The sun made the news, of course, with the weekend weather that brought warm temperatures to Sammamish and prompted people to seek relief. It was, though, welcome - given the recent rain and gray skies.
Here are other stories from Sammamish Patch from the past seven days to help you get caught up and ready for the coming week:
Monday: Residents from the Sammamish area gathered in Issaquah on Memorial Day to remember the men and women who have served in the U.S. military and who have lost their lives. Sammamish Patch real estate columnist Joan Probala raised questions about the Dodd-Frank Act, which addresses mortgage reform but many argue that it hurts the process of buying a home.
Tuesday: Students who want to attend college at many of the institutions in Washington state will have to pay more money because of the state budget shortfall.
Sammamish Patch introduced readers to the new group of bloggers on the site. Val Serdy is the latest writer to pen blog posts - and her first topic is on exploring tidepools in the region. At Marymoor Park, the King County regional park, the official track bicycling season is underway.
Wednesday: King County announced the summer lineup of family-friendly movies at Marymoor Park (always good for fun). Speaking of family fun, Sammamish Patch parenting columnist Kathleen Miller covered a fascinating topic for parents and kids - making an outdoor play area. Really.
In the Taking Care of Your Dog Department: Sammamish Patch passed on word that your canine, yes, your dog, can be in a production of The Wizard of Oz. Audition are scheduled for this Saturday in Kirkland. Woof. No, wait. Wag. Then, hug.
The Reard House also received landmark status from a King County commission and there was word that the house might have a home at the Tanner property, which is owned by Mary Pigott.
Thursday: Sammamish Patch had a brief report on a party which involved alcohol, young people and a teenage girl who said she had been raped. She later denied it, though. Police are trying to sort through the details.
Ginny Romano, a teacher at , was honored for her work by the . The district wrote an article about her - which Sammamish Patch reposted with permission.
Friday: Warmer temperatures and the sunshine hit Sammamish on Friday. In , writer Denise Steele Darnell talked about heading to Poo Poo Point, near Issaquah, for a hike and scenery. Sammamish Patch also visited to watch kids jump in the water and others relax.
John Holt, a Sammamish resident and student at , was the "Whiz Kid" of the week (congratulations, of course). In Sammamish police news, there was a report of a woman apparently pocketing nearly $80,000 from a company based in Sammamish, among other accounts.
Saturday: About 900 people participated in the Issaquah Triathlon, which was held at Lake Sammamish State Park. The event raised money for Sammamish-based - and bicyclists zipped through the city along East Lake Sammamish Parkway.
There also was a moving story about a daughter who was honoring her mother at the Race for the Cure - her mom educated Latina women about breast cancer.
Eastside Fire & Rescue will be offering CPR classes on this coming Saturday, if you'd like to learn or take a refresher course. There are three fire stations in Sammamish.
Sunday: Sammamish Patch posted stories, letting people know that the start of State Route 520 tolls have been pushed back again and that residents who want to run in elections this year need to file this coming week.
Enjoy the week, too.