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Sanskriti Agarwal

Celebrating Diwali and multiculturalism

If it were not for the gray, Pacific Northwest drizzle outside, one might think the people walking in to the Vedic Cultural Center wearing saris and salwar kameez were in India. But this is Sammamish, not New Delhi; As the Indian American families escape the cold and wet outside and pour into the brightly lit Hare Krishna vedic center, they prepare to symbolically celebrate victory of light over darkness--the basic message of Diwali, festival of lights.

Sanskriti Agarwal
Teens rehearse for Liberty High School's The Crucible. From the left: Alison Fesler Erik Wolf-Rowland

The Crucible opens at Liberty High School Nov. 12

The Patriot Players at Liberty High School will present the classic drama based on events from the Salem With Trials of 1692 this November.

  • Nov 2, 2010
Teens rehearse for Liberty High School's The Crucible. From the left: Alison Fesler Erik Wolf-Rowland

Arthur Miller’s stage classic coming to Liberty High

The award-winning Patriot Players of Liberty High will present Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, The Crucible, this month.

  • Nov 2, 2010
artEAST Executive Director Karen Abel stands in the organizations new building on Front Street before it was remodeled.

artEAST to show off its new downtown space Nov. 6

An Issaquah art group plans to host an open house for its new downtown location Nov. 6.The artEAST Art Center and UpFront Gallery will be… Continue reading

artEAST Executive Director Karen Abel stands in the organizations new building on Front Street before it was remodeled.
Home energy evaluations examine your house for simple and affordable ways to improve energy efficiency and save money on your monthly bills.

Free home energy evaluations for Issaquah residents

Improving the energy efficiency of residences has been identified as an effective way to solve not only some of the nation's energy crises but also to save homeowners and renters money on monthly bills.

Home energy evaluations examine your house for simple and affordable ways to improve energy efficiency and save money on your monthly bills.
Rovin' Fiddlers Ginnie Matheson

Musical group welcomes novice, expert fiddlers

On Tuesday, the Rovin' Fiddlers welcomed another musician to the fold. Guitar player Jackie Schmidt had heard about the group and its Tuesday evening jam sessions from her fiddling friend Tami Curtis.

Rovin' Fiddlers Ginnie Matheson

Halloween event for families in downtown Issaquah

The Downtown Issaquah Association will host a free Halloween event for families Saturday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hailstone Feed Store, across from the Village Theatre, at 232 Front Street.

  • Oct 19, 2010

VinoBella in Issaquah to host gothic bellydance party in support of breast cancer awareness

Local wine and espresso bar VinoBella is supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness month this October.

  • Oct 18, 2010
Jessica Ma finishes planting a tree

Recapturing natural habitat one tree at a time

Hundreds of volunteers gathered at Squak Valley Park North on Saturday, Oct. 16 to continue habitat restoration efforts that began last summer.

Jessica Ma finishes planting a tree
For one hour a week

Life lessons – community volunteers a vital resource for young students

Plateau resident Jeff Richards isn't a teacher. And nor is he trying to be. What he is trying to be is a friendly resource and a helping hand to one local student - someone who will listen to their problems or concerns, and offer whatever words of wisdom might help make the difficult lessons of school a little easier.

  • Oct 18, 2010
For one hour a week

Make sure Halloween isn’t a horror for your health

Right now store shelves are already lined with plentiful bags of tempting Halloween goodies. According to the National Confectioners Association, 90 percent of parents admit to occasionally dipping into their children’s Halloween haul. Even the most well-intentioned adult can be swayed into buying sale-priced, bulk-sized bags of treats.

  • Oct 15, 2010
Most people wouldn't think a light pole in left-center field would be the ideal home for a family of Osprey. But the residence in Tibbetts Valley Park suits their lifestyle perfectly.

High above the home run fence the perfect home for local Osprey family

For about the last decade, a family of Osprey has made its home atop a light pole at Tibbetts Valley Park sports fields at the intersection of Newport Way NW and State Route 900.

Most people wouldn't think a light pole in left-center field would be the ideal home for a family of Osprey. But the residence in Tibbetts Valley Park suits their lifestyle perfectly.
Over the last few years

Fun, food and the great outdoors at Greenway party in Issaquah

The Mountains to Sound Greenway will host a series of native tree and shrub plantings events throughout the Greenway corridor in October. The kick-off to this annual event will be here in Issaquah, with fun, food, and tree planting at Squak Valley Park on Saturday, Oct. 16.

  • Oct 8, 2010
Over the last few years
Thousands of visitors

Another year gone, another great Salmon Days in Issaquah

As much planning as organizers can do for the Issaquah Salmon Festival, there are two important factors out of their control - the weather and the salmon!

  • Oct 8, 2010
Thousands of visitors
Some of the artwork that will be on display and available for purchase at the Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch.

Unique pumpkin patch helps charities

Tacoma Glassblowing Studio is bringing more than 1,000 glass pumpkins to Pickering Barn this weekend.

  • Oct 7, 2010
Some of the artwork that will be on display and available for purchase at the Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch.
Iman Belali stands in front of the symbol of Issaquah's sister-city relationship with Chefchaouen

How a young girl’s vision brought two distant cultures together

Not long after the attacks of September 11, Iman, an American-born girl of Moroccan descent, expressed concern about the negative stereotypes of Arabs by the American media and of Americans by the Arab media.

Iman Belali stands in front of the symbol of Issaquah's sister-city relationship with Chefchaouen
The first place winners of last year's trivia night was “The Keepers of Useless Knowledge

Cash for questions!

If you missed Rotary’s Trivia Night last June, you missed a spectacular evening of fun and laughter.

  • Oct 1, 2010
The first place winners of last year's trivia night was “The Keepers of Useless Knowledge
On fine days this summer and into the fall

Experience life as a bird a thousand feet above Lake Sammamish

Motorists on Interstate 90 passing Lake Sammamish craned their necks to see the lone figure, motionless, seemingly floating, a thousand feet above the water.

On fine days this summer and into the fall

Well behaved women seldom make history

Intiman Theatre and the Sammamish Arts Commission invite residents to a free Front Porch Theater reading of excerpts from Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Sammamish Public Library beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Sep 24, 2010
The money that Rotary raises through your entry fee goes to support local nonprofit groups doing important work in the community.

Issaquah Run 2010 – good cause, good times

This year, the Issaquah Schools Foundation is the primary beneficiary of the event, which will be held on the Sunday of the Salmon Days Festival, Oct. 3.

  • Sep 23, 2010
The money that Rotary raises through your entry fee goes to support local nonprofit groups doing important work in the community.