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- Mar 12, 2013 at 4:40PM
Green eggs and ham, anyone? Bring your favorite breakfast dish to the Sno-Valley Senior Center for an early St. Patrick's Day potluck. Breakfast is served 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14 at the center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation.
- Mar 12, 2013 at 4:48PM
Representatives Jay Rodne and Chad Magendanz along with Sen. Mark Mullet invite 5th Legislative District residents to attend an upcoming town hall meeting, 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas Street, Snoqualmie. During the town hall meeting, citizens will receive an update on the 2013 legislative session and have an opportunity to ask the legislators questions and briefly share their comments or concerns about legislation, state government and issues affecting the 5th District.
- Mar 12, 2013 at 5:03PM
Learn about the impact of AIDS in Africa when the Sallal Grange hosts the Imani Project Presentations, 7 p.m. Monday, March 18 at the Grange Hall, 12912 43nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. North Bend residents Phillip and Diane Garding will talk about their trip to Kenya, to provide medical clinics and classes in Kenyan villages, and to visit with children orphaned by AIDS. The presentation will follow a potluck meal which runs from 6 to 7 p.m. All are invited.
- Mar 13, 2013 at 10:38AM
Riverview School District will hold its annual Kindergarten registration in March. Carnation Elementary School hosts a parent information meeting and “meet the teachers” event, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the school library. For questions, contact Carnation Elementary at (425) 844-4550.
- Mar 13, 2013 at 10:40AM
In your February 13 issue, you had the story of my company, Wentz Electronics, and our 51 years in business. What a great job Seth Truscott did in telling our story.
- Mar 13, 2013 at 10:48AM
Problems brought this group of people together, the guests of the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter. Unemployment, mental or physical illness, disability and addiction all contributed to one or more of the 30-plus guests’ showing up in the North Bend Community Church’s dining room on this blustery February night.
- Mar 14, 2013 at 3:52PM
Most of the big names are back as the Mount Si softball team reloads this spring. Familiar leaders, like seniors Mickey Blad, Lauren Smith and Tamarra Crowe, and experienced younger players like Celine Fowler, Paige Weatherbee, Nikki and Jenny Carroll, Rachael Picchena and Britney Stevens, bring strong potential. Smith, at center field the eyes and vocal brain of the team, has been a varsity player all four years of high school. She works hard: "I like to push myself on the field, and academically," says Smith. She wants to push that hard-working philosophy to the whole Wildcat gang.
- Mar 14, 2013 at 3:55PM
The new team coalescing on the Mount Si baseball team looks to make its mark with solid defense and hitting. Ten seniors make for a well-rounded team that includes Wildcat baseball vets. "We've got a good core," says senior Brian Woolley, who, with Griffin McLain, was part of the unforgettable state championship run in 2011. "I want the same thing as two years ago," says Griffin McLain. "We have the talent to do it."
- Mar 14, 2013 at 4:59PM
The Mount Si girls tennis team is practicing on their blue courts. It's a cool day, chilly, perhaps. "At least we're outside," says senior Cheyenne Dixon, returning volleys in singles practice match. "Last year we were barely outside," on account of ceaseless rains. By today, a little more than a week into practice, this team has had more time outside than in the bulk of last spring. That means that this squad is already improving on the 2012 season.
- Mar 14, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Mar 15, 2013 at 4:43PM
A meeting for people interested in starting their own organic farm under the mentorship of an experienced farmer is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Jubilee Farm in Carnation. Farmers in the Snoqualmie Valley have initiated a Mentoring Program to help connect people who want to pursue organic farming as a livelihood to available farm land, and to experienced farmers who can help them get started. The organization of organic farmers in the Valley, Sno-Valley Tilth (SVT), and the Cascade Harvest Coalition, are co-hosting the meeting at Jubilee Farm. The event is designed for people who have the interest and are ready—with a little help—to get the ball rolling.
- Mar 14, 2013 at 5:07PM
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 10, 1988 • The new left-turn-only lanes on North Bend Way may have slowed traffic and improved safety, but downtown merchants don’t appreciate it. They say the change has created dangerous driving situations, especially at the North Bend Boulevard intersection and the Shop-Rite entrance.
- Mar 14, 2013 at 5:11PM
Lucinda Fisher, 57, of North Bend, died as she walked on a Valley road in a hit-and-run accident early-morning New Year's Day. By 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, King County sheriff's deputies located the pickup truck they believed to have hit her. In the two months since then, Fisher's killer, the person driving the pickup that struck her in the 10200 block as she walked along 394th Place near Snoqualmie, has yet to come forward, and has yet to be arrested.
- Mar 14, 2013 at 5:02PM
Downtown merchants and the Snoqualmie Arts Commission team up this week to promote the district's treasures and pleasures, in an art walk and special scavenger hunt. "Treasures and Pleasures" starts Saturday, March 16, with an art walk, open house and treasure hunt, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can admire storefront art displays and enjoy entertainment courtesy of The Snoqualmie Arts Commission. Check out activities, seasonal displays and specials from downtown merchants and businesses. Look for the balloons at participating locations.
- Mar 14, 2013 at 5:03PM
Pinocchio Family Night is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend. Valley Center Stage brings its production, a hilarious, interactive play put on by local talent. Family nights are co-sponsored by Encompass and Si View Metro Parks.
