One of a kind, times 3: North Bend triplets grow up to be surprisingly different

Ursula, Muriel and Frank Woods, pictured with their mother Jean at home, recently turned 18. The North Bend triplets, born in 1996, share a connection but have always had their own identities.  - Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
  • Oct 31, 2014 at 12:01PM

Telling the Woods triplets of North Bend apart these days is far easier than it was, say 17 and a half years ago. You could probably do it just by listening to them talk. “I’m the oldest,” says Ursula, adding after the briefest hesitation, “and the smartest, too.” “She says that all the time,” says Frank (his family calls him by his middle name, Lowell), imitating her, “You should listen to me, I’m the oldest.”

Church plans big Halloween party on Ridge; trick or treating, downtown bash

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Oct 31, 2014 at 12:03PM

Lots of family Halloween events, and one for the grown-ups, happen on Halloween day and night, this Friday, Oct. 31, in the Valley. A sampling includes:

Strange man, screaming, says it's his house; North Bend homeowner threatens to shoot | Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 11:57AM

Whose house? Late on Monday, Oct. 20, a caller in the 1000 block of Maloney Grove Avenue, North Bend, said a man was attempting to enter her home, screaming it was his house. The man, a red-headed Caucasian with facial hair, was attempting to open the front door when the caller’s husband confronted him. The subject tried to push his way inside, but couldn’t. He then went to the back door. The husband armed himself with a gun, and threatened to shoot the man if he came through the door. The subject returned to the front door, then walked away. Police had the resident secure his gun, then located the subject and took him into custody.

Families plunge into pool full of pumpkins at Si View | Photos

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 11:51AM

“I want this one!” a girl announces to her mom as she chooses a pumpkin in the Si View Pool. Si View’s annual floating pumpkin patch was open for business Friday afternoon, Oct. 24, giving children and parents a chance to plunge into pumpkins, swim in the dark, and watch a Halloween-themed movie.

Fall City Historical society seeks art works by ‘Birdman’

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 11:48AM

Fall City Historical Society is looking for art works by painter Charlie Hutchens, a Preston artist locally nicknamed “Birdman,” who created many paintings and pastels of birds around the Valley.

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