October 1, 2015
NEW — 12:43 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015
Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks honored Beaver Lake Middle School earth science teacher Tasha Kirby as a Symetra Hero in the Classroom on Sept. 30, during a surprise school assembly.
“I am the parent of a second grader in Challenger Elementary, which is one of the feeder schools to Beaver Lake Middle School, where Tasha Kirby teaches,” Jayashree Krishnamurthy said in a nomination. “Mrs. Kirby is very dedicated about spreading science awareness and was instrumental in helping me bring a science program called Destination Imagination to Challenger. The program was being conducted in the other feeder elementary schools.
September 28, 2015
NEW — 5:31 p.m. Sept. 28, 2015
In homage to the Seattle Seahawks’ mascot Blitz, Seattle Humane is having an Adoption Blitz this weekend. Fees are being waived on all pets adopted from Seattle Humane.
This is your chance to grow your family roster and adopt your own MVP (Most Valuable Pet).
A leash and collar are required for dogs and secure carriers are required for cats. Please bring these items with you or plan to purchase them at Seattle Humane.
The shelter is at 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue. Learn more about the available animals at www.seattlehumane.org.
September 7, 2015
NEW — 12:25 p.m. Sept. 7, 2015
Skyline High School graduate Kasen Williams was one of seven players to sign with the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad Sept. 6 following the cutdown to 53 players on all NFL rosters. Read more
June 25, 2015
The Seattle Seahawks signed former University of Washington and Skyline High School standout receiver Kasen Williams on June 12.
Williams impressed the Seahawks during May’s rookie mini-camp, in which he participated as a tryout player. Before that, he had signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was waived after failing his physical, apparently due to concerns over a foot injury he suffered as a junior at the UW.
March 25, 2015
For nearly three years, Ryan Lentz has tried to get others to embrace a simple concept — do something for others while doing an everyday activity.
There are about 210 million coffee drinkers in the U.S., Lentz said, and he’s aiming to land 50,000 of them as monthly subscribers to Callie’s Coffee, named for his 10-year-old daughter who created the business.
March 10, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 10, 2015
A fundraiser will be held March 17 for Ryan Concannon, a 2009 Skyline High School graduate who sustained a traumatic brain injury from a bicycle crash in September 2012.
Concannon has been living in a donated home in Issaquah for the past several months, and funds are needed to help him with physical therapy and moving to a permanent home later this year.
The fundraiser will take place at the Team Ryan house, 26615 S.E. 37th St., Issaquah. The event starts at 6 p.m., with a live auction to follow at 7:45 p.m. Registration costs $100, and can be done online at www.hope4ryan.com.
The live auction includes several vacation packages, Seahawks and Mariners tickets, wine baskets and more. There is also an online auction for those who cannot attend the fundraiser.
February 26, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 26, 2015
The Beat the Winter Brews Fest is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd.
Possibly because of the close loss of the Seattle Seahawks in the Big Game, the winter blues seem to be extra potent this year. Luckily, according to the sponsoring Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, there is an antidote in the form of beer, wine and spirits in a festive indoor/outdoor setting.
Bring on the nasty weather, promoters say, dress warm and help your friends and neighbors toast the warmer, drier days to come.
February 10, 2015
According to Random House Dictionary, the word fan is a noun meaning “an enthusiastic devotee, follower or admirer of a sport, pastime, celebrity, etc.: a baseball fan; a great fan of Charlie Chaplin.”
Its synonyms are supporter, enthusiast, partisan, booster, addict.
February 10, 2015
Amount for budget has always been $350,000
Issaquah City Council members do not debate opinions in the press, but I must correct a statement attributed to my fellow Councilman Joshua Schaer. It is factually incorrect, and may misinform skate park advocates.
February 3, 2015