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Judy Rogers

Kiwanis add some warmth to the cold winter

Kiwanis Club volunteers collected the donations for delivery to the clothing bank where they will be distributed to needy individuals and families.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Judy Rogers
Callum Davies and Mitchell Prentice from Boy Scout Troop 751 in Sammamish haul away another tree for recycling during last year's drive.

Boy Scouts mark 25 years of Recycling Christmas Trees on the Plateau

The sight of Sammamish Boy Scout troops carrying away discarded Christmas trees for recycling every January is becoming as much of a tradition as the holiday itself. This year, the boy scouts celebrate 25 years of providing this valuable service to the residents on the Plateau.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Callum Davies and Mitchell Prentice from Boy Scout Troop 751 in Sammamish haul away another tree for recycling during last year's drive.
Endeavour Elementary School second-graders Hilary Martin and Ethan Berg are very proud that their school has raised more than 100 books for families through the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

A good story – Issaquah school gives the gift of reading to all families

Despite the huge gains in education we have made as a society, illiteracy is still a relevant and pressing problem that affects millions of Americans and impacts their employment options and way of life.

Endeavour Elementary School second-graders Hilary Martin and Ethan Berg are very proud that their school has raised more than 100 books for families through the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

Highlands Christmas festival this Sunday

Enjoy live music, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse drawn wagon rides, arts & crafts, great food, and live Nativity featuring the return of… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011
Thanks very much to local resident Susan Schlepp

Red sky at night…

Thanks very much to local resident Susan Schlepp, who sent us this amazing photo of a dramatic sunset over Lake Sammamish.Schlepp said she took the… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011
Thanks very much to local resident Susan Schlepp

Community Briefs – Christmas Downtown

From now until Dec. 14, visit participating local merchants on Front Street and at Gilman Village for the Deck the Halls Downtown window decorating contest. Bring the family downtown and see how the DownTown Issaquah Association has dressed up the city.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Local artists Larry Calkins and Carla Dimitriou pay tribute to an important source of materials for many artists — the local hardware store.

Art opening in Sammamish Thursday

On Thursday, Dec. 10 the Sammamish Arts Commission launch their latest exhibition, “Hardware: A Love Story,” at the Sammamish City Hall Commons Gallery.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Local artists Larry Calkins and Carla Dimitriou pay tribute to an important source of materials for many artists — the local hardware store.

Guiding your child through the ads and fads

From steroid-using athletes to celebrities who bounce between clubs and rehab, today’s role models can leave a lot to be desired. It seems the greater the fall, the greater the fame. What’s a parent to do?

  • Dec 19, 2011
The Rotarians put two drops of liquid polio vaccine into the mouth of children up to the age of 5. In this way they vaccinated 300 young Ugandans against a disease which

Visit to the world’s poorest regions inspires hope and determination in Sammamish Rotarian

This year's Thanksgiving holiday will have had a special significance for CJ Kahler. Sitting in his home on the shores of Pine Lake, all the things most people in this part of the world have to be thankful for are in bold relief.

The Rotarians put two drops of liquid polio vaccine into the mouth of children up to the age of 5. In this way they vaccinated 300 young Ugandans against a disease which

“Beauty is…” – Maywood students use art to explore

Congratulations to all the students at Maywood Middle School in Renton who over the past few weeks have dedicating much of their spare time to creative pursuits, such as drawing, painting and photography.

Community Brief – Museums event

On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Issaquah History Museums will host its annual holiday open house at the Issaquah Train Depot. The event will run from… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011
Dogs love riding in cars. But there are rules to follow to keep them safe and healthy.

On the road this holiday? Look after your traveling companion

For some pet parents, a trip’s no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your animal companions. With thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for everyone.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Dogs love riding in cars. But there are rules to follow to keep them safe and healthy.
Levi Casto and Jason Mitchell looked like old hands at getting the trees firmly planted. They have been helping the Mountains to Sound Greenway in a campaign to plant more than 25

Families and friends team up to help the Greenway

Just months ago, Tor Bell said, this whole area was covered in 6 to 10 feet of blackberry bushes. We are standing in the Lake Sammamish State Park, 100 yards from the Issaquah Creek which flows through it, water which has passed through the valley between Squak and Tiger Mountain on its way to emptying out in Lake Sammamish.

Levi Casto and Jason Mitchell looked like old hands at getting the trees firmly planted. They have been helping the Mountains to Sound Greenway in a campaign to plant more than 25

Community Brief – SeniorNet Computer Classes

Registration for the Winter/Spring semester of senior computer learning classes will take place Thursday, Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m. till noon at New Hope Ministries… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011

Community Briefs – IHS presents Berlin

IHS presents BerlinIssaquah High School’s Performing Arts Department presents Irving Berlin’s beloved musical classic, “White Christmas,” Dec. 8-12 at Skyline High School. Performances are Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011
Little Red Riding Hood Keaton Whittaker

From Issaquah to Broadway – young actress makes it to the top after stint with Village Theatre

A 13-year-old actress has gotten her big break on Broadway, after staring in a Village Theatre production here in Issaquah earlier this year.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Little Red Riding Hood Keaton Whittaker
American Canadian Fisheries truck driver Lee Rupke takes delivery of salmon carcasses from the Issaquah Hatchery on Nov. 17. The carcasses will likely be ground down into fertilizer or pet food

Issaquah Hatchery salmon help feed the hungry

Spare a thought this Thanksgiving weekend to Issaquah Hatchery salmon — not only do they give the community a sense of identity and draw visitors, but they're also helping fill a critical need in food banks across the state. Under a state program directed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), salmon hatcheries are supplying them with fish that are deemed surplus. They donated over 437,000 pounds of salmon filets to over 300 food banks in every county statewide last year.

American Canadian Fisheries truck driver Lee Rupke takes delivery of salmon carcasses from the Issaquah Hatchery on Nov. 17. The carcasses will likely be ground down into fertilizer or pet food
Conducted by Redmond resident Alexei Girsh

Eastside Symphony to celebrate 20th year with free performance at Redmond High

Conducted by Redmond resident Alexei Girsh, who received the City of Redmond's Patron of the Arts Award in the year 2000, Eastside Symphony is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Conducted by Redmond resident Alexei Girsh
Students at Challenger Elementary School have spent the last few weeks exploring the many possibilities of artists creation

Challenger explores the possibilities of art

Students at Challenger Elementary School have spent the last few weeks exploring the many possibilities of artists creation, as part of the nation-wide Reflections Art… Continue reading

Students at Challenger Elementary School have spent the last few weeks exploring the many possibilities of artists creation

Community Brief – School play tonight

Tonight and tomorrow night, Nov. 20, and 21, the Issaquah Middle School Squak Valley Players present “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” at the… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011