‘He Walked By Night’ is movie for July’s film series

July 9, 2013

Second Saturday Film Series continues July 13 with the presentation of the 1948 movie “He Walked By Night.”

The film noir classic tells the true case of the Los Angeles Police Department’s attempts to catch the most methodical and cunning criminal in its history. Starring Richard Basehart, Scott Brandy and Jack Webb, “He Walked By Night” is the inspiration for the long-running television series “Dragnet.” The movie has also inspired numerous other crime films.

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Reign of the roaming rooster

July 9, 2013

One tough old bird rules an Issaquah parking lot

He’s not exactly a wild creature, but he’s too independent to be considered a farm animal or a pet.

He’s a free-range kind of guy.

Since the bantam rooster known as McNugget first showed up in a downtown Issaquah parking lot 11 years ago, he’s stuck around and brought smiles to shoppers and passers-by.

Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times Katheryn Parker, as she leaves Staples, admires McNugget the rooster, which has been wandering the parking lot for 11 years.

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Katheryn Parker, as she leaves Staples, admires McNugget the rooster, which has been wandering the parking lot for 11 years.

Michelle Schneider, owner of the Your Espresso stand on Front Street North, said she was terrified when the black-feathered bird suddenly appeared one day at her window.

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Local runners share naked enthusiasm for Bare Buns Fun Run

July 9, 2013

The first time Mike Gearhart ran naked, he was both excited and apprehensive.

At the time, he was 34 and when he saw an advertisement for Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park’s Bare Buns Fun Run, he thought, “Why not?” But what started out as a whim turned into a lifestyle.

More than two decades later, Gearhart, a regular member at Fraternity Snoqualmie, is preparing for the 22nd annual Fun Run. He is one of three people to have run it every single year.

“You can see the joy in everyone else,” he said. “It’s a really enjoyable day.”

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Issaquah legislators improve attendance, special session votes

July 9, 2013

In the 2013 legislative session for Washington, state Rep. Jay Rodne was No. 7 on the list of most missed votes of state lawmakers.

WashingtonVotes.org tabulates and reports the information annually. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has been doing so every year since 2002.

Six local legislators missed fewer than three sessions.

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Metro Transit eLockers ease to biking, riding

July 9, 2013

King County Metro Transit has launched a new on-demand bike locker project for cyclists to have a more flexible option to access transit by bicycle.

The Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride received eight of the county’s 68 new on-demand lockers, where cyclists can pay 5 cents an hour to store their bike after buying a $20 access card. These lockers are in addition to the four leased lockers already provided at the facility.

Metro Transit estimates that the on-demand lockers can elicit a possible fivefold increase in usage over the current assigned bike locker system. With them, riders can use the lockers in any participating transit facility, including those in other states, instead of being tied to a particular location, Eileen Kadesh, a Metro Transit planner, said in a press release.

Museum volunteer retires after nine years of service

July 9, 2013

In 2004, Karen Klein thought she had retired, but then she saw a newspaper advertisement for a volunteer position at the Issaquah History Museums.

Nearly a decade later, Klein is retiring for real from her position as volunteer coordinator, and according to Museum Director Erica Maniez, she will be difficult to replace.

“It’s been delightful,” she said of her time working with Klein, whose last day was June 27. “She’s been my right-hand person in developing many things in the museum.”

Contributed Karen Klein (left) receives applause during Volunteer Awards Night in May at the Issaquah History Museums, led by Museum Director Erica Maniez (right), in honor of Klein’s nine years of volunteer work. On the wall happens to be a painting Klein created for longtime Issaquah resident Ruth Mohl as part of the museum’s Collective Memory Program.

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Karen Klein (left) receives applause during Volunteer Awards Night in May at the Issaquah History Museums, led by Museum Director Erica Maniez (right), in honor of Klein’s nine years of volunteer work. On the wall happens to be a painting Klein created for longtime Issaquah resident Ruth Mohl as part of the museum’s Collective Memory Program.

Klein grew up in Davis, Calif., where her father was the head of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, and she graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts in art history. Klein and her husband Joel, who is a winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, moved to Issaquah from California shortly before the birth of their first child.

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Volunteer opportunity for creative person

July 9, 2013

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park need a creative someone to design photo/graphic display boards for exhibits. Offer your help by calling Debbie at 392-5393, evenings.

 

 

Take a walk and make new Friends

July 9, 2013

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park hosts walks in the park.

Morning walks begin at 10 every Wednesday. The next Monday evening walk is at 7 p.m. July 15. Walks are informal and take different paths each week, but all are on level ground. Walks are typically one hour, but walkers can drop out as needed. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Meet at the large rotunda inside the park, on the right as you turn into the first parking lot. An annual Discover Pass is needed, or pay a $10 one-time fee.

 

 

College News

July 9, 2013

Local students make deans’ lists

  • Connor Higgins, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Duke University for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify for the Arts & Sciences dean’s list, students must rank in the top third of their college.
  • The following students from Issaquah were recently listed on the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at University of Portland: Kelsey Hu, Laura Parsons, Madeleine Hutson, Megan Rossman, Samuel Breed, Sarah Underwood and Shelby Miller.

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State Park group welcome new members

July 9, 2013

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park welcomes charter members.

Those who join before Aug. 1 will be invited to a special event at the park Sept. 12 and will receive a framed certificate.

The group already has 40 paid memberships from people interested in helping preserve, restore and enhance the park in accordance with the park’s 2007 master plan. Suggestions for other improvements may also be pursued.

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