Skyline continues to support boy with brain cancer

April 14, 2015

Just two days before Christmas, Sammamish residents Jeff and Kellea Taylor received some of the worst possible news about their youngest child, Sam.

Sam was having chronic headaches and nausea, so doctors began checking him. They found a cancerous tumor in his brain, known as astrocytoma, and because an operation to remove it wasn’t possible, they immediately put him on a chemotherapy treatment plan.

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Best Girl Scout cookie displays

April 14, 2015

Contributed Junior Troop 41705 had an Oscar set with old Hollywood movie posters, fake microphones and a red carpet. The girls in the troop built the set themselves, even learning woodworking skills.

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Junior Troop 41705 had an Oscar set with old Hollywood movie posters, fake microphones and a red carpet. The girls in the troop built the set themselves, even learning woodworking skills.

Contributed Brownie Troop 44553 created a diner (called Juliette’s Diner, in honor of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low). The troop leader was dressed as a chef and there was 1950’s-era music playing, and they even made an old-fashioned diner menu of cookie options!

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Brownie Troop 44553 created a diner (called Juliette’s Diner, in honor of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low). The troop leader was dressed as a chef and there was 1950’s-era music playing, and they even made an old-fashioned diner menu of cookie options!

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park hires executive director

April 14, 2015

The Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park named Janet Farness the organization’s first executive director, according to a news release.

Janet Farness

Janet Farness

Farness’ focus will be to increase communications with area residents about upcoming events and programs in the park. She will also work with Friends group members to host new park events, including a water sports expo in August.

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College news — academic honors and dean’s lists

April 14, 2015

Karisma Gupta, of Sammamish, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for fall 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

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Community news

March 31, 2015

Jared Rowe, of Sammamish, is one of more than 100 students participating in Cornell College’s Alternative Spring Break.

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Brownies come through for hospital patients

March 31, 2015

Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 42130 in Sammamish recently wrapped up their annual cookie sales, and chose to use some of their profits to help children in need.

Contributed Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 42130 in Sammamish recently donated more than 100 boxes of cookies to patients of Seattle Children's and their families.

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Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 42130 in Sammamish recently donated more than 100 boxes of cookies to patients of Seattle Children’s and their families.

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Skyline sophomore joins Relay team for her mom

March 25, 2015

Emily and Lori Kargl sat down in an Issaquah coffee shop at the end of April and started rattling off names.

First, a grandmother, and then a soccer coach. Next, a neighbor, followed by a family friend. All of them, acquainted or not, were connected through a shared battle of a debilitating disease.

Contributed Emily (left) and Lori Kargl walk the track at the 2014 Issaquah Relay for Life. The Issaquah mother and daughter are actively involved in the American Cancer Society fundraiser.

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Emily (left) and Lori Kargl walk the track at the 2014 Issaquah Relay for Life. The Issaquah mother and daughter are actively involved in the American Cancer Society fundraiser.

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Students promote coffee for cancer research fundraiser

March 25, 2015

For nearly three years, Ryan Lentz has tried to get others to embrace a simple concept — do something for others while doing an everyday activity.

There are about 210 million coffee drinkers in the U.S., Lentz said, and he’s aiming to land 50,000 of them as monthly subscribers to Callie’s Coffee, named for his 10-year-old daughter who created the business.

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Showing heart: School community supports student with transplant

March 17, 2015

Maddie Sprague is the typical kindergarten student in many ways. She loves art, puzzles, singing and dancing, and make-believe stories. She also loves her three brothers — Warren, Jake and Joe.

Maddie Sprague

Maddie Sprague

“They all squabble, of course, but they’re very close and enjoy being together,” said Jeannie Sprague, their mother.

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Community news — graduates, honors, dean’s list

March 10, 2015

Matthew Trueblood, of Sammamish, earned an undergraduate degree from California Lutheran University in August.

Trueblood graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

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