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- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:39PM
The white bags started collecting last fall. By now, Bev Jorgensen’s got more than 300 luminaria at her North Bend home, awaiting the big moment at this weekend’s Relay for Life of Snoqualmie Valley. Jorgensen, a committee member and leader who is deeply involved in the annual Valley fundraiser for American Cancer Society, started making the luminarias, or paper memorial lanterns, back in October.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:38PM
Incoming Mount Si High School freshmen are invited to attend “The Insiders,” a free four-day course designed to give students helpful information and skills they need to be successful at Mount Si High School. The course is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 15, 16 and 19 at various locations on the main campus of Mount Si.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:20PM
Steam-powered trains certainly have their fans, but Railroad Days’ third day is all about gas-powered, four-wheeling classics of the street. The Legends Classic Car show returns, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Members of the Legends Car Club and car buffs and gearheads from all over roar into town with amazing, much-loved and restored rides from every era, from the dawn of motorcars to today’s coolest sports cars.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:30PM
All are invited to a public forum on the Valley Renewal Center, the umbrella organization for the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter which first opened its doors in December, 2012, and the community meals program. Learn more about the shelter’s first year of operation and its mission, partners, and statistics on homelessness, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the North Bend Community Church, 146 East Third Street, North Bend.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:25PM
Snoqualmie's free Railroad Days festival offers music on dual stages. First, the Main Stage downtown is where you’ll find classic rock, blues, tributes and bigger bands. At Railroad Park, the Arts Stage is an intimate venue for soulful performers. The Main Stage features a mix of styles and sounds, and you’re sure to find music you will love.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 5:37PM
Unity Masonic Lodge No. 198 of North Bend has a long history of serving the Snoqualmie Valley. In fact, 100 years of history. The fraternity first met as a Lodge in North Bend in 1912, and was granted an official constitution from Grand Lodge in 1913.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 3:42PM
Come to Railroad Park for a showcase of amazing art by local creators. Art in the Park starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and runs through 4 p.m. Sunday. Painters, potters, carvers, sculptors, weavers, spinners, photographers, jewelry makers, journal makers and quilters will be demonstrating and displaying their art for the public to enjoy, and in some cases actually give a try.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 3:11PM
The history of successful railroad construction and maintenance is peppered with fascinating machines. The Northwest Railway Museum has a number of examples in its collection and Railroad Days is an opportunity to see some of them demonstrated. You’ll see motor cars, a tie spacer, an automatice spiker, a ballast regulator, and even special cranes that travel on both the railroad and the road. Demos will be given at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m at the Snoqualmie Depot.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 3:31PM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. 1963: Don Jones, teacher at Mount Si High School, appeared before the Snoqualmie Town Council to protest excessive speed of hay trucks on Main Street. He asked if the council planned to have radar on the new police car to be purchased next year. He was told they do.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 3:36PM
The 75th annual Snoqualmie Railroad Days are August 16 through 18. Discover live music, a grand parade, children’s events, arts, demos and vendors, all downtown. Friday, August 16 • Train rides, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m,
- Aug 15, 2013 at 3:28PM
Family fun is on order as Snoqualmie YMCA hosts the Railroad Days Field of Fun on Saturday and Sunday.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 3:25PM
A Kid’s Stage featuring live entertainment from Valley favorites such as Eric Ode, Nancy Stewart, and Brian Vogan.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 3:22PM
What’s cooler than a five-foot replica of the Death Star made from Legos? If you ask Dan Parker, aka Dan the Lego Man, it’s what he’ll be doing this weekend at Snoqualmie’s Railroad Days. “I’ve been building all kinds of displays, but I think towns and railroads are my favorite,” says the Lego Man. There’s something “mesmerizing” about a moving train, he added.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 3:46PM
As her mother finishes shopping for groceries, a petite girl of 14 finds herself exploring a bin of free books. She comes away with a small trove of good reads, for both herself and her three-year-old sister. Mom, meanwhile, has collected enough food to give her daughter three good breakfasts and three square lunches for the week. She smiles in gratitude as she and the girls haul away food for body and mind.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 3:39PM
The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association holds its annual fund raising pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway, for Railroad Days. The non-profit association helps support Snoqualmie Fire Department special equipment purchases as well as charitable organizations and historical preservation within the community.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 6:54PM
Snoqualmie Railroad Days is organized by a committee of volunteers, who work with sponsors to put together the summer event.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 6:46PM
To meet growing interest for family history that is now sweeping the communities of North Bend, Fall City, Snoqualmie and neighboring areas, the Snoqualmie-Fall City Family History Group held its first workshop last month at the Snoqualmie Community Center/YMCA.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 6:47PM
At the King Street beer garden lot, the Eagles will be serving local and favorite brews and vintages including Snoqualmie Falls Summer Ale, Mac and Jack’s African Amber, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Coors Light, Snoqualmie Chardonnay and Merlot, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and, if you prefer, cold bottled water.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 7:16PM
Despite her level-best efforts to avoid the spotlight, Susan Hankins of North Bend will dazzle the crowds this Saturday. As Railroad Days grand marshal, she’ll make her rounds in a Dazzling Sunset convertible, and, talking about it a week before, she was clearly hoping the car would get more attention than she would.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 7:08PM
Snoqualmie Valley Pet Food Bank is partnering with Chase Bank to run a pet food drive for the month of August. The pet food bank feeds more than 300 companion animals of low-income pet owners in the Valley each month. Drop off dry or canned dog and cat food, collars and leashes, pet beds and blankets, flea medicine, kitty litter, treats, and toys at Chase Bank on Snoqualmie Ridge.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 7:06PM
It’s the first time in a good two decades when Snoqualmie sightseers have had a chance to witness timber sports—whirling chainsaws, flying hatchets, swift-slicing axes—in action. Lucky for locals, then, that they’ll have a chance to see these skills employed by a world-class master athlete.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 7:13PM
Doughnut attack: Late on August 4, a Snoqualmie caller complained that one of two men walking down the street had thrown a doughnut at his windshield as he drove by, on Falls Avenue and River Street. The thrower was described as six feet, five inches tall, in his 30s, wearing a white shirt and blue shorts.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 7:07PM
Snoqualmie Railroad Days begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, as Railroad Avenue closes and fun kicks off with Arts in the Park, food vendors, the Redmond Ridge wine garden, and the Eagles Beer Garden. On Friday, look for Radio Disney in the Y’s Kid’s Field of Fun and the Taco Time Traveler. Little Hurricane will be playing at 6 p.m., followed by Petty Thief at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage. Train rides run all weekend at the Northwest Railway Depot, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Locked and loaded: Issaquah resident Michael Marinos serves North Bend market with newly opened Bigg Dogg Firearms
- Aug 19, 2013 at 9:55AM
Mike Marinos’ favorite, personal rifle is hanging on the shelf. “I just got this thing dialed in,” says Marinos, taking down the lightweight, khaki-colored ARAK carbine. Used by the U.S. military for tight, close-quarters work, the short-barreled semi-automatic is accurate to 200 yards and is the envy of his staff. Marinos, who opened Bigg Dogg Firearms July 17 at 111 W. North Bend Way, loves the excitement, skill and legacy of firearms.
- Aug 19, 2013 at 9:49AM
Treat yourself to a taste of the wild when the Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Group holds its annual Wild Game Dinner and Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. The group’s annual fundraiser pays to raise public awareness of the local elk herd, conduct elk related educational activities, public outreach and elk research.