November 25, 2014
“You get out and support your community, the dollars stay local and you find unique items you won’t find elsewhere,” said Karen Donovan, chairwoman of the Downtown Issaquah Association.
Inside her White Horse Toys in Gilman Village, owner Debra Lewis said there are mass-market products and there are specialty markets.
“We try to stick with the specialty items,” she said, adding that bigger chain stores or online retailers can’t match her in terms of customer service and overall shopping experience.
November 18, 2014
Help light up downtown and some key spots around downtown (and get a free lunch) at the annual holiday light-hanging party beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 22.
The event, sponsored by the Downtown Issaquah Association, starts at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N.
October 28, 2014
If you find yourself in downtown Issaquah the night before Halloween, you may catch a glimpse of a gaggle of historical characters rampaging through the area.
The History Pub Crawl is a partnership between the Downtown Issaquah Association and the Issaquah History Museums to diversify the way local history is taught and to bring Issaquahans out in downtown on a Thursday night.
October 21, 2014
October 14, 2014
The Issaquah Highlands’ traditional Halloween celebration has a new name and night.
Now in its fourth year, the celebration is no longer associated with Green Halloween, according to Christy Garrard, Issaquah Highlands Council executive director.
“Now, it’s just Halloween in the Highlands,” she said.
September 16, 2014
The Downtown Issaquah Association and the Issaquah History Museums will host a Halloween-styled Historic Pub Crawl from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30.
The event starts at the Train Depot. Make your way through five of Issaquah’s downtown establishments, each featuring a small cocktail or appetizer, lively narratives and juicy tidbits about the people of Issaquah and times gone by. The event ends at the Hailstone Feed Store with champagne and chocolate.
September 5, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 5, 2014
Don’t miss the final ArtWalk of the season Sept. 5.
The Downtown Issaquah Association event is from 6-9 p.m. downtown. Meet business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, shop and dine in downtown Issaquah.
Held the first Friday of the month from June to September, the season finale features fine art photographer Dinah Satterwhite presenting a special exhibit at the Christian Science Reading Room, 415 Rainier Blvd. N.
July 15, 2014
After eight years as general curator of the Cougar Mountain Zoo, Robyn Barfoot left to talk about tigers.
The move follows the same passions she displayed while overseeing the addition of new exhibits and community fund-raising to bring more to the local attraction. During her time there, four tigers were added in a large, central enclosure. Barfoot remains proud of giving the big cats a loving place to live, but says its time to extend that education.
“I want to be more involved in tiger conservation,” she said. “And also change is good.”
July 11, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. July 11, 2014
The next Downtown Issaquah Association ArtWalk is tonight from 6-9 p.m.
Visitors are invited to meet local business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, and shop and dine downtown.
ArtWalk features up 50 artists working their wares in such genres as jewelry, photography, paintings, glass and metal work, sculpture and books.
June 17, 2014
Rain keeps cars away, but not spectators
More than 350 cars registered for the 2014 Fenders on Front Street car show, about half of what is usual when it isn’t raining.
But the off-and-on rain didn’t keep the people away. The closed-off street was packed during much of the show.
Many families took their fathers to the show as a way to celebrate the day.