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- 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 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.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Feb 21, 2014 at 2:37PM
Mount Si High School's Jazz Band achieved a long-held goal this week, when it was selected as a finalist in the 2014 Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition in New York.
- 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.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 1:43PM
Every story is a little different, but everyone inside this theater has got one. There’s Nell Engel of North Bend, a walker on Team Dy-No-Mites, who does Relay to make sure her two cute grandsons, Sawyer and Walker, can one day live without fear of cancer. Or Joe Dockery, behind the video camera a few rows back, who swapped stories of his video buddy, the late Bill Blakely, with me.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 1:07PM
Missy Anderson, Master Gardener speaker and owner of Rent Mason Bees, gives a free talk on these native pollinators, 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at Fall City Masonic Hall. You may already have some in the shingles of your roof or holes in your fence.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 1:19PM
Mount Si gymnasts took the podium as district champions in competition last weekend in their home gym. The squad now advances to the state championships this weekend in Tacoma. Hosting the SeaKing district qualifiers, the Wildcats dominated on all events, with junior Jenn Rogers claiming the top all-around score.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 1:17PM
It’s not how the Cedarcrest Red Wolves girls basketball team wanted to end their season. Coming into districts as the number-one seed, they faced a sure-handed Bellingham team in a rousing home game. But Cedarcrest’s energy fired up too late Friday. Coupled with another loss Monday to Lake Washington, their season has ended. On Friday, Feb. 14, the girls struggled to come back from behind after Bellingham pushed to a lead, 38-25 at the half. A concerted charge against the Red Raiders had the home crowd on its feet, but the clock gave out, with the Red Wolves down by two, losing 65-63.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 10:12AM
Beginning Monday, Feb. 24, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be cleaning the State Route 202 bridge along Railroad Avenue Southeast between Snoqualmie Parkway and Mill Pond Road. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., the bridge will have one lane open with a traffic control flagger on each side of the bridge.
Out of the past: Grisly scene of fatal bludgeoning at Ames Lake; Eight fly to view North Bend outlet mall’s future
- Feb 21, 2014 at 11:39AM
Thursday, Feb. 20, 1964: A 61-year-old widow, Mrs. Agnes M. Norman, was found bludgeoned to death in her trailer on the Ames Lake Cutoff Road Tuesday morning. Her nearly nude body was discovered by her sister, Mrs. Kenneth Sikes, of Carnation, lying against a blood-spattered bathtub. Sheriff’s investigators found a large rock on the floor and red-stained footprints on the living room carpet. Sikes last saw her sister alive Monday when she visited her home.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 12:12PM
A unanimous vote to put a bond on the ballot isn't essential, but it would be nice, said Snoqualmie Valley School Board members Feb. 6. What's more important, they felt, was a unified front in pitching the bond to the community. Whether they could reach unanimity on either point was the unresolved question of the night. "I don't know if this board is capable of a (split) vote and unanimous action," said board member Dan Popp.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 12:15PM
He took the phone, left the drink: At 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, a store employee in the 300 block of Southwest Mount Si Boulevard reported a theft. A suspect apparently stole a $650 iPhone from the counter when the clerk left it briefly. However, the suspect left behind a Red Bull drink can, from which police were able to take fingerprints.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 1:36PM
Marty and Chris Fagan have climbed mountains, run 30-, 50- and 100-mile races, and, last month they skied together to the South Pole, in wind chills as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit. Extremes of the environment and endurance are familiar ground, maybe even favorites, for the North Bend couple, but what they really love, what motivates them, are simpler things: their 12-year-old son Keenan; the friends and community who helped them reach their South Pole goal; the chair that was waiting for each of them at the end.
