Walgreens hosts fundraiser for wildfire-fighting efforts

August 28, 2015

NEW — 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 2015

To help victims of the forest fires in the Pacific Northwest, and aid recovery efforts in the region, shoppers at Walgreens through Sept. 8 can make donations to the American Red Cross in increments of $1, $5 or $10.

Donations will go to the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.

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Help raise money for disaster relief at spaghetti dinner Sept. 3

August 28, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 28, 2015

In light of the recent fires in Eastern Washington, Village Concepts’ retirement and assisted living communities throughout Washington state are coming together to show their support for the cause through their Village Concepts Cares program.

To raise money for the victims, Spiritwood at Pine Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care, 3607 228th Ave. S.E., will host a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3.

Donations are greatly appreciated and will be accepted in the form of checks or cash. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.

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Food bank hosts charity breakfast

August 25, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 25, 2015

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank presents the Recipe for Hope breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at Eastridge Church, 24025 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road.

Doors open at 7 a.m.

The suggested minimum individual donation is $100, with proceeds going to benefit the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

Table captains and participants can register online at http://bit.ly/1Jz6OMV.

Learn more by calling 392-4123, ext. 12.

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Issaquah History Museums host Discover the Past fundraiser

August 18, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 18, 2015

The Issaquah History Museums presents “Discover the Past,” its first planned annual fundraising celebration of the city’s history, from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E.

Guests will hear many of Issaquah’s strangest stories from train conductors, former mayors, rodeo riders and other costumed figures from the past. A band will play on the steam donkey in front of the depot. There will be beer served from the Issaquah Brew House as well as fine wine, Italian appetizers and desserts from Forest Fairy Bakery.

The live auction, which helps fund history museum programs, will feature prize packages, including an escape to Bend, Oregon, a behind-the-scenes look at the Cougar Mountain Zoo and an adrenaline-filled combination of outdoor adventures.

Learn more at www.issaquahhistory.org.

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Volunteers needed to raise funds for new park

August 11, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 11, 2015

With “the best playground in the state” coming to Lake Sammamish State Park, volunteers are needed immediately to work on raising the remaining needed funds.

Meetings with a Washington State Parks development team have already begun with a targeted playground installation in late spring 2016. At that time, there will be a volunteer call to the community so people can work together to install the playground over five days.

However, organizers need to raise $250,000 to match the $750,000 the state has allocated to the effort.

Organizers are setting up a website for information and donations. Watch for it at www.playground4all.com. They will publicize the website on Twitter and on the Friends’ Facebook site, and ask that you share it with your friends when you see it. Read more

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Fireworks fundraiser raises $21,000 for food bank

July 31, 2015

NEW — 8 p.m. July 31, 2015

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is in line for a cool upgrade.

The nonprofit will get a central heating and cooling system for its building, after a Fourth of July fundraiser raised more than $21,700 to help with the capital project improvement.

John Kritsonis and Karl Lindor, of Windermere Real Estate Bellevue South, annually organize the Fourth of July fireworks above Lake Sammamish, and ask attendees to give back to the community through a matching program.

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Great Inflatable Race runs its course July 25

July 23, 2015

The Great Inflatable Race comes to town from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Known as the “bounciest fun run on Earth,” the Great Inflatable Race takes your standard 5K and litters the course with eight to 10 giant inflatable obstacles that runners must navigate around, over and through.

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Real estate agent challenges his peers to contribute

July 23, 2015

Local real estate broker Karl Lindor is stepping up to the plate.

Lindor showed he cares about keeping a roof over families’ heads with a $500 donation to the Merry Christmas Issaquah in July fundraiser.

Now, he’s challenging his peers in the real estate community to match it, and show their dedication to helping Issaquah residents at their lowest.

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Bare Buns Fun Run streaks by Tiger Mountain tomorrow

July 11, 2015

NEW — noon July 11, 2015

The Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park presents the 24th annual Bare Buns Fun Run West, its annual clothing-optional 5K.

Registration is $30 and includes a free T-shirt while supplies last. Spectators’ registration is $16. Photo identification is required for both.

There will be awards to the top-three finishers in all age/gender divisions and a lot of random prizes.

Registration is from 8-10 a.m. On-site parking is limited, so carpooling is recommended.

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July fundraiser helps families find a home

July 9, 2015

Imagine an Issaquah winter.

It’s cold, rainy and windy, and snow is certainly not out of the question during this dreary time period.

Now, imagine enduring this winter when the place you call home is just a truck.

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