On May 13, an officer patrolling Snoqualmie Parkway responded to a report of a reckless driver northbound on the parkway. The officer located the reported car and followed it, noting some erratic driving, before pulling it over at Southeast Millpond Road and Railroad Avenue Southeast. The driver smelled of alcohol and tried to make small talk with the officer while looking for his documents, saying he knew several officers on the force and was a former city councilman. He noted the officer was not impressed, and submitted to several sobriety tests. He was arrested for driving under the influence.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources recognized 82 cities that have been chosen as a Tree City USA in honor of Arbor Day, observed last month. Snoqualmie is one of them.
Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club Plant Sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 S. Main, North Bend. Get some vegetable starts, perennials and annuals, or an ornamental tree or bush. This plant sale supports two scholarships to Mount Si High School seniors involved in horticulture.
The following students earned a 3.8 to 4.0 grade-point average at Mount Si High School. Students with an asterisk earned straight A’s. Ninth grade: Elene Apostol, Bianca Backman*, Abigail Bateman*, Christopher Bauer, Konrad Beattie, Olivia Bewsey*, Brianna Bilotta, Dayna Boord, Julian Bossio*...
A funding car wash for CROP Hunger Walk is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the North Bend Les Schwab Tire Center. To learn more about CROP Hunger Walk, visit www.cropwalkonline.org/snoqualmiewa.
A memorial service for Elynor (Elly) Walker is 3 p.m., Friday, May 17, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. Walker will also receive formal military honors at Tahoma National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday. Snoqualmie Valley’s Post 79 and Auxiliary Unit 79 officers and members are urged to attend and wear uniform caps. The Post and Auxilary Colors will be present, and VFW Post 5052 will be the duty Honor Guard.
Morgan Schmelzer has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $3,000 for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University. Morgan will graduate from Mount Si High School in June. She is a member of the National Honor Society and did gymnastics during her freshman and sophomore years of high school. She is graduating from the Bellevue College Running Start program with an associate of arts degree in the spring of 2013.
The following students were named to the Washington State University President's Honor Roll for the Fall 2012 semester. Fall City: Wendy Lee Discher; Elizabeth Paige Duncan. North Bend: Anasaria Alena Cuevas; Daionda Suzanne Davis; Alec Matthew Deichman; Hannah Victoria Exner; Patrick Albert Gavin; Kaitlyn Nicole Kamstra; Clarissa Louise Lacefield; Matthew Evan Paauw; Ryan W. Paauw; Arianne Katarina Pulsipher; Taylor Diane Winslow.
Cedarcrest High School has received a 2012 Washington Achievement Award, which celebrates schools for overall excellence. The school was specifically recognized for being in the top 5 percent of all Washington schools in on-time graduation rates.
Born June 17, 1927, Gordon Johnson died at the age of 85 at Mount Si Transitional Health Center in North Bend on April 26. He was preceded in death by his wife Julia Johnson in December 2009, and his son Dennis Johnson in June of 2003.
Three Riverview School District students were recognized with Outstanding Interpretation awards at the Washington state Parent/Teacher Association's annual Reflections awards ceremony Saturday, May 4, in Bellevue. Sage Overman and Nate Bergman, both of Carnation Elementary School, and Kholy Xiong, Cedarcrest High School, each received the awards, to qualify for considering in the national Reflections event, June 20 to 24 in Cincinatti. Overman and Xiong competed in the dance/choreography category, while Bergman was the sole Riverview entrant in the film/video category. Three Riverview School District students were recognized with Outstanding Interpretation awards at the Washington state Parent/Teacher Association's annual Reflections awards ceremony Saturday, May 4, in Bellevue. Sage Overman and Nate Bergman, both of Carnation Elementary School, and Kholy Xiong, Cedarcrest High School, each received the awards, to qualify for considering in the national Reflections event, June 20 to 24 in Cincinatti.
A public meeting is 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the Fall City Elementary School library, 33314 S.E. 42nd St., Fall City, to discuss the King County Road Services plans to replace an aging and collapsing culvert beneath Lake Alice Road Southeast this summer. The county plans to close the road for 8 to 10 weeks some time between July 1 and the end of September while a contractor removes and replaces the aging 48-inch culvert at 339th Avenue Southeast. The culvert lies 35 feet beneath the road surface.
Horticulture students at Mount Si High School have been creating hanging baskets, and bedding plants and perennials for the annual plant sale, May 9 to 11 at the school greenhouse. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, May 9 and 11, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
A new season of Carnation Barn Concerts begins Saturday, May 11, with the Bottom Line Duo. The concerts are in the Carnation Tree Farm barn and begin at 7:30 p.m. Upcoming acts include Rouge, a French cabaret-style act, June 8; Uncle Bonsai, a new folk band, July 13, and singer/songwriter Del Rey, August 10. Tickets are $10, with a special $75 season pass for all nine shows.
Share your mother’s special breakfast recipe and sample others’ at the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s Mama’s Potluck Breakfast, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9. Newspapers, juice, coffee, creamer and lots of laughs provided. A donation of $1 is suggested.
The Annie Pulliam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, at the Mount Si Senior Center. The program includes state regent, Janelle Braithwait. DAR is a non-profit, women's organization for the descendants of individuals who aided in achieving American independence.
King County Flood District Board of Supervisors held their monthly Executive Committee meeting in Snoqualmie Monday, May 6, providing the residents of communities impacted by flooding the opportunity to meet with the supervisors responsible for the oversight on efforts to prevent future floods. Executive Committee Chair Reagan Dunn led the meeting and was joined by Executive Committee member Kathy Lambert, who represents the Snoqualmie Valley, as well as Supervisors Julia Patterson and Larry Gossett, who are also Executive Committee members.
Volunteers are sought for this summer's Festival at Mount Si, held in North Bend August 8 to 11. Helpers are part of a community event, meeting people, and enjoying a beautiful summer day in the Valley. Volunteer opportunities include festival set-up, traffic control, silent action, chili cook-off, information booth, hospitality, parade assistance, vendor set-up, festival clean-up, and more. Shifts are generally four hours long, but volunteers are welcome to stay as long as you like.
An information session on Washington Virtual Academies is 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Snoqualmie Library. Interested families can register at http://www.k12.com/wava/event-type/person-events-0#.UYbTqLXvuSo. Or, go to http://wava.k12start.com/k-8/ to see program and prep materials that new families receive.
The 2013 "Be The Change" leadership conference for youth will be hosted by the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Chief Kanim Middle School, Fall City. All interested middle school and high school-aged students are invited to the event, which is free. Over the last six years, the "Be The Change" leadership conference has evolved into a place for local teens to be inspired about making a difference.