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- Jun 27, 2013 at 9:56AM
To classic car guys, a sunny day is usually reason enough to roll their prized possessions out of the garage and put them on display. Add the food, fun and crowds of the Great Carnation 4th of July celebration, and who needs a trophy? “If this was just a car show all by itself, I would say ‘yeah, you have to have trophies,’ but we’re in the middle of the Carnation 4th of July celebration,” says Roger Jones, organizer of the annual Hot Rods & Harleys show at Carnation. “I think there’s plenty of reason for people to bring their cars out.”
- Jun 27, 2013 at 9:48AM
Snoquamie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Snoqualmie Valley Classic Golf Tournament is 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course in Fall City. Cost is $99. Proceeds benefit the Chamber of Commerce to support their work in building a strong local economy.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 10:02AM
June 23, 1988: You exit I-90 at North Bend. To the right are McDonald's and Dairy Queen. To the left is a mall of 70 shops offering name brands, cheaper than in Bellevue or Seattle. Anyone visiting North Bend in the last six months knows the right side is reality. The left represents Dick Zemp's plan for development of Exit 31. The Willey Creek Development Co. has chosen a parcel of land at the interchange for its 11th outlet mall. Surveys and soil tests are completed.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 9:54AM
Cedarcrest High School students who will be seniors in 2013-14, and who are planning to apply to colleges in the fall, must register this summer for the first round of SAT or ACT testing, which starts this fall. This round is open to students who have not yet taken the exams, and those who were not satisfied with previous tests scores. The first SAT will be administered Oct. 5, and registration is due by Sept. 20. The first ACT will be administered Sept. 21, and registration is due by Aug. 23.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 9:57AM
Ivalee Widrig was born July 21, 1919, and died April 26, peacefully, at home. She recently had fallen and broken her hip. Ivalee and her family moved to the Valley in the early 1960s. She started going to Si View Pool, where she soon started to teach swimming. A few years later, she decided to become a certified nursing assistant and worked many years at North Bend Transitional Center and Marionwood in Issaquah.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 10:09AM
A long-awaited renovation of Si View Park and a restoration of the 75-year-old Si View Community Center is complete, and expected to benefit North Bend for generations to come. Now, it's time for Si View to celebrate. A ribbon cutting celebration is 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Si View Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend.
Precious moments: Snoqualmie cop Kim Stonebraker’s sensitive reaction gives family time to say goodbye
- Jun 27, 2013 at 10:13AM
At first, it seemed like a typical drunk driver call. But when Snoqualmie Officer Kim Stonebraker stopped last January to talk to the man at the wheel, she could tell Garry Ploegsma wasn’t intoxicated. But something wasn’t right for the 52-year-old Snoqualmie man, who complained of headaches. At her insistence, Garry sought medical attention. Doctors soon found tumors in his brain. Without immediate attention, he would have quickly died. Stonebraker’s actions gave Garry’s family the months they might not have had with him.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 10:17AM
Two weeks after school has let out, excitement is still running high at Mount Si High School. Energy is localized in the band room, the center of big musical changes to come in the next school year, but it’s growing, as word of a newly forming drum line spreads into the community. Called the heartbeat of the band, a drum line generates its own kind of electricity, with a line of percussionists pounding out a rhythm that musicians, cheerleaders, and sports crowds can’t resist moving to. It’s an ambitious project to recruit, equip and train 14 drummers in time for the first home football game this fall, but well worth the effort, says Matt Wenman, the new band director at Mount Si.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 10:34AM
The annual celebration of our nation's independence is rapidly approaching. Eastside Fire & Rescue reminds Valley residents of local laws on fireworks, asking people to celebrate safely. North Bend and unincorporated King County allow the use of fireworks only on Thursday, July 4. Using fireworks before or after the Fourth is not allowed. In Snoqualmie, fireworks may be discharged from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight) on July 4, which is a longer time span than in years past
- Jun 28, 2013 at 10:26AM
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined (http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/heat.php). The elderly are often the most vulnerable to severe heat. If you are a senior or caring for an elderly individual, the following tips, from the local Home Instead Senior Care office, will help them combat the heat: • Keep a glass of water in every room to quickly and easily access fluids. Drink plenty of fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 10:27AM
With hot weather expected for the weekend, King County officials are urging recreational river and lake users to be extremely careful if heading out on the water. Temperatures in the region are expected to climb into the 80s over the weekend, and possibly into the 90s by early next week. Sunny skies and summer temperatures typically draw more people to local rivers, lakes and even Puget Sound to cool off, but officials caution that water bodies remain very cold. River temperatures can still be in the 40-degree range due to snow melt – and lakes aren’t that much warmer.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:56PM
On June 15, a Snoqualmie caller reported three men smoking drugs in an abandoned house in the 8300 block of Falls Avenue Southeast. Officers located two men inside, one of them with a plastic bag of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and booked into King County Jail. The other man was warned against trespassing.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:33PM
There really wasn’t room to run an entire speech in our local high school graduation coverage in recent weeks. But I wanted to share this one by Cedarcrest history teacher Zach Pittis, made at the Lower Valley high school’s commencement ceremony. Pittis earned quite a few chuckles from his touching, funny delivery, all while driving home some important lessons. The tale begins when Pittis was 10 years old, and his dad, probably without consulting the boy’s mother, bought him a toy bow and arrow set.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:27PM
Flying hooves, sumptuous costumes and festive music have been a part of Carnation’s Fourth of July celebration for years. The Ixtapa dancing horses are an annual tradition that makes this fiesta special. Horses are presented and ridden by the owners, family and friends of the Ixtapa chain of family Mexican restaurants and their affiliates.
