Skyline football players lend helping hand to tent city move

July 30, 2013

Skyline High School’s football players know how good they have it. They live in Sammamish, one of the most affluent cities in the state, and they don’t have to worry about where they’re going to sleep each night or where their next meal will come from.

But the Spartans have been learning firsthand that many people aren’t so fortunate.

Contributed Skyline High School football players connect poles to help construct tents at Redmond Family Church July 13.

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Skyline High School football players connect poles to help construct tents at Redmond Family Church July 13.

Skyline’s players perform community service activities each year, and on July 13, they spent time at Redwood Family Church in Redmond helping homeless people relocate their tents.

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To the Editor

July 30, 2013

Plastic bags

Politicians are supposed to work for the people

So, Mark Mullet “feels” the process was “as open as it could have been” when the City Council decided to ban our plastic grocery bags and charge us a fine based on our choice.

After reading Mullet’s quote, my first thought was: “Maybe he needs to know about this new-fangled invention called public voting.”

But silly me!

Mullet was speaking Politics.

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Drought over

July 30, 2013

Eastside FC girls capture first national soccer title in 17 years

Contributed The Eastside FC U14 squad celebrates with a team photo after winning the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship July 27.

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The Eastside FC U14 squad celebrates with a team photo after winning the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship July 27.

It had been 17 years since a girls team from Washington had won the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, but the Eastside FC under-14 squad ended that streak July 27 in Overland Park, Kan.

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Issaquah Indians place fourth in Hawaii World Series

July 30, 2013

Members of the Issaquah Indians 18U baseball team capped their playing careers in grand fashion, jetting to Oahu to compete in the 2013 Hawaii World Series July 16-21.

The team, comprised of Issaquah and Skyline high school students, finished the tournament with a 3-4 record, good enough to capture fourth place among the eight teams in the competition.

Contributed Issaquah Indians pitcher Jackson Meyer hurls a pitch from the mound in the 2013 Hawaii World Series.

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Issaquah Indians pitcher Jackson Meyer hurls a pitch from the mound in the 2013 Hawaii World Series.

“It was great to finish the season playing our best baseball,” coach Glenn Meyer said. “Our defense finally showed up as we had our entire team together for really the first time all year.”

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Bigg Dogg Firearms opens storefront in North Bend

July 30, 2013

Bigg Dogg Firearms, a family-run and veteran-owned small business that started in Issaquah in 2012, opened a storefront in North Bend at 111 W. North Bend Way on July 17.

A grand opening event is Aug. 3.

The company believes it is important to promote the shooting sport by getting people involved, educating them about the Second Amendment and providing direction for learning about firearm safety. It offers guns, ammunition, archery and tactical gear, survival products and emergency preparedness food. In the near future, it will offer gunsmith services and custom archery fitting.

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Trail runners are invited to Grand Ridge event

July 30, 2013

Hard-core runners from the Pacific Northwest will converge in Issaquah on Aug. 3 for the Grand Ridge Trail Run.

The event takes place at Grand Ridge Park, near Exit 20 off Interstate 90, and will include four distances: 5 miles, half-marathon (13.1 miles), marathon (26.2 miles) and 50 kilometers (31.2 miles).

The races are part of the Evergreen Trail Runs series. Aid stations stocked with water and food will dot the course. Race organizers have teamed with The Balanced Athlete in Renton, which will raffle a pair of shoes and socks to participants.

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Have fun, get dirty and then clean at Foam Fest

July 30, 2013

The 5K Foam Fest “adventure run” is Aug. 3 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Crawl, swim, dance, walk, skip or jump your way through an obstacle course, the likes of which you may never have seen. You can enter on your own or in teams.

“Anything goes as long as you wear some clothes,” the event website says. “You will be running in foam, mud and water so you’ll want something that can get muddy, foamy and that allows you the freedom to move and groove.

“Costumes are the coolest and come with their own list of pros, so choose but choose wisely, my friends.”

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TCBY opens in Issaquah

July 30, 2013

Issaquah resident Jeffrey Chang opened a local franchise of TCBY on July 27.

The frozen yogurt shop opened in the Issaquah Highlands at 2520 N.E. Park Drive, Suite B. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Learn more by calling 394-4168.

 

 

Help Issaquah’s hungry by picking or donating fruit

July 30, 2013

Is there an overabundance of fruit in your yard?

Issaquah Harvest is teaming up with Sustainable Issaquah to find trees that produce more fruit than the owner can use. The group consists of friends and neighbors who pick fruit to donate to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. These include apples, pears, plums and other tree fruit.

Those who wish to participate in late summer should go to www.issaquah-harvest.org and fill out a tree information form. Trees must be healthy, not infested with pests and in an accessible location.

Direct questions to the website or email info@issaquah-harvest.org.

 

 

Help design bike racks for downtown

July 30, 2013

The city is inviting artists to help design artwork for bicycle racks, which will be installed downtown at a date to be determined. The bicycle racks will be standard inverted “U” racks, and the commissioned artwork will fill the inner space.

The Office of Sustainability is partnering with the Arts Commission for the project. The new bicycle racks are part of the bicycle and pedestrian action plan, which aims to make transportation without a car around Issaquah easier.

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