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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 2:42 pm
Police blotter April 23
Sammamish Review - No mail today A resident on the 5100 block of 190th Place Northeast. reported a case of vandalism at about 7:30 p.m. April 13. A community mailbox was damaged, possibly by a vehicle striking it. The mailbox, which is set in concrete, was knocked off its base and hurled 8-10 feet. The estimated damage is […] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 11:16 am
Cost estimate drops for Sammamish Community Center
Sammamish Review - New: April 23, 11:16 a.m. Design is complete on the Sammamish Community Center, and the estimated price tag has dropped by about $300,000 to $34.2 million. Parks Director Jessi Bon updated the City Council on the status of the project at the April 14 council meeting. Bon cautioned that costs are just estimates, and the […] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 10:43 am
Calendar April 23
Sammamish Review - The Lake Washington School District's annual Legacy for Learning fundraising luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at Juanita High School. For more information or to register, visit www.lwsf.org. Take a virtual tour of Venice with Kerri Wood of Adventure On Italy at 7 p.m. April 23.   Celebrate poetry month […] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 9:17 am
Results shaky for ballot measures funding transit and schools
Sammamish Review - New: April 23, 9:16 a.m. On election night, voters seem ready to reject higher taxes this election, no matter what's being taxed or what's being funded. Mail-in balloting means the election is not quite over, however, and results could change by May 6, the day the votes are certified. A countywide measure to fund Metro […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 2:41 pm
Eastlake fastpitch's Charles silences Skyline's bats
Sammamish Review - There wasn't much offense to support Skyline's Caroline Bowman nor Eastlake's Mikel Charles in last week's Class 4A KingCo Conference fastpitch game. Charles, though, got enough of it to outduel Bowman, and the Wolves knocked off the Spartans 2-0 April 15 at Skyline High School. Charles was rarely threatened in leading the Wolves to their […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 2:37 pm
City bans bicycles from Snake Hill Road
Sammamish Review - New: April 22, 2:39 p.m. Bicyclists and people who drive big trucks need to avoid Snake Hill Road, also known as 212th Avenue Southeast, for the time being. In early April, Sammamish closed the road to bikes and trucks weighing more than 10 tons, said public works director Laura Philpot. She hopes to be able […] Read more...
Monday, April 21, 2014 -- 5:00 pm
Bikes for Africa! Donations accepted on May 3 at City Hall
City of Sammamish News - The ARAS Foundation and its volunteers are preparing to receive hundreds of donated bicycles at Sammamish City Hall on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bicycles, along with donated bicycle parts, will be sent to Ghana in West Africa. The donations are tax deductible. Last year, with the assistance of the Village Bicycle Project organization, more than 600 bikes were collected in Sammamish. In the nine years the ARAS Foundation has spearheaded this local effort, more than 5,000 bikes have been shipped to Africa. Volunteers are needed! Please contact Mary Trask at 425-868-8448 or mary@arasfoundation.org if you would like to help out. In addition to prepping the donated bikes for shipping, volunteers can also assist by seeking donations in their neighborhoods. Families, clubs, scout troops - you're all encouraged to pitch in! Read more...
