Issaquah’s annual cleanup day is Saturday

April 21, 2015

Members of the Downtown Issaquah Association have learned over the years that as clean as the city looks, there’s still a need to tidy up after a careless few.

Thus, the association’s annual effort to pick up trash in the downtown corridor has grown into a more encompassing event — the third annual, citywide Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day.

The cleanup is from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. The beautification project has grown past the length of Front Street to include: Read more

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Recreation fees hiked and then cut for seniors

March 31, 2015

The subject line on Jim Harris’ email to The Issaquah Press pretty much spells out the main point of his short story: “You can fight City Hall and Win.”

Harris said he has lived since 1978 on the Sammamish Plateau in unincorporated King County, but always considered himself a citizen of Issaquah, paying taxes to the Issaquah School District and shopping and dining in the city. Further, Harris served on the city Parks & Recreation Board for 11 years. He considers himself a regular at the Issaquah Community Center.

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To the Editor — week of March 11, 2015

March 10, 2015

Community center

City is keeping people from use with high prices

I have lived on the Sammamish Plateau since 1978 in unincorporated King County. I pay taxes to the Issaquah School District. I shop and dine daily in Issaquah and by doing so, pay sales taxes to Issaquah.

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Community center closed for holiday

February 10, 2015

The Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., will be closed for Presidents Day Feb. 16 and reopen Feb. 17 with normal hours.

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Skate park supporters seek more features, space

February 3, 2015

Supporters and skateboard enthusiasts once again are urging the Issaquah City Council to move forward with a large-footprint skate park in Tibbetts Valley Park.

Supporters made their thoughts known at a council meeting in late January.

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Non-residents now expected to pay Issaquah recreation fees

January 27, 2015

As is done in what officials said are numerous Eastside cities, non-Issaquah residents will soon be paying additional fees for city recreation and parks programs.

The new non-resident fees will take effect in February. If you live outside of Issaquah city limits, but use Issaquah recreation programs, you can expect to pay about 20 percent more than residents.

The city states the non-resident rate ensures families living outside of Issaquah contribute to services on an equal basis with residents who pay city taxes.

Additionally, daily drop-in fees for the Issaquah Community Center and the Julius Boehm Pool, when it reopens, will increase by $1. Read more

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Father-daughter Valentine dance returns Feb. 7

January 27, 2015

The Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department will celebrate the 15th year of its Father-Daughter Valentine Dance Feb. 7.

The annual ball for fathers and daughters in grades from one through five is from 7-9 p.m. at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Come dressed casual or formal. Refreshments will be provided and photo packages are available.

Tickets are $20 per couple in advance or $40 at the door.

Register at http://bit.ly/1FAuwaS. Learn more by calling 837-3300.

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Issaquah Community Center closes for New Year’s

December 30, 2014

The Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., will be closed for New Year’s Day Wednesday, Jan. 1, and will reopen Jan. 2 with normal hours.

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Issaquah Community Center closing for Christmas holiday

December 23, 2014

The Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 24-29.

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Send your letters to Santa from community center

December 11, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 11, 2014

Santa Claus wants to hear from you as he makes a list and checks it twice.

You can send your letter to the North Pole from a mailbox in the lobby of the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. N.

The mailbox will be available during regular business hours, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 18. Find letter templates next to the mailbox.

Make sure you include a home mailing address so Santa can respond.

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