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Families fill Front Street Oct. 6 as they take in the crafts, food, kids’ games, music and hatchery at the 2013 ‘Streaming Live’ edition of the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. See more photos on pages A6 and B1.

Salmon Days hauls in the crowds By Peter Clark


“Abundant sunshine” was how described the forecast for this year’s Salmon Days and it did not lie. From the Field of Fun to the Go Fish! Stage, many smiles could be seen in the bright October air that accompanied 70-degree temperatures, talented art vendors and delicious food from all over the world. Though an exact number of how many came to celebrate the return of the salmon to Issaquah Creek was unavailable at press time, Festival Director Robin

Ban appeal bags enough signatures By Peter Clark The petition is in the bag. After consumer group Save Our Choice fought a long battle to gather enough local support, King County officially approved the petition asking to end the ban on plastic bags Oct. 4. “King County Elections has completed verification of the signatures submitted to our office for the City of Issaquah Initiative Petition regarding the Repeal of Plastic Bag Ban and Forced Paper Bag Charge,” Sherril Huff, director of King County Elections Department wrote in her letter notifying Save Our Choice of the findings. “Of the signatures that were compared against those on file with our office, 2,597 were determined to be registered voters of the city of Issaquah,” she wrote. See BAG

Find more photos from the Salmon Days Festival at Kelley said it seemed the festival might have seen more than last year’s 180,000 visitors. “There’s been an increase in some way,” Kelley said. “I know that some of the first indicators say that the shuttles were almost overwhelmed.” The Issaquah Police Department is responsible for estimat-

ing crowd attendance and Kelley said a number would not be available for another few days. She did not have to estimate that the festival went swimmingly. “It was amazing,” she said. “It was just amazing.” Much of that was due to a last gasp of summer weather. “We had the best weather for the parade,” Kelley said, about the participants making the most out of the warm weekend. “It’s lovely to see them get to be in the sunshine. The weather was just stellar. I looked at them and thought to myself, ‘This is what it’s about.’”

Still, the success of festival did not rest on a cloudless sky. “That’s the great thing about living in the Northwest,” Kelley said. “People come out even if it is raining.” Not only the weather complied, but most everything else seemed to as well. Kelley said no major hiccups threatened the celebration. The only slight problem over the weekend was the displacement of the familiar park & ride spot near Costco. As the company builds a new parking structure, shuttle services See SALMON

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Issaquah Mom creates fix for messy foods — Little Eaters

Downtown schools go into lock down over umbrella

By Christina Corrales-Toy There is currently an epidemic of squeezable foods for kids. Just ask Issaquah mom Katrina Faber, whose car, clothes and furniture have the stains to prove it. At one point, the single mom was simultaneously responsible for the care of five children younger than 5, after moving to Issaquah a year ago and taking a job as a nanny. In an effort to balance the needs of the kids, two of which were her own, Faber often took the children to parks and playgrounds, but come feeding time, things were never easy. “When you’re out traveling and kids need a snack, I had two infants, I couldn’t sit and spoon feed them while making sure that the 2-year-old wasn’t getting lost,” she said. The solution was squeezable baby food pouches, so the infants could eat, while Faber managed the others. It wasn’t much of an answer, though, when she noticed that most of the food ended up on the child, rather than in his or her mouth. That’s why Faber decided to find her own fix to a sticky situation with the creation of Little Eaters — On the Go Feeders. The squeeze-proof bottles include vacuum technology to push the

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Katrina Faber, of Issaquah, launched a Kickstarter campaign to support her business enterprise Little Eaters — On the Go Feeders, travel bottles for children ages 4 months to 6 years.

Quotable “This is beautiful. This is so beautiful.”

— David Harris Issaquah music man who has been organizing entertainment for Salmon Days for 30 years (See photo on Page A6.)

The Issaquah Press was named the best paper of its size in the state at the 2013 Washington Better Newspaper Contest at its annual awards dinner Oct. 4 in Olympia. “Offers the strongest news for readers; has more going for it than other entrants — community news, hard news, clean, timely editorial pages and an advertising department that knows how to use color, messaging and design to entice action,” the judges’ comments said in awarding The Press first place in the General Excellence category. “Clear winner in this group.” The Press competes in the 12,501 highest circulation category. Seventy-eight newspapers entered the contest. The Press also won first-place awards for Lest We Forget, its annual veterans section, in the Topical Special Section category. The paper also won a secondplace award for Special Events/ Festivals Special Sections for its 2012 Salmon Days guide. Reporter/page designer David Hayes won first-place awards for Best Front Page Design in The Press’ circulation category and Best Feature Page Design in all newspapers competing. Reporter Christina Corrales-Toy won first place in the Best Sports Personality Profile category for her story about Dan Braillard, the longtime voice of the Liberty High School Patriots, who died last October. Photographer Greg Farrar won a first-place award in the Color Feature Photo category for his photo called “Littlest graduates.” He also won a second-place award in the Color Sports Photo – Feature category for a photo at the annual Gravity Car races. Ad Design Director Dona Mokin won a first-place award for Community Service Advertising for all newspapers competing, and second place for Use of Clip Art in an Ad in The Press’ circulation category. Production Manager Breann Getty won two second-place awards for Most Effective Use of Small Space and Use of Process Color in advertising. Former reporter Lillian O’Rorke won two awards — second and third places — for Best Personality Profile – Long and Best Personality Profile – Short.

Issaquah High School, Issaquah Middle School, Tiger Mountain Community High School and Clark Elementary School went into lockdown at 2:45 p.m. Oct. 7 after school administrators received a report of a man in the Issaquah High parking lot carrying a gun. Police responded immediately and conducted a thorough search of the building and grounds. After determining the school was “all clear,” officers located the man. It turns out he was carrying an umbrella, according to an email from the school district. Police lifted the lockdown at 3:20 p.m.

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Old hands hope to offer city new leadership By Peter Clark After 13 years on the Issaquah City Council, Fred Butler says he is ready to lead. As an avid member of the public, involved in numerous service organizations and regional groups, Butler launched his campaign for mayor early this year. When Mayor Ava Frisinger said she would not seek a fifth term, it came as no surprise that the longtime council president and Sound Transit Board member would seek the position. “When I retired, I decided to devote my energies to public service,” Butler said. “I’ve been in a leadership position ever since. With this depth and breadth of experience, well, I think I’m ready.” He worked for 27 years in the Army Corps of Engineers, giving what he believes is an exemplary level of qualification for the position of mayor. “That gave me the opportunity to command at every level,” he said. “I’m experienced, I’m passionate and I have been the person recommended by business, environmental, labor and recreational groups.” As for specific strategies to take in office, Butler, 73, expressed a patient approach. “Typically, I don’t like to make a decision until I have to,” Butler said. “Through collaboration, communication and face-to-face discussion, we can get to what the real issues are.” However, he made it clear that action must be taken. “We spend a lot of time and money on planning,” he said about traffic hurdles as well as many other things. “It’s time to take the next step.” Traffic is something of a personal interest to him. Butler has been involved with traffic problems near and far for a number of years. In Issaquah, he has been adamant about moving forward on strategies to unclog congestion on the city’s roadways. Butler is emphatic about finding a solution to drugs in the city. “I would like to see us address the drug problem in Issaquah,” he said. “Heroin has become the drug of choice and we need to get a handle on that. We need to have a community discussion involving all the players to get that problem

By Peter Clark under control.” pclark@isspress. That plan highcom lights one of his further goals to Joe Forkner involve citizens wants to talk more. things out. “Outreach to As he moves neighborhoods is stridently fora worthy goal,” ON THE WEB ward in what Butler said. “And Find more coverage at he admits is an I would like to see “underdog” oral campaign, neighborhood focus category/election. the multitasking groups. Community commission, comis important and mittee and City so is listening Council member with a view tohopes to translate wards what’s on some of his many people’s minds.” experiences It is a tactic he into responsible has used in this administration campaign. By goleadership. ing door to door He has worked and meeting with in three governresidents, he said Fred Butler Joe Forkner ments and volunhe has gained a teered countless sense of what the hours in citizen groups and spent people of Issaquah care about. seven years on the City Council. Though he admits it has been Forkner, 60, considers this variety long, hard work, he reiterated his of roles a strength. belief that discussion is key for “You get a perspective having unlocking difficult situations to been on both sides of the table,” benefit everyone. Forkner said. “I’ve seen a lot of “I believe in collaboration. I things in the past 20 years, and I believe in common ground,” he think it’s time to get somebody to said and spoke of his role on the balance the future with the cost.” Sound Transit board in negotiatMore than anything, he exing to bring light rail to Bellevue pressed a desire to be involved with a unanimous decision. “I in his community and to make a would bring those same skills to difference for the people around the office of mayor.” him. When he was first appointed He would not compare a proto the council in 2000, he hoped spective Butler administration to have an impact from that posiwith a Joe Forkner one, instead tion, which unfortunately did not wishing to trust the public with turn out as he had hoped. its decision. He is confident that “After six years on the council, his qualifications and endorseI realized that I couldn’t accomments create a firm resume for plish what I wanted to accomplish his candidacy. as a policy maker,” he said. “You’ll notice that I’ve been Specifically, he wants to help endorsed by a number of mayors lead Issaquah into its future of on the Eastside,” he said. “They growth and bring its citizens understand that I am someone closer to the government. who is true to my word.” Butler has raised more than Acknowledging the ever-increas$22,000 for his campaign, the ing problem of transportation, he most any Issaquah candidate has provided a few solutions that he pulled together for a local camfelt the city should explore. paign in the data available, which “Issaquah needs something goes back to 2000. The list of more efficient than the 200 bus to donors expands across the region. get people to where they need to He praised the people that have go,” he said. “There are so many come together with their time and possibilities to address the traffic money to support the possibility problem. I think the city should of a Butler administration. look at outside public and private “Well, people have been very, partnerships. I think that’s a real very generous,” he said. “I have viable alternative.” had the good fortune of working He talked about a new system with a lot of different groups.” that could better adjust traffic light



timing, and cooperation that could occur between retailers to shuttle shoppers to the Issaquah Highlands. Transportation does not take up the whole of his platform. He spoke passionately about ways to address every aspect of Issaquah’s citizens and how to curb what he says is growing apathy. “How does the citizenry even want to care?” he said, referring to quick administrative decisionmaking, which he thinks makes residents feel excluded. “We need to start timing these things so we can have a public process.” About his opponent, Forkner reiterated differences that began to emerge at the Sept. 17 chamber of commerce candidate forum. Namely, Forkner believes he has a more local focus. “Fred’s regional,” Forkner said of candidate City Council President Fred Butler. “He thinks there is a lot of top-heavy leadership that we can trust. I think we get a good reputation from the City Council. I think our employees represent us well.” He said he sees the need for strong regional representation, but he said he didn’t want to lose Issaquah residents in the fight for credibility through the Puget Sound. He did not pause when asked about strategies taken in the past year to defend Issaquah against perceived attacks from the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District. He said that an aggressive assumption plan and cybersquatting activities would have no place in a prospective Forkner administration. “I’m a sit-down-and-talk-it-out kind of guy,” he said. “If we have a problem, let’s sit down, talk about it and just come up with a plan that will work.” Forkner said his campaign has been extremely busy. With his campaign manager finding other work at the beginning of the cycle, he has had to undertake many duties himself. His campaign is constricted by a full-time job, at Encompass Engineering and Surveying, as well as a multitude of City Council demands. He said it’s worth it and he considers accountability of time and communication to be foremost in his approach to mayor. “If there’s ever a situation where a citizen feels like they need to go to the council, then I did a bad job as mayor,” he said.

