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- Jul 17, 2013 at 5:07PM
Events and activities are planned on two stages and throughout the downtown block of North Bend for the fourth annual North Bend Block Party. Main Stage, at North Bend Way and Main Ave. • Noon, The Mysterious Fatmen
- Jul 17, 2013 at 5:08PM
Families can leave the North Bend Block Party with more than memories—they can come away with tools for safety: My I.D. Club cards. Families can create free laminated identification cards for children, up to age 18, noon to 8 p.m. at the party. My ID Club is a free program of the King County Police Union, in partnership with the North Bend Montessori school.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 9:44AM
Sterling Savings Bank will be presenting the Minute to Win It games at 1 p.m., Saturday at the community stage. Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to compete in a variety of games including Try Mummy Me, Face the Cookie, This Blows, Extreme Hanky Panky and Junk in the Trunk.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Jul 19, 2013 at 10:40AM
Dr. Tricia Nielsen has joined the Snoqualmie Ridge Medical Clinic team and will be seeing patients starting July 22. Nielsen is board-certified in family medicine. “Three of the most important attributes a physician can have are the ability to listen, to communicate effectively and to empathize,” she stated. “As a primary care provider, I strive to model these attributes. I believe that by developing a teamwork approach with my patients, we can better accomplish mutual goals in both preventive care and in the treatment of long-term medical issues.”
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:51PM
It’s hard to believe that North Bend’s Block Party is already in its fourth summer. It feels like that inaugural party in 2010 as just yesterday. It’s evolved so much already. More than just a ‘staycation’ day for Valley families, events like the Block Party are inexpensive ways for local businesses to showcase themselves and what they do. While it’s a departure from the normal routine for the downtown businesses, these festivals are about more than just making sales the day of.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:33PM
Learn more about illegal drug use and its effect on crime locally at the next community meeting on crime prevention, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. This month’s meeting, the third in a series launched by the city of North Bend to address citizens’ concerns about crime in the city, will focus on one of the top issues citizens have raised, illegal drugs.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:53PM
The Artists Alley at this year’s Block Party is one for the kids—and grown-ups, too. Come around the corner on North Bend Way, behind the antique mall and the Bank of America, and you’ll discover an oasis of creativity. Local artists will be showing off their works, both hung up for viewing and in progress. Painters will be working on canvasses, live. And this year, there’s a special interactive project aimed at the younger set.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:31PM
Stories from 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie, as reported in the pages of the Valley Record: Thursday, July 18, 1988 • A Snoqualmie Fire Department officer observed a juvenile subject exploding fireworks at a residence on Silva Street, obviously illegal in type.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:43PM
When Cindy Walker bought the North Bend Theatre in 2006, she planted herself in the heart of historic downtown. The theater, which was built in 1941, is one of the oldest businesses in the city and one of the classic icons of the community. “I still hear stories about people who had their first kiss in the theater during the 1940s,” said Walker. “Sixth and seventh graders have been riding their bikes to the movie theater for the last 60 years.”
Digging African wells and selling old TVs: North Bend man's yard sale fundraising for humanitarian work
- Jul 18, 2013 at 1:46PM
North Bend residents should be prepared for another party. Next weekend, North Bend resident Don Baunsgard and the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church are throwing a large scale yard sale from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, at North Bend Elementary School, to raise money for humanitarian efforts in Uganda. Baunsgard began planning and collecting donations for the yard sale in early January. Currently he has 10 full storage units of hand-selected and sorted donations. Items for sale include 20 TVs, 20 bikes, dozens of musical instruments, multiple hardwood dining-room tables and chairs, 50 bags of new and used clothing and a 1946 stand-up piano.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 10:54AM
Rabbits may just be magical. It sure seemed that way during last year’s Block Party, when John and Kim Connolly saw excited youngsters simply settle down and bond with baby bunnies—or cavies, guinea pigs, wallabies or chinchillas—at their Animal Encounters booth. “For some kids, just holding a rabbit for an hour is a super-positive experience,” says John Connolly, and that’s what he and his wife set out to create when they launched their business just over a year ago.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 11:09AM
North Bend firefighters moved into the shiny new Station 87 last week and were happy to find they had lost some things in the move. No rat pictures hanging from the ceilings to indicate where the traps were, and no stairs anywhere in the building. No cramped quarters in the sleeping area, or in the equipment bays, and no more nagging worries about what an earthquake or flood might do to their station. The feeling of the old station was missing, though, too.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 10:47AM
Performing at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage, IGNITE Dance and Yoga’s nationally recognized team dancers are going to share some of their award-winning routines at the North Bend Block Party. Dancers ages 6 to 19 will demonstrate jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and hip- hop styles. Many of these dancers are just back from nationals in Seaside, Ore., bringing home awards including “Outstanding Choreography,” “Creative Concept,” Spotlight’s “Technical Award,” and even scoring in the top of the overall event.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 10:57AM
Thrifty thief: On July 8, a caller in the 400 block of Main Avenue South reported the theft of several items of clothing from the Mount Si Senior Center thrift store. An employee at the reception desk reported missing a wallet at the same time. Officers located the vehicle associated with the suspect, and impounded it for search.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 10:53AM
Watch youth dancers leap, spin and shimmy in North Bend Block Party performances Saturday. Performing at 3:30 p.m. on the Main Stage, at North Bend Way and Main Avenue, Cascade Dance Academy’s Senior Company, made up of youths ages 12 to 18, shows off two pieces: “Put on a Happy Face” and “Carrying the Banner.” The Junior Company, made up of dancers ages 10 to 12, performs “Oh So Quiet.”
