Life

Fine wines and food at Special Olympics event in Issaquah

Enjoy food from celebrity chefs and taste select Northwest wines during a fundraising auction for Special Olympics Washington from 6:30 - 10 p.m., Oct. 8, at Pickering Barn in Issaquah.

  • Sep 23, 2010

Classes for parents

Friends of Youth, an Eastside nonprofit that provides services for youth and their families, is holding a series of classes for parents of children of all ages.

  • Sep 23, 2010
Issaquah Hatchery garden volunteers: (l-r) Pat McArthur

Volunteers keep native plant garden growing

The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery native plant garden, nestled behind the spawning shed, owes its weed-free landscape to the diligence of a trio of local ladies - Pat McArthur, Dolores Njos and Elizabeth Taylor.

  • Sep 20, 2010
Issaquah Hatchery garden volunteers: (l-r) Pat McArthur
Artists from Kindergarten through Grade 12 created art based on the theme of “Why Should We Care About Puget Sound?”

Art for The Sound

The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery’s Theater is a colorful place these days, thanks to a youth artwork exhibit on display through September.

  • Sep 16, 2010
Artists from Kindergarten through Grade 12 created art based on the theme of “Why Should We Care About Puget Sound?”
Kevin High (Dave Bukatinsky)

Every night is ladies night with The Full Monty in town

This Americanized musical stage version was built from the ground up right here in Issaquah, at Village Theatre’s Technical Studio space.

  • Sep 16, 2010
Kevin High (Dave Bukatinsky)

How to stay healthy when times may be tough

Some time ago, I saw a patient who had become unemployed at an age where finding another job wasn’t going to be easy. He had been struggling with weight issues on and off for years past, but now he was facing some serious health problems. The stress from his job search and the increasing anxiety about his financial situation made it difficult for him to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Fall recreation classes

The City of Issaquah’s Parks and Recreation department has published its quarterly brochure listing recreation programs for Fall 2010.

  • Sep 10, 2010
Karen Abel reviewing plans for the new artEAST store and studio.

Blending art and history at new ArtEAST building

It doesn't look like much right now, but in a few weeks, the vacant Lewis Hardware store building at 95 Front Street will transform into the new home for artEAST.

Karen Abel reviewing plans for the new artEAST store and studio.
Adventure Kids Playcare has an infant nursery

A busy parent’s perfect helper

As beautiful as parenthood is, most moms and dads of young children will tell you it does have it’s tougher moments.

  • Sep 3, 2010
Adventure Kids Playcare has an infant nursery

Free concert features local phenoms

POPs! Goes Issaquah, an annual free concert sponsored by Rowley Properties, will feature the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra and conductor R. Joseph Scott on Friday, Aug. 27.

  • Aug 25, 2010
Cathy Cooper leads volunteers as they prep the Village Theatre's upstairs rehearsal room and hallway for painting.

Symetra employees get hands dirty for non-profits

This week, 200 employees of the Bellevue-based Symetra Financial got out of their offices and into their communities to help paint, clean and landscape for 11 non-profit organizations, including Issaquah’s Village Theatre.

Cathy Cooper leads volunteers as they prep the Village Theatre's upstairs rehearsal room and hallway for painting.

What’s in a label?

Who would have guessed that nutrition labels could serve as a political football? We are talking about the fine print on the backside of the bags, boxes and cans our food comes in.

Ward paints people

Modern landscapes a feature of new Pogacha show

The oil paintings and reproductions of Seattle artists Scott Ward will go on display at a local restaurant, Pogacha of Issaquah, at the end of this month.

  • Aug 17, 2010
Ward paints people
While a lazy dip in a cool lake or stream is a good way to beat the heat

Stay safe – keep cool

While a lazy dip in a cool lake or stream is a good way to beat the heat, unfortunately that isn't always an option.

  • Aug 16, 2010
While a lazy dip in a cool lake or stream is a good way to beat the heat
This large king salmon is one of the many fish Jim Oswalt offers at Gemini Fish Market in Issaquah.

Don’t be afraid to tackle fish preparation on your own

It seems as though the preparation of our local delicacies should be innate behavior, yet one of the most common statements I’ve heard as a fishmonger in the Northwest for over 20 years is “I don't know how to cook fish!”

This large king salmon is one of the many fish Jim Oswalt offers at Gemini Fish Market in Issaquah.
The City of Issaquah is hosting summer softball leagues at Tibbetts Valley Park.

Bats, balls or beakers – there’s plenty to do on the Eastside this summer

Though it might not exactly be summer weather, summer holidays are here, and the cities of Issaquah and Sammamish have planned a full program to keep everyone busy and entertained, from the young to the young at heart.

  • Jul 1, 2010
The City of Issaquah is hosting summer softball leagues at Tibbetts Valley Park.
Having played a key role in the life and history of the city

From an old Issaquah movie house to Broadway’s bright lights

The past couple of years have brought bouquets of recognition to Village Theatre, now celebrating its 30th anniversary in Issaquah.

Having played a key role in the life and history of the city

Tastin’ and Racin’ next weekend

With more activity on the water, great events and specials on the board walk, main stage and the family fun, the 2010 festival will be a big one.

  • Jun 4, 2010

Mother’s Day of today a long way from true spirit

Although Mother’s Day is celebrated at different times, and for different reasons around the world, in America, Mother’s Day has its origins in the accomplishments of two very remarkable women.

  • May 5, 2010
Liberty High School seniors Alli McDonald and Kate Borgnes started 'Prom Dreams... Pass It On' so young women could enjoy their senior Prom without being troubled by financial pressures.

Liberty students make Prom Dreams an affordable reality

For most young students, their senior Prom is an occasion to celebrate. It is supposed to be an evening they will remember for the rest of their lives, and for all the right reasons: friendship, looking back on 12 years of schooling, and looking ahead to the great adventures that await.

Liberty High School seniors Alli McDonald and Kate Borgnes started 'Prom Dreams... Pass It On' so young women could enjoy their senior Prom without being troubled by financial pressures.