There’s good food here, and that’s no malarky

July 7, 2009

Webster’s Dictionary defines malarky as insincere or foolish talk. Well it’s no bunkum that Malarky’s Sports Grill on Gilman Boulevard is an outstanding sports bar serving great burgers and sandwiches, and even breakfast on weekends. Read more

Scout’s path to Eagle rank is the blood of life for others

July 7, 2009

As he works to attain prestigious Eagle Scout status, Joshua Hauschildt wants to help people by making a lasting contribution. So, the 17-year-old Eagle Scout candidate chose something vital for his final Scouting project: a blood drive. Read more

Model Ts to make stop at depot museum

July 7, 2009

One of two teams driving 1909 Model T Fords prepares to leave the starting line of the Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest. Fifty-five Model Ts are recreating the route this summer, arriving in Issaquah on July 11.http://oceantoocean.ning.com

One of two teams driving 1909 Model T Fords prepares to leave the starting line of the Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest. Fifty-five ModelTs are recreating the route this summer,arriving in Issaquah on July 11 http://oceantoocean.ning.com

In his youth, Greg Spranger enjoyed the thousands of tales his grandfather shared, especially those involving the family’s Model T Ford motor car.

“He described driving throughout the states, finding routes where there weren’t any roads and even ‘discovering’ California,” Spranger said.

As the head driver for an Indiana trucking company after the depression hit, Spranger said his grandfather was one of the first in the community to pack up the family and head west to start over in California.

So, it was a no brainer that Spranger jumped at the opportunity to act as liaison between the DownTown Issaquah Association and King County, organizing the local leg of an historical cross-country journey involving Model T Fords. Read more

A glory of a fourth

July 7, 2009

Charlie Lydum, 2 (at left), sings ‘God Bless America’ as he rides his tricycle, before the start of the Fourth of July parade. Below, Jay Ellis, 11, devours a blueberry pie at the final event at Issaquah’s Heritage Festival. Although Ellis narrowly lost, he was the messiest. See a slideshow of the Valentine Performing Pigs, who were at the festival and have been on ‘The Tonight Show,’ at www.issaquahpress.com.

Charlie Lydum, 2 (at left), sings ‘God Bless America’ as he rides his tricycle, before the start of the Fourth of July parade. See a slideshow of the Valentine Performing Pigs, who were at the festival and have been on ‘The Tonight Show,’ at www.issaquahpress.com. Photo By Adam Eschbach

Skyline grads left to wonder what’s next after WWU football cut

July 7, 2009

It was out of the blue. In early January, former Skyline High School football players Nick Rocco, Nick Cragin and Zach Schrader, along with their Western Washington University teammates, got a text message from their coach to meet at the Viking Union building. They weren’t sure what was up. Read more

Press Editorial

July 7, 2009

Businesses appreciate work of the chamber

Congratulations to the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce on its 63 new members last month, about a 14 percent gain, edging the total membership toward the 500 mark. Read more

Paving begins on Issaquah-Fall City Road

July 7, 2009

On July 13, city crews will begin repaving Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road from East Lake Sammamish Parkway to Southeast 58th Street — about 500 yards southwest of Highlands Drive. The project is expected to last two weeks. Read more

Off The Press

July 7, 2009

Pizzeria gets Italian seal of approval

Warren Kagarise Press Reporter

Warren Kagarise Press Reporter

City leaders, so fond of the sister city relationships Issaquah forged with cities in Morocco and Norway, might want to consider extending the olive branch to a municipality in Italy.

Though city officials might be too late. Ambassadors from Naples, birthplace of pizza, have already forged ties to Issaquah.

How? With pizza, of course.

Issaquah staked claim to specialty pies last month when Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria and Zeeks Pizza opened within a day of each other. Read more

State honors FISH master docent as volunteer of the year

July 7, 2009

Charles ‘Stan’ Staniforth, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery master docent,  gives students a tour of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Staniforth is a 2009 recipient of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s volunteer of the year award. By Gestin Suttle

Charles ‘Stan’ Staniforth, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery master docent, gives students a tour of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Staniforth is a 2009 recipient of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s volunteer of the year award. By Gestin Suttle

If you’re lucky, Charles “Stan” Staniforth will take you behind the scenes of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

It’s his signature deed as a volunteer for Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

“I figure it’s an experience of a lifetime,” Staniforth, 80, said, explaining why he likes to allow groups to see beyond the standard hatchery tour.

On July 7, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife was expected to honor Staniforth as a volunteer of the year during a ceremony in Mill Creek.

“When you think of an ideal volunteer who goes above and beyond on a daily basis, you think of Stan,” said Ava Frisinger, president of the FISH board of directors. “We are thrilled that Stan’s extraordinary level of service will be recognized with this award.” Read more

To The Editor

July 7, 2009

Polystyrene ban

Ban would help clear up Styrofoam containers cluttering up Issaquah Creek Read more

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