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Training session, meeting on North Bend winter shelter planned

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 4:38PM

A Valley Renewal Center volunteer training session is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the North Bend Library, 115 East 4th St. All volunteers interested in serving in any capacity at the winter shelter, outside of meals, should complete this one-night training, along with a background check, prior to visiting the shelter.

Thanksgiving dinner for all: Friends made meal a success

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 9:42AM

Thanks to Twede’s Cafe, Church on the Ridge, Herfy Burger, Glass and Bottle, Sno Valley Coffee and all the amazing volunteers who helped in the fourth annual “Angel in Your Own Neighborhood” community Thanksgiving dinner.

Out of the Past: Woman rescued from river in flood

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 9:41AM

Thursday, Dec. 7, 1989: Carnation resident Elle Potter, 38, was pulled from the raging waters by the Tolt Hill Road bridge Sunday. She apparently tried to drive across the Valley floor, not realizing how deep and fast the water was. She was in the water for more than an hour before her rescue.

About those Tokul tracks… Valley man remembers exploring historic railway

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 9:40AM

In an article about the railroad trestle over Tokul Creek (“Snoqualmie’s 100-foot Tokul Creek Trestle still draws travelers,” Oct. 17, 2014), which is now part of the John Wayne Trail, it was stated that the rail line extended from Moncton to Everett.

Young Snoqualmie artists invited to illustrate how they recycle

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 9:39AM

Parents, how do your kids recycle? Encourage them to participate in Waste Management’s first annual Snoqualmie Student Art Contest. All Snoqualmie students and school-age residents (K-12) are eligible.

After 30 years, Dr. Lambe is moving on, reflecting on local docs who helped her

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 9:38AM

It is Thanksgiving, and I have an overdue note of gratitude to those I have known in the Valley since July of 1984. Like everyone else in the world I have many roles; have doctored in the community, and am your neighbor, a parent and fellow consumer, too. Awkwardly, sometimes I am the person you have seen chasing her cows, or her horses, or the odd chicken herd down the main road. I now work on the Issaquah/Sammamish Plateau at Lakeside Family Physicians. It is a lovely, vibrant, clinic with marvelous partners and great staff.

Share a potluck holiday dinner at senior center

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 9:36AM

Bring a dish and join the community at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Carnation, for an evening of home-made food and classic Christmas shows, next Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Heart of the nativity: North Bend couple shares their 300-plus collection of Christmas scenes with Eastside

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 3:02PM

It’s not your typical nativity set. Brightly colored strips of aluminum—former Fanta, Coke and fruit juice cans—coalesce into a wiry-haired Mary, Joseph, Jesus, wise men and a crocodile. As nativity scenes go, it’s metallic, and hardly cute. This one is not exactly Diane Garding’s favorite.

College football reunion for ex-Wildcats: Josh Mitchell, Cameron Van Winkle compete in OSU-UW matchup

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:59PM

Playing football in front of 2,000 screaming Mount Si fans on a Friday night is a thrill. Playing football in front of 60,000-plus noisy Pac-12 college fans is a dream. Mount Si grads Josh Mitchell and Cameron Van Winkle played out that dream on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Husky Stadium. Former Wildcat Nick Mitchell hopes to be joining them next season.

Changing routine: Senior duo of Rogers, Johnson leads Mount Si gymnastics into new 4A era

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:50PM

Two seniors, an experienced sophomore, and some talented newcomers should make for a strong varsity eight for Mount Si gymnastics. Jenn Rogers and Hailey Johnson, the seniors, have started all four winters here. Rogers is a talented tumbler who is good in all events, and Johnson has been Mount Si’s go-to vaulter.

Quiet determination: Mount Si varsity wrestlers ready for 4A competition

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:40PM

The 4A competition may be new. The schools may be bigger. So what? “I don’t think it matters, as long as we wrestle our hardest the whole time,” asserts Mount Si wrestler Justin Edens.

Leave it all on the mat: Core of motivated wrestlers helm Red Wolves squad

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:38PM

Cedarcrest wrestling is a core of varsity experience leading a big group of younger grapplers. New head coach Mark Ward is still seeing things shake down. “I have some guys that, by the end of the season, will be doing some stuff,” he promised.

Cascade Dance Academy students to perform ‘Nutcracker Sweets’

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:36PM

Cascade Dance Academy’s Nutcracker Sweets and Holidays on Broadway show will be performed at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Twin Falls Middle School. This production involves 80 local dance students and includes Nutcracker variations and several tap, jazz, and musical theatre routines.

