Learn to love your Brussels sprouts again

February 24, 2015

This lovely recipe is the epitome of healthy and simple goodness.

By Maria Nelson Shaved Brussels sprouts salad, with walnuts and Pecorino cheese, will alleviate your fear of the sprouts’ bitter taste.

By Maria Nelson
Shaved Brussels sprouts salad, with walnuts and Pecorino cheese, will alleviate your fear of the sprouts’ bitter taste.

Crunchy shaved Brussels sprouts, combined with salty and delicious, hard Pecorino and whole walnut halves are the basis for this easy-to-prepare salad that goes well as a starter, or on it’s own for a smaller meal.

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FISH offers Feb. 20 free screening of Elwha River film

February 17, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery will offer a screening of the film “Return of the River” (The Elwha) on Feb. 20 in the Watershed Science Center at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

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Let Tantalus take you on a culinary cruise to Greece

February 3, 2015

The Issaquah dining scene has quite the selection of international flair, covering the standard in Italian, Chinese and Mexican. But if you’re craving a little Mediterranean cuisine, your choices are limited.

By Greg Farrar The Olympus Plate at Tantalus offers a wide variety of Greek standards from the restaurant’s menu.

By Greg Farrar
The Olympus Plate at Tantalus offers a wide variety of Greek standards from the restaurant’s menu.

Luckily, you can’t go wrong with The Tantalus Restaurant in Gilman Village, which features a menu of Greek standards.

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Issaquah drama program hosts fundraiser

February 3, 2015

Life is a cabaret for Issaquah High School drama students.

The school’s drama program has found a creative way to raise funds for its spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast.” Students, and some staff members, will perform in a fundraiser cabaret Feb. 5 and 6.

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Monthly event brings authors, open mic readings downtown

February 3, 2015

A new organization is enhancing Issaquah’s arts landscape with literary programming.

The Talking Pages Reading Series, launching Feb. 17, will bring together emerging and established writers to read from their work and discuss the craft of writing.

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Take an enjoyable romp ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

January 27, 2015

By Tracy Martin / Village Theatre Riding a trail across the Old West while being chased by Indians are (from left) Aneesh Sheth (Aouda), Jared Michael Brown (Phileas Fogg), Chris Ensweiler (Passepartout), Jason Collins (Proctor), and Eric Polani Jensen (Detective Fix) in Village Theatre's production of 'Around the World in 80 Days.'

By Tracy Martin / Village Theatre
Riding a trail across the Old West while being chased by Indians are (from left) Aneesh Sheth (Aouda), Jared Michael Brown (Phileas Fogg), Chris Ensweiler (Passepartout), Jason Collins (Proctor), and Eric Polani Jensen (Detective Fix) in Village Theatre’s production of ‘Around the World in 80 Days.’

In 1873, back before anyone had successfully accomplished the feat, Jules Verne envisioned what it would take to circumvent the globe in a limited time frame. Read more

A super tailgating recipe worthy of the big game

January 27, 2015

Despite the fact that it’s January and many of you are likely watching your diets, I just couldn’t let the opportunity pass to share with you this simple and delicious gameday, tailgate recipe. You simply can never have too many recipes like this up your sleeve and you never know when you just might need something easy and delicious to prepare for well, let’s say a Super Bowl party or something. Ahem. Read more

Tickets on sale for ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

January 13, 2015

If you couldn’t afford a vacation of your own this holiday season, then let Village Theatre take you away from it all with its latest production, “Around the World in 80 Days.”

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Tinseltown Talks — co-stars remember Elvis the actor

January 8, 2015

NEW — 10:33 a.m. Jan. 8, 2015

For many, the title “King of Rock and Roll” is reserved for one man: Elvis Presley. Had he lived, Elvis would have celebrated his 80th birthday today, Jan. 8.

In addition to his music, Elvis lives on through a phenomenal number of appearances in scripted motion pictures — 31 in all — beginning with “Love Me Tender” in 1956 and ending 13 years later with “Change of Habit.”

Although his films are often dismissed due to weak and predictable scripts, critics generally regarded Elvis as a surprisingly good actor. But what did his costars think?

Provided by Donna Butterworth Donna Butterworth hugs Elvis in 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style.'

Provided by Donna Butterworth
Donna Butterworth hugs Elvis in ‘Paradise, Hawaiian Style.’

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Illustrating hunger — Local children’s book brings light to national problem

January 6, 2015

If you tell your best friend you’ll keep something secret, when is it OK to break the promise?

Photos by Greg Farrar Lois Brandt is teaching children about hunger with her book ‘Maddi’s Fridge.’ The book, published in September, is a big hit with fourth-graders.

By Greg Farrar
Lois Brandt is teaching children about hunger with her book ‘Maddi’s Fridge.’ The book, published in September, is a big hit with fourth-graders.

Sofia struggles with the promise and the knowledge that her best friend, Maddi, doesn’t get enough to eat.

Lois Brandt, of Issaquah, wrote a book, “Maddi’s Fridge,” that poses that dilemma.

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