Enjoy bird watching at June 23 walk

June 17, 2014

Take the morning June 23 to explore a haven for birds and wildlife at a birding walk at Lake Sammamish State Park.

The park offers a wide assortment of birds and habitats in its varied ecosystems. The trip, from 8 a.m. to noon, involves walking 2 to 3 miles.

Dress appropriately (rainproof in layers; some of the trails can be very muddy if wet).

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College News

June 17, 2014

Madelyn Phillips graduates from Clemson

Madelyn Kay Phillips, of Issaquah, graduated from Clemson University, in Clemson, S.C., May 9, with a Bachelor of Science in environmental and natural resources. Phillips was also named to the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester.

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MAPPING OUT A LESSON PLAN

June 10, 2014

National Geographic’s traveling map makes  a stop at Sunset Elementary School

Photos by Greg Farrar The Sunset Elementary School second-grade class (above) of Vicki Bergstrom walks around on a giant National Geographic map of North America looking for islands, lakes, peninsulas, gulfs and oceans June 4 during a stop on the Geographic Society’s Giant Traveling Maps program. The 35-by-26-foot map was spread out on the gym floor and gave students a chance to learn geography in an interactive way. Students take their shoes off (below) to walk on the map.

Photos by Greg Farrar
The Sunset Elementary School second-grade class (above) of Vicki Bergstrom walks around on a giant National Geographic map of North America looking for islands, lakes, peninsulas, gulfs and oceans June 4 during a stop on the Geographic Society’s Giant Traveling Maps program. The 35-by-26-foot map was spread out on the gym floor and gave students a chance to learn geography in an interactive way. Students take their shoes off (below) to walk on the map.

Car show to take up all of Front Street

June 10, 2014

Close down an entire city street, line up vintage rides from end to end and pack the sidewalks with classic car aficionados, and you get one of downtown’s most popular events — Fenders on Front Street.

The annual car show, hosted by the Downtown Issaquah Association, returns for its ninth year June 15, bigger than ever. Executive Director Karen Donovan said the show set an attendance record last year with about 10,000 visitors.

Unlike specific car shows, anyone with a classic ride may register to sign their car up, even the day of the event. Donovan said they may have to cut off signups by 11 a.m., depending upon the number of participants. Go to www.fendersonfrontstreet.com/registration to learn more about signing up.

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Get naked at Fraternity Snoqualmie day of music

June 10, 2014

Tired of waiting for summer? Say goodbye to spring with the “Naked Spring Thing,” a groovy, funky, jazzy, naked kind of thing.

Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park is hosting a day of music from noon to 4 p.m. June 14. The sunning lawn makes a natural amphitheater for dancing and grooving to the music of Michael Powers Band and Randy Oxford Band. (The event will be moved inside the party tent if the weather does not cooperate.)

The “Nudestroms” store will be open for food and snacks, as well as souvenir bags, hats, towels and shirts. Bring cash; there is no onsite ATM. Bring a picnic lunch or use the community kitchen.

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Apollo student authors debut firefighter book collaboration on June 17

June 10, 2014

Second-graders in Jamie Burcheci’s class at Apollo Elementary School are now published authors.

The students recently worked with Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter Tim Castner to write and illustrate a book about firefighters called “Nozzlehead: What Firefighters Do.”

By Greg Farrar Tim Castner, Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter, visits an area elementary school in April during a career day to show firefighting tools to youngsters.

By Greg Farrar
Tim Castner, Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter, visits an area elementary school in April during a career day to show firefighting tools to youngsters.

The publishers and students will hold a book release and signing celebration from 10:30-11:10 a.m. June 17 at the school, 15025 S.E. 117th St., Renton.

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Help Raise the Dough for Seattle Children’s at Zeeks Pizza on June 16

June 10, 2014

Hope on the Hill Guild is having its third annual Raise the Dough benefit for Seattle Children’s.

This year’s event is from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 16 at Zeeks Pizza in the Issaquah Highlands. The event will also receive a portion of sales from Ben & Jerry’s, also in the Issaquah Highlands.

Twenty percent of the day’s sales — including dine-in, take-out and delivery — will be donated to the hospital’s uncompensated care program, allowing children to receive world-class medical treatment, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Last year, with the help of organizations such as Hope on the Hill Guild, Seattle Children’s provided more than $103 million in uncompensated care to families in need.

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Opening the archives

June 10, 2014

An ongoing look at memorable images from Issaquah’s past

The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at erica.maniez@issaquahhistory.org. If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email editor@isspress.com.

86.087.020 Issaquah ferry Christening ceremony for the Issaquah ferry, March 1914.

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Issaquah ferry
Christening ceremony for the Issaquah ferry, March 1914.

 

Who’s News

June 10, 2014

Contributed Eastside Catholic High School seniors from Issaquah graduated June 8 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The grads are (front row, left to right) Molly Callans, Demerie Davidson, Sydney Weber, Katie Bacich and Rose Achey; (middle row, left to right) Matthew Tran, Aaron Callow and James Benecke; (back row, left to right) Quintyn Jacobs, Ross Komenda, Remy Hamilton and John Breed. Not pictured are Manchung Chong, Anthony Martucci and Drew Urquhart.

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Eastside Catholic High School seniors from Issaquah graduated June 8 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The grads are (front row, left to right) Molly Callans, Demerie Davidson, Sydney Weber, Katie Bacich and Rose Achey; (middle row, left to right) Matthew Tran, Aaron Callow and James Benecke; (back row, left to right) Quintyn Jacobs, Ross Komenda, Remy Hamilton and John Breed. Not pictured are Manchung Chong, Anthony Martucci and Drew Urquhart.

Contributed The Girl Scouts of Troop 53066, in Issaquah, have been selling cookies for several years. This summer, they planned to use some of the money they earned to go on a weekend trip. But together, they talked about it and decided that it would be better to donate that travel money to the Red Cross to help the community of Oso after its deadly mudslide. Here, Ashley, Peri, Stacia, Sarah, Nicole and Katie present a check for $1,000 to Dawn Angelo, regional CEO, American Red Cross of Western Washington.

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The Girl Scouts of Troop 53066, in Issaquah, have been selling cookies for several years. This summer, they planned to use some of the money they earned to go on a weekend trip. But together, they talked about it and decided that it would be better to donate that travel money to the Red Cross to help the community of Oso after its deadly mudslide. Here, Ashley, Peri, Stacia, Sarah, Nicole and Katie present a check for $1,000 to Dawn Angelo, regional CEO, American Red Cross of Western Washington.

Take a guided family bird walk on June 14

June 10, 2014

You won’t need cash or a Discover Pass on this no-fee June 14 at Lake Sammamish State Park where Eastside Audubon members will guide an easy walk on level pathways in search of baby ducks and woodpeckers.

It’s the peak of the nesting season, so the group will be on the lookout for nests and baby birds. You’ll also be watching (and listening) for zipping hummingbirds, chattering kingfishers and soaring eagles.

Kids will learn from an Eastside Audubon expert about the variety of birds that use habitats ranging from lakeshore to streamside to woodland.

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