September 25, 2015
NEW — 4:49 p.m. Sept. 15, 2015
Taste Washington Day on Oct. 7 celebrates Washington agriculture and promotes good nutrition local schools by highlighting local produce, grains and dairy from Washington state.
Each featured produce item will be accompanied by signage in the lunchroom for students to read with information about the local farm that grew and harvested the food.
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.
September 10, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 10, 2015
All around the Eastside, communities and local volunteers are gearing up for a monthlong food drive, the Eastside’s Month of Concern staged by the Emergency Feeding Program.
In Issaquah and Sammamish, as in many local cities, local mayors will get involved with a special Mayor’s Day of Concern Food Drive set for Sept. 19, according to Tim Larson, Sammamish communications director.
The kickoff event is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, said Keith Madsen, pastor of the Community Church of Issaquah.
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 11, 2015
UPDATED — 9:25 a.m. Aug. 13, 2015
*Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Levitate Gastropub was located in the former H&H Tavern. The H&H Saloon is still open and located at 91 Front St. N.
Restaurant reviews are a regular feature of The Issaquah Press. Reviewers visit restaurants unannounced and pay in full for their meals.
There are plenty of options for “pub grub” in Issaquah, consisting of your typical bar food, from burgers to salads.
However, there’s only one eatery in town touting itself as a “gastropub” — Levitate.
The basic definition of a gastropub is a pub that elevates its menu fare with high-end ingredients. Read more
July 29, 2015
NEW — 4 p.m. July 29, 2015
The Issaquah Police Department is hosting a National Night Out celebration from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 4 at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.
In addition to free food, giveaways and music, activities include:
- Test the speed of your fastball against a speed-enforcement trailer.
- Get your photo with the Best Looking Police Officer in Western Washington, Issaquah’s Jessie Petersen.
- Enroll your pooch in the new Paws on Patrol program.
- Shred your sensitive documents safely and securely — for free.
Or, invite our officers to a party in your neighborhood.
July 28, 2015
NEW — 3 p.m. July 28, 2015
The Association of Volleyball Professionals is returning to the Seattle area for the first time in 25 years.
Lake Sammamish State Park is the site of the AVP Seattle Open from Aug. 6-9. AVP is making its first trip to the Seattle area since a men’s event in 1990, and it will be the local debut for AVP women.
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 31, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 31, 2015
Help ensure students arrive at school with the tools required to succeed. Through the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Basic Student Needs fund, you can provide food, health care, clothing and school supplies for students in need.
With Tools 4 School, “you’ve got their backs” means students have new backpacks filled with supplies to help them thrive throughout the school year. The annual drive collects backpacks and school supplies for hundreds of local students.
October 4, 2014
NEW — Noon, Oct. 4, 2014
If you haven’t had lunch yet, get delicious food at more than 60 food booths at Salmon Days.
Try something new or eat your favorites. Fresh-cut fries, salmon galore, barbecue, elephant ears, oh my!