Adventure Kids Playcare goes outdoors for Spring Festival

May 5, 2015

Five years ago, when Ed and Nicole Mecum opened Adventure Kids Playcare, they hosted a grand-opening festival to introduce themselves to the community.

But a funny thing happened.

“It was so much fun, we decided to have a festival day every year,” Ed Mecum said.

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Eastside Baby Corner selected as recipient of national grant

May 5, 2015

Issaquah-based nonprofit Eastside Baby Corner has been selected as one of 61 national recipients of the inaugural Funds for Change grant awarded by the National Diaper Bank Network.

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Popular Wine Walk adds Author Fest

April 28, 2015

The fourth annual Downtown Issaquah Association Wine Walk series continues May 1.

The association’s first Friday event is from 6-9 p.m. and features samples of regional vintners, live music, art exhibits and demonstrations, and snacks, all within easy walking distance along Front Street.

This month, the association is collaborating with the Issaquah Library and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association for the first annual Author Fest. The new feature kicks off in the library meeting room with the following schedule: Read more

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Master gardener’s corner — Ode to a shed

April 28, 2015

This spring’s weather is beautiful, one of the best we’ve had.

Either that or I’m just in a good mood right now. But it does remind me of past springs with nice memories of my childhood yard and in particular, our tool shed. It wasn’t a real shed; it was part of our big, old garage that was built for carriages in 1908. It had a hayloft upstairs and little paned windows for light, rather like an Andrew Wyeth painting.

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Help salmon, watershed through GiveBIG 2015

April 28, 2015

As GiveBIG 2015 approaches the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery encourages you to use the event as a way to add extra value to your gift.

Your gift will make an immediate difference for salmon and their watershed by supporting FISH’s collaborative efforts to preserve and protect habitat.

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Washington State Patrol hosts law enforcement camp

April 28, 2015

Washington state high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career will have an opportunity to spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities within law enforcement.

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College News — honors, deans’ lists

April 28, 2015

Local students inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Paul Anderson, of Issaquah, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Pennsylvania State University

Erika Dunjic, of Sammamish, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, at Arizona State University.

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Who’s News — Exemplary seniors receive Washington Scholars Award

April 28, 2015

The Washington Student Achievement Council and the Association of Washington School Principals recently announced the names of 654 Washington Scholars from 263 high schools this year.

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Issaquah’s annual cleanup day is Saturday

April 21, 2015

Members of the Downtown Issaquah Association have learned over the years that as clean as the city looks, there’s still a need to tidy up after a careless few.

Thus, the association’s annual effort to pick up trash in the downtown corridor has grown into a more encompassing event — the third annual, citywide Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day.

The cleanup is from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. The beautification project has grown past the length of Front Street to include: Read more

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

April 21, 2015

Contributed Judi Schrager (left) and friend Jamie Hammond, of Lincolnwood, Illinois, and her friend show off their Issaquah Press in Galena, Illinois. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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Judi Schrager (left) and friend Jamie Hammond, of Lincolnwood, Illinois, and her friend show off their Issaquah Press in Galena, Illinois. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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