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From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

‘It’s one of my favorite places to be’: School of Rock Issaquah gears up for January shows

In January, students will be paying homage to the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Chris Cornell and others.

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

KCLS continuing to build connections in 2020

A monthly column about library happenings.

  • Jan 7, 2020

Embrace the struggle for a complete picture | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness and general wellbeing.

  • Jan 4, 2020
Volunteers of Troop 751 pose for a photo during the 2019 Christmas tree collection and recycle event. Courtesy photo

Scouts to recycle trees on Jan. 4

The 35th year of recycling trees for Sammamish and Issaquah Highlands residents.

  • Dec 31, 2019
Volunteers of Troop 751 pose for a photo during the 2019 Christmas tree collection and recycle event. Courtesy photo

HopeFest founder Tyler Zangaglia: “We have a responsibility to give back”

Zangaglia’s experiences propelled him to launch his nonprofit, HopeFest.

New Year’s Day will serve frigid dip

First ever Polar Plunge at Lake Sammamish State Park.

  • Dec 25, 2019
Photo by Nityia Photography

Three simple rules for the holiday

A monthly column about mindfulness.

  • Dec 10, 2019
Photo by Nityia Photography
Photo courtesy of Turkey Trot Facebook
                                The Issaquah Turkey Trot will begin at 9 a.m. on Nov. 28.

Issaquah to host its 10th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

The race begins at 9 a.m. on Nov. 28.

Photo courtesy of Turkey Trot Facebook
                                The Issaquah Turkey Trot will begin at 9 a.m. on Nov. 28.
Eastridge Church gives away more than 1,000 turkeys to the community at their Seattle and Issaquah locations each year. The 2019 event will take place Nov. 23. Courtesy photo

Turkeys for all on Nov. 23

Local church plans to give out 1,500 free turkeys.

Eastridge Church gives away more than 1,000 turkeys to the community at their Seattle and Issaquah locations each year. The 2019 event will take place Nov. 23. Courtesy photo
A newly planted tree. Courtesy photo

One Million Trees Celebration with Green Issaquah

Volunteer events, new forest stewardship program.

A newly planted tree. Courtesy photo

Annual turkey giveaway on Nov. 23

Last year’s event dished out about 1,500 turkeys.

  • Nov 15, 2019
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                                Maria Monroy and her daughter Lupita Vasquez, 3 years old, in front of the community altar at the Issaquah Highlands Day of the Dead celebration.

Day of the Dead at Issaquah Highlands

Blakely Hall was full of bright colors, paper flowers, painted faces, sugar skulls and altar offerings on the evening of Nov. 1 as Issaquah Highlands… Continue reading

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                                Maria Monroy and her daughter Lupita Vasquez, 3 years old, in front of the community altar at the Issaquah Highlands Day of the Dead celebration.

Staying fit through the holidays

A monthly column about natural medicine.

  • Nov 7, 2019
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography

Perfection to depression – Measuring ourselves to death

A monthly column about mindfulness and mental wellbeing.

  • Nov 6, 2019
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography
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                                For longer than 100 years, Fischer Meats has been an operating meat business in Issaquah’s downtown. The business was first started by John Fischer in 1910, who later passed the store down to his two sons.

Local communities recognized for historic preservation

Issaquah celebrates the 19th annual Spellman Awards for Exemplary Achievement in Historic Preservation

Samira George/staff photo
                                For longer than 100 years, Fischer Meats has been an operating meat business in Issaquah’s downtown. The business was first started by John Fischer in 1910, who later passed the store down to his two sons.
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                                Hundreds participate in Oct. 26 10th annual Issaquah Zombie Walk and flash mob “Thriller” dance at City Hall.

Town’s biggest undead flash mob

Zombie Walk packs the streets.

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                                Hundreds participate in Oct. 26 10th annual Issaquah Zombie Walk and flash mob “Thriller” dance at City Hall.
The Island’s third Pumpkin Walk is set for Oct. 27 at Luther Burbank Park. Photo courtesy of Amanda Colburn

Eastside Halloween roundup

Family-friendly seasonal events throughout the Eastside.

  • Oct 25, 2019
The Island’s third Pumpkin Walk is set for Oct. 27 at Luther Burbank Park. Photo courtesy of Amanda Colburn
Previous Issaquah Zombie Walk photos, courtesy of the Issaquah Zombie Walk Facebook page.

1oth annual Zombie Walk will take over downtown

Don’t miss ‘Thriller’ flash mob.

Previous Issaquah Zombie Walk photos, courtesy of the Issaquah Zombie Walk Facebook page.
The Nightmare at Beaver Lake runs through Oct. 31. Take a scary stroll through Beaver Lake Park, 2600 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish. Courtesy image

Nightmare at Beaver Lake continues through Oct. 31

The Nightmare at Beaver Lake is back. Experience one of the Northwest’s premier indoor/outdoor haunts. From Oct. 11 through Oct. 31, take a scary stroll… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019
The Nightmare at Beaver Lake runs through Oct. 31. Take a scary stroll through Beaver Lake Park, 2600 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish. Courtesy image

HIV prevention in teens, young adults

A health column from Mercer Island Pediatrics.

  • Oct 9, 2019