Thursday, May 19, 1988 • Local people will miss the parade, music, parachute jumpers and ping pong ball drop. But there will be plenty of arts and crafts in Snoqualmie this summer. Why the flimsier festival? The bottom-line reason is that the carnival is not coming to town. For the second year in a row.
Learn all about home organization, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Professional organizer Sandi Olsen offers shortcuts and insider tips to improve your environment and clear the clutter, every fourth Wednesday at the center. Cost for the class is a suggested donation of $1. Drop-ins are welcome.
Fashionation, a fashion show fundraiser benefitting the Mount Si Senior Center, starts at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 25, at the Snoqualmie Ridge TPC. Enjoy high fashion, food and drinks, with a silent auction from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fashion show runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45, which includes admission, appetizers, two drinks, and dessert.
Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club Plant Sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. South, North Bend. For information, call (425) 391-6034.
Words to describe local artists Monty and Liam Wright: Humble, heartfelt and loaded with talent. These Snoqualmie Valley natives are father and son and enjoy their Scottish heritage as much as their love of music, writing and art. Monty recalls, “Liam’s love of art started in preschool when the teacher called me in to look at a comic strip titled ‘Butt Man’. It was literally a Butt with a cape and he had all these great adventures.” “He rode a dirt bike in one episode,” adds Liam. The teacher said he couldn’t continue the strip, but that didn’t stop Liam from exploring his creativity.
Starting this month, the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation will host a series of free guided day hikes. Trips are scheduled for May 17 and June 14 and 28. The easy to moderate hikes will be along the I-90 corridor, between Issaquah and the Summit. Each hike is between three and five miles. Meet at the senior center, 4610 Stephens, Ave. Carnation, before the 1 p.m. departure time.
Fall City Historical Society is a beneficiary of the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG Day, this week. On Wednesday, May 15, donations to the society made through the Seattle Foundation web site will be stretched by Foundation funds. The Seattle Foundation has worked with donors for over 60 years, offering guidance and mechanisms for effective community support. The Fall City Historical Society is among 15 non-profit groups which are profiled on the Foundation web site for next Wednesday’s event.
The Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, will host an ombudsman presentation, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday May 16. Come to learn about how to choose senior residential accommodations for yourself or a family member.
Elisa J. Encinias, daughter of Lupita Encinias and BF Maharrey, Jr of Barstow, Calif., is engaged to marry Matthew Lynne, son of Sheldon T. and Karen Lynne of North Bend. Elisa is a 2009 Barstow High School graduate. Matthew is a 2009 graduate of Mount Si High School. Both are currently attending their final year at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.
Photos from the 72nd annual Kids Fishing Derby show families passing on traditions of the angler. With a competition for the biggest fish at a morning weigh-in youngsters ages 5 to 15 sought the big ones—rumor had it there was a five-pounder Rainbow or two lurking in the mini-lake. The Game Club has hosted the derby for generations, as a way to instill a love of outdoors, fishing and family fun in the next generation. Families can return to the ponds and, with luck, catch any trout who escaped the day last Saturday, over the next month or two.
Read stories from the past 50 and 25 years, from the pages of the Valley Record Thursday, May 12, 1988 • It’s come. The company made $7 billion last year and there are plans to build a $35 million facility at Monroe. The bucks are there, but Weyerhaueser has decided that the best thing for the old warrior at Snoqualmie is death. The announcement was made first thing last Thursday throughout the Cascade Unit: The 70-year-old Snoqualmie Falls lumber mill will close permanently sometime between February and April of 1989.
Color, shape, taste and texture were in evidence at "Perceptions," the 2013 Festival of the Arts, held April 18 in the Mount Si High School's new commons and school library. Art works on display included photography, paintings and drawings, and student-grown bonsai in the library. From the culinary angle, students entered decorated cakes, and teen cooks in the culinary program kept the crowd from going hungry with hors d'ouevres.
Visitors can get outside and experience the Cedar River Watershed through a mix of all-day field tours, hikes, history walks and family waterfall tours this spring and summer. May and June are prime months to take in springtime wildflowers, river flows and mountain sunshine. First up are weekend events exploring the water, or aimed at moms.
Puget Sound Energy is proud to announce the debut of four newly-hatched Peregrine Falcons. Mom and Dad Peregrine are longtime residents of the cliff face downstream of Snoqualmie Falls. Like any new parents, mom and dad are busy with feedings. You can see them tending to their chicks on a web cam installed today by Puget Sound Energy. If Mom and Dad are out hunting, you can see small signs of the new chicks in their nest.
• Officers Edward Leaf and Ted Reynvasn investigated an accident .2 miles from North Bend on the North Fork road at 7:15 p.m. April 27, which involved Ralph Christensen of Route 1 Snoqualmie. Christensen's 1960 Pontiac was totaled when he failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the roadway, landing in a swamp. He was treated for back and neck injuries at Nelems Memorial Hospital where he was taken by the investigating officers. • The Fall City Telephone Company has announced its plan to replace the present dial switchboard at Carnation. The existing central office equipment has been outgrown and it is not economic to expand it further. When the present equipment was installed 12 years ago, there were 165 telephone subscribers in the Carnation area -- now there are almost 350 subscribers.
The annual Sno-Valley Senior Center plant sale starts 9 a.m. Friday, May 3 at Remlinger Farms in Carnation. The two-day sale features thousands of vegetables, herbs, perennials, garden art, café, convenient parking and covered shopping. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4. The event is a fundraiser for the senior center, located at 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation.