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REF awards record $69,000 to RSD schools

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 12:51PM

The Riverview Education Foundation (REF) recently awarded 39 grants to the Riverview School District, totaling nearly $55,000 and bringing the combined grants over the past year to $69,169, the most money ever awarded by the foundation in a fiscal year.

Whoa, already, with the road rage

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 12:51PM

The calls are starting to stand out. If you pay attention to the police blotter, maybe you’ve noticed that a few folks need to take a chill pill before hitting the gas. On Tuesday, March 11, a man got out of his car in North Bend and chased another driver with a 2X4, after the person in front didn’t let him through a locking security gate at a local storage facility. The caller managed to outrun his lumber-brandishing pursuer.

Vantage points: Shutterbugs find new ways to see the Valley’s scenic beauty

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 1:50PM

As caretaker of the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, Brian Scott has a special vantage point on Snoqualmie Falls and the surrounding Valley. “From the scenic to wildlife to the yearly productions the theater puts on,” he says, “having a camera on hand opens the eye to see what it might not normally.” From the small hill behind his house, he snapped the winning photo in this year’s Amateur Photo Contest—a view of winter color on Snoqualmie Falls.

Best of the Valley 2014 | Full results, winners

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 2:05PM

The residents have voted, and the results are out. The 2014 Best of the Valley winners and finalists include:

Capturing memories: Contest winners reflect on people photography

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 2:49PM

Fall City native Cathy Harris won first place in the people category for the photo of her son John, pond-skimming on skis at the Summit at Snoqualmie. “Last year my older son did it and made it across,” Harris told the Record. “This year, my younger son had to try it. He too made it across! Bragging rights!”

A brief encounter: Amateur Photo Contest's animal snapshots

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 3:00PM

Alan Hendrickson of North Bend won first place in the animal category for his shot, above, of a snowshoe rabbit on Stevens Pass. “We are beginner snowshoe enthusiasts, and normally go to Snoqualmie Pass,” Hendrickson told the Record in an e-mail. “But rain in the pass sent us toward Stevens for a new adventure. My new Nikon D7100 around my neck, we had just stopped for a sip of water, and this little cutie crawled out from under a tree.

Out of the Past: Oestreich speaks out on Riverview bond failure; Chain-reaction car accident

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:02PM

March 30, 1989: Harry Oestreich, former chairman and member of the school board, joined other School District 407 members in making their first public comment on the failed $9 million school bond for a new high school and remodel of TMS. Oestreich challenged foes to “get honest” and “forget tradition” when deciding how and where a new high school should be built.

Get development screenings for young children at Encompass

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:07PM

For parents with questions about their children’s development, Encompass Northwest in North Bend offers free screenings for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Parents will come away with a list of recommendations for their child regarding motor, speech, self-help, social and cognitive skills.

A perfect fit: Meet Elementary Educator of the Year Danielle Bernardo of Cascade View Elementary

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:09PM

Part of the first crop of teachers and students to work in Cascade View Elementary when it opened in 2005, Danielle Bernardo has spent her entire teaching career here. “This is my ninth year teaching,” she wrote. “I started here in fourth grade … and I haven’t left yet! It’s the perfect fit for me!”

Classified Educator of the Year: Transportation Technician Karen Lewis

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:14PM

Named one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year, Karen Lewis has been working in the Snoqualmie Valley School District since 1990, when she started as a bus driver. She was trained as a driver by the district, and attended the state driver’s training school. In 2002, she became responsible for delivering that same training to new drivers, as a driver trainer and in 2009, she moved to her current role as transportation technician, responsible for dispatching buses, scheduling substitute route drivers, training for new drivers, and sports and field trip travel. She also drives routes.

Middle School Educator of the Year: Carolyn Phelps, Twin Falls Middle School

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:15PM

Meet Carolyn Phelps, a Twin Falls Middle School teacher and one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year. Below, Phelps answers questions about her calling:

Engaging the arts: Schools foundation lunch touts education’s future

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:27PM

Things took on a grand scale at the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation luncheon March 20, starting with the full house. More than 230 participants attended the annual fundraiser at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, helping to raise nearly $100,000 for area schools this year alone. The days donations also put the foundation itself over the million dollar mark in total fundraising over its 25 years.

