Schlilaty, Winter

June 9, 2009

Amy Schlilaty and Santtu Winter

Amy Schlilaty and Santtu Winter

Amy Kathleen Schlilaty and Santtu Antti Winter were married June 28, 2008, at the University Presbyterian Church, in Seattle. Read more

Drunken driver hits vehicles in Klahanie

June 9, 2009

Several Klahanie residents had a rude awakening last month after a drunk driver smashed into parked vehicles just after midnight May 22. Read more

Schlilaty, Doull

June 9, 2009

Josh Doull and Allison Schlilaty

Josh Doull and Allison Schlilaty

Allison Schlilaty and Josh Doull were married Sept. 13, 2008, at the University of Washington Botanical Gardens. Read more

Seattle Tilth offers gardening classes

June 9, 2009

The following classes are offered by Seattle Tilth in partnership with the city’s Resource Conservation Office. All classes are at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Advance registration and payment is required. For more information, go to www.seattletilth.org. Read more

Jake Heaps commits to Brigham Young University

June 9, 2009

Jake Heaps, of Skyline (right), with Zac Stout, of Westlake Village, Calif. (left), and Ross Apo, of Arlington, Texas, as they announced their decision to play football for Brigham Young University at a June 4 press conference at Iggy's Sports Grill in Salt Lake City. By Mario Ruiz / Courtesy [Provo] Daily HeraldJake Heaps, of Skyline (right), with Zac Stout, of Westlake Village, Calif. (left), and Ross Apo, of Arlington, Texas, as they announced their decision to play football for Brigham Young University at a June 4 press conference at Iggy’s Sports Grill in Salt Lake City. By Mario Ruiz / Courtesy [Provo Daily Herald”“]

It’s official: Skyline quarterback Jake Heaps will play for Brigham Young University. 

Heaps, a junior, made the verbal commitment during a press conference June 4 at a sports bar in Salt Lake City. 

Heaps has been one of the most heavily recruited juniors in the nation — scout.com rates him the No. 1 high school quarterback in the country — and is considered the top overall prospect in Washington. 

Heaps made the announcement alongside two other top prospects: wide receiver Ross Apo, of The Oakridge School (Arlington, Texas), and Zac Stout, a linebacker from Oaks Christian in Westlake Village, Calif. Read more

Treehouse designer lives out on a limb

June 9, 2009

A 30-foot wood plank suspension bridge leads guests to a treehouse built around a Sitka spruce. By Jim Feehan

A 30-foot wood plank suspension bridge leads guests to a treehouse built around a Sitka spruce. By Jim Feehan

As a youth growing up in New Jersey, Peter Nelson was fascinated with working with wood. He helped his father built a handful of treehouses and later designed his first tree house while attending high school.

It was never built, but the treehouse seed was planted.

Years later, an old high school friend sent Nelson an illustrated book about how to build treehouses. It inspired Nelson to write his own treehouse-building book, published in 1994. 

Nelson, a builder and general contractor, has gone on to write three more books about building high-end, custom treehouses. For the past 12 years, he’s held workshops about building treehouses. Two years ago, he opened the Northwest Treehouse School in Preston, where he teaches treehouse design and construction. 

His 4-acre compound along the bank of the Raging River includes two treehouses. One is built around a 120-foot tall cedar tree with a wooden-spiral staircase. The other is built 20-feet up a Sitka spruce and includes a 30-foot wood plank suspension bridge to reach the treehouse. Read more

Students put their own stamp on Shakespeare

June 9, 2009

Juliet, played by Anna Banashak, lures Romeo, played by Patrick Frawert, to her balcony in the scene ‘parting is such sweet sorrow.’ By Adam Eschbach

Juliet, played by Anna Banashak, lures Romeo, played by Patrick Frawert, to her balcony in the scene ‘parting is such sweet sorrow.’ By Adam Eschbach

At Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus, students are bringing new life to William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

At the school’s third annual Shakespeare Showcase June 5, students acted in adapted scenes from the famous play, set in the Elizabethan era, the roaring 1920s’ era with mobsters and the 1950s’ era with “greasers” in front of their parents, friends and teachers. 

“It was fun to do after reading Shakespeare,” said Patrick Frawert, a student who played a traditional Romeo in the balcony scene. “But it took a lot of guts and skill to go out onstage.”

While the showcase is a voluntary event, students are required to perform adapted scenes from the play for their final, Shannon Henderson, a language arts teacher at the school, wrote in an e-mail to The Press. Read more

High school dance at Pickering Barn will benefit food bank

June 9, 2009

Area high school students can contribute to a good cause while they dance the night away June 18. The dance, for sophomores, juniors and seniors only, is from 6-11 p.m. at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave NW. Read more

William E. Chase

June 9, 2009

 

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William E. Chase

William E. Chase, of Issaquah, died May 22, 2009. He was 53. Read more

Arts calendar

June 9, 2009

 

JUNE

 
10th

Enjoy tango lessons at 8 p.m. and then dancing from 8:30-11 p.m. at Grimaldi’s Coffee House, 317, N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite No. 47. Call 427-8161. Read more

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