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Bunnies in boats: Animals, children can chill together at Block Party petting zoo

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 10:54AM

Rabbits may just be magical. It sure seemed that way during last year’s Block Party, when John and Kim Connolly saw excited youngsters simply settle down and bond with baby bunnies—or cavies, guinea pigs, wallabies or chinchillas—at their Animal Encounters booth. “For some kids, just holding a rabbit for an hour is a super-positive experience,” says John Connolly, and that’s what he and his wife set out to create when they launched their business just over a year ago.

North Bend Block Party: Cascade Dance Academy's youth in motion on Main Stage

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 10:53AM

Watch youth dancers leap, spin and shimmy in North Bend Block Party performances Saturday. Performing at 3:30 p.m. on the Main Stage, at North Bend Way and Main Avenue, Cascade Dance Academy’s Senior Company, made up of youths ages 12 to 18, shows off two pieces: “Put on a Happy Face” and “Carrying the Banner.” The Junior Company, made up of dancers ages 10 to 12, performs “Oh So Quiet.”

North Bend Block Party: Pie sales benefit independent seniors

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 10:44AM

Be sure to bring your appetite to the North Bend Block Party: Mount Si Senior Center is having a Pie Sale and Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at their building, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. All hungry visitors are welcome to stop by before heading to the North Bend Block Party. The center is cooking hamburgers and hot dogs, and offers pie for dessert or to take home. Lunch is $6 per person and pies are $8 each. All proceeds benefit the senior center and its programs.

North Bend's new Fire Station 87 opens doors during Block Party Saturday | Photo gallery

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 11:09AM

North Bend firefighters moved into the shiny new Station 87 last week and were happy to find they had lost some things in the move. No rat pictures hanging from the ceilings to indicate where the traps were, and no stairs anywhere in the building. No cramped quarters in the sleeping area, or in the equipment bays, and no more nagging worries about what an earthquake or flood might do to their station. The feeling of the old station was missing, though, too.

North Bend Block Party: IGNITE Dance and Yoga to show off award-winning routines on Main Stage

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 10:47AM

Performing at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage, IGNITE Dance and Yoga’s nationally recognized team dancers are going to share some of their award-winning routines at the North Bend Block Party. Dancers ages 6 to 19 will demonstrate jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and hip- hop styles. Many of these dancers are just back from nationals in Seaside, Ore., bringing home awards including “Outstanding Choreography,” “Creative Concept,” Spotlight’s “Technical Award,” and even scoring in the top of the overall event.

Thrifty thief, fish finder, car prowl: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 10:57AM

Thrifty thief: On July 8, a caller in the 400 block of Main Avenue South reported the theft of several items of clothing from the Mount Si Senior Center thrift store. An employee at the reception desk reported missing a wallet at the same time. Officers located the vehicle associated with the suspect, and impounded it for search.

Pack'n away the pancakes: Twede’s Café introduces new eating contest to North Bend Block Party

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 2:27PM

Kyle Twede, owner of Twede’s Café, has always loved a good, messy, sticky food-eating contest. At age 13, Twede challenged his 11-year-old brother, Shane, to a pancake-eating contest. Together, they consumed 40 pancakes. This year, at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Stage, at the intersection of North Bend Way and Bendigo, 12 brave souls will be challenged to eat as many pancakes as their stomachs can hold.

Pets that heal: Snoqualmie artist Kim Starr, Multiple Sclerosis author Patrick McIntire share joy through art products

  • Jul 22, 2013 at 10:59AM

Last fall, Snoqualmie resident Patrick McIntire woke up with a dream of a goofy little pig standing in a pool of water. Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990, McIntire’s health has had its ups, and often, downs. Yet there was something about this vision, of a pig in a pool, that brought joy to his soul and healing to his body.

Six dimensions of wellness: Lunch and Learn on August 1

  • Jul 22, 2013 at 10:47AM

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District’s next Lunch and Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, presents the Six Dimensions of Wellness: Exploring the Elements of a Well-Balanced Life. Speaker Megan Worzella, director of Healthy Living for the Snoqualmie YMCA, will discuss how applying this model can lead to greater health and happiness.

Kids camp comes to Fall City Methodist Church next week

  • Jul 22, 2013 at 10:50AM

A free day camp for children ages 6 through 12 will be hosted at Fall City United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2. “Secrets of the Kingdom, the Parables of Jesus” is staffed with young-adult leaders from Twinlow Camp, offering crafts, stories, games, music, and opportunities for new friendships. Snacks and lunch are provided. Registration and health forms available online at www.fallcityumc.org or by calling (425) 222-5458.

Snack attack! Snoqualmie Y shares tips for comprehending your hunger cues

  • Jul 22, 2013 at 10:49AM

While snacking can be a great way to include more fruits and veggies in the diet, it can also lead to weight gain and unhealthy habits forming when done on an impulse. When the urge to snack strikes, ask yourself the following three questions to determine if you are actually hungry, or giving into an unhealthy craving or emotional need rather than physical hunger: 1. Do I feel hungry? Sounds like an easy enough question right? Often times we eat without truly taking the time to question whether or not we are really hungry. If the answer is yes, move on to question 2.

Chamber's Lunch and Learn moves to breakfast, tries out 'Like-speriment'

  • Jul 22, 2013 at 11:01AM

Starting on Friday, July 26, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is moving its Lunch and Learn program to a new breakfast time slot. Nate Perea, Chamber Executive Director, reports that members consistently say a breakfast is the best time for these learning programs.

Summer chiller: North Bend’s new frozen yogurt shop offers cool, sweet tastes

  • Jul 22, 2013 at 11:05AM

The Swirl, Frozen Yogurt with a Twist, opened June 13 in North Bend. The shop is in Mount Si Village Shopping Center, in the building that used to house The Reef restaurant. Owner Deb Masters has added new paint, floors, plumbing, and fixtures. “Everything is different,” said Masters.

