Adventure Kids Playcare hosts spring festival

April 15, 2014

Adventure Kids Playcare is hosting its fifth annual spring festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at its Issaquah location, 775 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

The free festival features a dunk tank, bouncy houses, an Easter egg hunt, laser tag, indoor video game trailer, a hamster ball racetrack and more.

Adventure Kids Playcare is a unique drop-in child-care and entertainment center for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Call 391-5358.

Get a free bike helmet and fitting April 26

April 15, 2014

Bicycle injuries are one of the top reasons for emergency room visits for children ages 5 to 14 among sports injuries.

That is why the staff at Olympic Physical Therapy feels it is not enough to just wear a bicycle helmet, it needs to be properly fitted as well.

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Crayon drive supports Seattle Children’s

April 15, 2014

Cascade Team Real Estate is collecting crayons and coloring books for hospitalized children during the month of April.

Every year, Seattle Children’s goes through 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a few to use.

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Councils praise plan for Klahanie-area transfer

April 15, 2014

Members of the Issaquah and Sammamish city councils took turns praising a deal to transfer the Klahanie Annexation Area from Issaquah to Sammamish.

Sammamish members not only seemed to like the deal, but said they also hoped it would usher in a new spirit of cooperation with Issaquah after some tense disputes over the past few months.

The Issaquah Land & Shore Committee took up the drafted interlocal agreement in its April 8 meeting and unanimously recommended its approval by the full council.

“The general consensus is that it was great,” Land & Shore Committee Chairman Tola Marts said. “We had been hoping that this issue could occur in the context of a regional issue, and this draft agreement really does that.”

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Boots, Brats & Brews event comes to Pickering Barn

April 15, 2014

Combine a kick-stomping tribute to bluegrass, the suds of your favorite beers and the best of local sausages and you’ve got a memorably good time at the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah’s Boots, Brats & Brews.

The club’s first such event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 24 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. It features samplings of assorted beers served with brats from local restaurants, while The Weavils keep toes tapping all night to their distinctive bluegrass sound.

Tori Gains, event co-chairwoman, said the club wanted an event that would attract more than other Kiwanis members.

“People love to get together and taste food while supporting the community,” Gains said. “It’s a fellowship kind of thing. The Kiwanis has always done an auction, but it tended to attract just Kiwanians. We wanted to get more of the community involved.”

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Help beautify Issaquah on April 26

April 15, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 15, 2014

Mark your calendar now. The Downtown Issaquah Association hosts its citywide Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26.

Individuals, businesses and local organizations are invited to spend a few hours making the community a better place by picking up trash and planting flowers. Check in at the Hailstone Feed Store, 220 Front St. N.

Contact Karen Donovan at enews@downtownissaquah.com or 391-1112 to learn more.

Bomb threat leads to quick capture; police say suspect used his own phone

April 14, 2014

NEW — 2:40 p.m. April 14, 2014

Issaquah police arrested a 21-year-old man for making a bomb threat to the Ross clothing store April 13.

The threat led to the evacuation of businesses in the area of the 900 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard, according to a press release from the Issaquah Police Department.

The business received a telephone call from the man stating there was a bomb in the store. A search was conducted and nothing suspicious was located. Police Cmdr. Stan Conrad said the call allowed officers to quickly collar the suspect.

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Bring recreational marijuana concerns to April 14 public meeting

April 14, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 14, 2014

Marijuana discussions will continue during the Issaquah City Council’s April 14 work session.

The public meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 135 E, Sunset Way, will cover ongoing deliberations about city regulations for any recreational marijuana business to take place within Issaquah.

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Monday is last day to register to vote in special election

April 13, 2014

NEW — 10 a.m. April 13, 2014

If you’re not yet registered to vote, you must register in person by 4:30 p.m. April 14 to vote in the April 22 Special Election that will include the countywide measure Proposition 1.

Proposition 1 would provide dedicated transportation funding available to preserve current Metro Transit service levels and provide transportation improvements, including road preservation, safety and maintenance projects, by authorizing the King County Transportation District to levy a 0.1 percent sales and use tax and a $60 vehicle fee, each for up to 10 years.

Proposition 1 would also establish a low-income vehicle fee rebate of $20 and provide funding for a low-income Metro Transit fare.

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Karen Moran appointed to water district

April 13, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 13, 2014

Karen Moran, of Sammamish, has been appointed to fill the empty seat on the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer board of directors.

Moran will fill the seat left open after Bob Brady’s resignation. Her term runs through December 2015.

Moran has served on the State Boundary Review Board, the Sammamish Planning Advisory Board and Sammamish Planning Commission. She made two failed bids for the Sammamish City Council, most recently in 2007.

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