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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.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 12:58PM
Two Snohomish County teens are missing after hiking to the Mason Lake area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anybody who was hiking in this area on Sunday, June 30 or Monday, July 1 to call (206) 296-3311 if they saw either of the teens hiking in the area. Ricardo Perez, an 18 year old Kamiak High School graduate from Edmonds, and Brian Chim a 19 year old University of Washington student from Mukilteo, left Snohomish County yesterday at about 7 a.m. to hike and swim in the Mason Lake area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The two teens did not come home last night, and their parents reported them missing.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 1:51PM
Cedarcrest High School science students and honors science researchers Thorsen Wehr, a sophomore, and Isaac Harper, a freshman, each earned third place in their respective competitions in the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and a place on the Grand Award Stage of the competition, held last month in Phoenix.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 2:02PM
The following events are planned Wednesday and Thursday, July 3 and 4, for the Great Carnation Fourth of July celebration. Wednesday, July 3 • 5 to 7 p.m., Sno-Valley Senior Center’s benefit Spaghetti Dinner at the center, downtown Carnation Thursday, July 4 • 7 a.m., registration begins for 5K Run for the Pies; the run starts and finishes at the corner of Tolt Avenue and Commercial Street
- Jul 2, 2013 at 1:47PM
Dominic Faccone and Campbell Click, two Fall City Elementary School fifth grade students playing for Eastside FC boys U-11 soccer team, helped their squad take the summers first big soccer tournament. The boys won the championship cup at the 21st Puyallup Rainier Challenge Cup on Sunday, June 16. Faccone plays center midfielder and Click is the goalie.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 1:56PM
Be prepared to dance, rock-out and clap your hands during live music at the Carnation Fourth celebration. The electric lineup includes the acoustic rock, jazz and rock-n-roll. Jeff Zuber will be performing after the parade, at the Parade Stage. Zuber is a singer and song writer who will be playing a combination of familiar tunes and original pieces. Zuber wrote one piece, ‘Blown Up on the Fourth of July,’ specifically for the Carnation celebration.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 2:21PM
Snoqualmie Valley's Public Hospital District No. 4 has changed the developer for its planned new campus on Snoqualmie Ridge. The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital board voted 4-1 Wednesday, June 26, to transfer the $38.5 million deal for a new hospital from Moreland Pacific, Inc., of Bakersfield, Calif., to the Benaroya Company of Bellevue. According to the settlement agreement passed at Wednesday's special meeting, the hospital's public-private partnership to build the new facility fell through.
Welcome to the new North Bend: Locals weigh in on future face of city hall, downtown | Photo gallery
- Jul 2, 2013 at 2:48PM
A lot of people were asking a lot of questions at the June 24 work-study session of the North Bend City Council: Why not use the space on the roof? Have you thought about Si View? Where else could the police go? Would the historic district be preserved? How are we supposed to pay for this? They all boiled down to the question that brought the 70-some citizens to the meeting in the first place, which is, what should North Bend do next? Specifically, city staff and officials were asking citizens to think about whether or not to replace the aging City Hall building, and with what. “We’ve heard from people who would like to see a real sense of place in the downtown,” said City Administrator Londi Lindell at the start of the meeting. “They’d like to see some public plazas, a downtown park or old-fashioned town square. So the first question we’re going to ask you is do we just keep it basic, city hall, or should we consider a civic center?”
- Jul 2, 2013 at 2:40PM
The Preston-Fall City Road will be closed for emergency repairs over five days, July 8 to 12, reports King County. Deteriorating road conditions, specifically groundwater near the roadway that has caused the drainage system and edge of the roadway to settle and sink. Next week, road crews will replace the damaged drainage system. A culvert will be replaced at the 7600 block of Southeast Preston-Fall City Road.
- Jul 3, 2013 at 11:39AM
King County Fire District No. 27 will be submitting a ballot measure in the general election on November 5, 2013 requesting voter approval of an excess levy. The purpose of the levy is to maintain the current level of fire protection and EMS services for the protection of life and property in the District. The District is looking for individuals who would be interested in participating on committees to prepare statements for and against the ballot measure which will appear in the voters’ pamphlet.
