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Name somebody special for 2015 Give Good Awards

  • Dec 8, 2014 at 10:24AM

Who will walk the red carpet at the Valley’s third annual Give Good Awards? Nominations are open until December 31 at midnight in the following 12 categories: Arts, business, courage, environmental, educational excellence, teen spirit, inspirational youth, youth advocate, unsung hero, parent volunteer, youth leadership initiative, and spirit of the Valley.

North Bend wins lawsuit brought by downtown tattoo artist

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:57PM

In its November 18 win in court, North Bend may finally have resolved an issue about sensitive uses in the city. The win, against tattoo artist David Herman, supported the city’s move to restrict tattoo and piercing shops to a few locations and zones within the city. King County Superior Court Judge Barbara Linde dismissed Herman’s lawsuit, with prejudice, and issued an order prohibiting Herman from operating a tattoo business out of his North Bend home.

Haunting the great detective: Scrooge meets Sherlock Holmes in Valley Center Stage’s holiday play

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:54PM

Memorizing his lines on a smart phone, ‘Professor Moriarty’ is looking worse for wear. The brilliant, evil counterpart to Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty’s clothes are torn to tatters—shredded in a plunge off Switzerland’s Reichenbach Falls. In point of fact, he’s a ghost. Moriarty, played by Rich Wiltshire, and other spirits, portrayed by local actors, haunt fiction’s great detective, Dickens style, in Valley Center Stage’s holiday production, “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol.” The show opens Thursday, Dec. 4, and runs through Dec. 20.

Dude, who poured syrup on my car? Party crasher, knife thrower, gas siphoner: This week's Snoqualmie Valley police calls

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:52PM

Sticky handle: On Wednesday, Nov. 19, a caller in the 7900 block of Center Boulevard Southeast, Snoqualmie, reported a malicious mischief incident. In the previous 45 minutes, someone had poured syrup on the caller’s car door handle, where it was parked on Center Boulevard.

Snoqualmie holiday tree lighting, open house this Saturday

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:48PM

Santa will light up the tree at 6:30 p.m Saturday, Dec. 6, at Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave S.E. Families can visit with Santa, warm up with hot cocoa, apple cider, and cookies, and enjoy the sounds of the Sno Valley Winds as they play traditional holiday music.

Get in the spirit: Visit your downtowns this holiday weekend

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:22PM

The Christmas carols started the weekend before Thanksgiving. The holiday lights went up on the street poles last Monday. The holiday season is firmly upon us. It’s a bit funny how every Valley community this year is holding its civic tree lighting ceremonies on the very same afternoon.

Burhans art show, holiday event coming to North Bend Visitor’s Center

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:19PM

See Christmas-themed works and a new view of Mount Si in an artist’s reception and holiday event, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at North Bend’s Visitor Info Center and Mountain View Art Gallery, 250 Bendigo Blvd. S., in front of Bartell Drug. The show includes new paintings by Snoqualmie artist Dick Burhans, never before shown. One, a life sized painting of Santa Claus, is surrounded by vignettes of a Christmas tree. “These are painted as if one stepped into the Christmas tree to view the ornaments,” commented Burhans.

Duvall cop shooter suspect to be evaluated for competency

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:18PM

The man who reportedly shot a Duvall Police officer Sept. 15, fired on a King County Deputy’s vehicle, and led police on a high speed chase up the Valley and into a three-hour standoff, could face two assault charges, if he’s found competent. Joshua Stephen Kramer, 47, of Woodinville, has been ordered committed by the court, to determine his competency to stand trial.

Time to light the tree at Christmas in Carnation

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:17PM

The Christmas in Carnation event is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Tolt Commons, across from the Carnation market shelter. A tree lighting is at 5 p.m., Santa arrives at 5:15 p.m. to meet the kids.

Sno Valley Winds concert at CCC Sunday

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 3:16PM

Sno Valley Winds Holiday Concert is 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Cascade Covenant Church, 13225 436th Ave. S.E., North Bend. The community band hosts special guests the North Bend Elementary fifth grade band and the Moon Valley Brass Quintet.

Busy days for North Bend Premium Outlets: Meet new General Manager Ed Huebner

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 2:06PM

Just three days into his new job as general manager of the North Bend Premium Outlets, midwest transplant Ed Huebner was getting ready for the late shift—6 p.m. to 6 a.m.—as part of the mall’s Thanksgiving rush. The mall was open 36 hours straight, between Thanksgiving and end of day on Black Friday, Nov. 28. That weekend is typically one of the year’s busiest, second only to the weekend before Christmas.

Fall City’s big holiday festivities happen all afternoon Saturday, Dec. 6

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 1:50PM

The 15th annual Fall City Holiday Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Chief Kanim Middle School Commons, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Road, will offer many handmade items for sale from local crafters and artists throughout the community. Discover a unique vintage item and purchase gifts for all those special people on your holiday shopping list. Pick up fresh wreaths, swags and live poinsettias for your holiday decorating.

