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Deciding to decide: School board agrees to 'vet' full high school remodel option for future bond measure
- Jul 15, 2013 at 10:24AM
It's time to take action on a new school bond, said three Snoqualmie Valley School Board Directors, plus a handful of citizens at the group's July 11 meeting. By the end of a 2.5-hour discussion, they had, unofficially. Option A, the $200 million scenario that would build a new elementary school by September, 2015, and reconstruct the high school over the next seven years, was the winning choice, but only for further exploration. Board members informally agreed to add an action item to the agenda for their Aug. 15 meeting, calling for further 'vetting' of the proposal.
- Jul 15, 2013 at 10:23AM
On a Monday in June, a 90-year-old friend, Chuck, his caregiver and I went to Mount Si Golf Course to enjoy a late lunch together. Chuck, having suffered numerous strokes, is physically impaired. He is unable to walk without assistance. On arrival, there was a man, in his sixties, loading his 20-pound golf bag in the back of his black BMW SUV in a clearly marked disabled parking spot. He had just finished 18 holes of golf with his pals.
- Jul 16, 2013 at 3:46PM
Children can explore and engage at the North Bend Block Party, with a number of fun activities. A 20-foot-tall climbing wall is aimed at children 5 and up. Three kids at a time can climb into a harness and climb up the rocky surface. There will also be an inflatable obstacle course for children to explore. Kids can bounce, slide and crawl at the inflatable attraction.
- Jul 16, 2013 at 3:47PM
Listen to the future of jazz music as presented by talented local student musicians, when the Future Jazz Heads play at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the Main Stage, located at North Bend Way and Main Street. Future Jazz Heads, who play most Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Boxleys, are students from local middle schools and Mount Si High School. They are used to being in front of a live audience, often playing alongside the pros.
- Jul 16, 2013 at 4:01PM
Even as the state tightens its belt, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to do more. Ferguson shared his goals and challenges in consumer protection, privacy, a high-profile discrimination lawsuit and the latest scams, when he met with staff of the Snoqualmie Valley Record, a Sound Publishing newspaper, Wednesday, July 10.
- Jul 16, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Jul 18, 2013 at 11:23AM
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.
- Jul 16, 2013 at 3:47PM
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.
- Jul 17, 2013 at 11:59AM
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.
- Jul 17, 2013 at 11:58AM
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.
Racing against a ‘silent killer’: Valley resident Caroline Mancini battles ovarian cancer, urges awareness
- Jul 17, 2013 at 5:17PM
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.
- Jul 17, 2013 at 5:12PM
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.
- Jul 17, 2013 at 5:07PM
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
- Jul 17, 2013 at 5:08PM
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.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 9:44AM
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.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Jul 19, 2013 at 10:40AM
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.”
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:51PM
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.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:33PM
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.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:53PM
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.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:31PM
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.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:43PM
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
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:46PM
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.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 10:50AM
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.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 10:54AM
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.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 10:53AM
Watch youth dancers leap, spin and shimmy in North Bend Block Party performances Saturday. Performing at 3:30 p.m. on the Main Stage, at North Bend Way and Main Avenue, Cascade Dance Academy’s Senior Company, made up of youths ages 12 to 18, shows off two pieces: “Put on a Happy Face” and “Carrying the Banner.” The Junior Company, made up of dancers ages 10 to 12, performs “Oh So Quiet.”
- Jul 19, 2013 at 10:44AM
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.