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In 2009

In a break from hitting the books, students hit the phones to raise money for vital school programs

Though no one likes being phoned at home to complete a survey, or to be urged to buy this fabulous product or that, Issaquah and Sammamish residents should expect a call next week that is certainly worth listening to.

In 2009
For one hour a week

Life lessons – community volunteers a vital resource for young students

Plateau resident Jeff Richards isn't a teacher. And nor is he trying to be. What he is trying to be is a friendly resource and a helping hand to one local student - someone who will listen to their problems or concerns, and offer whatever words of wisdom might help make the difficult lessons of school a little easier.

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Make sure Halloween isn’t a horror for your health

Right now store shelves are already lined with plentiful bags of tempting Halloween goodies. According to the National Confectioners Association, 90 percent of parents admit to occasionally dipping into their children’s Halloween haul. Even the most well-intentioned adult can be swayed into buying sale-priced, bulk-sized bags of treats.

Plant a tree, help wildlife

Want to help restore fish and wildlife habitat? For the next four Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., volunteers will be planting trees at both the Squak Valley Park and Lake Sammamish State Park as part of ongoing habitat restoration projects.

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Death cap mushroom poisoning reported in King County

Following the hospitalization last month of a Bellevue woman who ate a poisonous mushroom, King County health officials are warning people foraging for mushrooms to exercise caution.

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As ballots arrive this week, candidates visit Issaquah for education, business forums

Registered voters in Issaquah and Sammamish will begin receiving ballots in the mail this week ahead of the Nov. 2 General Election.

Issaquah Valley PTA seeks candidate questions for education forum

State Representative candidates for the 5th District Glenn Anderson, Greg Hoover, Jay Rodne, and David Spring will square off over education issues at a special forum hosted by the Issaquah Valley Elementary Parent Teacher Association (IVE PTA) Tuesday Oct. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at IVE.

Issaquah Community Network seeks new faces for board

The Issaquah Community Network (ICN), a local organization dedicated to supporting healthy youth, family and community, is seeking applicants for its volunteer board of directors.

The public got their first chance to give input at the Aug. 26 confluence park BBQ.

Second meeting about Confluence Park scheduled for Oct. 21

The second of three opportunities for residents to give their thoughts on the development of Issaquah's downtown park, tentatively called Confluence Park, will be on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Tibbetts Creek Manor.

The public got their first chance to give input at the Aug. 26 confluence park BBQ.

A watchful eye on the waters

October is Flood Awareness Month, and King County officials are urging floodplain residents to prepare a flood safety plan and sign up for automated flood alerts.

Over the last few years

Fun, food and the great outdoors at Greenway party in Issaquah

The Mountains to Sound Greenway will host a series of native tree and shrub plantings events throughout the Greenway corridor in October. The kick-off to this annual event will be here in Issaquah, with fun, food, and tree planting at Squak Valley Park on Saturday, Oct. 16.

Over the last few years

Free workshops for livestock owners

Horse and livestock owners can learn how to prepare for rain, cold, snow and long winter nights at four free workshops sponsored by the King Conservation District.

Humane Society special at Pogacha

Dine at Pogacha in Issaquah from 5 - 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, and the restaurant will donate 20 percent of all food sales for dining-in or for take-out to the Humane Society.

Thousands of visitors

Another year gone, another great Salmon Days in Issaquah

As much planning as organizers can do for the Issaquah Salmon Festival, there are two important factors out of their control - the weather and the salmon!

Thousands of visitors
Some of the artwork that will be on display and available for purchase at the Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch.

Unique pumpkin patch helps charities

Tacoma Glassblowing Studio is bringing more than 1,000 glass pumpkins to Pickering Barn this weekend.

Some of the artwork that will be on display and available for purchase at the Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch.

Tourism grant applications being accepted

The City of Issaquah Lodging and Tax Advisory Committee is seeking funding requests for development and marketing projects or programs that promote tourism in the city.

October events applaud Issaquah women, suffragettes

The Issaquah History Museums are sponsoring two events that celebrate the impact of women in our community.

Eyman responds to criticism of 1053

Three times the voters have approved initiatives requiring either a two-thirds vote of the Legislature or a majority vote of the people to raise taxes. Yet Olympia took it away this year, despite overwhelming citizen opposition.

Want to be a weather spotter?

The National Weather Service is hosting a training session for new or veteran weather spotters.

The first place winners of last year's trivia night was “The Keepers of Useless Knowledge

Cash for questions!

If you missed Rotary’s Trivia Night last June, you missed a spectacular evening of fun and laughter.

The first place winners of last year's trivia night was “The Keepers of Useless Knowledge