Magazine names Issaquah a top town for families

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11:33 a.m. July 29, 2015

Issaquah has been named one of the Best Towns for Families in 2015 by “Family Circle” magazine.

To compile the list, the magazine’s team of editors worked with Onboard Informatics, a New York City research firm that provides real estate, demographic and other data, to select 4,500 cities and towns with populations between 10,000 and 100,000. From that, about 1,400 localities having a high concentration of households with median incomes between $60,000 and $110,000 were selected.

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Editorial — Help children succeed with Tools 4 School

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11:13 a.m. July 29, 2015

Before you know it, summer will be over and children will head back to school.

And although it’s an exciting time for the many children who get new clothes and school supplies, it’s a tense time for families who don’t have the money for such things.

That’s where Tools 4 School comes in.

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Hometown Hero Barbara de Michele is education superstar

July 23, 2015

Barbara de Michele is no stranger to community accolades.

By Greg Farrar Barbara de Michele accepts her 2012 Hall of Fame award.

By Greg Farrar
Barbara de Michele accepts her 2012 Hall of Fame award.

The tireless education and youth advocate was first honored with the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award in 1989.

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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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Bullets aim for national title

July 23, 2015

By Lennon Lo The Northwest Bullets, a Seattle-based select fastpitch team, qualified for two national tournaments this summer. It will compete at the American Softball Association 18-and-under Gold Nationals, July 19-25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and at the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals, Aug. 1-8 in Huntington Beach, California. The team includes six players from the Issaquah School District: Liberty High School’s Kendall Kauzlarich; Skyline High School’s Camille Goo and Lauren Lo; and Issaquah High School’s Tatum Dow, Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson.

By Lennon Lo
The Northwest Bullets, a Seattle-based select fastpitch team, qualified for two national tournaments this summer. It will compete at the American Softball Association 18-and-under Gold Nationals, July 19-25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and at the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals, Aug. 1-8 in Huntington Beach, California. The team includes six players from the Issaquah School District: Liberty High School’s Kendall Kauzlarich; Skyline High School’s Camille Goo and Lauren Lo; and Issaquah High School’s Tatum Dow, Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah in July fund needs a boost

July 16, 2015

With just two weeks left in the month, the Merry Christmas Issaquah in July fundraising drive is well short of its ultimate goal.

The monetary goal of $25,000 goes a long way in ensuring Issaquah families keep a roof over their heads.

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Issaquah High School students get more than $3.5 million in scholarships

July 16, 2015

Issaquah High School and the Issaquah School District are grateful for the generosity of the community who contributed in part to more than $3.5 million in scholarships to Issaquah’s class of 2015 as reported by students and their parents.

Students received scholarships and grants for academic merit, community service, athletic ability and leadership, and honors scholarships from the schools they will be attending and community leaders.

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City plans to build new Confluence Park for salmon as well as humans

July 9, 2015

While it might have made great farmland in its day, the property that now makes up Confluence Park does not, in its present condition, make for very good parkland or, probably more importantly, a very good habitat for local salmon.

The first step toward changing that is removal of 8,000 cubic feet of soil that fills what used to be part of the flood plain for Issaquah Creek, said Kerry Ritland, surface water manager for the city.

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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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It’s Christmas in July for Issaquah Community Services fundraiser

July 2, 2015

Issaquah Community Services comes to the aid of individuals and families when they need it most.

The nonprofit is there to intervene right before the power goes out, the eviction notice becomes real and the water is turned off.

ICS offers emergency financial aid to residents of the Issaquah School District in the form of utility payments, rent assistance and other miscellaneous contributions, depending on a client’s specific need.

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