August 21, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 21, 2015
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free park day Tuesday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.
The free day is in honor of the 99th birthday of the National Park Service, which was established on Aug. 25, 1916.
State Parks free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by Washington State Parks, and the Washington departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife.
The Discover Pass legislation provided that Washington State Parks could designate up to 12 free days each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by WDFW and DNR on these days. Read more
March 17, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 17, 2015
Washington State Parks turns 102 years old March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by getting out to enjoy a state park for free that day.
March 19 is the third of 12 State Parks “free days” in 2015, when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a park, such as Lake Sammamish State Park.
Learn more about the Discover Pass at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
February 24, 2015
Issaquah doesn’t forget.
Not a Veterans Day or a Memorial Day goes by without a city celebration honoring the men and women who fought, or continue to fight, for this country’s freedom.
Issaquah and its residents won’t forget those sacrifices anytime soon, because Dave Waggoner won’t let them.
January 1, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 1, 2015
State Parks offers 12 ‘free days’ to visitors in 2015
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission recently released its schedule of days in 2015 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park.
The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass — a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Natural Resources.
November 12, 2014
November 11, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 11, 2014
Great Clips is giving veterans a free haircut from Veterans Day, Nov. 11, through Dec. 31.
Customers come into any Great Clips salon Nov. 11 and, with the purchase of a service, receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran.
There is a limit of one card per customer.
The free haircut cards are redeemable by veterans at any Great Clips with proof of service.
November 10, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 10, 2014
Washington State Parks is offering “free days” when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park. The next free day is Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.
The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state-managed recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.
The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required to access DFW and DNR lands.
November 4, 2014
Due to its growing popularity, the service that the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436 hosts annually to honor local service members has become a standing-room-only event at the Issaquah Valley Senior Center.
David Waggoner, of the Issaquah VFW, said last year’s service at the new location exceeded 125 attendees.
November 4, 2014
It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area.
But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.
Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.
Here are ways you can keep the spirit of Veterans Day going:
November 4, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 4, 2014
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar is again offering free meals for veterans on Veterans Day. In addition, the restaurant will provide everyday household items, like washers and dryers and medical equipment, to veterans or active duty military and their families in need.
The restaurant’s Thank You Movement is asking friends, families and neighbors to submit stories at ThankYouMovement.com on behalf of veterans or active duty military and their families who need items.