November 2, 2010
Sammamish City Council members cited the impact of the economic downturn and increased the amount the city grants to local nonprofits Oct. 26.
The money allotted by the council — $192,000 — includes grants to some Issaquah-based organizations. The allocation is a sharp increase from 2010. The city doled out $147,000 for 2010.
“I’d like to see some increase in funding for one time only because of these especially hard times,” Deputy Mayor Nancy Whitten said. “A lot of people who would normally give have given less because they can’t afford it or not given at all.”
The recipients include Athletes For Kids, AtWork!, Eastside Baby Corner, the Eastside Domestic Violence Program, Faith In Action, Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Issaquah Church and Community Services, the Issaquah Schools Foundation, Life Enrichment Options and the Providence Marianwood Foundation.
August 31, 2010
The start of Labor Day weekend marks the end for ArtWalk.
Before the outdoor happening goes on hiatus until May 2011, head to downtown Issaquah and Gilman Village for a final first Friday of artists and musicians. ArtWalk runs from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 3 along Front Street and in Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd.
August 11, 2010
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Issaquah nonprofit organization Life Enrichment Options plans another expansion to house more adults with developmental disabilities — and LEO has invited community members to help launch the campaign.
The kickoff starts at 1 p.m. Sunday on the sight for a planned group home, at 25th and Logan Street in the highlands.
LEO founder Rose Finnegan invited community members to stop by for free lemonade and apple pie — and to learn about the innovative organization.
The organization aims to raise $100,000 in 100 days to build a group home in the Issaquah Highlands. LEO operates the Rose House in downtown Issaquah and the Ann Dennis House in the highlands.
July 13, 2010
Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in has been known for its root beer, burgers and car shows, but four years ago, Eastside Harley Davidson of Bellevue started a motorcycle rally there. Since then, the Thundering Angels Motorcycle Club has taken on the responsibly of hosting the event.
Last year, the event expanded, making it a two-day event with a charity ride the first day and the rally the second day.
“We wanted to get together and do something for the community,” organizer Larry Rudé said. “Something that is fun for a group of motorcycle riders, and worthwhile.”
This year’s charity ride will be July 17; registration begins at 11 a.m. at Downtown Harley in Renton. The ride costs $25 per bike. Downtown Harley will supply soda, coffee and snacks before the ride beings at noon.
“All motorcycles are welcome,” he said. “Not just one style motorcycle group. Everybody is welcome.”
The money raised during the ride will benefit two local charities, the Issaquah Food Bank and a second charity that has not yet been picked, according to Rudé . Read more
March 23, 2010
Issaquah Women’s Club members gathered to distribute $6,000 in donations to local organizations March 4.
“This is what we work so hard for all year,” said Club President Mariann Crane. “We are very thoughtful where our monies go, and we feel we have got Read more
December 29, 2009
Girl Scouts deliver wreath to LEO
Issaquah Girl Scout Troop 50121 members Jenny Dougherty (standing, far left), Megan Mills, Alina Hitchings, Sydney Weber and Anya Rutledge (sitting, from left), deliver a holiday wreath they made especially for the residents of the Ann Dennis House, one of the two Life Enrichment Options adult-family homes for people with developmental disabilities.
October 27, 2009
Put on your best and come sip tea for charity with the Issaquah Women’s Club at their Harmony & High Tea annual fundraiser at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 14.
Last year, the event raised $14,000 for local charities, said Mariann Crane, president of the women’s club.
“It is a wonderful event and so many people are so anxious to come back,” she said. “For anyone looking to give back to their community, it’s perfect.”
You can expect the superb snacks, like tea sandwiches with cucumber and cream cheese, chicken almondine, and ham and cream cheese; delectable sweets, like petit fours, lemon bars and shortbread cookies; fresh fruit; and, of course, fine teas in a variety of flavors.
October 6, 2009
You can help Life Enrichment Options officials raise a roof at their 20th celebration and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13. Read more
December 22, 2008
Proving Elks members can turn any event into a fundraising venture, Life Enrichment Options founder Mark Miller (second from left) accepts checks totalling $3,500, raised by lodge poker players, and presented by (from left) Exalted Ruler Ralph Bell, Secretary Don Schafer and Leading Knight Jeff Johnson on Dec. 20.
December 8, 2008
Santa’s lap has plenty of room for Jennifer Fury and a shy Cianna, 3, of North Bend, at the XXX Rootbeer Drive-in’s Jingle Bell Cruz/Toys 4 Tots drive Dec. 7. Santa is surrounded by toys donated by area classic car club members. The toys were later donated to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank and to Life Enrichment Options.