troll Olympics. The annual event supports ARRF Animal Rescue and Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. The Doggie Olympics will include the following competitions:
- K9 Sing Off
- Dunking for Dogs
- Fetch a Troll (with your dog!)
- Peanut Butter Lick
- Most Unusual Trick
- Frisbee Throw
- Doggie Dash
The Troll Olympics (born of Foxie Chimpanzee’s love for troll dolls) will include the following competitions:
- 3-Legged Troll Race
- Troll Shot Put
- Guess the # of Trolls in the Bin
- Troll Toss
- Troll Relay
The Roslyn Farmers Market is back in full swing and will be open every Sunday until September 15th. Be sure to swing by for music, arts and crafts, farm fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, tasty treats, activities and more. Come for the market and stay for the day, there is plenty of fun to be had in Roslyn in the Summertime!
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On Saturday, June 1st, a special Stan the Man fundraiser is being held in Roslyn that is quite simply not to be missed. If you’ve spent any time in Roslyn, it’s likely you’ve felt the impact and influence of Stan in some way. He may have acted as the Master of Ceremonies in an event you attended, given you a ride somewhere when you needed it, sound engineered the live music you enjoyed, or any other number of ways he’s helped lift up the community from behind the scenes (check out our brief interview with Stan from 2011 to learn more about his service to the community). Now is our opportunity to give a little something back to the man who does so much!
Earlier this year, sudden medical issues resulted in over $30,000 in unexpected expenses. The benefit is being hosted to help Stan offset those costs so that he can continue his mission to provide awesome support and service to the community. That being said, it’s also going to be an extremely fun evening comprised of the following:
- 6pm to 8:30pm – Private Cocktail & Dinner Party
- 8:30pm – Open to the Public Concert with the Willies
The Willies is a fun band that is sure to bring the party, and all of this will take place at StoneHouse 101. If you’ve never been to Stonehouse 101, you will not be disappointed. It is a work of art masquerading as an event venue.
A donation of $100 per person (or $150 per couple) is requested for the dinner party, and space limited. The dinner party will consist of appetizers, a four course dinner, friends and fun (brought to you by the fabulous Crave Culinary Arts). A donation of only $15 per person is suggested for the concert (and beer and wine will be available for purchase throughout the night). Of course, this is all for an awesome cause, so you are welcome to donate more if you wish.
Last Summer, we featured a story about the new candy shop in Roslyn. Recently, however, the candy shop changed ownership and has re-launched as the Roslyn Candy Company. Much of the same great vintage candy and Winegar’s Ice Cream is still available at the shop, but now there is an even greater focus on the creation of hand crafted specialty chocolate treats. We sat down with owners Otto and Alesha to learn more about the shop’s new focus. They are just getting things started, so be sure to swing by and to say hello and try some delicious chocolates. The shop’s spring hours are 11am to 5pm every day except for Tuesday.
The Brick Saloon in Roslyn is well known for its 23 foot long running water spittoon at the foot of the bar. But on Saturday, March 9th, the bar stools will be removed and the spittoon will be transformed into a 23 foot river raceway that attracts boating competitors from far and wide. While there are four separate race classes (soap & wax, paper & plastic, motor & experimental, and wooden), the most fiercely competitive category is usually the wooden boat class. The Brick will open at 10am on the 9th and registration will begin at 11am. The races will kick off at 1pm and usually last until about 7pm. Following the races, be sure to stick around for The Brick Nautical Ball at 9pm, featuring the Shivering Denizens. If you enjoy good beer, fun folks, the spirit of competition and music that gets you dancing – there is no better event to attend than the Spittoon Races and Nautical Ball at the Brick Saloon.
Official Classes and Specifications:
- Class 1: Soap/Wax boats (can’t weigh more than 1 oz.)
- Class 2: Wood boats (can’t weigh more than 1 oz.)
- Class 3: Paper/Plastic boats (can’t weigh more than 1 oz.)
- Class 4: Motor & Experimental boats (can’t weigh more than 1.5 oz.)
All boats may be waterproofed but must not exceed 3” long, 1 ½” wide and 3” in height. There are no mechanical or other means of propulsion allowed except in the “Experimental Class”. There is a $10 entry fee per boat, per class, per team with no more than 4 official members per team (no limit on the number of cheerleaders and fans). All races are run on a double elimination format.
In 2013, the movie industry is converting to digital technology, which will render traditional 35 millimeter film prints obsolete. While this is a logical step for the film industry, it is not an easy transition for many small theaters across the country, and the Roslyn Theatre is no exception. By the end of the year, the Roslyn Theatre needs to spend $54,000 on a digital projector upgrade.
The theater has been open for over 34 years and the Donaldson family (who run the theatre) are driving very hard to keep it operational beyond 2013. Toward this goal, the theatre will be participating in a variety of fundraising efforts in the near future. On Saturday, January 19th, the theater will be showing The Runner Stumbles (a film shot in Roslyn starring Dick Van Dyke) for a suggested donation of $10 to go toward the digital upgrade. Additionally, On February 16th, Tyrannosaurus Grace will be playing a benefit concert at the Brick in support of the upgrade. Tom Pickerel prints of the Roslyn Theatre are also on sale at the theatre in support of this effort for $25 each.
Wendy and I certainly can’t imagine Roslyn without the Roslyn Theatre. In Summer and Winter, it is a wonderful place to escape to the movies. Frankly, it has ruined the larger, more traditional theater experience for us. If you’ve never been to the Roslyn Theater, please don’t hesitate to come to Roslyn for a movie and to show your support – showtimes are available on the theatre’s website.
If you’d like to contribute to the cause, a fund has been set up at Sterling Savings Bank under the name “Roslyn Theatre Digital Equipment Fund” or you can make donations directly to the theatre at PO Box 412 Roslyn, WA 98941. Please continue to check back with WhyRoslyn.com or the Roslyn Theatre’s Facebook page for details about how you can help the theatre as opportunities arise.
We are pleased to announce that the Roslyn Theatre is now accepting donations directly! Please click here to show your support for the Theatre!