Liberty secures second in 3A KingCo with win over Mount Si

November 4, 2008

The Liberty High School football team was having so much fun playing on its home field, the Patriots decided they had to return.

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Regional lacrosse becomes state powerhouse

November 4, 2008

First participation, then a presence, then a championship. It hasn’t taken Issaquah Youth Lacrosse long to make its impact.

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Worth Your Weight in Food drive a huge success

November 4, 2008

In this time of economic hardship, many families have had to make the tough choice of paying a mortgage nor buying groceries. Read more

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Tree regulations are on the way

November 4, 2008

Poplar trees on Northwest Gilman Boulevard at Front Street North are removed Oct. 28 in response to their ill health and safety concerns about dead and falling limbs. Ginkgo trees that live 100 years, and Issaquah’s centennial tree, Eddie’s White Wonder dogwoods, which live more than 50 years, will replace the 22 trees that were at the end of their typical 35-year lifespan. Photo by Greg Farrar. Poplar trees on Northwest Gilman Boulevard at Front Street North are removed Oct. 28 in response to their ill health and safety concerns about dead and falling limbs. Ginkgo trees that live 100 years, and Issaquah’s centennial tree, Eddie’s White Wonder dogwoods, which live more than 50 years, will replace the 22 trees that were at the end of their typical 35-year lifespan. Photo by Greg Farrar.

After 16 months of work by city planners and concerned citizens, proposed new regulations to protect trees are ready for action by the City Council.

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Kari Magill is new Rowley CEO

November 4, 2008

Kari Magill, recently named the new chief executive officer of Rowley Properties, stands outside the business’s headquarters. Photo by By Greg Farrar.

Kari Magill has been promoted to chief executive officer of Rowley Properties. She replaces her father, Skip Rowley, at the helm of the 54-year old company founded by his father, George Rowley Sr.

Magill assumed her new responsibilities Aug. 1. She previously served as the company’s chief operating officer, a position she held since 1994. Read more

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Restaurant joins green team by composting food waste

November 4, 2008

Sweet Addition has gone green, but few customers have noticed the new addition to the popular restaurant and candy shop.

Sweet Addition head chef Lynn Rehn (left) and Christina Graham, district manager at Cedar Grove Recycling, take a break from composting training. Contributed

Sweet Addition head chef Lynn Rehn (left) and Christina Graham, district manager at Cedar Grove Recycling, take a break from composting training. Contributed

The small eatery in Gilman Village, which serves breakfast and lunch and devotes half of its space to a delectable selection of colorful candy, started a new composting program last month in an effort to help decrease its waste and environmental impact.

“We’re very excited,” head chef Lynn Rehn said. “It’s a cleaner way of working. It feels more productive.” Read more

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Community Calendar

November 4, 2008


St. Joseph Holiday Bazaar is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at 220 Mountain Park Blvd. Handcrafted and holiday items will be featured along with delicious food to enjoy while you shop. You will be able to support nonprofit programs, as well as local crafters. Call 392-5516.

The Eastside Chapter of the Northwest Biodiesel Network’s regular monthly meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 12 at the North Bend Railroad Depot, 205 McClellan St. The topic is “Basics of Quality Biodiesel Production.” Call 503-9876.

The Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department presents Family Friday from 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 14 at the community center and Julius Boehm Pool. Cost is $5 per family at the door. Call 837-3317.

The Issaquah Mothers Group presents the Holiday Gift and Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. Local moms who have a home business are invited to participate. Admission is free, but a food item to donate to the Issaquah Food Bank is requested. Gift-wrapping will be available for donations to the Issaquah High School Junior Class. Call 657-0202 or 206-250-9497.

The Issaquah History Museums hosts Deck the Depot at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Depot Museum. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided. Call 392-3500.

The Harvest Dance, benefiting the Issaquah Food Bank, is from 6:30-11 p.m. Nov. 21 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Astro Cats and Magnolia Road will perform. There will also be a live auction, food samples, and wine and beer from local restaurants. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and are available at The Issaquah Press. Call 894-4410 or go to

The Vasa Park Christmas Craft Show is from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Nov. 20-21 and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. This free show features thousands of handcrafted Christmas décor items, jewelry, soaps, candles, home furnishings, scrap-booking, garments and accessories, and gourmet foods. Call 413-1004.

Providence Health & Services’ Senior and Community Services hosts a trio of O’ Christmas Tree events benefiting its seniors and hospice patients, including those served at Providence Marianwood in Issaquah. The events are:

4A Family Affair Treeview, featuring presenting artist Anna Skibska, from 3-8 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Event is free.

4Silver Bells Luncheon, featuring 1960’s pop singer Merrilee Rush, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dec. 2, at The Westin Seattle. Cost is $50; reservation deadline is Nov. 28.

4O’Christmas Trees Gala Dinner and Auction — 5 p.m. Dec. 3, The Westin Seattle, Grand Ballroom. Price is $275 per person; reservations required by Nov. 27. 

Call 206-938-2788 or go to



The annual Harvest Festival is Saturday, Nov. 15, when 150 volunteers will come together to serve 2,000 of the less fortunate. The ARAS Foundation, Plateau Chiropractic and other health care professionals are sponsoring this day of giving. Guests will be treated to toys, clothes, books and nonperishable foods, as well as chair massages, chiropractic adjustments and haircuts by professionals. There will be pony rides for the children, as well as punch and homemade cookies. Call 868-8448. 



