Aegis seeks children’s clothing donations

December 8, 2008

Partnership formed with Eastside Baby Corner  to help the needy

If your child’s closet is filled with clothes that no longer fit, consider donating them to a family who could use some extra help during the cold winter months.  

Aegis Living, a private, family-owned company for senior living, is holding a clothing drive to benefit Eastside Baby Corner.  

“As a company, we are always looking for ways we can be involved in the community and be able to give back,” said Leslie Campana, marketing director at Aegis of Issaquah.  

Aegis is involved with numerous organizations to help seniors, including the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Diabetes Association and Senior Services in King County. Organizers were excited by the opportunity to help a much younger generation. 

“We are very, very happy that Aegis is taking on this project and helping us to get the community support during this time of great need,” Karen Ridlon, founder of Eastside Baby Corner, said.   Read more

To The Editor

December 8, 2008

Bikes on the roads

Riders should take the initiative and keep the roads clean themselves

In response to a recent letter from a white-line-riding bicyclist, may I suggest that the precedent set by our industrious local trails club provide an inspiration to the local bicycle clubs — take responsibility for the safety of your riders and the motorists and establish a regular maintenance crew and schedule to keep the road shoulders clean. Read more

Off The Press

December 8, 2008

Connecting off the field

Chantelle Lusebrink, Press Reporter

Chantelle Lusebrink, Press Reporter

A 24-21 loss to New England, I’m sure, wasn’t what the Seahawks envisioned Dec. 7. Though their record on the field isn’t stellar, Seahawks football players are racking up wins off the field with Issaquah residents.

In the past month, two Seahawks superstars, Matt Hasselbeck and Deion Branch, have come to Issaquah. Read more

Press Editorial

December 8, 2008

Issaquah taxpayers should be very pleased with the work of their City Council on the 2009 budget — for a couple of reasons. The council chose not to raise property taxes the 1 percent allowed by law.

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The day I took a Seahawk to school

December 8, 2008

Andy Co (left) and Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck emerge from the limousine. Michelle Fowler (below) jumps rope in a physical education class with Hasselbeck. Devin Turner (below right)  turns out in blue hair and facepaint decals to see Hasselbeck at the school assembly. Photo by Greg FarrarAndy Co (left) and Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck emerge from the limousine. Michelle Fowler (below) jumps rope in a physical education class with Hasselbeck. Devin Turner (below right) turns out in blue hair and facepaint decals to see Hasselbeck at the school assembly. Photo by Greg Farrar

 
On Dec. 2, I met the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, Matt Hasselbeck! It was awesome! He came to my house in a huge limousine. There was a knock on the front door and I answered it. Matt Hasselbeck was standing there with a big smile. I stared at him with awe. 

I invited Matt into my house, along with a lot of photographers and reporters. Matt is really tall and his head almost touched our ceiling. He let me wear his NFC Championship ring. It was so heavy and shiny. I kept it on all morning. 

We had some breakfast, took some photos and then I gave him a tour of my house. I showed him my room and he saw a picture of my brother, sister and I riding on an elephant in Thailand. I don’t know why, but he just couldn’t believe that I was on an elephant. We then played “Madden ’09” on Wii. I beat him. Then, we left for school in the limo. Read more

Cruzin’ With Santa

December 8, 2008

Santa’s lap has plenty of room for Jennifer Fury and a shy Cianna, 3, of North Bend, at the XXX Rootbeer Drive-in’s Jingle Bell Cruz/Toys 4 Tots drive Dec. 7. Santa is surrounded by toys donated by area classic car club members. The toys were later donated to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank and to Life Enrichment Options.

Patriots to host state drill competition

December 8, 2008

The Liberty HIgh School Drill and Pom Team rehearses in preparation for hosting a statewide competition Dec. 13. Contributed

The Liberty High School Drill Team is preparing to host a statewide competition Dec. 13. High school drill teams from across the state have been invited by Liberty to compete in drill, pom and dance.

The host of a competition still competes for points. But as host, Liberty Drill Team is not placed against the other teams, according to the Washington State Drill and Dance Association.

Liberty Drill Team Captain Britney Weaver, of Renton, is in her final year at Liberty and has been part of the team for the last four years. This year is Weaver’s second year being captain. She said she is very excited to be involved with hosting the competition. Read more

Holiday Events

December 8, 2008

The Issaquah Christian Church’s annual Christmas Tree Lot is open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday and from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 24, at 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road, S.E. All proceeds from tree sales go to support church missions, including home building in Mexico. In addition to a variety of trees, stands and ornaments, there will also be hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee and cookies served, accompanied by Christmas songs. Call 392-5848 or go to www.iccweb.org.

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Francis H. Davenport

December 8, 2008

Francis Davenport

Francis Davenport

 

Francis H. Davenport, of North Bend, died at his home Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008. He was 74.

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John Danklefsen

December 8, 2008

John Danklefsen

John Danklefsen

 

John Danklefsen, of Issaquah, died Nov. 29, 2008, following his last great adventure, off-roading with his buddies. He was 25. Read more

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