July 1, 2014
The Recology Clean- Scapes store in Gilman Village is hosting a toy swap.
Bring your gently used toys to the Recology CleanScapes store before July 25 and receive one ticket for each donated toy.
Bring tickets(s) in July 26 and swap them for a “new-to-you toy.” (Size restrictions apply. No stuffed animals please.)
Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 392-0285 or learn more here.
May 13, 2014
Recology CleanScapes, in partnership with the city of Issaquah and Bike Works, will host a Kids Bike Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon May 18 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
The event, held during National Bike to Work Month, teaches children bike safety, riding skills and proper helmet fitting. The police department will host a bike safety course and is providing a limited number of youth bike helmets. Staff from Bike Works will fit the helmets for children. Bicycle Center of Issaquah will be teaching the ABCs of bike safety.
May 6, 2014
The city will host a free Kids Bike Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon May 18 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
Experts will offer bike safety checks, helmet fittings, a bike skills course, music, raffles, refreshments and more. Free helmets will also be available for children in need.
Participants can donate a used bicycle to receive a raffle ticket, while children can bring their own refillable water bottle for a chance to win door prizes.
April 18, 2014
NEW — Noon April 18, 2014
Opening day for the Issaquah Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at the Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
On the first day will be Earth Day celebrations.
Some of the organizations participating this year include Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle Tilth, Issaquah Garden Club, Friends of Salmon Hatchery, Master Recycler Composter Eastside Program, Cleanscapes, Bike Pedestrian Outreach and the King County Master Gardeners.
The market is Saturdays through Oct. 11. Visitors can buy fresh produce and flowers, purchase unique gifts from a variety of vendors and taste different types of foods.
Learn more here.
April 15, 2014
Local mom Regan Wong found a nifty way to repurpose the contents of that long forgotten box, tucked away in a closet, filled to the brim with broken, sometimes wrapperless crayons.
The vibrant coloring tools undoubtedly lived a life of usefulness at one point, but rather than letting them sit on a shelf reminiscing about the good old days of elementary school, or letting them rot in a landfill, Wong is turning them in to something environmentally friendly and beautiful.
Wacky Crayons takes used crayons, melts them down and, using food-grade molds, crafts new, multicolored drawing tools in various shapes and sizes.
“We didn’t invent this, but we’re sort of perfecting it along the way,” Wong said.