August 6, 2015
NEW — 4:05 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015
Salmon Days is going to be “so flippin’ fun” in 2015.
The city unveiled this year’s theme in a playful video littered with censor beeps replacing the “flippin'” part of the sentence.
July 2, 2015
Robin Kelley may be kept busiest when it comes to Salmon Days in October. But as director of festivals for the city of Issaquah, she confided that their favorite time of year just might be the Fourth of July.
That’s when the community turns out for Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July and Heritage Day.
December 9, 2014
Since this week’s column is in that sweet spot halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas, here is something your friendly photographer has never written before — a quick list of the things in life that I am thankful for.
Sure, it could be a list of problems and gripes, but maybe in this cattywampus world we need to exercise our thankful muscles a bit!
November 4, 2014
September 2014 represented a new beginning for Issaquah resident Michelle Curtis.
It’s when, after living in a domestic violence shelter for the past two years, the single mother of four moved into permanent housing.
That Talus apartment represented security, freedom and most of all stability, as Curtis worked tooth and nail to overcome abuse and the resulting health issues to make a home for her family.
November 4, 2014
Maybe we should change the name of our city
I propose that we rename Issaquah “Developerville.”
It seems our city government gives the developers anything they want.
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.
October 21, 2014
A checkbook was taken Oct. 3 from a 2000 Honda Civic in the 700 block of Front Street South. A $377 check from the stolen checkbook was later cashed.
A gym bag with swimming gear was stolen Oct. 6 from a 2006 Toyota Corolla in the 300 block of Northwest Pebble Lane.
A vehicle was broken into Oct. 7 in the 500 block of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest. The loss was valued at $125 from a stolen power cord and damaged window.
A 2015 Chrysler 200LTD was broken into Oct. 7 in the 900 block of Sunrise Place Southwest. The loss was valued at $1,059 from a stolen gun, backpack, headphones and books.
October 14, 2014
Made popular by Twitter, six-word memoirs summarize their writers’ lives in just six words.
Eastside Writes, an Issaquah-based literary arts organization, gave the trend a Salmon Days twist by inviting visitors to write six-word salmon memoirs.
October 7, 2014
Last year, thieves broke into vendor booths overnight during Salmon Days, making off with merchandise that support people’s livelihoods. This past weekend, Issaquah police were being extra vigilant for that and caught some would-be thieves in the act, arresting them on the spot.
You being vigilant can also help prevent crime.
October 4, 2014
NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 4, 2014
What could be better at a festival than a carnival, with little rides and big rides, and a Ferris wheel?
The rides are in the Staples parking lot, an easy walk from the festival.
The carnival runs until 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Shuttle service only runs until 7 p.m., so if you’re planning to attend the carnival after hours, arrange for other transportation and parking.