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North Bend Premium Outlets ready for Black Friday weekend, open all night Thanksgiving

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 4:17PM

North Bend's Premium Outlets are gearing up for their biggest weekend of the year. The mall will be open on Thanksgiving, and stay open 36 hours straight, to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28.

One Voice: Valley groups unite for holiday giving campaign

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

One VOICE and Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis have teamed up with cities, churches, clubs and businesses to renew the annual Snoqualmie Valley Giving Tree effort. Now in year four, One VOICE brings together more than 40 nonprofits, community service groups, religious organizations and private donors to serve Valley residents in need.

Folk pioneers West My Friend wrap tour Monday at Black Dog

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

West My Friend, a four-piece band from Victoria, B.C., finishes the final leg of its North American tour with an appearance, 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Snoqualmie’s Black Dog. The show supports their new album, “When The Ink Dries.”

Support a Valley business this season, and get veterans’ thanks

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

On behalf of the American Legion Auxiliary, I’d like to give a big “Thank You” to the North Bend Theater for honoring our veterans on Veteran’s Day with the free movie “Battleship”. Thanks also to all who attended the film and to those who donated toward the care packages for our troops

Burglars take cookies, cheese and lots of cigs | New meat guy on the scene

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

Thursday, Nov. 26, 1964: Burglars got away with 100 cartons of cigarettes and grabbed cookies, cheese and miscellaneous groceries Nov. 18 when they broke into Hix’s Market in Duvall. The intruders threw a brick through a glass door. Owner Clifford Hill discovered the theft at 4:30 a.m.

Shop a bake sale, check out crafts at North Bend Community Church

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

North Bend Community Church holds a Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Shop for crafts and meet local crafters, and buy tasty goods at a church bake sale.

Decorate Snoqualmie Library in Winter Wonderland

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

Enjoy holiday festivities and help decorate the Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Boulevard S.E., starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. The Mount Si High School carolers perform, 3 to 4 p.m. Bring non-perishable food donations for local food banks.

On duty in schools: School Resource Officer programs renewed at both Valley school districts

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:42PM

Candy, tattoos, and information are the main things that Cedarcrest High School’s school resource officer Sgt. Lori Batiot serves up in her shared role between department and district. The candy and (temporary) tattoos are ice-breakers to get students to make contact; the information, advice, and the accompanying healthy dose of role modeling are what she sees as her real purpose at the 900-student school.

North Bend Council takes no property tax hike for 2015

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:40PM

Expressing their appreciation for area voters’ support of recent tax initiatives, the North Bend City Council decided against a property tax increase Nov. 18. The unanimous vote approved a $1.47 million property tax levy, which includes about $62,000 in new construction and $42,000 of levies for past-year refunds.

Valley eye care pros serve in Seattle event

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:24PM

Ophthalmologist Rebecca Dale and technician Sarah Field from Snoqualmie Valley Eyecare Associates, helped provide eye care at Seattle’s Key Arena Saturday, Oct. 25, at an event organized by Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps, or RAM. Many people live in fear of sickness and injury because they have little to no access to basic medical care, said Dale. RAM helps by providing free quality dental, vision and medical care to those who cannot afford it. In less than 24 hours, RAM turns fairgrounds, schools and arenas into mobile medical centers.

Holidays are a good time to take stock of older family members’ needs

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:21PM

The holiday season is one of the few times that families get together. That may be both a wake-up moment when people realize an elderly loved one needs help, and an opportunity to get everyone on the same page, strategize and make a plan to care for an aging relative. So, perhaps this year, your family has the opportunity to gather around the kitchen table for both treats and a talk.

Don't forget to shop local on Small Business Saturday

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:21PM

Small businesses are here for all of us. On Saturday, Nov. 29, be there for them. When you spend your money locally, your money stays in your community, supporting local-owned businesses and services. Our community benefits!

Snoqualmie River hitting flood stage today, Floodzilla warns

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 11:12AM

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Valley-based Floodzilla are tracking river gauges, and predict that the Snoqualmie River will hit a low-level flood stage today.

