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- Jun 11, 2013 at 3:11PM
Mike Taylor of Maple Valley hit a hole in one Saturday, June 1, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. He hit a 189-yard shot to sink one on the TPC’s sixth hole.
- Jun 11, 2013 at 3:51PM
Tom and Patsy Calvin are the Fall City Days Grand Marshals for 2013. Tom and Patsy both grew up in small towns just down river from Longview, Wash. Tom was born in Chehalis and attended school in Cathlamet, while Patsy hailed from Skamokawa. Tom first laid eyes on Patsy the summer before high school, when he took the ferry over to Skamokawa on his way to Astoria. Patsy was with a group of girls, when Tom asked his cousin, “who’s that cute one?”
- Jun 11, 2013 at 4:05PM
Family and friends gathered under cloudy skies Friday evening, June 7, to send off the 344-member class of 2013 with a brief, but touching graduation ceremony. Principal John Belcher began with some impressive numbers, including 50 percent of the class indicating plans to attend a four-year college next year, 23 percent planning on two-year college, eight students planning to attend technical college, 15 going into the military, and seven who’ve already earned associate’s degrees through Running Start.
- Jun 11, 2013 at 3:48PM
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, it is that we are powerful beyond measure,” Principal Amy Montanye-Johnson told the 22 graduates of Two Rivers School’s 26th graduating class, as they awaited their diplomas. “It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” Two Rivers School marked its 26th commencement Wednesday, June 5, at the Chief Kanim Middle School commons. Based in North Bend, Two Rivers is a choice school, where teachers emphasize goal-setting and personal responsibility.
- Jun 11, 2013 at 3:56PM
Valley residents have been following the adventures of two young Angus steers on the lam for the past several weeks. The two, owned by Terry Schlaht of Burlington, escaped from their pasture northeast of the city of Snoqualmie in late May and made their way down the hill, across the river and onto Meadowbrook Farm, capturing the attention of several families along the way. Now, the animals seem to have found a new home, sharing the pastureland of Meadowbrook with the local elk herd, and evading all attempts at capture, so far.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:18PM
Concerts are held under the new picnic shelter adjacent to the new Si View Park playground, every Thursday, except the 4th of July, through the summer. Shows start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:17PM
It sounds cliché, but the art of the javelin throw really does run in the Stevens family of Fall City. So does the art of breaking records. The story starts back in the 1980s, when dad Jim Stevens set the Mount Si High School record for unlimited-flight javelin with a 199-foot throw. Jim took up the sport as a high school junior, after a friend of the family involved in the University of Washington track program noticed his long arms. He threw for two years, taking fifth and then second at state, and held the Mount Si school record.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:22PM
Come and listen to native drumming and storytelling by John Mullen of the Snoqualmie Tribe. Participants can also watch Mullen, a master carver, demonstrate carving techniques and try out carving on a small cedar canoe. For the past 13 years, Mullen has dedicated himself to reviving and rediscovering the arts of the Snoqualmie Tribe.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:10PM
They’re out of the tub and on the loose, all for a great cause. During Fall City Days, rubber ducks get the chance to see the rushing waters of the Snoqualmie River, and take a thrilling tumble from the heights of the Fall City bridge. During the annual Ducky Derby, the little guys race their way down the Snoqualmie River for fun and prizes, all to benefit Fall City Elementary. For $5, entrants in the Ducky Derby get themselves a specially numbered and weighted racing duck for the competition. Only 1,000 ducks are available, with more than 50 finishers qualifying for prizes.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:14PM
The Fall City Masons’ major yearly fundraiser, the annual Charity Pancake Breakfast, is 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Fall City Masonic Lodge, 4304 337th Pl. S.E. Tickets are $5 at the door or can be purchased at a 20 percent discount, in presale booklets of five tickets, at the Farmhouse Market in downtown Fall City (www.farmhousemarket.com). On the menu: Pancakes, scrambled eggs and juicy sausages to start the day of festivities. It’s a great way to carb-load or recover from the Fall City Fun Run.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:24PM
Minna Rudd walks Marty Wheeler past the new concessions building, down the new sidewalk, to the corner of a patch of fresh, green lawn. “He’s right about here, facing into the seating area,” Rudd says. The Si View Activities Director is showing Wheeler, a retired firefighter turned vegetable farmer and entrepreneur, where his corner booth will go in a few day’s time. “She knows our lines get big,” Wheeler says. He doesn’t try to campaign for any special spot, letting Rudd do her job. “She has put a ton of intelligent thinking into this market,” says Wheeler.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:46AM
Be prepared to clap your hands and stomp your feet. The Fire Inside Celtic band is scheduled to perform the full spectrum in Celtic music—from foot-stomping jigs and reels and hilarious drinking songs to well-known sing-alongs. The band began in 2011 through the influence of Fall City resident and flute player, Carol Whitaker. Instruments played during the performance will include fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar, bodhran, and mandolin playing. Fire Inside will play upbeat dancing music and encourages guests to come up to the stage and get into it.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 10:00AM
