Association for Catholic Childhood hosts online fundraising auction

February 25, 2014

The Association for Catholic Childhood has kicked off an auction of a number of fun and unique items in its annual fundraiser Labor of Love Auction.

The auction, which runs through 7:59 p.m. March 2, benefits many programs for children in need in Western Washington, from Bellingham to Aberdeen. Cash donations are tax-deductible.

The Association for Catholic Childhood, a volunteer organization, provides funding and advocacy for Western Washington children and families in need, regardless of race or creed.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/1hChe1T.

Stormwater program invites public comment

February 25, 2014

A draft Stormwater Management Program report is available for public comment through March 24.

The document was created to educate the public about stormwater pollution, outline steps to reduce harmful discharges and limit runoff in environmentally sensitive areas.

Under a municipal stormwater permit for Western Washington, the city of Issaquah is authorized to discharge stormwater into “waters of the state,” including Issaquah Creek and Lake Sammamish, if the city takes action to prevent stormwater pollution.

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Drug Free Community Coalition cuts ties with program coordinator

February 25, 2014

The Drug Free Community Coalition Executive Board and Project Coordinator Liz Wilhelm have mutually and amicably agreed to dissolve their contractual relationship, effective immediately.

The board is collaborating with Wilhelm to ensure a smooth transition for the coalition’s future work, according to a news release from the coalition.

In the interim, Dianne Bugge and Barbara de Michele will share the position to keep the coalition moving forward on several fronts.

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Seattle and beyond

February 18, 2014

Architect’s prolific career sparked by tour of duty in Japan

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Washington State Convention Center. The King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. All buildings people know and may have interacted with.

Phillip Jacobson was the TRA Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Interiors firm’s partner-in- charge and design partner for (left) the University Hospital G, H and I wings, exterior shown here, 1995;  partner-in-charge and design partner for (middle) the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, 1990; and  design partner for (right) the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 1988.

Phillip Jacobson was the design partner for (right) the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 1988.

What you might not know is that the man who designed those buildings lives right here in Issaquah.

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County art project needs installation volunteers

February 18, 2014

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park will soon host a unique art installation that honors its past, while nurturing its future.

4Culture and the King County Parks and Recreation Division present Black Forest [29,930,000 tons], a land-art project created by Seattle-based artist Hans Baumann.

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Opening the archives

February 18, 2014

72.021.014.071 Burt’s Hamburger Station, 1951,  p99, #154 Arcadia book caption: With the increase in auto travel came drive-thru restaurants and roadside attractions. Burt’s Hamburger Station on Highway 10 (today’s Gilman Boulevard) catered to travelers looking for a quick bite to eat. Pictured are, from left to right, Roy, Mabel and Clarence Burt, proprietors. Clarence and Mabel Burt started the roadside burger business in 1950 on the spot where Pogacha Restaurant stands.

72.021.014.071
Burt’s Hamburger Station, 1951,
p99, #154 Arcadia book caption:
With the increase in auto travel came drive-thru restaurants and roadside attractions. Burt’s Hamburger Station on Highway 10 (today’s Gilman Boulevard) catered to travelers looking for a quick bite to eat. Pictured are, from left to right, Roy, Mabel and Clarence Burt, proprietors. Clarence and Mabel Burt started the roadside burger business in 1950 on the spot where Pogacha Restaurant stands.

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.

 

We are the best

February 18, 2014

Not only do we Western Washingtonians have the best football team in the country, but we have many great Olympians as well.

It bowls me over to hear about our Northwest contribution to the rest of the country, not just in sports but also in health care, technology and aeronautics. Our unemployment isn’t too high, and our economy seems to be bubbling along. On top of that, to the chagrin of everybody else, we just happen to have the best climate in the continental United States. Shh! It’s a secret. Everybody else thinks it rains all the time, so let’s keep it that way.

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Local finalist falls short in Jauntaroo job search

February 18, 2014

Issaquah native Annie Cheng fell short in her quest to become Jauntaroo.com’s chief world explorer.

Cheng was one of five finalists competing to earn a chance to travel around the world and blog about the adventure for the website.

The honor ultimately went to Tyson Mayr, a worthy choice, Cheng said.

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Dentist gives veterans reason to smile: free dental care

February 11, 2014

Where to begin talking about what Rory Dunn has been through since he was wounded that day in Fallujah? His best friend, who bled out next to him? His traumatic brain injury that has altered his personality? His forehead held together by a plastic prosthetic?

It’s hard to know where to begin, so Issaquah’s Dr. Theresa Cheng concerns herself with what she knows best as a dentist: his teeth.

By Chris Joseph Taylor/Seattle Times  Dr. Theresa Cheng, a periodontist, prepares to perform surgery.

By Chris Joseph Taylor/Seattle Times
Dr. Theresa Cheng, a periodontist, prepares to perform surgery.

In the nine years since his unarmored Humvee in Iraq was hit by explosives on his 22nd birthday, Dunn has been making a long, hard recovery. His mother, Cynthia Lefever, has been by his side the whole time — sleeping next to her then-comatose son at Walter Reed Army National Military Medical Center and later traveling the country to advocate for veteran care.

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Walking in her footsteps

February 11, 2014

Family travels to Tanzania in honor of late daughter

Kristy LeMond was an Issaquah girl.

She grew up in this community she called home, attending Sunset Elementary School, Pine Lake Middle School and Issaquah High School, where she starred on the Eagles volleyball team before graduating in 2007 and enrolling at the University of Washington.

Photos Contributed Above, Barry, Kathy and Kevin LeMond visit in December, for their first Christmas without Kristy, the Tanzania orphanage that stole Kristy’s heart in 2011.

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Above, Barry, Kathy and Kevin LeMond visit in December, for their first Christmas without Kristy, the Tanzania orphanage that stole Kristy’s heart in 2011.

She had a second home, though, and it was more than 9,000 miles away in a Tanzania community she grew to love deeply after a 2011 post-graduation volunteer trip.

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