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Close encounters with Thomas: Lots of smiles in Northwest Railway Museum's annual Tank Engine visit | Valley Record Photo Gallery
- Jul 31, 2013 at 4:27PM
It was a kid’s world the last two weekends at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Good summer weather shone for thousands of visitors to the museum’s annual Day Out with Thomas excursion. Families trundled tykes around the museum grounds, checking out entertainers, munching on hot dogs and pizza, watching puppet shows and getting up close and personal with the main draw, Thomas the Tank Engine, from storybooks and television.
- Jan 27, 2014 at 6:31PM
The Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 quarter at Eastern Washington University includes students from the Valley:
- Jan 27, 2014 at 6:32PM
The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Community Campaign kickoff is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom, 8032 Falls Avenue Southeast. The evening celebrates the start of the annual fundraiser event, which supports Y programs, from academic enrichment to athletics, seniors to summer camp.
- Jan 27, 2014 at 6:33PM
I’d like to send out a truly heartfelt “Thank You” to all of the students, staff and their families at the Snoqualmie Valley schools for their generous support and items donated toward the American Legion Auxiliary’s care packages. These donations, along with beautiful artwork and letters of support, were sent in care packages to a troop of soldiers deployed from Joint Base Lewis McChord. The soldiers appreciated knowing that citizens were thinking about them, while they were far from home during the holidays. We sent 33 boxes, one for each soldier, filled with items that make them a little more comfortable and remind them of home. Each package was received with a smile.
- Jan 27, 2014 at 6:34PM
This week, voters in our community will be receiving ballots for a very important election. The ballot includes two levy propositions for our schools: a four-year Educational Programs and Operations Levy, and a four-year Technology Levy. These levies, if approved by the voters, will renew levies passed back in 2010 that are set to expire in 2014. Like us, nearly all of our neighboring school districts are proposing levies of a similar nature in their respective communities.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 12:59PM
Byron Fehler of Snoqualmie hit a hole in one shot Saturday, July 26, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Fehler used a seven iron on 195-yard hole six at the Ridge, a downhill par-three.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:20PM
Snoqualmie Valley Rotary presents a check Thursday, July 25, to the Executive Director of Rotary First Harvest David Bobanick for a total of $7,500, proceeds collected from the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Presidents Cup Golf Tournament in June. The money allows Rotary First Harvest to provide 500,000 meals to people in need. An additional donation is being made to the Mount Si Food Bank.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:13PM
Mount Si Lutheran Church offers a free Vacation Bible School for children entering preschool through sixth grade, Sunday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 8. Every evening from 6 to 8 p.m., children rotate through craft, games, snack, crafts, story, and video. Bible school opens and closes with music and a slideshow. The theme this year is "Kingdom Rock: Where kids stand strong for God!"
