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Hospital emphasizes outreach By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The hospital due to open soon in the Issaquah Highlands is designed to be more than a hospital. The atrium, all blond wood and glass, resembles a mall or airport concourse more than a health care facility. Crews installed a dozen screens just inside the entrance to function as a digital art piece designed to display nature scenes from the Pacific Northwest. Nearby, baristas prepare cappuccinos and proffer scones. The hospital is designed to speed healing for patients and to emphasize comfort for employees and guests. The change represents a seismic shift in how the 101-year-old hospital system plans to deliver health care in the 21st century. “In the last 50 years, hospitals have been sort of fortresses for whatever reason, and we’re seeing them now as more urban amenities, like any other building and how it relates to its neighborhood,” University of Washington architecture professor Joel Loveland said. The facility is designed to attract the surrounding community, perhaps for a latte at the Starbucks stationed inside the atrium, a yoga class offered on campus or a cooking course in a glass-enclosed classroom. The outreach is meant in part to transform a trip the hospital from a stressful experience to a comfortable stay if people attending classes or shopping in atrium shops return as patients. “It’s not anxiety-driven as a lot of hospitals might be,” said Kevin Brown, Swedish senior vice president and chief administrative officer. Swedish/Issaquah envelopes traditional hospital features in modern qualities. So, patients ambling through the glass doors on opening day July 14 can receive a mammogram or chemotherapy. Designed to speed patients’ healing The initial phase, a medical office building, offers primary and specialty care clinics, cancer care, breast care and medical imaging. Plans call for the laboratory and pharmacy to open in the initial phase, too.

Though they already bid their theater a tearful goodbye, Liberty High School’s Patriot Players will have another year to use the stage in spite of the school’s remodel. Liberty’s remodel is divided into two phases. Phase one is being paid for by the voter-approved 2006 Issaquah School District bond, and will last through summer 2012. Phase two will proceed if at least 60 percent of voters approve a proposed spring 2012 bond. District administrators have recently changed what projects will happen in each phase. Even with the delays to remodeling certain areas, such as the commons, Superintendent Steve Rasmussen said the changes show the district’s commitment to

“In the last 50 years, hospitals have been sort of fortresses for whatever reason, and we’re seeing them now as more urban amenities, like any other building and how it relates to its neighborhood.” — Joel Loveland University of Washington architecture professor

The emergency department is due to relocate from a site along Northwest Sammamish Road to the highlands hospital July 14. The operating rooms, birthing center and other inpatient features should open Nov. 1. That second phase includes 80 hospital beds, and plans call for the facility to expand to 175 beds. Details built into the facility reflect a hospital designed to soothe the 2,000 people — employees, patients and guests — estimated to pass through the campus each day. The completed facility spreads across 550,000 square feet. In addition, Swedish/Issaquah is designed to be among the most “green” hospitals in the United States. The wood veneer cladding the elevator bank is reclaimed Douglas fir from bleachers at schools in Illinois and North Dakota. Outside the elevators, the hospital directory on each floor is a sleek electronic screen. Only one elevator bank exists, and the hospital numbers rooms as a hotel does, to cut confusion. The physician offices in the medical office building and associated facilities in the hospital line up on the same floor. Soaring mezzanine spaces double as waiting areas. Furniture is upholstered in bright fabrics — functional, but not institutional. Transforming the traditional hospital Employees, physicians and other staffers alike, mingle in a “green room” — a phrase for the comfortable area set aside backstage for performers. The designers eliminated the old-style physicians’ lounge to encourage collaboration. See SWEDISH, Page A2


By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter


Swedish/Issaquah employees arrive at an increasing pace to the fivestory main entrance atrium for work in the new highlands campus before its July 9 unveiling to the public.

ON THE WEB See a slideshow of Swedish/Issaquah as the hospital prepares to open at 6,037 linear feet of storm drain

SWEDISH/ISSAQUAH BY THE NUMBERS The completed Swedish Medical Center campus in the Issaquah Highlands includes enough plumbing pipes to stretch from Issaquah to Olympia, plus more than a mile of cubicle curtain tracks. Constructing the hospital campus required: 175,000 bricks 31,075 cubic yards of concrete 750,000 pounds of sheet metal ductwork 544 miles of rebar

pipes 53 miles of plumbing pipes 8,500 gallons of paint 5,378 feet of cubicle curtain tracks The completed facility features: 1.27 acres of high-performance glass, or 30 percent of the skin of the building 14 acres enclosed inside campus buildings

Changes to phase one Originally, administrators had planned to tear down the existing fine arts wing during phase one construction, but they changed their minds after weighing several factors. When students return to Liberty See REMODEL, Page A3

Motorists no longer need to clamp down so hard on the brake on a steep section of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road. On June 20, City Council members raised the speed limit from 35 mph to 40 mph on a section from East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast to the eastern city limits near the 238th Avenue Southeast intersection. The faster speed limit took effect June 25. City crews plan to post signs featuring the 40 mph limit along the affected roadway. The sign replacement should cost about $350. Before the decision, planners commissioned a traffic engineering study for Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road between East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast and Southeast Black Nugget Road, and between Southeast Black Nugget Road and Southeast Issaquah-Pine Lake Road to determine whether a 35 mph speed limit remained appropriate. The study determined most motorists drove at 46 mph in both

directions along Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road between the parkway and Southeast Black Nugget Road. The area includes few driveways and intersecting streets. The traffic collision rate for the area — 0.72 per million vehicle miles — is also below the state average (2.05 per million vehicle miles) for a main arterial road. Council Transportation Committee members discussed the speed limit change June 9. Councilman Joshua Schaer, committee chairman, called for the legislation to be sent to the Council Services & Safety Committee for additional review. The other committee members, Councilman Fred Butler and Councilwoman Stacy Goodman, disagreed and voted to send the measure to the council for approval. Later, before the June 20 council decision, Schaer said the safety questions he had about the proposal had been addressed. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Crews diverted 2,398 tons of waste to recycling, for a 93 percent recycling rate, during construction.

City Council enacts Swedish/Issaquah price tag moratorium on medical marijuana gardens reaches $365 million Swedish/Issaquah is designed to change ideas about health care across a broad spectrum, from how patients heal to how a hospital uses energy. The innovations did not come cheap. The cutting-edge facility in the Issaquah Highlands cost $365 million — $165 million for the medical office building scheduled to open July 14 and another $200 million for the hospital phase due to open in November. The price

tag includes the 18 acres Swedish Medical Center purchased for the campus. Swedish financed the construction project by tapping into reserves and selling 30-year bonds. The nonprofit health care system did not use any public money to build the facility. Kevin Brown, Swedish senior vice president and chief administrative officer, said the highlands facility benefited from a $100 million fundraising camSee FUNDING, Page A2

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Issaquah leaders enacted a sixmonth moratorium on medical marijuana collective gardens June 20, as the city prepares to address a state law meant to clarify the hazy rules surrounding medical marijuana. City Council members enacted the moratorium in a unanimous decision. State law authorizes a city to impose a moratorium as leaders consider possible land-use or zoning changes. The pause is meant to allow city leaders to consider options for collective gar-


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dens. Under state law, up to 10 qualifying patients can join together and form a collective garden of up to 45 plants, so long as the marijuana is not visible from public spaces. The initial measure before the council included language about a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries as well. Councilman Fred Butler eliminated the language before the vote. “The reason for deleting ‘med-


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remodeling Liberty the right way. “We want the people to see that, yes we are putting our money where we said we were going to,” he said. “It may not have been in the exact time frame we wanted, but it’s getting there.” In light of complaints that the south end of the district was getting the short shrift, he added, “Every part of our district is important to us, that’s the message.”

City raises Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road speed limit

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

This aerial view facing south shows the north face of Swedish/Issaquah, with the medical office building in the lower front of the photo, the atrium right behind that, then two wings of hospital beds, east on the left and west on the right, and the central utility plant at upper right.

Liberty High School remodel is changed

By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter

Groundbreaking design is meant to soothe patients, employees at Swedish/Issaquah


QUOTABLE “Just to be able to catch up and see people that you don’t normally see is such a great thing to have.”

— Angelina Edwins Snoqualmie resident, discussing the June 24 closure of her parents’ sandwich shop. See story, Page B1.

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State liquor stores to offer expanded hours

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter


Above, electrical workers install the 12 flat-panel monitors on the main floor that will make up a video wall to display artwork and information. Below, construction workers finish installing and vacuuming dust from the ceiling of the linear accelerator radiation therapy room.


Passage Point invites the public to grand opening


Downstairs, shops and a café — everyone is careful not to use the term “hospital cafeteria” — line the atrium. Called Café 1910 as a nod to the year Swedish originated, the eatery is focused on healthy options, and lacks deep fryers and soda fountains. The retail offerings include Lily and Pearl, a deluxe take on the hospital gift shop, and Comfort & Joy, a destination for expectant mothers and newborns. Perfect Fit is a lingerie boutique offering postoperative breast surgery garments and wigs in addition to pajamas and other nighttime apparel. Be Well, another shop, is outfitted in fitness gear and healthy snacks. (Natalie Kozimor, a Swedish communications specialist responsible for leading tour after tour through the hospital, dreamed up most of the store names.) The designers also tucked the pharmacy in the retail area for convenient access. Nearby is a flex space for community meetings, education seminars and yoga classes. Patients can also drop off children at a childcare and entertainment center in the lobby. “In communities that haven’t had a hospital before, this is welcome news,” said Aaron Katz, a principal lecturer at the UW School of Public Health. “Who among us wouldn’t want a really nice, mountain chalet feeling when we go to the hospital?” Daylight filters from the atrium and throughout the hospital. The building is clad in 1.27 acres of high-performance glass. The insulating glass encompasses 30 percent of the shell. “One of the major pieces of why we’re seeing more daylight in buildings like this is actually to be not only more helpful to patients and healing to patients, but more healing and productive for their employees,” Loveland said. Innovations remain unseen by guests Each patient room is private and designed to be spacious enough for

The state plans to roll out standardized hours at liquor stores July 1. Under the existing system, hours for the state-run store in Issaquah and 165 other locations vary. Starting in July, the schedule for all state stores is to be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. at the Issaquah store and 57 others that are open on Sunday. “Having standard, reliable hours will be a significant improvement in convenience for our customers,” Sharon Foster, Washington State Liquor Control Board chairwoman, said in a statement. “It took an investment by the governor and Legislature to make it possible. We are excited and thankful to have this opportunity and look forward to providing this service to our customers and returning additional revenue as well.” The liquor board received funding in the 2011-13 state budget to

After years of planning, YWCA Passage Point will open its doors for a public viewing at 10:30 a.m. July 7. YWCA Passage Point, 15900 227th Ave. S.E., Maple Valley, is a residential community for single parents emerging from the corrections system. With its 46 housing units and comprehensive services, Passage Point will empower residents, mostly mothers, to reunite with their children in a stable environment, helping them along a path toward self sufficiency. Several local dignitaries, including King County Executive Dow Constantine; Washington State Department of Corrections Secretary Eldon Vail; and Cynthia

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patients’ family members to crash on pullout sofas. Some patient rooms overlook a garden nestled between the hospital wings. From others, patients can look upon another verdant space. Katz said such features enable Swedish/Issaquah and other hospitals to attract affluent, insured patients. “One of the ways to do that is to build a shiny, new facility that’s very welcoming and friendly and will attract those well-funded patients,” he said. Swedish/Issaquah also groups outpatient procedures, such as endoscopies and heart catheterization, in a single sterile area behind a red line on the floor. The designers arranged the preoperation area, operating rooms and post-anesthesia care unit in a similar loop. Other features remain unseen by

patients and most employees. Employees run the facility from a high-tech central command center likened to the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. The central utility plant — a collection of boilers, generators and coiled pipes — is a littlenoticed centerpiece among the hospital’s “green” features. “One challenge is creating a welcoming, healing environment in the space that you’re trying to conserve energy in,” said Lee Brei, director of facilities services for the hospital system. “In other words, it’s a beautiful setting here, having lots of windows, lots of daylight. Those are all things that impact the patient to lead to a more positive patient experience and lead to better health care outcomes.”

paign meant to fund capital projects throughout the hospital system. The hospital system is also in line to receive between $2 million and $4 million in grants and rebates from Puget Sound Energy for energy efficiency steps, although the figure is not yet firm. Brown said operating revenue in 2012 should be about $100 million, but the hospital is not expected to start generating enough revenue to cover operating costs for a couple of years after opening. Swedish executives expect the highlands facility to handle about 100,000 unique patient visits next year.

ON THE WEB The state is expanding hours at liquor stores starting July 1. Learn more about hours at Eastside stores at the Washington State Liquor Control Board website,

standardize state store hours. The change is projected to generate almost $800,000 in additional revenue through 2013. “The later hours are not expected to compromise our top priority — public safety,” Pat Kohler, liquor board administrative director, said in a statement. “Washington state liquor stores have among the nation’s highest no-sales-to-minors compliance rate at 95 percent. Additionally, state store employee wages are not based on sales, so they do not have an incentive to sell to teens or apparently intoxicated people.” The standardization is the initial step in a series of plans outlined in the budget and other leg-

Liggett, a former inmate, single parent and Passage Point program participant; will speak at the grand opening. RSVP by emailing Shoko Toyama at

Issaquah man injured in wrong-way Everett crash Police said an 18-year-old Issaquah man sustained serious injuries in a wrong-way crash along Interstate 5 in Everett during the June 23 evening commute. The crash left a 54-year-old Everett man dead. State troopers identified the deceased driver as Eric M. Lans. Police said Lans’ Mitsubishi sport utility vehicle left the northbound lanes south of 128th Street Southwest, drifted across the

By contrast, Swedish’s emergency room along Northwest Sammamish Road has about 20,000 patients per year. The emergency room is due to relocate to the highlands hospital July 14. The volume of patients expected to use the hospital reflects the area Swedish intends to serve. In addition to Issaquah and Sammamish, hospital executives said the facility is likely to be used

islation. Plans call for the creation of a pair of high-volume specialty stores in urban markets offering expanded spirit offerings, regional wines and craft beers in a boutique environment. The liquor board also intends to open additional state stores and contract liquor stores through 2013. The agency is also establishing a pilot program to allow customers to sample spirits in state and contract stores. The yearlong pilot program is to start Sept. 1. Spokesman Brian Smith said the liquor board has yet to select the 30 stores for the program, but said the Issaquah outlet could be a contender to the store’s customer base and location. Other upgrades in the pipeline include gift cards that can be redeemed at state and contract stores, online ordering for pickup at state stores and optional delivery to restaurants. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

median and into the southbound lanes. Then, the vehicle sideswiped a Dodge SUV driven by the Issaquah man and crashed into another SUV. Medics transported the Issaquah driver, Austin Abendroth, to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to treat leg and pelvis injuries. Abendroth remained in serious condition in the intensive care unit June 24. The accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. The ensuing investigation and cleanup required police to shut down all southbound lanes for hours, causing massive traffic congestion. Troopers said they do not know if alcohol or drug use on behalf of the deceased driver contributed to the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

by patients from elsewhere on the Eastside. “People are appreciative of having the care close to home, and we’re continuing to hear the messages about wanting to have these services close to where they live,” Brown said. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at


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Remodel: Arts center to remain for now

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL’S CONSTRUCTION PHASES Phase one New Performing Arts Center New storm drainage, waterquality treatment and water detention facilities One modernized science room and two science rooms that were converted from regular classrooms Cost: About $19 million


this fall, they’ll see the in-progress construction of the new Performing Arts Center, complete with a new 550-seat auditorium; new orchestra, choral and band rooms; new green room; new dressing rooms; a video production lab and a black box theater. “Doing the expanded Performing Arts Center will ensure that Liberty’s facilities are going to be consistent with Issaquah High and Skyline,” district Director of Capital Projects Steve Crawford said. The construction will be near the building’s entrance. The contractor will use the school’s tennis courts, meaning students will have to play tennis off-site until that construction is done. Meanwhile, the current fine arts center will remain standing, instead of being torn down right away. “It will remain available for use until the new facility is complete,” Crawford said. With the old fine arts center still available, the music and drama departments will not have to relocate to portable classrooms. If the spring 2012 bond passes and phase two work begins on classrooms, then Liberty students will use the old fine arts center space for rooms. Liberty drama teacher Katherine Klekas said she felt “fabulous” that she and her drama students wouldn’t be stageless next year. However, she said she and others are worried that voters might not approve the 2012 bond, meaning phase two could be put on hold indefinitely. “I think the big fear around here is that if the bond doesn’t pass, we’ll only get a partial remodel,” she said. “We’ll get a new Performing Arts Center, but the rest of the school is going to be in need of repair.” New commons and classrooms The old phase one and two plans have several more changes. The commons, first slated as part of phase one, has also moved to phase two. Originally, the bond stated phase one would include an expanded auditorium. Then, construction workers would have expanded the commons into the seating area of the old auditorium, Crawford said. Under the old plan, the library would have acted as a temporary commons. Administrators decided later that this would have impaired daily use of the library and its surrounding classrooms, and they agreed to keep the commons until the end of phase two. If the 2012 bond is passed, construction workers will relocate the kitchen and rebuild the commons. That way, students will enter the school through the Performing Arts Center, which will lead into the new commons. “The best way to address the commons issue is to rebuild it, not just remodel it,” Crawford said. He also cleared up some confusion about new classrooms. Many of Liberty’s classrooms have small windows, or no windows at all. If the 2012 bond is passed and phase two is approved, many of Liberty’s classrooms would be remodeled with larger windows. The new windows would improve ventilation, improve the teaching environment and increase daylight, which could reduce costs for classroom lighting.

