July 1 hearing set to discuss Federal Drive | Issaquah Community Briefs

A rundown of community happenings in the Issaquah-Sammamish area.

Blakely requests street closure

The Issaquah City Council has set a public hearing on July 1 about the potential closure of Federal Drive in the Highlands.

Port Blakely Communities has requested that the road be vacated, meaning that the road would be closed since it has been deemed unnecessary by the Highlands as it relates to their proposed development of adjacent properties.

If the street was vacated, all pavement would be removed and public utilities would be relocated with Port Blakely paying for all costs.

No properties would be affected by the closure, officials said.

If the vacation is approved Port Blakely will replace the roadway with two new streets that connect Highlands Drive to Eddy and Federal Drive.

Village Theatre offers discounts to AIDA

Community members who would like to see AIDA — whether for the first time or as an encore, are invited to see the show at a discount before the run ends July 6. Village Theatre offers several types of discounts:

• Those who have seen it before can see it again for half price. Ask the box office for rules about the offer.

• Students and members of the military are invited to show up 30 minutes before curtain times with valid ID for half-price tickets.

• Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For information, contact the Village Theatre Group Sale Manager at (425) 257-6365 or groupsales@villagetheatre.org, or call the box office.

The Issaquah box office can be reached at 392-2202.

County seeks input on historic roads

King County is inviting residents to learn about a new project that will document and preserve local history along some of King County’s oldest and most scenic roads during three upcoming meetings.

The list of roads has been narrowed to 15 road corridors that are candidates to be designated as “heritage corridors.” The county is asking local residents to contribute their knowledge and memories of the roadways.

The meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. July 1 at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum, 10105 Bank Rd. S.W.; at 7 p.m. July 9 at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. and at 7 p.m. July 16 at the Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society Museum, 1837 Marion St.

The roads on the list in East King County are:

• Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road from Duthie Hill Road to 328th Avenue Southeast.

• Southeast High Point Way from Southeast 82nd Street to 272nd Avenue Southeast.

• Northeast Carnation Farm Road from State Route 203 to 284th Avenue Northeast.

• West Snoqualmie Valley Road from the county line to Ames Lake Road Northeast.

• West Snoqualmie River Road Northeast from Northeast Tolt Hill Road to Southeast 24th Street, plus several short road segments extending southeast to State Route 202, including 316 Avenue Southeast, Southeast 28th Street, 321st Avenue Southeast, Southeast 31st Street, and 324th Avenue Southeast.

• Old Sunset Highway – three segments east of North Bend near Denny Creek, Tinkham Road, and Olalie State Park.

The full list of roads and more information about the project is available online at www.kingcounty.gov/roads, or by calling Ruth Harvey at (206) 296-3477.

Yoga therapist publishes book, CD

Issaquah yoga therapist Robin Rothenberg, owner of The Yoga Barn in Issaquah and Fall City, recently published a book and CD program based off of methods she used to heal her own back.

Rothenberg’s program is designed for all body types and is called “The Essential Low Back Program: Relieve Pain & Restore Health,” published by the Pacific Institute of Yoga Therapy. The five-CD set, which provides five hours of step-by-step guidance in the yoga positions and proper breathing techniques, comes with a 68-page book that explains and illustrates low back anatomy, yoga posture and each yoga position in the program.

The set is available at www.piyogatherapy.com, both Yoga Barns, Amazon.com and other locations.

The Issaquah Yoga Barn hosts free open houses from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. For more information, call the Issaquah Yoga Barn at 427-0038 or e-mail robin@piyogatherapy.com.