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- posted Sep 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM
A community conversation around clean energy is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Fall City Methodist Church, 4326 37th Pl. Discuss how to eliminate coal from the Northwest electrical generation mix. Explore cleaner, safer and less risky alternatives and renewable energy systems.
- posted Sep 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM
Austin Jenckes wore make-up for the first time ever last night, for his successful audition on "The Voice." The Valley singer-songwriter posted on his Facebook page a photo of himself in the make-up chair before the show. A few hours later, he had even bigger news.
- posted Sep 26, 2013 at 10:42 AM
Chaplins North Bend Chevrolet is partnering with the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association in North Bend to help children get a better game experience. Through the national Chevrolet Youth Soccer program, Chaplins provide new equipment, a money donation and an opportunity for community members to enter the Free Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes.
- posted Sep 26, 2013 at 10:44 AM
KING 5 TV’s “Evening Magazine” host Meeghan Black and “Gardening With Ciscoe” expert Ciscoe Morris met Dahlia Barn owners Jerry and Aimee Sherrill last Friday, Sept. 13, at the North Bend business, which sells tubers and hosts self-cut dahlia picking. With the bright late-summer plants now in bloom, Morris and Black got a chance to check out the dozens of varieties—some grown here in the Valley, most on the Sherrill’s acreage east of the Cascades at Thorp.
- posted Sep 26, 2013 at 10:46 AM
It is midwinter and life sparkles in many guises for the residents of the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine, who are falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual and hilarious ways. Valley Center Stage’s new romantic comedy, “Almost, Maine,” is directed by Rich Wiltshire, with a cast of Valley Center Stage regulars.
- posted Sep 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Against Liberty at Tibbets Park in Issaquah last Wednesday, Sept. 18, Mount Si won, 4-3, on the strength of its deep singles players. While lead singles player Matthew Griffin fell to Liberty’s Marek Pierepiekarz, senior number-two player Kevin McLaughlin won 3-6, 7-4, 6-4 over the Patriots’ Justice Canley.
- posted Sep 26, 2013 at 10:51 AM
Birches Habitat’s second annual Fall Fashion Show, a benefit for Mamma’s Hands Houses of Hope, is 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Boxley’s Place, North Bend. Birches owner Nancy Wray started the show last year as both a fundraiser for the local shelters for women and children, but also as a way to build community.
School on the farm: Critters enliven learning at Snoqualmie's Rooster Valley preschool | Photo Gallery
- posted Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55 AM
Wilbur the pig is the smartest of the bunch. Give this micro-teacup porker the chance, and he’ll root in your socks or sneak into the feed can for extra snacks. With fall in the air, and an apple-themed curriculum on their tables, children at Rooster Valley Farm School in Snoqualmie figured that Wilbur would be the animal to eat the most apples in last Friday’s feeding time.
- posted Sep 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Friday night action at Wildcat Stadium gets louder and brighter this fall, thanks to a project that links the local high school, police chief, North Bend mayor, businesses and football boosters, players and coaches. A group of volunteers, led by Snoqualmie Police Chief and Wildcat parent Steve McCulley, took the siren from the former, now-empty Fire Station 87 in North Bend to power up the scoreboard at Mount Si High School.
- posted Sep 27, 2013 at 9:04 AM
The North Bend Moose Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary hold a fundraiser dinner and auction this Saturday, Sept. 28. The Moose Auxiliary sponsors a hamburger dip dinner to raise funds for community projects, while the Legion Auxiliary holds a live auction for veterans programs.
- posted Sep 23, 2013 at 9:49 AM— updated Sep 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM
A special race that helps children of every ability feel excitement behind the wheel returns Saturday, Sept. 28, to Snoqualmie Parkway. The Challenge Day Race gives children with developmental disabilities—no taller than five feet, two inches, and 130 pounds or less— the thrill of a soap box derby-type race while riding in a car piloted by a typically developing driver. Lunch and awards end the day of fun.
- posted Sep 27, 2013 at 3:09 PM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. • If the massive Snoqualmie Ridge proposal becomes a reality, the local school district will face a bulge in the student population—maybe $26 million worth. That is the estimated cost of finding room for 1,500 new students.
