Local

Help Eastside Baby Corner clothe children for school

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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Sports

Lake Sammamish Triathlon takes place Aug. 23

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 21, 2014

The Lake Sammamish Triathlon returns to Lake Sammamish State Park on Aug. 23.

The event begins at 7 a.m. and includes a quarter-mile swim, a 14.7-mile bike ride and a 3.2-mile run, mostly over trails.

Participation fees range from $45 to $100, depending on the division being entered. They increase after online registration closes, at 12:10 a.m. Aug. 22.

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Schools

Issaquah School District finishes school projects, delays others

Staff members, parents and students at Apollo and Issaquah Valley elementary schools have been waiting years for their buildings to be refurbished, and their wishes will be granted when school starts Sept. 3.

By Greg Farrar A lighted reader board has been put up at Issaquah Valley Elementary School.

By Greg Farrar
A lighted reader board has been put up at Issaquah Valley Elementary School.

The two elementary schools were major pieces of a $219 million bond measure that Issaquah School District voters approved in April 2012. Issaquah Valley and Apollo received about $6.6 million each for similar modernization projects that focused on creating additional classroom spaces, improving building security and upgrading existing spaces for a continued influx of new students.

The district is expecting to add 350 students in the 2014-15 year, and projections released last year showed the school system could grow by more than 2,800 students over the next 30 years.

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This Week


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Help Eastside Baby Corner clothe children for school

Practice fire safety this Labor Day weekend

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

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

Remnanz closes out Concerts in the Park season tonight

Bartell Drugs launches flu vaccination program

Challenges answered

Human Services Campus plans move forward

Issaquah School District finishes school projects, delays others

Combat Flip Flops expands its catalog through crowd-funding

Standup paddling is all the rage at lake this summer

Sammamish Club changes name to Issaquah Fitness

Auditions are being scheduled for Master Chorus Eastside

Costco leases Vulcan building for growing Issaquah headquarters staff

Eastridge center expands, hosts open house Aug. 26


Opinion

Editorial — School begins with need for volunteers

Off The Press — Traffic plan can’t come soon enough

Guest Column — Great schools, great communities and you

To the Editor


Sports


Sammamish Club changes name to Issaquah Fitness

Costco leases Vulcan building for growing Issaquah headquarters staff


Schools

Issaquah School District finishes school projects, delays others

Issaquah schools get creative to bolster ‘culture of kindness’ ideals

Guest Column — Great schools, great communities and you

Issaquah School District introduces Atomic Learning

Community news roundup — schools, high school, college, dean’s lists, scholarships


Community

Ride of a lifetime — Teen completes Seattle to Portland bike ride event for charity

Community news roundup — schools, high school, college, dean’s lists, scholarships

Marcia Mueller elected to college foundation board

Beach party


Arts & Entertainment

Remnanz closes out Concerts in the Park season tonight

Back-to-school meals are easy with kalua pork

Auditions are being scheduled for Master Chorus Eastside