Front Street closes tomorrow for Fenders on Front Street car show

June 15, 2013

NEW – 6 a.m. June 15, 2013

Front Street North from Sunset Way to Gilman Boulevard will be closed tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Fenders on Front Street car show.

Thousands of visitors stroll down Front Street to admire hundreds of vintage and classic cars, according to the Fenders on Front Street website.

It will be a fun-filled Father’s Day event with participants coming from across the state to show their cars. There will be live music, family activities, a trophy and award ceremony with MC Lance Lambert, and an afternoon cruise to the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in.

Registration for the show starts at 6 a.m. at the Triple XXX and the Hailstone Feed Store.

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Fenders on Front Street returns on Father’s Day

June 14, 2013

Fenders on Front Street will return June 16 and all those involved hope for good weather.

For the eighth year in a row, the Downtown Issaquah Association will hold the vintage car show, which in the past has drawn upward of 800 cars and thousands of visitors to the event.

By Greg Farrar David Schindele, of Mukilteo, looks at the engine of a 1976 Triumph TR6, owned by Chuck Winkelman, of Seattle, during the 2010 Fenders on Front Street.

By Greg Farrar
David Schindele, of Mukilteo, looks at the engine of a 1976 Triumph TR6, owned by Chuck Winkelman, of Seattle, during the 2010 Fenders on Front Street.

The show begins at 8 a.m. along Front Street; judging for the show will begin at 11 a.m. with awards presentations held at 2 p.m., followed by a cruise down to Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In.

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Issaquah inspires setting for writer’s first novel

June 14, 2013

Young girls trying to catch their true love might want to read Issaquah author Allyson Valentine’s first novel, “How (Not) To Find a Boyfriend.” As they read, they should not be surprised if the setting seems familiar as Issaquah and Issaquah High School inspired much of it.

By Greg Farrar Allyson Valentine (front row center) is surrounded last week by the Issaquah High School cheerleader squad on campus.

By Greg Farrar
Allyson Valentine (front row center) is surrounded last week by the Issaquah High School cheerleader squad on campus.

The story takes place in the fictional town of Riverbend, and of course the high school students are known as the cutthroats, with school colors of purple and gold. Like Issaquah, Riverbend is steeped in fish metaphors. The main character, 16-year-old Nora, takes biology, and if you took biology from IHS teacher Lena Jones, you might recognize your class as you read, because it served as a model for the one in the story.

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Join instrument flash mob June 21 for National Music Day

June 14, 2013

NEW – 6 a.m. June 14, 2013

Get out your instruments and mark your calendar now for a fun flash mob June 21 to celebrate National Music Day.

Join fellow city residents for an all-instrument flash mob performance of “Louie Louie” on the steps of Issaquah City Hall and Police Department, 130 E. Sunset Way, from 6-6:30 p.m.

There will be musicians in businesses and restaurants downtown and in Gilman Village from 4-9 p.m.

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Massage therapist’s license suspended for sexual misconduct

June 13, 2013

NEW — 2:55 p.m. June 13, 2013

State health officials have suspended the license of Newcastle massage therapist Matthew E. Usher, according to a June 12 Washington State Department of Health release.

A charge of sexual misconduct with a patient at Newcastle’s Massage Envy led the state agency to immediately suspend his license.

Usher cannot practice massage in Washington until the charges are resolved. He has 20 days to respond to the charges and to ask for a hearing.

Usher was criminally charged in King County Superior Court with indecent liberties, after he allegedly reached under the draping and touched a patient’s breast during a massage treatment. Read more

Chad Magendanz fills House leadership role

June 13, 2013

NEW — 11:50 a.m., June 13 2013 

State Rep. Chad Magendanz (R-5th District) was chosen by his colleagues to fill the role of assistant floor leader for the House Republican Caucus.

The assistant floor leader is a key member of the leadership team that helps coordinate the debate on the House floor.

Rep. Steve O’Ban previously served in the role. After the death of Sen. Mike Carrell last month, O’Ban was called to replace him in the Senate, leaving the position open. The House Republican caucus voted to appoint Magendanz the new assistant floor leader.

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Third time’s a charm

June 12, 2013

Skyline’s Katie Bucy helps Washington lacrosse win national championship

Contributed Katie Bucy, Skyline High School junior, races with the ball down the field with her Washington State team during one of the games at the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament held May 25-26 in Philadelphia.

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Katie Bucy, Skyline High School junior, races with the ball down the field with her Washington State team during one of the games at the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament held May 25-26 in Philadelphia.

Some say the third time is the charm. For Katie Bucy, it was.

The Skyline High School junior had been to the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament twice before, but when she and her team outscored a New Hampshire/Vermont regional squad, 9-6, to win the title May 26, it was a first.

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Parking pickle

June 11, 2013

Farmers market parking change frustrates, but does not stop attendees

By Peter Clark Cranes constructing the new Costco parking structure rise up beyond the farmers market at Pickering Farm. Due to the temporary work, parking has been moved to a further lot, causing consternation for vendors and patrons alike.

By Peter Clark
Cranes constructing the new Costco parking structure rise up beyond the farmers market at Pickering Farm. Due to the temporary work, parking has been moved to a further lot, causing consternation for vendors and patrons alike.

Parking changes for this year’s farmers market have left many vexed and it is unclear how deeply they will affect the event.

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