During the course of our lifetimes, most of us had a teacher who shaped our lives in a big way. It may have been a teacher who challenged us beyond our own expectations, encouraged us to pursue a passion, or gave us the confidence to take a risk and think big.
I recently visited with a group of gardeners who were discussing their spring planting plans and as the visiting progressed it became evident that some of us were leaning toward mixing more edibles into our ornamental garden beds.
Earth Day has enormous impact on our daily lives. April Fools Day came and went without my indulging, even a little, in a newspaper headline prank, so I think I’ve earned a little leeway in writing about another working holiday this month, Earth Day.
Few words on a newspaper page get the same amount of attention as the word “correction.”
Since I am usually the person asking questions when I talk with people, I was a little surprised at a question I got last week. It was from a woman who used to work at the Valley Record — the second ex-staffer to visit us that day — and it got me thinking about the fascinating people I get to meet, and the sometimes- crazy things I get to do.
Small-town life comes with responsibilities, too.
An on-going photo essay from new staff-reporter/photographer Allyce Andrew.
The things I learned this weekend at the North Bend Jazz Walk were not terribly important — some of them weren’t, anyway — but most of them could be filed under some sort of positive heading, like “funny” or “good to know,” or “looking forward to that.” Even the sad news, that one of my favorite authors died just a few days earlier, came with a great conversation about his and other books. He’d been sick for years, so the news was not a shock, and it was less sad because we could talk about him.
Here we go again. It’s a thought that pops into my mind every year about this time, as special projects get kicked off, seasonal groups begin to start up again and conversations have already turned to proms, graduations and other start-of-summer events.
The National FFA Organization, previously known as Future Farmers of America, celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 21 to 28. Established in 1947, it’s no longer a program that focuses on just corn, cows and combines.
Last week, results of the February bond proposition were certified by King County Elections. It is now official: Local voters have approved the bond measure by a strong margin. To our constituents, I want to thank you for supporting our schools and commend you for continuing to invest in this community.
Voting is now open for the Valley Record’s annual reader survey on the best of everything from service businesses to places to take the family.
Crazy Charlie, a disoriented bird that flew at my friend’s house windows every year, used to be the definitive sign of spring for her.
This week, we welcome our new reporter, Allyce Andrew, to the Valley Record. She is a freelance photographer, and graduated in 2013 with a journalism degree from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and she has already begun my re-education.
This past Fourth of July, many Snoqualmie Ridge residents witnessed the risks associated with fireworks, when a home on Fairway Avenue burned, threatened the neighboring house, and injured one firefighter.
However you may feel about fireworks, love them, or hate them, well, I completely agree with you.
Election ballots will be delivered to mailboxes in the next few days, providing residents of the Snoqualmie Valley the chance to approve a school bond measure that will yield the most significant and positive effects for our community in over 60 years.
After being editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Record for eight years, Seth Truscott recently left the helm of the Snoqualmie Valley Record to work as a public information officer for WSU’s School of Agriculture. Seth has done a stellar job epitomising the ethos of local community journalism in Snoqualmie Valley, and it has indeed been a pleasure to work alongside him. We at SVR wish Seth well in his new role.
Editor’s Note: Seth Truscott, Editor of the Valley Record for seven years, has left the Valley. Reporter Carol Ladwig is the new editor. The newspaper I started at was a classic. It fit the idea that everyone secretly harbors of life at a newspaper:
A year ago, in this column, I called for an answer to some basic questions on the latest school bond plans. Among them: Why not build a separate high school? Why not build another middle school and keep the freshman campus? How do we know this is all we’ll need?