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Plant sale blooms May 3 for Snoqualmie Hospital Auxiliary scholars

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:11PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Auxiliary holds its annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend. Find lots of garden plants, decorative urns, craft items, homemade bakery goods and more. The popular garden cart raffle will be available. Sale proceeds go to a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Mount Si senior pursuing a degree in the medical field.

60-day milestones for new food bank

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:01PM

It is with much gratitude and an overwhelmed heart that we proudly share our 60-day milestone since beginning efforts toward opening the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. We are overcome and touched by this incredible community and how everyone has pulled together to make it happen. The Upper Valley has once again demonstrated that we care about each other and we take care of our own.

Skip the toxic talk, let’s have a real social media conversation

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:01PM

The other day, I was reading about a planned visit by President Obama to the mudslide-devastated community of Oso, when I happened to scroll to the bottom of the page to read the comments. I’ve long been skeptical of most of the public comments and ‘facts’ I read on Web pages and social media, but this felt like a new low. From the very first comment, it was bickering, name calling, partisan fighting and point-scoring. Regardless of party, the fact that the leader of the nation is coming to pay respect and attention to this tragedy is noteworthy. The only dialogue we can have on this is a toxic one?

One last fling: Mount Si senior Grad Night signups start

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

Seniors at Mount Si High School can sign up to spend one last evening celebrating with their classmates on Friday, June 13, following commencement exercises. The grad night party includes food, entertainment, prizes and transportation, and lasts all night, visiting a series of secret venues. Scholarships and payment plans are available.

Valley doc: Help your child survive seasonal allergies

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

Spring is in the air! The budding trees, bright yellow daffodils and pollen dust on cars are obvious signs that allergy season is here. For children, who are generally outside more than adults, allergy season can be especially miserable. Allergies can start in children as early as three years old, and in rare cases, earlier. If your child suffers the same symptoms around the same time each year, they most likely have allergies.

River Run 5K helps Carnation's Camp Gilead

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

The 4th annual Camp Gilead River Run 5K & Pancake Breakfast is 9 a.m. Monday, May 26, at Camp Gilead, 30919 N.E. Carnation Farm Rd., Carnation. All proceeds benefit camper scholarships, helping children experience summer camp. Breakfast and a long-sleeved T-shirt are included with race registration. Prizes are awarded for the top three male and female winners in each age group. Cost is $25. Learn more at www.riverrun5k.com.

Boom in the bathroom: Teens flush firecrackers in Snoqualmie park john | Valley Police blotter

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 3:30PM

Flushing firecrackers: On Tuesday, April 8, a caller reported hearing a loud boom and seeing a bunch of smoke at the bathroom facility of Fisher Park, 7805 Fisher Avenue S.E., Snoqualmie. The caller also reported seeing four juvenile boys, all on skateboards, leaving the park up Snoqualmie Parkway. Police responded and saw that someone had flushed a bunch of firecrackers down the toilet. They locked the bathroom, and tracked the juveniles, who were running down the trail from Fairway. They also contacted their parents.

Battle of the Books is next week

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 3:26PM

The annual reading competition among elementary students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District is 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, at Snoqualmie Elementary School. Teams from each of the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s five elementary schools compete to see who has the most knowledge of popular youth books, going through about 40 rounds of questions.

Celebrate Earth Day with watershed walk at McCormick Park

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 3:25PM

In honor of Earth Day, the city of Duvall is hosting a Walk Your Watershed event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at McCormick Park. Take an enjoyable mile-long walk, starting and ending in the parking lot of McCormick Park, and learn about watershed features along the Snoqualmie River.

After Hours at Selah Gifts

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 3:18PM

Meet other Valley businesspeople and check out what’s new at North Bend’s Selah Gifts at this month’s Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce After Hours event, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30.

Brothers' argument turns to stabbing in North Bend

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 12:28PM

Two men were hospitalized Tuesday night after an argument turned physical in North Bend, one with a stab wound, the other with injuries sustained while attacking the other. None of the injuries were life-threatening, said Snoqualmie Police Captain Nick Almquist. "Everybody's alive," he reported to the North Bend City Council, where he was already scheduled to speak.

Baseball meets business in Snoqualmie Valley Chamber talk

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 12:27PM

Earl Bell, author of the book, “Winning in Baseball and Business,” speaks at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s College of Business Knowledge Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, at the Mount Si Golf Course Restaurant, Snoqualmie. Learn a model for creating a spiral of success in your company.

Out of the Past: Carnation dump water is good; Kiwanis Baseball Night

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 12:25PM

Thursday, April 13, 1989: Carnation receives good news: Groundwater at the city dump is clean and free of contaminants. The Department of Ecology ordered tests last year. The city is researching the cost of closing the city dump, and may install a recycling or transfer center.

