LocalCity Council hears specifics on demographics, economic challenges
New: May 17, 2:19 p.m.
Sammamish leaders already knew that the city was unusually youth and family oriented. Now they have the numbers to back it up.
Chris Mefford of consulting firm Community Attributes, made the latest in a series of presentations to the City Council’s Economic Development Committee May 14 on an economic study his firm is conducting. Read more »
SportsEastlake golfers battle for top two district finish
It was a tale of two birdies.
The first was made by Eastlake junior Jamie Midkiff on the 18th hole, where a crowd had formed to watch the final strokes of the KingCo 4A championships. The second was made an hour later by her teammate Maddie Nelson, in a playoff to break the tie for first place between the two teammates.
“I felt like a proud father, quite frankly. To have your girls perform so well under pressure is what this game is about,” said Pat Bangasser, coach of the Eastlake Wolves golf team. “We can all go out and play on the weekend and play a good round, but when the pressure is on, those girls really perform.” Read more »
SchoolsBlackwell mural captures the spirit of the northwest
Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School is about to get a whole lot more colorful.
For the last several months, students there have given up recess time to work on a mural of the Pacific Northwest, which is set to be unveiled May 17.
ElectionsIssaquah School Board member Marnie Maraldo seeks re-election
Issaquah School Board member Marnie Maraldo has announced that she will file for re-election this spring.
Maraldo, of Newcastle, occupies the District 2 seat, representing Newcastle and the southwest portion of the Issaquah school district. She was elected to the board at the end of 2009, taking over for longtime member Connie Fletcher.
Although Sammamish residents do not live in District 2, the race will still appear on their ballots in November. Read more »