SNOQUALMIE – The flap has to hit just the right spot for the objects to change. This was the problem for author Judy Schneider and illustrator Mary Konrad Weeks for their book “But Not Quite!”
NORTH BEND – Some North Bend City Council members remain upset after the Snoqualmie Valley School District went ahead with plans to redraw school attendance boundaries for its elementary schools.
Ludwig Spegg, a former North Bend resident who was a regular presence on North Bend street corners holding encouraging signs of healing and love, had not been seen for a while, prompting some residents to wonder where he had gone. Officials with the King County Sheriff’s Office in North Bend said they started to receive calls from people who had heard rumors that he had been assaulted. Spegg’s guardian, who would not disclose Spegg’s location or any way to reach him, said that he was not assaulted and he was doing fine. The guardian did not say when or if Spegg would return to North Bend.
Linda Mickelson of North Bend has been greeting new residents of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley with gift baskets. Mickelson is putting together baskets full of certificates and items from local businesses for people just moving to the North Bend and Snoqualmie areas. Mickelson has named her business Discover The Valley Gift Baskets. For information on the welcome baskets, call Mickelson at (425) 888-0601.
Joy Hoffman-Baunsgard (center) of Photography by Joy in North Bend presents checks to Stacy Stead, (left) president of the Opstad Elementary PTA, and principal Cori Pflug (right) of Snoqualmie Elementary School for their joint efforts in two family portrait fund raising events held at both schools. Photography by Joy photographed 77 families in all and donated the $20 sitting fees back to the schools.
NORTH BEND – Businesses here are anxious for The Summit at Snoqualmie to reopen, but most say they are managing to get by, thanks to the improving economy and the area’s growing population.
SNOQUALMIE VALLEY – Riding a wave of rural landowner discontent, a California-based law firm has filed suit against the highly criticized Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO), a group of land-use regulations that was passed last fall by the Metropolitan King County Council.
Dr. Kirby Nelson, D.D.S. (right) presents Courtney Sundberg with the jar of Hershey Kisses that was part of the office’s “Count the Kisses Challenge.” Courtney, who came closest to guessing the 441 kisses in the jar, won the candy and two movie rentals Blockbuster Video.