Phase two New commons Reconfiguration of the office and counseling areas New auxiliary gym Rebuilding, modernizing and day-lighting the classroom wings Eight new classrooms New locker rooms Expanded weight room Stadium expansion Cost: About $45 million In addition to remodeling most rooms, Liberty would also get eight new classrooms. According to the wording in the 2006 bond, Liberty was slated to receive 10 new classrooms, but some of those “new” rooms are science room conversions. “They were never going to add up with a net of 10 new classrooms,” Crawford said. Instead, Liberty will get eight new classrooms, and two science rooms that were converted from regular classrooms. The science labs were completed during the winter. Before the conversion, Liberty had five science rooms. Now, it has seven science rooms, with modernizations made to one of the original five rooms. Changes to phasing The newly designated construction phases will help the district avoid a potential conflict, Crawford said. Different contractors are handling each phase. With the reorganized phases, the contractors will be on opposite sides of the school, apart from one another and out of each other’s way. Even though voters approved the construction projects in the 2006 bond, many of the changes to the two phases happened recently. School administrators were trying to squeeze as much into phase one’s $19 million budget as possible — including the commons remodel and the new Performing Arts Center — but it got too expensive, according to Crawford. “If we bid it, we have to make sure we could award it,” he said. The bid had a long list of alternates — or projects that district administrators could decide to add later. Crawford said he began to worry that the long list of alternates would lead to bid error or bid shenanigans, a term used when companies bid low but then charge high sums for alternates. After much deliberation, district administrators changed the two phases, with phase two costing about $44.5 million. Principal Mike DeLetis said the new sequencing would help the school run smoothly this year, especially since the school would still have a commons, theater and gym, albeit old ones. If the worst were to happen and the 2012 bond fails, “We would still be functioning,” DeLetis said. “If we just do the Performing Arts Center in the parking lot, we’re not disrupting the building.” Still, he encouraged voters to get and stay educated about the 2012 bond. “Do you just want to get it done, or do you want to get it right?” he asked. Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at


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School district to request bond in February By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter The Issaquah school board has agreed to put a bond before voters Feb. 14. Board members are still reviewing the contents and cost of the bond, but agreed to decide on both by late September, giving community supporters four months to campaign. A bond is a property tax that pays for school construction and repairs. Money from bonds cannot be used for teacher salaries or for classroom supplies. The last bond put before voters — a $241.87 million bond in February 2006 — passed with about 68 percent of the vote. All bonds need at least 60 percent approval to pass. Some of the larger projects on the 2006 bond included the rebuilding of Issaquah High and Briarwood Elementary schools; the expansion of Skyline High School; the addition of Creekside Elementary School; and remodels at Maywood Middle and Liberty High schools. District administrators had originally planned to ask voters for a bond in 2010, but decided to wait until 2012 because of the recession. The proposed 2012 bond has projects for all of the district’s 24 schools, but the list has yet to be finalized. The birth of a bond The process of making a bond has five steps. First, district administrators create a springboard — a list of needs including what roofs need to be replaced and which boilers are broken. Second, a committee of community members examines the springboard and adds or sub-

tracts items. Third, the committee makes a recommendation to the superintendent, who reviews and changes the bond with recommendations from a team of administrators. Fourth, the superintendent recommends a modified bond to the school board. In the fifth and final step, the board reviews and may alter a bond before it puts it to voters. Superintendent’s recommendation Schools Superintendent Steve Rasmussen recommended a $227.6 million bond to the school board at the June 22 board meeting. If passed, the bond is expected to take care of the district’s needs until 2020. The recommendation is less expensive — at $228.6 million — than the one the committee presented to him in April. If passed, the proposed bond would lower school property taxes, according to the district’s website. Currently, taxpayers pay $4.85 per every $1,000 of assessed property. With the new bond, taxpayers would pay $4.44 per $1,000, a savings of 41 cents. This would save a homeowner with a $500,000 assessed house $205 annually. However, whether a homeowner pays less or more also depends on the assessed value of a property, which can increase or decrease. If the bond does not pass, residents would see a larger drop in property taxes to 80 cents per $1,000 of assessed property, according to the district website. The largest projects proposed so far on the 2012 bond include several school remodels. The bond proposal suggests the district tear down Tiger

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Mountain and Clark, and move the students to a remodeled building where Issaquah Middle School is now. The two schools would be close, but not connected, Associate Superintendent Ron Thiele said, adding that the Tiger move would cost about $3.9 million and the Clark move about $19.5 million. In the meantime, the district would build a new, two-story Issaquah Middle School where Clark and Tiger are now; that would cost about $62.5 million. The new buildings will be built efficiently. For example, it costs about 27 percent more to heat Issaquah Middle than it does to heat Pacific Cascade Middle School. Sunny Hills Elementary School would also receive a remodel, and Apollo and Issaquah Valley elementary schools would receive classroom additions. Liberty High School is slated for a large remodel, costing $39.7 million, with an extra $4.8 million for stadium improvements. Skyline High School would receive a $6.4 million stadium update. By installing turf fields at the five middle schools and Apollo, with each field costing $1.3 million, the district would save $180,000 annually in operating costs. Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at


Eleven ‘green’ district schools honored by King County Thanks to the “green” conservation work of staff members and students, the King County Green Schools Program is honoring 11 schools in the Issaquah School District. In total, King County will honor 77 schools across the country, including the 11 schools in Issaquah. The three-level Green Schools Program provides hands-on assistance, recycling containers and signs, and website tools to schools. In addition to the Green Schools Program, King County provides an elementary school assembly program, classroom workshops and support for student green teams. The program has saved schools and the district money from successful waste reduction and recycling programs, and reducing energy and water use. Seven schools in the district have achieved Level One status, including Apollo, Cougar Ridge, Issaquah Valley, Sunny Hills and Sunset elementary schools; Pacific Cascade Middle School; and Issaquah High School. Level One schools focus on waste reduction and recycling. Two schools in the district achieved Level Two, including Creekside and Newcastle elementary schools, after students and teachers targeted energy conservation. The other two schools — Issaquah Middle School and Liberty High School — completed Level Three after students and teachers worked on water conservation. “Thanks to support from King County Green Schools and city of Issaquah, the students and staff at these 11 schools understand why conservation is important and are doing a great job conserving natural resources and dollars,” John Macartney, the district’s resource conservation manager, said in a news release.

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Redistricting could mean changes in representation


long with the newly released 2010 census data comes the task of rebalancing the King County Council, and legislative and congressional districts. The population growth in Issaquah in the past decade could mean significant changes to all. Proposals for the nonpartisan council districts are interesting, but in the long run they hold little significance to the average voter, since today’s representatives are not necessarily the elected officials of tomorrow. Only political junkies will find the three proposed plans for Issaquah to be of interest. Plan No. 1 splits Issaquah in two, although redistricting criteria suggests that municipal boundaries should be honored when possible. Would the city be better off with two council members representing Issaquah city issues to the full council, or is one more expeditious? Plans No. 2 and 3 do honor the city limits, but one includes Issaquah with the better part of Bellevue, while the other includes Issaquah with Sammamish and eastern parts of the county, similar to the current district. Residents to the south of Issaquah city limits on Tiger Mountain and in May Valley would be in a separate district, as they are now. The public is invited to weigh in — or just listen — at 6:30 p.m. June 30 at Bellevue City Hall. Coming soon will be plans for legislative and congressional district boundary review. Now this could easily become political sport, as party politicians try to hold onto their voter support. Changes could mean very interesting elections in 2012.


Issaquah, unlikely Cold War hotspot, thaws history


erlin or Prague call to mind Cold War intrigue — dead drops in darkened alleyways, encrypted cables sent between continents, doublecrossing double agents. But, Issaquah? The city conjures up, if not Cold War intrigue, then at least intriguing episodes from the bygone era. Issaquah hosted anti-aircraft missiles designed to counter the nuclear threat from the Soviet Union. Townsfolk served as test subjects — scientist-speak for guinea pigs — in a Cold War psychological operations study. The oddest episode, perhaps, surrounds a decision to import a hulking Vladimir Lenin statue from behind the crumpled Iron Curtain to Issaquah. For a piece in the summertime Issaquah Living magazine, I set out to recount the statue’s long and meandering journey from the Poprad, Slovakia, scrap heap to suburban Issaquah and, at last, to a Seattle street corner. (Readers can find the magazine tucked amid the sales circulars in the B section.) The plot is as tangled as a John le Carré espionage novel. Late Issaquah resident Lewis Carpenter chanced upon the discarded statue in a Poprad storage yard. Czechoslovakia cast off communism some years earlier in the Velvet Revolution, so named because protesters toppled the government in a nonviolent takeover. The nation then split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993. Czechs and Slovaks set about casting off communist symbols, including the statues of Lenin, a forefather of the Soviet Union, on just about every city square. The independent Slovaks hoped to melt down the Poprad statue for benches. The stern figure, bound for the

smelter, caught Carpenter’s eye. The capitalist surely understood the irony inherent in Lenin’s rescue coming courtesy of a capitalist Warren from the United Kagarise States. Tragically, Press Reporter Carpenter died not long after Lenin journeyed from the former Eastern Bloc to the Eastside. Seattle sculptor Peter Bevis later secured a temporary site for the statue along a street in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The site is temporary because, ironically, the statue is for sale. The statue’s sojourn is a lighthearted coda in Issaquah’s otherwise-serious Cold War history. Soldiers perched anti-aircraft missiles atop Cougar Mountain not long after the atomic age dawned. The program, called Project Nike for the Greek winged goddess of victory, represented a technological masterpiece in the “Leave It to Beaver” era — the inaugural operational, surface-to-air guided missile system used by U.S. forces. The cutting edge soon dulled, however. Project Nike faded into obsolescence long before Germans wielded sledgehammers against the Berlin Wall. The military started transferring the land to King County for a park — the modern-day Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park — in the mid-1960s. (I chronicled the Cougar Mountain Nike site in last summer’s magazine.) In another memorable moment, Issaquah residents particiSee COLD WAR, Page A5

Pedestrian bridge

Why waste local and federal money on low-priority projects? Issaquah joins other cities in funding transportation projects with 85 percent to 90 percent federal grant money. These projects would never be high priority if funded solely with local money. The federal government awards grant money that is unfunded, borrowed and which further jeopardizes Social Security and Medicare. City priorities are skewed. We build projects that the feds will pay for, rather than those that will grow jobs and improve mobility in the city. How many permanent jobs will the 85 percent federally funded bicycle bridge over Interstate 90 create for Issaquah? As state governors wise up to the disaster that is U.S. transportation funding, they are starting to reject these federal offers. Cities need to do likewise. Spending money Issaquah doesn’t have, received from the federal government that doesn’t have the money, on things we don’t need, has to stop.

Ann M. Lamb Issaquah

Political scandals

Government officials should uphold higher standards We’ve had enough of the scandalous activities from our elected officials, whether inappropriate sexual behavior, illegal use of campaign funds, abuse of power or outright lying. What a shameful example to Americans, and especially the younger generation. Anyone committing any of these types of activities should be forced out of office, and definitely not re-elected. It is time to really hold our elected officials’ feet to the fire and drain

F ROM THE W EB No surprise rates are increasing. Every week between Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, no fewer than a dozen Waste Management trucks roar past my house. I only have three containers for pick up, as most do. Wondering why all of the extra trucks in my neighborhood? If Waste Management needs to dispatch a dozen trucks to one neighborhood to pick up garbage, no wonder they need to raise rates — they need to review the phrase “waste management” — and quit wasting resources. Fewer trips through a neighborhood would




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the swamp of the garbage. We the people have the power to clean house. Are we up to it, or are we going to look the other way? We can bring integrity back into governmental offices, if we have the backbone to do it. Get involved by putting pressure on congress and voting.

Larry Brickman Bellevue

Community civics

City planning needs residents to get involved in the process In regard to the letter by Ken Sessler about city projects: It is no surprise to most Issaquah residents that the city is engaged in a lengthy planning process to help shape what Issaquah will look like 30-50 years from now. City officials have made extensive efforts to publicize the project and try to get public input on the Central Issaquah Plan. Will most of the central area continue to be a car-centric strip-mall with only a handful of residents, or will at least part of the city core be an attractive, mixed-use vibrant center where those that want to can live near where they work and shop? Not everyone will prefer to live in downtown Issaquah, but why not provide that option? Not everyone wants to spend hours driving from Cle Elum or other distant places to work at Costco, teach at Issaquah Valley Elementary School, or serve as the city’s firefighters and policemen, as they do now out of necessity. Without planning, the future Issaquah is more likely to sprawl up landslide-prone hillsides and contribute to traffic congestion on the valley floor. I am not sure that I myself would like to see the big, impersonal, glass-fronted skyscrapers of Bellevue in Issaquah’s future, but I am optimistic that a suitable building style, maintaining some of the character of Issaquah can be used. There are plenty of opportunities to comment

lower operating costs, reduce wear on our roadways and eliminate the need for an unnecessary price increase. I suggest these issues be reviewed prior to the contract renewal. DL Novak

Waste Management rate hike




Northeast College Drive I’d rather have everyone wait a little on their precious commute down the hill at a new signal instead of racing down the hill with no regard for pedestrians crossing the intersection. Don’t argue the fact that people stop because for the most part they do not. My children and myself cross this street quite often and have come close to being hit on numerous occasions. So I, for one, think a traffic signal is long overdue! Jeff Wright


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Can teachers do homework like students do? I thought the schools were for the students and every effort should be made to fulfill the goal of teaching them. When I see that there are different school hours for different days to accommodate teachers, I do not really see the students being well served. The article in the June 15 Press indicated that teachers needed some time for lesson planning, meetings, etc. It would appear to this dummy that in lieu of doing those things at the start of the school day, why not do it at the end of the school day and thus allow the students to have consistent school hours? In addition, what great changes occur in math, English, spelling, history, etc. that requires weekly planning? The students are assigned homework, can’t the teachers do any lesson planning at home, too?

Ken Sessler Issaquah

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Medical marijuana collective’s license appeal is denied by city By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter GreenLink Collective, a medical marijuana collective along a treelined street in a downtown neighborhood, is more similar to a drugstore or pharmacy than a social services organization, a city development official decided last week. In a decision issued June 20, Hearing Examiner Ted Hunter denied GreenLink’s appeal. (The hearing examiner is a municipal official responsible for certain development-related decisions.) GreenLink operators appealed in March after the city denied a business license application for the medical marijuana collective. GreenLink operators said the facility qualified as a nonprofit socialservices organization — a use allowed in residential areas. The planner assigned to process the license “noted that although some classes are offered that may be similar to the operations of a nonprofit, the primary purpose of the business as described on its website is that of retail sales,” the decision states. Jake and Lydia George formed GreenLink late last year to offer medical marijuana to authorized patients suffering from AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis and other chronic conditions. Under state law, physicians can recommend

Committee hosts meeting on county redistricting The citizen panel responsible for redrawing King County Council districts is holding a series of meetings to gather public input. In January, the council appointed members to the King County Districting Committee, the group responsible for redrawing council districts based on 2010 Census data. Though the committee is not hosting a meeting in Issaquah, residents can offer input on redistricting at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E., at 6:30 p.m. June 30.


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July 5 River & Streams Board 7 p.m. Pickering Room, City Hall Northwest

“If you can go and find a pharmacy that sells glass pipes for the consumption of medical marijuana, I would love to go there.” — Aaron Pelley Seattle attorney for GreenLink collective

but not prescribe medical marijuana to patients. “We were troubled with the hearing examiner’s decision because it was thoughtful, but it ignored the core facts before the examiner, which was whether GreenLink most closely resembles a pharmacy,” said Aaron Pelley, a Seattle attorney representing the collective. “It was clear from the evidence that GreenLink only accepted donations and that they had applied as a nonprofit business.” Pelley said GreenLink plans to appeal the decision, although no plan had been finalized June 24. In addition to dried bud, GreenLink offers medical marijuana in topical ointments and snacks, such as cookies and brownies, plus pipes and vaporizers. “If you can go and find a pharmacy that sells glass pipes for the consumption of medical marijua-

Both Issaquah-area districts — 3 and 9 — experienced widespread population increases since 2000 and, as a result, could undergo significant boundary changes. The committee unveiled proposals June 20 to shift Issaquah into District 6, split the city between districts 3 and 9, or maintain a map similar to the status quo. Committee members received public input at community meetings in early May. The county committee is only responsible for redrawing council districts. The separate state Redistricting Commission is

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na, I would love to go there,” Pelley added. Washington voters approved medical marijuana in 1998. Initiative 692 allows people suffering from qualifying medical conditions to possess a 60-day marijuana supply. The state Department of Health set guidelines for medical marijuana in 2008. Patients can possess 24 ounces of usable marijuana, plus 15 plants per person. The law surrounding medical marijuana dispensaries remains confusing, despite efforts by state lawmakers to clear up ambiguous language. The decision came as city leaders attempt to address coming changes in state medical marijuana laws. In a separate action June 20, City Council members enacted a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana collective gardens. Pelley said concerns about medical marijuana colored GreenLink’s business license appeal. “We have to deal with the fact that the city’s approach to zoning matters can’t be disguised,” he said. “It’s thinly veiled disapproval of medical marijuana.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

responsible for redrawing legislative and congressional districts.

Issaquah Highlands road closes for construction Crews have closed a portion of 13th Lane Northeast during construction on the Sunset Walk neighborhood in the Issaquah Highlands. The closure includes road and trail access. Parking along Northeast Park Drive is still available, but trail access is detoured to a spot between 11th Lane

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ical marijuana dispensaries’ is, they’re currently illegal and were not addressed in the” recent state legislation, he said before the council decision. Members also set a public hearing on the moratorium for July 18. “The moratorium gives the city a timeout to figure out how to deal with collective gardens, which is very appropriate,” Councilwoman Stacy Goodman said after the decision. “Now is the time for citizens to tell us how collective gardens should be regulated. I’m not sure they can be banned under current state law. So, we need to figure out a way to balance the mandate of state voters with local community values.” Marijuana rules remain confusing The situation is confusing because marijuana, medical or otherwise, remains illegal under federal law. Washington voters legalized medical marijuana in a 1998 ballot initiative, but the ambiguous language in the measure continues to cause headaches for patients and policymakers. Physicians can recommend, but not prescribe, medical marijuana for patients. The state law does not allow for dispensaries, but relaxed enforcement in many cities enabled medical marijuana dispensaries to open. State legislators sought to clarify rules surrounding medical marijuana — to legalize and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries

Northeast and 10th Avenue Northeast until grading and utility work is complete. The closed portion of the road is expected to reopen in midSeptember.

Central Issaquah Plan environmental impact is meeting topic The city is seeking input from residents about how to gauge potential impacts on the environment during a decadeslong redevelopment effort.

and grow operations — in the 2011 regular legislative session. The landmark legislation passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, but Gov. Chris Gregoire vetoed parts after federal prosecutors threatened to charge state employees for carrying out the law. The legislation contained language to authorize the state to license and regulate — but not decriminalize — dispensaries and grow operations. Gregoire vetoed provisions in the legislation related to licensing producers, processors and dispensers. The governor also struck a provision to establish a state registry for medical marijuana patients, providers and collective gardens. “We would like to have time to get community input on how the city should address this quasilegal issue,” Councilman Tola Marts said. “I think that, for instance, it could be a zoning issue or it could be the community’s dead-set against it.” Cities seek to address state law The decision prompted maneuvering among municipal officials before the state law goes into effect July 22. North Bend imposed a yearlong moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries June 7. Unlike Issaquah, no medical marijuana outlet is open in North Bend. Elsewhere in King County, Federal Way imposed a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana facilities in April. Kent also called on medical marijuana dispensaries to close. “I think that it’s clearly in flux right now. I think that other municipalities are sorting through

Interested people can offer input at a public open house and scoping meeting at 6 p.m. July 13 in the Council Chambers at City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way. City planners set up the meeting to collect information about the environmental impact statement process for the Central Issaquah Plan, a blueprint to guide redevelopment in the 915-acre commercial core. The city intends to analyze transportation, land use, aesthetics, fish and wildlife habitat, public services and utilities in a future environmental impact statement.


GET INVOLVED City Council regular meeting Agenda: medical marijuana collective garden moratorium public hearing 7:30 p.m. July 18 Council Chambers, City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way

this as well,” Marts said. “I think that our community should take a look, and we as leaders should take a look, at how other municipalities are dealing with this.” The moratorium also prompted questions about the sole medical marijuana collective in Issaquah. (Kind Alternative, a medical marijuana dispensary in Preston, opened in February, but King County jurisdiction applies because the community is in an unincorporated area.) GreenLink Collective appealed in March after the city denied a business license to the downtown medical marijuana collective. The city denied the application, because planners decided the collective is more similar to a drugstore or a pharmacy, rather than a social services organization. The city hearing examiner denied the appeal June 20. “The law is very clear that collectives are allowed under the statute,” said Aaron Pelley, a Seattle attorney representing the collective. “So, they’re basically saying, ‘We’re not going to allow something that the Legislature for the state of Washington has decided can be.’ It’s very alarming that the city of Issaquah thinks that it can usurp the legislation of the state of Washington.”

Officials received Central Issaquah Plan recommendations from a mayor-appointed task force last year, but no timeline has been established for redevelopment. The public is also invited to comment on the scope of a potential environmental impact statement. The city is accepting written comments on the environmental impact proposal until 5 p.m. July 22. Send comments to Environmental Planner Peter Rosen, Issaquah Planning Department, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah, WA 98027, or

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Art Walk! Presented by Downtown Issaquah Association

issaquah art walk First Fridays all summer long This Friday July 1 from 5pm - 8pm. Downtown & Gilman Village


pated in a Cold War experiment, as academia and the military teamed up for Project Revere in July 1951. Named for the colonial sentry on horseback, project teams in airplanes dropped 30,000 goldenhued leaflets on then-tiny Issaquah to study how information spread through a community. The leaflets, rather than containing information about a Soviet attack, instead bore a slogan for a coffee-roasting company. Still, information collected from the experiment proved invaluable in Cold War hotspots, including Korea and Vietnam.