- Jul 19, 2013 at 10:44AM
Be sure to bring your appetite to the North Bend Block Party: Mount Si Senior Center is having a Pie Sale and Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at their building, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. All hungry visitors are welcome to stop by before heading to the North Bend Block Party. The center is cooking hamburgers and hot dogs, and offers pie for dessert or to take home. Lunch is $6 per person and pies are $8 each. All proceeds benefit the senior center and its programs.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 10:50AM
The Snoqualmie Strings youth orchestra play their final scheduled performance of the summer at noon, Saturday, July 20, at the community stage. Student musicians will perform their summer song selection. Their selections will include classical music like Brahm’s “Hungarian Dance,” old folk songs like “Cindy” and “Old Joe Clark,” as well as more contemporary movie themes from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Mission Impossible.” Students have been learning and practicing songs throughout the year.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 2:27PM
Kyle Twede, owner of Twede’s Café, has always loved a good, messy, sticky food-eating contest. At age 13, Twede challenged his 11-year-old brother, Shane, to a pancake-eating contest. Together, they consumed 40 pancakes. This year, at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Stage, at the intersection of North Bend Way and Bendigo, 12 brave souls will be challenged to eat as many pancakes as their stomachs can hold.
- Jul 22, 2013 at 10:50AM
A free day camp for children ages 6 through 12 will be hosted at Fall City United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2. “Secrets of the Kingdom, the Parables of Jesus” is staffed with young-adult leaders from Twinlow Camp, offering crafts, stories, games, music, and opportunities for new friendships. Snacks and lunch are provided. Registration and health forms available online at www.fallcityumc.org or by calling (425) 222-5458.
Pets that heal: Snoqualmie artist Kim Starr, Multiple Sclerosis author Patrick McIntire share joy through art products
- Jul 22, 2013 at 10:59AM
Last fall, Snoqualmie resident Patrick McIntire woke up with a dream of a goofy little pig standing in a pool of water. Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990, McIntire’s health has had its ups, and often, downs. Yet there was something about this vision, of a pig in a pool, that brought joy to his soul and healing to his body.
- Jul 22, 2013 at 10:47AM
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District’s next Lunch and Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, presents the Six Dimensions of Wellness: Exploring the Elements of a Well-Balanced Life. Speaker Megan Worzella, director of Healthy Living for the Snoqualmie YMCA, will discuss how applying this model can lead to greater health and happiness.
- Jul 22, 2013 at 10:49AM
While snacking can be a great way to include more fruits and veggies in the diet, it can also lead to weight gain and unhealthy habits forming when done on an impulse. When the urge to snack strikes, ask yourself the following three questions to determine if you are actually hungry, or giving into an unhealthy craving or emotional need rather than physical hunger: 1. Do I feel hungry? Sounds like an easy enough question right? Often times we eat without truly taking the time to question whether or not we are really hungry. If the answer is yes, move on to question 2.
- Jul 22, 2013 at 11:01AM
Starting on Friday, July 26, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is moving its Lunch and Learn program to a new breakfast time slot. Nate Perea, Chamber Executive Director, reports that members consistently say a breakfast is the best time for these learning programs.
- Jul 22, 2013 at 11:05AM
The Swirl, Frozen Yogurt with a Twist, opened June 13 in North Bend. The shop is in Mount Si Village Shopping Center, in the building that used to house The Reef restaurant. Owner Deb Masters has added new paint, floors, plumbing, and fixtures. “Everything is different,” said Masters.
- Jul 23, 2013 at 12:47PM
Brooke Nicole Moorhead of North Bend graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for both their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe.