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Issaquah Highlands Connections

December 2013



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Now Showing: Queen of the Sun Issaquah’s Office of Sustainability will present their next free sustainability film on December 12, 2013 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Dr.

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“Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” is a documentary focused on the buzz about bees, from the mysterious world inside a hive to the global bee crisis. “Queen of the Sun” is a profound look at the global bee crisis from director Taggart Siegel. This engaging film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world, including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together, they reveal the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. A panel of experts will lead a discussion after the film, where you can learn what you can do in your own yard and community to help. Come early to speak to the exhibitors, pick up some refreshments and information. Door prizes will be awarded. “Queen of the Sun” continues the City of Issaquah’s series of film nights focused on sustainability. Our series is presented by the Office of Sustainability and funded through a grant from the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. To learn more, visit

One Door Closes and Another Door Opens by Elizabeth Figg - 12 years old

In 2008 my family moved here from New Jersey. We gathered in the living room of our temporary house to vote between two houses: one in the Issaquah Highlands and one in Woodinville. I voted for the Woodinville home, while every else voted for the Highlands house. After sharing our feelings, we made a final decision; we were moving to the Highlands! On the first day of school my family moved into our new house and I made a new friend. I really liked her! She was kind, nice, and funny! We shared lots of things in common! Days later she introduced me to her friends and then her friends introduced me to their friends! The Highlands opened up new doors for me. I have met great people and I enjoy the fun parks and trails. I know that I will never forget my old friends, but I do know that letting go of something that you care about can open doors for something that you love. The Highlands is a great place to live and I have grown to love it! * These stories will be printed throughout the months in a multi-part series highlighting all of the wonderful entries from the EMA (Erik Mehr & Associates Real Estate) Summer Essay Contest.

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