- posted Sep 27, 2013 at 3:09 PM
I find it odd that North Bend prevented a tattoo shop from opening downtown on North Bend Way, but somehow finds a gun store to be an acceptable addition to a downtown core that is meant to attract families and tourists. What is the city thinking? I would prefer the tattoo shop, hand’s down.
- posted Sep 27, 2013 at 3:20 PM
Parents always called it the “Red Park.” The new Snoqualmie playground, Autumn Avenue Park, kept its red accents, but it’s much more fun now, thanks to a $100,000 remodel by the city. Dozens of neighborhood kids turned out Thursday, Sept. 19, for the grand opening of the new features at 7121 Autumn Ave. S.E., near the intersection of Autumn Avenue and Pratt Street.
- posted Sep 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM
In three weeks I am getting married to my fiance, Evan Koerner, but sadly, I am without my engagement ring. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, I forgot my engagement ring in the tanning booth at Seattle Sun Tan in North Bend, and before I realized it and rushed back, another woman had gone into the same booth, and the ring was taken.
- posted Sep 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM
An American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class is being offered on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, located at 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway.
- posted Sep 30, 2013 at 11:27 AM
The Cascade Football Club’s U-13 Boys won the Premier Green Division Final of the Mount Hood Challenge soccer tournament held in Portland, Ore., the weekend of August 16 to 18. This tournament was host to 633 teams from all over the Pacific Northwest. The boys played in the top division of their U-13 age group, which included over 50 teams from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The boys represent all areas of the Valley, including Snoqualmie, Fall City, Northbend and Carnation.
- posted Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28 AM
Mount Si alum and U.S. Army private Mathew E. Scott has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, weapons training, drill and ceremony, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
- posted Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28 AM
I am an early and strong supporter of Initiative 517, which seeks to protect the initiative process. It guarantees a vote on qualified initiatives, extends time to collect signatures, and stops bullying of people participating in the process.
- posted Sep 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM
Golf runs in the Maralack family of Snoqualmie. Like her dad, David, and big sister, Caitlyn, 9-year-old Kasey Maralack is doing very well in the game. She won the Pacific Northwest Regional Drive Chip and Putt Championship August 11 at the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey, Wash. She’ll go on to the national championship at Augusta National in 2014.
- posted Sep 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM
The Fall City Elementary PTSA’s major fundraiser of the year, the 13th annual Walk-A-Thon, is Thursday, October 10. Locals can pledge to runners to raise funds for the parent organization. Pledge envelopes went home with children on Sept. 20. Volunteers are sought.
- posted Sep 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM
The King County Flood Warning Center opened, then closed Monday, Sept. 30, monitoring minor flood conditions on the Snoqualmie River. The Flood Warning Center opened at 11:45 a.m. Monday, following a day of steady rainfall that brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level.
- posted Oct 1, 2013 at 4:05 PM
This year marks IGNITE Dance And Yoga's third year performing in Snoqualmie Ridge's "Night On A Dark Trail." All ages come together to dance to "Thriller," and several community rehearsals are planned at IGNITE: • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6;
Taming the waters: Navigating the shifting world of flood insurance with forum organizer Angie Donaldson
- posted Oct 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM
Imagine you are holding a milkshake. Test its consistency by scooping up a spoonful and letting it drip back into the glass. Or, just dump it onto the floor and watch it splatter. What does it look like—a thick, blobby smear, or a watery splash on the floor and walls? Be specific, because your decision could be the difference between a flood insurance claim that’s covered, and one that’s rejected. Although that’s not exactly how claims are resolved, the milkshake imagery is part of flood insurance training, says Elizabeth Gildersleeve.
Real country: Mount Si XC runners test their skills on a challenging home course | Valley Record Photo Gallery
- posted Oct 1, 2013 at 4:26 PM
The final approach through the tall grass was the biggest challenge for boys leader Devin Sharp. The senior, who finished first for Mount Si with a time of 18:36, 10th overall against Juanita and Sammamish on Wednesday, Sept. 25, had his first run on the course at Mountain Meadows Farm in North Bend. It’s the second year for the team on this scenic, rural location, and it tested Sharp and the rest of the team in many ways. At Mountain Meadows, bracing scenery competed for attention with tall grass and molehills.