Ballot drop locations open Oct. 17 King County Elections will begin sending ballots for the general election Oct. 16 and open ballot drop locations the next day. Ballots need to be returned by mail, using a first class stamp, or deposited at a ballot drop box. The deadline to return ballots is Election Day, Nov. 5. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day or in a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. that day. By law, ballots cannot be accepted at ballot return locations after 8 p.m. Nov. 5.

Two candidates file for fire district 10 seat Two candidates have filed to run for the open commissioner seat No. 3 position in King County Fire Protection District No. 10. Financial adviser Larry Rude will run against Snoqualmie Tribe member Ray Mullen. Retired fire officer Rick Gaines remains unopposed to retain his commissioner’s seat No. 4. Both seats are part of a board of commissioners that governs District 10. Fire District 10 was formed in June 1941, after a number of hearings and a vote of the King County Commissioners. The new district became the largest in the county at that time, and after several annexations, is 110 square miles in size today. On Jan. 1, 1999, the city of Issaquah and Fire District 10 combined to form Eastside Fire & Rescue. In January 2000, the city of North Bend, Sammamish and Fire District 38 joined the consolidation and the partnership. The general election is Nov. 5.

Money, endorsements are lopsided in mayor race By Peter Clark Money, time and people make an election successful, and the next mayor of Issaquah will need all three.

With only a month left until the general election, mayoral candidates City Council President Fred Butler and City Councilman Joe Forkner are heading into the home stretch and collecting all

the donations, endorsements and votes they can. Butler has pulled far ahead in terms of raising money. He has collected more than $22,800, which state records, going back to 2000, show is the most

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an Issaquah candidate has raised. Butler’s donors are from all over the area, where he has received money from individuals and companies that all want to assist his bid for Issaquah’s mayor. He even received $500 from Microsoft. “People have been very, very generous,” he said. “I have had the good fortune of working with a lot of different groups.” Forkner has collected more than $5,900 in his campaign. As for endorsements, Forkner’s include Eastside Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 2878, ‘Vintage Vehicle Show’ host Lance Lambert, Sunset Hiway Cruisers Car Club, Gary Estes (of Gary Estes Mobile Repairs), Chuck Olson, Russell Joe and Ashley Saunders. “I probably could get

more, but I haven’t been focusing on it,” Forkner said, voicing his opinion that endorsements add little to his campaign. “In reality, what does it get me?” Butler, on the other hand, has made it a firm mission to collect notable endorsements. “I was rated outstanding by the Municipal League of King County,” Butler said. “And I am endorsed by a cross section of both parties, both locally and regionally.” Among the many endorsements listed on Butler’s website are Sen. Mark Mullet, Rep. Chad Magendanz, Rep. Jay Rodne, former Rep. Marcie Maxwell, King County Executive Dow Constantine as well as six members of the King County Council and multiple former Issaquah City Council members.

Organizations that have endorsed Butler include the Washington Conservation Voters, Cascade Bicycle Alliance, Eastside Business Alliance, Affordable Housing Council, Seattle King County Realtors and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587. Bill Frisinger, Mayor Ava Frisinger’s husband, has led Butler’s campaign as its manager. Forkner did have a manager early on, but has since done most of the organization and work himself. Forkner said that he looked to try to match Butler’s exposure, but felt the time to build a stronger base grew very short, particularly after King County mails out the ballots Oct. 16. “Once the ballots come out, you really only have a little bit of time to be affective,” he said.

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Sammamish church eyes welcoming Tent City 4 Public meeting is set for Oct. 11 By Peter Clark Tent City 4 might move to Sammamish. Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church will hold a public meeting Oct. 11 to provide information and gather input from the community about possibly hosting the homeless encampment, which provides meals and overnight shelter. After the meeting, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the church social hall at 1121 228th Ave. S.E. in Sammamish, the pastoral council will meet and likely develop a recommendation for the Rev. Kevin Duggan. Rich Shively, pastoral administrator, said Duggan will have the final decision and will likely make his announcement the weekend of Oct. 12-13. Shively acknowledged that time frame does not give the city of Sammamish much time to process the needed permit for the encampment. He said that the church has

begun discussion with the city about what sorts of information they’ll need to process the permit, but has not yet formally begun the permitting process. Organizers from the Tent City community received a shock late this summer when Bellevue, whose turn had arrived to host the traveling tented encampment, denied Tent City 4’s return. “There are now two campsites on the Eastside,” Elisabeth Maupin, coordinator of the Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition, said, explaining the current Bellevue situation. “The other campsite had already filed for a permit to stay in Bellevue. And because Bellevue has a codicil that only allows for one campsite, the other camp was rejected.” The encampment, which currently resides in Redmond, could find no potential host. The camp typically stays at each site for 90 days. Because Tent City 4 must evacuate the present site by Oct. 19, an emergency meeting was held Oct. 1 to brainstorm possible locations to house

the camp as autumn begins. Twenty-one people, representing regional churches, charity organizations, local governments and Tent City 4, met at Issaquah’s City Hall to discuss a future location. Though Tent City 4 was previously housed three times at the Community Church of Issaquah, the church has since sold its building, leaving no alternative in the city. Issaquah churches face a number of logistical hurdles in welcoming back the encampment, which quickly led the meeting toward considering a place in Sammamish. Duggan said there is the space available on a grassy area behind the church, but wanted to create a community dialogue before agreeing to host. The Sammamish City Council has also talked about the issue. The city would have to issue a permit for the encampment. Such a permit does not require public notice or have a public process. Sammamish Review Editor Ari Cetron contributed to this story.

Fire District 10 assures Klahanie residents of continued service By Peter Clark Fire District 10 wants the Klahanie area to know it will have continued service in an uncertain future. In a quickly planned meeting announced just the day before, administrators of Eastside Fire & Rescue and board members from Fire District 10 met Oct. 3 to pass a resolution seeking the first right to purchase Fire Station 83 should Sammamish decide to leave EFR and close the site. In short work, the leadership discussed the rationale behind the resolution and adopted it unanimously. “There was a lot of speculation of what was going to happen to the fire protection there should Issaquah annex Klahanie or Sammamish choose to close Fire Station 83,” Fire Chief Lee Soptich said. “We have these different scenarios floating out there. And paramount in my mind is that I think it’s important to let them know that District 10 has a responsibility to continue fire service in that area.” Sammamish currently owns Fire Station 83; it was part of an asset transfer when the young city consolidated. In considering leaving EFR, Sammamish has also discussed closing the station, particularly should Issaquah annex Klahanie.

“... I think it’s important to let them know that District 10 has a responsibility to continue fire service in that area.” — Lee Soptich EFR fire chief

If annexation occurs, Fire Station 83 would primarily serve locations in Issaquah city territory with a Sammamish-owned building and equipment. “We’re just saying that we’re not abandoning you,” Fire District 10 Commissioner Michael

Fisette said about the resolution to the people of Klahanie. “If I read behind the lines here it sounds like Sammamish is trying to put a little scare in the citizens that they wouldn’t be protected if Issaquah annexes.” “We want to quell some fears,” Fire District Board Chairman Rick Gaines said. Officials also wanted to ensure residents knew that the passed resolution did not commit EFR to anything. “This isn’t saying that we are going to buy it, just that we are requesting the first right to buy it,” Commissioner Mike Mitchell said.

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EFR expands prevention week to all of October For 91 years, fire departments have observed Fire Prevention Week, making it the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Because it receives so many requests from the community and schools during this time of year, Eastside Fire & Rescue will use the entire month of October to meet the many requests it receives. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 19, EFR hosts open house at the following fire stations: Station 71 — 190 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah

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Station 72 — 1575 N.W. Maple Street, Issaquah Station 73 — 1280 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah Highlands Station 78 — 16135 S.E. 113th Place, Issaquah/ Renton Road Station 81 — 2030 212th Ave. S.E., Sammamish Station 82 — 1851 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish Station 83 — 3425 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, Sammamish Drop by and visit with firefighters, tour the fire station, sit in a fire truck and pick up fire safety information. In 2011, fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure

fires that caused 13,910 injuries and 2,520 deaths. Two out of every five home fires started in the kitchen with the ignition of food or other cooking materials. The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking, but you can take steps to safe cooking: 4Watch what you heat and be sure to stay alert when cooking, 4Keep things that can catch fire away from heat and know what to do if you have a cooking fire, 4Keep kids away from cooking area, 4Install and use cooking appliances safely and be sure to have working smoke detectors.

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Klahanie belongs in Sammamish The King County Boundary Review Board will meet Thursday to set the final geographic outline of the Klahanie annexation land whose fate will be decided in a February election. Voters will then decide to become part of the City of Issaquah — or not. Sammamish is another option, just not on the ballot —yet. We understand why some Klahanie residents want to join Issaquah. It’s about lower taxes. It’s about better police protection. It’s about the desire for better roads and parks. And for many, it’s an emotional connection to the city where they work, shop and play now. But what’s in it for Issaquah? What do the current citizens gain from adding more than 25 percent to the city’s population? A financial study says the annexation makes fiscal sense — after the half-dozen years it will take to recoup the initial $6 million expense — but people in the know are concerned that the expense side of the ledger was underestimated, and the revenue side a bit too rosy. Issaquah is counting on state tax incentives for the annexation to even pencil out. “It’s really just about ego,” said the mayor of a nearby King County city. He says there is no political-power advantage to having a larger population. Klahanie residents’ desire to leave unincorporated King County is understandable, but there is another choice. The city of Sammamish wants you, where you’ll find taxes are even lower. Sammamish is flush with money. There is no utility tax, and no park and fire department bonds to be paid off. Sammamish is poised to improve roads, should Klahanie join the city. Sammamish knows how to manage a city of nothing but houses, cul-de sacs and strip malls, and still have money left over for amenities like its soon-to-bebuilt community center and pool. Geographically, it makes sense, too. Sammamish already surrounds the Klahanie annexation area on three sides. Klahanie residents will always shop in Issaquah and Issaquah will continue to reap the benefit of those sales — just as Sammamish residents do now. With the Boundary Review Board’s sign-off on the annexation this week, it will be full speed ahead to the February vote. The neighborhood of 10,000 will not be left hanging any longer as two cities begin to court the voters. Set emotion aside, Klahanie. It’s a decision that will last forever.

