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- Aug 22, 2013 at 11:35AM
Local Girl Scouts host lessons on English country dances for children and adults, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Sallal Grange in North Bend. Children ages 5 to 10 can get lessons between 10 a.m. and noon. Youth ages 11 to 16 get lessons from 1 to 3 p.m. and adults are welcome any time, all day.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 11:32AM
August 18, 1988: King County Police arrested two men and seized several firearms, drug paraphernalia, several thousand dollars and a small amount of cocaine last Friday in North Bend. Two Whatcom County men were sitting in a 1968 primer-rust-colored Dodge Dart. The bust was due to blind luck, when a county deputy drew up in the gravel lot near the South Fork interchange.
- Feb 18, 2014 at 3:36PM
Forty-five German students from Mount Si High School are going to an international concert. One of Germany’s most popular young indie pop bands, Tonbandgerät (‘Tape Recorder’), make the first stop on a four-week tour through the United States, Sunday, March 4, at Everett’s Civic Auditorium. Admission is free, but registration is required.
- Feb 18, 2014 at 3:36PM
Gardeners and small farmers will find more than seeds this year at the Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange and Garden Fair. This fourth annual exchange will be held on Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. The all-volunteer event is part of a movement to preserve small-scale, regionally adapted, heirloom and open pollinated seeds.
- Feb 18, 2014 at 3:39PM
As a concerned brother in the Lord and a lifelong resident of our Valley, I am disheartened by recent events pertaining to our local food bank. I do not know all that went into North Bend Community Church asking Mount Si Food Bank to leave, and regardless of whether or not it was just, it happened.
- Feb 18, 2014 at 3:39PM
North Bend resident Mary Brunstad Jones died on Sunday, Feb. 9. Mary was born on November 29, 1920, and grew up in Port Orchard, Wash. Although she spoke no English until she started school, she skipped two grades and became valedictorian of her graduating class at South Kitsap High.
Boxley's legacy: Danny and Robyn Kolke turn to foundation to preserve North Bend jazz club's music, education
- Feb 18, 2014 at 3:45PM
An up-and-comer in the world of jazz drumming, Walker Byford learns as he plays. Byford is just 10 years old. By rights, he should prefer the newest pop music. But there’s something about jazz. “You’re able to play whatever you want,” says Byford, who listens as his teacher, local jazz drummer Brian Gmerek, improvises riffs to the sounds of Chris Clark’s bass. The two adult musicians are jamming on the stage at Boxley’s, the jazz club and restaurant in downtown North Bend, as middle-school and high-school age jazz musicians arrive for their Wednesday night show.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 9:48AM
Reps. Jay Rodne and Chad Magendanz and Sen. Mark Mullet invite Fifth District residents to attend an upcoming town hall meeting in Snoqualmie on Saturday, February 22. Citizens who attend will receive an update on the 2014 legislative session. The legislators are encouraging citizens to bring their questions, comments or concerns about legislation, state government and issues affecting the district.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:18AM
Sample local wines, cheeses and chocolates at the Sno-Valley Senior Center's second wine-tasting event, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. The wines featured will come from Belmonte Cellars and Pleasant Hill Cellars, both in Carnation, and Wm. Grassie Wines, Fall City.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:23AM
A celebration of life for Beverly B. Sams of Fall City is 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Raging River Community Church, 31104 S.E. 86th St., Preston. Beverly, 81, died Monday, Feb. 10. Born April 3, 1932, to Lydia and Chris Septin Walla Walla, Wash., Beverly was the oldest of three children.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:30AM
Visitors stopped, took in the relaxing scene, and left inspired, often asking Adam Gorski how it's done. Gorski and his team spent several days creating the south-of-the-border-themed display, “Leisurely Morning in Mexico City,” one of the award-winning show gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 10:43AM
A Contra Dance and waltz lesson is 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend. The band will be the very talented "Creekside", with Lindsey Dono as the caller. The evening will start with a delicious soup, brimming with fresh vegetables and accompanied by hearty, rustic bread, which will be available at 6:30 p.m. The musicians will play waltzes in between the Contra Dance. Don’t know how to waltz? Dance Leader, Tim Noonan, will be giving Waltz lessons between 7 and 8 p.m.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 11:05AM
