Issaquah Community briefs | Sept. 12

Linens ‘n Things closing soon; Same boot, new location; Hometown Reunion tomorrow

Linens ‘n Things closing soon

The Issaquah branch of Linens ‘n Things will be closing, and has already started its liquidation sales.

Linens ‘n Things filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May of this year, which prompted the closing 120 stores. On Aug. 14 the court approved the closing of an additional 57 stores after net retail sales sank an additional 21 percent in the second quarter.

The Issaquah store at 1475 11th Ave. N.W. is expected close in the next few months following the liquidation sale.

Same boot, new location

Firefighters from the IAFF Local 2878 will be able to continue their tradition of “Fill the Boot” to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association. The firefighters had tried to hold an event earlier this summer but were shut down due to the city’s panhandling ordinance. The event will now take place at the intersection of Front Street South and Sunset Way.

The event will take place from 2-6 p.m. today.

Hometown Reunion tomorrow

Community members are invited to the fifth annual Hometown Issaquah Reunion at the Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13. In addition to a chance to meet other residents, former residents and descendants of pioneers, this year’s reunion will offer workshops for attendees to preserve their own personal history.

The “coffee and conversation” portion of the day, which is free, is from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

The event also offers access to the museum’s Issaquah Family Tree, and guests are asked to add information or make corrections where needed. Images will be on display and guests will be asked to help identify people and places in the photos.

Workshops will include:

• “Writing Your Memories,” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Issaquah Depot. “Explore the relationship between big history and your individual life.”

• “Finding Your Family: Where did you come from? An introduction to genealogy,” 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Issaquah Valley Senior Center.

• “Preserving Photos and Heirlooms: Learn about the basics of preservation and how they apply to your own personal artifacts,” 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Issaquah Depot.

For more information or to register for a workshop ($8 for nonmembers; $6 for members), call 392-3500, e-mail or visit