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- Jun 28, 2013 at 10:34AM
The annual celebration of our nation's independence is rapidly approaching. Eastside Fire & Rescue reminds Valley residents of local laws on fireworks, asking people to celebrate safely. North Bend and unincorporated King County allow the use of fireworks only on Thursday, July 4. Using fireworks before or after the Fourth is not allowed. In Snoqualmie, fireworks may be discharged from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight) on July 4, which is a longer time span than in years past
- Jun 28, 2013 at 10:26AM
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined (http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/heat.php). The elderly are often the most vulnerable to severe heat. If you are a senior or caring for an elderly individual, the following tips, from the local Home Instead Senior Care office, will help them combat the heat: • Keep a glass of water in every room to quickly and easily access fluids. Drink plenty of fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 10:27AM
With hot weather expected for the weekend, King County officials are urging recreational river and lake users to be extremely careful if heading out on the water. Temperatures in the region are expected to climb into the 80s over the weekend, and possibly into the 90s by early next week. Sunny skies and summer temperatures typically draw more people to local rivers, lakes and even Puget Sound to cool off, but officials caution that water bodies remain very cold. River temperatures can still be in the 40-degree range due to snow melt – and lakes aren’t that much warmer.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:56PM
On June 15, a Snoqualmie caller reported three men smoking drugs in an abandoned house in the 8300 block of Falls Avenue Southeast. Officers located two men inside, one of them with a plastic bag of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and booked into King County Jail. The other man was warned against trespassing.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:33PM
There really wasn’t room to run an entire speech in our local high school graduation coverage in recent weeks. But I wanted to share this one by Cedarcrest history teacher Zach Pittis, made at the Lower Valley high school’s commencement ceremony. Pittis earned quite a few chuckles from his touching, funny delivery, all while driving home some important lessons. The tale begins when Pittis was 10 years old, and his dad, probably without consulting the boy’s mother, bought him a toy bow and arrow set.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:27PM
Flying hooves, sumptuous costumes and festive music have been a part of Carnation’s Fourth of July celebration for years. The Ixtapa dancing horses are an annual tradition that makes this fiesta special. Horses are presented and ridden by the owners, family and friends of the Ixtapa chain of family Mexican restaurants and their affiliates.
More than shortcake: Sno-Valley Senior Center volunteers help the community; also making tasty treats for the Fourth
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:48PM
For most people, the Fourth of July is a day off from work. Not for Delores Ulrich. For the last 14 years, 78-year-old Ulrich has organized the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s Fourth of July spaghetti dinner and strawberry shortcake sale fundraiser. Starting at 7 a.m., on the 4th, Ulrich and her fellow volunteers tromp into the Sno-Valley Senior Center kitchen to prepare 500 servings of strawberry shortcake for hungry parade-goers. Made with local strawberries and fresh organic whipped cream, the shortcake has become a Carnation Fourth tradition. The annual fundraiser generally brings in around $4,000 to support the senior center. Much like many other activities and programs at the center, the fundraiser relies on volunteers and donations from local producers.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:50PM
Gigi’s Café and Bakery, a locally owned business, has opened inside the former Carnation Bank of America building at 4760 Tolt Ave., downtown. Gigi’s is a home-style, farm to table restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. House specialties include homemade biscuits, breads and rolls served with just about every meal. The bakery will offer house-made pastries and specialized cakes for any occasion.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:42PM
If you want to look up an ancestor, get a print of a historic photo or just learn about Carnation's past, the Tolt Historical Society table at the Great Carnation Fourth of July is your avenue to do it. At the society's Fourth of July booth, you can find Centennial ornaments, which show the Town's rock entry marker, engraved circa 1930, as well as its Centennial Cookbook, which showcases local family recipes that go back generations.
The bard's perfect storm: Lower Valley's Cascade Community Theatre bringing 'Tempest' to Carnation Fourth celebration
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:31PM
Magic, monsters, castaways, laughter and drama await all who arrive on Prospero’s enchanted island, the setting of the Cascade Community Theatre’s summer production, “The Tempest.” Called Shakespeare’s most magical play, the comedy, “The Tempest” features the powerful Prospero (played by Keith Frechette) who conjures the title storm to cause a shipwreck, and his beautiful daughter Miranda (Amy Frazier, Shaini Candland), who share the island with a magical spirit, a monster, and after the storm, quite a few castaways. While Prospero pursues an elaborate scheme to restore his good name in Italy, hilarious misadventures happen to all on the island.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:38AM
The historic Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ again holds its Pancake Breakfast on the Fourth, a hearty meal that helps a worthy cause. Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ again holds its Pancake Breakfast on the Fourth, a hearty meal that helps a worthy cause. Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. at the church, located at 4851 Tolt Avenue, on the corner of Tolt Avenue and Rutherford.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:50AM
Children and adults can pass, shoot and jam at the Just Moo it 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, which returns Thursday, July 4, following the grand parade, on Bird Street. Divisions include adult men, co-ed, women 15 years and older; and youth (boys and girls) grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Teams will also have the choice to play competitively or recreationally.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:51AM
