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- Nov 6, 2013 at 1:37PM
“Diamonds are Forever” is the theme when Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend holds a fashion show, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Center members are looking for any fancy dresses, gloves, or jewelry that locals are willing to donate for seniors to wear and model. If you can help, bring them to the senior center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 1:40PM
After beating the Liberty Patriots at home on senior night, 32-14, Mount Si’s varsity football team moves further into the playoffs. Their next game is 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Oak Harbor High School Stadium, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, on Whidbey Island.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 1:48PM
For the second week in a row, freshman Hannah Waskom has broken the record for the five-kilometer race for a Mount Si girl runner. She set it on Thursday, Oct. 24, running at 19:19 at Lake Sammamish State Park, then broke her own record with 19:05 on Halloween day at the Sea-King District meet, taking sixth Waskom’s goal was to break into the top 10 that day. She had hard workouts last Saturday and Monday, then took it easy the two days prior to the race.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 1:49PM
Voters, sharpen your pencils. The Snoqualmie Valley School District needs your answer to a $216 million question: Is the proposed bond the right bond for the district? A proposed bond now being considered by the board would: • Build a sixth elementary school, and possibly a centralized preschool on Snoqualmie Ridge; • Remodel most of Mount Si High School to a 2,100-student capacity; and • Fund more than $20 million in maintenance projects, including roof replacements at North Bend, Snoqualmie and Fall City Elementaries and part of MSHS, new boilers at SES and MSHS, and a new expanded septic system at FCE.
- Nov 6, 2013 at 1:34PM
Local actress, Robin Walbeck-Forrest, will perform her one-woman show, “Tits & Asphalt: Why I Walk For Breast Cancer” at Valley Center Stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 to 9, to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., and the cost is pay-what-you-can. Shawn Fuller directs.
- Nov 7, 2013 at 8:00AM
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, with multiple partners, has begun a riparian forest restoration project in Carnation, and is inviting the community to join them, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 9. The Tribe has already cut down the Himalayan blackberries at the work site, near the Tolt Bridge and S.R. 203. Next, the rootballs need to be removed, to help renew the forest. Bring a shovel or pick, or borrow one of the tools supplied and help dig out roots and make a difference.
- Nov 7, 2013 at 9:00AM
Thursday, Nov. 3, 1988: A second middle school for the Snoqualmie Valley School District will be built in Fall City, following a decision by the board Thursday. The people involved in the site selection anticipated more of a fight between North Bend and Fall City residents than occurred. Virtually all input pointed to the Lower Valley site.
- Nov 7, 2013 at 9:00AM
Effective Thursday, Oct. 31, the Falls Compounding Pharmacy’s branch at the Snoqualmie Ridge IGA will close it doors. The grocery store is not affected. The Falls Compounding Pharmacy’s main location on Railroad Avenue in downtown Snoqualmie will continue to provide medications. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Nov 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
King County’s transportation budget for 2014 and beyond presents a good news/bad news scenario to residents of the Snoqualmie Valley and the county’s District 3. It’s just that the good news—residents won’t have to deal with much road construction work in the coming year—is bad news, too. “It could be a disaster in two years,” says King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, adding “this is what gets me up at night.”
- Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00AM
Meet author RaeLynn Ricarte, a Marine mom from Oregon, as she talks about military families and sacrifice, at a dinner, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Fall City Roadhouse Grill in Fall City. Books will be available for Ricarte to sign. A portion of the sales will go to Legion Post 79 in Snoqualmie.
- Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00AM
Amy Quilizapa is the new owner of Mount Si Pet Salon, located at 330 Main Ave. S., Suite 1, in North Bend. Quilizapa is a certified master groomer with 20 years of experience and holds a ‘Golden Scissor’ award.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:12PM
The Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, hosts its monthly steak dinner, combined with its annual pie auction Saturday, Nov. 9. There are two seatings, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. for the dinner, featuring a choice of salmon, chicken or steak, and auction. Valley bakers pull out their best recipes to entice you to bid on more than 100 pies, tortes and other exotic desserts up for auction.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:18PM
Whether they wore the uniform seven decades ago, or five, or just yesterday, the Valley’s veterans still serve their neighbors. For many, a tradition of taking action to make a better world, and better Valley, has never stopped. Take the four older gentlemen who make up the Color Guard at the local American Legion post. Veterans of Vietnam, most of them—with one exception, World War II vet Lee Scheeler—these men shoulder vintage rifles and stand tall at all the local cemeteries to ensure their vanished brothers and sisters in service are not forgotten.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:19PM
Sno-Valley Senior Center, in conjunction with Rotary Club of Duvall, invites the Snoqualmie Valley community and all veterans and their families to the annual Veterans Day Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at the center, located at 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation.
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- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:44PM
A long-haired white person, Johann Sasynuik pays daily tribute to his Chinese heritage. He belongs in two ancient tribes, plus a new one of his own making, and with classic Chinese sensibilities, he sees no problem with that. “The Chinese are very practical,” Sasynuik explains.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:12PM
The next Snoqualmie Family History Workshop will be 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Snoqualmie YMCA.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:14PM
Natalie Kryger of Mount Si Homebrew Supply is the newest member of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:17PM
Four years ago, when I approached Stacy Caiarelli Brown, events manager for Snoqualmie Ridge Residential Owners Association, and Heidi Dukich, executive director for the Mount Si Food Bank about doing Night on a Dark Trail as Snoqualmie Valley community event, we hoped to have an annual, fun Halloween event that would involve the Valley as performers and audience, give back to the community as entertainment, and support families in need. At the end of our third year of production, due to the active support of so many wonderful people, the journey continues and gets better.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:19PM
Mr. Olah’s letter last week is a well stated, albeit, a wandering opinion. It’s also not entirely correct. After reading about kings, majority rule, temper tantrums, extremists, parenting (“one doesn’t always get his or her way”) and the entertaining dig, the “Know Nothing Party”, I finally came to the conclusion that he is upset with the continued battle over Obamacare.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:21PM
The Youth and Family Services Breakfast, a fundraising event for Friends of Youth, is 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Snoqualmie Elementary School.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:23PM
Gigi’s Cafe in Carnation has joined forces with Puget Sound-based non-profit Northwest Center to give back to the community by hosting a convenient drop-off bin for textile recycling that also supports local children and adults with developmental disabilities.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 2:44PM
As our summer family Art-Together-Time season comes to a close, and we launch our holiday family art programs, the artEAST Art Center would like to pause and shout a huge “thank you” to the Snoqualmie Tribe Foundation and our generous member artists who live in the Snoqualmie Valley. The Snoqualmie Tribe Foundation has made possible a series of teen art programs, including our summer ceramic camp as well as free, family Art-Together Time events that take place throughout the year.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 2:45PM
Dozens of local citizens, youth, businesses, and organizations have already been nominated for the 2014 “Give Good Awards” of Snoqualmie Valley. The awards were started last year by local resident Angela Craig as a way to recognize inspirational people and highlight the hard work invested into making the community a great place to live.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 3:03PM
Whether or not the Snoqualmie Valley School District is officially done “vetting” a $216 million bond option, one phase in its bond campaign is about to begin. Assistant Superintendent Don McConkey, in describing a series of public meetings on the bond proposal, told the board at its Nov. 7 meeting, “This is the beginning of the campaign.” Only two board members, Scott Hodgins and Carolyn Simpson, attended this part of the meeting, and neither argued with McConkey’s statement, or his follow-up emphasis on the need for a consistent message in this phase of the process.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 2:46PM
North Bend resident Camille Bodey snapped a few photos of nearby neighbor Anika Granillo’s turkeys as they frolicked in her yard with a few chicken pals. The owner was giving them treats. “I saw ‘Tom Turkey’ spread his feathers upon Anika’s urging, and and seemed very proud of himself,” wrote Camille.