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A8 * WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS SCOUTING A BASEBALL GAME The Issaquah Cub Scout Pack 639 Color Guard, for the second consecutive year, stands on the Safeco Field baseball diamond to present the colors Oct. 4 at the last game of the season for the Seattle Mariners. The boys are (from left) Colin Ro- bitaille, Cody Ngan, Simon Allocca, Zachary Rammel, Braden Laurance, Jonathan Kern, Evan Stuart, Kenneth Duncan, Andrew Gersuk and Billy Allocca. Billy Al- locca, now in sixth grade, is in Boy Scout Troop 709. Is- saquah VFW Post 3436 is the sponsor for both Pack 639 and Troop 709. CONTRIBUTED Issaquah firm helps in hydro- power study on job creation Architectural-engineering-con- suiting firm HDR played an instru- mental role in a new study by the National Hydropower Association that supports development of the nation's hydropower resources. The study found that hydropow- er can create up to 700,000 jobs by 2025. HDR's Rick Miller, national client director for hydropower and immediate past president of the association, initiated the jobs study and was the primary reviewer. HDR also contributed money and in-kind services to the study. Current installed hydropower capacity is 100,000 megawatts and Presented by the Friends of the Issaquah Library will see 60,000 megawatts of capacity added by 2025. This amount is enough to serve 17 mil- lion households -- the equivalent of every home in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Much of this added capacity can come from existing dams where no power- house currently exists. In addition to providing clean, affordable water-powered energy, hydropower also leverages other renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind by providing large- scale energy storage. The full study is available at www. hydro, org. Back issues of your newspaper - now online! ISSAQUA[ I P SS. . Friday, Nov. 6th Members' Preview Sale Not a member? Join at the sale. 5:30-7pm Saturday, Nov. 7th 10-5pro General Sale Sunday, Nov. 8th 1-5pro Bargain Sale Issaquah Library 10 W. Sunset Way Proceeds benefit The Issaquah Library We thank our sponsor, the Front Street Market Paid Advertisement By Scott Kelly, Lacrosse Coach Columbia Athletic Club at Pine Lake is excited Lacrosse is the to announce we will begin an indoor lacrosse fastest growing program starting in November. This is a perfect sport in the U.S. opportunity for boys and girls to be introduced to and in the "fastest game on two feet". Players will learn Washington the fundamentals of the game, including proper State. The sport throwing and catching technique, ground ball has seen double- scooping, cradling, dodging and shooting. Our digit growth in goal is to create a terrific learning environment five of the last that includes game play and prepares players who seven years. It is are interested in participating in local, spring outdoor programs. CAC has recruited head coach and President of Eastside Crusaders Youth Lacrosse, Scott Kelly to direct our program. Scott, who grew up playing lacrosse in Baltimore and played club level for the University of Maryland, brings many years of coaching experience, including several local youth elite teams. Youth teams he has coached have won large regional tournaments such as the Battle of Photo by Charles Mauzy Bothell, Beaverton (Oregon) Invitational, Washington Games (2008) and the Cascade Classic (2009). This year his Eastside Crusader Youth teams at the 5/6 and 7/8 level had a collective record of 25-1 in their f'n'st season. Scott understands what it takes to coach youth talent and makes sure the experience is lots of fun! If you don't know much about lacrosse, you soon will. Issaquah and Sammamish host three Lacrosse youth programs including Issaquah, Eastlake and Eastside Crusaders. estimated that over 1200 Issaquah/Sammamish boys and girls participate on teams. It won't be long before you hear about Seattle's new professional lacrosse team, as well. The NLL Washington Stealth, a professional indoor team, recently chose Seattle to locate the team. Their season kicks off this February, 2010. Columbia Athletics offers a great way for your son or daughter to try the sport without the expensive investment in equipment. We provide everything athletes will need in the convenience of our 'rain-free' gym! Contact is restricted in our program so that players can concentrate on developing the basics. "We want every boy and girl to leave our program catching, throwing and cradling with the start of a life-long love for this great game", says Kelly. Our season kicks off with our Veterans Day Clinic on Wednesday, November 11th. Athletes will spend their afternoon with Coach Kelly working on the fundamentals of throwing, catching, scooping, dodging and shooting. Athletes ages 6-9 train from 1:00-2:30 while the Plan ahead for reduced Metro holiday service King County Metro buses will operate on a reduced weekday schedule on several holidays -- from Veterans Day until early January. The transit agency will also operate on a full week of reduced service at the end of