June 2nd Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Fundraiser Helps Group Continue Balancing Work Of Local Elk Population

One of my favorite things to witness during my numerous daily drives around the upper Snoqualmie Valley are the elk herds grazing in the fields Meadowbrook Farm.  I've seen them many times, but it never gets … [Read more...]

West Bound I-90 Speed Limit Temporarily Reduced Between North Bend And Snoqualmie Starting Tuesday, May 29th

Here's a heads up to those of you who regularly (and sporadically) travel between North Bend and Snoqualmie on I-90. Drivers using westbound I-90 near North Bend and Snoqualmie will face a temporary speed limit … [Read more...]

SVSD School Board Talks Of Taking New Look At Mount Si Modernization/Expansion For Future School Bond

At last night’s SVSD school board bond planning work session, a new bond path may have been forged.  The board decided to re-examine a Mount Si High School remodel as a bond option in lieu of a new third middle … [Read more...]

Tuesday Afternoon Accident Between Car and Dump Truck Near Snoqualmie Middle School Sends Teen Driver To Hospital

Right about as school was letting out on a rainy Tuesday afternoon, May 22nd, Railroad Ave/Highway 202 near Snoqualmie Middle School was reduced to one lane of traffic as police responded to and cleaned up an … [Read more...]

Northwest Railway Museum Memorial Day Weekend Trains Honor America's Military

The Northwest Railway Museum honors local military service men and women along with their families this Memorial Day with a special weekday train run on Monday, May 28th.  This is in addition to the railroad's … [Read more...]

Cougar Sighting At Cascade View Elementary, May 23rd

There was a cougar sighting at Snoqualmie’s Cascade View Elementary School this afternoon, May 23rd. Parent Tess Hardwick says the sighting occurred during afternoon recess.  Another report says the cougar was … [Read more...]

State Liquor Stores Closing in Phases Next Week As Private Sales Begin June 1st; Issaquah Closing Early, North Bend Open Until Last Day

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) has announced the closure schedule for most remaining state liquor stores in advance of June 1, 2012, the first day of private liquor sales.  Some area liquor … [Read more...]

Local Foreign Exchange Student Program Still Needs 8 Valley Host Families For Three Week Summer Exchange

This piece was originally published last month when Sara was searching for 25 host families.  She is 8 more families for this July's exchange.  I asked her what happens if she cannot find the needed host … [Read more...]

New SnoValley Coffee Owners Expand Menu & Hours In An Effort To Make It The Community's Coffee Shop

Local couple, Chris and Emily Mossell, are the new owners of SnoValley Coffee on Snoqualmie Ridge.  Both come from a long line of small business owners - all the way back to Emily's great grandparents who owned … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Updates: Garage Sale Final Day, YMCA Lawn Mowing, Water Motion Headquarters Construction, Baseball Playoffs & Prom

Snoqualmie Ridge Community Garage Sale Final Day The Snoqualmie Ridge Community-Wide Garage Sale continues today, Sunday, May 20th, from 9AM-4PM.  The annual garage sale is normally only Friday and Saturday.  … [Read more...]

Internationally Known Washington D.C. Bluegrass Band Performs In The Valley For The First Time

One of the hottest new bands in the American Roots/Bluegrass scene, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, will hold a concert at the Sallal Grange in North Bend on Friday, May 18th, at 7:00PM .  The Washington D.C. … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Strings – Orchestrating Youth Music In The Snoqualmie Valley

I have learned so much about the valley since launching Living Snoqualmie almost two years ago.  One such thing is just how much music fills our small part of the Northwest.  It seems every turn I make I am … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Inspiration: Happy Mother’s Day to All You Mom Friends!

Many women have code names for the friends in their lives.  Often times those code names are dictated by the time in their lives when the women first crossed paths. Some friends are childhood friends, some … [Read more...]

Stamp Out Hunger And Support Local Food Banks Today – Saturday, May 12th

Snoqualmie Valley homes should have received a plastic blue shopping bag in their mailboxes this week.  Those bags are for the USPS annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. "Donating food could not be made any … [Read more...]

Finaghty's Debuts New Menu – One Day of Feedback Finds Missing Wings Back on Happy Hour!

Take one small town, one popular restaurant and one menu change and it's a recipe for talk.  At the heart of it all?  Wings.  Yes, wings.  Or more appropriately, the lack of wings.  One day after popular … [Read more...]

Emergency Officials Warn Public To Exercise Caution On Area Lakes and Rivers This Weekend

The first warm, summer-type stretch of weather for 2012 is predicted this weekend.  By Seattle-standards, it might even be considered hot.  Snoqualmie Valley will make it to 70 degrees today and then the upper … [Read more...]

Local Valley Boy Scouts Have Your Mother's Day Floral Answer – Even On A Budget!

Note to all procrastinators reading this story:  Sunday is Mother's Day!  Have you forgotten?  If so, some local valley boy scouts have a budget-conscience solution- and an ingenious fundraising idea. Local … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School Band Boosters Gear Up For Biggest Fundraiser At TPC Snoqualmie Ridge – Jazz At The Club

Mount Si High School has history of award-winning Jazz Bands.  Last weekend, Jazz Band I placed third at the Bellevue Jazz Festival, often described as the  "state championship" of high school jazz bands.  The … [Read more...]

The Yellow Dress That Lived Up To The Perfect Invitation And Taught my Daughter The Size On The Tag Doesn’t Define Her Beauty

[Note: this article was originally posted in 2012. The photo at the bottom is my daughter today, at age 23 holding that yellow dress that taught us so much.] It’s been two weeks since my oldest daughter was … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Music Teachers Band Together For 1st Annual Music Faculty Recital Tomorrow, May 9th

In an inaugural event, music teachers from every school in the Snoqualmie Valley School District will take the stage tomorrow evening, May 9th, in the Mount Si Auditorium to show students and parents they can … [Read more...]