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Pomegranate Center celebrates 25 years of designing open space

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Voters are asked to approve $5.5 million to build fire station

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Officials said building a fire station in May Valley could improve response times for residents in the Issaquah area. The issue is due to go before Fire District 10 voters early next year. Officials plan to ask district voters to approve a $5.5 million bond in a Feb. 14 special election. Fire District 10 is the Eastside Fire & Rescue partner serving residents in Klahanie, May Valley, Preston and Tiger Mountain in the Issaquah area. Officials plan to use bond dollars to relocate crews from Fire Station 78 from 16135 S.E. 113th Place just outside Renton city limits to a modern facility at a more central


Santa is now taking requests Zach Alyazdi, 4, of Woodinville, and his sister Sarah, 8, take a photo with Santa Claus Dec. 11 at his local home away from the North Pole during the annual Reindeer Festival at Cougar Mountain Zoo. Visitors shared their gift lists with St. Nick, viewed the zoo’s animals, and met the newest reindeer, 5-month-old Rogue. The festival continues through Dec. 30, except while Santa is busy Dec. 24-25 delivering presents. Meet Rogue in a story on Page B1.

Local charities combat ‘compassion fatigue’ amid year-end giving By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The year is almost over, and unending calls, email and mailers requesting donations pour in at the same pace as Christmas cards. The need is up for local human services organizations and other nonprofit groups, but as the economy remains anemic, leaders at such organizations raised concerns about “compassion fatigue” — a drop-off in chartable donations due to overexposure to calls for aid. Issaquah and, indeed, the entire Puget Sound region maintain a long-held reputation for generosi-

ty to charitable causes. However, compassion fatigue is acute, especially as local organizations assist more people amid the economic downturn and groups face the ever-present prospect of additional cuts as local and state governments trim spending. “Where does the fatigue come from? I think it comes from the number of people asking in a noncoordinated fashion that are all trying different strategies,” said Jared Erlandson, public relations manager for United Way of King County. Timing is another factor. The entreaties from nonprofit organizations come amid the holiday

season, as people juggle commitments. “Our experience is that people give at the end of the year,” Together Center Executive Director Pam Mauk said. “That’s when they think about it. That’s when they want to give.” (The nonprofit Together Center, a human services campus in Redmond, serves clients from Issaquah and elsewhere on the Eastside.) But the deluge from numerous nonprofit organizations can sometimes turn off potential donors. “People are indeed swamped by the requests and probably aren’t appreciative of all the requests

that they’re getting,” Mauk said. Organizations also need to offer a compelling message to donate in order to cut through the clutter to reach potential donors. “You can’t be saying the same thing every time,” Erlandson said. “If you’re always saying, ‘The sky is falling. Things are worse now than they’ve ever been. The need is greater.’ Those are the kind of catchphrases that, I think cause compassion fatigue.” Still, the limping economy has created a greater need and especially a temporary need for people

location at Southeast May Valley Road and 207th Avenue Southeast. Such a move is meant to shift a fire station about three miles east, deeper into the district. EFR Deputy Chief Bud Backer said building a facility along Southeast May Valley Road should improve response times for district residents. “The need with the current location that the existing Station 78 is in, it’s now sitting down in a corner of the district in a spot where it doesn’t serve a major part of the population of that area in a timely manner,” he said. If voters approve the 20-year bond, homeowners should pay about 9 cents per $100,000 of See BOND, Page A6

FedEx driver spots house fire on Tiger Mountain By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Smoke greeted a delivery truck driver making the rounds in a Tiger Mountain neighborhood the week before Christmas. Firefighters responded to a house fire on Tiger Mountain just south of Issaquah on Dec. 16. Eastside Fire & Rescue and Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety dispatched crews, trucks and water tankers to the scene after a FedEx driver noticed black smoke coming from the second floor of the structure at Southeast 133rd Way and 249th Avenue Southeast. Crews arrived at the scene, about four miles from downtown Issaquah, at about 12:40 p.m. Initial reports indicate the house had been unoccupied and, per standard procedure, firefighters

searched the home for occupants. In the moments after the FedEx driver noticed the smoke, a neighbor rescued dogs from the smoking house. The homeowner arrived at the scene not long after firefighters started battling the blaze. The responding agencies did not report any injuries as a result of the fire. Firefighters requested the tankers due to the lack of hydrants in the rural neighborhood. Crews also asked for the King County Sheriff’s Office to provide traffic control near the scene. Firefighters later called in a King County fire investigator to determine the cause of the blaze. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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Merry Christmas Issaquah benefits diverse clientele By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

2011 GOAL TO DATE $65,000


Issaquah Community Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people in need, has seen a change in clients in recent years. Clients at Issaquah Community Services included a local veteran of the Iraq conflict. The organization helped the man — a husband and father facing post-traumatic stress disorder and combat-related injuries in addition to financial troubles — pay rent for the family. Military benefits did not cover the family’s everyday expenses.

Ongoing searches for jobs — for the veteran and his wife — also created financial strain. “For my family, we don’t qualify for food stamps or any government assistance,” he said. Issaquah Community Services President Marilyn Taylor said the economic downturn in 2008 increased demand for the organization’s assistance. “There was just a dramatic increase over the previous year,” she said. “It was just incredible. It has maintained and gone up some.” Issaquah Community Services is the all-volunteer nonprofit organi-

zation responsible for dispersing donations to families living inside Issaquah School District boundaries. Merry Christmas Issaquah is the organization’s most important fundraiser of the year. “It’s so hard for people to ask for help,” Taylor said. “It depends on the culture and the age of the person. Sometimes, they just do without because they don’t want to go anywhere and ask.” The organization relies on a trained team to assist people in need — especially if the person See FUND, Page A6



A&E . . . . . . . B12

Opinion . . . . . . A4

Classifieds . . . B10

Police & Fire . . B11

“They’re all kind of like temples, right? My own sense is that art should be infused into our daily lives.”

Community . . . B1

Schools . . . . . . B8

— Milenko Matanovic

Obituaries . . . . B3

Sports . . . . . . B4-6

Founder and executive director of the Issaquah-based Pomegranate Center, who contends that art lives too much in concert halls, museums and other similar spots (See story Page B1.)


Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters place one of the ladders used to reach the deck of a home on fire Dec. 16 in the 13300 block of 249th Avenue Southeast.

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DownTown Issaquah Association Holidays mean reduced Metro hires new executive director Transit, Sound Transit service By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Days after the DownTown Issaquah Association’s executive director abruptly resigned, the merchants group selected a board member and Issaquah resident as a replacement. Karen Donovan is the nonprofit organization’s next leader, DownTown Issaquah Association leaders announced Dec. 16. Donovan leads Space Media, a fullservice advertising agency specializing in music and events. The agency’s clients include the Puyallup Fair, plus several local government agencies in the Northwest. “For the past year, I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the DIA board and the downtown community,” she said in a statement. “My board experience and professional experience will transition nicely with the executive director position.” In addition to professional and DownTown Issaquah Association commitments, Donovan is involved in local arts and education organizations, including Arts Corps and the Issaquah Schools Foundation. Donovan succeeds former Executive Director Annique

Holiday gifts can benefit King County Parks King County Parks leaders encouraged people to consider holiday gifts to support the county parks system. Shoppers can browse King County Parks’ online store to create custom holiday cards, purchase parks-themed stamps or donate to the King County Parks Legacy Fund.

Bennett, a onetime cultural events coordinator for the organization. Bennett resigned Dec. 6 after less than a year at the DownTown Issaquah Association. The merchants group has experienced several changes in leadership since February. Starting last year, the board redefined the roles for association employees. The board decided to let go of longtime Executive Director Greg Spranger in February. The change came after DownTown Issaquah Association board members decided to eliminate the executive director position and, after Spranger applied for the replacement position — community relations manager — the board hired another candidate, Tanya Alter. Longtime Cultural Events Manager Michael Johnson resigned after the board decided not to select Spranger. Bennett then came onboard as Johnson’s replacement. In the late spring, Alter left the organization. Months later, board members combined the community relations and cultural events staff positions into the executive director role for Bennett. The most recent resignation

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Sales benefit King County Parks’ 26,000 acres of public land, including Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and Duthie Hill Park near Issaquah, plus hundreds of miles of regional and backcountry trails systems. The online retailer Zazzle donates up to 27 percent of net sales from purchased items back to King County Parks. The agency has also joined, a nonprofit organization formed to reduce waste and pollution by helping people to limit the amount of junk mail they receive, to raise dollars for parks and programs. The organization has pledged to donate to King County Parks for every subscriber referred through the King County Parks page, parks.aspx.

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King County Metro Transit bus riders should prepare for reduced service during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The transit agency operates on a reduced weekday schedule on several holidays through January — including a full week of reduced service at the end of December. The planned reductions arrive during a slow period, because Metro Transit usually serves 20 percent to 40 percent fewer weekday riders. The mass transit agency uses a Sunday schedule for several of the upcoming holidays. The reduced weekday schedule and regular fares take effect for: Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 27-30 — winter holiday period  Monday, Jan. 16 — Martin


Day Monday, Jan. 2 — New Year’s

Call the King County Metro Transit Customer Information Office at 206-553-3000 or go to Metro Online,, to learn more about holiday schedule changes. Find Sound Transit schedules and service updates at

Luther King Jr. Day Expect Sunday schedules and fares on the following holidays: Sunday, Dec. 25 — Christmas Monday, Dec. 26 — Christmas, observed Sunday, Jan. 1 — New Year’s

Day, observed For reduced weekday schedules, some commuter and schooloriented routes do not operate, and Metro Transit cancels some trips on other routes. The reduced weekday schedule features more bus service than on weekends, but less service than on regular weekdays. Officials estimate the limited schedule saves Metro Transit about $1 million per year. Sound Transit buses operate on a Sunday schedule on Christmas, New Year’s Day and the day after New Year’s Day. The agency operates on a weekday schedule for Christmas Eve and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

State’s recycling rate increases to highest level yet Washington’s recycling rate increased to the highest level ever on record last year, reaching 49 percent. The information comes from a report released Dec. 14 from the state Department of Ecology. Officials said Washington residents recycled more and tossed less in the trash. The total amount of municipal waste recycled by state residents increased by more than 540,000 tons last year — up 14 percent from 2009. The total amount of waste disposed from households and businesses decreased through the recession. The trend continued in 2010 as disposal dropped by about 65,000

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tons, or 1 percent. The statewide recycling goal — established in a 1989 state law — is 50 percent. The national average for recycling last year reached 34 percent. In Washington, the amount of waste diverted from disposal declined from 54.8 percent in 2009 to 54.3 percent last year. Officials said the decline resulted as construction- and demolitionrelated materials headed to landfills, rather then recycling facilities. Though the amount of construction and demolition related materials diverted from landfills increased, more headed to the trash, causing the overall diversion rate to decline. Statewide, recycling rates

increased for organic materials, plastics and electronics. Organic materials, such as wood waste, yard debris and food scraps, accounted for half of the increase in recycling. Haulers also collected less aluminum and paper for recycling in 2010 than in previous years. Officials estimate the recycling helped the state avoid emitting 3.1 million tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and saved 160 trillion British thermal units of energy — or the equivalent of conserving 1.3 billion gallons of gasoline. The energy savings amount to enough to power 1.5 million homes for a year, or more than half of the households in Washington.

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came after Bennett traveled to the U n i t e d K i n g d o m where her husband transferred to London for work. The board needed to plan for Karen Donovan future events, but Bennett postponed plans to return to the United States. Following Bennett’s resignation, board President Lynn Rehn praised the former executive director for positioning the organization for 2012. Donovan said the DownTown Issaquah Association is prepared for the coming year. “The goals DIA has set for 2012 are on target. We are finishing up the new DIA website and it will be ready to launch Jan. 1,” Donovan said. “We are very excited about the wine walks that will be held in downtown Issaquah the first Friday of February, March and April. Stay tuned for more details.”

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Jan Colbrese steps down from school Senator: Put state government’s ‘sacred cows on a diet’ board after over a decade in office By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

Joining the school board was simply a natural progression of earlier involvement with the Issaquah School District for Jan Colbrese. After 12 years in office, she attended her last meeting of the district school board Dec. 14, at least as a member of the board. After the meeting, Colbrese said her time on the board really was a combination of her two passions: education and public service. “It’s everyone’s job to give back to their community,” she said. Colbrese announced prior to the November election that she would not run for re-election. She was replaced by Bellevue resident Anne Moore, who took her oath of office Dec. 14 along with board members Brian Deagle and Suzanne Weaver. Moore ran unopposed for Colbrese’s vacated seat. Deagle and Weaver both beat out challengers to win re-election. Moore is no stranger to the district having served with the PTSA and on various district committees for what she said has been 14 years. Among other activities, Moore has served on bond and levy committees, including the committee that made initial recommendations for a bond question that will be in front of voters next year. Like Colbrese, she has said joining the board feels like a natural progression of her past involvement with the schools. Neither Colbrese nor Moore made any formal comments during the Dec. 14 meeting. Later, in listing a few of her accomplishments, Colbrese talked about working through district financial problems in some tough economic times. During her tenure on the board, Colbrese said she often found herself frustrated by not having the money to do some things she and other board members felt needed to be done, adding she was especially annoyed by recent “clawbacks” adopted by the state Legislature. “Clawbacks” are promised dollars taken away in one form or another in the middle of the school year. “That’s absolutely crazy,” Colbrese said, adding that until recently the Legislature had never before withdrawn allocated funds

State Sen. Cheryl Pflug — a lawmaker representing Issaquah in Olympia — said state government needs to “put some sacred cows on a diet” to rein in spending as legislators return to the Capitol next month to tackle a budget shortfall. Legislators adjourned from a 17day special session Dec. 14 after adopting a $480 million package to trim spending. (The average cost of a day the Legislature is in session is more than $10,000 per day.) Lawmakers needed to reduce spending by $2 billion in order to close a $1.4 billion budget gap. Gov. Chris Gregoire asked lawmakers to cut $2 billion and called the Legislature into a special session. The hole opened in the state budget due to lower-than-predicted revenues. The governor called for a shorter school year, reductions to socialservices programs and other measures to cut costs. Gregoire also asked lawmakers to send a temporary sales tax increase to voters to offset reductions.

Pflug said the governor must do more before lawmakers consider a tax increase. “The governor has said everything is on the table, so it’s time to look Sen. Cheryl Pflug at things that typically have been sacred cows in state government, such as publicemployee benefits and tribal gaming revenue,” she said in a statement. “Those represent big pots of money — hundreds of millions — and I think it’s reasonable to put some sacred cows on a diet before postponing highway repairs or cutting necessary services for the elderly, veterans and the disabled.” Pflug, a Maple Valley Republican, said lawmakers took steps to prepare for the 2012 regular session. Lawmakers return to Olympia for the session Jan. 9. “It doesn’t do much good to have a legislative session if we don’t have the necessary tools and sup-

port for our work,” she said in a statement. “Before the Legislature considers an ‘emergency’ tax increase, we really need to have all options on the table.” Pflug represents Issaquah and other Eastside communities in the 5th Legislative District. (Issaquah sprawls across the 5th, 41st and 48th legislative districts.) State Sen. Steve Litzow, a 41st Legislative District Republican, said the Legislature’s upcoming regular session should benefit from discussions had during the special session. “The special session as a whole was productive, giving us a head start on some complex issues that we’ll be addressing when we arrive back in Olympia in January,” he said in a statement. “Without having worked through some of these major issues now, we would have lost out on more ideas, time and opportunities to fundamentally change the course of where our state is heading.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at


Issaquah School District Superintendent Steve Rasmussen was one of the many well-wishers who feted former school board member Jan Colbrese as she attended her last meeting Dec. 14.

“It’s everyone’s job to give back to their community.” — Jan Colbrese Retiring Issaquah School Board Member

in midyear. The board’s move to policy governance was a major change Colbrese mentioned as a step in the correct direction. Prior to the change in governance styles, Moore said the board often was involved in the day-to-day running of the district, making decisions she feels better were left to professional administrators. Colbrese has said her decision not to run again was based on a number of reasons, including the fact her children all have graduated from Issaquah schools. With no hesitation, Colbrese recently added her health was also a factor.

