April 14, 2015
Just two days before Christmas, Sammamish residents Jeff and Kellea Taylor received some of the worst possible news about their youngest child, Sam.
Sam was having chronic headaches and nausea, so doctors began checking him. They found a cancerous tumor in his brain, known as astrocytoma, and because an operation to remove it wasn’t possible, they immediately put him on a chemotherapy treatment plan.
April 7, 2015
About two-dozen students stood on the Issaquah High School stage and nervously peered out into the sea of empty seats April 1.
They suddenly burst into movement when, with the press of a button, music began to blare from the auditorium’s speakers — it was time to strike a pose.
One by one, the Issaquah students walked the tape-lined stage, a mock-runway of sorts, each stopping three times for full fashion-show effect. They weren’t perfect — some turned the wrong direction, while others failed to hold a pose long enough — but it didn’t matter, this was just practice.
April 7, 2015
After 30 years of hosting auctions, Kiwanis Club of Issaquah fundraising organizers last year decided a change was in order.
“We wanted something different, not the same old stuffy, sit-down auction where you’re miserable for three hours,” event chairwoman Tori Gaines said.
April 7, 2015
Gloria Pritchett was exposed to cancer very early in life.
Pritchett, an employee at Issaquah’s Providence Marianwood retirement facility, was just 9 when her father was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.
April 5, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. April 5, 2015
The public is invited to a clothing drive and fundraiser to benefit Treehouse, an organization that helps foster children.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11-12 at Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway in Issaquah.
March 25, 2015
For nearly three years, Ryan Lentz has tried to get others to embrace a simple concept — do something for others while doing an everyday activity.
There are about 210 million coffee drinkers in the U.S., Lentz said, and he’s aiming to land 50,000 of them as monthly subscribers to Callie’s Coffee, named for his 10-year-old daughter who created the business.
March 17, 2015
For the Rotary Club of Issaquah’s ninth annual Grape Escape, organizers didn’t see any need to fix what wasn’t broken.
“We’ve taken a proven formula and just reapplied it,” co-chairman Scott McKorkle said.
March 5, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 5, 2015
On March 6-7, students in sixth through 12th grades will fast for 30 hours and raise funds to support organizations fighting poverty and hunger.
For the first time, five churches on the plateau will participate in this communitywide event, with more than 175 student participants projected. Participating church youth groups are:
- Faith Church
- Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church
- Pine Lake Covenant Church
- Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church
- Sammamish Presbyterian Church
March 3, 2015
Emily and Lori Kargl sat down in an Issaquah coffee shop last Friday and started rattling off names.
First, a grandmother, and then a soccer coach. Next, a neighbor, followed by a family friend. All of them, acquainted or not, were connected through a shared battle of a debilitating disease.
March 1, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 1, 2015
IHOP restaurants are celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Pancake Day on March 3 by offering one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes.
In return, guests are asked to pay it forward by making a voluntary donation to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospital for Children, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or other local charities.
The give away is from 7-10 a.m. at more than 1,500 restaurants across the United States. The Issaquah location is at 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road.