4Culture awards equipment grants

August 27, 2015

NEW — 5:15 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

4Culture’s Cultural Equipment program provided the following grants to local arts, heritage and preservation organizations to purchase equipment they need to do their best work: Read more

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Snoqualmie hydroelectric museum hosts tours

August 27, 2015

NEW — 2:23 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

The Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum is offering free tours to the public until Sept. 7.

The hydroelectric project is the world’s first completely underground power plant and is one of the oldest operating power plants in the U.S., continuing to produce clean, cost-effective electricity for Puget Sound Energy customers throughout the state, according to the PSE website.

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A car show thrice as nice

August 25, 2015

By Greg Farrar Visitors admire a 1955 Chevy Bel Air four-door wagon owned by Joe Gustafson of Auburn during the Northwest Classic Chevy Club’s annual 55-56-57 Chevy Show Aug. 16 at the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in. More than a hundred cars from throughout western Washington, mainly 1955-57 Bel Airs and Nomads, were displayed by their owners. Weekly car shows continue through Sept. 27, with additional shows Oct. 11, 24 and Dec. 6.

By Greg Farrar
Visitors admire a 1955 Chevy Bel Air four-door wagon owned by Joe Gustafson, of Auburn, during the Northwest Classic Chevy Club’s annual 55-56-57 Chevy Show Aug. 16 at the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in. More than a hundred cars from throughout western Washington, mainly 1955-57 Bel Airs and Nomads, were displayed by their owners. Weekly car shows continue through Sept. 27, with additional shows Oct. 11, 24 and Dec. 6.

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Master gardener’s corner — Is it fall already?

August 25, 2015

NEW — 6:05 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015

Are we human beings the only ones who don’t understand the weather, the season or the environment? With the odd frost times, the warm winters, the lack of snow and rain, we don’t know what to expect. Is it global warming or just El Niño?

August is usually the time of year around here when we can’t tell indoors from outdoors. In past years we were excited, because the soil was finally warm, the plants seemed happy and we could go barefoot without that cold, damp feeling underfoot. This year, it’s different.

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Junior Ranger Program comes to Lake Sammamish State Park

August 24, 2015

NEW — 3:21 p.m. Aug. 24, 2015

By Greg Farrar Alysa Adams, Lake Sammamish State Park interpretive specialist, shares her enthusiasm for nature with youngsters Aug. 16 during a Junior Ranger class at the new bathhouse pavilion. New lessons and craft projects continue Saturdays at 1 and 5 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. through Aug. 30. Click the photo for more Junior Ranger Program pictures.

By Greg Farrar
Alysa Adams, Lake Sammamish State Park interpretive specialist, shares her enthusiasm for nature with youngsters Aug. 16 during a Junior Ranger class at the new bathhouse pavilion. New lessons and craft projects continue Saturdays at 1 and 5 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. through Aug. 30. Click the photo for more Junior Ranger Program pictures.

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Henry Carson Hughes

August 23, 2015

Henry Carson Hughes, son of Matthew and Susan Hughes, of Issaquah, was born Aug. 13, 2015, at Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah.

Henry Carson Hughes

Henry Carson Hughes

He weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches.

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Life Enrichment Options adds Allison Yocum to board of directors

August 20, 2015

NEW — 10 a.m. Aug. 20, 2015

Life Enrichment Options recently appointed Allison Yocum to its board of directors.

Yocum is a licensed pediatric physical therapist and owner of Waypoint Pediatric Therapies in Issaquah.

Allison Yocum

Allison Yocum

She has been working with children and young adults with disabilities and their families for more than 20 years and brings to LEO a passion for providing community-based fitness and physical activity opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities. Read more

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A pint-size star

August 19, 2015

NEW — 3:31 p.m. Aug. 19, 2015

Issaquah 6-year-old dazzles with X-Games level skateboard skills

By Geoff Baker

Seattle Times staff reporter

Fox Rio Brunner has an Instagram account with 32,000 followers, while his parents screen calls from agents and would-be sponsors, all seeking business with a kid fresh out of kindergarten.

“I’ve never really been afraid when I’m on my skateboard,’’ Brunner says.

By Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times Fox Rio Brunner Brunner and his dad Jamie react as another skateboarder takes a tough fall.

By Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times
Fox Rio Brunner Brunner and his dad Jamie react as another skateboarder takes a tough fall.

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College News Roundup — Aug. 20, 2015

August 19, 2015

NEW — 3:20 p.m. Aug. 19, 2015

Graduates

  • Cameron Severson, of Issaquah, Bachelor of Arts, economics, Lake Forest College, Illinois
  • Christine Cezare, of Issaquah, Bachelor of Science, engineering, and Master of Science, engineering, Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dean’s list

Nadia Lakhani, of Renton, spring semester Columbia College, Marysville campus

Did you or your child make the dean’s list, graduate or receive a special collegiate honor? Email your college news to news@isspress.com and we’ll publish it in an upcoming issue.

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Issaquah students accepted into Teach for America

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.

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