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- posted Jul 16, 2013 at 3:52 PM— updated Jul 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Dan Buchtal, instructor at Mount Si Sports + Fitness, will get people moving with a Zumba demonstration, 4 p.m. at the Community Stage, located at the corner of North Bend Way and Bendigo Boulevard. Zumba is great exercise, and one of the more popular formats at Mount Si Sports, says owner Ben Cockman.
- posted Jul 16, 2013 at 3:47 PM
Children are invited to make their own tie-dyed shirts at a special Block Party booth run by staff from Chaplin’s North Bend Chevrolet. Shirts will be supplied by Chaplin’s; All you need to do is create your own look. There is a suggested $3 donation.
- posted Jul 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM
A man in his 20s was slightly injured but needed rescuing Monday afternoon when he fell about 40 feet from a cliff he was climbing along the Twin Falls Trail. Rescuers with Eastside Fire and King County Search & Rescue responded to the accident at about 1:40 p.m. Monday, July 14. They found the man a little over a mile from the trailhead, on the bank of the South Fork about 100 feet upstream of the Upper Falls Bridge. He was conscious, but could not hear rescuers when they tried calling his cell phone, because of the noise of the river. He indicated that he'd hurt his head and elbow.
- posted Jul 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Kevin Hauglie Agency will be hosting a Client Appreciation Event this Saturday, July 20, at their Fall City location. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. they will be offering free rock chip repairs in partnership with Safelite Autoglass and free M.I.L.K. digital IDs to their clients, thanking them for their continued support and patronage.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 2:57 PM
Local author Heidi Furseth will be holding a book signing at the Evergreen Horse Show in Carnation, Saturday August 10, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Noble Horse Gallery booth. Her book, titled "Easy Love," tells the parallel stories of the sometimes misguided love of a father for his daughter and the undying love of a girl for her horse.
Racing against a ‘silent killer’: Valley resident Caroline Mancini battles ovarian cancer, urges awareness
- posted Jul 17, 2013 at 5:17 PM
In 2010, when Ames Lake resident Caroline Mancini was training for a three-day walk for breast cancer, she was short of breath and couldn’t climb. She had noticed other health problems – indigestion, bloating and backaches—but put off dealing with them.
- posted Jul 17, 2013 at 5:12 PM
The Mount Si Senior Center line dancing group will be performing the Dance Like No One is Watching line dance demonstration at 5 p.m. Saturday, in front of the Community Stage. Dances could include a waltz, songs from old musicals like “Hello Dolly,” country rock & roll, hip-hop and rap. Performers invite audience members to get up and dance along with them during the last two numbers, the Electric Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. “We want to get people away from the idea that you can only line dance to country,” said Deane Haugen.
- posted Jul 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM
Events and activities are planned on two stages and throughout the downtown block of North Bend for the fourth annual North Bend Block Party. Main Stage, at North Bend Way and Main Ave. • Noon, The Mysterious Fatmen
- posted Jul 17, 2013 at 5:08 PM
Families can leave the North Bend Block Party with more than memories—they can come away with tools for safety: My I.D. Club cards. Families can create free laminated identification cards for children, up to age 18, noon to 8 p.m. at the party. My ID Club is a free program of the King County Police Union, in partnership with the North Bend Montessori school.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 5:06 PM
With Si View Park renovations complete, organizers of the annual Festival at Mount Si are bringing back the crowd favorites to the park August 9 to 11. “We have all of our favorite events from years past,” said Festival Chairperson Jill Massengill, in a report to the North Bend City Council July 16. “The parade, fireworks, chili cook-off, art show, live music, the Rotary beer garden, arts and crafts, and the food vendors, they’ll all be back… it’s looking like it’s going to be a really great event.”
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 5:08 PM
While you’re in North Bend for the Festival at Mount Si, trip over to the library for some new, used reads. The Friends of the North Bend Library’s annual book sale will take place during regular library hours, starting Friday, August 9, and running though August 18.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM
Come inside the Si View Community Center’s historic wood gymnasium to see local artists and performers in action all weekend. Part of the Festival at Mount Si, live entertainment includes dance demos and artists showing what they do. It's all sponsored by Mount Si Artist Guild.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM
Members of the Mount Si Artist Guild are eager to get you into art. That’s why the Arts in Festival Hall expo, which returns for a fifth year at the Festival at Mount Si this year, continues the emphasis on master classes by Valley artists and artisans. Artists at work include Jeff Waters, who will share techniques of watercolor painting, and Snoqualmie artist Patricia Tamburini hosts a class on acrylic painting.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 5:20 PM
With King County’s sheriff’s deputies getting ready to do their annual liquor sales patrols—also known as stings—it’s important for local businesses, cashiers, managers and owners to understand a few things. First, that the person who bonks that bottle of wine or beer on the counter some time in the next few weeks might be younger than he or she looks and acts—and might be working with a cop outside to test you. So, second, you better know the rules.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 5:26 PM
North Bend gas station owner George Wyrsch, Sr., always loved the thrill of things that go boom in the night. An avid Lions Club member, he staffed the charity fireworks stand in town. Every Fourth of July, the elder Wyrsch took his family to Carnation to watch the show.
