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Get organized with Sno-Valley senior center class Wednesday

  • May 21, 2013 at 12:18PM

Learn all about home organization, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Professional organizer Sandi Olsen offers shortcuts and insider tips to improve your environment and clear the clutter, every fourth Wednesday at the center. Cost for the class is a suggested donation of $1. Drop-ins are welcome.

Scholarships for North Bend's IGNITE dance squad

  • May 21, 2013 at 12:11PM

Seven dancers from North Bend’s IGNITE Dance and Yoga studio won class scholarships at a national dance convention, JUMP. JUMP tours North America with a group of master dance instructors. Studios register their top level dancers in this three-day dance workshop, with almost six hours of dance each day. Sammy Wargi, Kylea Bachelder, Aowyn Leiper, Sarah Carter, Eva Sten, and Halle Bratton of IGNITE won class scholarships, awarded to dancers who stand out with technique, strong performance ability, or great attitude.

Fashionation: Benefit night for Mount Si Senior is May 25 at TPC

  • May 21, 2013 at 12:09PM

Fashionation, a fashion show fundraiser benefitting the Mount Si Senior Center, starts at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 25, at the Snoqualmie Ridge TPC. Enjoy high fashion, food and drinks, with a silent auction from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fashion show runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45, which includes admission, appetizers, two drinks, and dessert.

Mount Si's mountain bike team racks up competition hardware

  • May 21, 2013 at 12:10PM

With two season races under their tires, the Mount Si Mountain Bike team is preparing for a third challenge. Despite grueling weather conditions, the team had a strong start to the season in its first race at Fort Steilacoom, Wash., on Sunday, April 7. The team placed fourth of 13. Strong individual performances earning a place on the podium were Forrest Golic, who took second place for junior varsity, and Jake Cleven, who took third place for the beginner’s category.

Car prowler caught with evidence of thefts

  • May 21, 2013 at 3:27PM

A 20 year-old Newcastle man was arrested May 3 in North Bend, when deputies captured him with evidence of recent thefts, and in the act of committing another one, around 1 a.m. at Northeast Eighth Street and Thrasher Avenue Northeast. The man was captured during a car prowl, when a citizen, who owned the car, watched him approach and enter the car. The citizen called the police and deputies contacted the man, who was in possession of items he’d stolen from the neighborhood. He said he was visiting a friend who was house-sitting for a relative in North Bend.

Next art walk is this Friday in Snoqualmie

  • May 21, 2013 at 3:58PM

The next Snoqualmie Art Walk is 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 31. Find food, music and entertainment in downtown Snoqualmie. Artwork from Mount Si High School’s Festival of Arts will be featured at City Hall and Chamber of Commerce.

Good news and bad: Standing-room North Bend crowd discusses fears of crime, drugs and homeless at community meeting

  • May 21, 2013 at 3:54PM

He was in a minority of two in a community safety meeting Thursday night, but Dave Black offered the roughly 200 people there some good news. It was regarding a drug dealer that he’d previously complained to the North Bend City Council and police about, a drug dealer who was now gone. “He did it,” Black said, pointing to North Bend’s Police Chief Mark Toner. He “got them out of there” in a few weeks’ time, Black said, but not alone. “You have to work as a team,” Black told the audience, nearly all of whom were tense after a recent series of break-ins and last Monday’s home invasion and homicide just outside the city. “Don’t be afraid, write plates down, call him, tell him—we are a community and a team—if you don’t, you are part of the problem."

An all-Valley hug: Mary Miller's whimsical 'Heart of the Valley' portrait draws a big crowd

  • May 21, 2013 at 4:00PM updated May 22, 2013 at 10:20AM

It was, briefly, an exercise in patience. And a test of how close Valley residents really are. “Lady with the purple shirt. What’s your name?” called out Mary Miller. “Nice to meet you.” Miller was 60 feet up on an EFR ladder truck, painstakingly moving participants in her second annual “Heart of the Valley” community photo into place, one local at a time.

