Flame scorches competition en route to second-place finish at state

July 7, 2009

Issaquah Flame 98 fastpitch teammates, including (from left) Sydney Schultz, Lexi Bennett, Madelyn Shelby, Erika Sanidad and Makinzi Sanders, come off the field after a winning effort. The team placed second at the National Softball Association state tournament in the Tri-Cities. By Romeo Sanidad

Issaquah Flame 98 fastpitch teammates, including (from left) Sydney Schultz, Lexi Bennett, Madelyn Shelby, Erika Sanidad and Makinzi Sanders, come off the field after a winning effort. The team placed second at the National Softball Association state tournament in the Tri-Cities. By Romeo Sanidad

The Issaquah Flame under-10 fastpitch team showed a lot of offense when it recently finished second in the National Softball Association state tournament’s B Division.

The Flame, scoring more than 10 runs four times, compiled a 5-2 record in the tournament.

After finishing 2-0 in pool play with victories against the Sidewinders (16-15) and Rage (14-13), the Flame lost to eventual A division champion Everett Express 8-0. With the loss, the Flame went into Class B bracket play.

In the B tournament, the Flame opened with a 10-9 victory against the Sidewinders. Lexi Bennett had two hits, scored two runs and stole two bases for the Flame. Maddie Lyles had two hits and scored the winning run, and Mariah VanHalm stole five bases. Read more

Shovels turn for new school

July 7, 2009

Ground is broken June 23 for the Issaquah School District’s new elementary school in Sammamish west of Pine Lake with Principal Robin Earl (left), Superintendent Dr. Steve Rasmussen and school board members, (from left) president Brian Deagle, Suzanne Weaver, Jan Woldseth, Chad Magendanz and Connie Fletcher, turning shovels of dirt for the ceremony.  By Adam Eschbach

Ground is broken June 23 for the Issaquah School District’s new elementary school in Sammamish west of Pine Lake with Principal Robin Earl (left), Superintendent Dr. Steve Rasmussen and school board members, (from left) president Brian Deagle, Suzanne Weaver, Jan Woldseth, Chad Magendanz and Connie Fletcher, turning shovels of dirt for the ceremony. By Adam Eschbach

Sports calendar

July 7, 2009

Adult Sports

Issaquah Alps Trail Club

July 11, 9 a.m., Tiger Mountain loop to West Tiger, 8 miles, 2,600 gain. Call 269-3079 … July 12, 10:30 a.m., Lewis Gorge, 4 miles, 400 gain. Call 746-0709 … July 18, 9 a.m., South Bellevue trails loop hike, 10 miles, 2,000 gain. Call 746-1070 … July 19, 9 a.m., Twin Falls, 5 miles, 700 gain. Call 837-1535. Read more

Merrill Gene ‘Redeye’ Pierce

July 7, 2009

Merrill Pierce

Merrill Pierce

Merrill Gene “Redeye” Pierce died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue. He was 67. Read more

Arts calendar

July 7, 2009

JULY

8th

Take tango lessons at 8 p.m. at Grimaldi’s Coffee House, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 47. Then, dance until 11 p.m. Call 427-8161. Read more

Win some bling as the musicians sing

July 7, 2009

Community members find their ideal spot to sit and listen to the live music during a Pine Lake Park concert last year. By File

Community members find their ideal spot to sit and listen to the live music during a Pine Lake Park concert last year. By File

Pine Lake Park concert series has raffle to help children’s hospital

Folks coming to Pine Lake Park’s concert series will get to enjoy the music as always, but this year, they can also win a diamond necklace and help Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The Pine Lake Summer Concert Series kicks off July 9 this year.

In addition to the beach balls event sponsor Plateau Jewelers gives away every year, this time there will be a new wrinkle.

“We wanted to sort of jazz things up a little bit,” said Kelly Jensen, owner of Plateau Jewelers. “We thought, let’s use this as a vehicle to raise funds for a charity.” Read more

Volunteer Call

July 7, 2009

Issaquah History Museums’ Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall: Be a docent four hours a month or more — volunteer@issaquahhistory.org or 392-3500 Read more

TV show seeks local master bath renovations

July 7, 2009

Home & Garden Television’s ‘Bang For Your Buck’ is searching for fun and enthusiastic homeowners in the greater-Seattle area who have recently remodeled a master bathroom to feature in its second season.

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Commissioners question proposed medical building

July 7, 2009

A developer has proposed construction of the 43,000-square-foot Issaquah Medical Building on land just north of westbound Interstate 90. Contributed

A developer has proposed construction of the 43,000-square-foot Issaquah Medical Building on land just north of westbound Interstate 90. Contributed

Before developers can begin work on a proposed medical building, designers must soften the “fortresslike” facade and ensure easy access to the site, city development commissioners said.

The planned Issaquah Medical Building would be a 43,000-square-foot, three-level structure with a two-level parking garage. Plans call for the building to be constructed on about two acres at the former Zetec Inc. property — a wedge of land between westbound I-90 and Pickering Trail. The planned I-90 Undercrossing will be built just east of the site.

Commissioners discussed the Issaquah Medical Building proposal July 1. Developers must address questions raised by commissioners before applying for development permits. Read more

Chamber of Commerce adds 63 new members

July 7, 2009

In just one month, the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce has grown by 63 new members. The goal had been 40. Read more

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