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- Feb 22, 2013 at 12:40PM
The passion for wines goes back years at Sigillo Cellars, a winery that's based at Meadowbrook in Snoqualmie. Sigillo hosts this month’s Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce After Hours networking event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at their tasting room at 8353 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie. Sigillo Cellars is Snoqualmie’s only winery, offering a wide variety of Bordeaux and Rhone varietal wines. Their assortment is produced from some of Washington’s finest vineyards. Sigillo’s wine tasting room in Snoqualmie is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. The winery is also available for special events and private tastings.
- Feb 22, 2013 at 12:45PM
On the morning of Sunday, Feb. 10, a King County Sheriff's deputy was called to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital to take a report. A stabbing victim was being treated there and wanted to report the attack.
- Feb 22, 2013 at 1:22PM
Seattle area rock cover band Midnight Pickup plays at 9 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Raging River Cafe, 33723 SE Redmond-Fall City Road, in Fall City. Midnight Pickup plays variety of music spanning several decades but have a strong slant towards heavy rock. The band's lead singer celebrates a birthday Saturday, so it's expected to be a party. There's no cover; this is an age 21 and older show.
- Feb 22, 2013 at 1:50PM
Trials for the man and woman accused in the 2007 Carnation Christmas eve slayings were scheduled to begin later this year, but following a recent judge's decision, they could be delayed for years longer. Joseph McEnroe and Michele Anderson, both 34, would have faced the death penalty in their trials, for the aggravated murder of Anderson's parents, Wayne and Judy, her brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Erica, and her niece and nephew, at her parents' Carnation home on Christmas Eve. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg deliberated extensively before determining in 2010 that they would face the death penalty.
- Feb 24, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Feb 26, 2013 at 12:55PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is conducting a survey of community members and their thoughts on the hospital's reputation, strengths and challenges. The online survey, available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SnoValleyHospitalDistrict, takes about five minutes to complete, hospital staff members say. Survey respondents are asked what they know about services the hospital provides, how the hospital compares to other health care providers in the area and what they think is the importance of the hospital in the community. They are also asked to rank the hospital's clinics, Emergency Room, and the hospital overall on a scale of 1 to 5.
- Feb 25, 2013 at 9:43AM
The Snoqualmie Arbor Day poster contest is open to kids in grades 4 and 5. This year, the theme is “Trees are Terrific and Energy Wise.” Poster contest details, such as poster size, medium, and submission requirements, are posted on the City of Snoqualmie website at www.cityofsnoqualmie.org in “Events & Activities.” Original artwork must be submitted to the City of Snoqualmie Parks & Recreation Department. The deadline is March 1.
- Feb 25, 2013 at 9:52AM
Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, operated by Anne Kertson and Shilpa Patel, will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting, 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 1. Edge, located at 37624 S.E. Fury St., Suite 201, Snoqualmie, opened February 1. Both owners are doctors of physical therapy; Kertson has a board certification in orthopedics, and casts custom foot orthotics. Patel can perform video gait and running analysis. Both owners are local residents with previous private business experience, and focus on one-on-one attention.
- Feb 25, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Feb 26, 2013 at 2:09PM
Led by Susan Kenney and Kailyn Campbell, the Cedacrest girls basketball team handled their Port Angeles opponent in the state regional game Friday, Feb. 22, at Lynden. Kenney, Cedarcrest's junior guard, scored 18 and Campbell, the cool-handed senior post, added 14 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in the 49-38 win. Senior guard Sarah Stauffer added nine points, junior Kalee Fowler added three, and Courney McKinney and Lacey Deming added two apiece.
- Feb 25, 2013 at 10:09AM
Students from the Snoqualmie area have been named to the dean's list at the University of Washington for the autumn quarter. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (out of 4). Students are notified that they have achieved this distinction when they receive their grades for the quarter. Carnation: Megan Alice Caros, sophomore; Stephanie Rachel Goode, senior; Amanda Caroline Hoag, junior; Chris Clifford-Clayto Johns, senior; Riley Hudson Wilk, sophomore; Evan David Williams, sophomore. Fall City: Caitlyn Elizabeth Chaffin, sophomore; Alisha Renee Everson, senior; Gillian Elizabeth Kenagy, senior; John Kohei Marshall, sophomore; Erika Laine Cannon Murdoch, senior; Margot Dianne Nelson, junior.
