Who’s News

October 19, 2010

By Staff

Church group honored in D.C.

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church of Sammamish traveled to Washington, D.C., where eight of their acolytes, their vicar, the Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson and other sponsors attended the 31st National Acolyte Festival.

Good Samaritan was recognized by the bishop of Washington, D.C., as having traveled the farthest distance to attend the annual festival. While in D.C., church members also toured monuments and government buildings.

Locals make sandwiches for the homeless

More than 30 Issaquah Windermere Real Estate brokers and their spouses joined forces Oct. 8 to make 1,117 peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches for the homeless.

The team assembled, bagged, labeled and boxed the sandwiches for delivery to Seattle’s homeless. The sandwich was the only meal many received that day.

On her blog, Terri Hermes wrote, “The empty peanut butter-and-jelly jars were the fruits of our labor, the trophy we could equate to the positive impact we were making. If everyone did one thing to help those in need, imagine the possibilities.”

Elementary student honored

Naomi O’Neil, a Cascade Ridge Elementary School student, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Naomi, the daughter of Joe and Mari O’Neil, of Sammamish, was invited to the ceremony based on an exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second through eighth grade Talent Search participants.

Issaquah UPS driver honored for safety

Richard Simmons, a package car driver for UPS, was recently recognized by the company for completing 30 years without an accident.

Simmons, who lives in Clinton, works out of the facility at 18001 Union Hill Road, Redmond. He provides service in the Issaquah area. Manager Mike Jones presented Simmons with the 30-year safe driving award, recognizing his achievement. UPS drivers log more than two billion miles a year on U.S. roads and average less than one accident per million miles driven.

ESA Foundation awards scholarship to local student

The ESA Foundation has selected Anna Molosky, of Issaquah, as a 2010 ESA Foundation scholarship recipient.

Molosky is one of 30 women and minority students across the nation who received a $3,000 scholarship for the 2010-11 school year. The scholarship will go toward Molosky’s education at Carnegie Mellon University, as she pursues a career in computer and video game development.

Issaquah’s Swedish clinic welcomes new physician

Swedish Physicians, a network of 14 primary-care providers located throughout the Puget Sound area, recently welcomed Dr. Chad Abbott to its Issaquah clinic.

Abbott is a board-certified family physician who cares for patients of all ages, with special interests in dermatology, sports medicine and pediatrics.

Abbott joins the practices of doctors Jenny Chen, Darshana Dudgikar, William H. Kinnish, Neeti Mittal and Valli Muthiah at the Swedish primary-care clinic in Issaquah, at 2005 N.W. Sammamish Road. Services available include family medicine, pediatric care, adult care, diabetes care, mammography, sports medicine, wellness and preventive medicine and women’s health care.

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