September 15, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 15, 2015
The “Discover the Past” event is the first major fundraiser ever put on the by the Issaquah History Museums.
Or it is, at least, the museums’ first big fundraiser in a couple of decades, Issaquah History Museums Executive Director Erica Maniez said.
One reason for the lack of major fundraising was that the museums didn’t have anyone on staff or even on its board with experience in putting together bigger events. That changed when Robyn Barfoot, well known as the former curator of the Cougar Mountain Zoo, joined the museum board.
Eastside Baby Corner hosts sixth annual Pants Party to help send local children back to school prepared
August 31, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 31, 2015
Eastside Baby Corner will hold its sixth annual Pants Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the organization’s Issaquah hub, 1510 N.W. Maple St.
The event, held each year as children return to school, is part collection drive, part family-fun carnival. Attendees are asked to bring in a donation of new or gently used children’s pants (size NB to 14). In return, they are invited to stay for entertainment, food, games, giveaways and more.
Pants are the focus of the event because they are one of the items children need most when they head back to school. They are also an item EBC has a difficult time keeping in stock. This year, EBC hopes to collect 4,500 pairs of pants at the Pants Party.
August 18, 2015
NEW — 12:43 p.m. Aug. 18, 2015
In hopes of raising funds to help with two new major exhibits, Issaquah’s Cougar Mountain Zoo is teaming up with a Kent company to try a new electronic fundraiser.
Starting Sept. 2 and running through Sept. 30, zoo supporters will be able to go online to the zoo website and, for a $30 donation, download a special advertising app giving them access to what planners hope will be a plethora of discounts at local businesses.
For every app sold, the zoo would receive up to 50 percent of the price of the app, said Erik Champoux of Prime West Inc.
While he said Prime West has been involved in plenty of fundraisers previously, this is the first time they have tried to use The Fundraising App. Read more
August 18, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 18, 2015
The Issaquah History Museums presents “Discover the Past,” its first planned annual fundraising celebration of the city’s history, from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E.
Guests will hear many of Issaquah’s strangest stories from train conductors, former mayors, rodeo riders and other costumed figures from the past. A band will play on the steam donkey in front of the depot. There will be beer served from the Issaquah Brew House as well as fine wine, Italian appetizers and desserts from Forest Fairy Bakery.
The live auction, which helps fund history museum programs, will feature prize packages, including an escape to Bend, Oregon, a behind-the-scenes look at the Cougar Mountain Zoo and an adrenaline-filled combination of outdoor adventures.
Learn more at www.issaquahhistory.org.
June 17, 2015
There are eight new reasons to visit the Cougar Mountain Zoo, and they are all irresistibly adorable.
Cougar Mountain recently welcomed two emu chicks, two reindeer calves and four grey wolf pups to its zoo family.
They don’t all have names yet, but the precious eight are already welcomed additions for zoo staff and fans, said Peter Rittler, president of the Zoological Society of Washington, which runs the Cougar Mountain Zoo.
June 16, 2015
May 20, 2015
One of the biggest changes out of many here at The Issaquah Press since your friendly staff photographer signed on 18 years ago has been in how we make and use the images in our newspaper and on our website.
What most may already know but gives me great pleasure to point out as a reminder is how many photo galleries you can browse through with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger at www.issaquahpress.com/category/photogallery and the other newspapers we publish — Sammamish Review, SnoValley Star and Newcastle News.
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.
April 14, 2015
Celebrate Earth Day at Cougar Mountain Zoo’s Party for the Planet on April 18.
Special guests include the Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society, Mountains to Sound Greenway and many more. Activities include Tobias the Magician, face painting and Earth-friendly arts and crafts, as well as Earth Day-themed mini-lectures for the zoo animals. You can also get your portrait drawn by a caricaturist.
See a complete schedule of mini-lectures at http://bit.ly/1axnfe0.
March 10, 2015