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- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:46AM
Be prepared to clap your hands and stomp your feet. The Fire Inside Celtic band is scheduled to perform the full spectrum in Celtic music—from foot-stomping jigs and reels and hilarious drinking songs to well-known sing-alongs. The band began in 2011 through the influence of Fall City resident and flute player, Carol Whitaker. Instruments played during the performance will include fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar, bodhran, and mandolin playing. Fire Inside will play upbeat dancing music and encourages guests to come up to the stage and get into it.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 10:00AM
Fall City Days gets in high gear once again Saturday, June 15, with a children's parade, followed by the main event. Right before the main parade, children are welcome to bring their animals—just about any animal—to show off in a kids and pet parade. Dogs aren’t the only beasts welcomed: “It could be a llama, a goat, a cow on a leash,” says volunteer Laurie Hauglie. The children’s parade begins at 11 a.m. The main parade follows at 11:15.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:43AM
State Route 202 will close during Fall City Days on Saturday, June 15, the festival committee announced. Route 202, between milepost 21.71, which is the Preston-Fall City Road, and milepost 20.64 which is 324th Avenue S.E., will be closed between 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:45AM
Come be part of a community art project to paint wooden herons. Anyone at Fall City Days is welcome to splash some color on these 16-inch carved birds. There aren’t any instructions other than having fun. Painters will have 30 barrels of bright colors to choose from and their imaginations to direct them. In September the birds will appear at the Snoqualmie River Fish Festival.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:50AM
• The second fire in two weeks broke out at Hearing’s Rexall Drug store in North Bend Monday, June 10, about 11 a.m. Gordon Hearing, proprietor, said the previous fire damaged the insulation and when the workmen were in the process of moving it, the wire shorted. The North Bend Volunteer Fire Department quickly put out the fire. There was minor smoke damage.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:49AM
The Historical Society’s 2013 collector glass honors the Fall City Brick School, an institution that lasted from 1915 through 1970. In 1916, it was a “great leap forward,” from kerosene lamps to electric lights, from outhouses to flush toilets, with space for many new class offerings. Until 1944, when Valley high schools were consolidated, students attended the Brick School from Kindergarten through high school.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 9:57AM
Throughout the Fall City Days street fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in downtown Fall City, be on the lookout for the Trash Apes. These garbage gorillas show everyone just how easy it is to throw away trash. They're not real apes, but Seattle-area human performance artists, and their project was conceived by Christian Swenson with help from King County's 4Culture organization as part of its Site-Specific Performance Series.
- Jun 13, 2013 at 10:07AM
To walk through the Fall City Cemetery is to visit with many of the earliest settlers in our area. People like Jeremiah Borst, “father of the Snoqualmie Valley”, who platted Fall City in 1887, or James Taylor, who homesteaded here in 1869. The grave of Josiah “Uncle Si” Merritt, namesake of Mount Si, is here, as is the burial place of David Taylor and wife Helen Moore Taylor, the first family to settle here, and their daughter Olive Taylor Quigley, the first pioneer girl born at The Landing, as Fall City was called.
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:46PM
Watermelon lovers, get ready for the return of the Fall City Days watermelon-eating contest. The annual speed-eating competition was on hiatus last year, without enough volunteer support to stage the event. But it’s back this year, as messy and juicy as ever, and possibly even more funny. “Young Life is kind of known for its goofiness,” says Sally Kraft, who is organizing the contest along with Renee and Sean Christensen, co-chairs of Snoqualmie Valley Young Life.
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:44PM
Come to Fall City on Saturday, June 15, for a full day of community events, live entertainment, eats and a parade. The full event schedule for Fall City Days is as follows: • 6:30 a.m., State Route 202 closure (324th to Preston-Fall City Road) • 7 a.m., Masons’ annual pancake breakfast at Masonic Hall • 8:45 a.m., first call to Fun Run start line at Quigley Park
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:41PM
Members of the Fall City Days Committee, (pictured belowm from left, Amy Jones, Meghan Brady, Melody Tjossem, Judy Dix and Libby James) show off logo wear for sale as part of Saturday's full festival The committee worked on the design of this year’s t-shirts and hat logo with Joanne Rayl and Raindance Sportswear.
