Register now for summer gymnastic camps

June 17, 2015

The Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department is offering signups now for its summer gymnastics camps, presented with Jet’s Gymnastics Express.

The camps help children learn gymnastics in a fun, playful environment while improving coordination and athletic ability.

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NBA star Jamal Crawford hosts skills camp

June 3, 2015

Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford, a Rainier Beach High School alumnus, joins the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department to host Camp Crawsover from June 29 to July 1 at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

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Off The Press — Our website is your visual time machine

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.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

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.

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Parks and recreation hosts 360-degree virtual tour

April 28, 2015

Explore the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department’s event venues, and the amenities offered, with the new 360-degree virtual tours of Pickering Barn and Tibbetts Creek Manor.

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Calling all artists for pool renovation project

March 9, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 9, 2015

The Issaquah Arts Commission, in partnership with the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department, invites Washington artists to apply create original artwork as part of the Julius Boehm Pool renovation.

This request is for artist qualifications only. The selected artist will work with city officials to design artwork to be incorporated into the renovation project.

The artist will receive $30,000 for all phases of design, fabrication and installation (inclusive of all materials, travel expenses, insurance and tax).

Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. March 18. Learn more at www.issaquahwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3276.

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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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Father-daughter Valentine dance returns Feb. 7

January 22, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 22, 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 https://iplay.issaquahwa.gov/Start/Start.asp. Learn more by calling 837-3300.

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Mommy’s Fit Zone offers special New-Year offer

January 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 6, 2015

Get a jumpstart on 2015 with a special offer from the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department’s Mommy’s Fit Zone program.

The $49 sign-up fee is waived when you sign up for an unlimited monthly pass, or 25 percent off a 10-class pass. The offer is valid through Jan. 31.

Mommy’s Fit Zone is from 8-9 a.m. Monday and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

Mommy’s Fit Zone will keep moms and their little ones moving by incorporating cardio and strength training to boost metabolism and muscle toning.

Learn more or sign up here.

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Issaquah’s Boehm Pool to close for renovations Nov. 26

November 25, 2014

The Julius Boehm Pool will close for renovations beginning Nov. 26. Estimated re-opening is mid-2015.

“It will be much more inviting,” said Ric Patterson, division manager for the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department.

Patterson was referring to $5 million in planned improvements.

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Wally & The Beaves perform, costume contest at tonight’s Concert on the Green

August 19, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 19, 2014

Wally & The Beaves bring back the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll to the Concerts on the Green stage Aug. 19 at the Issaquah Community Center.

Picnicking kicks off at 6 p.m.; bring a blanket. Music is from 7-8:30 p.m. As many as 500 revelers attend, so come early to stake out your spot.

Wally & The Beaves, six of the most respected artists and musicians in the Pacific Northwest, formed in spring 2011. The band’s unique show has been gaining a loyal following since.

Each member of the band brings a bit of humor by dressing like well-known iconic characters from the era, from Buddy Holly to Susie Q.

In honor of the decade known for poodle skirts and leather jackets, Rowley Properties Inc. is sponsoring a 1950’s fashion contest during the concert.

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