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Jack Edmonds

Buhner, Nelson donate time for Costco Children’s fundraiser

Their old team might be in the dumps, but that didn’t stop former Mariners Jeff Nelson and Jay Buhner from smiling as they signed autographs at a Children’s Hospital fundraising event at the Issaquah Costco last week.

  • May 30, 2008
Jack Edmonds
Sean Kinnear checks out some crystals through the lens of a microscope as Cale Smith looks on during a recent science fair at Margaret Mead Elementary School in Sammamish. Both students are first-graders.
Sean Kinnear checks out some crystals through the lens of a microscope as Cale Smith looks on during a recent science fair at Margaret Mead Elementary School in Sammamish. Both students are first-graders.

Tastin’ n Racin’ coming to Lake Sammamish State Park

Hydroplanes, hot rods and hogs will converge next weekend at the Tastin’ n Racin’ festival at Lake Sammamish State Park.

  • May 30, 2008
Artist Debbie Young stops for a photo in front of her statue “Confluence” which she spoke about at the Sammamish City Hall on Tuesday.
Artist Debbie Young stops for a photo in front of her statue “Confluence” which she spoke about at the Sammamish City Hall on Tuesday.
Above: The class acts out the salmon life cycle. At left

Kids get clued in about salmon at ‘sleuth’ day

Youngsters from around the Eastside converged at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery this week for a morning of “fishy” fun during the “Salmon Sleuths” program.

  • May 16, 2008
Above: The class acts out the salmon life cycle. At left
Ron Thiele

PTA names ‘Educator of the Year’

The districtwide Issaquah PTSA Council announced last week that Executive Director of Elementary and Middle Schools Ron Thiele is this year’s Outstanding Educator.

  • May 16, 2008
Ron Thiele

A 19-year-old Kirkland man was arrested on the evening

A 19-year-old Kirkland man was arrested on the evening of May 2 in the 23100 block of Northeast Eighth Street on suspicion of reckless driving, consumption of alcohol by a minor and driving while intoxicated, a report said. The officer wrote that he was waiting at a stoplight one car behind the suspect, and when the light turned green, the vehicle sped away.

  • May 9, 2008
Fans reach out and take pictures with their cell phones during the Barcelona performance at the ‘Loose Change to Loosen Chains’ fund-raiser concert last week at Issaquah High School.

Nearly $10,000 raised to ‘loosen chains’

They rocked, they rolled, they raised money.

  • May 9, 2008
Fans reach out and take pictures with their cell phones during the Barcelona performance at the ‘Loose Change to Loosen Chains’ fund-raiser concert last week at Issaquah High School.
Make Mother’s Day a special time to spend with mom in the garden.

It’s not hard to find the perfect plant for mom

The second week of May is a celebration of Mother’s Day, so now is the time to see if you are being a good parent to your plants. They need food, water and your love and protection, but all gardeners must understand that plants in a garden also need discipline.

  • May 9, 2008
Make Mother’s Day a special time to spend with mom in the garden.
Marci Knutsen of Museo stands next to a work prepared by students and instructors for an auction tonight. See story
Marci Knutsen of Museo stands next to a work prepared by students and instructors for an auction tonight. See story
Jarod Holt

Foundation works to create a ‘learning legacy’

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF) held its third annual Legacy for Learning Luncheon April 30 at the Juanita High School Field House. Master of ceremonies, KING 5 TV news anchor Dennis Bounds — who’s also a proud Lake Washington School District (LWSD) parent — introduced speakers who shared good news about magic made possible through LWSF grants.

  • May 9, 2008
Jarod Holt
The class pounds their “coude” (elbow) on the floor during a song about body parts.

On May Day, tots celebrate with ‘un peu français’

Parlez-vous français?

  • May 9, 2008
The class pounds their “coude” (elbow) on the floor during a song about body parts.

Studio holds auction tonight for ‘Art With Heart’

Students in art classes at Museo on the Plateau have been hard at work all year, learning about other artists and new techniques, dreaming and creating.

  • May 9, 2008

Late April means it’s time for garden additions

The fourth week of April is the time to start feeding your vegetables, roses and flower beds, because plants that you want to produce need energy now. Liquid plant foods work the fastest, but don’t last as long in the soil. Slow-release and organic plant foods such as blood meal or alfalfa pellets (rabbit food) give plants a lower and slower dose of nitrogen, but continue to feed plants over an extended time.

  • Apr 25, 2008
Discovery Elementary students show off their third place medals.

Discovery’s ‘The Zoo’ captures third at state

It all started back in December, when six 4th grade students from Discovery Elementary School formed a team to compete at the 2008 Destination ImagiNation Regional Tournament in Bellevue.

  • Apr 25, 2008
Discovery Elementary students show off their third place medals.

The County’s plan in a nutshell

The proposal by King County Executive Ron Sims for $965,000 in additional funds in 2008 for Animal Care and Control includes:

  • Apr 25, 2008

Tulips: A world of color in a single bulb

Slip on your wooden shoes and start tilting at windmills, because April is the month for tulips and I was recently honored to be in the land of Windmills, wooden shoes and tulips.

  • Apr 18, 2008

Open for business:

•Sorella Salon & Spa: This salon just opened in December and offers a range of services, including styling to facials and spa treatments. 1220 10th Ave. N.E., or call (425) 392-9299.

  • Apr 18, 2008

Events Events

Eastside Catholic Middle School Curriculum Nights: 7 p.m. April 24 at St. Jude Parish, 10526 166th Ave. N.E., Redmond; 6:30 p.m. May 8 at North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend; 7 p.m. May 14 at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. www.eastsidecatholic.org.

  • Apr 18, 2008