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- Oct 19, 2012 at 2:26PM
Take Winter By Storm, a preparedness organization for Western Washington, urges residents take three important steps to get ready for severe weather. Step one: Create an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water for your home and office. Kits prepared for vehicle road travel and winter weather evacuation go-kits are also advised. Step two: Make a plan and practice the plan with your family and those who depend on you. Step three: Stay informed and know the weather approaching so you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.
- Oct 19, 2012 at 2:28PM
Two formerly empty storefronts in downtown Snoqualmie are now drawing interest in local arts and the downtown as temporary art galleries. And it all started with a brochure. The transformation of the storefronts began with a brochure drop and a conversation this summer between Sally Rackets, a member of the Snoqualmie Arts Commission, and Snoqualmie-based MK Property Services, LLC.
- Oct 19, 2012 at 2:40PM
Late on Saturday, Oct. 6, a business in the 400 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard reported the theft of $465 worth of alcohol. The subjects reportedly concealed the alcohol on themselves and walked out of the store without paying.
- Oct 22, 2012 at 5:18PM
One of the innovative programs offered by the King County Library System (KCLS) is the "Study Zone," a time for students to study, do homework and get help with their questions. Volunteer tutors provide free homework help during Study Zone hours. Students can find help in all subject areas, including math, science and MSP/HSPE and SAT test preparation. Students are not required to register or provide personal information to get help in Study Zone. The program is available on a drop-in basis, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Carnation Library, and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Duvall Library.
- Oct 22, 2012 at 6:21PM
American Legion Post 199 will honor Korean War veterans in a celebration, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the post, 31951 E. Bird St., Carnation. All local Korean War vets, men and women, are invited, as are others who would like to honor them. Residents are encouraged to bring family and friends, especially the younger generation, who have not yet had the opportunity to learn the war and its sacrifices.
- Oct 22, 2012 at 6:28PM
The city of Snoqualmie operates its own Reverse 911 community notification system, that is tested citywide each fall. This year testing is scheduled for October 22-25. During one of those evenings, all phone numbers in Snoqualmie that are registered in the city’s Reverse 911 community notification system should receive a call. The recorded voice will identify the call as a test from the city of Snoqualmie Emergency Operations Center.
- Oct 22, 2012 at 6:29PM
You don’t have to break the budget to prepare for the types of natural disasters that can happen in your area. The following are easy ways to get ready for nature’s events in a thrifty manner. Create your own personalized list. You may not need everything included in “ready-made” kits and there may be additional items you need based on your personal situation. For example, if you have pets, you may need special items. Don’t forget to have supplies in your car and at work. Look around your home first for items you can place in your kit using the personalized list you create. You may be surprised how many items you already have around your home that just need to be pulled together.
Preparing for the storm: When it comes to winter disasters, make a plan ahead of time and avoid risky choices
- Oct 22, 2012 at 6:33PM
The last few months have seen exceptionally dry weather in the Cascade foothills. But Mother Nature often has tricks in store. Even though this winter is predicted to be mostly mild, Bob Rowe, Snoqualmie Fire Chief, stresses that it’s important to start thinking about preparedness early. It’s the neutral years, he says, that historically have had the really big storms.
- Oct 22, 2012 at 6:34PM
This fall’s Field of Champions 13U Fall Baseball tournament champions were the Navy team, with players from North Bend, Snoqualmie, Sammamish, Issaquah and Duvall. Navy went undefeated this season against tough league competition, culminating in winning the championship game on Sunday, Oct. 7. These dedicated players are now practicing and playing year round to prepare for high school baseball.
In the hunt: Mount Si football clenches first-round state chance, delivers in victory Friday against Mercer
- Oct 22, 2012 at 6:38PM
Mount Si continued its run toward greatness this season with a 38-7 win Friday, Oct. 19, on the road at Mercer Island. The win helps the Wildcats secure a first-round home game on Friday, Nov. 2, in the Washington State Championships round of 32.
- Oct 23, 2012 at 3:45PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Auxiliary holds its annual Holiday Bazaar sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. Offered are crafts for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and other occasions, White Elephants, a bake sale and raffle. Sale proceeds go to support the group’s $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Mount Si senior pursuing a degree in the medical field.
- Oct 23, 2012 at 3:46PM
On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Cedarcrest High School cross country squad competed at the Cascade Conference Cross Country Championships, held at South Whidbey High School.The Red Wolves set out to be double team champions, and they succeeded, for the third straight year. Cedarcrest’s top three girls, Amelia Anderson, Olivia Waterman and Diana Carr, earned First Team All-Conference status, while Molly Hammontree and Megan Brimley took second-team status.
- Oct 23, 2012 at 3:47PM
I had the opportunity to moderate a 5th District candidate forum recently. While the candidates came from different backgrounds and certainly held different perspectives on many issues, there is common thread that unites them all—the desire to serve their community and to make it a better place. Moderating that debate and pondering the overall dynamics of this upcoming election, I was reminded of my trip to our nation’s capital two years ago this week.