- posted Jul 18, 2013 at 9:44 AM
Sterling Savings Bank will be presenting the Minute to Win It games at 1 p.m., Saturday at the community stage. Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to compete in a variety of games including Try Mummy Me, Face the Cookie, This Blows, Extreme Hanky Panky and Junk in the Trunk.
- posted Jul 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM— updated Jul 19, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Dr. Tricia Nielsen has joined the Snoqualmie Ridge Medical Clinic team and will be seeing patients starting July 22. Nielsen is board-certified in family medicine. “Three of the most important attributes a physician can have are the ability to listen, to communicate effectively and to empathize,” she stated. “As a primary care provider, I strive to model these attributes. I believe that by developing a teamwork approach with my patients, we can better accomplish mutual goals in both preventive care and in the treatment of long-term medical issues.”
- posted Jul 18, 2013 at 1:51 PM
It’s hard to believe that North Bend’s Block Party is already in its fourth summer. It feels like that inaugural party in 2010 as just yesterday. It’s evolved so much already. More than just a ‘staycation’ day for Valley families, events like the Block Party are inexpensive ways for local businesses to showcase themselves and what they do. While it’s a departure from the normal routine for the downtown businesses, these festivals are about more than just making sales the day of.
- posted Jul 18, 2013 at 1:33 PM
Learn more about illegal drug use and its effect on crime locally at the next community meeting on crime prevention, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. This month’s meeting, the third in a series launched by the city of North Bend to address citizens’ concerns about crime in the city, will focus on one of the top issues citizens have raised, illegal drugs.
- posted Jul 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM
The Artists Alley at this year’s Block Party is one for the kids—and grown-ups, too. Come around the corner on North Bend Way, behind the antique mall and the Bank of America, and you’ll discover an oasis of creativity. Local artists will be showing off their works, both hung up for viewing and in progress. Painters will be working on canvasses, live. And this year, there’s a special interactive project aimed at the younger set.
- posted Jul 18, 2013 at 1:31 PM
Stories from 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie, as reported in the pages of the Valley Record: Thursday, July 18, 1988 • A Snoqualmie Fire Department officer observed a juvenile subject exploding fireworks at a residence on Silva Street, obviously illegal in type.
- posted Jul 18, 2013 at 1:43 PM
When Cindy Walker bought the North Bend Theatre in 2006, she planted herself in the heart of historic downtown. The theater, which was built in 1941, is one of the oldest businesses in the city and one of the classic icons of the community. “I still hear stories about people who had their first kiss in the theater during the 1940s,” said Walker. “Sixth and seventh graders have been riding their bikes to the movie theater for the last 60 years.”
Digging African wells and selling old TVs: North Bend man's yard sale fundraising for humanitarian work
- posted Jul 18, 2013 at 1:46 PM
North Bend residents should be prepared for another party. Next weekend, North Bend resident Don Baunsgard and the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church are throwing a large scale yard sale from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, at North Bend Elementary School, to raise money for humanitarian efforts in Uganda. Baunsgard began planning and collecting donations for the yard sale in early January. Currently he has 10 full storage units of hand-selected and sorted donations. Items for sale include 20 TVs, 20 bikes, dozens of musical instruments, multiple hardwood dining-room tables and chairs, 50 bags of new and used clothing and a 1946 stand-up piano.
- posted Jul 19, 2013 at 11:09 AM
North Bend firefighters moved into the shiny new Station 87 last week and were happy to find they had lost some things in the move. No rat pictures hanging from the ceilings to indicate where the traps were, and no stairs anywhere in the building. No cramped quarters in the sleeping area, or in the equipment bays, and no more nagging worries about what an earthquake or flood might do to their station. The feeling of the old station was missing, though, too.
- posted Jul 19, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Performing at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage, IGNITE Dance and Yoga’s nationally recognized team dancers are going to share some of their award-winning routines at the North Bend Block Party. Dancers ages 6 to 19 will demonstrate jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and hip- hop styles. Many of these dancers are just back from nationals in Seaside, Ore., bringing home awards including “Outstanding Choreography,” “Creative Concept,” Spotlight’s “Technical Award,” and even scoring in the top of the overall event.