Steve Gerard Doonan

April 13, 2009

Steve Doonan

Steve Doonan

Steve Doonan, of Issaquah, died peacefully in his sleep April 3, 2009, from lung cancer. He was 68. Read more

Quilter to needle Issaquah audience

April 13, 2009

This quilt of wine glasses holding a variety of wines is by Susan Olds, of North Bend, who will give a free quilting lecture April 21 at the Issaquah Library. Contributed

This quilt of wine glasses holding a variety of wines is by Susan Olds, of North Bend, who will give a free quilting lecture April 21 at the Issaquah Library. Contributed

Susan Olds began quilting as a 7-year-old.

“My grandmother’s quilt was on my bed,” Olds said. “It was made of rayon dress fabric, and the fabric had frayed. I was sick a lot when I was a little girl. So, I’d sit in bed and work on the quilt, repairing it.”

Her great-grandmother quilted, as did her grandmother. One quilt she came across was dated 1876.

The North Bend resident is giving a lecture about the history of quilting at the Issaquah Library next week. Olds’ lecture coincides with a quilting exhibit at the Bellevue Art Museum, “American Quilt Classics, 1800-1980: The Bresler Collection,” through May 31. Read more

Arts calendar

April 13, 2009

APRIL

15th

ArtEAST presents “Seattle Artists, Idiosyncratic Twists,” sponsored by the Issaquah Arts Commission, through April 25. An opening-night reception is from 6-9 p.m. at the Up Front gallery, 48 Front St. N. Go to www.arteast.org or call 996-8553. Read more

Drama fever hits the stage

April 13, 2009

Contributed

Contributed

Issaquah and Liberty high schools are staging two great comedic productions — “Come Blow Your Horn” and “Kiss Me Quick Before the Lava Reaches the Village” — starting this week. 

 

Issaquah High School Drama Club

‘Come Blow Your Horn’

7:30 p.m. April 15, 16 and 17 

2:30 p.m. April 17 

Skyline High School theatre

1122 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish

$7 for adults and seniors; $5 for students with valid identification and children under 11

When two Jewish brothers shed their family duties and meek demeanors to assert themselves as men about New York City in the ’60s, hearts are broken and hilarity ensues. Read more

Village Theatre announces its 30th anniversary season

April 13, 2009

Village Theatre announced its 2009-10 Mainstage schedule, its 30th anniversary season. It boasts a collection of shows never before produced for the Village Theatre Mainstage.

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Get greenback rebates with energy saving upgrades

April 13, 2009

A natural gas, thankless water heater

A natural gas, thankless water heater

In these tough economic times, there are ways for families pinching pennies to reap the benefits of saving money through going green. The first way is to install energy saving devices, from toilets and washers to water heaters and furnaces. In many cases, additional savings can also be enjoyed through rebates once installations are complete.

For example, customers of Cascade Water Alliance can replace their washing machines and toilets and receive a rebate of $100 per replacement.

Mike Brent, water resources manager for the alliance, said depending upon the unit’s WashWise metric, the rebate ranges from $50 – $100. Read more

Working with what you have can create a beautiful atmosphere

April 13, 2009

Whether your motive is to save money or save the earth, recycling, reusing and refurbishing what you already own are all affordable and creative ways to beautify your home and feel good doing it. Read more

Sow the seeds of a recession garden

April 13, 2009

Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery has entire walls dedicated to displaying seed packages for the home garden. By David Hayes

Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery has entire walls dedicated to displaying seed packages for the home garden. By David Hayes

Sylvain Bourneuf, of Hayes Nursery, said the store can’t keep seeds on the shelves. Business is up 17 percent compared to this time last year, he said.

“It’s because of the recession and people wanting to grow their own food,” said Bourneuf, a certified professional horticulturist at the nursery south of town on Issaquah-Hobart Road. 

That’s part of a growing movement of Americans who are turning to their own resources to fight the economic recession, now in its second year. As paychecks and job opportunities shrink in tandem with rising grocery prices, more people are growing their own food in their backyards, in shared community-run gardens and even on their windowsills. Read more

Master gardeners share top picks for local veggies

April 13, 2009

You’re just bursting at the seams, aren’t you? You want to get those seeds and seedlings out there, so they’ll just jump out of the ground. Well, hold back. Read more

Conservation flows to Eastridge House

April 13, 2009

Seniors public housing complex gets toilet, showerhead upgrades

Eastridge House residents conserve water with every flush of the toilet and turn of the tap. The conservation effort, part of an initiative by the King County Housing Authority, is expected to save more than 650,000 gallons of water over the night five years. Read more

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