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Arts & Culture

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

You're Invited: artEAST Exhibitions

You're invited as artEAST starts off the new year with three free exhibitions.

"The 39 Steps"

artEAST partners with Village Theatre to pay tribute to Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece spy film, "The 39 Steps."

Adapted for the stage, "The 39...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Downtown Issaquah Association

Help maintain Olde Town as the vibrant heart of our community as a Downtown Issaquah Association volunteer.

The organization will host a community open house for prospective volunteers, 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017, at the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 F...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Summer Concert Series: Perform with Us

Every summer, we present free community concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Now is the time to apply for your band or act to perform in one of our concert series — Concerts on the Green or Play Bounce & Jam.

Concerts on the Green is our Tuesday...Read on...


Central Issaquah

1 Story
Posted on: November 8, 2016

Next Steps: Development Moratorium

In September 2016, the Issaquah City Council enacted a six-month moratorium on certain types of development. 

In 2012 — to protect Issaquah's existing neighborhoods and natural environment — the City adopted the Central Issa...Read on...


City Hall

2 Stories
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: City Boards and Commissions

Our volunteer boards and commissions do important work — but they can't do it without you.

Serving on a City board or commission is a fun, interesting and impactful way to make a difference in our community. We're now accepting applications for all b...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Apply Now: Student Scholarship Opportunity

Issaquah will nominate one local candidate to compete for the Association of Washington Cities' 2017 Center of Quality Communities Scholarship. Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Washington state students who have been actively engaged with thei...Read on...

Community

10 Stories
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: City Boards and Commissions

Our volunteer boards and commissions do important work — but they can't do it without you.

Serving on a City board or commission is a fun, interesting and impactful way to make a difference in our community. We're now accepting applications for all b...

Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Historic Pub Crawl: Explore Issaquah's Colorful Past

Issaquah's history is rife with murder, mayhem and prohibition.

Explore our community's colorful past as the Downtown Issaquah Association and the Issaquah History Museums host a historic pub crawl, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 9, 2017. The event kicks off at the his...Read on...
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Now Available: Free Tax Prep Services

Free tax help is available through April 20, 2017, at a site near you.United Way of King County's Free Tax Preparation Campaign is here to help. If your household makes less than $64,000 per year, head to one of 27 locations in King County for free help...Read on...
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Cheers! Downtown Wine Walk Series Returns

Cheers! You're invited to the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Series. The annual event returns from 6-9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month from February to June — Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2, 2017. Enjoy live music, art happeni...Read on...
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Downtown Issaquah Association

Help maintain Olde Town as the vibrant heart of our community as a Downtown Issaquah Association volunteer.

The organization will host a community open house for prospective volunteers, 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017, at the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 F...

Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Hops & Shops: Beer Festival Returns to Gilman Village

Hops & Shops Winter Beer Tasting Festival returns to Gilman Village, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 10, 2017.

The event, presented by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and formerly known as Beat the Winter Brews Fest, brings breweries from around the state to...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

State of Mind: Events Focus on Youth Mental Health

You're invited to community State of Mind conferences focused on youth mental health and substance abuse issues. The series — sponsored by Swedish Medical Center Issaquah, Issaquah Schools Foundation Healthy Youth Initiative and Influence the ...Read on...
Posted on: January 4, 2017

You're Invited: Science of Gross Things Workshop

Get fascinated with icky, creepy and just plain gross experiments as the Issaquah Library hosts STEM for Fun: Grossology the Science of Gross Things.

The workshop for children ages 8-14 is 4-5 p.m. Jan. 30, 2017, at the library, 10 W. Sunset Way.

Registrat...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

ParentWiser Presents Teen Kindness Advocate

You're invited as ParentWiser, the parent education committee of the Issaquah PTSA Council, brings teen kindness advocate Houston Kraft to our community.

The free event is geared toward parents of students in grades 6-12.

The event is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Walk 'n Wag: Dog-Friendly Event Returns to State Park

Bring your dog to Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park's Walk 'n Wag — and help raise funds for improving the park.

The second annual Walk 'n Wag arrives from 10 a.m.-noon March 19, 2017, at the park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road.

Bring your best pals fo...

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Development

1 Story
Posted on: November 8, 2016

Next Steps: Development Moratorium

In September 2016, the Issaquah City Council enacted a six-month moratorium on certain types of development.

In 2012 — to protect Issaquah's existing neighborhoods and natural environment — the City adopted the Central Issaquah Plan (CIP) to...Read on...


Finance / Utilities

1 Story
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Council Adopts 2017 Budget

The City Council recently adopted a financial roadmap for this year – Issaquah’s 2017 budget.

“My main focus for 2017 is this – ensuring our community is prepared for the future, both in the coming months and years ahead,&am...

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Home

6 Stories
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: City Boards and Commissions

Our volunteer boards and commissions do important work — but they can't do it without you.

Serving on a City board or commission is a fun, interesting and impactful way to make a difference in our community. We're now accepting applications for all b...

Read on...

Posted on: December 27, 2016

Now Available: Senior Program & Resource Guide

Stay active for life with our senior programs! Our lineup of programs for adults 55 and older includes many offerings.

Browse our new Senior Program & Resource Guide and pick your favorite events and programs. Discover our offerings at the Issaquah Communi...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Sustainability: How Does Issaquah Measure Up?

Our community is known for exceptional quality of life — from preserving our natural resources to supporting excellence in education to nurturing healthy businesses and community groups.

We're excited to report progress on many of our sustainability ...

Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Downtown Issaquah Association

Help maintain Olde Town as the vibrant heart of our community as a Downtown Issaquah Association volunteer.

The organization will host a community open house for prospective volunteers, 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017, at the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 F...

Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Next Steps: Development Moratorium

In September 2016, the Issaquah City Council enacted a six-month moratorium on certain types of development. 

In 2012 — to protect Issaquah's existing neighborhoods and natural environment — the City adopted the Central Issa...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

City Starts Well 4 Water Filtration

Issaquah is now pumping from Well 4, thanks to a new filtration system that removes perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, from the water before it enters the City’s distribution system.

Test results from mid-June show the system is working – there were no detec...Read on...


Parks & Recreation

7 Stories
Posted on: December 19, 2016

You're Invited: Preschool Open House

You're invited to meet teachers, tour classrooms and ask questions during our preschool open house.

  • Jan. 18, 2017
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.

You're welcome to visit both Memorial Park Center, 105 Second Ave N.E., and the Issaquah Community Cente...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2016

Get Outside: Explore Washington State Parks for Free

Enjoy Washington's state parks for free throughout 2017.

You're invited as the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission hosts a free day for state park visitors on the following dates:

  • Jan. 15-16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • March 19 &mdash...
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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Now Available: Senior Program & Resource Guide

Stay active for life with our senior programs! Our lineup of programs for adults 55 and older includes many offerings.

Browse our new Senior Program & Resource Guide and pick your favorite events and programs. Discover our offerings at the Issaquah Communi...

Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Lake Sammamish State Park Docent

Share the beauty of Lake Sammamish State Park as a docent for the park's environmental education programs.

Starting in February 2017, the park will offer training sessions for volunteers interested in assisting with programs.

The park offers many opportuni...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Walk 'n Wag: Dog-Friendly Event Returns to State Park

Bring your dog to Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park's Walk 'n Wag — and help raise funds for improving the park.

The second annual Walk 'n Wag arrives from 10 a.m.-noon March 19, 2017, at the park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road.

Bring your best pals fo...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

West Tiger Mountain Conservation Area Expands

West Tiger Mountain Natural Resource Conservation Area will expand by 97 acres, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources recently announced.

The area includes Tiger, Squak and Cougar mountains, and ranges from 470 feet above sea level at Tradit...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Summer Concert Series: Perform with Us

Every summer, we present free community concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Now is the time to apply for your band or act to perform in one of our concert series — Concerts on the Green or Play Bounce & Jam.

Concerts on the Green is our Tuesday...Read on...


Police

1 Story
Posted on: December 7, 2016

Paws on Patrol: Prevent Crime While You Walk Your Dog

Join Paws on Patrol! The program trains pet owners to prevent crime, as well as to recognize and report criminal activity.

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Senior Services

2 Stories
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Dance for PD: Free Classes for Individuals with Parkinson's

Seattle Theatre Group offers free dance classes for individuals with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers in Issaquah and other communities throughout our region.

Each eight-week series of Dance for PD classes uses dance, live music and community to d...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Now Available: Senior Program & Resource Guide

Stay active for life with our senior programs! Our lineup of programs for adults 55 and older includes many offerings.

Browse our new Senior Program & Resource Guide and pick your favorite events and programs. Discover our offerings at the Issaquah Communi...

Read on...


Sustainability

5 Stories
Posted on: December 27, 2016

Sustainability: How Does Issaquah Measure Up?

Our community is known for exceptional quality of life — from preserving our natural resources to supporting excellence in education to nurturing healthy businesses and community groups.

We're excited to report progress on many of our sustainability ...

Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Now Available: Free Tax Prep Services

Free tax help is available through April 20, 2017, at a site near you.United Way of King County's Free Tax Preparation Campaign is here to help. If your household makes less than $64,000 per year, head to one of 27 locations in King County for free help...Read on...
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Go Online to Check the Line at Transfer Stations

Customers heading to the King County Solid Waste Division's Algona, Bow Lake, Factoria, Houghton, Renton or Shoreline transfer stations can now view the line of vehicles waiting to enter the stations and see average disposal times.

Photos of transfer stati...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Count Us In: Volunteer for King County Point in Time Count

Volunteer during Count Us In to help determine the number of people living without permanent shelter in King County.

Previously, the point in time count was known as One Night Count and the youth and young adult count was called Count Us In.

Now, All Home ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Waste Collection: Winter Weather Service Updates

The potential for winter weather can create changes for your garbage and recycling service.

Winter storms could make it unsafe to collect your curbside containers. To find out about temporary service changes:

  • Visit Recology CleanScapes' website for ser...
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Transportation

1 Story
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Apply Now: Metro Transit's Free Carpool Parking Permit

To make your commute easier, King County Metro Transit will set aside priority spaces for carpoolers with free permits at the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride and other lots in our region.

Starting Feb. 1, 2017, spaces will be reserved for permit holders arr...

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