Hostess of Horror

October 22, 2013

Newcastle homeowner goes for big frights on Halloween

Long before the calendar flipped to October, and months before stores began selling Halloween candy, Newcastle resident Kim Alhadeff was ready for Oct. 31.

Zombie heads and ghosts hang eerily from a tree in the yard of Kim Alhadeff’s home.

Zombie heads and ghosts hang eerily from a tree in the yard of Kim Alhadeff’s home.

It’s her favorite holiday, and if you didn’t already know it, you’d simply have to take a look at the elaborate Halloween decorations of her China Creek neighborhood home.

“We’ve always decorated,” Alhadeff said. “It’s just gotten bigger and bigger every year. All the kids in the neighborhood just expect us to do it now, so we do.”

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Zombie hordes happen

October 22, 2013

In 2009, citizens dining in downtown Issaquah spotted a handful of zombies shambling down Front Street. Since then, the group founded by Tom Gotuzzo has grown into a horde and added a few dance moves to the annual event.

The fourth annual Zombie Walk returns to Issaquah from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Karen Donovan, Downtown Issaquah Association executive director, said all ages of creepers are invited to join the horde.

Become a member of the zombie horde by meeting at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N. Come already dressed or get help being made up and join in on a practice run through of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance moves.

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AFRICAN ODYSSEY

October 22, 2013

Issaquah author recounts her life on the sub continent

Issaquah resident Roberta Scholdan holds a special affinity for the African continent, a place with an endless supply of her interests in wildlife, ancient civilizations and archaeology.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Issaquah author Roberta Scholdan tells the stories of her travels to the African continent in her book ‘Echoes of my African Heart.’

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Issaquah author Roberta Scholdan tells the stories of her travels to the African continent in her book ‘Echoes of my African Heart.’

She called Kenya home for seven years, beginning in 1990, and during that time she came face-to-face with elephants, experienced the fear of getting stalked by a pride of aggressive lions and met a culture of people that to this day, holds a special place in her heart.

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Wil Joseph Masset

October 22, 2013

Wil Joseph Masset died Oct. 11, 2013, in Yakima.

Wil Joseph Masset

Wil Joseph Masset

Wil graduated from Issaquah High School, attended the Culinary School of Edison Technical College and had a successful career as a chef.

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Police host medication drop-off event

October 22, 2013

The Issaquah Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, is hosting a take-back event of old, expired and leftover medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

In addition, Issaquah residents can drop off their unused or expired medications anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at the police department, at the same address.

William Floyd Lawson

October 22, 2013

William Floyd Lawson passed away Oct. 7, 2013, in Issaquah. He was 87 years of age. Bill was born Jan. 11, 1926, in southern Missouri.

Bill was a gentle man with a friendly smile and a wry sense of humor who enjoyed a long, successful career as a dispatcher and operations manager in the airline industry. He proudly served his country as an Air Force radio specialist during World War II and later developed a lifelong passion for fine cars and airplanes.

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Zombies to invade Highlands Green Halloween Festival

October 22, 2013

The Issaquah Highlands Council presents the 13th annual Green Halloween Festival, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the new Grand Ridge Plaza.

There will be carnival rides, games, pony rides, inflatables, food, music, giveaways and laser tag.

A flash mob performance of “Thrill the World” at noon and again at 4 p.m. Zombies will then hop a trolley to downtown Issaquah and join the performance there at 5 p.m.

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New honey menu items create a buzz at WildFin

October 22, 2013

Little did Attila Szabo know the opportunity awaiting when he opened a WildFin American Grill in Issaquah in 2011.

The restaurant’s location proved ideal to pursue a growing passion for WildFin’s president — naturally harvested honey.

“My partner is a novice beekeeper,” Szabo said. “It’s amazing how different honey you harvest is from store bought.”

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John Charles Unck

October 22, 2013

John Unck, of Sammamish, loving husband to Judy, passed away Friday, Oct. 12.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Eastridge Christian Church, Issaquah.

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Anniversary

October 22, 2013

Marv and Lucille Lemke

Lucille and Marv Lemke in 1943

Lucille and Marv Lemke in 1943

On Sept. 22, Marv and Lucille Lemke, both of Issaquah, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Bellevue.

The couple are originally from Wisconsin. They celebrated with their son Paul.

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