July 29, 2015
NEW — 2 p.m. July 29, 2015
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is looking for proposals to move and rehabilitate the historic Anderson farmhouse now sitting on the front edge of Confluence Park.
“Plain and simple, we are looking for an interested party,” said Chris Moore, executive director for the Washington Trust group.
July 21, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. July 21, 2015
Join the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery to discover how the community is working together to protect salmon by restoring creekside habitat, preventing flooding and reducing pollution.
FISH is hosting a free community event at 6:30 p.m. July 22, featuring city Surface Water Manager Kerry Ritland and city environmental science associate Dana Zlateff. Learn how the city and community partners work together to protect salmon.
July 14, 2015
The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is hosting a free community event July 22 to educate the public on its mission and volunteer efforts. Read more
July 9, 2015
While it might have made great farmland in its day, the property that now makes up Confluence Park does not, in its present condition, make for very good parkland or, probably more importantly, a very good habitat for local salmon.
The first step toward changing that is removal of 8,000 cubic feet of soil that fills what used to be part of the flood plain for Issaquah Creek, said Kerry Ritland, surface water manager for the city.
June 25, 2015
June 17, 2015
Sometimes, the stars align to bring together two things to make one memorable union, from love-struck youths Romeo and Juliet to food pairings surf and turf.
Issaquah residents will be the beneficiary of a quirk of the calendar, when two of the Downtown Issaquah Association’s biggest events of the year fall on the same day.
The car show Fenders on Front Street is always on Father’s Day, which just so happens to fall on June 21, the same date for the annual Music Day.
June 1, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. June 1, 2015
Fenders on Front Street Car Show & Cruise, a Father’s Day tradition, returns June 21.
The free all-day event culminates with a cruise of classic cars. Starting at 3 p.m., car show participants will gather along Front Street North and cruise along West Sunset Way to Newport Way Northwest to Gilman Boulevard.
See hundreds of classic and vintage cars as you stroll down Front Street. Listen to classic tunes and see live music at several locations. End the afternoon with a barbecue at Confluence Park.
Learn more at www.fendersonfrontstreet.com.
May 30, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 30, 2015
Issaquah is making music June 21, in celebration of International Music Day.
The annual event celebrates the importance of music through free, open and accessible events. Listen, dance and make music from 1-5 p.m. at the following locations:
- Pedestrian Park — The Redondoes, strum ukulele band, Greasy Spoon,
- Northwest Alder Street — Eastside Music Co.,
- Music and Arts lot — teen performers from Kaleidoscope School of Music, special guests,
- Confluence Park — LocoMotive, FIVESTAR, Nolan Garrett, The RumSkullz and more.
May 20, 2015
In an effort to move ahead with the planned revamping of the city’s Confluence Park, the Issaquah City Council recently approved $250,000 that could be used for restoration and relocation of the historic Anderson farmhouse at the south end of the park.
The Confluence Park master site plan identified the house as needing to be removed or relocated as part of the park development.
May 12, 2015
Help make school start times later
Issaquah has joined the national Start School Later movement, where health care professionals, sleep scientists, educators, economists, legislators, parents and students are united in their concern that early school start times for teenagers are a major factor contributing to the widespread sleep deprivation facing teens, and that this constitutes a significant public health concern.