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New Facebook account invites entrapment With all the buzz about social media and its influence on our culture, it was time to face up to Facebook, especially since I read that kids are abandoning it because it has become popular with their parents. So, I finally opened a Facebook account. (Actually, there was an account that bore my name a few years ago, started by some nefarious students, and I had to threaten Facebook with legal action to get it taken down.) Since opening the account, I have made contact with former friends whom I had not heard from in 25 or 30 years and have gleaned a lot of news from relatives not normally heard from. Then one day came a suspicious posting: “What’s her face” would like to be your friend. Along with the request for friendship was a picture of a cute little filly. I assumed she was a friend of one of my friends, trying to expand her universe of friends, so I confirmed the request. The next day, I got a comment from her, saying she had been impressed with my picture, and passed on her phone number and email address in case I wanted to talk. This post raised several red flags. First, I have to wonder about anyone impressed with the picture. The picture was taken in Jasper, B.C., toward the end of a 30-day motorcycle camping trip from Arkansas to Alaska. It was the look of one having been chased by a grizzly bear

sow bent on committing humanality. Not only that, it should have been obvious that I was at least 50, maybe 60 years older than Joe Grove this “friend.” Press reporter I doubt we would have anything in common to talk about. I wouldn’t know where to put the “likes” and the “you knows,” so as to sound “cool.” This had all the trappings of police entrapment. “You know, like” in those reality TV shows where the mark shows up for a tryst with a teenager, is met with an investigative news reporter and “like” ends up being hauled away in handcuffs. It’s not that I can’t be tempted, but at 71, I’m not yet old enough to blame lechery on senility. Besides, I believe the Apostle’s Creed, especially the part that reads “from whence He will come to judge the quick and the dead.” I figured I’d better get rid of this little filly before she and her police handlers had me in a stable I couldn’t get out of. With a little searching, I discovered one of those, for me, yet unused functions of Facebook, the icon to “unfriend.” “Cool.” It’s a lot easier than in real life. Goodbye “what’s her face.”

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I am privileged to write in support of Alison Meryweather’s candidacy for the Issaquah School Board, Position 4. I have worked closely with Alison for the past several years on education advocacy issues, and have been consistently impressed by her intelligence and her deep understanding of challenges faced by our public education system in general and our school district in particular. Alison grasps the nuances of school financing and has worked hard, through PTA and other advocacy organizations, to achieve a stable, reliable and equitable method of funding our schools. She consistently sees the big picture, and works on goals that benefit all children in our district and state. Alison fully comprehends the need for strategic relationships between school boards and the state Legislature, and has shown that she works well with legislators from both parties in pursuit of education-related goals. She has already hit the ground running as an interim school board director, because of this experience and knowledge she has cultivated. Alison is also tireless in her advocacy work. I have seen her clear her busy calendar at the drop of a hat, to travel to Olympia to testify on bills or attend hearings. She volunteers with every Issaquah organization focused on improving our schools, whether it’s PTA, the Issaquah Schools Foundation or Volunteers for Issaquah Schools. She has played a huge role in the last several campaigns to pass our school bonds and levies. She doesn’t just talk about improving education; she walks the walk, devoting time and energy to help individuals and organizations in their advocacy efforts. Alison is a great asset to our school board, as she brings a wealth of experience, energy and

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Recently, while transferring 5,000 pounds of donated food stuffs for the food bank, we actually had to buy plastic garbage As retired Issaquah School Dis- bags to repackage any donations trict educators, it is our pleasure contributed in paper because of the Issaquah City Council’s grocery to direct your attention to Lisa Callan, a candidate for Issaquah bag ban. Helpers, juggling bottles School District board of directors. and cans tearing through the paper bags, were ecstatic when We hope you will join us in supporting Lisa. I told them that ordinary citizens Lisa’s sincere passion for public had acquired enough signatures to education developed as she repeal this onerous act of tyranny. watched her grandmother teach Onerous? Tyranny? Perhaps bags are thought a small matter, summer school on an Arizona but this bag ban was a perfect reservation. Lisa’s parents were metaphor for tyrants everywhere also public school teachers and she learned what public eduwho think themselves wiser than cation is meant to be, right at you and me. A vote of the people is home. a step in the right direction from a Lisa cares about all students handful of council members who and wants to be part of a school thought that being elected to manboard that supports students in age the affairs of potholes gave finding their own passion and them the right to be our nanny. place in the world. Our founders gave us a constiShould Lisa come to your tutional republic rather than a neighborhood doorbelling, please democracy to secure liberty from give her a couple of minutes of controlling tyrants including misyour time. You will be glad you chief from “well-meaning” ones did. including a simple majority. If you have specific hopes and Micromanager Mark Mullet, dreams for an Issaquah student who started all this, is now afraid or the system as a whole, share he might be overridden by the those ideas with Lisa. She is an people and recently sponsored a excellent listener. Senate bill to rid you pesky free If you have a question, fire citizens of even your right to vote away. Lisa will share her experor petition the government on tise, or access her wide network such matters! of resources inside and outside Rather than being proud, he the district to find an answer for should be ashamed of trying to you. steal our rights to even petition Our combined years of expeour government. That sort of rience in the Issaquah School arrogance and oppression got District tell us Lisa Callan is just King George a well-deserved bad what Issaquah needs to shine reputation in 1776 starting the a light on individual students, First Tea Party. support the educators who work I believe a successful repeal with our students and make a of the “bag ban” law will be the big system accountable to each first ever in Issaquah. It’s not an child. easy thing to do. But perhaps the Please check out Lisa’s website, second should be a repeal effort and make to remove its high-handed author a note to cast your vote by Nov. and would-be overlord from 5 for Lisa Callan for Issaquah doing even more mischief to our School Board. liberty in Olympia.

Lisa Callan has a passion for public education

Margo Campbell and Carolyn Fletcher Maple Hills Elementary School retirees

F rom the W eb Plastic bag ban appeal

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and more importantly, focus on fixing the dysfunctional growth between the Interstate 90 exits 15 and 17. Fred Riler

Music Man David Harris is the best! We are a lucky little town to have him here – he does so much, for so many! Rick Barry

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Mayor, school board candidates to face off on televised forum Mayoral and school board candidates will face the public and each other during a forum sponsored by The Issaquah Press and Issaquah’s Cable TV Commission Oct. 17. Beginning at 7 p.m., in Council Chambers at 135 E. Sunset Way, mayoral Candidates Fred Butler and Joe Forkner, as well as school board candidates Alison Meryweather and Lisa Callan, will have a three-minute opening state-

ment followed by a round of questions submitted by The Issaquah Press, then a round of public questions, followed by candidates asking a question of their rival. The candidates will be allowed one-minute answers. Issaquah Press Publisher Debbie Berto will moderate the event. If unable to attend, email questions to Please include a name and phone number.

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enant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. The event focuses on nurturing women’s creative sides. The keynote speaker will be Pam Beer, a local artist. “Our lives as women are full and often frenzied,” Beer said in a press release. “Whatever our season of life, we don’t often take time to nurture our creative side and engage in things that bring us joy. The One Day Getaway gives area women an opportunity to do this.” Activities planned for the day include music, art, joyful movement, crafts, journaling and creative writing. The event costs $15 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, breakfast and workshop materials. Register for the event at

Jeff Renner, of KING 5 news, hosts the second annual Gathering for Seniors at noon Oct. 11 at the Bellevue Hilton to benefit the activities of Eastside Friends of Seniors. Eastside Friends of Seniors is a nonprofit organization that serves seniors in Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue and the Snoqualmie Valley. Volunteers from Eastside Friends of Seniors provide rides to medical appointments and help with shopping and routine chores. There are no financial requirements to receive the free assistance. The services of Eastside Friends are available to anybody older than 60 within their area of service. The luncheon is free and open to all. Donations will be accepted to support the volunteer services provided by the organization. Learn more about volunteer opportunities and make donations at Call 369-9120 or email to make a reservation for the luncheon.

Women’s retreat focuses on creativity “Creating Space for Joy” is the theme for a One Day Getaway event scheduled for Oct. 12. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 8:30 a.m. The one day retreat, open to women of highschool age and older, will be held at Pine Lake Cov-

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moved elsewhere and though signs were posted, Kelley said a few were inconvenienced. “People couldn’t figure out why the shuttle didn’t come,” she said. “That was hard, but we put up even more signage.” The crowd resembled the salmon in a constant flowing stream around the event. Justin Hillgrove’s art booth was one of many that attracted onlookers and customers. The Snohomish artist creates off-kilter paintings of monsters, robots, characters and cuteness. Salmon Days visitors gathered to peruse the works of his imagination while he painted a scene under the tent. Hillgrove said it was his fourth year with a booth at Salmon Days and it never disappoints. “Issaquah’s always

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“Since that number met the requirement of 2,549, it is determined that the petition is sufficient.” After the first round of signatures was found invalid, Save Our Choice had 10 days to collect more, which it resubmitted to the county Oct. 2. “It’s back in the city’s court,” King County Communications Manager Barbara Ramey said. The Issaquah City Council has two choices before it — approve the language outright and strike the ordinance from the books, or put the measure on a ballot and let voters choose whether to continue the ban. Ramey said the county must be notified by Dec. 27 if the City Council wishes to put the issue on the Feb. 11 election ballot.

Issaquah High School is dedicating its Homecoming Week to support Seattle Children’s. Students will fill a school bus with toys, books and personal items to send to the hospital. Contributions are needed. Donations will be accepted at Grand Ridge, Cougar Ridge and Sunset elementary schools, Issaquah High School and other locations around the community through Oct. 11. Donations will also be collected at the Eagles’ homecoming football competed for top honors game at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. at the 2013 Washington State Fair Roll of Victory, Issaquah’s Blue Drifter Issaquah’s Blue Drifter and Ranch emerged with two Ranch wins at state fair awards. Angus exhibitors The local ranch won

great,” Hillgrove said. “It’s fantastic and we are thankful for the weather. “It feels great, especially after a week of rain,” he added. “There’s nothing worse than sitting out here in the rain.” Salmon Days has been a tourism vehicle for its 44 years and Kelley said it is a magnificent way to bring people to the city. “We want people to come and explore Issaquah and then come back,” she said. “It’s a tourism draw. We’re putting people on the streets that wouldn’t have been there otherwise.” Having served with the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce for 22 years and with the Salmon Days festival for all but two of those, Kelley has heard her fair share of praise for the festival. However, the words never lose their impact. “Everyone told us the festival was so nice,” Kelley said of this year’s event. “To hear that over and over again, that’s really powerful.”

