The Issaquah Press Around the World

May 27, 2015

Contributed Rich and Marianne Anderson took their Issaquah Press to Seal Caye, part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and information to editor@isspress.com.

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Rich and Marianne Anderson took their Issaquah Press to Seal Caye, part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and information to editor@isspress.com.

Thundering Angels presents memorial spring opener

May 27, 2015

The Thundering Angels motorcycle club presents its spring opener — the Neil “Zesty” Morris Memorial Thunder Run on May 30 at the GasLamp Bar and Grill, 1315 N.W. Mall St.

The Neil 'Zesty' Morris Memorial Thunder Run Founding Member ThuThe event honors Morris, founding member of Thundering Angels MC, who recently passed away. His life was dedicated to music, as well as playing in numerous bands. Morris also owned a music store in Redmond for many years.

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Twin brothers to receive Eagle Scout award

May 27, 2015

Lucas and Ryan Tjom, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 636, were honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony May 16 at Community Church of Joy in Sammamish.

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To earn Scouting’s highest award, Lucas earned 32 merit badges, served in a variety of leadership roles including patrol leader, assistant patrol leader and librarian. He also completed a major community service project, installing light poles at his church, Community Church of Joy.

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Join Issaquah History Museums for Downtown History Walk on May 23

May 20, 2015

One of Issaquah History Museums’ favorite events is back.

On May 23, Erica Maniez, Issaquah History Museums director, will lead participants on a hike through the history of Issaquah, from the American Indians to the present day.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

May 20, 2015

Contributed Linda Jean Shepherd says, ‘Yá’át’ééh from the Navajo Nation, home of the Diné, as they call themselves. This greeting means, “It is good.” It is good that The Issaquah Press honored me as a Hometown Hero, and I was able to give that issue of our newspaper to my brother, Gregg Shepherd, who married into the Tótsohnii, Big Water Clan, and has worked as a counselor in Navajo schools for most of his life.’ Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and information to editor@isspress.com.

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Linda Jean Shepherd says, ‘Yá’át’ééh from the Navajo Nation, home of the Diné, as they call themselves. This greeting means, “It is good.” It is good that The Issaquah Press honored me as a Hometown Hero, and I was able to give that issue of our newspaper to my brother, Gregg Shepherd, who married into the Tótsohnii, Big Water Clan, and has worked as a counselor in Navajo schools for most of his life.’ Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and information to editor@isspress.com.

College News — graduates, scholar athletes, academic honors

May 20, 2015

Graduates

  • Emily Johnson, of Sammamish, earned a Bachelor of Arts in musical theater from the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, Colorado.
  • Courtney Elizabeth Buchkoski, of Sammamish, earned a Master of Arts from the graduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Bartell program helps support survivors of domestic violence

May 20, 2015

In support of survivors of domestic violence, Bartell Drugs is accepting donations for The Salvation Army’s Domestic Violence Programs through May 23.

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Motor man — Evergreen Ford employee retires after almost 70 years in car business

May 12, 2015

The name Roy Malmassari has been associated with Ford motorcars since before the Edsel.

By Greg Farrar Evergreen Ford Fleet Manager Roy Malmassari, a 1947 graduate of Issaquah High School, celebrating his 50th year working with Ford, where he started as a mechanic upon receiving his diploma, kneels beside the distinctive Ford logo on the grill of an Explorer in 1997.

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Evergreen Ford Fleet Manager Roy Malmassari, a 1947 graduate of Issaquah High School, celebrating his 50th year working with Ford, where he started as a mechanic upon receiving his diploma, kneels beside the distinctive Ford logo on the grill of an Explorer in 1997.

The 86-year-old native of Hobart hung up his Kelly Blue Book and his dealer license plates for the last time April 30 after being in the car business for almost seven decades. He has been associated with the Ford dealership in Issaquah since 1981.

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Mourners remember McNugget

May 12, 2015

If there was any evidence that Issaquah is still a close-knit, small-town-feel community, despite the city’s constant growth and development, it was on display in a Staples parking lot May 8.

By Greg Farrar Local residents come for refreshments and conversation May 8 in a celebration of life near McNugget’s former home at the Your Espresso stand on Front Street as it becomes a shrine celebrating the independent and long-lived rooster.

By Greg Farrar
Local residents come for refreshments and conversation May 8 in a celebration of life near McNugget’s former home at the Your Espresso stand on Front Street as it becomes a shrine celebrating the independent and long-lived rooster.

Amidst national protests and global natural disasters, Issaquah residents gathered Friday to remember a dead rooster.

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Pickering Barn hosts Kids Bike Rodeo on May 17

May 12, 2015

Recology CleanScapes, in partnership with the city, will host a Kids Bike Rodeo at Pickering Barn.

The rodeo will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 at 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

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