Their tips inches apart, the two swords quiver like a jolt of electricity just ran through them. The first contact is a tease, a taunting touch of metal on metal. Tin, tin, tin. Suddenly, a blade lunges, forcing each contender into the heart of the fight, the sporadic clink of the swords increasing rapidly until one fencer plunges off the battle field.
It’s another Thursday night concert, and it seems as if all of Sammamish has gathered to enjoy the jams in Pine Lake Park. Each week, as part of Sammamish’s summer concert series, a different band with a new sound plays in the park and offers up some sweet licks for residents and guests.
Serge and Amy Timacheff, co-owners of the local photography studio Tiger Mountain Photo, didn’t flip on NBC to watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing — they were there.
Eight-year-old Grace Camera of Sammamish has had a goal since kindergarten: to help Locks of Love. After three-and-a-half years, she finally had the length of hair needed to make the donation.
Western Washington University students Toni Rocco, Emily Harvey and Bethany Stead of Sammamish were honored at commencement in June as Outstanding Graduates. Faculty from each academic department selected one graduate to honor.
Bellevue painter Christina Strigenz is exhibiting her artwork in a show titled “Elements of Nature,” at Pogacha restaurant of Issaquah.
Strigenz’s exhibit features large, loose watercolor and acrylic flowers that shine and sway on the canvas, giving the flowers a look somewhere between reality and fantasy.
More than 17,000 voters will be affected by polling place changes, elections officials say. Since 2004, 141 poll sites have been consolidated or closed either because the location was not accessible to people with disabilities or the site was under utilized. Since the presidential primary held in February 2008, 20 sites were moved or in some cases demolished or impacted by construction, affecting 17,221 poll voters.
The Salmon Days festival is known for its distinctive artwork, and this year’s featured artist is Melissa Cole of Spokane. Cole was picked out of 18-20 applicants, with help from Issaquah Chamber members during a June luncheon when artwork by Cole and other candidates were displayed. Her work was said to be very representative of the area, Director of Festivals Robin Kelley said.
As speculation continues to swirl around the investigation into the stabbing death of 21-year-old Tomasz Matczak, one thing remains clear — domestic violence is a serious issue that affects people of all walks of life.
In all its glory, fanfare and controversy, the 2008 Summer Olympics have finally arrived — and they’re online! NBC is broadcasting more than 2,000 hours of live events and 3,000 hours of On-Demand recorded video over the next 17 days, and you can watch it all on your computer! Suffice it to say, the digital smorgasbord of viewable events is a techie’s dream-come-true!