Issaquah boys play in state lacrosse game tonight

May 31, 2014

NEW — 10 a.m. May 31, 2014

Two-time defending state champion Bellevue High School takes on Issaquah High School in the Division I Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship matchup at 6 p.m.

Bellevue High School, which played in the state’s inaugural state title contest in 1979, is making its 17th state title game appearance.

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School district passes state audit

May 31, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 31, 2014

The Washington State Auditor’s Office recently performed an accountability audit and examination of the Issaquah School District’s financial statements and federal requirements for the period of Sept. 1, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2013.

In the areas the state examined for its accountability audit, it found Issaquah’s internal controls were adequate to safeguard public assets and that the school district complied with state laws and regulations and its own policies and procedures.

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Summer Freetime 2014

May 30, 2014

Community is invited to attend tri-high school science fair June 3

May 30, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 30, 2014

It’s like no other high school science fair you’ve experienced before.

The Issaquah School District invites the community to attend the Tri-High Physic Symposium from 4-8 p.m. June 3 at Liberty High School, 16655 S.E. 136th St., Renton. There is no charge to attend.

Visualize more than 600 students from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools sharing fascinating research in kinematics, dynamics, energy and work, momentum, and wave behavior.

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Community is welcome at May 29 ‘Bring it on Bingo’ tonight

May 29, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 29, 2014

Enjoy a glass of wine, delicious appetizers and a rousing game of bingo at 6 p.m. May 29 at “Bring it on Bingo” at Spiritwood at Pine Lake.

Winners will have their choice of great prizes.

Donations for the Issaquah Food Bank are being accepted. Bring packaged food or money.

The retirement community is at 3607 228th Ave. S.E.

Maple Hills Elementary School choir sings at Safeco Field

May 28, 2014

NEW — 12:20 p.m. May 28, 2014

Above, the Maple Hills Elementary School choir sings the national anthem at Safeco Field before the start of the Mariners game May 27. Below, the choir meets the Mariner Moose. By Greg Farrar

Above, the Maple Hills Elementary School choir sings the national anthem at Safeco Field before the start of the Mariners game May 27. Below, the choir meets the Mariner Moose. By Greg Farrar

 

Let’s Go! May 29 – June 4

May 28, 2014

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Public is invited to join Relay for Life

May 27, 2014

It may be too late to sign up a new team, but the invitation remains open to the public to join in on all the fun at the annual Relay For Life this Memorial Day weekend.

Mayor Fred Butler will kick off the event at noon May 31, setting in motion 767 participants on 93 teams circling the track at Issaquah High School, raising funds for cancer research.

“We have passed our goal of 90 teams and are well on our way to our goal of raising $300,000 for the American Cancer Society,” said event chairwoman Stacy Strickland. “We are currently pacing ahead of this time last year, so we are confident that our Issaquah community will help us reach our goal.”

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Hot List — check out ‘In The Lonely Hour’ and ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

May 27, 2014

NEW — 6:30 p.m. May 27, 2014

‘In The Lonely Hour’

"In The Lonely Hour," by Sam Smith

“In The Lonely Hour,” by Sam Smith

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith is already well known in the United Kingdom and starting to gain a following in the United States due to his stunningly beautiful and unique voice. The craze began with an acoustic version of “Latch” in collaboration with Disclosure. Every one of Smith’s current songs have found huge success; “Money on My Mind,” “Stay With Me,” “Leave Your Lover” and “Not in That Way” have all been chart toppers. From what we’ve seen already, In the Lonely Hour (to be released June 17) should be a remarkable album.

 

 

 

‘The Fault In Our Stars’

“The Fault In Our Stars”

“The Fault In Our Stars”

“The Fault In Our Stars,” by John Green has been recognized as a heart-wrenching story of two lovers, 16-year-old cancer patient Hazel Lancaster and 17-year-old amputee Augustus Waters. A film based on the novel is set to be released this upcoming summer and already has a huge following of teens anticipating the movie, which will star Shailene Woodley as Hazel and Ansel Elgort as Augustus. If you have yet to read the book, there’s still time; the movie premiers June 6.

Distinction for Dedication — 35th annual Issaquah Community Awards celebrates extraordinary community service

May 27, 2014

Robin Callahan, Issaquah Schools Foundation executive director, gets handclasps from friends and a prolonged ovation from the audience when she is named Issaquah Citizen of the Year, as she comes forward during the 35th annual Community Awards Banquet presented May 22. For more photos from the event, see Page A8.By Greg Farrar

Robin Callahan, Issaquah Schools Foundation executive director, gets handclasps from friends and a prolonged ovation from the audience when she is named Issaquah Citizen of the Year, as she comes forward during the 35th annual Community Awards Banquet presented May 22. By Greg Farrar

Robin Callahan and Ava Frisinger were the big winners during the 35th annual Issaquah Community Awards.

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce held the event at the Hilton Garden Inn in a room full of city leaders and passionate citizens May 22. The yearly program aims to honor dedication to Issaquah and longtime volunteers for their service to the community.

Fourteen awards were given, celebrating multiple facets of how people improve Issaquah.

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