Groundhog alert!

January 30, 2009

Punxsutawney Phil is coming to Issaquah and anyone who can tell us where he is can win prizes in The Issaquah Press Groundhog Day online contest from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Feb. 2.

Go to www.issaquahpress.com, look through the photo slideshow of Punxsutawney Phil and figure out where he is in each photo. Then, send an e-mail to editor@isspress.com with your answers. 

The first five people to get all of the answers correct, or the most answers correct, will get great prizes, donated by Issaquah merchants.

Mark your calendar now so you don’t forget!

 

Punxsutawney Phil

Punxsutawney Phil

Police look for two men in home invasion robbery

January 30, 2009

NEW — 11:30 a.m. Jan. 30, 2008

Issaquah police are looking for two men who forced their way into an apartment in the 900 block of Sunrise Place Southeast at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The two men, armed with handguns, forced their way into the apartment when the owner’s boyfriend answered the door.

No one was hurt in the incident, according to a press release.

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Pine Lake Hoe Down / Jan. 28, 2009

January 28, 2009

Students, parents and staff put on their best western outfits for a night of line dancing, food and fun at Pine Lake Middle School in Sammamish on Jan. 23.

Come to the Cougar Mountain Academy ‘Sailing Vessels’ art show

January 28, 2009

NEW — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, 2008

Students at the Cougar Mountain Academy are hosting an art show from 1-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

The event is open to the public. The school is at 5410 194th Ave. S.E.

More than 80 pieces of nautical art from students in preschool through fifth grade are displayed in the auditorium. Refreshments will be available.

 

‘Rainbow Sails,’ by first-grader Sanjna Battepati, is one of the 80 artworks on display at the Cougar Mountain Academy art show.

‘Rainbow Sails,’ by first-grader Sanjna Battepati, is one of the 80 artworks on display at the Cougar Mountain Academy art show.

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History — From a nearby classroom

January 27, 2009

 

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Bob Nelson (above)places a hand on son Erik’s shoulder through much of President Barack Obama’s inaugural address Jan. 20 during a breakfast party for parents and their students in the fifth-grade classroom of Issaquah Valley Elementary School teacher Susan Adler. More than 50 students and parents filled the classroom for the morning’s pomp and circumstance televised from Washington, D.C. Sam Schaengold (below, left) waves a flag as he sits with his mother Teri. Parents provided decorations, food and refreshments for the class party.

Comment on Tiger Mountain housing project

January 27, 2009

251 homes, 344 homes or none?

A public meeting is set for Jan. 29 to discuss the draft environmental impact statement for a proposed 67-acre housing development site behind the grandstand of Issaquah High School. Read more

Girl admits kidnapping didn’t happen

January 27, 2009

 

A 10-year-old Endeavour Elementary School girl, who told authorities she was kidnapped from in front of her Klahanie home Jan. 19, admitted to police Jan. 24 that she lied. Read more

Zero-energy housing project is delayed

January 27, 2009

The nation’s financial crisis is hitting close to home, or more precisely zHome. Read more

Building permits are in for district’s 15th elementary school

January 27, 2009

 

Elementary School No. 15 building from the northeast with the main entrance at left and classrooms at right. By Issaquah School District

Elementary School No. 15 building from the northeast with the main entrance at left and classrooms at right. By Issaquah School District

District officials have submitted building permits to the city of Sammamish for the new school building, temporarily called Elementary 15.

School officials still hope to break ground and begin work on the site, on Southeast 16th Street in the Crossings neighborhood at Pine Lake, this spring.

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Cooking in another language

January 27, 2009

 

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Rachel Lau helps 2-year-old Caitlyn Zier add orange juice to her “good luck” noodle salad at the New Year Nibbles event at Sponge. Local families got together Jan. 18 to celebrate the New Year with language classes and cooking fun. Wenxin Huang Gillis (below) teaches families how to say ‘I’m hungry’ in Mandarin. By Taryn Zier

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