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Briana Bywaters and Alex Darling rehearse their lines as Abigail Johnson checks the script.

Eastlake begins rehearsals for student-produced show ‘Unintended’

Eastlake High School Drama Team is trying something new this Winter. In place of the traditional winter showcase, this year they will present 'Unintended', six student produced one-acts performances.

Briana Bywaters and Alex Darling rehearse their lines as Abigail Johnson checks the script.
Paul Morgan Stetler

‘Importance of Being Earnest’ now playing

The Importance of Being Earnest opened Jan. 22 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre.

Paul Morgan Stetler

Marriage scam masseuse says it was ‘love’

A Bellevue masseuse accused of kidnapping an elderly Issaquah man, marrying him, and attempting to withdraw funds from his bank account pleaded not guilty Tuesday, Dec. 30 to three felony counts.

Krebs was awarded 12th place with his up-close image of a the rear leg section of a Water Boatman.

Charles Krebs’ view of the microcosm

Issaquah photographer Charles Krebs has had success in a prestigious international photographic competition.

Krebs was awarded 12th place with his up-close image of a the rear leg section of a Water Boatman.
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Ambush wins President’s Cup

The Ambush, a Lake Washington Youth Soccer U-18 team comprised largely of Eastlake High boys, won the state President’s Cup title Dec. 7 at the StarFire Soccer Academy in Tukwila.

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Freezing temperatures didn’t stop the Issaquah High School ASB and their first ever December Dash fundraiser for the Issaquah Food Bank. Here Liza Romanow holds up the first ever December Dash T-shirt as

Issaquah High students make ‘December Dash’

About 88 students and community members gathered at Issaquah High School Saturday morning Dec. 13 to participate in the first-ever December Dash, a 5K run and walk benefitting the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

Freezing temperatures didn’t stop the Issaquah High School ASB and their first ever December Dash fundraiser for the Issaquah Food Bank. Here Liza Romanow holds up the first ever December Dash T-shirt as

Man robs Walgreen’s of narcotics

Issaquah police on Friday, Dec. 5, responded to a silent hold-up alarm at Walgreens, 6300 East Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.

Issaquah Council — budget, concurrency and credit rating, oh my

Fresh out of the Thanksgiving weekend, Issaquah City Council members had another full plate at their Dec. 1 council meeting.

Trolley effort — on a roll?

Issaquah residents, a couple Bellevue citizens and even a man from Yakima flocked to the Issaquah City Council meeting on Monday to express their support for reinstating Issaquah Valley Trolley services.

Andrea Hatsukami and Sonia Scallon watch as Matt Sleeth and Maddie Donghue practice a piano duet at the Fleming School of Music in Issaquah on Monday. The school will open at its new location

Fleming school to bring ‘sound of music’ to Dogwood Street

If music had a color, at Fleming School of Music, that color might be green.

Andrea Hatsukami and Sonia Scallon watch as Matt Sleeth and Maddie Donghue practice a piano duet at the Fleming School of Music in Issaquah on Monday. The school will open at its new location
Mark Wagner and business manager Victoria Boulanger pose in Mark’s Japanese-European Auto’s new Issaquah location.

Mark’s Japanese: Focus on service, not unnecessary frills

Mark Wagner, owner of a smattering of Eastside auto repair shops, recently launched his latest endeavor in Issaquah.

Mark Wagner and business manager Victoria Boulanger pose in Mark’s Japanese-European Auto’s new Issaquah location.

Why do dollar signs beat out ‘A’ grades?

Stratification exists in society, that is a fact. It is also a fact that from this stratification one child does not have the same opportunities as another. If you are born into a family with little money, you may never get to embrace your true academic potential.

Shopping in Sammamish — from the comfort of home | Column

One morning on my way — yet again — to the grocery store, I saw Amazon Fresh in my Sammamish neighborhood. It reminded me of an e-mail I received a few days earlier announcing their online grocery order and delivery service. An hour later, after pushing my shopping cart up and down the aisles, filling it with the things my family needed for the week, and a few too many things we didn’t, and then standing in a seemingly endless checkout line, I decided to take a closer look at that e-mail.

Jennifer Paz (Belle)

Village Theatre version of Disney classic is a ‘Beauty’ | Column

As the first strains of music filtered into the theater, I felt a “tap, tap” on my leg.

Jennifer Paz (Belle)

‘World’s greatest,’ ‘Who’s Who’ — not all they’re cracked up to be | Pat Cashman

There was almost a very ugly confrontation at a Fred Meyer store the other day — I’m just glad Fred wasn’t there to see it. Two guys who apparently had never met before came face-to-face in the frozen food aisle. The men stood staring at each other — thunderstruck — because they were wearing identical T-shirts, with the same wording emblazoned across the front: "World’s Greatest Dad!"

Mentoring offers chance to connect — for students and mentors

In the later years of my grandfather’s life, he began volunteering with people who spoke English as a second language.

Rotary thanks ‘Nightmare’-goers

We would like to thank and acknowledge the tremendous support of the greater Sammamish area for stepping up to support the recent “Nightmare at Beaver Lake” community event, which raised significant funding for local and international charitable projects.

President’s race — character, not color

Here we are with another Presidential election behind us. It is a time that will definitely be marked as a part of American history due to a variety of factors, including the fact that we have our first-ever African-American President.

YamiPod and SharePod — freeing your iPod | Column

YamiPod and SharePod — freeing your iPod | Column

The iPod is a most beloved device. Owners of iPods are able to store a large portion of their music and, in newer models, video and photo collections on them and within reach, at all times.

YamiPod and SharePod — freeing your iPod | Column
Corey Colwell-Lipson holds up a reusable

‘Green Halloween’ offers healthier options

Corey Colwell-Lipson knew Halloween would turn green. She just didn’t expect the holiday to change colors so quickly.

Corey Colwell-Lipson holds up a reusable