To the Editor

September 10, 2013

Tiger Mountain

Logging will not destroy the mountain

Does Mr. Laughlin not know that most of Tiger Mountain is classified as commercial forestland and he should expect logging on some rotational basis? This logging will not “destroy the mountain” in any fashion — except possible visual impacts for a couple of years, and I believe the Department of Natural Resources works to minimize that issue, particularly on the (most visible) west side of the mountain.

Also, there has been considerable mining activity on lower Squak Mountain and on Grand Ridge, but I am not aware of more than minimal mining on any part of Tiger Mountain. Further, I would bet the railroad grades are all the result of the earlier logging activity and there would be far fewer bike trails on the mountain if not for that logging.

Rowan Hinds

Issaquah

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Issaquah Indians celebrate 60-year reunion

September 10, 2013

This year marks the 60th reunion for the Issaquah High School class of 1953 and a luncheon will be held to mark the occasion for alumni.

As he does every five years, Ken Morgan will host the students of yesteryear to a catered affair at 1 p.m. Sept. 13. Country Creek Catering will serve up fish and prime rib on Morgan’s 4 acres along Issaquah Creek, at 16023 252 Ave. S.E., just past Mirrormont.

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Senior center seeks donations for annual sale

September 10, 2013

The Issaquah Valley Senior Center is seeking donations for its annual White Elephant Sale.

The center’s biggest fund- raiser of the year takes place during the Salmon Days Festival, Oct. 5-6. Donations for the sale will be accepted up to the event, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the senior center, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

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Off The Press

September 10, 2013

If you’re going to go, go with a smile

I’ve finally got a topic here that I can sink my teeth into — my smile.

Essentially, it sucks.

David Hayes

David Hayes

You think teen girls have it hard, trying to live up to an impossible ideal, comparing their bodies to the svelte models in their pop culture mags? Try comparing your grill to the flawless grins in television commercials.

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Girl Scouts is looking for new members

September 10, 2013

Girl Scouts are inviting potential new members to attend informational meetings at elementary schools throughout September to learn more about getting started.

The meeting schedule is: Sept. 19 at Newcastle Elementary; Sept. 23 at Issaquah Valley Elementary; Sept. 25 at Maple Hills Elementary; and Sept. 26 at Sunset Elementary. An additional meeting will take place at Apollo Elementary, but a date and time haven’t yet been selected.

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Community Church finds temporary home

September 10, 2013

The Community Church of Issaquah, the city’s longest-established church, has been without a home since February.

After 45 years on Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest, Community Church of Issaquah sold the building to the Living Hope Bible Church.

While exploring locations for a permanent home, the congregation is temporarily worshiping at 1:30 p.m. Sundays at Issaquah Christian Church, 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road, while maintaining an office at 85 N.W. Alder Place, in downtown Issaquah.

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Eastside Baby Corner announces Diaper Need Awareness Week

September 10, 2013

Sept. 8-14 is National Diaper Need Awareness week, and Eastside Baby Corner needs diaper donations.

The average child needs about 50 diaper changes per week, but many low-income families don’t have the means to keep a reliable supply, according to EBC. Diapers can’t be purchased with food stamps or WIC vouchers, making it even more difficult for struggling families to clothe their children. Many childcare programs also require that young children have a supply of diapers, which can exclude children from participating.

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Issaquah football team hosts Pigskin Carnival

September 10, 2013

The Issaquah High School football team will be hosting its 2013 Pigskin Carnival on Sept. 14. The event is designed to raise at least $30,000 for the program’s needs in the coming year.

The carnival will begin at 7 p.m. at the home of Danna and Craig Kinzer, 18884 S.E. 42nd St. in Issaquah. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/footballboosters. The event is open to anyone 21 and older. It will include a dinner buffet and drinks, carnival games and an auction.

Learn more by emailing auction chairwomen Kara Neary at tkneary@msn.com or Mindi Person at mindi@eastlakedesign.com.

 

 

Film series returns with ‘They Made Me a Criminal’

September 10, 2013

The Second Saturday Film Series will be back Sept. 14 with “They Made Me A Criminal!”

The movie will show at 7 p.m. at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E Sunset Way.

The 1939 Warner Bros. socially conscious crime classic stars a young John Garfield, The Dead End Kids (playing teenagers, though some of them may have been older than Garfield at the time), Claude Rains and Ann Sheridan. It was directed by musical spectacular choreographer/director Busby Berkeley.

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Friends of Youth hosts month for Material Good

September 10, 2013

Friends of Youth, including the Issaquah office, has joined forces with Material Good, the Seattle-based maker of Little Shirley vases that benefit charitable causes. During September, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Marigold Little Shirleys, orange ceramic vases, will be devoted to Friends of Youth’s Capital Campaign.

The Material Good partnership kicks off as Friends of Youth’s Capital Campaign reaches the 60-percent mark toward a $7.5 million goal. Ten percent of the proceeds from all sales of the specific colored vase during the designated month will be donated to that charitable organization.

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