Top Doc — Issaquah doctor is one of parents’ favorite pediatricians

November 26, 2014

More than 2,100 nominations poured in and judges were moved — sometimes to tears — by stories of physicians who give out their cell phone number, attend school meetings to advocate for children and personally pay for medications for families who can’t afford them.

By Greg Farrar Dr. Rebecca Partridge (center), of Issaquah, and her son Joshua, 12, visit Squak Valley Park for some recent afternoon recreation.

By Greg Farrar
Dr. Rebecca Partridge (center), of Issaquah, and her son Joshua, 12, visit Squak Valley Park for some recent afternoon recreation.

Choosing seven contest winners was difficult. (Those on the board of advisers were not eligible.) Each received $1,000 to donate to a child-focused charity, and the parent who nominated each winner got a $500 gift card to Walmart, courtesy of Desitin. (Some doctors were nominated by more than one parent; the nominator awarded the gift card submitted the most convincing nomination.) Among the seven doctors whose kindness and commitment blew the judges away was Rebecca L. Partridge, M.D., of Issaquah, who was nominated by Chelle Johnson.

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Master Chorus Eastside presents ‘Christmas in the Northwest’

November 26, 2014

Master Chorus Eastside, a community vocal ensemble, invites the public to attend its annual holiday concert, “Christmas in the Northwest,” in December.

The chorus will perform two shows, at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 14, at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

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Issaquah author will be featured author at book store Nov. 29

November 26, 2014

Issaquah author G. Elizabeth Kretchmer will be a featured author Nov. 29 at the Bellevue University Book Store’s Small Business Saturday and Indies First Program.

This fall, the store is celebrating with visits from more than a dozen Northwest authors and illustrators

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Are there good slugs?

November 26, 2014

Did you ever think the ickiest, slimiest creature in your yard might be beneficial? I have to admit I thought the slug’s negative points far outweighed anything positive. But I found out that the brown, slimy critter that eats your best plants, hides on the handles of your recycle bin and even climbs up your windows just might deserve some latitude.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

November 26, 2014

Contributed Linda Wickswat took The Issaquah Press on her trip to Panama to celebrate her daughter Nicole’s birthday. They spent a day visiting the Panama Canal. Where have you taken your Issaquah Press? Email your photo to editor@isspress.com.

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Linda Wickswat took The Issaquah Press on her trip to Panama to celebrate her daughter Nicole’s birthday. They spent a day visiting the Panama Canal. Where have you taken your Issaquah Press? Email your photo to editor@isspress.com.

Military News

November 26, 2014

Local resident graduates from Army book camp

Army Pvt. Savannah M. Hovda has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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Tia Hedman wins poetry slam

November 18, 2014

About 50 people attended the fifth annual Issaquah Teen Poetry Slam to hear teens express themselves.

Some entrants in the contest read original poems; others shared works from their favorite poets.

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Community news roundup

November 18, 2014

Sonia Dailey enrolls at Pratt Institute

Sonia Dailey, of Renton, has started studies at the prestigious Pratt Institute, in New York, New York.

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ParentMap hosts ‘Glee’ actress at special-needs event Nov. 15

November 13, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 13, 2014

ParentMap will host an event geared toward those with special needs and their families, Living A Glee-ful Life: Possibilities and Potential for Every Child, from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 15 at Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue.

The event features “Glee” actress Lauren Potter, who plays Becky Jackson. Potter, an anti-bullying activist and Special Olympics ambassador, will give a presentation from 4-5 p.m.

A resource fair for special-needs families and speakers Steven Ferreira and Ben Wahl is from 2-4 p.m.

Tickets for this all-ages, open-to-the-public event is $10 per individual or $20 per family. Purchase tickets here.

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Signs of a root beer lover

November 11, 2014

U.K. man gets 18 of the biggest names in motor sports to sign Triple XXX shirt

Steve Osmond really likes root beer, and Seattle Children’s will be the beneficiary of his passion. It all started over the summer with a T-shirt.

Contributed Steve Osmond (right) presents a Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in T-shirt to restaurant owner José Enciso (center) and Gary Estes. Osmond had 18 of the biggest names in motor sports sign the shirt at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed Week in West Sussex, England.

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Steve Osmond (right) presents a Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in T-shirt to restaurant owner José Enciso (center) and Gary Estes. Osmond had 18 of the biggest names in motor sports sign the shirt at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed Week in West Sussex, England.

The 54-year-old British citizen’s jones for the juice is especially legendary among fellow motor heads, even those here in the U.S.

The Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in is especially renowned for its root beer — the Coca-Cola Co. makes a specific brew for the Issaquah restaurant that can’t be found anywhere else.

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