- Feb 25, 2013 at 11:05AM
Grangestock is a potluck and open mic night happening from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at North Bend's Sallal Grange, starting this Friday, March. 1 Have dinner, meet fellow music lovers and see the talent the Valley has to offer. All ages are welcome. Learn more, e-mail to Leah@aichele.org or call (425) 445-2840.
- Feb 26, 2013 at 1:57PM
Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation provides vital rides for Snoqualmie and other King County seniors. Now, it needs volunteers to stay successful Using their own vehicles, volunteer drivers help older adults maintain their independence by taking them to necessary medical appointments. Clients appreciate their improved access to medical care, meaningful interactions with caring volunteers, and increased peace of mind. Betty L., a regular client of the program, explains, “Volunteer Transportation takes away all the stress I used to have with finding transportation!”
- Feb 26, 2013 at 1:46PM
Several Valley businesses—Snoqualmie Falls Brew Company, Sigello Cellars, Steve's Donuts and the new Mount Si Home Brew Supply—will show off their sippables at the Beat the Winter Brews event this evening in Issaquah's Gilman Village. The Village is celebrating its 40th anniversary. There will be multiple business locations within Gilman Village participating, 14 sites connected by a boardwalk.
- Feb 26, 2013 at 1:54PM
A big street and infrastructure project to fix mostly-wrecked roads in downtown Snoqualmie begins next Monday, March 4. Officially named the Falls Avenue Southeast and Southeast Cedar Street Rehabilitation and Infrastructure Improvement Project, it'll transform several streets. In places, the curb, gutter, planter, and sidewalks will be removed and replaced. Sidewalks, sidewalk ramps, and street signs will be evaluated for compliance, constructed, and installed per standards and guidelines. The storm drainage, water main, and sanitary sewer lines will be evaluated and replaced where needed.
- Feb 26, 2013 at 2:05PM
Gary (Buck) Roberts, 81, a long-time Snoqualmie Valley resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 13. Buck was preceded in death by his father, mother, four brothers and eight sisters. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, JoAnn Roberts of North Bend, three children, Kevin (Brenda) Roberts of North Bend, Brent Roberts of Renton, and Lisa (Ed) Bottorff of Renton. He has four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
- Feb 26, 2013 at 2:37PM
You can walk the block and find color and music in unexpected places in downtown Snoqualmie. Try this for example. On the same February morning, four string musicians—Sheila Bateman and her three children in the Giovani String Quartet—played at City Hall, a teen choir sang in the downtown storefront, and youth and local art was on display in city hall and at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce office. It was all part of an art walk organized by the Snoqualmie Arts Commission, Downtown Snoqualmie Merchants Association and the Chamber, “For the Love of Snoqualmie."
- Feb 26, 2013 at 2:40PM
In its annual celebration of the arts in schools, the Snoqualmie Valley PTSA Council hosted a reception recently for the 106 students who participated in the 2012-13 Reflections Art Contest, and announced the 30 finalists whose works will advance to the state competition. Participants represented five schools in the district and submitted 111 works of art in total. All students received ribbons for their art, along with cookies and punch, as their work was shared through a video presentation and displayed on the walls. Works that advance to the state level will be judged along with student work from across the state, and may be selected for national competition.
Champions of cheer: Total team effort delivers with first state title, surprise national finals appearance
- Feb 26, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Feb 27, 2013 at 4:16PM
It happens in moments. Cheerleaders hit the floor between quarters in a varsity basketball game, unroll a mat. Four form a platform with their arms, and Natalie Holmes, a Mount Si junior, is catapulted into the air. She twists in the air, then lands in the arms of the four girls below. In a few seconds, they’ve rolled up the mat. Their stunt is done, and the game continues. This performance took many hours to perfect. It may not be the main event of the night. But these cheerleaders are part of a squad that has gone farther than any Wildcat team this year.
