Teens send national ‘you matter’ suicide prevention message

September 3, 2015

NEW — 10:42 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015

According to the Washington State Department of Health, between two and three youths ages 15-24 commit suicide every week in Washington state.

“The last three years have been some of the hardest years of my ministry when we saw several young people take their lives,” Nick Pringle, pastor of student ministries at Pine Lake Covenant Church for nearly 10 years, says in a Facebook video. “Each year in America, there are over 1 million attempts of suicide, and that’s too many.”

For the second year, teens from Issaquah and Sammamish will join the national movement for National Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10 and wear “You Matter” T-shirts to school that day.

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Engagement — DeVere-Houghton

September 3, 2015

Rebecca DeVere, of Sammamish, and Jeffrey Houghton, also of Sammamish, are engaged to be married July 30, 2016, at Tiger Mountain Orchards on Tiger Mountain in Issaquah.

Rebecca DeVere and Jeffrey Houghton

Rebecca DeVere and Jeffrey Houghton

DeVere, the daughter of Porter and Amy DeVere, of Sammamish, graduated from Issaquah High School in 2007. Houghton, the son of Craig and Cathy Houghton, of Issaquah, graduated from Issaquah High School in 2005.

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College News — graduates, scholarships, deans’ lists

September 3, 2015

Graduates

The following students graduated Aug. 17 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison: William Voinot-Baron, of Sammamish, Master of Arts, anthropology; Christopher Vair, Master of Engineering

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4Culture awards equipment grants

August 27, 2015

NEW — 5:15 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

4Culture’s Cultural Equipment program provided the following grants to local arts, heritage and preservation organizations to purchase equipment they need to do their best work: Read more

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Snoqualmie hydroelectric museum hosts tours

August 27, 2015

NEW — 2:23 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

The Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum is offering free tours to the public until Sept. 7.

The hydroelectric project is the world’s first completely underground power plant and is one of the oldest operating power plants in the U.S., continuing to produce clean, cost-effective electricity for Puget Sound Energy customers throughout the state, according to the PSE website.

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A car show thrice as nice

August 25, 2015

By Greg Farrar Visitors admire a 1955 Chevy Bel Air four-door wagon owned by Joe Gustafson of Auburn during the Northwest Classic Chevy Club’s annual 55-56-57 Chevy Show Aug. 16 at the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in. More than a hundred cars from throughout western Washington, mainly 1955-57 Bel Airs and Nomads, were displayed by their owners. Weekly car shows continue through Sept. 27, with additional shows Oct. 11, 24 and Dec. 6.

By Greg Farrar
Visitors admire a 1955 Chevy Bel Air four-door wagon owned by Joe Gustafson, of Auburn, during the Northwest Classic Chevy Club’s annual 55-56-57 Chevy Show Aug. 16 at the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in. More than a hundred cars from throughout western Washington, mainly 1955-57 Bel Airs and Nomads, were displayed by their owners. Weekly car shows continue through Sept. 27, with additional shows Oct. 11, 24 and Dec. 6.

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Master gardener’s corner — Is it fall already?

August 25, 2015

NEW — 6:05 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015

Are we human beings the only ones who don’t understand the weather, the season or the environment? With the odd frost times, the warm winters, the lack of snow and rain, we don’t know what to expect. Is it global warming or just El Niño?

August is usually the time of year around here when we can’t tell indoors from outdoors. In past years we were excited, because the soil was finally warm, the plants seemed happy and we could go barefoot without that cold, damp feeling underfoot. This year, it’s different.

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Junior Ranger Program comes to Lake Sammamish State Park

August 24, 2015

NEW — 3:21 p.m. Aug. 24, 2015

By Greg Farrar Alysa Adams, Lake Sammamish State Park interpretive specialist, shares her enthusiasm for nature with youngsters Aug. 16 during a Junior Ranger class at the new bathhouse pavilion. New lessons and craft projects continue Saturdays at 1 and 5 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. through Aug. 30. Click the photo for more Junior Ranger Program pictures.

By Greg Farrar
Alysa Adams, Lake Sammamish State Park interpretive specialist, shares her enthusiasm for nature with youngsters Aug. 16 during a Junior Ranger class at the new bathhouse pavilion. New lessons and craft projects continue Saturdays at 1 and 5 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. through Aug. 30. Click the photo for more Junior Ranger Program pictures.

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Henry Carson Hughes

August 23, 2015

Henry Carson Hughes, son of Matthew and Susan Hughes, of Issaquah, was born Aug. 13, 2015, at Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah.

Henry Carson Hughes

Henry Carson Hughes

He weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches.

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Life Enrichment Options adds Allison Yocum to board of directors

August 20, 2015

NEW — 10 a.m. Aug. 20, 2015

Life Enrichment Options recently appointed Allison Yocum to its board of directors.

Yocum is a licensed pediatric physical therapist and owner of Waypoint Pediatric Therapies in Issaquah.

Allison Yocum

Allison Yocum

She has been working with children and young adults with disabilities and their families for more than 20 years and brings to LEO a passion for providing community-based fitness and physical activity opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities. Read more

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