Mount Si track group goes on to state

  • May 22, 2013 at 12:31PM

Valley track teams competed at districts last week, and have advanced their best to state. At the Sea-King District meet, held Wednesday and Friday at Seattle’s Southwest Complex, Mount Si’s girls squad took second as a team, while the boys took fourth. Senior Bradly Stevens dominated the javelin event with a 187-foot throw, while Andrea Suttle won in discus, with 94 feet. Suttle, a senior, took third in shot with a 33-foot put. Mount Si’s 4-by-200 girls relay team of Karlie Hurley, Mackenzie Hutchison, Hannah Richmond and Jesse Guyer placed second with a time of 1:45.82.

Excellent films: Mount Si student movies recognized at Northwest festival

  • May 22, 2013 at 12:35PM

A dozen Mount Si High School students earned honors at the Northwest High School Film Festival, held May 14 at Seattle’s Cinerama Theater. Their winning films will be shown as part of the Wildcat Film Festival Thursday, May 23, at the North Bend Theatre. The festival begins with a reception for the students at 4:30, followed by the film screenings at 5, and a showing of “Iron Man 3” at 7. Four groups received awards of excellence for their entries.

Snoqualmie: Tree City USA for third year

  • May 22, 2013 at 12:09PM

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources recognized 82 cities that have been chosen as a Tree City USA in honor of Arbor Day, observed last month. Snoqualmie is one of them.

Garden Club plant sale is this weekend in North Bend

  • May 22, 2013 at 12:05PM

Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club Plant Sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 S. Main, North Bend. Get some vegetable starts, perennials and annuals, or an ornamental tree or bush. This plant sale supports two scholarships to Mount Si High School seniors involved in horticulture.

Letter from a prom pal: Be safe, have fun

  • May 22, 2013 at 12:07PM

My name is Jolie Shelton. I am 10 years old and go to North Bend Elementary. My job is to make sure you have a happy and safe prom. There are many steps to help you achieve a happy and safe prom. The first one is don’t drink, smoke or do drugs. They won’t just harm you, they’ll harm your friends and family, who trust you to make good choices.

See you at the movies: Young filmmakers' visions on view at North Bend film fest Thursday

  • May 22, 2013 at 1:15PM

Local talent and creativity is celebrated annually with the Wildcat Film Festival, the big-screen premiere of student films at the North Bend Theatre. Every year, film students, many of them fresh from wins in the Northwest Film Festival (and this year is no exception, see sidebar), present some of their best works during the evening fundraiser for the Wildcat Production Club at Mount Si High School. This year, local caring and concern will also be a part of the celebration. Roughly 30 short films entered in the “Your Choice, Your Voice” video contest sponsored by the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network will also be screened during the evening, and the winners of the $500 top prize will be announced.

Forward to Pasco: Mount Si baseball once again statebound after clinching doubleheader | Slideshow

  • May 22, 2013 at 1:23PM

It all came down to a single hit. With the score tied, two-all, two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the second, Nick Adams was in the hot seat, hoping to stave off an overtime battle with a dangerous North Thurston team. Adams nailed it, hitting a fielder’s choice grounder to second, and runner Evan Johnson made it safely to second, allowing Joey Cotto to cruise home for his second run.

Microsoft Office skills, giveaways at next Valley Chamber lunch and learn

  • May 22, 2013 at 4:55PM

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce's May Lunch and Learn is 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway. At the event, Craig Walker, a longstanding Microsoft partner and owner of Plateau Computers, teaches participants to use Microsoft Office to collaborate, stay organized, and be more productive.There will also be $300 in software giveaways.

Nocturnal furniture thief; slumped over the wheel; cops not impressed with name dropper; Snoqualmie Valley police calls

  • May 24, 2013 at 3:43PM

On May 13, an officer patrolling Snoqualmie Parkway responded to a report of a reckless driver northbound on the parkway. The officer located the reported car and followed it, noting some erratic driving, before pulling it over at Southeast Millpond Road and Railroad Avenue Southeast. The driver smelled of alcohol and tried to make small talk with the officer while looking for his documents, saying he knew several officers on the force and was a former city councilman. He noted the officer was not impressed, and submitted to several sobriety tests. He was arrested for driving under the influence.

