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- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Snoqualmie's free Railroad Days festival offers music on dual stages. First, the Main Stage downtown is where you’ll find classic rock, blues, tributes and bigger bands. At Railroad Park, the Arts Stage is an intimate venue for soulful performers. The Main Stage features a mix of styles and sounds, and you’re sure to find music you will love.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 5:37 PM
Unity Masonic Lodge No. 198 of North Bend has a long history of serving the Snoqualmie Valley. In fact, 100 years of history. The fraternity first met as a Lodge in North Bend in 1912, and was granted an official constitution from Grand Lodge in 1913.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 5:38 PM
Incoming Mount Si High School freshmen are invited to attend “The Insiders,” a free four-day course designed to give students helpful information and skills they need to be successful at Mount Si High School. The course is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 15, 16 and 19 at various locations on the main campus of Mount Si.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 5:39 PM
The white bags started collecting last fall. By now, Bev Jorgensen’s got more than 300 luminaria at her North Bend home, awaiting the big moment at this weekend’s Relay for Life of Snoqualmie Valley. Jorgensen, a committee member and leader who is deeply involved in the annual Valley fundraiser for American Cancer Society, started making the luminarias, or paper memorial lanterns, back in October.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Brooke Nicole Moorhead of North Bend graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for both their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 12:48 PM
The new Snoqualmie Arts Market, or SAM, debuts this weekend. The event brings artist, foodie, rural lifestyle goods on five weekends this summer, starting with a preview on Friday, July 26, during the monthly Finally Friday Art Walk.The market continues from noon to 4 p.m. on four Saturdays, July 27 and August 3, 17, and 24, at the covered area at Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave. S.E.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 1:03 PM
Taste the Valley, fight flooding Enjoy an evening on the banks of the Snoqualmie River, complete with gourmet food and live music, at the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance's Taste of the Valley, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Jubilee Farm, 229 W. Snoqualmie River Rd. N.E., Carnation. The annual fundraiser brings chefs, farmers and food lovers together to support the nonprofit SVPA, an organization focused on stopping the increase in flooding in the Snoqualmie River Valley, and committed to preserving its rural nature.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Cedarcrest High School's Kristi Connelly, an educational assistant, senior project coordinator, and devoted volunteer, recently received the Washington PTA's Golden Acorn Award. True to her nature, Connelly kept the news to herself. "Kristi is a very humble person," said Cedarcrest Principal Clarence Lavarias. "I did not know about this and she did not mention it to anyone."
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 2:03 PM
Outsiders who consider North Bend a sleepy little town clearly haven’t been to the Block Party. The fourth annual North Bend Block Party was full of wholesome community fun. Events of the day featured a petting zoo with an assortment of animals including baby wallabies, cavies, and bunnies, a pancake eating contest which would satisfy anyone’s hunger, and live foot-tapping music.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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 Aug 15, 2013 at 3:11 PM
The history of successful railroad construction and maintenance is peppered with fascinating machines. The Northwest Railway Museum has a number of examples in its collection and Railroad Days is an opportunity to see some of them demonstrated. You’ll see motor cars, a tie spacer, an automatice spiker, a ballast regulator, and even special cranes that travel on both the railroad and the road. Demos will be given at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m at the Snoqualmie Depot.
- posted Aug 15, 2013 at 3:22 PM
What’s cooler than a five-foot replica of the Death Star made from Legos? If you ask Dan Parker, aka Dan the Lego Man, it’s what he’ll be doing this weekend at Snoqualmie’s Railroad Days. “I’ve been building all kinds of displays, but I think towns and railroads are my favorite,” says the Lego Man. There’s something “mesmerizing” about a moving train, he added.
- posted Aug 15, 2013 at 3:25 PM
A Kid’s Stage featuring live entertainment from Valley favorites such as Eric Ode, Nancy Stewart, and Brian Vogan.
- posted Aug 15, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Family fun is on order as Snoqualmie YMCA hosts the Railroad Days Field of Fun on Saturday and Sunday.
- posted Aug 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. 1963: Don Jones, teacher at Mount Si High School, appeared before the Snoqualmie Town Council to protest excessive speed of hay trucks on Main Street. He asked if the council planned to have radar on the new police car to be purchased next year. He was told they do.
- posted Aug 15, 2013 at 3:36 PM
The 75th annual Snoqualmie Railroad Days are August 16 through 18. Discover live music, a grand parade, children’s events, arts, demos and vendors, all downtown. Friday, August 16 • Train rides, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m,
- posted Aug 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM
The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association holds its annual fund raising pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway, for Railroad Days. The non-profit association helps support Snoqualmie Fire Department special equipment purchases as well as charitable organizations and historical preservation within the community.
- posted Aug 15, 2013 at 3:42 PM
Come to Railroad Park for a showcase of amazing art by local creators. Art in the Park starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and runs through 4 p.m. Sunday. Painters, potters, carvers, sculptors, weavers, spinners, photographers, jewelry makers, journal makers and quilters will be demonstrating and displaying their art for the public to enjoy, and in some cases actually give a try.
- posted Aug 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM
As her mother finishes shopping for groceries, a petite girl of 14 finds herself exploring a bin of free books. She comes away with a small trove of good reads, for both herself and her three-year-old sister. Mom, meanwhile, has collected enough food to give her daughter three good breakfasts and three square lunches for the week. She smiles in gratitude as she and the girls haul away food for body and mind.
- posted Aug 16, 2013 at 6:46 PM
To meet growing interest for family history that is now sweeping the communities of North Bend, Fall City, Snoqualmie and neighboring areas, the Snoqualmie-Fall City Family History Group held its first workshop last month at the Snoqualmie Community Center/YMCA.
- posted Aug 16, 2013 at 6:47 PM
At the King Street beer garden lot, the Eagles will be serving local and favorite brews and vintages including Snoqualmie Falls Summer Ale, Mac and Jack’s African Amber, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Coors Light, Snoqualmie Chardonnay and Merlot, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and, if you prefer, cold bottled water.
- posted Aug 16, 2013 at 6:54 PM— updated Aug 16, 2013 at 7:03 PM
Snoqualmie Railroad Days is organized by a committee of volunteers, who work with sponsors to put together the summer event.
- posted Aug 16, 2013 at 7:06 PM
It’s the first time in a good two decades when Snoqualmie sightseers have had a chance to witness timber sports—whirling chainsaws, flying hatchets, swift-slicing axes—in action. Lucky for locals, then, that they’ll have a chance to see these skills employed by a world-class master athlete.
- posted Aug 16, 2013 at 7:07 PM
Snoqualmie Railroad Days begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, as Railroad Avenue closes and fun kicks off with Arts in the Park, food vendors, the Redmond Ridge wine garden, and the Eagles Beer Garden. On Friday, look for Radio Disney in the Y’s Kid’s Field of Fun and the Taco Time Traveler. Little Hurricane will be playing at 6 p.m., followed by Petty Thief at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage. Train rides run all weekend at the Northwest Railway Depot, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- posted Aug 16, 2013 at 7:08 PM
Snoqualmie Valley Pet Food Bank is partnering with Chase Bank to run a pet food drive for the month of August. The pet food bank feeds more than 300 companion animals of low-income pet owners in the Valley each month. Drop off dry or canned dog and cat food, collars and leashes, pet beds and blankets, flea medicine, kitty litter, treats, and toys at Chase Bank on Snoqualmie Ridge.