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SVSD Elementary Boundary Committee Recommendation – Compromise or Compromised?

April 20, 2010

I read the recommendation of the SVSD Elementary Boundary Committee last week with great disappointment.  Yes, our household was affected, but that is not why.  I was disappointed that, after developing and following a well-defined, criteria-based process for two months, the committee chose to throw the process out the window, let themselves be influenced by

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Brunello Ristorante Italiano

March 29, 2010

BRUNELLO Ristorante Italiano 7708 Center Blvd SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065 (425) 888-6800 [click for directions]

I am happy to report an excellent addition to the restaurant choices on Snoqualmie Ridge – Brunello Ristorante Italiano – or Brunello’s, as I’ve

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YMCA-run Community Center Approved 7-1

March 23, 2010

(snovalleystar.com) Snoqualmie City Council approved a deal for the YMCA to run a city-owned community center on Snoqualmie Ridge. The decision followed several years of negotiations.
The agreement is not binding, but rather lays out what the YMCA of Greater Seattle would be responsible for in running a community center.
Opponents to the YMCA agreement said

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Get off my street

March 22, 2010

I have come to the conclusion that people in Washington State have a rare illness known as “IwillparkwhereverIdamnwellplease” syndrome. They park on the street, the curb, the yard, between the lines, outside the lines, everywhere but the driveway.
Maybe the problem is we call the one place you should park the “Drive” way and the

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SVSD Elementary School Reboundary Options

March 11, 2010

URGENT: Make your opinion known through the Web-based survey.
The district’s Elementary Boundary Study committee, charged with developing new attendance boundaries for Snoqualmie Valley elementary schools, has released five draft scenarios. Parent and community input is being sought through a Web-based survey regarding five draft boundary options from March 9 through March 18. (The

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Taken at the pump

March 9, 2010

State government is getting more creative in its approach of taking money out of our wallets and purses. (“Manbag” if you prefer). Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown of Spokane latest idea sounds like an episode straight from the Soprano’s.
“Hey Tony, lets pass a law that raises the sales tax by 3-4% that should get

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Yummm…Center Street

March 4, 2010

I feel like writing, but I just don’t have the energy yet to tackle the self-indulgent, ego pleasing, and yes possibly even desirable community center. What I do have the energy to do is eat, and I can eat well in Snoqualmie.
A drive down Center Street feels like a real town, with people and restaurants

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Where, oh Where, is the ROA? (who's paying for it?)

March 1, 2010

In my last controlled rant I was peeved at elected officials for spending our money on a castle (City Hall) fit for our King and his court to preside. As it turns out this type of spending is catching on in the private sector.
Has anyone gone looking for the ROA lately? Guess what?
They have moved

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The New Snoqualmie City Hall – A Worthy Monument?

February 26, 2010

What is it about being elected to office that fuels ones desire to irresponsibly spend money?  I am not talking about their money I am talking about our money, and the spending is all too often on fool hardy, and dare I even say selfish ways. This phenomenon is not just at the national level;