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Bob Saget headlines Valley Rotary benefit show, cocktail hour

  • May 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Bob Saget headlines a special fundraiser event supporting the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club’s President’s Cup golf tournament. Snoqualmie Casino hosts a meet-and-greet cocktail reception with the comedian, of America’s Funniest Home Videos and Full House fame, for 100 guests, at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 13. Saget will give a comedy show at the casino at 8 p.m. Tickets for the reception are $75, $30 for the Snoqualmie Ballroom show. Snoqualmie Casino is donating proceeds from the reception and Saget’s show to the Rotary Club.

Bond appetite: Valley School district survey to assess community support for facilities bond

  • May 28, 2014 at 11:00AM

A long-awaited community survey on school facilities starts May 28 in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The telephone survey is intended to gauge local taxpayers’ feelings on a complex $224 million bond proposal, to give the school board its marching orders on facilities planning. “I think we have to make this decision before school gets out this year… “ said board member Carolyn Simpson at the May 15 board meeting, and when the board receives the survey results, “I want us to be able… to say ‘go’ or ‘no go.’”

Chamber After Hours heads to new Sigillo tasting room, helps Jazz Band

  • May 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

The next Snoqualmie Valley Chamber After Hours is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Sigillo Cellars in downtown Snoqualmie. Sigillo's tasting room has opened in the Mignone building on Railroad Avenue.

Valley Animal Partners wrap up pet vaccination event

  • May 28, 2014 at 9:00AM

Valley Animal Partners held its second annual pet vaccination event Saturday, May 3, helping low-income Valley residents with free vaccinations for their pets. Volunteers helped two veterinarians and a vet tech to give rabies and distemper vaccines to approximately 50 Snoqualmie Valley pets, including free microchipping for dogs at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend.

Family Day, open house is Sunday at Carnation's Camp Korey

  • May 27, 2014 at 5:04PM

Camp Korey Family Day is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Carnation Farm, 28901 N.E. Carnation Farm Rd. This open house invites the public to learn more about Camp Korey and the children they serve. Current and past campers, families, volunteers and community members will experience camp activities including a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, pet therapy, gardening, and food.

North Bend's Renee Spear named 2014 Aerospace Scholar

  • May 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

Renee Spear of North Bend, a junior at Mount Si High School, is part of the 2014 Washington Aerospace Scholars Phase One program. Her selection makes her one of 214 students now competing for one of 160 spots in a summer residency session at the Museum of Flight this June and July.

‘We miss them, and will not forget them': Valley vets recalls sacrifice on Memorial Day

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:41PM

The crowd gathered at the Snoqualmie Valley Veteran’s Memorial Monday, May 26, in downtown Snoqualmie included aging volunteers, young Boy and Girl Scouts, two state representatives, former and current servicemen and women, and civilians moved by respect. The flag of the United States flapped at half-staff, as a group of young people stood at attention, each carrying a flag, while their elders waited nearby, some formed into a rifle-armed honor guard, others at the podium, awaiting the stroke of noon.

Federal agency reaches out to home, business owners in wake of North Bend explosion

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:36PM

North Bend businesses and homes are slowly recovering from the April 25 explosion that destroyed three buildings on North Bend Way and affected 50 others. Some, like the North Bend Shell station, seem almost back to normal. Some, like the Mount Si Court Apartments across the street are approaching normal since lots of cleanup work and new windows were installed. Some closest to the blast, like Michelle Dunbar’s now-homeless Kutters salon and Lisa Riley’s planned restaurant, may never be the same.

Neighbors work together to clean up North Bend's blast-damaged Torguson Park | Photo Gallery

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:34PM

Three Valley groups combined forces to clean up North Bend’s Torguson Park on Saturday, May 3, completing in about a day a task that would have taken “forever” for city staff to complete. The park, particularly the corner that a group from Cascade Covenant Church just adopted through the city’s adopt-a-park program, had been a huge mess since April 25, when an early-morning explosion on North Bend Way littered the space with debris both large and small, and lifted the roof off the restroom and storage building.

Family running fun, winners in Snoqualmie's Cinco de Mayo Run | Photos

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:26PM

David and Megan Algrim of Snoqualmie, above, finish the children’s one-mile race at the Cinco de Mayo fun run, Saturday, May 3, at Mount Si High School. Phil Olson was the fastest finisher in the men’s half marathon in 1:09.15. Lana Lacey finished first in the women’s half marathon in 1:21.45.

Ready for state: Mount Si fastpitch team clinches district title with steady focus, good defense

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 27, 2014 at 4:25PM

The Mount Si girls fastpitch team brought home the SeaKing District title, beating all comers in the tournament last Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22, at Seattle's Lower Woodland Park. The number-one seed going into the tournament, the team punched a ticket to state in the first outing, blanking the Eastside Catholic Crusaders, 10-0, in the second round on Wednesday.

