See the winning entries in the Issaquah Schools Foundation's Influence the Choice - Drug Prevention Alliance for Youth's student video contest.
Students were challenged to influence friends, parents and younger students to adopt healthy lifestyles by ...Read on...
Working together, the City of Issaquah Arts Commission and a team representing Issaquah's arts, business, nonprofit and education communities is creating an action plan for arts and culture in Issaquah.
Whether you realize it or not, arts and culture ...Read on...
Join a new conversation about mental illness prompted through art as a nationally-acclaimed exhibit — "The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human" — arrives in Issaquah on April 22, 2016.
With the goal of beginning new conversations about mental ill...Read on...
Issaquah is making music from 5-9 p.m. June 21, 2016, for Make Music Day.
To celebrate, musicians take to the streets, sidewalks and parks to play. Entire communities come out to listen, dance and make music.
Watch musicians perform as Olde Town me...Read on...
ARCH, or A Regional Coalition for Housing, is seeking volunteers for its Citizens Advisory Board.
ARCH is a public organization created by cities in East King County to assist member cities, including Issaquah, with developing and administering local a...Read on...
Rowan Hinds, our 2016 Issaquah Hall of Fame inductee, embodies the best of leadership and dedication, as well as decades of public service to our community.
Serving as mayor from 1990-97, Hinds led our community during a pivotal era in its history, as ...Read on...
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 30, 2016. The event is hosted by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436.
You're invited to a free outdoor movie night June 4, 2016, at Lake Sammamish State Park.
For a second year, Lake Sammamish State Park will host the AVP Seattle Open beach volleyball tournament from June 2-5.
AVP will screen "Kung Fu Panda 3" on the ...Read on...
Volunteer to help our community host the AVP Seattle Open beach volleyball tournament.
The tournament returns to Lake Sammamish State Park from June 2-5, 2016 — bringing world-class beach volleyball professionals to the shores of Sunset Beach just before the Olympic Trials and 2016 Summer Olympics.
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park is organizing the volunteer effort and is seeking community volunteers ages 12 and older.
Duties include ball shagger, scorekeeper, volunteer supervisor, welcome center and statistics. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and food during shifts. To learn more, email Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.
Volunteers able to participate on June 2-3 will receive additional incentives, including a drawing for VIP tickets.
In addition to the world's best beach volleyball talent, the ultimate beach festival features interactive activities, music, food and more.
General admission to is free. Covered premium seating and access to a hosted lounge is available with a purchased ticket. Buy advance tickets online.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park on June 2, 3 and 5. No Discover Pass is required on June 4 — a state parks free day in celebration of National Trails Day.
To learn more and a find a complete event schedule, go to avp.comRead on...
Downtown Issaquah was once the site of massive coalmining operations run by a German named “Count” Alvo von Alvensleben.
Explore our past June 4, 2016, as Issaquah History Museums docent Doug Bristol leads an Olde Town Mine Hike and entertains particip...Read on...
Learn more about the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, 179 First Ave. S.E., at a community open house.
The open house is 5-7 p.m. June 2, 2016. See the food bank’s new customer shopping area, meet staff and volunteers, and enjoy light appetizers.
Join Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park and Eastside Audubon to explore how to create and sustain Bird-Friendly Communities in your neighborhood and backyard.
The free Bird-Friendly Communities presentation is 7 p.m. June 13, 2016, at Blakely Hall, 2...Read on...
Enjoy Washington's state parks for free throughout 2016.
You're invited as the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission hosts a free day for state park visitors on the following dates:
Fenders on Front Street Vintage Car Show — a Father's Day tradition — returns June 19, 2016.
The free all-day event culminates with a cruise of classic cars. Starting at 3 p.m., car show participants will gather along Front Street North and cruise alo...Read on...
As the weather warms up and you're looking for more things to do outside, consider volunteering at our Pickering Demonstration Garden!
Volunteers take part in growing fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In the process, they learn techn...Read on...
Cheers! You're invited to the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Series.
The fifth annual event returns from 6-9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month from February to June — Feb. 5, March 4, April 1, May 6 and June 3, 2016.
Enjoy live music, art happening...Read on...
Seniors: You're invited to complete a brief survey to let us know the programs and services you want.
Along with other public agencies, the City of Issaquah will lower its flags to half-staff in recognition of Memorial Day.
The federal holiday is in remembrance of the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces.
Flags will remain at...Read on...
Construction to enhance Front Street starts May 31, 2016, and will wrap up before Salmon Days!
While we will do our best to work with residents, businesses, drivers and pedestrians, there will be some disruptions. Please note, businesses will remain open during construction.
The most immediate impact (from Sunset Way to Northwest Dogwood Street) will include:
We'll keep you updated on the details of future construction impacts throughout the summer. This will include:
The enhancements to Front Street will include:
As part of the project, seven trees, which are at the end of their lifespan, will be removed. This certain type of tree is also damaging sidewalks and causing drainage issues. In some places, the tree removal also allows for the installation of ADA ramps, as well as new siting and alignment for the sidewalk and storm drains.