Nowadays, such conflicts seem distant, confined to history textbooks and public-television documentaries. But the Cold War continues to resonate in matters both large — as the United States confronts a resurgent Russia on the global stage — and not so large — including the Sputnik-era spoof “Iron Curtain” at Village Theatre. Meanwhile, Lenin stands amid bustling Seattle storefronts as a monument to a departed era. In another indignity — and capitalist irony — Bevis is considering installing a greenback-dispensing ATM in the statue’s backside, as if to erase all doubt about the victors in the Cold War. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at


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Cougar Mountain Zoo unveils cougar cubs

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Months after Cougar Mountain Zoo’s iconic cougar Nashi died, keepers unveiled a trio of monthold cougar cubs June 23. The cubs — one male and two females born May 20 — should go on display July 16. In the meantime, zoogoers might see the cubs during unscheduled public appearances after July 1. “The cubs are absolutely adorable! They are extremely playful and curious about everything,” zoo General Curator Robyn Barfoot said in a news release. “I can’t wait to bring them home and introduce them to our zoo visitors.” Barfoot and Senior Keeper Sasha Puskar picked up the then-2-pound cubs at a Wisconsin zoo. The cubs replace Nashi, a longtime denizen at the nonprofit zoo. Nashi died in February at age 17. Keepers started the search for cougar cubs soon after. The zoo lacked a namesake big cat in the months since Nashi’s death. “We are still recovering from losing Nashi this past February. He was an incredible and iconic cougar,” Barfoot said. “With the addition of these new cubs, our hearts are happy again. The cubs


Cougar Mountain Zoo plans to unveil cougar cubs to the public July 16. have a lot to live up to, but so far, they are doing a fantastic job. They are healthy, happy cubs and I think our visitors will give them a wonderful welcome.” The big cat collection at the hillside zoo includes rare Bengal tigers — named Taj, Almos, Bagheera and Vitez. Other species at the facility include alpaca, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, parrots and reindeer. In addition to the rare tigers, the conservation message is carried throughout the zoo. The facility maintains the alpaca herd to teach zoogoers about the vicuña, a similar species at risk from habitat loss and poaching.

IF YOU GO Cougar Mountain Zoo 19525 S.E. 54th St. The zoo is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $11.50 for people 13 and older, $10.50 for seniors 62 and older, $9 for children ages 2 to 12 and free for children younger than 2.

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County requires life vests on rivers By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Summer is prime time for river recreation in King County, as people seek to beat the heat in boats, canoes, kayaks, inner tubes and more. Just before summer started, King County Council members adopted legislation June 20 to require personal flotation devices on major King County rivers starting July 1. The life-vest requirement is due to expire Oct. 31. The measure requires people to wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device on portions of the Raging, Snoqualmie, Tolt, Cedar, Green, Skykomish and White rivers in unincorporated areas. The initial infraction carries only a warning. However, subsequent violations carry $86 fines. Enforcement is the responsibility of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The legislation passed in a split decision. Issaquah-area representatives Councilwoman Kathy Lambert and Councilman Reagan Dunn joined other Republicans to vote against the measure. (Though voters made the council nonpartisan in 2008, members continue to caucus along partisan lines on many issues.) “I voted no because I believe educating the public about these dangers is more responsible than fining citizens,” Lambert said in a statement. Eastside Fire & Rescue board members endorsed the measure in early June. County Executive Dow Constantine, Sheriff Sue Rahr, and other public health and safety officials, also backed the requirement. The ordinance calls for the county to post signs at primary access points to major rivers, and to join regional organizations focused on drowning to prevent to promote

life vest use. Throughout the summer, health and safety officials plan to evaluate the rule and — relying on feedback from emergency responders and residents — determine whether changes should be made to the program or whether the requirement should be made permanent. “Our rivers are beautiful and inviting this summer, but they are also deadly due to exceptionally high flows, cold temperatures and rechannelization from winter floods,” Councilman Larry Phillips, sponsor and Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee chairman, said in a statement. “Requiring personal floatation devices will allow people to enjoy King County rivers while saving lives and life safety resources.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Discover Pass is required July 1 By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Summer days spent lounging lakeside at Lake Sammamish State Park or hiking in Tiger Mountain State Forest will cost most users soon. The cash-strapped state is preparing to debut the Discover Pass on July 1, just as the Fourth of July weekend causes attendance to swell at state parks and recreation lands. The permit is required to park vehicles at state recreation sites and other public lands. The base price for the annual pass is $30, although consumers should expect to shell out another $5 in fees. The day-use pass — base price: $10 — carries $1.50 in additional fees. State officials maintain the pass is necessary to avoid closing state parks and other sites to public access, but outdoors enthusiasts said the requirement serves a barrier to parkgoers, and could cause attendance to drop. The pass is needed for parking access to 7 million acres of state recreation lands under the jurisdiction of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, state Department of Natural Resources, and state Department of Fish and Wildlife. State recreation lands include state parks, boat launches, heritage sites, wildlife and natural areas, campgrounds, trails and trailheads. Users must display the annual or day-use Discover Pass in vehicles’ front windshields or face a $99 fine. Officials plan to emphasize public education and compliance during the upcoming holiday weekend. The state is offering the Discover Pass online and at recreational license dealers across the Evergreen State. Still, rangers at Lake Sammamish State Park fielded dozens of phone calls in recent months about the pass. Selling the permit is also causing logistics hassles for park rangers. Lake Sammamish State Park Ranger Tor Bjorklund said rangers hope to sell the passes at a booth

HOW TO BUY A DISCOVER PASS The annual Discover Pass is $35 and a day-use pass is $11.50, including a 10 percent transaction fee and dealer fees — $2 for the annual pass and 50 cents for the day-use permit. (The base price is $30 for the annual permit and $10 for the day-use permit.) Statewide, the Discover Pass is for sale at almost 600 sporting goods and other retail stores that sell recreational fishing and hunting licenses. In Issaquah, Discover Pass retailers include: Fred Meyer — 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. The Sports Authority — 1185 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Or, purchase passes at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road. Call 1-866-320-9933 toll free or go to to order annual or day-use passes. Certain holders of fishing and

near the park entrance, but because the staff is stretched thin and the booth needs repairs, parkgoers might need to trek off the beaten path to the office to purchase a Discover Pass. The pass is meant to generate funding to offset deep cuts to landmanagement agencies and state parks. Officials need to raise about $60 million per year to compensate for the cuts. “We are optimistic that people will support state parks and recreation lands and buy the Discover Pass,” State Parks Director Don Hoch said in a statement. “Without the pass to support state parks, we would have been closing park gates all over the state.” Officials eyed Squak Mountain State Park near Issaquah for possible closure amid the budget crunch, but instead opted to reduce hours and maintenance as a cost-cutting measure.

hunting licenses, registered campers in state parks, disabled veterans and others do not require a Discover Pass to park on state recreation lands. Find a complete list of exemptions at the Discover Pass website. People can also earn a free annual Discover Pass by contributing 24 hours of agency-approved volunteer work in state recreation areas. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Discover Pass website. Starting this fall, people can purchase passes from state Department of Licensing vehicle license agents.

“The Discover Pass will help ensure that the beautiful recreation lands of Washington state remain open for all to enjoy,” state Commissioner of Public Land Peter Goldmark said in a statement. “For less than the cost to take the family out to the movies, we can keep popular places such as Mount Si, Capitol State Forest and Ahtanum State Forest open.” Revenue from pass sales is to be divided among the state land-management agencies: 84 percent to state parks, 8 percent to the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and 8 percent to the Department of Natural Resources. State lawmakers approved the Discover Pass in late April. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the legislation into law last month. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Frame & Bodywork combines chiropractic and massage health care Massage has become a mainstream antidote to stress and a welcome treat for relaxation. Chiropractic is known as much as a treatment for spinal problems as for overall good health. Combine the two and you have medical massage therapy, a natural, non-invasive approach to health care found at Frame & Bodywork in Issaquah’s Gilman Village. In addition to treatment for injuries and chronic pain, the doctors and therapists here offer sports therapy and work with pregnant women. Chiropractor Nancy Kulik has been practicing in Issaquah for more than 21 years. She excels and focuses on women and children, although many male patients have found her through referrals. Dr. Kulik says she loves to help people out of their pain and restore balance to their lives. Frame & Bodywork also includes four licensed massage therapists, each with their own specialties, providing a balance of eastern and western therapy. Together the team has over 60 years experience! Owner Briana Klimp has a deep passion for the body and its well being. Briana specializes in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, cupping and injury treatment for auto accidents. Jennifer McClinton has a talent for the perfect balance between deep tissue and deep relaxation. She utilizes Thai massage, cupping and bamboo fusion. Sally Lonneker’s passion is treating the body, mind and spirit. She offers a variety of massage modalities including Swedish and deep tissue massage, and shiatsu. Katie Shell’s focuses on pain management and stress relief using Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. “A friend referred me to Dr. Kulik after a car accident in 1999. She brought Jenny into my treatment

From left, top row, Katie Shell, LMP; Kathy Sheckler and Jessica Daniels, front desk. Seated, Sabrina Slimak, billing specialist; Dr. Nancy Kulik, DC; owner Briana Klimp, LMP; and Jennifer McClinton, LMP. plan, and then Briana,” writes Debbie W. “When I moved back from Chicago after a 4-year absence, the first thing I did was book an appointment. They know my trouble spots and don’t waste time on fluff. If they find a problem, they focus on it. “At the same time, there’s nothing clinical about the environment. I’ve had massages at high-end resorts and expensive day spas but I’ve never been as happy with my treatment as I am with the ladies at Frame & Bodywork.” Frame & Bodywork accepts most major medical insurance, L&I insurance and auto accident insurance. Senior citizens receive a 20 percent discount. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday. To learn more, call 425-391-4766 or go to

Solid Rock Counseling helps you achieve good mental health Solid Rock Counseling provides something you won’t find in just any therapist’s office: competent, compassionate, affordable Christian counseling for anyone who needs it. “My policy is that I don’t turn anyone away,” explains owner and counselor Rebecca Turner. “We will find a time, a price, and a means to provide the counseling, whether it’s in-office, on the telephone or via the internet. If there is a need, I’ll find a way to fill that need.” Solid Rock offers counseling with a Christian focus for all ages and for all mental health needs — including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, marriage and family therapy, premarital counseling, ADD/ADHD and many more. Turner has a clear view of how the counseling process should work, and her outlook contributes to every session. “A client should leave a session with a sense of hope and encouragement, and some thoughts to chew on,” Turner says. “If I don’t provide that client with a tangible result during that hour, then

‘Thank You’ from the Green Company in the Blue Trucks Surrounded by pristine emerald green hills, rivers teeming with salmon and a fence of rugged, snow-capped mountain peaks, Issaquah equates to heaven for outdoor enthusiasts. Allied Waste Services, a Republic Services Company, is proud to be an environmental partner of the City of Issaquah, working to preserve these natural treasures today and for future generations. “I remember when gliders used to land at Pickering Barn,” said Anne, an Allied Waste Services’ employee who grew up riding horses in Issaquah. “The City has grown tremendously and it has done a wonderful job of preserving its original character over the past thirty years.” Anne is one of many employees who have a special connection to Issaquah. An Environmental Partner Allied Waste Services provides disposal and recycling collection to the South Cove community along the shores of Lake Sammamish and we work with businesses in downtown Issaquah to help increase recycling. We offer free site surveys and waste audits to help businesses reduce, reuse and recycle items that would otherwise be thrown away. We strive to create zero waste communities through innovative solu-

known as ‘single-stream recycling.’ This process increases the percentage of recyclable materials known as the recycling diversion rate. Our interest is local. Allied Waste Services, is an active member of the local community, participating in events like Salmon Days and sponsoring community resources such as Village Theatre and the Kiwanis Club. We are making healthy communities in mind, body and spirit, all in harmony with the environment.

One of Allied Waste Services’ compressed natural gas trucks collects recycling in South Cove quietly and efficiently. tions. For business owners, increased recycling translates to lower garbage rates. For the environment, this service is priceless. Part of our environmental mission is to make recycling convenient, accessible and cost-effective for the communities we serve. We have invested in state-of the-art technology so that you can put all of your recyclable materials into one container,

Well Cities As part of our commitment to healthy cities, we converted our fleet of collection trucks to compressed natural gas (CNG). These trucks take the equivalent emissions of more than 16,000 cars off the road every day, the equivalent of 16 Issaquah Highlands Park and Rides. Our CNG fleet serves your neighborhood quietly and efficiently with zero impact on the environment. Our carbon footprint is reduced even further with our no-idle policy. Engines automatically shut down after three minutes at idle. And our CNG fueling station is only ten miles from Issaquah, enabling us to serve the City and surrounding communities locally, reducing carbon footprint and travel time on our roadways.

Rebecca Turner Owner, Solid Rock Counseling we’ve both wasted our time and money. The counseling process is not always easy or quick, and it can be extremely emotional, but it should always be productive and purpose-driven.” Lori, a patient from Snohomish, has been seeing Turner since 2004. “I find her to be a great listener, and very practical,” Lori says. “Overall, Rebecca is one of the

most effective counselors I’ve worked with. I am very grateful for the impact [she] is having on my life, and my ability to move forward.” Dr. David Yasko of the Counseling Center at Westbury in Houston, Texas also praises Turner’s skills as a counselor. “There are two types of counselors, those who are manufactured and those who are naturals,” says Yasko. “Manufactured counselors are good with relaying what they were taught in school and getting the job done. Natural counselors are able to connect with their clients on a level the other counselors can’t. Rebecca Turner is the most naturally gifted counselor I’ve ever known.” Turner speaks on a variety of mental health and spiritual topics at retreats, seminars and for small groups. Some of these topics include anger management, conflict management skills, communication skills and stress management. Call 425-454-3863 to make an appointment or go to to learn more about Solid Rock Counseling.

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Issaquah family bids bittersweet goodbye after decade in business By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter


Kayla Morrill talks with Mary Cook, first counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at Issaquah’s alternative prom.

Alternative proms gain a following By Sarah Gerdes Sixteen-year-old North Bend junior Kayla Morrill wanted to go to prom this year, yet she faced a crisis. “A lot of my friends couldn’t go to the high school prom, so we went to a different one,” she said. In today’s language, a different prom is what has become known as an alternative prom, commonly called a modest prom. Such proms are events that cater to teens who opt out of their school dance for a variety of reasons. “A regular prom would have been way too expensive,” Morrill explained. Another benefit? “None of that dirty-dancing stuff,” she said. Morrill is not alone. Thousands of other teens from all walks of life have been seeking what has become known as alternative proms, dances where the dress standards and music are more akin to a 1950’s atmosphere than the Snooki-improvised club. For the past four years, the Issaquah Community Center has hosted the region’s largest modest prom open to all teenagers on the Eastside. It regularly draws several hundred teens and is chaperoned by parents in the community. The sponsor this year was the Bellevue North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. “There are a lot of good youth who desire modesty, clean language, good music, and to have fun,” said Bellevue North Stake President Stephen W. Yose said. “This event provides that environment.”

“There are a lot of good youth who desire modesty, clean language, good music, and to have fun. This event provides that environment.” — Stephen W. Yose Bellevue North Stake President

It starts with the dress For Morrill, the environment was a huge part of determining whether to attend a prom at all. The second consideration was her dress. “Purchasing a dress can easily run $300 to $400,” explained Chris Hash, founder and CEO of, the largest provider of modest prom dresses in the United States. “That’s before alterations and without any of the accessories.” Hash said she can identify with Morrill’s concerns about a dress, noting that young women like Morrill make up a large percentage of her customers, but not all. “Bigger girls don’t want their upper arms showing or the middle of their tummy,” she explained, relating how she recently modified a dress for a 16year-old girl who is a size 24. Likewise, well-endowed teenagers who might be thin elsewhere don’t want boys leering down their dresses the entire night. Covering up skin issues can also be a reason for a girl to get a modest prom dress. “We have young women who come in during the middle of puberty and might have back acne, See PROM, Page B3

oodfellas Sandwich Shop, a decade-old gathering spot for Issaquah High School sports teams and office workers on lunch breaks, closed June 24 after owners Steve and Melinda Sanelli stacked the last sandwiches. Steve Sanelli, a longtime South Cove resident and Issaquah High assistant baseball coach, said business was good, but the impending closure stems from a disagreement between the eatery and the building owner. “It would be one thing if I was failing in business and we had to close,” he said. “This is something that’s not my choice.” For Sanelli and other family members, the closure is about more than the bottom line. “When you’re in business this long, it kind of becomes who you are,” Melinda Sanelli said. “In a way, you feel like you’re being stripped of your personality and how everyone sees you and what you stand for.” The closure announcement came as a surprise to employees and customers. Steve Sanelli said the building owner asked in March for the sandwich shop to vacate the space. The family plans to spend the next week packing and selling equipment. “We have a lot of people who come in, that eat here, that are saddened by the whole idea that we’re closing,” Steve Sanelli said.


Go out with a bada bing The husband-and-wife team opened Goodfellas in Eastgate in October 2001, and built a customer base for sandwiches and housemade meatballs and Italian sausage. The menu items’ names nod to “The Sopranos” and mobster films. Throughout the past decade, almost every Sanelli family member worked at the eatery and so, too, did spouses and significant others. Steve Sanelli’s mother makes the meatballs served at Goodfellas. (Steve and Melinda Sanelli’s children all graduated from Issaquah High.) “A lot of kids, I don’t think, would really want to work with their parents and live with their parents, to be with them 24/7,” daughter Sicily Sanelli said. “But to be honest, it really brought all of us a lot closer together.” Daughter Angelina Edwins, a Snoqualmie resident, recalled

Food bank offers free summer snacks By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter For some, summer means hunger. During the school year, the federally funded National School Lunch Program keeps students fed during the breakfast and lunch hours, offering free or reduced-price meals to children in need. Once school gets out for the summer, those meals disappear. Thanks to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and volunteers from Eastridge Church, families can get free, healthy snacks for their children every Tuesday throughout the summer, until Aug. 16. “These families have to make choices between buying meals or paying for bills,” Lindsay Ztyree, an AmeriCorps worker with Eastridge Church, said. Families must live in one of the following ZIP codes to participate: 98027, 98029, 98075 or 98059, and have proof of address and identification. Each family can collect one free, grocery-sized snack bag per child. Volunteers have filled them with tasty treats, such as peanut butter, applesauce, Capri Sun juices, milk, bagels, granola bars and pudding packs. Asa Taylor’s family picked up a snack bag at the inaugural day of the Summer Lunch Program,


Jessica Crites (back row, from left), Mario Sanelli, Julie Donate, Stephen Sanelli, Sicily Sanelli, Nolan Graham, Angelina Edwins and Tyler Edwins join Melinda Sanelli (front row, from left) Brody Edwins and Steve Sanelli for a last lunch at Goodfellas Sandwich Shop on June 21.