Monday, April 21, 2014 -- 1:53 pm
Principal Lisa Hechtman to leave Skyline
Sammamish Review - New: April 21, 1:55 p.m. Lisa Hechtman, who has served as Skyline High School's principal since 2007, will be leaving her position at the end of the school year. In an email to Skyline families April 14, Hechtman said she had accepted an offer to serve as the Issaquah School District's executive director of personnel. […] Read more...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 -- 5:00 pm
Sammamish Youth Board Online Application Open
City of Sammamish News - Ever feel like there's nothing to do here in Sammamish? Feel like your ideas are not being heard? Well here is your chance to make a difference. The Sammamish Youth Board is currently seeking teens that have the drive to make change in Sammamish. We are now looking for applicants for the 2014-2015 school year. The board looks for teens that have creative input and have the follow-through to make their ideas heard. Applicants should be interested in interacting with city officials, planning events for youth and helping make decisions that will affect the future of the city of Sammamish. http://www.sammamish.us/boards/syb/SYBApplication.aspx Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:22 pm
Empty of water, full of sound
Sammamish Review - Water district empties tank for maintainence The signature water tank for the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, instead of holding the usual reservoir of drinking water, became a giant echo chamber last week during a scheduled maintenance procedure. The 2 million gallon tank at district headquarters on 228th Avenue Southeast in Sammamish, seen as […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:18 pm
City Council praises plan for Klahanie transfer
Sammamish Review - Members of the Sammamish City Council took turns praising a deal to transfer the Klahanie Annexation Area from Issaquah to Sammamish during the council's April 8 meeting. Members not only seemed to like the deal, but also hoped it would usher in a new spirit of cooperation with Issaquah after some tense disputes over the […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:16 pm
Council hears about Central Issaquah Plan
Sammamish Review - Before it agrees to support it, the Sammamish City Council wanted to hear about Issaquah's plan to develop more than 1,000 acres straddling Interstate 90. Sammamish is agreeing to support the Central Issaquah Plan, which is Issaquah's bid to be named a regional growth center as part of a deal to expedite the transfer of […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:16 pm
Sammamish Forum
Sammamish Review - Vote Yes on LWSD Bond Recent letters recommended we vote down the upcoming Lake Washington School District bond to "send a message" to school administrators and apparently to overly fertile parents. I think we already sent that message, and we now need to recognize the benefits we all get from good schools. One letter said […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:15 pm
LWSD asks for smaller bond
Sammamish Review - After a near miss on a proposed February bond issue, the Lake Washington School District is asking voters to approve a smaller bond April 22. At $404 million, the new bond is a bit more than half the size of the old one, and it avoids the most controversial portions of the past effort. It […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:15 pm
Review editorial
Sammamish Review - Vote for the bond in spite of district The Lake Washington School District is playing games with the amount a proposed bond measure will cost taxpayers. Many in the community are suggesting the bond be rejected, owing not only to those games but also to other concerns. While it's unfortunate the district is hiding costs, […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:13 pm
Lakes stocked for April 26 lowland lakes opener?
Sammamish Review - Washington's biggest fishing day of the year -- the lowland lakes trout opener -- is April 26, and state fish hatchery crews are getting ready by releasing millions of catchable fish in lakes across the state. For this year's fishing season, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to plant about 16.5 million trout […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:12 pm
Revenue says it's time to 'Claim your Cash!'
Sammamish Review - More than three million people have unclaimed money and assets held in trust by the Washington State Department of Revenue. Revenue officials said there is no better time to check www.claimyourcash.org to see if you or a family member has a share of the nearly $1 billion in property waiting to be claimed. "Even if […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:11 pm
Sammamish lawmakers showed up
Sammamish Review - State Legislators who represent Sammamish were among the best in terms of showing up for floor votes during the 2014 session. In the 45th District, Rep. Roger Goodman (D) missed 7 votes while Sen. Andy Hill (R) and Rep. Larry Springer (D) missed zero. All three lawmakers from the 41st District, Sen. Steve Litzow (R), […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:10 pm
Police Blotter
Sammamish Review - Scammer gets graphic A Sammamish woman reported on March 31 that she had been getting phone calls over the past two months, which she recognized to be a scam. On the last call, when she told the caller to stop calling back, he began making graphic sexual comments until she hung up.   Public laundry […] Read more...
Monday, April 14, 2014 -- 5:00 pm
"Celebrating Women in Business" event on April 24
City of Sammamish News - The Sammamish Chamber presents the annual "Celebrating Women in Business" event on April 24, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive. This powerful Conference is for women in all stages of business, and will include lunch, networking, a trade show, and a panel of three professional women to inspire. For details, click on the link below. Read more...

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