Spartan Kaleb Strawn’s soccer career is starting to soar

June 18, 2013

Kaleb Strawn has never been able to physically dominate opponents on the soccer pitch. Instead, he uses intelligence and speed to make the other team miserable.

This spring, the 5-foot-7 Strawn led the Skyline Spartans to their first undefeated KingCo Conference season. The central midfielder supplied a single-season school record for points with his 11 goals and 13 assists, and it helped him lock up an NCAA Division II collegiate scholarship offer from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey.

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College News

June 18, 2013

Issaquah resident receives theater scholarship

Teresa Micheletti, of Issaquah, received a $1,000 Margaret Green Siegley Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Micheletti, a junior at Western Washington University, is majoring in theater with a focus on stage management and expects to graduate in June 2015. Micheletti is the daughter of Joe and Tami Micheletti, of Issaquah.

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Issaquah School District graduations / June 13, 2013

June 18, 2013

Regal Cinemas in Issaquah Highlands will open June 29

June 18, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. June 18, 2013

By Peter Clark Construction on the Issaquah Highlands Regal Cinemas finishes up as the theater plans to open June 29. It will be the first completion in the newest phase of development around the Grand Ridge Plaza.

By Peter Clark
Construction on the Issaquah Highlands Regal Cinemas finishes up as the theater plans to open June 29. It will be the first completion in the newest phase of development around the Grand Ridge Plaza.

Regal Cinemas will open June 29 as the first completed highlands project in Grand Ridge Plaza.

Regal Entertainment Group has announced that the new theater complex would be unveiled with grand opening and preview events.

Preview events will occur from June 29 through July 1 and will include three days of $2 movies, which will benefit local charities under specific themes, according to a press release.

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Massage therapist accused of sexual misconduct fired from Issaquah clinic

June 17, 2013

NEW — 2 p.m. June 17, 2013

Days after state health officials suspended the license of Newcastle massage therapist Matthew E. Usher, his current employer, Elements Therapeutic Massage Issaquah, terminated him from its staff.

A charge of sexual misconduct with a patient at Newcastle’s Massage Envy led the state agency to immediately suspend his license.

Usher was criminally charged in King County Superior Court with indecent liberties, after he allegedly reached under the draping and touched a patient’s breast during a December 2012 massage treatment. He pleaded not guilty and a subsequent hearing is scheduled for July 11.

Usher began working at the Elements Therapeutic Massage in January, according to owner Glenda Sue Poletti. At the time of hiring, Usher was properly insured and licensed, she said. Read more

Zeeks Pizza will host Raise the Dough for Seattle Children’s on June 18

June 17, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. June 17, 2013

Hope on the Hill Guild will have its third annual Raise the Dough benefit for Seattle Children’s on June 18 at Zeeks Pizza in the Issaquah Highlands.

The event will also receive a portion of sales from Ben & Jerry’s, also in the Issaquah Highlands, according to a press release from Hope on the Hill Guild.

Twenty percent of the day’s sales — including dine-in, take-out and delivery from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. — will be donated to the hospital’s uncompensated care program, allowing children to receive world-class medical treatment, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

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Regal Cinemas hiring for new Issaquah Highlands location

June 16, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. June 16, 2013

In anticipation of the official grand opening July 2, the new Regal Cinema 12 theater in the Highlands is hiring.

Advertising online and in the existing Pickering Place theater, the Regal Entertainment Groups are looking for floor staff as well a part-time associate manager.

Ushers, concessionists and box office tenders are among the staffers sought by the newly constructed theaters. Responsibilities in the job description include customer service, cash handling, phone etiquette, knowledge and enforcement of the MPAA ratings system.

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