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Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Skyline thespians set to perform 'Mary Poppins'
Sammamish Review - 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 […] Read more...
Saturday, April 18, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Hundreds of lakes are stocked for fishing opening day
Sammamish Review - NEW -- 6 a.m. April 18, 2015 Beaver and Pine lakes in Sammamish join several hundred lowland lakes -- stocked with millions of fish -- for fishing's opening day April 25 for a six-month season. Anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2016. Purchase licenses online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov; by […] Read more...
Friday, April 17, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Celebrate Earth Day, tiger birthdays at the zoo April 18
Sammamish Review - NEW -- 6 a.m. April 17, 2015 Celebrate Earth Day at Cougar Mountain Zoo's Party for the Planet on April 18. Special guests include the Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society, Mountains to Sound Greenway and many more. Activities include Tobias the Magician, face painting and Earth-friendly arts and crafts, as well as Earth Day-themed mini-lectures for […] Read more...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 -- 3:13 pm
Horse Whisperer -- Instructor Randee Fox uses the power of Nia to connect her students with the natural world
Sammamish Review - To the untrained eye, the scene unfolding in the pen looked simply like a horse cantering around the fence line, ignoring the woman in the middle trying vainly to corral the recalcitrant mare. But then the amazing occurs -- the horse stops, as if noticing the woman for the first time. The woman turns her […] Read more...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 -- 3:00 pm
Fuzzy Logic -- Family software business aims to revolutionize your workout
Sammamish Review - Imagine going to the gym, walking up to a treadmill and having it recognize exactly who you are and what you're trying to accomplish without inputting any information. That's the vision co-founders Sunil Koduri, Shalini Koduri and Dr. Suray Bhatia have for their software company, Zsolutionz, which is in the process of finalizing a program […] Read more...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 -- 2:50 pm
Comeback Kid -- How Sammamish resident Greg Ogata worked his way back from a 2012 stroke
Sammamish Review - If you've ever met Washington State Dental Association President Dr. Greg Ogata you won't likely forget him. Ogata's booming timbre often precedes him, reverberating well beyond the space he occupies. The former college lacrosse player seems to always be on the move, with boyish enthusiasm and a quick smile for all he encounters. All of […] Read more...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 -- 10:57 am
Friendly fire -- Football coaches build a chummy rivalry in the heart of Sammamish
Sammamish Review - Don Bartel and Mat Taylor coach rival football teams located only a mile apart, so that might give them reasons to not like each other. The truth is, Bartel and Taylor are close friends who live near each other in North Bend, talk on the phone nearly every day, and spend time together when they're […] Read more...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 -- 10:50 am
Livin' the ruff life
Sammamish Review - As told to Christina Corrales-Toy I live a very charmed life. I know it, my human caretakers know it and anyone who sees me cruising through Beaver Lake Park in my cute little sweater knows it. I'm Xochitl and I'm a Sammamish Plateau pup. My name is pronounced Sochi, just like the Russian city that […] Read more...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Westbound Interstate 90 traffic detoured April 17-20
Sammamish Review - NEW -- 6 a.m. April 16, 2015 Beginning at 11 p.m. April 17, the crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation and Sound Transit will reroute all westbound lanes of Interstate 90 to the express lanes between Bellevue Way Southeast and Rainier Avenue South until 5 a.m. April 20. That will allow contractor […] Read more...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 -- 5:00 pm
Stay up to date on the Inglewood Hill Drainage Trunkline project
City of Sammamish News - To get the latest updates on the Inglewood Hill Drainage Trunkline and Non-motorized Improvement project, visit the project page and sign up for email updates. Read more...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 -- 2:33 pm
Success tastes a lot like bacon -- A national craze to make everything better with bacon originates in a Klahanie kitchen
Sammamish Review - A long time ago (actually 2007) in a galaxy far, far away, (well, a kitchen in Klahanie), two rebels, Dave Lefkow and Justin Esch, struck a victorious blow for pork against the evil empire of beef -- they invented J&D's Bacon Salt. Riding a wave of a 40 percent increase in bacon consumption between 2002 […] Read more...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 -- 2:27 pm
Volunteers of note -- Part-time musicians have kept the Sammamish Symphony playing for 23 years
Sammamish Review - "Very few people make music because they are forced to," said Adam Stern, interim conductor of the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra. "People make music because they are called to it." The only exceptions are probably younger children forced into music lessons by well-meaning if misguided parents, Stern adds. His initial statements certainly apply to the roughly […] Read more...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 -- 2:18 pm
Healthy friendship -- Service dog enables Army veteran to enjoy triumph over tragedy
Sammamish Review - "There is no better feeling than knowing someone's got your back regardless of the situation or the circumstances," said Shanda Taylor-Boyd, a 23-year military veteran whose biggest life challenges have come since leaving the Army. A single mother of three grown daughters, her back -- and front, for that matter -- is always covered by […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- 6:10 pm
Elephant love inspires visit to Thailand nature preserve
Sammamish Review - The words "leisure" and "relaxation" weren't part of the vocabulary for Loreen La Penna and Yvette Michaels during their recent trip to Thailand. The two Sammamish residents and neighbors spent a week in mid-February at the Elephant Nature Park, a 250-acre wildlife preserve in the Chiang Mai province of northern Thailand. Visitors from around the […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- 6:08 pm
As voting begins, group continues push for initiatives and referenda
Sammamish Review - "Things are going fine," said Harry Shedd, a member of Citizens for Sammamish and the primary force behind the push to give local residents initiative and referendum rights. "We are moving forward, day-by-day, sign-by-sign and email-by-email," Shedd added. Sammamish voters can let their voices be heard by April 28 as to whether or not they […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- 6:07 pm
Fewer accidents, but resident still sees problems with city's lone traffic roundabout
Sammamish Review - While local residents, and one in particular, still see plenty of problems with the traffic roundabout at Southeast 43rd Way and East Lake Sammamish Parkway, city officials said the number of accidents at the location has steadily fallen. There were 13 accidents there in 2012, nine in 2013 and six in 2014, Issaquah Transportation Manager […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- 6:07 pm
City extends interim tree-retention policy for six months
Sammamish Review - In a unanimous vote, the Sammamish City Council acted April 7 to extend for six more months interim legislation regarding tree retention in the city. City Manager Ben Yazici made clear the ordinance contains no new measures, but simply extends the emergency ordinance adopted in October 2014. By the time the extended measure expires this […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- 6:06 pm
Sewer pipe issue creates stinky situation for resident
Sammamish Review - "I like to look at life pretty optimistically, but this has made me pretty pessimistic," Sammamish resident Karma Chapman said of her recent sewer woes. Chapman lives in the 2800 block East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast, along the north section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail under construction by King County. In early March, her […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- 6:05 pm
Skyline continues to support boy with brain cancer
Sammamish Review - Just two days before Christmas, Sammamish residents Jeff and Kellea Taylor received some of the worst possible news about their youngest child, Sam. Sam was having chronic headaches and nausea, so doctors began checking him. They found a cancerous tumor in his brain, known as astrocytoma, and because an operation to remove it wasn't possible, […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- 6:05 pm
Resident groups say traffic plagues Issaquah-Pine Lake Road
Sammamish Review - "We're optimistic, but I can't say we're satisfied yet," said Mike Grady, one of the leaders of the Kempton Downs Homeowners Association, which has decided to stand up and fight City Hall. The issue: alleged traffic problems on Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast and Southeast 42nd Street. Joined by Mike Harris, president of the Kempton Downs […] Read more...




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