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- Nov 22, 2013 at 4:07PM
For over forty years, Northwest families have made Santa Train, at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, a highlight of their holiday season celebration. Visitors take a holiday excursion aboard the museum’s vintage train to visit Santa Claus at the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Children and their families will enjoy music, fresh-baked cookies from coal-fired ovens, hot cocoa and fresh coffee, and a small gift for each child.
- Nov 22, 2013 at 4:07PM
This holiday season, The Spa at Salish Lodge is offering a series of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments perfect for warming up, slowing down and reenergizing during this busy time of year.
- Nov 22, 2013 at 4:12PM
Wrong rooms: On Saturday, Nov. 9, staff members of a motel in the 14600 block of 468th Avenue Southeast called police to remove a guest from the premises. The guest had been seen on video camera, trying the keycard to his room, #131, in every room door on the first floor. Police contacted the man in his room and told him to leave, and not come back.
Giving season starts early: Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Club’s Giving Trees are under early-holiday pressure | Photos
- Nov 22, 2013 at 4:17PM
Eight-year-old Ava Gardiner spots the Giving Tree at the same time as her mother, Elizabeth. Ava’s attention goes to a tag for a one-year-old girl. Instantly, she grasps the purpose, and is excited to buy clothes for the tot. As Ava and her friend, Lillie, look at the tags for toddlers, tweens and teens, Elizabeth makes sure they understand the lesson here: that not every child in the Valley gets enough presents for Christmas. This Christmas tree, installed today at the Snoqualmie Y, seemingly early for the holidays, helps people share to ensure every child’s holiday is full of smiles.
- Nov 22, 2013 at 4:05PM
Two Mount Si High School students, Emma L. Bateman and Boone L. Hapke, are semifinalists for the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. The high school seniors are in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 11:38AM
Margie Bridges and Kevin Bachand are pleased to announce that their daughter, Madeline Bachand, was married to Alex Perkins, son of Randy and Debbie Perkins, on August 31. Madeline grew up in North Bend, and Alex is from Redmond. They now reside in Covington, Wash.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 11:37AM
Thank you, Snoqualmie! Throughout my campaign, I talked extensively with neighbors and area leaders about the community we love and call home. My goal was to be accessible and responsive to residents, while also working hard on specific priorities. During recent community events, including Snoqualmie Railroad Days, Boeing Classic, Snoqualmie Ridge ROA Annual Picnic, and Snoqualmie Valley Block Party, I listened to hundreds of residents. While going door-to-door, I handed out hundreds of flyers and learned through our neighbors that there is much to be proud of and celebrate in Snoqualmie, but there are also opportunities and challenges to address.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 11:24AM
Life Enrichment Options (LEO) would like to express our heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended our recent fundraising luncheon, “It’s About the Journey,” and to those who sent donations to support our work of providing a quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities. Your support creates true inspiration for us in working toward making dreams come true for these unique and special people who play such a vital role in the fabric of our community.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 11:25AM
The Mount Si Fish and Game Club’s 2013 College Scholarships were awarded to Andrew Stringfellow and Jessica Graves, both from North Bend and graduates of Mount Si High School. The two students were selected after submitting an application and an essay on their accomplishments and interests.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 11:35AM
The following Valley students recently graduated from Western Washington University, earning bachelor’s degrees. Carnation: Natalie MacKnight, BA in English, literature emphasis; Alexandra Swart, BA in Psychology.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 2:29PM
Enjoy holiday festivities while helping to decorate the Snoqualmie Library, 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Tunes for the holiday season will be sung by Mount Si High School vocalists. Treats will be served. Guests are asked to bring non-perishable food donations to support local food banks.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 2:31PM
A Rock to Stock and Sliders farewell show is 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Sliders Cafe, Carnation. Bring canned food for free admission from 5 to 6 p.m. Los Orchids and eight other musical acts will perform as a benefit for Hopelink and distribution in the Snoqualmie Valley. This is owners Phyllis and Marty Kenworthy’s last weekend in business.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 2:30PM
Cascade Dance Academy attended their first dance convention, Hollywood Dance Experience, the weekend of Nov. 2 and 3. Three students won scholarships at the event. Cascade Dance students took classes in all styles of dance all weekend long, and participated in auditions for the scholarships. Only eleven scholarships total were given out at the convention, among hundreds of students, “so it was a big deal for the 20 students we brought to snag three of them,” said instructor Kelsey Jamieson Ruth.
- Nov 25, 2013 at 4:21PM
Carnation Farmers Market’s second Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Market is 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the American Legion post on Bird Street in downtown Carnation (adjacent to their summer market site). Shop for fresh produce to grace your Thanksgiving table, stock up on local products for the winter, and food to eat hot that evening.
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.