Eagle project is community garden

June 30, 2009

Boy Scouts install the first of three raised garden boxes at the Rose House. Those whose faces you can see are (from left to right) Ed Belleba, Troop 571 Scoutmaster; Zak Vdolek, Eagle Scout and assistant Scoutmaster; Scout Zach Molina; Eagle Scout candidate Nathan McKorkle; Scout Jimmy Boyle; Scout Toby Brown; and Scout Jordan Rabold.By Janine McKorkle

Boy Scouts install the first of three raised garden boxes at the Rose House. Those whose faces you can see are (from left to right) Ed Belleba, Troop 571 Scoutmaster; Zak Vdolek, Eagle Scout and assistant Scoutmaster; Scout Zach Molina; Eagle Scout candidate Nathan McKorkle; Scout Jimmy Boyle; Scout Toby Brown; and Scout Jordan Rabold.By Janine McKorkle

Completing an Eagle Scout project is a huge challenge all Boy Scouts must complete before attaining an Eagle rank.

The project must benefit the community, but the main objective is to demonstrate leadership of others. Fourteen-year-old Nathan McKorkle, of Sammamish Troop 571, had a perfect idea for his project — lead a team to build an accessible raised garden for the residents of Rose House in Issaquah.

“I had a lot of great help. I led mostly younger Boy Scouts, but there was some older ones and some adults, too,” he said. “Even some of the residents’ family helped, too. I had a lot of volunteers and everybody did a really good job.” Read more

Grand Ridge Grows a Garden

June 30, 2009

garden-GrandR-20090609bGrand Ridge Elementary School students and employees celebrated the opening and dedication of their new Grizzly Patch, a garden where students will learn the fundamentals of how to grow their own food and learn about farming and the environment. Students, teachers and parents were given garden tours by the school’s garden volunteers during the day. Organizations, like the Issaquah Schools Foundation, the school’s PTSA and Port Blakely Communities, provided funding for the garden. Contributed

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June 30, 2009

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Career Connection Issaquah welcomes job seekers

June 30, 2009

Organizers of a local group that aims to help unemployed people network with one another during their job searches said job seekers have welcomed the group during its first weeks. Read more

Eagles four-year track star Johanna Carr heading to UW

June 30, 2009

Johanna Carr, of Issaquah, bolts from the starting block for the first leg of her 4x200 team's relay race during the girls 4A state championships May 30 in Tacoma. File

Johanna Carr, of Issaquah, bolts from the starting block for the first leg of her 4x200 team's relay race during the girls 4A state championships May 30 in Tacoma. File

Johanna Carr is on the fast track to a successful athletic career at the University of Washington.

She recently graduated from Issaquah High School after four years as one of the school’s top sprinters.

Carr competed in state in the 100-meter dash each year. During her high school career, she primarily ran the 100 and 200 dashes and the 400 and 800 relays. This year, she won Issaquah’s Rotary Athlete of the Year.

“It’s pretty unusual for a high school student to compete all four years, especially in the same event,” said head coach Gwen Robertson. “It speaks to her ability to stay consistent. She is definitely a hard worker.”

There have been hurdles, too. This season’s state competition didn’t turn out exactly how Carr had planned, but she said she still looks forward to continuing her track career with a scholarship at the UW. Read more

