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Valley food bank seeks volunteer rescue drivers, distribution help

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 10:41AM

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank is looking for two kinds of volunteers. Grocery rescue drivers use their own vehicles to collect food from local grocery stores and bring donations back to the food bank. Distribution volunteers help distribute food to clients on Wednesdays.

Valley readers say Si View has the Best Festival in the Best Park

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:03AM

Si View Park and Community Center was our readers’ choice for the Best Park in the Valley. The 75 year-old facility is a hub for many community events, including this year’s Best Festival, the Festival at Mount Si, or Alpine Days, if you prefer, so we asked Si View’s Minna Rudd, and Festival organizer Jill Masssengill about what makes them special.

Growing your business: Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce voted Best Organization to Join

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:06AM

It’s there in the numbers. Since the first of the year, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce has added 45 new members, bringing the total membership to 305. Readers in the Valley Record’s Best of the Valley poll knew it already, choosing the Chamber as the Best Organization to Join. And everyone can join the chamber. We have non-profit, for-profit and individual members,” said Nate Perea, Chamber Executive Director. “Usually when we have individuals join, they’re very community-minded people. They want to be a part of contributing to the community,” he added.

Cedarcrest senior Chris Cole to play NCAA soccer at Lenoir-Rhyne

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:08AM

For Cedarcrest High School senior Chris Cole, 14 years of hard work and a passion for soccer paid off in the most gratifying way Feb. 5, National Letter of Intent day. Cole has committed to play men’s soccer at Lenoir-Rhyne University, an NCAA Division II school in Hickory, N.C. He joins the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears, along with players from all over the United States and Europe.

Snoqualmie athlete Maddie Racine, at Eastside Catholic, commits to Seattle University Soccer

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:10AM

Eastside Catholic High School student and Snoqualmie resident Maddie Racine signed her national letter of intent in February to play soccer at Seattle University. Racine played and started all four years at Eastside Catholic, as a defender, midfielder and forward.

North Bend Bar and Grill: Consistently tops

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:20AM

Fans of the North Bend Bar & Grill, (and there are many) have once again put the restaurant at or near the top of the list in several categories in the Valley Record's Best of the Valley reader survey. This year, the NBBG was chosen Best Bar, and was a finalist for Best Restaurant and Best Brunch. We asked Liz Vollbrecht, a 10-year employee and general manager for the past five years, about what makes the place stand out for customers.

Open communicator: Sally Rankin-Gabel, of North Bend Montessori, voted Best Teacher in the Valley

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:22AM

“I’m just shocked,” Sally Rankin-Gabel said when she learned that she has won both Best Preschool again, as well as Best Teacher in the Valley, beating out teachers at local elementary, middle and high schools. Rankin-Gabel takes a moment to ponder where all this devotion from her families at North Bend Montessori, where she’s taught for 17 years, comes from.

The community approach: Former North Bend chief Mark Toner voted top cop

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:24AM

This year’s top-rated police officer is a repeat offender, former North Bend Police Chief Mark Toner. Earlier this month, North Bend transitioned to a Snoqualmie Police contract, and Sgt. Toner was reassigned to a patrol area. He’s been in law enforcement for 29 years, the last four and a half in North Bend, and he shared his thoughts on community policing from a vacation beach spot last week:

Mount Si alumni Matthew Scott clears Army’s basic training

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28AM

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.

First Aid, CPR class is at Snoqualmie Fire Station

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:25AM

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.

Snoqualmie’s Kasey Maralack, 9, wins major regional tourney

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:29AM

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.

Local soccer team, CFC's U-13 Boys, hold the Hood Challenge trophy

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:27AM

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.

Fall City Elementary readies for 13th Walk-A-Thon

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:30AM

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.

Letters | Support for ‘ordinary folks’ in initiative process

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28AM

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.

North Bend survey looks at Train Depot cameras

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 1, 2013 at 12:20PM

The city of North Bend is considering the use of video cameras to fight crime at the downtown North Bend Train Depot. Any camera would not be used to issue traffic infractions, civil violations, or for general surveillance. Local officials are concerned about individuals rights to personal privacy and have requested that staff survey the public.

King County opens, closes Flood Warning Center as rainfall eases and rivers begin to drop

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 5:30PM

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.

Night on a Dark Trail rehearsals are happening at North Bend's IGNITE

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 4:05PM

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;

Real country: Mount Si XC runners test their skills on a challenging home course | Valley Record Photo Gallery

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 4:26PM

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.

Contract talks end, Carnation to seek new police provider

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 4:06PM

The city of Duvall has ended contract negotiations with Carnation for shared police services between the two cities. Carnation City Manager Ken Carter confirmed Tuesday, Oct. 1, that the contract, which expires Dec. 31, will not be renegotiated. Citing an overworked police force and difficulties in recruiting new officers, Duvall Mayor Will Ibershof had recommended to the Duvall City Council at its Sept. 26 meeting to end negotiations. Several council members expressed concern that they hadn’t known earlier about the staffing difficulties, but none opposed ending the negotiations.

Taming the waters: Navigating the shifting world of flood insurance with forum organizer Angie Donaldson

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 4:08PM

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.

One stroke at a time, swimmers making gains on Wildcats’ inaugural squad | Valley Record Photo Gallery

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 4:13PM

Ashley Cole blasts into the water from the board, chasing the clock in this relay race. A good start means a better time for Cole, a Mount Si sophomore motivated by both team spirit, fitness and a personal drive. “I’m trying to improve,” says Cole. Like the rest of this brand new Valley swim team, she’s succeeding, one stroke at a time.

Bond decision: District 410 board is divided on funding for new facilities

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 4:15PM

Option A squared off against Plan B Thursday evening, in the school bond arena. In one corner, the eight-year, $200 million proposal to build a sixth elementary school and remodel Mount Si High School over the next decade, better known as Option A, looked like the heavyweight. In the opposite corner, challenger Plan B, at $30 million for a sixth elementary school only was no featherweight, but it looked like one in contrast.

Expecting parents invited to PEPS information meeting Tuesday

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 10:12AM

All new and expecting parents are invited to a PEPS While You Are Waiting informational session, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. PEPS is a 30-year-old local non profit helping parents to connect and grow as they begin their journey into parenthood. Serving thousands of families annually, PEPS parent support programs educate, inform and create community.

Cedarcrest Red Wolves run well at Lake Samm Invite

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 11:29AM

Cedarcrest’s cross country squad competed Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Bellevue Invite at Lake Sammamish State Park. With rain falling for all six hours of the event, the grass turned to mud, puddles got big and feet got wet, and with hundreds of runners taking part, conditions got worse as the day got long.

Businesses partner for kids’ costume swap in Snoqualmie Valley, beyond

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 11:28AM

Local businesses Small Threads for Kids, the CleanScapes Store, and Adventure Kids Playcare are partnering with family-friendly website Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah to bring the national event to Issaquah for the fourth year. Children get new-to-them costumes, and parents get to save money and the planet.

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