Catch ‘Roman Holiday’ for free at the depot

September 11, 2010

NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 11, 2010

The popular film series at the Issaquah Train Depot returns Saturday night.

Films @ the Train Depot! — sponsored by the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture — plans a free screening of “Roman Holiday” at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.

“Roman Holiday” features Audrey Hepburn as a princess in Rome and Gregory Peck as a tabloid journalist.

Since the program launched last October, Films @ the Train Depot! has featured series of train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.

King County donates retired vans to nonprofits

September 11, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 11, 2010

King County has donated 27 retired Metro vans to help transport residents to medical appointments and field trips. The retired vehicles stand to benefit senior citizens, young adults, community programs and local governments.

King County Council members OK’d the donation in a unanimous decision Tuesday. Issaquah-area Councilwoman Kathy Lambert lauded the donation.

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Amnesty period for unlicensed pets ends soon

September 10, 2010

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 2010

Residents in Issaquah and 26 other cities, plus unincorporated King County, have 20 days before the amnesty period on unlicensed pets expires.

The countywide no-tolerance policy for unlicensed pets goes into effect Oct. 2. Outlaw owners face $125 fines for unlicensed spayed or neutered pets, and up to $250 for unaltered animals.

Purchase licenses at more than 100 locations across the county, including Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, veterinary hospitals and QFC grocery stores. Find the complete list here.

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Dead bear discovered in Issaquah driveway

September 10, 2010

UPDATED — 11:40 a.m. Sept. 11, 2010

Issaquah police responded to a report of a dead bear along Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast early Friday morning. The bear had been struck by a vehicle.

Police received a report at 6:35 a.m. Friday about a possible dead bear in a driveway along the west side of 10000 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast. The department contacted the state Department of Fish and Wildlife about the carcass.

The county Road Services Division and the police department did not receive any calls about the carcass as a traffic hazard.

Liberty High School to honor championship team

September 10, 2010

NEW — 9 a.m. Sept. 10, 2010

Liberty High School will honor its 1988 3A state champion football team during halftime of the Patriots’ game against Issaquah High School on Friday.

The nonleague game starts at 7 p.m.

The school will induct the team — as well as late running back Aaron Armstrong — into the school’s hall of fame during the ceremony. Armstrong’s mother will travel from Maryland to attend the ceremony.

Tom Ingles, who coached the team, and George Vanni, the school’s athletic director in 1988, will also be recognized.

State Rep. Marcie Maxwell plans education speech

September 10, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 10, 2010

State Rep. Marcie Maxwell plans to discuss education at the Eastside Mothers & More meeting next week.

Maxwell, a real estate agent and Renton Democrat, represents the 41st Legislative District. The district includes Talus and other Cougar Mountain communities, plus Newcastle, Mercer Island and unincorporated King County.

Eastside Mothers & More meets 7-9 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Spring Room at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue. The moms-only event is open to the public. Learn more here or email

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PSE plans minor electric, natural gas rate increases

September 9, 2010

NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 9, 2010

Puget Sound Energy intends to make small increases to electric and natural gas rates Oct. 1 in order to adjust for costs of the utility’s low-income assistance program.

The utility made a request late last month to the state Utilities and Transportation Commission to approve the increases.

The request filed Aug. 31 aims to increase electric rates by an overall average of 0.004 percent — or 4/1000th of 1 percent — and natural gas rates by 0.03 percent — or 3/100th of 1 percent. The commission is expected to review the proposal Sept. 30.

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Food drive race debuts at Issaquah-Liberty football game

September 9, 2010

NEW — 1 p.m. Sept. 9, 2010

Who will donate more food and supplies? The Liberty High School Patriots or the Issaquah High School Eagles?

Whichever school donates more, the clear winner is the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, which will receive the nonperishable food and supplies from the drive after the Liberty and Issaquah football game Friday night.

Donations of nonperishable food and supplies, like toilet paper and toothpaste, are encouraged, Liberty activity coordinator and Dean of Students Michelle Munson said.

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Issaquah High School golfers top Garfield

September 9, 2010

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Sept. 9, 2010

Ben Halter shot a 1-under-par 35 Wednesday as he led the Issaquah High School boys golf team to a 184-211 victory against visiting Garfield at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

The win was the second straight for Issaquah in 4A KingCo Conference competition.

Alex Ciszewski was second for Issaquah with a par 36. Brendan Jung and Matthew Gann each had 37s for the Eagles.

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Village Theatre announces fall class schedule for children, teens

September 9, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 9, 2010

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE has released the fall line-up of exploratory and musical theater classes.

Professional arts educators teach the classes. The offerings include “Exploratory Acting” for children as young as pre-kindergarten, “Musical Theatre” for grades one and two, “Singing for Musical Theatre” for grades four through 10, and various dance courses and acting courses, including “Acting 1 — Character Voyage to Narnia” for third- through fifth-graders.

Find a complete class listing here.

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