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Watermelon fun at Fall City Days; Young Life hosts

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:41PM

Messy, slurpy fun returns as Snoqualmie Valley Young Life hosts the watermelon eating contest for the 2014 Fall City Days. The contest begins at 1:30 p.m. at Olive Quigley Park. There are four age divisions: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14 years and older Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present.

Fall City girl gets long-awaited liver; History play for Valley centennial | Out of the Past

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:39PM

Thursday, June 8, 1989: For a Fall City family, nearly two years of waiting is over. On Sunday, Chris and Larry Everett got word that a donor had been found for their daughter Kristen, 4, who needs a liver. Locals raised $50,000 in a “Life for Kristen” campaign.

Fall City Days Carnival fun returns with new spot

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:29PM

The children’s carnival rides return to Fall City Days this year, but in a new location. Rides will be held at 336th Street, next to Farmhouse Market.

Highway 202 to close for Fall City Days, Saturday

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:28PM

State Route 202 will close during Fall City Days on Saturday, June 15, the festival committee announced. Route 202, between milepost 21.71, which is the Preston-Fall City Road, and milepost 20.64 which is 324th Avenue S.E., will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

You can be on the Snoqualmie City Council; Apply by Tuesday

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 3:27PM

The city of Snoqualmie is now accepting applications from residents to fill Jeff MacNichols’ Position 2 city council vacancy. The new council member will be appointed by a majority of the city council. That person’s will expire after the results of the November 2015 general election are certified.

Walk of fame: Sidewalk stars crown North Bend's ‘Save Our Theatre’ campaign

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

“Isn’t it cool?” Cindy Walker asks. The North Bend Theatre owner is justly proud of her new digital projector. Its high-tech computer system and 4,000-watt bulb took the local moviehouse out of the old days of film and into the modern era. Bought with the assistance of Walker’s neighbors and customers, this $100,000 machine shows how much locals love the business.

Mind your manners: New Snoqualmie schools civility policy lays out rules for staff, student behavior

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

No single group or incident provided the push for the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s new civility policy, say school district staff. Instead, the policy, formally adopted by the school board at its May 29 meeting, grew from discussions that began more than six months ago, after contentious contract negotiations with the district’s teacher union were completed just hours before a teacher’s strike would have begun. “This policy was developed in collaboration with Lisa Radmer, who is the president of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association,” Superintendent Joel Aune told the school board before the first reading of the policy, May 15.

Who was Olive Taylor Quigley? | Fall City Days

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Home to much of the Fall City Days activities, Quigley Park, site of many Fall City Days activities and music, is named for Olive Taylor Quigley, the first girl born to white settlers in Fall City. According to author Jack Kelley's "History of Fall City," Olive Maude Taylor was born on April 2, 1876 to David and Helen Taylor. As a teen, she worked in her family's Taylor Hotel, and was there until it burned in 1902.

Children's parade tradition returns to Fall City Days

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Right before the main parade, children are welcome to bring their bikes and pets and show off in the Fall City Days Kiddie Parade. The children’s parade begins at 10:45 a.m., and the main parade happens at 11 a.m.

History in a glass: Get a memento of Fall City's historic Methodist Church at Fall City Days

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:54PM

The Fall City Historical Society's collector glass, available during Fall City Days, honors the historic Fall City Methodist Church. The collectible glasses cost $8, or $15 for set of two. Sales help the society preserve local history. According to Jack Kelley's "History of Fall City," the present United Methodist Church, at the corner of Main and Third streets, was originally built in 1899 by the Baptists.

Girls youth soccer team takes second in Premier finals

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:51PM

A Valley girls youth soccer team had a big season this spring. In the Puget Sound Premiere League’s Washington Cup Girls U-13 Silver Bracket finals game, Cascade Football Club’s G00 Green Team lost in overtime to a premiere-level team, 1-0. CFC G00 Green played six games over two weekends, to make it to the finals.

The days of D.I.Y.: Learn about early skills at Fall City Historical Society's FC Days display

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:48PM

“Do It Yourself” wasn’t a fad. It was a necessity in the Fall City of 100 years ago. Cooking, repairing your house, and living in general required skills that today are becoming lost arts. Fall City Historical Society takes visitors on a trip back in time to experience those arts at its downtown booth for Fall City Days.

16 Mount Si High School seniors get a running start

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:45PM

Mount Si High School’s class of 2014 includes 16 students who earned associate’s degrees from Bellevue College, at the same time that they earned their high school diplomas. Guy Everett earned a degree with High Distinction, and two students, Kira Jerome and Tyler McCreadie, earned degrees with Distinction. Also receiving degrees from Bellevue College were Jacob Barrus, Torsten Cannell, Christopher Lein, Sydney Leonard, Madison Murphy, Joann Richter, Amy Robles, Rian Ruyle, Dylan Savage, Ethan Seneker, Britney Stevens, Velvet Weber and Abigail Wilcock.