The ordinance to ban plastic bags was approved last year and went into effect March 1. It currently applies to larger retailers, but would include all stores beginning March 1, 2014. Save Our Choice founder Craig Keller took the county’s findings well. “I am much relieved,” he said, though it won’t mean the end for the West Seattle resident’s time in Issaquah. “I want to continue to educate voters and be a voice for the people in the city.” Due to language included in the petition, should the council wish to pass any similar measures, it would now have to go through a referendum process. “What we earned is the City Council can adopt the petition immediately or they can pass it on to the voters,” Keller said. “Which is what we want. I welcome a vote.” It has not yet been determined when the City Council will address the petition.

reserve junior heifer calf champion and reserve grand champion cow-calf pair. A judge evaluated 127 entries at the Sept. 8 fair in Puyallup.

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food to the surface as the infants eat. The food is held in biodegradable liners within the bottle, allowing for a free-flow design, which eliminates choking hazards and eradicates the squeeze-induced messes. “There’s got to be a way to let them hold it and eat and not make a mess, and I tried to find something and I couldn’t find anything, so I made something,” she said. It hasn’t been easy for Faber, who moved to Talus about a year ago, where she and her two daughters, Scarlett and Evelyn live in incomebased housing. “As you can imagine, as a single mom and my income is only so high, I really felt like, there are people in my financial state that have good ideas,” she said. “There’s no reason why I can’t make this work.” Fueled by a determination to make a better life for herself and her daughters, Faber explored every avenue to make Little Eaters a reality, leaving no stone unturned. She spent sleepless nights crafting a work plan and searching for available business resources. She reached out to the University of Washington, where she found a team of engineering students looking to beef up their portfolios to help her with the product’s design. The school’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, which gives low-income individuals and businesses legal assistance, helped Faber understand the patents, trademarks and legalese that comes with starting a business. Faber attended an investment forum Sept. 18, where she made valuable connections that should help her as she continues to market her product. She was recently accepted into the Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help, which provides hands-on education, indepth support and access to capital needed to launch and grow successful small enterprises for low-income entrepreneurs. “My mental state is that


ON THE WEB Learn about Little Eaters – On the Go Feeders at www.little-eaters. com, and support the Kickstarter campaign at I can sacrifice a few hours of sleep because we’re going to change our path and where we are,��� Faber said. “You either let your situations define you or you decide where you’re going.” Faber’s youngest daughter uses the product daily, and it has certainly made life easier for the busy mom. There’s no reason why it can’t help others, too, Faber said. “There are soccer games to go to or there’s a doctor’s appointment. Real life happens,” she said. “So, this bottle is the perfect solution for that because then you’re not trying to spoon feed them.” The next step for Little Eaters – On the Go Feeders is a Kickstarter campaign to help get the company off the ground, Faber said. She hopes to raise $48,000 that will cover the product’s manufacturing. Little Eaters has become a full-time commitment, though Faber works nights and weekends at the Sahalee Country Club to support her daughters. “It’s working toward a freedom and a dream to not live in income-based housing and not live within restrictions, and buy clothes new instead of at Goodwill,” Faber said. “There’s a lot of drive to be normal and be able to give back to the community, instead of take from the community.” Faber’s conclusion may have a fairy-tale ending, she said, since very recently, she has received extensive support from her daughters’ father Jason. He watches the girls, while she attends business classes and investment events. The reconciliation has been quite a boost, Faber said. “I’m going to get there. It’s going to get there,” Faber said of Little Eaters’ success. “I would hope that it would be sooner than later, but it’ll get there.”

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Free film series features the classic musical, ‘The Pajama Game’

The city of Issaquah Arts Commission and 4Culture’s free Second Saturday Film Series presents the classic movie “The Pajama Game,” at 7 p.m. in the Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. The movie, staring Doris Day and John Raitt, deals with union activities in the garment industry, and features choreography by Bob Fosse. There will be a guest appearance by The Issaquah Singers performing “Hernando’s Hideaway” and “Hey There!” from “Pajama Game” before the movie starts. The event is hosted by Fred Hopkins, who may be singing lead on “Hey There!” as well. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for snacks.

Hear the story of ‘Schaller Bennett, rodeo cowboy’ Oct. 12

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Spectators fill every possible spot to listen and dance in front of the David Harris Rainier Blvd. Stage on Oct. 6 for the Northwest All Star Salmon Jam. The fantastic musical finale to Salmon Days gathered some of the best Northwest artists together in tribute to Harris’ 30 years coordinating outdoor music in Issaquah, and they performed a customized playlist of his favorite songs.

All-star band closes out Salmon Days festival on a high-caliber note

In the 1920s, people from around the region flocked to Issaquah to attend its rodeo. On Oct. 12, the Issaquah History Museums will host a special program featuring the story of one of its most fascinating rodeo cowboys, Schaller Bennett. The program starts at 11 a.m. at the Issaquah Train Depot, 78 First Ave. N.E. It is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Born near Issaquah in 1897, Bennett grew up in a logging family. Although he worked as a logger on and off for decades, Bennett’s real calling was cowboy, and by 1925 he had relocated to Ellensburg to run his own ranch. After getting his start riding broncos at the Issaquah rodeo, Bennett went on to perform regularly in the Ellensburg rodeo. In 1927 and 1931, he won the Kittitas County Bronc Riding Championship. Bennett was known as “one of the last real cowboys” and contributed to the Ellensburg Rodeo as a volunteer and mentor for many years. The family-friendly event will include a short film and stories about this colorful character from Issaquah’s past. The program will begin with Issaquah History Museums’ annual board elections. If you have stories you’d like to share, would like more information about this event or want to learn about volunteer opportunities, call 392-3500 or email volunteer@issaquahhistory. org.

Sammamish Arts Fair is Oct. 12-13

Above, Alan White, of Newcastle, the drummer for the iconic 1970s English rock band Yes, performs onstage with other artists for the Northwest All Star Salmon Jam finale of rock music. Below, Steve Kelly (left), with the Neil Diamond tribute band Cherry Cherry, and Christy McKinnon, a member of Blackvelvet and Second Hand Newz, sing ‘Dancing in the Dark’ and ‘Twilight Zone,’ respectively, with fellow musicians onstage.

David Harris wipes a tear, saying, ‘This is beautiful. This is so beautiful,’ as he gets a hug from fellow rock ‘n roll fan Joanne Gerri, while some of the best Northwest artists perform an All Star Salmon Jam in his honor on the David Harris Rainier Blvd. Stage.

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The seventh annual Sammamish Arts Fair is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1213 at Sammamish City Hall and Library, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. The free Sammamish Arts Fair features some of the best jury-selected local artists, including 17 from Sammamish. Visit with the artists, see their work and learn about their creative process. Original works of fine art available for purchase includes paintings, jewelry, mixed media, encaustic art, glass arts, ceramics, printmaking, woodcarving, photography and textiles. This year features, in addition to 10 artists in the Student Booth, a program of Arts Encounters in the library, which includes performance artists, hands-on family arts activities and projects. Linking the library and City Hall will be an Artists Interactive Walkway Project. Artists will each put together a musical device that visitors can “clatter and bang” their way along the path. This project will be made from recycled/repurposed metal objects. There will be a bucket of cooking utensils at each end to use as a banging stick. Visitors can then vote for their favorite piece. Bellevue Art Museum has donated a family membership for the artist with the most votes.

Much more than just another news reporter Meet Christina Corrales-Toy- Managing editor Meet Kathleen Merrill - A bit quirky, all about fun! Kathleen Merrill, managing editor of The Issaquah Press and Newcastle News, has covered about every beat there is in decades as a journalist/photographer. She spent several years covering crime, including the arrest/court case of the Green River killer. She has won many regional and national awards. She has a passion for German shepherds, and has been in a monogamous relationship with the same Camaro for more than 18 years. She loves music and has attended hundreds of concerts since her first one at 13.

to Providenciales! The Issaquah Press went with the Mertan family to enjoy some fun in the sun and eat the island’s specialty food, conch salad. Yummy! From left, Petek, Berkan and Pinar.

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She loves The Beatles, cows and all forms of “Star Trek.” She planned to grow up and marry Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock. If she was on death row, she would have to have Blue C California rolls for her last meal. Kathleen’s best work day came when she helped set free a man who didn’t commit the crime he was accused of. “You’re my angel!” he cried as he swung her around the courtroom. “I’m blessed to have picked the right career when I was young,” she says.

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Above, Sammy the Salmon does jumping jacks to limber up, as children line up for the start of the Kids’ Dash Oct. 6 during the Issaquah Rotary Foundation’s Run with the Fishes. At right, members of the Issaquah Dance Theatre perform to the song ‘This is Halloween’ from the movie ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ during their march in the Grande Parade.

The Zambini Brothers’ Giant Salmon Puppet, created by puppeteer William Jarcho, goes on its roving rounds of the streets and sights of the Salmon Days Festival in downtown Issaquah. Below left, salmon garden decorations from Moss Studio metal art in Seattle, created by artist Michael Pond (left), glints in the sun.

Photos by Greg Farrar

Two boys look at the salmon swimming in the fish ladder viewing window

Maha El Alami (left), 6, and her sister Hala, 3, of Kirkland, connect with their family’s Moroccan heritage by making beaded bracelets and necklaces at the Chefchaouen, Morocco, Sister City tent. Above, Uri Israel shares tales of ‘Grandmother Cedar,’ ‘Salmon Boy’ and ‘Raven Brings the Salmon’ in an inflatable Northwest Coast art-inspired salmon tent sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. At right, Liberty, a 2-year-old Australian Kelpie owned by Sylvia Washington, of Tacoma, and reigning Big Air Novice Dock Dog world champion, hits the pool during a practice jump.

Lauren Smith, 16, an Eastlake High School student and Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery docent, marches in the Grande Parade on Gilman Boulevard wearing salmon egg-colored balloons on her cap.

