Issaquah photographer’s work goes international

September 23, 2014

“Snow Racer” and “Snow Monster,” created by Julie Clegg, of Bailey & Banjo Pet Photography in Issaquah, was recently accepted into the Loan Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2014 International Photographic Competition.

'Snow Monster,' by Julie Clegg

‘Snow Monster,’ by Julie Clegg

Clegg’s work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville from Feb. 1-3. The International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations.

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Recycle with purpose at electronics’ event

September 23, 2014

Windermere Real Estate teams up with 1 Green Planet to host its inaugural electronics recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at its Issaquah office, 1810 15th Place N.W.

“A lot of people aren’t sure where to take their electronics, big appliances, motorcycles, barbecues and a number of others things to properly get rid of them, so we are providing them with the opportunity,” Erin Etchemendy, Windermere sales and listing coordinator, said. “We also really want to give 1 Green Planet the chance to get their name out there so people know where to go in the future.”

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Wedding — Blankenstein-Tanascu

September 23, 2014

Craig and Cathy Blankenstein are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Kellie Blankenstein, of Issaquah, to Jason Tanascu, of Gardiner, Montana. The wedding was May 31, 2014, at Swans Trail Farms, with Ron Webb as their officiant. A reception followed at the same location.

Jason Tanascu and Kellie Blankenstein

Jason Tanascu and Kellie Blankenstein

Parents of the groom Gary Tanascu and Linda Ludwig, of Gardiner, Montana, joined them in the celebration along with maid of honor Lizzy Phillips and bridesmaids Rachel Blankenstein, Emily Knobel, Kelsey Mark, Meghan Makelky, Meghan Mullen, Becca Shelton and Lyndsey Taylor. Ashton Robidou was a junior bridesmaid and Gracee Robidou was their flower girl.

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Engagement — Zahedi-Spung

September 23, 2014

Shawn and Alex Zahedi, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leilah Deborah Zahedi, to Abraham James Spung, son of Shari and Scott Spung, of Sammamish.

Abraham Spung and Leilah Zahedi

Abraham Spung and Leilah Zahedi

The couple met at Emory University, in Atlanta.

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Delane Agnew completes private pilot certificate

September 23, 2014

Delane Agnew completed her FAA private pilot certificate at Rocky Mountain College with a check ride June 29.

Contributed Delane Agnew celebrates receiving her private pilot certificate as a sophomore in the Rocky Mountain College aviation program.

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Delane Agnew celebrates receiving her private pilot certificate as a sophomore in the Rocky Mountain College aviation program.

Delane is the daughter of Scott and Annie Agnew, and is a sophomore majoring in aeronautical science at Rocky Mountain College.

The aeronautical science program includes a four-year baccalaureate degree that prepares graduates for careers as professional pilots.

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Valedictorian launches new law firm

September 23, 2014

Christina Asavareungchai Park recently launched her own law firm, Park Business Law PLLC.

Park focuses on helping entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses with the motto, “Small business law, made simple.”

Park previously worked as an attorney for two large law firms in Seattle, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Stoel Rives LLP.

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Art by Heart comes to Salmon Days

September 23, 2014

Art by Heart, a nonprofit organization founded by three ninth-graders at Skyline High School, interacts with children with different abilities while spreading awareness about such conditions to the community.

Art by Heart will bring awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder by partnering with the Autism Society of Washington at the Salmon Days Festival Oct. 4-5.

Join these teens at Art By Heart booth No. 653 in the Field of Fun area from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. In addition to learning and spreading awareness about autism, there will be face-painting, drawing, quizzes and a raffle.

Learn more here.

 

Ciscoe Says — Master gardener Ciscoe Morris helps the Issaquah Grange celebrate its 80th anniversary

September 16, 2014

By Greg Farrar Ciscoe Morris prepares to give away a potted flower as he gives a gardening talk and takes questions Sept. 6 at Grange Supply, during the farm and garden supply store’s 80th anniversary party.

Photos by Greg Farrar
Ciscoe Morris prepares to give away a potted flower as he gives a gardening talk and takes questions Sept. 6 at Grange Supply, during the farm and garden supply store’s 80th anniversary party.

The popular Western Washington horticulture guru gave away several plants and a copy of his 2006 book, ‘Ask Ciscoe: Oh, la, la! Your Gardening Questions Answered,’ filled with answers to 400 frequent or unusual plant problems.

The popular Western Washington horticulture guru gave away several plants and a copy of his 2006 book, ‘Ask Ciscoe: Oh, la, la! Your Gardening Questions Answered,’ filled with answers to 400 frequent or unusual plant problems.

A local audience member brought a spotted rhododendron leaf in a sandwich bag, which Morris diagnosed to be suffering from drought.

A local audience member brought a spotted rhododendron leaf in a sandwich bag, which Morris diagnosed to be suffering from drought.

Help local woman raise funds for cancer research

September 16, 2014

This weekend, for the 12th time in 14 years, Issaquah resident Judi Schrager will participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, where hundreds of women and men walk 60 miles over three days to raise money for breast cancer research.

Judi Schrager has put together a quilt from clothing she has worn in past Susan G. Komen 3-Day events.

Judi Schrager has put together a quilt from clothing she has worn in past Susan G. Komen 3-Day events.

Her goal is to raise $1,200; she chose the figure because this is her 12th event. She is now just over halfway there.

At the end of each day, and each 20-mile segment, walkers come “home” to a mobile city. And that’s where Schrager, 72, comes in.

In 2000, she walked. Since then, she has worked on the food services crew. She has been committed to the cause since she saw a sign on a bus in 2000, and realized after she started counting that she knew nine people who had breast cancer, some who had survived and some who had not.

“And I thought, ‘Wow. Nine people,’” she said. “You know the survival rate wasn’t near what it is now.

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Issaquah’s oldest church has new location

September 16, 2014

The Community Church of Issaquah, the longest-established church in Issaquah, is moving to Gilman Boulevard.

The first worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, and a grand opening celebration (including a meal to follow) is set for 11 a.m. Oct. 19. The community is invited.

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