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May 22, 2012

By Staff

Issaquah History Museums director wins county award

The Association of King County Historical Organizations recently honored Erica Maniez for her long-term leadership of the Issaquah History Museums.

The association chose Maniez for its 2012 Willard Jue Memorial Award, citing her 12 years of work in locating and digitally cataloging items for the museums’ collections, capturing oral histories of longtime Issaquah residents, providing local schoolchildren with educational programs and tours, and writing two books about local history.

King County Councilman Larry Phillips presented the award to Maniez at a ceremony at the Museum of History & Industry in Seattle.

Sammamish resident elected to Make-A-Wish board of trustees

Julie Anne Halter, of Sammamish, was recently named as a member of the Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington board of trustees.

Halter, a member of the Washington State and King County Bar Associations, is a partner in the Seattle office of the law firm K&L Gates LLP. Halter graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington and received her master’s in law from Seattle University School of Law.

She resides in Sammamish with her husband Sean and their three sons.

Doug Winegarden earns Eagle Scout

Doug Winegarden, a sophomore at Skyline High School, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in Boy Scouting.

Winegarden has been involved in Scouting since 2003. After earning his Arrow of Light, he joined Troop 636 in March 2007.

For his Eagle service project, Winegarden planned, supervised and organized volunteers to build and install nesting boxes for wood duck habitat near Round Lake.

The Pit Stop joins PetFinder.com listing

The Pit Stop, of Maple Valley, has joined Charlie’s Guardian Angels, Seattle, and other animal welfare organizations in the area to list their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site lists more than 329,000 homeless pets and is updated continuously.

More than 13,600 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada and other countries post their pets on the site. Pets may be viewed at www.petfinder.com. A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the ZIP code entered.

IHS Booster club awards scholarships

The Issaquah High School Booster Club recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to seniors Nicole Migotski, Nick Ryder and Anna Fairhart.

The students were selected based on their involvement in a booster club affiliated co-curricular activity, personal qualities and academic achievement. The money can be used to further their education.

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