Off The Press — Your contest photos are an inspiration

September 3, 2015

Hi readers! Here is a heads-up to look forward to the work of some great photographers — your very own friends and neighbors — next week in your hometown weekly newspaper. You are going to be blown away!

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

I’ve already had an advance peek on account of it was my job to sort and collate the entries, but let me just say how envious I am of the skill and the special moments captured by all of you who have once again entered our annual Issaquah and Sammamish Amateur Photo Contest.

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ArtWalk returns again tomorrow night

August 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 6, 2015

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s ArtWalk returns Aug. 7.

Visitors are invited to meet local business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, shop and dine in downtown Issaquah.

ArtWalk features talented artists with art ranging from jewelry and photography to paintings and metal work. There will also be kids’ art activities sponsored by artEAST and Artitudes.

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Celebrate the 14th year of ArtWalk

July 9, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 9, 2015

Celebrate the 14th season of ArtWalk next weekend.

Meet business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, experience children’s activities, shop and dine from 6-9 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 7.

ArtWalk draws hundreds of visitors to historic downtown by inviting artists to local businesses and community streets. The events feature up to 50 talented artists with art including jewelry, photography, paintings, glass and metal work, sculpture and more.

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To the Editor — May 28, 2015

May 27, 2015


Too-tall buildings are ugly and irresponsible growth

Woo woo. Anybody noticed the atrocity sticking “oh so proudly” above trees on the other side of state Route 900? Ugly but big, and Rowley got his way.

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To the Editor — May 21, 2015

May 20, 2015


Strike doesn’t set a good example for students

When teachers go on strike, they doing so against state law (RCW 41.56.120). (Nothing contained in this chapter shall permit any public employee the right to strike or refuse to preform his or her official duties.)

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Reflections art contest winners announced

March 17, 2015

The Issaquah School District announced this year’s Reflections art contest winners, who will have a chance to compete at the state level this spring. Students in every grade are eligible to compete in several different categories.

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Issaquah photographer’s work goes international

September 23, 2014

“Snow Racer” and “Snow Monster,” created by Julie Clegg, of Bailey & Banjo Pet Photography in Issaquah, was recently accepted into the Loan Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2014 International Photographic Competition.

'Snow Monster,' by Julie Clegg

‘Snow Monster,’ by Julie Clegg

Clegg’s work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville from Feb. 1-3. The International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations.

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Gunners FC opens its season May 17

May 13, 2014

The Issaquah-based Puget Sound Gunners FC soccer team will open its season with a May 17 matchup against the Portland Timbers U-23.

The team, led by head coach and Issaquah resident Jimmy Ball, features athletes from across the Northwest region and beyond, including Issaquah High School graduate Michael Roberts.

Players from the University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University and Western Washington University will suit up for the Gunners.

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Sammamish Arts Fair is Oct. 12-13

October 8, 2013

The seventh annual Sammamish Arts Fair is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12-13 at Sammamish City Hall and Library, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

The free Sammamish Arts Fair features some of the best jury-selected local artists, including 17 from Sammamish.

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