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National music award for Snoqualmie piano teacher Bob Pajer

  • Mar 5, 2013 at 12:39PM

Snoqualmie piano teacher Bob Pajer has been selected to receive a music workshop scholarship from the Music Teachers National Association and Pianot Technicians Guild (PTG). He will receive the award at an awards ceremony March 13 in Anaheim, Calif., as part of the MTNA national conference. The scholarship award is as a $750 grant from PTG, which provides piano-related advanced study opportunities to Nationally Certified Teachers of Music (NCTM). Pajer, a freelance pianist and teacher for more than 60 years, founded the Snoqualmie Piano Studio on the Ridge in 1999. In 2007, he was designated Founding Teacher in the National Music Certificate Program, now the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program. His students have received numerous honors in Washington programs and competitions, including honorable mention in the 2012 Seattle International Piano Competition.

Super Sitter workshops back at North Bend's Encompass preschool, starting Saturday

  • Mar 5, 2013 at 4:39PM

Encompass offers the popular Super Sitters workshop for teens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Encompass Main Campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend. The class, which costs $40, covers parent expectations, child development and home security. Teens also have the option to sign up for the first aid and CPR class on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The advanced workshop, also at the Encompass Main Campus, features loads of hands-on learning activities based on the American Heart Association and national first-aid guidelines.

Star sighting: Johnny Depp joins roster of celebrity actors to stop in small town of Carnation

  • Mar 5, 2013 at 4:42PM

Keep your binoculars when you visit Carnation these days. The little city on the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers, population 1,905, seems to be ground zero for spectacular sightings. Last week, the Internet was abuzz with news of movie star Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series) being spotted in Carnation and later at the Salish Lodge on Snoqualmie Falls. Before that, there were stars Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church, filming scenes for the just-finished-filming "Lucky Them," (see related story) and before that, Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire) and company were seen filming the hobo story "You Can't Win" soon to be released. And who can forget January, 2012, when Bigfoot was in Carnation?

Lights, camera, action: Snoqualmie Valley is becoming a big draw for independent films | Photo gallery

  • Mar 5, 2013 at 4:53PM

“Is this a movie movie, or is this a monster movie?” That was a logical question in Carnation, which last year was the setting for the Syfy Channel’s made-for-TV movie “Bigfoot,” and Becca Hall, who teaches a children’s writing class in Carnation, was probably asking for a lot of residents. “Lucky Them,” the movie in question, is an independent film directed by Seattle writer/director/producer Megan Griffiths (“Off Hours,” “Eden”), and starring Toni Collette (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “United States of Tara”) and Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways,” “Wings”).

Senior center serves up steak dinner

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 9:00AM

The next monthly steak dinner at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation will be Saturday, March 9. Seatings are available at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. for a steak or chicken dinner with salad bar, sides and dessert. Cost is $15 and proceeds benefit the center’s Adult Day Health program.

Learn about domestic violence, better relationships at lunch seminar

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 9:02AM

Sarah Steininger, Deputy Director at LifeWire, will teach the signs and effects of domestic violence and how to help promote strong, healthy relationships, noon Thursday, April 4, at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District’s next Lunch and Learn. The seminar is held at Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway. Admission is free. Register at

Valley's Jerica Saucedo makes St Martin’s honor roll

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 11:51AM

Saint Martin’s University has issued its fall semester 2012 Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement, and a Valley student made the list: Jerica C. Saucedo, a junior hailing from Snoqualmie, studying education. Dean’s List students receive a 3.5 grade point average or higher (based on a 4.0 scale), carry at least a 12-semester-hour course load and complete all coursework undertaken for the semester.

North Bend Grange sale features local food, goods, Saturday

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 12:18PM

The Sallal Grange will host its annual community sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at the Grange Hall 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. Sale offerings will include homemade pieces, new and repurposed items, as well as works by local artists. The Sno Valley Food Co-op will also feature locally grown produce and other local food items. The Sno Valley Food Co-op is a grassroots organization working to make local food more accessible to the public. The Grange also promotes local agriculture and local food, and wants to support the co-op in these shared goals, and sustain the local farming community.

