Donate your coats and shoes to benefit community families

November 23, 2013

NEW — noon Nov. 23, 2013

The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah is again spearheading its annual Coat and Shoe Drive on behalf of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank to benefit families in the community.

Those wanting to donate still have a week to do so.

Last year, Kiwanis Club collected more than 400 new or clean gently used coats and 300 pairs of shoes, and looks forward to exceeding those numbers this year.

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Volunteers needed to help hang holiday lights downtown today

November 23, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 23, 2013

The Downtown Issaquah Association is seeking volunteers to help hang holiday lights along Front Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Meet at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N. Lights will be strung until noon, when there will be a break for free pizza and refreshments donated by Flying Pie Pizza.

Learn more by calling 391-1112 or emailing

Bring donations Sunday for Tiger Mountain Community High School fundraiser

November 22, 2013

NEW — 2 p.m. Nov. 22, 2013

Tiger Mountain Community High School is seeking donations from the community for its upcoming rummage sale and silent auction to benefit the school’s Culinary Arts Program and Associated Student Body.

Donations are being accepted from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Issaquah Newport Way Storage, 795 N.W. Juniper St.

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Share your JFK memories with us

November 22, 2013

NEW – 4 a.m. Nov. 22, 2013

Some things you never forget.

Fifty years ago today – on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 – President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas. Where were you when it happened?

The Issaquah Press is asking readers to share their memories of Kennedy or of that day, here on our website, on our Facebook page or on Twitter.

Join us for a few moments today to talk about this terrible event in our history.

Squak Valley Players present ‘Under the Hulder’s Spell’ starting tonight at Issaquah Middle School

November 22, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 22, 2013

The Squak Valley Players invite the entire community to Issaquah Middle School’s latest production, “Under the Hulder’s Spell.”

Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Nov. 23. The school is at 400 Second Ave. S.E.

Written by Kate Swenson and directed by Zoe Wilson, from Youth Theatre Northwest, the story revolves around a little girl named Merry, who is stolen by the faeries on a Midsummer’s Eve long ago. Her siblings, Melancholy and Mischief, must travel to the mysterious world of Den Hulder to win her back.

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Gilman Village to celebrate 40 years with Wine Walk tonight

November 21, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 21, 2013

Gilman Village will celebrate its 40th anniversary in style.

The city landmark is hosting the Gilman Village Wine Walk from 6-9 p.m. Participants can taste  products from small local wineries while visiting shops and restaurants in the village. Tickets are $30.

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All in for Kids campaign sets record for donations to schools

November 20, 2013

NEW — noon Nov. 20, 2013

The Issaquah Schools Foundation’s All in for Kids Annual Fund Campaign, with the aid of 256 high school student volunteers, called more than 9,800 families Nov. 12 and 14.

After 180 minutes of calling, the students had helped net $92,400 in pledges. Their proceeds, combined with donations collected over the past three and a half months brought the foundation’s campaign total to its highest total ever — $412,000.

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Let’s Go! Nov. 21-27

November 20, 2013

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Issaquah Creek dam project finish pushed back to Nov. 30

November 19, 2013

By Greg Farrar Construction continues Nov. 14 on the new Issaquah Salmon Hatchery intake (right) at Issaquah Creek, above the sloping fish ladder weir system, which is complete and handling the creek flow.

By Greg Farrar
Construction continues Nov. 14 on the new Issaquah Salmon Hatchery intake (right) at Issaquah Creek, above the sloping fish ladder weir system, which is complete and handling the creek flow.

November could end before the Issaquah Creek dam project.

Originally slated for completion Sept. 15, the replacement of the old creek dam with a series of sloping weirs has fallen well off schedule. Tim Ward, project manager with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, now says he expects completion around Nov. 30.

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Issaquah agrees to support new EFR funding model

November 19, 2013

After 18 months of chess-like moves among its players, the Eastside Fire & Rescue board may have averted a checkmate by the city of Sammamish. It unanimously approved a new funding model at its Nov. 14 meeting.

The group agreed to shift to an 85-15 split.

That means 85 percent of EFR money would come from taxes on assessed property value and 15 percent from call volume. The change will be effective beginning with the 2015 budget. The change was recommended and presented by an ad hoc committee appointed last month to see if it could move negotiations along.

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