In other items: Humane Society names two directors; nominations sought for resources award; watershed grants available once again; and three special quilts going on display.

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Overlake Medical Center opens its new 24-hour urgent-care center to patients today at 2 p.m.

The center, at 6520 226th Place S.E., near the junction of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast and Issaquah-Fall City Road, will treat nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries, from ear infections and sore throats to bronchitis, dehydration and migraine headaches. It will be managed by board-certified Overlake emergency-room doctors.

The public can tour the facility today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet the physicians and staff. For more information, call 425-688-5777.


Humane Society names two directors

The Humane Society of Seattle/King County has named two new members to its board of directors.

Dan Rosen is a general partner of Frazier Technology Ventures of Seattle, a 5-year-old venture-capital fund. Martha Fuller is the chief financial officer for the Seattle Seahawks. She recently moved to the area from St. Paul, Minn. Her husband, Tim, was recently named fire chief in Redmond.


Nominations sought for resources award

The City of Issaquah is seeking nominations for the Ruth Kees Environmental Award for people with outstanding commitments to Issaquah’s natural resources.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. March 18. Nomination forms are available at the city’s Web site,, or by emailing Or call 425-837-3400.

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Watershed grants available once again

The King County Water and Land Resources Division is offering grant money to support eligible local projects involving watershed protection, habitat restoration, reforestation, salmon conservation, natural-resource stewardship and related education efforts.

The grants are available for projects in King County and south Snohomish County watersheds that flow into Lake Washington or the Sammamish River.

Governments, schools, private and nonprofit organizations, community associations and individuals are eligible. Last year, $1.3 million was awarded to 54 projects.

Depending on the type of project, participants are eligible for up to $50,000. New “micro-grants” of up to $500 are also available.

For more information, contact Ken Pritchard at or 206-296-8265.


Three special quilts going on display

Three “Hearts of Love” quilts sewn by a group of community volunteers will be on display at Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland on Monday.

Eva Holen, a sewing instructor at the college, rallied friends and students to put together the quilts in January for a Nebraska family of a soldier killed in Iraq. The largest quilt will go to the man’s 23-year-old widow, April Kielion, who learned of the death of her 23-year-old husband, Marine Cpl. Shane Kielion, the same day she gave birth to their son. The quilts will be delivered to Kielion and her son in March.

The quilts will be on display from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the college, 11605 132nd Avenue N.E., Kirkland in Room E207.