Apollo student authors debut firefighter book collaboration on June 17

June 10, 2014

Second-graders in Jamie Burcheci’s class at Apollo Elementary School are now published authors.

The students recently worked with Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter Tim Castner to write and illustrate a book about firefighters called “Nozzlehead: What Firefighters Do.”

By Greg Farrar Tim Castner, Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter, visits an area elementary school in April during a career day to show firefighting tools to youngsters.

By Greg Farrar
Tim Castner, Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter, visits an area elementary school in April during a career day to show firefighting tools to youngsters.

The publishers and students will hold a book release and signing celebration from 10:30-11:10 a.m. June 17 at the school, 15025 S.E. 117th St., Renton.

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Help Raise the Dough for Seattle Children’s at Zeeks Pizza on June 16

June 10, 2014

Hope on the Hill Guild is having its third annual Raise the Dough benefit for Seattle Children’s.

This year’s event is from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 16 at Zeeks Pizza in the Issaquah Highlands. The event will also receive a portion of sales from Ben & Jerry’s, also in the Issaquah Highlands.

Twenty percent of the day’s sales — including dine-in, take-out and delivery — will be donated to the hospital’s uncompensated care program, allowing children to receive world-class medical treatment, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Last year, with the help of organizations such as Hope on the Hill Guild, Seattle Children’s provided more than $103 million in uncompensated care to families in need.

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Opening the archives

June 10, 2014

An ongoing look at memorable images from Issaquah’s past

The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at erica.maniez@issaquahhistory.org. If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email editor@isspress.com.

86.087.020 Issaquah ferry Christening ceremony for the Issaquah ferry, March 1914.

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Issaquah ferry
Christening ceremony for the Issaquah ferry, March 1914.

 

Who’s News

June 10, 2014

Contributed Eastside Catholic High School seniors from Issaquah graduated June 8 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The grads are (front row, left to right) Molly Callans, Demerie Davidson, Sydney Weber, Katie Bacich and Rose Achey; (middle row, left to right) Matthew Tran, Aaron Callow and James Benecke; (back row, left to right) Quintyn Jacobs, Ross Komenda, Remy Hamilton and John Breed. Not pictured are Manchung Chong, Anthony Martucci and Drew Urquhart.

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Eastside Catholic High School seniors from Issaquah graduated June 8 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The grads are (front row, left to right) Molly Callans, Demerie Davidson, Sydney Weber, Katie Bacich and Rose Achey; (middle row, left to right) Matthew Tran, Aaron Callow and James Benecke; (back row, left to right) Quintyn Jacobs, Ross Komenda, Remy Hamilton and John Breed. Not pictured are Manchung Chong, Anthony Martucci and Drew Urquhart.

Contributed The Girl Scouts of Troop 53066, in Issaquah, have been selling cookies for several years. This summer, they planned to use some of the money they earned to go on a weekend trip. But together, they talked about it and decided that it would be better to donate that travel money to the Red Cross to help the community of Oso after its deadly mudslide. Here, Ashley, Peri, Stacia, Sarah, Nicole and Katie present a check for $1,000 to Dawn Angelo, regional CEO, American Red Cross of Western Washington.

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The Girl Scouts of Troop 53066, in Issaquah, have been selling cookies for several years. This summer, they planned to use some of the money they earned to go on a weekend trip. But together, they talked about it and decided that it would be better to donate that travel money to the Red Cross to help the community of Oso after its deadly mudslide. Here, Ashley, Peri, Stacia, Sarah, Nicole and Katie present a check for $1,000 to Dawn Angelo, regional CEO, American Red Cross of Western Washington.

Take a guided family bird walk on June 14

June 10, 2014

You won’t need cash or a Discover Pass on this no-fee June 14 at Lake Sammamish State Park where Eastside Audubon members will guide an easy walk on level pathways in search of baby ducks and woodpeckers.

It’s the peak of the nesting season, so the group will be on the lookout for nests and baby birds. You’ll also be watching (and listening) for zipping hummingbirds, chattering kingfishers and soaring eagles.

