January 4, 2011
The 1980s are back with Village Theatre KIDSTAGE’s production of “Footloose,” drawing audiences into a small California town that has a ban on dancing and many young, eager dancers trying to repeal the stifling law.
KIDSTAGE last performed “Footloose” in 2002, shortly after the musical made popular by the 1984 movie with Kevin Bacon, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest was turned into a stage show. Director Faith Russell and her colleagues chose it again for its high-energy music and dancing, and good take-home messages, Production Coordinator Helen Voelker said.
“The musical is about having an obstacle and overcoming that obstacle — and having a dance,” she said.
The play follows Ren McCormack (Jordon Bolden) and his mother Ethel (Joell Weil) when they move from Chicago, where Ren is the king of teenage dancers at Windy City nightclubs, to Bomont, Calif. Read more
May 25, 2010
The Issaquah Press has been named the No. 1 nondaily newspaper in the Northwest.
The regional Society of Professional Journalists chapter announced the general excellence award May 23. The Press competed against publications in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
The competition in the general excellence category included a sister publication, Sammamish Review. The paper earned third place in the category. Puget Sound Business Journal came in second.
“Our entire staff at both our newspapers are over-the-moon excited about this recognition!” Publisher Debbie Berto said. “It takes a commitment to excellent journalism and to our communities to continue to publish award-winning newspapers in a tough economy, but editors Kathleen Merrill and Ari Cetron and their reporters have been diligent about not letting down our readers.”
May 23, 2010
NEW — 8 a.m. May 23, 2010
The Issaquah Press has been named the No. 1 nondaily newspaper in the Pacific Northwest.
The regional Society of Professional Journalists chapter announced the general excellence award Saturday night. The Press competed against publications in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Staffers also earned individual awards at the Meydenbauer Center ceremony.
January 12, 2010
Now in its 28th year, the Bellevue Home Show brings new features and a new attitude when it opens at the Meydenbauer Center on Jan 22. Eastside homeowners will find a strong emphasis on green — in building, remodeling, food, financial matters and creative opportunities. More than 150 local exhibitors represent the entire scope of the building, remodeling and interior design industries.
Rosanne Cohn, of the Bellevue Home Show, said the exhibition is ideal for Eastside homeowners.
“It’s smaller, more accessible — a local experience showcasing the top vendors and exhibitors in their industries, and is dedicated to the Eastside economy and environmental attitudes,” Cohn said.
Four Issaquah businesses are participating this year, ready to enlighten homeowners about the latest in decks, use of natural materials in new homes and home remodeling projects both big and small. Read more