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- Dec 13, 2013 at 11:45AM
Our reporter, Carol Ladwig, usually handles our Question of the Week duties. But, with Carol on a much-deserved vacation. I shouldered the question of the week duties and went out into the pre-Thanksgiving crush to ask my question.
- Dec 13, 2013 at 11:42AM
Get your Christmas concert on at two holiday performances next Monday in North Bend and Snoqualmie. Shows include a Winter Holiday Concert at Mount Si Lutheran and the Snoqualmie Strings at Mount Si High.
- Dec 13, 2013 at 11:31AM
Life Coach Denise Myers will help local mothers explore what it means to be happy, as well as set some goals for themselves in a short hands-on workshop at the Moms meeting, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec, 17, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Road.
- Dec 13, 2013 at 11:48AM
Snoqualmie resident Dave Battey snapped and submitted this photo last week of the snow-covered Mount Si, from the slough at Mount Si Golf Course. “The first full snow on Mount Si has triggered my itchy camera finger,” Battey related.
- Dec 16, 2013 at 10:39AM
Eastside Crusaders Junior Football capped a 9-0 shutout season on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Highline Stadium, with a 27-0 win over the Mountlake Terrace Hawks. It's the second time in three years that the Crusaders have captured the title of Northwest Junior Football League champions.
- Dec 16, 2013 at 10:43AM
North Bend Elementary School fifth grade band students will host special guests, the Brass Band Northwest ensemble, in their winter concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. Students will open the concert, followed by holiday tunes from Brass Band Northwest, and a finale featuring both bands.
- Dec 16, 2013 at 10:17AM
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital was recently recognized as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in quality for 2013 by the National Rural Health Association. The hospital was recognized for outstanding quality out of more than 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals across the nation.
- Dec 16, 2013 at 10:36AM
Sun burnishes the frozen face of Mount Si with orange glints when Snoqualmie resident Dave Battey snapped this photo from the Snoqualmie Falls Mill Pond.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 3:45PM
“What can I do now?” thought Mount Si senior Eli Clure. His Interlake opponent was stubbornly defending himself with an elbow to the mat. Clure needed to move it. Time for some improvisation. Clure thought fast and used a sequence of moves, grappling an ankle, going into a cradle, then grabbed foe Brando Grim’s head to get the pin and another six points for Mount Si.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 3:31PM
Acres of Diamonds, a transitional shelter for homeless women and their children, raised more than $20,000 in its annual fundraising dinner and auction in October. As a result of the event, seven new monthly donors also signed on to help the Duvall shelter.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 3:31PM
Opstad Elementary School will host a “Deck the Halls” art show, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. Student artworks for the Reflections arts competition will be on display for the evening, along with a holiday bake sale, and a photo booth for pictures with Santa.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 3:29PM
For this year’s holiday performances, the Cedarcrest High School theatre and music departments are combining efforts, along with the RHYTHM performing arts boosters, to create a new community experience, an alumni variety show.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 3:35PM
Cedarcrest senior team captains Jordan Corpus and Austin Paxman have racked up some serious points for the team in a recent 4-1 game streak. On Friday, Dec. 13, the Cedarcrest boys beat Whidbey Island, 80-42. Corpus led scoring with 21 points. Paxman added 12, including four three-point throws. Robert Cha had 11, with two three-pointers. Andew Gutman made nine points.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 3:49PM
Food banks in the Snoqualmie Valley have seen steady increases in community need over the past few years. Carnation’s Hopelink may see another jump soon, when the Snoqualmie Tribe Food Bank, also in Carnation, closes its doors. The Snoqualmie Tribe in November began the process of withdrawing its support of the Carnation food bank by the end of this year.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 3:35PM
The Cedarcrest High School girls varsity basketball team beat Interlake, 47-29, on Saturday, Dec. 7, firing up in the fourth quarter to add 19 points and win 47-29. Senior Kaylee Fowler and Susan Kenney each added 16 to lead scoring, with Lacey Deming scoring 12 and Kathryn Smith scoring three. Fowler had five long threes, and Kenney contributed one field goal.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 3:37PM
Fall City Elementary students made the equivalent of a cross-country journey in October, as they helped raise more than $47,000 for their school. The PTSA-sponsored annual fundraiser had 577 students participating. On October 10, they walked for two hours, for a combined total of 24,550 laps, or 3,069 miles. More than 100 parents and family members also volunteered to help put on the 13th annual event.
- Dec 18, 2013 at 4:51PM
Teen Winter Camp for ages 11-14 is Dec. 23, 27 and 30, Jan. 2 and 3, at Snoqualmie Y. Fees vary. Pre-register by calling the Y at (425) 256-3115.
- Dec 18, 2013 at 4:59PM
Members of the Snoqualmie Tribe will commemorate the tribe’s sponsorship this year of the Capitol Christmas tree with a tree-planting and blessing ceremony at noon, Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Snoqualmie Casino.
- Dec 18, 2013 at 4:57PM
A special needs bowling and social evening for children is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Adventure Bowling in Snoqualmie. Cost is $15 per participant, or $25 for two including a caretaker who will bowl.
- Dec 18, 2013 at 5:05PM
After uprooting from their Nashville home and full-time jobs in June of 2012, the husband and wife duo You Knew Me When set plans to tour the nation for a full year. On December 20, the duo continues its tour at Snoqualmie Brewery & Taphouse. You Knew Me When will be performing at Snoqualmie Brewery & Taphouse, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. There is no cover charge.
So much to give, so little time: One Voice Holiday drive sees diminished take, numbers, but help still needed
- Dec 18, 2013 at 5:06PM
Bethany, a Snoqualmie mom, remembers when her family faced a huge financial struggle. She was invited to take part in the inaugural One Voice Holiday Event, three years ago. “I left with tears in my eyes, just feeling so grateful,” she remembers. Flash forward to 2013, and Bethany has gone from the helped to the hero. “This year, we are not struggling any more,” she said. “I want to be on the other end of it.” She convinced her co-workers to join 49 other businesses in the Valley, and give to the annual drive.
- Dec 18, 2013 at 5:07PM
Snoqualmie Valley School District leaders set out last week to gather public opinion on a potential $216 million bond. In a series of three public meetings, they asked voters if their proposal was right for Snoqualmie Valley, and if it would be approved in a future election.
Carnation goes to county for cops; Half-million-dollar deal gets city one full-timer, shared coverage
- Dec 18, 2013 at 5:07PM
Lean times for the city of Carnation have led to a cut in police services for 2014, but also a small bit of good news. Thanks to cost savings from the reduced police contract, Carnation residents won't be asked to pay an additional $20 fee for car tabs next year. Carnation's City Council on Dec. 3 approved a $500,000 police contract with the King County Sheriff's Office, for one full-time officer in the city, plus shared-patrol coverage during the officer's off hours.
- Dec 19, 2013 at 4:22PM
The Metropolitan King County Council recently recognized the importance of increasing awareness of Drowsy Driving. “I heard the statistics on the numbers of people who drive drowsy,” said Councilmember Kathy Lambert. “It is vital as we approach the busy holiday season to remind people of the seriousness of this issue and the number of accidents and deaths caused each year.”
- Dec 19, 2013 at 4:25PM
Maddie Storie, a seventh-grade student from Snoqualmie, attending Eastside Catholic School was honored at the Young Playwrights Program (YPP) Celebration at the ACT Theater in Seattle on Monday, Dec. 9. ACT Theater selects eight outstanding plays by young playwrights each year and showcases them in staged readings in the Young Playwrights Festival, which takes place in early March.