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Arts & Culture

1 Story
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Community Center Exhibit Showcases 1920s Style

You're invited to the Issaquah Community Center to see Issaquah History Museums' latest exhibit: Girls' Night Out: Issaquah in the 1920s,

The free exhibit shows off some '20s finery, including cosmetics, jewelry, accessories and photographs of Issaquah fla...

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Business

1 Story
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Startup 425 Workshops: Bringing Your Ideas to Reality

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started?

Join Startup 425, Washington Small Business Development Center and seasoned professionals from SCORE for a series of workshops focused on bringing your ideas to reality — ...

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Central Issaquah

1 Story
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Learn More: Development Moratorium

We enacted a moratorium on certain development to fine-tune how Issaquah reaches its long-term vision.

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City Hall

1 Story
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Meet Our New Board and Commission Members

Congratulations to the 45 new and returning members of our City boards and commissions.

Our volunteer boards and commissions do important work — addressing the arts, economic development, environmental issues, growth, international diplomacy and ...

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Community

13 Stories
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Issaquah Community Awards: Congrats, Honorees!

Congratulations to our Issaquah Hall of Fame inductee and our Issaquah Community Awards honorees!

Our community gathered May 16, 2017, for Issaquah's annual awards celebration, presented by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.

 

Issaquah Hall of Fa...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Water Safety: Tips to Help Beat the Heat

With warm weather in our forecast, more people are heading outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and our waterways.

Swimming in lakes, rivers and ponds helps beat the heat, but if proper safety measures are not in place, swimming can also be dangerous.  T...Read on...
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Salute to Service: Memorial Day Ceremony

Salute veterans' sacrifices and service at Issaquah's Memorial Day ceremony.

The community is invited to the Lower Hillside Cemetery, 555 W. Sunset Way, at 10 a.m. May 29, 2017. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments wi...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Protect Your Pipes: Recycle Holiday Fats, Oils and Grease

Help protect your pipes — and our sewer system — by recycling used cooking oil and fats from your Memorial Day celebration. The impact of fats, oils and grease (FOG) is serious. If disposed of improperly, FOG can cause serious plumbi...Read on...
Posted on: May 24, 2017

You're Invited: What Every Parent Wants to Know

Learn about elementary, middle or high school at a presentation for families from diverse cultures as the Issaquah School District and Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Cultural Bridges host "What Every Parent Wants to Know About the Issaquah S...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Pours in Stores: Raise a Glass to Local Businesses

Cheers to Pours in Stores — a new event from the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.

Walk around Grand Ridge Plaza and hang out in the participating stores and restaurants for a fantastic night of beer, wine, spirits, food, shopping and entertainm...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

You're Invited: 'CSI Seattle' STEM for Fun Workshop

Investigate a crime scene using forensic science, DNA sampling and fingerprint analysis as the Issaquah Library hosts a STEM for Fun workshop, for children ages 8-14.

"CSI Seattle" is 7-8 p.m. May 31, 2017, at the library, 10 W. Sunset Way.

Registration beg...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Diaper Derby: Eastside Baby Corner Seeks Donations

Eastside Baby Corner is kicking off a monthlong Diaper Derby to collect diapers for children living in poverty or crisis.

Diaper Derby is a fun, important race among local business and organizations. Businesses will compete to see which can collect the mos...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Issaquah Farmers Market

Our Issaquah Farmers Market is seeking friendly, hardworking volunteers to help us with the weekly market!

Have a free Saturday? Need volunteer hours? Want to get involved and work with local farmers and craftspeople?

Our market is every Saturday from May 6...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Bear Aware: Take Precautions to Prevent Conflicts

Issaquah is bear country. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, spring and summer are bear season. Recent reports of black bear activity serve as a reminder to take precautions to avoid bear encounters. Unsecured garbage containers, pet food and birdfeeders...Read on...
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Mine Hikes: Explore Issaquah's Coalmining Past

You're invited as the Issaquah History Museums host Mine Hikes throughout 2017.

Join trained guides Doug Bristol and Brian Thorn on hikes through the history of Issaquah's early coal industry.

During each trip, guides will entertain hikers with tales of ou...

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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: 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...

Development

4 Stories
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Share Your Input: Windward/Bergsma Development

Learn more – and share your input – on the proposed Windward/Bergsma development at 6:30 p.m. June 1 during a City Council Land & Shore Committee meeting at City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way. The applicant - Windward Real Estate Services &am...Read on...
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Project Update: Site Work for Gateway Senior Housing Begins

Site work is underway for Issaquah Gateway Senior Housing between Newport Way Northwest and Interstate 90. The project, located at 2290 Newport Way N.W, includes 146 residential units; residential amenities; and surface/underground parking. Work will ta...Read on...
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Update: City Church Demolition Proposal

Plateau Campus LLC has proposed demolishing the City Church buildings at 4221 228th Avenue Southeast.  The proposal includes demolishing on-site buildings, including disconnecting electrical, gas, water and sewer, as well as preserving the stain...Read on...
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Learn More: Development Moratorium

We enacted a moratorium on certain development to fine-tune how Issaquah reaches its long-term vision.