Kids will learn from an Eastside Audubon expert about the variety of birds that use habitats ranging from lakeshore to streamside to woodland.

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Passionate for the past

June 3, 2014

History Day competitors make it to nationals

Contributed Liberty High School students (from left) Sally Rim, Lauryn Hepp and Carlyn Schmidgall accept an award for their project about the Vietnam draft at the regional History Day competition. The trio qualified for the national competition held at the University of Maryland in June.

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Liberty High School students (from left) Sally Rim, Lauryn Hepp and Carlyn Schmidgall accept an award for their project about the Vietnam draft at the regional History Day competition. The trio qualified for the national competition held at the University of Maryland in June.

 

Liberty High School student Lorrin Johnson is almost at a loss for words when asked to describe her love of history.

It’s not because she can’t find the words, it’s just that she has so many things to say about her favorite subject, it’s hard to whittle them down to a few coherent sentences.

“Don’t get me started,” she joked. “I’ve gone on rants about it before.”

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Opening the archives

June 3, 2014

The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at erica.maniez@issaquahhistory.org.
If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email editor@isspress.com.

2005.017.001 Men dressed up and sitting on a truckbed parade float One man is wearing a Nazi insignia-patterned robe and hat; one is dressed in black robe and hood, with an ax; one with long white hair and beard with a walking stick or shepherds cane; one in military regalia; and several men in lodge or club decorated robes and caps. The truck license is from 1940, and the flag has 48 stars. In the background is another float decorated with trees, greens, people sitting at a picnic table with Pepsi-Cola visible.

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Men dressed up and sitting on a truckbed parade float
One man is wearing a Nazi insignia-patterned robe and hat; one is dressed in black robe and hood, with an ax; one with long white hair and beard with a walking stick or shepherds cane; one in military regalia; and several men in lodge or club decorated robes and caps. The truck license is from 1940, and the flag has 48 stars. In the background is another float decorated with trees, greens, people sitting at a picnic table with Pepsi-Cola visible.

Teen Fest is June 7

June 3, 2014

The city of Sammamish presents Teen Fest 2014 from 2-9 p.m. June 7.

The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with a skate competition in the Sammamish Commons, 801 228th Ave. S.E.

Competitors must be in middle or high school and must fill out a registration form and register in advance, which opens at 1 p.m. Registration fee is $5/residents with school ID, $10/ nonresidents. Helmets are required to compete.

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LE announces leadership program graduates

June 3, 2014

Leadership Eastside, the region’s pre-eminent leadership enrichment program, has announced the graduation of the Leadership Eastside class of 2014.

This year’s graduates join a powerful network of more than 1,500 of the region’s leaders in business, nonprofits and the public sector who work together to address the community’s greatest needs, according to a news release from Leadership Eastside.

Over the course of two years, members of the class of 2014 have deepened their understanding of the seven elements that make up a healthy community and have demonstrated their ability to effectively apply an adaptive leadership approach by successfully completing a series of sustainable community projects, including:

  • Supporting the launch of a Bellevue Arts District.
  • Developing a communitywide wellness effort for the city of Issaquah.

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AAUW hosts second annual fashion show

June 3, 2014

The Issaquah Branch of the American Association of University Women held its second annual Fashion Show Fundraiser on April 26.

The Issaquah Chico’s provided stylish fashions that were modeled by members of the AAUW branch.

Modeling clothes for the American Association of University Women Fashion Show Fundraiser are (from left) Kat Hughes, Gerri Steele, Jane Stephenson, Nancy Nersveen, Beth Box and Billie Coopwood.

Modeling clothes for the American Association of University Women Fashion Show Fundraiser are (from left) Kat Hughes, Gerri Steele, Jane Stephenson, Nancy Nersveen, Beth Box and Billie Coopwood.

Ninety tickets were sold and 22 prizes were obtained or donated by branch members. The event brought in more than $4,000 in net profit.

The focus of the fundraiser was to raise money to send eighth-grade girls from Issaquah schools to the AAUW WA Tech Trek camp in July at Pacific Lutheran University. The camp will focus on the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The profit will allow three young girls to go. Applications are being processed.

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