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GO! The Toastmasters of Sammamish: 7:15-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish, 392-0963 or Issaquah Breastfeeding Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Village Green Yoga, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Wednesdays, early parenting and breastfeeding support group, first two sessions are free, subsequent sessions

are $10, Greater Issaquah Toastmasters Club No. 5433: 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Bellewood Retirement Home, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., A Toast to the Lord — a faithbased Toastmasters club: 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays, Eastside Fire & Rescue Station No. 83, 3425 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., 427-9682, orator@ Guide Dogs for the Blind: 6 p.m. some Sundays, Issaquah Police Station Eagle Room, 644-7421

Coat Drive for Foster Kids, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sleep Country, 975 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Suite C, through Nov. 3, drop off a warm coat with functional buttons and zippers, waterproof is a plus

Paper Mache Catrinas Art workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., design, create and paint premade paper mache catrinas, ages

OCT. 10 7 and older, free Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays in October, Fox Hollow Family Farm, 12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., horse-drawn carriage rides, pumpkin patch, pony rides and inflatables, $10/person, children younger than 1 are free Issaquah Singers practice resumes, 7 p.m., email for rehearsal locations, nonprofit group that performs monthly at senior living centers and civic events without charge, rehearsals every Thursday

Accelerate the Pace 10K/5K, 8 a.m., Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond, $40/registration before Oct. 9, $50/registration until day-of-race, proceeds from race support pediatric cancer research, register at Costume Swap Event, 8-10 a.m., Small Threads for Kids, 1480 N.W. Gilman Blvd., No. 3, drop off swapable costumes before Oct. 11 and receive a swap ticket for the event, free, 427-5430 One day getaway: Creating Space for Joy, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish, women high school aged and older, $15, includes breakfast, lunch and workshop materials, register at

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 8:30 a.m., community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., free, http:// Pratt Lake Hike, 8:30 a.m., meet at 175 Rainier Blvd. S., strenuous, 11.2 miles, 2,400foot elevation gain, experienced hikers only, bring National Forest Pass, 516-5200 Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., more than 2,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins by local glass artists available for purchase, free admission Sammamish Arts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sammamish City Hall/Library, 801 228th Ave. S.E., through Oct. 13, free Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic: Spooky Stacker, 10 a.m., Issaquah Lowe’s, 1625 11th


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Toddler Time, 8 a.m. to noon, Monday-Friday at community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., children ages 1-3, $2/child

6:30 p.m., second floor conference room Swedish/ Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, 313-5406

‘For a Stable Marriage,’ live online Q & A, 11 a.m., Christian Science Reading Room, 415 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-8140

Figure Drawing Open Studio: Short Pose — 9:30-11:30 a.m., Long Pose — noon to 2 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., $20 each or $30 for both, 391-3191 Open gym volleyball, 6-9 p.m., Mondays at community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., ages 16 and older, $4/ adults, $3/youths Headache Support Group:

Toddler Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., ages 12-36 months w/adult, free, 392-3130

The Kevin Jones Band, 7:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St.

Ave. N.W., free, ages 3 and older, 391-3355 Second Saturday Film Series: ‘The Pajama Game’ (1957), 7-9 p.m., Eagle Room of City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, special appearance by The Issaquah Singers, free admission, donations accepted for snacks Ventura Highway Revisited, 7:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424 The Machine, 8 p.m., Amante, 131 Front St. N., 313-9600

SUNDAY Little Dragon Club playgroup, 10 a.m. to noon, Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, meet other parents and kids, Magnums, Chargers, 300s and Challengers

OCT. 15 228th Ave. S.E., free

Optimist Club of Issaquah: 6-7 p.m., Issaquah Food Bank, Teen Writers Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., ‘Genetically Modified Foods: What Are the Issues?’ 7-8:30 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, explore issues and controversies about GMO foods with a panel of experts, free


OCT. 11 N., 391-1424 Wine Club, 7 p.m., email Dianne at danielsondd@ for location, meet fellow wine lovers and discuss and enjoy wine, second Fridays

Petty Thief, 8 p.m., Amante, 131 Front St. N., 313-9600

OCT. 12-13



9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 Don’t miss the last Issaquah Farmers Market of the season with expanded hours, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. This week’s entertainment feature Cherie Blues (jazz and R&B) from noon to 2 p.m. at the gazebo. Be sure to join in on Apple Fest 2013 and a taste of fall. Sample a variety of apples and vote for the best apples from the market vendors.



Mayor’s Breakfast, 9-10 a.m. Oct. 12, Fins Bistro, 301 Front St. N., join the mayor to discuss topics that interest or concern you

Final Farmers Market

Send items for Let’s Go! to by noon Friday.

Elks Lodge No. 1843: 6:30 p.m., 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-1400 ‘Keeping Kids Healthier This School Year,’ 7-8 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825

Opera preview: ‘Daughter of the Regiment’, 7-8:30 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, free Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436: 7 p.m., Issaquah Valley Senior Center: 75 N.E. Creek Way, 837-9478

Car Show, noon, Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., 903-0927 Lake Sammamish State Park Hike, 1 p.m., meet at 175 Rainier Blvd. S., very easy, 4 miles, no elevation gain, for beginning hikers, bring Discover Pass, 392-3571 ‘Growing Up Wild: It’s a Hoot,’ 2-2:30 p.m., Lewis Creek Park, ages 3 and older, free, popcorn provided New member meeting, 4-6 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N. Thriller Flash Mob rehearsal, 5-6 p.m., Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, bring food donation for Issaquah Food Bank, performances will be Oct. 26 at noon and 4 p.m. during Issaquah Highlands Green Halloween,

WEDNESDAY Toastmasters Club, 7-8 a.m., Issaquah/Swedish, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, ‘Mud Pies: Clay Play for Parents and Children,’ 2-4 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., enjoy the wonders of clay with your child, $10/attendee (adult or child), register early to guarantee a spot at ‘The Sugar Blues/La Tristeza de Azucar,’ 7-8:30 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, presented in Spanish and English, identify sugar cravings and learn how to satisfy cravings in other

OCT. 16 ways, presented by Marisol Visser, of Health Mamis, free Adult book group: ‘The Rocks Don’t Lie,’ by David Montgomery, 7-9 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E.

Comedy Night, 8 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., Geoff Lott featuring Steve Gillespie, $15, 21 and older, 3911424

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O bituaries Jeffery S. Bartow Jeffery S. Bartow, 72, of Ellensburg, a retired architect and U.S. Army veteran, died on Sept. 30, 2013, in Ellensburg. He was born in 1941 in Seattle. Jeff graduated from Franklin High School. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Washington. He was married for 52 years to Marie-Claude Corroyer. Jeff was Past Master of Myrtle Lodge No. 108 in Is-

Kenneth F. Harmon Ken Harmon, of Sammamish, loving husband to Vonnie and devoted father to Darcy, David, Mike and Denise, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Issaquah. He was 79. A celebration of Ken’s

Keith Wayne Lash Keith Wayne Lash, of Sammamish, loving husband to Judy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Bellevue. He was 64. A celebration of Keith’s life was Oct. 7 at St. Jo-

Margaret Louise Schwitters Margaret Louise Schwitters, 98, died in Sammamish on Sept. 26, 2013. She is survived by her children Roy (Karen) and Elizabeth (Bob) Rodriguez; four grandchildren, Marc, Anne, Adam and Joseph; two stepgrandchildren, Nancy and Jim; four greatgrandchildren; and many extended family members. She was born in Beach, N.D., on June 12, 1915, the daughter of Roy and Lois Boyer. She graduated from Orcas Island High School in 1932, and married Walter Schwitters, who pre-deceased her in 1983. Margaret worked for many years in the Seattle district office of Fuller Brush Co., and later for City Moving and Storage. She was on the board at Providence Point in Issaquah, where she resided, and was a poll volunteer during elections over the years.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s comes to Issaquah The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming for the first time to Issaquah Oct. 12. The walk, which begins and ends at the Issaquah Community Center, is a 2.6-mile course through downtown. Funds raised benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. After the walk, Aegis of Issaquah will host a luncheon with a band and

saquah, and Past Master of Ellensburg Masonic Lodge. He was also Grand Secretary of the Royal Arch Masons of Washington and a member of the Knights Templar. He is survived by his wife Marie-Claude Bartow, of Ellensburg; daughters LeeMarie Bartow, of Milton, Ga., and Christine Maxwell, of Texas; and grandchildren Jesse Maxwell and Stephanie Maxwell. Condolences for the family can be left at www.

life is pending. Friends are invited to view photos, obtain service details and updates, and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www. — Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 3926444

seph’s Catholic Church in Issaquah. Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www. — Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 392-6444

She was an enthusiastic traveler and visited many countries on several continents. She enjoyed bridge with her numerous friends, flower arranging, crossword puzzles and Yahtzee. She had a wonderful curiosity about the world and was an avid reader. The family wishes to express their appreciation and thanks to Ana, Gregory and Marion at Ana’s Adult Family Home in Sammamish for their care of Margaret these last few months. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to Child Haven, Union Gospel Mission or a charity of one’s choice. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Our Place, the restaurant in Providence Point. Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at a five-course lunch featuring its chef, Chris Meyer, and the culinary service directors from other Aegis communities. The Issaquah event has set a goal to raise $20,000. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. An estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Sign up a team of walkers, and learn more about the event, at GBvE1D.

Carolyn Jean Spaulding Carolyn Jean Spaulding, of Fall City, passed away Sept. 2, 2013. She Carolyn Spaulding was 66 years old. Carolyn was born Oct. 15, 1946, in Seattle, to Dorothy Terhume and Howard Jensen. She was raised in Ballard, and attended Loyal Heights grade school, Whitman Jr. High and Ballard High School. After graduating, she officially began her 50-year career as a hair stylist by attending Ballard Beauty School. She was a self-employed hair dresser in various salons on the Eastside. Most recently, she worked at Hairtune in Issaquah and she cut hair at her home for her clients she had known for more than 30 years! Carolyn moved to Kirkland after she married Robert K. “Bob” Spaulding on Aug. 26, 1967, at her mother’s home in Ballard. They moved to Fall City in 1974 to a 100year old homestead that she worked on restoring for 40 years. She lived in this house she loved for the rest of her days. She especially enjoyed spending time with her daughters Kristin and Robyn, and four grandchildren: Anna, Kaylee, Cedar and Maryanne, and spoiling her dog “Poppy” and three cats: Eby, Ivy, and Maxi. Her daughters remember how much their mom enjoyed being outdoors, working in her garden, watching the humming birds and tending to her chickens. Her love of animals and gardening has been passed on to both her

daughters and her grandchildren. Carolyn is remembered as a very kind and generous person. There are countless people she has helped over the years. She was frequently known to go above and beyond in helping others in whatever ways they needed. Carolyn is survived by her daughters Kristin Tucker, of Fall City, and Robyn Atkins, of Carnation. She is also survived by her 100-year-old mother Dorothy Jensen, and older brother Tom Jensen, both of Maple Valley. She will also be missed by her beloved grandchildren. A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Road, Fall City, WA 98024. Following her celebration at church, friends are invited to gather at the Raging River Saloon in Fall City to continue the good times in remembrance of Carolyn. Donations in Carolyn’s memory are suggested to: 4Pasado’s Safe Haven (animal rescue) — www., 360-793-9393, P.O. Box 171, Sultan, WA 98294. 4Seattle Humane Society —, 641-0080, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005. 4Treehouse (supports foster kids) —, 206267-5143, 2100 24th Ave. S., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98144. Friends are invited to share memories, view photos and sign the family’s online guestbook at Arrangements are under the direction of Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 392-6444.

C ollege N ews Liberty High School student earns top score on ACT

Liberty High School senior Galen Posch earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT nationally earn a top score. Posch is one of only 781 students nationwide to receive a 36, out of 1.66 million students who took the exam. The ACT tests students on English, math, reading and science, and the composite score is calculated by averaging the scores on all four sections.

Local students make honor roll at Oregon State University Joseph Camporeale, of Issaquah, and Melisa Magnuson, of Sammamish, made the Scholastic Honor Roll for summer term 2013 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.,

with a 4.0 grade point average. Both are seniors studying merchandising management, and they are among 228 students who maintained 4.0 averages.

