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- May 16, 2013 at 9:00AM
A memorial service for Elynor (Elly) Walker is 3 p.m., Friday, May 17, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. Walker will also receive formal military honors at Tahoma National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday. Snoqualmie Valley’s Post 79 and Auxiliary Unit 79 officers and members are urged to attend and wear uniform caps. The Post and Auxilary Colors will be present, and VFW Post 5052 will be the duty Honor Guard.
- May 16, 2013 at 8:51AM
The Carnation 4th of July Celebration Committee is once again gearing up for the best possible 4th of July velebration. Sponsorships are being sought to maintain the events, including the fireworks display, fun run, parade, car show, and other needs. The celebration costs about $34,000 to put on. Last year was one of the biggest and best-attended events ever.
- May 16, 2013 at 8:53AM
Morgan Schmelzer has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $3,000 for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University. Morgan will graduate from Mount Si High School in June. She is a member of the National Honor Society and did gymnastics during her freshman and sophomore years of high school. She is graduating from the Bellevue College Running Start program with an associate of arts degree in the spring of 2013.
- May 16, 2013 at 8:59AM
Warm, sunny days in the Valley signal the start of the growing season for local farms, and Sno-Valley Harvest is looking for volunteers to help harvest surplus fruits and vegetables and get them into food banks between now and the fall. Sno-Valley Harvest is a collaborative project of Hopelink, Rotary First Harvest and AmeriCorps VISTA that is working to increase fresh food in local food banks by collecting produce from area farms that may otherwise go to waste.
- May 16, 2013 at 9:01AM
Sam Shepard’s, tragic-comedy, Simpatico, based in the underworld of thoroughbred horseracing, is on stage May 16 to June 1, except Memorial Day weekend, at The Black Dog. When Carter, a successful horse breeder, gets a desperate call from former partner in crime, Vinnie, a Pandora’s box of deception and lies opens.
- May 16, 2013 at 9:03AM
Bill Melton won’t be walking the trail for the Snoqualmie Valley CROP Hunger Walk this weekend. But he will be on the sidelines, cheering on local walkers as they march against hunger. Melton helped found the current incarnation of the local Hunger Walk, and he wouldn’t miss this for the world. “It has been, as you know, a labor of love for a lot of people,” Melton explains.
- May 16, 2013 at 9:09AM
North Bend officials and law enforcement will host a community meeting on recent criminal events, including the home invasion homicide that occurred Monday morning, May 13 in the Circle River neighborhood. The meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, will be held at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave South, North Bend. Recent inquiries from citizens prompted the meeting, as well as the city's desire to be proactive in educating the public on crime trends and crime prevention, and to improve communication and partnerships throughout the community.
- May 16, 2013 at 9:06AM
The Chancel Choir of the historic United Methodist Church of Snoqualmie hosts a concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the church. This 28-voice choir, directed by Harley Brumbaugh, has been termed “one of the hidden treasures of the Snoqualmie Valley.”
- May 16, 2013 at 9:04AM
A funding car wash for CROP Hunger Walk is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the North Bend Les Schwab Tire Center. To learn more about CROP Hunger Walk, visit www.cropwalkonline.org/snoqualmiewa.
- May 17, 2013 at 2:43PM
It started with a wild man, and a wilder idea, heaven meets hell-for-leather. Bill Chase, known as “Wild Bill” in Preston, had this idea, and pitched it to his coffee buddy, Pastor Roy Peacock, more than 10 years ago when he was a newcomer to the Raging River Community Church. What if somebody, Pastor Roy, for instance, hosted a prayer service, specifically for motorcyclists at the start of the riding season, Wild Bill asked Peacock. Not a rally, not a church service, and not that wild of an idea, after all.
- May 17, 2013 at 2:46PM
Mailbox vandal: On Wednesday, May 8, a resident in the 300 block of Ogle Place in North Bend filed a complaint in the online reporting tool about mailbox vandalism. The resident said someone had apparently tried to remove the entire multiple-box unit by removing the base and bolts. The postal carrier had notified residents that mail couldn't be delivered to the box because of the vandalism
- May 17, 2013 at 2:22PM
The first-ever North Bend Blues Walk was a great success thanks to everyone involved. More than 1,200 people came out on Saturday, April 20, filling 13 venues downtown. Following in the same fashion as the successful Jazz Walk last September, music could be found all up and down North Bend Way from 6 to midnight and patrons wandered from venue to venue, enjoying the experience of it all. We had a great group of new venues added to the list with music in some unconventional places. There was live music in a retail storefront like Birches Habitat and a car dealership showroom like Chaplin’s Chevrolet. Thanks to all our host venues, the Pour House, Snoqualmie Valley Moose Lodge, Pioneer Coffee, Birches Habitat, Emerald City Smoothie, North Bend Theatre, Twede’s Cafe, Euro Lounge Cafe, George’s Bakery, Valley Center Stage, Boxley’s, Chaplin’s, and Scott’s Dairy Freeze.