While on a vacation, Colbrese ended up in an emergency room battling kidney stones. The doctors also discovered cancer. So far, Colbrese has not had to go through extensive chemotherapy. She did have a mastectomy and said her prognosis is now very good. She was proud about not missing any board meetings because of health issues. “I’m very thankful for my health,” she said, adding she hopes those who hear even a small part of her story will not take their own health for granted. Colbrese served as school board president five times during her years on the board, including this year. For the remainder of this year and for 2012, board members unanimously elected member Chad Magendanz as the new board president. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

Latest political proposal splits Issaquah into suburban, rural districts By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The latest proposal to redraw Washington’s political map shifts more Issaquah neighborhoods into a suburban legislative district. In a plan unveiled Dec. 16, Washington State Redistricting Commission members Tim Ceis and Slade Gorton proposed a 41st Legislative District stretching from Mercer Island to Sammamish. The proposal encompasses North Issaquah, Newcastle and most Bellevue neighborhoods. The proposed map puts the remaining Issaquah neighborhoods in the 5th Legislative District — a more rural area stretched from Issaquah to Snoqualmie Pass. Under a legislative map adopted a decade ago, Issaquah is split

between the 41st and 5th districts at 12th Avenue Northwest. South Cove and other neighborhoods along Lake Sammamish fall inside the 48th Legislative District. The proposal from Ceis and Gorton moves the 48th District north to encompass Bellevue and Redmond.¬ The bipartisan commission includes voting members — Democrats Ceis, a former Seattle deputy mayor; and Dean Foster, a former chief clerk for the state House of Representatives; and Republicans Gorton, a former U.S. senator, and Tom Huff, a former state budget chairman — and a nonvoting chairwoman, Lura Powell, former director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In October, each commissioner unveiled proposed maps for con-

gressional and legislative districts. The commission has not announced other proposals for congressional districts since then. The commission is allowed to work until Jan. 1; it intended to complete the redistricting process last month, but commissioners continue to iron out details. If the commission fails to create maps by the January deadline, then the state Supreme Court is responsible for redrawing congressional and legislative districts. Washington voters established the Washington State Redistricting Commission in 1983 to establish voting boundaries through a bipartisan process. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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Merry Christmas Issaquah fosters giving spirit Like the old adage goes, ’tis better to give than receive. The holiday season is the peak time for giving, as some donors catch the Christmas spirit and others seek to make a donation before the year ends. Readers face many choices to donate hard-earned dollars to each holiday season, but Issaquah Community Services is the organization many local residents turn to for help to pay the rent or keep the lights on. The organization’s annual Merry Christmas Issaquah fund drive is essential. The goal for the 2011 campaign is $65,000 and, so far, donors have helped the fund cross the halfway mark. But more help is needed if Issaquah Community Services is to help as many families as possible in the year ahead. Issaquah Community Services offers such crucial assistance by using 100 percent of donations to assist people in need. The all-volunteer organization receives office space from city government, so donors can be sure donations go to the people in the greatest need. No other local nonprofit organization has such low overhead expenses. Since the fund launched in 1981, The Issaquah Press has provided publicity for Merry Christmas Issaquah at no cost to Issaquah Community Services. In the years since, the fund has received and distributed more than $700,000. Merry Christmas Issaquah accounts for the bulk of Issaquah Community Services’ annual budget. Though Issaquah Community Services might be unfamiliar to many readers, the local organization helps hundreds of families inside Issaquah School District boundaries each year. In the past year, Issaquah Community Services helped 503 local families. Merry Christmas Issaquah is the organization’s most important fundraiser. The annual drive is critical to replenishing Issaquah Community Services’ resources. If the funds run out, all Issaquah Community Services volunteers can do is refer potential clients to other — already overstretched — human services organizations. The need only continues to grow as the economic downturn lingers and more people must seek assistance to make ends meet. Help by making a tax-deductible donation to Issaquah Community Services. The organization is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Send donations to Merry Christmas Issaquah, c/o The Issaquah Press, P.O. Box 1328, Issaquah, WA 98027.


It’s the little things that really matter They say it’s better to give than receive. I think both feel pretty good. In my mind, though, giving lasts longer. Purse strings have gotten tighter for many people in the past couple of years, and it’s hard to give to others when you’re receiving less. Then again, I think many people overthink giving on a regular basis. We see pleas for $50 or $100, or sometimes even more (such as in the case of tickets to fundraising events). I don’t know about you, but I often can’t afford $50, let alone more than that. However, even as paychecks and benefits have gotten smaller, many people have found ways to give. I was thinking about this the other day when the reporting staff was discussing the subject of compassion fatigue. People do get tired of being asked to give when their expenses are going up and their salaries are not going up to match. But here’s something I’ve learned: Even the smallest things count to someone with little or nothing. Case in point: Last week, the Humane Society sent out an

email saying it really needed help helping others feed their animals. Organizers of the fundraiser had set up an Kathleen account Merrill where the society’s delivPress managing editor ery address was already plugged in. You could go online and purchase just one can or bag of cat food, or dog food. I thought about how long a bag of cat food lasts my cat, and how long a bag of dog food lasts my dog. A few clicks later, I was the proud donor of two of the mostneeded items on the list — bags of cat food. I thought about how maybe an elderly man or woman on a fixed or low income could keep his or her beloved feline that much longer with just one more bag. In a store recently, I purchased two cans of vegetables for a holiSee LITTLE THINGS, Page A5

City streets

More crosswalks are needed I’d like to ask the city of Issaquah to give its citizenry a holiday gift of a few more crosswalks on Sunset Way. At Fifth Street, there’s the orthodontist’s miniature parking lot obligating many patients to park across Sunset and dash between cars, not to mention people crossing from the funeral home’s lot, and it gets pretty hairy in the afternoons. I walk around this town daily and although drivers don’t really wait until my dog and I are through the white lines before speeding on, I’d like to see a lot more official crosswalks from Second through Sixth streets. Merry Christmas!

Nancy Wagner Issaquah

City staffing

Consultant is finding recommendations that our elected officials should have The consultant that looked into city staff reorganization is recommending cutting back on public involvement as a means of cutting costs. After all, why should we have a way for our voices to be heard? The taxpayers aren’t getting what they paid for when our mayor and city councilors have to spend $50,000 to hire a consultant to tell them that we have as many as 20 persons worth of redundancy or inefficiency within the city staff. In round numbers that will turn out to be approximately $1 million of our taxes, per year, that provided nothing of value to us. If we need a consultant to show us things

F ROM THE W EB Occupy Seattle pepper spray incident Dorli, too bad you got pepper sprayed. However, you were repeatedly warned along with everyone else present to move back. Some people just don’t pay attention. Incidentally, your government is not “owned” by the corporations, unions and media. You and all your misguided friends need to be picketing at the doorstep of your elected officials. They are the ones that do not have our interests in mind, and they continually “sell out” to these interest groups. And, amazingly, we just keep re-electing them. Again, some people just don’t listen. Doug Balzer

Rob McKenna’s anti-human trafficking effort While the Village Voice is making millions on this crime, they are not alone. This has been an issue for more than 10 years with Internet







T O T HE E DITOR like this, we would do well to elect the consultant because the people we elected aren’t paying attention. Don’t blame the new councilors because they haven’t gotten their feet on the ground yet. But the mayor and the rest of the councilors should be held accountable. Are they working for the voters or are they working for the staff? The taxpayers deserve better than they are getting.

compromise. The great history of our community includes mutually beneficial patronage to and from Rowley businesses, but our elected officials should not bend over backward to supply one business with variances that obliterate all that we have sought to protect for decades in exchange.

Bryan Weinstein Issaquah

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City should not sign off on agreement that bends rules for businesses I have read the Rowley Development Agreement (Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center) and find it to be a fascinating blend of space and time. The time harkens back to frontier Issaquah: no limits on space, land could be used for land's sake, what a person owned was theirs and no one had more claim to that land than the owner to do with it what they desired. The space use turns back the clock as well, when the reality of cumulative effects, public/private land use, creek buffers and a clear understanding of science were unheard of. But now, it's 2012 — almost — and anybody with indoor plumbing knows that our creeks, salmon and water need exceptional buffers and that is why we have those requirement in our city code. We also know that there are and should be limits to what landowners can do with their property. For all of these reasons, and more, the RDA asks for too much and gives back nothing in

marketing of the exploitation of children. In fact, in 1996 the U.S. government introduced a law that would have protected children from these types of crimes. By the time it passed through Congress, the law no longer provided protection to the children. Instead, it provided civil and criminal immunity to the online companies that engage in this crime. Since 1996, companies are not held liable for their involvement in crimes like prostitution or sexual exploitation of women and children. Asking or demanding to remove sex ads from their site will do little or nothing in regards to ending this crime. The Village Voice or another of the hundreds of companies out there will just begin posting these ads under other names and URLs. Joseph Burlett

Thank you

Kiwanis coat drive donations brought in 325 coats, 225 pairs of shoes On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, thank you to all who helped make the Annual Coat and Shoe Drive to benefit the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank a success. This year, 13 local businesses and organizations partnered with Kiwanis as collection sites: AtWork! Issaquah Operations, Issaquah Branch of the American Association of University Women, Eastside Audiology, Foot Zone, Hawkins Orthodontics, Hilton Garden Inn, The Issaquah Press, Issaquah branch of Key Bank, Liberty High School Key Club, Columbia Athletic at Pine Lake, the Sammamish Club, Starbucks Coffee on Gilman and the Issaquah branch of US Bank. During November, more than 325 coats, more than 220 pairs of shoes and other assorted winter clothing were collected to help those most in need in our community. I am proud of and deeply grateful to this wonderful community for its continued support of this project. Thank you again.

Judy Rogers Kiwanis Club of Issaquah

In turn this will help so many people in need. Thank you for posting this successful event! Melani Verner

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DENTISTS AID TENT CITY 4 RESIDENTS Issaquah-based International Smile Power and local dentists teamed up last month to brighten Tent City 4 residents’ smiles. The nonprofit International Smile Power and Dr. Jeffrey Zent, a local dentist, combined resources to treat more than 30 Tent City 4 residents at Zent’s offices. For the Nov. 19 event, 20 dentists, hygienists, assistants and drivers participated to offer the residents dental care at no cost. “This is the second time we have hosted Tent City 4 and it has been a very rewarding event,” Zent said. “We were able to provide 20 cleanings, 36 fillings, 39 extractions and multiple dentures.” In the past, providing dentures to Tent City 4 residents posed a challenge, but for the November event, denturist Perry Balcom offered his services. Balcom donated many dentures, and International Smile Power donated others. “In the past, we have been able to fix broken teeth and get people out of pain,” Zent said. “But this year, we have been able to give people a smile or even just a way to eat with Perry’s dentures. This will have a major impact on their life.” International Smile Power delivers dental health care, supplies, education and training to underserved people in the United States and around the globe.

HOW TO HELP Tent City 4 returned to Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W., in October. Organizers need help to stock the camp for the Christmas season. Learn more at the Tent City 4 website, Tent City 4 also put together a wish list of needed items for the holidays: Antacids Artificial sweeteners Canned foods Clean winter clothing in sizes from small to XXXL for men and women Coffee Coffee creamer Cold cereal in large boxes Cold and flu medication Condiments Cough drops Garbage bags in 50-gallon, 33-gallon and 13-gallon sizes Hot cereal in individual packets Hot chocolate Hand sanitizer Hand warmers Laundry detergent and dryer sheets Milk

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gallon sizes Organizers spend more than $4,000 per month on bus passes, garbage, portable toilets and other camp necessities. Make checks out to “Community Church of Issaquah” and put “Tent City 4” on the memo line. Mail checks to the church. Contact Doug Hart at 392-4125 or to learn more about funding needs. Residents settled in the Community Church of Issaquah parking lot Oct. 21. The encampment — home to up to 100 homeless adults — is due to remain on the site until Jan. 21 before relocating to another Eastside house of worship. The campsite features 24-hour security. Organizers conduct warrant and convicted sex offender checks on potential Tent City 4 residents, and do not admit offenders. The camp bans alcohol, drugs and guns from the premises. Most residents depart the encampment during the day and head to jobs or to search for employment.

SEATTLE HUMANE SOCIETY ASKS FOR DONATIONS Seattle Humane Society and Safeway teamed up for a Holiday Pet Food Drive to help fill the shelves of the Humane Society’s pet food bank. Find collection bins at Safeway stores throughout King County. The nonprofit organization’s greatest need is for dry cat food. The pet food bank provides pet food every month to more than 1,600 pets belonging to low-income seniors and people disabled by AIDS.

WHAT TO KNOW If you make a donation to a charity this year, you may be able to take a deduction on your tax return. In order to help taxpayers interested in making charitable donations — and tax deductions — the Internal Revenue Service offers the following tips: Make sure the organization qualifies — Charitable contributions must be made to qualified organizations to be deductible. Find a list of qualified organizations in IRS Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations, at What you can deduct — You can

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deduct your cash contributions and the fair market value of most property you donate to a qualified organization, but special rules apply to several types of donated property, including clothing or household items, cars and boats. When you receive something in return — If your contribution entitles you to receive merchandise, goods or services in return — such as admission to a charity banquet or sporting event — you can deduct only the amount exceeding the fair market value of the benefit received. How to keep records — Keep records of any contribution you make, regardless of the amount. For any cash contribution, you must maintain a record of the contribution, such as a cancelled check, bank or credit card statement, payroll deduction record or a written statement from the charity containing the date and amount of the contribution and the name of the organization. Handling pledges and payments — Only contributions actually made during the tax year qualify as deductible. For example, if you pledged $500 in September but paid the charity only $200 by Dec. 31, you can only deduct $200. Many legitimate charities use telemarketing, direct mail, email and online ads to ask for contributions. Unfortunately, scam artists also use the same techniques to defraud donors. If someone asks for a donation, take time to learn about the charity: Ask for the charity’s name, address, phone number and written information about its programs. Ask whether the person contacting you is a professional fundraiser and how much of your contribution is meant for fundraising costs. Check the history of the organization with the Washington Secretary of State’s Office at Potential donors should also know the warning signs of a scam: Reject high-pressure pitches, and remember: It’s OK to hang up. Be skeptical of a thank-you message for a pledge you do not remember making.; scam artists will lie to get your money. Avoid giving cash donations. Avoid charities offering to send a courier or overnight delivery service to collect money. Avoid charities guaranteeing sweepstakes winnings in exchange for a contribution. Avoid charities forming overnight, especially in the aftermath of natural disasters, or claim to be for police officers, veterans or firefighters.

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slow to rebound after job losses or other setbacks. “We all know somebody who needs a hand right now and may not a month from now,” Erlandson said. Though donations spike in the aftermath of major tragedies, such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina, giving is sometimes tougher for organizations addressing ongoing issues, such as homelessness and poverty. “We know that people in a huge, epic disaster don’t even think twice. It’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, Katrina, where’s my checkbook?’” Erlandson said. “Those kinds of donations are over and above their

Little things: Someone always has less FROM PAGE A4

day food drive. I didn’t have much extra to spend that week, but I knew those cans would make a difference to someone who needed them. See, it isn’t always how much you give — it’s that you do give. A few dollars here, a few items there can make all of the difference in the world to someone

normal giving.” Claire Petersky, executive director of Sammamish-based Eastside Friends of Seniors, said showing potential donors how funding is used is important. “Whether you are donating or whether you are volunteering, I think if you see a visible change in somebody else’s life, then you have a feeling that this isn’t like a neverending pit of need,” she said. The solution for Eastside Friends of Seniors is to send regular updates to donors about how donations assist the organization’s mission to aid local senior citizens. Petersky said a board member even joined the organization after reading about Eastside Friends of Seniors’ accomplishments in a message sent to donors and volunteers. “I know I made a difference in that person’s life. I think that that gives a sense of accomplishment

who has less than you do. And no matter how little you have, there is always someone who has less. Think about that when the bell ringer at the grocery store asks you if you have any change in your pocket. I remember one year many years ago when I was having a really tough year, physically and financially, that someone I didn’t know very well brought me groceries for Christmas. A ham, canned yams, marshmallows, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, green beans, and bread and rolls meant I had meals for nearly a week that I didn’t have to pay for. They even included a toy for my cat and food for my fish. It was one of the best Christmases I ever had. Kathleen R. Merrill: 392-6434, ext. 227, or Comment at

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and helps overcome that sensation of being overwhelmed,” Petersky said. (The organization changed names from Faith in Action to Eastside Friends of Seniors in late September.) Contact between organizations and donors throughout the year is essential, too, leaders at local nonprofit groups said. “If people see, here’s my 50 bucks, here’s my 100 bucks and they never hear back from you, they never see any result, they don’t know what that donation accomplished, it’s going to really compile for next year or later on this year when you go back to ask these people,” Erlandson said. “So, for us, a key is showing results.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Rob McKenna applauds Congress for pulling robocall bill State Attorney General Rob McKenna celebrated the withdrawal of the Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011 — a measure capable of opening up mobile phones to robocalls from businesses. “My thanks go to Congress for listening to the 54 state attorneys general who joined together to stand up for the privacy rights of consumers,” he said in a statement. In early December, McKenna — GOP candidate for governor in 2012 — called on Congress to oppose the legislation. McKenna’s Democratic opponent for governor, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, also opposed the measure. Washington state law prohibits robocalls for commercial purposes. Under federal law, robocalls can be placed to people who give explicit consent to receive them or in case of emergency.


