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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
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
Toilet paper as essential? | Column

Toilet paper as essential? | Column

A monthly column about mindfulness and mental well-being.

  • Apr 15, 2020
Toilet paper as essential? | Column
‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

‘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.

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’
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
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.

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.
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 programs hold presentation in Issaquah on coexisting with local wildlife

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

Conservation programs hold presentation in Issaquah on coexisting with local wildlife
15 Issaquah-Sammamish-area boys achieve Eagle Scout ranking

15 Issaquah-Sammamish-area boys achieve Eagle Scout ranking

Scouts held Feb. 9 ceremony together.

15 Issaquah-Sammamish-area boys achieve Eagle Scout ranking
Celebrate Leap of Kindness Day in Issaquah

Celebrate Leap of Kindness Day in Issaquah

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

Celebrate Leap of Kindness Day in Issaquah
Making a human connection in a sea of social media

Making a human connection in a sea of social media

A monthly health column about natural medicine.

  • Feb 11, 2020
Making a human connection in a sea of social media
KCLS: Much to celebrate from 2019 and in the year ahead

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

A column from the King County Library System.

  • Feb 4, 2020
KCLS: Much to celebrate from 2019 and in the year ahead
Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

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

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

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

KCLS continuing to build connections in 2020

A monthly column about library happenings.

  • Jan 7, 2020
KCLS continuing to build connections in 2020