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- Jul 18, 2014 at 11:09AM
Rabbits may just be magical. It sure seemed that way during past Block Party events, 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.
- Jul 18, 2014 at 11:08AM
Mount Si Sports + Fitness is bringing the fitness challenge back to the North Bend Block Party.
- Jul 18, 2014 at 2:00PM
Road closures from wildfires in north central Washington could reroute several thousand more vehicles onto Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass this weekend. The Washington State Department of Transportation predicts about 8,000 more vehicles could travel on I-90 on Friday and about 9,000 more vehicles on Sunday. Drivers need to plan for added travel time and pack their patience. For more information regarding statewide closures due to wildfires, visit the WSDOT Blog.
- Jul 21, 2014 at 9:29AM
MachOne Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece big band from Seattle, plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Boxley's in downtown North Bend. The band featuries Charlotte Carruthers and Gene Oats on vocals, Brandon Bowman on lead trumpet and Nonda Trimis on drums.
- Jul 21, 2014 at 9:27AM
Teri Clark is the new owner and manager at Snoqualmie Valley Weight Loss Center. A past client and employee, Clark has kept the same location, at 213 Bendigo Blvd. N., North Bend, adding hours and inventory. An open house is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 21. Visitors are welcome to sample products and meet the new owner.
- Jul 21, 2014 at 12:39PM
The Tolt High School Reunion is 11 a.m. Sunday August 3, at the Sno Valley Senior Center in Carnation.
- Jul 21, 2014 at 12:45PM
Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:
- Jul 21, 2014 at 12:38PM
The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley, as reported in the Valley Record:
- Jul 22, 2014 at 4:19PM
The 2014 “Day Out With Thomas” excursion, held over two weekends at Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, draws thousands of visitors, babies to grandparents, to downtown.
- Jul 22, 2014 at 4:20PM
The Mount Si Lions and Mount Si Leo Clubs have been collecting items needed by local youth at risk. The clubs gathered toiletries, basic food items, socks, underwear, backpacks and snacks to donate to Friends of Youth in Snoqualmie and Kirkland as well as YouthCare in the University District in Seattle. This volunteer activity occurred at the club’s July meeting, hosted by Chris Butler in Fall City.
- Jul 22, 2014 at 4:23PM
Parents and locals are forming a PTSA, or parent-teacher-student association, at Two Rivers School in North Bend. Interested community members are invited to attend the Two Rivers School PTSA Organizing Meeting, 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the North Bend Library.
- Jul 22, 2014 at 4:09PM
After a hot, busy Saturday with Thomas the Tank Engine, the grown-ups were navigating their way along the road construction tape and finding Sigillo Cellars. “Some parents were definitely ready for a little wine,” said Vicki Curnutt, tasting room manager at Sigillo tasting room. The Northwest Railway Museum’s big family excursion gave downtown Snoqualmie businesses a much-needed business boost, right before road construction goes into full swing.
- Jul 22, 2014 at 4:22PM
As North Bend is growing, city officials are reconsidering how they want that growth to look, and more space is becoming a priority. In a special meeting July 1, the council established interim, or emergency standards for development in low-density residential zones, including an average lot size of 8,000 square feet (up from 6,500) with a minimum lot size of 7,500 square feet (up from 5,000).
- Jul 22, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jul 23, 2014 at 10:21AM
Ron Stettler of North Bend was so moved by Little Lion's performance, he approached the local band's singer and keyboard player, Madeline Wells, after her Community Stage performance with Parker O'Leary, and told her so. Stettler is a fan of North Bend's free downtown Block Party since year one, and was thrilled with how it went in year six.
- Jul 23, 2014 at 10:51AM
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission needs a local writer to interview children participating in the Finally Friday Art Walk, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, in downtown Snoqualmie. The writer will be credited and promoted throughout the city-wide tour of the artwork. "Drawing Together" is a mural art project for children ages 5-12. Participating artists draw together at communal art tables, designing images inspired by their creativity, and dreams about the community in which they live.
- Jul 23, 2014 at 11:18AM
As a second phase of downtown Snoqualmie improvements starts kicking up dust, downtown merchants have rallied together to ensure tourists know they are still open for business. They started a “Sip, Shop & Savor Summer in Downtown Snoqualmie” campaign to showcase the business district between now and early September.
- Jul 23, 2014 at 11:07AM
The 2014 Puget Sound Energy Snoqualmie Valley Golf Classic starts at 8 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Mount Si Golf Course, 9010 Boalch Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie. Cost is $99 per player, which includes a round of golf, lunch, and a goody bag at the beginning of the tournament. Play-style is a shotgun scramble.
- Jul 23, 2014 at 12:07PM
King County’s Roads division is repainting the landmark Stossel Bridge on Carnation Farm Road this summer. The 1951 bridge will be closed through Sept. 29 during the project, which will include removal of the old paint. The bridge will be closed to all but emergency vehicles during the project. The suggested detour for all other vehicles, including school buses, is to take S.R. 203 north to 124th Street, across the valley, then down West Snoqualmie Valley Road to Northeast 80th Street, which connects to Northeast Carnation Farm Road.
- Jul 23, 2014 at 12:16PM
It’s time for children to grab a hammer, find a paintbrush, and put on creative thinking caps, at Snoqualmie United Methodist Church’s vacation Bible school thus summer Camp is 9 a.m. to noon, July 28 to Aug. 1 at the church, 38701 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie.
- Jul 23, 2014 at 12:15PM
Chefs from restaurants operated by John Howie and Tom Douglas will join celebrated cooks from many top-rated bistros on the Eastside at Jubilee Farm in Carnation on Saturday, July 26, to prepare a feast for the annual Taste of the Valley. The fourth annual banquet and auction to benefit the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance will feature products and produce grown and raised on family farms in the valley. Participating restaurants and vendors include the Herb Farm, Fall City Roadhouse, Copperleaf at Cedarbrook, Wildfin and Beecher’s Handmade Cheeses.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 5:37PM
The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley, as reported in the Valley Record: Thursday, July 23, 1964: Whipping in the breeze high over Snoqualmie’s main street are the familiar banners that proclaim the Snoqualmie Firemen’s 26th annual celebration.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 5:35PM
The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation has narrowed its search for a new executive director, and plans to introduce the community to its finalists with a reception Monday, July 28. Meet the director candidates and learn more about them at the event, which begins at 3:30 p.m. with a formal presentation and question-and-answer session. An informal reception with the candidates is 5 to 6 p.m.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 5:26PM
King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Register at King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 5:37PM
The sale of the Valley Hospital to Overlake Hospital has the potential to lower our property taxes while maintaining quality health care in the Valley, a rare opportunity these days to be sure.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 5:35PM
Join the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and local artists for the Finally Friday Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, in downtown Snoqualmie. The art walk features works by local artists hanging in historic Snoqualmie’s shops.