Cinebarre to show movie starring Issaquah actress for fundraiser for BLMS student

July 4, 2015

NEW — 3 p.m. July 4, 2015

Strong4Sam Foundation presents an exclusive screening of “The Adventures of Pepper and Paula” at the Issaquah Cinebarre.

Issaquah actress and star of the film Mindy Raymond, as Paula, will be at the screening. The fundraiser is $15 per ticket and starts at 1 p.m. July 6. In addition, signed copies will be raffled and a limited number of Strong4Sam T-shirts and bracelets will be sold.

All proceeds benefit the Strong4Sam Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating community awareness and raising funds for innovative research to discover more effective and less toxic therapies for pediatric cancer. It was named for a Beaver Lake Middle School student who is battling a brain tumor.

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Down Home 4th, Heritage Day are pure patriotism; see fireworks at state park

July 2, 2015

Robin Kelley may be kept busiest when it comes to Salmon Days in October. But as director of festivals for the city of Issaquah, she confided that their favorite time of year just might be the Fourth of July.

That’s when the community turns out for Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July and Heritage Day.

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It’s Christmas in July for Issaquah Community Services fundraiser

July 2, 2015

Issaquah Community Services comes to the aid of individuals and families when they need it most.

The nonprofit is there to intervene right before the power goes out, the eviction notice becomes real and the water is turned off.

ICS offers emergency financial aid to residents of the Issaquah School District in the form of utility payments, rent assistance and other miscellaneous contributions, depending on a client’s specific need.

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Tent City 4 to pull up stakes and leave area July 11

July 2, 2015

Having been camped out on the edge of Issaquah since March 14, the homeless encampment Tent City 4 is leaving the area July 11, said Sam Roberson, camp director and spokesman.

Roberson said the encampment sent the office of King County Executive Dow Constantine a $500 rent check on what turned out to be county property in the High Point area, just off Interstate 90’s Exit 20. The rent expires next week and Roberson said the encampment would be gone as promised.

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Fire bans go into effect

July 2, 2015

A Level 2, medium fire ban has been enacted at Lake Sammamish State Park.

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Issaquah Community Center to close for the holiday

July 2, 2015

The Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

The center will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, July 6.

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Officials share progress on local walking and bike paths

July 2, 2015

About a dozen people settled down the evening of June 9 into the Issaquah Trails Center to hear updates from the city and King County regarding local trails and bike paths.

First up with a PowerPoint presentation was Mary Joe de Beck, a city senior program manager, talking about the city’s highly touted Walk and Roll program. The city has hired a great consultant and spent some time trying to include the entire community in the overall plan, de Beck said.

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Police Blotter — July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

Thefts

  • A $2,500 bicycle was reported stolen at 10:11 a.m. June 19 from the 900 block of Northeast Park Drive.
  • A $400 bicycle was reported stolen at 5:08 p.m. June 19 from the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard.
  • At 1:47 p.m. June 20, someone reported a wallet stolen in the 300 block of Shangri-La Way Northwest. The loss was estimated at $140.

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Road to close for parade

July 2, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 2, 2015

Prepare for street closures July 4 during Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July & Heritage Day.

Front Street North will close from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Rainier Avenue North to East Sunset Way for the annual Swedish Hospital Kids and Pets Parade.

The celebration is sponsored by the city, Issaquah Arts Commission, Issaquah History Museums, Rotary Club of Issaquah and the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.

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Child hit in crosswalk dies of injuries

July 1, 2015

NEW — 11 a.m. July 1, 2015

Accident was inevitable, neighbors say

Haochen Xu was just 4 ½ years old. The precocious Issaquah Kindercare student loved to read, and could add and subtract pairs of numbers up to 100.

He had a bright future, his parents said. But that future was cut short June 26 when a car struck him in a crosswalk at Newport Way Northwest and Northwest Oakcrest Drive.

The accident happened at about 11:30 a.m. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died from his injuries the next day. The family said the funeral is tentatively set for July 11.

Contributed Haochen Xu, 4 1/2, is seen in a school photograph provided by his father Junwei Xu and his mother Xiaoli Tao.

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Haochen Xu, 4 1/2, is seen in a school photograph provided by his father Junwei Xu and his mother Xiaoli Tao.

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