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August 10, 2010

Liberty grads get scholarships

The Maple Hills Marlins Swim Team Board awarded four scholarships in August to four college-bound graduates from Liberty High School who have been longtime summer swim team members.

The 2010 scholarship award winners are Hannah Blue ($500), Austin Briggs ($500), Dooley Brown ($250) and David Lowry ($250).

Blue and Brown are headed to Washington State University in the fall. Briggs will attend the University of Washington. Lowry is going to Western Washington University.

To be considered for the scholarship award, graduated seniors who swam this season completed an application, which was scored blind according to an established matrix. Years on the team, contributions to the team, responses to essay questions, and grade point average were all factors in the selection. Funding for the scholarships comes from team fundraising efforts.

Providence Point residents support local charities

The Kiwanis Club of Providence Point recently concluded its annual fund drive for 2010. More than 50 percent of Providence Point residents contributed, generating $25,000 for local charities, including Eastside Baby Corner, Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, Providence Marianwood Foundation and the YWCA Family Village in Redmond.

2010 Community Awards

May 25, 2010

City inducts Leon Kos into Hall of Fame; chamber names Bob Ittes as Citizen of the Year

Leon Kos, Hall of Fame

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

Seniors go cruisin’ down memory lane on a Harley Davidson

May 18, 2010

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Off The Press

May 11, 2010

These cycling angels are the heavenly type

Greg Farrar Press photographer

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

Providence Marianwood, artEAST host art show

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.

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Providence Marianwood celebrates Mother Joseph Day with living history

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

The Chavez family lives, works together

January 5, 2009

The Chavez family, Yasmin, Adolfo and Olga (from left), all work at the Providence Marianwood assisted living facility in Issaquah. By Greg Farrar.The Chavez family, Yasmin, Adolfo and Olga (from left), all work at the Providence Marianwood assisted living facility in Issaquah. By Greg Farrar.

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

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