September 30, 2015
NEW — 4:22 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
Original pit crew reunites to celebrate 50th anniversary of iconic hydroplane’s last race
For those who have had their fill of Salmon Days festivities, longtime Issaquah resident Dixon Smith, 72, has an alternative recommendation for something to do the first weekend of October — come to Lake Chelan to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the last official race of the Miss Bardahl.
Smith and three other original crewmembers will be on hand as the Miss Bardahl participates with other vintage hydroplanes at the 2015 Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat and Car Event Oct. 3. Read more
September 30, 2015
NEW — 4:19 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
It’s a rare thing indeed when a self-help book ends up paying dividends for readers before it’s even published.
Such was the case with Alexandra Chauran’s latest book, “365 Ways to Strengthen Your Spirituality.”
“A production editor for this book was sending me sweet thank-you emails,” the Issaquah author said. “She was having these crises of faith. ‘Your book really helped me return to my church. You’re already helping people before it’s published,’ she told me. Read more
September 25, 2015
NEW — 4:25 p.m. Sept. 25, 2015
Washington State University, 2015 summer semester:
Issaquah: Arthur Bennett, Jarrett Brown, Rachel Galasso, McKenna Hogan, Christine Huffer, Jake Kargl, Ashton Powell, Dayna Talley and Ryan Wilson
Newcastle: Stacey Quach
Renton: Jordan Beck, Harrison Diemert, Evan Fiore, Jenna Hamilton and Jennifer Harmon
Sammamish: John Armour, Grant Evans, Thomas Hanan, Thomas Pelluer, Matthew Vander Kooi, Zachary Vorhof; Brady Wigton and Rachel Wismeth-Johnston
September 22, 2015
NEW — 5:10 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015
“You would think after 43 years the grief would be over,” Darlene Allen said. “It’s not.”
On Sept. 18, for the first time, the federally recognized POW/MIA flag was raised along with the American flag, at the Timber Ridge at Talus assisted living home, where Allen lives with husband, Greer Allen.
Organized by Issaquah Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436, a brief ceremony marked the flag raising and National POW-MIA Recognition Day, one of six days the POW/MIA flag is supposed to be flown.
September 7, 2015
NEW — 12:25 p.m. Sept. 7, 2015
Skyline High School graduate Kasen Williams was one of seven players to sign with the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad Sept. 6 following the cutdown to 53 players on all NFL rosters. Read more
September 6, 2015
NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 6, 2015
Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery presents Elected Officials Day to learn about how climate change is impacting salmon and local watersheds.
The free event is from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Watershed Science Center, 125 W. Sunset Way. Elected Officials Day promotes awareness of FISH, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and the watershed to our local, regional and state officials.
August 14, 2015
NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 14, 2015
Three recent graduates from Issaquah have been accepted into Teach for America’s 2015 teaching corps.
The students are Brandon Boyd, a 2011 graduate of Skyline High School and a 2015 graduate of University of Washington; Max Sugarman, a 2010 graduate of Issaquah High School and a 2014 graduate of University of Washington; and Kelsey Smith a 2011 graduate of Eastlake High School and a 2015 graduate of Seattle University.
Teach For America is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for students in low-income communities. Corps members commit to teach in high-need urban or rural public schools and become lifelong advocates for educational equity.
The trio joins a network of 50,000 corps members and alumni working alongside parents, principals and communities for positive change.
To learn more about Teach for America, go to www.teachforamerica.org.
July 31, 2015
NEW — 2 p.m. July 31, 2015
Pacific Learning Academy recently hired Krista Wood as its new marketing and community relations coordinator.
Wood, of Issaquah, will be responsible for driving Pacific Learning Academy’s marketing efforts and building a connection with local families and businesses throughout the Greater Eastside community.
July 29, 2015
NEW — 5:18 p.m. July 29, 2015
True Martial Arts in Sammamish recently announced four recipients of its 2015 Senior Scholarship awards.
Each student received $700 for college expenses by showing outstanding leadership and attaining high achievements at the studio. They were required to teach other students for at least two years, earn their Black Belt and train consistently.
July 16, 2015
The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that the following local students will participate in one of the three WAS Summer Residency sessions held in July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle: