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Snoqualmie's Northwest Railway Museum plans a steam-powered revival; locals can help fund it

  • May 2, 2014 at 10:52AM

Steam power could make a big comeback on the Valley’s railroads. And locals can help. Fundraising for a visit by a vintage steam locomotive to Railroad Days, the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie is one beneficiary of the Seattle Foundation's Give Big benefit, held for a single day, Tuesday, May 6. The museum hopes to raise $12,000 to bring a 1909 steam train to town.

Spring Choir Concert is Sunday at Cascade Covenant Church

  • May 2, 2014 at 10:38AM

The ninth annual Spring Choir Concert is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Cascade Covenant Church, 13225 436th Ave. S.E., North Bend. Come enjoy an evening of praise and worship as the church choir shares music from this year's repertoire. Hear general selections as well as Christmas and Easter. A dessert reception will follow.

Yard sale helps Our Lady of Sorrows youth mission

  • May 2, 2014 at 10:37AM

The High School Youth Group at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Snoqualmie holds a fundraiser yard and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. This is a donation-only event for yard sale items. Home-baked goodies and coffee will also be sold. Find a treasure and pay what you feel moved to give toward the cause, raising funds for this summer’s mission trip.

Gardening plant sale is today and Saturday at senior center

  • May 2, 2014 at 10:36AM

“Spring into Gardening” at the 19th Garden Art Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation. Just in time for May Day, this annual sale features thousands of annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables and herbs as well as garden art, a bake sale and a cafe. Plant lovers will be treated to a wide variety of flowering plants; both the old favorites and the new and unusual.

It's time to connect and support businesses, city in wake of explosion

  • May 1, 2014 at 11:00AM

Since becoming publisher of the Valley Record in October 2008, one characteristic I have quickly and regularly noticed about the people of the Valley is their generosity and their resilience. Whether it was the 2009 flood, the Great Recession, miscellaneous ice and snow storms and days-long power outages, or even the Taylor Bridge Fire over the pass in Cle Elum and Ellensburg, the Valley has always come together to generously support others affected by events.

On the trail to Meadowbrook’s 500-year-old Big Cedar

  • May 1, 2014 at 11:00AM

Four adults, four girls and two well-behaved dogs, all from North Bend, trekked to the 500-year-old Big Cedar on Meadowbrook Farm last Saturday, April 26. The children were good sports and did not wimp out, reports trek host Dave Battey

Out of the Past: Lost trail at Kimball Creek; Big coin collection at Gaub's

  • May 1, 2014 at 11:00AM

The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley. Stories from the past, as reported in the Valley Record: April 27, 1989 • Snoqualmie Parks Department head Chuck Smith and his workers completed clearing of a trail at the Kimball Creek inlet to the Snoqualmie River. The nature trail includes the modern footbridge, and proceeds under State Route 202 to a picnic area on the river.

Mount Si Drama presents 'Backwoods Romeo', starting Friday

  • May 1, 2014 at 10:37AM

Romance, explosives and a night full of fun! With a tagline like that, Mount Si High School's upcoming production of "Backwoods Romeo" can't miss. The show, presented by Mount Si High School Drama, opens at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the school auditorium. Additional performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, Saturday, May 3, and Friday, May 9, and two showings on Saturday, May 10 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Pet Resource Fair coming to North Bend Saturday

  • May 1, 2014 at 10:36AM

Valley Animal Partners (VAP) hosts its second Pet Resource Fair, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave S, North Bend. Valley Animal Partners offers free vaccines for pets of residents who could otherwise not afford them, and $5 microchips.

Arbor Day Celebration at Railroad Park includes tree planting, pruning workshop

  • May 1, 2014 at 10:35AM

Join in the Snoqualmie Arbor Day Celebration, Saturday morning, May 3, at the Railroad Park Gazebo in downtown Snoqualmie, 7971 Railroad Ave. S.E. Mayor Matt Larson will speak at 10 a.m., and receive Snoqualmie’s first “Tree City USA Growth Award” from the Department of Natural Resources. There will be games for children and a free tree seedling giveaway. This year’s winner of the kids’ Arbor Day poster contest will be announced.

Cascade View school to teach students, parents about Internet safety

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 11:24AM

Fourth and fifth graders at Cascade View Elementary will attend an Internet safety presentation by Seattle Police Officer Stefanie Thomas on Friday, May 2. Thomas will discuss such topics as privacy on social media, and in the evening, she will offer parents a similar presentation, starting at 6 p.m.

North Bend residents with damage from explosion should contact insurers

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 11:20AM

North Bend residents who have property damaged by the April 25 explosion on North Bend Way are being encouraged to contact their insurance companies about damages, and advised to use the liability claim number provided by Travelers Insurance, which is E0C2415. Travelers Insurance, the company covering the buildings damaged by the blast, is currently investigating the incident, and will not accept any claims until they conclude their own review of the incident. The provided liability claim number will allow other insurance companies to get the information they need to response to claims.