Fall City 4-H Club gathers help for Oso’s lost horses

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 12:24PM

Members of the Fall City Flames 4-H club assemble with one-and-a-half tons of hay that they collected to help horses displaced by the Oso mudslide disaster. Donators also brought 10 bags of grain and $310 in money for the fundraiser. The girls took the goods to equestrian organizations in Snohomish County earlier this month. Businesses who helped included PRG Enterprises, Ace Hardware in North Bend, Cindy Costa at Natural Touch Massage and New Dawn Espresso.

Get Social Security, Medicare tips at Mount Si Senior Center

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 12:12PM

A presentation on “Social Security, Medicare and You” is 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave South, North Bend, WA Most Americans desire to have more knowledge about Social Security Administration benefits, and the medical insurance provided through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Austin Jenckes coming home for Oso benefit concert, Saturday

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:27PM

Things are falling into place for Austin Jenckes, a singer-songwriter who grew up in the Valley. He has just returned to his Nashville home after his final appearance on NBC’s “The Voice,” and two whirlwind performance tours that started immediately after the show. He’s marrying his longtime friend and girlfriend, Brittany Townsend, this August, and is working on his next album, scheduled to come out this fall. And this week, he accomplished what he moved to Nashville to do, become a professional musician. “This week, I’m signing my first publishing deal,” Jenckes said in a telephone interview. “That basically means I’ll be paid to write songs, and that includes my songs for myself, and for other people.”

Eggs galore: Easter hunts, services, breakfasts planned in Valley

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:26PM

Families and worshippers in the Snoqualmie Valley can find special activities planned in several different communities over the Easter holiday weekend.

North Bend's Danielle Massengill racking up great record at softball, studies

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:18PM

Mount Si High School graduate Danielle Massengill was named a Scholar-Athlete of the Month at Thiel College, where she plays softball. Massengill hit .436 (17-of-39) in 13 games for the Tomcats in March with 13 runs scored and six RBIs. Four of her hits went for extra bases, earning her a monthly .564 slugging percentage to go along with a .540 on-base percentage. She was a perfect seven-for-seven in stolen base attempts in March, helping the Tomcats to an overall record of 9-5 and 2-0 mark in the PAC.

Red Wolf Logan Orndorf to run the distance for U-Portland

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:17PM

Cedarcrest track athlete Logan Orndorf signed a letter of intent to run next fall at the University of Portland. He will run cross country and track and field, and is planning to study engineering. The University of Portland’s men’s squad has qualified for the last nine NCAA Division 1 national meets, three times placing in the top eight at the national meet. There is a small number of schools that have those kind of credentials, says Cedarcrest coach Bruce McDowell.

Plan for college with workshop at Snoqualmie library

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:14PM

High school families are invited to a free college planning workshop, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Snoqualmie Public Library. “Are You College Ready?” workshop, conducted by Karen Edgar, an educational consultant, will focus on how students and parent can collaborate to successfully navigate the increasingly competitive college admissions process and to find their best colleges for fit and affordability.

Win for Cedarcrest's Lady Red Wolf golfers at home

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:02PM

The Cedarcrest Lady Red Wolves golf team hosted the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats Thursday, April 10, at the Blue Heron Golf Course. Playing in great conditions, Cedarcrest won the match by a Stableford score of 91 to 62, on the par-35 nine-hole course.

Snoqualmie residents can be part of urban forest discussion

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 11:52AM

Snoqualmie residents are invited to attend the Parks Board meeting on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss the draft version of the Snoqualmie Urban Forest Strategic Plan. The meeting will be held at Snoqualmie City Hall conference room at 38624 SE River Street. Snoqualmie has an extensive tree resource of more than 8,000 street trees, numerous trees in parks, trees on private property, and many retained native forest remnants.

Is Fall City ready for drag queens? Divas surprise at twice-monthly show | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 4:31PM

From the neck down, the look was casual, sweats in fact. On top, though, it was all glam and sparkles, with long false eyelashes and a foot-high blonde wig. The martini-swirling phenomenon underneath it all was making the look work, while simultaneously working the Fall City Bistro on a Sunday evening in February. “Good morning!” Akasha Manila greeted the guests trickling in for dinner, “good to see you! I just woke up!” Manila’s sleepy claim fit perfectly with the “Divas” theme of the night’s show. It probably wasn’t true though, because this particular diva, like his fellow performers, was already made-up for her appearance in the semimonthly “Night Queens” drag show at the bistro, and doing makeup takes a while.

Mount Si baseball hitters, defense showing promise for season with wins | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 4:05PM

The Mount Si baseball team’s early-season potential showed last Wednesday, April 9, as the Wildcat defense held the Sammamish Totems to a single run, on the road in Bellevue. Meanwhile, Mount Si’s hitters broke to a lead, then gradually added to the tally, led by junior Brock Johnson. Tanner Simpson pitched the first six innings for Mount Si, giving up few hits.

Tryout clinics on the way for Mount Si Cheer Team

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

Tryout clinics for the 2014-2015 Mount Si Cheerleading program are 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. Cheer members perform on the sidelines, at assemblies and halftimes, compete and get involved in the community. Teens learn to dance, tumble, jump and do stunts. All ability levels are welcome.

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