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Kindergartners meet for ‘First Thanksgiving’ feast, lessons at North Bend Elementary | Photo Gallery
- Dec 3, 2013 at 5:22PM
Paper hats, some with Native American feathers, others with Pilgrim brims and bonnets, topped the boys and girls. Flame colored crepe paper combined with hula hoops to form pretend ‘bonfires.’ But the enormous spread of food was real enough. Kindergartners at North Bend Elementary celebrated their annual Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the school gym.
The carver’s connection: Exchange between Snoqualmie Tribe’s crafters, Peruvian artists adds new ideas for sister cities | Photo Gallery
- Dec 3, 2013 at 5:17PM
The three men from the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe didn’t speak much Spanish. The two visitors from Peru spoke hardly any English. But carvers know carvers, and the common, unspoken language of craft was enough to bring everyone together. This fall, the newest bonds to link Snoqualmie with its sister community in South America started to gel in a carving exchange between the visiting Peruvian artists and the craftsmen at the Tribe’s Snoqualmie carving barn.
- Dec 4, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Dec 5, 2013 at 6:04PM
The Snoqualmie Parks & Recreation Department and the Snoqualmie Ridge Residential Owners Association invite all to participate in the first annual Snoqualmie Holiday Lights Contest. It’s a way of encouraging the entire community to decorate and beautify homes, businesses and neighborhoods.
- Dec 4, 2013 at 12:23PM
The 14th annual Fall City Holiday Market is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Chief Kanim Middle School Commons, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Rd. The Fall City Historical Society table is back with its great gift ideas will include the 2014 Fall City Calendar, new collector’s beverage glass with “Fall City Brick School”, and a limited number of historic mugs. Come enjoy student performers from Chief Kanim Middle School Music Program. Band entertainment will include brass and saxophone quartets as well as flute and clarinet/oboe duets.
- Dec 4, 2013 at 12:28PM
The newest police officers to join the Snoqualmie Police Department, Daniel Chase Goddard, Anthony Graham, Dmitriy Vladis and Todd Wilson were sworn in on October 28, above, and pinned on their badges with help from their wives. Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson and North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing looked on, greeting Graham and the other officers.
Pat's rules: After 31 years as Snoqualmie's attorney, local native Pat Anderson handing off legal duties for retirement
- Dec 4, 2013 at 12:50PM
Pat Anderson's career has taken a number of twists and turns. One road, however, kept leading him home. As a young lawyer, Anderson lucked out and got a job advising the government of his home city. He's been doing that job for more than 30 years, and his legal mind has become one of the longest serving institutional memories of the city. "An attorney always represents a client," said Anderson. "I advise the mayor and council when asked for advice. But when they've made a decision, it's my responsibility to use all lawful means to implement their decision. That's what I've tried to do, throughout my career."
- Dec 4, 2013 at 12:22PM
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission is again partnering with the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce to present art exhibits along with the Merry & Bright Downtown Open House, Northwest Railway Museum’s Santa’s Train and the Tree Lighting Festival scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Snoqualmie.
- Dec 4, 2013 at 12:47PM
The classic holiday show, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, celebrates community, reminding us that we contribute to each other’s happiness and well-being in ways we might not ever be aware of. Valley Center Stage in North Bend presents its adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film for the stage, December 5 through 21, as a live radio-style play.
- Dec 5, 2013 at 10:27AM
Sno-Valley Senior Center's Holiday Bazaar, bake sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. At the annual bazaar, celebrate "Christmas in Carnation" stocked with a variety of unique gifts and artisan items. The bake sale is a treasure trove of treats from some of the Valley's best bakers. Enjoy a hot beverage with a big fluffy cinnamon roll while you shop or buy a homemade hot soup lunch.
- Dec 5, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 5:59PM
Mount Si Food Bank in North Bend is requesting assistance from the community to provide hams to its clients for Christmas. Intending to hand out "Hams for Christmas" on Wednesday, Dec. 18, the bank is taking donations from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16 and 17, and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
- Dec 5, 2013 at 10:23AM
The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Mobile Community Service Office is coming to Carnation, visiting the Sno-Valley Food Bank from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
- Dec 5, 2013 at 11:09AM
Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988: Responding to a single voice from the audience, Snoqualmie Mayor Jeanne Hansen stepped down from the panel taking testimony in formal hearings on Weyerhaeuser’s Snoqualmie Ridge proposal. John House, head of opposition group Friends of Snoqualmie Valley, noted that Hansen’s long employment with Weyerhaeuser—though not with the real estate branch involved in the proposal—could strain her ability to make an objective decision. Hansen offered to step down, and did so.
