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- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:06PM
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.”
- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:20PM
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.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:26PM
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.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:08PM
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.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 5:12PM
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.
- Aug 12, 2013 at 8:57AM
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.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:35PM
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.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:45PM
Alva was a government employee, working at Ministry of Justice in her home country of El Salvador, when life changed. When Alva’s boss upset the wrong people, her job became deadly. “Men with guns said ‘You leave or I kill you,’” said Alva. “I can’t talk about this. It was really dangerous for me.” Alva and her son Daniel fled as refugees. Today, they live at one of Mamma’s Hands Houses of Hope shelters.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:39PM
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.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:38PM
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.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:36PM
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.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:41PM
Creating a residential block watch is the topic of the next North Bend community public safety meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Avenue South. Deputy Rob Rowe, a veteran King County Sheriff deputy and the crime prevention specialist for the city of SeaTac, will make a presentation on creating a block watch, and provide history, guidance and benefits of the block watch program. The meeting will also discuss crime-free business communities and multi-family housing programs.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 5:49PM
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.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:40PM
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.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 10:03AM
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.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:37PM
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.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:44PM
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.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:42PM
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.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:45PM
Rapper Macklemore was spotted in Carnation early Wednesday afternoon, filming a music video according to media posts on the Twittersphere. Posts about the musician's appearance in the city began appearing around 11:45 today, accompanied by photos of him and a film crew set up in the Millers parking lot off Bird Street.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:29PM
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.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:39PM
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.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:38PM
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.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:20PM
Steam-powered trains certainly have their fans, but Railroad Days’ third day is all about gas-powered, four-wheeling classics of the street. The Legends Classic Car show returns, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Members of the Legends Car Club and car buffs and gearheads from all over roar into town with amazing, much-loved and restored rides from every era, from the dawn of motorcars to today’s coolest sports cars.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:30PM
All are invited to a public forum on the Valley Renewal Center, the umbrella organization for the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter which first opened its doors in December, 2012, and the community meals program. Learn more about the shelter’s first year of operation and its mission, partners, and statistics on homelessness, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the North Bend Community Church, 146 East Third Street, North Bend.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:25PM
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.