November 19, 2013
Heather Matthews always felt there should be more activities available on Thanksgiving Day than the annual family-generated Turkey Bowl of tackle football.
So, she ran, not walked, to participate in a Turkey Trot event in Seattle. After two years of that, the online marketer decided her hometown of Issaquah needed something similar.
“I believe after seeing the Seattle Turkey Trot grow and grow, people really were looking for more than football and eating on Thanksgiving,” Matthews said.
November 12, 2013
The fourth annual Issaquah Turkey Trot to benefit the Issaquah Food Bank is Nov. 28.
The Turkey Trot is a fun and casual 5K with no prizes, bibs, time chips or numbers. All proceeds from registration fees go to the Issaquah Food Bank. Last year, the event raised $27,000. The cost to participate is $25 for runners 11 and older and $7 for children 10 and younger.
October 22, 2013
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank raised more than $75,000 in its Recipe for Hope fundraiser Oct. 17.
James Whitfield, CEO of Leadership Eastside, was the keynote speaker, while State Sen. Mark Mullet emceed the event at Eastridge Church.
October 22, 2013
In 2009, citizens dining in downtown Issaquah spotted a handful of zombies shambling down Front Street. Since then, the group founded by Tom Gotuzzo has grown into a horde and added a few dance moves to the annual event.
The fourth annual Zombie Walk returns to Issaquah from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Karen Donovan, Downtown Issaquah Association executive director, said all ages of creepers are invited to join the horde.
Become a member of the zombie horde by meeting at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N. Come already dressed or get help being made up and join in on a practice run through of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance moves.
October 1, 2013
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Mobile Community Service Office will be in Issaquah from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, 179 First Ave. S.E.
Those in need can apply for cash assistance, basic food assistance and child care services.
Community members can also drop off paperwork, complete an eligibility review or mid-certification review, or make changes to an existing case.
Learn more by calling 1-877-501-2233 toll free.
September 24, 2013
This summer, Rachel Catterall and Megan O’Brian achieved something none of their peers at Skyline High School can claim.
The two seniors won gold-medal honors in July at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s National Leadership Conference in Nashville. Thousands of students attended the event, but a relatively small percentage did as well as Catterall and O’Brian.
Projects that qualify for nationals are scored with a rubric — a point-based system that looks at the quality of each component. The points are converted into a percentage, and students earn medals based on their scores.
September 19, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 19, 2013
The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank will host an Oct. 17 benefit breakfast at Eastridge Church, 24205 S.E. Fall City Road.
Register now to help fill the shelves at the food bank that serves an average of 4,934 people per month.
The Recipe for Hope Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. James Whitfield, CEO of Leadership Eastside, will be the keynote speaker, while state Sen. Mark Mullet will emcee the event.
September 17, 2013
The Mayors Month of Concern Food Drive for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank continues until Oct. 12.
The food bank finds itself in dire need after the summer months left its shelves bare.
“Usually, the summer months are our lowest time for donations,” said Cori Walters, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank executive director. “It’s not common that we run out of mac and cheese.”
September 10, 2013
Issaquah’s church community and local government will lead a food drive for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank beginning Sept. 14.
The organization is in need of staple food items like canned proteins of tuna, chicken and salmon. It also needs jam, cereal, baby food, diapers size five through six, toiletries, canned soups, veggies and fruits.
On Saturdays through Oct. 12, residents can drop off supplies at Fred Meyer, QFC Issaquah, Safeway Issaquah and Front Street Market. Volunteers will greet shoppers at the entrances of each of the grocery stores and provide shoppers with a needs list for their shopping convenience.
August 20, 2013
Eastridge Church hosts food bank backpack handouts
Eastridge Church is hosting a community festival Aug. 24 where, in partnership with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, school children in need will be given backpacks filled with basic school supplies.
The festivities and fun begins at 10 a.m. at the church, 24205 SE Issaquah Fall city Rd, with outdoor activities that include inflatables, face painting and science shows by Eastridge children’s pastor Dan Metteer.