Girl Scouts donate stained-glass mosaic to YWCA Family Village Issaquah

July 15, 2014

The members of Girl Scouts of Western Washington Troop 50614 demonstrated their commitment to making the community a better place with a piece of permanent artwork donated to the YWCA Family Village Issaquah.

The troop worked with residents of Family Village Issaquah to create a mosaic out of recycled stained glass as part of their Girl Scout Silver Award project. Entitled “The Four Seasons Tree of Life,” the 10-by-4-foot artwork was designed by Sammamish mosaic artist Cheryl Smith.

‘The Four Seasons Tree of Life’ mosaic was donated to  YWCA Family Village Issaquah by Sammamish artist Cheryl Smith.

‘The Four Seasons Tree of Life’ mosaic was donated to YWCA Family Village Issaquah by Sammamish artist Cheryl Smith.

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Opening the archives

July 15, 2014

72.021.014.064I 1919 Model Ford truck on showroom display, circa 1940s  Two trucks on display in dealer’s showroom, most likely Hepler Ford. The second truck is much newer and may have been one of the new 1948 models that were revealed at Hepler’s in another series of photographs.

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1919 Model Ford truck on showroom display, circa 1940s
Two trucks on display in dealer’s showroom, most likely Hepler Ford. The second truck is much newer and may have been one of the new 1948 models that were revealed at Hepler’s in another series of photographs.

Arthur Jepsky retires from U.S. Army Reserve

July 15, 2014

U.S. Army Reserve Col. Arthur S. Jepsky has retired from the Army Reserve after serving honorably for 32 years.

Jepsky was last serving as Assistant Chief of Staff for Support Operations with 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), McGarity U.S. Army Reserve Center, Pa.

Contributed Col. Arthur S. Jepsky, retiring after 32 years of service, receives the Legion of Merit in a Celebration of Service ceremony.

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Col. Arthur S. Jepsky, retiring after 32 years of service, receives the Legion of Merit in a Celebration of Service ceremony.

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Issaquah Women’s Club gives $5,000 to local organizations

July 15, 2014

The Issaquah Women’s Club gathered June 5 to distribute over $5,000 in donations to local organizations.

The recipients were the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Echo Glen to support its canine program, Life Enrichment Options, Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department, Issaquah Community Services and Eastside Baby Corner.

Contributed An Echo Glen student works with Oreo, a dog in its canine program. The organization recently received funds from the Issaquah Women’s Club.

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An Echo Glen student works with Oreo, a dog in its canine program. The organization recently received funds from the Issaquah Women’s Club.

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Students graduate from Oregon State University

July 15, 2014

Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Ore., announced its graduates for spring 2014 including:

Issaquah: Joseph Camporeale, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management; Carly Cassidy, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences; Jillian Clark, Master of Arts in English; Thomas Day, Master of Science in chemistry; and Caitlin Eddy, Bachelor of Science in public health.

Newcastle: Jocelyn McNeil, Bachelor of Science in economics.

Preston: Megan Smith, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences.

Sammamish: Eli Elder, Bachelor of Science in computer science; Kyla Krueger, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences; Melisa Magnuson, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management; Erik McClure, Bachelor of Science in construction engineering management; and Ashley McLaughlin, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management.

 

Local students graduate

July 15, 2014

Elizabeth Dike, of Issaquah, has earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Anees Daud, of Issaquah, earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Vermont, in Burlington, Vt., on May 18.

Timothy Kriewall, of Issaquah, graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College, in Milwaukee, with a Bachelor of Science in physics, mathematics and computer science.

Samuel Cunard, of Issaquah, received a Bachelor of Science in business and economics from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Penn.

Three local residents graduated from Tulane University, in New Orleans, this spring: Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, of Issaquah, graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a Master of Arts; Ariel Jacoby, of Issaquah, graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts; and Kirsten Lacist, of Newcastle, graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts.

Minju Lee of Issaquah, received a Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies from University of the Sciences, in Philadelphia.

 

Bridget Rowe to study abroad

July 15, 2014

Bridget Rowe, of Renton, is one of 33 students that will participate in a cross-cultural experience this summer through Dordt College, in Sioux Center, Iowa.

She will travel to the Netherlands to learn about the history and explore the region.

Rowe is a senior at Dordt, majoring in fine arts studio and social work. She also has minors in sociology and the Kuyper Scholars Program.

 

Washington Scholars program honors seniors

July 15, 2014

Five Issaquah School District seniors have been recognized by the Washington Scholars program.

The Washington Scholars award represents the highest meritorious honor conferred by the state’s education and government leaders on the most exemplary (top 1 percent) graduating high school seniors across the state, recognizing excellence in academic achievement, leadership and community service.

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Local students make deans’ lists

July 15, 2014

Matthew William Hjelm, of Issaquah, has been named to the dean’s list of Norwich University, in Northfield, Vt., for the spring 2014 semester.

 

Harper Guard and Emily Reams, of Sammamish, were named to the 2014 spring semester dean’s list at Carroll College in Helena, Mont.

 

The following residents were named to the dean’s list at Gonzaga University, in Spokane, for spring semester 2014:

Issaquah: Alanna Archer, Sophia Clausen, Devon Isner, Kirsten Solders and Emma Watanabe.

Renton: Alex LaFord and Saba Mateos

Newcastle: Katherine Palmer

 

Nauchelle Martinez and Carlene H. Chung, of Issaquah, along with Kaitlyn J. Tsutakawa, of Newcastle, were named to the dean’s list at Northeastern University, in Boston, for the spring semester 2014.

 

Elizabeth Ochs, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Alma College, in Alma, Mich., for the 2014 winter term.

 

Andria Scarcello, of Issaquah, made the dean’s list at Denison University, in Granville, Ohio, for the 2014 spring semester.

 

Joey Bradley and Alex Gruber, of Issaquah, were named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Conn., for the spring 2014 semester.

 

Erin E. Freeman and Nathalie E. Langlois, of Issaquah, along with Sydney A. Helton, of Sammamish, have been named to the dean’s list at Boston University, in Boston, for the spring 2014 semester.

 

Kjerstin Richards, of Renton, was named to the 2014 spring dean’s list at Midland University, in Fremont, Neb.

 

Last harvest — Development ends four generations of Issaquah farmers

July 8, 2014

Issaquah lost one of its last working farms June 30.

Up on Vaughn’s Hill, south of the Klahanie neighborhood, four generations have owned and operated the self-sustaining McBride Farm since 1891. Age, skyrocketing property taxes and nearby development caused the family to vacate the 660-acre section of land at the end of June, bringing an end to one of the final remnants of Issaquah’s rural past.

By Peter Clark Celia McBride, the youngest of the four generations to live on the farm north of Issaquah, stands under a canopy of apple trees on the land, which the family refers to as ‘Hobbiton.’

By Peter Clark
Celia McBride, the youngest of the four generations to live on the farm north of Issaquah, stands under a canopy of apple trees on the land, which the family refers to as ‘Hobbiton.’

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