Family pet walk is Black Friday on Silent Creek Trail

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 11:47AM

A Post-Turkey Day Pet Walk is 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Silent Creek Trail, at Swenson Avenue and Southeast Vaughan Street on Snoqualmie Ridge. Families, kids and their dogs are invited to join the Snoqualmie Ridge Resident Owner’s Association “Pet Committee” for a leisurely walk through the Silent Creek Trail off Swenson Avenue, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Si

Signing day arrives for volleyball ball star Anna McCreadie

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 11:36AM

Mount Si’s Anna McCreadie will play for the Santa Clara University Broncos next fall. McCreadie, a 6-foot-3 outside hitter, played all four years on the varsity squad for head coach Bonnie Foote at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie. She directed the Wildcats to a 12-6 record in 2014, their first at the 4A level, and earned KingCo 4A co-MVP honors.

Snoqualmie firefighters sharing strengths with Peru sister city

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 11:25AM

What to do with older bunker gear that’s outlived regulations, but is still perfectly useful? Why not send it to your sister city? That was the idea behind Snoqualmie Sister City Association’s recent shipment of several bags of surplus firefighter equipment to Chaclacayo, Peru, and to the surrounding Lima District, analogous to King County.

North Bend Community Church ready for Christmas Bazaar

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 11:14AM

North Bend Community Church holds a Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Shop for crafts and meet local crafters, and buy tasty goods at a church bake sale.

North Bend grad Jared Lettau clears basic training

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 9:59AM

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jared R. Lettau graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Cascade View students blow through walkathon goal, slime principal

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 9:58AM

Cascade View Elementary School raised a record $52,000 for teacher grants, field maintenance and physical education equipment in its annual walkathon, held earlier this fall. As part of a dare to students for beating the school goal of $42,000, Principal Ray Wilson was “slimed” in front of the entire student body on Monday, Oct. 20.

Documentary film team explores Snoqualmie Valley’s big ‘Twin Peaks’ era

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 2:48PM

Maybe you never watched “Twin Peaks” or maybe you have every episode and the movie on Blu-Ray, plus the books, the soundtracks, the city guide, and a costume or two carefully stashed away. Either way, if you live in the Valley, you have probably heard of the 1990-91 TV series, ostensibly set in the Upper Valley, and are familiar with its cult following.

Civil War 'Battle of Snoqualmie' is on for next summer

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 2:37PM

The Washington Civil War Association recently approved its schedule of major events for 2015, and for the first time, Snoqualmie will host the re-enactment of a Civil War battle. The Battle of Snoqualmie, www.battleofsnoqualmie.com, will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29 and 30, at Meadowbrook Farm in Snoqualmie.

Experience art by Michael McDevitt at North Bend show

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 2:32PM

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.

North Bend homeless shelter seeks food donations for Thanksgiving dinner

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 2:16PM

Valley Renewal Center in North Bend is seeking food donations to put on a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless and low-income neighbors, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at Mount Si Lutheran Church (411 NE 8th St, North Bend).

Making the financial grade: North Bend credit rating upped to double-A

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 2:11PM

The city of North Bend recently received a credit rating upgrade from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services, from AA- to AA. S&P raised the city’s long-term rating for the city’s unlimited tax and limited tax general obligation bonds. “This is fantastic news”, said Mayor Ken Hearing. He thanked the city council for their conservative fiscal policies and city staff for their strong leadership which resulted in the improved credit rating.

Dates set for Snoqualmie's Winter Magic fest; Synthetic rink coming to Ridge, downtown

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 2:09PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce invites children of all ages to enjoy the outdoors this December, while skating on an Olympic-grade synthetic ice rink. The ice rink will be located in downtown Snoqualmie, Sunday, Dec. 14 through Monday, Dec. 22, and on Snoqualmie Ridge, Tuesday, Dec. 23 through Jan. 1, 2015. The event starts with a “Winter Magic” celebration, 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in historic Snoqualmie, featuring an ice queen and princesses, horse-drawn carriage rides and ice skating. Santa Train also takes place that day.

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