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• Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bond: Construction would start in 2013 FROM PAGE A1

assessed property value — or about $3 per month for a home assessed at $400,000. If the bond passes, construction should start on May Valley’s Station 78 in 2013, although improvements to other Fire District 10 facilities could start in 2012. Funding from the bond is also meant to shore up existing facilities throughout Fire District 10, including the cramped volunteer Fire Station 76 on Tiger Mountain. The bond proposal does not include annual operating costs for firefighting equipment. The district last asked voters to approve a bond in the mid1990s. EFR and Issaquah officials recently partnered to build Station

72 near the Issaquah Park & Ride as a showcase for “green” technology. Backer said although Fire District 10 officials might incorporate some “green” features in the proposed Fire Station 78 construction, the project is unlikely to mirror Station 72. In a unanimous decision at a Nov. 16 meeting, Fire District 10’s five-member commission decided to put the bond question on the February ballot. “The commissioners have been discussing the need and reviewing options for the majority of the past year,” EFR Chief Lee Soptich said. “With the favorable bond market and a very competitively priced construction environment, this is one of the most cost effective times to be investing in the infrastructure of the district.” Overall, EFR serves 120,000 people spread across almost 200 square miles. The agency’s service area includes Issaquah, Sammamish, North Bend, Fire District 10 and Fire District 38 — unincorporated King County near North Bend and Snoqualmie. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Fund: ‘I know how hard it is to ask’ FROM PAGE A1

requesting assistance is embarrassed or reluctant. “I know how hard it is to ask,” Taylor said. “All of us volunteers, we could be in your place one day. There’s not much separating us. Somehow you just have to draw on that inner strength, because people want to help you — but it’s still difficult for some of them to ask.” The experience at the Issaquah Community Services office impressed the Iraq veteran. “After they helped me out with the rent and got me caught up, they actually called and checked up on me afterwards,” he said. “It’s not one of those places that will help you out and then say, ‘Hey, stop bugging us.’” Issaquah Community Services helped 503 families from October 2010 to October 2011. Holiday donations through Merry Christmas Issaquah enable the organization to help people in the coming year. The fund has received more than $700,000 in donations since


Help by making a tax-deductible donation to Issaquah Community Services. The organization is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Send donations to Merry Christmas Issaquah, c/o The Issaquah Press, P.O. Box 1328, Issaquah, WA 98027. The names of donors — but not amounts — are published in The Press unless anonymity is requested.

starting in 1981. The holiday fundraising drive accounts for about 65 percent of Issaquah Community Services’ annual budget. The city provides office space and overhead, so 100 percent of donations go to people in need. Merry Christmas Issaquah set a record last year as 215 donors contributed $66,297. The goal for the 2011 fundraising drive is $65,000. Still, Issaquah Community Services sometimes struggles to meet the outsized demand. “Merry Christmas Issaquah is Issaquah Community Services,” Taylor said. “If it weren’t for the Merry Christmas Issaquah fund, we probably wouldn’t still be around.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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Regulators file complaint against PSE for disconnect fee State regulators issued a complaint against Puget Sound Energy and said the utility improperly charged a residential-visit disconnect fee to electricity and natural gas customers. In the complaint issued Dec. 14, state Utilities and Transportation Commission staffers said PSE committed 1,639 violations of state consumer protection rules. Staffers also asked the commission to require the utility to refund customers charged the $13 fee in error. Officials said a PSE representative could only charge the fee if he or she went to the residence to disconnect service. Under state rules, PSE may not charge a disconnect-visit fee if the utility visits a customer’s home for a purpose other than to disconnect service, such as leaving a 24-hour termination notice or collecting a payment. The three-member commission is due to schedule a hearing for the complaint. Then, the company has 20 days to respond. The commission could assess PSE as much as $1,000 for each violation. If punished, PSE is not allowed to pass any penalty costs to customers through rates. Bellevue-based PSE serves more than 1 million electric customers and almost 750,000 natural gas customers in Western Washington, including Issaquah.

PSE warns customers about email scam Puget Sound Energy warned customers to beware of a fraudulent email meant to mimic a billpayment notification. The bogus email does not affect PSE customer accounts. The email resembles the notice PSE sends to online-billing customers when a utility bill is ready to be viewed and paid. The message contains PSE’s logo and some legitimate links to the utility’s website. The phony email has reached

some PSE customers, plus people in other states. The email is part of a nationwide phishing scam. In email billing notifications, PSE always addresses customers by their full name rather than using “Dear Customer” — a clue of the fraudulent email. Another indication of the false email is the boldfaced message, “Refer to the attached file.” PSE’s website advises customers to take the following steps if they receive the bogus email. Customers should not click on the link in the email or open any attachments. Then, they should delete the email notice immediately. PSE customers should call 1-888-225-5773 toll free if they have questions or want to learn more.

Restaurateurs’ wine earns top marks from magazine Wine Enthusiast magazine named a wine produced by local restaurateurs as a top wine. In its December issue, the magazine praised Poggio Nardone 2006 Brunello Di Montalcino as “an absolutely gorgeous Brunello with incredibly smooth, rich and beautiful aromas of mature blackberry, coffee, tobacco and smoky barbecue sauce. The wine’s texture is dense but also silky and the fruit-driven finish lasts many minutes.” The wine is produced in Italy’s Tuscany region. The wine topped a list of 100 wines from around the globe in the magazine’s Top 100 Cellar Selections 2011. In Issaquah, the wine-producing Nardone family operates Montalcino Ristorante Italiano downtown. The eatery features the wine honored in Wine Enthusiast. Giovanni Nardone, Nardone Wine & Food founder and CEO, has a traditional history of discovering and producing fine wines. In addition to wine, the family also imports Italian food products and uses many at the Issaquah restaurant.

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County warns residents about property tax email scam King County officials warned residents about a possible email scam Dec. 15, after the county received calls from people about a bogus online property tax payment. The callers reported receiving false confirmation of online property tax payments made through the King County e-commerce system. The county did not send the emails, and the county’s e-commerce system has not been compromised. “It appears that someone copied our standard payment confirmation email and altered the header in the email so that it appears to be from King County,� county Chief Information Officer Bill Kehoe said in a statement. “These messages did not come from King County, and the recipients have not made any payments with us.� The county encourages residents to practice safe computing habits. If a property owner has not made a King County tax payment via the online system, but received a notification email from, he or she should delete the message and not open any attachments. “We have robust protections on all of our information technology systems,� Kehoe said. “The email addresses did not come from our database. Residents can rest easy, knowing that their personal information is secure.�

Leaders urge donors to avoid holiday charity scams Secretary of State Sam Reed and state Attorney General Rob McKenna urged consumers to beware of holiday charity scams Dec. 14, and unveiled a report to help people donate wisely. The report, compiled by the Charities Division in Reed’s office, spotlights recent financial information for commercial fundraisers soliciting or collecting donations on behalf of charity clients. Throughout 2011, charities using commercial fundraisers in Washington received 56 percent of total donations raised by the

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The Issaquah Press fundraisers — lower than the 77 percent in last year’s report. The commercial fundraisers use many methods to solicit the public, including telephone calls and mailers. The fundraisers then take a cut of the donations before sending money to the charitable organization, or charge a fee for services. Reed’s office offers a searchable guide to registered charities at aspx. Users can get instant financial histories and other information for fundraisers and charities. Consumers can also call 1-800332-4483 toll free for the information. Victims of charity fraud should contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Resource Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays at 1-800-551-4636 toll free or file a complaint at

Walmart campaign donates to Eastside Baby Corner Issaquah-based nonprofit organization Eastside Baby Corner received a Christmas gift from

Walmart 12 days early. The retail giant donated $5,000 to Eastside Baby Corner through the “12 Days of Giving� Facebook campaign. Overall, Walmart announced donations of $125,000 to 17 nonprofit groups nationwide. The groups focus on promoting better conditions for children. Walmart announced the awards Dec. 13. Throughout the 12-day campaign, Walmart plans to award $1.5 million to 145 organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. “Our Facebook campaign led us to so many organizations that are empowering our next generation this holiday season and year round,� Julie Gehrki, senior director at the Walmart Foundation, said in a statement. Walmart put out a call for nominations in the “12 Days of Giving� campaign on Facebook. The call resulted in more than 5,400 nominations, as Facebook users shared photos and short descriptions of organizations’ impacts on communities. Then, a panel from the Walmart Foundation reviewed submissions

and selected organizations focused on providing basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and baby supplies. Karen Ridlon, a pediatric nurse practitioner, started Eastside Baby Corner in 1990 to address inadequate care for babies.

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King County is encouraging revelers to turn the holiday season red and “green.â€? The county Solid Waste Division launched the Green Holidays campaign at to educate consumers about how to cut waste, save energy and support the local economy during the holiday season. The campaign covers holiday dĂŠcor, entertaining, Christmas tree-cycling and more. The “greenâ€? motif also extends to cards, packaging and gift wrap. Residents can dump grease from entertaining, for instance, at designated drop-off sites to avoid clogged pipes in the sewer system and recy-

Get your gifts wrapped and your picture taken with Pablo the Donkey and help support the Issaquah and Maple Valley food banks. The event is sponsored by the Golden Horseshoes 4-H Club and is planned from 3-7 p.m. Dec. 22 in front of the Quintessence Gift Shop, 23916 S.E. Kent-Kangley Road, Maple Valley. With some dressed as elves, 4-H members will wrap gifts and pose for pictures with visitors and Pablo, Golden Horseshoes organizer Tammy Reeve said. Pictures will be printed at the site. Cash donations to benefit the two food banks will be accepted, though Reeve said donations of items for the food banks would be taken as well.

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Senior wins President’s Volunteer Service Award By Charlotte Anthony

IF YOU GO 2011 Issaquah Reindeer Festival 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Dec. 26-30 Cougar Mountain Zoo 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah General admission $12.50; seniors $11.50; children under 12 $10.50


Rogue, Cougar Mountain Zoo’s 5-month-old reindeer, looks through a window checking out visitors to Santa’s house during the Reindeer Festival this month.

Rogue the reindeer is ready to take the reins By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter He may be only 5 months old, but he already weighs 84 pounds and is about three and half feet tall at his shoulders. Especially as this is the holiday time of year, he has made numerous personal appearances at Christmas tree lightings and similar events, said Robyn Barfoot, general curator of the Cougar Mountain Zoological Park. The toddler in question, however, probably is not going to be caught sitting on Santa’s lap. Instead, Rogue the reindeer already is harness trained and ready to help pull Santa’s sleigh, Barfoot said. “Santa likes to refer to him as ‘Blitzen,’” Barfoot added. Rogue even already has his own Christ-

mas song. The private Cougar Mountain Academy is near the zoo. Teachers and children there have come up with a version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” using Rogue’s name, Barfoot said. Incidentally, Rogue was named in honor of the Issaquah Brewhouse and its Rogue Ales. The restaurant and brewery is a zoo sponsor, Barfoot said. The arrival of Rogue, the newest addition to the zoo’s herd of reindeer, was “somewhat of a surprise,” she said. Rogue’s mother is an older deer, one zoo staff believed probably was past breeding age. While Rogue was healthy at birth, his mother was unable to produce milk to feed him. As a result, zoo staff members took on the responsibility of hand-feeding young Rogue. During Rogue’s early days, someone had to be on call around the clock, said Sasha Puskar, a senior keeper at the zoo.

“It was time-consuming,” Puskar said of the process, adding it provided Rogue not only with food, but also stimulation and enrichment. Balls and different natural toys were used to help entertain and educate Rogue during his youngest days. “Now we’ve just got this healthy reindeer,” Barfoot said. “We expect him to grow to be a pretty big bull.” Rogue eventually could weigh as much as 325 to 350 pounds. Officials are convinced Rogue will be a good-sized reindeer as he already is developing pretty rapidly, Barfoot said. Rogue is the first reindeer born at the zoo in some time. Cougar Mountain stopped breeding reindeer, Barfoot said, as its reindeer population was at what she called a comfortable level. That has changed as the zoo’s animals naturally

have grown older. The zoo has obtained a young male and Rogue is the first of what officials hope will be a number of new reindeer. The zoo is presently in the midst of its annual Reindeer Festival, featuring Rogue, of course, but also adult reindeer, visits with Santa and other attractions. But the reindeer are really a year-round attraction, according to Barfoot, who added the animal’s coats change dramatically with the seasons. For example, in late summer, the reindeer sport a chocolate-brown color with white beards. “It’s so beautiful,” Barfoot said. Learn more about the zoo and its programs at Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

Issaquah High School senior Allie Lustig won the silver level President’s Volunteer Service Award for more than 200 hours of community service Allie Lustig with the city of Issaquah during 2010. The silver level award is given by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to young adults who complete 175 to 249 hours of community service to thank and honor Americans who have inspired others to engage in volunteer service. Lustig said that it was important for her to volunteer to give back to the community. “I think you should give back to the places that give to you,” she said. “I grew up here and now that I’m going to college, I feel good that I gave back to the community that gave so much to me.” In addition to an official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin and a personalized certificate of achievement, Lustig also received a congratulatory letter from President Obama. “I think that it’s absolutely wonderful that she won the award, because service in your community is part of learning about your world,” said Barbara de Michele, executive director of the Issaquah Community Network. “It teaches you about how other people live and how people are, and that’s an important part of education.” Besides serving as a student representative for the Issaquah Community Network board of directors, Lustig is also co-president of the city’s Youth Advisory Board. As part of the Youth Advisory Board, Lustig has worked to plan community service projects such See AWARD, Page B3

Still rethinking public space after 25 years Pomegranate Center designs with openness, inclusion By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter


Daniel Martinez-Otto, of Sammamish, poses with volunteer firefighters Michele Julum (left) and Emily Harig, and Frosty the Snowman (Discovery Elementary School Principal Tera Coyle) after giving a toy to Hopelink at Discovery on Dec. 16.

EFR teams with Santa to deliver a Christmas for families in need By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter What’s not to love about climbing onto a fire truck and seeing your principal dressed up as Frosty the Snowman? Hundreds of Discovery Elementary School students and their families literally filled Eastside Fire & Rescue’s traveling reindeer fire truck to capacity with toys Dec. 16. A steady stream of children poured out of the school onto the back playground for more than three hours on the last day before winter break, as they handed off toys for fellow youths they don’t

know. “I’ve never filled up the engine ‘til today,” said Emily Harig, a volunteer firefighter with EFR. Harig and fellow volunteer firefighter Michele Julum estimated that the students donated 500 items, including Candy Land, Bop-It and other types of toys. The one-day effort was part of a massive, two-week food and toy drive to benefit Hopelink and the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. When it was all said and done, Discovery families donated 2,874 See EFR, Page B3

While he now describes his work as community building, Milenko Matanovic says he began that work after realizing he was a frustrated artist. Founder and executive director of the Issaquah-based Pomegranate Center, Matanovic, 64, contends that art lives too much in concert halls, museums and other similar spots. “They’re all kind of like temples, right?” he said. “My own sense is that art should be infused into our daily lives.” Marking its 25th anniversary this year, Matanovic’s nonprofit Pomegranate Center has attempted to move art out of the “temples” and into the every day. Doing that is where the idea of community building comes in, Matanovic said. “Pomegranate isn’t the easiest thing in the world to explain,” admitted Katya Matanovic, one of Milenko’s daughters and Pomegranate’s managing director. For the most part, with plenty of help required from the community involved, Pomegranate’s efforts are focused on creating parks or commons-like areas and including plenty of artistic touches. Milenko Matanovic seems to have borrowed the idea of the commons from Europe where he said many, if not most, traditional communities have a central, public space. Locally, the Pomegranate Center is responsible for several projects including, for example, the planning and construction of Ashland Park in


Pomegranate Center Managing Director Katya Matanovic (left) and founder and Executive Director Milenko Matanovic stand before pictures of past Pomegranate projects on display in their Issaquah headquarters. the Issaquah Highlands. While he could conceivably be talking about many Pomegranate Center projects, Matanovic said he saw the highlands’ park as “a place where festivals or a fair can happen.” And at this point, he hits on two themes related to Pomegranate’s community building, themes that might be summed up as openness and inclusion. For example, children are welcome at Ashland, but it is not exclusively a playground. Art elements at Ashland Park include a large pole with a handmade design. Actually, even the park’s light poles are handmade, Matanovic said. While there are no special plans

for any public celebration of Pomegranate’s 25th year, Matanovic said he and his staff celebrated this summer by completing what amounted to a record five projects in five months. He figures some 8,000 volunteer hours went into the work. When construction season comes to an end, that hardly means the Pomegranate Center shuts down. Matanovic takes what he described as a three-pronged approach to community building. One aspect is the building of various projects, but another is the planning for those projects that entails a lot of public meetings and so on. A third aspect is leadership

training, done through what Matanovic calls “Multiple Victories Workshops.” He said every project needs to have more than one goal and thus the “multiple victories” portion of the workshop title. Matanovic believes his overall approach and philosophy is starting to gain some traction outside of the immediate area. While the Pomegranate Center is headquartered in donated space in Issaquah, Pomegranate is starting to spread its influence nationwide with, for example, a project in Alabama. See CENTER, Page B3

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Donate your tree The Boy Scouts will be going through Sammamish and Issaquah Highlands neighborhoods to pick up and recycle Christmas trees. Place your tree and suggested donation of $15 to $30 (check only, payable to Boy Scouts of America) curbside by 8 a.m. Trees with tinsel or nails or flocked trees cannot be accepted. Learn more at

Events Master Naturalist Training Program, an 11-week training program on wildlife ecology, wetland management, forest restoration, cultural history, plant identification, environmental interpretation and more, presented by the Bellevue Parks & Community Services, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 3 through April 13, at the Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Apply at environmental-volunteering.htm. Learn more by contacting Alexandra DySard at 452-4195 or Applications are due by Jan. 6.