Read on...

Farmers Market

1 Story
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Issaquah Farmers Market

Our Issaquah Farmers Market is seeking friendly, hardworking volunteers to help us with the weekly market!

Have a free Saturday? Need volunteer hours? Want to get involved and work with local farmers and craftspeople?

Our market is every Saturday from May 6...

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Flag Lowering

1 Story
Posted on: May 23, 2017

City Flags Lowered: Former Gov. Mike Lowry

Along with other public agencies, the City of Issaquah will lower its flags to half-staff to honor former Gov. Mike Lowry.

Flags will be lowered May 25, 2017, and will remain at half-staff until the close of business May 30. Other government entities, ci...Read on...


Home

7 Stories
Posted on: May 24, 2017

County, City Collaborate on Issaquah-Hobart Solutions

In response to local concerns about traffic congestion, the City of Issaquah and King County will partner to study and determine solutions for traffic congestion on Front Street/Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast.

On May 22, 2017, the Metropolitan King County ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Salute to Service: Memorial Day Ceremony

Salute veterans' sacrifices and service at Issaquah's Memorial Day ceremony.

The community is invited to the Lower Hillside Cemetery, 555 W. Sunset Way, at 10 a.m. May 29, 2017. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments wi...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2017

Breaking Ground on Issaquah's New Skate Park

Thanks to a partnership with our community of skaters, King County Parks and donors, we broke ground May 9, 2017, on a new Skate Park.

Located at Tibbetts Valley Park, our community's new Skate Park will complement a popular sports complex that serves athl...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Crews to Improve Sidewalks, Pedestrian Crossings

Crews will work throughout Issaquah to improve sidewalks and pedestrian crossings at several locations this summer.

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

62nd Street: Prepare for 221st Place Closure

Starting April 10, 2017, a section of 221st Place Southeast will close between Southeast 60th Street and Southeast 62nd Street.

The closure, which is related to construction of the Southeast 62nd Street extension, will continue until late 2018. During cons...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Learn More: Development Moratorium

We enacted a moratorium on certain development to fine-tune how Issaquah reaches its long-term vision.

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...


Newport Way Northwest

2 Stories
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Share Your Input: Windward/Bergsma Development

Learn more – and share your input – on the proposed Windward/Bergsma development at 6:30 p.m. June 1 during a City Council Land & Shore Committee meeting at City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way. The applicant - Windward Real Estate Services &am...Read on...
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Project Update: Site Work for Gateway Senior Housing Begins

Site work is underway for Issaquah Gateway Senior Housing between Newport Way Northwest and Interstate 90. The project, located at 2290 Newport Way N.W, includes 146 residential units; residential amenities; and surface/underground parking. Work will ta...Read on...

Parks & Recreation

14 Stories
Posted on: May 19, 2017

Project Update: Central Park Improvements

We're creating a better place to play year-round by installing new amenities and LED lighting at Central Park.

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Posted on: December 31, 2016

Register Now: Summer Parks & Recreation Programs

Summer is only a few short weeks away — and now is the time to register for our upcoming recreation programs!

Our Parks & Recreation Department offers programs for all abilities and ages. Browse the latest issue of our Recreation Guide, and pick y...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Swim, Bike and Run to the Issy Kids Triathlon

You're invited to swim, bike and run your way to the finish line June 4, 2017, at the second annual Issy Kids Triathlon!

Swim in Julius Boehm Pool, bike down Rainier Trail and run around the Community Center grounds. Enjoy the celebration at the finish...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Project Update: Salmon Run Nature Park

Work is underway to improve drainage at Salmon Run Nature Park.

The 2.31-acre park, at Fifth Avenue Northwest and Northwest Juniper Street near Gilman Village, is a passive park with views of Issaquah Creek.

The current work is part of a larger project to p...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Breaking Ground on Issaquah's New Skate Park

Thanks to a partnership with our community of skaters, King County Parks and donors, we broke ground May 9, 2017, on a new Skate Park.

Located at Tibbetts Valley Park, our community's new Skate Park will complement a popular sports complex that serves athl...

Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Timberlake Park: Temporary Parking Lot Closure

The City is making several improvements to South Cove’s water infrastructure this spring and summer.

Starting May 24 – for up to six weeks – crews will work from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays to replace water mains along:

  • West Lake Sa...
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Posted on: May 19, 2017

You're Invited: Sunset Beach Celebration

You're invited as the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park host a "beach party" to celebrate the newly completed renovation at Sunset Beach.

The event is 5-6:30 p.m. May 31, 2017, near the Sunset Bea...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Issaquah Farmers Market

Our Issaquah Farmers Market is seeking friendly, hardworking volunteers to help us with the weekly market!

Have a free Saturday? Need volunteer hours? Want to get involved and work with local farmers and craftspeople?

Our market is every Saturday from May 6...

Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2017

GO Expo: Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day

Head to Lake Sammamish State Park for GO Expo to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day — June 10, 2017 — from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

You're invited as the Washington State Parks Foundation and Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park co-host...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Community Center: Drop-Off and Parking Changes

Prepare for temporary drop-off and parking changes at the Issaquah Community Center.

