County libraries open early for job seekers

April 28, 2009

The King County Library System is tackling some big issues for one week by opening an hour early to help residents in search of jobs or unemployment resources, from May 1-8. Read more

Phyllis Ambrosio

April 28, 2009

Phyllis Ambrosio

Phyllis Ambrosio

Phyllis Ambrosio, “Nana” to her family, died April 19, 2009. She was 85, Read more

Prom or bust

April 28, 2009

demo-ihs-gym-razed-20090423Issaquah High School senior Camille Hopp has an answer for classmate Brennan Miller, who painted ‘Camille, Will You Go To Prom?’ overnight on the school gym building before its demolition party April 23. See a video of the event at www.issaquahpress.com. By Greg Farrar

Off The Press

April 28, 2009

Healthy Youth Survey asks questions, leaves out sex

lusebrinkc-press-20060313Issaquah School District students choose, on average, to live healthier lifestyles, according to the 2008 Healthy Youth Survey.

Every other year, teens throughout the state and in the district can take the voluntary and anonymous survey.

The survey, sponsored by the state Department of Health, asks students questions about a variety of healthy and unhealthy activities, and the decisions they make for themselves.

The survey netted 3,988 respondents — 1,198 sixth-grade, 1,105 eighth-grade, 993 sophomore and 692 senior survey takers in October.

The survey began in 1988; this is the third time the district has participated.

The survey routinely shows that Issaquah students engage in healthier behaviors than their counterparts across the state.

For instance, the number of students who said they had ever smoked a whole cigarette in their lifetime was about 10 percent less than the state average across all grades. The amount of Issaquah seniors who smoked cigarettes habitually was 4 percent less than the state average of 20 percent.

Alcohol use by Issaquah students in sixth through 10th grades was between 2 percent and 8 percent below the state average. Read more

Cellar-dwellers Juanita upsets top-ranked Liberty 7-5

April 28, 2009

Matt Weik, Liberty senior, courtesy runner for John McLeod, crosses home plate on a hit by junior Troy Askins in the bottom of the sixth inning, for a short-lived 5-3 lead in a 5-7 loss to Juanita. By Greg Farrar

Matt Weik, Liberty senior, courtesy runner for John McLeod, crosses home plate on a hit by junior Troy Askins in the bottom of the sixth inning, for a short-lived 5-3 lead in a 5-7 loss to Juanita. By Greg Farrar

Robbie Ryan blasted a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to lead Juanita to a 7-5 victory against host Liberty High School on April 22.

The Rebels trailed the Patriots 5-3 coming into the final inning. Juanita’s first batter in the seventh, Cole Graves, struck out.

 The next two batters reached on errors, bringing Ryan, the Rebels’ first basemen to the plate. His home run wrapped around the right field foul pole to put the Rebels up by one run. Read more

Heaven on a Harley

April 28, 2009

  

 Ray Eiler waves to fellow Providence Marianwood residents while riding with motorcyclist Duggan Harman. By Greg Farrar

Ray Eiler waves to fellow Providence Marianwood residents while riding with motorcyclist Duggan Harman. By Greg Farrar

 

 

Providence Marianwood residents get ride of a lifetime with motorcycle club

Transportation priorities include roundabout, I-90 Undercrossing

April 28, 2009

City officials are reviewing a plan to overhaul and update roads in the next decade. The wide-ranging Transportation Improvement Program outlines funding for big-ticket projects, like the Interstate 90 Undercrossing, and includes proposed overhauls for bridges and intersections. Read more

ArtWalk returns with expanded stops

April 28, 2009

Mae McMullin admires artwork near a glass piece by artist Lenoard Whitfield inside Art By Fire, one of the many stops along the DownTown Issaquah Association’s ArtWalk. By David Hayes

Mae McMullin admires artwork near a glass piece by artist Lenoard Whitfield inside Art By Fire, one of the many stops along the DownTown Issaquah Association’s ArtWalk. By David Hayes

The eighth annual ArtWalk returns May 1 and the event that started with seven locations for people to view art and artists has grown to at least 25, with possibly more additions to come. 

 
There’s also the award. Read more

Issaquah Schools Foundation awards more than $64,000

April 28, 2009

Twenty-three teachers have been presented with more than $64,000 in grant money to help fulfill educational goals in classrooms throughout the Issaquah School District.

The teachers applied through the Issaquah Schools Foundation for Kateri Brow Big Idea/Biggest Need Grants or Classroom Enrichment Grants. Read more

At 90, school employee Elvira Lindsay still calls the school playground home

April 28, 2009

Elvira Lindsay (left) enjoys her surprise 90th birthday party with the staff of Issaquah Valley Elementary School on April 15, as her staff friend of 30 years, Educational Assistant Saundra Hirt, stands behind her. By Greg Farrar

Elvira Lindsay (left) enjoys her surprise 90th birthday party with the staff of Issaquah Valley Elementary School on April 15, as her staff friend of 30 years, Educational Assistant Saundra Hirt, stands behind her. By Greg Farrar

When Elvira Lindsay stepped in from recess at Issaquah Valley Elementary School on April 15, she wasn’t expecting a room full of partygoers. 

“I was surely surprised,” she said, laughing. “I couldn’t believe it when I opened the door.”  

The Issaquah Valley community helped her celebrate her 90th birthday by bringing together some of the people she’s known the longest — her students and colleagues. Read more

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