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- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Aug 22, 2013 at 11:39AM
There’s a trick to throwing an axe—throwing it well, anyway— and it’s remembering to exhale. Sounds easy enough, but the dozen of us chosen for the honors during the timber sports demonstration put on by David and Annette Moses and family during Saturday’s Railroad Days festivities, can tell you otherwise. “Point your thumbs down the handle.” “Keep your hands together.” “Widen your stance.” “Throw on the exhale.” That’s what I got for training, then they put an axe into my inexpert hands and told me to go for it. And the audience — almost 200 people — got a good laugh, because the only thing I hit on my first two tries was dirt.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Feb 18, 2013 at 9:34AM
All of the school levies on ballots in the Snoqualmie Valley appear to be massing with more than 60 percent support in the Feb. 11 election. In the first round of counting in this all-mail election, Snoqualmie Valley's $16 million Prop. 1, has 4,213 yes votes to 2,240 against. Prop. 2, the district's $2.7 million technology levy, had even stronger support, with 4,312 votes in favor, 2,147 against. Prop. 1's approval is at 65.3 percent, while Prop. 2 has won 66.8 percent approval.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 11:29AM
Friends of Youth announces its annual Back-To-School Supply Drive to benefit youth in need in the Snoqualmie, Riverview and Issaquah School Districts. Having all the required supplies to begin the school year can make a tremendous difference in a young person’s confidence and success in school.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 11:38AM
I am the parent of two fairly recent district graduates who have gone on to thrive in their respective colleges. I was active in my children’s schools at all levels as part of a wave of parents who created wonderful collaborations with school staff and each other to continually improve the school cultures for all involved (students, staff and parents). It was on the whole, a very positive and rewarding experience. I took this last year off to catch my breath but recently attended one of the bond focus groups and have had some conversations about what is going on in our district that seem to be the antithesis of what so many of us worked so hard to create.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 11:23AM
The Mount Si Lions Club invites all comers to a presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Boxley’s in North Bend, all about the Lions Club, its history and how club members serve the community.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 11:31AM
Not since 1996 has a girls’ soccer team from Washington taken the United States Youth Soccer National Championship title, but on July 30, 15 girls from the area did just that. They earned the right to claim the number one spot in U.S. U14 girls’ soccer. Eastside FC’s G98 Red team won the national championship in Kansas. Natalie Weidenbach, an incoming freshman at Mount Si, is a member of the team. These girls were the only Washington team at any age this year to have a shot at the US Youth Soccer national championships.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 11:37AM
Twelve young Valley runners raced all day, all night, in the 198-mile Running Relay, part of the Ragnar Relay Series, in Skagit County, Wash., July 19 and 20. Participants included Danielle Curley, Kami Nicolino, Tom Kirby, Paul Nelson, Dominick Canady, Mari Patis, Richard Carmichael, Hunter Franklin, Jason Hinman, Tyler McBride, Seth Houldridge and Spencer Ricks.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 11:35AM
Local Girl Scouts host lessons on English country dances for children and adults, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Sallal Grange in North Bend. Children ages 5 to 10 can get lessons between 10 a.m. and noon. Youth ages 11 to 16 get lessons from 1 to 3 p.m. and adults are welcome any time, all day.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 11:32AM
August 18, 1988: King County Police arrested two men and seized several firearms, drug paraphernalia, several thousand dollars and a small amount of cocaine last Friday in North Bend. Two Whatcom County men were sitting in a 1968 primer-rust-colored Dodge Dart. The bust was due to blind luck, when a county deputy drew up in the gravel lot near the South Fork interchange.
- Feb 18, 2014 at 3:36PM
Forty-five German students from Mount Si High School are going to an international concert. One of Germany’s most popular young indie pop bands, Tonbandgerät (‘Tape Recorder’), make the first stop on a four-week tour through the United States, Sunday, March 4, at Everett’s Civic Auditorium. Admission is free, but registration is required.
- Feb 18, 2014 at 3:36PM
Gardeners and small farmers will find more than seeds this year at the Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange and Garden Fair. This fourth annual exchange will be held on Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. The all-volunteer event is part of a movement to preserve small-scale, regionally adapted, heirloom and open pollinated seeds.
- Feb 18, 2014 at 3:39PM
As a concerned brother in the Lord and a lifelong resident of our Valley, I am disheartened by recent events pertaining to our local food bank. I do not know all that went into North Bend Community Church asking Mount Si Food Bank to leave, and regardless of whether or not it was just, it happened.