Sports calendar

June 30, 2009

Adult Sports
Issaquah Alps Trail Club
4July 4,  10 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike, 3-5 miles, 800-1,000 gain. Call 206-322-0990 … July 5, 9:30 a.m., Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass, 4 miles, 875 gain. Call 882-3435 … July 5, 9:30 a.m., Lodge Lake, 4-5 miles 875 gain. Call 882-3435 … 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.
Cascade Bicycle Club
4July 2, 6:30 p.m., Eastside Tour, 20-30 miles, from Marymoor Tennis Courts. Call 392-1347 …  July 3, 10 a.m., 40-45 miles from Snoqualmie Valley Tour from Quigley Park in Fall City. Call 747-5273 … July 11, 7 a.m., Ramrod Training, 100-110 miles, from Marymoor Park’s East parking lot. Call 392-1347.
Running
4July 11, 9 a.m., Cougar Mountain Trails Run, 10 miles, at Sky Country trailhead. Register online at www.Active.com.
Golf tournament
4Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m., Eagles No. 3054 Golf Classic at Lake Wilderness Golf Course. Prizes awarded for long drive, closest to pin, holes in one, and putting. For further information, go to www.lakewildernessgc.com. For information on the Eagles Lodge, go to www.Foe3054.org.
Slowpitch softball
4Issaquah Parks begins Jack ‘n Jill and men’s 35-and-over leagues in August. Teams planning to participate in the leagues should call 837-3308 or e-mail Stephanies@ci.issaquah.wa.us.
Youth sports/activities
4Sports Sampler — Issaquah Parks has sports sampler in soccer, T-ball and basketball for youngsters. There are classes for ages 4-5, 3-4, and 3-5. Call 837-3350.
4Pee Wee soccer and T-ball —Issaquah Parks has classes for 4-5 year-olds that teach fundamentals of soccer and T-ball at the Issaquah Community Center. The first session runs through Aug. 12, 4-4:45 p.m. each day. Call 837-3350.
4Little Dribblers Basketball — Current program runs through Aug. 13, 4-4:45 p.m., at Issaquah Community Center. Class is for ages 4-5 years-old. Program focuses on fundamental skills and concepts of basketball. Call 837-3350.
4Tennis Camp — July 13-16, 9 a.m. – noon, at Skyline High. The Issaquah Parks program is for beginners, advanced beginners and intermediate players, ages 7-10. There is another session July 6-9 for ages 11-14. Call 837-3350.
4Swim lessons at Julius Boehm Pool — Register online, at the pool or by phone at 837-3350 with a Visa or Mastercard.
4Lacrosse — July 3, 9 a.m., Fourth Annual Sammamish Shootout at Pine Lake Middle School, 3 vs. 3 Chumash style games for boys and girls, grades  3-4 through high school. For further information, go to www.SammamishShootOut.org.
4Basketball — July 7-10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Skyline High School girls basketball program holds a camp for girls, entering the third grade through the ninth grade in the fall. Players will work on basketball offensive and defensive fundamentals, play games and compete in a variety of contests for awards. Register at www.skylinegirlshoops.com.
4Fencing — July 18-Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., épée classes for ages 8-and-up at Issaquah Middle School. Washington Fencing Association handles instruction. Students learn Olympic style of competitive fencing and other techniques. No experience required. For further information, contact Issaquah Parks at 837-3300.
4Little League baseball — District 9 Tournaments begin July 4 for 9-10 and 10-11 teams. The 9-10 tournament is at Redmond’s Hartman Park and runs through July 15. The 10-11 tournament is at Issaquah’s Dodd Field and runs through July 14.
Youth baseball
Senior American Legion
4July 2-5, Lakeside Recovery at Curt Daniels Memorial (Vancouver, Wa.); July 8-13, Lakeside Recovery at Brandy Pugh Tournament (Bannerwood Park).
Junior American Legion
4July 1, 6 p.m., Lakeside-Issaquah at Lakeside-Skyline (Issaquah High); July 2-5, Lakeside-Issaquah at Spokane Wood Bat Tourney, 6 p.m., July 2, 6 p.m., Lakeside-Skyline at North Seattle (Dahl Field); July 3, 7:30 p.m., Lakeside-Skyline at Garfield; July 4-5, Lakeside-Skyline at Puyallup Tournament; July 7, Spokane at Lakeside Skyline, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., Spokane at Lakeside Issaquah (Issaquah High); July 9, 6 p.m., Kentridge at Lakeside-Skyline (Skyline High), 7 p.m., Lakeside-Issaquah at Enumclaw.
Sandy Koufax
4July 2, 6 p.m., Hurricanes at Issaquah Dragons (Central Park, Issaquah Highlands).

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Jevon Green is hired as Patriots’ boys hoops coach

June 30, 2009

Jevon Green enjoys studying history, especially Roman. In fact, it seems his entire family likes history. On a quiet summer morning, you might just catch all of them viewing a program on the History Channel. Read more

Local golfers vie for district, Junior World tournaments

June 30, 2009

Christopher Kobak putts on the 18th hole June 24 at West Seattle Golf Course. Kobak barely missed the cut for the Washington Junior Golf Association District 2 Championship, shooting an 83. By Christopher HuberChristopher Kobak putts on the 18th hole June 24 at West Seattle Golf Course. Kobak barely missed the cut for the Washington Junior Golf Association District 2 Championship, shooting an 83. By Christopher Huber

Christopher Kobak putts on the 18th hole June 24 at West Seattle Golf Course. Kobak barely missed the cut for the Washington Junior Golf Association District 2 Championship, shooting an 83. By Christopher Huber

Skyline High School golfer Jordan Windsor wasn’t satisfied with the way he drove the ball June 24 at West Seattle Golf Course.

But he executed enough decisive putts throughout the 18-hole Junior Worlds qualifier to help him tie for third in the 16-17 age group with a 75-stroke finish on the par-72 course.

“It’s definitely on the better side of what I’ve played,” he said after the match.

On the par-5 fourth hole, Windsor sunk a 40-foot putt for birdie, he said. He attributed some of his setbacks to numerous 2-putt holes.

“It’s mostly putting that got me,” he said. But “it was just putting that saved the round.”

A handful of Issaquah and Sammamish youth golfers gathered with dozens of Seattle-area youth at West Seattle to vie for the Washington Junior Golf Association District 2 Championship. The one-day tournament served as the qualifier for the final, to be held July 20-21 at Willows Run Golf Course. Read more

City celebrates 4th of July

June 30, 2009

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and so are the festivities.

From the Heritage Day Parade to Providence Point’s annual barbecue, you can stay busy in Issaquah all day long.

But remember, when it comes to private events, you need a city permit to use or possess fireworks, since they are banned within city limits. Issaquah’s fireworks ban includes things like sparklers, cones, fountains and roman candles. Anyone caught in possession of or caught using fireworks will be cited. The city passed the ban in 1993.

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Before lighting up, pick up free burn permits

June 29, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. June 29, 2009

Before building a campfire, remember: A seasonal burn ban lasts through Sept. 30 and burn permits are required for certain activities.

Propane, natural gas and charcoal fires do not require a burn permit. But other fires require a free burn permit from Eastside Fire & Rescue.

Pick up burn permits at EFR headquarters, 175 N.W. Newport Way; Station 78, 16135 S.E. 113th Place, Renton; Station 85, 3600 Tolt Ave., Carnation; and Station 87, 112 W. Second St., North Bend.

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