- Mar 15, 2013 at 3:02PM
Police in the Snoqualmie Valley are ramping up their DUI patrols over the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Extra patrols are part of a region-wide traffic emphasis. “Don’t press your luck this weekend. Make sure you and your friends get home safely,” said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. “If you plan to drink, designate a sober driver, ride the bus or take a cab.”
- Mar 15, 2013 at 3:14PM
On Thursday, March 14, the Cedarcrest High School track and field hosted a track jamboree with Bothell and Granite Falls, their first meet of the season. It was a good meet to get veterans back in the swing of things, and rookies introduced to the high school program, related Red Wolf head coach Bruce McDowell. Junior Logan Orndorf took first in the 800 and 1,600 meter race. Junior Quinn Radbourne also clocked 2:04 in the 800 meter race, taking second.
- Mar 15, 2013 at 4:51PM
Track has been an exciting discovery for Luke Driscoll, a Cedarcrest High School senior who just started running last year. His first season began with a 12-second 100-meter dash, and ended with an 11:18 personal record, and a trip to the state track meet. "I've never been a runner," he says, "but I've always been fast." This season promises just as much excitement for the sprinter, who plans to run the 400-meter race by the end of the season, and to shave almost a half-second off his 100-meter time.
- Mar 15, 2013 at 4:46PM
Business and community leaders in the Snoqualmie Valley are invited to a Community Connections Breakfast, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 18 at the Fall City Roadhouse, 4200 Preston Fall City Rd SE, Fall City. The theme of the breakfast is "Teaming Up to Foster Employment Skill Growth in the Snoqualmie Valley." Learn about efforts in the Snoqualmie Valley to foster employment-ready skills in students. The presentation will highlight stories from recent career-focused collaborations in the community.
- Mar 15, 2013 at 4:39PM
Kaleidoscope’s teen rock band program comes back to North Bend Theatre on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, for a free concert open to the public. This is Kaleidoscope School of Music’s opening show of 2013. It’s one of the longest standing rock programs for youth on the Eastside, running bands continuously since 2004.
- Mar 15, 2013 at 5:02PM
Jimbo Davis sits, comfortably, on the thick mat, watching as pole vaulters race past, attempting to fly. "I see if their plant is good, if they swing up fully, a complete 180," says Davis, Davis is qualified to advise, as he went to state in this event last year. Narrowly missing a spot on the podium, "I'm coming back for revenge," the senior says. Committed to football at the University of Nevada next fall, he wants to enjoy this last semester of Mount Si track and field. Fellow senior Danielle Curley, who just missed state with a seventh-place finish at Districts last year, is the most experienced vaulter for the girls.
- Mar 15, 2013 at 4:29PM
They were in eighth grade the last (and first) time Cedarcrest High School's baseball team won a state championship, but seniors Clayton Lacher and Christian MacMillan still light up when talking about that win. They get even more excited thinking about their own chances at state, just a few weeks into the season. "That would be so cool!" they agree. Lacher, a first- and third-baseman, just loves baseball, playing all through high school, and most of his life. He also plays football, but, he says, "football is just to get ready for baseball."
- Mar 15, 2013 at 4:55PM
This is her time. Last year could have been, but the very focused Mount Si senior Danielle Burns was sidelined for half a season by injury as a junior. She lettered, and ended up playing one-handed in the league tournament last season, missing the cut to districts, amazingly, by 17 strokes. Already college committed to Methodist University in North Carolina, she'd love to get another shot at state. "I'm here to play, and I'm here to go as far as I can," Burns said.
- Mar 15, 2013 at 4:14PM
Life is all about soccer for Cedarcrest junior and soccer team co-captain Chris Cole. Sure, he's played basketball, too, but that phase is over for him. "I'm done with basketball, so I can focus on soccer," says the mid-fielder and forward, who's played soccer since he was 4 years old, and hopes to play in college. "It was just one of those things. I started playing with the ball and never stopped." Cole is looking forward to a non-stop season, too, with such goals as staying undefeated at home, and winning first place in the conference, plus, of course, going to the state championship. They're not really his goals, though.
- Mar 15, 2013 at 4:06PM
Speed will be the reloaded Mount Si boys soccer team's main weapon in its hunt for greatness this spring. "Everyone that plays attack is lightning quick, and we can use that to our advantage," says senior Alex Censullo. "We've got the leaders that we need, the role players," says senior keeper Hunter Malberg, who, at practice, stands out as the vocal communicator of the squad. After last year's heartbreaking season-ender game to Juanita, the lesson for Hunter is "Don't take any teams lightly." A big group of seniors includes Censullo and Kody Clearman, who were among the top scorers in KingCo as juniors, while current junior Aaron Baumgardner will be a key part of the Wildcat atta
- Mar 15, 2013 at 4:45PM
Lifelong Snoqualmie Valley residents, Norris (Swede) and Sheila Anderson celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 16, with a small family gathering and plan to take a trip this summer to celebrate this milestone. Swede and Sheila were married at the Tolt Congregational Church in Carnation on March 16, 1963, and they continue to reside in Swede’s childhood home of Carnation. They both grew up in the Lower Valley where Swede’s mother taught school in Carnation and Sheila’s family had the Richter Brothers farm in Fall City; both are graduates of Tolt High School.