Fireworks fundraiser raises $21,000 for food bank

July 31, 2015

NEW — 8 p.m. July 31, 2015

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is in line for a cool upgrade.

The nonprofit will get a central heating and cooling system for its building, after a Fourth of July fundraiser raised more than $21,700 to help with the capital project improvement.

John Kritsonis and Karl Lindor, of Windermere Real Estate Bellevue South, annually organize the Fourth of July fireworks above Lake Sammamish, and ask attendees to give back to the community through a matching program.

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Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park call for volunteers for volleyball tournament

July 28, 2015

NEW — 6 p.m. July 28, 2015

Volunteers are being sought for the Association of Volleyball Professionals volleyball tournament at Lake Sammamish State Park, Aug. 6-9.

There are a variety of options for ages 12 and older. Rub shoulders with Olympians!

Check out the volunteer link at https://avp.webconnex.com/AVP_Seattle_Volunteers.

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Volunteers needed for Fenders on Front Street

June 8, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 8, 2015

The Downtown Issaquah Association needs volunteers for Fenders on Front Street car show June 21.

The 10th annual event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers can sign up for one of four positions, including manning the new trolley run this year

Learn more or volunteer by contacting Karen Donovan at enews@downtownissaquah.com or 391-1112.

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Volunteer firefighters needed at Eastside Fire & Rescue

June 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 6, 2015

Eastside Fire & Rescue officials are wrapping up their annual recruitment effort, with volunteer firefighter applications due by June 15.

Volunteer firefighters are being sought for every community served by the agency.

EFR operates 14 stations in and around Sammamish, North Bend, Carnation, Wilderness Rim, May Valley, Tiger Mountain, Preston and Issaquah. To maintain a capable force to supplement and compliment the career staff efforts, EFR needs to bring in about 30 volunteers a year.

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Help Pickering Garden grow

May 2, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 2, 2015

The city is seeking green thumbs to help the Pickering Demonstration Garden grow.

Volunteers help grow fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, while learning techniques for growing food organically and utilizing natural resources wisely.

Volunteer hours are available May through September: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.

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Issaquah’s annual cleanup day is Saturday

April 21, 2015

Members of the Downtown Issaquah Association have learned over the years that as clean as the city looks, there’s still a need to tidy up after a careless few.

Thus, the association’s annual effort to pick up trash in the downtown corridor has grown into a more encompassing event — the third annual, citywide Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day.

The cleanup is from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. The beautification project has grown past the length of Front Street to include: Read more

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Lake Sammamish Mural Artist

March 9, 2015

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Toiletries/baby items are on the way to Darrington, courtesy of volunteers and Eastside Baby Corner

April 8, 2014

NEW — 2:08 p.m. April 8, 2014

Thanks to volunteers and Eastside Baby Corner, 853 pair of underwear, 1,253 pair of socks, 194 bottles of shampoo and conditioner, 9,668 diapers and pull-ups, 40 cases of paper towels and 40 cases of toilet paper are on their way to Darrington today to assist those affected by the Oso mudslide.

Eastside Baby Corner Development Coordinator Shelia Ritchie hands diapers to one of the owners from First Due movers, Jim Smith. Nearly 10,000 diapers and pull-ups were donated for those affected by the Oso mudslide.     Eastside Baby Corner Development Coordinator Shelia Ritchie hands diapers to one of the owners from First Due movers, Jim Smith. Nearly 10,000 diapers and pull-ups were donated for those affected by the Oso mudslide.

Eastside Baby Corner Development Coordinator Shelia Ritchie hands diapers to one of the owners from First Due movers, Jim Smith. Nearly 10,000 diapers and pull-ups were donated for those affected by the Oso mudslide.

The underwear, socks, shampoo and conditioner, and the diapers and pull-ups were donated. Eastside Baby Corner also raised $1,300, which was taken to Costco to purchase the toilet paper and paper towels.

First Due Movers donated the truck and manpower to load it.

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Help set up Habitat garage sale

September 24, 2013

Volunteers needed to help with Habitat for Humanity Benefit Garage Sale set-up Sept. 25 and 26, any time from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All abilities are needed but especially volunteers that can lift 50 pounds or more to help load and transport furniture donations. Also needed are trucks and drivers.

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Salmon Days Festival volunteer sign-up party is Sept. 10

August 30, 2013

NEW — 10 a.m. Aug. 30, 2013

Salmon Days organizers need all the help they can muster to accommodate the more than 150,000 visitors expected to stream into Issaquah for the annual festival Oct. 5-6.

Prospective volunteers can join the iconic festival at the annual Salmon Days volunteer sign-up party Sept. 10. Organizers need volunteers for a variety of activities, including manning booths, selling souvenirs and cleaning up after the event concludes.

“We look forward to seeing the smiling faces of longtime volunteers as well as meeting new members of the community, who we hope, like our salmon, return each year,”  Salmon Days Festival Director Robin Kelley said in a statement.

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