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- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:09PM
Part of the first crop of teachers and students to work in Cascade View Elementary when it opened in 2005, Danielle Bernardo has spent her entire teaching career here. “This is my ninth year teaching,” she wrote. “I started here in fourth grade … and I haven’t left yet! It’s the perfect fit for me!”
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:14PM
Named one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year, Karen Lewis has been working in the Snoqualmie Valley School District since 1990, when she started as a bus driver. She was trained as a driver by the district, and attended the state driver’s training school. In 2002, she became responsible for delivering that same training to new drivers, as a driver trainer and in 2009, she moved to her current role as transportation technician, responsible for dispatching buses, scheduling substitute route drivers, training for new drivers, and sports and field trip travel. She also drives routes.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:02PM
March 30, 1989: Harry Oestreich, former chairman and member of the school board, joined other School District 407 members in making their first public comment on the failed $9 million school bond for a new high school and remodel of TMS. Oestreich challenged foes to “get honest” and “forget tradition” when deciding how and where a new high school should be built.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:15PM
Meet Carolyn Phelps, a Twin Falls Middle School teacher and one of the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association's 2014 Educators of the Year. Below, Phelps answers questions about her calling:
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:27PM
Things took on a grand scale at the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation luncheon March 20, starting with the full house. More than 230 participants attended the annual fundraiser at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, helping to raise nearly $100,000 for area schools this year alone. The days donations also put the foundation itself over the million dollar mark in total fundraising over its 25 years.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:30PM
Essentially Ellington, the high school jazz festival hosted annually by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is “an amazing program, educationally,” says Matt Wenman, band director at Mount Si High School. He could be talking about the three-day workshop that draws thousands of bands from across the country, or maybe the culminating competition among the most elite bands in the country. Then again, he’s equally likely to be talking about the months of extra effort that his 20-member Jazz I band put into their training this year, just to audition for the competition.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 3:07PM
For parents with questions about their children’s development, Encompass Northwest in North Bend offers free screenings for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Parents will come away with a list of recommendations for their child regarding motor, speech, self-help, social and cognitive skills.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:18PM
Since 1890, staff at the Northwest Railway Museum figure that more than 1 million travelers have passed through the doors of the Snoqualmie train depot. That number will grow this spring, since the annual train excursion season is just around the corner. The first coaches roll out on Saturday, April 5.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:09PM
A fast-moving phone scam called the largest of its kind is targeting taxpayers across the country, warns the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. The scammers impersonate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and demand payment for taxes owed, and often know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security number, make caller ID appear as if the IRS is calling, send follow-up bogus IRS emails to support their scam; and call a second time claiming to be the police or Department of Motor Vehicles, and caller ID again supports their claim.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:16PM
Toby Willis, President of Independence Guide Dogs, talks about the role of companion dogs at a Mount Si Lions Club presentation, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Boxley's Place in North Bend. Willis, who is blind, founded the organization in 2011. He is a member of the Rainier Lions Club.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:13PM
Eastside Baby Corner, with the assistance of First Due Movers, is holding an Emergency Drive through Tuesday, April 8, to collect items the children of Oso, Wash., and the surrounding communities need most. Items specifically requested by agencies in the Oso area are shampoo and conditioner, socks and underwear in all sizes from toddler to teen and diapers and pull-ups
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:12PM
The Snoqualmie Police Department’s free women’s self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class is planned in North Bend. RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, will be taught in four three-hour, women-only sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15, 17, 22 and 24, at the Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Participants must be Snoqualmie residents, at least 18, and must attend all four sessions.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:17PM
Vivian Harriet Mallery, 85, of North Bend, died Tuesday, March 25, at home, surrounded by family and friends. Vivian was born at Meadowbrook, Wash., on May 1, 1928, to parents John Ernest and Myrtle Louise Bluher. She married Earl W. Mallery on July 12, 1945, in Seattle.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 5:21PM
Wild chase: On Saturday, March 22, police detained a subject at Tazerpoint, after a chase on eastbound I-90. The subject stole a hat from a customer at a North Bend gas station then took off, driving several miles in the freeway median, and jumping the U-turn roads. He was booked into King County Jail.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:34AM
Back for a second year, the North Bend Blues Walk expands to 16 venues, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 26, in downtown North Bend.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:33AM
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, who represents the Valley’s District 3, will remain Chair of the Council’s Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee as the council completes its yearly reorganization with the appointment of the chairs of the Council’s standing committees. “I enjoy chairing the Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee as the issues we cover are ones that are important to King County and to me personally. Public safety is one of our core responsibilities of county government and I’m privileged to serve in this area,” said Lambert.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:25AM
Mount Si High School students interested in adding some adventure to their summers can earn a half credit for school at the same time with Fitness in the Northwest. This physical education offering features a variety of recreation opportunities through several local field trips. Participating students will earn .5 PE credits.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:36AM
Dancers made the most of the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s Community Prom, Saturday, March 22. The event, coordinated by Patti Inge and Stephen Haddan, was a fundraiser for the center’s struggling Adult Day Health program.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:34AM
The Metropolitan King County Council’s Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee has called on County Executive Dow Constantine to create a task force to examine ways of increasing awareness of the options available to parents for legally and safely giving up a newborn.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 10:23AM
Fred Nystrom was recently named executive director of Life Enrichment Options (LEO), a community-based nonprofit that advocates for and assists individuals with developmental disabilities. Nystrom has an extensive background in media and fundraising with both nonprofit organizations and businesses. He also has a 30-year history of involvement with the Rotary Club of Issaquah, and has held offices at both the club and district levels.
- Apr 8, 2014 at 4:44PM
Volunteers make the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, hum, and there are lots of opportunities now. Some of the volunteer options are: the Re-in-Carnation Thrift Store, three-hour shifts available Monday through Saturday; reception desk, three-to-four-hour shifts available Tuesdays and Wednesdays; a kitchen assistant on Wednesdays;
- Apr 8, 2014 at 4:45PM
Parents can enjoy a well-deserved night out while children ages 2 to 10 enjoy a fun-packed evening at the next Encompass Parents Night Out, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Encompass Main Campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend.
- Apr 8, 2014 at 4:48PM
A fundraiser for Mount Si jazz band’s trip to New York is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Finaghty’s Irish Pub, Snoqualmie. Three bands will play: Mount Si Jazz 1, Tequila Mockingbird from Big Star studios and The Roofdogs, made up of Mount Si students. All donations go to Mounts Si music boosters.
- Apr 8, 2014 at 4:46PM
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network hosts its 18th annual Rise & Shine Breakfast Tuesday, June 3, to recognize outstanding volunteers in the community. Nominations are now open for the Rise & Shine awards, intended to honor individuals whose actions help create a caring, resilient Snoqualmie Valley community.
- Apr 8, 2014 at 5:07PM
Movie-goers can spot several Valley landmarks in the trailer for “Lucky Them,” and soon, in the movie itself. The independent film, starring Toni Collette as a rock journalist tracking down a rock star who disappeared from the music scene, is scheduled to be released May 30, according to the Internet Movie Database, although other sources project an April 21 limited release. “Lucky Them” was filmed in several Seattle locations, and on Snoqualmie and Carnation streets, inside a Carnation home, and both in and outside of the Mount Si Pub in North Bend, in February 2013.
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