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- Apr 15, 2013 at 9:06AM
Preston Community Church’s biker dedication is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, under the Southeast 86th Street bridge in Preston. It’s a chance for motorcyclists to connect in an atmosphere of faith. Hamburgers and hotdogs, chips, salads, and soda will be served, with a cake to mark the event.
- Apr 15, 2013 at 10:51AM
North Bend residents will be able to comment on several actions by the City Council at the council's Tuesday, April 16, meeting. Three public hearings on council decisions to ban tattoo parlors as home-based businesses, to restrict the size of homes in the cottage residential areas, and to continue a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities, are scheduled for the start of the meeting. Each issue has come to the council for a vote in the past. However, because the council passed both the ban on tattoo parlors and the cottage housing restriction as emergency, or interim ordinances, a public hearing is required after the fact.
- Apr 16, 2013 at 12:25PM
On Thursday April 11, the Cedarcrest track and field squad competed at Sultan High School with King’s and Coupeville also in attendance. Both Red Wolf squads finished third in the team points. Individual winners were Luke Driscoll in the 100- and 200-meter races, Colton Green in the 800-meter race, Cody Wanichek in the 1,600-meter race, Bailey Parish in the long jump and pole vault, Olivia Waterman in the 800-meter race and the four-by-one relay squad of Bennett Minnie, Ryan McGinnis, Josh Zimmerman and Luke Driscoll. It was a good time for personal records and season bests, said head coach Bruce McClellan.
For the eighth year, The Cascade Team Real Estate is kicking off Project Crayon Drive at Valley QFC, IGA
- Apr 16, 2013 at 12:11PM
Throughout the month of April, agents from The Cascade Team will be walking neighborhoods and spreading the word about Project Crayon Drive. Various drop-off locations will be held on Saturday, April 20, throughout Snoqualmie, North Bend, and the Eastside. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Project Crayon Drive will be at Snoqualmie Ridge IGA, 7730 Center Blvd. SE, Snoqualmie. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., agents will be at North Bend QFC, 460 E. North Bend Way.
- Apr 16, 2013 at 1:57PM
Valley Christian Assembly Church hosts a fundraising event with a Mexican Fiesta dinner and silent auction, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5. The fundraiser is an opportunity to help change people’s lives in the small village of San Miguel Chamil, Guatemala. Valley Christian Assembly Church, partnering with Food for the Hungry, has made a commitment to support this village by sponsoring many children and helping with annual community projects for a 10-year period.
- Apr 16, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Apr 26, 2013 at 10:22AM
What’s in your medicine cabinet at home? Each generation of teens looks for new ways to get high. Recent trends indicate that they are increasingly turning to prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Teens report getting many of these medicines from home medicine cabinets and mistakenly believe that abusing them is “safer” than other drugs. According to surveys from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 20 percent of teens say they have taken a prescription drug without having a prescription for it themselves, and 5 percent report abusing OTC cough medicine to get high.
Bombs could have hurt many more: Snoqualmie runner Sean Sundwall shares experiences at Boston Marathon | Update
- Apr 16, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Apr 23, 2013 at 2:44PM
When two bombs exploded near the finish line at Monday's Boston Marathon, Sean Sundwall of Snoqualmie, the first of about a dozen local runners to finish the race, was back in his hotel room, thinking about his race time of 2:29:32 and getting ready for the trip home. Just over four hours into Boston's Marathon Monday, the explosions killed three people and injuring 170, according to the latest reports Tuesday morning.
- Apr 16, 2013 at 1:44PM
Mount Si’s girls tennis team looks to be racking up the best record it’s seen in years. The varsity squad on April 2 scored a 5-2 win over Sammamish, in what looks like only the second time Mount Si has defeated the Totems in the past 15 seasons. “I am real proud of our team,” wrote head coach Jim Gibowski. Number-one singles player Jessica Graves and number-two Rachel Walker each came back to win in three straight sets, while number-three Kelcey Sharp won despite having to take a three-minute injury timeout for a sore back. The Wildcats’ number-three doubles squad of Rachel Mallasch and Sami Kieffer came back from a 1-5 deficit to win 7-5 in their second set.
- Apr 16, 2013 at 1:49PM
The Riverview School District is the second school district in King County to achieve the HealthierUS School Challenge designation. The Highline district was recognized in 2012. Five Riverview schools recently achieved the bronze-level designation in the national HealthierUS Schools Challenge. They were recognized with certificates of achievement from the King County Board of Health, which encourages policy, system, and environmental changes that will help create healthy schools and communities for all King County residents.
- Apr 16, 2013 at 1:26PM
Competitive young snowboarder Isabella Gomez, 11, who rides for the Snoqualmie Team, earned first place in the USA Snowboard Association’s 24th annual Nationals Tournament, held March 30 through April 4 in Copper Mountain, Colo. Gomez competes in the Menehune Girls (10-11) division.
- Apr 16, 2013 at 1:56PM
Carnation’s Sno-Valley Senior Center is offering a variety of fitness classes to help get folks moving. Enhance Fitness is a combination of aerobic, weight and balance training offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga is held on Thursday mornings at 9:15, Zumba Gold is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wii Bowling League is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45.
