Gloriana lets loose at Liberty High School

May 19, 2009

Up-and-coming country band performs free concert

Liberty High School students clap to the band Gloriana. The country band, which is touring with country singer Taylor Swift, are performing at high schools on its 50-city tour of the U.S. By Jim Feehan

Liberty High School students clap to the band Gloriana. The country band, which is touring with country singer Taylor Swift, are performing at high schools on its 50-city tour of the U.S. By Jim Feehan

Liberty High School students were looking forward to lunch May 15 and it wasn’t for the chicken nuggets on the menu. 

Gloriana, an up-and-coming country band touring with Taylor Swift, performed during lunch in the commons and later signed autographs. 

“We love getting out to play for the kids that might not be able to get tickets to the Taylor Swift tour,” said band member Tom Gossin. “We figure we’ll bring the show to them or a little piece of it anyway. So, it’s really cool to brighten their school day.”

The Taylor Swift concert at Key Arena was sold out that night. Tickets ranged from $20 to $49.50. In 2006, Swift released her self-titled debut album, which produced five hit singles and sold four million copies. 

Gloriana began touring with Swift earlier this year. The band has already performed at 10 high schools as part of its 50-city tour. The band performed in Spokane the night of May 14. Following that performance, the members hopped in their 45-foot touring bus and pulled into Liberty’s parking lot shortly after 5 a.m. The band chooses to tour by bus as opposed to flying and lodging at hotels, said band member Rachel Reinert. Read more

To The Editor

May 19, 2009

Rules of the road

Mountain-bike prejudice should cease Read more

Practicing Piping

May 19, 2009

bagpipe-music-efr-20090518Hilton Almond (left) and Spencer Nelson tune their bagpipes as Mark Place and Matt Hartill stand with their drums, as the four Seattle Firefighters Pipes & Drums members warm up to perform. Issaquah Brewhouse dedicated a meeting room May 18 in honor of the firefighters for Eastside Fire & Rescue. By Greg Farrar

Georgia Louise Gustafson

May 19, 2009

Georgia Gustafson

Georgia Gustafson

Eric and Katie Gustafson welcomed daughter Georgia Louise to their Tinley Park, Ill., home April 23, 2009. Read more

Kate Ann Haeberle

May 19, 2009

Kate Haeberle

Kate Haeberle

David and Terri (Jones) Haeberle welcomed daughter Kate Ann March 30, 2009. Read more

Paul Edward Charles

May 19, 2009

Paul Charles

Paul Charles

Paul Edward Charles, of Issaquah, died unexpectedly May 11, 2009. He was 34. Read more

Board considers $193 million school levy

May 19, 2009

The Issaquah School District’s proposed 2010 levy package would supplement the district’s strapped budget with more than $193 million by 2014 if the school board members and voters approve it. Read more

Issaquah hatchery spared from cuts

May 19, 2009

State officials spared the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery during a round of cuts that will force the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to lay off 76 employees and curb services statewide. Read more

Fundraiser fights her own battle with breast cancer

May 19, 2009

Evelyn De la Cruz

Evelyn De la Cruz

Evelyn De la Cruz longs for the day when her daughter doesn’t have to worry about breast cancer.

The Issaquah woman has been a tireless advocate for early detection and fundraising for the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure organization.

She had planned to staff a booth at the Puget Sound Race for the Cure event June 7. Instead, she’ll be home recuperating from her second breast cancer surgery in less than two years. It’s a disease she’s all too familiar with. Read more

It’s all about water at annual festival on Beaver Lake

May 19, 2009

 

Sunny Hills Elementary School students point to an area of pollution on the model at the enviroscape presentation booth taught by a Nature Vision presenter during the Sammamish Watershed Festival. By Christopher Huber

Sunny Hills Elementary School students point to an area of pollution on the model at the enviroscape presentation booth taught by a Nature Vision presenter during the Sammamish Watershed Festival. By Christopher Huber

The rain subsided just in time for the fourth-graders from Endeavour and Sunny Hills elementary schools to break for lunch May 14 at Beaver Lake Park. 

Although the misty blanket of precipitation went with the theme of the day’s events, participants welcomed its end. They were there to learn about water’s role in the environment, not to get soaked in the process.

Fourth-graders from the Issaquah, Lake Washington and Northshore school districts participated in the 15th annual Sammamish Watershed Festival, a celebration of water education.

The festival ran for three days, but each school’s fourth-grade classes spent one day learning about water and watersheds through numerous interactive activities and instruction. Read more

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