January 8, 2013
Skyline twins to dance at inaugural ball
Skyline High School sophomore twins Karishma and Aishwarya Mandyam will be performing the Bharatanatyam dance, an ancient classical dance art form of South India, in the rotunda during the Governor’s Inaugural Ball at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Capitol campus.
Tickets are $100 and are available at www.wastategovball.org or at the Visitor and Convention Bureau and Thurston County Chamber of Commerce’s offices.
Eastside Baby Corner names leader
Eastside Baby Corner’s board of directors recently appointed Renee Zimmerman as its new executive director, starting Jan. 7.
Founder and outgoing executive director of 22 years, Karen Ridlon, will become emeritus executive director and remain a member of the board of directors.
Zimmerman has more than 17 years of community relations and project management in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she served as the executive director for the Issaquah Highlands Council, with the mission of building community.
Spanish Nest Pre-School raises $700
The Spanish Nest Pre-School hosted a cookie sale and raffle at the Dec. 5 Downtown Issaquah Association open house at the Hailstone Feed Store.
The students baked and decorated cookies to sell and raised more than $700 to give to Eastside Baby Corner. On Dec. 19, The Spanish Nest and the Downtown Issaquah Association presented the checks to Eastside Baby Corner. Microsoft will match the amount for a total of more than $1,400 raised.
Firefighters union collects for Hopelink
Eastside Professional Firefighters Local 2878 collected in the Issaquah, Sammamish, North Bend and Carnation areas for the Hopelink Toy Drive throughout December $3,000 in gift cards, $500 in cash and more than 1,000 presents.
The presents were delivered to the Hopelink Center in Carnation, where they were divided among area needy families.
Windermere brightens holidays for organization
Windermere Property Management/Lori Gill & Associates, which has locations in Bellevue, Seattle and Edmonds, celebrated the holiday season by donating more than $5,000 to several local service organizations via the Windermere Foundation.
Eastside Baby Corner, which serves the Issaquah area, was one of those beneficiaries, receiving a $1,000 donation.