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- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:33AM
Staff at the Kelly Garwood dental office say they will miss the smiling face and charming personality of dental assistant Helen Jensen, who retired in December. She has worked at the Garwood office for eight years, and has assisted people in Valley dentist chairs for more than 20 years. In total, she’s been a dental assistant for 40 years. Garwood remembers working with her in her teen years—”She was my supervisor then”—and talked Jensen into coming to her office when she opened her own practice.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:58AM
Wildcat Idol is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Mount Si High School Watch talented students from Mount Si as they sing their way to the title of Wildcat Idol, in this, the first night of the two-part talent show.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:17AM
The Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch hosts a Plan Your Vegetable Garden workshop, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Fall City Library meeting room, 33415 S.E. 42nd Place, Fall City. No cost. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Volunteers can also help build the garden from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sunday, Jan. 26. Volunteers will lay out garden beds and paths, building raised beds, and filling beds with topsoil and soil amendments, all with the goal of being ready to plant in early spring.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 10:29AM
In 2003, owners Lynn Grisham and Ben Cockman founded Mt Si Sports + Fitness with the intent of making it an inviting, family-oriented establishment with something for everyone, and that is just what they did. Whether you simply want to walk on a treadmill while watching the Seahawks on TV or you want to train for the Ironman Triathlon, this is the gym for you.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 11:08AM
King County Public Hospital District No. 4 is currently accepting resumes from individuals interested in filling a vacancy on the hospital district commission. The appointed commissioner will be required to stand for election in November 2015. Commissioners of King County Public Hospital District No. 4 are publicly elected officials, chosen by the voters of the district, who govern the hospital district.
- Jan 15, 2014 at 11:47AM
Businesspeople are invited to an open house on Snoqualmie's next phase of its Downtown Redevelopment Project, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Snoqualmie City Hall Council Chambers. See the final project plans for Phase 2A of the downtown redevelopment project, set to begin in early spring of 2014.
- Jan 16, 2014 at 3:54PM
Valley Center Stage hosts a weekend of one-act plays Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18. Two one-act plays will be presented each night, a new work by local playwright Ed Corrigan, and a returning favorite, “Zelda.”
- Jan 16, 2014 at 3:59PM
This week, we focus a lot on health—the fitness programs at Mount Si Sports, youth activities at Si View Community Center. Most of those activities involve getting active and in motion. There’s another way that you can get involved for health, and it will affect not just your own well-being, but that of thousand of people inside and outside this Valley.
- Jan 16, 2014 at 3:56PM
The Cedarcrest boys varsity basketball squad beat Granite Falls in a tight game on the road Friday, Jan. 10. The Tigers held the lead for much of the game, outscoring the Red Wolves 19-12 in the first quarter, 19-13 in the second. But after the half, the Red Wolves clawed their way back, scoring 20 to the Tigers’ 17 in the third quarter and putting up 33 points to Granite Falls’ 17 in the fourth quarter to snatch the win, 78-72.
- Jan 16, 2014 at 4:01PM
• The city of Snoqualmie must abolish its angled parking. The state Department of Transportation says it’s illegal for cars to back out onto a highway. Deadline for the city to pull parking on the south side of Railroad Avenue is Feb. 1, 1989.
- Jan 16, 2014 at 4:24PM
In late December, the Snoqualmie Valley lost an iconic personality and community leader. I first met Tall Bill Blakely while filming the amazing theatrical performances at Fall City Elementary during the Tina Worthington era. Epic events like these take a huge amount of community support, and Tall Bill was a vital piece.
- Jan 16, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jan 18, 2014 at 4:35PM
Part of Jay St. Charles’ job is to find the longbows growing within trees. Another part is to help people discover their inner archers. The best part, though, is probably when the two are combined, in day-long archery workshops hosted at his Fall City studio. St. Charles is officially a bow maker, selling high-end customized longbows and recurve bows to online customers throughout the world.
- Jan 18, 2014 at 4:34PM
At 5:45 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 7, an employee of a business in the 200 block of East North Bend Way reported a suspicious incident. He’d heard a noise in the yard and when he investigated, saw a five-foot, three-inch man in a dark hoody outside the fence on the north side. The man ran, limping, to a silver Dodge Neon waiting nearby. He’d been using wire cutters to cut a hole in the fence.
- Jan 18, 2014 at 4:31PM
The Mount Si High School Choir hosts a “Mama Mia Sing-A-Long Movie” fundraiser, 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at North Bend Theatre. A $15 admission ticket gets you entry to the event, as well as popcorn and a soda.
- Jan 18, 2014 at 4:30PM
Cover band Tigerbomb plays with local favorites Ask Sophie, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Smokey Joe’s Tavern, 38600 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie. Admission is free.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 2:48PM
The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground hosts its annual Snoqualmie Valley Preschool Education and Enrichment Fair, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Mount Si High School Commons. The free event introduces Valley families to preschools, enrichment programs, day care facilities, and other services for children from birth to five years old.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 2:25PM
Finance staff with the cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie, and the Si View Metropolitan Park District have recently been honored by the Washington Finance Officers Association with the 2013 Professional Finance Officer Award. Stan Lewis, former assistant finance director, and Beth Waltz, staff accountant with the city of North Bend, Tania Holden, account clerk, and Gerald Knutsen, financial analyst with the city of Snoqualmie, and Scott Loos, the finance manager at Si View, each received the award.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 2:47PM
Wyldlife Club, a club hosted by the local Young Life faith organization for local youth, is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at 8036 Falls Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 2:45PM
Each year, the Riverview Board of Directors presents a Community Service Award to a business group in recognition of service benefiting its students and district. This year, the district honored Bridge of Promise with the recognition. President Sally Coomer, with many student volunteers, accepted the award.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 3:06PM
The sunshine vitamin has been receiving a lot of media attention in the last several years. Are people getting enough vitamin D? Since we live in a place where exposure to sunlight is limited, we are at risk for vitamin D deficiency.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 3:08PM
With the holidays past and families diving into activities to stay healthy this winter, Si View Community Center and Pool is buzzing with activity for all ages as the winter schedule begins. Northwest winters can be grey and cool, but it’s always warm at the Si View Pool. This may not the time that most of us are thinking of swim lessons, but it’s actually a good time to start, as classes at the pool have better availability now than they do in the summer time. Swim lessons are offered for all ages, infants to adults, as group or private lessons, twice weekly or Saturdays only.
- Jan 20, 2014 at 3:05PM
“Girl Rising,” showing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the North Bend Theatre, is a feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies.
Pushing your limits: Knowledge comes even when the match doesn’t go your way, as Mount Si wrestlers discover | Photo Gallery
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jan 23, 2014 at 10:22AM
This is Andrew Harris’s time to learn. A sophomore, Harris is holding down Mount Si’s heavyweight class, often against older, more experienced and physically bulkier opponents. In the ring against Bellevue on Thursday, Jan. 16, he was neck and neck for points, before finally succumbing to a pin in the final seconds.
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:52PM
The Mount Si girls basketball team is learning how to deal with challenges this season. The team has had few wins, but a lot of players, especially younger ones, have been getting experience. Junior forward Elizabeth Prewitt, on varsity since she started high school, has been the team's consistent shooter and scoring leader.
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:29PM
Cedarcrest High School has earned a spot for its second consecutive year on the national College Board’s AP Honor Roll. Only eight districts in the state received the recognition, for attracting more students to Advanced Placement, or AP, classes, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students to pass the tests. To qualify for the AP Honor Roll, districts must not only keep AP exam scores high, they must also show increased participation in AP classes, by 4, 6, or 11 percent, depending on the size of the district, over the past three years.