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- Oct 21, 2014 at 4:06PM
Candidates for state House positions in the 5th Legislative District weighed in on education, transportation and the public good at a Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce forum Friday, Oct. 17. Jay Rodne of North Bend and Chad Magendanz of Issaquah, Republican incumbents for the 5th District’s positions 1 and 2, respectively, sat down with Essie Hicks of Issaquah and David Spring of North Bend, their Democratic challengers, answering questions from presenter Carolyn Simpson, a Snoqualmie Valley School Board member.
- Oct 21, 2014 at 4:04PM
The Mount Si girls swim team is steadily making changes this fall, posting more athletes into the postseason and swimming out of a new home pool. So far this year, Mount Si has had five athletes qualify for league meet, two for districts. Last year, just two made the post season. Heading into league are Jessica Brady, Julia Crumb, Anastasia Kalistratova, Daisey Hartman and Murial Ross. Crumb, a club-experienced freshman, and Kalistratova have both qualified for districts.
- Oct 21, 2014 at 3:11PM
Mount Si High School celebrated its homecoming last week, with spirit days, sports, and circus-themed dance with live performers. For Thursday's Camo Day, senior Julianna Foster borrowed some gear from her father to blend in. "I'm a tree!" she announced during her lunch break. Her friend, Amanda Triboulet bought some camp gear just for the day, but a lot of students didn't have to work hard on their costume for the day. Maddy Trout, busily working on her phone in a circle of friends, sported a camp sweatshirt and backpack that she says are pretty standard for her.
- Oct 21, 2014 at 3:04PM
A man suspected of burglarizing several outbuildings in the Valley’s vicinity was captured late Friday afternoon, Oct. 17, after a publicized search by police. The suspect, a 41-year-old transient man, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. near Fall City, after a search that began around noon Friday.
- Oct 21, 2014 at 2:59PM
Cedarcrest’s cross country squad ran their last regular season meet of the year, Thursday, Oct. 16. The four-team meet was hosted by Cedar Park Christian and held at St. Edwards State Park in Kenmore. The two-mile short course was a new one for the Red Wolves, allowing them to work on speed.
- Oct 20, 2014 at 10:06AM
Members of the original Centennial Time Capsule Keepers are in the final days of recruiting a new generation of replacements in time for the state’s 125th birthday celebration, Nov. 11 in Olympia. Nominations for new Capsule Keepers end this Tuesday, Oct. 21. Any child living in Washington state who was born from Nov. 4 to Nov. 18 in 2004 is eligible. Children of 1989 Capsule Keepers are also eligible. Interested children should have a parent or guardian complete a registration form. Parent or guardian permission is required.
- Oct 20, 2014 at 10:01AM
For the seventh year, Korean middle school students will be traveling from Snoqualmie’s sister city of Gangjin to study in at our local schools and experience home stays in American homes. Students will be traveling from Snoqualmie’s second sister city of Chaclacayo, Peru with the same spirit of adventure and goal of learning about U.S. culture.
- Oct 20, 2014 at 10:00AM
TPC Snoqualmie Ridge recently announced the completion of a $3 million renovation, featuring new dining spaces, fully re-imagined interiors and golf course updates. The course has also recently appointed a new general manager, Ben Wood, who is a former professional golfer and experienced club leader.
- Oct 20, 2014 at 9:58AM
King County will use a federal grant to coordinate a regional fight against obesity and tobacco by taking on the marketing of junk food, sugary sodas, and new tobacco products. Using a $9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health - Seattle & King County will lead a partnership of cities, school districts, community organizations, and businesses. The coalition will help local residents make healthy decisions, help schools provide healthier meals and more opportunities for exercise, and help cities design more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly communities.
- Oct 20, 2014 at 9:57AM
Snoqualmie Valley Moose Lodge's annual Children’s Halloween Party is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the lodge, 108 Sydney St., North Bend. The costume party includes games, a costume parade, prizes, cupcakes, face painting, and other activities.
- Oct 20, 2014 at 9:56AM
Celebrate Halloween and autumn with a scenic walk in the country, Saturday Oct. 25, at Remlinger Farms in Carnation. Walkers start any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and choose five, 10 or 13 kilometer routes. The walks traverse farmland and country trails, and the Carnation community. Walkers who wear a costume can win a prize.
- Oct 18, 2014 at 3:36PM
It was Wildcat weather. The rain rolled in from the south, cascading off the roof of Mount Si stadium and onto the visiting Issaquah Eagles and the homecoming-celebrating Wildcats. Mount Si beat Issaquah in a well-contested 20-14 game, and an important one for the Wildcats' playoff hopes. Wildcat sophomore running back Cory Cotto opened the action with a 55-yard run on the first play. Issaquah's defense held on the two yard line, repelling the Wildcat attack. So, Mount Si kicker Jake Ethington got on the boards first with a 36-yard field goal.
