Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park call for volunteers for volleyball tournament

July 28, 2015

NEW — 6 p.m. July 28, 2015

Volunteers are being sought for the Association of Volleyball Professionals volleyball tournament at Lake Sammamish State Park, Aug. 6-9.

There are a variety of options for ages 12 and older. Rub shoulders with Olympians!

Check out the volunteer link at https://avp.webconnex.com/AVP_Seattle_Volunteers.

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Pro volleyball tour hits Lake Sammamish State Park

July 28, 2015

NEW — 3 p.m. July 28, 2015

The Association of Volleyball Professionals is returning to the Seattle area for the first time in 25 years.

Lake Sammamish State Park is the site of the AVP Seattle Open from Aug. 6-9. AVP is making its first trip to the Seattle area since a men’s event in 1990, and it will be the local debut for AVP women.

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Pilot Junior Rangers program gets kids involved at state park

July 23, 2015

Washington State Parks invites the young and the young at heart to join their ranks with the new Junior Ranger Program at Lake Sammamish State Park.

By Alysa Adams Participants in a recent Junior Rangers program make masks as part of the birds lesson plan at Lake Sammamish State Park.

By Alysa Adams
Participants in a recent Junior Rangers program make masks as part of the birds lesson plan at Lake Sammamish State Park.

The pilot program, headed by interpretive specialist Alysa Adams, is designed to interest children. However, Adams said everyone who participates, regardless of age, is apt to enjoy the weekend outings.

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Great Inflatable Race runs its course July 25

July 23, 2015

The Great Inflatable Race comes to town from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Known as the “bounciest fun run on Earth,” the Great Inflatable Race takes your standard 5K and litters the course with eight to 10 giant inflatable obstacles that runners must navigate around, over and through.

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Building a better bathhouse

July 23, 2015

By Janet Farness Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park Board President Chris Kovac, State Sen. Mark Mullet, Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler, State Rep. Chad Magendanz and Park Manager Rich Benson cut the ribbon for the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

By Janet Farness
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park Board President Chris Kovac, State Sen. Mark Mullet, Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler, State Rep. Chad Magendanz and Park Manager Rich Benson cut the ribbon for the new Sunset Beach Bathhouse below.

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Joshua Schaer’s open council seat attracts plenty of attention

July 16, 2015

For whatever reason, the Issaquah City Council Position 4 seat to be vacated at year’s end by Joshua Schaer has attracted its fair share of attention.

In the Aug. 4 primary, voters will choose from among four candidates hoping to replace Schaer. Ballots for the primary were mailed July 15.

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Mud Factor 5K Fun Run at Lake Sammamish State Park

July 14, 2015

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Off The Press — Cool ideas for when it’s hot outside

July 9, 2015

It’s too hot outside, you say?

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

For many people, it very well may be too hot.

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To the Editor — July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

Recycling center

Residents still need the  center, will miss convenience

Our household is saddened by the news of the closure of the Issaquah Recycling Center. Not all of us here on the outskirts of the city have the luxury of curbside recycling, so a stop at the recycling center had become a near-weekly stop to unload cardboard, plastic, glass, newspapers and more.

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Open house will celebrate new Sunset Beach Bathhouse at state park

July 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 6, 2015

The Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park will host an open house July 7 to celebrate the completion of the park’s new Sunset Beach Bathhouse.

The event also will commemorate the annexation of the park into the city of Issaquah earlier this year.

The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road. Get directions at https://goo.gl/maps/XSFsf.

Festivities will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by music from the Sammamish Symphony quartet and tours of the new building. Refreshments will be served.

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