Humans take over for bald eagle’s family

July 16, 2015

Just in time for the July 4 holiday, a couple of Issaquah residents played their part in rescuing what was apparently an abandoned juvenile bald eagle, lost from his parents in the area of Pickering Barn.

Contributed This young bald eagle, abandoned by his parents and then rescued near Pickering Barn in Issaquah, now resides in the PAWS facility in Lynnwood.

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This young bald eagle, abandoned by his parents and then rescued near Pickering Barn in Issaquah, now resides in the PAWS facility in Lynnwood.

By pure coincidence, the bird was first spotted on the ground near a stand up cutout of a bald eagle.

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Master Chorus Eastside celebrates America on June 28

June 26, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 26, 2015

Master Chorus Eastside’s popular All-American Independence Celebration returns at 3 p.m. June 28 to Pickering Barn to commemorate the Fourth of July.

American music of all styles stands side-by-side with Dr. Linda Gingrich’s signature commentary to create an unforgettable Independence celebration.

The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, so this year’s “Celebrate America” theme focuses on Lincoln’s life and times, complete with songs and sing-alongs from the early and mid-1800s, readings from some of Lincoln’s most famous speeches, and the world premier of a musical setting of the Gettysburg Address by University of Washington professor emeritus Abraham Kaplan.

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Pickering Barn hosts Kids Bike Rodeo on May 17

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.

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Setting Up For The Issaquah Farmers Market

May 5, 2015

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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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Rotary’s Grape Escape returns bigger than ever

March 17, 2015

For the Rotary Club of Issaquah’s ninth annual Grape Escape, organizers didn’t see any need to fix what wasn’t broken.

“We’ve taken a proven formula and just reapplied it,” co-chairman Scott McKorkle said.

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A fair amount of health

February 10, 2015

By Greg Farrar Robin Sheaffer, a registered nurse and volunteer for Issaquah’s Community Emergency Response Team, FEMA’s Medical Reserve Corps and King County Public Health Reserve Corps, shows a Vial of Life canister, which contains a front door sticker, refrigerator door magnet and medical information form. Sheaffer was in charge of the Issaquah Citizen Corps booth Feb. 7 during the Health & Safety Fair at Pickering Barn. The free canisters were funded by a grant from the Puget Sound Energy Foundation. The sticker and magnet alert first responders to check for the information form in the canister, stored in the refrigerator of any household resident who is in any vulnerable population group. The program enables emergency responders to quickly locate helpful information regarding a resident’s medical history and any advanced directives.

By Greg Farrar
Robin Sheaffer, a registered nurse and volunteer for Issaquah’s Community Emergency Response Team, FEMA’s Medical Reserve Corps and King County Public Health Reserve Corps, shows a Vial of Life canister, which contains a front door sticker, refrigerator door magnet and medical information form. Sheaffer was in charge of the Issaquah Citizen Corps booth Feb. 7 during the Health & Safety Fair at Pickering Barn. The free canisters were funded by a grant from the Puget Sound Energy Foundation. The sticker and magnet alert first responders to check for the information form in the canister, stored in the refrigerator of any household resident who is in any vulnerable population group. The program enables emergency responders to quickly locate helpful information regarding a resident’s medical history and any advanced directives.

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Issaquah Farmers Market is accepting vendor signups

February 5, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 5, 2015

Potential vendors interested in participating in the Issaquah Farmers Market for the first time are invited to attend the 2015 New Vendor Jury Days.

The sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 and March 7 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

RSVP by emailing issaquahfarmersmarket@issaquahwa.gov or calling 837-3311. A limited number of jury appointments are available.

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Learn about ‘Issaquah’s Architecture’ in free event Jan. 10

January 5, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 5, 2015

Join the Issaquah History Museums on Jan. 10 for Charlie Sundberg’s take on Issaquah’s history as seen through architecture.

The free program will be at 11 a.m. at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E.

From the original mining company houses on Squak Mountain, to the re-created Pickering Barn, to the expansion of new neighborhoods throughout the community, people continue to shape history and the community with more than wood and concrete.

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Think green with Eastside gardening program

August 12, 2014

NEW — 9 a.m. Aug. 12, 2014

Dust off the gardening gloves and keep those dinner scraps as you learn how to transform food and yard waste into compost and get tips to safely eliminate garden pests in the Master Recycler Composter-Eastside program.

Applications, available here, are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 15.

Email your completed application to Maren Neldam at marenneldam@seattletilth.org with the subject line MRC Eastside Application.

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