Registration now for Eastside Catholic summer programs

April 27, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 27, 2015

Registration is now available for Eastside Catholic 2015 Summer Programs.

Camps run from late June through early August and are open to the public.

The three and four half-day camps include 17 academic and enrichment classes and eight athletic camps for participants in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Lake Washington school facility planners meet April 29

April 24, 2015

NEW — 4:00 p.m. April 24, 2015

The Lake Washington School District’s long-term facilities planning task force is seeking community input regarding how to address the district’s capacity needs and aging facilities.

Feedback will be gathered at the task force’s next meeting, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 29 at Rose Hill Middle School, 13505 N.E. 75th St., Redmond.

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April 24 release of rare Lake Sammamish kokanee caps Earth Week celebration

April 23, 2015

NEW — 1 p.m. April 23, 2015

Join King County Executive Dow Constantine and other members of the Sammamish Kokanee Work Group, as well as area students on an Earth Week science field trip as they release rare Lake Sammamish kokanee fry at noon April 24 at Laughing Jacobs Creek at Lake Sammamish State Park, 4460 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Issaquah.

The event will be in the upland portion of the park — access is across the street from the boat launch.

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Sahalee Way among roads set to receive city’s attention

April 21, 2015

With any number of projects in various stages of development, Sammamish Public Works Director Laura Philpot spent a bit of time reviewing her department’s current endeavors at an early April City Council meeting.

The overview included eight capital improvement projects:

• One major undertaking still in the making is the improvement of Sahalee Way Northeast. Philpot said engineers are analyzing expanding the road to between three and five lanes, or a combination of both. She said she expects to conduct a traffic study in May and hopes to have the roughly $16.6 million project in the hands of a contractor by November.

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Voters face three issues on ballot

April 21, 2015

Sammamish and Klahanie-area voters have two local issues and one countywide question before them in the April 28 special election.

Mail-in ballots were sent to registered voters April 8.

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Police Blotter

April 21, 2015


Police arrested a suspect at about 8:37 p.m. April 4 in Pine Lake Park for being intoxicated. Reports contained no further information.

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April 21, 2015

In the article “Sewer pipe issue creates stinky situation for resident” in the April 15 paper, the name of the local sanitary sewer authority was incorrect. The sewer district serving the area in question is the Northeast Sammamish Sewer and Water District.

Eastlake High School earns state achievement award

April 21, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 21, 2015

Eastlake High School is one of 12 schools in the Lake Washington School District that has earned a Washington Achievement Award for overall excellence from the state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Lake Washington, the state’s sixth-largest public school district, received more awards than any district statewide. A total of 41 awards will be given at 24 schools in categories such as overall excellence, high progress, and growth in reading and math.

All award-winning schools will be honored during an April 28 ceremony April 28 at Spanaway Lake High School in Pierce County.

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Schools foundation hosts Legacy for Learning luncheon

April 20, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 20, 2015

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the Legacy for Learning Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 at Juanita High School, 10601 N.E. 132nd St.

Register online here.

Learn more by calling 936-1414 or email

Skyline thespians set to perform ‘Mary Poppins’

April 19, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 19, 2015

Skyline High School’s theater department completes its 2014-15 season with a performance of the classic tale “Mary Poppins” from April 29 to May 2.

Showtimes at Skyline’s Lyceum Theatre are 7 p.m. April 29 to May 1, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. May 2. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for Skyline students and staff members. They can be purchased at the door with cash or check only.

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