Explore Issaquah Highlands’ walkability during May 4 trek

May 3, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 3, 2014

Interested residents can analyze the Issaquah Highlands’ walkability while exploring concepts from Jane Jacobs’ urban planning criteria.

Jacobs was an American-Canadian journalist, author and activist best known for her influence on urban studies.

Starting from the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride, tourgoers will use sidewalks, paved and unpaved trails, and stairs to view residential areas, LEED-certified green buildings, mixed-use developments, storm water ponds and the new commercial center.

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Celebrate Cinco de Gato with $5 adult cat adoptions May 2-5

May 2, 2014

NEW — 2 p.m. May 2, 2014

It’s meow o’clock somewhere! Celebrate Cinco de Gato with $5 adult cat adoptions May 2-5 at Seattle Humane.

For four days only, you can adopt any cat 1 and older for just $5. In return, get a loving pet companion who is already spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and ready to be part of your family.

View available cats here or come visit them in person at 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way near the junction of Interstate 90 and Interstate 405.

Seattle Humane is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.

Eastside Baby Corner holds May 5 open house

May 2, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 2, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner will open its doors to visitors May 5 to show the community how its nearly-all-volunteer team fills more than 1,000 individual orders, helping more than 500 kids, each week.

The 5:30-7:30 p.m. open house is a day before GiveBIG, the Seattle Foundation’s annual fundraising event for Puget Sound-area nonprofits.

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LifeWire hosts annual gala and auction May 3

May 1, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 1, 2014

LifeWire, the state’s largest domestic violence service provider, will host its 2014 benefit gala and auction May 3.

The funds from the World of Hope Gala and Auction will allow LifeWire to provide services in east and north King County to people, primarily women and children, who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

The money collected also assists the organization in preventing domestic violence through advocacy, education and support.

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Protect yourself from fraud at May 1 SCAM JAM

April 30, 2014

NEW — 2 p.m. April 30. 2014

The AARP wants to help protect citizens from scams and fraud May 1. The senior organization will hold a SCAM JAM at the Hilton Garden, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd., from 8-11 a.m.

This free event will teach residents how to defend themselves by teaching them about the most common scams in America, including the Grandparent’s Scam, investment fraud, identity theft, sweepstakes fraud, lottery fraud and charitable giving scams.

Plus, hear some tips learned straight from con artists themselves about who they target and why. King County Sheriff John Urquhart will deliver opening comments.

Pre-registration is required. Register here or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

Issaquah booster club hosts clothing drive through Saturday

April 30, 2014

NEW — Noon April 30, 2014

The Issaquah High School Booster Club will collect donations of used clothes and textiles at a Clothes for the Cause fundraiser April 30 to May 3.

Instead of throwing worn clothes in the trash, where they’ll simply sit in a landfill, bring them to Issaquah High School, where the booster club will ensure the textiles get a second life.

About 98 percent of the textiles collected will be repurposed or recycled.

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Let’s Go! May 1-7

April 30, 2014

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Joseph Davenport Lindgren

April 30, 2014

Joseph Davenport Lindgren was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Warwick, N.Y. He passed away Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.

As a young man, Joe visited Washington state and fell in love with the Northwest and stayed.

Joseph Davenport Lindgren

Joseph Davenport Lindgren

Joseph Davenport Lindgren

Joseph Davenport Lindgren

He worked at Alcoa in Wenatchee for a time and attended Wenatchee Valley College. He transferred to Central Washington College at Ellensburg and graduated with a teaching degree in 1959. He got a job teaching in the elementary schools on Mercer Island working with fourth- and fifth-graders. He spent his entire teaching career there and retired in 1990.

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A pony tale of two friends

April 29, 2014

Local man’s horse to run in Kentucky Derby

 

Contributed Commanding Curve, partly owned by an Issaquah resident, will race in the May 3 Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old colt, trained by Dallas Stewart and ridden by jockey Shaun Bridgmohan, will sport black-and-yellow silks under the number 20.

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Commanding Curve, partly owned by an Issaquah resident, will race in the May 3 Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old colt, trained by Dallas Stewart and ridden by jockey Shaun Bridgmohan, will sport black-and-yellow silks under the number 20.

 

After years of chomping at the bit, local friends find themselves saddled with Kentucky Derby contenders.

Issaquah resident Dennis Poppe and Ed Barker grew up in Renton, spending a great deal of their free time at Longacres, a racetrack that closed in 1992. Just two kids, enjoying the thrill of the track, they took to the numbers, the excitement and the pageantry of the whole affair at a young age. Little did they know the appreciation of the sport would lead them to its top tier in the May 3 running of the 140th Kentucky Derby.

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Tempers flare over Talus tree removal

April 29, 2014

The city of Issaquah stopped the removal of Talus neighborhood trees April 27 after residents cried foul.

Work began in the beginning of April to take out some tall trees blocking the view of residents. While the Talus Residential Association remains confident it took all necessary steps to remove the trees, some homeowners remain unconvinced.

“People have been pretty adamant about clearing those trees to have a better view of the lake,” said Talus resident Chad Fletcher said, who is angry about the removal. “Those particular trees were there and always were there.”

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