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A visit to the Big Cedar: Hikers explore flora, old growth at Meadowbrook Farm
Nov 19 2012, 6:27 PM
Tour guide and historian Dave Battey led a group of hikers over a Boy Scout-built bridge and through the woods during an October 20 hike to Meadowbrook Farm’s “Big Cedar,” a surviving old-growth tree in the northern corner of the farm.
Pointing out the vanished roadways, interesting local, native and noxious flora—interesting examples include the wide-ranging native cucumber and filbert species, the big leaf maple, and invaders like Himalayan Blackberry, Battey annually leads tours of the farm. The big cedar is surviving old growth; It's so large, a younger tree is growing in its branches.
North Bend's Sallal Grange gives turkey dollars to food bank
Nov 19 2012, 6:32 PM
The Sallal Grange in North Bend recently donated more than $300 to the Mt Si Food Bank to buy Thanksgiving turkeys for their clients.
The Grange itself donated $250, with additional funds coming from Dairy Drive donors. The dairy drive is a weekly event at QFC, when shoppers are asked to buy cheese and other dairy products for the food bank. Last Tuesday, donors were also encouraged to pitch in funds for turkeys.
Winter Pineapple Classic runs through North Bend farm, raises $450K to help fight blood cancer
Nov 20 2012, 11:44 AM
The Hawaiian-themed Winter Pineapple Classic, a five-kilometer fun run benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, was held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Mountain Meadows Farm in North Bend.
The run raised an estimated $450,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Washington/Alaska Chapter.
Nearly 2,500 participants, some donning grass skirts, costumes and even a bikini or two, battled the winter elements to finish the 5k obstacle course and help raise money for the fight against blood cancers.
Santa Train smiles roll on for train museum's 'Mr. Bells', Richard Schall
Nov 20 2012, 3:26 PM
After more than a decade as the voice of Northwest Railway Museum’s Santa Train, Richard Schall will still be making the children laugh and sing this season. Just in a different way.
As “Mr. Bells,” Schall’s stories and songs have delighted families aboard the museum’s holiday rides since he donned the jingling brakeman’s cap 10 years ago.
Yet, at age 84, Schall doesn’t get around like he used to. He has difficulty with physical mobility, doesn’t drive anymore and knows his limits—“Don’t court trouble” is his rule.
Schall still wants to be a part of the fun at the Northwest Railway Museum. With Santa Train getting underway this weekend, he probably won’t be riding with his hand-held public address system this time around.
But you’ll still find Mr. Bells somewhere in Santa’s proximity at the Snoqualmie Depot, likely serenading guests in the stationary refreshment car, singing and telling stories by the Christmas tree.
Emergency teen shelter pilot program approved for Snoqualmie
Nov 20 2012, 4:20 PM
Friends of Youth recently applied to the city of Snoqualmie for a conditional use permit to allow the operation of an emergency shelter and short-term transitional housing facility for young adults. The facility will be in the current Friends of Youth Snoqualmie office location at 7972 Maple Ave. S.E. in downtown Snoqualmie.
Friends of Youth was given a grant by the King County Council to fund an emergency shelter for young adults as a pilot program for 90 days. Funding is intended to give the organization an opportunity to provide shelter and assess the need for continued services at this location.
North Bend skips allowed tax increase; City's levy is smaller than Snoqualmie's, bigger than Carnation's
Nov 20 2012, 4:21 PM
Although the 2013 property tax levy will increase from the 2012 figure in North Bend, it doesn’t include a planned tax increase.
The new levy, adopted by the North Bend City Council Nov. 6, includes $26,435 in new construction costs, plus almost $4,000 for past levy refunds, for a total of $1,296,213.
Both Mayor Ken Hearing and Councilman Ross Loudenback commented that the council might want to consider some type of tax increase for the coming year, since the city will be locked in for that rate for the full year, once the council voted on it.
Loudenback said the council “realistically, will need to look at other options,” in the future.
Snoqualmie Citizen Academy’s Class of 2012 graduates
Nov 20 2012, 4:21 PM
Members of the Snoqualmie Citizen Academy Class of 2012 accept their diplomas in October. Citizen’s Academy is offered every fall in Snoqualmie. Participants learn how the city works, where property taxes go, how planning and safety programs work in the city, and how they can be more involved in local decisions.
Pictured are grads David Castle, Debbie Rienti, Christa Ostrem, Brian Jacobson, Gabby Pozega, Jenna Hutt, Jim Renahan, Patricia Bondi, Choi Hoon, Ruth Johnston, David Wright, Mayor Pro-Tem Kathi Prewitt, Jules Binder-Sifford, Mike Soloman, Pam Wickard, Julie Edwards and Sage Edwards. Not pictured: Kyle and Natasha Epstein, Michael Eusebio and Tony Gilbert.
Low-level flood alert for Snoqualmie, river flows level off
Nov 20 2012, 4:21 PM
With heavy rain in recent days, the Snoqualmie River is on a phase-one provisional flood alert, but river levels appear to be leveling off.
According to the latest Floodzilla-NOAA forecast, the river crested about 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the forks, and at 10 p.m. that night at Snoqualmie Falls, a little more than a foot below flood stage, which is 13 feet.
With One VOICE: Snoqualmie Valley seeks donations for families this season
Nov 20 2012, 4:27 PM
One VOICE (Valley Organizations in Collective Effort) is launching a donation drive for a large assortment of items as a prelude to a December holiday event for families in need in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Local financial institutions will also be joining the collection efforts for One VOICE. Donations of new and gently used coats can be made at Sterling Bank, Chase Bank, Bank of America, Opus Bank, Key Bank and Sno-Falls Credit Union. Donations will be accepted now until Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Up, up and away: Wagner's Walkateers win for spirit at elementary fundraiser | Photo
Nov 20 2012, 4:28 PM
Wagner’s Walkateers, sporting their own home-made “jet packs,” won the Spirit Award at the North Bend Elementary Oct. 11 walkathon fundraiser. The honor, awarded to the class with the most team spirit, was an exciting first for teacher Kim Wagner, who’s taught at the school for 25 years. North Bend students raised more than $23,000 at the event.