Community news roundup — Jan. 28, 2015

January 27, 2015

Alexa Meyer to wed Charlie Meissner

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Glenn and Amy Meyer, of Issaquah, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alexa Pierce Meyer to Charlie Meissner. Read more

Unforgettable fog

January 20, 2015

By Larry Lusch Hikers to Poo Poo Point recently capture a majestic view of the valley fogged in.

By Larry Lusch
Hikers to Poo Poo Point recently capture a majestic view of the valley fogged in.

It was a sunny January morning on Snoqualmie Ridge — a good day to hike up to the paragliding launch site on Poo Poo Point in Issaquah. Read more

ACT Theatre chooses to perform Issaquah student’s original play

January 20, 2015

Watch out Oscar Wilde. Move aside George Bernard Shaw. Here comes Danielle Kohorn.

Danielle Kohorn

Danielle Kohorn

A short play written by the 12-year-old middle school student at the Jewish Day School in Bellevue has been selected by the Washington Ensemble Theater and will be staged this spring during the annual Young Playwrites Festival at the ACT Theatre in Seattle. Read more

Apollo crowns geography bee champ

January 20, 2015

Ever since he was little, which, admittedly, wasn’t too long ago, Apollo Elementary School fourth-grader Arthur Gwozdz often found himself staring at a globe.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Apollo Elementary fourth grader Arthur Gwozdz reacts after answering correctly to win the school's 2015 geography bee.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Apollo Elementary fourth grader Arthur Gwozdz reacts after answering correctly to win the school’s 2015 geography bee.

“I don’t know why,” he said, fully aware that it sounds a bit unusual. “I just like to do it.” Read more

Still Avis

January 13, 2015

New movie shines new light on old ailment of Alzheimer’s disease

A new movie debuting this weekend is sure to get people talking about an all-too-common disease more and more families are experiencing.

Contributed Avis Lee (left), 82, shares a conspiratorial moment with her great-granddaughter, Lexi Brown, 6, during a lunch at Red Robin. Lee has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and has moved in to assisted care living at Aegis of Issaquah.

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Avis Lee (left), 82, shares a conspiratorial moment with her great-granddaughter, Lexi Brown, 6, during a lunch at Red Robin. Lee has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and has moved in to assisted care living at Aegis of Issaquah.

“Still Alice” stars Julianne Moore as a brilliant professor who experiences the downward spiral of early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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Seniors use their business smarts to help charities

January 13, 2015

When Arjun Narayan began researching search engine concepts, he discovered the humongous profits he could tap into.

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School seniors (from left) Parker Ciambrone, Arjun Narayan and Justin Zhong have collaborated to create Fundify, a search engine that donates 70 percent of its profits to charities.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School seniors (from left) Parker Ciambrone, Arjun Narayan and Justin Zhong have collaborated to create Fundify, a search engine that donates 70 percent of its profits to charities.

Google alone makes about $50 billion per year from advertising, money that trickles in from millions of online searches taking place every day.

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Local students make Oregon State University honor roll

January 13, 2015

The following local students were named to the Oregon State University honor roll for the fall 2014 term:

Issaquah: Jordan Coutts, Michelle Pighin, Senior and Julia White

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Eastsiders sought for animal volunteer corps

January 13, 2015

As the New Year gets underway, many people have resolved to volunteer more and get involved in their community.

Regional Animal Services of King County has many opportunities in 2015 for people who love animals and want to make a difference.

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Teen group Dream Catchers volunteer at Angela House

January 6, 2015

So you are a teenager and have free time on the weekend; what do you do with the time? Watch sports? Go to the movies? Play video games?

Contributed Members of the Dream Catchers sit down to play a game of Monopoly with residents of Life Enrichment Options’ Angela House, which is home to residents with disabilities.

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Members of the Dream Catchers sit down to play a game of Monopoly with residents of Life Enrichment Options’ Angela House, which is home to residents with disabilities.

How about volunteering to interact with young adults with disabilities or do household chores for senior citizens? That’s what a group of Issaquah High School seniors called Dream Catchers does with its time.

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Christine Kelley graduates from OBU

December 30, 2014

Issaquah resident Christine Kelley received a bachelor’s degree in psychology pre-counseling with a minor in family and community service during Oklahoma Baptist University’s 2014 Winter Commencement Dec. 12.

See video of the Winter Commencement at www.okbu.edu.

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