Unsung sports heroes of Valley prep sports can inspire everyone’s effort

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 12:22PM

They didn’t always get the ink or take home the big trophies. But these Mount Si High School athletes shone in different ways. They show that perseverance and hard work have rewards that go beyond scores and limelight. Griffin McLain, a senior forward and post on the Mount Si boys basketball team, doesn’t post big numbers, but the team wouldn’t have gone all the way to districts without him. According to outgoing coach Steve Helm, McLain does all the vital dirty work for the team, playing defense on all the “big, wrong kids in the league.” McLain gets physical when he needs to, working his keister off in practice. This senior plays his role, and it may not lead to glory. But it helps the entire team.

A comedy of life, love and friendship: Cemetery Club opens Thursday at North Bend's Valley Center Stage

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 12:23PM

Come ready to laugh, but bring a hankie too, to the Valley Center Stage’s latest production “The Cemetery Club” is a lively comedy that tells the story of three longtime friends in their golden years who meet monthly to enjoy each other’s company and visit the graves of their departed husbands. In different stages of mourning, each quirky widow deals differently with friendship, discovery, loss and love. Ida is sweet-tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille’s the girl who just wants to have fun and Doris is the master of one-liners. But when a new potential suitor enters one of the ladies’ lives, will the trio’s close friendship survive?

A year after fatal Mount Si crash, investigators say pilot was intoxicated

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 2:20PM

The pilot who flew a small plane into Mount Si last year, killing himself and two passengers, was intoxicated, according to a Feb. 4 report from the National Transportation Safety Board. Robert Hill, 30, was found to have 154 milligrams per deciLiter of alcohol in his bloodstream, nearly four times the legal limit for civil pilots to fly, when he flew a Cessna 172S into Mount Si, around 2 a.m. Feb. 15, 2012. The toxicology tests, routinely conducted on pilots in fatal accidents, also revealed that the pilot had the anti-inflammatory acetaminophen in his urine and of the antihistamine diphenhydramine in his blood and urine. The report also specified the review of the aircraft equipment and concluded "The on-site examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of a mechanical malfunction or failure with the airframe or engine prior to impact."

Get crackin': Opstad Elementary hosts first ever crab feed to help PTA

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 1:40PM

The Opstad Elementary School PTA’s first ever all-you-can-eat crab feed is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 8 at the school. All proceeds will support the Opstad PTA. Catering services will be provided by The Sassy Turtle, and the crab is provided by Pacific Seafoods. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $40 at the door, and $15 for children age 10 or younger. To order advance tickets, send e-mail to

A special birthday: Fall City girl wants gifts to help feed neighbors

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Mar 8, 2013 at 11:25AM

For her birthday this year, 9-year-old Savannah Bethell doesn't want gifts for herself. Instead, she's asking community members to contribute in some way to the Fall City Community Food Pantry, where she volunteers. Savannah will celebrate her "golden birthday," when she turns 10 on March 10. Her mother, Veronica Bethell, said she wanted to help the food pantry after volunteering there since May. "She said 'there's a lot of people that come here!'" Veronica said, and wanted to do something for them.

Tolt PTSA collecting receipts for 'free money'

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 1:18PM

Tolt Middle School's PTSA can earn free money when people donate their grocery receipts to the school. The Carnation IGA will contribute 1 percent of all donated grocery receipts to the organization through its rebate program. There is no deadline for the receipts to be donated, the program runs all year and receipts can be given to the school at any time. Drop them off at the school office, or mail to Stacy Stead at PO Box 213 Duvall, WA 98019. Original receipts are required.

Valley Animal Partners plans first annual bunco party

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 1:27PM

Valley Animal Partners is getting ready for its first-ever Bunko Party and fundraiser, a game night, silent auction and vendor event. It's planned for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Si View Community Center in North Bend. Proceeds benefit local families that cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets.

Down with the dam; A fireman's dance: This week in Snoqualmie Valley history

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 1:42PM

The stories of the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include: Thursday, March 3, 1988 • The city of Bellevue received the thumbs down signal from Washington D.C. last week on a proposed 250-foot dam on the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River. The dam was one of the hottest issues of 1985 in the Upper Valley. A pair of hearings on the matter produced an overwhelming “no thanks!”