- Feb 26, 2013 at 2:45PM
After two days stranded near Blowout Mountain in a winter storm, two snowmobilers were rescued early this morning, Tuesday, Feb. 26. With the help of King County Search and Rescue volunteers, they were able to hike out on the reverse path of rescuers who spent hours Monday night trying to reach them. The 44-year-old Puyallup man and the 41-year-old Spanaway woman with him were "very cold and wet" when they reached the command post around 7:30 a.m., said King County Sheriff's spokesperson Cindi West, but otherwise unharmed.
- Feb 26, 2013 at 3:08PM
The Fall City Community Association will host a community safety meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Chief Kanim Middle School, 32627 Redmond-Fall City Rd., Fall City. Residents can meeting Major Wills, a King County sheriff's deputy in charge of the Fall City area, and discuss specific safety concerns. Issues likely to be covered include graffiti, unusual traffic in neighborhoods, who to call when you spot something unusual, and a sharing of ideas on making the community safer.
- Feb 26, 2013 at 3:10PM
Learn about, then have your say on, a proposed habitat restoration project aimed at fish and wildlife on the river near Carnation. The Wild Fish Conservancy, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), King County and Ducks Unlimited will be at a meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Duvall firehouse, 5600 First Ave. N.E., Duvall, to talk about the effort.
- Feb 27, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 4:12PM
Local animal communicator and Carnation resident Joan Ranquet will be participating in the “Girl Talk” Women’s Forum on Friday, March 1, at the Northwest Women’s Show in Seattle. Ranquet is an Animal Communicator, author and Founder of Communication with all Life University (CWALU). She works to help the average pet owner be able to “read their pet” better.
- Feb 27, 2013 at 11:43AM
A special town hall meeting on the school and civic impact of a proposed affordable housing development on Snoqualmie Ridge looks to be in the works. During Monday evening's regular Snoqualmie City Council meeting, Councilwoman Kathi Prewitt polled council members on the best date in March for a special town-hall style meeting on the Imagine Housing development near Eagle Pointe. That meeting appears to be coming on or about March 20. Two citizens spoke during the public comment period, both voicing a need for additional information about the planned 160-unit affordable housing development.
- Feb 27, 2013 at 5:04PM
Mount Si is back on top again in the Valley Record staff’s judgment for this year’s Amateur Photo Contest. Staff chose Bill Cottringer of North Bend, now a two-time winner in the contest, for his evocative shot of a rustic barn with a Mount Si view. This perspective, he says, gets missed by most travelers on Ballarat Road, since the barn and the mountain are on opposite sides of the road, and passersby may not know the barn is there. On a sunny day last December, Cottringer took this photo with a Canon 5-D Mark III camera with a 16-35 mm super wide angle lens, circular polarizer and square handheld neutral density filter. Cottringer has been shooting photos as an avid hobbyist for more than 50 years—he bought his first camera in Japan when he was serving in the U.S. Air Force—without a bit of formal instruction, simply trial and error.
- Feb 27, 2013 at 4:56PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Record's staff judges seem to have preferred our feathered friends in the first Animals photo contest. It can be tough to see evocative feelings in birds, as opposed to furry companions like dogs and cats, or our lively four-footed wildlife, such as Valley elk. Yet first-place winner Pat McMartin of North Bend seems to have captured a universal feeling—facing a rainy day with spirit—in the shot of a fluffed-up, shiny bird in front of the home bird feeder, last November. McMartin, who lives near Rattlesnake Lake, has a quasi-bird sanctuary in his front yard. He watched this young Brewer’s blackbird show up in the rain, feathers poofed, colors highlighted. The bird’s expression brightened Pat’s day.
- Feb 27, 2013 at 4:20PM
The Sallal Grange's regular open mic night in March will be a fundraiser to help with medical expenses of Grange founder and 2011 Citizen of the Year, Nels Melgaard, from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Grange Hall, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. Instead of traditional potluck dishes, participants are asked to bring appetizers and finger foods to enjoy during the evening. All funds raised through donations will be given to the Melgaard family. Nels Melgaard was named North Bend Citizen of the year in 2011.