Eagles hope big offseason translates on the field

September 3, 2013

Jack Neary, Issaquah High School senior quarterback, throws a series of passes to his receivers during a drill Aug. 21 at team practice. By Greg Farrar

Jack Neary, Issaquah High School senior quarterback, throws a series of passes to his receivers during a drill Aug. 21 at team practice. By Greg Farrar

It’s never a guarantee that offseason success will translate to the gridiron come fall, but as summers go, the Issaquah High School football team had a pretty stellar one.

In June, the Eagles won the University of Washington 7-on-7 passing tournament, defeating Skyline on their way to the top, and finished second in a separate 7-on-7 event.

“It’s really helpful work,” Issaquah coach Chris Bennett said. “You do well in those things when you have good quarterback play and solid receivers.”

The 2013 Eagles possess one of the best receiving corps he’s had, Bennett said, led by Jeff Shipley, speedster Derek Chapman and Tommy Nelson, who received MVP honors at the UW passing tournament.

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Downtown street to close for ArtWalk

September 3, 2013

On Sept. 6, Northwest Alder Place will be closed from First Place Northwest to Front Street between the hours of noon and 10 p.m. to facilitate the last ArtWalk of the season. Front Street will remain open.

Off The Press

September 3, 2013

Old teachers lose all class

Joe Grove Press reporter

Joe Grove
Press reporter

In his speech before a joint session of Congress in 1951, eight days after he was fired by President Harry Truman, General Douglas McArthur closed with the famous lines, “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” To paraphrase it, old teachers never die, they just lose their class.

As a retired teacher, when I browse stores this time of year and see the school supplies out, along with the newest trends in student clothing, I feel a twinge of nostalgia and a bit of sadness, knowing I am now out of school for good.

What I miss most is my seventh-grade reading classes, reading aloud to the kids and talking to the kids about what they were reading.

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To the Editor

September 3, 2013

Spawning salmon

Cartoon about hitchhiking fish was excellent

Kudos to Peter Allen Clark for his clever, erudite, timely, extremely pertinent and artistically drawn cartoon of the hitchhiking “spawner” studs waiting for their truck. The subtle educational hint on reproductive biology was special genius!

The cartoon caused me, while I chuckled, to return to the front page to enjoy fully reading the entire piece.

Dan Anderson

Issaquah

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Lawrence Douglas Callaway

September 3, 2013

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

Lawrence Douglas Callaway, indeed a fisher of men — and women, children, people of all ages — was happiest preaching the word of God and spending time with his beloved family. He was also an accomplished fisherman, outdoorsman, and great friend and mentor to many.

Born June 12, 1949, in Houston, Texas, Lawrence, also known as Brandy, left his earth suit behind to be with the Lord on Aug. 20, 2013, at Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland.

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Editorial

September 3, 2013

There is nothing fishy about volunteering

The rains arrived last week, signaling the way for thousands of spawning salmon to sniff their way from Puget Sound back to Issaquah Creek. It’s a miracle indeed, one worth celebrating!

But celebrations don’t just happen. They take hundreds of volunteers working together to host more than 150,000 people at the annual Salmon Days Festival on Oct. 5 and 6.

Volunteers work at the shuttle bus locations, the information booths and help with the parade lineup. Others greet the more than 350 arts and craft vendors, help set up multiple stages for live entertainment, put up signs and balloons, even clean up trash when the party is over.

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Robert Allan Hamlin

September 3, 2013

Robert Hamlin

Robert Hamlin

Oct. 31, 1926 – Aug. 21, 2013

Bob was born in Minneapolis, Minn., the only child of Ruth and William John Hamlin. He attended Sacred Heart High School in Waseca, Minn. After his graduation in 1944, he served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at the Sand Point Naval Base in Seattle. In 1958, he went to work for The Boeing Co. until he retired in 1988.

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Tavon celebrates fifth anniversary with BBQ

September 3, 2013

Issaquah’s Tavon Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8.
The Tavon Center, a day program for young adults with disabilities, opened in 2008, and currently provides a caring and productive environment for its 50 patrons. Tavon Center patrons regularly volunteer at Swedish/Issaquah, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and at the King County Library System.
RSVP by emailing contactus@tavoncenter.org to reserve your free hot dog or hamburger.
Issaquah’s Tavon Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8.

The Tavon Center, a day program for young adults with disabilities, opened in 2008, and currently provides a caring and productive environment for its 50 patrons. Tavon Center patrons regularly volunteer at Swedish/Issaquah, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and at the King County Library System.

RSVP by emailing contactus@tavoncenter.org to reserve your free hot dog or hamburger.

 

Zombies wanted for flash mob

September 3, 2013

For the past two years, Cindy Klenk has led a zombie takeover of the Issaquah Highlands.

As part of the highlands’ Green Halloween celebration, Klenk, a community resident and Zumba instructor, organizes a flash mob where participants dress up like zombies and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” At 5 p.m. Sept. 8, rehearsals begin again at Blakely Hall for the third annual flash mob.

“I’m doing it because it really is a fun thing that brings the community together,” Klenk said. “It’s fun to be a part of something so large and diverse.”

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State fair offers free admission Sept. 6

September 3, 2013

The Washington State Fair in Puyallup is offering free gate admission from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 with a donation of nonperishable food items for KOMO’s First Day at the Fair Food Drive.

The food will be donated to the Puyallup Food Bank.

The fair, from Sept. 6-22, offers rides, exhibits, food, crafts and animals.

Get a full schedule of events and purchase tickets at www.thefair.com.

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