Pride of a city

February 21, 2014

Artist’s memory lives on in his many murals

Oregon-based muralist Larry Kangas was a one-man show with a paintbrush.

He had the innate ability to tell the story of a community with paint, ladders, a large blank wall and an unrivaled imagination.

 By Greg Farrar Larry Kangas puts some finishing touches on ‘The Mill Street Logging Scene,’ a mural of turn-of-the-century Issaquah, painted in 1997 on the wall of the Sunset Alehouse at the Downtown Issaquah Plaza.

By Greg Farrar
Larry Kangas puts some finishing touches on ‘The Mill Street Logging Scene,’ a mural of turn-of-the-century Issaquah, painted in 1997 on the wall of the Sunset Alehouse at the Downtown Issaquah Plaza.

Kangas died of cancer Nov. 25, 2013, but his memory lives on in the more than 1,000 murals he crafted across the Pacific Northwest, a few of which grace Issaquah walls.

“Larry never had any children. He was a great uncle for many kids, but he called his murals his kids, his legacy,” said Sandy Kangas, Larry’s wife.

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Habitat for Humanity plans hearty treat for volunteers

December 28, 2010

Habitat for Humanity of East King County has planned a Chilly Chili Challenge volunteer event at the Habitat construction site in the Issaquah Highlands. Volunteers chow down on a hot lunch of chili, soup and other goodies donated by local businesses and churches. There’s also a raffle for prizes from local spas, bookstores, restaurants and the local Target.

The challenge is scheduled for every working Thursday in January and February. Read more

Habitat for Humanity plans hearty treat for highlands volunteers

December 27, 2010

NEW — 10 a.m. Dec. 27, 2010

Habitat for Humanity of East King County plans to kick off 2011 in hearty fashion.

The nonprofit organization has planned a Chilly Chili Challenge volunteer event at the Habitat construction site in the Issaquah Highlands. During the event, volunteers chow down on a hot lunch of chili, soup and other goodies donated by local businesses and churches. The community event also features a raffle for prize from local spas, bookstores, restaurants and the local Target.

The challenge is scheduled for every working Thursday in January and February.

Organizers said the Chilly Chili Challenge should help to continue the positive partnership between Habitat and the Issaquah community. Construction on the 10 duplexes in the highlands has benefited from neighbors and Issaquah businesses.

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