September 22, 2015
Wow, that was quick. The summer is over and the first day of autumn was officially Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Looking back, for whatever reason, I got so little done this sunny season, especially when it comes to attending Issaquah events. I didn’t make it to a single Tuesday night Concert on the Green. My wife usually succeeds in dragging me to the Farmers Market at least one Saturday a year. Didn’t happen this time. So I’ll blame her for that one.
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.
November 4, 2014
October 30, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 30, 2014
The Cougar Mountain Zoo presents ‘Slither and Scream,’ featuring special reptile guests from Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society with Halloween-themed activities.
All children in costume will receive half off future admission.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St. Admission is $9 to $12.50.
Learn more here or call 392-6278.
October 28, 2014
To look at Herb Collins, you wouldn’t think he was like that.
A nicer, kinder guy you never met. But for one evening each year … one little slice of time … he’s downright diabolical.
Every small town has one, of course. There is always that one person who takes Halloween to its extremes of horror and fantasy. We have Herb.
October 21, 2014
Horror movies aren’t really my area of expertise. I prefer watching classic sports movies, like “Field of Dreams,” “Bull Durham” or “Rudy,” or spending years waiting for book-based fantasy adventures like “Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter” to wrap up.
However, I’m more than willing to get into the spirit of the season when it comes to Halloween. There’s a certain sense of exhilaration that comes from viewing hordes of zombies, chainsaw-wielding psychopaths, and enough blood and gore to make your average emergency-room physician nauseous.
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.
October 14, 2014
October is about more than ghosts, goblins, pumpkins and Halloween. It’s time to change the batteries in our home smoke detectors, fire alarms and carbon monoxide alert sensors.
While smoke detectors can be obnoxious if you’re accidently charring the bacon, these small devices can save lives.
October 14, 2014
Halloween — it’s got to be one of the most interesting times of the year.
We’re still two weeks out from Oct. 31, but I thought it would be a perfect time to broach the subject as events are already coming up on the calendar, like Nightmare at Beaver Lake, which starts Friday, and Saturday is the annual Halloween in the Highlands festival and Zombie Walk in downtown Issaquah.
October 29, 2013