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A community Christmas: One Voice helps hundreds in 4th Valley drive

Event helper Kim Irvine holds some of the year’s most popular toys—anything to do with the movie “Frozen”—from the storage room for OneVOICE donations - Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
  • Dec 17, 2014 at 5:41PM

Toys, clothes and books streamed out of the Snoqualmie Valley One VOICE event last week, as gifts and supplies for area families in need. Donations of the same were coming back in almost as fast, along with pizzas and other donations to feed the army of volunteers who helped to put on the fourth annual event.

 

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More students, smaller classes will mean action for Valley school board

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 5:16PM

Recent enrollment projections, past elections and a 2012 court ruling all point to an upcoming shortage of space and teachers for Snoqualmie Valley schools. To be ready for at least part of the shortfall, school district staff are working on facilities plans that will need board approval by spring, and developing a streamlined teacher hiring process.

Heart of the nativity: North Bend couple shares their 300-plus collection of Christmas scenes with Eastside

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 3:02PM

It’s not your typical nativity set. Brightly colored strips of aluminum—former Fanta, Coke and fruit juice cans—coalesce into a wiry-haired Mary, Joseph, Jesus, wise men and a crocodile. As nativity scenes go, it’s metallic, and hardly cute. This one is not exactly Diane Garding’s favorite.

Versatility and heart power Cedarcrest boys basketball squad

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:34PM

The love of the game. The connection with teammates. That is what Chase Cardon, Robert Cha and Kyle Walsh are here for. The three seniors, who have been part of Cedarcrest boys basketball through high school, were named leaders by their teammates. Cha was a scoring force last year, Walsh was a key starter, and Cardon also got significant minutes as a junior.

Get ready to skate, Snoqualmie holiday ice rink opens Sunday

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 11:50AM

An outdoor ice rink is coming to Snoqualmie this season for all ages to enjoy. The rink, a first in Snoqualmie, will be open daily, including holidays, Dec. 14 through 21 in downtown Snoqualmie, and Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 on Snoqualmie Ridge. “My brothers and I spent winters skating on our pond in New Hampshire during my youth,” said Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. “This will create memories for a lifetime for the kids and families in the Snoqualmie Valley.”

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