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Worth-whiling my time: A poem about picking up litter

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 2:23PM

So you are retired and live in the Valley, Perhaps picking up litter can be right up your alley?! Walking daily for our health a must, More aerobic exercise will help, we trust.

Super Bowl party is Sunday at Snoqualmie Taproom

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 2:17PM

The Snoqualmie Falls Brewery will play host to the local 12th Man, planning a Super Bowl party Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2 Fans can watch the Seahawks versus the Broncos on the big screen TV. There will be special menu items and beer discounts, and prizes for the best 12th Man costume.

Die hard: Young Mount Si girls basketball squad still close, hungry, despite challenging season | Photo Gallery

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 4:01PM

The score was lopsided, but the Mount Si girls never gave up. The Wildcat varsity team skews young, yet has a lot of heart even in a season that has seen few wins. But the score didn’t make a difference in the team’s attitude last Wednesday, Jan. 22, when, down in a road game, the girls scrapped for balls with a physical Mercer Island team down to the last buzzer.

Upper Valley food banks split up, change places

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 3:33PM

The Mount Si Food Bank, which has provided food to the Valley’s needy population for 35 years, has been asked to leave its home of more than a decade at North Bend Community Church. A new organization, the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, started by former management of the Mount Si Food Bank, is slated to take its place at the church’s former parsonage garage. Founded in 1975, Mount Si Food Bank helps more than 400 families each week with food, provides turkeys during the holidays and breakfast lunch for schoolchildren in the summertime.

Metro to discuss service reduction at North Bend meeting, Wednesday

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 3:46PM

The local bus system, King County Metro Transit, is planning service cuts because of a funding shortage. Valley residents can talk with Metro staff members and learn more about how service reductions may affect them at a public meeting, noon to 2 p.m. Wedneday, Jan. 29, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend.

January Chamber After Hours: Euro Lounge Cafe and hall

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 3:46PM

The Euro Lounge Cafe in North Bend hosts the next Snoqualmie Valley Chamber After-Hours event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. Born in Romania, owner Sinacia Yovanovich opened the cafe, which serves crepes and coffee, in 2011. Part of the establishment serves as a rental hall for special events.

Valley Young Professionals host bar trivia, networking at Snoqualmie Brewery

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 3:45PM

The chamber of commerce’s Valley Young Professionals hosts a special event, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Snoqualmie Brewery and Tap Room, 8032 Falls Ave. S.E. At Sips with VYPs and YIPs, enjoy beer, food, networking and bar trivia with the Valley Young Professionals.

No joining fees through Friday at Snoqualmie Y

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 3:44PM

Newcomers can be part of the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA in January, and try out a new membership without having to pay a joining fee. While many programs and activities at the YMCA are open to the whole community, membership has extra benefits such as unlimited use of the fitness center and gymnasium, group fitness classes, a complimentary personalized wellness plan, two hours of free childcare per day, reduced fees for special activities, 12 guest passes per year, and more.

Cedarcrest boys dominate Coupeville at home

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 3:39PM

The Cedarcrest boys basketball team beat Coupeville, 72-39, in play Tuesday, Jan. 21, at home. Senior guard Jordan Corpus led scoring with 16 points and five assists. Sophomore Robert Cha has 13 points, including two three-point shots. and three assists. Junior forward Chase Cardon added 10 points, including two long bombs, and had three steals

Vote 'yes' for Snoqualmie Valley students in Feb. levy

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 6:34PM

This week, voters in our community will be receiving ballots for a very important election. The ballot includes two levy propositions for our schools: a four-year Educational Programs and Operations Levy, and a four-year Technology Levy. These levies, if approved by the voters, will renew levies passed back in 2010 that are set to expire in 2014. Like us, nearly all of our neighboring school districts are proposing levies of a similar nature in their respective communities.

Deep giving for Auxiliary means packages for soldiers

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 6:33PM

I’d like to send out a truly heartfelt “Thank You” to all of the students, staff and their families at the Snoqualmie Valley schools for their generous support and items donated toward the American Legion Auxiliary’s care packages. These donations, along with beautiful artwork and letters of support, were sent in care packages to a troop of soldiers deployed from Joint Base Lewis McChord. The soldiers appreciated knowing that citizens were thinking about them, while they were far from home during the holidays. We sent 33 boxes, one for each soldier, filled with items that make them a little more comfortable and remind them of home. Each package was received with a smile.

Snoqualmie Y to party Tuesday for campaign kickoff

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 6:32PM

The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Community Campaign kickoff is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom, 8032 Falls Avenue Southeast. The evening celebrates the start of the annual fundraiser event, which supports Y programs, from academic enrichment to athletics, seniors to summer camp.

Valley grads on a roll at Eastern Washington University

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 6:31PM

The Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 quarter at Eastern Washington University includes students from the Valley:

Smash and grab for food, antiques at North Bend business | Snoqualmie Valley Police, Fire Blotter

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 4:55PM

On Saturday, Jan. 11, the owner of a business in the 200 block of Main Avenue South called police to report a burglary. The victim said that her mother had gone to the business on the weekend to feed the pet fish, and found the glass front door and a front window had been smashed. The thieves apparently entered through the broken door, then stole a plastic bin, food, and some Chinese antiques.

Downtown crisis: Snoqualmie considers impact of sweeping flood insurance reform

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 4:29PM

The Biggert-Waters Act was meant to make flood insurance more realistic and more stable. But the reform act could have the unintended consequence of blighting the low-lying urban areas of the Valley, several speakers warned at last Monday’s Snoqualmie City Council meeting.

Meet and greet mothers at Snoqualmie MOMS Club event

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 4:28PM

The Moms Club support group of the Valley holds a Meet and Greet, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 35018 SE Ridge St, Snoqualmie. MOMS Club is an international, nonprofit support group for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part time but are home with their children during the day.

Make a blanket for Project Linus, Monday at Grange

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 4:27PM

The Sallal Grange is hosting a no-sew blanket event, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, to benefit the Linus Project (www.projectlinus.org). The public is invited to help cut and make the blankets, which will be distributed to children in traumatic situations.

Citizens can meet Snoqualmie city council members Monday

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 4:24PM

The Snoqualmie City Council invites local residents and business owners to an informal session to discuss current issues and offer suggestions on topics of interest. The session is 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, at Snoqualmie City Hall Council Chambers, 38624 S.E. River Street. The regular council meeting follows.

North Bend police services survey deadline is Monday

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 4:23PM

This coming March, the Snoqualmie Police Department will begin providing full police services to North Bend. The City of Snoqualmie looks forward to partnering with the City of North Bend to provide these services and for the Snoqualmie Police Department to have the opportunity to get to know the residents and businesses it will serve.

North Bend man sentenced to 15 months for killing Kirkland native in vehicular homicide

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jan 24, 2013 at 10:17AM

Prosecutors recently sentenced a North Bend man to 15 months of prison time for hitting and killing a former Kirkland resident with his car while on the way home from a 2013 New Year’s party.

Mount Si dropouts are not highest in state, thank you very much | Out of the Past

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 4:55PM

The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives:

Contra dancing the night away at North Bend's Sallal Grange | Photos

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 4:55PM

Every dancer got a chance to greet and sway with every other dancer, smiling as they moved across the ballroom at North Bend's Sallal Grange. Conta Dancing is a lot like square dancing, but easier to learn and ideal for families, several of whom were in attendance at last week's monthly get-together.

Renew school levies, for return on investment | Letters

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 4:46PM

This week, registered voters within the Snoqualmie Valley School District will be receiving their ballots for the February 11 all mail-in election. There are two four-year replacement levies on our ballots. The Education Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy, formerly called Maintenance & Operations (M&O), provides for nearly one-quarter of the costs of our district’s day-to-day operations, programs, and personnel needed to serve the basic education needs of our students.

Mount Si Food Bank will leave longtime North Bend site

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 4:41PM

Mount Si Food Bank is in a state of flux this week, with the Upper Valley pantry, which serves hundreds of local families of low income, apparently pulling out of its North Bend location. "We need to share with you that the Mt Si Food Bank has been asked to leave its present location," next to North Bend Community Church, a message on the food bank's Facebook page posted on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23.

Garbage equals food? Training the average Ridge bear | Opinion

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 4:16PM

It’s in the nature of a dog to protect its owner and its home. And it’s in the nature of black bears to flee when threatened. But only to a point. That point was about 100 yards into the woods, on the early hours of Thursday, Jan. 2, when this particular Ridge bruin turned and showed his teeth and claws to the pursuing dog, who did not survive the encounter.

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