Eastside Catholic student named National Merit Commended Scholar Abby Ao, of Sammamish, was one of seven Eastside Catholic seniors named 2014 NaAbby Ko tional Merit Scholarship Commended Students. To receive the honor, Ao placed in the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2012.

Issaquah graduate earns scholarship from WWU Teresa Micheletti, a 2011 Issaquah High School graduate, received a

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To adopt these or other animals, call the Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 641-0080 or go to All animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, and come with 30 days of pet health insurance and a certificate for a vet exam.

W eddings Matusiefsky, Reece Allysa Matusiefsky, of Issaquah, married Travis Reece, also of Issaquah, on July 14, 2013, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie. Minister Greg Holman officiated. The reception was also held at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Caryn Matusiefsky, of Sammamish. Her attendants were Stephanie Matusiefsky, Linnea Xuereb, Lexa Frazier, Sally Skinner and Karina Schmidt. Allysa, a 2007 graduate of Issaquah High School, received her master’s degree in education from Eastern Washington University in 2013. She teaches in the Issaquah School District. The groom is the son of Gordon and Theresa Reece, of Issaquah. His

Allysa Matusiefsky and Travis Reece groomsmen were Justin Smith, Jared Rogers, Zach Schneider, Mike Wright and Nick Middleton. Travis is a 2008 graduate of Issaquah High School and a 2009 graduate of Renton Technical College’s Auto Body Repair program. He is the detailing manager at Toyota of Kirkland. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii.

Winterfeld, Siemandel Jilian Winterfeld, of Issaquah, married Joe Siemandel, also of Issaquah, on July 6, 2013, at Ritter Farms in Cle Elum. Pastor Eric Wooldridge officiated. The bride is the daughter of Kevin Winterfeld, of Issaquah, and Tammy Winterfeld, of Snoqualmie. Her attendants were Vicky Coulter, Meridith Winterfeld, Mellissa Ortez and Stacy Winterfeld. Jilian graduated from Issaquah High School in 2005 and from Washington State University with a degree in broadcast production in 2009. She is employed at Planetary Resources. The groom is the son of Eric Siemandel, of Wisconsin, and Theresa Williams, of Arkansas. His groomsmen were

$1,500 Settlemyer Scholarship in Fine and Performing arts for the 2013-2014 academic year at Western Washington University. Recipients of the scholarship must declare a major within Western’s College of Fine and Performing Arts. Micheletti is working toward her bachelor’s degree in theater with a focus on stage management, and expects to graduate in 2015.

Joe Siemandel and Jilian Winterfeld Brandon Schmidt, Larry Weidinger, Zach VanZanten and Robert Walters. Joe, who graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in public relations in 2008, serves in the Washington National Guard. The couple honeymooned in Antigua.

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Wednesday October 9, 2013

Skyline taps new lacrosse coach

By Greg Farrar

Jenifer Matsuda, Issaquah High School freshman, who has already qualified for a few state events, places first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 1.22 seconds against Liberty Oct. 3 at the Julius Boehm Pool.

Issaquah’s depth sinks Liberty By Christina Corrales-Toy A quick glance at the score sheet from the Oct. 3 Liberty versus Issaquah swim meet can be a bit deceiving. Liberty swimmers took the top spot in eight of the 12 events, yet it was the Eagles who emerged from the competition with a 104-81 win. It’s not a large margin of victory for a swim meet, but it showcased the strength of Issaquah’s depth. “We have some really good topend swimmers. I think we won most of the events, but we weren’t getting a lot of seconds, thirds and fourths,” Liberty coach Kris Daughters said. “That’s what wins you meets.”

The youth-laden Issaquah squad is in a bit of a rebuilding year, after team stars Stacy Maier and Kayla Flaten graduated. While both continue their swimming careers in college, a freshman has emerged as a major player for the Eagles. Jenifer Matsuda won two events in the meet against Liberty, and was a member of the 200 freestyle relay team that took first place. The freshman, who has already qualified for a few state events, placed first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 1.22 seconds, and the 50 freestyle in 25.74, narrowly edging out senior teammate Gabrielle Gevers. “Both her times were fast and

much closer to state-qualifying times,” Issaquah coach Laura Halter said. Matsuda joined teammates Sammantha Harbeck, Abigail Paxton and Gevers to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.51. Issaquah’s Kristen Hines edged Liberty’s Christina Sargent for the top spot in the 1-meter diving competition, earning a score of 175. Overall, though, Halter said her team appeared “tired,” the result of a late Bellevue meet Oct. 1, followed by an early morning practice. “Some swims were good, some swims were tired,” she said. “I think it’s just been a tired week. We’ve got a lot of girls with colds and that kind of thing going on.”

Liberty is a young team, too, but it had a talented core of experienced athletes return that know what it takes to compete in state champions. The foursome of Mackenna Briggs, Lauryn Hepp, Cecilia Nelson and Ellie Hohensinner played a part in the team’s eighth-place finish at state last year. In the Issaquah meet, Briggs, a junior, won the 200 individual medley in 2:13.87, and the 500 freestyle in 5:15.77. Nelson, also a junior, captured the 100 freestyle in 57.02, and the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.25. See SWIMMERS, Page B5

Seniors Stephanie Muñoz, Yui Umezawa pace Skyline By Neil Pierson npierson@ Stephanie Muñoz and Yui Umezawa have accomplished a lot during their swimming careers, but their ambitions have grown even larger at the start of their senior seasons at Skyline High School. Muñoz and Umezawa were major factors in Skyline’s 122-63 victory against district rival Liberty on Oct. 1 at the Julius Boehm Pool, and the results they’ve posted in the Spartans’ first four meets have them on pace for an outstanding finish at the Class 4A state championships in November. Against Liberty, Umezawa captured first place in the 200yard individual medley (2 minutes, 18.31 seconds) and 100 backstroke (1:01.40) Her times were slower than her season-best marks, but she’s already turned in a state-qualifying mark of 1:00.34 in the backstroke and is within

By Greg Farrar

Yui Umezawa, Skyline High School senior, braces herself at the pool edge waiting for the starting horn in her 100yard backstroke race Oct. 1 against Liberty at the Julius Boehm Pool. a second of qualifying in the 200 individual medley. Umezawa has competed at the state meet in each of her first

three seasons at Skyline, but has yet to win a medal in five individual events. She didn’t post her best marks against Liberty, but said she felt very good about her performances. “I had goals going into my races, making sure I got 15 meters underwater for my backstroke, and I was really proud of myself,” she said. “Going into my races, I’m not always about the time. I always have little goals of something I want to do for every race, and as long as I carry those out, I’m really happy with my time.” Muñoz, who won state medals as a sophomore and junior, has started the 2013 season stronger than any before it. She broke the state time standard in the 100 butterfly by previously swimming 1:00.18, and she won the event against Liberty in 1:02.32. “I’m really happy with that,” she said. “It’s my first year where I’ve actually made my time before (the league meet), so I’m excited.”

Versatility is one of Muñoz’s strengths. She swam the 200 and 500 freestyle events at state as a freshman. As a team captain, she’s looking to inspire growth in her younger teammates. One of Skyline’s goals is to dethrone defending state champion Newport at the upcoming KingCo Conference meet. “I think we have a really deep team this year, and we have a lot of girls that will qualify for state by districts,” Muñoz said. “We have so many fast girls this year,” Umezawa added. “We’re actually able to make a really fast ‘B’ relay and a really fast ‘C’ relay, and hopefully that’ll really help us win KingCo this year. “I know it’ll be a tough battle against Newport, because it was last year, but we’re just going to go in with really strong, positive attitudes, and really mentally be prepared for our races.” See SKYLINE, Page B5


Photo by Greg Farrar

Kyle Smits, of Seattle (left), Duncan Woodward, 12, of Sammamish, and Daniela Zeman, of Seattle, win the overall, the boys’ 13-and-under, and the women’s division, respectively, during the Issaquah Run with the Fishes 5K race Oct. 6, one of the highlights of Salmon Days, spawnsored by the Issaquah Rotary Foundation. An additional notable victory was by Hailie Baker, 12, of Issaquah, in the girls’ 13-and-under division.

Sam Hutson, a Maryland native and former assistant at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, will be Skyline High School’s head boys lacrosse coach starting in the 2014 spring season. Hutson spent the 2013 season at Nathan Hale, where the Raiders compiled a 17-4 record and won the program’s first state championship. He previously coached the boys junior varsity squad in 2009-10 at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, S.C. “Lacrosse has a very bright future at Skyline High School. I’m extremely excited about this opportunity,” Hutson said in a news release. “We are going to do our very best to make (lacrosse) a highly competitive, rewarding experience for Skyline student-athletes.” Hutson inherits a Skyline program with plenty of past success. The Spartans reached the state tournament in seven of their first nine years of existence, and have an overall record of 92-65. Hutson grew up playing in the lacrosse hotbed of suburban Baltimore. In 2007, he helped Loyola Blakefield win the Maryland state title. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he played midfield for the school’s club team while studying sports management. The coach spent time over the summer in Jamaica with about 20 lacrosse players with high-school, collegiate and professional rankings. The group helped teach the game to Jamaican children and fielded an under-19 squad for the nation’s first Friendship Games competition.  

Issaquah hosts college lacrosse matchup

Issaquah High School will host the 2013 Seatown Classic, featuring a matchup between the University of Southern California and University of Oregon women’s lacrosse teams Oct. 13. The NCAA Division I lacrosse game is the second to be played in Washington state. “With the demand among youth and high school girls in Washington state to play lacrosse, it’s important that we continue to bring the highest level of the game to the state,” said Dave Low, president of the Washington State Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse. “We want our kids to experience first hand the best collegiate lacrosse players in America.” The Trojans feature one local player in Alex Foreman, a Sammamish native and Eastside Catholic High School graduate. Foreman earned state and national honors for her play during her time as a Crusader. Prior to the 1 p.m. match, Oregon and USC players will hold a 90-minute clinic for youth and high-school lacrosse players. Registration costs $5; the clinic begins at 10 a.m. Sign up at clinics. Tickets to the game cost $15 at the gate or $13 in advance when purchased at Issaquah High School is at 700 Second Ave. S.E.