The trees will be temporarily replaced with large, 3-foot diameter pots filled with plants. In 2015, the Olde Town Vitality Task Force recommended developing a streetscape plan for our downtown. The community will influence the new streetscape plan (with outreach beginning this fall) and determine what types of trees or landscaping will replace the removed trees.
For more information and to sign up for future notifications, go to issaquahwa.gov/frontstreet.Read on...
It's time to stop swimming upstream. Learn more about Issaquah's comprehensive approach to tackling traffic.
The Traffic Task Force, a team of volunteers appointed by the mayor in late 2015, recently made recommendations on a potential package of local transportation projects that could go to voters for their consideration.
The City Council now wants to hear ...Read on...
Issaquah participates in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) unregulated monitoring program by performing additional tests on our drinking water.
During that testing, detections of "perfluorochemicals," or PFCs, were found in the smallest of I...Read on...
Issaquah is bear country.
Throughout the Pacific Northwest, spring and summer are bear season. Reports of black bear activity serve as a reminder to take precautions to avoid bear encounters.
Unsecured garbage containers, pet food and birdfeeders can attract hungry bears looking for a meal.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) offers tips to prevent conflicts between bears and humans:
When camping, keep a clean campsite by thoroughly cleaning all cooking utensils after use and sealing uneaten food in airtight containers stored in bear-proof canisters away from sleeping areas.
If you happen to encounter a bear, WDFW offers tips:
Two state laws prohibit leaving food or food waste in places where it can attract bears and other wild carnivores. Unintentionally or "negligently" feeding bears can bring a fine of $87, while the fine for intentional feeding can be as much as $1,000.
Conflicts between humans and bears tend to subside by mid-summer, when berries and other natural foods become available, and then pick up again in fall before the animals enter their dens.
Learn more about wildlife safety and living in bear country from WDFW's Living With Wildlife program and the nonprofit organization Western Wildlife Outreach.
Issaquah's waste service provider, Recology CleanScapes, offers the wildlife-resistant carts to customersRead on...
By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...
You're invited to swim, bike and run your way to the finish line June 5, 2016, at the inaugural Issy Kids Triathlon!
Jump into Julius Boehm Pool for the first leg of the course. Then, hop on your bike to loop around on the Rainier Trail. Finally, wrap ...Read on...
Congratulations to our Parks & Recreation Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year and Sports Volunteer of the Year award recipients!
The annual awards are presented by our Parks & Recreation Department and the Park Board. The recipients were...Read on...
Young basketball stars of the future can join one of the NBA's homegrown stars — Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford!
Crawford, a Rainier Beach High School alumnus, joins our Parks & Recreation Department to host a training camp from Jun...Read on...
Stay active for life with our senior programs!
Our lineup of programs for adults 55 and older includes several new offerings. Scholarships are available.
To learn more about our senior programs, go to issaquahwa.gov/seniors or call 425-837-3300.
If you're thinking of holding a summer garage sale, let us do the work for you instead!
Trunk 'N' Treasure, our annual community garage sale, returns to the Issaquah Community Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20, 2016. The event is open to the public and...Read on...
Issaquah police need assistance to identify three suspects of a recent armed robbery.
The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. May 11, 2016, at a Chevron gas station, 25 N.W. Gilman Blvd.
Police were called to the scene after an employee reported that ...Read on...
Share your thoughts on King County Metro Transit's long-range plan to create a seamless transit system.
You’re invited to share your thoughts on King County Metro Transit's long-range plan to create a seamless transit system that provides passengers with more fast, reliable options to get to more destinations.
Explore Metro Connects, the draft plan for t...Read on...
Prepare for street closures June 19, 2016, during the Fenders on Front Street Vintage Car Show.
Front Street North from Gilman Boulevard to Sunset Way will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the event.
Registration will start at 6 a.m. at the Tripl...Read on...
Prepare for street closures near Village Theatre through mid-2016.
First Place Northwest will close between Northwest Dogwood and Northwest Alder streets for truck loading. The closures will be from 4:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2015, and Jan. 3, Feb. 28, A...Read on...
Congratulations to our Waste Free Wednesday challenge honorees — schools that produced the least lunchtime waste or showed the greatest improvement in waste reduction.
To celebrate Earth Day, we joined the Issaquah School District to issue a Waste Free...Read on...
You can help put fresh produce and eggs on your neighbors' tables!
As summer approaches, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank invites you to be a part of the Harvest Issaquah program.
You can grow a row and donate the harvest, donate your excess eggs o...Read on...
May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month — a great opportunity for our community to celebrate the value of Puget Sound and take steps to protect local waterways.
Every year, millions of pounds of toxic pollutants enter Puget Sound. Much of that pollution comes from runoff — or rainwater that picks up dog poop, fertilizers and pesticides, oil and many other contaminants along the way.
Runoff then flows through ditches or storm drains and into local waterways. Most of this polluted runoff is not treated in a wastewater treatment plant and empties directly into Puget Sound.
You can do some simple things to help protect our local waterways and Puget Sound: