June 3, 2015
Maypole to honor deceased rooster McNugget
A little rooster atop a ceremonial pole will look awfully familiar to locals attending a celebration of all things Scandinavian June 6.
Lefse Fest returns to Issaquah for the third year, and event organizers have decided to honor resident rooster McNugget by fashioning the maypole topper in his likeness.
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.
March 25, 2015
Issaquah High School students take four semesters of health between sixth and 12th grade, heralding the emotional and physical danger of substance abuse. That, believe me, is plenty. Why, then, does drug abuse persist among teenagers?
That’s a complicated question.
October 1, 2013
David Harris is still bookin’ rock ‘n’ roll after 30 years
David Harris’s earliest recollections of Salmon Days are of the festival being more like a town parade that featured the high school band, the Issaquah Indians football team, the National Guard and a fire truck with a guest appearance by JP Patches and Gertrude.
Little did the British expatriate know that in fall 1970, just a year after moving to Issaquah, he’d soon have a hand in shaping the town’s music scene for decades to come.
The 26-year-old had uprooted his wife and two children from southern London to take a job as an engineer with The Boeing Co. in 1965.
“I remember getting on the plane and literally not knowing where we were going,” Harris said.
October 1, 2013
After 30 years of booking musical acts for the Salmon Days Festival, David Harris has made contacts with more than 450 bands. To mark the anniversary, Harris is calling in some favors and assembling a final festival act to remember — The Northwest All Star Salmon Jam.
The act will fill the final time slot Oct. 6, from 4:30-6 p.m., and Harris said he’s already been given the green light to go long, if necessary. That’s a good thing, too.
The All Star band will actually cycle through 25 of the Northwest’s most renowned musicians, including vocalists Larry Strobel and Christy Wheeler, guitarists Roger Wheeler and Ron Smevik, and drummers Alan White and Rich Nalum, to name a few.