North Bend Community Church holds a Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Shop for crafts and meet local crafters, and buy tasty goods at a church bake sale.
Valley Renewal Center in North Bend is seeking food donations to put on a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless and low-income neighbors, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at Mount Si Lutheran Church (411 NE 8th St, North Bend).
Mark your calendars for Carnation Farmers Market’s annual Thanksgiving Harvest Market, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. The market moves indoors to provide shoppers with warm, dry, and festive shopping inside the American Legion Hall on Bird Street in downtown Carnation (directly adjacent to the market’s usual location), with plenty of parking outside.
Si View Pool hosts a Junior Lifeguarding course for youths age 11 to 14, Dec. 1 to 18, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
A free electronics recycling event benefiting the Mount Si cheer team is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 22, at Cascade View Elementary School, 34816 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie.
The House Natural Resources Committee passed the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Act (H.R. 1785) out of committee on Wednesday, Nov. 19. U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert, who represents the Valley as part of the Eighth District, had written and testified on behalf of the legislation.
The King County Flood Control District Board of Supervisors on Monday, Nov. 3, unanimously adopted a 2015 budget that ensures that needed flood control projects will continue even as the district prepares for long-range work that will protect King County residents and businesses.
Mount Si High School is looking for a professional photographer with an assistant for its 2015 graduation ceremony.
The city of North Bend is seeking nominations for its 2014 Citizen of the Year award. This annual award recognizes an individual or business that has gone above and beyond to make North Bend a better place to live, through professional or volunteer efforts, or by an extraordinary contribution to the community.
Cedarcrest High School seniors and their parents should plan to attend the district’s Financial Aid Night, 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at the high school. The workshop will review the financial aid process for colleges, universities, and community and technical colleges.
Snoqualmie City Council on Oct. 28 celebrated its 2014 Citizen Academy participants with a “graduation” ceremony, diplomas, and photo with the council. The Citizen Academy helps residents learn more about how their city works, and get involved.
Valley-based Girl Scout Service Unit 442 hosted a community service project this fall as part of Macaroni Kid’s “Do Something Great Day.” The service unit placed collection boxes throughout the community for new or gently used winter coats, clothing and shoes.
It’s a simple question that most kids have probably asked. “Why is the sky blue?” North Bend dad Josh Tuininga explores the answers in his recently published children’s book, which he created with help from his twin girls. “Why Blue?” is about wonder, inquisitiveness, and finding answers within yourself.
The city of Snoqualmie asks residents to participate in its seventh annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit local food banks. Residents can donate non-perishable food items, such as canned tuna, soups, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, beans, rice, pasta, and juice.
Students at Mount Si High School wore Marysville Pilchuck colors and gathered after school last Thursday, Oct. 30, for a group photo. The photo, along with flowers and a signed poster, are a show of support for the students of Marysville Pilchuck High
Fall City United Methodist Church's Harvest Festival is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the church, 4326 337 Pl. S.E., Fall City. Get a soup and pie lunch and shop in a Holiday Craft Fair and bake sale.
Youth Group Mission Trip Yard & Bake Sale is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 39025 SE Alpha St., Snoqualmie.
Life Enrichment Options presents attorney Denise Redinger speaking about guardianships, alternatives to guardianship, and special needs trusts, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. Redinger will provide an overview on the need for, and the pros and cons of, guardianships and alternatives to guardianships. She will discuss the process for obtaining guardianship through an attorney, obtaining one without an attorney, and the periodic reporting for people who already have a guardianship in place. She will also present information on the necessity of special needs trusts and explain their interaction with the other estate planning documents.
Larry Allen Willett, 55, of North Bend died Sunday, Oct. 19, in Bellevue. Larry was born April 20, 1959, in Auburn, Wash., to Glenn and Olive Willett. He was raised in North Bend, where he graduated from Mount Si High School. On July 3, 1976, he married Linda Ross. They settled in North Bend, where they started a family. Larry worked for the city of North Bend as a wastewater treatment operator.
Wait lists for students seeking mental health and substance abuse counseling in our schools have grown to between 15 to 25 students per school at any given time. Friends of Youth is helping by increasing mental health and substance treatment services in the Riverview School District.