Change your clocks Nov. 1 for daylight saving time

October 31, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 31, 2014

Turn your clocks back an hour when you go to bed Nov. 1.

Daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2.

Slither and scream Nov. 1 at Cougar Mountain Zoo

October 30, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 30, 2014

The Cougar Mountain Zoo presents ‘Slither and Scream,’ featuring special reptile guests from Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society with Halloween-themed activities.

All children in costume will receive half off future admission.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St. Admission is $9 to $12.50.

Learn more here or call 392-6278.

Return your election ballot to Issaquah City Hall ballot drop box

October 29, 2014

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 29, 2014

The deadline for voters to return their completed ballot is Nov. 4.

Completed and sealed ballots can be returned by first-class mail or to a King County Elections drop box until 8 p.m. on Election Day. Issaquah’s is at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

Get ballot information here.

Foothills Baptist Church hosts Harvest Party

October 29, 2014

NEW — Noon Oct. 29, 2014

Foothills Baptist Church hosts its annual Harvest Party, free and open to the public, from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at 10120 Issaquah-Hobart Road.

There will be carnival games, candy, prizes, chili, a costume contest, pumpkin carving, a photo booth and more.

Learn more here or call 392-5925.

School board pushes back Tiger Mountain closure to 2016

October 28, 2014

Tiger Mountain Community High School will close after the 2015-16 school year, a plan that deviates slightly from the one proposed by the Issaquah School District’s superintendent.

Superintendent Ron Thiele had recommended the closure of Tiger Mountain at the end of the current year, but the Issaquah School Board voted 5-0 at its Oct. 22 meeting to delay the closure by a year and remove a gap in alternative education for district students.

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Local issues, national candidates in Nov. 4 general election

October 28, 2014

The Nov. 4 general election has several incumbent legislators, both national and local, up for re-election.

The ballot also features initiatives seeking voter input on the future of K-12 classroom size and the enforcement of background checks for gun purchasers.

Here’s a quick look at the candidates and initiatives. Learn more by reading the complete voters’ guide online.

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Essay contest open to eighth graders

October 28, 2014

The King County Civil Rights Commission invites all eighth-grade students to write essays about the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The top three writers in this 16th annual writing contest will receive trophies.

Essays should focus on the theme of voting rights and include ideas about Dr. King’s legacy of peace and justice.

King County’s 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is Jan. 15.

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Eastside Baby Corner names new board members

October 28, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner recently appointed the following new members to its board of directors:

Rick Lessley, of Sammamish, vice president of the Supply Chain Group at Nintendo of America Inc. He has served as an executive at Nintendo since 2001, and brings extensive specialized leadership training and education.

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Go All in For Kids tonight in Issaquah School District fundraiser

October 28, 2014

NEW — 10:35 a.m. Oct. 28, 2014

Almost 200 high schoolers will descend on the Issaquah School District administration building tonight for the final phase of the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s All in for Kids Phone-a-thon.

Fueled by pizza and treats, determined students will attempt to call 6,000 families and raise $160,000. The foundation asks that you answer the phone when you receive your call.

Your gift — whether $5 a month or $500 a year — will fund programs that help all students achieve the promise of their academic potential. You can also donate online here.

 

Sustainability film series returns Nov. 6

October 28, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 28, 2014

Learn more about urban farming as Issaquah’s Sustainability Film Series presents a free screening of “Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America” at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.

Free snacks will be provided.

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