Fundraising begins for Mount Si's prestigious Essentially Ellington New York trip

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:30PM

Essentially Ellington, the high school jazz festival hosted annually by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is “an amazing program, educationally,” says Matt Wenman, band director at Mount Si High School. He could be talking about the three-day workshop that draws thousands of bands from across the country, or maybe the culminating competition among the most elite bands in the country. Then again, he’s equally likely to be talking about the months of extra effort that his 20-member Jazz I band put into their training this year, just to audition for the competition.

Watch out for fake IRS calls, attorney general warns

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:09PM

A fast-moving phone scam called the largest of its kind is targeting taxpayers across the country, warns the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. The scammers impersonate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and demand payment for taxes owed, and often know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security number, make caller ID appear as if the IRS is calling, send follow-up bogus IRS emails to support their scam; and call a second time claiming to be the police or Department of Motor Vehicles, and caller ID again supports their claim.

Sign up now for women’s defense classes in Snoqualmie, North Bend

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:12PM

The Snoqualmie Police Department’s free women’s self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class is planned in North Bend. RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, will be taught in four three-hour, women-only sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15, 17, 22 and 24, at the Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Participants must be Snoqualmie residents, at least 18, and must attend all four sessions.

Eastside Baby Corner holding emergency drive to help children at Oso

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:13PM

Eastside Baby Corner, with the assistance of First Due Movers, is holding an Emergency Drive through Tuesday, April 8, to collect items the children of Oso, Wash., and the surrounding communities need most. Items specifically requested by agencies in the Oso area are shampoo and conditioner, socks and underwear in all sizes from toddler to teen and diapers and pull-ups

Guide dogs talk Tuesday at Mount Si Lions

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:16PM

Toby Willis, President of Independence Guide Dogs, talks about the role of companion dogs at a Mount Si Lions Club presentation, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Boxley's Place in North Bend. Willis, who is blind, founded the organization in 2011. He is a member of the Rainier Lions Club.

Memorial service is Saturday for North Bend's Vivian Mallery, 85

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:17PM

Vivian Harriet Mallery, 85, of North Bend, died Tuesday, March 25, at home, surrounded by family and friends. Vivian was born at Meadowbrook, Wash., on May 1, 1928, to parents John Ernest and Myrtle Louise Bluher. She married Earl W. Mallery on July 12, 1945, in Seattle.

All aboard! Train rides return to Northwest Railway Museum, starting Saturday

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 5:18PM

Since 1890, staff at the Northwest Railway Museum figure that more than 1 million travelers have passed through the doors of the Snoqualmie train depot. That number will grow this spring, since the annual train excursion season is just around the corner. The first coaches roll out on Saturday, April 5.

5k fundraiser for Bridge Academy is Oct. 12

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:40AM

Bridge of Promise, now in its eighth year, has expanded its programming with Bridge Academy, a year-round program focused on building educational and social skills for young adults with disabilities. To raise funds for the new program, which launched Sept. 3 in Carnation, organizers are hosting a 5K fun run, the Run, Walk & Roll, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Snoqualmie’s Centennial Fields Park.

Learn tech skills at Senior Center

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:32AM

The King County Library System Library-To-Go Tech Lab visits the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation one Wednesday each month. Library staff will offer training, 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, on Internet basics, and Nov. 6 at the same time on e-mail basics.

Teens can sign up to be Encompass Super Sitters

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:34AM

Snoqualmie Valley teens ages 11 to 15 can check out a one-day workshop sponsored by North Bend’s Encompass on childcare and safety skills that will prepare them for babysitting jobs. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Encompass Main Campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend. Cost is $40.

Valley's Young Life to share inspiring stories at Harvest Party

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:42AM

Young Life of Snoqualmie Valley holds a Harvest Party, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct, 12, at Si View Community Center in North Bend. Grab your friends, your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for a good old-fashioned hoedown complete with a barbecue dinner, homemade harvest desserts and barn dancing. Hear inspiring stories from Young Life youth and volunteers as well as what’s new for Snoqualmie Valley Young Life in 2013-14.

North Bend studio seeking artist for grants

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:31AM

The Medium, a local graphic design studio, is now accepting entries for its annual artist grant. Any Washington state visual artist may learn more and apply online at http://www.the-medium.net/fund. The grant is between $250 and $500, depending on The Medium’s annual revenue, and it will be awarded during spring 2014.

Dinner, auction helps Sno-Valley center

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:32AM

The Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, hosts its 10th annual Valley of the Moon benefit auction, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The gala event will include silent and live auctions, games, prizes, dinner and wine.

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