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- Apr 10, 2014 at 12:12PM
For the young people who find themselves at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, sometimes simple things like a coloring book and a few crayons can be as soothing as the trained staff and smiling doctors. But little things like crayons can be overlooked. Each year, Children’s Hospital goes through over 240,000 crayons, yet each child only gets a couple to use.
- Apr 13, 2014 at 12:15PM
Miriam “Ruth” Posey of North Bend, wife to James, died Wednesday, April 2. She was 81. Ruth was born May 22, 1932 in Seattle to Joshua and Margaret Bissell. She was raised in the Snoqualmie Valley and graduated from Mt Si High School. She worked at Doctors Hospital in Seattle, the North Bend Theater, Gateway Cafe and the North Bend IGA grocery store.
Woman assaulted over parking spot in North Bend | April Fools car prank | Snoqualmie Valley police, fire calls
- Apr 11, 2014 at 9:00AM
Assault over parking: On Thursday, April 3, a caller in the 1200 block of North Bend Boulevard, North Bend, reported that she’d just been assaulted. She said she’d parked her car in what she thought was a designated spot for the business she wanted, then a man from a neighboring business came out and pushed her to the ground, calling her obscene names. Police responded to find that the woman didn’t need medical aid and the man had gone back into the business he’d come from.
- Apr 14, 2014 at 10:33AM
Nice column about spelling people’s names right. I have one of those names that somehow never seems to get spelled correctly, and it has been an issue with me all my life. Anyway after reading with much interest, I had a great laugh when I read that you misspelled Cathi Linden’s name wrong!
- Apr 14, 2014 at 10:36AM
Sip With Valley Young Professionals Trivia Night is 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Dark Horse Ink, 30540 S.E. 84th St., Suite 1, Preston. Dinner, drinks, trivia night helps support the Mount Si High School Scholarship fund. Age 21 and up. Cost is $20. To register, visit www.snovalley.org/vyp.
- Apr 14, 2014 at 10:34AM
A public hearing on proposed updates to the city of Snoqualmie’s comprehensive plan, Snoqualmie 2032, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 38624 S.E. River St. The comprehensive plan is an official document adopted by the city council that sets goals and policies to protect the health, welfare, and quality of life for residents and businesses. The plan expresses a long-range vision of how citizens want their community to look and function in the future, and helps direct city departments under that vision.
- Apr 14, 2014 at 10:16AM
A Bellevue woman died sometime overnight last Wednesday, April 9, at Snoqualmie Falls. Snoqualmie police received a call from Bellevue Police on Tuesday evening, April 8, about a Bellevue woman, reported missing by her family. According to Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley, the family had noticed that she had been looking for places to commit suicide. Her search had seemed to focus on Snoqualmie Falls.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 3:50PM
"The Artist in Me" is the theme for the 10th annual art walk at North Bend Elementary School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17. The PTA-sponsored fundraiser will include a silent auction, along with the displays of student works of art. Auction items include unique classroom baskets, as well as art projects.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 4:31PM
From the neck down, the look was casual, sweats in fact. On top, though, it was all glam and sparkles, with long false eyelashes and a foot-high blonde wig. The martini-swirling phenomenon underneath it all was making the look work, while simultaneously working the Fall City Bistro on a Sunday evening in February. “Good morning!” Akasha Manila greeted the guests trickling in for dinner, “good to see you! I just woke up!” Manila’s sleepy claim fit perfectly with the “Divas” theme of the night’s show. It probably wasn’t true though, because this particular diva, like his fellow performers, was already made-up for her appearance in the semimonthly “Night Queens” drag show at the bistro, and doing makeup takes a while.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 4:05PM
The Mount Si baseball team’s early-season potential showed last Wednesday, April 9, as the Wildcat defense held the Sammamish Totems to a single run, on the road in Bellevue. Meanwhile, Mount Si’s hitters broke to a lead, then gradually added to the tally, led by junior Brock Johnson. Tanner Simpson pitched the first six innings for Mount Si, giving up few hits.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 4:00PM
Tryout clinics for the 2014-2015 Mount Si Cheerleading program are 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. Cheer members perform on the sidelines, at assemblies and halftimes, compete and get involved in the community. Teens learn to dance, tumble, jump and do stunts. All ability levels are welcome.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 11:52AM
Snoqualmie residents are invited to attend the Parks Board meeting on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss the draft version of the Snoqualmie Urban Forest Strategic Plan. The meeting will be held at Snoqualmie City Hall conference room at 38624 SE River Street. Snoqualmie has an extensive tree resource of more than 8,000 street trees, numerous trees in parks, trees on private property, and many retained native forest remnants.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 12:17PM
