Hairstorm closes out Concerts on the Green season

August 24, 2015

NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 24, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series comes to a close Aug. 25 with 1980s hair rock band Hairstorm.

The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Issaquah Community Center. Crowds typically begin gathering as early as 6 p.m. to lay claim for choice seating for community picnicking.

On-site concessions are for sale by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and benefit multiple charitable programs. Concertgoers should leave alcohol and pets at home.

Hairstorm recreates the experience of the mid-1980s hair rock scene with powerful and highly melodic performances, including outfits and stage show. Hairstorm celebrates a time in rock where men looked like women and the women looked like even hotter women. Join Hairstorm for the sights and sounds of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, Gun N’ Roses and more. Read more

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To the Editor — Aug. 20, 2015

August 19, 2015

NEW — 3:44 p.m. Aug. 19, 2015

Alzheimer’s

Fund research now

Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more and more familiar, and will continue to do so until there will be virtually no one left untouched by a personal story around Alzheimer’s.

Currently there are 100,000 Washingtonians living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number will grow to 140,000 by 2025. My mother is one of them. She is 81, and was a vibrantly active woman until this disease started to slowly shrink her world, and her ability to manage it independently.

My good friend Nancy is a 54-year-old mother of three boys, diagnosed at 53 years old. She may not be able to recognize her first grandchild, when he or she comes. My office manager is struggling to balance a full-time job, and be the primary caregiver for her own mother with dementia, after losing her father a year ago.

Surprisingly, for every $100 spent on Alzheimer’s research, Medicare and Medicaid spend $26,000 to care for people with the disease today. We must invest more to find a treatment and a cure now, rather than wait to spend the $1.1 trillion that is estimated to be needed by 2050 if we don’t. Read more

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Issaquah Parks & Recreation Annual Chalk Art Festival

August 5, 2015

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A music career on cruise control

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11 a.m. July 29, 2015

Heather Sullivan has performed from Carnegie Hall to the community center, and around the world aboard luxury liners

By Daniel Durick

By Daniel Durick

Although Heather Sullivan is a regular performer for years in Issaquah, thanks to a fan vote, she got her first chance to headline the Concerts on the Green series July 14.

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To the Editor — July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

Concerts

Thanks to everyone for these wonderful, free events

I am writing to say thank you to the Issaquah Parks Department, Issaquah Arts Commission, Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, all of the sponsors and especially organizer David Harris for providing our community with the excellent Concerts on the Green series at the Issaquah Community Center.

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Issaquah Community Center to close for the holiday

July 2, 2015

The Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

The center will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, July 6.

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Community center hours change for summer

June 10, 2015

The Issaquah Community Center’s summer hours began June 6 and run through Aug. 29.

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Reserve a space now for Trunk ‘N’ Treasure

May 26, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 26, 2015

The city’s fourth-annual community garage sale Trunk ‘N’ Treasure returns Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Issaquah Community Center.

The event is open to the public and is free for shoppers.

Space is now available for sellers to participate. Hundreds of shoppers visited Trunk ‘N’ Treasure last year.

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Nourish Every Mind Luncheon raises $617,000 to benefit students and schools

May 20, 2015

Almost 900 community members attended the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s 17th annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon on May 14 at the Issaquah Community Center and donated $617,000 for local schools.

The program featured several students and educators who spoke passionately about the foundation’s impact on education.

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Nourish Every Mind banquets highlight donor-funded school programs

April 28, 2015

The Issaquah Schools Foundation’s 17th annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon and second annual Nourish Every Mind Breakfast will celebrate the foundation’s role in creating its motto of “Great Schools and Great Communities.”

The luncheon is from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Issaquah Community Center. The breakfast is from 7-8:45 a.m. May 20 at Eastridge Church.

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