Dream on: Make a goal-oriented dream board at North Bend's Park Street Healing Arts

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 1:22PM

Learn how to make a dream board—a collage of words and images that help you visualize your goals—at a free workshop next week at Park Street Healing Arts in North Bend. Boards show your goals so you can move closer to making them a reality, and you can make your own board at a free, hands-on session, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the healing arts building, 318 East Park Street.

King County farmers: Apply for farm pad assistance by March 31

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 8:50AM

Agricultural landowners who work in King County’s rich river bottomlands can reduce their risk of losses from flooding by building a farm pad or elevated structure, where livestock and farm equipment can be placed in times of high water. King County is now accepting applications for building new farm pads or modifying existing structures during this year’s construction season. Applications are due by March 31.

'Tentacle' is winning word at Tolt spelling bee

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 1:30PM

Tolt Middle School hosted its annual spelling bee Tuesday, Feb. 12, and the event went several rounds before a champion emerged. Gabby Klocek spelled "tentacle" correctly to win the school bee, and represent Tolt at the King and Snohomish Counties Scripps Spelling Bee at Seattle's Town Hall at the end of March.

Letters | 'Thank you!' for supporting Norma and AP Smith

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 1:49PM

Thank you to everyone who attended the auction to support Norma and AP Smith at the Moose on Saturday, Feb. 22. What a great, incredible place the Snoqualmie Valley is to live. Thanks to the local businesses for the generous donations that were vital to the success of the auction.

Constant vandalism, squatter, river rescue: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire blotter

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 1:56PM

Double-take: On February 25, a Snoqualmie caller told police about a series of vandalism events. On Friday, someone had spray painted on his house, and he called the police but got no response. He cleaned up the paint, but found more vandalism Saturday, this time yellow spray paint on his door. The victim took photos of the paint on his door, and found the same symbols painted on a traffic sign, a mailbox, and another house in the neighborhood. He sent the photos to the police and cleaned up the paint again.

Valley trio on Portland university honors list

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 1:39PM

The following students from the Snoqualmie area were recently listed on the 2012 fall semester Dean’s List at the University of Portland: Hannah Kintner, senior, English; Katherine Wilson, sophomore, political science; Ryan Gillespie, junior, business administration

A season of shelter: Valley's winter refuge for the homeless wraps up first-year effort

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 1:47PM

It had to be a faith community that opened the Valley’s first winter shelter for the homeless. Only a church could organize quickly enough, generate donations and recruit volunteers to open its doors while it still mattered. “It’s cold out now,” said North Bend Police Chief Mark Toner in November, at the first meeting of community members that would become the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter. “I want to take care of the people we’ve got right here in town, now.” Toner organized the Nov. 6 meeting at the North Bend Community Church specifically to ask community members how to do that. “The city can’t do it, the sheriff can’t do it…” he said.

Vehicle prowlers pop up on Snoqualmie Ridge; lock doors to be safe, police say

  • Mar 11, 2013 at 10:57AM

Snoqualmie Police responded to multiple vehicle prowls in the Snoqualmie Ride neighborhood last week. Police say the break-ins most likely occurred in the early morning hours of March 7. The criminal activity prompted police to strongly encourage residents to report suspicious behavior by calling 9-1-1 immediately. The longer you wait to call, the less likely police officers will be able to locate the prowlers.

Town Hall meeting: Discussion on Imagine Housing's Snoqualmie complex is next week

  • Mar 11, 2013 at 10:43AM

The city of Snoqualmie will host a town hall meeting focusing on the potential Imagine Housing affordable housing project in Snoqualmie. The town hall meeting will be on Thursday, March 21, 2013 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Snoqualmie City Hall, 38624 SE River Street in downtown Snoqualmie. Project plans have not been submitted to the City of Snoqualmie for approval, but may be considered at a City Council meeting in the future if a formal proposal is made and additional research is provided. While a quorum of the Snoqualmie City Council may be in attendance at the town hall meeting, no action will be taken.

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