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Bryan Bell

Growing up in Issaquah Highlands

Growing up in the Highlands

By | Connections
This is the third in the series by Kathryn Dean telling Issaquah Highlands’ early history through the families who live here. This installment is about those who were born here. Some move to the Highlands due to job relocation, for our award-winning schools, or for the urban village concept, but...
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Marking 5 Years of Ask Kari

Marking 5 Years of “Ask Kari”

By | Connections
Kari O’Neill is our longest standing resident volunteer writer. She came into Blakely Hall in 2012 with an idea to run an advice column in Connections. She wanted to share her social work and counseling expertise with the community. The column has been a fantastic success, bringing us touching stories...
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Issaquah Highlands 20 Years

Settlers: The Highlands Early Residents

By | Connections
Grand Ridge is the oldest of the Issaquah Alps, overlooking the valley and Lake Sammamish from its location north of the highway. It was mostly forested trails, very popular with mountain bikers, but also partly gravel mine. Most of it, 2,200 acres, was owned by Port Blakely, a timber company....
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