Powering up Fall City Days: Volunteer Bill Aggenbach shares 20 years of service for Lower Valley party
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:48PM
On June 15, the Snoqualmie Valley community will usher in summer by celebrating the 42nd annual Fall City Days. Overly excited 8-year-old girls will ride horses, ambitious adolescent boys will challenge each other during the watermelon-eating contest, and jogging buddies will participate in the Fun Run. But before any of Fall City Days festivities can begin, Bill Aggenbach will have been behind the scenes setting up sound systems, providing electricity and repairing riverside benches.Aggenbach has been volunteering his time at Fall City Days for more than 20 years.
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:51PM
On June 3, a citizen filed an online complaint of a theft that occurred over the weekend, in the 45500 block of Southeast North Bend Way. He wrote that early Sunday morning, as he was loading up karaoke equipment following the Saturday show, he got several offers of help with the equipment, but declined them all. On Monday, he discovered that some critical equipment was missing, and believed it was taken during the loading on Sunday.
- Jun 14, 2013 at 3:42PM
Stationed in his usual spot outside the Art Park, Brian Major will be creating a chalk mural throughout the day. The chalk painting collage will feature a great blue heron. Majors will be using many of his favorite colors, earth tones mixed with blues and purples. He works in a variety of mediums, including oils, acrylics and pencils, and uses light and color to set a mood and bring his art to life.
- Jun 17, 2013 at 4:13PM
The city of North Bend has a vacancy on the Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Commission, and is now taking applications to fill the seat. Position 4 on the commission has a term expiring Dec. 31 of this year.
- Jun 17, 2013 at 4:17PM
The President’s Cup Golf Tournament held at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge on Monday, June 3, was an enormous success. On behalf Snoqualmie Valley Rotary, I want convey my gratitude to sponsors and participants who propelled us to net $30,000 for Rotary First Harvest, the Mount Si Food Bank and other local organizations.
- Jun 17, 2013 at 4:18PM
As a mother and pet owner who runs a home, I cannot really agree with a complete ban on plastic bags. I don’t think I really need to list the many uses we all come up with for re-using our plastic bags.
- Jun 17, 2013 at 4:11PM
Registration is under way for Snoqualmie United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School, aimed at children age 5 to 12.
- Jun 17, 2013 at 4:20PM
The registration deadline for Junior Wildcat Football and Cheerleading is quickly approaching.
- Jun 18, 2013 at 8:27AM
Snoqualmie Middle School students just completed their yearly Presidential Physical Fitness Testing, and a number of these youths have earned kudos for their efforts. Students are tested in the mile run for endurance; curl-ups for abdominal strength and endurance; flex arm hang (girls) and pull-ups (boys) for upper body strength and endurance; sit and reach for flexibility and the shuttle run for speed and agility. Those scoring in the 85th percentile or higher on each of the five tests earn the highest Presidential Fitness rating.
- Jun 18, 2013 at 8:30AM
Cedarcrest High School science students and Honors Science Researchers Thorsen Wehr, a sophomore, and Isaac Harper, a freshman, returned from Phoenix, Ariz., and the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as International Winners. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the world's largest international pre-college science competition, is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12. This year, the science collaboration provided a forum for nearly 1,700 high school finalists from 70 countries, regions, and territories to display their independent research.
- Jun 18, 2013 at 8:32AM
Two “Explore the Greenway” trips bring hikers and bicyclists outdoors to explore some of the scenic and wonderful 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 2-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.
- Jun 18, 2013 at 8:31AM
On May 4, Fall City resident Katherine Jamerson graduated with Corban University’s class of 2013 in Salem, Ore. Jamerson received a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and History.
- Jun 18, 2013 at 8:25AM
Spacelabs Healthcare hosts a job fair this week, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at 35301 S.E. Center St., Snoqualmie. This open-house style event will be informal, giving local job seekers the opportunity to talk to hiring managers, tour the business' new Snoqualmie facility and see how Spacelabs is making a difference by delivering innovative healthcare solutions to more than 100 countries around the world.
- Jun 18, 2013 at 2:52PM
Day Out With Thomas, the very popular family event that brings Thomas the Tank Engine up close with young rail fans, chugs into Snoqualmie on two weekends, July 12 to 14 and 19 to 21. The day features a 25-minute train ride with Thomas to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Families can meet Sir Topham Hat, enjoy live music, operating model trains, food, games, storytelling, a puppet show, motor car rides, a clown, and explore the historic depot.
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