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- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:40AM
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and help the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation mark 25 years of helping Valley students, starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at Sigillo Cellars in Snoqualmie. The foundation is commemorating its 25th anniversary by presenting an artistic rendition of historic highlights that will be on display for the evening along with a video. Sigillo Cellars is located at 8353 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 11:42AM
Snoqualmie Valley School District still has time to build and open a sixth elementary school by the start of the 2015-16 school year. So far, though, the district doesn’t have the money, and is running out of time. Although design work and planning for the 29-classroom building began last fall, paid for with school impact fees from the district’s capital facilities fund, the district has not committed to a bond to raise the estimated $35 million total project costs.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Feb 14, 2014 at 1:40PM
King County Sheriff's Deputies are seeking tips in the abandonment of a newborn in woods between North Bend and Snoqualmie on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Police received a 911 call around 2:15 p.m., and responded to the 38800 block of Southeast North Bend Way. The baby was in the woods near the Kimble Creek Bridge, , about 10 feet away from the shoulder of North Bend Way. and was found by a person walking nearby.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 1:17PM
Mount Si is sending 12 wrestlers to compete in this weekend's regional tournament at Skyline High School Mount Si had a big group advance from the 3A Kingco/Seamount Wrestling Championships, held this past weekend, Feb. 8, at Interlake.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 1:14PM
1989: Only weeks before 60 local workers will be idled by closure of Weyerhaeuser’s sawmill, 130 more have been left without jobs by the destruction by fire of the company’s plywood mill on Sunday. The tall orange glow of the great fire could be seen from all over the area. Because the plant’s sprinkler system never activated, and because the three closest fire hydrants were frozen by a recent deep freeze, there was little firefighters could do as the 120,000 square foot mill was engulfed in flames.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 1:13PM
The winter can seem like a crummy time to live in the Valley. All this cold and rain. Even our snow days are rainy. The news can get you down—fire, crime, taxes, shoddy winter Olympics construction. But before you really get down consider that there’s a lot of love that makes the Valley go round. With Valentine’s Day upon us, let me just chalk up the things that may brighten your heart, locally speaking.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 1:11PM
Valley Center Stage presents A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15. The show, performed by Rochelle Wyatt and Peter Cook, plays one weekend only. Tickets are $17 and $14.50 for seniors. Love Letters, which premiered on Broadway in 1989, tells the story of lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and artist Melissa Gardner, whose lives have been entwined since they met in second grade.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 1:07PM
Give blood this Friday, Feb. 14, at the Hauglie Insurance agency, 33410 S.E. Fall City Redmond Rd., downtown Fall City. The Puget Sound Blood Center brings is bus the parking lot. Hours are noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 1:25PM
Mount Si linemen Brad Christensen and Jack Nordby have played football together since their elementary-school days. The duo get a rare chance to continue that tradition, as they head to Monmouth, Ore., this fall to play for the Western Oregon Wolves. Nordby and Christensen were both key parts of the Wildcat’s hard-hitting and award-winning line this season. Christensen, in particular, a third-generation Valley football player, picked up first-team Kingco honors for his role on the offensive line, second-team for defensive line, and an all-state nomination. Nordby was right there with him.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 12:50PM
Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley, new Fire Chief Mark Correira, and Public Works/Interim Parks Director Dan Marcinko welcome residents to meet with them for a casual question, answer and coffee session, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Starbucks on Snoqualmie Ridge, 7730 Center Blvd. S.E.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 20, 2014 at 1:08PM
United States Congressman Dave Reichert takes the podium at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce's Friday, Feb. 21 luncheon. Reichert will talk about what is happening in Washington D.C. that will affect small business in 2014. Members from the other Chambers within the 8th District will also be invited to the luncheon, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 12:58PM
Cole Landreneau, left, created a homemade crane, a cantilevered machine used by Egyptians to bring water up for irrigation. He used a wire-cutter to make a hinge, built the body from sticks in his backyard, and used clay and lead bits for the counterweight. The real model, he says, would have been big enough to dip into a real river.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 12:51PM
What goes around, comes around. Back in 1962, I attended Mount Si High School. Then we moved to Oregon. I have lived here the last 51 years and had a family.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 12:48PM
Photographer and Bellevue College teacher Ray Pfortner gives a presentation to the Mount Si Artist Guild, noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. The event is free to all MSAG members, or a $5 donation for non-members.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 21, 2014 at 10:26AM
What is it about marriage that captivates us? Why is it that a show about finding the perfect wedding dress can run for 11 seasons on TLC? Why is it that the most liked pictures on Facebook are wedding and engagement shots? There is something inside of all of us that wants to believe in true love. But on an even deeper level, I think we all know that marriage isn’t just about romance; it’s about generations of people and the communities that are formed around them.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 1:04PM
A pet pig escaped its enclosure on Southeast Delta Street in Snoqualmie and had a small adventure on Sunday, Jan. 26. With the help of the Snoqualmie Police Department, though, the animal was returned home, safe and sound, in the early afternoon. “I don’t know how they did it — it’s a big pig!” Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley. “It might be tame enough that it just comes along, but after a while, you learn to come prepared. I usually carry a leash.”
- Feb 14, 2014 at 1:12PM
Package pickup: On Sunday, Feb. 2, a business in the 500 block of Northeast Sixth Street in North Bend reported online that two packages left outside for UPS to pick up were stolen. UPS reported the packages were not available for pickup. The packages were identical, and one was found near a dumpster in the city.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 1:04PM
A class on an important local farm and preserve, Meadowbrook 101, is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center, 1711 Boalch Avenue Led by local historian Dave Battey, this free presentation covers the colorful history and possible future options for this unique 460 acres of open space.
Secrets of a happy marriage: Valley couples in for the long haul share what drew, keeps them together
- Feb 14, 2014 at 1:08PM
Even in an age in which the longevity of marriage isn’t certain, many will agree that there is something almost magical about a lifelong love. Valley couples Harley and Kathy Brumbaugh, Jack and Bonnie Barker, and Lynn and Larry Anderson have all been married more than 50 years, and that’s something to celebrate.
- 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 3:36PM
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 3:39PM
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 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 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.