Zeeks Pizza will open Issaquah Highlands restaurant June 16

June 4, 2009

NEW — 12:15 p.m. June 4, 2009

Zeeks Pizza will open a restaurant in the Issaquah Highlands June 16. The highlands outpost will be the second Eastside location for the Seattle-based chain and the first Zeeks to feature a full bar.

The highlands restaurant will open at the intersection of 25th Avenue Northeast and Park Drive Northeast.

Owner Mark Mullet said he plans to hire about 30 to 40 employees. Zeeks will have seating for 100 patrons.

Mullet is also seeking a City Council seat. He said he was inspired to open a Zeeks after visiting the Belltown restaurant with his family on a trip to the Pacific Science Center.

Zeeks operates five Seattle restaurants and a Kirkland pizzeria. The restaurant is known for toppings-laden pizzas such as the Tree Hugger (sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, broccoli, Roma tomatoes, garlic and olives).

Contemplating life

June 2, 2009

relay-for-life-20090530dThe 25th annual Issaquah Relay for Life raised more than $191,000 for cancer education and research at Skyline High School May 30-31. Above, Sara Akre sits by a luminaria she made in honor of her grandparents, Charlie and Mary Modica, who died from cancer. This is Sara’s third year putting up a luminaria, one of hundreds that lighted the way for walkers throughout the night.  Fundraising is still continuing and could reach the goal of $242,000 set by the American Cancer Society.

34 minors cited at Talus party

June 2, 2009

Police cited 34 underage drinkers when they broke up a party at a Talus house last week. The hangover for partygoers: They face hearings in King County Juvenile Court or Issaquah Municipal Court. Read more

School officials reassess cell tower near school after community input

June 2, 2009

After community input, Issaquah School District officials are rethinking plans to put a cell phone tower near Beaver Lake Middle School. Read more

Stadium renamed for former IHS coach

June 2, 2009


Gary Moore

When students at Issaquah High School start the 2010 football season, they’ll play at Gary Moore Stadium.

The Issaquah School Board unanimously voted to approve a proposal to rename the stadium at their regular May 27 meeting.

“It is an honor,” said Board Member Jan Woldseth. “Anytime we have an opportunity to pay tribute to anyone that has given so much to the community, it is an honor.”

Moore was a coach and teacher at Issaquah Junior High School and Issaquah High School for 39 years. During his 28-year tenure at Issaquah High as its football coach, the team won 137 games, lost 76 and tied four. During that time, Moore led the team to three King County championships and was named Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association in 1984.

Moore died of a stroke Sept. 11. He was 68.

Mardi Nystrom, a longtime Issaquah resident and school district employee, made the proposal at the May 14 school board meeting to honor Moore.

“Since the words pride and tradition already represent the high school, the timing is perfect to carry that motto into the new school being built,” Nystrom told the board. “With pride in its history, let us honor Issaquah High School tradition by honoring Gary Moore, so that the new generations of students will know the example he set on and off the field.” Read more

Salmon Days seeks anniversary artist

June 2, 2009

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival will not produce a limited-edition print this year. Instead, it will create a special artist edition retail item for this year’s festival, celebrating its 40th year. Read more

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground June 11

June 2, 2009

Habitat for Humanity of East King County will build five duplexes in the Issaquah Highlands. Architect’s rendering by RO2 Design Studio

Habitat for Humanity of East King County will build five duplexes in the Issaquah Highlands. Architect’s rendering by RO2 Design Studio

Affordable houses for 10 families will begin to rise in the Issaquah Highlands in the next several months, local Habitat for Humanity officials said last week.

Habitat officials and volunteers will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking June 11 to kick off construction of five duplexes near the intersection of Northeast Magnolia Street and Northeast Logan Street.

Habitat for Humanity of East King County volunteers will build the houses on nearly an acre of land, which Habitat purchased with help from the city, highlands developer Port Blakely Communities and A Regional Coalition for Housing, an organization of Eastside cities and King County that works to increase the supply of affordable housing. Read more

Human services campus, new hatchery dam among city’s goals

June 2, 2009

City officials want to improve traffic flow, city parks and salmon habitat in 2010. The wide-ranging list of 2010 goals directs city staffers to take steps to establish a human services campus, plan Cybil-Madeline Park and complete the first phase of the Interstate 90 Undercrossing. Read more

To The Editor

June 2, 2009

Memorial Day cross issue

Letter writer’s opinion was hateful, wrong

Letter writer Mike Huber was completely out of line. He overreacted to legitimate objections raised about disrespectful behavior toward non-Christians by Christians. Read more

Contractor selected to build new elementary school

June 2, 2009

Issaquah School Board members unanimously voted to accept a bid presented by Babbit Neuman Construction for a new elementary school at their May 27 board meeting. Read more

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