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Vintage hydros to run at Lake Sammamish festival

This weekend, two vintage unlimited hydroplanes will run on Lake Sammamish for the first time, as part of the Tastin’ n Racin’ festival. “In the ‘60s, the hydroplanes and their drivers were the sports heroes of the kids in Seattle. There weren’t any Mariners, Seahawks or Sonics, so we idolized (the hydroplane drivers),” said John O’Brien, one of five organizers of the festival.

  • Dec 19, 2011
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The good, bad and ugly of growing up on a farm

I grew up on a farm.

  • Dec 19, 2011

A real political mastermind would add humor to the campaign trail

His race for Dufur public office was not going well. The voters in Dufur (DOO-fur), a small town in Oregon, were leaning to his opponent in overwhelming numbers — or at least as overwhelming as a town of 500 can muster.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Cast members rehearse their play of “Prince Caspian.”

Overlake Christian Church takes on Prince Caspian adaptation

With the release of the big screen version of “Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” only a few weeks away, fans might want to consider getting in a “warm-up” by going to see an original production at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Cast members rehearse their play of “Prince Caspian.”

Help your child get along with others | Maria Chavez Wilcox | Childhaven

We’ve all been there. Your young son or daughter’s lack of social skills makes you cringe and maybe even worry a little bit. Will this child ever stop hitting and learn to “play well with others”?

Colleen Wise's quilt 'Bounce.'

Quilt show coming to Issaquah

“Color Expressions” will be the theme for this year’s Block Party Quilters Quilt Show on Nov. 11-13 in Issaquah.

  • Oct 7, 2011
Colleen Wise's quilt 'Bounce.'
Judith Davey is a Sammamish author who lived through the rise of Hitler in Germany. She penned the book “Six Years of Darkness” reflecting on the war from London

Local author recounts WWII from Europe | Sammamish woman’s books recount living through second great war and having an adventurous life

Judith Davey, 89, has lived a long and adventurous life, which she has chronicled in two books that are just now being brought to the public's attention by her publisher.

Judith Davey is a Sammamish author who lived through the rise of Hitler in Germany. She penned the book “Six Years of Darkness” reflecting on the war from London

Master Chorus Eastside to celebrate America

Master Chorus Eastside will celebrate the Fourth of July again this year with its All-American Independence Celebration in Issaquah’s historic Pickering Barn on June 26.

  • Jun 7, 2011

Issasquah Philharmonic to perform classical music

The Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a free concert of classical music at 7:30 p.m. June 6.

  • May 24, 2011

The Artwalk is back

BY CELESTE GRACEY ISSAQUAH REPORTER Artwalk Issaquah is back for its 10th season this Friday.

Meg Holgate rotated through four canvasses at artEAST’s 24-hour art marathon March 3. Fourteen artists spent a whole day working their craft for the public to see and for their own learning.

ArtEAST 24-hour competition challenges artists, raises $28K

Fourteen artists, whose focus ranged from sculpture to sewing, spent a day and night working at the UpFront Gallery Feb. 3 to see what would become of the caffeine-fueled experiment.

Meg Holgate rotated through four canvasses at artEAST’s 24-hour art marathon March 3. Fourteen artists spent a whole day working their craft for the public to see and for their own learning.
David Pichette performs in the play 'Sleuth' by Anthony Shaffer at The Village Theatre. His performance carried the show.

Enigmatic thriller playing at Village

While the brilliance of “Sleuth,” Village Theatre’s newest production, was in the craftiness of the plot, there couldn’t have been a better delivery of the… Continue reading

David Pichette performs in the play 'Sleuth' by Anthony Shaffer at The Village Theatre. His performance carried the show.

Church to present Matthew West concert

Recording artist Matthew West will bring his "The Story of Your Life Tour” to Eastridge Church on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.

  • Jan 28, 2011

Wine and chocolate tasting set

A wine and chocolate tasting from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 13 will be held at Spiritwood at Pine Lake.

  • Jan 25, 2011

‘Sleuth’ opens Wednesday at Village Theatre

Village Theatre's murder mystery thriller "Sleuth" by Anthony Shaffer opens Jan. 19 on the Mainstage.

  • Jan 13, 2011
Robbie Matos feeds reindeer at Cougar Mountain Zoo’s Christmas festival.

Reindeer Festival full of imagination

Two boys leaned against the reindeer fence at Cougar Mountain Zoo and imagined the creatures flying off Christmas Eve. They wondered about the magic and allowed it to be true for a brief moment while their stories unfolded. While Santa’s flying reindeer may very well be a myth, many people still don’t know that reindeer are real creatures.

Robbie Matos feeds reindeer at Cougar Mountain Zoo’s Christmas festival.
Matthew John Kacergis playing Gilbert Blythe

Making the old look young – then old again | Issaquah’s Village Theatre costume designer Deane Middleton finds clothing the perfect fit

The Village Theatre’s Anne of Green Gables is a study in how to make an adult appear like an 11-year-old girl and then age her back over a three-hour musical.

Matthew John Kacergis playing Gilbert Blythe

ArtEAST holiday open house

ArtEAST is offering a holiday open house this year at its new location on Front Street Dec. 4 with art, live music, refreshments and cheer.Patrons… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2010

History Museums plan craft fair

The Issaquah History Museums will host its annual holiday open house Dec. 4 at the Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Boulevard North

  • Nov 11, 2010