Community Cornerstone

February 21, 2014

May 30, 1911, was a special occasion for Issaquah resident Mabel Ek.

So special, in fact, that the moment called for a new outfit. Ek arrived at Issaquah’s Baptist Church, near what is now the Darigold plant, wearing a new dress, knitted gloves and shoes specially ordered from Oregon.

City residents, of which there were only 500 at the time, arrived in droves to honor Ek and her classmates Mary and Olive Gibson.

Issaquah History Museums FIC.2000.049   The 1921 Issaquah High School women’s basketball team are (from left) May Wilkinson, Alix Sween, Erma Brown, Pearl Peck, Marie Chevalier, Alene O’Connor, Julia Erickson and Mildred Thompson.

Issaquah History Museums FIC.2000.049
The 1921 Issaquah High School women’s basketball team are (from left) May Wilkinson, Alix Sween, Erma Brown, Pearl Peck, Marie Chevalier, Alene O’Connor, Julia Erickson and Mildred Thompson.

After all, the three were about to make history, representing the very first graduating class of Issaquah High School.

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International Film Festival comes to Issaquah Feb. 1-2

January 28, 2014

The Issaquah Arts Commission, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival, presents the Issaquah International Film Festival Feb. 1 and 2 at the Issaquah High School Performing Arts Center.

Six films will be shown, starting at noon each day. SIFF selected the films after being asked by the arts commission to curate the festival. The films being shown Saturday are “Khumba” at noon, “Ghost Graduation” at 3 p.m. and “The Best Offer” at 6 p.m.

“If You Build It” will screen at noon Sunday, followed by “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” at 3 p.m. and “Populaire” at 6 p.m.

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Issaquah Community Network hosts assistive technology workshop Oct. 16

September 24, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 24, 2013

New technology is opening a world of possibilities for job seekers with disabilities, and the public can learn all about it at a free workshop.

The Issaquah Community Network, Eastside Community Network and the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network will host three speakers at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Issaquah High School Performing Arts Center.

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