With the impending gloom and damp of fall, parents of toddlers everywhere are getting in their park time while it’s still dry and sunny. For those ‘in the know’, though, there is a dryer place to play. The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, during the school year.
An upcoming student exchange program, sponsored by the Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association, will again bring students from Peru to study at Mount Si High School. Five boys from Chaclacayo, Peru, are still in need of host families in Snoqualmie. That exchange will be from January 24 through February 25.
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives: Nov. 28, 1963: A bereaved nation, still lying in a state of shock, said goodbye to John F. Kennedy on Monday. The memorial service is over, but the burden is ours to carry.
Avery M. Hamann of Fall City, a junior studying chemistry, earned a straight A average and made the honor roll at Oregon State University at Corvalis. She was one of 228 students earned straight As. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.
The Snoqualmie Citizen Academy saw a record crop of attendees this year.
The following Valley students recently graduated from Western Washington University, earning bachelor’s degrees. Carnation: Natalie MacKnight, BA in English, literature emphasis; Alexandra Swart, BA in Psychology.
Jory Pearce of North Bend married John Hindmarch of Carnation on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Jory, 22, a 2009 graduate of Mount Si High School, is the daughter of Steve and Lisa Pearce of North Bend.
Bartell Drugs is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 10th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive, November 17 through December 14. Donations will be accepted at all Bartell Drugs locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” Bartells North Bend store is located at 248 Bendigo Boulevard South, North Bend.
On Sunday, Nov. 3, 40 members of “Team Korey”gathered to run in the New York City Marathon to raise awareness and funds for the Carnation-based non-profit, Camp Korey. Named in honor of Korey Rose, a teen who lost his battle with bone cancer at age 18, Camp Korey helps thousands of children restore their childhood through therapeutic recreation. Children who participate live with illnesses such as mitochondrial disease, cerebral palsy and craniofacial differences. The time spent with other campers is often the only time when they’re surrounded by children with similar conditions.
Don’t miss this year’s student-performed musical at Mount Si High School, “Fiddler on the Roof.” The show combines the efforts of the Mount Si choir, drama, band, art, Construction Tech, and other programs. “Fiddler” boasts a student pit orchestra, a large cast and ensemble that involved many students. Direction is by Haley Isaacs, the new Choral and Drama director at Mount Si.
The Sallal Grange hosts a holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Grange Hall, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. This second seasonal event will feature a bake sale to benefit the House of Hope in North Bend.
Gary Callero will speak about humanitarians effort in Southern Tanzania that help orphaned children, when he visits the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club this Thursday, Nov. 21. Rotary meets at 7 a.m. at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. A Seattle native, Callero will speak about the Mwangaza Foundation, Kirkland, which supports the Songea Women and Children Care Organization in Songea, Tanzania.
To meet growing needs, Friends of Youth is announced its 2013 Riverview Youth and Family Services Breakfast to increase counseling hours in the Riverview School District communities. The breakfast is 7:45 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20. at the Riverview Educational Service Center Multipurpose Room, 15510 1st Ave. N.E., Duvall.
Louise E. Martin, 77, of Fall City, died Thursday, Nov. 7. She was born on June 22, 1936. Louise retired from J.J. Welcome Companies, where she was office manager and full charge bookkeeper for 45 years. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Martin, and her children, Rebecca Treado, Selena Martin, Vicki Martin, Robert Treado, Rose Martin, Kenny Martin and Ramona Martin. She is also survived by her sister, Juanita Sacheck, 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Mount Si High School’s Foodball annual holiday food drive begins this Friday, Nov. 15. It kicks into high gear on Saturday Nov. 23, with the ‘Fill the Truck’ event at North Bend QFC. Associated Student Body members collect food and cash donations for local food banks.
'Tis the season to sip, savor, share and shop where we live; and Snoqualmie Valley merchants are making it easy by bringing their wares out of the shops and into community. For a special holiday version of its regular “After Hours” networking event, Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is inviting local families to join Valley-based independent merchants for an evening of seasonal shopping and celebration.
Dozens of local citizens, youth, businesses, and organizations have already been nominated for the 2014 “Give Good Awards” of Snoqualmie Valley. The awards were started last year by local resident Angela Craig as a way to recognize inspirational people and highlight the hard work invested into making the community a great place to live.
Gigi’s Cafe in Carnation has joined forces with Puget Sound-based non-profit Northwest Center to give back to the community by hosting a convenient drop-off bin for textile recycling that also supports local children and adults with developmental disabilities.
The Youth and Family Services Breakfast, a fundraising event for Friends of Youth, is 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Snoqualmie Elementary School.
The next Snoqualmie Family History Workshop will be 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Snoqualmie YMCA.