Splash Down!

July 28, 2009

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Emma Cronnin, executive director of Aegis Assisted Living, gets a refreshing experience July 25 from the staff’s new addition to the yearly carnival, a dunk tank.By Adam Eschbach

State sets new math rule

July 28, 2009

The State Board of Education has adopted a revised math rule for the class of 2013. Read more

Ease on down to see KIDSTAGE’s ‘The Wiz’

July 28, 2009

Keaton Whittaker (left) stars as Dorothy and Sarah Russell is Addaperle, together in a scene from Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE production of ‘The Wiz.’ Photo by Jean Johnson?Property of Village Theatre.

Keaton Whittaker (left) stars as Dorothy and Sarah Russell is Addaperle, together in a scene from Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE production of ‘The Wiz.’ Photo by Jean Johnson?Property of Village Theatre.

Much of America grew up on the MGM movie version of “The Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland. Joel Waage wants people to forget what they think they know and rediscover the tale through Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE SummerStock production of “The Wiz.”

“The challenge is retelling such an iconic story,” said Waage, director of the summer production. “There was so much of the book not in the movie that this is a nice opportunity to invent some things and do-over others.”

“The Wiz” is a modern, urban adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” It takes Dorothy’s story and spices it up with a 1970’s sound, blending rock, soul, gospel and Read more

Free tickets available for POPs! concert

July 28, 2009

Free tickets are available now for the 14th annual POPs! Goes Issaquah concert, sponsored by Rowley Properties. Read more

Press Editorial

July 28, 2009

Cool tips for  hot weather

Wearing cooler clothing, staying out of the sun, seeking air-conditioned buildings (movies anyone?) and drinking plenty of water seems to be common sense in extreme hot weather, but here are some things you might not have thought of: Read more

Climb aboard History Museums’ train show

July 28, 2009

Paul Yount and his son Karl, regular train depot visitors, check out the    G-scale model trains at a layout set up on a flatbed railroad car, during the annual Issaquah Train Show put on by the Northwest Pacific Z-Scalers.By Michael Johnson / NewEra Photography

Paul Yount and his son Karl, regular train depot visitors, check out the G-scale model trains at a layout set up on a flatbed railroad car, during the annual Issaquah Train Show put on by the Northwest Pacific Z-Scalers.By Michael Johnson / NewEra Photography

All aboard for Issaquah’s annual train show Aug. 1!

The Issaquah History Museums is hosting its fourth annual Train Show from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Issaquah has a long history with trains, dating back more than 120 years, with the creation of the Gilman Train Station in 1889. In fact, the city was originally named Gilman after the train station.

“The purpose is to bring history of trains with Issaquah to the people of Issaquah,” volunteer coordinator Karen Klein said. “We want to get people interested in the history of Issaquah and that involves trains.” Read more

To The Editor

July 28, 2009

Fill the Boot

Thank you to those who donated more than $18,000 for muscular dystrophy Read more

Youth golfers to take a swing at state title July 29-31

July 28, 2009

Kevin Moon, of Issaquah, tees off on the 13th hole during the WJGA District 2 Championship July 21 at Willows Run Golf Course. By Christopher Huber

Kevin Moon, of Issaquah, tees off on the 13th hole during the WJGA District 2 Championship July 21 at Willows Run Golf Course. By Christopher Huber

Issaquah youth golfer Darius Lalier didn’t shoot a great first-round front nine July 20 at Willows Run Golf Course, but his run on the back nine made it all better.

He shot three birdies and finished the last nine holes even. He ended the day with a 78-stroke performance and tied for eighth in the 14-15 age group.

Not bad, but he needed a similar score July 21 to contend for one of 13 state-qualifying spots. He punched his ticket to state after hitting a 79 in the second round of the Washington Junior Golf Association District 2 Championship tournament. Read more

Graduation at Safeco costs district a pretty penny

July 28, 2009

Ticket sales generate most revenue to pay for it

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you graduations can be expensive. But for a school district with 1,104 students, that can really add up. Read more

Colt baseball team playing for entry to World Series

July 28, 2009

Longtime youth baseball coach George Thompson was thinking about taking this summer off. However, his plans changed when a group of neighborhood boys, ages 15-16, were searching for a team to play for this season. Read more

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