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Put a lid on it! – Enjoying the outdoors at home

Enjoying the great outdoors of your backyard doesn’t have to be something that is dictated by the weather, according to Jeff Shierka of Reflections Landscaping.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Village Theatre’s Kidstage is open for enrollments for its Summer camp program

Kidstage camps open for enrollment

Village Theatre’s Kidstage is open for enrollments for its Summer camp program, beginning June 15, in Issaquah.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Village Theatre’s Kidstage is open for enrollments for its Summer camp program
Issaquah Valley Elementary students Luca Nardi

PTA a crucial fundraiser for schools in these tough times

As schools in the Issaquah and Lake Washington school districts struggle to deal with recent budget cuts which have reduced teacher numbers and funding for a number of core programs, the fundraising efforts of Parents Teacher Associations are now seen as being crucial to sustaining quality of education.

Issaquah Valley Elementary students Luca Nardi
The Green Egg is revolutionizing barbeque cooking across America.

Green Egg takes ancient cooking principles and brings them into the modern age

Three thousand years ago, in the mountains of China, villagers used a round clay vessel, filled with smoldering coals, to cook their meat and vegetables.

  • Dec 19, 2011
The Green Egg is revolutionizing barbeque cooking across America.

Seattle Brain Cancer Walk – Saturday, May 30

Each year, 22,000 Americans - 1,200 in the Northwest – are diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. With a life expectancy of only 1-2 years, a brain cancer patient’s best chance for survival lies in receiving the most advanced medical treatments.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Allison Gillett

ArtWalk Issaquah opens the season to sunshine, crowds

Friday, May 1, was the first ArtWalk event for season 2009, and organizers got lucky, with a beautiful evening drawing good crowds to downtown Issaquah.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Allison Gillett
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host an engaging presentation this Tuesday

Living safely with Black Bears

Interested in learning about bears in your backyard? The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host an engaging presentation for the people of Issaquah and Sammamish on co-existing with bears.

  • Dec 19, 2011
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host an engaging presentation this Tuesday
Ekello Harrid

Epic show transforms Village Theatre

Ekello Harrid, Jr., as Joe, is one of the stars of Village Theatre’s “Show Boat,” which is now showing in Issaquah.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Ekello Harrid
Taylor Cameron of Skyline High School was one of the community members who volunteered to do restoration work as Timberlake Park on Sammamish Stewardship Saturday recently.

Volunteers battle the English Ivy at Timberlake Park

A number of students and community members did their part for preserving Timberlake Park, during activities for Sammamish Stewardship Saturday, May 2.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Taylor Cameron of Skyline High School was one of the community members who volunteered to do restoration work as Timberlake Park on Sammamish Stewardship Saturday recently.
The Issaquah Community Center was transformed into a cat-lovers paradise on the weekend

Issaquah the center of the cat world for a weekend

All cat-eyes were on Issaquah last weekend, as the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) came to town.

The Issaquah Community Center was transformed into a cat-lovers paradise on the weekend

Career choices of students reflect changing times

In 2009, graduating high school students are exploring ways in which they can involve their personal passions into a financially viable career, and increasingly turning their back on more traditional business degrees.

New excercise option for moms and babies opens in Issaquah Highlands

Stroller Strides, the nation’s largest fitness program for new moms, has arrived in Issaquah.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Young Issaquah magician Matt Wells

A few more tricks up the sleeve of young magician

Issaquah magician Matt Wells has just returned from Las Vegas after completing the Masters Class at McBride’s Magic and Mystery School, operated by Las Vegas magic headliner Jeff McBride and acclaimed close-up magician Eugene Burger.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Young Issaquah magician Matt Wells
Red Gate Farm offers young people the chance to develop confidence riding in a safe and supportive environment.

Horseplay on the Plateau

Red Gate Farm is a special place on the Sammamish Plateau where young campers can build their self-confidence while enjoying the pleasure of riding and developing a friendship with their camp horse.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Red Gate Farm offers young people the chance to develop confidence riding in a safe and supportive environment.

Encouraging artistic expression at Center for Dance

The Center for Dance in Preston is a community school which encourages cooperation, not competition.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Free work programs at local libraries this month

In the past year, the state of Washington lost nearly 100,000 jobs. Across King County people are feeling the economic pinch: layoffs, reduced hours, decreased benefits and mounting bills.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Eastside Catholic's Evan Fowler put in a lot of hours outside the classroom in order to secure a place at John Hopkins University.

More expected of graduating students than ever before

Today's teenagers emerge from high school into a tertiary education and employment market more competitive than ever before.

Eastside Catholic's Evan Fowler put in a lot of hours outside the classroom in order to secure a place at John Hopkins University.
Tom Rothwell practices a guitar piece during a recent class at the Fleming School of Music.

Fit music into your summer fun

Instructors at the Fleming School of Music encourage people of all ages and all skill levels to join their musical environment of fun and learning. Their goal is for every student to enjoy the discovery and development of the musician within.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Tom Rothwell practices a guitar piece during a recent class at the Fleming School of Music.

Variety of programs at Sammamish Learning Center this summer

The Sammamish Learning Center has six different camps scheduled for this year. Designed for preschoolers, each action packed day includes circle time, fun activities, snacks, and lots of play in their large outdoor play area.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Community brief – Free chiro for veterans

A Redmond based chiropractor, is offering a year of free chiropractic care for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Dec 19, 2011