The Issaquah Press Around the World

March 3, 2015

Contributed ‘We were thrilled to carry The Issaquah Press with us on our trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. We reached the summit, called Uhuru Peak (19,341 feet) on Feb. 9,’ Jane and Steve Schwartz said. ‘The “Around the World” section is one of our favorites in the paper and we would be so honored if our picture was included!’ Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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‘We were thrilled to carry The Issaquah Press with us on our trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. We reached the summit, called Uhuru Peak (19,341 feet) on Feb. 9,’ Jane and Steve Schwartz said. ‘The “Around the World” section is one of our favorites in the paper and we would be so honored if our picture was included!’ Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

Vets advocate Dave Waggoner is honored as Hometown Hero

February 24, 2015

Issaquah doesn’t forget.

By Greg Farrar Dave Waggoner speaks to the crowd during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony in his role as a representative of the Issaquah branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436.

By Greg Farrar
Dave Waggoner speaks to the crowd during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony in his role as a representative of the Issaquah branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436.

Not a Veterans Day or a Memorial Day goes by without a city celebration honoring the men and women who fought, or continue to fight, for this country’s freedom.

Issaquah and its residents won’t forget those sacrifices anytime soon, because Dave Waggoner won’t let them.

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Caring Conley — Relay for Life volunteers pay tribute to the passion of the late Karen Conley

February 17, 2015

Issaquah resident Stacy Strickland can remember the immediate bond she felt with Karen Conley the morning they met at Relay for Life on the track behind Issaquah High School.

Contributed Karen Conley (right) and Michelle Salene, of Team Aloha, which Conley started, get a ride up in the Eastside Fire & Rescue ladder truck during a recent Relay for Life event at Issaquah High School.

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Karen Conley (right) and Michelle Salene, of Team Aloha, which Conley started, get a ride up in the Eastside Fire & Rescue ladder truck during a recent Relay for Life event at Issaquah High School.

The women were both at the school in response to an article in The Issaquah Press that described the need for additional help at the annual fundraiser that raises money to fight cancer.

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Mirrormont leader Linda Shepherd is first Hometown Hero

February 10, 2015

“Linda has a very unpretentious way of getting things done,” said Heidi Kayler, of her friend Linda Jean Shepherd. “She is just a very grounded individual. She’s a natural leader.”

By Greg Farrar Linda Shepherd shows off some of the plants growing in her raised garden plot at the Mirrormont Pea Patch during summer 2011.

By Greg Farrar
Linda Shepherd shows off some of the plants growing in her raised garden plot at the Mirrormont Pea Patch during summer 2011.

Now serving her second year as president of the Mirrormont Community Association, Shepherd was also the driving force behind the founding of the Mirrormont Pea Patch.

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Beware of scammers selling The Press

January 27, 2015

The Issaquah Press would like to inform its readers that we do not sell subscriptions door to door or by telephone.

Should somebody contact you by these means we urge you to not give out any personal information or make any payments as this is fraudulent.

Renewal or new subscription payments should only be mailed to P.O. Box 1328 Issaquah 98027, or paid on our website at www.issaquahpress.com or called in to us at 392-6434, ext. 245.

Nominate an Issaquah Press Hometown Hero

January 23, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 23, 2015

Do you know someone in our community who does wonderful things?

Maybe he helps build water wells in a foreign country. Maybe you know a group that makes quilts for people with cancer.

Maybe it’s a family that gives time to animals at local animal shelters. Maybe it’s a group of children who saved their pennies to help victims of domestic violence. Or maybe you know a child who gave up birthday presents and instead asked that they go to others in need.

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To the Editor

January 20, 2015

More people donated to Merry Christmas Issaquah than ever

Issaquah Community Services volunteers would like to extend a heartfelt thank you and sincere gratitude to the numerous donors who have made it possible, through the Merry Christmas Issaquah fund, to support those in our community who have fallen on hard times.

Our volunteers have the humbling privilege of administering donated funds to those in need. With more than $80,000 raised, we can continue to provide emergency assistance to the families and individuals that live in the Issaquah School District that cannot meet their basic needs from month to month. Having a roof over one’s head, running water, lights and a warm home can now be possible for almost 500 families.

We especially would like to recognize the hard-working team at The Issaquah Press, as they have been a major supporter of this service to our community since 1981. In total, they have helped us raise more than $1 million since 1981. Read more

Nominate an Issaquah Press Hometown Hero

January 16, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 16, 2015

Do you know someone in our community who does wonderful things?

Maybe he helps build water wells in a foreign country. Maybe you know a group that makes quilts for people with cancer.

Maybe it’s a family that gives time to animals at local animal shelters. Maybe it’s a group of children who saved their pennies to help victims of domestic violence. Or maybe you know a child who gave up birthday presents and instead asked that they go to others in need.

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Time remains to donate to Merry Christmas Issaquah

January 13, 2015

Fund has record number of donors

When The Issaquah Press began its 2014 Merry Christmas Issaquah series more than two months ago, readers met Michelle Curtis.

Curtis is exactly the type of person Issaquah Community Services seeks to assist. She is a survivor, a fighter and, most of all, a mother intent on seeking a better life for her family.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah fund inches closer to goal

January 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 10, 2015

After a flood of donations cascaded into the Issaquah Community Services office last week, the Merry Christmas Issaquah fund is now less than $25,000 away from its ultimate goal.

Every penny matters as we gather donations to keep needy Issaquah families sheltered and warm during the year.

Issaquah Community Services offers emergency financial aid to residents of the Issaquah School District in the form of utility payments, rent assistance and other miscellaneous contributions, depending on a client’s specific need.

“Helping nearly 500 families get by every single year is the sole reason why we exist,” said Lori Birrell, ICS board president.

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