“It’s just time for them to move on to the next chapter in their life, but boy, I’m sure going to miss this chapter.” — Jessica Crites Goodfellas Sandwich Shop employee

bringing son Brody to play in the back room during stints at the shop. “What I’m going to miss most is being able to go drop in, have lunch and see people,” she said. “There are so many different friends and family that come in any time of day, any day of the week. You can just be sitting there eating lunch and see someone you haven’t seen in a year or two. Or, one of our good friends might walk in and you can have lunch with them. Just to be able to catch up and see people that you don’t normally see is such a great thing to have.” Jessica Crites, Melinda Sanelli’s younger sister and a longtime em-

“We’re all proud of him and my mom, and are sorry that it had to end this way. They ran a great company for the past 10 years. They’re going to do great things, I know that.” — Sicily Sanelli Steve and Melinda Sanelli’s daughter

ployee at the store, said the upcoming closure is bittersweet. “It’s just time for them to move on to the next chapter in their life, but boy, I’m sure going to miss this chapter,” she said. Crites mentioned another loss: Goodfellas’ menu. “Their food is just outstanding, I’m telling you, even if I wasn’t family,” she added. “There’s nowhere around that serves the kind of sandwiches that they serve.” Crites and Melinda Sanelli started working in a family business early, at the former Puget

Sound Baking Co. in Issaquah. “I hate to see the fact that family business is falling to the side of the road,” Melinda Sanelli said. Steve Sanelli used to operate Sanelli’s Deli in Factoria and, after the eatery closed years ago, he intended to open another sandwich shop. “Between this sandwich shop and me coaching, that’s been my life,” he said. “That’s what it’s been all about.” Many customers called for the Sanellis to reopen elsewhere, but the start-up costs to open another eatery stand as a steep barrier. “We don’t have $150,000 to go out and gut a building and start all over again,” Steve Sanelli said. In the meantime, he is coaching a Lakeside Recovery baseball team and Melinda Sanelli plans to continue another job at PCC Natural Market. “We’re all proud of him and my mom, and are sorry that it had to end this way,” Sicily Sanelli said. “They ran a great company for the See GOODBYE, Page B3

Fireworks, parade await Issaquah By Laura Geggel and Chris Huber Issaquah Press reporters


Above, the Summer Lunch Program attracts clients and their children June 21 to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, which provided grocery bags of healthy children’s snacks (right) with help from volunteers from Eastridge Church to help with bagging and distribution. Activities are also provided for young people, and the bags will sometimes include fitness toys inside. June 21. The 10-year-old also tossed a football back and forth with volunteers in the park across from the food bank. “So far, it’s fun because I’m playing football,” he said. One woman who received a snack bag said she would return the next week to help translate for Spanish-speaking participants, Ztyree said. “She’s like, ‘I’m being helped, so I want to help,’” Ztyree said. The idea for the Summer Lunch Program took root after Steve Jamison, lead pastor at Eastridge

Church, and his colleagues asked the food bank staff if they could help in any way. “They had an idea, but they needed people, and we had people,” Ztyree said. The bank had enough food to make bags of healthy summer snacks for children and teenagers, but it didn’t have the manpower to organize a distribution station complete with fun activities, such as sidewalk chalk See SNACKS, Page B3

On Independence Day, Issaquah residents can head downtown for the annual parade, churn butter at the Train Depot Museum, participate in a slug race or drive to Sammamish for the annual plateau celebration. The annual Down Home Fourth of July begins with the Kids, Pets N’ Pride Parade at 11 a.m. at Rainier Boulevard North, at the intersection of Northwest Dogwood Street and Front Street North. The parade is free, but participants must fill out a form before they begin marching. Paradegoers can find the form online, or in The Issaquah Press. Registrants also can sign up the day of the event at 10 a.m. July 4 at 425 Rainier Blvd. N. After the parade, families can plays games at Veterans Memorial Field and learn about Issaquah’s history from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Issaquah Train Depot Museum’s Heritage Day celebration, 50 Rainier Boulevard N. On Veterans Memorial Field, See FOURTH

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Train depot boogie The Issaquah History Museums present Down by the Station open jam sessions at the Issaquah Train Depot. In addition, summer open hours are in effect at the depot. Through Aug. 25, the museum, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., is open Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. with free admission. Otherwise, the museum is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Musicians are invited to perform at the Thursday afternoon acoustic jam sessions. Call 392-3500.

Events It’s Fourth of July Celebrations at the Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 2 at Pickering Barn, with children’s pony rides in the grass pasture; entertainment by The Double Barrs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and the Bellevue Community Band from noon to 2 p.m. in the courtyard; and a cooking demonstration by Era Living Chef Elon Wagoner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the outdoor market. The Down Home Fourth of July & Heritage Day celebration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 4 in downtown Issaquah and at Veterans Memorial Field. A Kids, Pets ‘n Pride parade is at 11 a.m. There will also be old-fashioned games, pony rides, slug races, pieeating contests and live entertainment. Call 392-0661 or 392-3500. Join the Issaquah History Museum at 11 a.m. July 9 at the Issaquah Train Depot Museum for a program on the Messenger of Peace, a railroad chapel car that served Wilburton, Renton, Issaquah and North Bend. The car’s rehabilitation manager Jesse “Clark” McAbee will present this King County landmark’s history and current restoration efforts that feature state-of-the-art green technology blended with centuryold Master Car Builders’ techniques. Call 392-3500. The Fraternity Snoqualmie Bare Buns Fun Run is at 11 a.m. July 10. The 5K run starts and ends at the park, 24050 S.E. 127th St. Prizes will be awarded at the clothing-optional run. Call 392-6833.


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ArtEAST offers the following workshops at 95 Front St. N. Go to “Viking Knit Bracelet” — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10, $80 “Open Studio Glass Fusing” — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1-4 p.m. or 4-7 p.m. July 12, $35 “Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry” — 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 13, $80 “Paint Dancing” — 6-9:30 p.m. July 16, $30 “Create Doll-Sized Rustic Figures” — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 and 17, $185 “Exploratory Play and Design with Polymer Clay” — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19, $55 “Expressive Figure Drawing” — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 23, $85 “Introduction to Glass Fusing” — 1-5 p.m. July 24, $75 “Creative Earrings” — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26, $96 “Chain Mail” — 9 a.m. to noon July 30, $100 “Making Ceramic Tiles” — 2-5 p.m. July 30, $110 “Painting from the Fire Within” — 1-6 p.m. July 31, $90

Library The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. “Lagni-Sussu: Music of Africa,” for ages three and older with an adult, 7 p.m. July 7 Sweet Summer Teen Book Group, for ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m. July 7 and 21 Sticks and Stones, Seeds and Bones Concert, for ages 2 and older with an adult, 1 and 2 p.m. July 11 Make a Reader’s Journal, for ages 14 and older, 3 p.m. July 14

Seniors Issaquah Valley Senior Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 75 N.E. Creek Way. The following activities are open to people 55 and older. Call 392-2381. Tour the new Swedish/Issaquah hospital 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 9. Midsummer Dance, with music by Fred Hopkins and The Studebakers, 5-7 p.m. July 15 The following day trips are offered through July: Ladies Lunch at The Cabbage Patch in Snohomish, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 6, $8 for members/$10 for non-members Explore Poulsbo, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11, $18/$20 Lavender Fields in Sequim, 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. July 13,$20/$22



Sarah Korenek and Blake Looney Korenek, Looney Sarah Korenek, of Issaquah, and Blake Looney, of Gig Harbor, were married June 11, 2011, at a family member’s property in Auburn. The bride is the daughter of Debbie Korenek, of Renton, and Lori and Ron Korenek, both from Vashon. Her bridesmaids were Emily Korenek and Jessica Holt. Sarah is a 2001 graduate of Liberty High School and has one child, Rory. The groom is the son of Jamalee Sanders and Mick Looney, both of Gig Harbor. His groomsmen were Josh Jacobsen and Mick Looney. Blake is a 2004 graduate of Peninsula High School and has two children — Cooper and Nickolas. The couple also have a son of their own, Brock, 1. The newlyweds honeymooned at Seaside, Ore.


Local students graduate

Courtney Faber, of Sammamish, graduated May 15, 2011, with a Bachelor of Science in forensic science from the University of New Haven in West Haven, Conn. Aaron Osgood, of Sammamish, graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., May 29 with a Bachelor of Science in architecture, art and planning.

Meet Sammie, a 6-monthold terrier/Australian cattle dog mix with striking, soulful eyes in two different colors! Sammie is a serene girl with an engaging personality. Let her draw you in for a visit and soothe your soul today.

These pets may already have been adopted by the time you see these photos. If you’re interested in adopting these or other animals, contact the Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 6410080, go to or e-mail All adopted animals go home spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, with 30 days of free pet health insurance and a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian. The Seattle Humane Society is now open from noon - 6 p.m. seven days a week.

W HO ’ S N EWS From LHS were: Bo Woo — first quarter Kia Vang — second quarter Emerson Collin — third quar-


Physics club egg launch makes top 50 nationwide The Skyline High School Physics Club placed 47th out of 100 teams nationwide competing at the Team America Rocketry Challenge on May 14 in The Plains, Va. The students designed a rocket that would safely harbor an unbroken egg during its ascent and descent. “I’m very proud of their accomplishments and their respectful behavior while we were in Virginia,” Becky Fowler, Skyline physics teacher and club advisor, said.

Local students make deans’ lists Kathleen Moore, a 2010 gradu-

ate of Issaquah High School, made the University of Washington dean’s list for autumn 2010, winter 2011 and spring 2011. Entering as a freshman, Moore was selected as a NASA Space Grant Scholar, which included a fouryear Washington NASA Space Grant Scholarship. The following students from Issaquah were recently listed on the 2011 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Portland (to qualify, students need at least a 3.5 grade point average): Allison Beck, Amanda Marques, Andrew Salmeri, Hannah Schultz, Sarah Underwood and Charles Wood.  Matthew Brown and Jess Coulter, of Bellevue; and Emily Chu and Kathryn Malone, of Sammamish; were recently named to the Pepperdine University dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester. To qualify, students must be in the upper 10 percent of their class and maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Kiwanis Club of Issaquah honors Key Club members The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, and its two sponsored Key Clubs from Issaquah and Liberty high schools, recently honored outstanding Key Clubbers for their active participation in the Kiwanis and Key Club activities, and their leadership and exemplary attitude in service to the community. The awardees for the 20102011 Distinguished Service Awards from IHS (in the picture above) were: Nicole Migotsky — first quarter David Park — second quarter Darren Birkwood — third quarter Imam Baghai — Key Clubber of the Year Tiffany Han — Key Clubber of the Year











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Association of Eastside Agencies honors Joan Campbell Friends of Youth Executive Director Joan Campbell was recognized by the Association of EastJoan Campbell side Agencies as the Nonprofit Staff of the Year at the AEA’s seventh annual awards luncheon June 15. Campbell has served Friends of Youth for 20 years as director of community services, vice president and chief operating officer, and today as president and chief executive officer. The AEA is a professional membership organization of human service providers.

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training lessons will be donated to the Fight to Bring Soldiers’ Pups Home campaign through 2011. Additionally, Bark Busters encourages donations of $5, $10 or more at Clicking on the Fight to Bring Soldiers’ Pups Home pop-up screen. The Project Grace Guild’s fourth annual Charity Auction and Dinner, Harvest Moon Soirée, benefitting uncompensated care for Seattle Children’s is Sept. 23 at Pickering Barn. Seating is limited. Make reservations by emailing or calling Christina at 922-2828. Go to Sleep Country’s annual New Clothing Drive for Foster Kids is through July 10. Donations of new clothing items, such as shirts, dresses, pants, shorts, onesies and socks, can be made at any Sleep Country store and will be distributed among Sleep Country’s partner foster-care organizations. The Issaquah Sleep Country is at 730 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite C110. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Call 313-9415. A golf tournament benefitting Habitat for Humanity for East King County is July 25 at The Plateau Club. The best ball tournament starts at 11 a.m. with lunch, drinks, contests, prizes, cocktail hour and a light dinner afterward. Register at The 10th annual Chris Elliott Fund Celebrity Golf Tournament is July 25 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, the Northwest’s only Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Check-in is at 9 a.m.; tee time is 11 a.m. This is the fund’s flagship fundraising event, and is vital to its patient support programs and investment in brain cancer research. Register at golf.html. The Chris Elliott Fund for Glioblastoma Brain Tumor Research Fund is a Sammamishbased 501(c)3 nonprofit charity.

tion and answer session, “Freedom From Fear,” at 11 a.m. July 5 at the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. N. Call 392-8140. Summer Bible Fun at Foothills Baptist Church — a free, fun, creative time for children ages four through sixth grade — is from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. July 18-22 at 10120 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. There will be games, snacks, music and crafts. Learn more or register by calling 392-5925 or going to



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In support of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International, Bark Busters launched its Fight to Bring Soldiers’ Pups Home campaign a nationwide fundraiser to help SPCA International continue to fund Operation Baghdad Pups. Operation Baghdad Pups provides assistance to servicemen and women and their families who wish to transport an adopted pet from the war zone to their home in the United States. A portion of Bark Busters

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The Cadd Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Emily Warnock, of Issaquah High School. She was Emily Warnock chosen after reviewing her scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and an essay that candidates were asked to write about the importance of travel to one’s education.

Immersion school collects teddy bears for camp program Students at the French Immersion School of Washington are collecting teddy bears to donate to Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin, a bereavement camp for children. More than 20 teddy bears have already been collected, with more to come this summer during FISW’s summer camp program. About 40 teddy bears will be collected. FISW’s English teacher Misty Swartz is volunteering at Camp Erin this summer, and will bring the teddy bears to the children attending the camp.

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Lillian M. Bentler, 80, of Sammamish, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011. Lil was a dedicated wife, loving mother of eight children and grandmother of 18. Her generosity and charitable spirit touched the lives and hearts of everyone she met. Lil will al-

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ways be remembered for her gentle spirit, her Christ-like ways and her generous smile. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. Friends are invited to get directions, view photos and share memories in the family’s online guestbook at

children can enter potato sack, slug and three-legged races, go for pony rides and have their faces painted. At the depot, children can get free passports and collect stamps as they visit different stations to do old-time activities, including splitting a cedar shingle, using homemade soap to scrub clothes, dressing in historic garb and whipping cream into butter. Other activities include operating an historic pump car and trying out an historic stump puller. “I’m always a big fan of the butter, because nothing tastes quite so good as butter that you made yourself,” Museums Director Erica Maniez said. The depot still needs volunteers. Call 392-3500 or email to learn more. Once the sky darkens, Issaquah residents can flock to Sammamish for the annual fireworks show and carnival-style gathering from 7-10 p.m. at the Sammamish Commons, near City Hall at 801 228th Ave S.E., Sammamish. The 10 p.m. fireworks show should last between 20 and 25 minutes. “Hopefully this year there’ll be sun,” said Joanna Puthoff, Sammamish’s facility coordinator. “As rainy as it was last year, we actually had a good amount of people show up. The plaza still ended up packed.” The children’s play area will feature pay-to-play bouncy toys, carnival-style games and activi-

Blanche A. Freed Blanche A. Freed passed away June 23, 2011. She was born Jan. 11, 1923, in Iron Mountain, Mich., the daughter of William and Eva Perreault. Blanche Freed At the age of 12, she moved to Newcastle and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1941. Blanche worked as a dental hygienist before becoming a homemaker. She met and married Richard Freed (a former classmate) in 1957. They enjoyed traveling the United States, making new friends and visiting long lost relatives. Blanche found her true calling when working for Christies’ Florist in Seattle, creating beautiful floral arrangements. This led to her teaching floral classes, taking

painting classes and creating beautiful, fun and unique works of art — be it a whimsical doll, a classy Victorian heart or a dried floral arrangement, which were some of her many talents. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her. Her creative genius inspired all. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband Richard F. Freed, her sisters Maria Blass and Margarite Perreault, and her brothers Albert and George Perreault. Survivors include daughter Celeste Bingham, of Salmon, Idaho; daughter Christine Triplett, of Olympia; Jenny Denison, of Enumclaw; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home The family suggests remembrances to The American Heart Association. Family and friends are invited to share memories and sign the families’ online guest book at





drawing, Hula-Hooping and catch. The church put out a call for volunteers, who packed the snack bags on Monday and handed them out on Tuesday. During the first distribution, volunteers handed out a list of 101 free things to do in Issaquah as a way to help youths stave off boredom during the summer months, including Pine Lake concerts in the park, building a fort, visiting Snoqualmie Falls or tossing a water balloon with friends. “Some weeks we’ll put healthy activities in the bags, like jump ropes or pedometers,” Ztyree said. The Summer Lunch Program still needs activity donations. To help, call the food bank at 392-4123. “We just wanted to do something to help kids get excited about it every week,” Ztyree said. Shauna Moller, of Issaquah, got snack bags for all three of her children. “They get free lunches at school, and I was wondering what I was going to do,” she said, calling herself pleasantly surprised. Her daughter, 14-year-old Lily Staffen, thanked the volunteers. “I think it’s nice they’re giving them out, especially to people who are in need,” she said.

rashes or psoriasis,” Hash said. “It turns out that these otherwise beautiful girls want a glamorous, affordable dress that doesn’t show their arms or middle of their back.”

neck,” Hash said. When Hash’s own rental and pattern selection sites didn’t match his needs, she recommended he check a thrift store. “He found the perfect dress for $30,” Hash noted, a fraction of purchasing or even renting a dress. Morrill said she is more than ready for next year’s alternative prom. Having the perfect dress allowed her to focus on the best parts of prom — the food, her friends and the dancing. “I’ll definitely be going back next year,” she said.

A father’s approval It’s not always about the price. Sometimes, it’s the perfect item that fits a religious standard. “I had a dad call me about a dress for his 14-year-old daughter, who, as an Orthodox Jew, needed to cover the bones of the

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Issaquah’s Down Home Fourth of July & Heritage Day

Kids, Pets ‘n Pride Parade Monday, July 4th, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Decorate your bike, dress up the dog, bring your music and noise makers to Rainier Boulevard North (at the intersection of NW Dogwood and Front Street) and be part of our tradition in the annual Kids, Pets n’ Pride Parade celebrating independence at the Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July. Mail or drop off your application at the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, located at 155 NW Gilman Blvd by July 1st, 2011. Pre-registered participants appear FIRST in the parade. Day of registration starts at 10am on Monday, July 4th 2011 at 425 Rainier Blvd. North.

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Please return by July 1, 2011 to: Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July 155 NW Gilman Blvd Issaquah WA 98027 • 425.392.0661

ties put on by Skyhawks Sports Camps. The celebration is located on the far end of the lower commons, but is accessible via 222nd Place Southeast. In addition to the main fireworks event, dozens of vendors will offer food and goodies, like ice cream, elephant ears, burgers, hot dogs, kettle corn, Thai food, barbecue and smoothies. The stage on the plaza will feature music from The Pop Offs from 6-8 p.m. and Dance Factory from 8-10:15 p.m. Parking is free at Eastside Catholic School, Eastlake High School, Discovery Elementary School, Sammamish Highlands Shopping Center, Pine Lake Park and the Sammamish Park & Ride. Parking closer to Sammamish Commons is $5 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Skyline High School and Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church. “Come out and be with the people you live around,” Puthoff said. “Out of all the different shows I’ve seen in my life … it’s a great show.”

Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Chris Huber: 3926434, ext. 242, or Comment at

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past 10 years. They’re going to do great things, I know that.” Ready to serve neighbors In addition, the family is ready for a long-overdue vacation — a hopeful prospect amid the many tasks necessary to shut down Goodfellas. “We’ve been married to this business for 10 years,” Melinda Sanelli said. “We haven’t been able to go on any long-term vacation, because when you have your own business, you can’t just up and go when you feel like it. Now I guess we’ll have a little bit more free time to do that.” Goodfellas also gained a reputation for generosity, because Steve Sanelli often used the eatery to promote community causes. The owners set up a Christmas tree donation site to collect gifts for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank during the holiday season, and organized a relief effort after neighbors lost everything in a house fire just before Christmas 2008. Customers dropped off donations at the shop.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 •

PRACTICE FIREWORKS SAFETY King County fire officials remind Independence Day revelers to use caution if they plan to discharge fireworks to celebrate the holiday. Use only approved, legal and common fireworks from reliable state- and King County Fire Marshal-licensed retailers. Remember: If a firework has a stick or fins, and if it goes up or if it blows up, it is illegal in Washington. Celebrants should always have a responsible adult light all fireworks, and avoid aerial fireworks. Use eye protection, too. Have a garden hose or a fire extinguisher handy during fireworksrelated activities. Use fireworks in outdoor conditions only, away from buildings, wood-shingled houses, trees and dry fields. Light one item at a time, move away quickly and keep a safe distance away. Dispose of used fireworks by first soaking them in water. If a firework does not light or dis-

In South Cove, Steve Sanelli is also known for elaborate holiday displays featuring enough colored lights to make Clark Griswold blush. The can-do spirit he brought to Goodfellas is certain to be important in the future, family members said.


charge, adults should wait at least five minutes before approaching the device.

FIREWORKS REGULATIONS In Issaquah, discharging fire-

works is banned on Independence Day and the rest of the year. Usually, Issaquah Police Department officers issue a verbal warning for fireworks and confiscate them for a first offense. If police catch revelers setting off or lighting fireworks again, a citation is issued. Residents in unincorporated King County communities, such as Klahanie and Mirrormont, face looser rules, but some restrictions apply: Fireworks can be discharged only from 9 a.m. to midnight. July 4. Fireworks sales remain legal only between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. through July 4, and no sales can occur after Independence Day.  People must be at least 16 and present a form of photo identification in order to purchase fireworks.

