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- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:20PM
Parents always called it the “Red Park.” The new Snoqualmie playground, Autumn Avenue Park, kept its red accents, but it’s much more fun now, thanks to a $100,000 remodel by the city. Dozens of neighborhood kids turned out Thursday, Sept. 19, for the grand opening of the new features at 7121 Autumn Ave. S.E., near the intersection of Autumn Avenue and Pratt Street.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:09PM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives. • If the massive Snoqualmie Ridge proposal becomes a reality, the local school district will face a bulge in the student population—maybe $26 million worth. That is the estimated cost of finding room for 1,500 new students.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:30PM
On September 16, a caller in the 43000 block of Southeast North Bend Way reported a theft. She’d seen a man walk through back yards to her neighbor’s home, then pry the screen off a window that was unlocked, enter the trailer and steal things.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 3:27PM
I was walking my dog, Sylar, for his regular potty walk, when one of my customers, Maggie, pulled up with a dog in her back seat. She had found the dog wandering down by the train tracks across from the Pour House Tavern in North Bend and picked it up to see if she could find the dog’s home.
- Mar 26, 2014 at 3:23PM
The Cedarcrest High School track team opened its season Thursday, March 20, with a jamboree meet at Bothell High School. “We have quite a bunch of rookies, freshmen and others, this season,” said coach Bruce McDowell in an e-mail. “First meets are always a good opportunity to see what we got. For today’s meet, they certainly didn’t disappoint.”
- Mar 26, 2014 at 3:24PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners appointed Ryan Roberts to fill its open commissioner seat in a 3 to 1 vote at the March 20 special meeting. Commissioners Joan Young, Dave Speikers and Dariel Norris voted for Roberts. Gene Pollard was opposed.
- Mar 26, 2014 at 3:28PM
For the new cops in North Bend, there’s no substitute for boots on the ground. So Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley had the six officers assigned to his department’s inaugural North Bend police patrol, plus extra officers from the home station, park their cars whenever possible and hit the streets and shops for some old-fashioned community policing.
- Mar 26, 2014 at 3:57PM
A beaming Bruce Corrie was cheered off the field by teammates after making the key save at the net for Mount Si’s boys soccer team. With seconds left in the contest with 4A Bothell, it was all down to Corrie, the Wildcats’ junior goalkeeper, to prevent the tie. Facing him, Bothell was about to take a penalty kick.
- Mar 27, 2014 at 3:23PM
The Wildflowers garden club hosts Barbara the Bat Lady, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Mount Si Senior Center. The club will introduce Barbara Ogaard and several of her bats, in hopes of boosting local understanding of the beneficial animals.
Valley AIDS Quilt, new park at Tolt; Wearin' of the green once again for Leo Kelley | Out of the Past
- Mar 27, 2014 at 3:25PM
• Mother and daughter Margaret and Stephanie McDonald of Carnation have made a panel for the National AIDS Quilt for their late ex-husband and father Bob McDonald, who died of AIDS. He died the previous September, but the women have had a hard time grieving openly, because most people aren’t comfortable talking about AIDS.
- Mar 27, 2014 at 3:26PM
Mount Si High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) annual fundraiser auction is Saturday, March 29, at Si View Community Center. All the money raised toward the $60,000 goal will go to Mount Si ASB, sports, and clubs. A portion of the price of each ticket sold will benefit the buyers’ designated team or club. All of the auction proceeds will go to ASB, which gets 20 percent, and designated teams or clubs, which get 80 percent.
- Mar 27, 2014 at 3:30PM
Snoqualmie’s Theatre Black Dog presents “The Laramie Project,” a play about the reaction to the 1998 beating and murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming. The play’s authors conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town of Laramie, in the aftermath of Shepard’s death. “The Laramie Project” is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which people are capable.
- Mar 27, 2014 at 3:31PM
The poignant comedy “Over the River and Through the Woods” opens Thursday, March 27, at Valley Center Stage, and runs through April 12. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both set of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. But he’s just been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for as a marketing executive would take him to Seatttle and away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. The news doesn’t sit so well with them. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 10:41AM
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank is looking for two kinds of volunteers. Grocery rescue drivers use their own vehicles to collect food from local grocery stores and bring donations back to the food bank. Distribution volunteers help distribute food to clients on Wednesdays.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:03AM
Si View Park and Community Center was our readers’ choice for the Best Park in the Valley. The 75 year-old facility is a hub for many community events, including this year’s Best Festival, the Festival at Mount Si, or Alpine Days, if you prefer, so we asked Si View’s Minna Rudd, and Festival organizer Jill Masssengill about what makes them special.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:06AM
It’s there in the numbers. Since the first of the year, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce has added 45 new members, bringing the total membership to 305. Readers in the Valley Record’s Best of the Valley poll knew it already, choosing the Chamber as the Best Organization to Join. And everyone can join the chamber. We have non-profit, for-profit and individual members,” said Nate Perea, Chamber Executive Director. “Usually when we have individuals join, they’re very community-minded people. They want to be a part of contributing to the community,” he added.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:08AM
For Cedarcrest High School senior Chris Cole, 14 years of hard work and a passion for soccer paid off in the most gratifying way Feb. 5, National Letter of Intent day. Cole has committed to play men’s soccer at Lenoir-Rhyne University, an NCAA Division II school in Hickory, N.C. He joins the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears, along with players from all over the United States and Europe.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:10AM
Eastside Catholic High School student and Snoqualmie resident Maddie Racine signed her national letter of intent in February to play soccer at Seattle University. Racine played and started all four years at Eastside Catholic, as a defender, midfielder and forward.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:20AM
Fans of the North Bend Bar & Grill, (and there are many) have once again put the restaurant at or near the top of the list in several categories in the Valley Record's Best of the Valley reader survey. This year, the NBBG was chosen Best Bar, and was a finalist for Best Restaurant and Best Brunch. We asked Liz Vollbrecht, a 10-year employee and general manager for the past five years, about what makes the place stand out for customers.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:22AM
“I’m just shocked,” Sally Rankin-Gabel said when she learned that she has won both Best Preschool again, as well as Best Teacher in the Valley, beating out teachers at local elementary, middle and high schools. Rankin-Gabel takes a moment to ponder where all this devotion from her families at North Bend Montessori, where she’s taught for 17 years, comes from.
- Mar 28, 2014 at 11:24AM
This year’s top-rated police officer is a repeat offender, former North Bend Police Chief Mark Toner. Earlier this month, North Bend transitioned to a Snoqualmie Police contract, and Sgt. Toner was reassigned to a patrol area. He’s been in law enforcement for 29 years, the last four and a half in North Bend, and he shared his thoughts on community policing from a vacation beach spot last week:
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:28AM
Mount Si alum and U.S. Army private Mathew E. Scott has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, weapons training, drill and ceremony, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:25AM
An American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class is being offered on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, located at 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:29AM
Golf runs in the Maralack family of Snoqualmie. Like her dad, David, and big sister, Caitlyn, 9-year-old Kasey Maralack is doing very well in the game. She won the Pacific Northwest Regional Drive Chip and Putt Championship August 11 at the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey, Wash. She’ll go on to the national championship at Augusta National in 2014.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 11:27AM
The Cascade Football Club’s U-13 Boys won the Premier Green Division Final of the Mount Hood Challenge soccer tournament held in Portland, Ore., the weekend of August 16 to 18. This tournament was host to 633 teams from all over the Pacific Northwest. The boys played in the top division of their U-13 age group, which included over 50 teams from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The boys represent all areas of the Valley, including Snoqualmie, Fall City, Northbend and Carnation.