Public Meetings

February 9, 2009

Feb. 16

City offices are closed in observance of Presidents’ Day. Read more

School board endorses public education reform bills

February 9, 2009

Teachers rally against plan

Issaquah School Board members unanimously voted to endorse two bills supporting education reform,  House Bill 1410 and Senate Bill 5444, at a special board meeting Feb. 5. Read more

Ringing endorsement

February 9, 2009

Two church musicians attend national hand-bell convention

Erin Hersey, Alice Lewis, Kelly Shoemaker (from left) and the other members of the Memorial Bells hand-bell choir ring out the hymn, ‘They’ll Know We Are Christians,’ during a rehearsal at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Issaquah. By Greg Farrar

Erin Hersey, Alice Lewis, Kelly Shoemaker (from left) and the other members of the Memorial Bells hand-bell choir ring out the hymn, ‘They’ll Know We Are Christians,’ during a rehearsal at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Issaquah. By Greg Farrar

A solitary ringer lifts his bell and it reverberates through the auditorium. Silence follows before your ears are filled with the vibrations of the Memorial Bells hand-bell choir. 

“Whenever I play or listen, I get goose bumps. My group does that quite often to me,” said Alice Lewis, director of the Memorial Bells hand-bell choir at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Issaquah. “To hear them play what I’ve interpreted and give that back to me and on to our audience. The ultimate goal is for the audience or listeners to get the message the music is imparting.” Read more

London professor studies city’s role in Cold War project

February 9, 2009

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Klaus Dodds

During the height of the Cold War, Issaquah was deluged by an aerial assault. The payload: 30,000 leaflets dropped on the city in an experiment to understand how messages travel through a community.

The U.S. Air Force, the University of Washington and it was widely suspected that the CIA, participated in the experiment, called Project Revere, said Klaus Dodds, a professor of geopolitics and the director of the Politics and Environment Research Group at the University of London.

“Project Revere we found fascinating, in part because of its central role in stimulating research into rumor and the role that geography plays in shaping rumor transmission and reception,” he said.

He said he wanted, 58 years after the event, to study why this research was so central to a lot of Cold War-era research into communication. Read more

Student art at Reflections reception leaves judges floored

February 9, 2009

Mackenzi Hirayama, a Beaver Lake Middle School eighth-grader, stands with her Reflections award-winning photograph, ‘Unreachable,’ at the district award exhibit. By Greg Farrar

Mackenzi Hirayama, a Beaver Lake Middle School eighth-grader, stands with her Reflections award-winning photograph, ‘Unreachable,’ at the district award exhibit. By Greg Farrar

Inspiring photographs, enticing artwork and poetic verse were among the works honored at the Issaquah PTSA Council’s districtwide Reflections reception Jan. 20 at the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus.

This year, 244 students were recognized for having competed at the district Reflections competition. PTSA officials invited the students and their families to a reception, so their works could be viewed and honored.

“This is the largest participation we’ve had at the district level,” Donna Gelinas, co-chair for Reflections, said while looking around at the packed auditorium.

This year’s theme, “Wow!” produced entries in six categories — visual arts, photography, literature, music composition, film/video and dance choreography. Read more

History hike

February 9, 2009

 

 

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Issaquah History Museums volunteer Stephen Grate will lead an interpretive hike of the Issaquah-Superior mine site Feb. 14. Meet at the depot at 10 a.m. for a brief presentation. There is a $6 fee per person, or $3 per person for members of the Issaquah History Museums. The presentation at the depot is free to the public. Call 392-3500 or e-mail info@issaquahhistory.org to obtain a hike registration form, or download one at www.issaquahhistory.org. File

Community calendar

February 9, 2009

Events 

The City of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department is offering the following upcoming events. For more information or to register, call the Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department at 837-3300 or go to www.issaquahparks.net. Read more

Volunteer Call

February 9, 2009

Does your nonprofit agency or civic club need volunteers? Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or e-mail newsclerk@isspress.com.

Pampered Hands Group: At Providence Marianwood, assisting with soaking and massaging hands; individuals or teams from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Sunday to help with worship services — 391-2827 Read more

Fred William Marler

February 9, 2009

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Fred Marler

Fred William Marler died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle. He was 84. Read more

Erol Lorain Stewart aka Toney, Cabba Cabba, Bones

February 9, 2009

death-stewarterol-20090200Erol Lorain Stewart, died in Sammamish, on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at the early age of 49.

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