Seven Valley movers and shakers, seven pro golfers, and two sister cities—those are the recipients of the existing keys to the city of Snoqualmie. Mayor Matt Larson and City Clerk Jodi Warren designed an official key to the City, after seeing a key engraved with "City of Snoqualmie," and designed as a bottle opener, exchanged with the city of North Bend in a softball challenge between the two cities.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 11:07AM
Gloria McNeely is five years shy of a century. She plans to make it, too, and 2020 isn’t that much of a stretch. McNelly was born on Feb. 12, 1919. She’s not only seen a lot, she’s done a lot, and made enough friends to warrant a 95th birthday celebration, held last Monday at Snoqualmie City Hall, put together by her local friends. The Snoqualmie resident is humble about all the attention, but takes it all with good grace, and a few tears.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 2:55PM
Joe Sasaki, age 95, regularly played golf three days a week, until in 2012, he started cutting back to twice a week. Recently he said, “Ya know, I am getting tired. I think I am only gonna play one day a week.” Sasaki can’t be that tired—he nailed a hole in one on Wednesday, July 24, at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course in Fall City.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:03PM
Jagger Bucy, 7, of Snoqualmie, and Brandon Daly, 10, of North Bend, each won their respective classes in the Red Line Cup West Coast Regional bicycle motocross races in St. Helen’s, Ore., on July 20. Both racers are now qualified for the Red Line Cup regional championship race weekend in Fresno, Calif., scheduled for October 4, 5 and 6.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 2:58PM
North Bend’s Jazz Walk returns, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 14. Come to downtown North Bend for food, drinks and some of the finest jazz entertainment ever to hit the Valley.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 2:57PM
Elizabeth Ballinger-Dix of North Bend graduated recently from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Ballinger-Dix, who majored in English, was one of 464 seniors who received their degrees. She is the daughter of Judy S. Ballinger of North Bend.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:05PM
Will Desler is there before the door opens. Ready to claim his prize in the King County Library System’s Summer Reading Program, he’s primed in a bright green Sounders jersey. That shirt is appropriate. Because, just as some kids play baseball and others pursue a soccer ball, this 10-year-old Duthie Hill resident’s sport is reading. And for the fifth year, he’s been the champ at Fall City Library, the first kid across the 1000-hour finish line for five years running.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:11PM
Marian Jean (Kuta) Condit was born April 29, 1957 in Chicago, Ill. She died on Thursday, August 15, at home with her husband and friends. She has lived in Issaquah, Wash., since 1989. She is survived by her husband, Michael “Happy” Condit, whom she married on September 26, 1980. She is also survived by her parents, John & Dorothy Kuta, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., and her very spoiled dog, Buckwheat.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:04PM
Help kick off the 2013 Wildcat football season at Football-a-Palooza, a free family event, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the Mount Si High School front parking lot. The event is a pre-game promotion before the annual Scarlet and Gray game at 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 3:14PM
Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls: Taking tips: On August 14, a business in the 200 block of West North Bend Way reported a theft. An employee reported that a 30-year-old man took the tip jar and her cell phone off the counter, then ran. Officers arrested the thief and closed the case.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 4:55PM
On Friday, Aug. 23, the Boeing Classic golf tournament on Snoqualmie Ridge kicked off in high style with the ceremonial flyover of a Boeing 777 jet from Emirates Air. As golf fans headed to the ropes to watch Champions Tour athletes compete, it was also Kids' Day, with families introducing young players to the sport in a number of events.
Time with the pros: Amateurs—and a very green caddy—watch and learn from Blaine McCallister at Boeing Classic | Photo gallery
- Aug 23, 2013 at 4:41PM
After only three holes as a caddy, Blaine McCallister fired me. True, my time as an honorary media "caddy" was going to be up, anyway, on the ninth hole, but McCallister, leading a group of five amateurs in the Korean Air Pro-Am Thursday, Aug. 22, insisted I put in work and get a real sense of the job.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 1:07PM
Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend hosts its “Dining in Good Company” winter fundraiser dinner, 6 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 22. The menu includes a choice of beef medallions and Dexler potatoes or seafood medley, with all the trimmings, for $25. Only 75 tickets will be sold.
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