As part of nearby school construction, crews are at work on roadway improvements along First Avenue Southeast and Southeast Bush Street. Work is expected to continue for s...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Bear Aware: Take Precautions to Prevent Conflicts

Issaquah is bear country. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, spring and summer are bear season. Recent reports of black bear activity serve as a reminder to take precautions to avoid bear encounters. Unsecured garbage containers, pet food and birdfeeders...Read on...
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Register Now: Summer Day Camps

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 is now open! Please review our online registration checklist and FAQs....

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Ready, Set, Serve: Join Us for Badminton

Ready. Set. Serve! Enjoy our new drop-in program — Friday Night Badminton. Our new pilot program is fun for the whole family. Bring your own racket, and join us from 6-9 p.m. on the following dates at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier ...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:

  • April 22 — Earth Day
  • June 3 — National Trails Day
  • June...
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Police

1 Story
Posted on: May 28, 2017

Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run

Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision, which took place at about 1:12 a.m. May 28 in the 23100 block of Southeast 53rd Street.  The 21-year-old victim was leaving a house party in the area, and was struck while walking down the ...Read on...

Regional Projects

1 Story
Posted on: May 24, 2017

County, City Collaborate on Issaquah-Hobart Solutions

In response to local concerns about traffic congestion, the City of Issaquah and King County will partner to study and determine solutions for traffic congestion on Front Street/Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast.

On May 22, 2017, the Metropolitan King County ...

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Senior Services

6 Stories
Posted on: April 27, 2017

You're Invited: May 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: May 9, 2017

Now Available: Issaquah Senior Center Rentals

Our Issaquah Senior Center is now available for your next event!

Rent the Senior Center for your celebration, reception and more. The facility, 75 N.E. Creek Way, is conveniently located in Olde Town and offers many amenities, with room for up to 264 peopl...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Speaker's Corner: Senior Center Hosts Free Talks

You're invited to Speaker's Corner, our series of free talks at the Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

Happiness Formula

  • 1 p.m. May 2, 2017
  • Speaker: Tamy Khan
  • Would you like to be happier? Happiness is a skill that can be learned. In this one-hour w...
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Posted on: April 27, 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.

Tulalip Casino

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2
  • Tr...
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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Lights! Camera! Action! Senior Center Movie Night

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

The free event in the Senior Center library is 5:45-8 p.m. Join us for movies and discussion.

  • May 3: "A River Runs Through It"
  • May 10: "Field of Dreams"
  • May 17: "Uns...
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Posted on: April 28, 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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Southeast 62nd Street

2 Stories
Posted on: April 6, 2017

62nd Street: East Lake Sammamish Trail Section to Close

Starting April 10, 2017, a section of East Lake Sammamish Trail will close as work continues on the Southeast 62nd Street extension project.

An alternate route for pedestrians is available, from where the trail passes below Interstate 90 to the area near S...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

62nd Street: Prepare for 221st Place Closure

Starting April 10, 2017, a section of 221st Place Southeast will close between Southeast 60th Street and Southeast 62nd Street.

The closure, which is related to construction of the Southeast 62nd Street extension, will continue until late 2018. During cons...

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Special Event Permits

2 Stories
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Special Event: MDA Fill the Boot Campaign

Help local firefighters raise funds to eradicate neuromuscular diseases as the Muscular Dystrophy Association Fill the Boot campaign comes to Issaquah. Firefighters will collect donations from motorists at Front Street and Sunset Way from 2-6 p.m. June 2...Read on...
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Special Event: Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-in Car Shows

A special event permit has been issued for upcoming car shows at Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., on the following dates:

  • March 19, 2017
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • April 30
  • May 7
  • May 14
  • May 21
  • May 28
  • June 4
  • June 11
  • June 18
  • June 25
  • July 2
  • July 5...
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Traffic Alerts

3 Stories
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Traffic Alert: South Cove Water Projects

The City is making several improvements to South Cove’s water infrastructure this spring and summer.

Starting May 24 – for up to six weeks – crews will work from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays to replace water mains along:

  • West Lake Sa...
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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Traffic Alert: East Lake Sammamish Parkway

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at East Lake Sammamish Parkway and 229th Avenue Southeast from 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m. Sundays-Thursdays until May 28.

Crews will be relocating a gas main in preparation for the Washington State Department of...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

62nd Street: Prepare for 221st Place Closure

Starting April 10, 2017, a section of 221st Place Southeast will close between Southeast 60th Street and Southeast 62nd Street.

The closure, which is related to construction of the Southeast 62nd Street extension, will continue until late 2018. During cons...

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Transportation

2 Stories
Posted on: May 24, 2017

County, City Collaborate on Issaquah-Hobart Solutions

In response to local concerns about traffic congestion, the City of Issaquah and King County will partner to study and determine solutions for traffic congestion on Front Street/Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast.

On May 22, 2017, the Metropolitan King County ...

Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Crews to Improve Sidewalks, Pedestrian Crossings

Crews will work throughout Issaquah to improve sidewalks and pedestrian crossings at several locations this summer.

Read on...