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Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.

Getting crayons to kids runs in the family

Eastside nonprofit Mighty Crayon is relaunched by younger sister of founder, repurposing used restaurant crayons

 

Enzo’s Bistro and Bar/Justin Oba

New Issaquah restaurant brings Italian cuisine in family-friendly setting

Enzo’s Bistro and Bar, located at the former Pogacha of Issaquah, brought back some of the staff from the old restaurant

 

Courtesy Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.

Walk’n Wag at your pace with extended virtual event

A scenic course for dog walkers is on display at Lake Sammamish through Sept. 2o

  • Sep 4, 2020

 

Issaquah youth perform timely message during pandemic

Students with the Kaleidoscope School of Music are putting together a performance for Aug. 31 on YouTube

  • Aug 27, 2020

Photo: Issaquah Food and Clothing bank gets generous donation from seniors

The donation from a local retirement community totaled $5,175

  • Jul 28, 2020
2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat | Car review

Ford’s venerable compact Ranger pickup went away for a while. But it has returned as a mid-size truck, ready for adventure and packed with driver-assist… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020
2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Courtesy photo

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Car review

There’s a reason Honda’s CR-V has been America’s top-selling crossover vehicle over the past 23 years. The 2020 CR-V AWD Touring Hybrid is the most… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Courtesy photo
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Sign up for 2020 ‘Run to Rwanda’ Fun Run slated for September

Clyde Hill resident Sophie Sharp, an 11th grade student at The Overlake School, Redmond, and alum of St. Thomas School, Medina, is once again organizing… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020
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Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

  • Jul 8, 2020
TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.

Local production company seeking film, TV pitches from young minority creatives

The Big Pitch competition, put on by TLG Motion Pictures (“Hoarders”), started about six months ago.

TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.

Local musicians hold virtual benefit concert for mental health

The stream-a-thon supports NAMI Eastside and nonprofit Hold Your Crown

  • May 26, 2020
Shot from a 2018 Village Theatre production of “Matilda the Musical.” Photo by Mark Kitaoka

Village Theatre providing online options for youth summer programs

While the theatre’s mainstage productions are postponed, virtual programs are ramping up.

  • May 20, 2020
Shot from a 2018 Village Theatre production of “Matilda the Musical.” Photo by Mark Kitaoka

Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

The initiative provides hearty lunches to first responders staffing the COVID-19 testing sites as they work to test their colleagues.

  • Apr 24, 2020

UW students create Spira app to gather COVID-19 data

The app was created to screen for respiratory diseases but the teen creators shifted their focus once the COVID-19 outbreak began.

  • Apr 23, 2020
On April 16, first responders from the Eastside gathered with fire trucks outside of Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah to cheer on hospital workers as a sign of appreciation for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Corey Morris / staff photo

Appreciation and solidarity

First responders cheer on hospital workers.

  • Apr 16, 2020
On April 16, first responders from the Eastside gathered with fire trucks outside of Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah to cheer on hospital workers as a sign of appreciation for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Corey Morris / staff photo
Photo by Jean Johnson Photography

Groceries giveaway at Eastridge Church, April 18

The Issaquah location will give away bags of groceries to 500 families.

  • Apr 15, 2020
Photo by Jean Johnson Photography

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  • Apr 15, 2020

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

Federal Way resident Evelyn Allcorn shares story of her husband’s battle with COVID-19 after he tested positive on March 28.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk

How is the coronavirus affecting the arts?

Representatives from Eastside arts institutions discuss their experiences.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk
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                                Molly, a 4-year-old dog, playing with her humans Buck and Linda Dentinger at Tibbetts Valley Park in Issaquah in February, 2020.

A call for dog park artists

Issaquah accepting applications until March 25.

Natalie DeFord/staff photo
                                Molly, a 4-year-old dog, playing with her humans Buck and Linda Dentinger at Tibbetts Valley Park in Issaquah in February, 2020.