July 29, 2015
NEW — 10:45 a.m. July 29, 2015
Seated at the piano in the living room of her Sammamish home, Ananya Goparaju’s fingers fly across the keys, creating chords and melodies that evoke feelings of a walk through the Himalayan countryside or the busy streets of Bombay.
Goparaju, 12, has taken piano lessons for nearly seven years. She’s not only proficient but is also an emerging prodigy in the world of Indian classical music. She recorded her first album last year and next week, she’ll be the opening act for one of the genre’s most recognized artists at his concert in Bellevue.
September 9, 2014
There is a certain mystique surrounding federal air marshals.
Not much is known about these men and women who patrol the skies, relying on extensive training to keep the civil aviation system safe from attacks on airports, passengers and crews.
They work independently, travel extensively, possess impressive skills with handguns and, most importantly, blend in with the flying masses. That man sitting next to you in seat 4B, reading the in-flight magazine, could be one of them, but you’d never know.
Issaquah author Madison Doherty hopes questions about and intrigue surrounding the profession will entice readers to pick up her new book, “When The Sky Was Protected.”
March 11, 2014
In a life of milestones, local author meets another with self-published book
Sitting in a ray of sunshine in his “hooray for me” room in his Cougar Mountain home, Randy Harrison paused while discussing his book “West From Yesterday.”
From the window seat in the room (a Southern nickname for a room full of mementos from one’s life), the first-time author said he had shared the manuscript with family and friends before self-publishing it through Amazon.com. They’d realized the tale of Tucker, a post-Civil War-era plantation owner who journeys West in a bout of self-discovery, sounded a lot like someone they knew.
“They said they found a lot of me in Tucker,” Harrison said. “I realized both me and Tucker were from a Virginia family, had come from a life of privilege only by birth. And we both felt a sense of obligation that we had to earn what comes from that gift of privilege.”
September 30, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 30, 2013
The Issaquah Schools Foundation has started its annual All in for Kids fundraiser, and is looking for families to donate money to fund basic programs throughout the school district.
Issaquah remains near the bottom of the state’s public school districts in terms of per-pupil funding. The foundation’s goal is to make up the gap between what the state provides for basic education and the actual cost.