- Oct 23, 2012 at 3:49PM
The Snoqualmie Valley School District is closing in on a final decision for changing its middle school boundaries. Two of the original five options presented to the public have been selected for further board review, along with a new option, developed with community feedback received Oct. 9 to 16.
- Oct 23, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Oct 24, 2012 at 5:14PM
When the opposition’s outside hitter leaps up for a lethal shot, Genevieve Knoppi is in the line of fire—right where she wants to be. With split-second reaction, the Mount Si libero braces herself to pop that ball up with her cupped fists. “That hitter is going strong. They’re going, ‘I am going to sink this into the floor,’” Knoppi said. “Not today.” Knoppi can be seen in the tough matches, calling out and communicating with teammates in the think of it, crouching for digs, and diving when she has to. The senior defensive specialist isn’t afraid to encounter the floor.
In the hot seat: State rep., senate hopefuls square off on reform, economy in Snoqualmie Chamber forum
- Oct 23, 2012 at 4:05PM
The five candidates for three positions in the 5th Legislative District aired their views on education, reforms supporting small business, and transportation issues at a Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce lunch forum held Friday, Oct. 19, in Snoqualmie. Brad Toft (R), Snoqualmie mortgage manager and Mark Mullet (D), Issaquah business owner, are both running for the 5th District State Senate seat left vacant by Cheryl Pflug’s withdrawing from the race in May. David Spring (D), North Bend activist, and Chad Magendanz (R), Issaquah software consultant, are competing for the 5th District Representative seat, Position 2.
- Oct 24, 2012 at 11:00AM
The Snoqualmie YMCA hosts a number of free activities this month that are open to all Snoqualmie Valley community members. Activities are available most days of the week for all ages. Teens and tweens have the opportunity to participate in many activities such as teen clubs, dodgeball, Futsal (soccer-based game), Teen Late Nights at the Y, and more. The Youth Development Center is open to teen non-members at all times. Age restrictions may apply.
- Oct 24, 2012 at 11:04AM
PJ's Sip & Social, a community fundraiser to help Snoqualmie Valley Schools District custodian Patrick "PJ" Duvall in his fight with leukemia, will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Fall City Bistro. The evening will feature wine and food pairings with 10 international wines, and award winning dishes from Seattle chef and Bistro owner Sean Lanagan. All net proceeds will go to Duvall, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, and underwent surgery in September.
- Oct 24, 2012 at 4:47PM
All military veterans, including those still active duty, are invited to attend Veteran’s Day assemblies and lunches at Snoqualmie Valley schools. Students plan big presentations this year to honor veterans for their service. To learn more or get involved, contact Suzy Cassidy at email@example.com. Veteran Assemblies for this fall include:
- Oct 24, 2012 at 4:48PM
We are writing in regard to the cuts in the Snoqualmie Valley Transportation budget which have resulted in the termination of shuttle service to Two Rivers School. Because nothing about this issue has been run in either of the local newspapers, community residents may not know about it unless they or someone they know have been directly affected by it. Since that termination took effect on Sept. 24, our school has experienced a dramatic drop in attendance because students continue to lack any means of transportation.
- Oct 24, 2012 at 4:49PM
The Chief Kanim Middle School eighth grade varsity volleyball team defeated Snoqualmie Middle School Eagles on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The Hawks are now 6-0. "This was the best of the best," Chief Kanim coach Joyce Kjorsvik told the Record in an e-mail. "Amazing plays, great rallies, incredible hits."
- Oct 24, 2012 at 4:52PM
The North Bend of 100 years ago was a simpler place. But the rules were a bit tougher than today. Minutes from North Bend’s council meetings circa 1909 to 1914, when the town was first created, show that the modern world was still coalescing. The city had to deal with the phenomenons like electricity, speeding automobiles—and smallpox. Strong winds in 1909 prompted the council to appoint two night watchmen.
- Oct 24, 2012 at 4:55PM
Autumn and Halloween happenings for local families, teens and seniors are plentiful this month. Get your spook on at the following events, starting this week in the Snoqualmie Valley: Pumpkin swim: Pumpkin Patch Swim & Dive-In Movies start at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Si View Pool, North Bend. Registration is required.
- Oct 24, 2012 at 5:03PM
Fridays are special at Si View Community Center. On Fridays, every child involved in the after-school program there, plus the ones in the satellite program at Fall City Elementary School, can go swimming, and then enjoy popcorn and a movie. That’s on top of the arts and crafts, games, snacks, homework time and, on this particular October Friday, a costume box to explore, built into every other day of the Si View Metro Parks District program. “Everybody who can hear me, put your hands on your head!”
- Oct 25, 2012 at 1:45PM
Valley residents can support their schools while shopping, through a new social media website. The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation is a designated beneficiary of the website SharingSpree, a group-purchasing service that donates 5 percent of each purchase to a non-profit of the purchaser's choice. Like other group-buying applications SharingSpree offers its subscribers a local daily deal, such as discounts at restaurants, but requires a minimum number of buyers to make the deal happen.