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- 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 4:31PM
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 4:34PM
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 4:30PM
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.
- 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.
- Jan 21, 2014 at 3:53PM
At K-T Cattle Company in Carnation, Katie and Jim Haack manage a small herd of Belted Kingshire cattle, a miniature beef breed, on 75 acres. The K-T herd was recently certified as Animal Welfare Approved.
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 3:32PM
Traveling Washington with his son’s team, Snoqualmie Valley Little League President Roy Baunsgard watched boys play baseball among the rolling hills of the Yakima Valley and the wide horizons of Moses Lake. No place compared to home. Few vistas, he thought, had anything on the backdrop of Mount Si at the Little League’s home field, North Bend’s Torguson Park.
12th Man in the Valley: Students, employees, true fans show their team spirit for Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks | Photo Gallery
- Jan 21, 2014 at 4:31PM
If there was ever a time to show your team spirit, it's now. Seahawks football fans have been fired up around the Valley, with many students, teachers, and employees at local businesses wearing team colors before the big games over the last two weeks.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:39PM
The Si View Metro Parks adult sports leagues are rolling out the winter season in February. Offered are men's five-on-five basketball and co-ed six-on-six volleyball. The basketball league will play on Thursday evenings at Si View Community Center. All teams are guaranteed seven games, and the top four teams will battle for the league championship in playoffs. Referees and scorekeepers are provided.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:41PM
Patrick Sprague’s Allstate Insurance office in Snoqualmie was recently recognized by the Allstate Corporation as one of the top 100 of the 9,432 Allstate agencies in the country in 2013, for agency growth and customer service.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:40PM
Making a concise business plan is the topic of a January 24 breakfast seminar hosted by the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s “College of Business Knowledge” breakfast is 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Mount Si Golf Course Restaurant, 9010 Boalch Ave.
- Jan 22, 2014 at 3:51PM
The Twin Falls sixth grade Egyptian Museum Walk is 9:30 a.m on Friday, Jan. 31, at the middle school. Every sixth grade student is researching a specific ancient Egyptian artifact, person or event and will create a 3-D model of their topic, along with an essay, picture, and fun facts. All their findings will be displayed for the entire school.