Crayon drive supports Seattle Children’s; donate locally starting today

April 5, 2014

NEW – 10 a.m. April 5, 2014

Cascade Team Real Estate is collecting crayons and coloring books for hospitalized children during the month of April.

Every year, Seattle Children’s goes through 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a few to use.

Drop off crayons April 5 at the Gilman QFC, 1540 N.W. Gilman Blvd, and the Pine Lake QFC, 2902 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; and on April 12 at the Klahanie QFC, 4570 Klahanie Drive, and Issaquah Highlands’ Caffe Ladro, 1200 10th Ave. N.E.

“Project Crayon Drive” is in its ninth year of bringing smiles to the faces of sick children.

Learn more here.

Northwest Center kicks off monthlong clothing drive with ‘Big Blue Sunday’ in Sammamish

April 5, 2014

NEW – 6 a.m. April 5, 2014

The Northwest Center will kick off a monthlong clothing drive with a special “Big Blue Sunday” event April 6 in Sammamish.

Residents who get a jump start on spring cleaning by bringing donations of clothes and shoes to the donation center’s truck parked at the Pine Lake QFC that day will be registered to win a $100 gift card to Value Village.

People who donate will also receive free gifts at the event which kicks off The Big Blue Closet Clean Out, an effort to get locals to donate clothing and shoes to help the Northwest Center provide education and job training to people with developmental disabilities.

The Sammamish event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pine Lake QFC, 2902 228th Ave. S.E.

Issaquah and Sammamish hash out Klahanie deal

April 4, 2014

NEW — 4:30 p.m. April 4, 2014

Leaders from Sammamish and Issaquah announced a deal April 4 that will provide for the transfer of the Klahanie potential annexation area to Sammamish. The agreement is preliminary and will still need to be approved by both city councils.

In broad terms, Sammamish gets Klahanie, and Issaquah gets support on a host of other issues.

In a prepared statement, leaders from both cities hailed the agreement.

“On this issue, and many others, a continued commitment to a good working partnership between our two cities is exactly what the region needs,” Sammamish Mayor Tom Vance said.

“This proposed agreement benefits both cities — and potentially our Klahanie area neighbors,” Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler said.

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Sammamish and Issaquah hash out Klahanie deal

April 4, 2014

New: April 4, 3:25 p.m.

Leaders from Sammamish and Issaquah announced a deal April 4 that will provide for the transfer of Klahanie to Sammamish. The agreement is preliminary and will still need to be approved by both city councils.

In broad terms, Sammamish gets Klahanie, and Issaquah gets support on a host of other issues. Read more

Spiritwood at Pine Lake hosts mudslide fundraiser pancake breakfast Saturday morning

April 4, 2014

NEW – Noon April 4, 2014

Spiritwood at Pine Lake is throwing its support behind those affected by the Oso mudslide, with an April 5 benefit fundraiser.

The Issaquah retirement community will host a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. The feast costs $10 per person.

All proceeds benefit the Oso mudslide victims through the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation, a local organization that is giving 100 percent of donations directly to those affected by the disaster.

Spiritwood at Pine Lake is at 3607 228th Ave. S.E.

State Rep. Chad Magendanz moves up to leadership position in House Education Committee

April 4, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 4, 2014

Freshman State Rep. Chad Magendanz (R-5th District, Issaquah) was named the new ranking Republican on the House Education Committee March 31.

Chad Magendanz

Chad Magendanz

The announcement came after Rep. Cathy Dahlquist (R-31st District, Enumclaw) resigned her committee position.

Magendanz moved up from the committee’s assistant ranking Republican, a position he has held since he was sworn in as a legislator.

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Wine walk returns April 4

April 3, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 3, 2014

The Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk, hosted by the Downtown Issaquah Association, is from 6-9 p.m. April 4.

Enjoy live music, art displays and demonstrations, snacks and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations on Front Street. The shops and restaurants are open to the general public during Wine Walk and all ages are welcome.

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Eastside Baby Corner holds emergency drive to help children impacted by Oso mudslide

April 2, 2014

NEW — Noon April 2, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner, with the assistance of First Due Movers, is holding an emergency drive from through Tuesday, April 8, to collect items the children of Oso and the surrounding communities need most.

The items specifically requested by agencies in the Oso area are shampoo and conditioner, socks and underwear in all sizes from toddler to teen, and diapers and pull-ups.

Visit EBC online or more information and to learn more about drop-off locations and hours.

Let’s Go! April 3 – 9

April 2, 2014

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King County sends ballots for April 22 special election

April 2, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 2, 2014

King County Elections mailed ballots April 1 for the April 22 special election.

Since the ballot includes a countywide measure, all voters will receive a ballot and a voters’ pamphlet, which will be mailed separately. All voters will receive the same voters’ pamphlet.

Voters should return ballots as early as possible, but no later than Election Day, April 22.

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