Kevin Endejan

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Local kids organize cupcake event to benefit Make-A-Wish

Two Sammamish youths, Amol Garg, 13, and Chirag Vedullapalli, 12, have organized an event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation called the Canvas & Cupcake Fundraiser. The two are founders of the group 3C (Creative Children for Charity), an organization that has a mission of empowering kids to contribute time and talent to support other kids in need.

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Don Gerend

Gerend elected treasurer of Sound Cities Association

Long-time Sammamish Councilmember Don Gerend was recently elected the 2013 Treasurer of the Sound Cities Association, which represents 35 cities in King County and provides a regional voice for nearly one million people.

Don Gerend
Mentor Tyler Hamke

Molding smiles | City hosts first Special Arts Sammamish event

Smiles weren't difficult to find Saturday afternoon at the Sammamish EX3 Teen Center.

Mentor Tyler Hamke
Trader Joe's could soon be on its way to Sammamish.

Trader Joe’s could be headed for Sammamish

Trader Joe's could be the next tenant in the Sammamish Highlands Shopping Center.

Trader Joe's could soon be on its way to Sammamish.
Geneva Schlepp

Sammamish teens inspired to spread education around the world

Geneva Schlepp was stunned at the first-hand tale she heard from an African warrior in December.

Geneva Schlepp

Decision on Sammamish mosque goes to hearing examiner

Muslims seeking approval of a Sammamish mosque and neighbors hoping to prevent the project will get to argue their sides in front of a hearing examiner on Feb. 11.

Drunk man fills yard with furniture | Police blotter

A Sammamish man called police Feb. 2 to report that his neighbor's garage door was left open over night and multiple household items were strewn across the front yard.

Two men left cold, unhurt after boat capsizes in Beaver Lake | Police blotter

A Sammamish man called police Jan. 27 after finding two fisherman near his Beaver Lake dock, both lying on their backs, motionless with their eyes open.

Sammamish plans to improve 244th Avenue, near Beaver Lake Park

Traveling near one of Sammamish’s more popular parks could soon be a lot smoother for cars, pedestrians and bicycles.

A group of 24 Skyline students stand in front of the White House last week. Front row

Skyline students attend President Obama’s inauguration

Like most high-school seniors, Colton Stapper has read his share of United States history books over the years.

A group of 24 Skyline students stand in front of the White House last week. Front row

Sammamish woman attacks deceased mother’s friend | Police blotter

Police were called to a Sammamish gas station Jan. 17 after one woman reached through an unrolled car window and punched another woman several times in the face.

Sammamish delays developer impact fees

Developers hoping to build within Sammamish city limits during 2013 can breathe a sigh of relief, for now.

Sammamish's Ace Hardware could be looking at its final eight months of being open after a proposal to build a new store on a nearby lot was turned down by the City Council.

Sammamish Council gives axe to Ace Hardware’s proposed site

The future of Ace Hardware in Sammamish grew significantly dimmer Tuesday night.

Sammamish's Ace Hardware could be looking at its final eight months of being open after a proposal to build a new store on a nearby lot was turned down by the City Council.

Thieves nab $20,000 in jewelry from Sammamish home | Police blotter

A Sammamish man called police Jan. 11 to report the theft of nearly $20,000 in jewelry from his home.

Linda Hays and second baker

Forest Fairy Bakery opens on Issaquah’s Front Street

Linda Hays has baked as long as she can remember. At age 7, she started using her parent’s oven. At age 16, she baked loaves of bread for fun and sold them to anyone willing to make a purchase.

Linda Hays and second baker
A new Petco store

Sammamish Petco to open mid March, locally owned Civilized Nature moving in the summer

Sammamish is scheduled to get its second pet store March 12 — at least temporarily — when national retailer Petco opens its doors atop the Plateau.

A new Petco store
A work titled by Donald Fels

Unique Indian artwork on display in Sammamish

Sammamish residents wanting a unique artistic experience don't have to venture far. From now, through March 29, the Sammamish Arts Commission will feature the art of internationally acclaimed visual artist Donald Fels.

A work titled by Donald Fels
Ramiro Valderrama was recently voted Deputy Mayor of Sammamish

Valderrama named new Sammamish Deputy Mayor

There's a new deputy in town — at least for 2013.

Ramiro Valderrama was recently voted Deputy Mayor of Sammamish
Jonathan Carollo

Sammamish boy drums to different beat, video goes viral

Susan Carollo wasn’t sure what her son Jonathan was up to.

Jonathan Carollo

Underage man caught drunk, speeding and driving without a license in Sammamish | Police blotter

An 18-year-old Bellevue man was arrested for DUI in the early hours of Dec. 31 after police pulled him over for going 77 mph on East Lake Sammamish Parkway — a 35 mph zone.