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Wednesday December 4, 2013

Fire and Ice makes things nice for St. Jude’s By Kaylan Lovrovich

The Pacific Science Center brought its Science on Wheels program to Endeavour Elementary School on Nov. 20, giving students hands-on lessons in physics, engineering, astronomy, biology and geology. Above, an instructor shows students, working in pairs, how to program vectors of distance and direction into ‘Compurobot,’ which they then enter into their own robots (below) and follow around the gym floor to see how they performed (bottom). At left, in another experiment, students also mixed a plastic-like putty (below left), folded metal washers inside and then measured their elasticity.

Sip wine bar and restaurant is pairing up with Opal boutique to put on the Fire and Ice luncheon and fashion show Dec. 14. The proceeds from the ladiesonly event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

IF YOU GO Fire and Ice luncheon and fashion show 41-3 p.m. Dec. 14 41084 N.E. Park Dr. 4Tickets are $47 per person and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets. com/event/521072 until Dec. 6.


“It’s going to be all about food, fashion and fun,” said Karen Lawler, Sip restaurant’s director of marketing. “And it’s all for a really good cause.” Attendees will be greeted with appetizers and champagne, followed by a sitdown lunch and a fashion show put on by Opal. There will also be a raffle and prizes. Shannen Wyman, owner of Opal, opened her Issaquah Highlands location just two months ago. “We’re new in the area, so I’m looking forward to meeting some of the people in the community,” Wyman said, “and we always love to be involved with different charities.” Twenty percent of any clothing purchases will be donated to the research hospital. Opal is a boutique for contemporary women’s apparel. The store carries a wide variety of clothing, with popular brands such as Michael Stars, True Religion and Vince. Jamie Scelzi and her husband Lane are the owners of Sip. They also own Melting Pot restaurants in Washington state, which is how they got started fundraising for St. Jude. “Melting Pot tries to raise the money to provide funds to cover operating costs for St. Jude for just one day,” Scelzi said. That might not seem like much, but one day costs the research hospital $1.8 million to run. When the Scelzis opened Sip eight years ago, they saw it as an opportunity to give even more. “We thought it would be great if we could help out at Sip and donate our proceeds to St. Jude as well,” Scelzi said. Lawler said that the donations have really made a difference for parents and children who are a part of

Science on Wheels program rolls out the experiments for Endeavour students PHOTOS BY PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER

Reindeer Festival welcomes new fliers By David Hayes Santa is celebrating this holiday season with new members on his flying travel team and will debut them at the 25th annual Reindeer Festival at the Cougar Mountain Zoo. Joining the other 10 reindeer at the zoo are Rowley, named after sponsor Rowley Properties, and Issy, named after the town he was born in. Zoo curator, and head elf, Robyn Barfoot said Rowley was born May 9 and Issy came along not far behind, on July 9; both have the same dad. “Our visitors have a unique opportunity to peer into the joyous world of Santa Claus and learn about his amazing animal friends,” Barfoot said. “It makes for an unforgettable holiday experience.” In fact, Rowley couldn’t wait to join the zoo’s community outreach program. He made an appearance, along with veteran rein-

Join a night of caroling in downtown The Downtown Issaquah Association presents an evening of Christmas caroling from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Issaquah Train Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E. All ages are welcome to this family friendly event. Bring a ukulele or just yourself and be prepared to sing classics such as “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “White Christmas” and more. Fred Hopkins, city of Issaquah arts commissioner, will lead the singing.

IF YOU GO 25th annual Reindeer Festival 4Cougar Mountain Zoo 410 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily through Dec. 23 419525 S.E. 54th St.

deer Dasher and Dancer, in Renton during the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony Dec. 23. Back at Cougar Mountain Zoo, visitors will be able to get up close to all 12 of Santa’s reindeer throughout December. The zoo is open through Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Barfoot said if visitors time their tour just right, they can catch Santa on the premises from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. CONTRIBUTED BY COUGAR MOUNTAIN ZOO


Cinnamon (Cupid to Santa) gives Issy a kiss on the head after he was born in May at the Cougar Mountain Zoo. Issy and half-brother Rowley are making their debut at the Reindeer Festival.

OPENING THE ARCHIVES The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection at issaquahpics. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at erica. Send your history photos to


Ice Skating at Horrocks Farm Ice-skating at Horrocks’ Farm was a popular winter pastime for several generations of Issaquah residents.



Students raise funds for typhoon victims By Neil Pierson npierson@ After Kathy Stimpson’s fourth-grade students at Challenger Elementary School read a nonfiction story last month, they spent some time in reflection. Then, they put their thoughts into words and actions. “We were reading about how Italians were emigrating to America, and we

saw a picture of one of the reasons why,” student Sean Brainard said. “And it was because some of the Italians, all their homes were destroyed by an earthquake. That reminded us of the Philippines and what’s going on in the world right now.” On Nov. 8, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, an island nation of 96 million people See TYPHOON, Page B3