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Twenty-two Eastside Catholic students qualify for DECA State Championship in March 3-5.

Twenty-two Eastside Catholic students qualify for DECA State Championship in March

The Eastside Catholic students who qualified this year will compete against 3,600 students from across the state at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue for an opportunity to attend the International Career Development Conference in April held in Nashville, Tennessee.

Twenty-two Eastside Catholic students qualify for DECA State Championship in March 3-5.
King County Fire Districts 10 and 38 will ask voters to approve forming a new Eastside fire authority during the April 26 special election.

King County Fire Districts 10, 38 seek voter approval for regional fire authority

“People want to protect emergency service levels long-term, and combining our two fire districts is the way to do that,” said fire authority planning chair Mike Mitchell, who also serves on the board of fire commissioners for Fire District 10.

King County Fire Districts 10 and 38 will ask voters to approve forming a new Eastside fire authority during the April 26 special election.
The fourth annual Beat the Winter Brews Festival returns to Issaquah Feb. 12 from 6-9 p.m.

Beat the Winter Brews returns tonight

The fifth annual Beat the Winter Brews Festival returns to Gilman Village in Issaquah tonight.

The fourth annual Beat the Winter Brews Festival returns to Issaquah Feb. 12 from 6-9 p.m.
A sketch of the suspect in a recent house burglary in the Issaquah Highlands.

Issaquah police searching for suspect in Highlands house burglary

At 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, an Issaquah Highlands resident was in their home when an unknown male entered the house.

A sketch of the suspect in a recent house burglary in the Issaquah Highlands.
The Father-Daughter Valentine Dance held annually at the Issaquah Community Center has expanded to include kindergarten students.

Issaquah Father-Daughter Dance expands to two dances

Citing increasing popularity, the organizers of the Issaquah Father-Daughter Valentine Dance have expanded the event to include kindergarten-age girls.

The Father-Daughter Valentine Dance held annually at the Issaquah Community Center has expanded to include kindergarten students.
The fourth annual Beat the Winter Brews Festival returns to Issaquah Feb. 12 from 6-9 p.m.

Fourth annual Beat the Winter Brews Festival returns to Issaquah Feb. 12

The event features samples of products by local breweries, distilleries and wineries pouring a diverse assortment of drinks. Some of the beer selections include Mac & Jacks, Georgetown Brewing Co., Rogue Brewery, Fremont Brewing and many other local favorites.

The fourth annual Beat the Winter Brews Festival returns to Issaquah Feb. 12 from 6-9 p.m.
Master Chorus Eastside

Master Chorus Eastside presents ‘Sound Imaginarium: Things That Go Bump in the Night’

The performance will be held at the Bellevue Presbyterian Church March 13 at 3 p.m.

Master Chorus Eastside
Eastside Catholic students Abigail Kirsten

Four Eastside Catholic students win National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition awards

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have provided an opportunity to celebrate creative teenagers. Today the nonprofit organization highlights artistic youth in grades seven through 12 in 29 categories of art and writing and has given students a chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.

Eastside Catholic students Abigail Kirsten
Police seek missing person Yunzong Du

Issaquah police find foreign traveler who went missing from the Highlands

Yunzong Du was last seen at 9 a.m. Feb. 3 near the intersection of Northeast Falls Drive and Pine Crest Circle Northeast in the Issaquah Highlands.

Police seek missing person Yunzong Du
Jeff Clark has been the fire chief for the Chandler Fire

New Eastside Fire and Rescue fire chief to take office Feb. 11

Eastside Fire and Rescue serves the communities of Issaquah, Sammamish, North Bend, King County Fire Districts 10 and 38.

Jeff Clark has been the fire chief for the Chandler Fire
The Blue Angels

‘Blue Angels’ compete at Washington FIRST Lego League championship

Lake Washington, Bellevue school district students earn programming award at the Western Washington FIRST Lego League championship, a robotics competition for middle and elementary students, Jan. 30.

The Blue Angels
Lake Sammamish State Park

Volunteers sought for Feb. 13 Lake Sammamish State Park cleanup

The Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park are seeking volunteers to assist with replanting of a section of park over the next several months.

Lake Sammamish State Park
The foundation has been honoring outstanding individuals in the community since 2001.

SAMMI Awards Foundation announces 2016 winners

The free annual SAMMI awards event will be held from 7-9 p.m. on March 12 at the Sammamish Teen Club/Boys & Girls Club, 825 228th Ave NE, Sammamish. The reception will begin at 6 p.m.

The foundation has been honoring outstanding individuals in the community since 2001.
Applications for the student

Calling Sammamish students | applications for statewide scholarship deadline Friday, Jan. 29

The Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit organization that promotes municipal leadership development and civic engagement, offers the scholarship through a statewide competitive process for students who are actively engaged in their city government and/or community and plan to attend post-secondary school in fall 2016.

Applications for the student
Sammamish Police Department

Child porn uploads linked to Sammamish location | Sammamish police blotter Dec. 27-Jan. 16

Jan. 12: Google made six cyber-tips to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding several uploads of pornography by a Google user to a Google storage account between Dec. 14-28, 2015. The IP address for the uploads geocoded to a Sammamish location.

Sammamish Police Department
The Sophia Way has opened its second women’s emergency winter shelter on the Eastside.

Second emergency winter shelter opens on Eastside

The second, new, shelter is located at Fenwick Hall, Bellevue First Congregational Church in Downtown Bellevue.

The Sophia Way has opened its second women’s emergency winter shelter on the Eastside.
The suspect.

Police seek lottery thief

Shortly after 6:45 p.m. Jan. 14, a man was reported to have fled from the 76 gas station on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast after allegedly stealing $210 of lottery tickets.

The suspect.
King County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office seeks help identifying deceased Jane Doe

The body was found near Manzanita Beach on Vashon Island Friday afternoon.

King County Sheriff's Office
The Issaquah Farmers Market in 2011.

Issaquah Farmers Market accepting applications for new vendors

Farmers Market organizers will hold two jury days for first-time applicants to turn in their applications and demonstrate their products to staff.

The Issaquah Farmers Market in 2011.
The grand opening of School of Rock

Ongoing clothing drive, various meetings, ‘School of Rock’ opening | Community events Jan. 11-16

The Reporter welcomes calendar items for nonprofit groups and community events. This list highlights the upcoming weekly community events happening in Sammamish and Issaquah. See below for further instructions on how to submit events.

The grand opening of School of Rock