Two “Explore the Greenway” trips bring hikers and bicyclists outdoors to explore some of the scenic places in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. In the Snoqualmie Tunnel Bike Ride and BBQ, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, discover the two-mile tunnel underneath Snoqualmie Pass, a remnant of railroad history. The biking trip will take riders through the tunnel’s cool darkness onto a 20-mile stretch in Iron Horse State Park, providing majestic views of the Cascades and a barbeque at Rattlesnake Lake.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:37AM
Grown-ups in need of a thirst quencher can find it at Tolt-MacDonald Park Thursday evening. The Carnation Fourth of July Committee plans a beer garden at the park, with seating for 100, at the park, from 4 p.m. until the fireworks. Come for $6 microbrews, domestic beers including Pabst Blue Ribbon, and wine.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:46AM
The following Valley students have been named to Washington State University's spring 2013 Honor Roll: North Bend: Jamie E. Brett; Anasaria Alena Cuevas; Daionda Suzanne Davis; Alec Matthew Deichman; Hannah Victoria Exner; Patrick Albert Gavin; Kaitlyn Nicole Kamstra; Clarissa Louise Lacefield; Matthew Evan Paauw; Ryan W. Paauw; Arianne Katarina Pulsipher; Taylor Diane Winslow.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:44AM
Carnation has long been the draw on the Fourth of July for locals. From the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record, see how the town has celebrated independence with classic events and new ideas: 1953 A lovely coronation ceremony made a lovely girl Queen of the Fourth of July celebration at Carnation. Jane Popkema, a senior at Tolt High School and daughter of the Harry Popkemas of Vincent, wore her royal gown and rode side-saddle on one of the carnival's merry-go-round horses.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:33AM
Carnation’s annual Fourth of July celebration will get off to a running start with the Run for the Pies 5K run/walk through downtown, a fun and unique event that gets bigger and better every year. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Men and women, boys and girls in eight age categories will have a chance to win a unique prize: a fresh pie from Remlinger Farms.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 12:58PM
Two Snohomish County teens are missing after hiking to the Mason Lake area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anybody who was hiking in this area on Sunday, June 30 or Monday, July 1 to call (206) 296-3311 if they saw either of the teens hiking in the area. Ricardo Perez, an 18 year old Kamiak High School graduate from Edmonds, and Brian Chim a 19 year old University of Washington student from Mukilteo, left Snohomish County yesterday at about 7 a.m. to hike and swim in the Mason Lake area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The two teens did not come home last night, and their parents reported them missing.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 1:51PM
Cedarcrest High School science students and honors science researchers Thorsen Wehr, a sophomore, and Isaac Harper, a freshman, each earned third place in their respective competitions in the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and a place on the Grand Award Stage of the competition, held last month in Phoenix.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 2:02PM
The following events are planned Wednesday and Thursday, July 3 and 4, for the Great Carnation Fourth of July celebration. Wednesday, July 3 • 5 to 7 p.m., Sno-Valley Senior Center’s benefit Spaghetti Dinner at the center, downtown Carnation Thursday, July 4 • 7 a.m., registration begins for 5K Run for the Pies; the run starts and finishes at the corner of Tolt Avenue and Commercial Street
- Jul 2, 2013 at 1:56PM
Be prepared to dance, rock-out and clap your hands during live music at the Carnation Fourth celebration. The electric lineup includes the acoustic rock, jazz and rock-n-roll. Jeff Zuber will be performing after the parade, at the Parade Stage. Zuber is a singer and song writer who will be playing a combination of familiar tunes and original pieces. Zuber wrote one piece, ‘Blown Up on the Fourth of July,’ specifically for the Carnation celebration.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 1:47PM
Dominic Faccone and Campbell Click, two Fall City Elementary School fifth grade students playing for Eastside FC boys U-11 soccer team, helped their squad take the summers first big soccer tournament. The boys won the championship cup at the 21st Puyallup Rainier Challenge Cup on Sunday, June 16. Faccone plays center midfielder and Click is the goalie.
- Jul 2, 2013 at 2:21PM
Snoqualmie Valley's Public Hospital District No. 4 has changed the developer for its planned new campus on Snoqualmie Ridge. The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital board voted 4-1 Wednesday, June 26, to transfer the $38.5 million deal for a new hospital from Moreland Pacific, Inc., of Bakersfield, Calif., to the Benaroya Company of Bellevue. According to the settlement agreement passed at Wednesday's special meeting, the hospital's public-private partnership to build the new facility fell through.
Welcome to the new North Bend: Locals weigh in on future face of city hall, downtown | Photo gallery
- Jul 2, 2013 at 2:48PM
A lot of people were asking a lot of questions at the June 24 work-study session of the North Bend City Council: Why not use the space on the roof? Have you thought about Si View? Where else could the police go? Would the historic district be preserved? How are we supposed to pay for this? They all boiled down to the question that brought the 70-some citizens to the meeting in the first place, which is, what should North Bend do next? Specifically, city staff and officials were asking citizens to think about whether or not to replace the aging City Hall building, and with what. “We’ve heard from people who would like to see a real sense of place in the downtown,” said City Administrator Londi Lindell at the start of the meeting. “They’d like to see some public plazas, a downtown park or old-fashioned town square. So the first question we’re going to ask you is do we just keep it basic, city hall, or should we consider a civic center?”
- Jul 2, 2013 at 2:40PM
The Preston-Fall City Road will be closed for emergency repairs over five days, July 8 to 12, reports King County. Deteriorating road conditions, specifically groundwater near the roadway that has caused the drainage system and edge of the roadway to settle and sink. Next week, road crews will replace the damaged drainage system. A culvert will be replaced at the 7600 block of Southeast Preston-Fall City Road.
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