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Two Snoqualmie martial arts instructors earn Macaroni Kid teacher award

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 11:31AM

“Did you know you’re awesome?” asked a parent to one of the instructors at a recent DMW Martial Arts class. Now, no doubt, they do. In October, two of the instructors at Snoqualmie Ridge-based DMW, Chris Buyagawan and Jake Hart, were awarded the “Teacher of the Month” award by the Macaroni Kid website, published by two moms that are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in the local community.

Place to play: Volunteers needed for Snoqualmie Valley Indoor Playground

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 2:38PM

With the impending gloom and damp of fall, parents of toddlers everywhere are getting in their park time while it’s still dry and sunny. For those ‘in the know’, though, there is a dryer place to play. The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, during the school year.

County floats new rules that crack down on illegal dumping

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 2:36PM

New rules, effective in January, to protect land managed by King County Parks from illegal dumping would mean fines of up to $500 for those caught trashing public property. “People have told us that illegal dumping in our parks is a problem, and we have heard them loud and clear,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “Work to clean up illegal dumpsites takes time, money, and staff resources, which we would rather spend elsewhere.”

Shop for festivities at Fall City Holiday Market, this Saturday

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 2:37PM

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 market offers many handmade items for sale from talented crafters and artists throughout the community, including candles, jewelry, lotions, soaps, honey, chocolates, jams and jelly, scarves, children’s clothes, American Girl Doll clothes, dog toys, yarn hats, fleece blankets, wine racks, table runners, placemats, children’s books, wood items, ornaments, glass blocks with lights and bows, art glass, stationery, pottery, bird feeders, recycled animal feed bags, and garden art.

Holiday music at Fall City Elementary, party at the Art Park Saturday

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 2:40PM

The Fall City Days Annual School Music Program & Tree Lighting Festival is 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Fall City Elementary School Gymnasium, 33314 SE 42nd Pl. Enjoy the sounds of the Fall City Elementary School Chorus along with Chief Kanim Middle School Choirs at the Fall City Elementary School gymnasium. Bring your camera, as Santa will be in his sleigh, ready to pose with your children. Following the music program, carol your way with Santa down to Olive Taylor Quigley Park, enjoy the sounds of the Mount Si High School Jazz Ensemble, start the countdown to light the trees and begin the after-party.

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.

Holiday lights contest for Snoqualmie homes, businesses starts Friday

  • 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.

The holiday festivals of Fall City: Market, carols, Art Park party are all Saturday

  • 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.

New officers join the ranks for future Snoqualmie-North Bend police force | Photo Gallery

  • 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."

Art returns this weekend to Snoqualmie holiday event, downtown

  • 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.

It's A Wonderful Life: Valley Center Stage's version of Capra classic opens Thursday

  • 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.

Sno-Valley seniors putting on holiday bazaar, baked goods extravaganza

  • 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.

Hams for the holidays: Mount Si Food Bank seeking Christmas meats; Need is growing

  • 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.

Social, Health Services van visiting Carnation today

  • 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.

Out of the Past: The Snoqualmie Ridge hearings, new organ at Mount Si Lutheran

  • 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.

The sounds of Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst: Acoustic show, workshop coming to North Bend Grange

  • 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.

North Bend, Snoqualmie tree lighting festivals happen simultaneously, Saturday

  • 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.

Live reading at North Bend Theatre explores Edward Curtis's photo quest

  • 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.

Letters | Historical society's singalong was an emotional highlight

  • 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.

Valley schools get fourth AP Honor award

  • 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.

Letters | Still no change in local cursive policies; Use it or lose it

  • 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.

Motorhome burns on I-90; chimney smokes up at Lodge | Snoqualmie Valley fire calls

  • 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.

Snoqualmie police arrest six in early morning drug raid

  • 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.

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