Director Harley Brumbaugh is rallying the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church choir for a special musical performance on the church’s sesquicentennial. Songs will honor the pioneering settlers and church history over the past 125 years.
The Snoqualmie United Methodist Church celebrates its 125th anniversary with a special service this weekend, and weekly dinners for all. The church's local roots go back to some fateful journeys by wandering preachers in the late 19th century. First on the scene was a pioneer preacher, Andrew Jackson McNemee, known as Brother Mack, whose calling as a traveling circuit minister had taken him across Oregon, Washington territory and parts of British Columbia.
Macaroni Kid of Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah wants parents and children to take on a community service project this month. Its "Do Something Great" campaign lasts throughout the month of September.
Thursday, Sept. 14, 1964: Mrs. Nora Mayes of Clinton, Tenn., has returned to Sunset Motel in North Bend, her headquarters every summer since 1950, to start her 16th year of searching for her son. In 1949, her son, Gaston, disappeared while flying an advanced trainer from Sandpoint Naval Air Station. She believes the plane is in Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.
The winner of the 2014 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out competition is an acrylic piece by Amanda Kindregan, titled “Snoqualmie River – Mill Pond Road.” Kindregan’s artwork will be featured on the 2015 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out Poster.
Local author Sue Mocker will tell the story behind her new book, "The Hope Factor," at a launch event, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at 1556 Boalch Ave., North Bend. Hear inspiring stories from hope-minded people and special music from local artist Jessie Oliver.
1989: Darrell Raymond Cherry was convicted in King County Superior Court of trying to murder his ex-wife, Fritzi Davis of North Bend, with a homemade bomb. • Snoqualmie City Council voted to negotiate with King County on future expansion of the city by annexation. The main focus of discussion is the 400 acres north of the I-90-State Route 18 interchange, which King County says should be left alone for the next 20 years.
Master Gardeners of Snoqualmie Valley and the North Bend Library hold their next class, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13, on propagation and plant division. Kay Gordon, a master gardener, holds the class at the North Bend Library. She will cover techniques for successful divisions, cuttings and layering of perennials and shrubs.
SnoValley Tilth’s annual farm tours throughout the Valley, and their Farm Faire and Pig Roast on Jubilee Farm, return on Saturday, Sept. 13. The family event celebrates the bounty of the harvest in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Each month, the average family of four in King County throws out about 25 percent of the food and drinks they buy, because they bought too much, didn’t store it properly or didn’t eat it in time. That adds up to nearly 400 pounds of food.
1989: A dam, tunnel, penstocks and lines are again being sought on the North Fork Snoqualmie River. This time, it’s Pacific Hydro of Bellevue that’s proposing the project in a wild area northeast of Ernie’s Grove.
Children can get a personalised ID Card, meet Police Explorers, local police and firefighters, and enjoy ice cream at a family safety event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Umpqua Bank, 146 W Second St., North Bend. Admission is free.
Summer’s not over yet. The North Bend Farmer’s Market continues to draw vendors, shoppers, playful children and peppy music acts to the green at Si View Park. The market runs 4 to 8 p.m. every Thursday at the park, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Two more dates await this season, Sept. 4 and 11.
A group of Snoqualmie Valley residents who care for family members with Alzheimer’s have formed a team to join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Field tests on 21 drums ditched in Preston led investigators to believe some contained toxic waste.
Looking for activities for you and your family? Si View Metro Parks offers a variety of recreation programs for all ages from toddlers to seniors, and registration is now open for the district’s fall recreation programs and classes, including swim lessons. New offerings this fall include Math Patterns for ages 4-7, Frozen Dance Class for ages 3-7, Eighth Grade Friday Trips, Taste of the Mat introduction to Wrestling camp for ages 5-14, , among others. Registration is available online at www.siviewpark.org, by phone 425-831-1900 or at the center.
Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center, 32925 SE 46th St., Fall City, hosts a weekend of discovery, healing and fun with horses, for warrior families struggling through the challenges of long deployments.
To many preservation-minded Preston residents, it suddenly seems as if all hell has broken loose. In the last few weeks, they have seen a county recommendation to change zoning at the old Preston Lumber Mill from forestry to industrial;
Claire Wright, a 16-year-old Fall City teen, represented Washington as Miss Washington Teen at the USA Ambassador National Pageant, held Monday, Aug. 4, in Tampa, Fla. Wright was third runner-up at nationals and won the “Best in Class” award for her academic achievements and activities.
The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley, as reported in the Valley Record: