Creative Minds Northwest hosts art show

April 19, 2013

NEW — 10:45 a.m. April 19, 2013

Creative Minds Northwest, a newly formed group of like-minded artists, is hosting an art show and sale at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

On April 19 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and April 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet with local talent and learn about their creative art processes.

The event features art from a variety of mediums, such as pottery, glass, jewelry, wood, textiles and paintings.

The art show and sale takes place in the Watershed Science Center, 125 W. Sunset Way.

Learn more about the event at Creative Minds Northwest’s Facebook page.

National Awards For Local Snowboarder / April 2013

April 17, 2013

New traffic signal, pattern for the Highlands

April 17, 2013

NEW — 1:04 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A new traffic signal at the corner of Northeast Federal Drive and 9th Avenue Northeast was activated in the afternoon of April 17.

According to a press release from the city, the signal is being activated with the implementation of new two-way traffic configuration on Northeast Federal Drive between Ninth Avenue Northeast and Highlands Drive Northeast.

Permanent signage, as well as temporary traffic revision signs, has been installed to alert motorist to the new configuration.

City Flags Lowered

April 17, 2013

Per President Barack Obama’s proclamation to honor the victims of April 15 and the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, the city of Issaquah has lowered its flags.

The proclamation ordered that all government and military posts throughout America and its territories fly their flags at half-staff until sunset April 20.

Let’s Go! April 18-24

April 17, 2013

Big air, big awards

April 16, 2013

Snowboarder, 11, wows the crowds at nationals

By Alejandro Gomez Isabella Gomez, 11, performs a back side grab as she competes in the ‘slope style’ category at the annual United States of America Snowboard Association competitions at Copper Mountain, Colo., March 30 to April 4.

By Alejandro Gomez
Isabella Gomez, 11, performs a back side grab as she competes in the ‘slope style’ category at the annual United States of America Snowboard Association competitions at Copper Mountain, Colo., March 30 to April 4.

Isabella Gomez, 11-year-old fifth-grader at Puesta del Sol Spanish Immersion School, Bellevue, and an Issaquah resident, took first place overall at the United States of America Snowboard Association’s 24th annual nationals March 30 to April 4.

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Kiwanis joins DIA for bigger spring cleanup of downtown Issaquah

April 16, 2013

Leaders of downtown Issaquah say it is time for the annual spring-cleaning of the city central business district.

This time, the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah will join the annual event that has been long held by the Downtown Issaquah Association.

DIA Executive Director Karen Donovan said it was largely through the efforts of the Kiwanis that the event was being revitalized in such a large way.

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South Cove, a haven by the shore

April 16, 2013

Walking through Issaquah’s South Cove neighborhood, you’re likely to feel as if you’ve been magically transported to the past.

That’s not to say that the homes look antiquated. It’s simply that the community offers a way of living that hearkens back to a simpler, calmer time.

By Christina Corrales-Toy South Cove children gather at the community’s private beach to collect Easter eggs at the neighborhood’s March 30 event.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
South Cove children gather at the community’s private beach to collect Easter eggs at the neighborhood’s March 30 event.

In today’s bustling environment that puts an emphasis on speed and short attention spans, life in South Cove seems less rushed and personal.

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New group seeks more members to help preserve state park

April 16, 2013

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park will meet for the first time April 18, encouraging attendees to join in the preservation of the park.

An organizing group of five, chaired by Chris Kovac, hopes “to use the resources and energy of parks lovers in the community to improve the state park for everyone’s benefit.”

With volunteers and fundraising, the group expects to help see the conceptual park plan adopted years ago to be implemented. Friends will also make recommendations on other park upgrades that the community desires.

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City seeks nominees for Hall of Fame

April 16, 2013

Nominate outstanding citizens to the Issaquah Hall of Fame, a top honor for making a lasting contribution to the community.

The city is accepting nominations for its 2013 Issaquah Hall of Fame winner.

Each spring, the mayor and City Council president select a person to honor for making a difference in the community.

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