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North Bend stalls on all cannabis
North Bend bandleader Harley Brumbaugh to lead voices in 1940 sing-along for society’s annual meeting By Seth Truscott
By Valley Record Staff
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Both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Washington now, but not in North Bend. City officials and staff here have deferred the needed updates to North Bend’s zoning, licensing and taxing regulations while awaiting the final rules from the state Liquor Control Board, which will regulate the drug. A moratorium on the establishment of any medical marijuana dispensaries or collective gardens has been in effect since June, 2011, in North Bend. See MARIJUANA, 2
Vote nears for school unions More than 200 classified school employees are expected to vote Wednesday, Nov. 20, on a new contract proposal from the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The proposal is the first that the local Public School Employees (PSE) bargaining team has agreed to bring to its general membership. It’s also long-awaited, since the union began negotiating a new contract with the Snoqualmie Valley School District last April.
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Grabbing tags to help children in need, Ava Gardiner, 8, her friend Lillie Henretig, 9,and mom Elizabeth Gardiner visit the Kiwanis Giving Tree, installed Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Snoqualmie Y. Kiwanis members placed some 50 trees throughout the Valley for a short giving season. Below are Carlos de Imus, Dave Mayer, Debby Peterman, Kari Gage and Stacey Cepeda, with children Grace Misgen, Taylor Johnson, Jake Johnson, Kata Carman, Madison Loomis, Sienna Arnevik, Siri Arnevik, Molly Melkonian, and Kennedy Clark.
The giving season
Kiwanis Club’s Giving Trees get early start thanks to fast holiday rush By Seth Truscott Editor
Eight-year-old Ava Gardiner spots the Giving Tree at the same time as her mother, Elizabeth. Ava’s attention
goes to a tag for a one-year-old girl. Instantly, she grasps the purpose, and is excited to buy clothes for the tot. See TREES, 3
Harley Brumbaugh was six years old in 1940—still years from embarking on a musical career that led him from the U.S. Army to teach at high schools and colleges in the Northwest, to lead his own band, and finally back home. Yet he has love for the tunes of his early boyhood. “These are the songs that have lasted,” he said. Brumbaugh will lead listeners Harley and any willing Brumbaugh voices on a tour of the sounds of the era at “I Hear America Singing in 1940,” a community sing-along that’s part of the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society’s annual meeting for 2013. A well-known local band leader, Brumbaugh starts the show at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Boxley’s Jazz Club, 101 North Bend Way.
Swinging sound The year 1940 was chosen to commemorate the 73nd anniversary of the 1940 census, the figures of which were finally released last year. For the occasion, Brumbaugh, 79, researched a selection of the top tunes from that year—26 of them. The society’s annual meeting, which precedes the singing, is the group’s election.
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Published on Nov 26, 2013