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- posted Aug 5, 2013 at 12:01 PM
The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is recommending $1.1 million to reconstruct Railroad Avenue SE with sidewalk, roadway and utility improvements in downtown Snoqualmie. The Snoqualmie project is one of five projects recommended to receive nearly $3.4 million in funding from PSRC’s Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program.
- posted Aug 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM
Ryan Gillespie, a senior from Fall City was recently listed on the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at University of Portland. Gillespie is studying accounting. Students need at least a 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for the dean’s list.
- posted Aug 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM
North Bend’s blueberry farm, Bybee Farms, opened for self-pickers on Monday, July 22. The farm is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, and picking conditions are great right now, reports owner Kelli Berlin. The farm has six varieties of berries.
- posted Aug 6, 2013 at 3:09 PM
You already know how great your pet is, but why not let everyone see it for themselves? Bring your critter to the Festival at Mount Si, and let him or her strut their stuff in the Amazing Pet Contest, starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at the lawn tent. “It’s very casual, you just bring your pet. There’s no pre-registration, no fee, it’s just a fun time,” says pet contest coordinator and event emcee Kathy Paulus.
- posted Aug 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The Festival at Mount Si honors the community spirit of North Bend as it preserves the past, celebrates the present, and embraces the future. The event has changed a lot over the past decades, but its focus on community spirit, coming together and fun for all ages has never diminished.
Spicy stuff: North Bend's What’s Cookin’ Chili Cookoff brings a taste of community flavors to Festival at Mount Si
- posted Aug 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM
A bubbling, well-seasoned pot of chicken chili won a major award. And brought mom and daughter a little bit closer together. In 2012, the Old Hens, a mother-daughter team of Deanna and Brittany Morauski, took home the people’s choice award in the Festival at Mount Si Chili Cookoff for their Chick Chick Chili. Deanna, who runs the Old Hen Bed and Breakfast in North Bend, has every year fun cooking with her daughter, and enjoys the hearty competition at the Festival cooking challenge, which is judged by a local panel and by the people.
- posted Jul 15, 2013 at 9:43 AM
Eastside Psychological Associates, PLLC, is set to open a new office at Snoqualmie Ridge this August. With 35 psychologists, one licensed clinical social worker, and three licensed mental health counselors, Eastside Psychological Associates clinicians assist children, teens, adults, couples, and families. EPA currently has two other offices, in Woodinville and Issaquah. The Snoqualmie location will be at 8226 Bracken Pl. S.E. Suite 200.
- posted Jul 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM
Cedarcrest High School and Athletic Director Jason Frederick proudly announced that 13 students would be going on to play sports at the colleges of their choice. is proud to announce the following graduates who will be moving on to play sports at the college of their choice:
- posted Jul 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Salish Lodge and Spa's outdoor 'Music on the Green' concert series continues next week. Tickets for these intimate shows—held on the Centennial Green, a serene park-like area located adjacent to The Lodge—are limited to 130 guests and include a Salish signature blanket and a gourmet picnic complete with a variety of salads, meats and cheeses, Yakima Valley Cherries, and Salish Chocolate Bark to enjoy with a bottle of Northwest wine.
- posted Jul 15, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Valley Animal Partners hosts a free Pet Fair, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Mount Si Senior Center and Gardiner-Weeks Park, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. Bring in your four-legged friends for training tips from Kinship Dog Training, $5 micro-chipping and, for low-income residents, free pet vaccinations. Participants will be asked to sign a form stating they meet the low-income requirements. Appointments aren’t necessary, but come early to have your pet chipped; only 25 microchips are available.
- posted Jul 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM
Anna Wheeler, a 2010 graduate of Mount Si High School, has been attending the University of Washington since the summer of 2010 and is now entering her senior year. She will graduate with a degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, with a minor in Education and Diversity. On the Dean's List each year, she was recently invited to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honor society.
Deciding to decide: School board agrees to 'vet' full high school remodel option for future bond measure
- posted Jul 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM— updated Jul 15, 2013 at 11:50 AM
It's time to take action on a new school bond, said three Snoqualmie Valley School Board Directors, plus a handful of citizens at the group's July 11 meeting. By the end of a 2.5-hour discussion, they had, unofficially. Option A, the $200 million scenario that would build a new elementary school by September, 2015, and reconstruct the high school over the next seven years, was the winning choice, but only for further exploration. Board members informally agreed to add an action item to the agenda for their Aug. 15 meeting, calling for further 'vetting' of the proposal.
