Merry Christmas Issaquah in July fund needs a boost

July 16, 2015

With just two weeks left in the month, the Merry Christmas Issaquah in July fundraising drive is well short of its ultimate goal.

The monetary goal of $25,000 goes a long way in ensuring Issaquah families keep a roof over their heads.

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July fundraiser helps families find a home

July 9, 2015

Imagine an Issaquah winter.

It’s cold, rainy and windy, and snow is certainly not out of the question during this dreary time period.

Now, imagine enduring this winter when the place you call home is just a truck.

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To the Editor — July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

Recycling center

Residents still need the  center, will miss convenience

Our household is saddened by the news of the closure of the Issaquah Recycling Center. Not all of us here on the outskirts of the city have the luxury of curbside recycling, so a stop at the recycling center had become a near-weekly stop to unload cardboard, plastic, glass, newspapers and more.

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It’s Christmas in July for Issaquah Community Services fundraiser

July 2, 2015

Issaquah Community Services comes to the aid of individuals and families when they need it most.

The nonprofit is there to intervene right before the power goes out, the eviction notice becomes real and the water is turned off.

ICS 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.

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To the Editor — July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

Dangerous crossing

When will the city do something to really fix the problem?

Well, here we are three years after the former mayor wrote me this letter, promising improvements to the crosswalk at Newport Way Northwest and Northwest Oakcrest Drive.

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Off The Press — Sports coverage gets a much-needed boost

June 17, 2015

Our readership has surely noticed that local sports coverage hasn’t been the same since Bob Taylor left The Issaquah Press a few years ago.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

Just like every other business, money dictates how we do things, and we’ve had to cut back on reporting staff and editorial space. It’s unfortunate, because the people and organizations who comprise our communities deserve better. I never knew Taylor, but from what I’ve heard, his work was greatly valued and proved irreplaceable after his retirement.

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Lefse Fest celebrates Scandinavian culture

June 3, 2015

Maypole to honor deceased rooster McNugget

A little rooster atop a ceremonial pole will look awfully familiar to locals attending a celebration of all things Scandinavian June 6.

Contributed This year’s Lefse Fest maypole rooster, like this one from a past event, will be painted to look like beloved resident rooster McNugget.

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This year’s Lefse Fest maypole rooster, like this one from a past event, will be painted to look like beloved resident rooster McNugget.

Lefse Fest returns to Issaquah for the third year, and event organizers have decided to honor resident rooster McNugget by fashioning the maypole topper in his likeness.

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McNugget memorial plaque, scrapbook closer to fruition

May 27, 2015

A community movement to honor resident rooster McNugget with a permanent memorial is inching closer to reality.

By Greg Farrar McNugget, an escaped Issaquah Grange Supply roster, would frequently perch in the tree in the Staples parking lot where he made his home.

By Greg Farrar
McNugget, an escaped Issaquah Grange Supply roster, would frequently perch in the tree in the Staples parking lot where he made his home.

The campaign, launched by The Issaquah Press shortly after news spread of McNugget’s death, is almost halfway to its $3,000 goal.

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Feel like family when Uncle Si serves up a slice of that pie

May 20, 2015

When the owner of Uncle Si’s Pizza was looking to open a second location outside Snoqualmie Ridge, he chose a curious spot.

By David Hayes The barbecue chicken (front) and the Old Standard are two good choices for pizzas at Uncle Si’s.

By David Hayes
The barbecue chicken (front) and the Old Standard are two good choices for pizzas at Uncle Si’s.

A few months back, he opened that second location in the Sammamish Lakeside Plaza on East Lake Sammamish Parkway. Commuters to and from Issaquah drive past it daily, while schools are all up the hill in Sammamish and businesses are south, closer to downtown Issaquah. So it’s not very conveniently located for the typical lunch crowd, unless you live in the nearby apartment complexes.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

May 20, 2015

Contributed Linda Jean Shepherd says, ‘Yá’át’ééh from the Navajo Nation, home of the Diné, as they call themselves. This greeting means, “It is good.” It is good that The Issaquah Press honored me as a Hometown Hero, and I was able to give that issue of our newspaper to my brother, Gregg Shepherd, who married into the Tótsohnii, Big Water Clan, and has worked as a counselor in Navajo schools for most of his life.’ Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and information to editor@isspress.com.

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Linda Jean Shepherd says, ‘Yá’át’ééh from the Navajo Nation, home of the Diné, as they call themselves. This greeting means, “It is good.” It is good that The Issaquah Press honored me as a Hometown Hero, and I was able to give that issue of our newspaper to my brother, Gregg Shepherd, who married into the Tótsohnii, Big Water Clan, and has worked as a counselor in Navajo schools for most of his life.’ Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and information to editor@isspress.com.

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