The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Auxiliary holds its annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. Find lots of garden plants, decorative urns, craft items, homemade bakery goods and more. The popular garden cart raffle will be available. Sale proceeds go to a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Mount Si senior pursuing a degree in the medical field.
Spring is in the air! The budding trees, bright yellow daffodils and pollen dust on cars are obvious signs that allergy season is here. For children, who are generally outside more than adults, allergy season can be especially miserable. Allergies can start in children as early as three years old, and in rare cases, earlier. If your child suffers the same symptoms around the same time each year, they most likely have allergies.
Thursday, April 13, 1989: Carnation receives good news: Groundwater at the city dump is clean and free of contaminants. The Department of Ecology ordered tests last year. The city is researching the cost of closing the city dump, and may install a recycling or transfer center.
1989: Action was taken on one of the most controversial aspects of the massive “Snoqualmie Ridge” master-planned development. The council voted to restrict what will be visible of the development from the Falls viewpoint.
Parents can enjoy a well-deserved night out while children ages 2 to 10 enjoy a fun-packed evening at the next Encompass Parents Night Out, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Encompass Main Campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend.
Dancers made the most of the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s Community Prom, Saturday, March 22. The event, coordinated by Patti Inge and Stephen Haddan, was a fundraiser for the center’s struggling Adult Day Health program.
Alan Hendrickson of North Bend won first place in the animal category for his shot, above, of a snowshoe rabbit on Stevens Pass. “We are beginner snowshoe enthusiasts, and normally go to Snoqualmie Pass,” Hendrickson told the Record in an e-mail. “But rain in the pass sent us toward Stevens for a new adventure. My new Nikon D7100 around my neck, we had just stopped for a sip of water, and this little cutie crawled out from under a tree.
Valley police and their family members, including, from left, Megan McCulley, Peyton McCulley, Lynn McCulley, Chief McCulley, Officer James Sherwood, and his wife Rebecca Sherwood take part in the Washington Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Lake Sammamish, Saturday, March 15, at Idylwood Park in Redmond.
The next Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Lunch and Learn, at noon Thursday, April 3, will focus on ways to “Lighten the Emotional Load.”
Si View Park and Community Center was our readers’ choice for the Best Park in the Valley. The 75 year-old facility is a hub for many community events, including this year’s Best Festival, the Festival at Mount Si, or Alpine Days, if you prefer, so we asked Si View’s Minna Rudd, and Festival organizer Jill Masssengill about what makes them special.
• Mother and daughter Margaret and Stephanie McDonald of Carnation have made a panel for the National AIDS Quilt for their late ex-husband and father Bob McDonald, who died of AIDS. He died the previous September, but the women have had a hard time grieving openly, because most people aren’t comfortable talking about AIDS.
The Wildflowers garden club hosts Barbara the Bat Lady, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Mount Si Senior Center. The club will introduce Barbara Ogaard and several of her bats, in hopes of boosting local understanding of the beneficial animals.
North Bend paid $1,200 to install the first radar system in the town’s one police car. Arrests for speeding increased after officers tried out a trial set.
The Sallal Grange in North Bend hosts a no-sew blanket event, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 24, to benefit the Linus Project (www.projectlinus.org). The public is invited to help cut and make the blankets, which will be distributed to children in traumatic situations. If you have rotary cutters and cutting mats, please bring them.
Summer camps at North Bend’s Si View Park and Community Center offer a place to learn, grow, make friends, and have fun for youngsters of all ages. Registration for camp opens Friday, April 11, and is available online at www.siviewpark.org, by phone at (425) 831-1900 or in person at Si View Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A 13-year-old Carnation kid is making a big name for himself in the world of Pokémon. Henry Maxon is one of the best players of the Pokémon video game in the nation, and indeed the world. After a weekend of head-to-head battles, he earned the title of Pokémon Winter Regional Champion at the 2014 Pokémon Winter Regional Championships, held in January at Salem, Ore. That means he’s among the five top champions to compete in the Pokémon Trading Card Game right now in North America.
• This year marks the 30th consecutive performance of the Fall City Passion Play. The local version, been seen by nearly 64,000 people, is one of the very few passion plays in the country that is produced annually. It began in 1959 as part of the Easter program at the Fall City Methodist Church, and is now performed by the Forest Theater.
Camp Terry Camp Terry I want to go By the Raging River Where the clear waters flow That's the Camp Terry song, created by Charlie, an avid camper who’s been coming to this YMCA summer camp at Preston since he was old enough to go, with help from his family. Children and teens learn responsibility, core values and the love of the outdoors at Camp Terry, located by the bank of the Raging River.
Rotarians, their off-from-school children, and volunteers with the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank formed a human chain to hustle inside 2,000 pounds of food on Friday, Jan. 21. The Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club used $5,000 from the 2013 Rotary Golf Tournament to purchase a truckload of goods from Costco, which is being used to fill the recently opened food bank’s coffers.
Encompass, which recently won the 2014 Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Award for “Most Loved Summer Camps” in Snoqualmie Valley, will offer 43 week-long half-day camps between June 23 and August 15. The camps will cover a wide range of interests for children ages 2 to 10 years old and registration opens March 25. The variety of camps offered is reflected in the camp names, from “Mini Monets”, “LEGO Mayhem”, “Space Explorers”, “Cooking with Disney”, “Rescue 911”, “Broadway Bound”, “Under the Sea” and “Mythbusters.” The camps cover a wide selection of activities that are sure to spark excitement and wonder in children.