Brooke Moorhead graduates with sociology degree at SPU

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 12:47PM

Brooke Nicole Moorhead of North Bend graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for both their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe.

Arts, meet SAM: New Snoqualmie Arts Market opens this weekend

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 12:48PM

The new Snoqualmie Arts Market, or SAM, debuts this weekend. The event brings artist, foodie, rural lifestyle goods on five weekends this summer, starting with a preview on Friday, July 26, during the monthly Finally Friday Art Walk.The market continues from noon to 4 p.m. on four Saturdays, July 27 and August 3, 17, and 24, at the covered area at Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave. S.E.

Taste the Valley, fight flooding, with SVPA dinner

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 1:03PM

Taste the Valley, fight flooding Enjoy an evening on the banks of the Snoqualmie River, complete with gourmet food and live music, at the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance's Taste of the Valley, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Jubilee Farm, 229 W. Snoqualmie River Rd. N.E., Carnation. The annual fundraiser brings chefs, farmers and food lovers together to support the nonprofit SVPA, an organization focused on stopping the increase in flooding in the Snoqualmie River Valley, and committed to preserving its rural nature.

Cedarcrest staffer Kristi Connelly earns Golden Acorn

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 12:46PM

Cedarcrest High School's Kristi Connelly, an educational assistant, senior project coordinator, and devoted volunteer, recently received the Washington PTA's Golden Acorn Award. True to her nature, Connelly kept the news to herself. "Kristi is a very humble person," said Cedarcrest Principal Clarence Lavarias. "I did not know about this and she did not mention it to anyone."

Hometown fun in the sun: A North Bend Block Party photo gallery

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 2:03PM

Outsiders who consider North Bend a sleepy little town clearly haven’t been to the Block Party. The fourth annual North Bend Block Party was full of wholesome community fun. Events of the day featured a petting zoo with an assortment of animals including baby wallabies, cavies, and bunnies, a pancake eating contest which would satisfy anyone’s hunger, and live foot-tapping music.

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber's Lunch and Learn moves to breakfast, tries for ‘like’s’

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 2:12PM

Starting on Friday, July 26, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is moving its Lunch and Learn program to a new breakfast time slot. Nate Perea, Chamber Executive Director, reports that members consistently say a breakfast is the best time for these learning programs.

Questions, answers for Valley Schools primary: Four candidates—Busby, Hodgins, Kangas, Spring —weigh in on district changes

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Jul 26, 2013 at 12:11PM

Snoqualmie Valley voters will choose from four school board candidates in the Aug. 6 primary election. Two incumbents, Marci Busby and Scott Hodgins, are running against challengers Stephen Kangas and David Spring for the District 4 school board seat. Another board seat, District 1, will be on the November ballot, but not on the primary, since only one candidate, Tavish MacLean filed for the position. The Record asked each of the candidates to state their position on some of the major issues coming before the board in the next term. Each candidate was asked four general questions, and one specific to their campaign message.

Emperor's New Clothes: Outdoor theater at Si View Park

  • Jul 24, 2013 at 5:23PM

Si View Metro Parks hosts an interactive children’s show of Emperor’s New Clothes, presented by Valley Center Stage, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the park's new picnic shelter. This play is suitable for children ages 4 and up and is sure to be fun for adults, too. Admission is free.

Greens to houses: Developer, farmer group at odds over planned 18-house, farm project at Carnation's former Tall Chief Golf Course

  • Jul 24, 2013 at 5:26PM

In the Snoqualmie Valley, it’s tough to find a development proposal that doesn’t raise objections among farmers. Everything from clearing the land to building the roads and infrastructure to support a new neighborhood can increase the flooding downstream. Knowing all that, though, the team behind a proposed 18-home neighborhood near Fall City really thought they had a winner. “We’re only altering 22 acres of 200 acres of these lots,” for home construction, said Peter Hayes, consultant on a new housing and farming development on the former Tall Chief Golf Course.

Letters | Concerned over school board candidate's 'no' vote for education pathways

  • Jul 24, 2013 at 5:08PM

On Thursday, July 11, the Snoqualmie Valley School District presented its first phase of implementing the “Curriculum Pathways and Benchmarks Policy 2423” to the school board, and it was greeted with wide applause. It’s an excellent step toward assisting students (and parents) with making informed choices about the ideal course map for students in grades 6 to 12, giving the best chance for achieving post-high school goals. Imagine taking a family road trip from Snoqualmie to Florida. Picture embarking without maps or a GPS. You would probably make some wrong turns, and would need to stop to ask for directions. Your trip may take longer, cost more, and require re-routing—making it impossible to arrive on-time. A map would have made the journey easier and faster than doing it on-the-fly, turn-by-turn – resulting in course corrections and false starts.

Tolt student Callum Walker named national animation champion

  • Jul 24, 2013 at 5:21PM

For the third year in a row, Tolt Middle School has a national champion among its students. Seventh-grader Callum Walker claimed the top placing July 2 at the Technology Student Association (TSA) national conference July 2, in Orlando, Fla. Walker competed in the animation category, with a program that documented the Tolt chapter's American Cancer Society year-long fundraiser. As part of the competition, he also met with a judging panel for an interview on the ideas and design behind his project.

Letters | Give and take on Snoqualmie affordable housing project

  • Jul 24, 2013 at 5:11PM

On June 24, the Snoqualmie City Council hosted a public hearing. Basically, the topic was affordable housing and tax exemptions. Imagine Housing wants to build 160 units on the Ridge. As a longtime resident and candidate for city council, I voiced some concerns about the project. Some have advised me to take a low profile on controversial issues. I can’t when I believe it could impact the city.

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