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5 Stories
Posted on: February 13, 2017

You're Invited: Library's Free Opera Preview

You're invited as the Issaquah Library hosts its popular opera preview for the comic opera "Katya Kabanova" by Leos Janacek. The free event is 7 p.m. Feb. 21, 2017, at the library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Space is limited — first come, fir...Read on...
Posted on: January 30, 2017

2017 Grants: Supporting Arts & Culture in Our Community

Each year, we invest in arts and culture through a grants program that supports quality arts programming, arts education, cultural events and festivals in our community.

For 2017, our Arts Commission awarded more than $195,000 to 33 projects — ra...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Apply Now: Recology CleanScapes Artist in Residence

Recology CleanScapes is seeking local artists for its Artist in Residence (AIR) Program.

The program provides artists the opportunity to create art using materials gathered from the company’s recycling facility in South Seattle.

The residency include...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Transformed: Utility Boxes Become Public Art

Local artists recently added bursts of color to several intersections, thanks to a utility box art program spearheaded by our Arts Commission.

To date, 10 utility boxes throughout Issaquah have been transformed into vibrant pieces of our community's publi...

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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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Business

1 Story
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Register Now: Small Business Marketing Workshop

We're collaborating with the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce to host Create Buzz — a series of a hands-on workshops that will help business owners and marketing professionals increase customer acquisition and retention.

The event is perfect for ...

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Central Issaquah

1 Story
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Public Hearing: Development Moratorium

The City Council will hold a public hearing Feb. 21, 2017, about a potential extension of the development moratorium.


City Hall

4 Stories
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Mayor's Message on Immigration

Following recent events on the national stage, I want to reassure our community that nothing has changed here in Issaquah.

Our community, as always, is welcoming of all people. As your City government, we welcome all people and ideas, with the belief that ...

Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Human Services Grants: Fostering a Healthy Community

As part of our efforts to foster a healthy community, we're pleased to announce our human services grant recipients.

In Issaquah, we strive to be a community where every person is considered essential, and where meeting basic human needs is considered a sh...

Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2017

2017 Grants: Supporting Arts & Culture in Our Community

Each year, we invest in arts and culture through a grants program that supports quality arts programming, arts education, cultural events and festivals in our community.

For 2017, our Arts Commission awarded more than $195,000 to 33 projects — ra...

Read on...

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 for Quality Communities Scholarship. Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Washington state students who have been actively engaged with the...Read on...

Community

14 Stories
Posted on: February 17, 2017

Join Us: Galaxaar, Market of Intergalactic Proportions

Set a course for Galaxaar — a market of intergalactic proportions!

You're invited to explore various toys — both modern and vintage — along with collectibles, arts and crafts. Step back in time to relive the happiness of your chil...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Register Now: Free Cascade Gardener Classes

Cascade Gardener Classes start soon — just in time for spring!

From February to April, free classes will be taught by a team of expert gardening professionals on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Natural yard care
  • Edible gardens
  • Drip-irrigation basics
  • S...
Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

You're Invited: "The Tortoise and The Hare" Performance

Join the Issaquah Library and Last Leaf Theater for a performance of "The Tortoise and the Hare" — one of the most popular of Aesop's Fables.

The free family program is 11 a.m. Feb. 21, 2017, at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. All ages are we...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Free Tax Assistance Available at Issaquah Library

Free tax help is available to people of all ages and incomes, thanks to the AARP Foundation. Get free individualized tax preparation assistance, starting at 10 a.m. Saturdays through April 15, 2017, at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Sessions ...Read on...
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Community Resource Fair: Drop-In Social Services

Connect to organizations providing essential resources at the Community Resource Fair: Drop-In Social Services.

The resource fair is 1-4 p.m. Feb. 22, 2017, at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way.

During the free event — geared toward single ad...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Now Available: Free Citizenship Classes

Learn how to become a U.S. citizen, thanks to free classes at the Issaquah Library.

Study for the naturalization test — including civics and government questions, reading and writing English, and practicing your interview skills.

You can join anytime...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

You're Invited: Creating a High Performing Mindset in Our Kids

You're invited as ParentWiser, the parent education committee of the Issaquah PTSA Council, brings John O'Sullivan, author of "Changing the Game," to our community.

