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Big day arrives for new North Bend drugstore | CEO, staff celebrate ‘next generation’ 60th store | Photo Gallery
- Nov 25, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Nov 27, 2013 at 10:25AM
Chairman and CEO George D. Bartell celebrated the opening of the Washington drugstore chain’s 60th full store before a crowd on Wednesday, Nov. 20. On a bright, cold, “picture-postcard day,” he joined Terry Clinch, pharmacist at the newly opened North Bend Bartell Drugs store, with manager Charlotte Grondahl, and a guest, North Bend mayor Ken Hearing, as they sliced a red ribbon with an enormous pair of scissors. Then, he welcomed visitors inside the new store, there to partake of popcorn or slices of commemorate cake, or, as a voice from the crowd suggested, shop.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 4:39PM
Toes tapped Sunday, Nov. 24, as Harley Brumbaugh kept the music coming. About 80 people came to “I Hear America Singing in 1940,” the musical program at the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society’s annual meeting, Sunday, Nov. 24, at Boxley’s place. Past President Gardiner Vinnedge convened the meeting with a vote on the officers and board, conducted by 'ayes' from the crowd.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 4:54PM
The Cedarcrest boys took third as a team and won the school’s first state trophy, in cross country championships, held Saturday, Nov. 9, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. A number of Red Wolf runners stepped up, performing solid races. For the girls, Olivia Waterman ran a great race, moving up throughout the race, to finish in ninth place, with a spot on the podium. Amelia Anderson ran a good race to finish 34th place, which is her highest place at the state meet.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 4:55PM
State champion goaltender and former Marine Chris Castleberry has been hired to coach the Mount Si prep lacrosse program. Castleberry, 30, who earned All-State honors while leading Port Angeles High School to a 2001 Division II state lacrosse championship before spending six years and two overseas deployments in the U.S. Marine Corps, takes over as the club’s second coach.
- Nov 26, 2013 at 10:00AM
Growing Things Farm, located in the Snoqualmie Agricultural Production District near Carnation, is the winner of King County’s 2013 Rural Small Business of the Year award. The farm was the only Valley finalist in the third-annual countywide Small Business Awards. Nominations were made from May through July. More than 100 nominees were narrowed down to three finalists in each of seven award categories.
- Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00AM
Two Valley Marines, Privates Cameron Pike and Blake Moorhead, both 19, received letters from Sharon Piper’s third-grade class at Opstad Elementary School in North Bend during their boot camp training. They returned the favor in a visit last week to the school. Piper’s students had many questions for the Marines, and will continue to write to them as they move into their next phase of service.
- Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00AM
Ready to spend another $110,000 annually, North Bend is doing its part to keep the tenuous partnership of Eastside Fire & Rescue members together. In a series of meetings, the North Bend City Council has acted in support of keeping the city of Sammamish in their shared seven-year fire protection partnership, despite the increased costs it will mean for the city. In a vote at their Nov. 5 meeting, council members approved a new funding model that could cost the city $110,000 more annually.
- Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00AM
Bring creative holiday spirit into your home this winter. Learn how to craft holiday wreaths at Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater and Family Park’s Holiday Wreath Making Party. Learn to craft your own holiday wreaths, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 David Powell Road, Fall City. No experience is necessary
Playing Foodball: Teens and kids lead the way in Mount Si High School’s long-running, ambitious charity drive
- Nov 27, 2013 at 4:25PM
“Action,” says the director, Mount Si High School senior Joey Dunning. “Go.” A Santa-hatted Ally Schwabe strides onto the set, carrying a canned-food box. “What’s this?” says fellow student Jesse Guyer, already there and waiting, a ‘Grinch’ sign on her neck. “This,” says Schwabe, “is the Foodball.” “The what-a-what-y?” improvises Guyer. “It’s a food drive we do annually to raise money for local food banks,” Schwabe explains to the camera.
- Nov 27, 2013 at 3:45PM
Eastside Psychological Associates, PLLC, recently opened a new office at Snoqualmie Ridge. With 35 psychologists, one licensed clinical social worker, and three licensed mental health counselors, Eastside Psychological Associates clinicians assist children, teens, adults, couples, and families. EPA currently has two other offices, in Woodinville and Issaquah. The Snoqualmie location is at 8226 Bracken Pl. S.E. Suite 200.
- Nov 27, 2013 at 3:50PM
The Snoqualmie Citizen Academy saw a record crop of attendees this year.
- Nov 27, 2013 at 3:53PM
“We owe it to our kids in the Snoqualmie Valley to provide a vibrant, green and growing place to grow up,” said Kevin Haggerty. Pictured above, the Valley resident was one of the speakers at the first annual Snoqualmie Valley Youth and Family Services Fundraising Breakfast, held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Snoqualmie Elementary School.
