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- Sep 25, 2013 at 4:03PM
Austin Jenckes wore make-up for the first time ever last night, for his successful audition on "The Voice." The Valley singer-songwriter posted on his Facebook page a photo of himself in the make-up chair before the show. A few hours later, he had even bigger news.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:51AM
Birches Habitat’s second annual Fall Fashion Show, a benefit for Mamma’s Hands Houses of Hope, is 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Boxley’s Place, North Bend. Birches owner Nancy Wray started the show last year as both a fundraiser for the local shelters for women and children, but also as a way to build community.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:44AM
KING 5 TV’s “Evening Magazine” host Meeghan Black and “Gardening With Ciscoe” expert Ciscoe Morris met Dahlia Barn owners Jerry and Aimee Sherrill last Friday, Sept. 13, at the North Bend business, which sells tubers and hosts self-cut dahlia picking. With the bright late-summer plants now in bloom, Morris and Black got a chance to check out the dozens of varieties—some grown here in the Valley, most on the Sherrill’s acreage east of the Cascades at Thorp.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 11:03AM
Friday night action at Wildcat Stadium gets louder and brighter this fall, thanks to a project that links the local high school, police chief, North Bend mayor, businesses and football boosters, players and coaches. A group of volunteers, led by Snoqualmie Police Chief and Wildcat parent Steve McCulley, took the siren from the former, now-empty Fire Station 87 in North Bend to power up the scoreboard at Mount Si High School.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:47AM
Against Liberty at Tibbets Park in Issaquah last Wednesday, Sept. 18, Mount Si won, 4-3, on the strength of its deep singles players. While lead singles player Matthew Griffin fell to Liberty’s Marek Pierepiekarz, senior number-two player Kevin McLaughlin won 3-6, 7-4, 6-4 over the Patriots’ Justice Canley.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:26AM
Floodzilla, the Lower Valley-based flood watch website, is predicting high water on the Snoqualmie this weekend. Water levels on the river, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts, are expected to rise dramatically starting Saturday, with crests at the the Falls by 11 a.m. Sunday, Seot, 29, of 11.86 feet, or about a foot below flood stage.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:46AM
It is midwinter and life sparkles in many guises for the residents of the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine, who are falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual and hilarious ways. Valley Center Stage’s new romantic comedy, “Almost, Maine,” is directed by Rich Wiltshire, with a cast of Valley Center Stage regulars.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:31AM
Valley Animal Partners hosts its third annual Chili Showdown, Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Snoqualmie Eagles Lode. Locals are invited to enter their six quarts of their homemade chili into the cookoff. All proceeds from the nonprofit event benefit pets of Valley residents.
School on the farm: Critters enliven learning at Snoqualmie's Rooster Valley preschool | Photo Gallery
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55AM
Wilbur the pig is the smartest of the bunch. Give this micro-teacup porker the chance, and he’ll root in your socks or sneak into the feed can for extra snacks. With fall in the air, and an apple-themed curriculum on their tables, children at Rooster Valley Farm School in Snoqualmie figured that Wilbur would be the animal to eat the most apples in last Friday’s feeding time.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:42AM
Chaplins North Bend Chevrolet is partnering with the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association in North Bend to help children get a better game experience. Through the national Chevrolet Youth Soccer program, Chaplins provide new equipment, a money donation and an opportunity for community members to enter the Free Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 10:32AM
A new fence encloses the North Bend Elementary School playground and the grassy area behind it, since the start of the school year. The six-foot fence encompasses 109,000 square feet of school property, including the grassy area referred to as Claggett Field on some maps. Two gates, on the north and south ends, provide access to the field when school is not in session, but are closed and locked during school hours.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 9:04AM
The North Bend Moose Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary hold a fundraiser dinner and auction this Saturday, Sept. 28. The Moose Auxiliary sponsors a hamburger dip dinner to raise funds for community projects, while the Legion Auxiliary holds a live auction for veterans programs.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:09PM
I find it odd that North Bend prevented a tattoo shop from opening downtown on North Bend Way, but somehow finds a gun store to be an acceptable addition to a downtown core that is meant to attract families and tourists. What is the city thinking? I would prefer the tattoo shop, hand’s down.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:25PM
In three weeks I am getting married to my fiance, Evan Koerner, but sadly, I am without my engagement ring. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, I forgot my engagement ring in the tanning booth at Seattle Sun Tan in North Bend, and before I realized it and rushed back, another woman had gone into the same booth, and the ring was taken.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:20PM
Parents always called it the “Red Park.” The new Snoqualmie playground, Autumn Avenue Park, kept its red accents, but it’s much more fun now, thanks to a $100,000 remodel by the city. Dozens of neighborhood kids turned out Thursday, Sept. 19, for the grand opening of the new features at 7121 Autumn Ave. S.E., near the intersection of Autumn Avenue and Pratt Street.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:09PM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. • If the massive Snoqualmie Ridge proposal becomes a reality, the local school district will face a bulge in the student population—maybe $26 million worth. That is the estimated cost of finding room for 1,500 new students.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:30PM
On September 16, a caller in the 43000 block of Southeast North Bend Way reported a theft. She’d seen a man walk through back yards to her neighbor’s home, then pry the screen off a window that was unlocked, enter the trailer and steal things.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:27PM
I was walking my dog, Sylar, for his regular potty walk, when one of my customers, Maggie, pulled up with a dog in her back seat. She had found the dog wandering down by the train tracks across from the Pour House Tavern in North Bend and picked it up to see if she could find the dog’s home.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28AM
Mount Si alum and U.S. Army private Mathew E. Scott has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, weapons training, drill and ceremony, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:25AM
An American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class is being offered on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, located at 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:29AM
Golf runs in the Maralack family of Snoqualmie. Like her dad, David, and big sister, Caitlyn, 9-year-old Kasey Maralack is doing very well in the game. She won the Pacific Northwest Regional Drive Chip and Putt Championship August 11 at the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey, Wash. She’ll go on to the national championship at Augusta National in 2014.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:27AM
The Cascade Football Club’s U-13 Boys won the Premier Green Division Final of the Mount Hood Challenge soccer tournament held in Portland, Ore., the weekend of August 16 to 18. This tournament was host to 633 teams from all over the Pacific Northwest. The boys played in the top division of their U-13 age group, which included over 50 teams from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The boys represent all areas of the Valley, including Snoqualmie, Fall City, Northbend and Carnation.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:30AM
The Fall City Elementary PTSA’s major fundraiser of the year, the 13th annual Walk-A-Thon, is Thursday, October 10. Locals can pledge to runners to raise funds for the parent organization. Pledge envelopes went home with children on Sept. 20. Volunteers are sought.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28AM
I am an early and strong supporter of Initiative 517, which seeks to protect the initiative process. It guarantees a vote on qualified initiatives, extends time to collect signatures, and stops bullying of people participating in the process.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 1, 2013 at 12:20PM
The city of North Bend is considering the use of video cameras to fight crime at the downtown North Bend Train Depot. Any camera would not be used to issue traffic infractions, civil violations, or for general surveillance. Local officials are concerned about individuals rights to personal privacy and have requested that staff survey the public.