Religion Eastridge Church presents the following activities at its Issaquah campus, 24205 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road. Call 270-6300. Candlelight Christmas Eve — 4, 5:30, 7 and 11 p.m. Christmas Morning — 11 a.m. Dec. 25

Fundraisers Cartridge World in Issaquah is collecting nonperishable food items for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank through the holiday season to help assist those in need. Bring in three or more items to the Issaquah Cartridge World, 1175 N.W. Gilman Blvd., through the end of the year and receive 15 percent off a purchase during that visit to the store. Learn what the food and clothing bank needs most at AAA’s fourth annual Soap for Hope campaign collects unused and unopened toiletry items and distributes them to persons in need via local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations. Donations may be dropped off at the AAA Issaquah office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 102, through the end of the year. New, full- and sample-sized toiletry items, such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and deodorant will be accepted. Go to index.asp.

Volunteers Issaquah History Museums needs volunteers to be docents greeting the public at the restored Train Depot, or at the old Town Hall and adjacent jail (or both). Also, help is needed with mailings and scanning of photos. Learn more by contacting Karen at or 392-3500. Mountains to Sound Greenway needs volunteers for tree

potting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 7 through Feb. 25, at the Greenway Native Plant Nursery. Learn more or RSVP at or call 206-812-0122.

Classes A special Nia movement fitness class to benefit Cancer Lifeline is from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 31 at DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. The event features University House instructor Barbara Krauss and Village Green instructor Stephanie Rostad. The minimum donation is $15. All proceeds will benefit Cancer Lifeline. Learn more by contacting Pauline Osborne at 702-2416 or Winter quarter registration is under way at the Julius Boehm Pool. Register now for one or all sessions. Popular programs include swimming lessons, water aerobics, safety classes and party rentals. Register or learn more at or call 837-3350. Winter 1 Session: Jan. 4-26 Winter 2 Session: Jan. 30 to Feb. 23 Winter 3 Session: Feb. 27 to March 21 ArtEAST offers the following workshops at its Art Center, 95 Front St. N., unless otherwise noted. Go to or call 996-8553. “Figure Drawing Open Studio” — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays Jan. 9 to Feb. 27, $109 to $226, depending on number of sessions “Beginners Workshop in Poetry Writing” — 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Hailstone Class Annex, 232 Front St. N., $45 “Byzantine Bracelet” — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 14, $100 “Visual Journaling: Saying More Than Words Can Say” — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 to Feb. 5, $110 “Chainmail Bracelet” — 6:309:30 p.m. Jan. 17, $100 “Mud Pies: Clay Play for Parents and Children” — 2-4 p.m. Jan. 18, $10 per participant “Topics in Expressive Figure Drawing” — 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, $55 ($185 for four sessions) “Pondering Pub” — 6-9 p.m. Jan. 19, $10 donation “Art for the Soul” — 9:30 a.m. to noon, Jan. 20, $18, Hailstone Class Annex, 232 Front St. N. “Introduction to Encaustics” — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 22, $125 “Poetry Writing Workshop” — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 to Feb. 29, $125, Hailstone Class Annex, 232 Front St. N. “Watercolors: Pushing the Puddle” — Fridays 2-4 p.m. Jan. 27 to Feb. 10, $125 “Wire, Wax and Fabric” — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28-29, $175

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The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. The library will be closed Dec. 24-25 for the Christmas holiday. Season for Singing with Nancy Stewart, for ages 2-10 with an adult, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21 Computer Class: “One-onOne Assistance,” 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 27 “Play & Learn Chinese,” for newborns to age 5, 10:30 a.m. Fridays “Talk Time: An English Conversation Class,” for adults, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Lunch Bunch Story Times, for ages 3-6 with an adult, noon Tuesdays Toddler Story Time, for ages 24-36 months, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Wednesdays Waddler Story Times, for ages 12 to 24 months with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays Preschool Story Times, for ages 3-6 with an adult, 11 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays Spanish Story Times, for all young children with an adult, 6 p.m. Mondays Study Zone SAT Review, for teens, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Study Zone, for teens to get free homework help, call 3925430 for days and times FreePlay, all ages: Borrow (with library card and ID) a Nintendo DS and game to play at the library. Citizenship classes, adults, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays

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Enholm, Fruge’ Enholm, Fruge’ Emily Enholm, of Kirkland, and Martin Fruge’, of Issaquah, were married Sept. 18, 2011, at the Lake Union Café in Seattle. A reception followed. The bride is the daughter of Cherie Enholm, of Kirkland, and Chris Enholm, of Renton. The matron of honor was Ellen HolmesBrandis and the maid of honor was Kelsey Perrin. The bridesmaids were Emese Palotas, Kristen Perrin and Nicole LeClech. The groom is the son of Dwight and Linda Fruge’, of Issaquah. The best man was Chris Ebbert and the groomsmen were Matt Fruge’, Adam Fruge’, Taylor Jones and Mitch Montgomery. The couple enjoyed a 10-day honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Emily is a 2008 graduate of Western Washington University. She is employed by Nordstrom corporate, in Seattle, as an expense analyst. Martin graduated from Renton Technical College in 2001. He is employed by Horizon Ford, in Seattle, as a diesel specialist.

Meet Perdi! This gorgeous 3-year-old Himalayan mix has a stunning aesthetic that is only outdone by her endearing personality. Perdi is an affectionate girl who enjoys keeping you company while you shower her with love and affection.

These pets may already have been adopted by the time you see these photos. If you’re interested in adopting these or other animals, contact the Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 641-0080, go to or email All adopted animals go home spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, with 30 days of free pet health insurance and a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian. The Seattle Humane Society is now open from noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week.



The following events take place at the Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E. “The Reindeer and the Dreidel Puppet Show,” presented by Dragon Theater Puppets for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22 “Joyful Noise! with the Noiseguy,” presented by Charlie Williams the Noiseguy for ages 5 and up, 3 p.m. Dec. 27 “Professor Payne’s Amazing Flea Circus & Magic Show!” presented by Payne Fifield for ages 5 and up, 3 p.m. Dec. 29

Meaghan Victory is top fundraising student


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Issaquah Valley Senior Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 75 N.E. Creek Way. Activities are open to people 55 and older. Call 392-2381. Nurse’s Clinic, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. first and third Tuesday Free transportation for grocery shopping, 1 p.m. Fridays Free art classes — 1-3 p.m. Fridays Weekly yoga classes — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, $5 Activity Night — 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays Board games — 2 p.m. Wednesdays Books & More — 10:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays Broadway Show Tunes Sing Along — 2 p.m. Thursdays English as a Second Language, intermediate level, 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays Intermediate SAIL, 9:3010:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, $35 for 10 classes Beginning SAIL, 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays and Fridays, $35 for 10 classes Party bridge — 10:55 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Duplicate bridge — 1 p.m. third Tuesday Cards — 8:30 a.m. Thursdays Food bank deliveries — 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays Happy Hookers — 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays

Meet Hercules! This 8month-old boxer mix is a big hunk of love. Hercules will show his adoration for you with big wet kisses and lots of tail wags. He’s a goofy guy that would do great with a family who loves play time as much as he does.

Issaquah High School student Meaghan Victory, 15, was the top team and individual fundraiser for the second year in a row for the Arthritis Foundation's Seattle Jingle Bell Run. She gathered 101 team members to run the 5K race and raised $12,258. Victory has been an advocate for arthritis since being diagnosed at age 11.

Mead & Hunt Inc., a leading national architectural and engineering firm, announced the selection of Andy Platz as president and the transition of Raj Sheth to the role of chief executive officer. Mead & Hunt is an employeeowned architectural and engineering consulting firm with 22 offices coast to coast. The Issaquah office is at 1180 N.W. Maple St., Suite 105.

Kennan Mell wins Sammamish Pokémon City Championships Kennan Mell, 15, of Sammamish, won first place at the 2011 Sammamish Pokémon City Championships Dec. 11, earning a top city ranking and championship points that count toward a potential invitation to the Pokémon U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis next summer. “What makes an event like the Pokémon City Championships so special is the involvement and support it receives from the local community,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Co. International. “The Sammamish area has a strong group of Pokémon players who enjoyed a great weekend of competition.” Learn more about tournaments at organized-play.

Molly and Richard Robbers in 1951 The Robbers celebrate their 60th anniversary Richard and Molly Robbers, Issaquah residents from 19631987 who are currently living in Everett, will celebrate their 60th anniversary Dec. 28. They have six children. You could say that the first decade of Belfair couple Rick and Molly Robbers’ life together indelibly shaped the five decades that followed. They spent their honeymoon, beginning Dec. 28, 1951, coaxing a 1949 Ford convertible from Everett to Pensacola, Fla., where Rick was stationed in the Naval Aviation Cadet Program. Cadets weren’t supposed to be married and once when Rick returned to the base after curfew, having secretly tended to his ailing bride, a smug duty officer wrote him up, eager to bust Rick’s chops. Was seeing Molly a few minutes more that night worth it? “Of course,” Rick said. It didn’t hurt later when Rick — aboard a troop transport taking newly minted naval officers to N.A.S. Barber’s Point, Oahu, Hawaii — greeted that same duty officer, washed out and dishing up chow. On the heels of the Korean War, Rick’s squadron, the VP-6 “Blue Sharks,” were sent to the Far East to patrol shipping lanes in the Western Pacific. Back in Honolulu, Molly spent those eight months apart from her husband making lifelong friends with the other squadron wives and dreaming of starting her family. The Navy deployed VP-6 to Kodiak, Alaska, in October 1954; once again Rick took to the skies while Molly returned to Everett. Two months later, Rick tried to surprise Molly for their anniversary by flying down, but snowstorms turned him back. Meanwhile, Molly flew to Alaska to

Richard and Molly Robbers in 2011 surprise Rick. (Eventually they met up.) By summer 1955, Rick and Molly had left active duty and hired on with United Airlines. Rick attended flight training in Denver and a few months later the couple was assigned to Los Angeles, but it was an exceptionally lonely time for Molly. “I knew no one,” she said. “Our friends were still in Denver, and Rick was flying puddlejumpers for three or four days at a time.” A few years later, Rick, furloughed from United and working for Continental Airlines, returned to Denver for more flight training while Molly stayed in Mountain View to sell their house. Eventually, United recalled Rick, and Molly, who was visiting family in Everett, rejoined him just in time for their son, Richard Lee, to make his own debut in August 1958. After the babies started coming — over 10 years, MaryAnne, David, Susan and Nancy joined the family — Rick gained enough seniority to bid time off to welcome each arrival. Until he retired in 1989, Rick’s commercial flying career took him from Bangkok to Boston, and all points in between. Of course, there were scads of vacations and family times together, but the skies always beckoned. After retirement, Rick and Molly were rarely apart for more than a few days at a time. During the times Rick was away for either country or career, Molly held her own with the Navy, neighbors and naysayers; when reunited, the couple simply picked up where they left off, and it has worked for 60 years. Is the old chestnut true — did absence make their hearts grow fonder all those years? Molly nods and takes Rick’s hand. Rick simply grins.

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Margaret Ann Collins

Margaret Ann Collins, of Gig Harbor, died Dec. 14, 2011, at Franciscan Hospice/University Place. She was 87. Margaret was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Seattle.

She lived in Issaquah from 1960-1990, and owned Issaquah Floral from 1965-1979. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold Collins. View a full obituary and online guest book at

Mark Crabtree Andrew Mark Crabtree, of Issaquah, passed away in his home at University House on Dec. 12, 2011, with his family present. Mark Crabtree He was born Feb. 3, 1925. His final years were marked with numerous health problems, but throughout it all he maintained a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. The love for his family, and by his family, instilled in him a very strong will to live, inspiring him to pursue new treatment options even the day before his death.

Born and raised in Kansas, the only child of Bessie and Arthur Crabtree, Mark was preceded in death by his infant son Mark and by his wife Ann Faup, the love of his life for 65 years. His three surviving children are Michele Cage and Shawn Crabtree, both of Issaquah, and Yolande Wackerman, of Menlo Park, Calif.; his eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. His service in the United States Air Force and his civilian work as an industrial engineer brought him much personal satisfaction. The family wishes to thank all of Mark's caregivers who assisted him in his final years. A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 19. Friends are invited to sign the family’s online guest book at

Patricia Dallas Patricia Dallas passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14. Pat was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Los Angeles. She was a 28-year resident of Redmond and Sammamish, and a retiree from PACCAR Inc. Throughout her life Pat loved reading and flowers, and shared homemade cards with many

POMEGRANATE CENTER EARNS SUSTAINABILITY HONOR Sustainable Seattle, a regional nonprofit organization focused on steps to measure sustainability, honored the Issaquah-based Pomegranate Center on Dec. 7. The organization honored the Pomegranate Center as a Leader in Sustainability in the Personal Environment category. (The other categories included Built Environment, Social Environment and Natural Environment.) Milenko Matanovic, a community organizer and artist, founded the Pomegranate Center in 1986. Each category featured a pair of honorees — one nominee recognized for leadership in sustainability and one nominee recognized for innovation in sustainability. The organization said the Pomegranate Center “has been advancing the ideas of sustainability for the past 25 years. They understand that a sustainable community is not just about using natural resources wisely, it’s about using


pounds of food and hygiene necessities from Dec. 12-16, including 305 pounds of pasta and rice, 477 pounds of peanut butter and jelly, 811 pounds of flour and sugar, 625 pounds of oils and sauces and 656 pounds of diapers and toiletries, Principal Tera Coyle said. In addition, fourth-graders spent much of their last day of school making uplifting cards for cancer patients at Seattle Children’s. She was excited about the outpouring of generosity from the Sammamish students and families. “We have an incredible community that has more than a lot of others and is willing to give back to the community that is less fortunate,” Coyle said. Harig and Julum delivered the load of toys to the Carnation Hopelink facility, where organizers would arrange them in a store-like setting for needy families to come “shop” for gifts to give their children. The firefighters had to rush because the reindeer fire engine had to be back in Sammamish that afternoon for another community event, they said. The truck has become somewhat of an institution during the holidays in the area. EFR began running the truck, outfitted with a wreath and a sleigh-toting Rudolph, in 1992, said Josie Williams, the agency’s communications officer. Off-duty firefighters volunteered to drive it around town or use it to collect food or toys in various neighborhoods. “It started as something we

friends and family. She viewed climbing Mount Rainier and raising her son Chris as her greatest achievements. Survivors include her son Chris, husband Jim, father David Gonzales and sister Gloria Gomez. A memorial service will be planned in the spring. The family suggests remembrances to the NW Kidney Center —

human resources creatively and wisely, bringing vitality to neighborhoods and encouraging the human connection.” The nomination recognized the Pomegranate Center for helping communities build gathering places in the past year. The other winner in the Personal Environment category is Sarah Elwood, a University of Washington geography professor focused on how community organizations and grassroots groups can use maps, geographic information systems and online spatial technologies to advance work for social and environmental justice and sustainability. Sustainable Seattle announced the winners of the Sustainable Community Outstanding Leadership and Innovation Awards at the group’s annual dinner. The group relied on a 12-person panel of independent judges to select the honors. Founded in 1991, Sustainable Seattle promotes sustainability in the Central Puget Sound area, nationally and internationally.

thought would be kind of nice to have, just to drive through the communities,” Williams said. “It really was just a thank you to the community.” But since then, its popularity has risen significantly. Residents in numerous cities began requesting the reindeer truck for their food and toy collections. Nowadays, the truck shows up to almost an event a day from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31, Williams said. At events like the Sammamish Christmas tree and menorah lighting ceremony, families posed for photos in the wooden sleigh atop the engine’s roof. The fire agency has partnered with numerous schools, including Discovery and Creekside elementary schools, and community organizations to benefit primarily the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and Hopelink. In 2010, Williams said, EFR toy collections helped 169 families through Hopelink. And as of Dec. 15, the agency had helped collect and deliver 15,000 pounds of food and $1,100 to the food bank. And for the firefighters, it’s all off the clock. “This is all on a volunteer basis that we’re doing this,” Williams said. Kris Betker, of Hopelink, stressed the impact efforts like the Discovery and EFR toy and food drives have on low-income families in the area — especially as donations are a bit down from last year. “What the kids and firefighters are doing is incredibly important to us,” Betker said. “Gifts are just something the families can’t afford. For the kids to step up and help each other is just so inspiring. It’s especially heartwarming to us. It’s one of my favorite times of year.”


