June 25, 2015
Maybe trying to pay the bill will make city officials listen
I want thank The Issaquah Press for bringing the details of city’s planned “Transportation Funding Strategy” out from the back rooms and into the forefront.
There is no doubt that transportation is an important issue that affects all of us, and one that needs to be adequately addressed. But this is nothing new for Issaquah, because traffic has been an ever-worsening problem for the past 25 years.
June 17, 2015
Liberty High School and the Issaquah School District are grateful for the generosity of the community who contributed in part to more than $2.3 million in scholarships to Liberty’s class of 2015 as reported by students and their parents.
May 27, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 27, 2015
Summer Smash, a free concert coming June 6 to Lake Sammamish State Park, will feature Nolan Garrett along with other local groups Cygnus, Last Minute, LocoMotive and the School of Rock House Band.
The backdrop to the stage will be a glorious view of Lake Sammamish.
The concert occurs on a “free day” so no Discover Pass is required to park and there is no admission charge. The concert begins at 1 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m.
May 12, 2015
Recology CleanScapes, in partnership with the city, will host a Kids Bike Rodeo at Pickering Barn.
The rodeo will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 at 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
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
April 13, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. April 13, 2015
The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah is accepting nominations from the greater Issaquah community for its two annual awards to be presented in May at the Community Awards Banquet.
Volunteer of the Year is awarded to someone who has exhibited a commitment to the betterment of the community by contributing a large number of hours over a significant period of time.
The Human and Spiritual Values Award recognizes a person or institution with a religious foundation or affiliation who works for the betterment of people through leadership and/or participation.
April 7, 2015
After 30 years of hosting auctions, Kiwanis Club of Issaquah fundraising organizers last year decided a change was in order.
“We wanted something different, not the same old stuffy, sit-down auction where you’re miserable for three hours,” event chairwoman Tori Gaines said.
December 31, 2014
Annexations, retirements, plastic bags, development, a looming school closure, retail marijuana, bank robberies, the Concerts on the Green series, and business and occupation taxes made the list of the top 10 news stories of the year in Issaquah.
Here are those stories, in no particular order:
Klahanie-area annexation issue moves to Sammamish
Issaquah residents voted no, for the second time, on the city of Issaquah annexing the Klahanie area. The King County Growth Management Planning Council then unanimously approved the idea to move the Klahanie area from Issaquah’s Potential Annexation Area to Sammamish’s.
October 21, 2014
Thanks to everyone who helped with Kiwanis fundraiser
Issaquah is a wonderful community! Thanks to everyone who came to the Kiwanis Salmon Dinner at Salmon Days. More than 2,000 of us enjoyed the delicious salmon meal, and by coming donated more than $20,000 that Kiwanis will be donating back to nonprofits in the Issaquah area.
August 19, 2014
The BrickHouse Show Band brings a decade worth of hits to the Concerts on the Green stage Aug. 26 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.
The high-energy dance band performs virtually every style of music. A group of three vocalists backed by a powerful rhythm section will perform hits from decades of music.