Overmatched Liberty falls to Interlake, 7-0

April 9, 2013

By Greg Farrar Jenny Adams, Liberty High School junior, volleys against Isabelle Long, of Interlake, during warmups for their April 3 match at Tibbetts Valley Park.

By Greg Farrar
Jenny Adams, Liberty High School junior, volleys against Isabelle Long, of Interlake, during warmups for their April 3 match at Tibbetts Valley Park.

When Liberty High School tennis player Jenny Adams is at the top of her game, she can easily defeat an opponent in 30 to 40 minutes, she estimated.

Her April 3 matchup against Interlake’s Isabelle Long took nearly two hours, though, and unfortunately for Adams, ended in defeat.

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Awash in wonders

April 9, 2013

Denizens of the depths surface at Seattle Aquarium

Somehow, I made it my entire life so far without visiting an aquarium.

By Peter Clark One of the most interesting features in the aquarium is the underwater dome, around which many different species, such as the fellow pictured above, swim around spectators.

By Peter Clark
One of the most interesting features in the aquarium is the underwater dome, around which many different species, such as the fellow pictured above, swim around spectators.

I suppose some blame can rest on growing up in the Midwest, but more than anything, the opportunity just never presented itself. I consider that a real shame because I am fascinated by all things aquatic. “Moby Dick” is one of my favorite books, I have watched more nature shows on the deep sea than any other kind of nature show and I should have visited an aquarium sooner.

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Eastside Endoscopy Center achieves accreditation

April 9, 2013

Eastside Endoscopy Center of Issaquah has received accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Accreditation means the center has met nationally recognized standards for quality health care, according to a press release from Eastside Endoscopy Center. The standards are set by the association.

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Who’s News

April 9, 2013

Young poet earns national recognition

Skyline High School sophomore Niyathi Chakrapani received a silver medal for her poetry from the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Now in its 90th year, the Scholastic Alliance of Young Artists and Writers National Awards are given out annually in 28 categories of art and writing. Only about 1 percent of the teens from across the country who apply for scholarships and the chance to have their works exhibited or published are honored at the national level.

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Skyline speeds past Roosevelt

April 9, 2013

The rain and wind didn’t let up April 4, and neither did the Skyline High School track and field team as it bested Roosevelt in both girls and boys events.

By Greg Farrar Nicole Cox (right), Skyline High School freshman, dashes to the 100-meter finish line for the win during the Spartans’ track meet April 4 against Roosevelt. Teammate and fellow freshman Stephanie Lunde (left) races close behind.

By Greg Farrar
Nicole Cox (right), Skyline High School freshman, dashes to the 100-meter finish line for the win during the Spartans’ track meet April 4 against Roosevelt. Teammate and fellow freshman Stephanie Lunde (left) races close behind.

The girls 800-meter relay team, composed of Alexis Daugherty, Dorie Dalzell, Kaylie Greninger and Brandy Hughes, started the Skyline Spartans with a win by edging out Roosevelt by a 2-second victory.

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Who’s News

April 9, 2013

Spiritwood resident crochets Easter baskets

Spiritwood at Pine Lake’s Betty Vaughan crocheted more than 100 Easter baskets for Spiritwood residents.

Spiritwood staff members filled the baskets with Easter eggs and candy, and then delivered them to the residents and their families at Easter brunch.

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Macaroni Kid celebrates fourth anniversary

April 9, 2013

Started in April 2009, Macaroni Kid provides families in the Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah and Sammamish areas a comprehensive listing of family-friendly events and activities to entertain, stimulate and exhaust their kids, according to a press release from Macaroni Kid.

Four years ago, Diana Reul-Shapiro, of Snoqualmie, was looking for activities to keep her kids busy when she had the idea to assist local parents doing the same thing. Today, another mom, Dana Verhoff, of Fall City, helps her.

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The Woods celebrate their 70th anniversary

April 9, 2013

David and Joan Wood celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary March 22, 2013.

They both grew up in Seattle; David attended Roosevelt High School and Joan attended Garfield High School. They attended the University of Washington. David and Joan met while skiing with college buddies on a trip to Paradise at Mount Rainier.

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Skyline hangs on for win over Woodinville

April 9, 2013

WOODINVILLE – Cannon Gardner tallied four goals as Skyline pulled away in the third for a 13-11 boys high school lacrosse win over Woodinville on April 4 at Woodinville High School.

The win was the fourth of the spring for the Spartans.

Woodinville took a one-goal lead in the first-quarter, and then gave up five in the second to trail Skyline 7-4 at the half. In the third, the Spartans kept scoring, netting six goals to Woodinville’s three.

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Youth Advisory Board seeks new members

April 9, 2013

For all fifth- through 11th-graders interested in making a difference in the community, the Youth Advisory Board seeks new members for just such a service.

The board, made up of representatives from each Issaquah School District middle and high school, is looking for applicants for its 2013-2014 term. Before the May 3 deadline, dedicated teens and tweens can submit their applications to the Parks & Recreation Department along with references.

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