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A perfect fit: Meet Elementary Educator of the Year Danielle Bernardo of Cascade View Elementary

  • 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!”

Engaging the arts: Schools foundation lunch touts education’s future

  • 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.

Out of the Past: Oestreich speaks out on Riverview bond failure; Chain-reaction car accident

  • 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.

Middle School Educator of the Year: Carolyn Phelps, Twin Falls Middle School

  • 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:

Classified Educator of the Year: Transportation Technician Karen Lewis

  • 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.

Fundraising begins for Mount Si's prestigious Essentially Ellington New York trip

  • 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.

Get development screenings for young children at Encompass

  • 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.

Public forum is this week for Snoqualmie-Overlake hospital deal

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 4:40PM

A public meeting and presentation on Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s possible affiliation and sale to Overlake Medical Center of Bellevue happens this week. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Snoqualmie City Hall, with a presentation by the district on the affiliation plan, and an update on new hospital construction.

Action for the youth: Community talk on county's children plan is Saturday in Fall City

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 4:45PM

King County wants to ensure that all of its young people have a chance to thrive as children and succeed as adults. A Community Conversation on King County’s Youth Action Plan is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Place. All ages are welcome.

All-ages auditions for Valley Center Stage's 'Sherlock Holmes' meets 'Christmas Carol'

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 11:48AM

Valley Center Stage in North Bend WA is holding auditions for its Christmas production, "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol." The director seeks roles for men, women and children.

Voter registration deadlines approaching for Nov. election

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 11:50AM

Citizens who want to participate in the Nov. 4 general election should prepare now. King County Elections will mail general election ballots to all registered voters on Oct. 15, so it’s important that citizens register to vote and keep their name, address and signature updated.

Here's a new idea: Goldfish race to benefit kids, horses in Fall City

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:11PM

The Valley’s first goldfish race made its debut a few weeks back, at Madison Grove Farm’s 5th Annual “Merlot in the Meadows” benefit event, held on Saturday, Aug. 23. For the past few years, several Mount Si Lions have personally supported Madison Grove, which is a non-profit equestrian farm in Fall City. This year, the club joined in.

Grand opening of new Mailbox Peak Trail celebrates Middle Fork, conservation | Photos

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:21PM

The old Mailbox Peak trail was a daunting route. Plagued by erosion due to its extremely steep grade, hikers routinely lost track of the trail. Now, visitors to this iconic mountain east of North Bend will have a much better time. Last weekend, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources celebrated the official opening of a new and improved Mailbox Peak trail, cutting a ribbon Saturday, Sept. 27, on National Public Lands Day.

Mount Si V-ball's Anna McCreadie goes from Sno Valley to Silicon Valley

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:23PM

Mount Si senior outside hitter Anna McCreadie will bring her athleticism to Silicon Valley next fall. The local volleyball leader chose Santa Clara University, a private Catholic school in a San Francisco suburb, last May. She visited the campus, loved it, and will be signing her declaration of intent in November.

‘Think your way around the course’ | At midseason, Mount Si boys golf is deep in 4A | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:41PM

Mount Si’s boys golf season is, as always, short, but this fall, it looks to be sweet as well. That’s because the Wildcats are led by a consistent group of seniors and juniors who are holding their own in 4A. The team has a 3-3 record, beating Inglemoor, Woodinville and Bothell, and losing to Issaquah, Skyline and Newport.

Snoqualmie changes special event permits process

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 2:50PM

On September 22, Snoqualmie updated its municipal code for special event permits at public parks. Previously, the city council had to approve all special event permits. But, according to a staff report, this created a more lengthy process for applicants, and made for additional staff work.

Old ideas, new wines: Piccola Cellars transforms former North Bend fire hall | Photo Gallery

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 3:02PM

Sleek blends with rustic in the Piccola Cellars new tasting room in North Bend. Warm gold walls, a polished concrete floor and steel light fixtures, give the place a modern edge, while the unfinished planks in the bar, plain picnic tables and, on warm days, the open garage doors, create a homey feel. It’s a good look for a business that combines new technology, an old idea, and an ancient tradition.

All aboard! Train rides return to Northwest Railway Museum, starting Saturday

  • 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.

Watch out for fake IRS calls, attorney general warns

  • 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.

Guide dogs talk Tuesday at Mount Si Lions

  • 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.

Eastside Baby Corner holding emergency drive to help children at Oso

  • 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

Sign up now for women’s defense classes in Snoqualmie, North Bend

  • 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.

Memorial service is Saturday for North Bend's Vivian Mallery, 85

  • 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.

Wild chase ends at Tazer-point after man snatches hat in North Bend | Valley Police, Fire Blotter

  • 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.

North Bend meeting looks at Snoqualmie River Basin

  • Oct 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Residents of communities impacted by flooding in Northeast King County met with the members of the King County Flood Control District Executive Committee at a special meeting held Monday, Sept. 15, at Si View Community Center in North Bend. The purpose of the meeting was to review the status of flood reduction planning and projects in the Snoqualmie River Basin. The public presentation included an update on major capital improvement projects in the basin and an update on river corridor planning efforts over the coming months.

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