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- Jun 10, 2013 at 8:51AM
The Fall City Community Food Pantry was one of the local food banks that benefited from the May 11 “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. We are extremely grateful for the 625 pounds of food collected and delivered by the Fall City Post Office staff. As demand on the Food Pantry resources continues to grow every year, the local community food drives become more and more important; this past year we assisted over 350 families residing in the Snoqualmie Valley communities.
- Jun 10, 2013 at 9:03AM
Megan Algrim, 7, navigates the obstacle course on Saturday, June 1, at the Tanner Jeans Memorial Bike Safety Rodeo in Snoqualmie. Algrim, who recently moved with her family to Snoqualmie from Chicago, lives across the street from Tanner Jeans Park on the Ridge, "She's asked about Tanner Jeans and the park, and we've talked about that and bike safety," said mom Stephanie Algrim. "She really takes that to heart, thinks about that."
- Jun 10, 2013 at 9:06AM
Three boys from the Cedarcrest High School track and field squad competed at the State Track and Field Championships held at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. All three made the podium in all four events that they competed in.
- Jun 10, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 12:41PM
The Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch invites the community to the unveiling of its new garden vision at a ceremony, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Fall City Masonic Lodge, 4304 337th Pl. SE, Fall City. A project of Transition Snoqualmie Valley, the Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch has a three-fold mission:
- Jun 11, 2013 at 1:48PM
The 24th Annual Fall City Days Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 15.The event includes a 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer and a one-kilometer Kids Run. The starting line is in front of Farmhouse Market located at 33521 SE Redmond-Fall City Road, near Olive Taylor Quigley Park, in downtown Fall City.
- Jun 11, 2013 at 3:51PM
Tom and Patsy Calvin are the Fall City Days Grand Marshals for 2013. Tom and Patsy both grew up in small towns just down river from Longview, Wash. Tom was born in Chehalis and attended school in Cathlamet, while Patsy hailed from Skamokawa. Tom first laid eyes on Patsy the summer before high school, when he took the ferry over to Skamokawa on his way to Astoria. Patsy was with a group of girls, when Tom asked his cousin, “who’s that cute one?”
- Jun 11, 2013 at 3:26PM
Snoqualmie Valley American Legion Post No. 79 will hold a flag retirement ceremony, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 38625 S.E. River St., in downtown Snoqualmie, next to the Legion Hall and across the street from City Hall. The public is invited to observe this ceremony, in which worn American flags are retired with honor. It will be conducted by members of the Valley’s Legion Post and local Boy Scouts. All visitors are welcome.
- Jun 11, 2013 at 4:05PM
Family and friends gathered under cloudy skies Friday evening, June 7, to send off the 344-member class of 2013 with a brief, but touching graduation ceremony. Principal John Belcher began with some impressive numbers, including 50 percent of the class indicating plans to attend a four-year college next year, 23 percent planning on two-year college, eight students planning to attend technical college, 15 going into the military, and seven who’ve already earned associate’s degrees through Running Start.
- Jun 11, 2013 at 3:53PM
Mount Si had one state champion and more than a dozen state track competitors take the podium in their events at the track and field championships in Tacoma. The Mount Si boys track team took seventh at the WIAA state track and field championships, held at Mount Tahoma Stadium May 23, 24 and 25. The Wildcat girls finished 34th as a team.
- Jun 11, 2013 at 3:56PM
Valley residents have been following the adventures of two young Angus steers on the lam for the past several weeks. The two, owned by Terry Schlaht of Burlington, escaped from their pasture northeast of the city of Snoqualmie in late May and made their way down the hill, across the river and onto Meadowbrook Farm, capturing the attention of several families along the way. Now, the animals seem to have found a new home, sharing the pastureland of Meadowbrook with the local elk herd, and evading all attempts at capture, so far.
- Jun 11, 2013 at 3:48PM
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, it is that we are powerful beyond measure,” Principal Amy Montanye-Johnson told the 22 graduates of Two Rivers School’s 26th graduating class, as they awaited their diplomas. “It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” Two Rivers School marked its 26th commencement Wednesday, June 5, at the Chief Kanim Middle School commons. Based in North Bend, Two Rivers is a choice school, where teachers emphasize goal-setting and personal responsibility.