as coordinating a food drive with Safeway to help raise 1,200 pounds of food for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. De Michele said that volunteers are an important part of our society. “I think it sends an important message in our community that volunteering is valued,” she said of the award. Issaquah Parks & Recreation Coordinator Cathy Jones, who has known Lustig for three years, said that it has been inspirational for her to see the important work that Lustig has done for the community. “From the get-go, she has been active and involved, and her peers on the board have looked to her as a leader,” Jones said. “She’s organized, dependable, self-motivated and what drives all of that is that she is passionate … that’s what’s so inspiring about her.” Jones said that recognition is important because it serves as a model for younger students to see that there is something to strive for. “Allie is definitely a standout, but when I work with the Youth Advisory Board, these kids are the cream of the crop with their leadership, community service and passion for going above and beyond,” Jones said. “I am sure we will see more of these awards coming through our doors.” Lustig plans to major in computer engineering with an emphasis on business and marketing, and she hopes to work in the field of high-tech product management. Charlotte Anthony is a student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory. Comment at

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Skyline not thrilled with effort in 59-51 win over Newport Will Parker has career night, feels he could have done more By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter It didn’t matter to Skyline High School guard Will Parker that he had scored a career-high 25 points Dec. 16. He knew it was mostly Newport’s mistakes that allowed his Spartans to win and for him to get so many scoring opportunities. He was happy about helping his team win, but focused on what Skyline will have to work on over the winter break if it wants to succeed against KingCo Conference 4A competition this season. Parker scored 18 second-half points — 10 from the free-throw line — to lead Skyline to a 59-51 victory over the visiting Newport Knights. The Spartans improved to 2-0 in KingCo play and 4-0 overall. Newport fell to 2-2 in KingCo and 2-4 overall. “I could’ve played better than I did,” Parker said. “We didn’t come out strong. We got lazy with the ball.” Newport led 17-10 after a slow first quarter for Skyline. But the Spartans narrowed the margin in the second quarter to make it 2826 Newport at halftime. Sopho-

more guard Hunter Cikatz hit two 3-pointers for Skyline and his older brother, Bryan Cikatz, scored his seven points all in the first half. Hunter finished with nine. Newport relied on 13 points from sophomore guard Will Ferris, who drained three 3-pointers, and junior forward Isaac Dotson, who scored eight in the first half and went four-for-four from the freethrow line. Both teams got out to a slow third-quarter start and didn’t really recover. While Skyline had a tough time composing itself on offense, so did Newport. Skyline’s defense held relatively strong down low and forced the Knights to take hasty and off-balance shots. Newport scored just six points in the third quarter, to Skyline’s 15. The Knights made 10 of 12 freethrow attempts in all. But Skyline hit 12 of 23 in just the second half, with Parker sinking 10 of his 15 second-half attempts from the free-throw line. Skyline J. Jay Davis wasn’t excited about his team’s play, whether Parker had a career-high night or not.

“We had very little to do with it,” Davis said regarding Newport’s poor performance after the game. “They had every shot they wanted.” He highlighted the Spartans’ lack of focus on offense, which led to sloppy ball movement and missed scoring opportunities. He alluded to Skyline relying too much on Newport’s mistakes, as well as an inflated ego from a lopsided victory Dec. 15 against a visiting team from Australia. “They had no capacity to focus on the things at hand,” Davis said. “They’ve got a rude awakening if they think this is how they can play.” The amount of “free-throws was a snapshot of where their focus was,” he added. Skyline heads to Palm Springs where it will face Harvard-Westlake (Los Angeles) Dec. 27, Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Dec. 28, and Bishop Manogue (Reno, Nev.) Dec. 29. Skyline wins KingCo opener Skyline won its KingCo opener Dec. 13 by defeating host Redmond, 58-44. The Spartans broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter by outscoring Redmond, 16-8. Senior forward Lucas Shannon, of Skyline, led all players with 19 points. Parker added 16 points and Nick Kassuba had 15 for the Spartans.

Eagles fall in overtime, 73-67 By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter


Hunter Cikatz (23), Skyline High School sophomore guard, goes up for a shot as Calvin Throckmorton, Newport High School freshman center, defends during the third quarter Dec. 16.

Liberty student athletes prepare for collegiate soccer By Christina Lords Issaquah Press Reporter


Liberty High School seniors Cassidy Nangle and Kimi Fry know success on the soccer field isn’t something that’s just handed to you. “You just have to make sure you put in the dedication and hard work, and it really pays off for you,” Fry said. “You can’t just hope for it, you have to work for it every day.” For Nangle, soccer has been something she keeps going back to because even though the sport requires time, dedication and sacrifice, there’s nothing sweeter in the world than winning a close game or helping a team make it


Above, Kimberly Fry, Liberty senior midfielder (right), and Nicole Candioglos, Skyline senior midfielder, brace for impact with the soccer ball during a Sept. 6 match. At top, Cassidy Nangle smiles after signing a letter of intent Oct. 28 to play for the University of Oklahoma.

to the state championship match. “There’s no other greater feeling than that reward, that payoff,” she said. “Success requires sacrifice. It’s a sport that lives by that quote. I’ve thrived on that. I feel like you have to be very selfmotivated, very team-oriented to be successful in this sport.” After developing a strong foundation in soccer here — at Liberty and playing on competitive club teams — both girls will be going on to play the sport in college. The foundation in soccer they’ve been able to find here — through Liberty’s varsity team and competitive club and youth teams —— has enabled them to set their sights on new goals: playing the sport in college. Nangle, who said she’s played the sport since she was 10, will take off for the University of Oklahoma in January. Fry, who started youth soccer as a 6-yearold, has committed to the University of San Diego to play there next year. For Nangle, finding a school with athletic prowess wasn’t the only thing on her checklist. She wanted a university that would provide academic opportunities as well, she said. Her fascination with how the human body works and her need for a high-intensity job has sparked an interest in nursing as a career path, she said. “I know I couldn’t sit in a cubicle all day,” she said. “Soccer always has me meeting new peoSee SOCCER, Page B5

With less than a minute to go and her team down by two, Eastlake High School junior guard Caleigh McCabe knew she had to do something. She hit the “reset” button in her head, focused and executed when it mattered most. She hit a game-tying lay-up with 30 seconds remaining against the visiting Issaquah Eagles, which ultimately sent the game into overtime. “I tried to block it out — make it like it was zero-zero,” said McCabe, who finished the game with 13 points. That shot proved to be the second chance the Wolves needed Dec. 16 as they ultimately beat Issaquah, 73-67, in overtime. McCabe hit a go-ahead 3-pointer that gave the Wolves the momentum to finish the job. Eastlake improved to 4-0 in KingCo Conference 4A play and went to 4-2 for the season. The Wolves snapped a three-game winning streak for Issaquah. The Eagles dropped to 1-2 in KingCo and 5-3 overall. Issaquah overcame a first-quarter deficit after the Wolves got out to a quick 15-6 lead. The Eagles led 31-28 at halftime and increased their lead to 48-42 after an especially strong and balanced third quarter. Eastlake missed its fair share of short shots, while the Eagles pressured hard all the way down the court. “I thought we had the momentum,” Issaquah coach Kathy Gibson said. “Most of the time we had good ball pressure.” McCabe said the key to beating Crest Division rival Issaquah was executing on offense and a desire to win. At times, the Wolves had a tough time executing, as the Eagles controlled the tempo and scored more consistently throughout. And despite a six-point deficit starting the fourth quarter, Eastlake proved it could finish well. It scored 18 points in the fourth and outscored Issaquah 13-7 in overtime. “We wanted it more. We just needed to show it,” McCabe said. Eastlake finished the night with six 3-pointers. As a team, it made 22 of 36 free throw attempts, a statistic Gibson acknowledged was a huge factor in Eastlake tying it up and then pulling away in over-


Quincey Gibson (10), Issaquah High School sophomore point guard, looks from the floor for an open teammate as Eastlake High School senior guard Abby Carlson defends during the fourth quarter Dec. 16 at Eastlake High School. time. Eastlake was eight-for-16 from the line through three quarters. In addition to McCabe, three of her teammates scored in double digits, too. Abby Carlson and Kendra Morrison, both seniors, had 11 points and senior forward Lauren Files scored 10. Issaquah sophomore guard Mackenzie Wieburg led all scorers with 19 points and was a force on both sides of the ball. She scored six of the Eagles’ seven overtime points. “She has just been getting better and better every game,” Gibson said. Mandie Hill, Issaquah’s sophomore point guard, finished with 12 points. Aimee Brakken, a junior guard, scored nine points for the Eagles. Taryn Holmes and Monica

Landdeck each contributed eight points for Issaquah. Issaquah gets third straight win Issaquah High School stormed back in the second half Dec. 12 to defeat visiting Edmonds-Woodway, 59-47, in a nonleague contest. The victory was the third straight for Issaquah. Issaquah trailed by one point at halftime but outscored EdmondsWoodway, 19-11, in the third quarter to take command of the contest. Wieburg led all players with 16 points. Landdeck and Brakken scored 14 and 10 points, respectively. Christopher Huber: 392-6434, ext. 242, or Comment at

The Issaquah Press Skyline quarterback selected state player of the year Skyline High School quarterback Max Browne, who directed the Spartans to the Class 4A state championship earlier this month, has been selected as the Associated Press Player of the Year. The selection was based on voting by sports writers across the state. Browne, a junior, completed 288 of 409 passes for 4,034 yards and 45 touchdowns this season. On Dec. 3, he led the Spartans to a 38-7 victory against Skyview, of Vancouver, Wash., in the state championship game. The state title was Skyline’s fourth in five years. Over two years, Browne has thrown for 8,216 yards and 95 touchdowns. In addition to the award, Browne was selected as quarterback on the Class 4A allstate offensive team. The Associated Press honor was the latest for Browne, who was selected as one of The Seattle Times’ state players of the year. Browne was also named the Gatorade Washington Player of the Year. Joining Browne on the Associated Press Class 4A all-state team was Skyline teammate Peyton Pelluer, who was voted to the defensive unit. Pelluer, a junior, had 122 solo tackles during the season.

Skyline coach in all-star game Skyline High School football coach Mat Taylor has been selected as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for the West team at the Semper Fidelis AllAmerican Bowl, Jan. 3, in Phoenix, Ariz. The contest features 100 of the nation’s top high school football players.

Eastlake snaps Issaquah win streak The Issaquah High School boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Dec. 16 when the Eagles fell to host Eastlake, 68-61, in a KingCo Conference 4A contest. Although senior guard Nick Price scored a season-high 30 points for the Eagles, Issaquah had its coldest shooting game of the season. The Eagles hit just 23 of 71 field goal attempts, and were zero for 23 in the 3-point range. Fletcher Martin added nine points and pulled down a teamhigh 10 rebounds for Issaquah, which is 5-1 for the season and 21 in league play. The Eagles led 15-14 after the first quarter, but Eastlake shot ahead in the second period to lead 30-27 at halftime. The Wolves held off Issaquah in the final quarter by outscoring the Eagles, 22-18. Connor Perry topped Eastlake with 16 points. Five players in all scored in double figures for East-

lake, which is 1-2 in league play and 2-4 for the season.

Liberty girls rally by Mercer Island The Liberty High School girls basketball team staged a tremendous fourth-quarter rally Dec. 15 as the Patriots overcame visiting Mercer Island, 45-41, in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A contest. Liberty trailed 35-20 with five minutes left in the game but outscored Mercer Island, 25-6, down the stretch to win the game. Aspen Winegar had 14 points to lead Liberty. Sierra Carlson added nine points and Delane Agnew scored eight points as Liberty improved its league-leading record to 4-0. The Patriots are 6-0 for the season. Mercer Island's Krista Brackman led all players with 15 points.

Liberty boys top Black Hills Tynan Gilmore scored 18 points Dec. 17 to lead the Liberty High School boys basketball team to a 60-53 victory against visiting Black Hills in a nonleague game. Liberty, trailing 26-24 at halftime, shot ahead in the third quarter to 45-41. Matt Campbell and Robbie Thomas each had 14 points for the Patriots, who are 3-3 for the season. On Dec. 12, Liberty got off to a promising start but could not keep

up with host Mercer Island the rest of the way as the Patriots fell, 68-44, in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A contest. Liberty led 18-17 after the first quarter but Mercer Island surged ahead in the second quarter to lead 33-27 at halftime. The Islanders blew out Liberty 23-9 in the third quarter to pull away. Gilmore scored a game-high 17 points. BJ Demps added 10 points for the Patriots.

Issaquah swimmers breeze by Redmond Austin Melody won two races and swam as a member of two victorious relay teams Dec. 13 to lead the Issaquah High School boys swimming team to a 110-75 victory against host Redmond. Melody won the 100-yard freestyle in 52.6 seconds and captured the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.94. He swam as a member of Issaquah’s 200 individual medley relay team, which finished first in 1:47.73. Willy Matsuda, Dave Nam and Brian Ruggles were other members of the relay team. Melody was the lead swimmer on the Eagles’ 200 freestyle relay team, which finished first in 1:37.37. Spencer McCulloh, Gabe Florsheim and Nam were other members of the relay team. Issaquah made a clean sweep of the relays by winning the final event, the 400 freestyle relay.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 • McCulloh, Matsuda, Nam and Ruggles made up the relay team, which finished first in 3:30.51. Matsuda also took first in the 50 freestyle in 23.24. Ruggles captured the 100 backstroke in 1:00.32.

Patriots place second in Knott Classic The Liberty High wrestling team finished second Dec. 17 at the Barry Knott Classic at Seattle’s


Nathan Hale High School. Federal Way won the team title with 196 points. The Patriots were second with 166. Liberty’s Conner Small won the 138-pound division. Romney Noel (152) and Noel Brandon (195) placed second in their divisions. On Dec. 15, Liberty lost to Interlake, 48-30, in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A match. Michael Shaw (120), Tyler Le (145) and Quin Magendanz (170) had pins for the Patriots.


ple. It’s made me very social over the years. Nursing is like that in a way. I’m excited to meet new people every day.” Although Fry started looking at colleges her sophomore year of high school, she said she wasn’t sure if she would be able to find a school that fit. She said she’d like to major in a business-related field. “I actually thought I wasn’t going to play soccer,” she said. “I had my bar set really high … and then I found USD. I feel really lucky to have this opportunity. I guess it all paid off.” Both girls said they’re excited to contribute to a new team.

“I just need to prepare to be at my best, even before preseason,” Fry said. “I want to show that I’m going to be a strong freshman and be able to play at their level.” Liberty coach Jamie Giger said as team captains, Fry and Nangle have been an integral part of this year’s successful season for the Patriots. The team took second place in this year’s 3A state soccer championship. “Both of them have such a good composure on the ball,” she said. “I think that’s going to carry over for them. They’ve played really highly competitive youth soccer, and that will carry over for them, too. I just think they’re ready for this.” Christina Lords: 392-6434, ext. 239, or Comment at

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Prep boys basketball 4A KingCo Conference CREST DIVISION

Skyline Issaquah Newport Eastlake Redmond CROWN DIVISION

League W L 2 0 2 1 2 2 1 2 0 2

Season W L 4 0 5 1 2 4 2 5 3 2

League W L 4 0 3 0 2 1 1 3 1 3 0 4

Season W L 5 1 5 1 3 1 2 3 1 5 1 5

Ballard Garfield Roosevelt Bothell Woodinville Inglemoor Dec. 12 Game Newport 69, Eastlake 47 Dec. 13 Games Roosevelt 67, Bothell 51 Garfield 79, Woodinville 44 Ballard 56, Inglemoor 45 Skyline 58, Redmond 44 Dec. 16 Games Garfield 89, Bothell 66 Ballard 40, Woodinville 39 Eastlake 68, Issaquah 61 Roosevelt 59, Inglemoor 57 Skyline 59, Newport 51

SKYLINE 58, REDMOND 44 Skyline 14 15 13 16 – 58 Redmond 12 14 10 8 – 44 Skyline – Lucas Shannon 19, Will Parker 16, Nick Kassuba 15, Max Browne 5, Jonah Eastern 2, Isiah Richmond 1, Hunter Cikatz 0, Andrew Giese 0, Allison McIrvin 0, Blake O’Brien 0, Michael Parducci 0, Jim Wackerhagen 0. Redmond – Conner Floan 15, Jason Harrington 12, Leslie Ellis 5, Peter Hendron 4, Alex Lin 4, Kyle Sawtell 4, Milan Basra 0, Connor Bozman 0, Connor Chapman 0, David Doty 0, Zach Klein 0, Taylor Rau 0. EASTLAKE 68, ISSAQUAH 61 Issaquah 15 12 16 18 – 61 Eastlake 14 16 16 22 – 68 Issaquah – Nick Price 30, Fletcher Martin 9, Cory Nevin 6, Ryan Sexton 6, Grant Bair 4, Drew Danner 2, Brian Watson 2, Tyler Witte 2, Blake Bichsel 0, Ty Gibson 0. Eastlake – Connor Perry 16, Brandon Lester 14, Michael Hwang 13, Kyle Laubscher 12, Eric Holmdahl 10, Mason Pierzchalski 3, James Farnsworth 0, Wes Owen 0. Other Issaquah statistics: field goals, 23-71; 3-point shooting, 0-23; free throws, 15-21; rebounds, 36 (Martin 10, Price 5, Nevin 5); blocked shots, 3 (Nevin 2); steals, 11 (Watson 3, Sexton 3); assists, 6 (Danner 2). NEWPORT 69, EASTLAKE 47 Eastlake 8 16 15 8 – 47 Newport 13 21 19 16 – 69 Eastlake – Brandon Lester 20, Connor Perry 6, Kyle Laubscher 5, Eric Holmdahl 4, Michael Hwang 4, Mason Pierzchalski 3, Ty Ackerman 2, Jake Davidson 2, Caleb Perkins 1, James Farnsworth 0, Austin Howell 0, Wes Owen 0. Newport – Isaac Dotson 21, Jake Fink 14, Miles Fowler 10, Calvin Throckmorton 10, Will Ferris 9, James Whiteside 4, Jason Lock 1, Riley Hering 0, Mitchell Lowe 0, Zach Wallin 0.

