LocalBeat the winter blues with winter brews Feb. 27
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 26, 2015
The Beat the Winter Brews Fest is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd.
Possibly because of the close loss of the Seattle Seahawks in the Big Game, the winter blues seem to be extra potent this year. Luckily, according to the sponsoring Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, there is an antidote in the form of beer, wine and spirits in a festive indoor/outdoor setting.
Bring on the nasty weather, promoters say, dress warm and help your friends and neighbors toast the warmer, drier days to come.
SportsLiberty’s Conner Small comes up big with state wrestling crown
Conner Small didn’t achieve the dream of a lifetime on his own. The Liberty High School senior wrestler spent countless hours working toward a state championship with his father Bill.
The process was a long and sometimes painful one — Small finished fifth as a sophomore and third as a junior — but it was ultimately rewarding as he captured the Class 2A state crown at 170 pounds to close the Mat Classic XXVII, Feb. 20-21 at the Tacoma Dome.
SchoolsThe Beat — Healthy food regulations need work
School cafeterias have never been renowned for their gourmet cuisine. Students especially, however, are criticizing the new regulations regarding school nutrition.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 aimed to create a healthier menu in school cafeterias across the nation to increase student health. That includes limiting the maximum calories of a dish, increasing available fruits and vegetables, limiting sodium and fat, and mandating that the first ingredient of any food offered be a meat, vegetable, fruit or whole grain.