Spartans in state semis with 1-0 win

November 18, 2008

The Skyline High School girls soccer team advanced to the state semifinal round after defeating Bellarmine

ichelle Bretl (22), Skyline sophomore forward, gets an airborne hug from Jill Stika, junior goalkeeper, after time expires on the Spartans 1-0 win over Bellarmine Prep. Photo by Greg Farrar.

ichelle Bretl (22), Skyline sophomore forward, gets an airborne hug from Jill Stika, junior goalkeeper, after time expires on the Spartans 1-0 win over Bellarmine Prep. Photo by Greg Farrar.

 Prep 1-0 Nov. 15 at Skyline Stadium. 

The Spartans’ goal came off the right foot of junior midfielder Shea O’Donnell in the 32nd minute of the game and proved to be the shot that ended Bellarmine Prep’s season. 

Skyline put its diligent practice to work when sophomore forward Michelle Bretl fed O’Donnell the ball from 35 yards out. With her back to the goal and about 18 yards out, O’Donnell took a quick first touch, spun around one defender and crossed it back to the far left corner of the goal, just past Bellarmine goalkeeper Ciarra Pederson.  

The team had been working on midfielders targeting the forwards in practice, said Skyline head coach Don Braman.

“It was a great combo,” he said. “The girls did a great job to link passes together.” Read more

Going to school shouldn’t feel like washing hair

November 18, 2008

The alarm rings. It’s the worst sound in the world, making me cringe every morning. Even after I turn it off, I remain in bed. Good morning, sunshine.

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‘Much Ado’ debuts at Liberty High School

November 18, 2008

Liberty High School’s Patriot Players present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” Nov. 20-22.

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Demonstrations showcase ‘artists in action’

November 18, 2008

More than a dozen artists will demonstrate their techniques and share their talent and enthusiasm for the arts during the downtown “Artists in Action” event from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 21.

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Come be enchanted by ‘Beauty and the Beast’

November 18, 2008

It doesn’t matter if you love the story from your childhood, barely remember it or only recall the 1980s’ television series (starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton), you shouldn’t miss Village Theatre’s latest creation, “Beauty and the Beast.”

The Beast, Eric Polani Jensen, laments that he will not get Belle or anyone else to fall in love with him before a magic spell condemns him to remaining a beast forever. By Jay Koh/Village Theatre

The Beast, Eric Polani Jensen, laments that he will not get Belle or anyone else to fall in love with him before a magic spell condemns him to remaining a beast forever. By Jay Koh/Village Theatre

Mesmerizing, enchanting, joyful — what a perfect choice for this year’s holiday production!

Jennifer Paz is an exciting and fun Belle. She brings a strong voice, abundant emotion and lots of spunk to this traditional story about love and seeing people for who they are on the inside.

Maurice (John X. Deveney) gives a touching performance as her sweet and loving father.

And there’s nothing more heart wrenching than a broken Beast (Eric Polani Jensen) as he falls to his knees, choking out the words of “If I Can’t Love Her” at the end of Act 1. Bring a hankie for this number.But the name of this play should be changed to “Lumiere and the Beast’s Other Wonderful Inanimate Objects,” because they truly steal the show.

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Arts Calendar

November 18, 2008

NOVEMBER 

19th

Issaquah artist June Sekiguchi presents her new exhibition, “Pattern Play,” through Dec. 31 at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., Seattle. Call 206-839-0377.

ArtEAST Studio Gallery presents “Figure/Grounded,” a juried exhibition of figurative art, through Dec. 2 at UP Front [art], 48 Front St. N. Go to www.arteast.org.

Village Theatre production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” runs through Jan. 4 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets are $22-$58 and are available by calling 392-2202 or going to www.villagetheatre.org.

Joe Vespaziani performs for comedy night at 8 p.m. at Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N. Call 391-1424 for reservations.

