Life

Sammamish's own If I Were A Gladiator

Moore Brothers to stage local band showcase next week

Moore Brothers Music, a family-owned music store in Sammamish, is hosting a free outdoor concert of local bands from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Sammamish's own If I Were A Gladiator
'We need somewhere where we can get loud if we need to.' Eric Knudsen of Honest Eyes and Letters and Lights

Young bands head off the Plateau to follow their dreams

Every good band scene needs a focal point - a store, a club, or a gallery - a venue around which budding musicians gather to tell war stories, jam, share ideas, make plans.

'We need somewhere where we can get loud if we need to.' Eric Knudsen of Honest Eyes and Letters and Lights
Inglewood Junior High students Vicente Varas

Students redefine the art of recycling

It’s a difficult task - turning a trash bin into something fun. But two groups of students have done just that, and have been rewarded for their creative endeavor with $250 to put toward an environmental project of their choice.

Inglewood Junior High students Vicente Varas
Nova Burchak

Handmade clothing store keeps fashion recycling in Issaquah

Blame it on the kids, Carisa Burchak says. They are the inspiration and reason behind the Gilman Village shop X Marks the Tot.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Nova Burchak
Elise Myette

Young actors, directors to present West Side Story

Village Theatre Kidstage’s Summer Independent will take on a classic this summer, when they produce the musical West Side Story.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Elise Myette

Chocolate, Wine and All That Jazz

The 21st annual “Chocolate, Wine and All That Jazz” event will be held on Thursday, July 23, at Boehm’s Candies in Issaquah from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Each year

Fireworks sales fund charitable missions to Mexico

Each year a group of teens and adults from Issaquah Christian Church (ICC) travel to Mexico to build homes. Once completed, the homes are given to the locals at no cost. In past years, a group of usually about 38 members of the ICC has traveled to a location near Tijuana, to take part in a more than week-long project.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Each year

City to screen King Corn doco as part of film series

Continuing the City of Issaquah’s series of free movie nights on sustainability, the documentary King Corn will be shown July 22. The film aims to educate the community about our nation’s food system and the production of corn in the United States.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Last year 10

Fourth of July celebrations

Next Saturday will be July 4, and the cities of Sammamish and Issaquah will stage a number of events for area residents.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Last year 10
Each child in the choir has experienced tremendous personal tragedy

Life, love, and song

Every now and then a musical group comes to the Eastside that is unlike any that have gone before it.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Each child in the choir has experienced tremendous personal tragedy

Socializing puppies early helps prevent aggression

In the 1980s, parvovirus haunted every puppy owner. The virus was everywhere, puppies died like flies, and early vaccines were no guarantee.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah's own Kurt Rodenhiser is an example of how artists are embracing an environmental consciousness and using it to illuminate

Remarkable new art exhibition opens in Sammamish

On Wednesday night the City of Sammamish unveiled a remarkable new art exhibition at City Hall.

Issaquah's own Kurt Rodenhiser is an example of how artists are embracing an environmental consciousness and using it to illuminate
This Sunday

Fenders on Front Street

This Sunday, Issaquah has a treat in store for car lovers, with over 900 vintage and classic cars, street vendors and a swap meet all part of Fenders on Front Street.

  • Dec 19, 2011
This Sunday
Kyle Smith

Leaders of the New School

The real impact of the budget cuts handed down to school districts around our state still remains to be seen, but parents and teachers alike are watching closely to see what’s ahead.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Kyle Smith
Grand Ridge Elementary students Nicole Foster

Artists with big hearts

Grand Ridge Elementary students Nicole Foster, Tiffany Wung, Mia Foster, Jackie Haning, Emma Swanson, and Madison Tamaela raised money for the Eastside Baby Corner at their popular art gallery at the Issaquah ArtWalk last Friday.

Grand Ridge Elementary students Nicole Foster
Issaquah painter Liz Ashley was one of many local artists and designers to display their works at the second ArtWalk for 2009 last Friday.

Art rules on first Fridays

On the first Friday of each month until September, musicians, artists and craftspeople make downtown Issaquah their own.

Issaquah painter Liz Ashley was one of many local artists and designers to display their works at the second ArtWalk for 2009 last Friday.
Seattle rock trio Uncle DooDad will perform their original americana style rock and roll for the people of Issaquah as part of the second Issaquah ArtWalk for the year tonight

Uncle DooDad do rock

Seattle rock trio Uncle DooDad will perform their original americana style rock and roll for the people of Issaquah as part of the second Issaquah ArtWalk for the year tonight, June 5.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Seattle rock trio Uncle DooDad will perform their original americana style rock and roll for the people of Issaquah as part of the second Issaquah ArtWalk for the year tonight
Heather Choco sorts food for Issaquah Food Bank as part of the Sammamish Presbyterian Church’s “We Can Do It!” campaign.

Sammamish Presbyterian launches generosity blitz

On Saturday, May 16, inspired by the theme, “We Can Do It!” borrowed from the World War II volunteer campaign, 45 women from Sammamish Presbyterian Church ventured out in teams to support five local organizations.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Heather Choco sorts food for Issaquah Food Bank as part of the Sammamish Presbyterian Church’s “We Can Do It!” campaign.
John Michener

Sustainable Issaquah sees an idea bloom into real community asset

Rarely does there spring up so tangible a piece of evidence of the power of community. Just a few months ago the idea of a community garden in Issaquah was just that, an idea.

John Michener

Singers bring their joy to Pine Lake

The Issaquah Singers, will present a concert, “Sing, Sing, Sing,” at 7:30 p.m. on June 6, at the Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish. Admission is free.

  • Dec 19, 2011