September 28, 2015
NEW — 3:11 p.m. Sept. 28, 2015
For Anthony Humay, more than three years of hard work is finally coming to fruition as he prepares to start the next phase of his company, Midzy, a website that bills itself as a “YouTube for polls.”
Humay, an Eastlake High School senior, founded Midzy when he was 13 and has designed most of the site himself. The website, which he calls a “social polling platform,” is now generating more than 10,000 hits per month, figures Humay hopes will push the business to new heights.
September 3, 2015
NEW — 10:42 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015
According to the Washington State Department of Health, between two and three youths ages 15-24 commit suicide every week in Washington state.
“The last three years have been some of the hardest years of my ministry when we saw several young people take their lives,” Nick Pringle, pastor of student ministries at Pine Lake Covenant Church for nearly 10 years, says in a Facebook video. “Each year in America, there are over 1 million attempts of suicide, and that’s too many.”
For the second year, teens from Issaquah and Sammamish will join the national movement for National Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10 and wear “You Matter” T-shirts to school that day.
June 3, 2015
March 5, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 5, 2015
On March 6-7, students in sixth through 12th grades will fast for 30 hours and raise funds to support organizations fighting poverty and hunger.
For the first time, five churches on the plateau will participate in this communitywide event, with more than 175 student participants projected. Participating church youth groups are:
- Faith Church
- Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church
- Pine Lake Covenant Church
- Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church
- Sammamish Presbyterian Church
September 9, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 9, 2014
Teenagers in Issaquah and Sammamish will wear special T-shirts to school Sept. 10 as part of National Suicide Prevention Day efforts.
Nick Pringle, a youth pastor at Pine Lake Covenant Church, is spearheading local awareness efforts. He said the last two years have been the hardest of his eight-year ministry career, with many area teens committing suicide.
Five teens in Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie took their own lives during the past school year. And 2013 was considered the most violent year for teen suicides in King County in the past five years, with the number rising from three to 11.
April 15, 2014
Communities across the world will celebrate Easter on April 20, but Issaquah residents don’t have to go far to enjoy the holiday festivities.
Get a head start on the Easter holiday weekend with the city’s annual Underwater Egg Hunt and Carnival on April 18 at the Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St.
Attendees should bring a swimsuit, towel and plastic basket to join in on the fun. Prizes are awarded for eggs gathered. While swimmers bob for eggs below, others can enjoy carnival games on the observation deck.
March 25, 2014
Retired transportation economist and Redmond City Councilman Hank Myers is the new director of the volunteer organization Eastside Friends of Seniors.
He was doing volunteer work in his community when he proposed the idea of creating a nonprofit organization to help seniors maintain their independence by providing essential services that allow them to remain in their own homes.
“My friend said that agency already exists,” Myers recalled. “That’s when she told me about Eastside Friends of Seniors.”
The organization operates out of offices in the basement of Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church on the Sammamish Plateau.
February 18, 2014
Tempers flared Feb. 11 at Faith United Methodist Church’s community meeting to discuss hosting Tent City 4.
Almost 200 residents — with concerns for children, jobs and safety — crowded into the church on Issaquah-Pine Lake Road in unincorporated King County. The meeting, according to the Rev. Dr. John Brewer, was to share information about the possibility of housing the traveling homeless shelter on church grounds.
“We were approached two and a half weeks ago with a serious request,” Brewer said. “While we had only briefly considered hosting in the summer time, this request came urgently.”
December 17, 2013
Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church and Temple B’nai Torah present a holiday interfaith concert from 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Mary, Queen of Peace, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.
The guests of honor are Tent City 4 residents.
The concert features:
- The Interfaith ensemble from Temple B’nai Torah, led by Cantor David Serkin Poole and music director Glenn Lestz, performing popular Christmas songs.
- Musical ensembles from Mary, Queen of Peace, led by liturgical music director David Yackley, performing sacred and secular Christmas songs.
October 8, 2013
Public meeting is set for Oct. 11
Tent City 4 might move to Sammamish.
Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church will hold a public meeting Oct. 11 to provide information and gather input from the community about possibly hosting the homeless encampment, which provides meals and overnight shelter.
After the meeting, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the church social hall at 1121 228th Ave. S.E. in Sammamish, the pastoral council will meet and likely develop a recommendation for the Rev. Kevin Duggan.
Rich Shively, pastoral administrator, said Duggan will have the final decision and will likely make his announcement the weekend of Oct. 12-13.