- Oct 17, 2014 at 2:14PM
Join Camp Korey at Carnation Farm for its Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 17, 18 and 19, to celebrate the season. Bring the family for a fun day on the campus, with hay rides and 'smore-making, farm animals to visit, pumpkin picking, the chance to learn about Camp Korey’s sustainable organic farming, and other activities.
- Oct 17, 2014 at 2:11PM
Join the fun, savor Italian fare and bid on a variety of items and trips in a live and silent auction, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center's 11th annual Valley of the Moon Gala and auction. The event, benefit the center programs and Adult Day Health, is 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at the senior center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Silent auction items include excursions, experiences, gift baskets, gift certificates, art and wine. The live auction follows a dinner of savory Italian dishes like eggplant parmesan, chicken picatta, meatballs, sausage and vegetable dishes, plus a pasta bar, desserts and complimentary beverages.
- Oct 17, 2014 at 1:54PM
Bushwhacking: On Wednesday, Oct. 8, a caller reported to Snoqualmie Police that a man and woman were thrashing through some brush in the area of Pickett Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street in North Bend, and that at one point, the man was not wearing any pants. The man left to put pants on and the woman continued to hack at the brush with a machete. Police contacted the couple and found out they were searching the bushes for his lost wallet.
- Oct 17, 2014 at 11:37AM
Everyone stops on the Tokul Creek bridge. It’s not that they need to; the Snoqualmie Valley Trail rises very gently up the Valley, and the bridge is about a mile along it from Tokul Road. Whether they’re on two wheels or two feet, though, the people who explore the trail as far as the 100-year-old Milwaukee Railroad trestle bridge seem compelled to pause there, and take in the view.
- Oct 17, 2014 at 11:07AM
Comedy Night at Twin Falls Middle School is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the school commons. Comedian Don Friesen leads a one-night show as a fundraiser for the school, bringing a few of his friends from a current comedy tour.
- Oct 16, 2014 at 3:27PM
For Wendy Thomas, running Carmichael’s True Value Hardware Store is never boring. Every day, someone walks in with a new challenge to fix. Visitors pace the wooden boards of the store, discovering something useful, humorous, sometimes timeless. “I feel like I’m preserving an ancient tradition,” she says.
- Oct 16, 2014 at 3:22PM
Thursday, Oct. 15, 1964: Mount Si High School is now officially classified as a Class AA school, Superintendent Gordon McIntyre told the school board. The population rose from 575 last year to 611 on October 1, the date the classification is made. Class AA schools are 600 students or bigger.
- Oct 16, 2014 at 2:24PM
Cedarcrest High School's cross country squad hosted its only home meet of the season Thursday, Oct. 9, at Carnation's Blue Heron Golf Course. In spite of the fact that some athletes didn't run to heal from injury, the meet was the Red Wolves' most complete of the season, said coach Bruce McClellan.
- Oct 16, 2014 at 1:38PM
Youth recreational basketball skill sessions begin in November the Valley, organized by Si View Metro Park. Skill sessions allow coaches to see the skill level of players, while youth can display their abilities before the basketball season begins.
- Oct 16, 2014 at 1:37PM
Mount Si Lions Club’s fourth annual pre-Halloween dinner, silent auction and fundraiser is Sunday, Oct. 26, at Boxley’s Jazz Club in North Bend. The silent auction preview begins at 5 p.m., dinner follows at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person. Learn more at www.mountsilionsclub.org.
- Oct 15, 2014 at 4:11PM
The wool uniform is surprisingly heavy, and in fine condition, considering it’s a century old. Now cared for by Ruth Pickering, the suit’s original owner was Jesse Kelley of Fall City. Jesse donned the heavy shirt and laced on the puttees after he was drafted into the Great War in 1917. He probably wore it during his 1918 service on the Western Front in a balloon company, just before World War I came to a close.
- Oct 15, 2014 at 3:59PM
Valley Center Stage presents “Opening Night,” a Norm Foster comedy about opening night mayhem at a second-rate Canadian theater, for three weekends. The show, billed as “the story of an unusual evening at the theatre,” follows Jack and Ruth Tisdale as they celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an evening at the theatre.
- Oct 15, 2014 at 3:45PM
Fall City Historical Society explores the history, memories and artifacts of the community’s past, preserving it for future generations. This mission involves a number of community activities. Volunteers conduct an annual Fall City Cemetery tour for elementary students. Each year, a teacher at Fall City Elementary runs a local history unit for second graders. At the end of the unit, teachers bring students to the cemetery, showing them the gravestones of the Fall City pioneers and the original tribal residents.
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