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- Jun 25, 2013 at 2:47PM
In a polarizing debate over where—or if—to allow tattoo parlors in North Bend, the city council has reached a compromise. The businesses will be allowed near the Interstate-90 exits, but will be banned from operating as home-based businesses anywhere in the city. The changes, approved at a June 18 council meeting, take effect next week, but for the one tattoo parlor already in the city, nothing will change.
Cedarcrest High School commencement is a time for looking ahead, gazing back | Valley Record photo gallery
- Jun 25, 2013 at 3:18PM
Striding to his car after an emotional ceremony, Zach Miller, the captain of the Cedarcrest football team last fall, was relaxed in sneaks and bright red socks. His black robe flapped loose around his bare chest. Why so relaxed? “I’m done,” answers Miller. “It’s too hard to describe” this moment, he said. “I can’t even think about it right now.” Instead of looking back, he’s looking ahead, to attend Washington State University this fall, where he plans to get good grades and live the good college life.
- Jun 26, 2013 at 10:18AM
Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass this morning will experience minor delays due to a single lane closure in the westbound lanes. The Washington State Department of Transportation is closing one lane westbound from milepost 61 to 58 to repair a broken grate. The single lane closure is expected to remain in place until noon.
- Jun 26, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Jun 27, 2013 at 9:39AM
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission holds its next Art Walk, "Finally Friday," 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, in downtown Snoqualmie. More than 95 artists will take part. Mount Si Artist Guild works will be up for display and sale. There will be art demos, live music and performances, and refreshment.
- Jun 26, 2013 at 4:16PM
Salish Lodge & Spa, in partnership with KEXP Radio, announces the line-up for its Music on The Green summer concert series. Tickets for these intimate shows—held on the Centennial Green, a serene park-like area located adjacent to The Lodge—are limited to 130 guests and include a Salish signature blanket and a gourmet picnic complete with a variety of salads, meats and cheeses, Yakima Valley Cherries, and Salish Chocolate Bark to enjoy with a bottle of Northwest wine. Designed to celebrate the hotel’s 25 years of tradition in the Northwest, the line-up includes renowned regional artists
- Jun 27, 2013 at 9:56AM
To classic car guys, a sunny day is usually reason enough to roll their prized possessions out of the garage and put them on display. Add the food, fun and crowds of the Great Carnation 4th of July celebration, and who needs a trophy? “If this was just a car show all by itself, I would say ‘yeah, you have to have trophies,’ but we’re in the middle of the Carnation 4th of July celebration,” says Roger Jones, organizer of the annual Hot Rods & Harleys show at Carnation. “I think there’s plenty of reason for people to bring their cars out.”
- Jun 27, 2013 at 9:48AM
Snoquamie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Snoqualmie Valley Classic Golf Tournament is 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course in Fall City. Cost is $99. Proceeds benefit the Chamber of Commerce to support their work in building a strong local economy.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 10:02AM
June 23, 1988: You exit I-90 at North Bend. To the right are McDonald's and Dairy Queen. To the left is a mall of 70 shops offering name brands, cheaper than in Bellevue or Seattle. Anyone visiting North Bend in the last six months knows the right side is reality. The left represents Dick Zemp's plan for development of Exit 31. The Willey Creek Development Co. has chosen a parcel of land at the interchange for its 11th outlet mall. Surveys and soil tests are completed.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 9:54AM
Cedarcrest High School students who will be seniors in 2013-14, and who are planning to apply to colleges in the fall, must register this summer for the first round of SAT or ACT testing, which starts this fall. This round is open to students who have not yet taken the exams, and those who were not satisfied with previous tests scores. The first SAT will be administered Oct. 5, and registration is due by Sept. 20. The first ACT will be administered Sept. 21, and registration is due by Aug. 23.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 9:57AM
Ivalee Widrig was born July 21, 1919, and died April 26, peacefully, at home. She recently had fallen and broken her hip. Ivalee and her family moved to the Valley in the early 1960s. She started going to Si View Pool, where she soon started to teach swimming. A few years later, she decided to become a certified nursing assistant and worked many years at North Bend Transitional Center and Marionwood in Issaquah.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 9:49AM
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.
Precious moments: Snoqualmie cop Kim Stonebraker’s sensitive reaction gives family time to say goodbye
- Jun 27, 2013 at 10:13AM
At first, it seemed like a typical drunk driver call. But when Snoqualmie Officer Kim Stonebraker stopped last January to talk to the man at the wheel, she could tell Garry Ploegsma wasn’t intoxicated. But something wasn’t right for the 52-year-old Snoqualmie man, who complained of headaches. At her insistence, Garry sought medical attention. Doctors soon found tumors in his brain. Without immediate attention, he would have quickly died. Stonebraker’s actions gave Garry’s family the months they might not have had with him.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 10:09AM
A long-awaited renovation of Si View Park and a restoration of the 75-year-old Si View Community Center is complete, and expected to benefit North Bend for generations to come. Now, it's time for Si View to celebrate. A ribbon cutting celebration is 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Si View Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend.
