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Letters | Don’t forget about Dave DeSelle
Mar 13 2013, 10:40 AM
In your February 13 issue, you had the story of my company, Wentz Electronics, and our 51 years in business. What a great job Seth Truscott did in telling our story.
For people who use North Bend’s homeless shelter, it’s a rare haven
Mar 13 2013, 10:48 AM
Problems brought this group of people together, the guests of the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter. Unemployment, mental or physical illness, disability and addiction all contributed to one or more of the 30-plus guests’ showing up in the North Bend Community Church’s dining room on this blustery February night.
Mount Si fastpitch softball: Meet the eyes and ears of the team
Mar 14 2013, 3:52 PM
Most of the big names are back as the Mount Si softball team reloads this spring.
Familiar leaders, like seniors Mickey Blad, Lauren Smith and Tamarra Crowe, and experienced younger players like Celine Fowler, Paige Weatherbee, Nikki and Jenny Carroll, Rachael Picchena and Britney Stevens, bring strong potential.
Smith, at center field the eyes and vocal brain of the team, has been a varsity player all four years of high school.
She works hard: "I like to push myself on the field, and academically," says Smith. She wants to push that hard-working philosophy to the whole Wildcat gang.
Band of brothers: Mount Si baseball looks to mix it up with close, defense-heavy group
Mar 14 2013, 3:56 PM
The new team coalescing on the Mount Si baseball team looks to make its mark with solid defense and hitting.
Ten seniors make for a well-rounded team that includes Wildcat baseball vets.
"We've got a good core," says senior Brian Woolley, who, with Griffin McLain, was part of the unforgettable state championship run in 2011.
"I want the same thing as two years ago," says Griffin McLain. "We have the talent to do it."
'We're definitely going to play': Mount Si tennis reloads for spring
Mar 14 2013, 4:59 PM
The Mount Si girls tennis team is practicing on their blue courts. It's a cool day, chilly, perhaps.
"At least we're outside," says senior Cheyenne Dixon, returning volleys in singles practice match. "Last year we were barely outside," on account of ceaseless rains.
By today, a little more than a week into practice, this team has had more time outside than in the bulk of last spring. That means that this squad is already improving on the 2012 season.
Farmers and mentors: Snoqualmie Valley's organic farmers offer help getting started Saturday
Mar 15 2013, 4:43 PM
A meeting for people interested in starting their own organic farm under the mentorship of an experienced farmer is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Jubilee Farm in Carnation.
Farmers in the Snoqualmie Valley have initiated a Mentoring Program to help connect people who want to pursue organic farming as a livelihood to available farm land, and to experienced farmers who can help them get started.
The organization of organic farmers in the Valley, Sno-Valley Tilth (SVT), and the Cascade Harvest Coalition, are co-hosting the meeting at Jubilee Farm. The event is designed for people who have the interest and are ready—with a little help—to get the ball rolling.
Out of the past: Merchants frown on left-turn lane, Carnation ponders police, Scout Cabin changes
Mar 14 2013, 5:07 PM
The stories of the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include:
Thursday, March 10, 1988
• The new left-turn-only lanes on North Bend Way may have slowed traffic and improved safety, but downtown merchants don’t appreciate it. They say the change has created dangerous driving situations, especially at the North Bend Boulevard intersection and the Shop-Rite entrance.
Fatal Snoqualmie hit-and-run case not stalled, investigators say
Mar 14 2013, 5:11 PM
Lucinda Fisher, 57, of North Bend, died as she walked on a Valley road in a hit-and-run accident early-morning New Year's Day.
By 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, King County sheriff's deputies located the pickup truck they believed to have hit her. In the two months since then, Fisher's killer, the person driving the pickup that struck her in the 10200 block as she walked along 394th Place near Snoqualmie, has yet to come forward, and has yet to be arrested.
Find the treasures, pleasures of Snoqualmie in weekend art walk, week-long hunt
Mar 14 2013, 5:02 PM
Downtown merchants and the Snoqualmie Arts Commission team up this week to promote the district's treasures and pleasures, in an art walk and special scavenger hunt.
"Treasures and Pleasures" starts Saturday, March 16, with an art walk, open house and treasure hunt, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors can admire storefront art displays and enjoy entertainment courtesy of The Snoqualmie Arts Commission. Check out activities, seasonal displays and specials from downtown merchants and businesses. Look for the balloons at participating locations.
Pinocchio is star of Si View Family Night, Friday in North Bend
Mar 14 2013, 5:05 PM
Pinocchio Family Night is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend.
Valley Center Stage brings its production, a hilarious, interactive play put on by local talent. Family nights are co-sponsored by Encompass and Si View Metro Parks.