Join Issaquah History Museums for Downtown History Walk on May 23

May 20, 2015

One of Issaquah History Museums’ favorite events is back.

On May 23, Erica Maniez, Issaquah History Museums director, will lead participants on a hike through the history of Issaquah, from the American Indians to the present day.

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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.

College News — graduates, scholar athletes, academic honors

May 20, 2015

Graduates

  • Emily Johnson, of Sammamish, earned a Bachelor of Arts in musical theater from the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, Colorado.
  • Courtney Elizabeth Buchkoski, of Sammamish, earned a Master of Arts from the graduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Bartell program helps support survivors of domestic violence

May 20, 2015

In support of survivors of domestic violence, Bartell Drugs is accepting donations for The Salvation Army’s Domestic Violence Programs through May 23.

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Motor man — Evergreen Ford employee retires after almost 70 years in car business

May 12, 2015

The name Roy Malmassari has been associated with Ford motorcars since before the Edsel.

By Greg Farrar Evergreen Ford Fleet Manager Roy Malmassari, a 1947 graduate of Issaquah High School, celebrating his 50th year working with Ford, where he started as a mechanic upon receiving his diploma, kneels beside the distinctive Ford logo on the grill of an Explorer in 1997.

By Greg Farrar
Evergreen Ford Fleet Manager Roy Malmassari, a 1947 graduate of Issaquah High School, celebrating his 50th year working with Ford, where he started as a mechanic upon receiving his diploma, kneels beside the distinctive Ford logo on the grill of an Explorer in 1997.

The 86-year-old native of Hobart hung up his Kelly Blue Book and his dealer license plates for the last time April 30 after being in the car business for almost seven decades. He has been associated with the Ford dealership in Issaquah since 1981.

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Mourners remember McNugget

May 12, 2015

If there was any evidence that Issaquah is still a close-knit, small-town-feel community, despite the city’s constant growth and development, it was on display in a Staples parking lot May 8.

By Greg Farrar Local residents come for refreshments and conversation May 8 in a celebration of life near McNugget’s former home at the Your Espresso stand on Front Street as it becomes a shrine celebrating the independent and long-lived rooster.

By Greg Farrar
Local residents come for refreshments and conversation May 8 in a celebration of life near McNugget’s former home at the Your Espresso stand on Front Street as it becomes a shrine celebrating the independent and long-lived rooster.

Amidst national protests and global natural disasters, Issaquah residents gathered Friday to remember a dead rooster.

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Pickering Barn hosts Kids Bike Rodeo on May 17

May 12, 2015

Recology CleanScapes, in partnership with the city, will host a Kids Bike Rodeo at Pickering Barn.

The rodeo will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 at 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

May 12, 2015

Contributed Bruce and Donna McDonald took their Issaquah Press on a 38-day cruise down the west coast of South America through the Darwin Channel, Cape Horn, The Palmer Archipelago, down the Danco Coast and on to the Antarctic Sound. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and details to editor@isspress.com.

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Bruce and Donna McDonald took their Issaquah Press on a 38-day cruise down the west coast of South America through the Darwin Channel, Cape Horn, The Palmer Archipelago, down the Danco Coast and on to the Antarctic Sound. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and details to editor@isspress.com.

College News — honors, deans’ lists, president’s list, graduations

May 12, 2015

Amy Spens wins Bowdoin College honor

Amy Spens, of Issaquah, recently received the Bowdoin Theater and Dance Department’s 2015 William H. Moody ‘56 Award at the college’s Honors Day ceremony held May 6 at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine.

Spens is earning a major in anthropology and biology.

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Who’s News 

May 12, 2015

Lori Martin recognized as outstanding leader

Lori Martin was presented with the Nurse Assessment Coordinator of the Year award May 6 at the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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