21th

The Harvest Dance, benefiting the Issaquah Food Bank, is from 6:30-11 p.m. 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 at The Press or $15 at the door. Call 894-4410 or go to www.issaquahfoodbank.com. 

Hear some of Music Works Northwest’s finest student soloists play a variety of inspiring pieces on various instruments at 7:30 p.m. at Music Works Northwest, Studio B, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. All ages are welcome. Admission is free; donations accepted at the door. Call 644-0988 or go to www.musicworksnw.org

22nd

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 Scott Lindenmuth Jazz Quartet performs from 7:30–11:30 p.m. at Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N. Call 391-1424.

23rd

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.

29th

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

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

TLC/Discovery Networks is looking for inspirational, heart-warming, amazing stories from wedding videos (behind the scenes, reception, honeymoon). The best will be considered for a television show. If you or someone you know would like to submit a video for consideration, go to www.lmnotv.com/weddingmemories and follow the instructions. 

South Puget Sound Community College is accepting entries for its fourth annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition. Local and regional artists are asked to submit entries in 2-D, 3-D and digital media by 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Cost to apply is $25. Mail submissions to Cassie Welliver, director, Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98512-6292. Call 360-596-5508.

Get a free flu shot, help the food bank

November 18, 2008

 

Residents can get a free flu shot from 2-8 p.m. Thursday with a donation to the Issaquah Food Bank.

Medical assistant Elisha Ellis (left) gives Overlake Community Events and Outreach Coordinator Hannah Blomberg her flu shot. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Medical assistant Elisha Ellis (left) gives Overlake Community Events and Outreach Coordinator Hannah Blomberg her flu shot. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Bring three cans of nonperishable food to Overlake Medical Center’s Urgent Care Clinic at 6520 226th Place S.E., Suite 150, and get your shot for free. There’s no registration or appointment required. 

Residents are asked to bring three cans of food for one flu shot; five cans of food for a family of two or more. Otherwise, flu shots will be available for $25. Read more

’Tis the season for catching a virus

November 18, 2008

Learn how to tell the difference between a cold and influenza

 Children younger than 6 are especially susceptible to the influenza virus.Contributed

Children younger than 6 are especially susceptible to the influenza virus. Contributed

As the seasons transition from summer to fall and then again to winter, unwanted visitors pay a visit to households across the nation — viruses. 

Depending upon which virus infiltrates, residents are gifted with either the common cold or the more severe flu.

So, to help prevent a longer stay or even an infiltration in the first place, what’s a person to do? According to the old wives’ tale, you “feed a cold, starve a fever.”

But, what does that mean? And is it even true?

Doctors like Hui-Ying LeSage, of the Swedish Physicians Pine Lake clinic, have been trying to undo the misinformation from that one ill-begotten bit of wisdom for ages. Read more

Betty Klineburger

November 18, 2008

Betty Klineburger

Betty Klineburger

Betty Klineburger

Betty Klineburger, a longtime Issaquah resident, died Nov. 10, 2008, in Issaquah. She was 84.

She was buried at Tahoma National Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Betty was born Betty Thurman in Great Falls, Mont., on Feb. 10, 1924. She grew up in Great Falls and, after graduating from high school, moved to Ogden, Utah, in 1942 to work for the government at Hill Field Air Force Base, near Salt Lake City.  

Her future husband, Eugene (Gene), came to Ogden, Utah, in 1942, as part of a military operation with the Army. They met at USO dances and hit it off on the dance floor. They married in 1944.

After the war, they moved to Tucson, Ariz., where they bought a home and began their family of three children. They were in Arizona until 1954, when they moved to Bellevue. After her husband retired from Klineburger Brothers Worldwide Taxidermy and Travel Agency, they moved to Issaquah in 1973. Read more

Volunteer Call

November 18, 2008

Does your nonprofit agency or civic club need volunteers? Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or e-mail newsclerk@isspress.com.

Issaquah/Sammamish Interfaith Coalition: Make evening and weekend meals for new women’s shelter opening on the Eastside Dec. 1 for 10 women. Call at 392-3448 or e-mail hanson@eskimo.com.