More than shortcake: Sno-Valley Senior Center volunteers help the community; also making tasty treats for the Fourth
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:48PM
For most people, the Fourth of July is a day off from work. Not for Delores Ulrich. For the last 14 years, 78-year-old Ulrich has organized the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s Fourth of July spaghetti dinner and strawberry shortcake sale fundraiser. Starting at 7 a.m., on the 4th, Ulrich and her fellow volunteers tromp into the Sno-Valley Senior Center kitchen to prepare 500 servings of strawberry shortcake for hungry parade-goers. Made with local strawberries and fresh organic whipped cream, the shortcake has become a Carnation Fourth tradition. The annual fundraiser generally brings in around $4,000 to support the senior center. Much like many other activities and programs at the center, the fundraiser relies on volunteers and donations from local producers.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:50PM
Gigi’s Café and Bakery, a locally owned business, has opened inside the former Carnation Bank of America building at 4760 Tolt Ave., downtown. Gigi’s is a home-style, farm to table restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. House specialties include homemade biscuits, breads and rolls served with just about every meal. The bakery will offer house-made pastries and specialized cakes for any occasion.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:42PM
If you want to look up an ancestor, get a print of a historic photo or just learn about Carnation's past, the Tolt Historical Society table at the Great Carnation Fourth of July is your avenue to do it. At the society's Fourth of July booth, you can find Centennial ornaments, which show the Town's rock entry marker, engraved circa 1930, as well as its Centennial Cookbook, which showcases local family recipes that go back generations.
The bard's perfect storm: Lower Valley's Cascade Community Theatre bringing 'Tempest' to Carnation Fourth celebration
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:31PM
Magic, monsters, castaways, laughter and drama await all who arrive on Prospero’s enchanted island, the setting of the Cascade Community Theatre’s summer production, “The Tempest.” Called Shakespeare’s most magical play, the comedy, “The Tempest” features the powerful Prospero (played by Keith Frechette) who conjures the title storm to cause a shipwreck, and his beautiful daughter Miranda (Amy Frazier, Shaini Candland), who share the island with a magical spirit, a monster, and after the storm, quite a few castaways. While Prospero pursues an elaborate scheme to restore his good name in Italy, hilarious misadventures happen to all on the island.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:38AM
The historic Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ again holds its Pancake Breakfast on the Fourth, a hearty meal that helps a worthy cause. Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ again holds its Pancake Breakfast on the Fourth, a hearty meal that helps a worthy cause. Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. at the church, located at 4851 Tolt Avenue, on the corner of Tolt Avenue and Rutherford.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:50AM
Children and adults can pass, shoot and jam at the Just Moo it 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, which returns Thursday, July 4, following the grand parade, on Bird Street. Divisions include adult men, co-ed, women 15 years and older; and youth (boys and girls) grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Teams will also have the choice to play competitively or recreationally.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:51AM
Two “Explore the Greenway” trips bring hikers and bicyclists outdoors to explore some of the scenic places in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. In the Snoqualmie Tunnel Bike Ride and BBQ, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, discover the two-mile tunnel underneath Snoqualmie Pass, a remnant of railroad history. The biking trip will take riders through the tunnel’s cool darkness onto a 20-mile stretch in Iron Horse State Park, providing majestic views of the Cascades and a barbeque at Rattlesnake Lake.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:37AM
Grown-ups in need of a thirst quencher can find it at Tolt-MacDonald Park Thursday evening. The Carnation Fourth of July Committee plans a beer garden at the park, with seating for 100, at the park, from 4 p.m. until the fireworks. Come for $6 microbrews, domestic beers including Pabst Blue Ribbon, and wine.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:46AM
The following Valley students have been named to Washington State University's spring 2013 Honor Roll: North Bend: Jamie E. Brett; Anasaria Alena Cuevas; Daionda Suzanne Davis; Alec Matthew Deichman; Hannah Victoria Exner; Patrick Albert Gavin; Kaitlyn Nicole Kamstra; Clarissa Louise Lacefield; Matthew Evan Paauw; Ryan W. Paauw; Arianne Katarina Pulsipher; Taylor Diane Winslow.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:44AM
Carnation has long been the draw on the Fourth of July for locals. From the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record, see how the town has celebrated independence with classic events and new ideas: 1953 A lovely coronation ceremony made a lovely girl Queen of the Fourth of July celebration at Carnation. Jane Popkema, a senior at Tolt High School and daughter of the Harry Popkemas of Vincent, wore her royal gown and rode side-saddle on one of the carnival's merry-go-round horses.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:33AM
Carnation’s annual Fourth of July celebration will get off to a running start with the Run for the Pies 5K run/walk through downtown, a fun and unique event that gets bigger and better every year. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Men and women, boys and girls in eight age categories will have a chance to win a unique prize: a fresh pie from Remlinger Farms.