New owners buy Sammamish Mail Post
New owners have purchased the long-standing Sammamish institution The Mail Post, former owners Bob and Elaine Adams said Wednesday.
The Adams opened Mail Post 22 years ago after noticing the need for mail services in Sammamish. Bob Adams, 64, said that they’re looking forward to attending their grandson’s soccer games and traveling together.
New owners Jamie and Lisa Davis are from Sammamish and excited about the new opportunity.
The sale officially closed on Monday, Jamie Davis said.
Check back next week for a feature story about the Adams and Davis families and the Mail Post.
Ribbon cutting for Chris Elliott Fund
A cheery group of Sammamish Chamber members and others gathered this week at the home of Dellann Elliott to celebrate the official ribbon cutting for the Chris Elliot Fund.
The CEF has been around raising research money for and awareness of glioblastoma brain cancer for six years — since Elliott’s husband, Chris, died of a glioblastoma brain tumor. But, they’ve been raising money under the nonprofit status of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This week’s celebration recognized CEF’s new status as a 501c3 organization in its own right.
“The reason it’s important to have a 501c3 is now we can apply for grants for research on our own,” Dellann Elliott said.
She and CEF Ambassador Tamara DePorter will appear Tuesday on Q13 Fox news talking about the foundation and its efforts.
HR Block to host Chamber offices
The Sammamish Chamber will cut the ribbon on its new shared office space at H&R Block, 468 228th Ave. N.E., at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 2.
Chamber officials are excited to have a space to work out of and plan to have visitor’s information and more at the new location. For more information about the Chamber, visit www.sammamishchamber.org.
Leaders knighted at chamber event
Issaquah’s Ava Frisinger, Sheri Carter, Bernard Garbusjuk and Robin Kelly were knighted by this year’s King Neptune Skip Rowley at the Issaquah Chamber Chocolate, Wine and All That Jazz event on July 24.
The event was sold out.
Participants in the event included Tiger Mountain Winery, WineStyles, Revelry Vintners, Rouge Ales, Emerald City Smoothie who all provided drinks.
Boehm’s Candies, Extreme Pizza, Coho Cafe, Amante Pasta, Chocolate Affairs, E&P Signature Confections, Island Angel Chocolates and Rose Hill Chocolates provided small plates for guests.
The jazz portion of the evening was rounded out by Midnite Walk, who performed at the event.
Providence hosts yearly Family Fair
Providence Marianwood recently hosted its annual summer festival, Family Fair. This year’s event included a family picnic with Fred Hopkins and his band The Studebakers, water balloon toss, hula hoop contests, horseshoes and bocce. The event also featured a variety of picnic foods.