Front Street Salon will relocate during construction

March 9, 2009

Front Street Salon will relocate to another downtown storefront when its existing building is demolished. Read more

Green Rainier Building features environmentally friendly design

March 9, 2009

An architect’s drawing shows the planned garden growing on the roof of the Rainier Building to be built at 485 Rainier Blvd. Contributed

An architect’s drawing shows the planned garden growing on the roof of the Rainier Building to be built at 485 Rainier Blvd. Contributed

A man standing on the roof of a building is not an everyday sight. A man standing on the roof of a building holding a watering can, tending to plants is even more unusual.

 But while vegetation growing on the roof of a building may not be common, three local businesses hope to make the look a mainstay in Issaquah architecture.

Tom Sessions Insurance Agency, Taylor Engineering Consultants Inc. and Merrill Design Inc. have joined to invest in a new office building at 485 Rainier Blvd. N that will exhibit some of the newest efforts in environmentally friendly architectural design. Read more

The answer is: This Issaquah resident starred on Jeopardy

March 9, 2009

A television shows the taped show of Jeopardy in which Issaquah resident Kelly Rabin competed. By Jim Feehan

A television shows the taped show of Jeopardy in which Issaquah resident Kelly Rabin competed. By Jim Feehan

Kelly Rabin should consider a career as a professional poker player. 

She invited about a dozen co-workers and friends to her Issaquah Highlands home Feb. 23 to watch her appear as a contestant on “Jeopardy!”

Sworn to secrecy by the show’s producers, she did not let on to anyone how she did on the episode taped a month earlier. There was not even a twitch in her eye as her friends and co-workers waited for the penultimate moment — the final “Jeopardy!” question. Read more

Clothing drive heads out by the plane load

March 9, 2009

Teens load down 737 with gifts to Kenya that won’t soon be forgotten

Issaquah students, Kenyan students and Kenya Airways flight crew members pose Feb. 11 with two of the many boxes of donations. By Greg Farrar

Issaquah students, Kenyan students and Kenya Airways flight crew members pose Feb. 11 with two of the many boxes of donations. By Greg Farrar

As the new Kenya Airways 737 lifted from the tarmac at Boeing Field, Sabrina Barnett, 15, and Kim Varney, 16, watched, knowing the gifts they loaded before take off wouldn’t be forgotten.

What began as a simple idea for a local clothing drive turned into a yearlong journey to benefit young women a half-world away. It also left the two girls watching the plane with their new Kenyan friends shrink into the distance Feb. 11.

“It was hard to see them go,” Sabrina said.

“There was a lot of crying and hugging,” Kim added. Read more

WANTED: Mountain men to relive frontier life

March 9, 2009

Harry Charowsky, a Cascade Mountain Men club member, dresses for a Muzzle Loading and Pioneer Craft Show as an 18th century ‘dandy.’ Contributed

Harry Charowsky, a Cascade Mountain Men club member, dresses for a Muzzle Loading and Pioneer Craft Show as an 18th century ‘dandy.’ Contributed

Dressed in buckskin and fur caps, the Cascade Mountain Men are a throwback to those hardy souls who roamed the untamed West to fulfill Manifest Destiny. They re-enact frontier life from the late 18th and early 19th centuries with clothing, guns and other items appropriate to the era.

The group, based in Issaquah, invites the public to leave the 21st century behind for its annual Muzzle Loading Arms and Pioneer Craft Show, which opens at 9 a.m. March 14. The weekend-long show will be held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Read more

Seminar introduces young women to new fields

March 9, 2009

Middle and high school girls on the Eastside have an opportunity to discover myriad careers at the Expanding Your Horizons seminars March 21 and 25 at Bellevue Community College.

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The world by bike

March 9, 2009

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The Friends of the Issaquah Library presents adventure bicyclist Willie Weir back with the latest tales of cycling in Columbia and Venezuela, at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at the library conference room, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. File

Community calendar

March 9, 2009

Events 

The Mountains to Sound Greenway hosts the following volunteer restoration projects from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through the month of March. Go to www.mtsgreenway.org for more information and to register or call 206-812-0122. Read more

Henry W. (Bill) Klein

March 9, 2009

Henry W. (Bill) Klein

Henry W. (Bill) Klein

Henry W. (Bill) Klein, of Issaquah, died Monday, March 2, 2009. He was 90. Read more

Betty Nease

March 9, 2009

Betty Nease

Betty Nease

Betty Nease, of Issaquah, died in Issaquah on Thursday, March 6, 2009. She was 82 years old. Read more

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