Co-founder stops by Ben & Jerry’s

September 17, 2013

Jerry Greenfield, the titular co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, stopped by the Issaquah Highlands Sept. 13 to share his support for labeling genetically modified foods.

Hosted by State Sen. Mark Mullet, who owns a Ben & Jerry’s franchise on 10th Avenue Northeast, Greenfield showed up to lead an event bringing attention to state Initiative 552, which would mandate food producers to label genetically modified foods if passed on the November ballot.

By Greg Farrar Jerry Greenfield (second from left), co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, poses Sept. 13 with Sabath and husband State Sen. Mark Mullet with daughters Penelope, 3, and Caroline, 4, during the I-552 event at Mullet’s Issaquah Highlands franchise.

By Greg Farrar
Jerry Greenfield (second from left), co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, poses Sept. 13 with Sabath and husband State Sen. Mark Mullet with daughters Penelope, 3, and Caroline, 4, during the I-552 event at Mullet’s Issaquah Highlands franchise.

“We’ve been in the area for a week, scooping out free Ben & Jerry’s and having a grand time,” Greenfield said. “Ben & Jerry’s is courting yes on I-552.”

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The Fire Inside to perform in Issaquah Highlands

September 17, 2013

The Fire Inside Celtic band brings their energetic, Irish music to a free concert in the Issaquah Highlands at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.

The Fire Inside has performed regionally for nearly three years, including at 20 festivals, pubs and events this year alone. As a recent feather in its cap, the band will open for the Young Dubliners at the Yachats Celtic Music Festival in November. They will also perform at the west Gilman Boulevard Starbucks and Salmon Days.

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RSVP now for candidate forum tonight

September 17, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 17, 2013

Meet mayoral and school board candidates tonight at a candidate forum at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands.

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the Issaquah Highlands Council have partnered to organize the communitywide forum to provide businesses and residents with an opportunity to hear directly from candidates about the topics of creating a strong economy, education/workforce development and community success.

The forum will feature the candidates from the local races who have declared competitors, including mayoral candidates Fred Butler and Joe Forkner, and school board candidates Lisa Callan and Alison Meryweather.

The event format is organized by the chamber’s Government Affairs Committee and will be moderated by Erin McCallum, of Strategic Campaign Group.

The forum is from 4-6 p.m. at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.  The public is invited, but RSVP is mandatory to ensure sufficient seating. Make your reservation here.

Editorial

September 10, 2013

Now hiring! Local opportunities abound

Looking for a job? Issaquah has become the land of opportunity!

When the Growth Management Act was adopted by the state more than 20 years ago, one goal was to encourage job growth near homes, with the aim of cutting down on traffic and new roads.

This fall, Issaquah’s growth at Grand Ridge Plaza, as well as new businesses spurred by a rebounding economy, have led to numerous new job positions being created.

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Swedish hospital eyes 2014 expansion

August 13, 2013

City planners expect to finalize a Swedish/Issaquah development agreement to expand the hospital in October.

Executives introduced plans to convert 28 acres adjacent to the existing hospital into an additional facility this past spring. To accomplish the goal, Swedish seeks the establishment of a new development agreement that will allow the addition of 150,000 square feet to 180,000 square feet in the form of a new multi-use building.

Talks with the city continued during the Aug. 6 Urban Village Development Commission meeting. City planners and Swedish leaders had hoped to come to an agreement by the end of the summer. However, the timeline has since shifted, according to city Development Services Land Development Manager Lucy Sloman.

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Bellevue College campus plan is moving forward

July 2, 2013

Bellevue College is slowly but surely still coming to the Issaquah Highlands.

Though the project was prolonged due to the economic recession and the replacement of college President Jean Floten with David Rule, Bellevue College has continually expressed its intention to move forward and develop an Issaquah campus.

Public Relations Manager David Sandler said the campus, now referred to as the East Campus, has begun to pick up speed in its realization. In a couple of weeks, Bellevue College is expected to seek a site development permit from the Development Service Department.

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Highlands Day / June 29, 2013

June 29, 2013

Construction soars

June 18, 2013

Building Department keeps up with Highlands expansion

Buildings bloom quickly in the Issaquah Highlands now.

A change in the seasons has seen a frenzy of construction as multiple projects leap to be completed in the fast-developing area of the city.

By Peter Clark The Discovery Heights complex continues to take shape as construction proceeds with fervor in the Issaquah Highlands.

By Peter Clark
The Discovery Heights complex continues to take shape as construction proceeds with fervor in the Issaquah Highlands.

With 16 projects in various stages of completion, Project Oversight Manager Christopher Wright said that the next few years would see a large jump in available housing units and square footage: 1,183 additional housing units and 1,186,000 square feet of retail space is planned to sprout up in the planned community.

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Regal Cinemas hiring for new Issaquah Highlands location

June 18, 2013

In anticipation of the official grand opening July 2, the new Regal Cinema 12 theater in the Highlands is hiring.

Advertising online and in the existing Pickering Place theater, the Regal Entertainment Groups are looking for floor staff as well a part-time associate manager.

Ushers, concessionists and box office tenders are among the staffers sought by the newly constructed theaters. Responsibilities in the job description include customer service, cash handling, phone etiquette, knowledge and enforcement of the MPAA ratings system.

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Regal Cinemas in Issaquah Highlands will open June 29

June 18, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. June 18, 2013

By Peter Clark Construction on the Issaquah Highlands Regal Cinemas finishes up as the theater plans to open June 29. It will be the first completion in the newest phase of development around the Grand Ridge Plaza.

By Peter Clark
Construction on the Issaquah Highlands Regal Cinemas finishes up as the theater plans to open June 29. It will be the first completion in the newest phase of development around the Grand Ridge Plaza.

Regal Cinemas will open June 29 as the first completed highlands project in Grand Ridge Plaza.

Regal Entertainment Group has announced that the new theater complex would be unveiled with grand opening and preview events.

Preview events will occur from June 29 through July 1 and will include three days of $2 movies, which will benefit local charities under specific themes, according to a press release.

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