- Apr 17, 2013 at 11:11AM
Global climate change is, in a word – daunting. What can one person do to make a difference? Earth Day is April 22, and the EcoConsumer Earth Day Climate Challenge offers a fresh look at daily actions we can all take to reduce the effects of climate change. The Challenge includes tips and resources that can help us save money, cut waste and clutter, and better connect in our community. “There are more resources than ever to help us make shifts in our lives that benefit the climate, whether it’s a service that allows you to share and swap things with your neighbors, or classes on how to build a solar oven,” said King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson.
- Apr 17, 2013 at 11:18AM
Mount Si High School hosts a show of student-created art this Thursday, April 18, and if the event name—Festival of the Arts—doesn’t tell you it’s more than just an art show, the organizers will. The Festival of the Arts, says Fall City Arts vice-president Inga Rouches, who ran the event in 2010 and 2011 and is helping with it this year, offers students a rare opportunity to “shine.” “It’s not like (an athlete), where you can go out and watch them play every week,” Rouches explained. “An artist doesn’t have that exposure very often.”
- Apr 17, 2013 at 12:44PM
A bake sale fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the North Bend ACE Hardware, 330 Main St. S., North Bend, sponsored by the Super Troopers Relay Team.
- Apr 17, 2013 at 12:40PM
Mount Si High School holds its Spring Appreciation Advisory Dinner Meeting, Tuesday, April 23, at the Mount Si High School Commons.
- Apr 17, 2013 at 12:42PM
A “Set Her Free (Uganda)” fundraiser is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Lula Ruby Organic Hair Salon in Snoqualmie. Set Her Free is a non-profit organization that works to restore the lives of young girls formerly enslaved by the sex trade. It empowers young girls of Uganda, formerly imprisoned by, and at risk of, exploitation and child labor, by providing a safe environment, education, professional training and rehabilitation.
Keeping the blues alive: North Bend’s Paul Green shares love of music at first North Bend Blues Walk
- Apr 17, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 2:42PM
A man with a tenor sax is waiting to jam. A couple just pulled up chairs by the stage, and there’s two guys in the back playing a board game. It’s a real mellow atmosphere, with Paul Green crooning “Lost Mind”, just about to let his harmonica wail through The Black Dog cafe. Green, North Bend’s resident blues legend, takes the stage every week here. Music, the blues in particular, has been his life, ever since he picked up a harmonica at age 20.
- Apr 17, 2013 at 12:17PM
With tax season ending, locals are welcomed to bring sensitive documents for shredding at a special, free Community Shred Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Ridge IGA parking lot, sponsored by Sno Falls Credit Union. A donation is requested for the Mount Si Food Bank.
- Apr 17, 2013 at 12:49PM
Snoqualmie Valley Schools superintendent Joel Aune is one of three finalists for the position of Superintendent of the Richland School District. The Richland district announced in a press release Wednesday, April 10, that Aune, Dr. Rick Schulte, superintendent of the Oak Harbor School District, and Dr. John Steach, superintendent of the Canby School District in Oregon, were finalists in the superintendent search, and would be interviewed by school board members and the public April 16 to 18.
- Apr 18, 2013 at 5:34PM
The stories of the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include: Thursday, April 21, 1988 • Carnation is the only city in the county, possibly the state, that runs its own landfill. Because of new state laws adopted in 1985, it may be unfeasible for Carnation to keep it open. It’ll need monitoring stations, a treatment system for leaks, and a liner.
- Apr 18, 2013 at 5:24PM
We all spend a fair amount of our life in front of a computer and there are some simple steps to avoid pain and injury. Here are some tips to keep your spine in a neutral position so that your muscles are aligned in their most efficient way.
- Apr 18, 2013 at 5:35PM
Every so often, the ranking of a significant number of the world’s industrialized countries’ students achievement test scores is published. I cannot remember any such ranking for our country that was not dismal, and should be embarrassing for all Americans. Education is not a static process and changes are not always an improvement. I recall that in the ‘60s, Latin was removed from our high school curriculum. In the ‘70s, the use of phonics in teaching reading was challenged and in some instances, replaced. Calculators were, after much debate, allowed in sixth grade math. “New math” became a popular title for an unpopular program that mystified, and still mystifies, some parents.
- Apr 18, 2013 at 5:22PM
Hot Cider String Band will play, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 19, for the regular Contra Dance at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. It’s the last of the season. Hosts open the Grange Hall for a light meal of soup before the waltz lesson starts at 7 p.m. and food and beverages are available all evening. The beginning waltz lesson will introduce new dancers to the basic traveling waltz with a few cool moves thrown in for those who are adventurous.
The professionals: Culinary classes at Mount Si get students on right track for restaurant careers | Photo gallery
- Apr 18, 2013 at 5:32PM
Behind the doors of the Wildcat Cafe kitchen, white-coated students are working fast to get ready for the lunch crowd. About 25 young men and women are putting the final garnishes on sandwiches, transferring pans to and from the large ovens, prepping cold foods, firing up grills and, for safety, yelling “corner!” every time they go around one. It seems chaotic, until you look back out the doors to the sea of students and teachers, waiting to place their orders. The line, five deep in places, stretches out the cafe and into the Mount Si High School commons.
- Apr 19, 2013 at 11:37AM
More rock blasting closures are planned for next week on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass and drivers need to plan for added travel time. The Washington State Department of Transportation and crews plan to close I-90 in both directions from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 22 through Thursday, April 25, from Gold Creek (milepost 54) to the Price Creek Sno-Park (milepost 61). This work is weather dependent and may change if weather conditions change. Check our What’s Happening on I-90 website for changes to the rock blasting schedule.
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