- May 17, 2013 at 2:23PM
It is time for Mount Si’s spring football camp for next season’s sophomores, juniors and seniors. The camp includes several practices and scrimmages, a 7-on-7 event, and two team dinners. The varsity team will participate in one additional 7 on 7 tournament at UW on June 23
- May 17, 2013 at 2:30PM
If you can relate to the sign outside—“Nothing to Wear,” the name of Laura Herro’s recently opened clothing boutique in downtown Snoqualmie—then Herro is ready to change that. “Every woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear,’” says Herro, a recent Valley transplant from the Midwest. Pointing out dresses, yoga wear, then picking up a black jacket, she explains, “this is something you can wear every day, if you’re a businesswoman or a stay-at-home mom.”
- May 17, 2013 at 2:27PM
Our family has lived in North Bend for the past 13 years and only found out last Friday night that the North Bend and Snoqualmie fire stations are run by a combination of paid firefighters and volunteer medics. My son got into a serious ATV accident early last Friday evening, and we called 911 for an ambulance. Eight men arrived to assist with the accident. One man explained that three were paid firefighters, and the rest were trained volunteers. They have families and careers, yet give their time to help people in their community. Due to lack of funding and a fire department founded on volunteers, our community now relies on these volunteers to provide a vital service.
- May 17, 2013 at 2:31PM
Words to describe local artists Monty and Liam Wright: Humble, heartfelt and loaded with talent. These Snoqualmie Valley natives are father and son and enjoy their Scottish heritage as much as their love of music, writing and art. Monty recalls, “Liam’s love of art started in preschool when the teacher called me in to look at a comic strip titled ‘Butt Man’. It was literally a Butt with a cape and he had all these great adventures.” “He rode a dirt bike in one episode,” adds Liam. The teacher said he couldn’t continue the strip, but that didn’t stop Liam from exploring his creativity.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:39AM
The following students earned a 3.8 to 4.0 grade-point average at Mount Si High School. Students with an asterisk earned straight A’s. Ninth grade: Elene Apostol, Bianca Backman*, Abigail Bateman*, Christopher Bauer, Konrad Beattie, Olivia Bewsey*, Brianna Bilotta, Dayna Boord, Julian Bossio*...
- May 20, 2013 at 9:54AM
AAA gave the Salish Lodge and Spa and the Dining Room at Salish Lodge a Four Diamond Rating in 2013. This is the 23rd consecutive year the Salish has been included on the list, joining 28 other hotels in Washington and northern Idaho to earn the rating. The Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville, formerly of Fall City, earned a coveted AAA Five Diamond Rating for the 11th consecutive year,
- May 20, 2013 at 9:41AM
Hank Van Liew, a five-foot-11, 205-pound linebacker from Mount Si High School, will be a Concordia College Cobber. He's the sole Washington player to commit to Concordia in Moorhead, Minn., as part of the 2013 recruiting class. Hank Van Liew, a five-foot-11, 205-pound linebacker from Mount Si High School, will be a Concordia College Cobber. He's the sole Washington player to commit to Concordia in Moorhead, Minn., as part of the 2013 recruiting class.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:46AM
Looking to honor resource conservation and sound recycling efforts, King County is now compiling its seventh-annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list for 2013. This list acknowledges businesses small and large that have excelled in preventing waste and promoted recycling.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:45AM
Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club Plant Sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. South, North Bend. For information, call (425) 391-6034.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:38AM
Natalie C. Guterson of North Bend received a $2,500 National Achievement Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Guterson, who attends Mount Si High School, plans to go into studies in foreign language. She was one of 800 high school students to earn achievement scholarships.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:56AM
The Snoqualmie Tribe Fund recently awarded donations to 113 organizations following its winter application cycle. For this funding cycle, 83 grant recipients were new, and 44 of the funded organizations are located in the Snoqualmie Valley. An expansion of the trail system at Meadowbrook Farm, Camp Korey’s farm-to-table program, Snoqualmie Valley School District’s STEM programs, and microchipping and vaccinations for Snoqualmie Valley pets were a few of the new local projects to receive grant funding.
- May 20, 2013 at 9:57AM
On Saturday, April 27, we once again participated in the federally supported prescription Drug Drop Day in North Bend. We had over 79 pounds of unneeded, unused or expired prescription drugs brought to our location for safe and environmentally sensitive disposal by citizens from throughout the area, both inside of and around North Bend.
- May 20, 2013 at 10:12AM
A four-way race for a school board seat and a three-way race for Snoqualmie City Council have developed at the close of the candidate filing period at King County Elections. Four candidates, two of them incumbents, have filed for Position 4 on the Snoqualmie Valley School Board. Both Marci Busby and G. Scott Hodgins were located in director district 4 after the school district redrew its director district boundary lines last summer. Prior to the U.S. Census and the redistricting that resulted from it, Hodgins had been in director district 1.