Conventional wisdom holds that youth sports are a positive experience for our children, yet...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Register: Community Emergency Response Training

When a disaster occurs, professional emergency services personnel will not be able to help everybody immediately.

That means people like you can make a difference.

Join more than 300 people in your community who have already completed training for a Commu...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

You're Invited: English Talk Time Classes

Practice speaking English with other English language learners at the Issaquah Library’s Talk Time Classes.

The next classes are 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23, 2017, at the library, 10 W. Sunset Way.

Learn about American culture and meet people from arou...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Students: "Influence the Choice" on Alcohol, Drugs

Local middle- and high-school students can help their friends resist alcohol and drug temptations by competing in the "Influence the Choice" video contest.

The fifth-annual contest invites students to create short video commercials telling their peers how ...

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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 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 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

2 Stories
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Public Hearing: 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: January 30, 2017

Public Hearing: Westridge Homes

The Issaquah City Council will hold a second public hearing Feb. 21, 2017, on a proposal to add 100 more residential units to a development in the Issaquah Highlands called Westridge.

The developer, Polygon Northwest, purchased 100 Transfer of Development ...

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Emergency Preparedness

1 Story
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Register: Community Emergency Response Training

When a disaster occurs, professional emergency services personnel will not be able to help everybody immediately.

That means people like you can make a difference.

Join more than 600 people in your community who have already completed training for a Commu...

Read on...


Farmers Market

1 Story
Posted on: January 17, 2017

2017 Issaquah Farmers Market: Welcome, Vendors!

Potential vendors interested in participating in our Issaquah Farmers Market for the first time, or return after more than a season away, are invited to attend our 2017 jury days. Jurying is a chance for our farmers market managers to meet with potential...Read on...

Home

6 Stories
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Public Hearing: 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: February 14, 2017

Apply Now: Senior Center Advisory Group

We're establishing a Senior Center Advisory Group to guide operation of the Issaquah Senior Center.

The group will advise and provide feedback to us in two main areas:

  • Day-to-day operations of the Senior Center — This will likely include providing...
Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Environmental Awards: Nominations Now Accepted

Nominate outstanding citizens for the Ruth Kees Environmental Award — our community's highest honor for environmental advocates — and the Community Environmental Award.

Kees' namesake award honors the legacy of a grassroots activist who for mo...

Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2017

Mayor's Message on Immigration

Following recent events on the national stage, I want to reassure our community that nothing has changed here in Issaquah.

Our community, as always, is welcoming of all people. As your City government, we welcome all people and ideas, with the belief that ...

Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2017

Transformed: Utility Boxes Become Public Art

Local artists recently added bursts of color to several intersections, thanks to a utility box art program spearheaded by our Arts Commission.

To date, 10 utility boxes throughout Issaquah have been transformed into vibrant pieces of our community's publi...

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

6 Stories
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Mark Your Calendar: Summer Day Camp Registration

Summer is just around the corner — and now is the time to start planning for our summer day camps!

Registration for day camps staffed by the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department begins at noon March 5, 2017 — online only! Please review our on...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Apply Now: Senior Center Advisory Group

We're establishing a Senior Center Advisory Group to guide operation of the Issaquah Senior Center.

The group will advise and provide feedback to us in two main areas:

  • Day-to-day operations of the Senior Center — This will likely include providing...
Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Volunteer: Arbor Day Trail Work and Tree Planting

You're invited as we partner with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Washington State Parks and Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park to celebrate Arbor Day by building a trail and planting trees! Work will take place on both City and state park land,...Read on...
Posted on: January 17, 2017

2017 Issaquah Farmers Market: Welcome, Vendors!

Potential vendors interested in participating in our Issaquah Farmers Market for the first time, or return after more than a season away, are invited to attend our 2017 jury days. Jurying is a chance for our farmers market managers to meet with potential...Read on...
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...

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:

  • March 19 — Washington State Parks' 104th birthday
  • April 15 ...
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Police

1 Story
Posted on: January 20, 2017

Public Notice: Level II Sex Offender

The Issaquah Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550 and the Washington State Supreme Court decision in State v. Ward, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s r...

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Senior Services

7 Stories
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Apply Now: Senior Center Advisory Group

We're establishing a Senior Center Advisory Group to guide operation of the Issaquah Senior Center.

