June 2, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. June 2, 2015
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s final Wine Walk of the season is June 5.
Enjoy live music, art happenings, snacks and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations on Front Street.
Front Street shops and restaurants are open to the general public during Wine Walk and all ages are welcome.
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.
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
December 12, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 12, 2014
Embrace your jingle with an evening of Christmas caroling from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 18.
Meet at the Issaquah Train Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E.
Fred Hopkins, Issaquah Arts Commissioner and local musician, will lead the chorus with some help from a Sammamish Symphony quartet. Come and help sing all of the classics, like “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bell” and “White Christmas.”
All ages are welcome to this family friendly event. Bring a ukulele or tambourine or just yourself and be prepared to sing.
December 9, 2014
November 25, 2014
“You get out and support your community, the dollars stay local and you find unique items you won’t find elsewhere,” said Karen Donovan, chairwoman of the Downtown Issaquah Association.
Inside her White Horse Toys in Gilman Village, owner Debra Lewis said there are mass-market products and there are specialty markets.
“We try to stick with the specialty items,” she said, adding that bigger chain stores or online retailers can’t match her in terms of customer service and overall shopping experience.
September 16, 2014
The Downtown Issaquah Association and the Issaquah History Museums will host a Halloween-styled Historic Pub Crawl from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30.
The event starts at the Train Depot. Make your way through five of Issaquah’s downtown establishments, each featuring a small cocktail or appetizer, lively narratives and juicy tidbits about the people of Issaquah and times gone by. The event ends at the Hailstone Feed Store with champagne and chocolate.
September 4, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 4, 2014
Join Issaquah History Museums Director Erica Maniez Sept. 6 on a walk through the history of Issaquah, from the American Indians to the present day.
Maniez will lead an exploration through Issaquah’s downtown, the location for many of its oldest buildings and early stories. Check in at the Train Depot, 78 First Ave. N.E., five minutes prior to the 11 a.m. guided tour.
The walk will cover roughly two miles of level sidewalk and will last about two hours, rain or shine. Bring water and snacks, and leave animal companions at home.
Register in advance here. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for members (does not include fees).
Call 392-3500 or email email@example.com.
June 3, 2014
Who says 13 is unlucky?
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s annual ArtWalk returns June 6 for its 13th season, after having successfully transformed the city’s main corridor into the Eastside’s premier arts destination.
Karen Donovan, Downtown Issaquah Association executive director, said ArtWalk remains as popular as ever after 13 years.
“It’s just a great place for families to come down to check out the art and the live music, and kids activities with painting,” she said.
May 13, 2014
The vintage Issaquah Valley Trolley resumes service downtown May 17.
The car will run from the Train Depot to the east fork of Issaquah Creek and back from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Passengers purchase boarding passes at the depot ticket window, 78 First Ave. N.E. Fares, a suggested $5 donation per person, includes admission to the Depot Museum and Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children 5 and younger are free, as well as History Museums members with membership cards.