“Steve, he’s a talker and he’s a salesperson and he’s got some good ideas,” Melinda Sanelli said. “He’ll find his way.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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Adrian Sampson composes a mound miracle Skyline grad overcomes Tommy John surgery, gets drafted by Florida Marlins

Harlem Globetrotters draft Beaver Lake basketball phenom Jordan McCabe, a basketballhandling phenomenon from Beaver Lake Middle School, was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters on June 21, according to his family and a press release from the team. He was among six players selected as part of the team’s 2011 draft class. Other players included 2011 College Slam Dunk Champion Jacob Tucker, and 2011 College 3-point Champion Andrew Goudelock, according to the press release. Jordan’s selection was unique

By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor The excruciating pain in his elbow was matched by the agonizing ache in his heart. Adrian Sampson thought his baseball career might be over Adrian Sampson two years ago. He actually thought he might have pitched the last inning of what once appeared to be storybook career. But the former Skyline High School standout underwent successful Tommy John surgery in 2009 and his career has entered a new promising chapter. Sampson began his comeback story this spring as a starting pitcher for Bellevue College. The freshman right-hander compiled a 6-2 record, a 1.87 earned run average with 82 strikeouts in 62 innings. Opponents hit just .176 against him. Sampson’s pitching helped Bellevue win the NWAACC championship. His year also included getting selected by the Florida Marlins in the 16th round of the Amateur Baseball Draft. “This year has been a lot of fun,” he said. This summer, Sampson is pitching for the Bellingham Bells of the Northwest Collegiate League. Entering this week, he had a 1-1 record. The victory came in the season opener when he blanked Kelowna, British Columbia. Sampson gives much of the credit for his fantastic season to Bellevue College coach Mark Yoshino. “I had a lot of help from coach Yoshino. It got me back into a good rehab schedule, lifting weights and had me throw bullpens to build up my arm strength. I have to give him all the credit,” Sampson said. Yoshino points out that Sampson’s internal drive had much to do with the season. The Bulldogs coach noted Sampson had a


because the Globetrotters exercised its special “future discovery clause.” That means the team obtains the rights to sign McCabe once he graduates from college. Jordan’s father, Matt McCabe, said he wasn’t sure to what to think of the news, but that it follows a busy past few months for the rising star. Jordan appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” performed at the NBA All-Star Weekend and has wowed crowds across the country at college basketball halftime shows.


Adrian Sampson pitches one of his games for Bellevue College this spring on the way to a 6-2 record and a 1.87 earned-run average.

“I couldn’t believe it at all. What would happen to my future? I knew I would not be playing my senior year. It was one of my worst days.” — Adrian Sampson Former Skyline High School standout pitcher

strong work ethic and an open mind to coaching tips. Until last year, Yoshino didn’t think he had a chance of recruiting Sampson. “He was completely off my radar,” said Yoshino, who knew when Sampson was a junior at Skyline that he had made a com-

mitment to Oregon State. Yoshino had seen Sampson pitch in summer baseball before and was familiar with his success at Skyline. Sampson was a standout during his sophomore and junior years at Skyline, earning allKingCo Conference first-team honors both seasons. Oregon State, California and other Pacific-10 Conference programs had Sampson on their radar. Surgery is needed The fact Sampson pitched well during his junior year was partially due to willpower. Although his arm often hurt, he fought on. “The pain just would not go away,” said Sampson, whose highschool career ended after pitching

against Bothell in the KingCo Tournament. Sampson took two weeks off, hoping the rest would help his arm in preparation for the summer American Legion season. “I didn’t throw a baseball or anything during that time,” he said. When he started a game for Lakeside Recovery’s Senior American Legion, his arm throbbed. “It was the worst pain I ever felt,” he said. Sampson went to a doctor and had an MRI. Because school was still in session, he went back to class that day. See SAMPSON, Page B6


Jordan McCabe juggles three balls in February during a Beaver Lake Middle School assembly featuring a visit from members of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Kasen Williams named Brian Mogg leads field of young golfers in junior circuit top track and field athlete REMAINING WJGA DISTRICT 2 By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter

Hopefully, recent Skyline High School graduate Kasen Williams will have enough room on his trophy case for yet another award. Williams earned another honor June 23, when he was selected as the Gatorade Washington Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year. In its 26th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Co., in collaboration with ESPN RISE, said in a release that Williams is the first Gatorade Washington Boys track and field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Skyline. The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track. Williams is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. At the Class 4A state meet last month, Williams won the triple jump with a leap of 50 feet, 9 1/4 inches, which ranked third in the nation. He also captured the long jump with a 24-5 1/4 effort and won the high jump by clearing 610. He ranked among the nation's top 20 in the long jump and high jump.

Williams has maintained a 3.10 grade point average in the classroom. He has volunteered locally as a peer tutor and as a youth sports coach and referee. This is the second time this school year that Williams has been honored by Gatorade. Last fall, Williams was selected as the 2010-11 Gatorade Washington Football Player of the Year as a wide receiver and safety. "I was surprised to see the kind of athleticism and raw jumping ability in a young man of Kasen's size," said Bryan Clay, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, who has coached Williams. "What's even rarer is that in an age of specialization, this young man has achieved AllAmerican status and consideration in two very demanding sports. His accomplishments speak for themselves." Williams will play football at the University of Washington this fall and will suit up for the track and field team next spring. The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football; girls See WILLIAMS, Page B6

Young golfer Brian Mogg couldn’t help but be excited about his recent time spent in Palm Beach, Fla., with players from the PGA Tour. Mogg, 15, has won his fair share of recent youth golf tournaments in the Northwest, but just finished a stint learning from the pros at the first ever Ryder Cup Junior Academy. Mogg, who will play in the fall for Skyline High School, and about 50 other Sammamish and Issaquah golfers are gearing up for a summer of golf on the Washington Junior Golf Association circuit. They will compete against about 175 other District 2 golfers, ages 8-17. They will play four tournaments and contend for one of about 50 total spots in the state tournament, held this year at Walla Walla Country Club. “I get to see all my friends again,” Mogg said. “And I’m just excited for more competition.” He was chosen as one of the top youth golfers in the country to attend the June 6-12 Junior Academy, where he worked on his swing and mental game, competed in stroke- and match-play and rubbed elbows with pros like Dustin Johnson and Hall-of-

Famers like Lanny Wadkins. Mogg tied for third in the 14-15 age group at the 2010 state championship and placed sixth at the 2011 high Brian Mogg school 4A state championship. “It was awesome,” said Mogg, of Sammamish. “They watched us play and gave us a few things to work on.” Among the other standouts is Spencer Weiss, 15, who will play in the fall for Eastlake High School. He seems to be on an uptick after winning the Bellevue Classic on June 12 at the Bellevue Golf Course. He shot a first-round 72 and finished with a 70-stroke round two. “Not only did Spencer shoot lights-out, but he does it quickly,” tournament director Paul Callahan wrote in an email after the Bellevue Classic. Weiss will look to be a stronger force in 2011 after tying for 12th at districts last year and just barely qualifying for state. Eastlake teammate Li Wang will also be a contender in the 16-17 age group this year. He placed fifth in the 14-15 age group at state in

2010. “Expect Li Wang to once again play well,” said Larry Weiss, WJGA’s District 2 tournament director. Also competing in the 16-17 group are Chris Kobak, Jack Strickland, Paul Russo and Jack Fisher, of Sammamish; and Evan Ko and Alex Yi, of Issaquah. R.P. McCoy, 14, will try to win districts again this summer, but in a new age group — he won it in the age 12-13 group in 2010. Mogg will give him and Weiss a run for their money, but will also have to compete with defending state champ Frank Olav Garber, of Kirkland. Tommy McCoy, defending District 2 champ; Victor Wang; and John Hayes, of Sammamish, will make for strong competition in the boys age 8-11 group. On the girls side of things, Issaquah’s Mersadie Tallman should put up plenty of low scores this summer as she tries to finish at the top of the age 14-15 competition. She finished seventh among 12- to 13-year-olds at WJGA state last year. “I feel like now that I’m in an older age group, there’s more variety of different competition for me,” said Tallman, 14, who will attend Issaquah High School in the fall. Going into the summer circuit, she said she’s hitting the ball well

SUMMER TOURNAMENTS July 6, The Golf Club at Echo

Falls July 11, Seattle Golf Course July 18-19, Mount Si Golf

Course (District 2 Championship) July 27-29, Walla Walla Country

Club, Wine Valley Golf Course and Veteran’s Memorial Golf Course (State Championship)

and balancing out her game in all facets. “I feel good on the mental side of my game,” she said. As Megan Wotherspoon comes off a 15th-place finish at the high school 4A state tournament, she will look to continue her increasingly consistent play in the girls 16-17 age group. Eastlake High School teammate Jamie Midkiff will also lead the way among District 2 contenders. The youth began tournament play June 27 at Jefferson Park and June 28 at The Plateau Club. They play next July 6 at The Golf Club at Echo Falls. Christopher Huber: 392-6434, ext. 242, or Comment at

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Summer baseball

Senior American Legion June 21 Game BELLINGHAM 10, LAKESIDE RECOVERY 2 Bellingham 311 103 1 - 10 8 0 Lakeside 001 000 1 - 2 4 3 Slesk and Boyd; Matt Lunde, Brandon Lundeberg (1), Connor Gilchrist (6), Wes Blackburn (7) and Jimmy Sinatro. W: Slesk, L: Lunde. Lakeside highlights: Blackburn 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 run. PALOUSE SUMMER SERIES At Pullman and Lewiston, Idaho June 22 Game PUGET SOUND ROXX 3, LAKESIDE RECOVERY 2 Puget Sound Roxx 000 300 0 - 3 5 1 Lakeside 010 001 0 - 2 2 3 Schmitten, Gammoche (6), Thompson (7) and Potter; Connor Lawhead, Brandon Mahovlich (7) and Jimmy Sinatro. WL Schmitten, L: Lawhead. 3B: Nate Anderson (L). Lakeside highlights: Anderson 1-2, Lawhead 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 Ks. June 23 Games LAKESIDE RECOVERY 9, SEATTLE STARS BLUE 4 Lakeside 310 050 0 - 9 9 1 Seattle Stars 010 003 0 - 4 11 1 Aaron Sandefur, Brandon Lundeberg (5), Snider (7) and Daniel Altchech; Kaummerly and Johansen. W: Sandefur, L: Kaummerly. 2B: Altchech (L). 3B: Altchech (L). Lakeside highlights: Altchech 4-5, Brandon Mahovlich 2-3. RIPS BREWERS 11, LAKESIDE 6 Brewers 310 320 2 – 11 10 0 Lakeside 040 000 2 – 6 9 2 Joe Wainhouse, Gabe Redman (5) and Brian Gustafson; Mike Paulsen, Andrew Kemmerer (4), Connor Gilcrhist (7) and Jimmy Sinatro. W: Wainhouse, L: Paulsen. 2B: Cabe Reitan (RP), Wainwright (RP). HR: Reitan (RP), Brandon Mahvolich (L). Lakeside highlights: Mahovlich 4-4, 3 RBIs; Sinatro 3-4, 1 RBI. June 24 Game LEWIS-CLARK TWINS 9, LAKESIDE RECOVERY 8 Lakeside 200 300 201 - 8 11 1 Lewis-Clark 200 500 002 - 9 12 5 Brandon Mahovlich, Matt Lunde (5), Brandon Lundeberg (7), Travis Snider (9) and Jimmy Sinatro; Tomczyk, Bush (7) and Knigge. W: Bush, L: Snider. Lakeside highlights: Daniel Altchech 2-4, 1 RBI; Sinatro 2-4, 1 RBI; Kyle Goemmer 2-5, 1 RBI. June 25 Game TAYLOR BASEBALL 7, LAKESIDE RECOVERY 3 Lakeside 000 003 0 - 3 5 3 Taylor 001 240 x - 7 12 0 Travis Snider, Matt Lunde (5) and Jimmy Sinatro; Kerwood, Hobson (7) and Kerr. W: Kerwood, L: Snider. Lakeside highlights: Kyle Goemmer 2-3. BRANDY PUGH TOURNAMENT July 6-11 At Bellevue College, Bannerwood Park July 6 Games Chaffey v. Bankers, 2 p.m., Bellevue Spokane Dodgers vs. Seattle Stars, 5 p.m., Bellevue Taylor Baseball vs. Baden, 5 p.m. Bannerwood Lakeside Recovery vs. Bellevue Honda, 8 p.m., Bannerwood July 7 Games Vancouver Cardinals vs. Spokane Dodgers, 2 p.m., Bellevue Bankers vs. Pacific Tech Construction, 2 p.m., Bannerwood Bellevue Honda vs. Chaffey, 5 p.m., Bellevue Taylor Baseball vs. Kennewick Bandits, 5 p.m., Bannerwood Lakeside Recovery vs. Twin City Titans, 8 p.m., Bannerwood

17 & Under June 21 Game Lakeside Recovery 2, Woodinville 1 June 22 Game Lakeside Recovery 6, Liberty Cannons 2 June 24 Games Bothell Pride 3, Lakeside Recovery 2 Lakeside Recovery 4, Bothell Pride 3 June 26 Games Lakeside Recovery 7, Bothell Pride 4 Lakeside Recovery 7, Bothell Pride 3

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WASHINGTON STATE LEAGUE STANDINGS Cascade Division: Seattle Select Black 17-0, Bulldogs Red 14-4, Woodinville 13-5, SBC Spartans 128, Prep Sportswear 11-9, FOC Bears 11-9, Lakeside Knights 10-8, Washington Senators 10-9, Lace’s Academy 9-8, Rips Brewers-Gold 8-7, Sockeye BBC 518, Rawlings 4-15, Bellevue Gold 0-16, Maple Valley Select 0-14. Olympic Division: O’Brien Autogroup 17-0, Seattle Stars Blue 16-1, Hard Knocks 14-6, Westhill Vipers 143, Rock Creek 13-3, Stod’s Bandits 13-5, SBA Buzz 135, FOC Bears-Blue 12-10, PS Shockers 12-9, Pride 117, ESBA Eastlake Tigers 11-9, Seattle Select-Purple 118, Northwest 10-7, FCA 10-9, Rawlings-Blue 8-7, Rips Brewers-Blue 6-12, Magnolia 5-11, Seattle Stars Gold 5-13, Bellevue BBC 5-15, Seattle Bombers 5-13, Covington Cubs 4-12, Eastside Huskies 4-13, Snohomish 3-12, Engineered Sports BBC 3-12, Dow BBC 1-15.

Little League Baseball Tournaments COAST INVITATIONAL June 18 Games Issaquah 9, Kirkland National 8 (Issaquah highlights: Dillon Sturm 2-2, 2B) June 19 Games Eastlake 15, Redmond West 1 (Eastlake highlights: WP Ryan Taylor, Gavin Gaule 2-2) Bellevue West 15, Issaquah 5 (Issaquah highlights: Dillon Sturm HR, 3B) June 20 Game Issaquah 19, Snoqualmie Valley 9 (Issaquah highlights: WP Campbell Lee, Dillon Sturm 2 RBIs) June 22 Game Eastlake 12, Bellevue West 5 (Eastlake highlights: WP Calvin Kirchoff, Ryan Taylor 3-3, HR, 2B, 4 RBIs; Gavin Gaule 1 RBI). June 23 Game Issaquah 5, Redmond West 2 (Issaquah highlights: WP Hunter Bentzen) June 25 Game Bellevue East 13, Issaquah 5 (Issaquah highlights: Kai Alberghini 2B, Skyler Tremblay 2-2) 10’S DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT At Everest Park, Kirkland July 2 Games Game 1: Bellevue West vs. Bellevue Thunderbird, 10 a.m. Game 2: Kirkland National vs. Redmond North, 10 a.m. Game 3: Issaquah vs. Snoqualmie, 1 p.m. Game 4: Mercer Island vs. Kirkland American, 1 p.m. Game 5: Sammamish vs. Bellevue West, 4 p.m. Game 6: Sno-Valley North vs. Redmond West, 4 p.m. July 3 Games Game 7: Eastlake vs. Winner G1, noon Game 8: Winner G2 vs. Winner G3, 3 p.m. Game 9: Winner G4 vs. Winner G5, 3 p.m. Game 10: Winner G 6 vs. Falls, noon Game 11: Loser G4 vs. Loser G5, 6 p.m., loser out Game 12: Loser G2 vs. Loser G3, 6 p.m., loser out July 4 Games Game 13: Loser G6 vs. Loser G8, 10 a.m., loser out Game 14: Loser G1 vs. Loser G9, 10 a.m., loser out Game 15: Loser G7 vs. Winner G11, 1 p.m., loser out Game 16: Winner G12 vs. Loser G10, 1 p.m., loser out July 5 Games Game 17: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8, 6 p.m. Game 18: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10, 6 p.m. July 6 Games Game 19: Winner G15 vs. Winner 13, 6 p.m., loser out Game 20: Winner G14 vs. Winner G16, 6 p.m., loser out July 7 Games Game 21: Winner G17 vs. Winner G18, 6 p.m. Game 22: Loser G17 vs. Winner G20, 6 p.m., loser out July 8 Game Game 23: Winner G19 vs. Loser G18, 6 p.m., loser out July 9 Game Game 24: Winner G23 vs. Winner G22, 10 a.m., loser out July 10 Game Game 25: Loser G21 vs. Winner G24, noon, loser out July 11 Game Game 26: Winner G21 vs. Winner G25, 6 p.m., if G25 wins, second game for title July 12 at 6 p.m.

June 22 Game Lakeside Recovery 16, Bellevue Legion 15 June 23 Game Brewers 3, Lakeside Recovery 1 June 26 Game Lakeside Recovery 10, Issaquah Indians 0 Other scores Issaquah Indians 8, Issaquah Knights 2 (Indians highlights: A. Huynh 1-3, K. Letourneau 1-1, 1 RBI; A. Lindberg 1-3, 2 RBIs; C. Young 1-4, 1 RBI; J. Min 1-4, Meyer 1 RBI, B. Griffith 1-4, 1 RBI; WP Letourneau CG, 7 IP, 5 hits, 10 Ks, 4 BBs) Issaquah Indians 12, Issaquah Knights 0 (Indians highlights: A. Huynh 1-2, R. Siefkes 2-3, 2 RBIs; K. Letourneau 1-3, 1 RBI; A. Lindberg 2-3, 1 RBI; J. Nickel 2-3, B. Griffith 1-3, 3 RBIs; J. Min 2-3, 2B; C. Collister 1 RBI, D. Haroutoonian 1-3, 2 RBIs; WP Lindberg 4 IP, 5 Ks, 1 hit, 2 BBs) Maltby Stallions 4, Issaquah Indians 3 (Indians highlights: A. Huynh 1-3., R. Siefkes 1-2, 1 RBI; A. Lindberg 2-3, 2B; C. Young 4-4, 2 2Bs; J. Meyer 1-4, J. Min 1-3, D. Haroutoonian 1-3, B. Young 2-3, J. Nickel 1-2, 2 RBIs) Issaquah Indians 10, Mercer Island 1 (Indians highlights: A. Huynh 1-3, 2B, 1 RBI; R. Siefkes 1-4, C. Collister 1-1, A. Lindberg 2-3, 2 RBIs; C. Young 3-4, 2B, 4 RBIs; B. Griffith 1 RBI, J. Nickel 1-3, 2 RBIs; WP J. Meyer CG, 7 IP, 3Ks, 5 hits, 1 BB) Issaquah Indians 7, Mercer Island 4 (Indians highlights: A. Huynh 2-4, 2B, 3 RBIs; R. Siefkes 1-3, C. Collister 1-2, 2B, 1 RBI; A. Lindberg 1-3, C. Young 2-4, HR, 2 RBIs; B. Griffith 2-4, J. Nickel 1 RBI; WP Lindberg 5.1 Ips, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 Ks, 1 BB) FM Sports-Inglemoor 11, Issaquah Indians 10 (Indians highlights: K. Letourneau 2-4, C. Collister 1-4, 2 RBIs; A. Lindberg 2-5, 2 RBIs; C. Young 1-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; B. Griffith 1-3, 2B; J. Nickel 1-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; J. Meyer 14, D. Haroutoonian 3-4, 2 RBIs) FM Sports-Inglemoor 7, Issaquah Indians 4 (Indians highlights: A. Huynh 1-3, 2B; R. Siefkes 2-4, 2B, 1 RBI; K. Letourneau 2-4, 1 RBI; A. Lindberg 1-2, C. Young 2 RBIs, J. Nickel 1-3)