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S coreboard CROSS COUNTRY KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Saturday, Oct. 5 Twilight Invitational, at Cedarcrest GC, Marysville, 3.1 miles Boys team scores—1. Redmond 102, 2. Garfield 139, 3. Eastlake 145, 4. Kamiak 195, 5. Bothell 216 ... 11. Skyline 267. Local individuals—11. Nathan Pixler (E) 16:09; 13. Joey Nakao (S) 16:15; 32. Adamson Bryant (E) 16:36; 33. Caleb Olson (E) 16:37; 34. Kyle Suver (E) 16:38; 35. Cade Falkner (E) 16:41; 41. Brendan Long (S) 16:46; 46. Tennyson Hainsworth (S) 16:50; 72. Ryan Abrahamsen (S) 17:11; 98. Blake Hallauer (S) 17:32. Girls team scores—1. Glacier Peak 111, 2. Sunset (Ore.) 124, 3. Eastlake 155, 4. Garfield 155, 5. Skyline 177. Local individuals—5. Maizy Brewer (S) 18:46; 8. Devon Bortfeld (E) 19:04; 16. Anastasia Kosykh (E) 19:22; 20. Alex Daugherty (S) 19:29; 31. Samantha Krahling (S) 19:45; 36. Nicole Stinnett (E) 19:53; 49. Grace Johnson (E) 20:13; 55. Kirsten Flindt (E) 20:22; 64. McKenzie Deutsch (S) 20:36; 68. Caitlin McIlwain (S) 20:47. KINGCO 3A CONFERENCE Wednesday, Oct. 2 Liberty vs. Lake Washington, Sammamish Boys team scores: 1. Liberty 31, 2. Lake Washington 42, 3. Sammamish 61. Individuals—1. Devon Grove (LW) 16:02; 2. Aaron Bowe (L) 16:10; 3. Collin Olson (L) 16:26; 4. Eric Fykerud (LW) 16:47; 5. Tommy Nguyen (S) 16:47. Girls team scores: 1. Liberty 22, 2. Lake Washington 47, 3. Sammamish 63. Individuals—1. Brigette Takeuchi (L) 18:50; 2. Katie Matora (LW) 19:20; 3. Sarah Bliesner (L) 19:27; 4. Pascale De Sa Silva (S) 19:48; 5. Carlyn Schmidgall (L) 19:51.

FOOTBALL KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Thursday, Oct. 3 Skyline 41, Garfield 7 Skyline 28 7 6 0 - 41 Garfield 0 0 0 0 - 7 S - Kilton Anderson 31 run (Kevin McGrane kick) S - Cole Blackburn 70 punt return (McGrane kick) S - Chandler Wong 5 run (McGrane kick) S - Wong 3 pass from Anderson (McGrane kick) S - Anderson 11 run (McGrane kick) S - Blackburn 21 pass from Anderson (kick failed) G - Roberson Winfred 1 run (Douglas Snyder kick) Friday, Oct. 4 Issaquah 35, Roosevelt 13 No details reported Eastlake 38, Inglemoor 20 No details reported KINGCO 3A CONFERENCE Friday, Sept. 27 Lake Washington 34, Liberty 24 LW 0 10 21 3 - 34 Liberty 3 7 7 7 - 24 METRO 3A LEAGUE Friday, Oct 4 Eastside Catholic 40, Seattle Prep 7 No details reported

BOYS GOLF KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Monday, Sept. 30 Eastlake 186 strokes, Bothell 198 Individuals—1. RP McCoy (E) 36 strokes; T-2. Caleb An (B) 37; T-2. Spencer Weiss (E) 37; T-2. Colby Stirrat (E) 37; T-5. Max Hanson (B) 38; Scott Nielsen (E) 37; Gabe Lysen (E) 37; Logan Nash (E) 37. Tuesday, Oct. 1 Skyline 187 strokes, Garfield 232 Individuals—1. Bryan Mogg (S) 35 strokes; 2. Kelley Sullivan (S) 36; T-3. Grey Davidson (G) 38; T-3. Miles Juston (S) 38; 5. Ryan Johnson (S) 39. Eastlake 178 strokes, Woodinville 233 Individuals—1. Scott Nielsen (E) 34; T-2. RP McCoy (E) 35; T-2. Gabe Lysen (E) 35; 4. Spencer Weiss (E) 36; T-5. Colby Stirrat (E) 38.

Thursday, Oct. 3 Eastlake 194 strokes, Redmond 206 Individuals—T-1. Spencer Weiss (E) 37 strokes; T-1. Gabe Lysen (E) 37; 3. RP McCoy (E) 38; T-4. Jack Heine (R) 40; T-4. Riley Robinson (R) 40. Skyline 195 strokes, Issaquah 201 Individuals—T-1. Brian Mogg (S) 38 strokes; T-1. Chris Mogg (S) 38; T-1. Taylor Swingle (I) 38; T-1. Barret Dowling (I) 38; 5. Michael Butler (S) 39. KINGCO 3A CONFERENCE Wednesday, Oct. 2 Liberty 191 strokes, Sammamish 199 Individuals—1. Matt Marrese (S) 33 strokes; T-2. Dexter Simonds (L) 36; T-2. Matt Brooks (S) 36; T-4. Luke Hall (L) 38; T-4. Alex Wilsey (L) 38. METRO 3A LEAGUE Thursday, Oct. 3 Eastside Catholic 125 points, Ingraham 66 Individuals—1. Nate Killeen (EC) 36 strokes; 2. James Grice (EC) 41; 3. Aaron Callow (EC) 42; 4. Remy Hamilton (EC) 43; 5. Andres O’Beirne (EC) 44. Friday, Oct. 4 Seattle Prep 138 points, Eastside Catholic 121 Individuals—1. T-1. Matt O’Brien (S) 24 points; T-1. Bart Schaeffer (S) 24; T-1. James Grice (EC) 24; T-1. Nate Killeen (EC) 24.

GIRLS SOCCER KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Tuesday, Oct. 1 Woodinville 4, Eastlake 0 Scoring summary: 1. W, Lauren Bateman (Keegan Bolibol) first minute. 2. W, Lauren Bateman (Sarah de Boer) 24th. 3. W, Kelsie Niell (Rachel Schenck) 47th. 4. Maddie Neubert (Bolibol) 66th. Shutout: Molly Stinson, Emma Vercelli. Skyline 4, Roosevelt 0 Scoring summary: 1. S, Jordan Branch (Erin Schlosser) fifth minute. 2. S, Kelli Sullivan (Amanda Johnston) 20th. 3. S, Aleisha Gable (Bianca Saint) 29th. 4. S, Lauren Carson (Lindsey Fujiwara) 45th. Shutout: Emily Baril, Sydney Martinez, Jaden Chew. Issaquah 5, Ballard 0 Scoring summary: 1. I, Madison Phan (Lyrik Fryer) 14th. 2. I, Fryer (Annie Hoffman) 21st. 3. I, Devan Talley 55th. 4. I, Megan Stapley (Phan) 64th. 5. I, Amanda Levinson (Fryer) 79th. Shutout: Meg Hannan, Anna Miller. Thursday, Oct. 3 Eastlake 1, Ballard 0 Scoring summary: 1. E, Maddie Baugh (Alyse Barlow) 48th minute. Shutout: Natalie LaTurner. Skyline 0, Issaquah 0 Shutout: Emily Baril (S), Camellia Clark (I). Corner kicks: I 7-2. Shots on goal: I 6-2. Saves: S 6-2. Issaquah 1, Bothell 0 Scoring summary: 1. I, Julianna Da Cruz (Rachel Wheeler) 77th minute. Shutout: Meg Hannan, Anna Miller. KINGCO 3A CONFERENCE Tuesday, Oct. 1 Bellevue 3, Liberty 0 Scoring summary: 1. B, Lillie French 12th minute. 2. B, Isabelle Butterfield 38th. 3. B, Sabrina Mohazzabfar (Dana Fuqua) 67th. Shutout: Sam Fredman. Thursday, Oct. 3 Liberty 2, Mount Si 2 Scoring summary: 1. MS, KK Wallace. 2. MS, Karly White. 3. L, Sydney Abel (Sami Harrell). 4. L, Jacquelyn Anderson (Abel). METRO 3A LEAGUE Tuesday, Oct. 1 Lakeside 3, Eastside Catholic 2 Scoring summary: 1. L, Isabella Bondarev (Katie Bernardez) seventh minute. 2. EC, Maddy Racine 13th. 3. EC, Morgan MacKenzie 14th. 4. L, Kate Maher (Kate Daugherty) 18th. 5. L, Kristina Koh (Maher) 19th. Thursday, Oct. 3 Eastside Catholic 0, Bishop Blanchet 0 Shutout: Nicole Costello, Mahalin Gross (EC); Alina Hagstrom, Lee Erickson (BB).



Friday, Oct. 4 Skyline 135, Garfield 45 200 medley relay: 1. S (Yui Umezawa, Kathy Lin, Stephanie Muñoz, Annette Gwo) 1:55.76. 200 free: 1. Muñoz (S) 2:01.38. 200 IM: 1. Umezawa (S) 2:17.06. 50 free: 1. Gwo (S) 27.63. Diving: 1. Alexis Neubauer (G) 148.0 points. 100 butterfly: 1. Muñoz (S) 1:02.55. 100 free: 1. Elyse Kaczarek (S) 1:00.78. 500 free: 1. Darian Himes (S) 5:45.37. 200 free relay: 1. S (Gabrielle Salgado, Danie Breining, Hannah-Rae Earnst) 1:52.57. 100 back: 1. Umezawa (S) 1:02.30. 100 breaststroke: 1. Lin (S) 1:10.57. 400 free relay: 1. S (Muñoz, Gwo, Umezawa, Lin) 3:55.23. Saturday, Oct. 5 KingCo district/state qualifying meet, at Juanita HS **State qualifiers * District qualifiers Individuals—1. Erin Taylor (Skyline) 384.60**. 2. Kaela Call (Eastlake) 342.20**. 3. Christina Torrente (Eastlake) 329.95**. 4. Marquesa Dixon (Bothell) 327.95**. 5. Alyssa Holt (Skyline) 317.70**. 6. Taryn Harris (Bothell) 297.80*. 7. Marisa Savage (Woodinville) 284.00*. 8. Erika Kelso (Woodinville) 280.80*. 9. Kristen Hines (Issaquah) 269.60*. 10. Sam Jensen (Woodinville) 270.35*. 11. Amanda Dumont (Issaquah) 269.90*. 12. McKenzie Gartner (Newport) 262.60*. 13. Alisa Kean (Inglemoor) 247.70*. 14. Jaden Sitzmann (Bothell) 246.60*. KINGCO 3A CONFERENCE Saturday, Oct. 5 Mukilteo Invitational, at Kamiak HS Team scores—1. Mercer Island 765 points, 2. Bainbridge 434.5, 3. Wenatchee 385.5, 4. Richland 365, 5. Kamiak 322.5, 6. Liberty 268. 200 medley relay: 1. Mercer Island (Caitlin Cox, Sofija Raisys, Sabrina Kwan, Maeve Murdoch) 1:53.46. 200 free: 1. Vanessa Moffatt (Kennedy Catholic) 1:57.76. 200 IM: 1. Lisa Bratton (Richland) 2:03.44. 50 free: 1. Kwan (MI) 25.04. Diving: 1. Danielle Freund (Southridge) 220.70 points. 100 butterfly: 1. McKenna Briggs (Liberty) 58.84. 100 free: 1. Cathryn Armstrong (Monroe) 54.95. 500 free: 1. Moffatt (KC) 5:14.60. 200 free relay: 1. Wenatchee (Rachel Wilt, Isabelle Dressel, Jessica Wierzbicki, Audrey Parrish) 1:41.35. 100 back: 1. Caitlin Quaempts (West Valley-Yakima) 59.96. 100 breaststroke: 1. Angela Gagliardo (KC) 1:07.13. 400 free relay: 1. Mercer Island (Cox, Leah Fisk, Murdoch, Kwan) 3:43.45.

