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.
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
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.