Swimmer making comeback at age 25

July 7, 2009

Brian Davis

Brian Davis

It was a case of so many swimmers to watch and so little time. Issaquah Swim Team coach Kyle Johnson had swimmers competing in three different invitational meets two weeks ago. In addition, many of the swimmers also competed in the summer Midlakes Swim League program that week.

“Our program was well-traveled over the Puget Sound. We had coaches and swimmers everywhere,” Johnson said.

Swimmers ranged in age groups from 8-and-under to 29-year-old Peter Trahms, an attorney who works in Seattle and then races to Issaquah every day to work out with the team and prepare for upcoming meets.

One of the intriguing stories of that week was 25-year-old Brian Davis, who is making a comeback this summer. Read more

Dominic (Nick) Joseph Peterson

July 7, 2009

Dominic (Nick) Joseph Peterson

Dominic Peterson

Dominic Peterson

Bruce and Robin Angelotti Peterson welcomed son Dominic Joseph May 19, 2009, to their Charlotte, N.C., home. Read more

Planners say residents will be proud of Station 72

July 7, 2009

EFR facility clears planning hurdle

City officials and architects are set to complete the design of Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72, which will be constructed on a portion of the Issaquah Transit Center site. Contributed

City officials and architects are set to complete the design of Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72, which will be constructed on a portion of the Issaquah Transit Center site. Contributed

Before a city Development Commission last week, Eastside Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief of Planning Wes Collins stopped for Chinese food — and received a hopeful sign. Commissioners were set to consider plans for Station 72, a long-overdue EFR facility. The message inside Collins’ fortune cookie read, “You will reach a goal for which you have been striving.”

Collins later told development commissioners how officials first identified a need for a fire station in the northwestern part of the city in 1986. Officials hope to begin construction on the new EFR facility in early 2010.

“We’re glad to finally have a facility in the planning and development process,” Collins said.

Commissioners discussed the Station 72 proposal July 1. City planners will ready the project for further design work and obtain development permits. Read more

Iris Grill shut its doors June 30

July 7, 2009

Diners eat at the Iris Grill earlier this year. Not enough ate at the restaurant, however, to pull owner Bill McIntyre out of debt. File

Diners eat at the Iris Grill earlier this year. Not enough ate at the restaurant, however, to pull owner Bill McIntyre out of debt. File

After seven years of operation the Iris Grill in Gilman Village closed its doors June 30.

“I just want to say how much of a pleasure it has been to serve this community for the amount of time we’ve been here,” said owner Bill McIntyre. “Despite what is happening now, this has been the best experience of my life — the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of mine to own and operate a restaurant.”

The closure has been a few years coming, he said.

The restaurant opened in 2002 under different ownership. McIntyre said he began looking into purchasing it in 2003 and made the sale final in 2004. But it was a fire in April that year that became the root of a problem, he said. Read more

Public Meetings

July 7, 2009

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Council Transportation Committee Read more

Voters could decide additional protections for conservation land

July 7, 2009

Voters could soon decide to protect sensitive land along Issaquah Creek, parts of Cougar and Squak mountains, and dozens of other natural areas throughout King County. Read more

Passage Point’s future remains uncertain

July 7, 2009

The YWCA’s Passage Point facility, at the former Cedar Hills Alcohol Treatment Facility, remains embroiled in a legal battle between local residents and King County officials. Read more

Virginia Mason clinic hosts free prostate screenings

July 7, 2009

Virginia Mason clinic hosts free prostate screenings Read more

Orlean Boardman Roundy

July 7, 2009

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Orlean Roundy

Orlean Boardman Roundy, of Maple Valley and formerly of Issaquah, died June 29, 2009, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. She was 94. Read more

Seattle Tilth offers gardening classes

July 7, 2009

The following is a listing of classes offered by Seattle Tilth in partnership with the city’s Resource Conservation Office. The classes are at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Learn more information or register at www.seattletilth.org. Read more

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