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Kelly Finnigan will perform at Carnation’s Timber! Outdoor Music Festival on July 12. Photo by Whitney Pelfrey

Kelly Finnigan to perform at Carnation music festival

Monophonics singer will make a stop in the PNW as part of his debut solo album tour.

 

Encompass capital campaign leadership at the property site for Encompass Snoqualmie. From left: Major Gifts Officer, Rhonda Ender, Director of Development, Lisa Yamasaki, Executive Director, Nela Cumming, and Campaign Steering Committee Co-Chairs Brad Hutt and Charlotte Rempfer. Courtesy photo

Encompass secures state funds for new Snoqualmie facility

Encompass will be breaking ground for the new facility in Spring of 2020.

 

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                                Kathryn Stahl (Titania) and Jim Snyder (Oberon) rehearse their lines for the upcoming VCS production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Valley Center Stage brings Shakespeare to the Valley

This will be VCS’s first Shakespeare production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

 

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                                Mount Si High School will graduate nine AVID seniors as part of the program’s inaugural class. From left, Gabe Burbink, Elena Lopez, Sean Gaffney, Jocelyn Morales, Richard Anderson, Justin Wotton (behind Murphy) Marcella Murphy (teacher), Joe Harris, Frankie Cepeda and Niko Cepeda.

MSHS graduates AVID inaugural class

Nine seniors will graduate as part of the program’s inaugural class.

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                                Mount Si High School will graduate nine AVID seniors as part of the program’s inaugural class. From left, Gabe Burbink, Elena Lopez, Sean Gaffney, Jocelyn Morales, Richard Anderson, Justin Wotton (behind Murphy) Marcella Murphy (teacher), Joe Harris, Frankie Cepeda and Niko Cepeda.
The Snoqualmie Skatepark will have its grand opening at the Skate Jam on June 8. Courtesy photo

Snoqualmie to officially open new skatepark

Snoqualmie Skate Jam will shocase the new skatepark on June 8.

The Snoqualmie Skatepark will have its grand opening at the Skate Jam on June 8. Courtesy photo
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                                Snoqualmie Valley School District will provide new laptops for each student at middle and high schools in the district.

SVSD introduces new one-to-one laptop initiative

The district will deploy close to 3,500 laptops next school year.

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                                Snoqualmie Valley School District will provide new laptops for each student at middle and high schools in the district.
Ricardo Espinoza created “A Radiant Night.” His chairs will be on display at Birches Habitat. Courtesy photo

Encompass holds third annual Take a Seat for Kids Project

Encompass partnered with seven local artists for the annual fundraiser.

Ricardo Espinoza created “A Radiant Night.” His chairs will be on display at Birches Habitat. Courtesy photo
Two Rivers School will become a Big Picture School next fall. Photo courtesy of Two Rivers School Facebook page.

Two Rivers School to adopt Big Picture model next year

Two Rivers School will be the first SVSD school to adopt the Big Picture model.

Two Rivers School will become a Big Picture School next fall. Photo courtesy of Two Rivers School Facebook page.
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.

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

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.
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).

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