Ride free wheeled-trolley to Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Issaquah today

November 30, 2013

NEW – 6 a.m. Nov. 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize the storefronts right in their own hometowns.

Building on the theme of Small Business Saturday, initiated by American Express in 2010, the catchier phrase Shop Small has become a nationwide movement. The Downtown Issaquah Association adopted the movement to get things rolling here, literally.

DIA is promoting Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Issaquah this Saturday, in partnership with Gilman Village and the Issaquah Highlands Council. The partners are offering shoppers a free trolley ride, from noon to 8 p.m., among the three shopping areas.

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History museums hosts holiday event Saturday

November 29, 2013

NEW — 10 p.m. Nov. 29, 2013

Join the Issaquah History Museums from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 for a new holiday event.

The annual holiday craft fair is transitioning into the communitywide Small Business Saturday event organized by the Downtown Issaquah Association.

There will be live music, starring the Holly Street Band, a small holiday exhibit of antique toys and ornaments from the museums’ collections, cookies and trolley rides.

Free shuttle service will provide rides among downtown Issaquah, Gilman Village and the Issaquah Highlands. There will also be history-inspired gift wrapping available for a small donation.

Learn more here.

The end-of-year grind will be over soon

November 29, 2013

NEW — 11 a.m. Nov. 28, 2013

November and December are two of the most stressful yet exciting months of the year.

Homecoming has come and gone in a blur of anticipation and pictures. The novelty of reconnecting with friends and gossiping about languish summer travels has long since worn away.

Noela Lu
Skyline High School

It’s during these two months that the grind of school truly kicks in, and getting up in the morning becomes a battle. Grades begin to slip while the number of tests and quizzes continues to increase exponentially. Hitting snooze on your alarm clock has become an unfortunate habit, and so has sleeping at twelve o’clock, or one o’clock, or two o’clock…

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2013 Winter FreeTime

November 29, 2013

Humane society offers free black cats and kittens on Black Friday

November 28, 2013

NEW — 10 p.m. Nov. 28, 2013

Shop  for a new best friend at the Seattle Humane Society on Black Friday, Nov. 29.

For one day only, the Humane Society will waive the adoption fee for every all black, black speckled, black spotted and black striped cat or kitten in its care.

The Humane Society is promoting these pets because black dogs and cats often get overlooked at shelters.

The nearest location is in Bellevue at 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way. The shelter will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for this special one-day only event.

View some of their many adoptable kitties here.

City hosts Fill-the-Truck Food and Clothing Drive

November 28, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 28, 2013

The Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund and First Due Movers are once again joining forces for the Fill-the-Truck Food and Clothing Drive.

From Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, help fill a 24-foot moving truck with donations to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Mt. Si Food Bank. The truck will be parked outside Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.

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Vote for Issaquah as best cosmopolitan ‘burb’

November 27, 2013

NEW – 11 a.m. Nov. 27, 2013

Sunset magazine’s online site is hosting the best of survey “Westphoria.” Among the many best places to live categories, Issaquah is up for votes as the best cosmopolitan “burb.”

Issaquah is described as: “Charming downtown, beautiful setting — it’s a Northwest suburban heaven.” Issaquah’s competition in the category is Alameda, Calif., South Pasadena, Calif., and Louisville, Colo.

The results from the online poll will be published in Sunset’s February 2014 issue.

Cast your vote here.

Let’s Go! Nov. 28 – Dec. 4

November 27, 2013

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Dance Premier hosts drive for food and clothing bank

November 27, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 27, 2013

This holiday season, Issaquah’s Dance Premier is participating in the Caring through Sharing Holiday Giving Program and Food Drive to benefit the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

Drop off new, unwrapped gifts, clothing or nonperishable food items through Dec. 7 at one of Dance Premier’s two locations:

  • 26613 Duthie Hill Road
  • Overlake Center, 5724 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Suite 100

Learn more here.

 

Issaquah bag-ban foe goes to court over ballot language

November 26, 2013

A judge will decide whether ballot language on an initiative to repeal Issaquah’s plastic-bag ban is misleading and should be rewritten.

Craig Keller, sponsor of the initiative citizens will vote on Feb. 11, filed a petition Nov. 15 in King County Superior Court that objects to the wording of the ballot title and ballot statement.

Keller is chairman of Save Our Choice, the group that circulated petitions against the law, which went into effect for larger stores last March and is scheduled to be extended to smaller stores next March.

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