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                                Greg Giuliani outside of his home, ready to press apples for the season.

Cider making is in season

Fall City native discusses his passion for apples.

 

The Refuge Outdoor Festival returns for a second year to Tolt-MacDonald Park, Sept. 27-29. Photo courtesy of Sally Phnouk

Refuge Outdoor Festival returns for a second year

The festival will take place at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation, Sept. 27-29.

 

Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley Block Party Facebook
                                The Snoqualmie Valley Block Party returns to the Valley Sept. 14.

Snoqualmie Valley Block Party returns Sept. 14

The Block Party will be located at Center Blvd SE in Snoqualmie from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Through the Little Free Children’s Library, millions of books are exchanged annually. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Girl Scout Troop installs Little Free Children’s Library

Girl Scout Troop 41637 use cookie sale funds to install a free library.

Through the Little Free Children’s Library, millions of books are exchanged annually. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Photo courtesy of the City of North Bend
                                North Bend’s Visitor Information Center and Mountain View Art Gallery to close its doors Sept. 8.
Photo courtesy of the City of North Bend
                                North Bend’s Visitor Information Center and Mountain View Art Gallery to close its doors Sept. 8.
Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia 
                                Redmond’s Neelam Chahlia crowned as Mrs. Washington America and competing for the national Mrs. America title on Aug. 26.

Redmond’s Chahlia to compete for Mrs. America 2020 title

Mrs. Washington America winner says her journey embodies the ‘American Dream.’

Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia 
                                Redmond’s Neelam Chahlia crowned as Mrs. Washington America and competing for the national Mrs. America title on Aug. 26.
Photo courtesy of Peter O’Donnell
                                The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association is holding its annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Aug. 17.

Snoqualmie Firefighters Association to host annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

The Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction will be held on Aug. 17 from 7 - 11 a.m.

Photo courtesy of Peter O’Donnell
                                The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association is holding its annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Aug. 17.
Photo courtesy of Festival at Mount Si Facebook
                                Festival at Mount Si will be celebrating 72 years of community. The annual wife carrying contest (older than 21) and the sibling carrying contest (younger than 21) will take place on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Festival at Mount Si returns to the Valley

The 2019 festival will take place aug. 9 -11.

Photo courtesy of Festival at Mount Si Facebook
                                Festival at Mount Si will be celebrating 72 years of community. The annual wife carrying contest (older than 21) and the sibling carrying contest (younger than 21) will take place on Sunday, Aug. 11.
Photo courtesy of Visit North Bend
                                The North Bend Downtown Block Party is returning once again for its 10th annual celebration on Saturday, July 20.

Downtown Block Party returns July 20

The annual festival brings together the Snoqualmie Valley for the 11th year.

Photo courtesy of Visit North Bend
                                The North Bend Downtown Block Party is returning once again for its 10th annual celebration on Saturday, July 20.

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Americans all over the country including the Eastside region will gather on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July commemorates the signing… Continue reading

The Carnation Milk Truck got lots of requests for ice cream during a past parade. File photo

Celebrating the Fourth in Carnation

Events include a 5K run, Grand Parade, 3-on-3 Basketball and more.

The Carnation Milk Truck got lots of requests for ice cream during a past parade. File photo
Emi Baba and Aj Baba, 2 of North Bend choose some fresh flowers at the farmers market’s opening day.

North Bend Farmers Market returns for its 14th season

The market runs every Thursday through September 12.

Emi Baba and Aj Baba, 2 of North Bend choose some fresh flowers at the farmers market’s opening day.
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                                Deanna Hyatt feeds her mustang, Nova, in order to gain her trust.

Mustang Fever: North Bend woman trains wild mustang in 100 days

Deanna Hyatt trains wild horse for the Washington mustang Madness-100 Day Mustang Challenge.

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
                                Deanna Hyatt feeds her mustang, Nova, in order to gain her trust.
Kelsey Saty and her team Bye Felicia will be participating in the 2019 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk on May 5. Photo courtesy of Kelsey Saty

North Bend’s Saty says ‘Bye Felicia’ to brain cancer

Kelsey Saty running to raise funds for brain cancer research.

Kelsey Saty and her team Bye Felicia will be participating in the 2019 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk on May 5. Photo courtesy of Kelsey Saty
King County’s Trailhead Direct is returning on April 20 for a second full season. This year, the transit-to-trails service returns with more routes. Photo courtesy of King County Parks.

Trailhead Direct returns with more routes

Transit-to-trails returns April 20.

King County’s Trailhead Direct is returning on April 20 for a second full season. This year, the transit-to-trails service returns with more routes. Photo courtesy of King County Parks.
Preschool lead teacher Nikki Slaght helps her toddler class write their names. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Encompass making a difference in the Valley and beyond.

Encompass offer a host of programs for children and families.

Preschool lead teacher Nikki Slaght helps her toddler class write their names. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank distributed a total of 725,488 pounds of food and 172,733 pounds of produce last year. SVFB helps residents from Preston, Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend.

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank receives King County Grant

Funds will help enhance food bank outdoor space

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank distributed a total of 725,488 pounds of food and 172,733 pounds of produce last year. SVFB helps residents from Preston, Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend.
King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County

King County proclaims March as Women’s History Month

This year’s theme is Womxn Who Lead: Stories from the past and how they influence the future.

King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County
Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

People with disabilities find purpose through new employment opportunities

Paige Bisbee of Bellevue finds employment at Davis Wright Tremaine

Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
Eastside firefighter Danika Lawson making coffee at the first brew off event at the Trail Youth Coffee Home on March 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Local first responders participate in brew off event at Trail Youth Coffee Home

Firefighters and police officers compete for the brew off trophy.

Eastside firefighter Danika Lawson making coffee at the first brew off event at the Trail Youth Coffee Home on March 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo