September 30, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 30, 2015
The sixth annual Issaquah Zombie Walk returns to downtown Issaquah from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 24.
Zombies of all ages are invited to rise up and meet at Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N. Come dressed as your own zombie or get free help getting make-up applied. Or for $10, Illusions by Melanie can apply Ultra Zombie makeup.
The creep through downtown begins at 4:30 p.m. and finishes with a flash-mob dance performance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on the steps of City Hall at 5 p.m. at the corner of Sunset and Front Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.