St. Clare's Episcopal Church marks its 30th year of serving the Valley, with an anniversary and potluck, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the church, 8650 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie. Bishop Greg Rickel of the Diocese of Olympia will attend.
Mount Si High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) has set Saturday, March 29 as the date of its annual auction. The fund-raising event will be at Si View Community Center, and the goal this year is $60,000. All the money raised will go to Mount Si ASB, sports, and clubs.
Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club hosts author and rabbi Mark Glickman as its featured speaker, 7 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Glickman serves as rabbi of the Congregations Kol Shalom on Bainbridge Island, and Kol Ami in Woodinville. He will discuss a discovery that shines a light on Jewish history, the Genizah of the Ben Ezra synagogue in Cairo.
Snoqualmie Methodist Church is hosting a Clothing and Textile Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9. Bring worn out or ill-fitting clothing, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets and other textiles, and give them a second life.
Four Mount Si High School students—Hunter Abbott, Parker McComb, Lydia Petroske and Quinn Mosher—are the Rotary Students of the Quarter. The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley named the four for the first and second quarters of the 2013-14 school year, at their February 27 meeting. They receive a $100 check.
Agricultural landowners or operators who work in the Snoqualmie Valley Agriculture Production District can reduce their risk of loss from flooding by building a farm pad or elevated structure, where livestock and farm equipment can be placed during floods. Over the last several years, the Flood District has provided Snoqualmie Valley farmers with technical assistance for 26 farm pads, which will help to reduce flood impacts to farmers and livestock. To download an application, go to www.kingcounty.gov/flood or call (206) 477-4815.
You can now friend the local American Legion Post in Snoqualmie, which has a new Facebook page. On Facebook, look for “Renton-Pickering American Legion Post 79.”
The King County Flood Control District is offering funding for programs that reduce the impact of flooding. This new grant fund program will target flood reduction projects throughout King County. Total funds available in 2014 will be $2.6 million. The types of projects that are eligible include addressing localized flooding; surface water overflows; near-shore flooding; lake flooding due to outflow blockage; assessment of existing conditions as part of creation of a lake management district, among others.
Cedarcrest High School seniors Kevin Robkin, Sean Watson, Rachel Wilhelm and Carson Wilk have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Each student received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and Cedarcrest principal Clarence Lavarias.
The Montana State University 2013 fall semester honor roll included a couple of students from the Snoqualmie Valley. Patricia Prewitt of Snoqualmie, Tiana Smith of Carnation and Cassandra Chriest of Duvall were named to the Dean’s Honor Roll, earning grade-point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.
Tickets are on sale now for the Riverview Education Foundation's "Evening for Education" dinner auction, set for 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Marriott Hotel at Redmond Town Center.
Gilbert Pettersen, 85, died November 29, 2013, at home in Deary, Idaho. He was born March 9, 1928, to William F. and L. Miriam Petterson at the Weyerhaeuser hospital in Snoqualmie Falls, Wash., the oldest of six children. Gilbert graduated from Mount Si High School in 1946, where he scored the first-ever touchdown for Mount Si in 1944. He graduated from the University of Redlands, at Redlands, Calif., in 1960. He became an insurance adjustor and eventually owned his own Farmer’s Insurance agency at Palm Desert, Calif.
Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club is soliciting community service grant requests to help non-profit organizations throughout the Valley. The deadline for submitting proposals is Wednesday, March 12.
Gardeners and small farmers will find more than seeds this year at the Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange and Garden Fair. This fourth annual exchange will be held on Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation. The all-volunteer event is part of a movement to preserve small scale, regionally adapted, heirloom and open pollinated seeds.
A fundraiser dinner for the Snoqualmie Y's Annual Campaign is 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 25, at Ana's Family Style Mexican Restaurant in Snoqualmie. Diners can learn about how the Y helps people and families in need. Proceeds from Ana's red and green enchiladas are donated to the Y's 2014 campaign goal of $58,000.
What is it about marriage that captivates us? Why is it that a show about finding the perfect wedding dress can run for 11 seasons on TLC? Why is it that the most liked pictures on Facebook are wedding and engagement shots? There is something inside of all of us that wants to believe in true love. But on an even deeper level, I think we all know that marriage isn’t just about romance; it’s about generations of people and the communities that are formed around them.
Seven Valley movers and shakers, seven pro golfers, and two sister cities—those are the recipients of the existing keys to the city of Snoqualmie. Mayor Matt Larson and City Clerk Jodi Warren designed an official key to the City, after seeing a key engraved with "City of Snoqualmie," and designed as a bottle opener, exchanged with the city of North Bend in a softball challenge between the two cities.
A celebration of life for Beverly B. Sams of Fall City is 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Raging River Community Church, 31104 S.E. 86th St., Preston. Beverly, 81, died Monday, Feb. 10. Born April 3, 1932, to Lydia and Chris Septin Walla Walla, Wash., Beverly was the oldest of three children.
North Bend resident Mary Brunstad Jones died on Sunday, Feb. 9. Mary was born on November 29, 1920, and grew up in Port Orchard, Wash. Although she spoke no English until she started school, she skipped two grades and became valedictorian of her graduating class at South Kitsap High.
Cole Landreneau, left, created a homemade crane, a cantilevered machine used by Egyptians to bring water up for irrigation. He used a wire-cutter to make a hinge, built the body from sticks in his backyard, and used clay and lead bits for the counterweight. The real model, he says, would have been big enough to dip into a real river.