Issaquah holiday activities offer fa-la-la fun

November 27, 2012

Bartell Drugs and Salvation Army’s Toy ‘n’ Joy drive through Dec. 14, accepts new, unwrapped gifts for children up to age 14, or shoppers can chose a gift request tag item in the store and put it in the donation barrel in the store. The Issaquah Bartell is at 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Learn more at www.bartelldrugs.com.

Toys for Troops seeks donations for Christmas presents for children of service members. Drop off donations through Dec. 15 at the Issaquah Police Station, 130 E. Sunset Way, or make financial donations at www.operationbaldeagle.org.

Small Works Holiday Exhibition, through Dec. 29, artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., 392-3191, www.arteast.org

Downtown Issaquah holiday lights work party, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1, meet at Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St., a lunch break at noon features donated pizza from Flying Pie Pizza, call 391-1112 to volunteer

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Liberty fades to finish fourth in state soccer tourney

November 20, 2012

Kali Youhgdahl (left), Liberty High School junior forward, has her jersey grabbed by Holy Names senior defender A.J. Fischer while attacking the goal during the first period of their state 3A consolation final Nov. 17 in Puyallup. By Greg Farrar

A Liberty High School girls soccer squad that breezed through the regular season to win the KingCo 3A with a 12-0-1 mark, and automatically punch its ticket to the state tournament as the conference winner, could not have met with worse fortune in the semifinal round of the state tournament.

In the semifinals held at Puyallup High School’s Sparks Field on Nov. 16, against Columbia River, Liberty was cruising along and it seemed as though it had secured a surefire 1-0 victory, courtesy of a Tara Johnson goal scored in the first half off a Katie Noonan assist.

Suddenly in the contest’s 69th minute, the Chieftains took one of their two kick-and-a-prayer shots on goal they strung together during the entire game. It somehow got past one of the leading net minders in the state to knot the tally at one all.

The Chieftains shored up their defense to keep Liberty at bay the rest of the way in regulation, and after a pair of five-minute overtime periods yielded no winner, the semis shifted into a shootout scenario, from which Columbia River emerged as the game’s winner.

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Bellevue College trustees select president

November 13, 2012

Bellevue College trustees selected a Portland Community College administrator Nov. 5 to lead the local institution.

The choice of David Rule to lead the largest community college in Washington came as Bellevue College envisions a campus in the Issaquah Highlands. City officials said college administrators intended to select a permanent president before delving deeper into the plan.

Rule, president of Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus, oversees 26,000 students.

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Wedding: Carter, Fruge’

November 13, 2012

Matt Fruge’ and Lauren Carter

On Aug. 10, 2012, a lovely wedding took place at Fort Worden, in Port Townsend, uniting Lauren Carter and Matt Fruge’. A reception followed at the USO hall.

The bride is the daughter of Bill and Teri Carter, of Ferndale. The maid of honor was Jenny Ringwood. The bridesmaids were Beth Tonachel, Alissa Mead and Rachel Edelstein. The bridesman was her brother, Troy Carter.

The groom is the son of Dwight and Linda Fruge’, of Issaquah. The best man was Ross Kristof. The groomsmen were brothers Martin and Adam Fruge’ and good friends Chris Homanics and Jeff Linder.

Matt and Lauren honeymooned in Italy. They also enjoyed a 12-day cruise to Greece, Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro.

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College News

November 6, 2012

Liberty grad is Harvard College Scholar

Jay Chakravarty, the 2011 valedictorian of Liberty High School and a student at Harvard University, has been designated a Harvard College Scholar.

Students of the sophomore, junior and senior classes in the top 10 percent of their respective classes are designated Harvard College Scholars.

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Bellevue College selects president; Issaquah campus is on horizon

November 6, 2012

NEW — 8 a.m. Nov. 6, 2012

Bellevue College trustees selected a Portland Community College administrator Monday to lead the local institution.

David Rule

The choice of David Rule to lead the largest community college in Washington came as Bellevue College envisions a campus in the Issaquah Highlands. City officials said college administrators intended to select a permanent president before delving deeper into the plan.

Rule, president of Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus, oversees 26,000 students. The campus boasts innovative curricula in solar-voltaic manufacturing, microelectronics and biosciences.

“I am thrilled to have been chosen as the next president of Bellevue College,” Rule said in a statement. “I look forward to beginning this new adventure and working with the trustees, students, faculty, staff, businesses and the community to build on the strong foundation that already exists at this institution,” Rule said.

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Wedding: Cason, Morton

October 30, 2012

Allie and Chris Morton

Allie Cason, of Issaquah, and Chris Morton, of Stamford, Conn., were married Sept. 1, 2012, in Poulsbo.

Mike Lerman, a friend of the couple, officiated.

A reception followed at the Farm Kitchen, in Poulsbo.

The bride is the daughter of Bob and Debra Cason, of Issaquah. Her bridal attendants were Drew Cason, Heather Moore, Alexandra Kavalieros and Sarah Hicks.

Allie is a 2003 graduate of Skyline High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in hospitality and business management in 2007 from Washington State University. She is a manager at the Sorrento Hotel.

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College News

October 9, 2012

Student graduates from Gonzaga

Chelsea Stone, of Sammamish, recently graduated from Gonzaga University with a biology degree.

This fall, Stone will pursue a master’s degree in public health from Drexel University, in Philadelphia. The Issaquah High School graduate is the daughter John Stone and Patti Enos, of Sammamish.

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College News

September 25, 2012

Local students make WSU honor roll

The following local students were named to the president’s honor roll for the 2012 summer semester at Washington State University.

Issaquah: Emeri-Erin Callahan, Morgan Danner, Sheila Espenel, Christopher Galbraith, Erica Husby, Lauren Loftis, Karla Shannon-Garvey and Kyle Weber

Newcastle: Michaela Calderon and Paul Williams

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Skyline Spartans demolish Coeur d’Alene Vikings, 71-20

September 18, 2012

With Washington State University head coach Mike Leach looking on to scout University of Southern California-bound Skyline High School quarterback Max Browne, Skyline defeated Coeur d’Alene, 71-20, on Sept. 15.

Browne went 24 for 31 passing for 380 yards and six touchdowns in the first half alone. He ended up with 446 yards passing when the night was over.

Six receivers were graced with Browne’s passes, including baseball standout Matt Sinatro, who had three touchdown catches and 126 receiving yards.

Skyline returns home from its two-week world tour and opens conference play on the road at Roosevelt Sept. 21.

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