See art works by Michael McDevitt in an art show at the North Bend Library’s meeting room this autumn. McDevitt’s works are on display through Friday, Dec. 19. North Bend Library is located at 115 E 4th Street, downtown North Bend.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 1989: A U.S. Army helicopter was called to rescue several people stranded by high water in the Lower Valley last week. Local fire departments reported few other incidents during five days of flooding that began Nov. 9. Snoqualmie Elementary was evacuated.
Find fun times for youth in grades five through seven at Tween Night, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, November 21, at Si View Community Center. It's a night of active games, contests, music, dancing and more. Admission is just $5 at the door, snacks available for purchase. Then on Saturday, Nov. 22, Si View hosts a Family Fun Day, with free activities for children from noon to 2:30 p.m. Find activity stations with gymnastics, arts and crafts, indoor playground time
“I found my name!” says 10-year-old Lawrence Saenz, pointing to a brick in the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial. His sister, Elsa, 9, comes to look, but their younger brothers are still climbing on the rocks that ring the area, just to the side of the Renton-Pickering American Legion Post in Snoqualmie.
1989: A citizen group, the Snoqualmie Valley Coalition, plans to file an initiation designed to reduce the size of Weyerhaeuser’s proposed “Snoqualmie Ridge” project. They say King County gave developers special treatment in the project, three times the size of expansion areas for North Bend, Carnation and Duvall.
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.
The "forestry camp" that's proposed for a 40-acre site east of North Bend will now be a 300-bed jail, if a bill proposed by the governor goes through. The camp is one of six work camps being considered. Construction of the North Bend prison is planned for 1991. A 28-year-old man fell from the Snoqualmie Falls precipice. Police answered a 911 call about the man, who was on the wrong side of the fence barrier. The cause was reported as an accident and is under investigation.
Although National Arbor Day is typically the last Friday in April each year, North Bend holds a fall observation of the holiday. For this year’s event, Saturday, Nov. 22, the city is planning a tree-planting day at the Tollgate Farm property. Historically a forest of giant conifer trees along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River, Tollgate Forest is now comprised of cottonwood, maple, alder, cascara, and cherry trees. The river serves as a wildlife corridor for elk, deer and other large animals, and the forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including pileated woodpeckers, wood ducks, river otters and muskrat. Native conifers are missing from the forest, and non-native plants such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry are invading the forest.
Above, taking in the candy by stroller, neighbors Tegan and Izzy, center, roll down Falls Avenue during Snoqualmie’s Downtown Treat Harvest on Friday morning, Oct. 31. Costumed children braved the rain to get treats and candy from participating businesses. The downtown merchants hold the treat harvest yearly.
A free electronics recycling event benefiting the Mount Si cheer team is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Cascade View Elementary School, 34816 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. Drive up, dump your unwanted items (see list of acceptable items at http://1greenplanet.org/mshs/flyer.pdf)
Something is wrong with your furnace. Perhaps it’s running louder than usual, making an odd noise or cycling on and off repeatedly — if it’s working at all. Maybe your whole house is too cold, or some rooms are significantly warmer than others. These tips will help you determine whether you should replace your furnace or simply repair it, and whether your furnace is actually the reason your home is so cold. Before you call any company, check your furnace filters first! The majority of service calls could be solved with changing the furnace filter. If you don’t know where it is, call; we will tell you.
“I want this one!” a girl announces to her mom as she chooses a pumpkin in the Si View Pool. Si View’s annual floating pumpkin patch was open for business Friday afternoon, Oct. 24, giving children and parents a chance to plunge into pumpkins, swim in the dark, and watch a Halloween-themed movie.
The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record's archives:
A Fall Harvest Cooking Class and Dinner Feast is 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Fall City Masonic Lodge, 4304 337th Pl. S.E., hosted by the Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch group. Join natural foods chef and nutrition educator Tina Fogall in making winter squash and kale lasagna with home-made pasta.
Meningitis is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by an inflammation of the lining that covers the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. It is most commonly caused by a viral infection somewhere else in the body, but can also be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. Depending on the type of meningitis, it can be easily curable or can cause serious complications.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 1964: A difficult task would be faced this week by anyone trying to convince a few Snoqualmie residents that the days of the Wild West are over. Those people living near Snoqualmie Grade School, contemplating the fall grandeur from their windows Sunday, saw a sight that could not be more authentic.
Explore local history and walk the lush fields and forests of Meadowbrook Farm, 460 acres of open, scenic space between Snoqualmie and North Bend, when you join guide Dave Battey for guided walks, talks and tours this fall.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 1964: Mount Si High School is now officially classified as a Class AA school, Superintendent Gordon McIntyre told the school board. The population rose from 575 last year to 611 on October 1, the date the classification is made. Class AA schools are 600 students or bigger.
Fall City Historical Society explores the history, memories and artifacts of the community’s past, preserving it for future generations. This mission involves a number of community activities. Volunteers conduct an annual Fall City Cemetery tour for elementary students. Each year, a teacher at Fall City Elementary runs a local history unit for second graders. At the end of the unit, teachers bring students to the cemetery, showing them the gravestones of the Fall City pioneers and the original tribal residents.
Design your dream garden with help from a master gardener, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the North Bend Library. In “Garden Design. Fundamentals and Fun,” Kirsten Lints of Gardens ALIVE Design will focus on the basic steps of landscape design, followed by dreamy design ideas and a few disasters. Bring your own dilemmas, photos and sketch paper to work on a small area of your landscape.