May 25, 2010
City inducts Leon Kos into Hall of Fame; chamber names Bob Ittes as Citizen of the Year
Community leaders honored the man at the helm of city administration through more than three decades and four mayors with the top city award last week.
The city inducted retired City Administrator Leon Kos into the Issaquah Hall of Fame during the 31st annual Community Awards Luncheon.
Besides Kos, the city and civic organizations honored people in 15 categories for community and volunteer efforts at the May 18 ceremony.
Issaquah Chamber of Commerce leaders named longtime community banker Bob Ittes as Citizen of the Year. Chamber CEO Matt Bott praised Ittes as “one of the pillars of our community” before the announcement.
“In his quiet way, the recipient has provided strong, steady leadership to a number of local organizations,” Bott said.
Ittes launched Issaquah Community Bank in July 2007 — “known by many as Bob’s bank” — Rowley Properties executive Kristi Tripple, the ceremony emcee, said in the announcement.
The bank merged with three other Puget Sound-area institutions in February to become Bank of the Northwest.
“Pulling together a bank merger during one of the worst economic periods in history is no small feat,” Tripple said. Read more
May 18, 2010
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May 11, 2010
These cycling angels are the heavenly type
They’re rebels. They flout the rat race. They’re revolutionaries. They question authority. They’re ornery and feisty. They’re nonconformists.
And every six months, these residents of the Providence Marianwood Nursing Center invite the Eastside Harley Owners Group club for a social hour, a luncheon and a round of motorcycle hell raising.
Apparently, birds of a feather flock together!
Each Harley Day visit, such as the one May 8, begins with an average of 20 Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners blasting into the parking lot with a groundswell of high-decibel noise, shiny sparkling chrome, decorated helmets, abundant beards, bandannas and ponytails, and leather duds emblazoned with skulls, eagles and Harley logos.
But don’t let that scare you. The HOGS include professionals, such as accountants, lawyers and computer software workers. Read more
May 4, 2010
Providence Marianwood skilled nursing home and artEAST artists’ group present their first combined art show, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” The show, which runs through May 31 at the senior care facility, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E., features photographs by artEAST artists. The public is invited to stop by to view the photographs in the new “Marianwood Art Gallery.”
ArtEAST will then work with Providence Marianwood to display a different art show about every two months, and artist receptions will be held on the third Wednesday of even numbered months.
April 13, 2010
Actress Joan Pinkerton Tucker, of Moses Lake, will portray Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence April 16 at Providence Marianwood in celebration of Providence Marianwood.
The Rev. Johann Neethling, Providence Marianwood director of pastoral care, said Tucker’s living-history performance is highly anticipated for the annual celebration.
“We’re very excited she’s coming back,” Neethling said, adding Tucker last appeared at the facility in 1988, before Providence Marianwood had taken over operations. “We have some residents from other Providence ministries who have seen her and have been very impressed.”
Tucker, who dresses as Mother Joseph did when she worked in the Washington Territory, will present her free, living history monologue “Beggar/Builder: The History of Mother Joseph from 2-2:45 p.m., in the activity room, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E. Read more
January 5, 2009
Olga and Adolfo Chavez are rarely apart. Where one goes, so, too, does the other. The pattern started the day after she arrived in America from her native Guatemala.
“I remember I came to the United States on May 10, 1986, and I met Adolfo the next day,” Olga, 51, said. “We were married nine months later.”
Adolfo, a 59-year-old native of Mexico, confirmed their attachment at the hip. She left California to visit her sister-in-law here while on vacation. She liked it so much that she stayed. Read more