City, school district join local businesses honored for waste prevention

August 27, 2015

NEW — 5:48 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

The city of Issaquah, the Issaquah School District and several local businesses were honored by King County’s Solid Waste Division on its eighth annual list of Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling.

Every year, King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Solid Waste Division honor businesses and organizations for adopting practices that reduce waste and increase recycling. It was the ISD’s seventh year on the list and the third in a row on the Honor Roll. The city of Issaquah joins the ISD on the Honor Roll for the first time, having been named to the list five straight years.

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U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert visits Issaquah’s Spiritwood at Pine Lake

August 10, 2015

NEW — 2:52 p.m. Aug. 10, 2015

Medicaid and Medicare, along with veterans’ rights.

Those seemed to be the main topics of the day as U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert spent about an hour or so Aug. 7 at the Spiritwood at Pine Lake assisted living facility on 228th Avenue Southeast, near the Issaquah and Sammamish borders.

By Greg Farrar Janice Amato (left), a Garden House memory care resident, receives a handshake from U.S. House Rep. Dave Reichert as he arrives to a welcoming group of residents at the beginning of his tour Aug. 7 of the Spiritwood at Pine Lake assisted living facility.

By Greg Farrar
Janice Amato (left), a Garden House memory care resident, receives a handshake from U.S. House Rep. Dave Reichert as he arrives to a welcoming group of residents at the beginning of his tour Aug. 7 of the Spiritwood at Pine Lake assisted living facility.

After a short tour of the facility, the GOP congressman met with seniors in the facility’s main dining room. Read more

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Editorial — Please honor veterans for their service

November 4, 2014

It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area.

But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.

Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.

Here are ways you can keep the spirit of Veterans Day going:

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Spiritwood at Pine Lake receives national honor

August 3, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 3, 2014

Spiritwood at Pine Lake, together with seven other Village Concepts communities throughout Washington state, was nationally recognized by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

The Bronze award, followed by Silver and Gold, is the first in a series of three levels of the National Quality Award Program.

The program recognizes senior communities across the nation that have continually demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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Retirement community recognized for waste reduction efforts

July 29, 2014

King County’s Solid Waste Division recently honored Spiritwood at Pine Lake for adopting business practices that reduce waste and increase recycling, naming them one of their Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2014.

Spiritwood implemented recycling and composting throughout its community in which both residents and staff actively participated to reduce their carbon footprint. The program has been successful in reducing their garbage waste by half.

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Community is welcome at May 29 ‘Bring it on Bingo’ tonight

May 29, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 29, 2014

Enjoy a glass of wine, delicious appetizers and a rousing game of bingo at 6 p.m. May 29 at “Bring it on Bingo” at Spiritwood at Pine Lake.

Winners will have their choice of great prizes.

Donations for the Issaquah Food Bank are being accepted. Bring packaged food or money.

The retirement community is at 3607 228th Ave. S.E.

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Editorial

May 27, 2014

Many people came out to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area on Memorial Day.

But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.

Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.

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Spiritwood at Pine Lake hosts mudslide fundraiser pancake breakfast Saturday morning

April 4, 2014

NEW – Noon April 4, 2014

Spiritwood at Pine Lake is throwing its support behind those affected by the Oso mudslide, with an April 5 benefit fundraiser.

The Issaquah retirement community will host a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. The feast costs $10 per person.

All proceeds benefit the Oso mudslide victims through the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation, a local organization that is giving 100 percent of donations directly to those affected by the disaster.

Spiritwood at Pine Lake is at 3607 228th Ave. S.E.

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Maywood Kiwanis Builders Club helps children, seniors

March 18, 2014

The latest addition to the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah family is the Maywood Middle School Kiwanis Builders Club.

The chartering of the Maywood Builders Club was initiated two years ago by Key Clubber Lisa Antonio, currently lieutenant governor of PNW Key Club Division 28. It took two years to find a faculty adviser, Samantha Neff.

With her leadership, the Kiwanis Maywood Builders Club recently engaged Kiwanis and Key Club with the project of making hospital dolls for Seattle Children’s. Doctors use the dolls to explain medical procedures by drawing the procedure on a doll, which is then given to the patient.

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‘Rovin’ Fiddlers’ Perform at Spiritwood / March 14, 2014

March 17, 2014

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