3A/2A KingCo Conference Sammamish Bellevue Lake Washington Mercer Island Mount Si Liberty Interlake Juanita Dec. 12 Game Mercer Island 68, Liberty 44 Dec. 13 Games Mount Si 46, Juanita 44 Sammamish 71, Lake Washington 69 Bellevue 61, West Seattle 39 Dec. 15 Games Bellevue 58, Juanita 38 Jackson 58, Mount Si 42 Dec. 16 Game Bellevue 63, Interlake 37 Dec. 17 Games Snohomish 58, Juanita 52 Liberty 60, Black Hills 53

JACKSON 58, MOUNT SI 42 Mount Si 6 16 9 11 – 42 Jackson 16 8 16 18 – 58 Mount Si – Anthony McLaughlin 13, Levi Botten 7, Jason Smith 6, Tyler Button 5, Griffin McLain 4, Joe Williams 3, Beau Shain 2, Miles Zupan 2, Ryan Atkinson 0, Jack Nelson 0, Charlie Corriveau 0, Brandon Justham 0, Hunter Malberg 0, Josh Piper 0. Jackson – Jason Todd 14, Dan Kingma 13, Andrew Graff 9, Brian Zehr 4, Trevor Waite 3, Andrew Dodd 2, Connor Willgreen 2, Sam Brown 10, Tyler Graff 0.

Metro League Dec. 13 Game FRANKLIN 56, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 53 Eastside Catholic 6 26 6 15 – 53 Franklin 11 5 16 24 – 56 Eastside Catholic – Joey Schreiber 21, Chevy Walker 11, Trey Reynolds 1, Austin Soukup 8, Matt Callans 5, Mandrell Worthy 4, Joey McKay 3, Austin Porcello 0. Franklin – Patrick Ball 15, Arell Hennings 10, Cody Russell 10, Joe Cain 9, Abdul Mohamed 5, Eugene Artison 4, Anddrew Hawkins 3, Jordan Allen 0, Kevin Grigsby 0, Tim McMillan 0.

SKYLINE 59, NEWPORT 51 Newport 17 11 6 17 – 51 Skyline 10 16 15 18 – 59 Newport – Will Ferris 18, Jake Fink 15, Isaac Dotson 14, Miles Fowler 2, Calvin Throckmorton 2, Riley Hering 0, Jason Lock 0, Zach Wallin 0. Skyline – Will Parker 25, Hunter Cikatz 9, Bryan Cikatz 7, Jonah Eastern 6, Nick Kassuba 5, Lucas Shannon 5, Max Browne 2, Addison McIrvin 0, Isiah Richmond 0.

League W L 4 0 2 0 3 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 0 4 0 4

Avery Britton 7, Landyn Milburn 6, Brett Hamry 2, Trevor Andrews 0. Mount Si – Anthony McLaughlin 17, Jason Smith 9, Levi Botten 7, Beau Shain 5, Ryan Atkinson 4, Jack Nelson 2, Miles Zupan 2, Hunter Malberg 0, Tyler Button 0, Josh Piper 0, Joe Williams 0, Griffin McLain 0.

Season W L 6 0 4 0 4 1 5 1 2 4 3 3 1 5 2 5

LIBERTY 60, BLACK HILLS 53 Black Hills 10 16 15 12 – 53 Liberty 12 12 21 15 – 60 Black Hills: scorers unavailable. Liberty – Tynan Gilmore 18, Matt Campbell 14, Robbie Thomas 14, BJ Demps 5, Ben Wessell 5, Cory Dukelow 2, Tim Phan 0, Matt Duffy 0, Cam Lee 0, Dalton O’Brian 0, Jordan West 0. MERCER ISLAND 68, LIBERTY 44 Liberty 18 9 9 8 – 44 Mercer Island 17 16 23 12 – 68 Liberty – Tynan Gilmore 17, BJ Demps 10, Cory Dukelow 7, Matt Campbell 6, Robbie Thomas 4, Matt Duffy 0, Cam Lee 0, Dalton O’Brian 0, Tim Phan 0, Ben Wessell 0, Jordan West 0. Mercer Island – Kaleb Warner 13, Sam Cohn 11, Brian Miller 11, Joe Rasmussen 8, Jack Shaddle 8, Sean Hughes 5, Espen Platou 4, Chris Lawler 3, Nick Nordale 3, Farsten Sherman 2, Justin Altaras 0, Kyle Huber 0. MOUNT SI 46, JUANITA 44 Juanita 8 17 8 11 – 44 Mount Si 9 10 11 16 – 46 Juanita – Ty Eng 11, Ryan Reid 10, Sean Brennan 8,

Dec. 15 Game SEATTLE PREP 61, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 44 Eastside Catholic 10 9 13 12 – 44 Seattle Prep 17 16 14 14 – 61 Eastside Catholic – Joey Schreiber 18, Austin Soukup 9, Mandrell Worthy 9, Trey Reynolds 4, Matt Callans 3, Austin Porcello 1, Joey McKay 0, Chevy Walker 0. Seattle Prep – Mitch Brewe 21, DJ Fenner 18, Jackson Clough 9, Josh Martin 6, Michael Phillips 4, Ryan Coundec 3, Laurence Hicks 0, Angelo Marchesin 0.

Prep girls basketball 4A KingCo Conference CREST DIVISION

Eastlake Skyline Issaquah Redmond Newport

League W L 4 0 3 0 1 2 1 2 0 4

Season W L 4 2 4 1 5 3 2 4 2 5

League W L 4 0 3 1 2 2 1 2 1 3 0 4

Season W L 4 0 4 2 3 2 2 2 2 4 0 7


Woodinville Inglemoor Roosevelt Garfield Ballard Bothell Dec. 12 Games Eastlake 51, Newport 50 Issaquah 59, Edmonds-Woodway 47 Redmond 49, Mercer Island 45 Dec. 14 Games Roosevelt 49, Bothell 38 Woodinville 63, Garfield 54 Inglemoor 73 Ballard 54 Skyline 52, Redmond 23 Dec. 16 Games Garfield 52, Bothell 33 Woodinville 42, Ballard 25 Eastlake 73, Issaquah 67 (OT) Inglemoor 62, Roosevelt 47 Skyline 47, Newport 32 Lake Washington 54, Redmond 38

SKYLINE 47, NEWPORT 32 Newport 1 10 10 11 – 32 Skyline 16 10 13 8 – 47 Newport – Marikah Wright 7, Milana Hoving 5, Chanel Dotson 3, Kaitlin Sahlinger 5, Kathryn Wood 5, Anna Crabtree 3, Abbi Gobel 2, Alexis Cambronero 1, Casey Schoenlein 1, Melody Brown 0, Justine Grubb 0, Laura Moretti 0, Amber Parker 0, Chiara Victor 0, Emily Waddell 0. Skyline – Rachel Shim 15, Megan Wiedeman 9, Haley Smith 8, Morgan Farrar 7, Allie Wyszynski 6, Shelby Kassuba 2, Alex Daugherty 0, Bryn deVita 0, Lacey Nicholson 0, Susie Tinker 0. SKYLINE 52, REDMOND 23 Skyline 16 18 9 9 – 52 Redmond 7 1 4 11 – 23 Skyline – Haley Smith 9, Megan Wiedeman 14, Bryn deVita 1, Allie Wyszynski 8, Shelby Kassuba 7, Lacy Nicholson 4, Susie Tinker 2, Alex Daugherty 2, Morgan Farrar 2, Katie Fitzgerald 2, Lindsay Coutts 0, Rachel Shim 0. Redmond – Kelsey Dunn 8, Lauren Bogand 6, Michaela Hayward 6, Lauren May 2, Maddie Erlandson 1, Morgan Davy 0, Maddie Harmon 0, Ali Jorgenson 0, Jessica Kinsses 0, Madison Ohrt 0. ISSAQUAH 59, EDMONDS-WOODWAY 47 Edmonds-Woodway 11 13 11 12 – 47 Issaquah 10 13 19 17 – 59 Edmonds-Woodway – Sidney Eck 13, Samone Jackson 10, Madeline Kasper 10, Seyi Olajoyegbe 6, Claire Fyfe 4, Maddy Nealey 2, Mikenna Vogel 2, Shakeisha Spencer 0. Issaquah – Mackenzie Wieburg 16, Monica Landdeck 14, Aimee Brakken 10, Mandie Hill 9, Quincey Gibson 4, Ngozi Monu 4, Taryn Holmes 2, Ali Mendezona 0. EASTLAKE 73, ISSAQUAH 67 (OT) Issaquah 18 13 17 12 7 – 67 Eastlake 19 9 14 18 13 – 73 Issaquah – Mackenzie Wieburg 19, Mandie Hill 12, Aimee Brakken 9, Taryn Holmes 8, Monica Landdeck 8, Ngozi Monu 5, Quincey Gibson 4, Ali Menedzona 2. Eastlake – Caleigh McCabe 13, Abby Carlson 11, Ellie Mortenson 7, Kendra Morrison 11, Lauren Files 10, Maggie Douglas 8, Bella Zennan 5, Lauren Greenheck 2, Taylor Boe 0, Marijke Vandershaaf 6. EASTLAKE 51, NEWPORT 50 Eastlake 6 9 15 21 – 51 Newport 9 9 15 17 – 50 Eastlake – Kendra Morrison 16, Abby Carlson 12, Marijke Vandershaaf 6, Maggie Douglas 5, Bella Zennan 4, Taylor Boe 3, Caleigh McCade 3, Lauren Greenheck 2, Lauren Files 0, Ellie Mortenson 0. Newport – Anna Crabtree 11, Milana Hoving 11, Chanel Dotson 10, Marikah Wright 9, Abbi Gobel 5,

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Dec. 24, 10 a.m., Licorice Fern Trail to Wilderness Peak, 6 miles, 1,100foot elevation gain. Call 427-8449 ... Dec. 25, 10 a.m., Cougar Mountain AA Peak, 5 miles, 1,200-foot gain. Call 427-8449 ... Dec. 30, 10 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike, 4-6 miles, 800- to 1,200-foot elevation gain. Call 4812341 ... Dec. 31, 9:30 a.m., Twin Falls, 3 miles, 600-800-foot elevation gain. Call 427-8449. Cascade Bicycle Club Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m., Sammamish Holiday Lights Tour, 20-25 miles from Whole Foods in Redmond. Call 617510-1460 ... Dec. 27, Cycle Tuesdays, 25-35 miles from Gene Coulon Park in Renton. Call 206-200-7314 ... Dec. 30, 10 a.m., Enatai-Bellevue-Issaquah loop, 38 miles from Enatai Beach Park in Bellevue. Call 891-7079. Swimming Winter quarter registration has started for swimming sessions at the Issaquah Parks’ Julius Boehm Pool. Programs include swimming lessons, water aerobics, safety classes and party rentals. The first winter session runs from Jan. 4-26. The second session is from Jan. 30 to Feb. 23 and the third session is from Feb. 27 to March 21. Register or learn more by going to or calling 837-3350. Pickle ball Issaquah Parks provides pickle ball at the community center from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 8-10 a.m. Saturdays. Rackets and nets are provided. Call 837-3000. Yoga Issaquah Parks provides yoga stretch classes from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the community center. Call 837-3300. Tennis Issaquah Parks holds the Tennis and Friends program for players 50 and over at Tibbetts Valley Park. Call 369-8332. Basketball Issaquah Parks has a mens’ 4x4 league for players 18 and up. Games are Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. League action starts Jan. 5. Registrations are due Dec. 30. Register at

Kaitlin Sahlinger 2, Casey Schoenlein 2, Melody Brown 0, Alexis Cambronero 0, Justina Grubb 0, Chiara Victor 0, Kathryn Wood 0.

3A/2A KingCo Conference League W L 4 0 3 1 3 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 3 0 4

Liberty Juanita Lake Washington Bellevue Mount Si Interlake Mercer Island Sammamish Dec. 12 Games Redmond 49, Mercer Island 41 Interlake 65, Evergreen 23 Dec. 14 Games Juanita 64, Mount Si 45 Lake Washington 61, Sammamish 35 Dec. 15 Game Liberty 45, Mercer Island 41 Dec. 16 Games Lake Washington 54, Redmond 38 Bellevue 59, Interlake 42 Dec. 17 Games Newberg, Ore., 41, Mercer Island 35 Lakeside 37, Mount Si 23

Season W L 6 0 5 1 4 2 3 3 2 3 5 4 1 6 1 4

LIBERTY 45, MERCER ISLAND 41 Mercer Island 11 8 11 11 – 41 Liberty 4 8 6 27 – 45 Mercer Island – Kristen Brackman 15, Savanna Reid 14, Marlo Carfarelli 3, Laura Ellis 2, Suri Johnson 2, Carly Anderson 0, Brooke Behrbaum 0, Julia Blumenstein 0, Ari Moscatel 0, Jamie Younger 0, Renae Tessem 0. Liberty – Aspen Winegar 14, Sierra Carlson 9, Delane Agnew 8, Sephanie Yea 5, Alicia Abraham 4, Ashlan Applegate 2, Adele Payant 2, Megan Tsutakawa 1, Tara Johnson 0, Morgan Safley 0. JUANITA 64, MOUNT SI 45 Mount Si 11 10 9 15 – 45 Juanita 20 12 13 19 – 64 Mount Si – Jordan Riley 9, Shelby Peerboom 8, Alex Welsh 6, Dariam Michaud 5, Molly Sellers 5, Katy Lindor 4, Grace Currie 2, Kelsey Lindor 2, Elizabeth Prewitt 0, Katie Swain 0. Juanita – Kate Cryderman 19, Bre Carter 16, Mikayla Jones 13, Molly Grager 6, Linnie Leavitt 3,

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Coed volleyball The Issaquah Parks’ coed volleyball program for ages 18 and up begins Jan. 4. Matches are Wednesday from 610 p.m. Registrations are due Dec. 30. Register at

Youth sports/activities Soccer Issaquah Soccer Club is offering a winter development academy for players 7-8 years old. Go to Issaquah Parks already registering players for its K-fifth grade spring summer program. For information, call 837-3346. Register at Basketball Issaquah Parks has a Hoopsters program for ages 6-8. Games on Thursday’s from 5-5:50 p.m. Program begins Jan. 12. Register at Little League Issaquah Little League is registering players for 2012 baseball and softball teams. Go to ... Sammamish Little League is registering players for 2012 baseball, softball and Challenger teams. Register at Fencing Washington Fencing Academy begins an introductory class for youngsters 8-12 Jan. 10. The 10-week class is held at Endeavour Elementary School. Register at

High school sports Boys basketball Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m., Highline at Liberty; Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Hazen at Liberty; Dec. 27-30, Skyline at Desert Heat Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.; Dec. 28-30, Issaquah at Bend, Ore., tournament; Dec. 29, 6:30 p.m., Liberty at Stadium. Girls basketball Dec. 21, 6:45 p.m., Issaquah at Juanita; Dec. 22, 5 p.m., Hazen at Liberty; Dec. 27-29, Skyline at North Idaho Tournament; Dec. 28, 4:45 p.m., Liberty vs. Jackson at Juanita; Dec. 29, 11 a.m., Liberty vs. Cascade at Juanita; Dec. 30, 12:45 p.m., Liberty vs. Kamiak at Juanita.

Molly Steck 3, Taylor Lloyd 2, Mckenzie Waltar 2, Shannon Brink 0, Mary Carter 0. LAKESIDE 37, MOUNT SI 23 Mount Si 5 3 6 9 – 23 Lakeside 10 5 10 12 – 37 Mount Si – Shelby Peerboom 9, Jordan Riley 4,

Grace Currie 3, Alex Welsh 2, Darian Michaud 1, Kelsey Lindor 0, Elizabeth Prewitt 0, Ally Pusich 0, Molly Sellers 0, Katie Swain 0. Lakeside – Danielle Estell 12, Kaylee Best 11, Sydney Koh 6, Lauren Estell 3, Darby Mason 4, Christina Cheledinas 0, Makayla Dejong 0, Avalon Igawa 0, Alena Kantor 0, Grace Noah 0, Ishami Ummat 0, Zoe Walker 0.