Deadline’s here for King County flood reduction grants

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:44PM

The deadline for King County Flood Control District‘s grant applications, for money to reduce local flood damage, is right around the corner. Applications have to be received by the Flood District by Sunday, June 15. Eligible applicants include homeowner associations, private non-profit organizations or associations, schools, special districts, tribes and King County jurisdictions.

Two calls for climber rescues at Olallie, Little Si

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 4:00PM

Two men were injured on climbs early Sunday, June 8, calling on King County Search and Rescue for assistance. The first call, at 11:35 a.m. from Olallie State Park, was cancelled within 40 minutes, said Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates, who had no further information on the incident.

Little riders learn the rules of the road at Tanner Jeans Bike Safety Rodeo

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:50PM

Young riders got a firsthand lesson in biking safely with help from Snoqualmie police and volunteers at the Tanner Jeans Bike Safety Rodeo, held Saturday, June 7, at Community Park on Snoqualmie Ridge. Saturday's 11th annual Bike Safety Rodeo, created in memory of Tanner, a 7 year old boy who died in a bike-car accident in 2003, is a way for local families to learn about bicycle safety and overhaul their gear.

Got your ticket? Big day arrives for Snoqualmie Valley's Class of 2014

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:44PM

Mount Si High School will graduate more than 350 students at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Mount Si Stadium, in a first—an event that’s already sold out once. Graduation tickets, given to students to distribute to their guests for the ceremony, went so fast this year, that school staff agreed to add three more rows of assigned seating on the field. Those tickets, for roughly 150 more people, went on sale to students Monday, for $10 per seat.

Ducks dive and dash for cash, prizes | Fall City Days Ducky Derby

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:42PM

They’re out of the tub and on the loose, all for a great cause. During Fall City Days, rubber ducks get the chance to see the rushing waters of the Snoqualmie River, and take a thrilling tumble from the heights of the Fall City bridge. During the annual Ducky Derby, the little guys are now out of the tub and on the loose, racing their way down the Snoqualmie River for fun and prizes, to benefit Fall City Elementary.

Get ready for Fall City Days Fun Run

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:41PM

The 25th annual Fall City Days Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 14. The event includes a 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer and a one-kilometer Kids Run. The 10k and 5K courses are USATF certified and sanctioned. The courses are flat and very fast through beautiful country settings. Register or learn more at http://fallcity.org/run.html. The starting line is in front of Farmhouse Market located at 33521 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Rd., near Olive Taylor Quigley Park, in downtown Fall City.

Eastside Girls Red soccer team heading to nationals

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:07PM

Eastside Football Club’s G98 Red team earned a trip to compete at the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, finishing at the top of their girls under-15 bracket. The national championships start Tuesday, July 22, in Germantown, Md. It’s the first trip to the nationals for any Washington girls’ team since 1996. The Red team is also guaranteed a spot in the National League next year. The team is made up entirely of freshmen girls, coached by Tom Bialek.

Mount Si grad Abby McLauchlin rows in NCAA championships, gets silver

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:02PM

Abby McLauchlin, a 2013 Mount Si High School graduate, competed in the NCAA Rowing Championships for the University of San Diego in Indianapolis on Sunday, June 1. McLauchlin rowed in the Varsity 4 in the competition. Her boat ended the season as the 14th fastest in her category. In addition, she helped her team to an overall final ranking of 15th in the nation. This final ranking capped a historic season for the University of San Diego and its highest ranking ever.

Brownie Scouts share love of animals, earn badges at Snoqualmie's Rancho Laguna

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:01PM

Members of the second grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop 43995 volunteered Sunday, May 4, at the Rancho Laguna H.E.A.R.T. in Snoqualmie. The girls, who were working to complete their Brownie Quest Journey Badge, chose the farm as their community project due to their love of animals.

Steak dinner Saturday helps Sno-Valley Senior Center

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 1:57PM

Reserve spaces now for the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s June steak dinner, and save $5. Tickets for the June 14 fundraiser are available online, by phone, or in person, for $15 through Thursday, June 12. Tickets are available at the door for $20, depending on availability.

Wood in the Snoqualmie River? King County hosting two meetings June 10 on new projects

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 2:15PM

Learn more about projects planned by King County that involve placing large wood in local rivers or streams at either of two meetings scheduled for June 10 in Issaquah. Meetings covering the same subject matter are scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at the Issaquah Hatchery, 125 Sunset Way, Issaquah. Three projects are planned for the Snoqualmie River basin – the Hafner Levee Setback, Winkelman Revetment Reconstruction, and the Sinnema Quaale Upper Revetment Reconstruction;

The mushroom maestro: North Bend man pens forager's cookbook

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 8:50AM

Author and mycologist Tim Leavitt’s new cookbook is for mushroom lovers, haters (or those unsure), and everyone in between. The North Bend man penned “Cooking Wild Mushrooms (for People Who Don’t Like Mushrooms)” as a resource for foraging wild mushrooms. It includes various cooking techniques and more than two dozen recipes.

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