- Dec 5, 2013 at 11:14AM
Award-winning acoustic musicians Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst headline a concert and workshop at the Sallal Grange in North Bend, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. They will be performing a wide variety of music including jazz, bluegrass, acoustic country and their own original music. Ickes and Hurst are also doing a special workshop for musicians of all levels beforehand.
- Dec 5, 2013 at 11:12AM
Both Upper Valley cities mark the start of the holiday season with tree lighting festivals happening Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7 North Bend tree celebration The city of North Bend’s Holiday Tree Lighting Festival is 4 to 8 p.m. on the downtown block. Swing by for sing-alongs, performances, Santa visits and a nice bonfire.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 1:40PM
North Bend Theatre and Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum team up for a live reading of “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the theatre, 125 Bendigo Blvd N. Funded by 4Culture-funded, presented by the Book-It Repertory Theatre, the show presents author Timothy Egan’s account of Edward Curtis’ quest to photograph the vanishing ways of more than 80 American Indian tribes in the early 20th century. Tickets are $5.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 1:41PM
I must admit that I am still on an emotional high since our Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society’s 1940 community sing-along. What a thrill to have well over one hundred Valley neighbors gathered together for the sake of joined voices to celebrate and commemorate the pivotal time and heritage of 1940! We rarely gather together nowadays, except to confront issues or to take advantage of bargain sales. Neither was the case as joined voices were raised to recreate and celebrate our rich heritage of music in one of the more pivotal years in American history.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 1:38PM
For the fourth year in a row, the national College Board has named the Snoqualmie Valley School District to its prestigious AP District Honor Roll for simultaneously achieving increases in Advanced Placement (AP) courses for a broader number of students while maintaining or improving the rate at which its AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP exam.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 1:38PM
At the Feb. 28, 2013, meeting of District 410’s board, I inquired as to the status of teaching cursive in our schools. Although disappointed to learn of our lack of emphasis after teaching it in the third grade, I was somewhat encouraged by the board’s interest in the issue. Since then, I have talked to many persons, adults and students, about the use of cursive. Many of the adults had heard about the national trend of de-emphasizing cursive.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 2:04PM
Turn that damper: On Wednesday, Dec. 4, firefighters from Snoqualmie, Fall City and Eastside Fire and Rescue responded to the Salish Lodge for smoke filling the second floor. Crews located a fire place in a guest room with a fire burning and the damper closed. Crews used two gas-powered fans to blow the smoke out of the building.
- Dec 6, 2013 at 6:11PM
Snoqualmie Police seized a large amount of methamphetamine and arrested six adults early Friday, Dec. 6, in a raid on a home in the 38000 block of Southeast Northern Street. The successful raid was the joint effort of Snoqualmie Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office, with additional support from Snoqualmie Fire and Bellevue EMS.
- Dec 7, 2013 at 3:32PM
Icy conditions that the Valle is experiencing this week not only creates hazards on the roads for drivers, but cold weather conditions can also present their share of hazards to children and adults on small lakes or retention ponds, warns staff at Eastside Fire and Rescue. The weather service reports freezing conditions will continue through the weekend.
- Dec 9, 2013 at 10:42AM
Mount Si Lutheran Church holds a Winter Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the church, 411 N.E. Eighth St., North Bend. This is a concert for families featuring christmas and winter holiday music.
- Dec 9, 2013 at 10:44AM
Santa visits the Snoqualmie Valley Moose Lodge in North Bend at a breakfast event on Saturday, Dec. 14. A complimentary breakfast for families begins at 9 a.m., and Santa arrives at 10 a.m.
- Dec 9, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Dec 12, 2013 at 9:54AM
The Snoqualmie Valley School Board is seeking public opinion on a bond issue, in a series of public meetings this week, and an online meeting next week. Community members will be asked for their feedback on a potential bond that proposes $216 million in facilities work, including construction of a sixth elementary school, a major renovation of Mount Si High School and high-priority facilities improvements at other buildings throughout the district. The estimated tax impact of the bond on tax payers would be an additional $2.24 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
Warm hearts on a cold night: Valley cities come together for Christmas Tree celebrations | Photo Gallery
- Dec 9, 2013 at 11:47AM
Bundled against the chill, youngsters and the young at heart gathered as night fell Saturday, Dec. 7, to welcome the Christmas season in Snoqualmie and North Bend. Both cities held their annual Christmas Tree Lighting parties early Saturday evening. The temperatures had dipped into the 20s, but visitors kept warm with cups of cider in Snoqualmie, or by ducking into the art exhibits downtown, while bonfires warmed hands in downtown North Bend, as faux snow settled over a crowd watching local dance, song and unicycle performances.