- Jun 27, 2013 at 10:17AM
Two weeks after school has let out, excitement is still running high at Mount Si High School. Energy is localized in the band room, the center of big musical changes to come in the next school year, but it’s growing, as word of a newly forming drum line spreads into the community. Called the heartbeat of the band, a drum line generates its own kind of electricity, with a line of percussionists pounding out a rhythm that musicians, cheerleaders, and sports crowds can’t resist moving to. It’s an ambitious project to recruit, equip and train 14 drummers in time for the first home football game this fall, but well worth the effort, says Matt Wenman, the new band director at Mount Si.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 10:34AM
The annual celebration of our nation's independence is rapidly approaching. Eastside Fire & Rescue reminds Valley residents of local laws on fireworks, asking people to celebrate safely. North Bend and unincorporated King County allow the use of fireworks only on Thursday, July 4. Using fireworks before or after the Fourth is not allowed. In Snoqualmie, fireworks may be discharged from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight) on July 4, which is a longer time span than in years past
- Jun 28, 2013 at 10:26AM
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined (http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/heat.php). The elderly are often the most vulnerable to severe heat. If you are a senior or caring for an elderly individual, the following tips, from the local Home Instead Senior Care office, will help them combat the heat: • Keep a glass of water in every room to quickly and easily access fluids. Drink plenty of fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 10:27AM
With hot weather expected for the weekend, King County officials are urging recreational river and lake users to be extremely careful if heading out on the water. Temperatures in the region are expected to climb into the 80s over the weekend, and possibly into the 90s by early next week. Sunny skies and summer temperatures typically draw more people to local rivers, lakes and even Puget Sound to cool off, but officials caution that water bodies remain very cold. River temperatures can still be in the 40-degree range due to snow melt – and lakes aren’t that much warmer.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:56PM
On June 15, a Snoqualmie caller reported three men smoking drugs in an abandoned house in the 8300 block of Falls Avenue Southeast. Officers located two men inside, one of them with a plastic bag of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and booked into King County Jail. The other man was warned against trespassing.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:33PM
There really wasn’t room to run an entire speech in our local high school graduation coverage in recent weeks. But I wanted to share this one by Cedarcrest history teacher Zach Pittis, made at the Lower Valley high school’s commencement ceremony. Pittis earned quite a few chuckles from his touching, funny delivery, all while driving home some important lessons. The tale begins when Pittis was 10 years old, and his dad, probably without consulting the boy’s mother, bought him a toy bow and arrow set.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:27PM
Flying hooves, sumptuous costumes and festive music have been a part of Carnation’s Fourth of July celebration for years. The Ixtapa dancing horses are an annual tradition that makes this fiesta special. Horses are presented and ridden by the owners, family and friends of the Ixtapa chain of family Mexican restaurants and their affiliates.
More than shortcake: Sno-Valley Senior Center volunteers help the community; also making tasty treats for the Fourth
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:48PM
For most people, the Fourth of July is a day off from work. Not for Delores Ulrich. For the last 14 years, 78-year-old Ulrich has organized the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s Fourth of July spaghetti dinner and strawberry shortcake sale fundraiser. Starting at 7 a.m., on the 4th, Ulrich and her fellow volunteers tromp into the Sno-Valley Senior Center kitchen to prepare 500 servings of strawberry shortcake for hungry parade-goers. Made with local strawberries and fresh organic whipped cream, the shortcake has become a Carnation Fourth tradition. The annual fundraiser generally brings in around $4,000 to support the senior center. Much like many other activities and programs at the center, the fundraiser relies on volunteers and donations from local producers.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:50PM
Gigi’s Café and Bakery, a locally owned business, has opened inside the former Carnation Bank of America building at 4760 Tolt Ave., downtown. Gigi’s is a home-style, farm to table restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. House specialties include homemade biscuits, breads and rolls served with just about every meal. The bakery will offer house-made pastries and specialized cakes for any occasion.
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:42PM
If you want to look up an ancestor, get a print of a historic photo or just learn about Carnation's past, the Tolt Historical Society table at the Great Carnation Fourth of July is your avenue to do it. At the society's Fourth of July booth, you can find Centennial ornaments, which show the Town's rock entry marker, engraved circa 1930, as well as its Centennial Cookbook, which showcases local family recipes that go back generations.
The bard's perfect storm: Lower Valley's Cascade Community Theatre bringing 'Tempest' to Carnation Fourth celebration
- Jun 28, 2013 at 12:31PM
Magic, monsters, castaways, laughter and drama await all who arrive on Prospero’s enchanted island, the setting of the Cascade Community Theatre’s summer production, “The Tempest.” Called Shakespeare’s most magical play, the comedy, “The Tempest” features the powerful Prospero (played by Keith Frechette) who conjures the title storm to cause a shipwreck, and his beautiful daughter Miranda (Amy Frazier, Shaini Candland), who share the island with a magical spirit, a monster, and after the storm, quite a few castaways. While Prospero pursues an elaborate scheme to restore his good name in Italy, hilarious misadventures happen to all on the island.
- Jul 1, 2013 at 9:38AM
The historic Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ again holds its Pancake Breakfast on the Fourth, a hearty meal that helps a worthy cause. Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ again holds its Pancake Breakfast on the Fourth, a hearty meal that helps a worthy cause. Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. at the church, located at 4851 Tolt Avenue, on the corner of Tolt Avenue and Rutherford.
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