Eastridge Christian Assembly, 5025 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., hosts the Eastridge Family Conference Nov. 14-15 with featured speaker Dr. John Trent, a best-selling author and expert on building strong families and relationships in stressful times. Registration for couples is $125 for the entire weekend, $50 for Friday only or $100 for Saturday only. Registration for individuals is $65 for the entire weekend, $25 for Friday only or $50 for Saturday only. Friday dessert, Saturday lunch, conference materials and childcare are included with registration. Preregistration is required. Learn more or register at, or call 392-3253.

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church presents Thanksgiving Eve Community Service at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Community Church, 205 Mountain Park Boulevard S.W. Call 392-3215.


Pine Lake Covenant Church offers “Divorce Recovery,” a seminar for those trying to move on from divorce, Tuesdays through Nov. 25. To register, call 392-8636 or go to Child care will be provided by pre-registration only.

Explore your ideas through art in a free class, “Chill and Spill,” for ages 10-16, from 2-3 p.m. Mondays in the community center’s Maple Room. Call 392-6367, ext. 299, to register.

The Yoga Barn presents the free class, “Meditation Circle for Peace and Healing the Earth,” with Franca Baroni, from 7:45-8:45 p.m. Nov. 14 at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Yoga Barn also offers free Sunday classes. Space is limited, so call 427-0038 or go to to preregister. 

“Safe Surfing: Old Threats, New Technologies — Combating Cyber Risks for Our Kids,” hosted by the Youth Eastside Services and presented by Microsoft Parenting Lifeline Community Speakers Series, is from 7-8:45 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Crossroads Park facility, 999 164th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Call 747-4937 or go to 


Issaquah Library

The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. 

The Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Group meets at 3 p.m. Nov. 14. 

The Twilight Prom is at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Come dressed as your favorite character from the “Twilight” series to win movie tickets and copies of “Breaking Dawn.”

The Strategy Games Group meets at noon Nov. 28.

November is National Novel Writing Month. Meet at 3 p.m. Thursdays to write a complete 175-page novel by midnight, Nov. 30.

The workshop “Playing Doctor: What’s Normal, What’s Not?” is at 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Learn about child sexual development and sexual abuse.

The class “Get Organized Financially” is at 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

Meet Ethan Casey, the author of “Alive and Well in Pakistan: A Human Journey in Dangerous Time,” at 3 p.m. Nov. 22.

The Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 to discuss the book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life,” by Barbara Kingsolver.

Native American Flute Workshop is 1 p.m. Nov. 15, for ages 8 and older.

“Hello House!” is at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 25. Join Northwest singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for a guided musical tour though your house!

Talk Time for adults, an opportunity to practice your English skills in a fun and friendly environment, is at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 1 p.m. Mondays.

Preschool story times, for ages 3-5 with an adult, is at 11 a.m. Mondays and 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

Spanish story times, for families with children ages 3-12, is at 7 p.m. Mondays.

Toddler story times, for ages 2-3 with an adult, is 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Young toddler story times, for ages 12-24 months with an adult, is 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

Study Zone is back in session for grades K-12 to drop-in for homework help. Find one near you at



Toddler Time, for children ages 1-3, is from 8 a.m. – noon Monday through Friday at the community center. At the indoor playground are cars, bikes, slides, wagons and lots more to discover. Parents are responsible for their own children. The cost is $2 per child. Call 837-3300.


Senior Center

Center hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activities are open to people 55 and older. The center is at 75 N.E. Creek Way. Call 392-2381.

A book/article discussion group meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday. 

A conditioning and stretching class is from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Fee is $16.

Line dancing classes are from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays. Fee is $5.

A drawing and painting class is from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesdays. The fee for this eight-week course is $120.

Stay Active & Independent for Life classes are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through Nov. 12. The fee is $35.

Appointments can be made for foot care clinics every Thursday. A new, lower fee is only $25 per person. Payment will now be made at the front desk. Remember to bring a small towel with you.

Line dancing lessons are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Cost is $5 per session or $18 per month.

A writers’ call is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesday. 

Instructor Norma Foss leads a computer lab to answer basic questions about the computer 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays.

Artist open studio is from 10 a.m. – noon Tuesdays. Bring your own project and work with fellow artists.

Pinochle is from 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Bridge is at 10:55 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Happy Hookers needlework group meets from noon – 3 p.m. Thursdays.

Mah-jongg lessons are 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Play from 9:30 a.m. – noon. 

Tai Chi classes are 9-10 a.m. Mondays.

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Press Editorial

November 4, 2008

Board appointment  was thorough and open

Congratulations to Chad Magendanz, chosen last week by Issaquah School Board members to fill a board vacancy. The five applicants for the seat — left vacant by the resignation of Mike Winkler — were all

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To The Editor

November 4, 2008

Thank you

Volunteers helped raise $11,500 at Salmon Days Kiwanis Salmon BBQ

As we learned again this year from guests from as far away as New York and Nairobi, to many people, the Kiwanis Salmon BBQ is Salmon Days. It is also one of our community’s most successful fundraisers. Read more

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West Nile virus found here in dead crow

November 4, 2008

A dead crow found in Issaquah Oct. 16 has tested positive for the West Nile virus. Read more

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