11’S DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT At Hidden Valley Park, Bellevue July 2 Games Game 1: Kirkland American vs. Mercer Island, 10 a.m. Game 2: Falls vs. Redmond West, 10 a.m. Game 3: Eastlake vs. Kirkland National, 1 p.m. Game 4: Bellevue East vs. Bellevue West, 1 p.m. Game 5: Snoqualmie Valley vs. Sammamish, 4 p.m. Game 6: Sno-Valley North vs. Redmond North, 4 p.m. July 3 Games Game 7: Bellevue Thunderbird vs. Winner G1, noon Game 8: Winner G2 vs. Winner G3, 3 p.m. Game 9: Winner G4 vs. Winner G5, 3 p.m. Game 10: Winner G6 vs. Issaquah, noon Game 11: Loser G4 vs. Loser G5, 6 p.m., loser out Game 12: Loser G2 vs. Loser G3, 6 p.m., loser out July 4 Games Game 13: Loser G6 vs. Loser G8, 10 a.m., loser out Game 14: Loser G1 vs. Loser G9, 10 a.m., loser out Game 15: Loser G7 vs. Winner G11, 1 p.m., loser out Game 16: Winner G12 vs. Loser G10, 1 p.m., loser out July 5 Games Game 17: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8, 6 p.m. Game 18: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10, 6 p.m. July 6 Games Game 19: Winner G15 vs. Winner G13, 6 p.m., loser out Game 20: Winner G14 vs. Winner G16, 6 p.m., loser out July 7 Games Game 21: Winner G17 vs. Winner G18, 6 p.m. Game 22: Loser G17 vs. Winner G20, 6 p.m., loser out July 8 Game Game 23: Loser G18 vs. Winner G19, 6 p.m., loser out July 9 Game Game 24: Winner G23 vs. Winner G22, 10 am., loser out July 10 Game Game 25: Loser G21 vs. Winner G24, noon, loser

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June 22 Game Laces Academy 1, Lakeside Recovery 2 June 24 Game Seattle Select 6, Lakeside Recovery 0 June 25 Game Lakeside Recovery 5, Brewers 0

July 11 Game Game 26: Winner G21 vs. Winner G25, 6 p.m., if G25 wins, second game for title july 12 at 6 p.m. JUNIOR DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT At Newport High School July 2 Games

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Adult sports


Issaquah Alps Trail Club

July 2, 10 a.m., North Bend’s Cedar Butte, 5 miles, 1,000-foot elevation gain. Call 427-8449 ... July 3, 10 a.m., Tiger Mountain’s swamp, 3.5 miles, 400-foot elevation gain. Call 206-322-0990 ... July 4, 10 a.m., Dogs’ Welcome Hike, 6-10 miles, 800-1,000-foot elevation gain. Call 481-2341 ... July 9, 9 a.m., PrestonSnoqualmie Trail, 5 miles, 400 gain. Call 837-1535 ... July 10, 9 a.m., West Tiger, 10 miles, 3,400-foot elevation gain. Call 391-1600. Cascade Bicycle Club June 30, 6:45 p.m., Eastside Tour, 20-30 miles from Marymoor Park east parking lot. Call 392-1347 ... July 2, 10 a.m., Snoqualmie Valley Ride, 25-30 miles from Fall City parking lot. Call 206-272-0798 ... July 6, 9 a.m., Marymoor-Issaquah-Beaver Lake, 35 miles from Marymoor Park east parking lot. Call 206-523-2205. Softball Senior softball players are needed for Issaquah co-ed team. Players 50 and older are eligible. Games are from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at Tibbetts Field. Call 392-5682 ... Issaquah Parks has Jack & Jill leagues and men’s 35 & older leagues, which begin play in early August. Call 837-3308. Football Alumni Football USA is looking for players to compete in a game between Issaquah and Skyline alumni in October. Location and time to be determined later. Roster spaces limited to 40 players for each team. If interested, call 888-404-9746 or go to Shooting July 17, noon, Cascade Mountain Men shoot at Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club ... Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club offers hunter education classes. Call 206-940-5862. Triathlon July 17, 7 a.m., TriRock Seattle, Olympic triathlon at Lake Sammamish State Park. Race consists of 1,500meter swim, 24-mile bike ride and a 6-mile run. Packet pickup July 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Sammamish State Park. To learn more, go to Golf Aug. 12, 1 p.m., Issaquah Football Golf Tournament at Lake Wilderness Golf Course in Maple Valley. Open to Issaquah football coaches, alumni, former Issaquah football players, parents of current players, local businessmen and women, and Issaquah football fans. Tournament features a four-man scramble and begins with a shotgun start. Call 206-660-4952. Running July 9, 9 a.m., Cougar Mountain Trail Series, 10-mile race from Sky Country Trailhead. Final race of the season Aug. 13 (13 miles). Get details/pre-register for all races at

Youth sports/activities Track & field Issaquah Parks Gliders host a meet on June 30, 5:15 p.m., at Liberty High School. Football Issaquah Eagles Youth Football, for Game 1: Mercer Island vs. Sammamish, 9 a.m. Game 2: Bellevue East/West vs. Issaquah/Sno Valley, noon Game 3: Bellevue Thunderbird vs. Redmond, 3 p.m. July 3 Games Game 4: Winner G1 vs. Sno Valley North, 9 a.m. Game 5: Winner G2 vs. Winner G3, noon July 4 Games Game 6: Loser G2 vs. Loser G3, 11 a.m., loser out Game 7: Loser G1 vs. Loser G5, 2 p.m., loser out July 5 Game Game 8: Loser G4 vs. Winner G6, 6 p.m., loser out July 6 Game Game 9: Winner G4 vs. Winner G5, 6 p.m. July 7 Game Game 10: Winner G8 vs. Winner G7, 6 p.m., loser out July 8 Game Game 11: Loser G9 vs. Winner G10, 6 p.m., loser out July 9 Game Game 12: Winner G9 vs. Winner G11, 6 p.m., if G11 wins, second game for title July 10 at 6 p.m.

ages 8-14, is registering players, who must reside within the Issaquah High School boundary. Go to Soccer Issaquah Soccer Club is registering players for its fall recreation program (U6-U18) and for elite soccer tryouts at Fencing Issaquah Parks has a fencing camp for youngsters 8 and up. Camp begins July 13 and will be held at the community center. Instruction provided by Washington Fencing Academy. Go to Rowing Sammamish Rowing Association holds introductory courses in rowing for ages 13 or older. Register at Karate Issaquah Parks offers karate classes taught by the Washington Shotokan Association for beginners and continued levels, ages 6-11, at the community center. Call 837-3300. Flag rugby Issaquah Parks through Rugby Nation USA has a flag rugby clinic for ages 5-9 starting July 1 at Central Park. Call 837-3300. Little League baseball/softball July 2, 1 p.m., Issaquah vs. Snoqualmie in first round of 10-yearolds’ District 9 Tournament at Kirkland’s Everest Park. Sammamish plays Redmond West at 4 p.m. ... July 2, noon, Issaquah-Sammamish vs. Snoqualmie Valley North in 9-10 District 9 softball tournament at North Bend’s Torguson Park. Baseball Field of Champions holds summer baseball camp July 18-21 at Issaquah’s Dobbs Fields. Call 222-6020 ... Field of Champions also registering for fall ball. Call 222-6020 ... Cronin Baseball Clinic for ages 9-12 July 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon, at Central Park. Call 206-354-1694. Tennis Issaquah Parks has a tennis camp for youngsters 11-14 July 5-8, 9 a.m.noon, at Skyline High School. Another camp for youngsters 7-10 is July 11-14, 9 a.m.-noon, at Skyline.Go to Junior Golf July 6, Washington Junior Golf Association District 2 tournament at The Golf Club at Echo Falls.

Summer baseball Senior American Legion June 30-July 4, Lakeside Recovery at Curt Daniels Memorial Tournament (Vancouver, Portland); July 6, 8 p.m., Bellevue Honda at Lakeside Recovery (Bannerwood Park). American Legion 17 & under June 29-July 3, Lakeside Recovery at Hillsboro, Ore., Tournament. American Legion 16 & under July 1, 5 p.m., Bellevue Legion at Lakeside Recovery (Bannerwood, doubleheader); July 2, 3 p.m., Bellevue Legion at Lakeside Recovery (Skyline); July 5, 6 p.m., Liberty Cannons at Lakeside Recovery (Skyline); July 6, 6 p.m., Liberty Cannons at Lakeside Recovery (Newport) American Legion 14 & under July 2-4, Lakeside Recovery at Enumclaw Tournament.

Game 10: Winner G6 vs. Redmond West, noon Game 11: Loser G4 vs. Loser G5, 6 p.m., loser out Game 12: Loser G2 vs. Loser G3, 6 p.m., loser out July 11 Games Game 13: Loser G6 vs. Loser G8, 6 p.m., loser out Game 14: Loser G1 vs. Loser G9, 6 p.m., loser out July 12 Games Game 15: Loser G7 vs. Winner G11, 6 p.m., loser out Game 16: Winner G12 vs. Loser G10, 6 p.m., loser out July 13 Games Game 17: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8, 6 p.m. Game 18: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10, 6 p.m. July 14 Games Game 19: Winner G13 vs. Winner G15, 6 p.m., loser out Game 20: Winner G14 vs. Winner G16, 6 p.m., loser out July 15 Games Game 23: Loser G18 vs. Winner G19, 6 p.m., loser out Game 22: Loser G17 vs. Winner G20, 6 p.m., loser out

MAJORS DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT At Hartman Park, Redmond July 9 Games Game 1: Redmond North vs. Kirkland American, 10 a.m. Game 2: Eastlake vs. Bellevue Thunderbird, 10 a.m. Game 3: Mercer Island vs. Kirkland National, 1 p.m. Game 4: Snoqualmie Valley vs. Issaquah, 1 p.m. Game 5: Sno-Valley North vs. Bellevue East, 4 p.m. Game 6: Falls vs. Bellevue West, 4 p.m. July 10 Games Game 7: Sammamish vs. Winner G1, noon Game 8: Winner G2 vs. Winner G3, 3 p.m. Game 9: Winner G4 vs. Winner G5, 3 p.m.

July 16 Games Game 21: Winner G17 vs. Winner G18, TBD Game 24: Winner G23 vs. Winner G24, loser out, TBD July 17 Game Game 25: Loser G21 vs. Winner G24, loser out, TBD July 18 Game Game 26: Winner G21 vs. Winner G25, TBD, if G25 wins, second game for title July 27, TBD

Softball Tournaments 9-10 DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT At Torguson Park, North Bend July 2 Games

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Game 1: Falls vs. Eastlake, 9 a.m. Game 2: Issaquah/Sammamish vs. Sno-Valley North, noon Game 3: Bellevue West/Mercer Island vs. Kirkland American/Kirkland National, 3 p.m. Game 4: Bellevue Thunderbird/Bellevue East vs. Redmond North/Redmond West, 6 p.m. July 3 Games Game 5: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2, 9 a.m. Game 6: Winner G3 vs. Winner G4, noon Game 7: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2, 3 p.m., loser out Game 8: Loser G3 vs. Loser G4, 3 p.m., loser out July 5 Games Game 9: Loser G6 vs. Winner G7, 6 p.m., loser out Game 10: Winner G8 vs. Loser G5, 6 p.m., loser out July 6 Games Game 11: Winner G5 vs. Winner G6, 6 p.m. Game 12: Winner G9 vs. Winner G12, 6 p.m., loser out July 7 Game Game 13: Loser G11 vs. Winner G12, 6 p.m., loser out July 8 Game Game 14: Winner G11 vs. Winner G13, 6 p.m., if G13 wins, second game July 9 for title at 10 a.m. 10-11 DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT At Torguson Park, North Bend July 2 Games Game 1: BW/BT/MI vs. RN/East/RW, 10 a.m. Game 2: Kirkland Am/Nat vs. Issaquah/Sammamish, 1 p.m. July 3 Games Game 3: Winner G1 vs. Sno Valley/Sno North, noon Game 4: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2, 3 p.m., loser out July 5 Game Game 5: Winner G2 vs. Winner G3, 6 p.m. July 6 Game Game 6: Winner G4 vs. Loser G3, 6 p.m., loser out July 7 Game Game 7: Loser G5 vs. Winner G6, 6 p.m., loser out July 7 Game Game 8: Winner G5 vs. Winner G7, 6 p.m., if G7 wins, second game July 9 for title JUNIOR DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT At Everest Park, Kirkland July 9 Games Game 1: BT/MI/BW vs. RN/East/RW, 10 a.m. Game 2: Falls/Iss/Sam vs. Kirk Am/Nat/Bel, 1 p.m. July 10 Games Game 4: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2, noon, loser out Game 3: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2, 3 p.m. July 11 Game Game 5: Winner G4 vs. Loser G3, 6 p.m., loser out July 12 Game Game 6: Winner G3 vs. Winner G5, 6 p.m., if G5 wins, second game for title July 13 at 6 p.m.

Youth swimming Midlakes Swim League June 23 A Division Meets EDGEBROOK 358, KLAHANIE 350 GIRLS 8 & Under 100 medley relay: 1, Edgebrook (Cassidy Miller, Sophia Cancelosi, Katie Ueda, Sarah Brunsdon) 1:48.16; 2, Klahanie A (Hannah Peters, Amelia Moulton, Mary Beth Millar, Nancy Liddle) 2:04.24; 3, Klahanie B (Natalie Dacey, Karissa Auffray, Abby Artman, Madeline Kriha) 2:18.16. 25 freestyle: 1, Artman (K) 25.63; 2, Elizabeth Needles (K) 25.86. 25 backstroke: 1, Ueda (E) 25.05; 2, Peters (K) 28.00. 25 breaststroke: 1, Cancelosi (E) 31.90; 3, Liddle (K) 33.14. 25 butterfly: 1, Cancelosi (E) 26.54; 3, Artman (K) 41.50. 100 freestyle relay: 1, Klahanie A (Peters, Eva Spokoiny, Millar, Moulton) 1:38.31; 3, Klahanie B (Liddle, Erin Finley, Needles, Artman) 1:48.70. 9-10 100 medley relay: 1, Edgebrook (Melanie Bantle, Sophia Coco, Sarah DiMeco, Luci Stewart) 1:20.56; 2, Klahanie A (Melissa Kappes, Nicole Gladfelder, Rachel Clark, Sydney Azzarello) 1:30.01; 3, Klahanie B (Katelyn Junker, Anna Leist, Elizabeth Bruski, Katelyn Peters) 1:36.07. 100 individual medley: 1, DiMeco (E) 1:37.25; 2, Kappes (K) 1:47.78. 50 freestyle: 1, Coco (E) 37.93; 2, Clark (K) 38.03; 3, Azzarello (K) 45.62. 50 backstroke: 1, Coco (E) 46.36; 2, Peters (K) 51.53; 3, Azzarello (K) 52.59. 50 breaststroke: 1, Bantle (E) 47.43; 3, Clark (K) 59.34. 25 butterfly: 1, DiMeco (E) 18.80; 3, Bruski (K) 20.41. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Edgebrook (Coco, Stewart, DiMeco, Bantle) 2:35.85; 2, Klahanie A (Clark, Gladfelder, Peters, Kappes) 2:52.31; 3, Klahanie B (Bruski, Junker, Danielle Miller, Melody Kerstetter) 3:27.12. 11-12 200 medley relay: 1, Edgebrook A (Veronica Stureborg, Abigail Paxton, Shannon Cassady, HannahRae Ernst) 1:36.18; 2, Edgebrook B (Devyn Pong, Jill Streamer, Astor Tellman, Emma Faciane) 1:54.01; 3, Klahanie (Julie Deng, Gabby Salgado, Gabrielle Glubochansky, Maggie Leist) 2:29.02. 100 individual medley: 1, Salgado (K) 1:19.31; 2, Ernst (E) 1:21.03. 50 freestyle: 1, Leist (K) 34.76; 2, Glubochansky (K) 35.78; 3, Faciane (E) 36.03. 50 backstroke: 1, Deng (K) 38.90; 3, Taryn Lum (K) 44.74. 50 breaststroke: 1, Glubochansky (K) 42.07; 2, Ernst (E) 42.84. 50 butterfly: 1, Leist (K) 34.40; 3, Salgado (K) 37.87. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Edgebrook A (Cassady, Paxton, Faciane, Ernst) 2:20.90; 2, Klahanie A (Leist, Glubochansky, Nicole Cassill, Salgado) 2:23.24; 3, Edgebrook B (Dana Lee, Halle Nicholson, Rosie Stewart, Stureborg) 2:45.26. 13-14 200 medley relay: 1, Klahanie A (Gianna Castro, Emily Feng, Anne Bania, Jessica Clark) 2:30.83; 2, Edgebrook (Mariesa Macdonald, Lacy Herman, Jessica Brady, Lara Hakam) 2:40.15; 3, Klahanie B (Ashley Gleason, Mckenzie Eader, Callie Ann Lum, Stephanie Eggers) 2:48.89. 100 individual medley: 1, Clark (K) 1:20.81; 2, Brady (E) 1:23.93; 3, Bania (K) 1:24.01. 50 freestyle: 1, Lum (K) 34.84. 50 backstroke: 1, Castro (K) 37.89; 2, Hakam (E) 40.78; 3, Feng (K) 44.96. 50 breaststroke: 1, Brady (E) 45.43; 2, Clark (K) 45.55; 3, Feng (K) 47.18. 50 butterfly: 1, Bania (K) 36.81; 2, Eng (K) 39.46. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Klahanie A (Bania, Castro, Lum, Clark) 2:15.50; 2, Edgebrook (Brady, Hakam, Macdonald, Hallie Lynn) 2:22.75; 3, Klahanie B (Madison Cooley, Jocelyn Buxton, Eader, Gleason) 2:35.38. 15 & Over 200 medley relay: 1, Klahanie A (Abby Magee, Annie Moore, Adrienne D’Alo, Ali Hartlein) 2:23.27; 3, Klahanie B (Courtney Lo, Olivia Ryan, Melanie Kim, Hayley Magee) 2:33.53. 100 individual medley: 1, Maggie Pana (E) 1:15.34; 2, A. Magee (K) 1:20.46. 100 freestyle: 1, A. Magee (K) 1:11.47; 2, Moore (K) 1:14.59. 50 backstroke: 1, H. Magee (K) 37.38; 3, Hartlein (K) 38.46. 50 breaststroke: 1, Pana (E) 40.93; 2, Moore (K) 41.50. 50 butterfly: 1, D’Alo (K) 35.68; 3, Ryan (K) 38.25. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Edgebrook (Maddy Emerson, Anna Crabtree, Madeline Mull, Pana) 2:08.03; 2, Klahanie A (A. Magee, Hartlein, Lily Krass, D’Alo) 2:08.96; 3, Klahanie B (Maeve Bowler, Ryan, Kim, Lo) 2:18.87. BOYS 8 & Under 100 medley relay: 1, Edgebrook (Scott Streamer, Christopher Harig, Luca Pungan, Nico Bristol) 1:49.54. 25 freestyle: 1, Bristol (E) 21.41; 2, Eric Paulsen (K) 22.55. 25 backstroke: 1, Bristol (E) 25.62; 2, Andres Kappes (K) 25.63. 25 breaststroke: 1, Harig (E) 28.03; 2, Paulsen (K) 30.46. 25 butterfly: 1, Harig (E) 26.28; 2, Kappes (K) 29.21; 3, Emmet Bowler (K) 31.81. 100 freestyle relay:


