In other items: The Pacific Northwest Ice Theater will give a performance of "Nutcracker on Ice" at 4 p.m. Monday at the Wells Fargo Ice Arena in the Bellevue Downtown Park; and residents may comment on a proposed condominium development in downtown Kirkland during a public hearing next week.

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A year into his first term, Larry Ishmael has been elected president of the Issaquah School Board.

Ishmael is a founding board member of the Issaquah Ski Council and owns a business that helps disadvantaged youth get college scholarships. A longtime member of the Issaquah High School PTSA, he has also served as an advisory-board member for the district’s Vocational Technical Education.

He replaces Jan Woldseth, who has served five years on the board, two as board president.

The board did not elect a vice president; last year it adopted a new structure that eliminated that position.

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Because the Issaquah School District is so active at the state Legislature, the board’s legislative representative has become an elected post. Mike Winkler, who was appointed to the board last spring, was elected to the job this week.

He replaces Connie Fletcher, who had served as vice president of the board.

“Nutcracker on Ice” scheduled for Monday in Bellevue

The Pacific Northwest Ice Theater will give a performance of “Nutcracker on Ice” at 4 p.m. Monday at the Wells Fargo Ice Arena in the Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St.

The 30-minute ice ballet features local competitive figure skaters performing an abridged version of Tchaikovsky’s celebrated Christmas story. The performance is free, and donations to the Windermere Foundation, benefiting homeless and low-income families, will be accepted.

After the performance, some of the ice dancers will stay to join in a public skating session. For more information, see www.magicseason.com/events/info.htm

Kirkland project to be topic Tuesday

Residents may comment on a proposed condominium development in downtown Kirkland during a public hearing next week.

The project, proposed by Seattle developer Milliken Martin, would include 80 condominiums and street-level retail at Lake Street and Central Way. The hearing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 123 Fifth Ave.

A group concerned about the impacts of the project brought about 20 multicolored balloons to the site yesterday and floated them 53 feet high — more than four stories — demonstrating the height of the proposed development.

Jeff Leach, one of the event organizers, said the group is not opposed to development .

But, he said, it thinks the scale of the project is not in keeping with the rest of the downtown area.