Jeffrey Burge performs in Wheaton College festival

December 30, 2014

Wheaton College (Illinois) student Jeffrey Burge recently performed in “Love’s Pure Light,” the 2014 Christmas Festival presented by the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.

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Tufts University announces spring dean’s list

December 30, 2014

Qxhna Titcomb, of Sammamish, was recently named to the Tufts University (Massachusetts) dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.

The honor requires a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

Santa on call

December 23, 2014

By Erin Metcalf George, Tatom and Anderson Metcalf (from left to right) participate in one of their favorite holiday memories, having the Eastside Fire & Rescue Santa truck come to their neighborhood.

By Erin Metcalf
George, Tatom and Anderson Metcalf (from left to right) participate in one of their favorite holiday memories, having the Eastside Fire & Rescue Santa truck come to their neighborhood.

The Issaquah Press Around the World

December 23, 2014

Contributed Issaquah High School seniors Andy Co (left) and best friend J.B. Cohen took their favorite newspaper, The Issaquah Press, to the Army-Navy game in Baltimore, Maryland. Even the Academy mascots were excited about the Issaquah Press! Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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Issaquah High School seniors Andy Co (left) and best friend J.B. Cohen took their favorite newspaper, The Issaquah Press, to the Army-Navy game in Baltimore, Maryland. Even the Academy mascots were excited about the Issaquah Press! Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

Math club activities add up to engaged students

December 16, 2014

The stereotypical math classroom evokes images of students taking dreary quizzes with bored or frustrated looks on their faces.

By Neil Pierson Karthik Sellakumaran (left) and Varun Pradeep work together to solve problems during a Dec. 9 meeting of the Pine Lake Middle School math club.

By Neil Pierson
Karthik Sellakumaran (left) and Varun Pradeep work together to solve problems during a Dec. 9 meeting of the Pine Lake Middle School math club.

Walk into the multipurpose room at Pine Lake Middle School on a December afternoon, however, and the picture changes drastically. Students are cheerfully sharing problem-solving techniques and appear to be learning at an exponential rate.

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Flowers in December?

December 16, 2014

It’s December. I was sitting by the window looking at my deck this morning. I had set a pot of mums from the supermarket out there, because it was warm and I thought they would like it.

The shocking color of the red and yellow mums against the weathered browns, mossy greens and gray twigs was startling. The flowers didn’t fit with the otherwise perfect Northwest scene that I am used to.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

December 16, 2014

Contributed Paul and Kelly Bernado and their oldest son Jacob took their Issaquah Press to Roatan, Honduras, earlier this year to build a home for a single mother and her three kids. (Check out Dwellings at www.dwellingsnow.com.) Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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Paul and Kelly Bernado and their oldest son Jacob took their Issaquah Press to Roatan, Honduras, earlier this year to build a home for a single mother and her three kids. (Check out Dwellings at www.dwellingsnow.com.) Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

Issaquah-based Seattle Soap Shop releases 12th Fan Soap

December 16, 2014

The Issaquah-based company Seattle Soap Shop has released its limited edition 12th Fan Soap in time for the holiday gift season.

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Santa returns to Reindeer Festival

December 9, 2014

This time of year, not surprisingly, Santa tends to get around. Children and parents alike can see him in malls and events all over.

File Visitors enjoy watching Santa’s reindeer at their home-away-from-North-Pole home during a previous Reindeer Festival at Cougar Mountain Zoo.

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Visitors enjoy watching Santa’s reindeer at their home-away-from-North-Pole home during a previous Reindeer Festival at Cougar Mountain Zoo.

Issaquah’s Cougar Mountain Zoo invites visitors to not only meet Santa, but also to visit with his reindeer and other special animal helpers at the park’s 26th annual Issaquah Reindeer Festival through Dec. 23 at the zoo.

“Each year, the bar gets set a little higher,” said Cari McKinstry, promotions and public relations director for the zoo.

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Opening the Archives

December 9, 2014

2002.027.011 Riders on the Issaquah Valley Trolley Inaugural Run, 2001 p121, #191 Arcadia book caption: Various dignitaries attended the Issaquah Valley Trolley’s inaugural run on April 30th, 2001. These included King County Executive Ron Sims (left-hand seat, third from front), Issaquah’s Chief of Police Dag Garrison (standing at back of car, in sunglasses) and Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger (across the aisle from Sims). The trolley runs from the depot to the Issaquah Visitor’s Center; in the future, the Issaquah Historical Society hopes the trolley will continue to points beyond. Actually, as of 2012, the trolley itself is in the process of being restored. It is anticipated that it will eventually run between the Depot and Gilman Village.

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Riders on the Issaquah Valley Trolley Inaugural Run, 2001
p121, #191 Arcadia book caption:
Various dignitaries attended the Issaquah Valley Trolley’s inaugural run on April 30th, 2001. These included King County Executive Ron Sims (left-hand seat, third from front), Issaquah’s Chief of Police Dag Garrison (standing at back of car, in sunglasses) and Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger (across the aisle from Sims). The trolley runs from the depot to the Issaquah Visitor’s Center; in the future, the Issaquah Historical Society hopes the trolley will continue to points beyond. Actually, as of 2012, the trolley itself is in the process of being restored. It is anticipated that it will eventually run between the Depot and Gilman Village.

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