Sammamish Arts Commission hosts ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

December 19, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 19, 2014

The Sammamish Arts Commission invites you to enjoy “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 20-21 at the Eastlake Performing Arts Center.

Inspired by the Frank Capra film, the show presents the story of “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a 1940’s radio broadcast, with actors playing the dozens of characters that inhabit the fictional Bedford Falls. Pre-show action begins just prior to show time.

The performances are free, but you will need a ticket for admission. Get them here through Brown Paper Tickets.

The Eastlake Performing Arts Center is at 400 228th Ave. N.E. in Sammamish.

Pacific Cascade Middle School closed Friday

December 19, 2014

NEW  — 5:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2014

Pacific Cascade Middle School will remain closed Friday, Dec. 19 while authorities continue an investigation into the letter that threatened four teachers.

As no new information has come to light, the district made the decision to keep the school closed for the third straight day. Today would have been the students’ last day before winter break. School is set to resume Jan. 5, after the holidays.

The school was abruptly closed Wednesday, after staff members found a typed note “threatening violence,” according to the Issaquah School District.

The note was left outside a teacher’s classroom and specifically threatened four Pacific Cascade staff members. Read more

Duthie Hill Road reopened after head-on collision

December 18, 2014

UPDATED — 2:25 p.m. Dec. 18, 2014

By Greg Farrar A white Honda Accord LX (left) and white Subaru Outback are secured by tow truck drivers to be taken at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 from the scene of their head-on collision at the entrance to the High Country neighborhood on Southeast Duthie Hill Road and 266th Avenue Southeast.

By Greg Farrar
A white Honda Accord LX (left) and white Subaru Outback are secured by tow truck drivers to be taken at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 from the scene of their head-on collision at the entrance to the High Country neighborhood on Southeast Duthie Hill Road and 266th Avenue Southeast.

Duthie Hill Road is reopened after a head-on collision kept the roadway closed for about two hours Thursday. Read more

Pacific Cascade Middle School remains closed Thursday while threat investigation continues

December 18, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 18, 2014

Pacific Cascade Middle School will remain closed Thursday, Dec. 18 while authorities continue an investigation into the letter that threatened four teachers.

The Issaquah School District announced that “no new information has come to light,” therefore the decision was made to keep the school closed for the second straight day.

The school was abruptly closed Wednesday, after staff members found a typed note “threatening violence,” according to the Issaquah School District.

The note was left outside a teacher’s classroom and specifically threatened four Pacific Cascade staff members. Read more

Lego event comes to Sammamish City Hall

December 18, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 18, 2014

Lego master builder Dan Parker will lead the Build It Sammamish Lego event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at Sammamish City Hall.

The event, sponsored by the Sammamish Arts Commission, is open to the first 100 registered participants. Register by emailing allisong@sammamish.us.

Parker will lead a class regarding Lego building techniques from 10-10:45 a.m. An open-play session will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pacific Cascade Middle School is closed after teacher threats

December 17, 2014

NEW — 10:45 a.m. Dec. 17, 2014

Pacific Cascade Middle School is closed today because of a threat to four teachers.

The decision was made this morning, according to an email to parents.

“We have just learned this morning of a typed letter left outside a teacher’s classroom threatening violence against four PCMS staff members this Friday,” the email read. “The note also contains unspecified threats to do violence at lunch or during the school’s winter assembly on Friday and makes reference to having access to a gun.

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Eastlake basketball boosters seek fundraiser donations by Jan. 2

December 17, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 17, 2014

The Eastlake High School boys basketball booster club is looking for donations for its annual dinner auction, which will be held Jan. 10.

The deadline to submit donations is Jan. 2. The club wants various items related to sporting events, family events, vacations and other forms of entertainment that will entice bidders at live and silent auctions.

All donations are tax-deductible, and donors can choose to be recognized in the auction’s event program and website.

Learn more by emailing Anne-Marie Henderson at hendersonam@hotmail.com.

Most residents happy with city, survey states

December 16, 2014

People living in Sammamish in 2012 were really happy with the city.

Fast forward to 2014 and they are not quite as overjoyed, but they are, overall, satisfied with the place they call home and the direction it is taking, according to results from a community survey done in October and presented to the Sammamish City Council on Dec. 9.

City Communications Director Tim Larson admitted the figures are down a bit from 2012, but said he felt the numbers from that year were a bit of an aberration. He said the administration has done seven or eight surveys in the past 12 years.

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Kings of the gridiron

December 16, 2014

Eastside Catholic High School football team captains (above, from left) Cody Baker, Matt Kvech, Deion Fetui, Alex Neale and Harley Kirsch thank the school’s boisterous student body during a Dec. 10 assembly celebrating the school’s Class 3A state championship, which culminated in a 35-13 victory over Bellevue. A student-made poster (below) hangs on the wall and is reflected in the gymnasium floor in front of the assembled student body.

Eastside Catholic High School football team captains (above, from left) Cody Baker, Matt Kvech, Deion Fetui, Alex Neale and Harley Kirsch thank the school’s boisterous student body during a Dec. 10 assembly celebrating the school’s Class 3A state championship, which culminated in a 35-13 victory over Bellevue.
A student-made poster (at right) hangs on the wall and is reflected in the gymnasium floor in front of the assembled student body.

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City leaders say county may be softening stance on East Lake Sammamish Trail issues

December 16, 2014

While they all seemed to agree it is way too early to tell for sure, after meeting with King County leaders, city officials say there may yet be some give and take to be had as construction of the East Lake Sammamish Trail moves forward.

The trail is a major sore spot with numerous residents living near the pathway, which follows the old railroad route around the edge of Lake Sammamish.

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