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The Endemic Ensemble plays at the Valley Center Stage. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Ninth annual Jazz Walk returns to North Bend

The event will feature local high school jazz bands, PNW jazz bands and international jazz bands.

 

Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley Education Association Facebook page
                                Eastside educators were appalled over an amendment made to SB 5313. The effects could have reduced teacher compensation and limited bargaining abilities. The bill recently died.

Late night Senate amendments shock local teachers

An amendment to SB 5313 prompted teacher unions to voice concerns.

 

Chirag Vedullapalli receives a bronze medallion for his nonprofit work by Abraham Mathan of Prudential Financial. Madison Miller / staff photo

MSHS senior named finalist in Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Chirag Vedullapalli was recognized for his nonprofit, Creative Children for Charity (3C).

 

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                                Valley Center Stage presents “The Seafarer” March 29-April 13. From left, René Schuchter, Peter Cook, Jim Snyder and Michael Murdock.

“The Seafarer” set to debut at Valley Center Stage

Jim Snyder directs the chilling Irish play.

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                                Valley Center Stage presents “The Seafarer” March 29-April 13. From left, René Schuchter, Peter Cook, Jim Snyder and Michael Murdock.
The MSHS jazz band practices for the upcoming Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival in New York City. Back row from left: Sage Eisenhour, Ethan Horn, Paula Bachtal, Brandon Wilhite. Front row from left: Tate Satterlee, James Kolke, Corey Gazit, Erik Thurston. Madison Miller/staff photo

MSHS jazz band selected as top 15 finalists for Essentially Ellington competition and festival

This will be the band’s fifth time participating in the annual jazz festival and competition in New York.

The MSHS jazz band practices for the upcoming Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival in New York City. Back row from left: Sage Eisenhour, Ethan Horn, Paula Bachtal, Brandon Wilhite. Front row from left: Tate Satterlee, James Kolke, Corey Gazit, Erik Thurston. Madison Miller/staff photo
SVSD bus yard following snowstorm. Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley School District

Eastside schools announce schedule accommodations to snow days

MISD, SVSD, NSD and BSD have announced their plans to address the school days missed to Feb. snowstorms.

SVSD bus yard following snowstorm. Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley School District
Sip Suds and Si returns to North Bend with wine, beer, art and live music. Photo courtesy of North Bend Downtown Foundation‎.

Sip Suds and Si returns to North Bend

The North Bend Downtown Foundation is partnering with wineries, breweries, artists and musicians for the second Sip Suds and Si.

Sip Suds and Si returns to North Bend with wine, beer, art and live music. Photo courtesy of North Bend Downtown Foundation‎.
SVSD bus yard following snowstorm. Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley School District.

Eastside schools contemplate strategies for days lost to snow

Northshore School District will apply for a waiver from the state.

SVSD bus yard following snowstorm. Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley School District.
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                                New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer.

Friends of Youth hires new CEO

Pottmeyer steps down; Lwali becomes new Friends of Youth CEO.

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                                New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer.

MSHS test four-period block schedule

At the end of the three-week schedule test period, students will vote which schedule they prefer for next year.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

A new theatre company comes to Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will debut its first production on Feb. 8.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.
Opstad Elementary School’s principal Ryan Hill and math teacher Ryan Vidos practice using tourniquets as part of the Stop the Bleed’s training. Madison Miller/staff photo.

SFD partners with SVSD to ‘stop the bleed’

SVSD first in state for Stop the Bleed.

Opstad Elementary School’s principal Ryan Hill and math teacher Ryan Vidos practice using tourniquets as part of the Stop the Bleed’s training. Madison Miller/staff photo.
Julie Lagace’s seventh grade art students work on their Chihuly-inspired chandelier. From left: Josh Liebes, Brandon Wallace, Isabel Phalen, Audrey Newbrey-Smith. Photos courtesy of Julie Lagace.

Plastic bottle chandelier complete after months of work

Chief Kanim Middle School students completed the project in December 2018.

Julie Lagace’s seventh grade art students work on their Chihuly-inspired chandelier. From left: Josh Liebes, Brandon Wallace, Isabel Phalen, Audrey Newbrey-Smith. Photos courtesy of Julie Lagace.
Josh Tuininga of North Bend sketches in his converted vintage Bluebird school bus art studio. Photo courtesy of Josh Tuininga

Local man releases new graphic bedtime story

Josh Tuininga of North Bend has completed his first graphic bedtime story, “Dream On.”

Josh Tuininga of North Bend sketches in his converted vintage Bluebird school bus art studio. Photo courtesy of Josh Tuininga
From left: Maximo Jimenez, Cameron McCrea, Rowen Higgins and Ivan Dyshlevich. Joe Dockery’s digital media class create and sell coffee mugs and sleeves to support the school’s suicide prevention program. Madison Miller/staff photo

Mount Si High School students caffeinate for a cause

MSHS students design, manufacture and sell coffee mugs and sleeves for suicide prevention program.

From left: Maximo Jimenez, Cameron McCrea, Rowen Higgins and Ivan Dyshlevich. Joe Dockery’s digital media class create and sell coffee mugs and sleeves to support the school’s suicide prevention program. Madison Miller/staff photo
The Paula Boggs Band will be performing at The Black Dog Arts Cafe on Jan. 5. Band members include: Paula Boggs, Mark Chinen, Marina Christopher, Tor Dietrichson, Paul Matthew Moore and Jacob Evans. Photo courtesy of Paula Boggs Band website

Top executive-turned-bandleader brings music to the Eastside

The Paula Boggs Band will be playing at the Black Dog Arts Cafe Jan. 5.

The Paula Boggs Band will be performing at The Black Dog Arts Cafe on Jan. 5. Band members include: Paula Boggs, Mark Chinen, Marina Christopher, Tor Dietrichson, Paul Matthew Moore and Jacob Evans. Photo courtesy of Paula Boggs Band website
Kirk Gillock of North Bend on his 4,233 mile cycle tour across 13 states to spread the message of love, unity and balance. Photo courtesy of Kirk Gillock.

North Bend man cycles 4,233 miles to encourage political unity, balance and love

Kirk Gillock cycled across 13 states in the shape of a heart to unite Americans in love and political balance.

Kirk Gillock of North Bend on his 4,233 mile cycle tour across 13 states to spread the message of love, unity and balance. Photo courtesy of Kirk Gillock.
Peter Gabryjelski and other fourth-grade students from Ms. Cuddihy’s class welcome veterans as they enter the Snoqualmie Elementary Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 9. Madison Miller/staff photo

Snoqualmie Elementary fourth graders honor veterans with assembly

Ms. Cuddihy’s fourth graders host a Veterans Day breakfast and assembly for the 10th year.

Peter Gabryjelski and other fourth-grade students from Ms. Cuddihy’s class welcome veterans as they enter the Snoqualmie Elementary Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 9. Madison Miller/staff photo

Football coaches butt heads: Mount Si and Mount Vernon coaches display unsportsmanlike behaviors

Both school districts are investigating the behavior of their coaches following state playoff game.

SVSD teachers, secretaries, SVEA and PSE members, and other supporters picket in front of Snoqualmie Valley City Hall before the Oct. 23 school board meeting for living wages of district secretaries. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Snoqualmie Valley secretaries picket for ‘living wages’ outside of city hall

Snoqualmie Valley secretaries have been working without a current contract for almost two months.

SVSD teachers, secretaries, SVEA and PSE members, and other supporters picket in front of Snoqualmie Valley City Hall before the Oct. 23 school board meeting for living wages of district secretaries. Madison Miller/staff photo.