Fall City Days gets in high gear once again Saturday, June 15, with a children's parade, followed by the main event. Right before the main parade, children are welcome to bring their animals—just about any animal—to show off in a kids and pet parade. Dogs aren’t the only beasts welcomed: “It could be a llama, a goat, a cow on a leash,” says volunteer Laurie Hauglie. The children’s parade begins at 11 a.m. The main parade follows at 11:15.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:43AM
State Route 202 will close during Fall City Days on Saturday, June 15, the festival committee announced. Route 202, between milepost 21.71, which is the Preston-Fall City Road, and milepost 20.64 which is 324th Avenue S.E., will be closed between 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:45AM
Come be part of a community art project to paint wooden herons. Anyone at Fall City Days is welcome to splash some color on these 16-inch carved birds. There aren’t any instructions other than having fun. Painters will have 30 barrels of bright colors to choose from and their imaginations to direct them. In September the birds will appear at the Snoqualmie River Fish Festival.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:50AM
• The second fire in two weeks broke out at Hearing’s Rexall Drug store in North Bend Monday, June 10, about 11 a.m. Gordon Hearing, proprietor, said the previous fire damaged the insulation and when the workmen were in the process of moving it, the wire shorted. The North Bend Volunteer Fire Department quickly put out the fire. There was minor smoke damage.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:49AM
The Historical Society’s 2013 collector glass honors the Fall City Brick School, an institution that lasted from 1915 through 1970. In 1916, it was a “great leap forward,” from kerosene lamps to electric lights, from outhouses to flush toilets, with space for many new class offerings. Until 1944, when Valley high schools were consolidated, students attended the Brick School from Kindergarten through high school.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:57AM
Throughout the Fall City Days street fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in downtown Fall City, be on the lookout for the Trash Apes. These garbage gorillas show everyone just how easy it is to throw away trash. They're not real apes, but Seattle-area human performance artists, and their project was conceived by Christian Swenson with help from King County's 4Culture organization as part of its Site-Specific Performance Series.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 10:07AM
To walk through the Fall City Cemetery is to visit with many of the earliest settlers in our area. People like Jeremiah Borst, “father of the Snoqualmie Valley”, who platted Fall City in 1887, or James Taylor, who homesteaded here in 1869. The grave of Josiah “Uncle Si” Merritt, namesake of Mount Si, is here, as is the burial place of David Taylor and wife Helen Moore Taylor, the first family to settle here, and their daughter Olive Taylor Quigley, the first pioneer girl born at The Landing, as Fall City was called.
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:46PM
Watermelon lovers, get ready for the return of the Fall City Days watermelon-eating contest. The annual speed-eating competition was on hiatus last year, without enough volunteer support to stage the event. But it’s back this year, as messy and juicy as ever, and possibly even more funny. “Young Life is kind of known for its goofiness,” says Sally Kraft, who is organizing the contest along with Renee and Sean Christensen, co-chairs of Snoqualmie Valley Young Life.
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:44PM
Come to Fall City on Saturday, June 15, for a full day of community events, live entertainment, eats and a parade. The full event schedule for Fall City Days is as follows: • 6:30 a.m., State Route 202 closure (324th to Preston-Fall City Road) • 7 a.m., Masons’ annual pancake breakfast at Masonic Hall • 8:45 a.m., first call to Fun Run start line at Quigley Park
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:41PM
Members of the Fall City Days Committee, (pictured belowm from left, Amy Jones, Meghan Brady, Melody Tjossem, Judy Dix and Libby James) show off logo wear for sale as part of Saturday's full festival The committee worked on the design of this year’s t-shirts and hat logo with Joanne Rayl and Raindance Sportswear.
Powering up Fall City Days: Volunteer Bill Aggenbach shares 20 years of service for Lower Valley party
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:48PM
On June 15, the Snoqualmie Valley community will usher in summer by celebrating the 42nd annual Fall City Days. Overly excited 8-year-old girls will ride horses, ambitious adolescent boys will challenge each other during the watermelon-eating contest, and jogging buddies will participate in the Fun Run. But before any of Fall City Days festivities can begin, Bill Aggenbach will have been behind the scenes setting up sound systems, providing electricity and repairing riverside benches.Aggenbach has been volunteering his time at Fall City Days for more than 20 years.
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:51PM
On June 3, a citizen filed an online complaint of a theft that occurred over the weekend, in the 45500 block of Southeast North Bend Way. He wrote that early Sunday morning, as he was loading up karaoke equipment following the Saturday show, he got several offers of help with the equipment, but declined them all. On Monday, he discovered that some critical equipment was missing, and believed it was taken during the loading on Sunday.
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:42PM
Stationed in his usual spot outside the Art Park, Brian Major will be creating a chalk mural throughout the day. The chalk painting collage will feature a great blue heron. Majors will be using many of his favorite colors, earth tones mixed with blues and purples. He works in a variety of mediums, including oils, acrylics and pencils, and uses light and color to set a mood and bring his art to life.