Cougar/Squak Corridor Park celebrates grand opening on National Trails Day

July 16, 2015

Metropolitan King County Councilman Reagan Dunn attended the grand opening of the Cougar/Squak Corridor Park last month on National Trails Day.

Courtesy of King County Council  Celebrating the grand opening of the Cougar/Squak Corridor Park are (from left) Paul Kundtz, Washington State director, Trust for Public Land; Kurt Fraese, board president, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust; King County Councilman Reagan Dunn (and daughter Pemberley Jennifer Dunn); David Kappler, president, Issaquah Alps Trails Club; Rhonda Berry, chief of operations, King County Executive’s Office; Rebecca Lavigne, trail program director, Washington Trails Association; and Katy Terry, assistant division director, King County Parks and Recreation Division.

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Celebrating the grand opening of the Cougar/Squak Corridor Park are (from left) Paul Kundtz, Washington State director, Trust for Public Land; Kurt Fraese, board president, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust; King County Councilman Reagan Dunn (and daughter Pemberley Jennifer Dunn); David Kappler, president, Issaquah Alps Trails Club; Rhonda Berry, chief of operations, King County Executive’s Office; Rebecca Lavigne, trail program director, Washington Trails Association; and Katy Terry, assistant division director, King County Parks and Recreation Division.

“In 2012, this land was under threat of being clear-cut,” said Reagan Dunn, whose council district includes the Cougar/Squak Corridor Park. “Thankfully, through the work of many, we are able to celebrate the opening of a new park that provides varied recreational opportunities and protects critical habitat.”

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Highlands Council gets grant for art quilt project

July 16, 2015

The Highlands Council has been awarded a 4Culture 2015 Group Art Project Grant in the amount of $5,500.

The grant application was submitted with the help of artEAST Executive Director Karen Abel to fund new and enriching programming this fall when the Pacific Northwest African-American Quilters exhibit inside Blakely Hall.

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Issaquah Women’s Club and Foundation gives more than $7,700 to local organizations

July 16, 2015

By eve’ Martinez-Petrut Jo Simpson meets Gwenna, from the Echo Glen Canine Program. The Issaquah Women’s Club and Foundation gathered last month to distribute more than $7,700 to local organizations. Recipients include the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Issaquah Senior Center, Life Enrichment Options, YWCA Family Village — Highlands, Issaquah Community Services and the Echo Glen Canine Program. Learn more about the club at www.issaquahwomensclub.org.

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Jo Simpson meets Gwenna, from the Echo Glen Canine Program. The Issaquah Women’s Club and Foundation gathered last month to distribute more than $7,700 to local organizations. Recipients include the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Issaquah Senior Center, Life Enrichment Options, YWCA Family Village — Highlands, Issaquah Community Services and the Echo Glen Canine Program. Learn more about the club at www.issaquahwomensclub.org.

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Challenge Series race continues July 18

July 9, 2015

Life Enrichment Options, with the aid of the Rotary Clubs of Issaquah and Sammamish, present the 2015 Challenge Series Races.

The Issaquah race is July 18.

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Thundering Angels host weekend events

July 9, 2015

The Thundering Angels Motorcycle Club kicks off the July 11-12 weekend with its fifth annual Thundering Ride.

The ride starts at the GasLamp Bar & Grill, 1315 N.W. Mall St., and will be led by radio personality Spike O’Neil.

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Sammamish youth wins video game challenge

July 9, 2015

Matthew Bellavia, of Sammamish, was one of several winners in the fourth annual National STEM Video Game Challenge.

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Samantha Garrard is named a Naef Scholar

July 9, 2015

Samantha Garrard is named a Naef Scholar

Samantha Garrard

Samantha Garrard

Issaquah High School 2013 graduate Samantha Garrard is making her mark at Seattle University.

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Help make Bacon Salt America’s national condiment

July 9, 2015

The makers of Bacon Salt have created an online petition to make the product America’s national condiment.

Created in a Klahanie kitchen by Dave Lefkow and Justin Esch, the Bacon Salt empire has grown to include many flavors from hickory to jalapeño.

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Issaquah Women’s Club chooses officers

July 9, 2015

Contributed The Issaquah Women’s Club recently held its installation of officers for 2015-2016. Robin Callahan, of the Issaquah Schools Foundation was the guest speaker and officiated for the event. The officers are first row, Luanne Caylor, (left) co-secretary, and Sandy Cobel, second vice president; back row, (from left) co-secretary eve’ Martinez-Petrut, treasurer Patti Anderson, first vice president Judy Smith and president Mary Ann Rupe. Learn more about the club at www.issaquahwomensclub.org.

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The Issaquah Women’s Club recently held its installation of officers for 2015-2016. Robin Callahan, of the Issaquah Schools Foundation was the guest speaker and officiated for the event. The officers are first row, Luanne Caylor, (left) co-secretary, and Sandy Cobel, second vice president; back row, (from left) co-secretary eve’ Martinez-Petrut, treasurer Patti Anderson, first vice president Judy Smith and president Mary Ann Rupe. Learn more about the club at www.issaquahwomensclub.org.

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FISH introduces new ambassadors program

July 9, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery recently announced a new partnership with the Y Earth Service Corps that brings the environmental service-learning program to Issaquah.

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