Merry Christmas Issaquah helps new resident get on her feet

December 16, 2014

Shannon Winkler has called Issaquah home for only a few weeks, but already, she knows it’s a special place.

It’s a place filled with people and nonprofit organizations that take care of their own through good times and bad.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

December 16, 2014

Contributed Paul and Kelly Bernado and their oldest son Jacob took their Issaquah Press to Roatan, Honduras, earlier this year to build a home for a single mother and her three kids. (Check out Dwellings at www.dwellingsnow.com.) Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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Paul and Kelly Bernado and their oldest son Jacob took their Issaquah Press to Roatan, Honduras, earlier this year to build a home for a single mother and her three kids. (Check out Dwellings at www.dwellingsnow.com.) Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

Merry Christmas Issaquah offers hope

December 13, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 13, 2014

Issaquah Community Services comes into a family’s life when they need it most.

The people that the nonprofit supports are not residents looking for a handout, they are men and women who are simply looking to survive amidst a harrowing set of circumstances.

“We are getting families coming that are so desperate, they have completely exhausted everything,” said Lori Birrell, ICS board president.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

December 9, 2014

Contributed The Soboslai-Thackers took their Issaquah Press to the Coliseum in Rome, Italy, this past spring. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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The Soboslai-Thackers took their Issaquah Press to the Coliseum in Rome, Italy, this past spring. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

Press columnist wins two book awards

December 9, 2014

Slim Randles, the columnist who writes “Home Country” for The Issaquah Press, won three regional book awards for the two books he wrote in 2014.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah helps residents at their lowest

December 3, 2014

The clients that come to Issaquah Community Services are often at one of the lowest points in their lives.

It’s the single mother struggling to find money for rent; it’s the family about to endure long nights without electricity or water; and it’s the job seeker that needs money for gas or bus fare just to make it to his or her interview.

“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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To the Editor — week of Nov. 26

November 25, 2014

Meals program

Rule change needed public transparency

On Nov. 18, The Issaquah Press carried an article by Tom Corrigan, about a new sign outside the Issaquah Community Hall, prohibiting outdoor eating of meals served in the hall. As a private citizen, I write this letter in support of Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah fund is off to good start

November 25, 2014

The only source of heat in Marty Wright’s Issaquah-area home is a wood-pellet stove.

Without the wood pellets, though, the stove is nothing more than decoration, and a reminder of the cold nights ahead.

Last year, Issaquah Community Services kept Wright’s fire on with a donation of wood pellets, as the disabled veteran without an income waited approval for disability benefits, while receiving services for injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah helps replace losses

November 18, 2014

Cynthia Jackson lost all of her belongings when a pipe burst in her Bellevue home, flooding her bathroom and forcing the single mom to pick up the pieces.

The strife didn’t end there, though. A mold problem made her family sick, so she had no choice but to uproot her life from Bellevue to Issaquah.

“We had to abandon ship and leave everything behind, and I ended up in an apartment in Issaquah with nothing,” she said.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

November 11, 2014

Contributed The Kumar family took their Issaquah Press to the Tower Bridge in London this summer. Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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The Kumar family took their Issaquah Press to the Tower Bridge in London this summer. Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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