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Fans reach out and take pictures with their cell phones during the Barcelona performance at the ‘Loose Change to Loosen Chains’ fund-raiser concert last week at Issaquah High School.

Nearly $10,000 raised to ‘loosen chains’

They rocked, they rolled, they raised money.

  • May 9, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Fans reach out and take pictures with their cell phones during the Barcelona performance at the ‘Loose Change to Loosen Chains’ fund-raiser concert last week at Issaquah High School.
Make Mother’s Day a special time to spend with mom in the garden.

It’s not hard to find the perfect plant for mom

The second week of May is a celebration of Mother’s Day, so now is the time to see if you are being a good parent to your plants. They need food, water and your love and protection, but all gardeners must understand that plants in a garden also need discipline.

  • May 9, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Make Mother’s Day a special time to spend with mom in the garden.
Marci Knutsen of Museo stands next to a work prepared by students and instructors for an auction tonight. See story
Marci Knutsen of Museo stands next to a work prepared by students and instructors for an auction tonight. See story
Jarod Holt

Foundation works to create a ‘learning legacy’

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF) held its third annual Legacy for Learning Luncheon April 30 at the Juanita High School Field House. Master of ceremonies, KING 5 TV news anchor Dennis Bounds — who’s also a proud Lake Washington School District (LWSD) parent — introduced speakers who shared good news about magic made possible through LWSF grants.

  • May 9, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Jarod Holt
The class pounds their “coude” (elbow) on the floor during a song about body parts.

On May Day, tots celebrate with ‘un peu français’

Parlez-vous français?

  • May 9, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
The class pounds their “coude” (elbow) on the floor during a song about body parts.

Studio holds auction tonight for ‘Art With Heart’

Students in art classes at Museo on the Plateau have been hard at work all year, learning about other artists and new techniques, dreaming and creating.

  • May 9, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Late April means it’s time for garden additions

The fourth week of April is the time to start feeding your vegetables, roses and flower beds, because plants that you want to produce need energy now. Liquid plant foods work the fastest, but don’t last as long in the soil. Slow-release and organic plant foods such as blood meal or alfalfa pellets (rabbit food) give plants a lower and slower dose of nitrogen, but continue to feed plants over an extended time.

  • Apr 25, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Types of grants offered

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  • Apr 25, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Discovery Elementary students show off their third place medals.

Discovery’s ‘The Zoo’ captures third at state

It all started back in December, when six 4th grade students from Discovery Elementary School formed a team to compete at the 2008 Destination ImagiNation Regional Tournament in Bellevue.

  • Apr 25, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Discovery Elementary students show off their third place medals.

The County’s plan in a nutshell

The proposal by King County Executive Ron Sims for $965,000 in additional funds in 2008 for Animal Care and Control includes:

  • Apr 25, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Tulips: A world of color in a single bulb

Slip on your wooden shoes and start tilting at windmills, because April is the month for tulips and I was recently honored to be in the land of Windmills, wooden shoes and tulips.

  • Apr 18, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Open for business:

•Sorella Salon & Spa: This salon just opened in December and offers a range of services, including styling to facials and spa treatments. 1220 10th Ave. N.E., or call (425) 392-9299.

  • Apr 18, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Events Events

Eastside Catholic Middle School Curriculum Nights: 7 p.m. April 24 at St. Jude Parish, 10526 166th Ave. N.E., Redmond; 6:30 p.m. May 8 at North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend; 7 p.m. May 14 at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. www.eastsidecatholic.org.

  • Apr 18, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Community Development Director Kamuron Gurol

Council takes ‘field trip’ through Town Center sites

Packed shoulder to shoulder in a 15-person van with city officials and two reporters, members of the Sammamish City Council last week toured portions of the Town Center planning area.

  • Apr 18, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Community Development Director Kamuron Gurol

Council to vote on Duthie Hill ‘Notch’ proposal Monday

Neighbors within an unincorporated area called the Duthie Hill “Notch” are not of one mind on the question of whether they should be included in the potential annexation area for Sammamish.

  • Apr 18, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
The 2008 “Spring on the Block” quilt show tool place last weekend at the Issaquah Community Center. Numerous impressive works were displayed for the enjoyment of onlookers.
The 2008 “Spring on the Block” quilt show tool place last weekend at the Issaquah Community Center. Numerous impressive works were displayed for the enjoyment of onlookers.

Guild gives ‘warm hugs’ to sick kids

Over the past 20 years, the Block Party Quilters guild has made more than 3,500 quilts for patients staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle.

  • Apr 4, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
A man crosses the street on a snowy night last nigh in the Issaquah Highlands. A spring storm coated cars and streets as well as caused minor problems for drivers recently.

Surprise, it’s snowing again!

Surprise, it’s snowing again!

  • Apr 4, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
A man crosses the street on a snowy night last nigh in the Issaquah Highlands. A spring storm coated cars and streets as well as caused minor problems for drivers recently.