Cedarcrest track athlete Logan Orndorf signed a letter of intent to run next fall at the University of Portland. He will run cross country and track and field, and is planning to study engineering. The University of Portland’s men’s squad has qualified for the last nine NCAA Division 1 national meets, three times placing in the top eight at the national meet. There is a small number of schools that have those kind of credentials, says Cedarcrest coach Bruce McDowell.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 12:02PM
The Cedarcrest Lady Red Wolves golf team hosted the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats Thursday, April 10, at the Blue Heron Golf Course. Playing in great conditions, Cedarcrest won the match by a Stableford score of 91 to 62, on the par-35 nine-hole course.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 12:18PM
Mount Si High School graduate Danielle Massengill was named a Scholar-Athlete of the Month at Thiel College, where she plays softball. Massengill hit .436 (17-of-39) in 13 games for the Tomcats in March with 13 runs scored and six RBIs. Four of her hits went for extra bases, earning her a monthly .564 slugging percentage to go along with a .540 on-base percentage. She was a perfect seven-for-seven in stolen base attempts in March, helping the Tomcats to an overall record of 9-5 and 2-0 mark in the PAC.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 12:26PM
Families and worshippers in the Snoqualmie Valley can find special activities planned in several different communities over the Easter holiday weekend.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 12:14PM
High school families are invited to a free college planning workshop, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Snoqualmie Public Library. “Are You College Ready?” workshop, conducted by Karen Edgar, an educational consultant, will focus on how students and parent can collaborate to successfully navigate the increasingly competitive college admissions process and to find their best colleges for fit and affordability.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 12:27PM
Things are falling into place for Austin Jenckes, a singer-songwriter who grew up in the Valley. He has just returned to his Nashville home after his final appearance on NBC’s “The Voice,” and two whirlwind performance tours that started immediately after the show. He’s marrying his longtime friend and girlfriend, Brittany Townsend, this August, and is working on his next album, scheduled to come out this fall. And this week, he accomplished what he moved to Nashville to do, become a professional musician. “This week, I’m signing my first publishing deal,” Jenckes said in a telephone interview. “That basically means I’ll be paid to write songs, and that includes my songs for myself, and for other people.”
- Apr 17, 2014 at 12:25PM
Thursday, April 13, 1989: Carnation receives good news: Groundwater at the city dump is clean and free of contaminants. The Department of Ecology ordered tests last year. The city is researching the cost of closing the city dump, and may install a recycling or transfer center.
- Apr 17, 2014 at 12:28PM
Two men were hospitalized Tuesday night after an argument turned physical in North Bend, one with a stab wound, the other with injuries sustained while attacking the other. None of the injuries were life-threatening, said Snoqualmie Police Captain Nick Almquist. "Everybody's alive," he reported to the North Bend City Council, where he was already scheduled to speak.
- Apr 17, 2014 at 12:24PM
Members of the Fall City Flames 4-H club assemble with one-and-a-half tons of hay that they collected to help horses displaced by the Oso mudslide disaster. Donators also brought 10 bags of grain and $310 in money for the fundraiser. The girls took the goods to equestrian organizations in Snohomish County earlier this month. Businesses who helped included PRG Enterprises, Ace Hardware in North Bend, Cindy Costa at Natural Touch Massage and New Dawn Espresso.
- Apr 17, 2014 at 12:12PM
A presentation on “Social Security, Medicare and You” is 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave South, North Bend, WA Most Americans desire to have more knowledge about Social Security Administration benefits, and the medical insurance provided through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- Apr 17, 2014 at 12:27PM
Earl Bell, author of the book, “Winning in Baseball and Business,” speaks at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s College of Business Knowledge Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, at the Mount Si Golf Course Restaurant, Snoqualmie. Learn a model for creating a spiral of success in your company.
- Apr 18, 2014 at 3:30PM
Flushing firecrackers: On Tuesday, April 8, a caller reported hearing a loud boom and seeing a bunch of smoke at the bathroom facility of Fisher Park, 7805 Fisher Avenue S.E., Snoqualmie. The caller also reported seeing four juvenile boys, all on skateboards, leaving the park up Snoqualmie Parkway. Police responded and saw that someone had flushed a bunch of firecrackers down the toilet. They locked the bathroom, and tracked the juveniles, who were running down the trail from Fairway. They also contacted their parents.
- Apr 18, 2014 at 3:26PM
The annual reading competition among elementary students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District is 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, at Snoqualmie Elementary School. Teams from each of the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s five elementary schools compete to see who has the most knowledge of popular youth books, going through about 40 rounds of questions.