Skyline’s Peyton Pelluer plays among top 100

January 15, 2013

Peyton Pelluer, a Skyline High School senior linebacker, played in the nationally televised Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, in which the East team eventually topped out the West, 17-14.

Pelluer was among 100 high school athletes from across the country handpicked to play in the game at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The game is sponsored annually by the U.S. Marine Corps and aired on the NFL Network.

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Let’s Go! for Jan. 17-23

January 15, 2013

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Wine Walk series returns to downtown Feb. 1

January 15, 2013

The second annual Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk series returns Feb. 1 and continues on the first Friday of the month through May 3.

The event is presented by the Downtown Issaquah Association.

Participants can enjoy live music, art happenings, snacks and local wines poured in tasting locations up and down Front Street.

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Max Browne impresses in All-American Bowl

January 15, 2013

Quarterback Max Browne, a Skyline High School senior and U.S. Army Player of the Year, made the most of his chance playing in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5 in San Antonio.

Entering in the fourth quarter for the West squad, Browne went 4-7 and tossed a 16-yard pass with 6:49 left in the game to Derrick Griffin, of Terry High School, in Rosenberg, Texas. Browne then completed a play-action pass to DeSean Smith, of Barbe High School, in Lake Charles, La., for a two-point conversion, that put the West on top 8-7.

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Off the Press

January 15, 2013

Words aren’t always what they seam to be

Yes, the headline has the wrong word on purpose!

Greg FarrarPress photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

During one of my recent columns, the Twitter and Facebook revolution was under discussion and how it was shrinking our attention spans and thought processes to a maximum of 140 characters at a time.

There’s something else going on in this new way of communication that drives me crazy, not only in the social media universe but in the good old everyday world of newsprint and magazines.

Homonyms! Or in current smartphone texting lingo, autocorrect errors. Nowhere does the absence of good proofreading drive me as crazy than when it comes to them.

When there are a whole lot of people attacking a strategic position, they are a “horde.” When a storm is coming and we stock up on batteries, we are saving up a “hoard.”

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Issaquah Trophy & Awards helps homeless

January 15, 2013

Issaquah Trophy & Awards has selected Heroes for the Homeless as its latest Awards for a Cause recipient.

If a customer purchases select awards on the Issaquah Trophy & Awards website, www.issaquahtrophy.com, a portion of proceeds goes to Heroes for the Homeless.

Heroes for the Homeless serves up to 700 people every month by providing food and water, hygiene supplies, clothing, tents and sleeping bags, and information about how to access social services.

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Video contest aims to combat alcohol, drugs

January 15, 2013

The Issaquah Community Network and Drug Free Community Coalition want sixth- to 12th-grade students to create short commercials telling their friends how to resist alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug temptations.

Commercials should be two minutes or less in length and submitted by Feb. 28. A grand prize of $800 will be awarded to the best video. Other prizes include first, second and third place prizes of $100, $75 and $50 in the categories of Most Influential Alcohol Video, Most Influential Marijuana Video and Most Influential Prescription Drug Video.

Find complete details, entry requirements and an entry form at www.issaquahcommunitynetwork.com. Click on the link labeled “video contest.” Email questions to Dianne Bugge or Caryn Cissna at icnvideocontest@gmail.com.

Issaquah Alps Trails Club Dog Hike / Jan. 11, 2013

January 15, 2013

Judith Laverne Thomas

January 15, 2013

Judith Thomas

Judith Thomas

Judith Laverne Thomas was born Sept. 16, 1940, to Fritz E. Carlson and Winifred I. Carlson.

Heaven welcomed her on Dec. 18, 2012. She was our mother, mother-in law, sister, daughter, aunt, Grandma Judy, Great Grandma Judy and dear friend to so many.

The best baker in town! She shared her love for us all with cookies, pies, creampuffs and truly edible fruit cake!

She found joy in beachcombing for agates, fishing with anyone who would go with her, baking with her grandkids and, in retirement, spending time with her four-legged best buddy Buster.

Thank you, Mom, you live deep in our hearts.

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Master Chorus Eastside holds auditions

January 15, 2013

Master Chorus Eastside is holding auditions for openings in its tenor and bass sections for the remainder of the season.

Interested singers must have choral experience and basic music-reading skills. Call the Master Chorus Eastside office at 392-8446 to schedule audition appointments. Learn more about the chorus at www.masterchoruseastside.org.

Upcoming events for the chorus include Sound Imaginarium in March, a Simply Gershwin concert in May and the popular All-American Independence Celebration in June at Issaquah’s historic Pickering Barn.

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