by Greg Farrar
Alan Clark (right) and Fred Hopkins, with the band Fred Hopkins and Friends, perform classic rock ‘n’ roll, including the tune ‘Runaway,’ for an audience at Pedestrian Park at Front Street and Sunset Way on June 21, the first day of summer.
Leslie and Ken Oja took their Issaquah Press to Milano, Italy, where they celebrated their 30th anniversary. The trip included a day at the World Expo 2015 in Milan, which is where the picture was taken. They described the place as ‘amazing.’ Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and information to email@example.com.
Emma O’Melia, of Issaquah, graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Magna Cum Laude.
Michael Payant, a 2012 Liberty High School graduate, graduated June 19 Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois.
Kellyn Beeck, of Issaquah, earned a Master’s of Science in computer information systems from Boston University, in Boston, Massachusetts, in May.
Children up to age 16 are invited to submit their original, 2-D artwork with a pants theme until July 17 for the Eastside Baby Corner Pants Party Poster Contest.
By Greg Farrar
Corey Hayes springs high into the air in his happiness as students start to toss their caps at the end of the Tiger Mountain Community High School commencement ceremony June 11 for the 29 students of the class of 2015.
Harold Rex Smith can boast quite the résumé from his 90 years.
By David Hayes
Rex Smith, 90, keeps a portfolio of media attention he’s drawn over the years for his remarkable memory and hand writing analysis skills.
He has served in both the Navy during World War II and the Army afterward. After serving his country, Smith served God, preaching at several churches for the next decade. Then, for the next 20 years, he served young minds as an English teacher.
Lauren Anderson, of Sammamish, May 18, Boston College, Bachelor of Science, biochemistry, Cum Laude
The cheer went up from one side of the room like a jet engine firing to life: “Go!”
By Greg Farrar
Seattle Mariners (from left) Brad Miller, Tom Wilhelmsen and Carson Smith get a kick out of the player introductions by broadcaster Rick Rizzs, who also presented Seth Smith, James Paxton and Kyle Seager to the Cougar Mountain Elementary School students and teachers.
It was immediately answered with an equally emphatic cheer from the other side of the room: “Mariners!”
The Issaquah Women’s Club has awarded three $1,000 “Follow Your Dreams” scholarships to graduating senior girls from the Issaquah School District.
These young women have shown dedication to their studies and communities, and a common desire to further their education after high school.
Fran and Bob Wlezien, of Issaquah, took their Issaquah Press to Florida last spring to see their nephew Brendan and his 8-year-old twins Emily and Ben. ‘This photo was taken in Palm City at the baseball fields where Ben’s Little League team played and won, and Ben was named Player of the Game. It was very exciting. Emily also showed us how good she is athletically, and we all are excited to see if we can get this photo in The Press! By the way, we took The Press along when we visited Florida six years ago to meet the kids for their second birthday; let’s hope we can take it along again to see them before another six years go by!’ Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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