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- 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 11:06AM
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.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 1:37PM
King County is hosting a public workshop, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Preston Community Center to inform and invite comments on the progress of its collaborative watershed planning efforts.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 1:36PM
The next Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Lunch and Learn, at noon Thursday, April 3, will focus on ways to “Lighten the Emotional Load.”
- Apr 1, 2014 at 1:30PM
The Sno-Valley Senior Center offers a free caregiver support group on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting date is April 10. If you are caring for someone with memory loss, you can learn, share and gain emotional support at this group.
What makes a business ‘the best’? Go behind the votes in the annual ‘Best of the Valley’ competition
- Apr 1, 2014 at 2:18PM
It’s that time again, when I break out the pen and sign dozens of ‘Best of the Valley’ prize certificates. It’s great how people take our annual contest so seriously, and interesting to see how the results change, year to year.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 1:36PM
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has recently made another round of donations in support of Snoqualmie Valley organizations. Among donations, $12,500 went to the Mount Si High School Boosters Clubs, shared among the softball, PTSA, sheer squad, girls soccer, and football clubs. To date, the Mount Si High School Boosters Clubs have received over $74,000 in charitable donations from the Tribe.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 2:21PM
Valley police and their family members, including, from left, Megan McCulley, Peyton McCulley, Lynn McCulley, Chief McCulley, Officer James Sherwood, and his wife Rebecca Sherwood take part in the Washington Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Lake Sammamish, Saturday, March 15, at Idylwood Park in Redmond.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 2:53PM
The Mount Si High School girls golf team got a taste of competition last week, competing in early-season jamborees. Mount Si won on Thursday, March 27, in a four-team round robin at Mount Si Golf Course. The Wildcats led on points, 240 to Interlake’s 265, Liberty’s 259 and Mercer Island’s 278. Sophomore Caitlin Maralack tied with senior Tabitha Dorn for a score of 43 on the par-36 nine holes. Bianca Backman shot a 47, Kara Murray shot a 48, Ashley Miller shot 59 and Rachel Warnke shot for 71.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 2:39PM
Child fundraisers and adult volunteers in the Valley are trying to help victims of the Oso mudslide in Snohomish County. At least 27 have died and 22 people are still believed missing following the slide, which happened at 10:37 a.m. on Saturday, March 22. A hillside above a neighborhood about four miles east of the town gave way, burying 50 properties over a square mile in earth and debris.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 2:22PM
Dan Marcinko, Snoqualmie’s friendly, enthusiastic Public Works Director, was named Best City Employee in the 2014 Best of the Valley poll. The ex-Midwesterner joined the city team in March of 2009, and has overseen the ongoing transformation of the historic downtown, among many projects and duties. Below, he shares his approach and philosophy.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 4:14PM
A fundraiser event helps send 20 Mount Si Jazz Band students to New York City for the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Boxley’s Place in North Bend.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 12:50PM
Abigail McLauchlin, a college rower and 2013 graduate of Mount Si High School, competed in the Longhorn Invitational over the March 22 weekend for the University of San Diego Women’s Rowing Team. McLauchlin, who is a freshman, rowed in the First Varsity 4. Her team finished second at the event, six seconds behind first place Yale, who is ranked sixth in the country.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 12:51PM
The calls are starting to stand out. If you pay attention to the police blotter, maybe you’ve noticed that a few folks need to take a chill pill before hitting the gas. On Tuesday, March 11, a man got out of his car in North Bend and chased another driver with a 2X4, after the person in front didn’t let him through a locking security gate at a local storage facility. The caller managed to outrun his lumber-brandishing pursuer.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 12:50PM
Cedarcrest’s varsity girls team received plentiful inclusion in their league’s All-Cascade team selections this winter. Senior guard Susan Kenney was chosen as most valuable player of the league, senior guard Kalee Fowler was picked for the first-team all league and junior guard Megan Ditore was selected for the second-team all league.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 12:51PM
The Riverview Education Foundation (REF) recently awarded 39 grants to the Riverview School District, totaling nearly $55,000 and bringing the combined grants over the past year to $69,169, the most money ever awarded by the foundation in a fiscal year.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 1:50PM
As caretaker of the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, Brian Scott has a special vantage point on Snoqualmie Falls and the surrounding Valley. “From the scenic to wildlife to the yearly productions the theater puts on,” he says, “having a camera on hand opens the eye to see what it might not normally.” From the small hill behind his house, he snapped the winning photo in this year’s Amateur Photo Contest—a view of winter color on Snoqualmie Falls.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 2:05PM
The residents have voted, and the results are out. The 2014 Best of the Valley winners and finalists include:
- Apr 2, 2014 at 2:49PM
Fall City native Cathy Harris won first place in the people category for the photo of her son John, pond-skimming on skis at the Summit at Snoqualmie. “Last year my older son did it and made it across,” Harris told the Record. “This year, my younger son had to try it. He too made it across! Bragging rights!”
- Apr 2, 2014 at 3:00PM
Alan Hendrickson of North Bend won first place in the animal category for his shot, above, of a snowshoe rabbit on Stevens Pass. “We are beginner snowshoe enthusiasts, and normally go to Snoqualmie Pass,” Hendrickson told the Record in an e-mail. “But rain in the pass sent us toward Stevens for a new adventure. My new Nikon D7100 around my neck, we had just stopped for a sip of water, and this little cutie crawled out from under a tree.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:09PM
Part of the first crop of teachers and students to work in Cascade View Elementary when it opened in 2005, Danielle Bernardo has spent her entire teaching career here. “This is my ninth year teaching,” she wrote. “I started here in fourth grade … and I haven’t left yet! It’s the perfect fit for me!”
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:14PM
Named one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year, Karen Lewis has been working in the Snoqualmie Valley School District since 1990, when she started as a bus driver. She was trained as a driver by the district, and attended the state driver’s training school. In 2002, she became responsible for delivering that same training to new drivers, as a driver trainer and in 2009, she moved to her current role as transportation technician, responsible for dispatching buses, scheduling substitute route drivers, training for new drivers, and sports and field trip travel. She also drives routes.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:02PM
March 30, 1989: Harry Oestreich, former chairman and member of the school board, joined other School District 407 members in making their first public comment on the failed $9 million school bond for a new high school and remodel of TMS. Oestreich challenged foes to “get honest” and “forget tradition” when deciding how and where a new high school should be built.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:15PM
Meet Carolyn Phelps, a Twin Falls Middle School teacher and one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year. Below, Phelps answers questions about her calling:
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:27PM
Things took on a grand scale at the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation luncheon March 20, starting with the full house. More than 230 participants attended the annual fundraiser at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, helping to raise nearly $100,000 for area schools this year alone. The days donations also put the foundation itself over the million dollar mark in total fundraising over its 25 years.