April 13, 2010
Issaquah High School
The Issaquah High School community raised $2,100 March 11 during the annual Battle of the Bands competition at the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus. This year’s competition also doubled as a benefit concert for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Hundreds of students, parents and employees throughout the district came to donate their money to the cause and Barefoot Contingent donated its time to play as a special guest. Read more
October 1, 2008
Preston Fields and Community Park, a growing hub of athletic activity in east King County, received a boost for its expansion plans Sept. 29, when the Metropolitan King County Council agreed to an amendment on the use agreement between the county and the Eastside Football Club.
“This is a win for all — the county, the Eastside Football Club and, most importantly, the youth that this valuable recreational organization serves,” said Councilwoman Jane Hague, the primary sponsor of the legislation.
In 2002, officials redefined the county’s role regarding regional parks, adopting a business plan for parks that cultivates strong relationships with nonprofit, corporate and community partners in order to enhance park amenities while reducing costs. A program that grew out of the entrepreneurial blueprint is the Community Partnership Grant, which leverages county resources without requiring additional public funds for operations and maintenance costs. The Preston Fields and Community Park was one of the grant program’s first projects.