The Road Back – One Year Seems Just Like Yesterday

"Seems just like yesterday."  This sentiment is seamlessly woven through many survivors' memories when recalling the loss of a loved one. Healing from any loss is an individual process, yet there are common … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie's First Summer Heatwave Predicted For This Week

It figures.  Summer wraps up.  The school year starts.  We stock up on school supplies and fall fashion and then BAM,  summer finally decides to kick in with some true summertime heat.  Then again,  the … [Read more...]

Torguson Park The Rescue Scene For Man Hurt From Fall Near Abandoned North Bend Mine Shaft

North Bend's Torguson Park, 750 E North Bend Way, was the rescue scene last night for three men who fell into an abandoned mine shaft yesterday afternoon.  The men were airlifted to Torguson Park where local … [Read more...]

787 Dreamliner Signals Start Of TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Boeing Classic Today, August 26th

It happens every year.  Snoqualmie residents unaware of the Boeing Classic Golf Tournament are surprised by the thunderous, low-level fly over that signals the tournament's start.  So here's my warning for you … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Boy Is A YouTube Sensation – Two Million Times Over!

12-year-old, Jonah Duvall, is nearing 2.5 million YouTube views.  Doing what you ask?  Performing Michael Jackson's Thriller dance at Safeco Field two weeks ago.  During the Mariner's "80's Night" he performed … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Mom Question Of The Week – Did I Really Give Birth To That Child?

Okay Snoqualmie Valley parents, ever have one of those days (or weeks/months) when you look at the teenager you gave birth to and wonder if they truly are yours?  Could it be an alien being donated DNA?  Or … [Read more...]

Lessons From Strong, Never Give Up Snoqualmie Women

I have a two new strong women friends thanks to a passion for a common cause.  These women embody strength and perseverance.   They possess that never quit attitude.  The same attitude we strive to instill in … [Read more...]

The Road Back – Three Months To Three Years

I was reading my friend Tess's book, Riversong, this morning.  It's her fist published novel - an amazing accomplishment.  I've had the book for almost a month now.  I should've started it sooner.  I used being … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Sunshine – For The Love Of Gardening!

It's Sunday and I was awakened by something strange and unfamiliar this spring - blazing sunshine!  All I can think about is getting into the yard and tackling projects the awful spring weather has made … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie's Tess Hardwick, Riversong And Realization Of The Dream

Admit it, you all have one.  The dream.  What you would do if you weren't doing what you were doing.  Even if you love what you're doing.  I have a new friend.  Snoqualmie is her home.  Her passion is writing.  … [Read more...]

Living Snoqualmie Tries Living Tuscany

Well, it happened.  I had the elusive "best vacation ever."  You know the kind when you absolutely don't know what to expect?  You try something new, outside your comfort zone?  You are excited, but keep the … [Read more...]

Thank You Snoqualmie!

I began this blog in late July - with a vague concept of what it should be.  Time passes, events occur, things evolve - just like my blog.  It is still a work in progress and I welcome all ideas and topic … [Read more...]

The Road Back – Six Months Of Learning To Write

I originally wrote this post for a friend's blog, Tesshardwick.com.  Tess asked me to write about why I wrote.  This piece went in a direction I wasn't expecting.  I hope you enjoy it.  Thank you for … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Macaroni Kid Helps Parents Entertain, Stimulate and Exhaust Their Kids

Guest Blog by Diana Reul-Sapiro. Diana is a Snoqualmie Ridge mother and business owner.  She started Macaroni Kid as a way to keep valley parents informed of local activities for their children.  Living … [Read more...]

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...]