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- Nov 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
King County’s transportation budget for 2014 and beyond presents a good news/bad news scenario to residents of the Snoqualmie Valley and the county’s District 3. It’s just that the good news—residents won’t have to deal with much road construction work in the coming year—is bad news, too. “It could be a disaster in two years,” says King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, adding “this is what gets me up at night.”
- Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00AM
Meet author RaeLynn Ricarte, a Marine mom from Oregon, as she talks about military families and sacrifice, at a dinner, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Fall City Roadhouse Grill in Fall City. Books will be available for Ricarte to sign. A portion of the sales will go to Legion Post 79 in Snoqualmie.
- Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00AM
Amy Quilizapa is the new owner of Mount Si Pet Salon, located at 330 Main Ave. S., Suite 1, in North Bend. Quilizapa is a certified master groomer with 20 years of experience and holds a ‘Golden Scissor’ award.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:28PM
Helping himself: On Monday, Oct. 28, an King County Sheriff's officer patrolling at Southeast North Bend Way and 436th Avenue Southeast saw a subject going through a box of clothing that was left outside a non-profit’s clothing recycling facility. The officer contacted the man, who tried to explain that it was appropriate for him to go through the box, and cited him for larceny.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:12PM
The Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, hosts its monthly steak dinner, combined with its annual pie auction Saturday, Nov. 9. There are two seatings, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. for the dinner, featuring a choice of salmon, chicken or steak, and auction. Valley bakers pull out their best recipes to entice you to bid on more than 100 pies, tortes and other exotic desserts up for auction.
It’s a timber sports world: Snoqualmie’s David Moses finds surprising celebrity as part of lumberjack Team USA | Photo Gallery
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:50PM
It will always be one of the proudest moments of David Moses’ life. Half a world away from home, the Snoqualmie man got to carry the flag of the United States of America into the world championships of timber sports on Friday, Oct. 25. “That was awesome,” said Moses, who bore the banner in front a cheering crowd during the Stihl Timbersports Series World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. There to chop and saw as part of the relay team, he was selected after placing third at nationals.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:18PM
Whether they wore the uniform seven decades ago, or five, or just yesterday, the Valley’s veterans still serve their neighbors. For many, a tradition of taking action to make a better world, and better Valley, has never stopped. Take the four older gentlemen who make up the Color Guard at the local American Legion post. Veterans of Vietnam, most of them—with one exception, World War II vet Lee Scheeler—these men shoulder vintage rifles and stand tall at all the local cemeteries to ensure their vanished brothers and sisters in service are not forgotten.
Marking its 20th anniversary, Fall City Kung Fu Club mixes wisdom with warfare, real swords with real pumpkins | Photo Gallery
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:44PM
A long-haired white person, Johann Sasynuik pays daily tribute to his Chinese heritage. He belongs in two ancient tribes, plus a new one of his own making, and with classic Chinese sensibilities, he sees no problem with that. “The Chinese are very practical,” Sasynuik explains.
- Nov 8, 2013 at 4:19PM
Sno-Valley Senior Center, in conjunction with Rotary Club of Duvall, invites the Snoqualmie Valley community and all veterans and their families to the annual Veterans Day Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at the center, located at 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:21PM
The Youth and Family Services Breakfast, a fundraising event for Friends of Youth, is 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Snoqualmie Elementary School.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:14PM
Natalie Kryger of Mount Si Homebrew Supply is the newest member of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:23PM
Gigi’s Cafe in Carnation has joined forces with Puget Sound-based non-profit Northwest Center to give back to the community by hosting a convenient drop-off bin for textile recycling that also supports local children and adults with developmental disabilities.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:12PM
The next Snoqualmie Family History Workshop will be 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Snoqualmie YMCA.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:19PM
Mr. Olah’s letter last week is a well stated, albeit, a wandering opinion. It’s also not entirely correct. After reading about kings, majority rule, temper tantrums, extremists, parenting (“one doesn’t always get his or her way”) and the entertaining dig, the “Know Nothing Party”, I finally came to the conclusion that he is upset with the continued battle over Obamacare.
