July 30, 2015
TeriJayne Owen, daughter of Terrence Jay and Deanne Owen, of Grand Coulee, and David Samuel Osborne, son of Kendall Joseph and Linda Joy Osborne, of Sammamish, were married on June 13, 2015, in Snohomish.
The Owen-Osborne wedding was held in the historic and beautiful Belle Wedding Chapel with Stephen P. Hall, M.D., acting in the role of minister and officiating the ceremony.
July 23, 2015
High-school students who are interested in having careers in business, marketing or finance often use the organization of DECA to build their skills and make connections.
For students looking to become doctors, nurses or veterinarians, there’s also a national body that might be lesser known than DECA, but is just as vital at providing an educational outlet.
July 23, 2015
- John Perkins, of Sammamish, spring semester, Carroll College, Montana
- The following Sammamish students were named to the Gonzaga University dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester: Alexander Belleba, James Black, Kristina Boswell, Lindsey Brown, Aaron Gram, Alyssa Hawkinson, Julia Hormuth, Erica Horn, Mary Jenkins, Kennedy King, Spencer Larsen, Mitchell Neale, Mark Rawson, Julie Singsaas, Tyler Wales, Makenzie Ware and John Wilcox.
- Keira Howe, of Sammamish, spring semester, Hofstra University, New York
- Stephanie Munoz, of Sammamish, spring semester, Denison University, Ohio
- Justin Pacholec, of Sammamish, spring semester, St. Olaf College, Minnesota
- Connor Menninger and James Nielsen, of Sammamish, spring semester, Montana State University
- The following students were named to the Washington State University president’s honor roll for the spring 2015 semester: Lisa Gaviglio, Thomas Hanan, Emily Hayes, Mackenzi Hirayama, Brittany Hogan, Nicholas Howard, Christina Hsiao, Paige Kallander, Haley Kirk, Mary Kraft, Olivia Krueger, Diana McGrail, Laura Pankiewicz, Steven Pankiewicz, Daniel Parducci, Natalie Payton, Thomas Pelluer, Barrett Porter, Heather Rife, Travis Snider, Leda Solaimani, Christopher Son, Alexandra Staikos, Jeremy Stavig, Abigail Student, Amelia Student, Derek Tempel, Matthew Thompson, Anna Vinson, Crystal Waters, Brady Wigton, Rachel Wismeth-Johnston and Jaxon Wolfe.
- Sydney Helton and Katherine Slyngstad, both of Sammamish, spring semester, Boston University, Massachusetts
- Alexander Gibson, of Sammamish, spring, Wake Forest University, North Carolina
- Stephanie Copehaver, of Sammamish, spring semester, Northwest Nazarene University, Idaho
- Ingrid Johansen, of Sammamish, spring semester, State University of New York at Oswego
- The following Sammamish students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Eastern Washington University in Cheney: Jennifer Bresley, Ryan de Coup-Crank, Courtney Duda, Sarah Gaston, Brayden Hansen, Jacob Hvass, Deven Kent Dobias, Peter Kim, Diana Rambow, Agapia Rumpel, Dominic Sblendorio, Connell Totten, Sarah Uptagraft and Nicholas Washburn.
- Bryan Cassill, of Sammamish, spring semester, Linfield College, Oregon
- Richard Wang, of Sammamish, spring semester, Washington University, Missouri
- Sakura Dallaire, Eastlake High School grad, spring semester, Northeastern University, Boston
- Ryder Roedel, Eastlake High School grad, spring semester, The College of Wooster, Ohio
July 23, 2015
July 16, 2015
The Seattle Seahawks are well-known for having some of the rowdiest fans in the National Football League — they twice set the Guinness World Record in 2013 for the noisiest outdoor stadium — but Sammamish resident Jason Rubadue thinks he can take an already overwhelming atmosphere to another level.
Rubadue, an electrical engineer with Texas Instruments for the past 15 years, began working two years ago on a small light-emitting diode display that responds to crowd noise. He calls it FanFlare, and the product is now selling online at www.fanflare.com for $29.99.
July 16, 2015
Former Air Force officer Roger Chapanis noticed the young girl in the backyard of his Sammamish home stooped over and apparently playing with something in the dirt.
When he walked outside, the girl showed him the salamander she had discovered in the overgrown garden.
July 9, 2015
From the point of view of the average American, curling might seem a somewhat fringe sport. If it weren’t, Klahanie’s Tom Violette probably would be a certified superstar.
Violette has been part of any number of state and national championship teams, most recently helping bring home the gold in the World Senior Curling Championship held in Sochi, Russia.
July 2, 2015
Being a Boy Scout generally includes the reward of making lifelong friends, and for five Sammamish teenagers, there’s little doubt they’ve formed lasting bonds ahead of their next adventures.
Three of the teens — Drew Valdez, Matthew Dulski and Konrad Peterson — have known each other since kindergarten, when they joined Cub Scout Pack 545, based at McAuliffe Elementary School.
June 25, 2015
It’s a common refrain no matter where you live: People have countless items they never use cluttering up their garages, bedrooms, kitchens and yards, and are looking for a place to get rid of them.
There are plenty of charity groups that will accept those items — some even offer pick-up service — but the items are usually resold for a profit.
June 25, 2015
Nathan Lee, 13, of Sammamish, earned first place in this year’s e-Piano Junior Competition, capturing the top prize of $8,000 in the international event held June 10-16 in Minnesota that showcased the talent of some of the world’s best classical pianists ages 17 and younger.
The e-Piano Junior Competition, described by some as “where prodigy meets technology,” exclusively uses Yamaha’s Disklavier reproducing pianos in qualifying rounds and in the finals. This groundbreaking technology enables auditions and preliminary rounds to be conducted online, which explains the “e” in the title of the competition.