Week in Review: From Approved Shoreline Plans to a House Fire, Sammamish had Another Busy Week

Here are quick links to stories from the past week - to help you get caught up and ready for the coming week.

In terms of news, Sammamish had a busy week.

State offiicials gave the final approval to the Shoreline Master Porgram for Sammamish residents along Lake Sammamish, Beaver Lake and Pine Lake. Flames engulfed a house in the Sahalee area on Wednesday. And the fall "art socks" went up on the trees outside of .

Here's a quick look at what happened, in case you had a busy schedule.

Monday: King County officials on Aug. 19 announced a transfer development rights agreement, which protects more than 700 acres near Sammamish. Starbucks, a Patch.com partner, said it would be giving away free apps for iPhones, iPods and iPads, starting on Tuesday. As of now, the offer still stands.

Sammamish Patch real estate columnist Joan Probala, who is an agent for Windermere, wrote about the importance of the arts to a community- especially in Sammamish.

Tuesday: Sammamish police announced a sting operation in which nine businesses on the Plateau sold alcohol to a 19-year-old. Six people were arrested. State officials gave final approval of the Shoreline Master Program, which gives residents near the main lakes in the city clarity for land-use rules.

If you're going to the Puyallup Fair in September, drop by and say hello to Patch.com editors. We'll have a booth there. We're also looking for Sammamish residents who will go to the annual event. Let us know, if you'd like.

Wednesday: In the evening, commuters along 228th Avenue might have seen fire trucks racing down the street. They were going to a Sahalee house blaze, in which an elderly resident was sent to the hospital. Flames reached 50 feet, witnesses said.

Also by Wednesday, the new fall "art socks" where on the topped-off trees outside of the , near . Some residents consider them to be an eyesore.

There were great tips for a teen driver - and his or her family - in the .

In , the photo gallery from Sammamish Patch, there were some stunning hot-air balloon images taken north of Redmond. Yes, we typically try and focus on Sammamish. But these images are captivating.

Thursday: State officials said tolling on the State Route 520 bridge would start in December. Patch contributing writer Robert Baldino had the latest police news - with a summary of reports.

Friday: There was the reminder that PSE is going to make your bill have a smell on purpose- to help you track down natural gas leaks. Keep an eye, er, a nose, out for it. Sammamish Patch had a follow-up to the Wednesday house fire in the city and gave the dollar damage estimate that officials had calculated.

Saturday: Given Hurricane Irene and the people on the U.S. East Coast who are in its path, Sammamish Patch offered a way that residents in the city can help.

The Cork Dork, also known as writer Chris Nishiwaki, had a report on a wine auction and how it helped raise money for Children's Hospital.

Seattle Seahawks fans in Sammamish will like seeing the photo gallery of a training session from August - especially since the regular season is coming up.

Sunday: Finally, there was a photo gallery and essay about summer memories in Sammamish.

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Have a great week.





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