- posted Jul 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM
On a Monday in June, a 90-year-old friend, Chuck, his caregiver and I went to Mount Si Golf Course to enjoy a late lunch together. Chuck, having suffered numerous strokes, is physically impaired. He is unable to walk without assistance. On arrival, there was a man, in his sixties, loading his 20-pound golf bag in the back of his black BMW SUV in a clearly marked disabled parking spot. He had just finished 18 holes of golf with his pals.
- posted Aug 7, 2013 at 11:04 AM
The Festival at Mount Si is funded solely through donations and run by an all-volunteer committee. One of its biggest fundraisers is the annual festival silent auction. Many local and regional businesses and merchants donate quality items for auction, which runs 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the festival grounds.
- posted Aug 7, 2013 at 11:08 AM
Hear live tunes all weekend at the Main Stage at Si View Park during North Bend's festival weekend. Tunes range from rock to country to rhythm and blues. Friday, Aug. 9: Ian McFeron, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- posted Aug 8, 2013 at 1:50 PM
Day-of registration and the start line of the 25th annual Tour de Peaks bike run has moved to downtown North Bend. The ride begins Sunday morning, Aug. 11, at Main Avenue and North Bend Way. Ride check in is from 7 to 10 a.m.
Out of the Past: Valley athlete nearly misses OIympic trials; New superintendent changes the flow of meetings
- posted Aug 8, 2013 at 1:52 PM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. Aug. 4, 1988 • Cynthia Henry Bayles just missed going into the finals of the Olympic Trials at Indianapolis for the 800-meter run. She had her first taste of the sport as a ninth grader at Tolt High School. She graduated in 1977.
- posted Aug 8, 2013 at 1:54 PM
The Mount Si Lion’s Club is sponsoring the Lion’s Health Screening Unit at the Festival at Mount Si, offering free health screenings for blood pressure, glaucoma, diabetes, sight and hearing. The Lion’s Mobile Health Screening Unit is a 62-foot-long mobile medical clinic and is medically equipped to do health screening.
- posted Aug 8, 2013 at 1:55 PM
An exciting new generation in live music takes the stage this week at the Snoqualmie Arts Market in historic downtown Snoqualmie. Performing at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, is LocoMotive, a young rock band formed a year ago at Big Star Studio on Snoqualmie Ridge. LocoMotive has also performed at Finaghty’s Irish Pub and The Bindlestick, sharpening their talents on a repertoire of classic hits from the 1980s. Live music performances are becoming an important part of the Arts Market, which started July 27.
- posted Aug 8, 2013 at 1:56 PM
The sixth annual 2013 Mount Si Wildcat Basketball Golf Tournament fundraiser starts at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie. This four-person scramble helps the Mount Si boys basketball team.
- posted Aug 8, 2013 at 2:03 PM
Eight months after 57-year-old North Bend resident Lucinda Pieczatkowski was hit by a truck and killed on a dark road near Snoqualmie, King County prosectors have filed charges against the teenage suspect. Senior deputy prosecuting attorney Amy Freedheim filed a count of felony hit and run Wednesday, Aug. 7, against Cody Joseph Eads, 19, of North Bend.
- posted Aug 8, 2013 at 2:07 PM
It could be a stationery shop. Fat yellow pencils, boxes of safety scissors and stacks of notebooks are heaped on tables and along the walls of what is normally the quilters’ room at Mount Si Lutheran Church. Today, though, and for the next few weeks, the room is school supply central. Peggy Buckingham, a volunteer with the school supply drive and pastoral assistant at Our Lady of Sorrows, her church, drops off a few bags of pencils and such, then does a quick assessment of what’s there, and what’s missing.
- posted Jul 16, 2013 at 3:46 PM
Children can explore and engage at the North Bend Block Party, with a number of fun activities. A 20-foot-tall climbing wall is aimed at children 5 and up. Three kids at a time can climb into a harness and climb up the rocky surface. There will also be an inflatable obstacle course for children to explore. Kids can bounce, slide and crawl at the inflatable attraction.
- posted Jul 16, 2013 at 3:47 PM
Listen to the future of jazz music as presented by talented local student musicians, when the Future Jazz Heads play at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the Main Stage, located at North Bend Way and Main Street. Future Jazz Heads, who play most Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Boxleys, are students from local middle schools and Mount Si High School. They are used to being in front of a live audience, often playing alongside the pros.
- posted Jul 16, 2013 at 4:01 PM
Even as the state tightens its belt, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to do more. Ferguson shared his goals and challenges in consumer protection, privacy, a high-profile discrimination lawsuit and the latest scams, when he met with staff of the Snoqualmie Valley Record, a Sound Publishing newspaper, Wednesday, July 10.