Dinner, 'Frozen' movie night helps Mount Si fastpitch team

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:44AM

A dinner and movie fundraiser benefit for the Lady Wildcats fastpitch softball team is 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the North Bend Theatre. Boosters will be showing the Disney movie "Frozen" and serving pizza. All funds help the Mount Si softball squad.

Today is King County's first PrepareAthon

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:42AM

Wednesday, April 30, is the first National Day of Action, a new community-based campaign to build a more secure and resilient nation by getting people to understand what disasters could happen in their communities and to take action to increase their preparedness. Sponsored by America’s PrepareAthon, this first National Day of Action will focus on disasters that could occur in the spring including tornados, hurricanes, floods and wildfires.

Bus cuts coming for the Snoqualmie Valley in September

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Valley will be down to one active Metro bus route this fall, under planned service reductions in the wake of April’s failed ballot measure at the polls. Following the defeat of Proposition 1 on April 22, King County Metro Transit will move forward with its proposal to cut about 16 percent of transit service, a step required to reduce spending and balance its budget in light of the expiration of the temporary Congestion Reduction Charge and the lack of replacement revenues.

Philia’s double: 'Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum' opens this weekend

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

In a preview of things to come, the courtesan Philia (Chelsea Henak) poses with her “double,” Hysterium (René Schuchter), above. The comedic musical, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” runs Thursdays through Saturdays, May 1 to 3, May 8 to 10 and May 15 to 17, starting at 7:30 p.m., plus a 2 p.m. matinee on May 10.

‘Share Your Thoughts’ on Valley schools through online conversation

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 11:00AM

The Snoqualmie Valley School District is launching a new virtual community engagement process called Thoughtstream. Parents, students, staff and community members are encouraged to join the conversation and ‘Share Your Thoughts’ regarding the schools and district. Users can click on a link, and will be asked for feedback on what the schools are doing well, how they can improve, and what might be missing.

Fast feet to hit the Valley in Cinco de Mayo races

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Cinco de Mayo half-marathon, 8-K footrace and children’s mile run returns to Snoqualmie on Saturday, May 3. All events start and end at Mount Si High School. The entry fee for the half marathon is $65, which includes a shirt and prize for all finishers. The entry fee for the 8k is $28 which includes a shirt. The kid’s mile costs $15 and includes a shirt and finisher’s medal.

Open house for Ted Kehoe’s 80th

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Friends and family welcome all comers to celebrate Valley resident Ted Kehoe’s 80th birthday at an open house, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Sigillo Cellars, 8353 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie.

Hospital Lunch and Learn, Thursday, looks at stroke prevention

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Lunch and Learn, at noon on Thursday, May 1, will focus on stroke prevention. Presenters are Rachel Weber, Director of Nursing for Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, and Dr. Anderson, Emergency Department Medical Director at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

Lost truck pulled from Snoqualmie River near Fall City

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 5:20PM

A growing crowd in Fall City watched Monday afternoon, April 28, as a truck, reported missing since just after midnight, was pulled out of the Snoqualmie River. No one was found inside the blue-green Ford F150, but the rear window of the cab was broken out, so “We don’t know for sure if there was anyone the the truck or not,” said Fall City Fire Chief Chris Connor.

'They've never seen anything this huge': Massive mess, few injuries when North Bend pizza place explodes

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 29, 2014 at 5:15PM

First they felt it. Then they heard it. Many thought it was an earthquake. The blast that woke North Bend in the predawn darkness on Friday, April 25, was centered on the former Pizza Place restaurant at 540 East North Bend Way, shuttered for years but recently under remodel construction. Nothing of the restaurant was left after a huge explosion tore the building to bits, hurling beams and pipes dozens of feet in all directions, and coating much of North Bend, for a quarter of a mile or more in all directions, with bits of insulation and debris.

‘Getting beyond it’: Explosion can't faze 2nd annual North Bend’s Blues Walk | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 5:13PM

The blues is about dealing with adversity. So, in a city that made the national news a day prior due to a massive, destructive explosion, crowds lined up to let off steam and feel the groove. The second annual North Bend Blues Walk drew hundreds more listeners than last year.

Sharing the focus: All-for-one Wildcat fastpitch team battling for title | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 5:05PM

In their after-game huddle, Mount Si’s fastpitch team gave out praise in the form of claps. Seniors who held it down in last week’s road match against the Sammamish Totems earned double-claps. So did younger players who showed fire in defensive plays. The Mount Si team battling for a league first place rank doesn’t really have any superstars—there’s no telling in any given game who will surprise or make a big difference. That’s part of its key to success.

North Bend PTA makes student fundraisers into limo-riding celebrities for a day | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 4:05PM

Students were all smiles as they hopped out of the stretch Hummer, making the most of their celebrity treatment for the day. They posed for the paparazzi, charged down the red carpet, and flashed their VIP passes at every opportunity, and topped the whole thing off with a limousine ride in the stretch Hummer through North Bend.

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