Local

Silva Sebring named Volunteer of the Year

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 1, 2015

The city of Sammamish has named Silva Sebring as the “Volunteer of the Year.”

Sebring, volunteer manager of the city’s community garden, was honored at the annual “Volunteer Appreciation Dinner” at City Hall.

Among the others honored were volunteers who reached significant milestones.

Pauline Cantor, Anne Schaefer and Steve Wright were recognized for contributing more than 250 hours of volunteer work.

Margaret Rosenow was honored for reaching the 100-hour milestone.

Sports

Garfield Bulldogs stifle Eastside Catholic in matchup of basketball heavyweights
By Greg Farrar Eastside Catholic High School senior guard Mandrell Worthy follows through on a made 3-point basket as Garfield's Terrell Brown defends early in the second quarter Jan. 23. The Crusaders had a brief lead in the first half, but eventually fell to the Bulldogs, 68-54.

By Greg Farrar
Eastside Catholic High School senior guard Mandrell Worthy follows through on a made 3-point basket as Garfield’s Terrell Brown defends early in the second quarter Jan. 23. The Crusaders had a brief lead in the first half, but eventually fell to the Bulldogs, 68-54.

The Eastside Catholic Crusaders aren’t used to anyone pushing them around on their home court, but the Garfield Bulldogs showed why they’re one of the top-ranked programs in the country when they visited Sammamish Jan. 23. Read more »

Schools

Cascade Ridge Elementary School teacher earns leadership title

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 17, 2015

Anjuli Johnston, a fifth-grade teacher at Cascade Ridge Elementary School in the Issaquah School District, was recently named a teacher leader by the Puget Sound Educational Service District.

Anjuli Johnston

Anjuli Johnston

The PSESD used a competitive hiring process to find 15 new teacher leaders who joined with 10 returning ones.

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Elections

Election results finalized

Final primary election results differed little from election night, setting the stage for the November general election.

In the judicial race, Lisa O’Toole, of Newcastle, looks like she could cruise to victory, having garnered more than 60.5 percent of the primary vote in a three-way race. Her opponent will be Sammamish’s Marcus Naylor, who earned a little more than 20 percent. Snoqualmie’s Rick Leo got 19 percent, and will not move on to the general election.

The only other contested race in Sammamish was for U.S. Congress, where incumbent Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8) also looks good in November. He won nearly 59 percent of the vote in another three-way primary. Jason Ritchie (D) got almost 32 percent while Keith Arnold got less than 9 percent. Reichert and Ritchie will appear on the general election ballot.

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