July 29, 2014
Fifteen-year-old Issaquah resident Sam Foster invites you to join him at the release party for his upcoming album, “Unbreakable.”
“I really want people to enjoy the music and the story it tells. Hopefully, people can relate to the songs and it strikes a chord,” Foster said. “I hope people realize there is more to a person than meets the eye.
“Although you may think that someone is doing fine from the outside, there are things you don’t know about them that they have to deal with.”
July 1, 2014
Firefighters bring career perspectives to students
If Chris Tarkir hadn’t been tenacious, he likely never would have landed what he calls his “dream job” with Eastside Fire & Rescue.
“It’s about believing in yourself, and probably the biggest characteristic a person has to have is that you can’t take no for an answer,” Tarkir told a group of students during a June 5 visit to Beaver Lake Middle School’s !MPACT after-school program.
Four of the Issaquah School District’s five middle schools offer !MPACT as a safe haven for students with working parents. The program generally runs until 6 p.m. on weekdays, and costs between $95 and $230 a month, depending on how often a child attends.