Metro League Dec. 13 Game HOLY NAMES 90, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 53 Holy Names 22 19 28 21 – 90 Eastside Catholic 15 10 18 10 – 53 Holy Names – Sophie Reichelt 27, Olivia Vincent 25, Jasmine McCleave 15, Mahal Johnson 8, Camariah King 8, Janessa Willie 5, Cora Lohman 2, Maria Jesse 0, Megan Launceford 0, Casey Petz 0, Gillian Raikes 0. Eastside Catholic – Michael O’Rourke 29, Emma Burnham 8, Sara Hill 8, Shelby Newell 7, Ashley Blanton 3, Molly Callans 3, Lauren Johnson 3. Dec. 14 Game FRANKLIN 70, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 55 Eastside Catholic 25 4 6 20 – 55 Franklin 21 18 18 13 – 70 Eastside Catholic – Michaela O’Rourke 22, Sarah Hill 15, Ashley Blanton 7, Lauren Johnson 7, Emma Burnham 4, Courtney Brown 0, Anna Wu 0, Molly Callans 0, Shannon Graves 0, Audrey Menz 0, Shelby Newell 0, Brittney Posner 0. Franklin – Janee Lewis 21, JaDae Brundidge 12, Patrice Tosten 11, Janee Jones-Lee 10, Jasmine Horne 8, Raven Burleson 4, Diora Norwood 4, Mariah Rogers 0, Tamika Silas 0. Dec. 15 Game SEATTLE PREP 66, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 31 Eastside Catholic 2 10 16 9 – 31 Seattle Prep 22 17 15 12 – 66 Eastside Catholic – Michaela O’Rourke 12, Lauren Johnson 11, Ashley Blanton 2, Molly Callans 2, Sarah Hill 2, Audrey Menz 0, Shelby Newell 0. Seattle Prep – Michaela Carew 15, Quinn Glosniak 14, Purshall Artison 8, Nicole Hall 7, Mary Ann Santucci 6, Andrayn For 4, Kate Adler 3, Margaret McDonald 3, Abby Rockwell 3, Holly Tonry 3, Olivia Morrow 0.

Larry Liao (S) won by forfeit. Dec. 13 Match SKYLINE 37, BOTHELL 21 106: double forfeit. 113: Justin Manipis (S) won by forfeit. 120: Tristan Steciw (S) won by forfeit. 126: Allen Resendiz (B) d. Jo Tono, 13-8. 138: Tyler White (S) p. Ethan Perez, 3:35. 145: Christian Caldwell (S) p. Jordan Clandon, 1:10. 152: Ian Crouch (S) maj. dec. Dustin Rohde, 13-4. 160: Brandon Davidson (B) maj. dec. Michael Mecham, 13-4. 170: Douglas Lawson (S) d. Zachery Alvis, 6-4. 182: double forfeit. 195: Kyle Nardon (S) won by forfeit. 220: Max Henson (B) won by forfeit. 285: Thompson Forker (B) won by forfeit.

KingCo Conference 3A/2A Dec. 14 Match MOUNT SI 51, BELLEVUE 28 106: Hunter Conway (MS) won by forfeit. 113: Christian Villani (B) p. Gunnar Harrison, 0:09. 120: Ryley Absher (MS) won by forfeit. 126: Tanner Stahl (MS) p. Garret Williams, 3:18. 132: Andrew Ewing (B) p. Lucas Currie, 0:27. 138: Bruce Stuart (MS) d. Ben Matteucci, 6-1. 145: Colin Small (B) maj. dec. Aaron Peterson, 9-0. 152: Peter Ovens (B) p. Tye Rodne, 2:36. 160: AJ Brevick (MS) p. Sam Bassford, 1:18. 170: Cole Palmer (MS) p. John Manusco, 0:27. 182: Douglas Knox (MS) p. Alex Palander, 0:35. 195: Jamey Mange (B) p. Tyler Hutchinson, 1:20. 220: Mitch Rorem (MS) won by forfeit. 285: Joshua Mitchell (MS) p. James Trull, 0:27. Dec. 15 Match INTERLAKE 48, LIBERTY 30 106: Marcus Kopp (Int) won by forfeit. 113: Douglas Mui (Int) won by forfeit. 120: Michael Shaw (Lib) p. Clayton Vo, 2:28. 126: Nate Jochum (Int) p. Matt Cao, 0:24. 132: Nathan Sjoholm (Lib) d. Nestor Quijada, 54. 138: Conner Small (Lib) d. Daniel Montoya, 9-6. 145: Tyler Le (Lib) p. Taylor Sze, 2:38. 152: Jacob Wilson (Int) p. Romney Noel, 1:15. 160: Casey Smith (Lib) won by forfeit. 170: Quinn Magendanz (Lib) p. Bhek Simango, 1:05. 182: Alex Giseburg (Int) p. Joey Smith, 3:23. 195: Netto Cancilia (Int) p. Noel Brandon, 1:13. 220: Chad Peterson (Int) won by forfeit. 285: Fine Ngauamo (Int) p. Luke Oman, 1:12.


Prep boys swimming KingCo Conference 4A Dec. 13 Meet ISSAQUAH 110, REDMOND 75 200 individual medley: 1, Issaquah A (Willy Matsuda, Austin Melody, Dave Nam, Brian Ruggles) 1:47.73; 3, Issaquah B (Keith Luu, Adam Florsheim, Spencer McCulloh, Henry Pratt) 1:57.45. 200 freestyle: 1, Xavier Graham (Red) 1:58.77; 2, Keith Nussbaum (Iss) 1:59.61; 3, Gabe Florsheim (Iss) 2:02.40; 5, Jonathan Williams (Iss) 2:20.95. 200 individual medley: 1, Albert Jiang (Red) 2:15.87; 3, Pratt (Iss) 2:20.95; 4, A. Florsheim (Iss) 2:29.42; 5, Evan Ko (Iss) 2:39.37. 50 freestyle: 1, Matsuda (Iss) 23.24; 2, McCulloh (Iss) 24.68; 4, Ben Nussbaum (Iss) 25.06. Diving: 1, Phillip Klassen (Red) 215.60; 2, Eric Klassen (Red) 207.58; 3, Spencer Gevers (Iss) 140.25. 100 butterfly: 1, Michael Pavlov (Red) 58.51; 3, Ruggles (Iss) 1:01.43; 4, K. Nussbaum (Iss) 1:02.37; 5, Ko (Iss) 1:11.56. 100 freestyle: 1, Melody (Iss) 52.60; 2, Nam (Iss) 52.87; 3, G. Florsheim (Iss) 55.67. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Issaquah A (Melody, McCulloh, G. Florsheim, Nam) 1:37.37; 2, Issaquah B (Pratt, A. Florsheim, Caleb Walin, K. Nussbaum) 1:43.77. 100 backstroke: 1, Ruggles (Iss) 1:00.32; 2, B. Nussbaum (Iss) 1:02.68. 100 breaststroke: 1, Melody (Iss) 1:05.94; 4, Pratt (Iss) 1:11.32; 5, A. Florsheim (Iss) 1:13.49. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Issaquah A (McCulloh, Matsuda, Nam, Ruggles) 3:30.51; 3, Issaquah B (G. Florsheim, Williams, K. Nussbaum, B. Nussbaum) 3:49.46.

BARRY KNOTT CLASSIC Dec. 17 at Nathan Hale Team scores: 1, Federal Way 196; 2, Liberty 166; 3, Renton 158.50; 4, Nathan Hale 153.50; 5, Ballard 120.50; 6, Sammamish 113.50; 7, Edmonds-Woodway 104.50; 8, Redmond 98; 9, Roosevelt 68. Finals (Liberty results) 138: Conner Small (L) d. Marcio De Faria (Redmond), 9-3. 152: Jasper Bourgette (Nathan Hale) d. Romney Noel (L), 8-6. 195: Matthew Kelly (Ballard) d. Noel Brandon (L), 8-2.

Metro League Dec. 15 Match NATHAN HALE 39, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 36 106: Ryan Mazure (EC) won by forfeit. 113: Mathew Iwki (EC) won by forfeit. 120: Chris Moore (NH) p. Mathew Boss, 4:21. 126: double forfeit. 132: Ryan Lenea (NH) p. David Tronsure, 0:57. 138: Jake Warfield (EC) p. Danny Giday, 3:16. 145: Lue Lattanzio (EC) won by forfeit. 152: Jasper Bourgette (NH) won by forfeit. 160: Mike Hodges (NH) d. Jon Obernesser, 9-4. 170: Alex Paeth (NH) p. Simon Van Amen, 1:01. 182: Kea Roberts (EC) p. Joey Singer, 4:17. 195: Joe Stoutt (EC) p. Ben Katz, 0:16. 220: Mack Dirks (NH) p. David Hurdle, 1:13. 285: Nick Castoriano (NH) won by forfeit.

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Prep wrestling KingCo Conference 4A Dec. 15 Match SKYLINE 72, EASTLAKE 5 106: Nathan Swanson (S) won by forfeit. 113: Justin Manipis (S) tech. fall Alex Sotelo, 17-1. 120: Tristan Steciw (S) p. Austin Faccone, 5:13. 126: Jerred Kiss (S) won by forfeit. 132: Joseph Gurke (S) won by forfeit. 138: Tyler White (S) d. Mark Smith, 6-3. 145: Christian Caldwell (S) p. Teddy Hung, 0:57. 152: Ian Crouch (S) tech. fall Ryan Wasserman, 12-0. 160: Michael Mecham (S) tech. fall Andrew McRae, 15-0. 170: Eric Harper (E) tech. fall Douglas Lawson, 16-0. 182: Cyrus Sarkosh (S) won by forfeit. 195: Sean McAlhaney (S) tech. fall Rudi Ross, 17-1. 220: Kyle Nardon (S) won by forfeit, 285:

Player of year (all classifications): QB Max Browne (Skyline). Class 4A Team (KingCo selections) Offense: QB Max Browne (Skyline), Jr.; RB Ryan Lewis (Eastlake), Sr. Defense: DL Sawyer Whalen (Woodinville), Sr.; DL Gino Bresolin (Eastlake), Sr; LB Peyton Pelluer (Skyline), Jr. Class 3A Team (KingCo selections) Offense: QB Jeff Lindquist (Mercer Island), Sr.; OL Josh Mitchell (Mount Si), Sr.; OL Nathan Dean (Juanita), Sr.; OL Michael Kneip (Bellevue), Sr. Defense: DL Darien Freeman (Bellevue), Jr.; LB Sean Constantine (Bellevue), Jr; DB Tyler Hasty (Bellevue), Sr. Special teams: K Cameron Van Winkle (Mount Si), Jr.

To our neighbors and the community In October 2009, the Darigold Issaquah Plant refrigeration system was showing evidence of an ammonia leak. Repairs began by draining the ammonia and water solution from that part of the system. In doing so, the solution ran onto the building’s roof and then flowed into the storm drain system which discharges into the East Fork of Issaquah Creek. This discharge resulted in the death of two to six adult Chinook salmon, at least one adult Coho salmon, as well as some sculpin and trout. Darigold pled guilty to the discharge of ammonia and the killing of the fish. Darigold also signed an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office agreeing to pay a $10,000 fine and give $60,000 to the Puget Sound Marine Conservation Fund, a nonprofit foundation supporting local conservation and management of fish, wildlife and plant resources. In addition, Darigold will be placed on organizational probation for a period of three years during which it is required to develop, implement and fund a corporate wide Environmental Compliance Plan to identify and address environmental risks associated with the company’s operations. Implementation of the Plan will be monitored by the government using independent audits at a number of Darigold production facilities. We are also publishing this written apology. We at Darigold deeply regret the incident. We have already begun to aggressively implement numerous changes to prevent a recurrence and will continue to work hard to improve our environmental performance. Thus far, “Green Teams” have been established in all 13 of our processing plants to evaluate our environmental policies, practices and systems. We are also working with an independent environmental consulting firm to develop an environmental compliance program that identifies and addresses environmental risks throughout our organization. In addition, we hired a Director of Environmental Compliance, and more than a dozen Environmental, Health and Safety managers to provide additional technical support, guidance and training at all of our facilities for all of our employees. We take our responsibility for the protection of the environment and the Issaquah Creek very seriously. We have a long-standing commitment to our Issaquah neighbors, the creek and the salmon. Darigold is proud to provide a supply of fresh well water to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, providing millions of gallons of water each year to help raise fish. We are committed to delivering our customers with the highest quality, nutritious dairy products while continuously improving our environmental performance by meeting or exceeding the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations.


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Prevent the spread of cold and flu germs Ten easy steps to keep you and others healthier this holiday season

Each year, millions of people suffer from a cold or flu, and this year is likely to be no different. Between 15 million and 61 million people in the United States will get the flu this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Temperature taking is a key indicator of flu patterns and should be taken seriously, according to Mary Pappas, the New York-area school nurse credited with first alerting officials about the H1N1 outbreak in 2009. "The flu usually comes with a fever while the common cold does not, so taking your temperature is the easiest way to tell the difference," she said. A high or prolonged fever can be an indicator of when to seek medical attention, so it's important to monitor your temperature on an ongoing basis when you are sick. Pappas has been taking temperatures for nearly 30 years and, as a school nurse, takes as many as 50 per day. But whether it's one temperature or 100, she maintains that the most important consideration is that it be accurate. While there are many types of thermometers available, Pappas favors the Exergen TemporalScanner because of its proven accuracy and ease-of-use; all it requires is a simple swipe across the forehead. "Whether it's a student at my school or a parent at home, I know taking a temperature can be a challenge, especially with young children who may be uncomfortable and fussy," Pappas said. "What I love about the TemporalScanner is that it's not invasive like an ear, rectal or oral thermometer. No matter what a student comes to see me for, I'm able to get an accurate reading. It's so

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easy to use that you can take someone's temperature even when they are sleeping and not disturb them." To help you prepare and cope throughout the cold and flu season, Pappas recommends the following school nurse-approved tips: 1. Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water to help prevent the spread of germs, or use hand sanitizer. Many public buildings provide hand sanitizer, so when you see it, use it. 2. Avoid sharing drinks or food with others unless you want to share their germs. 3. Frequently clean commonly touched areas, like doorknobs and light switches. 4. Always cover your mouth with your elbow or sleeve when you cough or sneeze. 5. Throw away tissues immediately after use. 6. If you have a fever, monitor your temperature regularly and check with your doctor about taking a fever reducer and an anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen. 7. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. 8. Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air and help drain congestion. 9. Stay home from work or school if you are sick to avoid spreading germs, and make sure your fever is gone for at least 24 hours before you return. 10. Consider speaking with your doctor about getting a flu shot. They are conveniently available in many physicians' offices, pharmacies and public health centers. Remember that while a cold is rarely serious, the flu can lead to additional complications, particularly in young children and the elderly. Learn more about how to prepare for the cold and flu season at coldfluseason.

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Locals can still receive a flu vaccine King County public health officials said time remains for people to receive a flu vaccine. Health experts recommend for everyone 6 months of age and older to get the flu vaccine, especially children, pregnant women, elderly people and people suffering from health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. The flu season usually peaks in February or later, and can last as late as May. “No one wants to spend the holidays sick with flu,” Dr. David Fleming, director and health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, said in a statement. “Even people who were vacci-

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King County continues to experience one of the highest tuberculosis infection rates in the United States. Public Health – Seattle & King County released the latest findings about the infectious disease Nov. 21 in the 2010 TB report. The report also details local efforts to control the disease, and the ongoing and expensive challenge of battling drug resistant strains. In 2010, the public health agency’s TB Program identified 114 cases of active TB, and provided treatment and or evaluation to more than 1,100 King County residents suffering from active or latent TB. “TB control is an essential investment in the health of our communities that helps us fight the local effects of this global disease,” Dr. David Fleming, director and health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, said in a statement. “In these difficult budget times, state funding support for this work is now threatened, but we can’t afford to let down our guard.” Officials said almost one in five patients treated for active TB in King County is resistant to at least one medication. The costs of treating multidrug resistant TB can add up to $250,000 for each case. Officials said about 84 percent of people infected in King County had been born outside the

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United States, primarily Southeast Asia, India, East Africa and Central America. In addition, about 100,000 people — or about 5 percent of people in King County — have latent TB infection. Globally, about 2 million die from TB every year, and one third of the population is infected. In addition to diagnosing and treating people for active TB, the TB Control Program also screens the family, friends and close contacts of people suffering from active TB. In 2010, the TB Program tested more than 450 close contacts of people and found nearly one-quarter had been infected with latent, or dormant, TB. “If we catch TB infection before it becomes active, treatment is cheaper and easier,” Dr. Masa Narita, TB Control Officer for the public health agency, said in a statement. “Best of all, fewer people will get sick with active tuberculosis.”

