A family recipe is worth $10,000

April 2, 2013

Issaquah resident Gus Campanario never imagined that a delicacy from his childhood, peachy keen ceviche, crafted by his mother, could help him win a national competition.

Campanario, a fan of Del Monte products, found the company’s “Add Some Garden” contest the perfect opportunity to have some fun with his favorite recipes.

Gus Campanario

Gus Campanario

The purpose of the contest is to get customers to create great, healthy meals, according to Brian Ng, Del Monte director of marketing. The premise is that contestants should use a Del Monte product to freshen up a recipe.

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Why are our GPAs unweighted?

April 2, 2013

A student’s grade point average tells many different things about a student. It speaks of his or her grades and class rank, and is a huge factor in getting into college.

Hall Monitor Stephanie Hays Liberty High School

Hall Monitor
Stephanie Hays
Liberty High School

However, it does not always accurately show one thing: how hard a student worked. Unweighted GPAs do not apply the difficulty of a class in contribution to the grade a student received. So, why don’t we have weighted GPAs?

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Boost school programs by buying milk

April 2, 2013

Dairy Farmers of Washington, along with Jacksons food stores, will donate 5 percent of one gallon milk sales to help fund Apple Educational Products.

All public elementary schools in Issaquah will be entered into a drawing to receive money toward the purchase of iPad learning centers, which include iPads, apps and etextbooks.

The Milk Builds Strong Schools program runs through May 28 when a winning school will be randomly drawn.

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WildFin opens new location in Renton

April 2, 2013

Issaquah’s restaurant WildFin American Grill is opening a new location in the Renton Landing on March 27.

WildFin has been serving Issaquah since 2011, boasting a menu full of local seafood and produce, offering a variety of foods traditional to the Pacific Northwest.

WildFin American Grill is open seven days a week. The dining room is open Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Weekend hours are Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Go to www.wildfinamericangrill.com

Raise your wands for a Harry Potter night

April 2, 2013

Issaquah’s Youth Advisory Board wants to whisk all of the young muggles in town out to Hogwarts.

On April 19 at the community center, the youth-led city board will host children grades two through five for a Harry Potter-themed night of enchantment, allowing them to imagine a life in the school for wizardry. There will be games and activities from 6-8 p.m. in the spirit of the young detective wizards and their harrowing adventures to save the world from You Know Who.

Registration will cost 15 knuts, er, dollars per child. Learn more by calling 837-3300 and sign up at https://iplay.issaquahwa.gov/start/start.asp.

 

 

Hatchery, zoo add events to Highlands Days

April 2, 2013

Special activities and discounts are being offered to Issaquah Highlands residents on April 10 and 12 at Highlands Days in Issaquah.

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is planning tours, habitat hikes, fish-printing and family-centered activities April 10 to give families a chance to explore during spring break. The zoo is offering a “buy one get one free” admission discount to any highlands resident that visits April 12.

Hatchery events are planned between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 10. Tours of the inner workings of the hatchery will be at 10 and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Habitat hikes will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Participants will take a quarter-mile walk along Issaquah Creek and learn about what makes a stream a home for salmon.

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Patriots not happy with 3-1 win over Thunderbirds

April 2, 2013

By Greg Farrar Miranda Bukantz, Liberty High School catcher, grins as she prepares to put out Haley Newton, of Sammamish, on a double play, to retire the side March 28 during the third inning of the Patriots’ 3-1 win over the Totems.

By Greg Farrar
Miranda Bukantz, Liberty High School catcher, grins as she prepares to put out Haley Newton, of Sammamish, on a double play, to retire the side March 28 during the third inning of the Patriots’ 3-1 win over the Totems.

If the Liberty High School scoreboard was functioning during the softball team’s matchup against Sammamish, it would have shown a 3-1 victory for the Patriots.

The March 28 win against the Totems didn’t feel like much of an achievement for the Liberty coaches and players, though.

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Off The Press

April 2, 2013

Robbers can take from us, but can’t break us

Dear thieves who broke into our offices and robbed us,

You came in the night and took most of our computers. You rifled through everyone’s personal belongings and took what you wanted.

Kathleen R. Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen R. Merrill
Press managing editor

Many people here were already uncomfortable about our move from our longtime home on Front Street to this business park. You made all of that worse.

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Kelly ‘Doc’ Lee Farrell

April 2, 2013

Kelly ‘Doc’ Lee Farrell

Kelly ‘Doc’ Lee Farrell

Kelly ‘Doc’ Lee Farrell

Feb 22, 1960 — March 5, 2013

Kelly “Doc” Farrell, of Issaquah, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 53 years of age.

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Skyline’s offensive explosion downs rival Issaquah, 9-6

April 2, 2013

The Issaquah High School softball field was host to an explosion of offense when rivals Issaquah and Skyline High School squared off March 25. It was the Spartans’ bats that proved to pack the most punch, though, defeating the Eagles, 9-6.

The schools combined to produce 25 hits, but the game remained scoreless through two innings, before Skyline pushed six runs across the plate in the third.

Skyline’s Madisen Camp-Chimenti put the Spartans on the board first, driving in two runs with a double laced to the left-center field gap. It was just the beginning of what would be a productive day for the Skyline junior, who collected four hits and three RBIs.

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