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25 Years Ago Thursday, Oct. 20, 1983 • North Bend is having its most competitive races in years for three seats on the city council and the mayor’s post. Of particular interest is the race for mayor, pitting veteran council members Helen Trostel and Obe “Max” Healea Jr. Both are campaigning hard, with signs placed in dozens of local yards, a rarity in the generally low-key political races here.
Get pumped up to hit the slopes with a premiere screening of “Under the Influence,” a ski and snowboarding film by Teton Gravity Research.
Solaris, the United States Air Force Academy Band’s Chamber ensemble, will perform a free public concert, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City.
Zine workshop free to public
Little pumpkins, pirates, fairies and heroes in the age-5 and younger set will hit the sidewalks of Snoqualmie, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Halloween day, Friday, Oct. 31, for the third annual Downtown Snoqualmie Harvest.
For the far greater part of the year, the once-hopping village of Cedar Falls is a quiet place where workers with Seattle Public Utilities go about their jobs, managing the scenic Cedar River Watershed and power plant.
"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows tells the story of a woman and author who gets introduced to a group of citizens living on the formerly German-occupied Channel Islands off the coast of England. The book is set in January 1946, just months after the end of the second world war, and centers on the author’s interest in learning more about life under the Nazi regime in hopes that it will lead to her next book subject.
25 Years Ago Thursday, Oct. 6, 1983 • The sounds of the German language are wafting through the halls of Mount Si High School and Valley homes as 27 teenage students from the Hamburg, West Germany area continue on their five-week cultural exchange here. All 27 speak English to some degree; most speak it fluently. The students are living with local families and attending classes at the high school.
Get a taste of Germany at an Oktoberfest dinner, Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Sno-Valley Senior Center. Cost is $15 per person. The menu features authentic German Bratwurst, Weinkraut (sauerkraut w/apples), Rotkohl (red cabbage), and Warmer Kartoffelsalat (hot potato salad). For $2, add Kartoffelsuppe (potato soup). Live entertainment will be provided. Call (425) 333-4152 for more information and reservations.
Remlinger Farms in Carnation is honoring the Northwest’s best-known clown this fall, and raising funds for Children’s Hospital and Medical Center at the same time.
MUSIC AND COMEDY Wednesday, Sept. 3 • Open mic at Isadora’s Books and Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie, from 7 to 10 p.m. Now serving wine and beer. Call (425) 888-1345 for information.
Middle school gets recognition
25 Years Ago Thursday, Sept. 15, 1983 • Some important money matters will face voters in three Valley cities in the primary election Tuesday. Combined with votes on a number of elected positions, it would make next Tuesday a busy day. Monetary measures are slated for police services in Carnation, fire-fighting equipment in Snoqualmie and street repairs in North Bend.
Please come join Children's Services of Sno-Valley (CSSV) and the North Bend Theatre for "An Evening With Don Friesen." Don has been featured on the "Martin Short Show," he also plays at the Excalibur in Las Vegas and at the Underground in Seattle.