- Nov 27, 2013 at 3:46PM
Is the cart in front of the proverbial horse with the latest Snoqualmie Valley School District bond proposal? I hope not, but as we get closer to a decision to put a $200 million measure to revamp Mount Si High School in front of voters, I start to wonder. The school board and officials are moving into an unofficial campaign mode on a proposal to update and expand Mount Si into one of the biggest schools in the state.
- Nov 27, 2013 at 3:52PM
Students in Shari Myers’ classroom get their first dictionaries in November, when North Bend Elementary School was the first to receive the books in Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Club’s Words for Thirds program.
- Nov 28, 2013 at 8:00AM
Bring the magical sounds of the holidays to your door or holiday celebration, performed by the Valley Carolers, a select group of girls from the Snoqualmie Valley Girls Choir. They are available for caroling at the door to welcome your guests, strolling through a reception or cocktail party to create a holiday atmosphere, or strolling table-to-table during or after dinner or dessert.
- Nov 28, 2013 at 9:00AM
Planned improvements to North Bend’s Torguson Park have been put on hold for another year after the federal Recreation and Conservation Office announced funding for three projects from a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant in October. Torguson Park did not receive funding.
- Nov 28, 2013 at 9:00AM
Avery M. Hamann of Fall City, a junior studying chemistry, earned a straight A average and made the honor roll at Oregon State University at Corvalis. She was one of 228 students earned straight As. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.
Out of the Past: The assassination of John F. Kennedy; Home burns on Edgewick; Decision nears for Snoqualmie Ridge
- Nov 28, 2013 at 10:00AM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives: Nov. 28, 1963: A bereaved nation, still lying in a state of shock, said goodbye to John F. Kennedy on Monday. The memorial service is over, but the burden is ours to carry.
Mount Si shortstop Carson Breshears en route to Oregon and college baseball; But first, senior season
- Nov 28, 2013 at 11:00AM
For two seasons, Carson Breshears has been one of the Mount Si baseball team’s secret weapons. The athletic Breshears was Mount Si’s second hitter in the lineup as a junior in 2012, and held down the shortstop position. A physical presence and a quiet leader, he confirmed in November a verbal commitment to the University of Oregon for college play. “I might have to become an Oregon fan,” said Mount Si coach Zach Habben. “It’s a great opportunity for him.”
- Nov 28, 2013 at 11:00AM
The city of Snoqualmie is in the final weeks of Puget Sound Energy’s Green Power Challenge. The challenge kicked off in the spring with Snoqualmie contending with Kirkland, Tumwater, Anacortes, and Bainbridge Island for $40,000 toward a community solar power project. Snoqualmie already secured $20,000, but another $20,000 is on the line.
- Nov 30, 2013 at 4:53PM
River warning systems suggest high water is coming down the Snoqualmie this Sunday and Monday, Dec. 1 and 2. Floodzilla released NOAA flood crest forecasts Saturday saying the river will rise above flood levels, with water expected to crest at the Falls at 10 p.m. Sunday at 27,066 cubic feet per second, or 14.53 feet. Flood stage is 13 feet.
Thieves steal electrical meter right off downtown North Bend building: Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:36AM
Meter thief: On Saturday morning, Nov. 16, King County sheriff's deputies received a report that someone had made off with the electrical meter from the Unity Masonic Lodge, 119 W. North Bend Way. The meter was pulled from the south wall of the building overnight, and the lodge has no power now. Puget Sound Energy was notified.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:38AM
A hunter apparently died of an accidental shooting Saturday evening near Duvall. According to a report from the King County Sheriff's Office, at about 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, a sheriff's deputy was conducting an area check of a trailhead near the 17000 block of the Northeast Duvall-Monroe Road. As he entered the trailhead, he found a man who was dead next to his vehicle, with an obvious gunshot wound to the chest.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:32AM
Si View Metro Parks is hosting its 10th annual Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the historic Si View Community Center in North Bend. With a wide variety of locally handmade goods, the holiday bazaar is the perfect stop for local holiday shopping. Visitors will find an absolutely full house filled with unique, one of a kind arts and crafts from holiday wreaths and swags, candles, jewelry, custom wood creations, paper crafts, honey, baked goods and sweets, watercolor art to photography and more.
- Dec 2, 2013 at 11:41AM
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, and closed four and a half hours later, following a brief and minor flood event on the Snoqualmie River. Warnings came after heavy rain in the Snoqualmie River basin brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level, with high water conditions above flood stage predicted for late Sunday and early Monday. Since then, however, the weather outlook improved.