May 18, 2010
Issaquah resident honored for excellence by BC Foundation
Molly Blume, of Issaquah, was one of seven Bellevue College faculty and staff members honored by the Bellevue College Foundation’s Margin of Excellence Awards.Blume was honored for her effectiveness in representing Bellevue College in the business and educational communities, and for her work in developing innovative programs.
Blume has given presentations to numerous industry and professional organizations. She was also part of the Bellevue College financial education team that partnered with the Washington Financial Literacy Public-Private Partnership to develop a nationwide model for teaching students about financial preparedness.
Nominated by Bellevue College students, faculty and staff, each recipient received a $1,000 award from the foundation.
Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center celebrated nurses week May 6-12 by wearing uniforms from past eras and hosting a special nurses’ luncheon. From left, Eryln Calsado, director of nursing, wore a 1900’s nurse’s field uniform; Sheila Breganza, licensed practical nurse, dressed as Florence Nightingale; and Lisa Stubenrauch, administrator, donned a 1950’s nurse’s uniform and cape borrowed from one of the residents, Donna Berto.
Volunteers to help park project
About 150 volunteers from Quadrant Homes will join a Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteer event May 21 at Lake Sammamish State Park.
The park has been degraded over time by invasive weeds and high levels of foot and boat traffic. To improve the ecological condition of the site, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust have undertaken a multiyear restoration project at the park, bringing volunteers to remove invasive weeds, especially Himalayan and Evergreen blackberry, from along the creeks and lakeshore. Volunteers return each fall to plant native trees and shrubs.
Recent volunteer groups joining greenway projects have brought employees from REI, PCL Construction, UST-Global, Serengeti Law Firm and The Boeing Co., as well as many local school, community and Scout troops.