Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the wonderful dads in our lives, but for the Fall City Day committee it is a sigh of relief for a job well done!
A heartfelt “Thanks for all you did for so many” and “Happy Retirement” to Jack Webber, who is retiring after teaching for 41 years, the last 15 of which were at Two Rivers School in North Bend.
Did you know schools do not test near vision? Because of this, 25 percent of our primary school children who cannot read adequately go undetected. Worse, these children cannot tell you that they can’t see, or that they see things in a blur, or that words and pictures move around on the page, because that is their normal. They have no idea that it is not normal.
I filed for North Bend Council Position 5 because of my deep commitment to our vibrant community and my commitment to responsible public service.
I want to thank our amazing community for a very successful third season at the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter.
The official Memorial Day holiday is arriving a little late in my family. For us, at least for those of us back home in Minnesota, it happened about a month ago, when my father’s cousin was returned home.
This spring, teachers in a number of school districts in Washington have elected to organize one-day walkouts.
Friday, May 15, is Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week of May 11 to 15 is Police Week in tribute to local, state, and federal peace officers killed in the line of duty. In 2014, 126 officers lost their lives protecting their communities.
Thanks to all who attended the community volunteer work party at the Little Si overflow parking lot on Sunday, April 19.
I attended the town council meeting on March 7 at the fire house in Fall City.
Cedarcrest High School hosts its annual spring plant sale for two upcoming weekends.
North Bend’s Les Schwab was among the businesses affected by last year’s explosion, and thanks the North Bend community for its support this past year.
The Cub Scouts of Pack 452 in North Bend would like to thank the residents of Forster Woods and Wilderness Rim for donating to our “Scouting For Food” food collection in March.
When I attended the January King County Library System board meeting in Issaquah, I heard the presentation by two brave young girls and others who raised the issue of disturbing encounters with porn-viewers exercising their so-called rights in public libraries.
It was heartwarming how the Valley stepped up to support the North Bend Theater recently. We recognized that preserving this Valley treasure was worthwhile.
Boxley’s in downtown North Bend is a great local restaurant but also an incredible jazz club that is getting regional and national attention both for its good music and for the tremendous work it is doing with and for local youth in music. Boxley’s gives our kids the opportunity to play jazz and learn from professional musicians, many of whom have played with some of the jazz greats. Nationally, there is interest in replicating what is happening here, in other communities across the country.
I am appreciative of the support provided by our community and its campaign volunteers that led to voter support of the school district improvement bond.
What do you think when you see a homeless person? Do you think, “Oh, they must be a drunkard, a druggie or a criminal?”
I want to thank Mount Si Lutheran Church for hosting the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter in recent months.
When I heard that Snoqualmie City Council was considering an all-out aerial fireworks ban, I immediately reacted that it’s just not the job of government to solve all problems and heal all wounds. Sure, fix the potholes and light the streets, but each law, every ordinance comes with a price — paid for by your liberty.