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A previous Holi celebration at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. File photo

Holi 2020 returning to Lake Sammamish State Park

Festival of color is a celebration of spring.

A previous Holi celebration at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. File photo

Conservation programs hold presentation in Issaquah on coexisting with local wildlife

Conservation Northwest and Woodland Park Zoo discuss engaging the community in conservation efforts.

15 Issaquah-Sammamish-area boys achieve Eagle Scout ranking

Scouts held Feb. 9 ceremony together.

Celebrate Leap of Kindness Day in Issaquah

Leap of Kindness Day reminds the community to spread kindness by donating to local non-profits.

Making a human connection in a sea of social media

A monthly health column about natural medicine.

  • Feb 11, 2020

KCLS: Much to celebrate from 2019 and in the year ahead

A column from the King County Library System.

  • Feb 4, 2020

Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

Allen Chen demonstrates the art of Chinese calligraphy at a workshop during the Issaquah Highlands Lunar New Year festivities. Courtesy photo by Jenny Peng.

Issaquah Highlands celebrates Lunar New Year

Festivities for the rest of the week have been canceled.

Allen Chen demonstrates the art of Chinese calligraphy at a workshop during the Issaquah Highlands Lunar New Year festivities. Courtesy photo by Jenny Peng.
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.