Pawsitive Alliance hosts Holiday Hoedown Adoption event

November 15, 2015

NEW — 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 2015

Pawsitive Alliance hosts a Holiday Hoedown Adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

Adopt an animal from any one of 15 participating shelters and rescue groups. While there, enjoy a wide range of pet supply vendors to pick up a holiday gift for your pets or get a holiday themed photo of you and your new furry family member.

Admission is free and pet adoption fees are determined by each rescue organization.

To learn more about Pawsitive Alliance’s lifesaving partnerships and programs go to

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Issaquah native makes herself, and others, at home in Egypt and the Middle East

November 10, 2015

NEW — 3:28 p.m. Nov. 10, 2015

Genevieve Hathaway, 32, has heard the following phrase, or something very close to it many, many times: “It must be so scary in the Middle East as a woman, by yourself.”

“There’s so much misrepresentation in the news,” she added. “These are people who want you there and want to show off their country. … It’s not all terrorists.”

Contributed Issaquah native Genevieve Hathaway has a degree in Egyptology and has founded a tour company specializing in taking women around the Middle East.

Issaquah native Genevieve Hathaway has a degree in Egyptology and has founded a tour company specializing in taking women around the Middle East.

An Issaquah native, Hathaway launched ArcheoAdventure Tours in 2014. The tours offered are aimed specifically at women visiting the Middle East. She uses only female tour guides, and tries to solicit only female-owned hotels and female-owned restaurants. Read more

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Volunteers sought for restoring plot in Lake Sammamish State Park

November 10, 2015

NEW — 3:25 p.m. Nov. 10, 2015

Aubrey Tingler, an AmeriCorps National Service Member for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is working with the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.

As part of her service, Tingler is charged with restoring 1.4 acres of land in the park. Her first restoration is “Plot A15” at the park, between Tibbetts and Sunset beaches.

The plot’s main problem is invasive blackberry bushes, both of the Himalayan and evergreen varieties.

In Washington, blackberries tend to create what is known as a monoculture, an area where only one type of plant is growing. Monocultures drastically reduce the biodiversity of an ecosystem. Read more

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Pets of the Week — Nov. 12, 2015

November 10, 2015

NEW — 3:20 p.m. Nov. 10, 2015


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Nancy Baze named Caregiver of the Year

November 6, 2015

NEW — 2:05 p.m. Nov. 6, 2015

Nancy Baze, of Issaquah, was recently named the winner of the Washington Health Care Association’s Skilled Nursing Caregiver of the Year award.

Baze has been working as a certified nursing assistant since 1990. She has spent the past five years working at Issaquah Nursing and Rehab Center, where she mentors other nursing assistants.

To learn more about the Issaquah Nursing and Rehab Center, go to

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Holiday beach party at Lake Sammamish State Park set for Dec. 5

November 5, 2015

NEW — 2:33 p.m. Nov. 5, 2015

Come enjoy a holiday beach party at Lake Sammamish State Park 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

The event features the Issaquah Singers, beach bonfires, hot chocolate and, most importantly, the fourth annual Lake Sammamish lighted boat parade.

The event is set for Tibbetts Beach at the park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road.

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Volunteers needed to hang holiday lighting

November 5, 2015

NEW — 2:25 p.m. Nov. 5, 2015

The Downtown Issaquah Association needs volunteers for its holiday lighting work party from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 21.

The association will hang lights along Front Street poles, at the Shell Station and Pedestrian Park for the holiday season.

This is a good opportunity for students to earn community service hours. Read more

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Issaquah resident wins First Citizen Award

November 5, 2015

NEW — 12:45 p.m. Nov. 5, 2015

Phyllis Campbell

Phyllis Campbell

Issaquah resident Phyllis Campbell is the 2016 recipient of the Seattle-King County First Citizen Award.

Campbell, the Pacific Northwest chairwoman for JPMorgan Chase & Co., is just the fifth woman to receive the prestigious award celebrating community leadership, volunteerism and public service. Read more

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Pets of the Week — Nov. 5, 2015

November 3, 2015

NEW — 4:37 p.m. Nov. 3, 2015


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Patriots host All American Boychoir tour

November 3, 2015

NEW — 4:15 p.m. Nov. 3, 2015

By  Greg Farrar

By Greg Farrar

The American Boychoir, under the direction of Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, performs ‘America the Beautiful’ and other pieces at the Liberty High School Performing Arts Center during a lunch-hour concert Oct. 30 for Liberty, Maywood and Briarwood students, on the last stop of a two-week tour of the West Coast.

Most tour programs were in large public venues, but this special stop was made because Liberty sophomore Samuel Rausch attended American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey, from fifth through eighth grade and graduated from the program. Rausch now sings with the Liberty Singers and Jazz Choir, and rejoined the Boychoir on stage for one number. Boychoir students are from around the country, Canada and Colombia, and perform regularly with world-class orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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