- Jun 11, 2013 at 3:11PM
Mike Taylor of Maple Valley hit a hole in one Saturday, June 1, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. He hit a 189-yard shot to sink one on the TPC’s sixth hole.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:18PM
Concerts are held under the new picnic shelter adjacent to the new Si View Park playground, every Thursday, except the 4th of July, through the summer. Shows start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:17PM
It sounds cliché, but the art of the javelin throw really does run in the Stevens family of Fall City. So does the art of breaking records. The story starts back in the 1980s, when dad Jim Stevens set the Mount Si High School record for unlimited-flight javelin with a 199-foot throw. Jim took up the sport as a high school junior, after a friend of the family involved in the University of Washington track program noticed his long arms. He threw for two years, taking fifth and then second at state, and held the Mount Si school record.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:22PM
Come and listen to native drumming and storytelling by John Mullen of the Snoqualmie Tribe. Participants can also watch Mullen, a master carver, demonstrate carving techniques and try out carving on a small cedar canoe. For the past 13 years, Mullen has dedicated himself to reviving and rediscovering the arts of the Snoqualmie Tribe.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:10PM
They’re out of the tub and on the loose, all for a great cause. During Fall City Days, rubber ducks get the chance to see the rushing waters of the Snoqualmie River, and take a thrilling tumble from the heights of the Fall City bridge. During the annual Ducky Derby, the little guys race their way down the Snoqualmie River for fun and prizes, all to benefit Fall City Elementary. For $5, entrants in the Ducky Derby get themselves a specially numbered and weighted racing duck for the competition. Only 1,000 ducks are available, with more than 50 finishers qualifying for prizes.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:14PM
The Fall City Masons’ major yearly fundraiser, the annual Charity Pancake Breakfast, is 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Fall City Masonic Lodge, 4304 337th Pl. S.E. Tickets are $5 at the door or can be purchased at a 20 percent discount, in presale booklets of five tickets, at the Farmhouse Market in downtown Fall City (www.farmhousemarket.com). On the menu: Pancakes, scrambled eggs and juicy sausages to start the day of festivities. It’s a great way to carb-load or recover from the Fall City Fun Run.
- Jun 12, 2013 at 5:24PM
Minna Rudd walks Marty Wheeler past the new concessions building, down the new sidewalk, to the corner of a patch of fresh, green lawn. “He’s right about here, facing into the seating area,” Rudd says. The Si View Activities Director is showing Wheeler, a retired firefighter turned vegetable farmer and entrepreneur, where his corner booth will go in a few day’s time. “She knows our lines get big,” Wheeler says. He doesn’t try to campaign for any special spot, letting Rudd do her job. “She has put a ton of intelligent thinking into this market,” says Wheeler.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:46AM
Be prepared to clap your hands and stomp your feet. The Fire Inside Celtic band is scheduled to perform the full spectrum in Celtic music—from foot-stomping jigs and reels and hilarious drinking songs to well-known sing-alongs. The band began in 2011 through the influence of Fall City resident and flute player, Carol Whitaker. Instruments played during the performance will include fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar, bodhran, and mandolin playing. Fire Inside will play upbeat dancing music and encourages guests to come up to the stage and get into it.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 10:00AM
Fall City Days gets in high gear once again Saturday, June 15, with a children's parade, followed by the main event. Right before the main parade, children are welcome to bring their animals—just about any animal—to show off in a kids and pet parade. Dogs aren’t the only beasts welcomed: “It could be a llama, a goat, a cow on a leash,” says volunteer Laurie Hauglie. The children’s parade begins at 11 a.m. The main parade follows at 11:15.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:43AM
State Route 202 will close during Fall City Days on Saturday, June 15, the festival committee announced. Route 202, between milepost 21.71, which is the Preston-Fall City Road, and milepost 20.64 which is 324th Avenue S.E., will be closed between 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:45AM
Come be part of a community art project to paint wooden herons. Anyone at Fall City Days is welcome to splash some color on these 16-inch carved birds. There aren’t any instructions other than having fun. Painters will have 30 barrels of bright colors to choose from and their imaginations to direct them. In September the birds will appear at the Snoqualmie River Fish Festival.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:50AM
• The second fire in two weeks broke out at Hearing’s Rexall Drug store in North Bend Monday, June 10, about 11 a.m. Gordon Hearing, proprietor, said the previous fire damaged the insulation and when the workmen were in the process of moving it, the wire shorted. The North Bend Volunteer Fire Department quickly put out the fire. There was minor smoke damage.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:49AM
The Historical Society’s 2013 collector glass honors the Fall City Brick School, an institution that lasted from 1915 through 1970. In 1916, it was a “great leap forward,” from kerosene lamps to electric lights, from outhouses to flush toilets, with space for many new class offerings. Until 1944, when Valley high schools were consolidated, students attended the Brick School from Kindergarten through high school.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:57AM
Throughout the Fall City Days street fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in downtown Fall City, be on the lookout for the Trash Apes. These garbage gorillas show everyone just how easy it is to throw away trash. They're not real apes, but Seattle-area human performance artists, and their project was conceived by Christian Swenson with help from King County's 4Culture organization as part of its Site-Specific Performance Series.