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Church fireworks sale to help others

Issaquah Christian Church is selling fireworks for people in need.

Burn ban issued by Eastside Fire and Rescue

Eastside Fire and Rescue issued a burn ban on certain types of open fires until Sept. 30, when the dry season ends.

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Overlake to host cancer prevention event

Overlake Hospital Medical Center will host a health and wellness event designed to highlight the number of ways people can prevent cancer and other chronic diseases through smart lifestyle choices. The free event, called Learn and Live Well, will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Eastridge Church, 24205 SE Issaquah-Fall City Road in Issaquah.

Zonya Foco

Master Chorus Eastside to celebrate America

Master Chorus Eastside will celebrate the Fourth of July again this year with its All-American Independence Celebration in Issaquah’s historic Pickering Barn on June 26.

King County offers free, natural rodent control to rural residents

Got mice or rats? Try barn cats. That's the message from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC).

Issasquah Philharmonic to perform classical music

The Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a free concert of classical music at 7:30 p.m. June 6.

Microsoft employees help restore Issaquah Creek

More than 60 Microsoft employees from the Sammamish Campus joined the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust in ongoing restoration efforts on Issaquah Creek at Lake Sammamish State Park on May 20.

Used book sale planned

The Providence Point Library will sponsor a used book sale in the basement of Town Hall, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Eastside Fire and Rescue firefighters practice in their pipes and drums group.

Pipe dreams: music slideshow of firefighter bagpipe band

Bagpipe instructor Neil Hubbard, center, works with John Parkinson, right, of Eastside Fire & Rescue, and Dale Griffin, of Woodinville Fire and Rescue, during a practice session of Eastside Firefighters Pipes & Drums at the North end fire station of the Mercer Island Fire Department on Wednesday, May 11.

Eastside Fire and Rescue firefighters practice in their pipes and drums group.

Lake Sammamish State Park needs a workable future | Editorial

Lake Sammamish State Park brings back fond memories to those here who live adjacent to the facility. Or not.

24 named to dean’s list at SPU

Twenty-four students from Issaquah and Sammamish have been named to the dean's list at Seattle Pacific University for 2011 winter quarter.

Issaqhah, Sammamish students named to Central Washington University honor roll

Area students have been named to the Central Washington University honor roll for Winter quarter 2011.

County Executive proposes reforms unincorporated areas

All residents of the unincorporated areas of King County would have a single point of contact for county services, with teams of existing staff assigned to work with community groups, under a reform of the public engagement process for the unincorporated areas proposed April 18 by County Executive Dow Constantine.

Issaquah girls lacrosse breaks free from rival Mercer Island | Weekend prep roundup

The Issaquah girls lacrosse team scored four unanswered goals to start the second half, pulling away from Mercer Island for a 15-11 Division I victory Friday night.

Winners named in piano competition

Winners have been named in the 15th annual Helen Crowe Snelling Memorial Awards piano competition, sponsored by the Sammamish Music Club.

County Executive proposes reforms for expanded outreach and engagement with residents of unincorporated areas

All residents of the unincorporated areas of King County would have a single point of contact for county services, with teams of existing staff assigned to work with community groups, under a reform of the public engagement process for the unincorporated areas proposed today by County Executive Dow Constantine.

Issaquah seeking nomination for 2011 Hall of Fame

The City of Issaquah is accepting nominations for its 2011 Issaquah Hall of Fame winner.

Education advocate to speak in Issaquah

The condition of the state’s education system will be the topic of a speech and open discussion April 20 in Issaquah, led by Kelly Munn, State Field Director for the Washington League of Education Voters (LEV).

County working to remove invasive plants on Lake Sammamish

King County is removing invasive aquatic plants and increasing regular vegetation management to address seasonal high water levels that affect Lake Sammamish shoreline residents.

Friends of Youth gets $20,000 grant

Friends of Youth has received a grant of $20,000 from The Seattle Foundation to provide general operating support.