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Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to… Continue reading

 

Courtesy photo/Artists Sunday

Artists Sunday, following Black Friday, puts out call for participants before Nov. 29

The movement has a website that offers a free directory of artists and art organizations that participate

  • Nov 5, 2020

 

Courtesy photo/Cargill

Boehm’s receives national recognition for its chocolates

Boehm’s Candies & Chocolates was named in Top 12 confectioners nationally

  • Oct 30, 2020

 

Issaquah Zombie Walk courtesy photo.

Zombies coming home this weekend in Issaquah

The annual zombie walk event is coming to homes through an online event Saturday

  • Oct 22, 2020
Issaquah Zombie Walk courtesy photo.
Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.

Despite COVID-19, King County libraries still put on a show

Guest column from Lisa Rosenblum.

Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.
File photo from September 2016, when hundreds participated in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at Redmond Town Center.

Eastside Walk to End Alzheimer’s Oct. 10

Similar to other walk events in the region, Alzheimer’s Association encourages registered users to walk in a location of their choice

  • Oct 8, 2020
File photo from September 2016, when hundreds participated in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at Redmond Town Center.
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

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

Enzo’s Bistro and Bar/Justin Oba
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
Courtesy Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.
Issaquah youth perform timely message during pandemic

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
Issaquah youth perform timely message during pandemic
Photo: Issaquah Food and Clothing bank gets generous donation from seniors

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

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

  • Jul 28, 2020
Photo: Issaquah Food and Clothing bank gets generous donation from seniors
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
Courtesy photo

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

Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

  • Jul 8, 2020
Washington State Fair cancelled
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

Local musicians hold virtual benefit concert for mental health

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

  • May 26, 2020
Local musicians hold virtual benefit concert for mental health
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

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
Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses
UW students create Spira app to gather COVID-19 data

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
UW students create Spira app to gather COVID-19 data