BOYS TENNIS KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Thursday, Oct. 3 Eastlake 7, Bothell 0 Singles—Anderson Park (E) d. Daniel Frederickson 6-0, 6-0; Aashray Anand (E) d. Cole Jones 6-0, 6-1; Thiago Bandeira (E) d. Conner Newton 6-1, 6-0; Anand Nambakam (E) Andrew Roetcisoender 6-0, 6-2. Doubles—Kyle Loofburrow/Tim Tan (E) d. Jakub Warner/Jacob Yu 6-2, 6-3; Jeff Gross/Jerry Shen (E) d. Dawson Michael/David Bellini 6-0, 6-2; Chris Lockwood/Ryan Holmdahl (E) d. Jeharamy Bindon/Matthew Pittsford 7-5, 6-1. Friday, Oct. 4 Eastlake 5, Inglemoor 2 Singles—Anderson Park (E) d. Alex Shaw 7-5, 6-2; Tobin Hansen (I) d. Aashray Anand 7-6, 3-6, 11-9; Thiago Bandeira (E) d. Arie Bolotin 6-3, 6-2; Anand Nambakam (E) d. Andrew Szot 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Doubles—Ryan Paek/Bryan Chin (I) d. Tim Tan/Kyle Loofburrow 6-3, 6-1; Jeff Gross/ Jerry Shen (E) d. Nick Pauley/Anthony Kuykendall 6-4, 7-5; Chris Lockwood/Ryan Holmdahl (E) d. Thomas Lancaster/Aaron Huang 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (5-7), 10-8. Garfield 5, Skyline 2 Singles—Oscar Burney (G) d. Alex Wu 6-2, 6-1; Marco Bornstein (G) d. Nikita Moroz 6-1, 6-1; Arron Schechter (G) d. Diego Graterol 6-1, 6-0; Jared Storz (G) d. Parker Matias 6-3, 6-0. Doubles—Garrett Verhagen/Jack Wilcox (S) d. Patrick Morgan/Cory Lock 6-4, 5-7, 10-3; Whit Seavrens/Adam Ellner (G) d. Griffen Johnson/Mitchell Hansen 7-6 (8-6), 7-5; Zac Chambers/Paul Kim (S) d. Jake Mundt/ Brad Huffaker 2-6, 6-1, 10-5.

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KINGCO 3A CONFERENCE Thursday, Oct. 3 Liberty 6, Mount Si 1 Singles—Marek Pierepiekarz (L) d. Kevin McLaughlin 6-3, 6-1; Justice Canley (L) d. Matthew Griffin 6-2, 2-6, 6-3; Rickard Frykgaard (MS) d. Naoki Lucas 6-0, 6-2; Ethan Le (L) d. Ryan Fischer 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4). Doubles—Matthew Cao/Aaron Burk (L) d. Drew Hadoller/Logan Cochran 6-4, 6-1; Keaten Wingar/Cody Hughes (L) d. Brady Thomas/Royce Schwartzenberger 2-6, 6-3, 10-8; Tim Bombeli/Tyler Le (L) d. Vince DiDomenico/John Day 6-1, 6-3.

VOLLEYBALL KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Monday, Sept. 30 Issaquah 3, Roosevelt 0 25-17, 25-23, 25-14 Highlights: McKenzie Bostic (I) 32 assists; Lauren Alberg (I) 11 kills; Nicole Ratcliffe (I) 5 kills; Hope Dahlquist (I) 5 kills, 4 blocks; Claire Munro (R) 9 digs, 3 aces; Sierra Schomburg (R) 17 assists, 9 digs; Kristina Nielsen (R) 10 kills. Newport 3, Eastlake 1 20-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-21 Highlights: Anna Crabtree (N) 19 kills, 13 digs, 3 aces; India Gants (N) 22 assists; Kristine Tan (N) 13 assists; Avi Niece (N) 5 kills, 3 blocks; Casey Schoenlein (N) 17 kills, 11 digs; Angela Pellicano (E) 12 kills, 13 digs; Ellie Woerner (E) 10 kills; Brianna Hodges (E) 16 digs, 3 aces; McKenna Hawksford (E) 36 assists, 11 digs; Jordan Dahl (E) 10 kills, 15 digs, 4 aces. Skyline 3, Ballard 0 25-17, 25-20, 25-23 Highlights: Katy Valencia (S) 24 assists; Molly Mounsey (S) 10 kills, 3 blocks, 3 aces; Crystal Anderson (S) 15 kills; Emily-Ann Owen (S) 20 digs; Kate Richardson (S) 8 kills; Kiana Wyld (B) 6 kills; Cari Brown (B) 24 assists; Madi Blavka (B) 11 digs; Sophia Bolz (B) 14 kills. Wednesday, Oct. 2 Issaquah 3, Ballard 1 16-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-20 Highlights: Kiana Wyld (B) 7 kills, 12 digs; Grace Taylor (B) 11 kills, 3 aces; Cari Brown (B) 30 assists; Sophie Bolz (B) 12 kills, 3 aces; Daniela Jaramillo (I) 21 digs; McKenzie Bostic (I) 25 assists, 3 aces; Lauren Alberg (I) 10 kills; Hope Dahlquist (I) 8 kills, 3 blocks. Skyline 3, Roosevelt 0 25-22, 25-14, 25-13 Highlights: Katy Valencia (S) 16 assists; Megan Wedeking (S) 17 assists; Crystal Anderson (S) 14 kills; Emily-Ann Owen (S) 12 digs; Kate Richardson (S) 10 kills; Katie Mounsey (S) 7 kills. KINGCO 3A CONFERENCE Monday, Sept. 30 Bellevue 3, Liberty 0 25-14, 25-20, 25-16 Highlights: Nikole Pham (B) 13 assists; Julia Pettere (B) 23 digs; Katy Hallberg (B) 4 aces; Ella Young (B) 8 kills; Shea O’Brien (L) 5 kills, 5 aces; Malia Parilla (L) 13 assists; Kassy Mendoza (L) 5 kills; Kayla Wiscomb (L) 3 aces. Wednesday, Oct. 2 Mount Si 3, Liberty 2 24-26, 16-25, 25-16, 25-20, 15-9 Highlights: Shea O’Brien (L) 8 kills, 15 digs; Kenna Hanses (L) 9 kills, 3 blocks, 6 aces; Malia Parilla (L) 17 assists; Kassy Mendoza (L) 5 kills; Kayla Wiscomb (L) 10 kills, 4 aces; Krista Merca (L) 14 digs; Emily Skinner (L) 12 assists; Carlie Wick (L) 5 kills; Courtney Carr (MS) 24 assists; Anna McCreadie (MS) 19 kills, 3 blocks; Lindsay Carr (MS) 22 kills, 25 digs; Haley Holmberg (MS) 15 digs; Jenn Rogers (MS) 21 digs; Liz Larson (MS) 10 digs; Kaitlyn Van Cise (MS) 11 assists; Katie McCreadie (MS) 3 blocks. Friday, Oct. 4 Liberty 3, Lake Washington 2 15-25, 25-19, 25-15, 20-25, 15-10 Highlights: Sydney Shepard (LW) 11 assists; Johanna Brekken (LW) 5 kills; Jordan Roberts (LW) 5 kills; Sarah Wingard (LW) 11 assists; 3 aces; Shea O’Brien (L) 15 kills, 26 digs, 9 aces; Kenna Hanses (L) 8 kills, 5 aces; Malia Parilla (L) 17 assists; Kayla Wiscomb (L) 5 kills; Krista Merca (L) 15 digs, 5 aces; Emily Skinner (L) 12 assists; Carlie Wick (L) 7 kills.

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the 50 free and her specialty, the 100 backstroke. Briggs won the backstroke as a freshman in 2011, then placed fourth last year along with her third-place time in the 50 free. She’s in the midst of some heavy training — nine practices of at least 90 minutes per week — and believes her times will improve at season’s end when she’s not doing double-duty with Liberty and the Issaquah Swim Team. “Sometimes, I have triple practices (each day), and it’s really overwhelming sometimes,” Briggs said. “It’s worth it because this sport is my job and my life outside of school.” Briggs has started receiving interest from colleges, including California Lutheran and Purdue universities. Achieving her main goal of winning another backstroke title would go a long way toward sewing up a scholarship opportunity. Against Skyline, Briggs also swam the anchor leg of the Patriots’ 200-yard freestyle relay. Lauryn Hepp, Haley Quam and Nelson helped Liberty win in 1:48.87.

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Freshman Chase Raines has been one of the biggest additions for this year’s Skyline squad. She won a neck-andneck race with Liberty’s Cecilia Nelson in the 200 free, posting a districtqualifying time of 2:02.66. Raines also placed first in the 500 free, and her time of 5:21.91 was less than a second away from an automatic state bid. Skyline sophomore Kathy Lin won the 100 freestyle (55.96), and the Spartans also captured victories in the 200 medley relay (1:55.56) and 400 freestyle relay (3:57.40). “We were about five one-hundredths off (the state-qualifying time) on the 200 medley today,” Umezawa noted. “I know that we can get it easily next week.” Liberty star Mackenna Briggs won two events, taking the 50 free in 26.23 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.90. She already has automatic state berths in


happy surprise. She gives us a lot more versatility in our relays now and she’s only a freshman.” Both teams are just a little more than a month away from the state championships. Issaquah placed sixth in 2012, and has sent three relay teams to state each of the past four years, something that may be a bit difficult for 2013’s young Issaquah team, Halter said. “We’re not nearly as strong as we were for the last four years, but maybe we can get our act together and get a couple relays in at state,” she said. Liberty’s young core is poised to improve on last year’s eighth-place finish, Daughters said. “I think we’re going to do at least as well as last year, if not better,” she said. “I think our relays are going to be stronger than they were last year, especially the 400 freestyle relay.”

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Sophomores Hepp and Hohensinner each won an individual event. Hepp emerged victorious in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.68, while Hohensinner took first in the 200 freestyle in 2:03.63. The Patriots also earned state-qualifying times in both of their relay wins. Briggs, Hepp, Nelson and Hohensinner combined to win the 400 freestyle relay in 3:52.61, while a team of Briggs, Hepp, Nelson and talented newcomer Sydney Hartford, won the 200 medley relay in 1:57.73. “I didn’t expect that she would have that much influence on the team this year, but she certainly is going to,” Daughters said of Hartford. “She’s a big surprise for me. A nice,

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