Issaquah High School hosts NCAA Division I lacrosse game Sunday

October 12, 2013

NEW — 6 p.m. Oct. 12, 2013

Issaquah High School will host the 2013 Seatown Classic, featuring a matchup between the University of Southern California and University of Oregon women’s lacrosse teams Oct. 13.

The NCAA Division I lacrosse game is the second to be played in Washington state.

“With the demand among youth and high school girls in Washington state to play lacrosse, it’s important that we continue to bring the highest level of the game to the state,” said Dave Low, president of the Washington State Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse. “We want our kids to experience first hand the best collegiate lacrosse players in America.”

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Kindering hosts ‘Sesame Street’ writer at annual fundraiser

October 12, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 12, 2013

Emily Perl Kingsley, a writer, author and 20-time daytime Emmy Award winner, will speak at Kindering’s annual Salute to Courage benefit luncheon Oct. 17.

Kingsley, who has a son with Down syndrome, was instrumental in expanding the cast of “Sesame Street” to include children with disabilities.

Kindering is the Eastside’s largest early intervention center for children with special needs. The organization served more than 3,500 children and families last year.

The event is free, but donations are encouraged. It begins at noon at the Westin Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way N.E. RSVP here or call 289-7506.

Boundary Review Board approves Klahanie annexation vote

October 11, 2013

NEW — 1:10 p.m., Oct. 11 2013

In quick order, the King County Boundary Review Board unanimously gave preliminary approval to Issaquah’s annexation request for the Klahanie area Oct. 10.

Two long meetings were held last month where government representatives from Issaquah and Sammamish were joined by a slew of public opinion on the proposed annexation. The Boundary Review Board took the information given and returned with a decision for Klahanie voters to vote on whether Issaquah should include them in its borders.

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State archives branch holds workshops Saturday

October 11, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 11, 2013

The Washington State Archives is celebrating archives month with two local workshops designed to help citizens preserve history.

In “Uncovering the History of Your House in King County,” archivists will explain how to find intriguing information from diverse sources that will enrich understanding and appreciation for King County residents.

“The Basics of Digital Archiving” teaches how to safeguard personal treasures for future generations.

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Former Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez to headline DICK’s Sporting Goods grand opening in the Issaquah Highlands

October 10, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 10, 2013

DICK’s Sporting Goods is hosting a three-day grand opening weekend, beginning Friday at the retailer’s new location at Grand Ridge Plaza, 1422 10th Way N.E. in the Issaquah Highlands, and continuing through the 13th.

Former Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez will make an appearance in the store from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Get served by Issaquah police at Red Robin this Saturday

October 9, 2013

NEW — 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9, 2013

Issaquah police officers will wait tables from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the annual Tip-A-Cop event at Red Robin restaurant.

One hundred percent of tips will be donated to Special Olympics Washington.

Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers will be one of those serving customers.

“Special Olympics are an organization law enforcement supports in many different ways,” he wrote in an email. “We are given an opportunity to interact with the public in a positive manner and also assist a very good cause in their fundraising effort.”

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Salmon Days hauls in the crowds

October 8, 2013

By Greg Farrar Families fill Front Street Oct. 6 as they take in the crafts, food, kids’ games, music and hatchery at the 2013 ‘Streaming Live’ edition of the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. See more photos on pages A6 and B1.

By Greg Farrar
Families fill Front Street Oct. 6 as they take in the crafts, food, kids’ games, music and hatchery at the 2013 ‘Streaming Live’ edition of the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. See more photos on pages A6 and B1.

“Abundant sunshine” was how described the forecast for this year’s Salmon Days and it did not lie.

From the Field of Fun to the Go Fish! Stage, many smiles could be seen in the bright October air that accompanied 70-degree temperatures, talented art vendors and delicious food from all over the world. Though an exact number of how many came to celebrate the return of the salmon to Issaquah Creek was unavailable at press time, Festival Director Robin Kelley said it seemed the festival might have seen more than last year’s 180,000 visitors.

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Issaquah Mom creates fix for messy foods — Little Eaters

October 8, 2013

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By Christina Corrales-Toy
Katrina Faber, of Issaquah, launched a Kickstarter campaign to support her business enterprise Little Eaters – On the Go Feeders, travel bottles for children ages 4 months to 6 years.

There is currently an epidemic of squeezable foods for kids. Just ask Issaquah mom Katrina Faber, whose car, clothes and furniture have the stains to prove it.

At one point, the single mom was simultaneously responsible for the care of five children younger than 5, after moving to Issaquah a year ago and taking a job as a nanny.

In an effort to balance the needs of the kids, two of which were her own, Faber often took the children to parks and playgrounds, but come feeding time, things were never easy.

“When you’re out traveling and kids need a snack, I had two infants, I couldn’t sit and spoon feed them while making sure that the 2-year-old wasn’t getting lost,” she said.

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Issaquah Press honored

October 8, 2013

The Issaquah Press was named the best paper of its size in the state at the 2013 Washington Better Newspaper Contest at its annual awards dinner Oct. 4 in Olympia.

“Offers the strongest news for readers; has more going for it than other entrants — community news, hard news, clean, timely editorial pages and an advertising department that knows how to use color, messaging and design to entice action,” the judges’ comments said in awarding The Press first place in the General Excellence category. “Clear winner in this group.”

The Press competes in the 12,501 highest circulation category. Seventy-eight newspapers entered the contest.

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Old hands hope to offer city new leadership: Fred Butler

October 8, 2013

After 13 years on the Issaquah City Council, Fred Butler says he is ready to lead.

As an avid member of the public, involved in numerous service organizations and regional groups, Butler launched his campaign for mayor early this year. When Mayor Ava Frisinger said she would not seek a fifth term, it came as no surprise that the longtime council president and Sound Transit Board member would seek the position.

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“When I retired, I decided to devote my energies to public service,” Butler said. “I’ve been in a leadership position ever since. With this depth and breadth of experience, well, I think I’m ready.”

He worked for 27 years in the Army Corps of Engineers, giving what he believes is an exemplary level of qualification for the position of mayor.

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