Large office property in Issaquah could face foreclosure

November 15, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 15, 2014

A loan on a large office property in Issaquah has been sent to a special servicer, meaning the property owner could face foreclosure, according to a report by Trepp, a company that tracks the commercial real estate and banking industries.

Trepp reported that there’s a $30.4 million loan on the Issaquah property, which is owned by Lexington Realty Trust, a publicly traded New York company.

Read more of this Puget Sound Business Journal story here.

 

Swedish Issaquah is chosen to treat people with Ebola

November 14, 2014

NEW — 4:08 p.m. Nov. 14, 2014

Swedish Medical Center’s Issaquah Campus is now one of eight hospitals in the state designated to receive and treat potential cases of Ebola.

Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler confirmed Swedish officials contacted him regarding the designation about a week ago.

“I talked to the Swedish CEO… He gave me a heads up,” said Butler, who added that rather than being worried about Ebola arriving in Issaquah, said he was glad a local hospital would be in a good position to deal with any outbreak of the headline-grabbing disease.

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Volunteers needed starting tomorrow to help forests, streams

November 14, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 15, 2014

Volunteers are needed to spend a day planting native trees and shrubs along Issaquah Creek, in Taylor Mountain Forest and on Squak Mountain.

Native trees and shrubs create shade and protect streams from erosion and harmful runoff that helps create cleaner water, as well as food and shelter for wildlife.

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High school girls invited to attend Fight the Fear

November 12, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 12, 2014

Singer Brandi Carlile will join two Issaquah educators at a special event aimed at teaching high school girls self-defense and self-empowerment Nov. 13.

Empowering girls is a passion for the event organizers, Meggan Atkins, a Maywood Middle School teacher, and Karin Walen, an Issaquah High School teacher. The two offer self-defense classes at Issaquah and Liberty high schools.

They were inspired after attending Carlile’s Fight the Fear campaign kickoff in 2010. The program provides training in basic self-defense skills and offers resources to survivors of violence or abuse. Carlile’s goal is to make self-defense available to as many people as possible.

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Charles Runacres Jr., 97, recognized for service

November 11, 2014

One would think that a ceremony to honor a 97-year-old World War II veteran wouldn’t be a laughing matter, but it was filled with it.

By Greg Farrar Charles Runacres Jr., 97, is presented an American flag pin Nov. 7 by Thomas Ortung, chaplain for Providence Hospice of Seattle, in front of friends and family members in the Briarwood nursing home, at Timber Ridge in the Talus neighborhood.

By Greg Farrar
Charles Runacres Jr., 97, is presented an American flag pin Nov. 7 by Thomas Ortung, chaplain for Providence Hospice of Seattle, in front of friends and family members in the Briarwood nursing home, at Timber Ridge in the Talus neighborhood.

The laughter started when Charles Runacres Jr. cut off some planned musical selections less than halfway into the first song, “Anchors Aweigh.”

“I think that’s enough,” Runacres said matter-of-factly, bringing a burst of laughter from his family members who came to the ceremony.

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VFW, Liberty NJROTC get Gordon Schumacher his flag

November 11, 2014

A group of Liberty High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps students gave up a sunny Saturday to honor a 91-year-old World War II veteran on his birthday.

By Kathleen R. Merrill World War II veteran Gordon Schumacher, 91, is helped by his sons Dale (left) and Dean as Liberty NJROTC members Emily Magley (with her back to the camera) and Tina Kaiser fold his flag while the VFW’s Dave Waggoner (in hat) looks on.

By Kathleen R. Merrill
World War II veteran Gordon Schumacher, 91, is helped by his sons Dale (left) and Dean as Liberty NJROTC members Emily Magley (with her back to the camera) and Tina Kaiser fold his flag while the VFW’s Dave Waggoner (in hat) looks on.

And they wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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Darigold, Costco ask council to rethink B&O tax increase

November 11, 2014

A few prominent Issaquah businesses are asking the city to rethink a business and occupation tax increase included in Mayor Fred Butler’s 2015 budget proposal.

Representatives from Costco, Darigold and the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce attended a Nov. 3 Issaquah City Council public hearing, where they offered similar concerns about the effect an increased tax rate would have on the business community.

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Attend Scandinavian festival Nov. 15 at Issaquah Senior Center

November 11, 2014

The Christmas in Telemark — Scandinavian Holiday Festival is coming to Issaquah from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15.

The festival, at the Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, is free and open to the public.

The community festival features a large Scandinavian arts and crafts bazaar, Rosemaling, potato Lefse, gluten-free Lefse, Swedish pancakes, bake sale, raffles, children’s crafts, live music, dance performances, delicious foods and more.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah supports important need

November 11, 2014

By all outward appearances, Issaquah and its surroundings seem quite affluent.

Yet, there are still lines at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, and a steady stream of aid requests coming into local organizations.

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City hosts open house to discuss Hillside Park

November 11, 2014

The city of Issaquah is hosting a public meeting to discuss Hillside Park’s use and its potential future.

The meeting is from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W.

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