Here to compete: Young and scrappy Red Wolves girls squad set sights on all comers

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:35PM

“Compete” is the watchword for the Cedarcrest girls basketball team, to be led by three seniors, Megan Ditore, LuAnn Townley and Avery Rich. Ditore is the Red Wolves’ go-to shooter. Townley, who swung up her sophomore year, focused on defending (and getting Ditore the ball). Rich is at post. Like most Valley varsity returners, they are adjusting to being the leaders now—”It’s really weird to not have the seniors here,” Ditore said—yet they know what they need to do, and have been playing this game together since middle school. “We have each other,” Ditore said.

Versatility and heart power Cedarcrest boys basketball squad

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:34PM

The love of the game. The connection with teammates. That is what Chase Cardon, Robert Cha and Kyle Walsh are here for. The three seniors, who have been part of Cedarcrest boys basketball through high school, were named leaders by their teammates. Cha was a scoring force last year, Walsh was a key starter, and Cardon also got significant minutes as a junior.

Cedarcrest High School band to play at Seahawks half-time show

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 12:22PM

At the Seattle Seahawks’ home game Sunday, Dec. 14, the Cedarcrest High School marching band will perform for the halftime show.

Get ready to skate, Snoqualmie holiday ice rink opens Sunday

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 11:50AM

An outdoor ice rink is coming to Snoqualmie this season for all ages to enjoy. The rink, a first in Snoqualmie, will be open daily, including holidays, Dec. 14 through 21 in downtown Snoqualmie, and Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 on Snoqualmie Ridge. “My brothers and I spent winters skating on our pond in New Hampshire during my youth,” said Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. “This will create memories for a lifetime for the kids and families in the Snoqualmie Valley.”

Footloose and ready to rock: Mount Si students present “Footloose” the musical

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 9:04AM

When the music stops, Allyson Conlon, at center stage says, “Stay there… We move on the first ‘everybody cut.’” And they do, gliding into their poses as soon as the song restarts, “Everybody cut, everybody cut….”

Help Mount Si students fill the truck for Foodball this Saturday

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

Schools in the Snoqualmie Valley School District are raising money and collecting donations for the annual Foodball food drive. Mount Si High School, Cascade View Elementary, Fall City Elementary, North Bend Elementary, Opstad Elementary and Snoqualmie Elementary are all taking part in the event, which is organized annually by the Mount Si community relations committee. The North Bend QFC and Safeway stores are also involved.

Physics lessons: Mount Si girls team not afraid to battle for 4A wins | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

Physicality and hard work will be the keys for success for the Mount Si girls basketball team this winter. The team has three seniors, an experienced bench and a new head coach. First, newcomer CeOna Duggins is a senior transfer from Garfield High School, bringing some solid fundamentals.

A fresh start: Young Mount Si boys basketball team focuses on defense and speed

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Mount Si boys basketball team has a handful of varsity returners and a promising group of young players who will seek to step up this season. First up is senior Jonathan Hillel, who returns as guard, in which he saw some good varsity action last winter. Look for the tall, athletic Hillel to be a scoring force. The senior contingent includes Ryan Stewart and Ty Utley; juniors Colton Swain and Danny Tomson bring varsity experience, and Ryan Fischer has moved up from junior varsity last season.

Alpine Lakes bill almost there: North Bend wild-area protection efforts pass U.S. House, on to Senate

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

The U.S. Senate will vote this week on a bill to, among other things, protect 22,000 acres of forest land on the Snoqualmie Middle Fork, and 40 miles of rivers. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included these protections, named the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Addition, the Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act, and the Illabot Creek Wild and Scenic River Act.

Remodel in the cards for Si View; North Bend’s community center adding classrooms, safety and storage

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 1:27PM

Si View Community Center staff is planning a remodel that will increase not only the lifespan of the 76-year-old landmark building, but also the amount of useable space inside it. The project goals include replacing the flooring in the gym and lobby, adding storage and classroom space, and many safety improvements, but no changes to the building’s current footprint.

Kicking off Santa’s season in the Snoqualmie Valley | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 1:24PM

Children waited semi-patiently, then thrilled when Santa arrived aboard the fire truck Saturday evening, Dec. 6, during North Bend’s Downtown holiday festival. The Christmas tree celebration included carolers and singalongs, dancers, crafts, warm bonfires and photos with the jolly old elf himself.

Irish Tenors concert at Benaroya helps Valley's senior citizens

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 12:12PM

Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation is a co-beneficiary with other Seattle-area senior centers when the Irish Tenors hold a holiday concert with a full orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Reserved seats start at $47.

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