December 18, 2012
If the Mayans were correct and the world really is going to end Dec. 21, then why not go out with a bang?
And if you’re going to party like it’s 1999, make it memorable. Fraternity Snoqualmie invites everyone to go out the same way they came into the world — naked.
August 6, 2012
July 10, 2012
The American Association of Nude Recreation is offering a unique way for local artists to showcase their work.
At the group’s Amazing Canvas Nudist Face and Body Painting Event, the canvas will be the human body and the tools will be paint.
The July 14 event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Fraternity Snoqualmie, a 40-acre family nudist park on the side of Tiger Mountain.
“The only perfect body is a naked one, and to an artist the naked body is a canvas,” Fraternity Snoqualmie spokeswoman Dawnzella Gearhart said.
August 23, 2011
The Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park presents its annual Nudestock celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the park, 24050 127th St. S.E., on Tiger Mountain, about three miles outside of Issaquah.
Nudestock is a regular day at the park, but with added music and some special events, according to the park’s Dawnzella Gearhart. Visitors are invited to swim or play volleyball. Special vendors and booths set up for the event will offer body painting, massage, jewelry and various arts and crafts.
The event usually attracts about 500-600 people on a sunny day, about 300 to 400 if the weather doesn’t cooperate, Gearhart said.
Children are welcome at Nudestock as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Adults must provide a photo ID.
Learn more at www.fraternitysnoqualmie.com or call 392-6833.
October 5, 2010
Most festivalgoers head to Salmon Days for the parade, some music and, maybe, some grilled coho.
The annual occasion occurs a month before Election Day, and the festival is also a popular spot for political candidates to rally support and pass out campaign signs.
August 26, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 26, 2010
Take it off Saturday at Nudestock, the annual music fest at Fraternity Snoqualmie, the nudist campground nestled in the Tiger Mountain forest.
Nudestock runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The lineup includes the bluesy Mary McPage Band, the eclectic Kim Archer Band, Fraternity Snoqualmie member band Spicey C’eetoe — yes, the members perform nude — and Wired! — a Snohomish County outfit specializing in rockabilly and classic rock.
Find a complete list of Nudestock activities at the campground’s website. Call 392-NUDE (6833) for more information.
First-time visitors to Fraternity Snoqualmie receive a free one-day membership; return visitors pay regular day fees of $15 per person. Children can attend if accompanied by their parents, at no additional fee. The campground requires photo identification for admittance.
July 20, 2010
On July 10, 187 naked men and women of all ages submerged side-by-side together in a pool, beneath the hot summer sun at the Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park.
Each was participating in the park’s second annual skinny-dipping competition, held at the 40-acre property located just three miles outside of Issaquah and owned by Fraternity Snoqualmie since 1945.
The event was a part of a national skinny-dipping competition, sponsored by the American Association for Nude Recreation, which takes place annually. Participants at Fraternity Snoqualmie dipped simultaneously alongside nude clubs all over North America. Last year, 13,648 people in roughly 270 nudist clubs across the country participated in an effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records Skinny Dip.
As the public relations representative for Fraternity Snoqualmie, Dawnzella Gearhart, explained, certain rules had to be followed for the event to be considered an official world record attempt.
“Someone within good standing of the community had to be present,” she said. “It authenticates the whole attempt.”
And every participant signed a release form, and had to be completely naked and submerged by the established time of noon.
Fraternity Snoqualmie beat its record of 186 from last year by one person.
July 13, 2010
NEW — 2:30 p.m. July 13, 2010
On Saturday, 187 naked men and women of all ages submerged side-by-side together in a pool, beneath the hot summer sun at the Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park.
July 7, 2010
UPDATED — 9:25 a.m. July 8, 2010
Fraternity Snoqualmie, the nudist campground nestled in the Tiger Mountain forest, plans to celebrate the 35th Annual Nude Recreation Week — naturally — with a world-record attempt skinny dip.
Saturday marks the second year the campground has participated in a global attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest skinny dip.
Dare to bare all for the American Association for Nude Recreation-sponsored event at the park’s pools. Participants can sign up starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event starts at noon.
In order to adhere to the rules for the world record, all participants must be completely nude — no swim trunks allowed — during the skinny dip.
February 23, 2010
Once every 10 years, it comes out of hiding, and it feeds. It feeds on your personal information, and it’s hungry for its decennial supper. No, it’s not a horrible monster; it’s the 2010 census.
Here’s the good news: The Census Bureau has taken steps to ensure the process is as quick and painless as possible for residents.
The census is a short questionnaire mailed to every household across the country every 10 years. Only one census must be filled out per household, and the census will ask about the number of people living in a given household. Specifically, it will ask the ages, genders and races of the people living in the household, and their relations to the homeowner. It will also ask for a phone number.
All residents need to do is fill out the census and return it in the postage-paid envelope the Census Bureau provides. It’s as simple as that.