The group will advise and provide feedback to us in two main areas:

  • Day-to-day operations of the Senior Center — This will likely include providing...
Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Wisdom Café: Free Programs for Adults 50 and Older

Come share your wisdom at the King County Library System's free Wisdom Cafés for adults 50 and older.

The events provide an opportunity to converse and connect with others in discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and w...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Join Us: Activity Night at the Senior Center

You're invited to Activity Night at the Senior Center — every Wednesday at the Issaquah Senior Center.

The free event includes card games, movies, pool and a variety of other activities. You can bring your own games, too!

Activity Night is 5:30-9 p.m....

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Active for Life: Senior Center Fitness Classes

Stay active with our Issaquah Senior Center fitness classes! We offer a variety of programs for different ages and abilities at the center, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

Intermediate S.A.I.L. (Stay Active & Independent for Life)

Intermediate S.A.I.L. includes exerci...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Join Us: Senior Center Trips & Adventures

Join us as we venture out on a variety of exciting adventures! Meet new people and experience some of the best outings our area has to offer.

Sign up for trips at the Issaquah Senior Center front desk, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

Emerald Queen Casino

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m...
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Posted on: February 1, 2017

You're Invited: Lunch at the Senior Center

You're invited to lunch at the Issaquah Senior Center!

Catholic Community Services serves lunch at the Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, every Tuesday and Friday at noon.

If you're joining us for lunch, please be signed in and seated by noon. Limited space...

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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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Sustainability

11 Stories
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Register Now: Free Cascade Gardener Classes

Cascade Gardener Classes start soon — just in time for spring!

From February to April, free classes will be taught by a team of expert gardening professionals on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Natural yard care
  • Edible gardens
  • Drip-irrigation basics
  • S...
Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Cities Commit Nearly $7 Million to Human Services

Leadership of the nonprofit coalition Eastside Human Services Forum congratulated city governments for their investments in human services that amounted to a 14 percent increase for 2017-18.

The adopted budgets for the cities of Issaquah, Bellevue, Bothell...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Community Resource Fair: Drop-In Social Services

Connect to organizations providing essential resources at the Community Resource Fair: Drop-In Social Services.

The resource fair is 1-4 p.m. Feb. 22, 2017, at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way.

During the free event — geared toward single ad...

Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Harvest Issaquah: Grow a Row for the Food Bank

As you start your early spring crops, considering growing a row for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

Help the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank as a Harvest Issaquah volunteer.

The food bank is seeking peas, beets, carrots, potatoes, beans (fava, bu...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Environmental Awards: Nominations Now Accepted

Nominate outstanding citizens for the Ruth Kees Environmental Award — our community's highest honor for environmental advocates — and the Community Environmental Award.

Kees' namesake award honors the legacy of a grassroots activist who for mo...

Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Count Us In: Addressing Homelessness in Our Region

To help address homelessness throughout our region, Issaquah recently participated in Count Us In.

All Home King County coordinated the annual count of people living unsheltered, living in shelter or transitional housing, a qualitative survey of people exp...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Learn More: Options for Difficult-to-Recycle Items

Issaquah residents can drop off special recycling items at The Recology Store for free.

These are items that can't be tossed into your curbside recycling carts — but still deserve to be recycled — including:

  • CFL lightbulbs
  • Household...
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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Human Services Grants: Fostering a Healthy Community

As part of our efforts to foster a healthy community, we're pleased to announce our human services grant recipients.

In Issaquah, we strive to be a community where every person is considered essential, and where meeting basic human needs is considered a sh...

Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Apply Now: Recology CleanScapes Artist in Residence

Recology CleanScapes is seeking local artists for its Artist in Residence (AIR) Program.

The program provides artists the opportunity to create art using materials gathered from the company’s recycling facility in South Seattle.

The residency include...

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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Transportation

1 Story
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Join Just One Trip — and Earn Rewards

Join King County Metro's Just One Trip program to earn rewards for trying alternative modes of transportation!

Commit to replace a drive alone trip with an alternative like riding the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, walking or biking.

Use your Salmon Fri...

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Wedding / Event Rentals

1 Story
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Now Available: 2017-18 Venue Booking Dates

Plan your wedding or event at our Pickering Barn or Tibbetts Creek Manor! We’re now booking for all of 2017 and 2018.

Bookings for both facilities are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Learn more about booking either venue:

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