Magnificent matriarchs

May 13, 2014

Brunch celebrates moms of children with special needs

The sky was gray on a May 10 afternoon, but inside Swedish/Issaquah, where a special group of moms were treated to an early Mother’s Day brunch, it was nothing but sunshine.

Look no further than Issaquah mom Kimberley Lane’s Mother’s Day card, signed lovingly by her son Brian Galbraith with the inscription “your only son-shine.”

Photos by Christina Corrales-Toy Above, Joseph Song, a Swedish/Issaquah volunteer (right), helps Brian Galbraith put together a plotted plant as a Mother’s Day gift at Life Enrichment Options’ Mother’s Brunch May 10.

Photo by Christina Corrales-Toy
Above, Joseph Song, a Swedish/Issaquah volunteer (right), helps Brian Galbraith put together a plotted plant as a Mother’s Day gift at Life Enrichment Options’ Mother’s Brunch May 10.

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Giving Mother’s Day a whole new meaning

May 6, 2014

Mother’s Day isn’t until May 11, but I celebrated a little early last week with my mom.

Although she lives just a little less than 300 miles south, as the crow flies to Oregon, it proves to be just far enough that I only take the occasional visit.

No longer.

David Hayes Press reporter

David Hayes
Press reporter

I plan to make her a regular entry on my social calendar.

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Mod Pizza seeks special moms

April 29, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 29, 2014

In celebration of Mother’s Day on May 11, MOD Pizza will honor all mothers with a free, individual pizza or hand-tossed salad all day.

MOD will also honor five MOD Moms with a pizza party for 10 at the MOD location of their choice.

Share stories of a special mom you know, describing what makes this mom MOD — a cool skill or talent, having overcome a challenge, quirky advice or a hilarious “mom-ism.” MOD wants to hear from everyone with stories of extraordinary moms.

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Donate to fund new downtown flower baskets

February 18, 2014

With the help of community donations, the Downtown Issaquah Association was able to bring back flower baskets to downtown last year. Donations directly affect how many baskets can be purchased.

“These beautiful baskets have been a delightful addition to our downtown throughout the years,” the association said in a news release. “Our goal for this year is $10,000 to fund 40 baskets. This cannot happen without your support.”

File Greg Spranger installs a banner on a Front Street lamppost in 2002 to complement the hanging flower baskets at the Mercantile Building. The Downtown Issaquah Association brought them back last year.

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Greg Spranger installs a banner on a Front Street lamppost in 2002 to complement the hanging flower baskets at the Mercantile Building. The Downtown Issaquah Association brought them back last year.

There are three ways people can participate:

$1,000 donation — Receive a banner placard 24-by-16 with your logo on it to hang on Front Street. The donor will be recognized in a thank you press release and on the DIA website. The association will send a Mother’s Day card to the donor’s mother of choice.

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