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- posted Aug 2, 2013 at 11:08 AM
The Friends of the North Bend Library’s annual book sale will take place during regular hours, Friday, Aug. 9, though Sunday, Aug. 18, at the library. The sale will include gently used hardcover books, paperbacks, children’s books, DVDs and CDs, priced from 25 cents to a dollar.
- posted Aug 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM
North Bend resident (and professional photographer) Sandy Horvath was driving along that city’s 426th Avenue with buddy and fellow shutterbug Danny Raphael last Monday, July 22, following a relaxed lunch at the Riverbend Cafe. Suddenly, an elk appeared. “I fortunately had my camera with me,” says Horvath, who snapped a shot as the elk “frantically crossed.”
- posted Aug 2, 2013 at 10:54 AM— updated Aug 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM
North Bend's pet supply store, U Dirty Dog, hosts a fundraiser dinner, 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the North Bend Moose Lodge on Sydney Avenue. The fundraiser helps a local dog, Sweet Tango, get an MRI exam and follow-up care.The evening includes an auction at 7 p.m. and dancing until 9 p.m.
- posted Jul 10, 2013 at 2:17 PM
Cascade Community Theatre, and Second Story Repertory have partnered to bring Split 2nd Improv to the Snoqualmie Valley for monthly performances this summer. Improv comedy is never the same show twice, since audience members suggest what the players do on stage.
- posted Jul 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM
Sno-Valley Tilth is bringing the tables onto the farm for a trio of dinners, three summer evenings of food and community in Carnation. Two upcoming events include a dinner, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Oxbow Farm with chef Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf Restaurant, and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, August 17, at Stuart Landing Farms with chef Matt Dillon & Desert Wind Winery.
- posted Jul 10, 2013 at 4:15 PM
Sharilyn Lux and Lux Language Partners host a celebration of literacy, 5 to 7 p.m Tuesday, July 16 at the Bindlestick Cafe, Snoqualime. The free event looks at improving literacy and bilingual education in the Valley and in the most needed areas on the Americas, in Guatemala. A portion of proceeds from each lesson from Lux Languages goes to a literacy program in Guatemala. The organization recently started a website and wants to share services with the wider community.
- posted Jul 10, 2013 at 4:16 PM
A grand opening for Optimal Health Chiropractic is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at its suite, number 125, at 7726 Center Blvd. S.E., Snoqualmie Ridge. Owner Dr. Jason Green plans an outdoor party and barbecue with tours of the clinic, door prizes and plenty of conversation.
- posted Jul 10, 2013 at 4:12 PM
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 24th year of service with a stop in Snoqualmie. Drop-offs are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12, 13 and 14, at the parking lot of Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 S.E. Park St., Snoqualmie.
Mentor’s new journey: North Bend’s Todd Reynolds ends fire career, readies for international church mission
- posted Jul 10, 2013 at 4:17 PM
Among the mementoes waiting to be packed, the coat stood out. The heavy bunker jacket was special, signed by dozens of firefighters and volunteers, all wishing Todd Reynolds the best in his next adventure. With two days until retirement, Reynolds, 56, Snoqualmie Fire Department’s assistant chief and training officer, was boxing up the memories from his second fire career.
- posted Aug 2, 2013 at 4:43 PM
For Duvall's 100th anniversary, the city is hosting the Sno River Rock Concert and Lighter Than Air Fair 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at McCormick Park. The concert celebrates not only 100 years of Duvall history, but the Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter than Air Fair, an all-day rock concert in a Sultan pasture on Aug. 30, 1968, a year before the famous Woodstock.
- posted Jul 11, 2013 at 6:34 PM
Northwest Heritage Resources presents a concert of Scottish traditional music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Carnation Tree Farm Barn, 31523 N.E. 40th St., in Carnation. The concert will feature traditional Scottish fiddler Ryan McKasson, joined by Dave Bartley on guitar. McKasson is a talented fiddler who, in 1996, was the youngest musician to win the National Scottish Fiddle Championship.
- posted Jul 11, 2013 at 6:37 PM
Nickolas, Mackalia and Colin Simmons of North Bend wait for Thomas the Tank Engine to “wake up” at the Northwest Railway Museum depot in North Bend last week. Railway museum staff unloaded the storybook and television character's car at the North Bend depot on Friday. The museum’s “Day Out With Thomas” event begins this Friday, July 12, and runs for two weekends. Tickets are $21 in advance, $22 at the door
- posted Jul 11, 2013 at 6:40 PM
Garry Trussell, a long-time North Bend resident, died at home Wednesday, June 3, surrounded by family. He was born in Cashmere, Wash., in 1941 and grew up on Whidbey Island and in Snoqualmie. He graduated from Mount Si High School in 1960. Garry is survived by his son Kevin, daughter Lisa and four grandchildren.