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:17PM
Thursday, July 28, 1988: Carrie Pierce, a clerk at the Thriftway grocery store for three years, won $1.5 million in the Washington State Lottery. She bought her usual one ticket, and didn’t find out she won until she went to work on Friday. She is the second Thriftway clerk to win big this year. Lori Brown, now a resident of Redmond, took the $5 million grand prize early last October.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:15PM
Serve your community—and help it party—by being a volunteer at North Bend’s Festival at Mount Si, held in August. Volunteers are needed for shifts on Thursday evening, Aug. 8, Friday, Aug. 9, and Saurday, Aug. 10.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:21PM
A joint effort of local churches will equip local students with all the necessities when school starts in September. Mount Si Lutheran and Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church volunteers are currently gathering backpacks and all the notebooks, pencils and supplies that go into them, while Snoqualmie Valley Alliance is organizing its annual new shoe drive for students.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:12PM
The Festival at Mount Si's highlight is the Grand Parade, planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10, in downtown North Bend. Registration is open for locals, businesses, clubs and election candidates to enter and take part in the parade.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 10:05AM
The main Mount Si and Little Si trails reopened today after being closed due to the "444 Fire," which is still burning but mostly under control on Mount Si. Hikes are asked to be cautious while using the trails, as conditions have changed, with fire crews and heavy machinery still working in the forest.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 3:39PM
The Cedarcrest boys basketball team beat Coupeville, 72-39, in play Tuesday, Jan. 21, at home. Senior guard Jordan Corpus led scoring with 16 points and five assists. Sophomore Robert Cha has 13 points, including two three-point shots. and three assists. Junior forward Chase Cardon added 10 points, including two long bombs, and had three steals
- Jan 28, 2014 at 3:44PM
Newcomers can be part of the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA in January, and try out a new membership without having to pay a joining fee. While many programs and activities at the YMCA are open to the whole community, membership has extra benefits such as unlimited use of the fitness center and gymnasium, group fitness classes, a complimentary personalized wellness plan, two hours of free childcare per day, reduced fees for special activities, 12 guest passes per year, and more.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 3:45PM
The chamber of commerce’s Valley Young Professionals hosts a special event, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Snoqualmie Brewery and Tap Room, 8032 Falls Ave. S.E. At Sips with VYPs and YIPs, enjoy beer, food, networking and bar trivia with the Valley Young Professionals.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 3:46PM
The Euro Lounge Cafe in North Bend hosts the next Snoqualmie Valley Chamber After-Hours event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. Born in Romania, owner Sinacia Yovanovich opened the cafe, which serves crepes and coffee, in 2011. Part of the establishment serves as a rental hall for special events.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 3:46PM
The local bus system, King County Metro Transit, is planning service cuts because of a funding shortage. Valley residents can talk with Metro staff members and learn more about how service reductions may affect them at a public meeting, noon to 2 p.m. Wedneday, Jan. 29, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 3:33PM
The Mount Si Food Bank, which has provided food to the Valley’s needy population for 35 years, has been asked to leave its home of more than a decade at North Bend Community Church. A new organization, the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, started by former management of the Mount Si Food Bank, is slated to take its place at the church’s former parsonage garage. Founded in 1975, Mount Si Food Bank helps more than 400 families each week with food, provides turkeys during the holidays and breakfast lunch for schoolchildren in the summertime.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 12:52PM
North Bend's pet supply store, U Dirty Dog, hosts a fundraiser dinner, 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the North Bend Moose Lodge on Sydney Avenue. The fundraiser helps a local dog, Sweet Tango, get an MRI exam and follow-up care.The evening includes an auction at 7 p.m. and dancing until 9 p.m.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 10:45AM
With kitten season in full swing, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has a great deal for people looking to adopt. During the month of August, when you adopt one kitten at the normal fee of $100, you can get a second kitten for half off. Regular pet licensing fees apply. The Animal Services center, which serves all of King County including the Valley, is located in Kent.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:44AM
Riding high: At 8 a.m. Monday, July 22, a caller in the 300 block of Bendigo Boulevard North in North Bend reported the theft of his mountain bike, which he’d left unlocked, leaning against the wall of his home. He’d seen it earlier in the morning, he said. Police located the suspect, who also had more than 40 grams of marijuana in possession.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:07AM
The sixth annual 2013 Mount Si Wildcat Basketball Golf Tournament Fundraiser starts at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie. This four-person scramble helps the Mount Si boys basketball team.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:39AM
North Bend resident (and professional photographer) Sandy Horvath was driving along that city’s 426th Avenue with buddy and fellow shutterbug Danny Raphael last Monday, July 22, following a relaxed lunch at the Riverbend Cafe. Suddenly, an elk appeared. “I fortunately had my camera with me,” says Horvath, who snapped a shot as the elk “frantically crossed.”
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:08AM
The Friends of the North Bend Library’s annual book sale will take place during regular hours, Friday, Aug. 9, though Sunday, Aug. 18, at the library. The sale will include gently used hardcover books, paperbacks, children’s books, DVDs and CDs, priced from 25 cents to a dollar.
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