Issaquah author receives six awards

June 25, 2015

Issaquah author Lisa Quast has received six national and international awards for her second book, “Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach.”

Lisa Quast

Lisa Quast

The guide to help you get the job you want was honored with several prestigious awards, including being named a Silver Award Winner by Axiom Business Book Awards, according to a news release.

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ArtEAST still taking registration for summer camps

June 25, 2015

There is still time to sign up for artEAST’s youth summer camps.

Options include ceramics, printmaking, drawing, mixed media painting, watercolor, colored pencil and more. Small class sizes ensure a lot of one-on-one time with working artist instructors.

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Local songwriter wins in competition, will play at music day

June 17, 2015

Issaquah songwriter Glenn Lestz has won honorable mention for his song “The Clock” in the International Songwriting Competition. It won in the Novelty/Comedy category.

Glen Lestz

Glen Lestz

The competition received more than 18,000 entries from more than 118 countries, according to a news release from the International Songwriting Competition’s. Winning honorable mention was “no small achievement,” the release said.

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Patriot Players production wins 5th Avenue Theatre Award

June 17, 2015

The Liberty High School drama program has some new hardware to display.

The Patriot Players’ production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” earned a 5th Avenue Theatre Award for Outstanding Direction.

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Local high-schoolers earn nominations for 5th Avenue Theatre Awards

June 10, 2015

Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high school drama students dazzled audiences with their annual slate of performances this year.

They impressed judges, too, as evidenced by the full slate of 5th Avenue Theatre Awards nominations each school received.

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ArtEAST debuts new exhibit ‘Crossing Threads’

June 3, 2015

ArtEAST presents “Crossing Threads” — a contemporary exhibit of textile works by artists Lynne Rigby and Maura Donegan.

Donegan and Rigby take the beauty of the traditional crafts of lacemaking and felting, and translate them into 21st century art.

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Sammamish Symphony highlights Tchaikovsky at June concerts

June 3, 2015

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4 in F Minor” in Sammamish and Bellevue.

The performances, featuring youth concerto competition winner Mira Yamamoto, will be at Meydenbauer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. June 4, and at the Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. June 7.

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All are invited to naked day of music

June 3, 2015

The members of Fraternity Snoqualmie Inc. are hosting Naked Spring Thing, a “groovy, funky, jazzy, naked kind of thing,” from 2-6 p.m. June 13, a day of music and fundraising in the park in celebration of the 70th birthday of their rustic paradise and the birth of a new name: Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park.

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Enjoy rhubarb season with some easy recipes

May 27, 2015

Rhubarb season is finally upon us, and this year as in most years, I often run out of recipes for using rhubarb before I actually run out of my desire to consume it.

By Maria Nelson

By Maria Nelson

Pies, of course, are always the go-to vehicle for rhubarb around our house, and lately along with them, I’ve taken to lightly pickling rhubarb to add as a savory component to salads and savory cocktails. There are few things as delicious or complex than a vodka martini with a sliver of pickled rhubarb for garnish.

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State photo contest seeks submissions for 75th anniversary

May 27, 2015

The Northwest International Exhibition of Photography celebrates its 75th year at the Washington State Fair from Sept. 11-27.

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