Avoid backups, street repairs throughout Issaquah

October 14, 2014

NEW — 1:28 p.m. Oct. 14, 2014

City crews have started street improvement projects throughout Issaquah.

Motorists are advised to watch for:

  • Front Street North from Northeast Crescent Drive to Gilman Boulevard: removal of existing curb ramps and replacement, as well as curb and sidewalk repair, through Oct. 17. Prepare for traffic backups at Front Street North and Gilman Boulevard.
  • Seventh Avenue Northwest and Northwest Juniper Street: curb ramp work and paving, with work on the ramps, through Oct. 17, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Northwest Juniper Street from Fifth Avenue Northwest to Newport Way Northwest: milling is scheduled to start Oct. 17, with paving to follow Oct. 20, both from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Front Street North: milling is scheduled for Oct. 20-21, with paving to follow Oct. 21-24, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

All work is weather dependent. Learn more by calling Public Works Operations at 281-5413.

Recruiting for next generation of state’s Capsule Keepers ends Oct. 21

October 14, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 14, 2014

Members of the original Centennial Time Capsule Keepers are in the final days of recruiting a new generation of replacements in time for the state’s 125th birthday celebration Nov. 11 in Olympia.

Nominations for new Capsule Keepers end Oct. 21. Any child living in Washington who was born between Nov. 4 and 18, 2004, is eligible. Children of 1989 Capsule Keepers are also eligible.

Interested children should have a parent or guardian complete a registration form. Parent or guardian permission is required.

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City’s 2015 budget proposes B&O tax increase, open houses are Oct. 14 and 27

October 13, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 13, 2014

Issaquah’s proposed budget for 2015 includes an increase to the city’s business and occupation taxes.

City officials said in a press release that the rate increase is to ensure infrastructure and other essential government services remain at current levels, allowing the administration to make new investments to better serve the community.

In addition, staff is reviewing business processes, implementing a major reorganization and becoming self-insured for healthcare, as well as studying additional fee adjustments to ensure growth pays for itself, while reducing red tape for small businesses.

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All in pink, Eastside Fire & Rescue supports breast cancer awareness this week

October 12, 2014

NEW — 6 p.m. Oct. 12, 2014

Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters and staff will be decked out in pink T-shirts Oct. 13-18 to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

Most people are aware of breast cancer, but many forget to take steps to detect the disease in the earliest stage, when it is most often curable, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Through the awareness effort, EFR and many other entities hope people will learn about early detection, diagnosis, treatment, stages, myths, etc.

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Issaquah grad seeks crowdfunding for film project

October 12, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 12, 2014

Issaquah High School graduate Seth Margolies is directing his first major short film, “The Trials of Charles.”

As a student at New York University and cinematographer, Margolies’ short feature, loosely based on the labors of Hercules, is about a blues singer negotiating his life and soul back from the devil after his mother had sold it when he was a baby.

Principal photography for the shoot is from Nov. 14-16. While NYU has afforded Margolies the resources for the project, throughout October he is trying to drum up support for the film’s production.

Learn more on Facebook. Crowdfunding for the project is on Indiegogo.

Klahanie annexation open house is Oct. 15

October 11, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 11, 2014

In preparing for next year’s annexation vote, the city of Sammamish is hosting an open house for Klahanie-area residents to inform them about services they will receive from the city.

The open house is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E.

The city has also begun sending residents the city’s newsletter to help inform them about city issues.

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Free Saturday film is changed to ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

October 10, 2014

NEW — 4:51 p.m. Oct. 10, 2014

Second Saturday Film Series presents a free showing of “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Eagle Room of City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

The movie originally scheduled to be shown was “Impact!”

The 1960 classic Roger Corman “Little Shop of Horrors” stars Jonathan Haze as Seymour, a clumsy young man who nurtures a carnivorous plant by feeding it other people.

The film is notable for featuring the film debut of Jack Nicholson, a dental patient who loves pain.

Issaquah named one of best places in Northwest

October 10, 2014

NEW — 11:39 a.m. Oct. 10, 2014

According to a new survey by Movoto Real Estate Blog, Issaquah is the third best place to live in the Pacific Northwest.

The blog site compared cities in Washington, Idaho and Oregon with populations of 30,000 or more using the following criteria:

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The last Issaquah Farmers Market of the season is Saturday

October 10, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 10, 2014

Don’t miss out on the last farmers market of the season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

In addition to farm-fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, attractions include fresh-cut flowers, freshly-baked goods and handmade arts and crafts.

Stay for the free music by The Tarantellas singing acoustic Italian favorites from noon to 1:30 p.m., and a glass pumpkin patch exhibit by Tacoma Glass Blowing Studio.

The market is on, rain or shine.

Local Eastside Fire & Rescue stations host open houses Oct. 11

October 10, 2014

NEW — Noon Oct. 10, 2014

As part of Fire Prevention Week, Eastside Fire & Rescue is hosting open houses at 10 of its 16 facilities from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11.

The stations participating in the open houses are as follows:

Issaquah: Station 71, 190 E. Sunset Way; Station 72, 1575 N.W. Maple St.; and Station 73, 1280 N.E. Park Drive.

Sammamish: Station 81, 2030 212th Ave. S.E.; Station 82, 1851 228th Ave. N.E.; and Station 83, 3425 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E.

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