Singers concert features classic tunes by name

May 28, 2013

What’s in a name? Issaquah Singers will present a concert at 2 p.m. June 1 featuring songs with a person’s name in the title.

Songs the choir will sing include “Hernando’s Hideaway,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “When You and I were Young,” “Maggie Blues,” “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” and “Goodnight, Irene.”

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Issaquah Alps Trails Club announces scholarship winners

May 28, 2013

The Issaquah Alps Trails Club has announced the winners of its annual Bill Longwell Memorial Scholarship.

First place for $1,000 has been awarded to Joseph Domek, of Issaquah High School. Domek has a grade point average of 3.91, and is active in Issaquah-Sammamish Young Life, Relay for Life and Running Start classes. He plays football, wrestles, runs track and is college bound to Pacific Lutheran University.

Second place for $500 has been awarded to Jennifer Duff, also of Issaquah High School. Duff has a 3.93 grade point average, is treasurer of the Internet Service Club, is active in the Multicultural Club and Honor Society, and runs track. She plans to attend Pepperdine University next year.

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Cedar Hills Regional Landfill meeting details gas, noise changes

May 28, 2013

In a quarterly community information meeting about the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, members of the King County Solid Waste Division told those gathered that they have taken steps to correct noise and gas issues.

About 20 people attended the meeting in the King County Library Services building April 24 for the regular meeting in which the county hoped to continue a conversation with the community.

Victor Okereke, the engineering services manager for the Solid Waste Division, discussed the changes made in the landfill to respond to odor and gas complaints.

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Issaquah, Liberty doubles tennis teams take second in state

May 28, 2013

Issaquah and Liberty high schools each sent doubles’ tennis teams to the state tournament this year, and each returned home with hardware.

The Liberty High School duo of Kristy Braunston and Jenny Adams took second place at the 3A state tournament in Kennewick. They are the first Patriots in school history to make state.

Braunston and Adams won three straight matches to reach the state finals in a rematch of the KingCo and District championships.

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New environmental stewardship program to benefit schools

May 28, 2013

Ninth-graders at three Issaquah School District high schools will soon benefit from a new environmental stewardship education program that culminates in a field trip and hands-on stewardship event, according to a press release from the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

About 180 students in the “Biodiversity and Lab Concepts” course will participate in the Environmental Stewardship Learning Opportunity program each year, with curriculum developed by the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. Funding for the program will be made possible by an Issaquah Schools Foundation grant created by Port Blakely Companies and local businesses.

Port Blakely Companies, the parent company of Port Blakely Communities and developer of the Issaquah Highlands, created the grant in celebration of its 20 years of development activity in the highlands, where it has applied principles of environmental stewardship to every aspect of development, the release said.

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Skyline golf team comes in third in state

May 28, 2013

The Skyline High School boys golf team placed third at the 4A state golf championships May 21 and 22.

The team came in third 65.5 team points. Its leader, Brian Mogg, also took third, shooting 149.

Finishing the first round with a pair of birdies and coming back to birdie three of the four final holes on the second day, Skyline’s Kelley Sullivan ended in a six-way tie for 12th place with 154 strokes.

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Issaquah triathlon is set for June 1

May 28, 2013

The 13th annual Issaquah Triathlon, Duathlon, 10K, 5K and Kids’ Triathlon, sponsored by Arbor Schools, is June 1.

The Sprint Distance Triathlon begins at 7 a.m. The Spring Duathlon runs concurrently with the triathlon. The Issaquah 5K and 10K Run/Walk begins at 7 a.m. The Kids Triathlon begins at 9:30 a.m. and is recommended for children ages 6-12.

Expect traffic delays in and around Lake Sammamish State Park the morning of June 1.

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Police & Fire

May 28, 2013

Threats

A May 13 report stated that a customer’s son made open threats to throw a rock through the window of a business in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard and to “hunt you down.” He was mad about a business issue between his mom and the store. The reporting person notified corporate security and asked that the company advise police.

 

Awfully late

Police were dispatched to a suspicious call May 13 that a woman was hearing noises, like someone upstairs was getting robbed and people moving stuff, in the 900 block of 10th Place Northeast. She thought it was too late for people to be moving. On investigation, people were actually moving.

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Eastside Baby Corner provides free diapers

May 28, 2013

Since diapers are not covered by any government aid programs, many families in King County are forced to choose between buying diapers and buying food or paying bills, according to a press release from Side by Side Northwest.

When it costs $100 a month on average to diaper a baby, struggling parents with children in daycare often can’t afford to go to work or school, which adds additional stress to low-income families.

Eastside Baby Corner, a diaper bank, has teamed up with Westside Baby to address the issue of diaper need by providing 2 million diapers to children in need in King County over the next two years through Side by Side Northwest. The two-year pilot program was created by the two agencies working together to increase support for all children living in King County, as well as to increase the impact both organizations make in the community.

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Eagles music program works, plays as a family

May 28, 2013

Participation in band, orchestra or choir doesn’t just mean practicing your instrument or working on your piece in class each day — it is also an after-school commitment.

Issaquah High School’s spirited band, directed by Patrick Holen, fired up fans and cheered on the football team at nearly every game this year. The band marched and played in the annual Salmon Days parade. In winter, there were basketball games, the Solo and Ensemble contest, concerts and “Swingin’ in Vienna.”

Sophie Mittelstaedt Issaquah High School

Sophie Mittelstaedt
Issaquah High School

In addition, the Greenwood Orchestra and the Evergreen Philharmonic Orchestra, both directed by Doug Longman, have become trademarks through the various concerts they perform each year. The choir, directed by Barbara Irish, is also a much-enjoyed and respected program. Each year, they perform in assemblies, musicals, the Candlelight Concert, the Choir Bash, the Solo and Ensemble contest, and deliver Sing-a-grams.

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