Buyer beware after winning a Super Bowl!

March 4, 2014

Memorabilia is a wonderful thing, and there’s nothing wrong with having some nice keepsakes to remind us of the places, people and events in our lives that hold a lot of meaning. My wife says I hang onto too much, but that’s another story.

There’s also nothing wrong with spending good money on a great object of value that reminds me of something historic or unique. If I see something nice and wait until later, it may well be gone by the time I’m ready to order. I always regret those missed opportunities for a long time.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

But do I really want to spend $300 on the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Express? Not only that, but do I want to be FOOLED into spending that much money on a plastic model train set with four cars and a 3-by-5-foot oval track?

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Issaquah named one of state’s best places to retire

February 25, 2014

Issaquah is one of the state’s best places to settle down for retirement, according to GangsAway!, a retirement planning website.

In light of the fervor surrounding the Seattle Seahawks, website founder Moira McGarvey took a look at some of the Pacific Northwest’s top retirement locations in an article on the Huffington Post Post50 platform.

McGarvey described Issaquah as one of the top choices because it’s “affordable, close to Seattle, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.”

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We are the best

February 18, 2014

Not only do we Western Washingtonians have the best football team in the country, but we have many great Olympians as well.

It bowls me over to hear about our Northwest contribution to the rest of the country, not just in sports but also in health care, technology and aeronautics. Our unemployment isn’t too high, and our economy seems to be bubbling along. On top of that, to the chagrin of everybody else, we just happen to have the best climate in the continental United States. Shh! It’s a secret. Everybody else thinks it rains all the time, so let’s keep it that way.

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Seahawk Celebration Parade / Feb. 5, 2014

February 6, 2014

Editorial

February 4, 2014

More than one way to community unity

The community is still riding high on the wave of anticipation and celebration of Seahawks glory. It created a new wave of Northwest unity unlike anything in recent memory. Hold on to that feeling!

Coming up is another thriller — the 2014 Olympic Games, beginning Feb. 6. The pride of America grows with every gold medal earned and won in Sochi, Russia.

But let’s not miss out on another opportunity to make a difference in the esprit de corps right here at home. All you have to do is vote. It’s easy, it’s patriotic, it’s essential. And it unites us all.

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Lisa Rae Riley crowned Lady 12 winner

February 4, 2014

Lisa Rae Riley, Rowley Properties executive assistant and avid Seattle Seahawks fan, entered Volume 12 sport store’s Lady 12 competition Jan. 25 and was one of 12 finalists to compete in the Lady 12 of the Season Contest.

Sponsored by Volume 12 in Redmond, Riley navigated a tough final round of challenging Seahawks trivia to win the competition and be crowned “Lady 12 of the Season” for 2013-14.

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Beaver Lake middle school teacher honored as ‘Hero in the Classroom’

December 22, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 22, 2013

Beaver Lake Middle School teacher Heather Ireland was honored Dec. 18 by the Seattle Seahawks and financial services firm Symetra as a Symetra Hero in the Classroom.

The educational program honors K-12 teachers throughout the Puget Sound region. Ireland is one of 16 selections during the 2013 NFL season.

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Sea Gals to visit Hop Jacks

December 3, 2013

Hop Jacks Restaurant in the Klahanie Shopping Center welcomes the Seattle Sea Gals, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

The Sea Gals are the cheerleaders for the Seattle Seahawks. They will sign their 2014 calendar and mingle with fans during their visit to Hop Jacks, known for its American menu and icy drinks.

Happy hour is daily, from 2-6 p.m.

 

 

Seahawk Festivities at Grand Ridge Plaza Party / Nov. 16, 2013

November 18, 2013

Celebrate Grand Ridge Plaza opening with Pro Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy, Seahawks Blue Thunder, Blitz and Sea Gals in Issaquah Highlands this weekend

November 16, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 16, 2013

See Pro Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy, Seahawks Blue Thunder, Blitz and the Sea Gals during grand opening events of Grand Ridge Plaza in the Issaquah Highlands today.

The schedule for today is:

11 a.m. — Seattle Sea Gals, the Seattle Seahawks cheerleaders, host an autograph signing.

Noon — Seahawks Blue Thunder drum line will perform as Blitz, the team’s official mascot, greets families.

1-3 p.m. — Pro Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy, who played his entire 11-season career with the Seahawks, will be on site to meet fans and sign autographs. Free color photos will be given to the first 300 fans.

A drawing to award a signed NFL football from the Seattle Seahawks will also be held.

Cortez Kennedy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. (www.profootballhof.com)

Cortez Kennedy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. Meet him Nov. 16 in the Issaquah Highlands. (www.profootballhof.com)

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