1, Edgebrook (Bristol, Charlie Gall, Pungan, Harig) 1:34.03; 2, Klahanie A (Paulsen, Matthew Carr, Bowler, Kappes) 1:36.21; 3, Klahanie B (Dominic Bennett, David Glubochansky, Ashton Timour, Will Henderson) 2:18.73. 9-10 100 medley relay: 1, Edgebrook (Michael Peck, Henry O’Daffer, William Paxton, Blake Ueda) 1:23.65; 2, Klahanie (Reece Shrimpton, Henry Gao, Matthew Seminatore, Braden Castro) 1:33.25. 100 individual medley: 1, Paxton (E) 1:28.59; 2, Ueda (E) 1:32.90; 3, Gao (K) 1:46.58. 50 freestyle: 1, Paxton (E) 35.18; 2, Shrimpton (K) 44.37. 50 backstroke: 1, Peck (E) 43.09; 3, Connor Driscoll (K) 1:07.50. 50 breaststroke: 1, O’Daffer (E) 58.95; 2, Seminatore (K) 1:05.62; 3, Castro (K) 1:10.03. 25 butterfly: 1, Gao (K) 21.12; 3, Shrimpton (K) 26.90. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Edgebrook (Paxton, Parker Raines, Ueda, Peck) 2:48.03; 2, Klahanie (Shrimpton, Castro, Seminatore, Gao) 3:05.62. 11-12 200 medley relay: 1, Klahanie (Dylan Shrimpton, Connor Azzarello, Ryan Kinnear, Thomas Bowler) 2:37.40. 100 individual medley: 1, Kinnear (K) 1:14.30; 2, Azzarello (K) 1:28.25. 50 freestyle: 1, Bowler (K) 33.68; 2, Paydan Bussey (K) 37.96. 50 backstroke: 1, Johnathan Cassady (E) 41.07; 2, Ray High (K) 49.01; 3, David Cao (K) 49.59. 50 breaststroke: 1, Will O’Daffer (E) 45.87; 2, Azzarello (K) 47.49; 3, Blake Ueda (E) 48.31. 50 butterfly: 1, Kinnear (K) 32.60; 2, O’Daffer (E) 37.53. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Klahanie A (Bowler, Azzarello, Bussey, Kinnear) 2:17.76; 2, Klahanie B (Ivan Trindev, Cao, High, John Carr) 2:41.01. 13-14 200 medley relay: 1, Klahanie A (Nick Nava, Michael Cao, Nick D’Alo, Thomas Kim) 2:16.93; 2, Edgebrook (Andrew Pana, James Stewart, Connor Broughton, Silas Weidenmuller) 2:22.83; 3, Klahanie B (Dante Baracani, Kosay Hartmann, Tobie Siu, Jeremy Millar) 2:42.54. 100 individual medley: 1, Nava (K) 1:19.29; 2, Cao (K) 1:24.40. 50 freestyle: 1, Pana (E) 29.46; 2, Nava (K) 30.87; 3, Baracani (K) 34.53. 50 backstroke: 1, Broughton (E) 33.95; 2, D’Alo (K) 34.65; 3, Kim (K) 39.53. 50 breaststroke: 1, Broughton (E) 38.96; 2, Hartmann (K) 49.03; 3, Millar (K) 57.81. 50 butterfly: 1, D’Alo (K) 31.21; 3, Cao (K) 35.49. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Klahanie A (Nava, Cao, Kim, D’Alo) 2:02.93; 2, Edgebrook (Pana, Stewart, Mackenzie O’Keefe, Broughton) 2:12.07; 3, Klahanie B (Siu, Millar, Hartmann, Baracani) 2:30.31. 15 & Over 200 medley relay: 1, Edgebrook (Lucas Ung, Ben Allen, George Done, Spencer McCulloh) 2:08.03; 2, Klahanie (Jay High, David Jett, Paul Carl Jett, James Nevin) 2:09.84. 100 individual medley: 1, P. Jett (K) 1:08.75; 2, Ung (E) 1:13.76. 100 freestyle: 1, Allen (E) 57.15; 2, McCulloh (E) 1:01.92; 3, Evan Ko (K) 1:09.72. 50 backstroke: 1, High (K) 34.18; 2, Ung (E) 34.28; 3, Nevin (K) 34.56.50 breaststroke: 1, Tyler Hamke (K) 38.63; 2, Ko (K) 42.18; 3, Mitchell Undi (E) 49.81. 50 butterfly: 1, P. Jett (K) 29.74; 2, Allen (E) 30.29. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Edgebrook (Ung, McCulloh, Chris Chan, Allen) 1:51.25; 2, Klahanie (D. Jett, Blake Lee, High, P. Jett) 1:58.19. June 16 Meet MERCER IS. BEACH CLUB 411, EDGEBROOK 289 GIRLS 8 & Under 100 medley relay: 1, Edgebrook (Sarah Brunsdon, Kate Sansing, Katie Ueda, Kayla Levin) 1:46.73. 25 freestyle: 3, Brunsdon 18.34. 25 backstroke: 3, Sophia Cancelosi 22.98. 25 breaststroke: 3, Sansing 26.96. 25 butterfly: 2, Brunsdon 21.93. 100 freestyle relay: 2, Edgebrook (Brunsdon, Cancelosi, Sansing, Ueda) 1:23.36. 9-10 100 medley relay: 1, Edgebrook (Melanie Bantle, Char Emerson, Sarah DiMeco, Luci Stewart) 1:13.69. 100 individual medley: 1, Bantle 1:17.25. 50 freestyle: 1, DiMeco 35.13; 3, Stewart 35.82. 50 backstroke: 1, Bantle 38.12. 50 breaststroke: 2, Emerson 48.24. 25 butterfly: 1, DiMeco 16.18. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Edgebrook (DiMeco, Stewart, Grace Pepin, Bantle) 2:23.49. 11-12 200 medley relay: 2, Edgebrook (Veronica Stureborg, Shannon Cassady, Chase Raines, Sophia Troeh) 2:16.47. 100 individual medley: 1, Cassidy 1:11.63; 2, Hannah-Rae Ernst 1:13.33. 50 freestyle: 2, Raines 29.34; 3, Ernst 30.68. 50 backstroke: 2, Stureborg 36.95; 3, Devyn Pong 40.05. 50 breaststroke: 1, Cassady 35.76; 3, Abigail Paxton 39.16. 50 butterfly: 2, Raines 34.51; 3, Stureborg 36.40. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Edgebrook (Paxton, Cassidy, Ernst, Raines) 2:00.69. 13-14 200 medley relay: 2, Edgebrook (Hannah-Rae Ernst, Lacy Herman, Suzy Emerson, Lara Hakam) 2:22.77. 100 individual medley: 4, Emerson 1:22.00. 50 freestyle: 3, Hakam 31.48. 50 backstroke: 4, Herman 38.03. 50 breaststroke: 2, Emerson 41.07. 50 butterfly: 2, Hakam 35.30. 200 freestyle relay: 2, Edgebrook (Herman, Emerson, Veronica Stureborg, Hakam) 2:07.51. 15 & Over 200 medley relay: 2, Edgebrook (Cassie Burgess, Maggie Pana, Kellie-Marie Langan, Madeline Mull) 2:07.68. 100 individual medley: 2, Stephanie Shi 1:18.17; 2, Marie Maximo 1:21.54. 100 freestyle: 1, Pana 57.71. 50 backstroke: 1, Pana 32.37; 2, Burgess 33.17. 50 breaststroke: 2, Langan 36.68; 3, Shi 41.44. 50 butterfly: 3, Langan 30.79. 200 freestyle relay: 2, Edgebrook (Burgess, Langan, Maximo, Pana) 1:54.02. BOYS 8 & Under 100 medley relay: 2, Edgebrook (Luca Pungan, Mason McCann, Nico Bristol, Benjamin Chapman) 1:43.51. 25 freestyle: 2, Pungan 20.14. 25 backstroke: 2, Bristol 22.93. 25 breaststroke: 1, Pungan 24.37. 25 butterfly: 2, Christopher Harig 20.66. 100 freestyle relay: 2, Edgebrook (Bristol Chapman, Pungan, Harig) 1:18.39. 9-10 100 medley relay: 1, Edgebrook (Michael Peck, Parker Raines, William Paxton, Blake Ueda) 1:10.47. 100 individual medley: 1, Paxton 1:18.87; 2, Ueda 1:23.86. 50 freestyle: 2, Ueda 33.51. 50 backstroke: 1, Peck 36.82; 2, Raines 42.95. 50 breaststroke: 1, Raines 46.83. 25 butterfly: 2, Paxton 15.82. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Edgebrook (Paxton, Raines, Ueda, Peck) 2:16.49. 11-12 200 medley relay: 2, Edgebrook (Bennett Ernst, Johnathan Cassady, Will O'Daffer, Jack Sansing) 2:28.66. 100 individual medley: 2, Cassady 1:14.20. 50 freestyle: 1, O'Daffer 30.76. 50 backstroke: 1, Ernst 41.74. 50 breaststroke: 1, Cassady 36.33. 50 butterfly: 1 O'Daffer 34.00. 200 freestyle relay: 2, Edgebrook (Cassady, Sansing, O'Daffer, Ernst) 2:16.02. 13-14 200 medley relay: 1, Edgebrook (Andrew Pana, James Stewart, Connor Broughton, Alec Raines) 2:00.46. 100 individual medley: 1, Pana 1:03.39; 2, Broughton 1:04.89. 50 freestyle: 1, Raines 25.08. 50 backstroke: 1, Stewart 35.94; 3, Silas Weidenmueller 39.11. 50 breaststroke: 2, Stewart 38.18; 3, Weidenmueller 42.60. 50 butterfly: 1, Raines 28.81; 2, Broughton 30.16. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Edgebrook (Pana, Broughton, Stewart, Raines) 1:47.67. 15 & Over 100 individual medley: 2, George Done 1:04.36. 100 freestyle: 5, Christofer Freeberg 58.70. 50 backstroke: 5, Freeberg 30.59. 50 breaststroke: 3, Done 32.14. 50 butterfly: 2, Freeberg 28.24. 200 freestyle relay: 3, Edgebrook (Lucas Ung, Done, Chris Chan, Sebastian Bury) 1:59.83.

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Sampson FROM PAGE B4

“By the end of the day, my dad called. He told me the results. My ulnar ligament was torn,” Sampson said. “I knew I had to get Tommy John surgery right away.” For while, he just sat stunned. “I couldn’t believe it at all. What would happen to my future? I knew I would not be playing my senior year. It was one of my worst days,” he said. “I was struck by this horrible news.” But Sampson realized he needed the surgery if there was any chance of attaining his goal of playing professional baseball. He had been dreaming about playing pro ball from the time he began playing baseball at age 5. He went through all the usual channels of youth baseball. He grew up idolizing his older brother Julian, who also starred at Skyline before getting drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007. Julian played four years in the Phillies’ organization. He currently pitches for the Brockton Rox, a member of the Can-Am Independent League. For the younger Adrian to join Julian in the pros, he would have to go through the Tommy John surgery. The Tommy John procedure is named after the former Major League pitcher. The procedure is also known as the ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. The ligament on the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. It takes a full year to recover from the surgery. However, the success rate is quite high. Almost 90 percent of all players who undergo the surgery return and experience some success. John, for example, played 14 more years after the procedure and won 164 games. Tim Hudson, C.J. Wilson, A.J. Burnett and Chris Carpenter are current Major Leaguers who have had Tommy John surgery and have been successful. On July 29 2009, Sampson had his surgery. He woke up with a huge sling and his arm was in a cast. A week later, he began physical therapy. “The process went through a rollercoaster of emotions,” he said. “One day, my arm would be pain free, and I would feel like I am on the way back. Another day, sometimes I would wake and my arm would be super sore. I started to wonder if I might be in the group of guys who had Tommy John surgery who didn’t come back.” But Sampson continued to work. “I had no intentions of not coming back to play baseball. I am a baseball player. I had just hit a lit-

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Sampson brothers hit the mound, same night, a continent apart By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor Brothers Adrian and Julian Sampson, although a continent apart, were the starting pitchers on the same night for their respective teams. Although neither recorded a victory, both Skyline High School graduates had stellar performances June 20. Adrian, pitching for the Bellingham Bells, had a no-hitter for 8 2/3 innings against Cowlitz. The Bells emerged victorious, 1-0, in 13 innings. On July 26, Adrian tossed six scoreless innings, allowed two hits and struck out eight in the Bells’ 11-0 rout of Klamath. Julian, playing for the Broxton (Mass.) Rox, of the independent Can-Am League, pitched 7 2/3 innings and struck out four. The

tle speed bump,” he said. “I wanted to get through this. I wanted to still play baseball. That had been my goal the whole time.” Heading to Bellevue Because of the surgery and recovery time, Sampson was unable to pitch his senior year at Skyline. That presented a problem because most of the colleges that had recruited him lost interest. “I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for college,” he said. But Skyline coach Chris Tamminen called Yoshino to see if he was interested in giving Sampson a chance. “It was definitely a shock. When I met him and his father I left with a good impression,” Yoshino said about Sampson. Sampson had heard from Skyline graduates Michael Lee and Kyle Decater about the Bellevue program. Both had been successful at Bellevue before moving on to the college and professional ranks. “I knew Bellevue was one of the best junior college programs in the country,” Sampson said. Sampson and Bellevue became a perfect marriage. Yoshino said he was impressed with Sampson’s attitude right from the start. “He really wanted the team to do well,” Yoshino said. “When high-profile players go to a twoyear college, some of them have prima donna attitudes with their own personal network of coaches

Rox lost to Rockland, 8-6. On June 25, Julian again went 7 2/3 innings and struck out seven but was the losing pitcher as the Rox fell to New Jersey, 3-1. Michael Lee moves up: The Boston Red Sox moved Michael Lee, another Skyline graduate, to the Class AA Portland, Maine, Sea Dogs this season. Lee, drafted by the Red Sox in 2008, has a 1-4 record in nine games with 30 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings. Matt Wickswat at Class A: Issaquah High graduate Matt Wickswat is pitching for the Winston-Salem Dash in the Class A Carolina League. The Chicago White Sox farmhand has a 0-0 record, but has whiffed 22 batters in 18.1 innings and has a nifty 2.45 earned run average. Earlier this season, he pitched for the AA Birmingham Barons.

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world: Derek Bondo, another Issaquah graduate, played again in Europe this spring. Bondo pitched for the Hoboken Pioneers, a team based in Belgium, in the European Cup. Last year, Bondo pitched for the Zurich Barracudas. Colin Curtis done for season: Outfielder Colin Curtis, who had the Issaquah community excited last year when he played for the New York Yankees in Safeco Field, is sidelined for the season. Curtis dislocated his right shoulder in a spring training game. He underwent surgery April 15. The former Issaquah standout is scheduled to return for the 2012 season. Bob Taylor: 392-6434, ext. 236, or Comment at

and assistants, and aren’t loyal to the two-year college program they are part of. Adrian was the opposite, he came in just like everyone else, was a team player and made a strong commitment to the program.” Throughout the season, Sampson got stronger and stronger. In the NWAACC Tournament, he blanked Lower Columbia, 3-0, on three hits. He struck out 15 and walked just one batter. “It was one of the biggest games I have had in my career,” he said. “Everything seemed to click on that day. It was just real great.” The performance led to Sampson being selected to the all-tournament team. Yoshino said he thought a game that Sampson lost was his best performance of the season. “At the end of the regular season, Adrian pitched a complete game against Skagit Valley. It was the first game when he was ahead in the count for the majority of the game. He did not labor with any full counts on hitters,” Yoshino said. “He probably wasn’t happy that he lost, but I knew at the time that Adrian was on his way.” Tamminen said he was elated with Sampson’s success this season. “He is a competitor, man,” Tamminen said. “He is the type of kid you definitely pull for.”

son, too. When the Marlins selected Sampson it did not come as a complete surprise to him. “I felt I would get drafted, but I had no idea what round or by what team,” he said. Sampson has until Aug. 15 to sign with the Marlins. “I would love to start my professional career as soon as possible. I’m excited about the Marlins, but I also enjoyed my season at Bellevue. I have a lot of good options,” he said. Yoshino had a hunch the Marlins might draft Sampson. “Ironically, the day we made a significant pitching mechanic change in the bullpen was the day the Florida Marlins national scout was in to see him,” Yoshino said. “I thought to myself that it was kind of risky working on a new technique when someone with authority was there to essentially decide if Adrian was worth it or not as a draft pick. Sure enough, the Marlins drafted him.” Sampson said he believes his career has entered a new chapter. In fact, he believes there are many chapters ahead. “This year has gone by so fast. It’s been a fun ride,” he said. “I feel I have 14 to 20 years left in baseball. I will probably never stay away from baseball.”

Drafted by the Marlins Professional baseball scouts began following Sampson this sea-

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Lakeside goes 1-4 in tourney The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team went 1-4 at the Palouse Summer Series last week. The tournament was held at the home baseball fields of Washington State University and Lewis-Clark State University. Lakeside’s lone victory came June 23 when the club played two games. Earlier in the day, Lakeside lost to the Rips Brewers, 11-6, in Lewiston, and then hustled to Pullman where the club defeated the Seattle Stars Gold team, 9-4. In the contest with the Seattle Stars Gold, Newport’s Dan Altchech had four hits and Issaquah’s Brandon Mahovlich had two hits. In the game with the Rips Brewers, Mahovlich had four hits, one a home run, and drove in three runs. Skyline’s Jimmy Sinatro had three hits. Lakeside opened the tournament June 22 with a 3-2 loss to the Puget Sound Roxx. Skyline graduate Connor Lawhead pitched well for Lakeside, not allowing an earned run in six innings. On June 24, Lakeside lost a slugfest to the Lewis-Clark Twins, 9-8. Altchech, Sinatro and Newport’s Kyle Goemmer each had two hits. Lakeside played its final game June 25, falling to Taylor Baseball, 7-3. Goemmer had two hits to lead Lakeside.

Issaquah golfer gets ace Jerry Bushnell, of Issaquah, scored a hole in one June 5 on the 160-yard 15th hole at Suncadia Golf Course in Cle Elum. Bushnell, a member of the Willows Run Men’s Club in Redmond, used a 6 iron to get his first-ever hole in one. Long-time playing partner Bruce Alberts witnessed the shot.

Arsenal wins tournament The ISC Arsenal Select Girls U13 Red team won the Gold Division at the Skagit Firecracker Tournament June 19. The Arsenal defeated Northwest United Powell, 2-1, in a shootout. The Arsenal advanced to the title game after it defeated the FC Edmonds Strikers, 5-0, in the semifinals. Erica Salmon had a hat trick for Issaquah. On June 18, the Arsenal defeated the NWN G98 Blue, 1-0, and the WFC Rangers Blues, 3-0. In the championship game, Parklyn Neil scored the tying goal in the final 30 seconds to send it into a shootout. Sydney

Crowe kicked the winning penalty kick. Goalkeeper Layla Ovena made stellar saves in the game and was voted the most valuable player. The Arsenal consists of Alexa Smith, Sarah Dieker, Julia Buck, Crowe, Katherine Outcalt, Kristen Andersen, Lauren Lo, Maddy Calvert, Neil, Caite Barth, Samantha Sato, Heather Salmon, Erica Salmon, Isabella Foos, Taylor Glastetter and Ovena. Head coach is Steve Salmon; assistant coach is Jim Neil.

Alumni players needed Alumni Football USA is looking for some graduates from the Skyline and Issaquah high-school programs to play in an alumni game in October. Roster spaces are limited to 40 players for each team. This is full-contact football with high school rules. Alumni Football USA provides all of the gear, such as helmets and pads, as well as the field and officials. Players must be 18 and older and must have attended either Issaquah or Skyline. However, to compete in the game, players did not have to have played on their high school team. College players can also play in the game. Anyone interested should call 888-404-9746 or go to

Two lacrosse standouts earn All-America honors Skyline High School senior Katie Mincin graduated an AllAmerican, according to U.S. Lacrosse. The national governing body for youth and collegiate lacrosse announced she made the first team All-America for her standout performance in the 2011 lacrosse season. Mincin finished her high school career — she played attack for the Issaquah girls club lacrosse team — with 206 goals and 72 assists. She will attend Gonzaga University in the fall. She plans to play for the school’s club lacrosse team, and study international business and marketing. In addition to Mincin’s national honor, Sammamish resident Alex Foreman, an Eastside Catholic High School midfielder, earned All-America honorable mention, according to U.S. Lacrosse. Foreman finished her high school career with 195 total points (168 goals scored) and helped the Crusaders win the 2010 Division II state championship. She also an Academic All-American award for maintaining a 3.6 grade point average and taking more than half of her class load in Advanced Placement or Honors classes. She is committed to play at the University of Southern California in the fall.

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volleyball; boys and girls cross country; boys and girls basketball; boys and girls soccer; baseball; softball; and boys and girls track and field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by ESPN RISE and the Gatorade high school sports leadership team, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep-sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport. Earlier this year, Williams was selected as Parade Magazine's National football player of the year. He has also received numerous all-state awards from newspapers. Williams was selected to the 4A All-KingCo Conference football team last fall and was the offensive player of the year for the Crest Division. During the winter, he earned all-KingCo first-team honors in basketball.

