County plans parking lot

November 5, 2013

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks has applied for a grading permit to construct a 74-car parking lot at Southeast Duthie Hill Road and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road for the Duthie Hill Mountain Biking Park.

The county’s Department of Permitting and Environmental Review will issue a permit on DNRP’s application following a 21-day comment period, which ends Nov. 21. Written comments on the application must be submitted by then to: Department of Permitting And Environmental Review, 35030 S.E. Douglas St., Suite 210, Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266.

 

 

The crucible of civics is found in voting

November 5, 2013

While most surely welcome an end to another election season, I must put in a positive word about civics.

Of course elections invariably lead to combative, negative emotions that pit one camp against another, but I prefer to view the hallowed democratic activity as offering a chance to further a personal and community-driven dialogue.

Peter Clark

Peter Clark

A local perspective makes this sentiment all the more relative. Here in Issaquah, we had the chance to see two longtime community leaders stand up for their personal vision of what the city’s future should look like and offer their services to lead it there. An ardent and thoughtful voter must weigh those options against a future they want to pursue.

Read more

Gilman Village celebrates 40th anniversary

November 5, 2013

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Gilman Village is partnering with CleanScapes to present a shopping experience for ladies from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

In addition to discounts, shops will have special experiences including:

  • Flat Iron Grill — 2-6 p.m., special Happy Hour pricing, featuring a “Gilman Girl” prosecco cocktail.
  • Pelage — 4-7 p.m., live demonstrations of the latest laser hair removal technology and drawings every 30 minutes for services and products

Read more

To the Editor

November 5, 2013

All in for Kids

Help the Issaquah Schools Foundation help students

For more than 25 years, the Issaquah Schools Foundation has strengthened the educational offerings and support provided to students in our community. Where state funding has been less than adequate, the Issaquah Schools Foundation has stepped up to fill gaps in technology, music and arts education or to provide tutoring through the VOICE program. They’ve provided specialties, including forensic science classes and robotics club, which could not be offered without ISF funding. They’ve provided school supplies and materials to children whose families can’t afford to do so. Every school and every student in the Issaquah School District has benefited.

The foundation is currently running the All In for Kids campaign, a quick and painless way to participate in this great organization.

Read more

Watch out for deer on the roads this fall

November 5, 2013

Fall is deer collision time on Washington roadways.

This is the season for deer activity, such as migration to lower elevations for easier foraging and breeding season when bucks are less wary. Human behavior contributes, with more drivers on the roads during shorter daylight hours.

Read more

Entrepreneur honored at Goddard School convention

November 5, 2013

Catherine Callan, of The Goddard School in Issaquah, joined more than 350 Goddard School franchisees at the company’s 2013 convention in Nashville, Tenn., to discuss the latest innovations and advancements for providing the highest quality, play-based educational childcare programs in a technology-driven age.

A highlight of the gathering was the award ceremony, where Callan received a business award.

Read more

Joe Heslet named GM of Issaquah Press

November 5, 2013

Joe Heslet has been named general manager of The Issaquah Press. He will focus on the business side, primarily in advertising sales.

Joe Heslet

Joe Heslet

Heslet’s more noteworthy career experiences include his tenure as director of sales and advertising at the Puget Sound Business Journal, general sales manager for Fisher Communications’ KOMO and KVI stations and founding and leading his own research firm.

Read more

The $800 adventure

November 5, 2013

Issaquah woman goes around the world on a shoestring budget

Back in September 2011, Issaquah native Courtney Proff arrived in Australia with $800 to her name and 15 pairs of shoes. It was a one-way trip for the then 24 year old.

Contributed Courtney Proff rides her motorbike in Mai Chau, a small farming village four hours southwest of Hanoi.

Contributed
Courtney Proff rides her motorbike in Mai Chau, a small farming village four hours southwest of Hanoi.

A year later, Proff was backpacking in Southeast Asia with the full intention of coming home after her travels. Today, she is a private English tutor to a primarily Korean clientele in the Little Korea district of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Read more

Editorial

November 5, 2013

Weekend wind storm was call to readiness

The big winds blew last weekend and sent residents scurrying. It wasn’t about the leaves and branches. It was about the need to get emergency ready.

Many experienced the dreaded power outage — without the luxury of a generator. Luckily, the daytime temperatures were mild, but the threat of winter’s pending cold was a reminder of the need to set in supplies.

Flashlights and batteries. Propane for the gas grill, fuel for the camp stove. Bottled water in stock, one gallon per person per day (check the expiration date!) Prepared foods like granola bars and dried fruit on hand. A hand-crank can opener. A portable radio, with batteries.

Read more

Businesses honor veterans

November 5, 2013

  • Get a haircut for Veteran’s Day! Great Clips salon in the Klahanie Shopping Center will honor active or retired U.S. military members with a free haircut on Nov. 11 as part of the company’s “thank a veteran” promotion.
  • Issaquah dentist Theresa Cheng will once again provide dental services at no charge to qualifying veterans and their spouses. Call to learn more at 392-8992.

Brown Bear Car Wash will offer free “Bear Essentials” tunnel car washes to all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Issaquah Brown Bear is located at 22121 S.E. 56th St.

« Previous PageNext Page »