If you can relate to the sign outside—“Nothing to Wear,” the name of Laura Herro’s recently opened clothing boutique in downtown Snoqualmie—then Herro is ready to change that. “Every woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear,’” says Herro, a recent Valley transplant from the Midwest. Pointing out dresses, yoga wear, then picking up a black jacket, she explains, “this is something you can wear every day, if you’re a businesswoman or a stay-at-home mom.”
Mark Lynum of North Bend has opened an Aikido martial arts studio, Higher Learning Martial Arts, for adults and children. Lynum is a black belt with 12 years experience in teaching and practicing Aikido, is a non-violent, non-competitive martial art.
Dr. Leslie Bedell of Agape Chiropractic Healing Center in North Bend was recently awarded a certificate of completion for 14 months of study. Bedell explored Nutrition Response Testing, a methodology for looking at nutritional deficiencies behind many common health problems. An audience of relatives and friends witnessed her Advanced Clinical Training graduation ceremony earlier this year in Clearwater, Fla. Bedell said she’s excited to have an additional health improvement tool to assist patients on their road to better health.
The Carnation 4th of July Celebration Committee is once again gearing up for the best possible 4th of July velebration. Sponsorships are being sought to maintain the events, including the fireworks display, fun run, parade, car show, and other needs. The celebration costs about $34,000 to put on. Last year was one of the biggest and best-attended events ever.
Upscale, yet homey, is how manager Liz Vollbrecht has always described the North Bend Bar and Grill. The popular downtown hangout made a subtle update to its chalet feel last month, recently finishing an upgrade that added a few new features to its dining area and lounge. Extra table and booth space were added to the lounge area, while a nook with seating around a fireplace and widescreen television were put on a blank rear wall. Staff refer to this area as the “conversation corner.” It’s meant to flow customers around the bar, and is one more warm, welcoming place for people to gather.
Tanner Electric Cooperative holds its annual meeting for North Bend and Ames Lake members at 10 a.m. this Saturday, May 4, at Twin Falls Middle School The annual meeting is an opportunity for coop members to learn about what's happening within the cooperative, meet their neighbors, and possibly win a raffle prize. Refreshments will be served.
Chase Bank will open a new branch in Snoqualmie, Tuesday, May 7. Chase's newest Washington branch, number 211, is located at 35019 S.E. Center St. in Snoqualmie. The new branch is approximately 3500 square feet and will employ 10 people. The opening will be marked by a celebration and ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce on May 9.
Eight providers at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District recently earned their medical specialty and subspecialty board certifications or re-certifications. Dr. Dhirenda Kumar, Dr. Alan Johnson, Dr. Elisa Chan, Dr. Kimberly Witkop, Karen LaJambe, Patricia Yetneberk, Joanna Hagen and Theresa Wittenberg recently received their board certifications or re-certifications.