St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is growing, adding services

September 2, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 2, 2014

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is adding new services beginning Sept. 7.

Worship times are 8, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. for worship; education for all ages is at 10:30 a.m.

At the 9:15 and 11:15 services, enjoy a family atmosphere enriched by inspiring music led by pipe organ, piano and choir. The 8 a.m. service is a quieter spoken service, with words borrowed from the religion’s Elizabethan heritage.

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Sign up now for the 38th annual Rotary Run with the Fishes

September 1, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 1, 2014

Registration opens today for the Issaquah Rotary Run with the Fishes, a 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Dash for charity.

Kick off Salmon Days with the 5K that begins at 9 a.m., and the Kid’s Dash at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5.

Register online, by mail at Issaquah Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 553, Issaquah, WA 98027, or at retail locations including Sports Authority, FootZone, Super Jock ‘n Jill, Shoes-n-Feet, The Balanced Athlete, Everyday Athlete, Running Elements and Gold’s Gym.

Registration is $35 through Oct. 4; event day registration is $40. Everyone who registers in advance will receive a commemorative Run with the Fishes T-shirt.

Help Eastside Baby Corner clothe children for school

August 31, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 31, 2014

Join Eastside Baby Corner in its fifth year of making sure children in need have clothes and shoes that fit as they head back to school.

This year’s Pants Party is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at the EBC Hub, 1510 N.W. Maple St. There will be free entertainment, including activities by KidsQuest Children’s Museum and a performance by Debbie Hansen, the Science Lady.

Kids can touch a fire truck and police car, go on pony rides and get their faces painted. There will also be games, giveaways and hub tours. There will also be food and a raffle for great prizes.

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Practice fire safety this Labor Day weekend

August 30, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 30, 2014

This three-day Labor Day weekend, fire experts with the Washington Department of Natural Resources are urging campers, hikers, woodcutters and other forest visitors to be especially careful with fire this weekend. Despite some recent rain and cooler weather, fire danger remains high.

“Even though our large fires have been contained, we are still seeing new fires,” Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark said in a news release. “We’re asking people to be extremely cautious over the Labor Day weekend.”

In an effort to reduce human-caused wildfires, the department issued a statewide burn ban on all lands under department protection, effective through Sept. 30. The ban applies to all forestlands in Washington state, except federal lands. While campfires are allowed in approved pits west of the Cascade crest in all state, local and private campgrounds, they are not allowed east of the Cascades.

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New member of Fraternity Snoqualmie nudist park in Issaquah investigated for child pornography

August 29, 2014

NEW — 10:55 a.m. Aug. 29, 2014

A 43-year-old new member at Fraternity Snoqualmie, the family friendly nudist park on Tiger Mountain, is under investigation for having more than 1,000 images of child porn on his computer.

FS spokeswoman Dawnzella Gearhart, who has been at the park for 20 of its almost 70 years in existence, said she was horrified about the discovery another member made while on the park’s open Wi-Fi. They called the King County Sheriff’s Office, who began an investigation July 31.

“We’re looking like the bad guy here, but nudism does not cause child pornography,” Gearhart said. “The minute we saw them, we called the police and got them out here right away.”

Police interviewed witnesses and confiscated the man’s computer and digital devices, according to a search warrant signed by a judge Aug. 14 and filed Aug. 25.

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State Parks updates mobile app, issues Walk in the Park GeoChallenge

August 29, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 29, 2014

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has released the next generation of the Pocket Ranger mobile app and is kicking off the Walk in the Park GeoChallenge.

The free mobile app for iPhone and Android was recently overhauled. This interactive outdoor guide, created by the ParksByNature Network, is the ultimate guide to exploring Washington’s state parks.

State Parks and ParksByNature are also partnering with SUBWAY restaurants to launch the newest geochallenge, Walk in the Park, on the Pocket Ranger mobile app. The geochallenge features state parks in 16 Western Washington counties.

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Remnanz closes out Concerts in the Park season tonight

August 28, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park concludes Aug. 28 with Remnanz.

The concert is from 6:30-8 p.m. at Pine Lake Park, 2401 228th Ave. S.E.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. The Rotary Club of Sammamish will sell barbecue dinners and the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell ice cream.

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Bartell Drugs launches flu vaccination program

August 27, 2014

Bartell Drugs offers a seasonal flu vaccination program with convenient in-store vaccinations at 63 locations and an off-site flu clinic program serving area businesses and retirement communities.

The Issaquah Bartell Drugs is at 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.

Flu shots are available any time, without an appointment, during pharmacy hours. Pharmacists can immunize anyone 5 or older.

Get a complete list of vaccinations available and learn more here.

Challenges answered

August 26, 2014

By Greg Farrar The Liberty High School football coaching staff was drenched in ice water Aug. 21 as it accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Isaiah Valach, son of head coach Steve Valach. In turn, the Patriots challenged the staffs at Issaquah and Skyline high schools. Donations to support research to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease and providing vital services to patients and their families can be made at www.alsa.org/donate.

By Greg Farrar
The Liberty High School football coaching staff was drenched in ice water Aug. 21 as it accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Isaiah Valach, son of head coach Steve Valach. In turn, the Patriots challenged the staffs at Issaquah and Skyline high schools. Donations to support research to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease and providing vital services to patients and their families can be made at www.alsa.org/donate.

By Ashley Garrels Dr. Nadine Egger gets two buckets dumped on her during the Egger Orthodontics ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 21.

By Ashley Garrels
Dr. Nadine Egger gets two buckets dumped on her during the Egger Orthodontics ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 21.

By Kathleen R. Merrill Cheryl Baker, Michelle Redo, Taya Wulf, Cindy Martin, Jennifer Whiting, Kathy Rons, Amanda Logan, Dena Rahm and Janet Fuss, from Egger Orthodontics, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with help from Eastside Fire & Rescue Lt. Rick Reynolds and firefighters Jim Smith and Paul McCall.

By Kathleen R. Merrill
Cheryl Baker, Michelle Redo, Taya Wulf, Cindy Martin, Jennifer Whiting, Kathy Rons, Amanda Logan, Dena Rahm and Janet Fuss, from Egger Orthodontics, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with help from Eastside Fire & Rescue Lt. Rick Reynolds and firefighters Jim Smith and Paul McCall.

Human Services Campus plans move forward

August 26, 2014

Issaquah’s planned Human Services Campus has made its way back to the City Council for discussion.

Service organizations AtWork!, of Issaquah, and the Together Center, of Redmond, have long worked to develop an Issaquah campus that would incorporate a number of local nonprofit organizations under one roof.

A search for a location to house the campus held the project up until last year. Now, with a location in mind, the two organizations will work on a three-party agreement with the city to see the plan come to fruition.

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