Counteract the 'Summer Learning Slide' at the Valley libraries

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:06PM

Children and teens who spend their summer reading and learning, come back in the fall better prepared for school than those who don’t—so King County Library System created a new summer learning program called Thinkology: The Study of Fun.

Graduating girls can get free defense classes with Snoqualmie Police

  • May 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

A free women’s self-defense course is being offered by the Snoqualmie Police Department for young women graduating from Mount Si High School in 2014. The course is taught using the nationally-recognized Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.). Topics include crime prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, and progressing to the basics of hands-on self defense. Course leaders are certified instructors in women’s self defense.

Remembering the Cabot: Handmade model brings back WWII shipboard experiences for North Bend’s Bill Walker

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:10PM

The handmade replica means a lot to North Bend resident Bill Walker. Walker, 90, was 21 years old when he walked the decks and worked the boiler rooms of the USS Cabot during World War II. Seventy years later, he wanted to remember his experience with a 12-inch model kit of the Independence-class ship. But his failing eyesight made it a challenge. So, at a dinner party, friend and neighbor Bob Malone volunteered to build it.

Memorial Day ceremonies coming to four Valley communities

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:08PM

Snoqualmie Valley veteran’s organizations host Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 26. Identical observances take place, 9 a.m. at the Preston Cemetery, 10 a.m. at Fall City, 11 a.m. at North Bend, and noon at the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial, next to the American Legion Post in downtown Snoqualmie.

Obedient Ridge bears go home when told | Snoqualmie Valley police calls

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:08PM

At 11 p.m., Sunday, May 11, a caller in the 33000 block of Southeast Sorenson Street, Snoqualmie, told police there had been two bears in front of his house, but he’d told them to go home, and they did. Police were expecting lots of bear calls, since the next day was trash collection day.

Snoqualmie’s bike rodeo aims to keep terrible accident from repeating

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:05PM

Please join us for the 10th annual Tanner Jeans Memorial Bicycle Safety Rodeo, Saturday, June 7, at the Community Park in Snoqualmie. Your children will learn bike safety at this interactive, instructional bicycle obstacle course created and led by your local Snoqualmie Police Department officers.

Preston, Wilderness Rim, Lake Joy volunteers needed for Eastside Fire and Rescue

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:04PM

Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) officials are seeking applicants for an upcoming training academy scheduled to start at the end of the summer. Those who live within five road miles of an EF&R fire station, and meet other minimum qualifications, are eligible to apply for consideration.

Students make winter quarter dean’s list at SPU

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:03PM

Four Valley students made the Seattle Pacific University 2014 winter quarter Dean’s List: Colin Nelson Gillespie and Cassidy M. Unpingco of Snoqualmie, and Sabrina Nicole Sandberg and Sarah Dawn Williams of North Bend.

Sheriff closes stretch of Snoqualmie River for levee, flood work

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:20PM

A two-mile stretch of the Snoqualmie River will soon be closed from the State Route 202 bridge in Fall City downstream to a point roughly one mile upstream of the boat ramp at Neal Road. The reason for the closure is the danger to boaters and floaters from restoration and flood protection work on the river.

Out of the Past: Woman scraper driver breaks into male trade; Microsoft donation

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:19PM

May 21, 1964: Manuscripts for two books, numerous notes, research papers, clippings and scrapbooks belonging to Mrs. Charlotte Paul Groshell were destroyed by fire Sunday in the small house on the South Fork Road where she did her writing. Groshell, who had moved to Olympia, and her son Hi were moving some belongings. She was burning some papers in the fireplace, and had left the house when a gust blew burning scraps, igniting the fire. A neighbor called for help.

Memorial is planned at Pass for Richard ‘Dick’ Smith

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:18PM

Richard “Dick” Smith of Snoqualmie Pass, died Friday, April 4, at home. A celebration of Dick’s life will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 31, at the Snoqualmie Pass Fire Station, 69802 Old State Hwy, Snoqualmie Pass.

Wild game dinner helps Valley's elk management group

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:15PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Group will hold its annual Wild Game Dinner and Auction, 6 p.m. Monday, June 7, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. Proceeds are used to further public awareness of the local elk herd, conduct elk related educational activities, public outreach and elk research.

Super Sitters workshop at Encompass

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:15PM

Teens can come to a one-day workshop on childcare and safety skills, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, that will prepare them for babysitting jobs.

Start a garden, help a student at May 24 plant sale

  • May 22, 2014 at 12:52PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club’s annual plant sale starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S, North Bend. The sale supports Mount Si High School seniors with two $500 scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors participating in the horticulture program.

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