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Skyline rakes in the change for Invisible Children

Cassie Smith, 18, and Neil Chakravarty, 16, both of Liberty High School, were among those helping to unload three trucks full of donated food at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

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Liberty students reach new heights in canned food drive By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter Look through the e-newsletters of local schools for the past month or so and you’ll quickly discover virtually every school in the Issaquah School District had some sort of holiday drive or collection under way. Liberty High School was no exception. But possibly thanks to two Liberty math teachers, the school’s food drive took off like it never has before. The annual drive brought in more than 8,000 cans of food for the Issaquah Food Bank, Liberty’s Dean of Students Michelle Munson said. “The kids gave back to the community in a big way,” she added. Last year’s drive gathered about 2,300 cans, meaning this year’s drive more than tripled the total of 2010. Munson credited some competition between grades and individual classes for the substantial

increase in donations. So did Liberty senior Cassie Smith, one of several students who helped deliver the canned goods to the food bank. Smith said one teacher challenged her students to collect 40 cans per person. Neither Munson nor Smith mentioned, however, a bet between two Liberty teachers that may have super-fueled the school’s holiday giving. Liberty math instructor Angie Kruzich said she and fellow math teacher Andrew Hall, who also is one of the school’s football coaches, have a sort of running competition. Hall said much the same, confirming the two had made a friendly wager over whose class would bring in the most cans. Judging from the pink pajamas — complete with bunny feet — which he wore to class last week, it’s a safe bet Hall’s room came in second. “It was all for a good cause,” Kruzich said. “The kids really responded.” The two classes were respon-

sible for about 5,000 to 6,000 of the overall cans collected, Kruzich estimated. Had Kruzich come in second, she would have had to dye her hair, she said, adding some of the color suggestions — blue, green and so on — were about what you’d expect for such a bet. Kruzich said while she was out shopping, she just happened to come across the pajamas Hall ended up wearing. “It was fine,” Hall said in regard to the pink outfit. “It was just kind of funny.” He said his students had plenty of fun with his appearance. While Hall said there were pictures floating around, he was reluctant to produce one. “It was just a way to get people involved with the canned food drive,” Hall said. “It made the last three weeks interesting,” Kruzich said. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

The holiday spirit is alive and well The week starts off with a bang — the entire school dressed in white, with the Issaquah High School boys basketball team winning its first home game against Newport, continuing its streak with a record of 5-0. But before the game, a different kind of spirit was called into action. Closing the school day on Friday, Dec. 9, the student body gathered in an assembly to ignite spirit for Winter Fest Week — the annual spirit week preceding winter break — as well as to raise spirit for an important cause. Much like for Homecoming week, Issaquah is spending this year’s spirit week collecting gifts for Seattle Children’s to donate to

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the often-forgotten teenagers who are forced to spend the winter holidays in the confines of a hospital. These children are often left out of the standard donations to the hospital, which usually focus on gifts for infants and the elderly. As excitement builds in the holiday-decorated hallways of

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Issaquah High with the fast-approaching winter break, students are not only organizing donations for the hospital, but a food drive for the Issaquah Food Bank as well. Students are also rallying around another cause — donating gifts to students of homeless families at IHS. Due to the immense generosity of a number of students, each family in need will be receiving hundreds of dollars in gift cards, as well as individual gifts and stockings stuffed full of goodies. Uniting around ugly holiday sweater day, the gingerbread house-making contest, and gifts for other teenagers and families in need, Issaquah High School is making this holiday season count.

Lauren Mincin spent her morning Dec. 15 counting 3,000 pennies, demonstrating her dedication to a cause near and dear to her family’s heart. The mother of two Skyline High School students, juniors Emily and Haley Mincin, counted even more than that $300, as the morningdrop-off collection and in-class change drive that happened earlier in the week brought in about $1,600 for Skyline’s second annual Invisible Children Awareness Week Dec. 12-16. In all, the week of fundraising and spreading awareness earned approximately $5,200 for Invisible Children, the Mincins said. The 2010 efforts garnered about $4,600 for the cause. “The energy from last year is how we were able to do it well this year,” Emily Mincin said after most of the tallying was done. Part of the event’s increased success, Emily and Haley said, was because they partnered with their school’s Associated Student Body leaders to spread the word and get people more involved in supporting the cause of freeing child-soldiers in Uganda from the Lord’s Resistance Army. Each day, students engaged in a different activity. From the “Change for Change” drive in firstperiod classes to the $1 tickets to the students-versus-staff soccer game, the leaders found a way to get people excited about the organization. In four days, the girls sold 160 Invisible Children Tshirts, adding $1,600 to the mix. But this year, the girls and their family made customized tile coasters. Ultimately, they sold about 100 four-packs for $12 each, many of which people bought to give to family and friends for Christmas, the girls said. Emily said the project has taken off beyond what they expected last year, when they started the effort with their big sister, 2010 Skyline graduate Katie Mincin. Emily said she was pleasantly surprised to hear fellow students talking about the cause in passing. “Students are talking about Invisible Children,” she said. “Yeah, we wanna raise money,

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The Mincin family collected tiles and turned them into custom-made coasters. They sold about 100 four-packs, raising about $1,200 during Skyline High School’s second annual Invisible Children Awareness Week. but awareness first.” Mason Gregory, a senior ASB leader, said he was most impressed with how much the school raised during first-period alone Dec. 13 — about $1,000. He and his fellow seniors have known about the plight of child soldiers for the past two years. “I thought it went really successful,” Gregory said. “We’ve grown up with idea of it.” In addition to the efforts in the classrooms, Skyline DECA promoted the cause and collected change at the varsity basketball games Dec. 16. While the DECA and ASB students did much of the legwork, they relied on staff support, too, in managing the money collection. Lauren Mincin reflected on why the students go out of their way to give to a cause like Invisible Children. “I think they get it,” she said. Three young filmmakers formed the nonprofit organization Invisible Children Inc. after receiving an overwhelming response to their film, which documented the lives of night commuters and child soldiers in northern Uganda in 2003. They formed the organization in 2005 to give concerned people

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an opportunity to help the situation, according to the group’s website. Since then, the organization has partnered with schools and communities across the United States and Uganda to raise awareness about the people suffering from the conflict in Uganda, and raised money and donated books to help displaced children receive an education. Invisible Children representatives travel the world to show the motivational films and talk to school audiences about the situation in Uganda and surrounding countries. They sponsor benefit concerts, as well. Skyline hosted the traveling contingent, which included rescued child soldier Jacob Acaye, in spring 2010. Eastlake High School also has an active Invisible Children club, promoting the cause and raising money for programs like the Schools for Schools initiative.

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02-2300 LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF ISSAQUAH PUBLIC NOTICE SEPA DETERMINATION Pursuant to the provisions of Issaquah Ordinance No. 1633 and the State Environmental Policy Act, Chapters 43.21[c] RCW and WAC 197-11-510, notice is hereby given that the City of Issaquah did, on December 21, 2011, issue a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS) for a City of Issaquah Parks Department proposal for a Master Site Plan (MSP) to guide the long-term development of 15.5 acre Confluence Park. The project site is divided by Issaquah Creek and the East Fork of Issaquah Creek, and two pedestrian bridges are proposed to connect parcels separated by the creeks. Park features include a trail system, informal play area, seating/ gathering area, picnic shelters, restroom facility, P-Patch garden, and re-use of existing historical buildings. The proposal also includes stream restora-

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Out in the cold

Hand warmers were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 12300 block of 206th Place Southeast on Dec. 10.

said the man smelled of alcohol, but the man provided a portable breath test to show him to be under the legal limit for driving. His license had been suspended for unpaid tickets.

A Sammamish resident said someone used her bank account information to make fraudulent transactions. The estimated loss is $1,000.

Unplugged A stereo was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 900 block of Northeast Ingram Street before 11:05 a.m. Dec. 12.

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Ski, bummed A ski jacket was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 24300 block of Southeast 25th Street on Nov. 18. The man told police he initially did not report the theft, but did so after reading about vehicle breakins in the area.

Police removed a teenager from QFC, 2902 228th Ave. S.E., Dec. 7 after he or she loitered near the store several times after shoplifting from the grocer.

The container store A window was damaged on, and storage cases were stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 900 block of Northeast Ingram Street before 11:46 a.m. Dec. 12. The estimated loss is $2,650.

Sounds bad Police arrested Issaquah teenagers for theft after stealing headphones from Bartell Drugs, 526 228th Ave. N.E., Dec. 7.

Deflated A tire was slashed on a vehicle parked in the 200 block of 217th Avenue Northeast before Dec. 7.

Assault Police arrested a 23-year-old Preston woman for assault and reckless endangerment at East Sunset Way and Interstate 90 at 5:17 p.m. Dec. 12.

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Mail was stolen from several mailboxes in the 23300 block of Southeast 47th Way early Dec. 7. Police said the suspect or suspects used a screwdriver to pry open locked mailboxes.

A construction trailer and tools were stolen in the 19900 block of Southeast 19th Street on Dec. 7. Police later noticed deep ruts in the gravel road shoulder, indicating the suspects dragged the trailer from the premises. The estimated loss is $20,000.


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Police cited an 18-year-old Sammamish man for possession of marijuana and making false statements to police after running from police near QFC, 2902 228th Ave. S.E., at about 3 a.m. Dec. 7. The officer responded to a report of several teens loitering behind the store late at night. Police confronted the group, and the teenagers scattered. Later, another officer stopped the Sammamish man at a nearby apartment complex.

A lock was damaged on, and mail was stolen from, a mailbox in the 23200 block of Southeast 47th Street before Dec. 8.

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Designated driver Police cited a 33-year-old Sammamish man for driving with a suspended license near 228th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 18th Street on Dec. 7. The officer

Cheers Police arrested a man for stealing wine from Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., at 9:15 p.m. Dec. 12. The estimated loss is $2.10.

Return to sender Police discovered a package alongside a road Dec. 8. The package belonged to a resident in the 1100 block of 206th Place Northeast. An officer returned the package to the owner. She said the parcel was supposed to arrive days earlier, and had likely been stolen from the porch.

Dark was the night A light fixture was damaged on a residence in the 25800 block of Southeast 31st Place before Dec. 10.

Unwelcome Police arrested a 64-year-old Sammamish man for trespassing at Swedish/Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, at 9:38 p.m. Dec. 12.

Halted Police arrested a 56-year-old Fall City man for driving with a suspended license and on a warrant for driving with a suspended license in the 500 block of East Sunset Way at 11:25 p.m. Dec. 12.

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Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Dec. 21


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At 10:17 a.m. Dec. 13,

three units were dispatched to an alarm in response to a possible multifamily structure fire. Arriving units discovered a stovetop fire, confined to the container. At 7:42 p.m. Dec. 13 three units provided medical assistance at a motor vehicle accident in the 11100 block of Issaquah-Hobart Road. At 6:45 p.m. Dec. 15, a unit provided patient assistance in the 4100 block of 224th Lane Southeast. At 10:47 p.m. Dec. 15, four units were called to a building fire in the 13800 block of 424th Avenue Southeast. At 9:08 a.m. Dec. 16, a unit investigated a carbon monoxide incident in the 800 block of Fifth Place Northeast. At 5:08 p.m. Dec. 16, two units provided medical assistance at a motor vehicle accident at Renton-Issaquah Road Southeast and Northwest Mall Street. At 10:54 a.m. Dec. 18, a unit was called for ring or jewelry removal in the 100 block of Newport Way Northwest.

Dec. 12. The officer discovered a man sitting alone in his vehicle with his pants down to his knees, with a roll of paper towels in the backseat and an open jar of lotion on the center console. Police told him to leave the area.

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Suspicious situation

A windshield on a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of 227th Avenue Southeast was damaged by a rock early Dec. 15.

Police responded to suspicious activity at the Issaquah Transit Center’s Tibbetts Valley Park lot, 965 12th Ave. N.W., at 3:03 p.m.

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OPPORTUNITIES The Issaquah Singers seeks additional

members, especially male tenors, for its 2011-12 season. To try out, attend a rehearsal from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. Learn more, or let directors know you wish to attend, at ArtEAST, invites Greater Puget Sound clay artists to participate in “Rhythm in Clay,” an art show March 9 through April 14 in downtown Issaquah. Artists are asked to create works of clay art using tempo, symmetry, cycles, harmony, pattern and texture.The deadline to apply is Jan. 12.Apply and find participation instructions at


Sites of the season Above, a row of toy soldiers, a nativity scene and a sleigh of toys are topped off with a red 1969 Camaro in the Christmas light display at the Andrew Salmeri family home, in the 18800 block of Southeast 44th Way in South Cove. At right, Paul Carroll, a Providence Marianwood nursing home resident, smiles beside the Christmas tree purchased at auction for $20,000 by local businessmen Tom Dubrul, Bob Hutnik and Dave Sabey. The three recently pooled their money at the annual O’Christmas Trees fundraiser in Seattle to benefit the nonprofit ministries of Providence Senior and Community Services in King County.

Zeeks finds a niche in busy pizza market Restaurant reviews are a regular feature of The Issaquah Press. Reviewers visit restaurants unannounced and pay in full for their meals. By David Hayes Issaquah Press reporter In a market saturated with pizza joints, both franchise and local, it really takes that extra something special to stand apart from the crowd. Whether you’re looking for authentic Italian, the biggest pie or just a lunch buffet, Issaquah has something for every discerning palate. Enter Zeeks Pizza. With 10 regional locations, it still doesn’t qualify as a national chain. So you still get that hometown feel when you walk into its Issaquah Highlands setting. What sets it apart from the rest is its eclectic pairing of ingredients. Sure, they’ve got the classic pies, including Hawaiian, ultimate pepperoni and four cheese (Quattro Formaggi). But from there, the menu gets really adventurous.

At first glance, the Thai One On may not sound like it would work, combining chicken, bean sprouts, carrots and fresh cilantro spread over mozzarella, peanut sauce and olive oil. And like any Thai restaurant, you can choose your level of heat, one to five stars. But, wow, does it deliver. Who knew Thai cuisine would translate to a pizza? For the spicy, the Dragon will leave your tongue tingling with its combination of Italian sausage, pepperoni, jalapeños, garlic and oregano. To bring in a regional Northwest motif, the Forager brings the outdoors in with its pairing of prosciutto, Portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, arugula and fresh oregano. If you have vegetarians in your group, don’t fret. I’ve never seen a menu with more meatless selections than Zeeks, each with clever names to draw your attention. The most eye popping being Jimmi the Greek with its roma tomatoes, red onions, green peppers, kalamata olives, oregano, feta and mozzarella

cheeses and olive oil — a veritable Greek restaurant in one pie. With 10 vegetarian options to choose from, you’ll be making repeat visits to try them all. Holding all of these pies together at its foundation is the dough. Without a good dough, a pie just won’t deliver (you’ve seen the restaurants where diners eat all the way up to the rim, leaving it behind). Well, you won’t want to discard any of this doughy goodness, as Zeeks’ crust puffs and crisps up nicely. When going for lunch, there are two choices — order from the menu or order by the slice. Zeeks has four slices of the day to choose from, including cheese, pepperoni and two others. And you can’t beat the deal — two slices and a drink for just $5.95. Or if you want your daily greens, a slice, half-salad and drink is just a dollar more. My only complaint would be getting the last piece of pizza that had been sitting there a while, lukewarm, while the rest of my group all got fresh slices out of the oven. Next time, I’ll know to have it re-

IF YOU GO Zeeks Pizza 2525 N.E. Park Drive 893-8646 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily $15.95 small, $18.95 medium, $23.95 large pizzas; salads $4.75 half, $6.75 whole

heated to freshen up its gooey goodness. As if the pizza alone wasn’t enough enticement to get you in, Zeeks also offers happy hour from 2-5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, Monday through Friday. Getting drink specials and a small pizza for half price is a surefire way to keep ’em coming back for more. David Hayes: 392-6434, ext. 237, or Comment at

Arts Commission serves Poetry & Prose on Tap at brewhouse By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter


The menu at the Issaquah Brewhouse is going to include something different on tap in January. The municipal Arts Commission is poised to unveil Poetry & Prose on Tap, a regular open-mic series for local poets and writers. Commissioner Scoop Cox said the series is meant to showcase the talent in the community. The series debuts Jan. 17. “I’ve been involved in the arts in one aspect or another for a long, long time”

Poetry & Prose on Tap Starts Jan. 17 6:30 p.m. sign-ups begin 7 p.m. readings begin Issaquah Brewhouse 35 W. Sunset Way Free

— and a lifelong interest in poetry made the Poetry & Prose on Tap series a natu-

ral fit, Cox said. Commissioners used to hold open-mic nights at Vino Bella, but officials discontinued the series and the space has since been reshaped into a restaurant. Still, community members remained interested in reviving the program. Cox attended a poetry slam at Skyline High School last month and left impressed by the teenage poets participating in the event. “That was pretty cool, that there were that many young people there who were demonstrating an interest in poetry,” he said. Commissioners designed the upcoming

brewhouse series to appeal to all ages. In addition, the brewhouse is not limited to patrons 21 and older, so commissioners said the venue could attract a crowd more diverse in age. The brewhouse is donating the space to Poetry & Prose on Tap and, aside from some minor costs to produce posters, the city is putting on the event at no cost. “It’s something that I thought would be a good fit,” Cox said. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at


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