Seahawks to assist in grand opening for Grand Ridge Plaza

November 12, 2013

NEW — 3:14 p.m. Nov. 12, 2013

Three days of events celebrating the official opening of Grand Ridge Plaza will include live appearances by Pro Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy, Seahawks Blue Thunder and the Sea Gals, a special ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring City of Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger and other highlights.

Nov. 15, 10 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting

More than 100 special guests have been invited to join Frisinger for a ribbon-cutting that will hear remarks about the new center’s significance on residents and the region’s economy. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served.

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October 15, 2013

The art of philanthrophy

August 20, 2013

Skyline grad uses art to pay it forward

Karan Sunil’s infatuation with art began at an early age, and he’s developed his gifts to the point where one of the most prestigious schools in the country wants him to study there.

Sunil, who graduated from Skyline High School in June, will soon be headed to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he plans to work toward an art production career in film or television.

Contributed Artist Karan Sunil (right) shows off his ‘Seattle Nightscape’ piece alongside Bipasha Mukherjee, who bought the painting during Sunil’s charity art show at Sammamish City Hall on Aug. 3.

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Artist Karan Sunil (right) shows off his ‘Seattle Nightscape’ piece alongside Bipasha Mukherjee, who bought the painting during Sunil’s charity art show at Sammamish City Hall on Aug. 3.

“I don’t know yet whether that’s animation, whether that’s storyboarding or character design,” he said. “That’s something I’ll have to discover and figure out.”

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Leroy Hill won’t face felony charge

May 14, 2013

The King County Prosecutor’s Office announced May 8 it did not find sufficient cause to charge former Seattle Seahawk Leroy Hill with a felony after he was arrested in January on allegations of domestic violence.

Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Dan Donohoe said the case would now be referred to the city prosecutor in Issaquah for a decision on whether there will be a misdemeanor charge filed.

Hill played the past eight seasons with the Seahawks as a linebacker, but is now an unrestricted free agent and remains unsigned.

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Issaquah police nab NFL player for domestic violence

February 5, 2013

Prosecutors could charge Leroy Hill for domestic violence-related crimes, after Issaquah police arrested the Seattle Seahawks linebacker for assaulting and imprisoning a woman.

Leroy Hill

Leroy Hill

Officers responded to Hill’s Talus home along Cougar Ridge Drive Northwest at about 4 p.m. Jan. 29. Hill’s girlfriend, a 26-year-old Issaquah woman, said he had assaulted her numerous times since about 10:30 a.m. She told police he stood on her head and chest, struck her with a bottle of alcohol and punched her as many as 20 times.

She said Hill, 30, blocked the doorway, did not allow her to leave the home and took her cellphone, court documents state. The woman escaped from the residence when he went to the bathroom.

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Police arrest Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill for domestic violence

January 30, 2013

NEW — 10:15 a.m. Jan. 30, 2013

Issaquah police arrested Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill on Tuesday for domestic violence at Hill’s Talus home.

Officers responded after a 26-year-old Issaquah woman said her boyfriend, Hill, assaulted her several times and kept her inside his home against her will.

The woman told police Hill blocked the doorway, did not allow her to leave the home and took her cellphone. The woman escaped from the residence when Hill went to the bathroom.

Officers arrested Hill, 30, for domestic violence and assault related to the incident at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. The response to the home in the 60 block of Cougar Ridge Drive Northwest included police and Eastside Fire & Rescue units.

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Top Pot to open Issaquah drive-thru location

January 22, 2013

Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts plans to open a drive-thru Issaquah location as early as next month — a first for the Seattle-based pastry purveyor.

Cofounder Mark Klebeck said Top Pot intends to upgrade Rowley Properties’ existing building at 1235 N.W. Maple St. — a round structure most recently occupied by Mondo’s Espresso — near the Issaquah Transit Center.

The iconic structure’s Mid-Century Modern design and proximity to the transit hub appealed to the Klebecks.

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County officials wager Starbucks, Coke on playoff game

January 12, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 12, 2013

Leaders in the home communities for the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons made a friendly wager before the teams clash on the gridiron.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Fulton County, Ga., Chairman John Eaves each put iconic beverages on the outcome. Constantine put up coffee from local roasters, including Seattle-based Starbucks and several smaller companies. Eaves wagered a gift basket from Atlanta-based Coca-Cola.

“The whole region is excited for the game on Sunday, and I want to thank Chairman Eaves for joining me in this friendly wager to highlight our local companies, and our winning teams,” Constantine said in a statement. “Go Hawks!”

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County executives engage in friendly football wager

January 8, 2013

Leaders in the home communities for the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins engaged in a friendly rivalry in the days before the teams met on the gridiron Jan. 6.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Prince George’s County, Md., Executive Rushern Baker each put up a case of coffee on the outcome.

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County executives make friendly football playoff bet

January 5, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 5, 2013

Leaders in the home communities for the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins engaged in a friendly rivalry in the days before the teams meet on the gridiron.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Prince George’s County, Md., Executive Rushern Baker each put up a case of coffee on the outcome.

The java comes from from local producers — Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, Diva Espresso and other locally roasted coffees from King County, and 8 O’Clock Bean Coffee from Cheverly, Md.

The county CEOs also agreed for the loser to wear the winning team’s jersey to community service events in January. The effort is meant to promote National Mentoring Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects.

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