Issaquah History Museums’ Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall: Be a docent four hours a month or more. E-mail volunteer@issaquahhistory.org or call 392-3500.

King County Library System’s Words on Wheels Program: Deliver library materials to homebound patrons. Call 369-3235.

The Senior Services Volunteer Transportation Program: Drivers take Issaquah and Sammamish seniors to medical appointments. Call 206-448-5740. 

Friends of the Issaquah Library: Book Shelf Program distributes books to Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank patrons, especially from 10 a.m. – noon Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 432-3571 or e-mail fletcherann@msn.com.

Eager Eye Guide Pups Club: Raise puppies for use as guide dogs for the blind. Call 644-7421.

Community garden groups are needed to adopt garden beds (provide seasonal maintenance), have a teamwork party and join a group of gardeners who work independently at Pickering Farm. Call 837-3442. 

Issaquah Depot Museum: Up to 14 volunteers for the annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Depot Museum. Also, volunteer cookie bakers needed. Call 392-3500 or e-mail volunteer@issaquahhistory.org.

Elder and Adult Day Services in Issaquah: Monday, Thursday, or Friday from 12:30–2 p.m. to help with therapeutic activities. Call 206-859-5721.

Issaquah High School Career Center: 2009 senior class exit interviews Dec. 3, 10 and 17. E-mail cotec@issaquah.wednet.edu.

Hopelink: “Bus buddies.” Call 943-6769 or e-mail busbuddy@hope-link.org.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway: Plant native trees usually from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with half-day options also available, Dec. 6 at Lake Sammamish State Park. Go to www.mtsgreenway.org or call 206-812-0122.

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce: Visitor Information Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 392-7024.

 

The Issaquah Valley Senior Center: Lunch program on Tuesday and Friday, serving in the dining room and washing dishes; also lunch and grocery runs. Call 392-2381.

 

Providence Marianwood Auxiliary: Special care dementia unit. Call 391-2827.

 

The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank: Sort food and clothing from 8 a.m. – noon Monday and from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Also update the Web site. Call 392-4123.

 

Seattle Tilth: Three-six hours per month, usually weekdays, who have a flexible schedule and a car or truck to help with shopping and outreach volunteers three hours per weekend a month. Call 206-633-5045, ext. 2.

 

Friends of Youth Issaquah: Part-time receptionists. Call 392-6367, ext. 115.

 

King County Library System: Study Zone tutors for all sites, but particularly at the Fairwood, White Center, Skyway, Snoqualmie and Foster libraries. Call 369-3312 or e-mail aholloma@kcls.org.

 

Eastside Baby Corner: Sort donations of clothing and toys from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, from 9-11 a.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. – noon Saturday. Go to www.babycorner.org.

 

AtWork!: Answer phones, greet visitors and perform general office duties anytime from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 274-4000.

 

Elder and Adult Day Services: Lunch help from noon – 1 p.m. Monday-Friday; take participants on walks from 11:30 a.m. – noon Monday-Friday; help with therapeutic activities from 1:30–2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 206-859-5721.

 

Issaquah Special Populations Social Club: Assist with dances, movies, field trips and special events. For every three hours of volunteer service, a 30-day pass will be issued for use of the community center facilities and Julius Boehm Pool. Apply at www.ci.issaquah.wa.us.

 

Pampered Hands Group: At Providence Marianwood, assisting with soaking and massaging hands; individuals or teams from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Sunday to help with worship services. Call 391-2827. 

 

Cougar Mountain Zoo: General assistance with wildlife education and conservation. Call 392-6278.

 

Faith in Action: Transportation, home services and/or social support services for Issaquah/Sammamish seniors. Call 391-2817.

 

Issaquah Alps Trails Club: Volunteer for trail restoration. Work is typically done twice a week, weather permitting. Call 369-1725 before 7 p.m.

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