Win, Lose or Die: Theater benefit dinner returns to Boxley’s tonight

  • May 24, 2013 at 3:47PM

Valley Center Stage and Boxley’s invites you to an evening of dastardly deeds and comic crime as they present “Win, Lose or Die,” tonight, Friday, May 24, starting at 6 p.m., at Boxley’s. The fundraiser includes a raffle, dinner, and interactive murder mystery featuring Valley Center Stage performers with Danny Kolke.

Memorial Day services, business 
fundraising drive planned in Valley

  • May 24, 2013 at 3:40PM

Snoqualmie Valley veteran’s groups will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. Ceremonies, going from Preston through Fall City and North Bend to the Valley memorial park in downtown Snoqualmie. A meal of hot dogs and baked beans will be served afterwards at the American Legion Post, River Street, Snoqualmie. The local American Legion Post is holding a Memorial Day Drive, and is asking local businesses to help by donating part of their proceeds on the Memorial Day weekend.

Car care: Some things change, some things stay the same at Fall City’s Model Garage

  • May 24, 2013 at 3:52PM

Keeping the Valley’s cars on the road has been the way of things at Fall City’s Model Garage since 1923. Dennis Musga has owned and operated Fall City’s Model Garage, backed up by his manager and a crew of six mechanics, since 1985. The auto repair business is Musga’s career. Out of high school, he attended trade school at Renton Tech, training to be a mechanic. Musga served an apprenticeship at Ford and worked at the Ford dealership at Eastgate for 20 years. Then, he partnered with his Valley-resident brother-in-law to buy the Model Garage when the owners were retiring. Plenty of customers followed from the dealership, Musga said.

Past Time: A watered-down Snoqualmie Days; Kids run for homeless; Strike is authorized

  • May 24, 2013 at 3:29PM

Thursday, May 19, 1988 • Local people will miss the parade, music, parachute jumpers and ping pong ball drop. But there will be plenty of arts and crafts in Snoqualmie this summer. Why the flimsier festival? The bottom-line reason is that the carnival is not coming to town. For the second year in a row.

Opinion | This Memorial Day, gather to witness locals’ pride, duty and sacrifice

  • May 24, 2013 at 3:23PM

You can find their names on the massive block of marble at the Snoqualmie Valley Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Snoqualmie. These are the men and women who gave their lives in service to the nation. Each generation, they came from the mill towns and neighborhoods of the Valley to answer the nation’s call. Their numbers, from World War II in particular, show the abundant, perhaps inordinately so, level of patriotism and service from what others might call small communities. Small, perhaps, but big in service.

Wheels up: Hoop dreams taking Snoqualmie Valley grad Kyle Whitney further than he ever imagined

  • May 24, 2013 at 3:27PM

When Bellevue College student Kyle Whitney and his basketball team take the court this week in a tournament featuring top teams from around the country in Louisville, Ky., he will realize a lifelong dream. An athlete for most of his life, including his prep days at Mount Si High School, Whitney always saw himself on the biggest stages competitive athletics had to offer. But he never could have imagined how he would get there, or what it would look like when he did.

Military families get a deal with Memorial Day trains at museum

  • May 24, 2013 at 3:22PM

The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s servicemen and women and their families this Memorial Day with a special weekday train run on Monday, May 27. To commemorate the holiday, the museum will offer $5 roundtrip train fare Saturday, Sunday and Monday, to members of the military and their family members, with current military ID.

Peace symbol says it all: Mary Miller’s secret shapes warm the Valley

  • May 28, 2013 at 11:54AM

It was not at all surprising to see Mary Miller form the group at her recent “Heart of the Valley” photo session into a giant peace sign. After all, Mary’s style is all about a laid-back love of all things Snoqualmie Valley. As I approached the crowd on the field, it was clear this this May 19 event was bigger than Mary’s first venture in 2012, despite the iffy weather.

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