- Jul 3, 2013 at 11:33AM
Independence Day is a time to celebrate our freedom. With this freedom comes a shared responsibility to use fireworks safely. Every year fireworks injure people and cause vegetation and structure fires. Whenever you light a fireworks device, be aware of your surroundings and take all safety precautions possible. Be sure spectators are at a safe distance and that you have water or a fire extinguisher nearby. Be a good neighbor and don’t restrict cars from traveling on our roads while lighting fireworks.
- Jul 3, 2013 at 12:17PM
Ninety artists and performers were represented in downtown Snoqualmie’s biggest Art Walk to date, held Friday, June 28. “The Art Walk is in great beginning stages and as more people attend it will only get better,” said Snoqualmie Arts Commission Member Lanice Gillard, one of the organizers of the event. Pictured at top, Lanice Gillard’s painted bear placard announces the art walk at sidewalk level.
- Jul 3, 2013 at 12:19PM
It’s been seven years since vendors hawked their wares in a farmer’s market on the streets of Snoqualmie. But resident and Sallal Grange member Kim Ewing is looking to change all that with a new market, all Snoqualmie’s own. Ewing is organizing the new Snoqualmie Arts Market, or SAM, aimed at bringing artist, foodie, rural lifestyle goods on five weekends this summer, starting with a preview on Friday, July 26, during the monthly Finally Friday Art Walk.
- Jul 3, 2013 at 12:05PM
After two years of construction, King County Road Services last week opened a new connection just south of Novelty Hill Road, a final segment expected to ease congestion, improve reliability and better link residential areas with Redmond, Bellevue and Seattle. Since December, drivers have traveled through new county roundabouts built on Novelty Hill and Union Hill roads. With the opening of this 800-foot-long segment, drivers now have a complete mile-long road between the two new roundabouts carrying north-south traffic to and from Redmond. With the new 195th/196th Avenue Northeast connection, some cars instead will be able to travel south through the new county roundabouts to reach Redmond on a parallel road.
- Jul 3, 2013 at 12:19PM
Hildegard Hendrickson, a friend and fellow Puget Sound Mycological Society member of North Bend resident Julia Benson, was reported as missing on June 11. The Seattle woman was last seen midday Saturday, June 8, near the Minnow Creek Trailhead in the Central Cascades, where she was hunting for mushrooms. “We are just trying to find out if anyone has seen her,” Benson told the Record. “A lot of people from this area go up there. We want to get the word out in case anyone from the Valley sees anything.”
- Jul 4, 2013 at 8:00AM
Stories from 25 and 50 years ago, as published in the Snoqualmie Valley Record • 1988: Cynthia (Henry) Bayles, a 1978 Tolt High School graduate, is following a life-long dream. She gets closer and closer to reality as she travels the United States, entering Olympic Game trial races in her specialty, the 800-meter run.
- Jul 4, 2013 at 9:00AM
Come to the Black Dog cafe in Snoqualmie and help support Mount Si High School’s efforts to create a drumline program. The Roofdogs, comprised of students Greg Treglown, Zach Tidwell, Liam Wright and Paul Bateman will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, and the Black Dog will contribute $2 from every meal sold during the show to the drumline.
New model farmer: Carnation's July 4 Grand Marshal Roger Thorson’s vision changes the game at century-old farm
- Jul 4, 2013 at 9:00AM
Roger Thorson’s doing things on his 24-acre farm that his dairy-farming ancestors never dreamed of. There’s the 18 solar panels on top of his 103-year-old barn’s gift shop. And the greenhouse and community garden that raises food for local families. Or the hay loft that Thorson turned into a guesthouse-slash-workshop space. Thorson, who has gone beyond restoration at Carnation Tree Farm to stewardship for future generations, is the grand marshal of the 2013 Carnation Fourth of July Parade. When a thirty-something Thorson came here 36 years ago, it was to answer the call of duty to his family. Today, his role here is as a connector and a communicator of people-conscious values.