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- Oct 7, 2013 at 9:34AM
Snoqualmie Valley teens ages 11 to 15 can check out a one-day workshop sponsored by North Bend’s Encompass on childcare and safety skills that will prepare them for babysitting jobs. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Encompass Main Campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend. Cost is $40.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 9:42AM
Young Life of Snoqualmie Valley holds a Harvest Party, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct, 12, at Si View Community Center in North Bend. Grab your friends, your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for a good old-fashioned hoedown complete with a barbecue dinner, homemade harvest desserts and barn dancing. Hear inspiring stories from Young Life youth and volunteers as well as what’s new for Snoqualmie Valley Young Life in 2013-14.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 9:31AM
The Medium, a local graphic design studio, is now accepting entries for its annual artist grant. Any Washington state visual artist may learn more and apply online at http://www.the-medium.net/fund. The grant is between $250 and $500, depending on The Medium’s annual revenue, and it will be awarded during spring 2014.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 9:32AM
The Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, hosts its 10th annual Valley of the Moon benefit auction, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The gala event will include silent and live auctions, games, prizes, dinner and wine.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 9, 2013 at 9:13AM
Two Mount Si High School students, Emma L. Bateman and Boone L. Hapke, are semifinalists for the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. The high school seniors are in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 11:04AM
Brooke Nicole Moorhead of North Bend graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 11:09AM
Five Valley organizations that help children, neighborhoods, farmers and the earth won grants from King County. Fall City Community Association, Transition Snoqualmie Valley, SnoValley Tilth, the Carnation Duvall Citizens Corps and the Sno-Valley Indoor Playground were among groups to get nearly $18,000 total in Community Service Area Grants in Councilwoman Kathy Lambert's District 3.
Respect due: Mount Si football starters set it up, but second string guts it out under Friday lights | Photo gallery
- Oct 8, 2013 at 12:44PM
Hungry for a starting position in his senior season in 2014, Richard Willard got to whet his appetite last Friday. Willard and the rest of the second string got a generous two-quarter taste of varsity action in the Mount Si football team’s October 4 home game against Sammamish. When the starters built up an unanswered 49-point lead, it was Willard, the second line and offense who held down the fort for their second time this season under Friday night lights.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 12:47PM
Time didn’t work quite right. He didn’t hear a thing, but the people with him said the noise was deafening. He stayed on his feet, not even a hole in his shirt, and afterward, he remembered them staring at him, shocked, but he didn’t really feel much. That, to the best of Travis Bridgman’s memory, is what a lightning strike feels like.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 12:38PM
The Cedarcrest Cross Country squad competed last Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Sunfair Invite in Yakima, one of the team’s biggest of the season. Coach Bruce McClellan reported that six boys, five in the top six, and two of the top three girls spent their morning taking the college SAT tests at a nearby school. Four arrived later than planned, so they ran in the open event, a combination race and costumed run.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 12:39PM
I seldom post my political feelings publicly, but in the last few days I’ve witnessed a truly remarkable situation in the U.S. House of Representatives, where a minority splinter of the representatives are working to block the “clean” continuing resolution to fund the nation’s budget. After losing the election to control the Senate, after losing the presidency (again) to Mr. Obama, and even after losing seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, a tiny few are working to block the normal operation of the federal budget by demanding an extra-legislative action to repeal a duly enacted law, a law affirmed by the Supreme Court.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 2:07PM
Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, and enjoy company, coffee, and newspapers, provided by the senior center.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:33PM
The Sallal Grange hosts its annual fundraiser, an event with music, food, and silent and live auctions, 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Grange Hall, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. Retro Groove, a 60’s and 70’s cover band will provide the music, featuring Laura Adair on vocals, and Marlin Martindale on guitar.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:26PM
On Monday, Oct. 14, the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation will host a free Medicare presentation with Maria Myers. The presentation will explore various Medicare options, and Myers will help people with questions and concerns.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:39PM
Snoqualmie Valley city leaders, business representatives and residents attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new District 4 hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 25. More than 125 people attended the ceremony, which marked the beginning of construction for the building.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:47PM
The clock is ticking loudly in Carnation, which is less than three months away from losing police services. City officials and citizens recently learned that Carnation’s service, under a contract with the city of Duvall, ends Dec. 31 and their negotiations with the city on a new contract have been aborted. “Friday morning, I got a call from (Duvall) Mayor Ibershof saying that they did not want to continue with negotiations and they would not provide service next year,” Carnation City Manager Ken Carter told the council at its Oct. 1 meeting.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:46PM
"Almost, Maine," Valley Center Stage's quirky romantic comedy is in its final weekend. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, October 10 to 12 with an extra matinee performance, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. It is midwinter and life sparkles in many guises for the residents of the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine (so far north it’s almost in Canada) falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual and hilarious ways.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:47PM
Four new officers have joined the Snoqualmie Police Department recently, with three more to come as the department staffs up to add North Bend to its service area. Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley shared his department’s efforts to create a smooth transition when Snoqualmie police officially take on North Bend at midnight March 8, 2014.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:29PM
Living Word Community Church hosts a rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, rain or shine, as a fundraiser for its women's ministry and missions. The church is located at 4079 Tolt Avenue, Carnation.
- Oct 9, 2013 at 1:34PM
Obe Maxwell “Max” Healea, former mayor of North Bend, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn, father to Lisa (Steven) McConkey and Michael Healea, both of North Bend; grandfather to Erin (Justin) and Scott (Maiara).
- Oct 10, 2013 at 10:56AM
In honor of Mount Si Sports + Fitness’s 10-year anniversary in business, owner Ben Cockman is throwing a member appreciation dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the gym. The open house will show off the fitness center, while Cockman will be cooking up some brisket, pork shoulder and a pot of his champion chili. Mount Si Sports + Fitness passed the 10-year mark on September 25.
- Oct 10, 2013 at 10:54AM
For the next couple of weeks, a portion of the sidewalk on the west side of Snoqualmie Parkway will be closed to put in a new water main and storm water line. The closure is between Southeast Jacobia Street and Southeast Swenson Drive. The detour will follow Swenson Drive to Swing Avenue to Jacobia Street.
- Oct 10, 2013 at 10:58AM
Oct. 6, 1988: Smoking will soon be banned in the Riverview School District, not only for students but also for staff and visitors as well. • Harold and Edna Becker remember their grim introduction to the Snoqualmie Valley seven years ago. The couple and family members were leaving Carnation for Harold, an Assembly of God pastor, to give his final sermon at Woodinville.
- Oct 10, 2013 at 10:55AM
Each day, every teen in the Snoqualmie Valley community has a place to go. At the Snoqualmie Valley Y, teens can hang out in the After Zone, daily from 3 to 5 p.m. for no cost. It's a time for youth in grades 6 to 10 to unwind from a long day at school—play Xbox, Ping-Pong, get help with homework, or just kick back and chill with old friends and new ones. YMCA staff will be present to answer questions and connect with teens on a daily basis.
- Oct 10, 2013 at 10:52AM
Celebrate the fall harvest season with special activities for children and families at Friends of Youth’s Third Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12. Stop by the Duvall location at 26420 NE Virginia St. between 1 and 3 p.m.. The afternoon of free fun includes hundreds of pumpkins, games, prizes, face painting, arts and crafts projects and treats. Come choose a special costume to take home from a donated supply. Tour the Friends of Youth Duvall facility and learn more about the programs offered by Friends of Youth’s Youth and Family Services.