Final election results show big support for North Bend cops, Si View | Carnation police prop fails by just 27 votes

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 1:49PM

King County Elections officials certified the results of the Nov. 4 general election on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Final results followed early trends in the voting, with successful propositions in North Bend and for the Si View Metropolitan Park District, and a rejected tax increase in Carnation. The final tally for North Bend’s 0.1 percent sales tax increase for police and fire services was 64 percent (1,282 votes) in favor of the increase, to 36 percent (732 votes) opposed. Voter turnout was nearly 53 percent.

Snoqualmie merchants, Salish Lodge holding celebrations

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 1:48PM

Travel Snoqualmie back roads on Saturday, Dec. 6, for a festive family day trip. A free holiday shuttle between Salish Lodge & Spa and downtown Snoqualmie offers an opportunity to enjoy a variety of holiday-related activities throughout the region. Drive to Salish Lodge for special events that include the Lodge’s fourth annual fourth annual tree lighting ceremony, 4:30 p.m., and holiday afternoon tea, 2 to 4 p.m.

Sno-Valley Senior Center offers holiday gift ideas at bazaar

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 1:46PM

Put Carnation on your list for shopping and festivities on Dec. 6. The Sno-Valley Senior Center, just off S.R. 203, behind City Hall, is hosting a variety of vendors and bakers at its annual holiday bazaar. Both floors of the center will be full of artisan gifts and original crafts, local and global from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot coffee and cinnamon rolls will be available in the morning and homemade soups and rolls will be on sale for lunch.

North Bend's winter homeless shelter opens tonight at Mount Si Lutheran

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:30PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter, operated by Valley Renewal Center, will open for those without shelter on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and will be open daily through the winter.

Sharing the feast: North Bend Elementary fourth graders continue annual Thanksgiving tradition | Photo Gallery

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:30PM

To America! The group of fourth-grade buddies, Trevor Bradshaw, Raj Chaliparamail, Tanner Swanson, Kaelyn Giusti, Logan Shadel and Brady Maw clinked plastic glasses together at their construction-paper-covered dining table and toasted the nation—with apple juice. Each kid had a plate in front of them heaped with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, olives, and popcorn. Swanson declared it “the best activity ever done in the school.”

North Bend to celebrate its holiday festival Saturday

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:15PM

The city of North Bend’s annual holiday festival and tree lighting will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, downtown. The holiday activities start at 10 a.m. with the Si View Holiday Bazaar.

Mission members to give concert at Sno-Valley Center

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:14PM

Brothers and sisters from the Marion Mission will visit the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Carnation, to give a holiday concert at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. Lunch is available during the performance.

Shoplifter hits Carnation clinic; Warrants, fires and accidents | Snoqualmie Valley Police, Fire Calls

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:12PM

Carnation shoplift: At 3:17 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, a business in the 4500 block of Tolt Avenue reported a theft. An unknown subject walked into the clinic from the street and stole items worth more than $250.

Behind the scenes at North Bend Grange's Project Linus

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:05PM

North Bend’s Sallal Grange hosted a special Project Linus Event on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The Sno-Valley Moms Meetup Group, a local mom’s group, wanted to do something for Project Linus, and boy, did they. Four women, Rebecca Nowak, Mary Keiser, Melissa Lazorik, and Misty Tycci, came out in the bitter cold and wind and made 44 blankets with material donated by their group. They were particularly helpful, say Grange members, because they made large blankets, such as would be given to a teenager. Most items donated to Project Linus are small baby-sized blankets. These, however, were generously sized, and the material was beautiful, said Grange member Leah Aichele.

KingCo League honors for seven Wildcat footballers

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:04PM

Several members of the Mount Si varsity football team earned KingCo league honors this fall. Parker Dumas, a junior Mount Si wide receiver, was the sole Wildcat to get a nod on the first-team list. He had six touchdowns this season, leading the Wildcats in scoring. Senior quarterback Jonathan Hillel, senior offensive tackle Chris Schlicting and linebacker Cory Cotto were named to the KingCo second team.

Master Chorus Eastside presents ‘Christmas in the Northwest’

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 1:58PM

Weighed down by the rains of December? Brighten the season with Master Chorus Eastside’s Christmas in the Northwest, a concert of holiday carols old and new, many by some of the Northwest’s finest composers.

Snoqualmie Methodist holds Christmas Bazaar this Sunday, and the next one

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 1:58PM

Snoqualmie United Methodist Church’s Christmas Bazaar is held before and after church on two Sundays, 10 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., December 7 and 14.

Hundreds of Mount SI High School students honored with Advanced Placement Scholar awards

  • Dec 2, 2014 at 5:55PM

Approximately 112 Mount Si High School students have earned 2014 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar awards for the AP exams they took last spring. Fifty Mount Si High School students were named AP Scholars, scoring a 3 (out of 5) or higher on three or more AP exams.

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