Off The Press — Our website is your visual time machine

May 20, 2015

One of the biggest changes out of many here at The Issaquah Press since your friendly staff photographer signed on 18 years ago has been in how we make and use the images in our newspaper and on our website.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

What most may already know but gives me great pleasure to point out as a reminder is how many photo galleries you can browse through with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger at www.issaquahpress.com/category/photogallery and the other newspapers we publish — Sammamish Review, SnoValley Star and Newcastle News.

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Calling all zombies — weekly rehearsals begin for flash mob

September 9, 2014

A zombie call has been made for performers to participate in the fourth annual Thrill Issaquah Flash Mob on Oct. 18 at Grand Ridge Plaza.

The annual group zombie dance to Michael Jackson’s hit “Thriller” has become a regular part of the annual Halloween in the Highlands Festival.

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What happened to the Issaquah Highlands?

December 11, 2013

NEW — 10:40 a.m. Dec. 11, 2013

At some point recently, the Issaquah Highlands became a place that people would actually want to go to. I don’t really know what happened.

Jacob Brunette Issaquah High School

Jacob Brunette
Issaquah High School

Whenever I thought of the highlands, I thought of an ugly place. The main image that came to mind was a neat grid of streets, with nothing but flat wasteland separating them. Farther up the hill was a huge neighborhood of houses that were eerily similar and spaced too close together.

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Zombie hordes happen

October 22, 2013

In 2009, citizens dining in downtown Issaquah spotted a handful of zombies shambling down Front Street. Since then, the group founded by Tom Gotuzzo has grown into a horde and added a few dance moves to the annual event.

The fourth annual Zombie Walk returns to Issaquah from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Karen Donovan, Downtown Issaquah Association executive director, said all ages of creepers are invited to join the horde.

Become a member of the zombie horde by meeting at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N. Come already dressed or get help being made up and join in on a practice run through of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance moves.

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Zombies to invade Highlands Green Halloween Festival

October 22, 2013

The Issaquah Highlands Council presents the 13th annual Green Halloween Festival, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the new Grand Ridge Plaza.

There will be carnival rides, games, pony rides, inflatables, food, music, giveaways and laser tag.

A flash mob performance of “Thrill the World” at noon and again at 4 p.m. Zombies will then hop a trolley to downtown Issaquah and join the performance there at 5 p.m.

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