December. The reductions are planned for holiday stretches when Metro historically sees 20 percent to 40 percent fewer weekday riders. Metro will operate on a Sunday the aquifer, a key source of drink- ing water for Issaquah residents. Because the land has high value as habitat, King County designat- ed the land as a "sending site." The "receiving site" of the devel- opment rights was the condo com- plex. The conservation easement prevents development on the land forever. The transfer of development rights was the first from a "send- ing site" in unincorporated King County to Issaquah. The deal was part of a city-county interlocal agreement approved in February schedule on several upcoming 2007. The agreement provides for legal holidays. The reduced 75 transfers of development rights weekday schedule will be in to be sent from environmentally- effect on: sensitive-yet-developable areas in Nov. 11, Veterans Day the creek basin to be protected by Nov. 27, the day after sending the rights to receiving Thanksgiving sites in Issaquah. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Dec. 28-31, the winter holiday period and New Year's Eve Jan. 18, 2010, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule on the following holidays: Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Dec. 25, Christmas Jan. 1, 2010, New Year's Day On weekdays with reduced schedules, some commuter and school-oriented routes do not operate, and other routes will have trips canceled. Many routes will have no changes. Regular fares apply in most cases. View a complete overview of all Metro holiday service at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/up/ holiday-service.html. The reduced weekday schedule was used on a limited basis last winter. The plan features more bus service than weekend schedules, but less service than a normal weekday. Development fights swap will protect Issaquah Creek Basin The developer of a Front Street North condominium complex will be allowed to build more parking after paying to protect sensitive land related to the Lower Issaquah Valley Aquifer. The final document related to Salmon Days reels in tons of compostables, recyclables Salmon Days Festival volunteers diverted 2.8 tons of food waste and compostable cups, bowls, plates and utensils from the landfill. The refuse was sent to Cedar Grove Composting instead. An additional 1.4 tons of bottles, cans, cardboard and other materi- als were recycled after the fish- centric festival. Festival organizers partnered with Cedar Grove, Waste Management, Food Services of America, Kenco, AtW0rk! and the city Resource Conservation Office to improve the already-impressive environmental record of the festi- val. Salmon Days is one of the first major festivals to use compostable servieeware. Salmon Days, held during the sun-splashed Oct. 3-4 weekend, lured more than 180,000 visitors to Issaquah for arts, crafts, food and a chance to watch chinook and eoho salmon swim upstream from the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. New food bank Web site aims to increase donations Donors can give to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank through a the process, known as a transfer of new Web site designed to make it development rights, was recorded easier for the food bank to raise Oct. 9 with King County. Arrington Place Condominiums purchased the transfer of development rights to add 1,000 additional square feet of impervious surface for up to five more parking spaces at the complex, 700 Front St. N. The developer needed the additional parking as crews convert the remaining seven apartments into condos. The purchase of development rights requires a conservation easement to be placed on five acres of developable land. The land serves as a recharge area for money and collect donations in tough times. The site, at http://issaquahfood- bank.org, opens with "Don't let your neighbors go hungry tonight." The site explains how potential donors can give nonperishable food items, as well as clothing, and donate money. The site is updated with lists of needed items. Organizers are in need of clothing for children and infants as winter approaches. Bring items to the food bank, 179 First Ave. S.E. Visitors to the site can also donate online, and learn how to volunteer with the organization. Mark Mullet, a member of the food bank board, spearheaded the Web site project, and paid for a Web developer out of his own pocket to develop the updated site. Mullet was expect- ed to be elected to the City Council unopposed Nov. 3. 10-14 year olds practice from 2:30-4:30. The clinic is open to non-club members and will cost only $45 for the afternoon. NIImltr athletic clubs "We inspire Healthier Lives" Contact us at 425-313-0123 or email plcactivies @columbiaathletic.com On the web at www.cohmbiaathletic.com mR KA$1LEH MERRILL editor@isspress,com WAHH KAIIA| wkagarise,'::!;isspress,com BOB TAYLOR ip--spor ts isspress ,corn GRE6 FARRAR Statf gfarra@i press.corn CaAIntU.E LUSEeNHK r-e wes clusebrink@isspress.com DAVID HAYES Ilula~, homo & garden d hayes(;, isspress.co m 1rilE iSSAQUAH PRESS www, issaquahpress,com