Options for high school seniors

April 23, 2013

Here are some alternatives to college, with informational links:

  • Attend a vocational school and learn a profession without the expense of a four-year college. www.affordableservices.org/college/vocational.aspx
  • Further your career by earning certification in a wide range of vocations for a low cost. http://prdweb.asq.org/certification/control/index
  • Defend your country as a member of one of the branches of the United States military. www.military.com
Jacob Brunette Issaquah High School

Jacob Brunette
Issaquah High School

NAMI walk fundraiser aids mental illness awareness

April 23, 2013

The Washington state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health hopes national awareness will inspire record participation in its efforts to raise money and support, according to a press release.

At 9:30 a.m. May 18 the state chapter of NAMI will hold its ninth annual NAMI Walk to raise money and awareness for mental illness. The 5K walk will begin at Marina Park in Kirkland and follow the shoreline of Lake Washington to Carillon Park and loop back. There is still time for participants to register and form a team, or just join the festivities at the finish line.

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Fishing season kicks off April 27

April 23, 2013

Bigger trout.

That is what anglers will find lurking in more than 500 lakes and ponds when the statewide trout fishing season begins April 27.

“We had a vision two years ago in our trout-stocking program to boost the size of what we call catchable trout,” said Chris Donley, the state Fish and Wildlife inland fisheries manager.

“We laid out a challenge to our hatchery folks to do this in a cost-effective manner,” Donley said. “They sharpened their pencils, and found a way to produce the same number of trout, yet increase their size. That is a massive gain and very impressive.”

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Steve L. Perpich

April 23, 2013

Steve L. Perpich, 85, died peacefully at the Providence Marianwood Nursing Facility in Issaquah the morning of April 6, 2013.

Steve was a “New Year’s baby” born Jan. 1, 1928, in South Chicago to Steve and Frances Perpich (Prpic) who were immigrants from Croatia. Steve was one of seven children and the “middle” son of five brothers. When his father died in 1944, Steve left High School at age 16 to support his family while his two older brothers were serving in World War II.

Steve L. Perpich

Steve L. Perpich

In 1946, Steve enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was promoted to corporal and served in the South Pacific, including the island of Guam, where he guarded prisoners of war. He was honorably discharged in 1947.

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Issaquah hosts third annual Northwest Paddling Festival

April 23, 2013

For a single day in May, Lake Sammamish will become the elite destination for the region’s paddle-sports enthusiasts when it hosts the third annual Northwest Paddling Festival.

Experienced kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders will descend on Issaquah to celebrate all-things paddle sports, with a daylong festival May 11.

The event will feature paddling industry vendors, product demonstrations, kayak tours, stand-up paddleboarding lessons and a 6-mile paddle-craft race.

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Police & Fire

April 23, 2013

Low-impact thief

A man called police at 4:37 p.m. April 4 to report someone had taken his rain barrel from his home in the 100 block of East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Northeast sometime April 3 or 4. There were several other such rain barrels left in place. Nothing else was disturbed.

 

Naughty boy

A young man came to police at 11:05 p.m. April 5 to say he was being extorted. He’d gone to a website April 4 where people can chat with members of the opposite sex. He had been chatting with a female for hours. They exchanged Facebook information so they could contact each other. Later that night, they decided to do a video chat. The woman says she recorded the video chat and would release it to everyone on Facebook if he did not pay her $100. He told her he is a minor, and she laughed. The boy contacted police and admitted the video was of him masturbating. Police verified that this was not a site where people pay for that sort of thing. While the officer was there, the woman said he had one hour to decide if he wanted to pay her. He said he was going to pay to keep the information off Facebook. Police advised him to document everything in case it would be needed in the future.

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Strawberry season pairs well with this savory, salmon recipe

April 23, 2013

Although I can’t seem to grow a tomato in my garden, for the past few years I’ve had strawberries popping up everywhere in my yard. I’ve been feeling just a tiny bit triumphant about my unexpected crop of strawberries. Combined with my weekly trips to the Issaquah Farmers Market and Jubilee Farms last summer, my kitchen table and countertops overflowed with the sweet red berries.

Strawberry shortcake, spinach and strawberry salad, strawberry preserves, strawberry coconut sorbet and, of course, the Bennett Crews favorite, strawberry salmon.

By Karista Bennett Savory strawberry sauce served over grilled salmon features the best of seasonal ingredients.

By Karista Bennett
Savory strawberry sauce served over grilled salmon features the best of seasonal ingredients.

Fruit has long been used to flavor savory sauces and nothing seems more well-paired than berries and salmon: a perfect celebration of spring and summer.

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New ‘Fish Washington’ logos are announced

April 23, 2013

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife now has a new set of “Fish Washington” logos designed to help symbolize the state’s many great fishing opportunities.

WDFW tallied more than 1,800 votes on new logo designs via the department website and Facebook page. Now, with a few tweaks based on public suggestions, the winning set of logos has been chosen. The logos selected depict trout and bass with backgrounds of Washington state waters and wilderness.

“Fish Washington” is a new effort by the department to inform anglers about fishing opportunities in Washington via a variety of communications platforms.

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Teen Talk

April 23, 2013

What are your plans after high school?

 

Eastside Catholic High School

“I will be going to Amherst College in Massachusetts and playing soccer.”

 Quinn Phillips, senior

 

“I’m playing lacrosse next year at Scripps College, one of the Claremont Colleges in California, and I’m hoping to study something to do with government.”

Kelsey D’Ewart, sophomore 

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Liberty christens new theater with ‘The Wizard of Oz’

April 23, 2013

Seattle’s lush greenery may lend itself to its Emerald City nickname, but fans of Dorothy, and her little dog too, know that the true Emerald City is a magnificent metropolis inhabited by a powerful wizard, situated at the end of a yellow brick road.

Audiences young and old are invited to take that long, winding journey from Kansas to Oz with the Liberty High School Patriot Players, as they break in the school’s new theater with a musical performance of “The Wizard of Oz.”

By Katherine Simmons Taylor Schadt, as the Cowardly Lion, Maddy Daly, as Dorothy, and Sedrik Spradling-Reim, as the Scarecrow, play with Toto.

By Katherine Simmons
Taylor Schadt, as the Cowardly Lion, Maddy Daly, as Dorothy, and Sedrik Spradling-Reim, as the Scarecrow, play with Toto.

“I think everyone is super, super excited for this,” said Liberty junior Maddy Daly, who plays Dorothy. “‘The Wizard of Oz’ is an iconic show and we’re going to debut our new performing arts center. It can’t get any better than that.”

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