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The Christmas carols started the weekend before Thanksgiving. The holiday lights went up on the street poles last Monday. The holiday season is firmly upon us. It’s a bit funny how every Valley community this year is holding its civic tree lighting ceremonies on the very same afternoon.
Community Events, December 2014
The holiday season is one of the few times that families get together. That may be both a wake-up moment when people realize an elderly loved one needs help, and an opportunity to get everyone on the same page, strategize and make a plan to care for an aging relative. So, perhaps this year, your family has the opportunity to gather around the kitchen table for both treats and a talk.
Last week, the Snoqualmie City Council kept an open mind (and open pocketbook to the tune of $12,000) for the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Magic festival. The plan, now in the permitting stage, is to put an artificial skating rink downtown and on the Ridge during holidays, welcoming families for ice skating and other outdoor fun. The Chamber, first under Nate Perea, now with Director Lizzy Billington, has been working for about a year to get some kind of rink downtown.
Last Tuesday’s election results show that Snoqualmie Police have earned the trust of North Bend residents in the nine months since they assumed patrol duties from King County.
Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed this week, November 2 to 9, as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week in Washington state. While this proclamation is a significant step towardsdrowsy driving awareness and prevention, there is much more that needs to be done to keep this pandemic off of our roads and highways. We must change attitudes about drowsy driving first.