- posted Jul 12, 2013 at 10:16 AM
A Senior Driver Safety Course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Kevin Hauglie Insurance Agency, 33410 SE Redmond-Fall City Rd., in Fall City. It will be taught by AARP volunteer, Bill West. The AARP Driver Safety Program is an 8-hour classroom refresher that can help you learn the effects of aging on driving and how you can adjust your driving. It is an approved course by the Insurance Commissioner for a five to 10 percent discount with Farmers Insurance. Cost is $14 ($12 for AARP members) covering the cost of materials. Bring cash or a check and a sack lunch.
- posted Jul 12, 2013 at 10:15 AM
This summer offers local businesspeople several ways to get involved, build strategies and network through the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s July After Hours is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, at Dark Horse Ink silkscreen company, 30540 S.E. 84th St., Suite 1, in Preston. Owner Michael Hughes will be providing food, beverages and free T-shirts for guests.
- posted Jul 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM
A 23-year-old woman fell while rock climbing on Little Si, and was rescued Thursday afternoon, July 11. Rescuers and volunteers with the King County Sheriff's Office and Eastside Fire and Rescue responded around 5 p.m. Thursday, after the hiker fell about 20 feet while rock climbing about a quarter of the way up the Little Si trail near North Bend. The woman injured her lower leg and head, Sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West reported.
- posted Jul 12, 2013 at 10:12 AM
Thursday, July 7, 1988: Recent Mount Si High School graduate Jeff Zwiefelhofer won the $1,000 Friends of the Library Scholarship for 1988. He was presented the award by Drury Wood Friday. • More than 30 loggers will again compete for cash and prizes in the annual Mountain Dew “Bull of the Woods” Logger Show at the King County Fair
Don't wake me or I'll shoot; Indecent exposure; Teens and fireworks | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls
- posted Jul 12, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Fireworks: On July 4, Snoqualmie police received many fireworks complaints. One came from the 7100 block of Autumn Avenue Southeast, where teens were setting off fireworks in the park. Officers escorted two men from Bellevue out of the park. An hour later, they told a group, reportedly drinking and shooting off fireworks in the 7300 block of Heather Avenue Southeast, to clean up their mess and leave. And at 12:25 a.m., they contacted a group in the 3600 block of Southeast Gravenstein Court and advised them that they’d celebrated enough.
- posted Jul 12, 2013 at 10:38 AM
David Moses has always wanted to compete in the final round of the Stihl Timbersports Series, but every year, something has gone wrong. This year, during Stihl’s United States championship, the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, held June 7 to 9 in in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Moses thought he would lose his chance all over again. All he needed to do was make three clean cuts with his chainsaw in the Feud’s hot saw event, and he would have earned himself a spot in the finals. But his own hot saw died.
- posted Jul 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM
Snoqualmie Ridge’s Chase Bank hosts a home buyer seminar with Carol Wright from RE/MAX Integrity, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the branch. The seminar looks at the home-buying process, the market and trends of local real estate and other topics. Attendees can get a free one-year warranty on any home they buy from RE/MAX.
- posted Jul 12, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Brenden Elwood, President of the Si View Parks Commission, cut the ribbon officially opening the park (pictured below). “It’s a collaborative effort. We have a lot of passion and great staff,” Elwood said. “We had a vision and we executed a plan to see that vision implemented.”
- posted Aug 5, 2013 at 11:53 AM
As a candidate for the Snoqualmie Valley School Board, I have gone to great lengths to make sure every statement I make is accurate. In an article published in the Valley Record on July 24, about school board candidates, I stated that “the Snoqualmie Valley School District has the highest dropout rate of any Eastside School District.”
- posted Aug 5, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Zach Brevick, a 2010 graduate of Mount Si High School, was awarded a full scholarship from WSU in football. Zach has been a walk on since his freshman season. Zach is listed at six-foot-five, 275 pounds. He is currently number two on the depth chart at offensive Center.
- posted Aug 5, 2013 at 11:54 AM
I’m responding to Sue Mackey’s letter from July 10 in which she advocates confronting and calling attention to people using handicap parking when it appears that they have no physical disability. Ms. Mackey describes an encounter at the Mount Si Golf Course in which a man is parked in a handicap parking spot. She asked the middle-aged man if he was disabled and he replied “yes”, after which he walked unaided (and without apparent disability) into a restaurant. She then explains how she stared at the man throughout his meal to make him feel uncomfortable.
- posted Aug 5, 2013 at 11:58 AM— updated Aug 5, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Carnation Farmers Market, (www.carnationfarmersmarket.org) in the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley farming district, hosts a celebration to honor farmers markets across the country and their contribution to good food and good health. National Farmers Market Week Celebration is 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Carnation Farmer's Market, Bird Street, downtown Carnation. National Farmers Market Week is officially August 4-10.