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- posted Jul 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Rabbits may just be magical. It sure seemed that way during last year’s Block Party, when John and Kim Connolly saw excited youngsters simply settle down and bond with baby bunnies—or cavies, guinea pigs, wallabies or chinchillas—at their Animal Encounters booth. “For some kids, just holding a rabbit for an hour is a super-positive experience,” says John Connolly, and that’s what he and his wife set out to create when they launched their business just over a year ago.
- 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.
- posted Jul 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Thrifty thief: On July 8, a caller in the 400 block of Main Avenue South reported the theft of several items of clothing from the Mount Si Senior Center thrift store. An employee at the reception desk reported missing a wallet at the same time. Officers located the vehicle associated with the suspect, and impounded it for search.
- posted Jul 19, 2013 at 10:44 AM
Be sure to bring your appetite to the North Bend Block Party: Mount Si Senior Center is having a Pie Sale and Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at their building, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. All hungry visitors are welcome to stop by before heading to the North Bend Block Party. The center is cooking hamburgers and hot dogs, and offers pie for dessert or to take home. Lunch is $6 per person and pies are $8 each. All proceeds benefit the senior center and its programs.
- posted Jul 19, 2013 at 10:50 AM
The Snoqualmie Strings youth orchestra play their final scheduled performance of the summer at noon, Saturday, July 20, at the community stage. Student musicians will perform their summer song selection. Their selections will include classical music like Brahm’s “Hungarian Dance,” old folk songs like “Cindy” and “Old Joe Clark,” as well as more contemporary movie themes from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Mission Impossible.” Students have been learning and practicing songs throughout the year.
- posted Jul 19, 2013 at 2:27 PM
Kyle Twede, owner of Twede’s Café, has always loved a good, messy, sticky food-eating contest. At age 13, Twede challenged his 11-year-old brother, Shane, to a pancake-eating contest. Together, they consumed 40 pancakes. This year, at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Stage, at the intersection of North Bend Way and Bendigo, 12 brave souls will be challenged to eat as many pancakes as their stomachs can hold.
- posted Aug 12, 2013 at 8:57 AM
Drivers need to be prepared for nightly closures on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass next week for rock blasting. Longer closures of two or more hours are planned for Monday and Tuesday. One hour closures planned for Wednesday and Thursday.
- posted Aug 13, 2013 at 4:35 PM
The sign is up and the 77th Street Market is open, but then, it’s always open. The new venture by Carnation man Jeff Dunham is an open-air roadside stand, that he hopes will host farmers, ranchers, crafters and other artisans as it starts to grow. “It’s a lot of different things all at once,” says Dunham, a wood turner who’s selling his own works at the market and planting crops he expects to sell there next year.
- posted Aug 13, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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.
- posted Aug 13, 2013 at 4:38 PM
Cascade Community Theatre, and Second Story Repertory have partnered to bring Split 2nd Improv to the Snoqualmie Valley for performances this summer. The next show is 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at Miller’s Arts and Community Center, 4597 Tolt Ave., Carnation, and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Duvall Visitor and Centennial Center, 15619 Main St. N.E. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students, and all of the content is “rated PG.” Learn more at www.cctplays.org or find CCT on Facebook.
- posted Aug 13, 2013 at 4:39 PM
Friends of longtime Tolt resident Isabel Jones are invited to celebrate her 90th birthday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Sno Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Jones is a member of the 1941 Class of Tolt High School and a leader of the Tolt Historical Society.
- posted Aug 13, 2013 at 4:40 PM
Outside jogging on the morning of Saturday, June 29, Snoqualmie citizen Lars Gunnarsson heard calls for help and realized a neighbor was in distress. Without hesitating, Gunnarson went to the woman’s aid, to find her husband unconscious and unresponsive.