- Nov 11, 2013 at 3:17PM
Four years ago, when I approached Stacy Caiarelli Brown, events manager for Snoqualmie Ridge Residential Owners Association, and Heidi Dukich, executive director for the Mount Si Food Bank about doing Night on a Dark Trail as Snoqualmie Valley community event, we hoped to have an annual, fun Halloween event that would involve the Valley as performers and audience, give back to the community as entertainment, and support families in need. At the end of our third year of production, due to the active support of so many wonderful people, the journey continues and gets better.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 2:46PM
North Bend resident Camille Bodey snapped a few photos of nearby neighbor Anika Granillo’s turkeys as they frolicked in her yard with a few chicken pals. The owner was giving them treats. “I saw ‘Tom Turkey’ spread his feathers upon Anika’s urging, and and seemed very proud of himself,” wrote Camille.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 3:03PM
Whether or not the Snoqualmie Valley School District is officially done “vetting” a $216 million bond option, one phase in its bond campaign is about to begin. Assistant Superintendent Don McConkey, in describing a series of public meetings on the bond proposal, told the board at its Nov. 7 meeting, “This is the beginning of the campaign.” Only two board members, Scott Hodgins and Carolyn Simpson, attended this part of the meeting, and neither argued with McConkey’s statement, or his follow-up emphasis on the need for a consistent message in this phase of the process.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 2:45PM
Dozens of local citizens, youth, businesses, and organizations have already been nominated for the 2014 “Give Good Awards” of Snoqualmie Valley. The awards were started last year by local resident Angela Craig as a way to recognize inspirational people and highlight the hard work invested into making the community a great place to live.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 2:54PM
The Nov. 5 general election so far favors the challengers, with an exception—the Snoqualmie Valley School District board race between Marci Busby and David Spring. However, first-week returns saw challengers in the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital district play upsetter to incumbents, while newcomer Heather Munden was beating former councilmember Terry Sorenson by a wide margin.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 2:44PM
As our summer family Art-Together-Time season comes to a close, and we launch our holiday family art programs, the artEAST Art Center would like to pause and shout a huge “thank you” to the Snoqualmie Tribe Foundation and our generous member artists who live in the Snoqualmie Valley. The Snoqualmie Tribe Foundation has made possible a series of teen art programs, including our summer ceramic camp as well as free, family Art-Together Time events that take place throughout the year.
- Nov 12, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Nov 14, 2013 at 2:29PM
The Mount Si football team won 40-7 against Oak Harbor on the road Saturday, Nov. 9. Now. fifth-ranked Mount Si (9-1) advances to the state playoffs to face second-ranked O’Dea (10-0) of Seattle, this Friday, Nov. 15, in Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center. Game time is 7 p.m.
Mount Si girls learn and react to gut out match six win at Sea-King tourney | Road to state ends in Seattle | Photo Gallery
- Nov 12, 2013 at 3:20PM
For the Mount Si girls volleyball team, the road to state ended last Saturday, Nov. 9, when the Wildcats fell in three matches to Seattle Prep, Holy Names and Bishop Blanchet. State was on the line. Two nights earlier, Mount Si learned, reacted and gutted out a hard-fought win in match six of the Sea-King volleyball tournament. The Mount Si girls used strong defense to a tough Bishop Blanchet team and used tactical kills to win in five on Thursday, Nov. 7. “It was pulling together as a team, doing our jobs, and doing it well,” that led to success Thursday, said senior Haley Holmberg.
New face, same drive: Stephanie Huber says farewell to North Bend office supply store, new owner Donna Hayes brings art focus
- Nov 13, 2013 at 2:20PM
After 40 years in the Valley and 14 years in business, Cascade Office Supply owner Stephanie Huber has sold her business and is saying goodbye. She turns the keys over to a local who proved herself behind the counter and has big plans for the office and art supply store.
- Nov 13, 2013 at 2:15PM
Family-owned Bartell Drugs opens its “next generation” store in North Bend this Friday, Nov. 15, at Borgen Plaza. A grand opening with a big line-up of festivities follows, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The Seattle-based chain’s 62nd store is located at 248 Bendigo Boulevard South, at the northeast corner of Bendigo Boulevard and Park Avenue. Store hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
- Nov 13, 2013 at 2:18PM
The sixth annual Snoqualmie Ridge Turkey Trot, a five-kilometer race and children's one-kilometer run, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Cascade View Elementary School in Snoqualmie. A pancake breakfast follows at 9:30 a.m. The race is a benefit for all Snoqualmie Valley Elementary Schools. Each runner gets to designate which school his or her pre-registration dollars go to.
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