Community calendar

March 9, 2010

Events

Money for babies Lori Gill (center) of Windermere Property Management Lori Gill and Associates donates $1,500 to Theo Montgomery and Helen Routon of Eastside Baby Corner, a volunteer-run organization serving families in need since 1990. EBC collects and purchases children’s items, distributing them, free of charge, through local social service agencies. The $1,500 donation will be earmarked for the Top Ten Item wish list, which will help increase EBC’s buying powers. Contributed

The Issaquah Unit of the League of Women Voters of greater Seattle meets at 10 a.m. March 11 at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

Eastside Fire & Rescue hosts a blood drive from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 12 at its headquarters station, 175 Newport Way N.W.

The Issaquah Rotary Club’s fourth annual Grape Escape is from 6-9 p.m. March 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah, 800 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Register at www.issaquahrotary.org. Admission is $50 per person with registration by March 7; $60 when registering after that. Read more

Council adjusts unintended hike to water rates

March 9, 2010

Weeks after Issaquah officials tweaked municipal water rates, the City Council adjusted certain rates again last week to correct a minor mistake. Read more

Federal funds keep East Sunset Way project on schedule

March 9, 2010

The state secretary of transportation urged Congress last week to approve dollars needed to widen the East Sunset Way approach to Interstate 90. Read more

Lan Chyi Chen

March 9, 2010

Lan Chyi Chen, of Issaquah, died Feb. 26, 2010, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Bellevue. She was 53. Read more

Patriots basketball coach suspended after arrest

March 9, 2010

Girls soccer coach removed to move  team in new direction

Liberty High School boys basketball coach Jevon Green was suspended for the remainder of his contract after being arrested Dec. 26 for failure to appear in court after driving with a suspended license.

Police responded to a burglary alarm at Liberty on Dec. 26 to find Green doing laundry inside the building, according to John Urquhart, spokesman for the King County Sheriff’s Office. Police ran a check on Green, discovered the warrant for his arrest and took him into custody. His bail was set at $350.

Kathy Miyauchi, district executive director of personnel services, and Patrick Murphy, district executive director of high schools for the district, wrote a letter to the Liberty community addressing the matter.

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Paula Pianfetti Markley

March 9, 2010

Paula Pianfetti Markley died Feb. 21, 2010, after an eight-year battle with Lewy body dementia. She was 66. Read more

City plans open house for Squak Valley Park project

March 9, 2010

City officials seek input from residents at a March 10 open house about a habitat restoration project at Squak Valley Park North. Read more

Crews will install lights in Central Park lot

March 9, 2010

City Council members last week used dollars from the 2006 park bond to buy parking lot lights for Central Park in the Issaquah Highlands. Read more

Bronze medalist visits Issaquah

March 9, 2010

Maggie Iuppa, 9, of Klahanie, meets her Winter Olympics hero, J.R. Celski, on March 3 at the new 24 Hour Fitness center on East Lake Sammamish Parkway. Maggie, a fourth-grader at Endeavour Elementary School, presented Celski with a shoebox diorama of the speed-skating oval where he won Olympic bronze last month. The skater earned bronze medals in the men’s 1,500-meter race and the men’s 5,000-meter relay at the just-concluded Olympics.

Fred Bahr

March 9, 2010

Fred Bahr, of Issaquah, died March 3, 2010. He was 64. A memorial service was held March 9 at Pine Lake Covenant Church, Sammamish. Read more

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