Suspicious package turns up empty

October 24, 2008

NEW — 3 p.m. October 24, 2008

A suspicious-looking cardboard box caught the attention Oct. 24 of a King County detective, Issaquah police and the Bellevue police bomb squad. Read more

Issaquah vs. Skyline football / Oct. 23, 2008

October 23, 2008

Renton man stole 138 campaign signs, police say

October 23, 2008

UPDATED — 12:10 p.m. October 24, 2008

A 43-year-old Renton man has been charged with eight misdemeanor counts of removing or defacing political advertising for stealing 138 campaign yard signs, King County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman John Urquhart said. Read more

Stabbing report probably false

October 22, 2008

NEW — 12:24 p.m. October 22, 2008

Issaquah police are investigating a reported stabbing, but indications are that the 911 call Oct. 21 was false. Read more

School board candidates interview for position

October 22, 2008

After nearly two hours of interview questions, five Issaquah School Board candidates breathed a sigh of relief Oct. 20 with the first hurdle for the vacant District Director 4 position behind them.

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Caution advised after student is attacked

October 22, 2008

Despite reports of a student being attacked Wednesday in the Beaver Lake Estates neighborhood, police “believe that there is not any danger to anyone else in the public,” said Sgt. Robert Baxter, of the Sammamish Police.

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Belarusian children get dental checkups here

October 22, 2008

It isn’t surprising to hear that children sometimes get scared about going to the dentist. What is  surprising is when it causes children to feel embarrassed rather than scared. 

Athena Burkholder helps her dad (standing, center) Dr. Richard Burkholder, assist a volunteer dentist conducting a dental examination on a girl from Belarus. Contributed

Athena Burkholder helps her dad (standing, center) Dr. Richard Burkholder, assist a volunteer dentist conducting a dental examination on a girl from Belarus. Contributed

Children from Belarus entered a dentist’s office suffering from chronic oral pain, and some were too ashamed to smile. Read more

Arts Calendar

October 22, 2008

OCTOBER 22

The Collective Memory Project, where 15 artEAST artists honor citizens who’ve help shape the community by telling their stories through the form of visual art, has been extended through Oct. 25 at the UpFront Gallery, 48 Front St. N. Go to www.arteast.org.

Village Theatre presents its final week of the musical, “Saint Heaven,” through Oct. 26. Tickets are $18 – $58 and available by calling 392-2202 or going online to www.villagetheatre.org.

OCTOBER 23

The eighth annual Youth Education Luncheon, featuring master of ceremonies Dave Ross, of NewsTalk 97.3 KIRO, is from noon – 1 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. The luncheon will support Village Theatre’s youth education scholarships and free arts education programs. There is a suggested $125 donation for tickets. For reservations, call 392-1942, ext. 151.

OCTOBER 24

Estrella Acosta, with Jovino Santos Neto, performs as part of the Visiting Songbird Series at 7:45 p.m. at Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E. Tickets are $59.50 for dinner and the show. Call 391-3335.

Darren Motamedy performs live jazz from 8-11 p.m. at Pogacha of Issaquah, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-5550.

OCTOBER 25

Bellevue artist Lucille Berkowitz exhibits her paintings in the show “Statements,” at Pogacha of Issaquah, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-5550 or go to www.pogacha.com.

The ArtEAST 2008 auction at The Golf Club at Newcastle has been canceled.

The Astro Cats perform from 8-11 p.m. at Pogacha of Issaquah, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-5550.

OCTOBER 26

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra presents “Red White and Rhapsody in Blue” at 2 p.m. at the Eastlake Performing Arts Center, Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. Tickets are $15 per adult, $10 for seniors 62 and older and students ages 11-18, and free for children 10 and younger. A family ticket is $30. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ticketweb.com. Call 1-800-965-4827 (toll-free).

 

NOVEMBER 8

The Brooke Pennock Band performs rock music from 8-11 p.m. at Pogacha of Issaquah, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-5550.

NOVEMBER 15

Paul Green and Straight Shot performs danceable hits from 8-11 p.m. at Pogacha of Issaquah, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-5550.

NOVEMBER 22

The Ricky Venture Review    performs live jazz from 8-11 p.m. at Pogacha of Issaquah, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-5550.

 

The Chamber Music Concert Series returns to the Providence Point Clubhouse at 3 p.m., featuring four Seattle Symphony musicians. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students at the door, or $60 and $30 for all four planned concerts (Feb. 8, May 15 and May 10). Call 392-1222.

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‘Cruising with the pros’

October 22, 2008

High school saxaphonist perfects his craft playing at local jazz clubs

Perhaps Brandon Willis was destined to be a musician. Six months before he was born, his parents attended a jazz concert by local smooth jazz artist Darren Motamedy. Sixteen years later, Willis, a Liberty High School junior who lives in Newcastle, is performing alongside Motamedy at local jazz clubs as he pursues a career in music.

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Symphony opens season feeling patriotic

October 22, 2008

For its 16th opening, the musicians of the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra are tuning their strings to the chords of American composers for the seasonal commencement, entitled Red, White and Rhapsody in Blue. Read more

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