More tips could help solve newborn's abandonment; Hospital, firefighters will accept unwanted newborns
- Feb 21, 2014 at 1:46PM
Investigating the death of newborn child near North Bend, King County Sheriff’s Office needs the public's help in solving the case. Deputies have not yet released the sex of the baby, who was named Kimball Doe due to the proximity of the Kimball Creek bridge where the infant was found, in a wooded area close to North Bend Way, last Wednesday, February 12.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 9:14AM
A fundraiser dinner for the Snoqualmie Y's Annual Campaign is 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 25, at Ana's Family Style Mexican Restaurant in Snoqualmie. Diners can learn about how the Y helps people and families in need. Proceeds from Ana's red and green enchiladas are donated to the Y's 2014 campaign goal of $58,000.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 9:41AM
Washington Filmworks will be visiting to explore the Snoqualmie Valley and talk about the future of filming movies, TV shows and commercials locally at the March luncheon of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 9:42AM
We are extremely grateful to the community for supporting the school district levy propositions earlier this month. By supporting and passing these propositions on February 11, Snoqualmie Valley voters have once again chosen to make an investment in this community, in their schools, and in all children.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 10:29AM
Moments after practicing her floor routine, Jenn Rogers did it again, for a special audience—the much younger athletes at Mount Si Gymnastics Academy. "They wanted to watch, so the kids can see my energy," said the junior, who has worked here for the past two years, coaching 6- and 7-year-olds. "It's awesome to be able to pass my passion on to the little kids," Rogers says. They in turn watch her at high school meets.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 10:32AM
Mount Si boys basketball team ended their season last Saturday, Feb. 15, on the road against Bainbridge Island, falling 62-47 to the Spartans. The Wildcats came into the match from a win over Liberty two days prior, but fell to a Bainbridge team that dominated on rebounds in the first round of the SeaKing Districts.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 10:28AM
The van was packed up and the wrestlers were assembled for the trip to Tacoma when squeals from the stadium interrupted. The makeshift parade of parents, siblings and kids from Ryley Absher's mom's preschool, Imagination Station, surprised the Mount Si wrestling delegation before they left for state. Mount Si wrestling has consistently sent groups to the Mat Classic at Tacoma over the years. This season, the Wildcats sent one regional champ, Eli Clure, fellow senior Abscher, and a sophomore, Andrew Harris, with senior Tanner Stahl accompanying as an alternate.
- Feb 24, 2014 at 10:33AM
As King County's 40-year police contract with North Bend comes to an end, the substation at 1550 Boalch Avenue will open to the community for the last time Feb. 27. Community members are invited to an open house, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 to send off the officers, share memories and look ahead. Many current and former deputies will be there.
Hot questions for Congressman Dave Reichert on flood, tax reform in Snoqualmie Chamber visit | Photo gallery
- Feb 25, 2014 at 4:03PM
Congressman Dave Reichert shed his jacket early in his talk Friday at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon, but he hadn’t even gotten to the day’s hot topic. Reichert, U.S. Representative to the House for Washington’s 8th District, covered the recent government shut-down and debt ceiling vote (aggravated by party conflicts), tax reform (potentially from six tax brackets down to three), health insurance (look for more information), immigration reform (much needed), legalizing recreational marijuana (“Why are we telling our kids it’s OK to smoke pot when we’re trying to tell them it’s not OK to smoke cigarettes?”), and minimum wage legislation in the Senate (doesn’t have enough support to pass the House).
- Feb 25, 2014 at 3:38PM
Valley Animal Partners' second annual "Barko" Bunko Bash is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Si View Community Center, 400 Southeast Orchard Dr., North Bend. The event is a fundraiser for VAP's non-profit fund to spay and neuter local pets, to prevent pet overpopulation. Admission is $25 per person, or $75 for a table of four, and includes the game, appetizers, a drink ticket, raffles, prizes and shopping.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 3:40PM
Cedarcrest wrestler Ely Malametz holds a state title in wrestling. Wrestling in the 2A 160-pound class at Tacoma’s Mat Classic, the senior pinned Zach Braun of W.F. West in four minutes, 41 seconds in the first round, then beat Colville’s Ryley Smith on points, 2-0. He won a 6-2 decision over Sumner’s Jed Schliesman, and took down Elijah Camacho of River Ridge in a 9-1 decision to take gold.
- Feb 25, 2014 at 3:18PM
Snoqualmie Valley School District has launched a new cloud-based program, BoardDocs LT, to improve public access to school board information. The paperless system allows the district to distribute documents for school board meetings more quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively, saving time and resources, as well as offering greater public access to agenda items and other board-related information on the district website.
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