Snoqualmie Sunday Morning Inspiration – Julia Is Coming Home Four Inches Taller!

I sit inspired once again, two weeks after I told you about a Snoqualmie mother and daughter traveling all the way to Boston for a life-changing surgery.  My friends, Julia and Sasha, return from Boston on … [Read more...]

My Weekly Valley Pick – Favorite Place To Find A "Big Loser"

My answer?  Ridge Fitness and their "Biggest Loser" weight loss competition.  Yesterday marked the end of week 5 - and almost the halfway point.  There are 100 competitors this go-round and over 120lbs have … [Read more...]

Inspiration From a Snoqualmie Mother and Daughter

** Julia Update:  March 1st, 3PM PST.  Julia's surgery was successful!  This morning Dr. Eman of Boston Childrens/Harvard Medical performed a 6-hour surgery that fused and held together 12 of her vertebrae with … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie and North Bend February 24th Garbage/Recycle Pick Up Canceled

Allied Waste announced it will not collect garbage and recycle in Snoqualmie and North Bend today, February 24th. Snoqualmie Valley's icy and snowy roads were deemed unsafe for drivers according to Allied Waste … [Read more...]

My Weekly Valley Pick – Favorite Getaway Close To Snoqualmie

It's no secret I love where I live. What I forgot to mention was that I also love living close to Eastern Washington.  In the summer it's because I love driving 30 minutes and magically going from 70 degrees … [Read more...]

Hey Snoqualmie! The Cookie Monster Says It's Time For Girl Scout Cookies!

You heard it right Snoqualmie Valley!   You finished  satisfying your Camp Fire Candy cravings.   Now hopefully you saved room for your yearly Girl Scout Cookies. Local Girl Scout Troops have received their … [Read more...]

The Road Back – The Pitfalls Of Time

Tuesday was bittersweet for my oldest child.  It was her birthday and also marked 5 months since she lost her dear friend, Cody.  We actually talked about this birthday back in September.  A time when she … [Read more...]

Sign Of The Times? TPC Snoquamie Ridge Loosens Dress Code

In an effort to increase member satisfaction (and possibly attract new members) TPC Snoqualmie Ridge is at long-last allowing denim inside itsclubhouse.   Denim is still not allowed on the golf course or any of … [Read more...]

North Bend QFC Valentine Wine Tasting This Weekend

Just in time to help you chose Valentine's Day champagne, North Bend QFC is tasting the bubbly stuff.  Today and tomorrow, February 12th and 13th, at 1PM you can stop by the wine department and sample 4 … [Read more...]

My Weekly Valley Pick – Favorite Place To Dream Of Italy

My answer?  Brunello Ristorante Italiano on Snoqualmie Ridge.  Yes, I reside on the Ridge.  But I eat at many Valley restaurants.  I do love Brunello, though.  It's got it all.  Great friendly owners, good food … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School Bond In Need Of A Come From Behind Rally With Final Votes

** Update: 2/9/11 - King County Elections: 8,510 ballots now counted. 58.82% Yes / 41.18% No. 60% super-majority needed to pass. ** The first school bond election results were a little "deflating" for … [Read more...]

Hey Snoqualmie! It's Time to Satisfy Your Camp Fire Candy Cravings!

It's that time of year again.  Either your doorbell rings for door to door service or you encounter the girls in red vests entering your local grocery store.  Campfire Girls are out in full force in hopes of … [Read more...]

Falls Little League Aldarra Baseball Fields Burglarized

Hard to believe it, but sometime in the past three days some burglarized Falls Little League's storage shed at Aldarra Baseball Fields located at 30800 SE Redmond-Fall City Rd, Fall City.  The storage shed is … [Read more...]

My Weekly Valley Pick – Favorite Person To Get My Lazy Self Up And Moving!

My answer?  Ridge Fitness class instructor, exercise guru and Zumba expert, Kelly Saunders. If you live on the Ridge and the sun is shining,  you've probably seen her running.  If you exercise at Ridge Fitness … [Read more...]

Longtime Snoqualmie Florist Moves To Revitalized Historic Business District

Longtime Snoqualmie business, Down to Earth Flowers and Gifts, recently relocated to the historic Sherman Building - right in the center of Snoqulamie's revitalized historic business core - on Railroad Ave.  … [Read more...]

My Weekly Valley Pick – Favorite Place To Take Away My Gray Winter Blahs

My answer?  Secret Sun Tanning Salon.  Yes, in a time when tanning gets bad press I am saying it out loud.  At times I go tanning.  Washington winters are long and gray.  Stretches of sunny weather are far and … [Read more...]

Wine Tasting At Snoqualmie Ridge IGA Tonight & Saturday

Here we go again wine lovers!  Snoqualmie Ridge IGA will host two wine tastings this week - tonight, January 26th and Saturday, January 29th.  Tonight's tasting is from 4 - 7PM and features some fabulous wines … [Read more...]

My Weekly Snoqualmie Valley Pick – Favorite Handyman

* This is a new series designed to highlight some of my favorite places, people and businesses in the valley.  If you have one you think is worthy then send me an email. * So the advice goes when you own an … [Read more...]

MSHS Lady Wildcats Q13 Varsity Basketball Game Of The Week!

Update:  Victories for both the boys' and girls' varsity teams last night over Lake Washington!  Way to go Wildcats!!! It's official.  Mt Si Lady Wildcats will be featured on Q13 Sports at 10PM tonight, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Voters for Education Puts Out Call for Phone Bank Volunteers

With a February 8th SVSD School Bond vote quickly approaching, the grassroots volunteer group, Valley Voters for Education, is putting out a volunteer call for its upcoming phone bank dates.  Volunteers are … [Read more...]