Bike fair hones safe riding skills

June 8, 2010

The Optimist Club of Issaquah hosts its fifth annual Bike Safety Fair this weekend.

Issaquah Valley Elementary School is hosting one day of the two-day event June 12. Newport Heights Elementary School hosts the event on June 13.

It’s open to students in kindergarten through fifth grades.

Students can bring their bicycles for free tuneups by Sports Authority, get identification cards and get properly fitted for helmets. Because helmets are a priority to the Bellevue and Issaquah police departments, officers will help fit children with helmets and teach them the rules of the road, said Miho Reed, a club member and organizer for the event. Read more

Catholic schools week celebrates pride, tradition of service

February 9, 2010


Rachael Goodwin, Celeste Veitch and Gabby Recchi (from left), St. Joseph third-graders, sell cookies for 50 cents to classmates, including first-grader Megan Olson (right). The funds raised will go to relief for Haiti's earthquake victims. Below, a student shows off her sugar cookie, with one bite already eaten, for a good cause. Photos by Greg Farrar

Throngs of students filled the doorway to St. Joseph School’s cafeteria.

It’s the lunch rush and the third-grade girls manning the table hollered out the names of delectable treats for purchase like the best of auctioneers.

“What do you want?” third-grader Celeste Veitch shouted over a sea of younger students. “We have cookies, brownies, cupcakes. Let me know when you’re ready.”

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County Council donates used vans to nonprofits

December 22, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 22, 2009

King County Council members donated 27 retired Metro Vanpool vehicles to provide transportation assistance to local governments, community programs, senior citizens and young adults.

The retired vans have been part of Metro Transit’s vanpool fleet for at least six years and have reached the end of their service life. When the vans reach this age, they are considered surplus and sold.

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Viebrock looks to unseat Rodne from 5th District seat

September 23, 2008

By James Spung

After four years as the 5th District’s representative in Olympia, Republican Jay Rodne has had a chance to make things happen.
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