Stephanie Quiroz

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                                The annual Challenge Race returns to Issaquah for the 22nd year on July 27 at the Issaquah Community Center.

Challenge Race returns to Issaquah

The annual event will take place at the Issaquah Community Center on July 27.

 

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Americans all over the country including the Eastside region will gather on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July commemorates the signing… Continue reading

 

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Spira Power Yoga on April 9. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Spira Power Yoga celebrates ribbon cutting

Dora Gyarmati opens second location in Issaquah.

 

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                                Trailhead Direct returns April 20 with new routes.

Trailhead Direct returns with more routes

Transit-to-trails returns April 20.

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                                Trailhead Direct returns April 20 with new routes.
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                                WWII veteran Dale Brown shows a drawing of himself when he was in Czechoslovakia circa 1945.

World War II Veteran turns 95

Issaquah family and NJROTC surprise Dale Brown.

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                                WWII veteran Dale Brown shows a drawing of himself when he was in Czechoslovakia circa 1945.
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                                Girl Scout Dylan Faaland is hosting an in-school workshop about bike safety for the student bicyclists at her school. Dylan is working toward her Silver Award from Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

Local Girl Scout promotes educational workshop to educate peers about bike safety

Dylan Faaland will host Light it Up! on April 25 at Inglewood Middle School.

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                                Girl Scout Dylan Faaland is hosting an in-school workshop about bike safety for the student bicyclists at her school. Dylan is working toward her Silver Award from Girl Scouts of Western Washington.
King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County

King County proclaims March as Women’s History Month

This year’s theme is Womxn Who Lead: Stories from the past and how they influence the future.

King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County
Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

People with disabilities find purpose through new employment opportunities

Paige Bisbee of Bellevue finds employment at Davis Wright Tremaine

Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

King County residents receive Martin Luther King medal of distinguished service

Recipients include Eastside King County residents

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                                From left: co-leader of the Issaquah clinic Sarah Bergdahl, longtime volunteer Louise Luce, and co-leader Melinda Walhstrom.

Garden has been mainstay in Luce’s life

How 94 year-old Louise Luce gained community and knowledge from the Master Gardeners Foundation

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                                From left: co-leader of the Issaquah clinic Sarah Bergdahl, longtime volunteer Louise Luce, and co-leader Melinda Walhstrom.
Seattle Shaolin Kungfu Academy (above) preforms a Dragon Dance and Kungfu and the Issaquah Highlands Red Dance group (below) preform at the Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 17. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photos

Issaquah Highlands Chinese Heritage Club hosts their annual Chinese New Year celebration

Performances included the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance

Seattle Shaolin Kungfu Academy (above) preforms a Dragon Dance and Kungfu and the Issaquah Highlands Red Dance group (below) preform at the Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 17. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photos
Founder of Everyone for Veterans, Theresa Cheng helps Alice Richard deliver a mattress to a veteran family in Federal Way as part of the Wingman Project in Dec. 2018. Photo Courtesy of Everyone for Veterans.

Actions speak louder than words; Everyone for Veterans is making an effort to help low-income veterans and their families

Non-profit organization connects community members with veterans through their wingman project

Founder of Everyone for Veterans, Theresa Cheng helps Alice Richard deliver a mattress to a veteran family in Federal Way as part of the Wingman Project in Dec. 2018. Photo Courtesy of Everyone for Veterans.
King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.

King County Library System exceeds 1 million digital checkouts in 2018

KCLS leads the record for the fifth year in a row

King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.
From left, Tara Martin, Lisa Snow, Jeff LaBelle and Jessica Rice completed the process of earning National Board Certification. The National Board Certified Teachers teach at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Photo courtesy of Eastside Catholic School

Eastside teachers earn National Board Certification

Eastside Catholic School teachers earn highest mark of achievement.

From left, Tara Martin, Lisa Snow, Jeff LaBelle and Jessica Rice completed the process of earning National Board Certification. The National Board Certified Teachers teach at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Photo courtesy of Eastside Catholic School
The Mercer Island City Council honored Kari Anderson (center) for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award at a council meeting in 2018. Also pictured is Jennifer Wright, MISD executive director of Learning Services (right) and Mayor Debbie Bertlin. Photo courtesy of Janet Piehl/Girl Scout Leader Troop 43142

Eastside Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

Girl Scout girls make a difference in their communities

The Mercer Island City Council honored Kari Anderson (center) for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award at a council meeting in 2018. Also pictured is Jennifer Wright, MISD executive director of Learning Services (right) and Mayor Debbie Bertlin. Photo courtesy of Janet Piehl/Girl Scout Leader Troop 43142
King County and partners finalized protection in December for 46 acres of open space alongside Cougar Mountain in Issaquah, 108 acres on the May Creek side of Cougar Mountain, 155 acres east of Enumclaw, five acres in Bothell and 51 acres on Vashon Island. File photo.

King County protects open spaces to close out 2018

King County and partners wrap up a busy year for land conservation

King County and partners finalized protection in December for 46 acres of open space alongside Cougar Mountain in Issaquah, 108 acres on the May Creek side of Cougar Mountain, 155 acres east of Enumclaw, five acres in Bothell and 51 acres on Vashon Island. File photo.
Seahawks legend Edwin Bailey signs Jim Harris’ book on Dec. 14. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Seahawks legends share stories and a meal with senior citizens

12 Days of Goodness Seahawks Legends comes to Issaquah Senior Center for a second time.

Seahawks legend Edwin Bailey signs Jim Harris’ book on Dec. 14. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
KCLS launched its first podcast called “The Desk Set.” The podcast is hosted by librarians Britta Barrett and Emily Calkins. Photo courtesy of “The Desk Set.”

KCLS launches first podcast, The Desk Set

Librarians Britta Barrett and Emily Calking co-host new podcast.

KCLS launched its first podcast called “The Desk Set.” The podcast is hosted by librarians Britta Barrett and Emily Calkins. Photo courtesy of “The Desk Set.”

The King County Library System Foundation is awarded a grant from Boeing

KCLSF receives an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company

King County Metro paused bus services at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, to honor the memory of Mark McLaughlin. McLaughlin was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 27, 1998. Courtesy of King County Metro.

King County Metro buses paused all bus services to honor memory of transit operator Mark McLaughlin

Buses pulled over to honor Mark McLaughlin on Friday, Nov. 23.

King County Metro paused bus services at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, to honor the memory of Mark McLaughlin. McLaughlin was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 27, 1998. Courtesy of King County Metro.