September 9, 2015
NEW — 4:52 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015
In 1996, Charles McCrone had a vision of filling a niche within the music community in Issaquah by expanding options for one-on-one guitar lessons.
That kernel of an idea has blossomed into the successful Kaleidoscope School of Music. And to celebrate its 10th anniversary, McCrone is combining the milestone with the school’s second open house since its grand opening.
“I wondered how do you have a 10th anniversary open house?” McCrone said. “Why, have it right here at the school instead of trying to throw a party somewhere else.”
McCrone said everyone is welcome to come to the open house for a chance to meet the teachers directly. There will be a mini recital upstairs, where McCrone will leave windows cracked so visitors can listen in if they can’t actually sneak in during performances. There will also be music in the foyer by the teachers and a promo video in the band room. Read more
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 8, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. June 8, 2015
The Downtown Issaquah Association needs volunteers for Fenders on Front Street car show June 21.
The 10th annual event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers can sign up for one of four positions, including manning the new trolley run this year
Learn more or volunteer by contacting Karen Donovan at email@example.com or 391-1112.
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.
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.
June 10, 2014
Close down an entire city street, line up vintage rides from end to end and pack the sidewalks with classic car aficionados, and you get one of downtown’s most popular events — Fenders on Front Street.
The annual car show, hosted by the Downtown Issaquah Association, returns for its ninth year June 15, bigger than ever. Executive Director Karen Donovan said the show set an attendance record last year with about 10,000 visitors.
Unlike specific car shows, anyone with a classic ride may register to sign their car up, even the day of the event. Donovan said they may have to cut off signups by 11 a.m., depending upon the number of participants. Go to www.fendersonfrontstreet.com/registration to learn more about signing up.
March 11, 2014
The Downtown Issaquah Association has opened free registration to its ninth annual Fenders on Front Street Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15, Father’s Day.
The show attracts car owners from across the state showing off their classic cars. There will be live music by the Kaleidoscope School of Music, family activities, and a trophy and awards ceremony with master of ceremonies Lance Lambert. Vinyl Radio will broadcast classic tunes all day with Jeff Shade, the host of the syndicated show “Talk About Cars.” The afternoon will culminate in a cruise to the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In.
June 12, 2012
Motorists should prepare for a downtown Issaquah road closure June 17 during the Fenders on Front Street Car Show and Cruise.
Organizers plan to close Front Street North from Gilman Boulevard to Sunset Way between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the car show, a Mountains to Sound Greenway Days event.
Registration starts at 6 a.m. at Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Vehicles start to park at Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, and then park along the Staples parking lot to Front Street North and then along Front Street North toward Sunset Way as the need for space increases.
The car judging starts at about 11 a.m., with trophies presented at the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., at 2 p.m.
Following the trophy presentations, at 3 p.m., car show participants gather on Front Street North and cruise to Sunset Way, and then to Newport Way and along Gilman Boulevard to the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in.
December 13, 2011
The leader of the DownTown Issaquah Association resigned Dec. 6 — after only a few months on the job and less than a year after board members replaced the organization’s longtime executive director.
Executive Director Annique Bennett joined the organization as cultural events coordinator in early spring and then, months after another employee left the organization, board members promoted Bennett to the top spot.
“I have not been empowered by the DIA board to accomplish the goals they set for themselves or for me,” she said in a resignation emailed to association board members. “I have enjoyed working with each of you and wish you the best of luck on your community wine events and marketing.”
The announcement came a day before a major event on the DownTown Issaquah Association calendar, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the historic Hailstone Feed Store.