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Issaquah slides past Redmond, 7-6 Sports, Page B4 Popular artEAST auction 150 Feet of Art returns April 27 t. A&~', Page B8 ~ i ,', WWW. IS SAQUAHPRES S .COM LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1900 . 75 CENTS WEDNESDAY~ APRIL 17, 2013 By Peter Clark pclark@isspress, com mD[ Leaders of downtown Issaquah t Cougar M~mtaln Zoo hosts say it is time for the annual Earth Day ~pnza: ~ spring-cleaning of the city central ~ DIsc~e which ~r groups business district, am hosting Earth Day events: This time, the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah will join the annual Page h8 event that has been long held by the Downtown Issaquah Associa- tion. there's been a citywide clean up," DIA Executive Director Karen she said, crediting the number of Donovan said it was largely organizations that joined the ef- through the efforts of the Kiwanis fort. "All the groups are working that the event was being revital- with that to make it a citywide ized in such a large way. "This year, we re making it bigger again," she said. "The Ki- wanis have really instigated it." Partnering with a number of other groups, including Boy Scouts, CleanScapes, Tavon Cen- ter, Bellevue College, Drug Free Community Coalition and Friends of Youth, they are inviting ev- eryone interested in celebrating Earth Day to join in cleaning up the area. "Kiwanis really wanted to broaden the appeal," Donovan said, referring to the expansion of their focus. Previously, the event centered on the downtown area, but organizers hope to move it onto Gilman Boulevard event.'i Tolstedt said that it was a larg- er goal of her group to reach out to the city, and Earth Day seemed like an excellent opportunity. "Our Kiwanis group just want- ed to get out into the community more and get involved," she said. With each group tackling a dif- ferent portion of the city, Kiwanis members will focus on Gilman Boulevard. They will pick up litter, clean up areas and perform acts of beautification along the way. Those who can push a broom, swing a shovel or plant some flow- ers are welcome for the April 20 event. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the Hailstone Feed Store on Front Street. Projects will last until noon, and beyond, followed by refreshments. Attend- Kiwanis Club President Jeri Tel- ees can bring a friend or simply stedt said that the goal is to make join and make some new ones. it a cleanup for the whole city. Jobs for all ages and abilities will "It's been several years since be available for volunteers. Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park will meet for the first time April 18, encouraging at- tendees to join in the preserva- tion of the park. An organizing group of five,. chairedby Chris Kovac, hopes to use the resources and energy of parks lovers in the community to improve the state park for every- one's benefit." With volunteers and fundrais- ing, the group expects to help see the conceptual park plan adopted years ago to be imple- mented. Friends will also make recommendations on other park upgrades that the community desires. At Thursday's meeting, at- tendees will be able to become charter members, sign up for a committee, share information about priorities and apply for a seat on the board of trustees. Other organizers, who will now become board members, include David Kappler, Jim Berry, Connie Marsh and Debbie Berto. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W. Learn more by emailing friendsofiakesammstatepark@ BY ALEJANDI~O C~OMEZ Isabella Gomez, 11, performs a back side grab as she competes in the 'slope style' category at the annual United States of America Snowboard Association competitions at Copper Mountain, Colo., March 30 to April 4. Snowboarder, 1L wows the crowds at nationals By Joe Grove Isabella Gomez, 11-year-old See more photos of Isabella Gomez competing at the Snowboard Association nationals at fifth-grader at Puesta del Sol Spanish Immersion School, Bellevue, and an Issaquab resident, took first place overall ALEJANDRO GOMEZ at the United States of America Isabella Gomoz shows off the placed second overall last year Snowboard Association's 24th plaque she received for a first over- and first overall in2011. annual nationals March 30 to all at the United States of America She said many girls don't April 4. Snowboard Association competi- compete in all five categories, Isabella, the daughter of tions, at Copper Mountain, Colo. netting them a zero in those Alejandro and Amani Gomez, they don't compete in. participated in all live events in border cross. Because she Alejandro said they want the in her age group (10- and placed in all five categories; she girls to be well-rounded in the ll-year-olds), placing second scored the highest overall sport, but there are those who in the half pipe, second in the This was Isabella's fourth giant slalom, third in the slope trip to nationals, held this year style, fourth in slalom and fifth at Copper Mountain, Colo. She See SNOWBOARDER, Page A5 seeks Nominate outstanding citizensedness, activity in drawing posi- Nominations must be received to the Issaquah Hail of Fame, a tive attention to the community, by 5 p.m. May 10. The mayor and top honor for making a lasting fundraising efforts for the public council president will consider all contribution to the community, good and length of service to the recommendations submitted. The city is accepting nomina- community. Previous Hall of Fame recipi- tions for its 2013 Issaquah Hall of Fame winner. Each spring, the mayor and City Council president select a person to honor for making a difference in the community. Each nominee's contribution to the community will be evalu- ated according to inspiration, service, leadership, civic-mind- The award will be presented May 30 at the 34th annual event sponsored by the Greater Is- saquah Chamber of Commerce. Email or send the nominee's name and a brief summary of his or her contributions to the community to Office of the Mayor, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah, WA 98027-1307. ents have included Ruth Kees, Suzanne Suther, Tommie Trout- man, Karen Ridlon, David Hal-ris, Rose Finnegan, Robin Kelley, Marty Budzius, Linda Ruehle, Leo Finnegan, Greg Spranger, Skip Rowley, Leon Kos and Jos6 Enciso. Learn more by calling 837-3020 or emailing S eve, a By Christina Corrales-Toy South Cove children gather at Easter eggs Walking through Issaquah's South Cove neighborhood, you're likely to feel as if you've been magically transported to the past. That's not to say that the homes look antiquated. It's sire- ply that the community offers a way of living that hearkens back to a simpler, calmer time. In today's bustling environ- ment that puts an emphasis on BY CIIRISTINA CORI ALES-TOY speed and short attention spans, the community's private beach to collect life in South Cove seems less at the neighborhood's March 30 event, rushed and personal. .L lakefront park. Finally, at night, after the kids are put to sleep, you might see Morn and Dad sharing a glass of wine on the beach watching the sun set off in the distance. Where South Cove thrives, though, is in its sense of com- South Cove munity. Families get together often and residents know each Drive through the neighbor- other by name, something that is hood on a nice, summer day becoming rarer in today's society. and you will likely find children "You really feel like you are in safely riding their bikes through the middle of something that is a the community's meandering, community," South Cove resident hill-less streets. Later, you may find teens playing a pickup game of football at South Cove's private See SO H COVE Page A6 SOCIAL MEDIA d 7 illlU!!!!ll!!l!!!llllA Clas Coir Let', 8 .,~I~ /~ er a imMred veMors are retmdng 1S VIOO/V~ Zt~ 1NaOIS3a 1N3aan3 ao ['[~l[ SaadVd NMOL 77V~S .,,,I.#~M~rb~t 600000 o86 9Gv ao~ 77v ............... ~1.) I I COm~ MIll 111e lSS~lUah Press m sodalmdb and ww. eboo comAmqua/ msx Scan the QR cnde to go to ./smqua un mm.