- Feb 18, 2014 at 3:39PM
North Bend resident Mary Brunstad Jones died on Sunday, Feb. 9. Mary was born on November 29, 1920, and grew up in Port Orchard, Wash. Although she spoke no English until she started school, she skipped two grades and became valedictorian of her graduating class at South Kitsap High.
Boxley's legacy: Danny and Robyn Kolke turn to foundation to preserve North Bend jazz club's music, education
- Feb 18, 2014 at 3:45PM
An up-and-comer in the world of jazz drumming, Walker Byford learns as he plays. Byford is just 10 years old. By rights, he should prefer the newest pop music. But there’s something about jazz. “You’re able to play whatever you want,” says Byford, who listens as his teacher, local jazz drummer Brian Gmerek, improvises riffs to the sounds of Chris Clark’s bass. The two adult musicians are jamming on the stage at Boxley’s, the jazz club and restaurant in downtown North Bend, as middle-school and high-school age jazz musicians arrive for their Wednesday night show.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 9:48AM
Reps. Jay Rodne and Chad Magendanz and Sen. Mark Mullet invite Fifth District residents to attend an upcoming town hall meeting in Snoqualmie on Saturday, February 22. Citizens who attend will receive an update on the 2014 legislative session. The legislators are encouraging citizens to bring their questions, comments or concerns about legislation, state government and issues affecting the district.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:18AM
Sample local wines, cheeses and chocolates at the Sno-Valley Senior Center's second wine-tasting event, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. The wines featured will come from Belmonte Cellars and Pleasant Hill Cellars, both in Carnation, and Wm. Grassie Wines, Fall City.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:23AM
A celebration of life for Beverly B. Sams of Fall City is 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Raging River Community Church, 31104 S.E. 86th St., Preston. Beverly, 81, died Monday, Feb. 10. Born April 3, 1932, to Lydia and Chris Septin Walla Walla, Wash., Beverly was the oldest of three children.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:30AM
Visitors stopped, took in the relaxing scene, and left inspired, often asking Adam Gorski how it's done. Gorski and his team spent several days creating the south-of-the-border-themed display, “Leisurely Morning in Mexico City,” one of the award-winning show gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:43AM
A Contra Dance and waltz lesson is 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. The band will be the very talented "Creekside", with Lindsey Dono as the caller. The evening will start with a delicious soup, brimming with fresh vegetables and accompanied by hearty, rustic bread, which will be available at 6:30 p.m. The musicians will play waltzes in between the Contra Dance. Don’t know how to waltz? Dance Leader, Tim Noonan, will be giving Waltz lessons between 7 and 8 p.m.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 11:05AM
Seven Valley movers and shakers, seven pro golfers, and two sister cities—those are the recipients of the existing keys to the city of Snoqualmie. Mayor Matt Larson and City Clerk Jodi Warren designed an official key to the City, after seeing a key engraved with "City of Snoqualmie," and designed as a bottle opener, exchanged with the city of North Bend in a softball challenge between the two cities.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 11:07AM
Gloria McNeely is five years shy of a century. She plans to make it, too, and 2020 isn’t that much of a stretch. McNelly was born on Feb. 12, 1919. She’s not only seen a lot, she’s done a lot, and made enough friends to warrant a 95th birthday celebration, held last Monday at Snoqualmie City Hall, put together by her local friends. The Snoqualmie resident is humble about all the attention, but takes it all with good grace, and a few tears.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 2:55PM
Joe Sasaki, age 95, regularly played golf three days a week, until in 2012, he started cutting back to twice a week. Recently he said, “Ya know, I am getting tired. I think I am only gonna play one day a week.” Sasaki can’t be that tired—he nailed a hole in one on Wednesday, July 24, at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course in Fall City.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:03PM
Jagger Bucy, 7, of Snoqualmie, and Brandon Daly, 10, of North Bend, each won their respective classes in the Red Line Cup West Coast Regional bicycle motocross races in St. Helen’s, Ore., on July 20. Both racers are now qualified for the Red Line Cup regional championship race weekend in Fresno, Calif., scheduled for October 4, 5 and 6.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 2:58PM
North Bend’s Jazz Walk returns, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 14. Come to downtown North Bend for food, drinks and some of the finest jazz entertainment ever to hit the Valley.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 2:57PM
Elizabeth Ballinger-Dix of North Bend graduated recently from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Ballinger-Dix, who majored in English, was one of 464 seniors who received their degrees. She is the daughter of Judy S. Ballinger of North Bend.