- posted Aug 13, 2013 at 5:49 PM
It was late Saturday afternoon by the time Cortney Tubbs was ready to just take a break at the Festival at Mount Si. The all-town party was an all-day affair for the North Bend resident, who got started early, dabbing on clown make-up to be part of the Twede’s Cafe parade entry. Strolling on North Bend Way, she handing out pencils to excited children.
- posted Jul 22, 2013 at 10:50 AM
A free day camp for children ages 6 through 12 will be hosted at Fall City United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2. “Secrets of the Kingdom, the Parables of Jesus” is staffed with young-adult leaders from Twinlow Camp, offering crafts, stories, games, music, and opportunities for new friendships. Snacks and lunch are provided. Registration and health forms available online at www.fallcityumc.org or by calling (425) 222-5458.
Pets that heal: Snoqualmie artist Kim Starr, Multiple Sclerosis author Patrick McIntire share joy through art products
- posted Jul 22, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Last fall, Snoqualmie resident Patrick McIntire woke up with a dream of a goofy little pig standing in a pool of water. Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990, McIntire’s health has had its ups, and often, downs. Yet there was something about this vision, of a pig in a pool, that brought joy to his soul and healing to his body.
- posted Jul 22, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District’s next Lunch and Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, presents the Six Dimensions of Wellness: Exploring the Elements of a Well-Balanced Life. Speaker Megan Worzella, director of Healthy Living for the Snoqualmie YMCA, will discuss how applying this model can lead to greater health and happiness.
- posted Jul 22, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Starting on Friday, July 26, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is moving its Lunch and Learn program to a new breakfast time slot. Nate Perea, Chamber Executive Director, reports that members consistently say a breakfast is the best time for these learning programs.
- posted Jul 22, 2013 at 10:49 AM
While snacking can be a great way to include more fruits and veggies in the diet, it can also lead to weight gain and unhealthy habits forming when done on an impulse. When the urge to snack strikes, ask yourself the following three questions to determine if you are actually hungry, or giving into an unhealthy craving or emotional need rather than physical hunger: 1. Do I feel hungry? Sounds like an easy enough question right? Often times we eat without truly taking the time to question whether or not we are really hungry. If the answer is yes, move on to question 2.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM
The first show of the season is coming up at Valley Center Stage in North Bend, and actors and actresses are needed. Auditions for "Almost, Maine", a play for romantics by John Cariani, are 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Valley Center Stage, 119 W North Bend Way.
- posted Jul 22, 2013 at 11:05 AM
The Swirl, Frozen Yogurt with a Twist, opened June 13 in North Bend. The shop is in Mount Si Village Shopping Center, in the building that used to house The Reef restaurant. Owner Deb Masters has added new paint, floors, plumbing, and fixtures. “Everything is different,” said Masters.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 3:29 PM
Children can try their own hand at painting in the great outdoors during the Children’s Plein Air Paint Out , Saturday, Aug. 17, during Railroad Days. Stop by the Railroad Park Gazebo to get your youngsters started on an outdoor artistic adventure.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 3:37 PM
River scenery races by for runners cruising on Mill Pond Road and over the Snoqualmie River bridges during the Railroad Days 5K, 10K and children’s fun run. It’s the surroundings, as well as the speed, that makes the Railroad Days run the premiere fast and flat course in the region. “It’s hard to find scenic and flat-and-fast in western Washington,” says Sean Sundwall, race organizer. For the fifth year, Snoqualmie’s summer run is a 10K championship run.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 3:42 PM
Artists of all levels can find inspiration, learn from each other and participate in the magic of painting in the outdoors during Railroad Days. At the Fifth Annual Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out, happening 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, artists are welcome to explore the city, find an inspiring place to paint, and then share their creations.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 3:44 PM
Bridge Academy, an expanded program of the Bridge of Promise summer camp for people with developmental disabilities, is opening soon. Community members are invited to a Bridge Academy open house, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the former site of the Riverview School District offices, 32240 N.E. 50th St., Carnation.