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NOTICES 02-2195 LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF ISSAQUAH NOTICE OF ORDINANCES PASSED BY ISSAQUAH CITY COUNCIL Following is a summary of the ordinances passed by the Issaquah City Council on June 20, 2011, to be published in the Issaquah Press on June 29, 2011, effective date of July 4, 2011. ORDINANCE NO. 2616 An Interim Ordinance of the City of Issaquah, Washington, Adopting a Moratorium on the Establishment of Collective Gardens, Defining “Collective Gardens,” Providing for a Public Hearing, Referring the Matter to the Planning Policy Commission for Hearing and Review, and Establishing an Effective Date. ORDINANCE NO. 2617 An Ordinance of the City of Issaquah, Washington, Amending Section 10.24.020 of the Issaquah Municipal Code Changing the End Limits of Northwest Sammamish Road, Increasing the Speed Limit Designation on Southeast Issaquah Fall City Road and Other Minor Edits. Complete text of the ordinances is posted at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way and the Issaquah Public Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Upon request to the City Clerk's Office (425837-3000), a copy will also be mailed for a fee. Published in The Issaquah Press on 6/29/11


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VILLAGE THEATRE NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE On 7/3/11,1st Place NW in Issaquah will be closed from Dogwood St. to NW Alder Place between the hours of 4:30pm and 10:30pm to facilitate the loading of trucks for Village Theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Published in The Issaquah Press on 6/29/11 02-2197 LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF ISSAQUAH ISSAQUAH PLANNING POLICY COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Proposed Issaquah Municipal Code Amendments The Issaquah Planning Policy Commission will hold a Public Hearing on July 14, 2011, at 6:30 PM in the City Hall South Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, Washington. The purpose of the public hearing is to take public testimony on the proposed Issaquah Municipal Code amendments that include: A) Height Limit in the Single Family-Small Lot (SF-SL) zone: Deleting the “maximum” height limit, and making the “base” height limit applicable in all cases; B) Landscaping in Setbacks: Revising the requirement that the “entire setback area shall be landscaped” to specify that only the outer ten feet shall be landscaped; C) Parking Structure Landscaping: Setting additional landscaping requirements for parking structures; D) Housekeeping: Minor revisions to the Land Use Code to ensure consistency and make minor adjustments including but not limited to: Chapter 18.02 IMC Definitions, IMC

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Greenway trust celebrates 20th anniversary with hikes, parties By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter It’s not too late for hikers, historical buffs and music lovers to register for the hikes and parties scheduled for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust’s 20th anniversary. The hikes have a historical precedent. “In 1990, a group of avid hikers got together and realized that population growth was going to happen,” Mountains to Sound Greenway spokeswoman Erin MacCoy said. “They wanted to make sure we could keep the green places green, so they did a hike from Snoqualmie Pass to the Seattle waterfront to raise awareness about that.” The group of 100 hikers, including members of the Issaquah Alps Trails Club, took five days to complete their trek. One year later, in 1991, environmentalists founded the greenway trust. This year, the trek begins in Ellensburg and ends on the Seattle waterfront with a party filled with food and music. To register for the nine-day, 130-mile hike, call Mackenzie Dolstad at 206382-5565, ext. 29, or go to Click on “Mountains to Sound Greenway Summer” and then select “20th Anniversary Trek.” During the hike, participants will have the opportunity to hike, or ride a bicycle or horse. Children older than 12 can join the march, as long as they are in good physical shape. The $450 fee for the march includes, food, insurance, permit fees, bus transport, entertainment,

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Snoqualmie Pass Tunnel — 11 a.m. July 5 at Hyak parking lot Greenway Heritage Celebration & Community Concert — 5-9 p.m. July 6 Issaquah Concert on the Green — 7 p.m. July 8 Party on the Pier — 1:30 p.m. July 10 * The above start times are for ceremonies and parties. Start times are earlier for participants. Go to to learn more.

portable toilets and administrative costs. Outdoor enthusiasts who cannot commit to the entire nine days can register for day hikes. Issaquah Alps Trails Club members, Boy Scouts and outdoor enthusiasts, including David Dunphy and Jacob McClelland, have already signed up for the grand re-opening of the Snoqualmie Pass Tunnel, at 11 a.m. July 5 located at Hyak at Snoqualmie Pass. The 2.3-mile railroad that goes underground has been closed for the past few years for renovations. Participants can park at Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend and take a shuttle, or park at Hyak, off of Interstate 90’s exit 54, where they can bike through the eerie darkness and have a party at the tunnel’s end. “You can feel history coming off it,” MacCoy said. “It’s so cool.”

Like other bins throughout the region, the nonprofit organization accepts men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, hats, linens, small draperies, purses, reusable household items and small appliances at the Issaquah location. Because the site is attended, donors can receive a

While members for the entire nine-day hike pay $450, participants of the day hike will pay $25, an amount covering a Tshirt and transportation. The party afterward is free. The next day, people can hike from Rattlesnake Lake to Snoqualmie Point Park, 11 miles away. Educators will join the hike, pointing out areas where the greenway trust has preserved land. The event costs $35 for a shuttle, T-shirt and food. Everyone is invited to the free Greenway Heritage Celebration that evening at 5 p.m. at the park, where the Issaquah Singers, Dorian Blu and the Rain Kings will perform. “We’re celebrating our 20 years,” MacCoy said. “We’re going to be celebrating the coalition, everyone who has been involved from start to now, and we’re going to be looking at the next 20 years.” The greenway trust also invites the public to hear The Fabulous Roof Shakers in a special Friday night Concert on the Green at 7 p.m. July 8 at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. The concert is free. For the last event, people can register for the 10-mile hike from Bellevue to the Seattle waterfront at Pier 58. While hikers pay $35 for a T-shirt and food, and start the day at 8 a.m., the community can join for free at 1:30 p.m. at the pier. “Just come and enjoy yourself,” MacCoy said. Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

tax-deductible receipt immediately. Revenue from donated clothing helps support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound’s mentoring programs. A single bin lasts for 10 years and generates $8,666 in goods on average each year.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 •


Sucks Police contacted solicitors attempting to sell vacuums door to door in the 2000 block of Northeast Kenilworth Lane at 8:08 p.m. June 16. The officer informed them about the city ordinance for solicitation and advised them to seek a business license.

Drugs Police arrested an 18-year-old Sammamish man for possession of marijuana at East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast and Southeast 51st Street at 11:22 p.m. June 16.

Parkway S.E., at 7:15 p.m. June 18. The estimated loss is $14.63.

Arrest Police arrested a 47-year-old Issaquah resident on a Bellevue warrant for trespassing at Northwest Gilman Boulevard and 12th Avenue Northwest at 1:11 a.m. June 19.

Dude, where’s my car?

A window was damaged on, and cash and a GPS were stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Front Street South prior to 7:12 a.m. June 17. The estimated loss is unknown.

Police responded to a woman in the 100 block of Front Street North at 11:32 a.m. June 19. The caller said she could not locate her vehicle after drinking in Issaquah the previous night. She said she thought she left the vehicle at a residence, but she and a friend ended up bar hopping and took a cab home. Police and the woman searched for the vehicle to no avail. She later contacted police to say a friend had located the vehicle.



Police arrested a 20-year-old man on a warrant after responding to a suspicious man walking a dog in a bank parking lot in the 1200 block of Northwest Mall Street at 3:17 p.m. June 17.

Issaquah Jail guards said a woman refused to change into jail attire after multiple attempts at 12:08 p.m. June 19.


Police responded to suspicious activity in the 100 block of Newport Way Southwest at 5:20 p.m. June 19 after receiving a report of a man urinating and sleeping in the area. The officer found two intoxicated men in the park, and warned the men for urinating.

Cashed out

Police cited and released a 28year-old Seattle man for a traffic offense at Interstate 90 and High Point Way at 8:24 p.m. June 17.

Driving under the influence Police arrested a 25-year-old Sammamish man, Robert Swift, for driving under the influence at Southeast 43rd Way and East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast at 1:56 a.m. June 18.

Tardy tile Police responded to suspicious activity in the 900 block of Third Avenue Northeast at 2:44 a.m. June 18. The officer contacted men laying tile in a residence at the location.

Unfunny Police responded to a harassment complaint in the 23200 block of Southeast 57th Street at 8:45 a.m. June 18, after a man said he did a comedy show in Seattle about a month earlier. He said a comedian called him asking if he planned to do another show. Police said the issue is a civil matter.

Arrest Police arrested a 33-year-old Tacoma man for ignition interlock violations and driving with a suspended license in the 400 block of Mine Hill Road Southwest at 3:34 p.m. June 18.

Good Samaritan Police responded to a brokendown vehicle on a roadway shoulder at Southeast 48th Street and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast. The motorist did not have a cellphone or anyone to help, so he requested assistance from police.

Deep discount Police arrested an 18-year-old Issaquah woman for theft at Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish

Pee problem

Foiled again Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of Northeast Gilman Boulevard at 7:24 p.m. June 19 after employees at Extreme Pizza, 660 Front St. N., said juveniles asked for aluminum foil. The employees suspected the teens needed the foil for illegal drug consumption. Police could not locate the juveniles.

The outsiders Police responded to a possible fight involving up to eight people at East Sunset Way and Interstate 90 at 9:02 p.m. June 19. The group at the scene turned out to be a father and children awaiting a tow truck. The group said no fight had occurred.

Assault Police arrested a 56-year-old Selah woman for assault in the 5200 block of 236th Place Southeast at 10:42 p.m. June 19.

Hold the line Police responded to a disturbance at Starbucks, 6170 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., after a man yelled profanities and disrupted business at 11:32 a.m. June 20. The man told police he was irritated because his cellphone was not working properly. He had offered the same officer the same explanation a week before after he had a similar outburst at Panera Bread, 775 N.W. Gilman Blvd. The officer cited the man for trespassing.

Purse snatched A window was damaged on, and a purse was stolen from, a vehicle


parked in the 1900 block of Northeast Park Drive prior to 4:30 p.m. June 20. The estimated loss is unknown.

Pickup problem Police responded to suspicious activity in the 1700 block of Highlands Drive Northeast after a caller reported a vehicle lingering at 9:18 p.m. June 20. The driver of the vehicle happened to be picking up a friend.

Tuckered out Police conducted a welfare check in the 100 block of Rainier Boulevard North at 10:37 p.m. June 20 after the caller said her 85-year-old mother had locked her out of the house, and then did not answer the door or the phone. Police entered the house, and found the mother asleep without a phone and with the TV on.

Bust a move Police responded to suspicious activity in the 600 block of Front Street North after a caller reported a dispute at 11:05 p.m. June 20. The officer contacted people in the midst of a verbal disagreement about something that had happened at a Bellevue dance club.

Smashed A window was damaged on a vehicle parked in the 2000 block of Newport Way Northwest prior to 5:26 a.m. June 21. The estimated damage is unknown.

Key clue A window was damaged on, and keys were stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 2100 block of Newport Way Northwest prior to 6:17 p.m. June 21. The estimated loss is unknown.

Rebooted A window was damaged on, and a laptop computer and iPod were stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 5000 block of Northwest Village Park Drive prior to 7:47 a.m. June 21. The estimated loss is $2,200.

Tool trouble Tools were stolen from a toolbox on a truck parked in the 4700 block of 193rd Place Southeast prior to 8:53 a.m. June 21. The estimated loss is $1,050.

Topless The top was cut on a convertible parked in the 4500 block of 190th Avenue Southeast prior to 9:07 a.m. June 21. The estimated loss is $5,000.

Stoned Police responded to a report of juveniles throwing rocks into the roadway at Northeast Park Drive and 17th Avenue Northeast at 11:47 a.m. June 21. Police could not locate the juveniles.

Packed up A window was broken on, and backpacks were stolen from, a Toyota parked at Northwest Sammamish Road and 12th Avenue Northwest prior to 6:58 p.m. June 21. The estimated loss is $1,500. The Press publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

The Issaquah Press

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Village Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar” through July 3, $19 to $60, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., or 392-2202

Troy Shaw, 6-9 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N.



ArtEAST presents its Collective Works exhibit “High Jinks,” exploring the lighter side of life, through July 31 at its Art Center and Up Front Gallery, 95 Front St. N. Call 392-3191 or go to

The DownTown Issaquah Association presents Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. downtown and in Gilman Village. Brooks Giles Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella

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Butch Harrison and Good Company, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, $20, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., $20 Chris Stevens and the Surf Monkeys, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella Trucks, Buses and Station Wagons Show, 8 a.m., XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Concerts on the Green: Wings N Things, 7-8:30 p.m., community center


TO SUBMIT AN ARTS CALENDAR ITEM: Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or Submit A&E story ideas to

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ reopens old debates By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter esus Christ Superstar” started raising eyebrows — and ire — before the initial run debuted on Broadway in 1971, and the production at Village Theatre in downtown Issaquah is no exception. The groundbreaking rock opera about Jesus Christ’s last days has attracted criticism from audience members since the show opened May 11. “We’ve had some people that feel like it’s in some way sacrilegious because it’s not a traditional robes-and-sandals telling,” Village Theatre Executive Producer Robb Hunt said. The playhouse is celebrated — and sometimes denounced — for bold choices, including a same-sex kiss in “The Wedding Banquet” in 2003 and Brian Yorkey male nudity — albeit, a snapshot — in “The Full Monty” late last year. “Jesus Christ Superstar” presented a more complicated challenge. The subject is difficult enough, but updating 40-yearold material for a modern-day setting also risked alienating theatergoers. Village Theatre alumnus and Issaquah High School grad Brian Yorkey returned to direct the show and envisioned the overhaul to the setting. “I’d like the audience to be devastated and inspired,” he said before “Jesus Christ Superstar” opened in Issaquah. “Devastated at the tragedy of two men who believed in a cause, but whose different choices and different destinies led them to lose each other’s friendship and then to lose both of their lives — but inspired by the idea of believing in a cause and believing in change and love and equality and peace, and the sacrifices that a person can make to try to further that cause.”


Production raises anti-Semitism concerns The production pulls the action from

IF YOU GO ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Village Theatre — Francis J. Gaudette Theatre 303 Front St. N. Through July 3 Show times vary $20 to $60 392-2202 or BY JAY KOH/VILLAGE THEATRE

ancient Jerusalem into a gritty alternate reality similar to the 21st century. The musical and the updated setting attracted concerns about anti-Semitism from Seattle arts journalist Alice Kaderlan. “But these difficulties pale before the fundamental issue the production raises, namely: Why is Village Theatre presenting an overtly anti-Semitic show whose core premise — that the Jews were responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion — has been definitively refuted by none other than Pope Benedict XVI?” she asked in a post on Crosscut, a nonprofit news website based in Seattle. Concerns about anti-Semitism and blasphemy against Christianity dogged “Jesus Christ Superstar” in 1971 and have re-emerged across the decades. “I personally don’t see that in the show at all,” Hunt said. “I think that it’s all of the people. It’s more of a mob mentality statement than it is anything about Jews.” The production re-imagines the apostles as ruffians, moneychangers as Wall Street traders and Pontius Pilate as a stuffed shirt. Kaderlan raised concerns about how “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Village Theatre depicts Caiaphas and other high priests. “But the Jewish priests are still Jewish priests, skullcaps and all,” she continued. “If the audience fails to get the message that it was the Jews who killed Jesus, Yorkey drives it home visually in a way that’s direct and unavoidable.” Hunt said the piece, like other Village

Aaron Finley (left), as Jesus, and Michael K. Lee, as Judas, star in Village Theatre’s modern-day interpretation of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’ Theatre productions, is designed to start conversations among audience members. “It’s getting multiple generations to come to the shows together and have meaningful discussions and meaningful communications,” he said. “No matter what your viewpoint, there certainly is, I think, something in this show to talk about.” The theater last presented “Jesus Christ Superstar” in 1993. The production featured robes and sandals, but also enough leather to impart a “Mad Max” accent. Hunt recalled positive reaction to the show, despite the adjustments. For audiences, nudity trumps blasphemy In the current telling, “Brian’s treatment of the show, I think, is extremely well-researched, thought out, all of that. He’s definitely taken a little bit of an unusual tack,” Hunt added. He attributed some of the criticism to “some people taking offense at the way the show was written in the first place” and others being upset because the production is loud. So, the theater offers earplugs to audience members. “Compared to ‘The Full Monty’ this year, the amount of written reaction has been minimal,” Hunt said. “We had a lot more for ‘The Full Monty’ than we have for this show.” “The Full Monty” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” act as contentious bookends to the 2010-11 season.

Concerts on the Green covers the classics By Emily Baer Issaquah Press Intern


he ever-popular Concerts on the Green Series will kick-off on Tuesday, July 5, at the Issaquah Community Center with the Paul McCartney and Wings tribute band Wings N Things. Various bands will perform free concerts on the community center lawn Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. through Aug. 30. The series is presented by Issaquah Parks & Recreation and the Issaquah Arts Commission, in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah. While the event is typically a nine-concert series, this year’s schedule includes a special Friday evening performance to celebrate the Mountains to Sound Greenway’s 20th anniversary. The Greenway

Trust is devoted to conserving 1.5 million acres of land surrounding Interstate 90, from the Cascade Range to the Puget Sound. The Fabulous Roof Shakers, a local blues band, will play at the featured July 8 concert. Highlights of this year’s lineup include Cherry Cherry, Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown and Jr. Cadillac. Back by popular demand, Neil Diamond tribute band Cherry Cherry will make its third appearance at the community center. Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown, a lively reggae gig, will also return to the series this summer after a several-year interim. Jr. Cadillac, a 41-year-old classic rock band that opened for the likes of The Kinks, Yes, Jethro Tull, The Beach Boys … and the list goes on, will end the concert

CONCERT SCHEDULE July 5 — Wings N Things: Tribute to Paul McCartney and Wings * July 8 — Special featured concert, The Fabulous Roof Shakers: roof shakin’ Chicago & Delta blues July 12 — BottleRockit: Northwest’s rock, blues, pop, country and surf July 19 — Deadwood Revival: soulful Americana Roots

series with a bang. The series also features various tribute bands, country music and Americana

July 26 — All Mixed Up: Cars’ tribute, ’80s and beyond Aug. 2 — Second Hand Newz: Fleetwood Mac tribute Aug. 9 — Ventura Highway Revisited: semiacoustic tunes of the 60s, 70s & 80s Aug. 16 — Cherry Cherry: Neil Diamond tribute band Aug. 23 — Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown: roots reggae Aug. 30 — Jr. Cadillac: Classic rock by a legendary Northwest band

roots. “The concerts are really a great community building event,” founder and coordi-

“We’ve had some people that feel like it’s in some way sacrilegious because it’s not a traditional robesand-sandals telling.” — Robb Hunt Village Theatre executive producer

The theater is also planning daring choices for next season. The musical “Take Me America” is meant, in part, to foster discussions about the ongoing immigration debate. “The Producers,” another offering, is designed to offend — and charm — audiences. In the meantime, “Jesus Christ Superstar” closes in Issaquah on July 3, and then the show shifts to Everett. “It’s always a delicate question to ask people of faith to see their faith treated in a fictional way that might not accord directly with what they believe or what they have learned in church,” Yorkey said. “But I do believe that ultimately in this case, and in all cases, that that’s done honorably the end result really elevates and deepens someone’s understanding of what that faith is and where it comes from.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

nator David Harris said. “They are free and they are really professionally done, more so than people may think.” While approximately 50 people speckled the green to listen to the first community center concert in 1997, now more than 1,000 come to enjoy the festive summer music, Harris said. Families and groups that attend are encouraged to bring picnic supplies or to support the Kiwanis Club by purchasing from its hotdog and hamburger stand. The concert welcomes adults, children and families alike, but prohibits pets and alcohol. Slabs of cardboard have become a staple for children who wish to race down “Slide Hill,” a grassy bank beside the community center lawn. Grounds open at 6 p.m. — arrive early to reserve a good spot on the green, 301 Rainier Blvd. Concerts will go on rain or shine. Emily Baer: 392-6434 or Comment at

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