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Arts & Culture

3 Stories
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Calling All Artists: Utility Box Wraps

Help brighten Issaquah's streetscapes.

In 2015, the City of Issaquah Arts Commission started a traffic utility box wrap program as part of its public art program.Using original artwork by local artists, 10 traffic signal boxes were wrapped throughout I...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2017

Mid-Century Home Receives Landmark Designation

In a unanimous decision, the Issaquah Landmarks Commission recently designated the William Conrardy House as a City of Issaquah landmark. The home, located in Squak Mountain's Mountain Park Estates neighborhood, is an excellent intact example of a single...Read on...
Posted on: January 12, 2017

You're Invited: artEAST Exhibitions

You're invited as artEAST starts off the new year with three free exhibitions.

"The 39 Steps"

artEAST partners with Village Theatre to pay tribute to Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece spy film, "The 39 Steps."

Adapted for the stage, "The 39...

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Business

2 Stories
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Register Now: Small Business Marketing Workshops

We're collaborating with the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce to host Create Buzz — a series of a hands-on workshops that will help business owners and marketing professionals increase customer acquisition and retention.

The series is perfect for...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Issaquah Job Fair: Find the Right Position for You

Take the next step in your job search! Attend the Issaquah Job Fair with more than 30 local employers. The fourth-annual event is free and open to all ages, with a focus on job seekers ages 16 to 24. The job fair returns to Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave...Read on...

Central Issaquah

1 Story
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Next Steps: Development Moratorium

In September 2016, the Issaquah City Council enacted a six-month moratorium on certain types of development. The council has since extended temporary moratorium until Sept. 6, 2017. 

In 2012 — to protect Issaquah's existing n...Read on...


City Hall

3 Stories
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Citizen Survey: Help Us to Better Serve You

Check your mailbox. 

If you've received a postcard from the City of Issaquah, you live in one of 3,000 households randomly selected to participate in our 2017 citizen survey. The survey will arrive soon after the postcard. We’re using the ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Hello, Neighbors! City of Issaquah Joins Nextdoor

We're pleased to join our community on Nextdoor! Nextdoor is a private network that allows residents and public agencies to post updates and share information with the community.  Our goal is to share information that is specific and relevant ...Read on...
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Mayor's Message on Immigration

Following recent events on the national stage, I want to reassure our community that nothing has changed here in Issaquah.

Our community, as always, is welcoming of all people. As your City government, we welcome all people and ideas, with the belief that ...

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Community

17 Stories
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Learn More: Hantavirus Safety Tips

During the last several months, two people in King County have become ill with Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), including one Issaquah man who died. Hantavirus can cause a rare but deadly disease called HPS. In Washington state, hantavirus is carried...

Read on...
Posted on: March 15, 2017

You're Invited: Issaquah Neighborhood Summit

Become a champion for your neighborhood! Join us for our first Issaquah Neighborhood Summit from 9-11:30 a.m. April 1, 2017, at the Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

This event aims to build relationships and connections among residents, the City ...

Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Citizen Survey: Help Us to Better Serve You

Check your mailbox. 

If you've received a postcard from the City of Issaquah, you live in one of 3,000 households randomly selected to participate in our 2017 citizen survey. The survey will arrive soon after the postcard. We’re using the ...

Read on...
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Understanding and Preventing Youth Suicide

You're invited to join candid discussions regarding youth suicide as Friends of Youth and the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Healthy Youth Initiative host "Walking into Hope."

Our young people sometimes navigate treacherous landscapes, resulting in de...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Hidden in Plain Sight: Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

Would you see the signs of youth alcohol or drug use in your home? Looks can be very deceiving — especially if you don't know what to look for.

Come to a "Hidden in Plain Sight" exhibit and learn what to look for and what to do if you do fi...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Civil Disagreement: How to Have Meaningful Conversations

In our increasingly polarized political environment, how can we have civil discussions with those whom we have profound disagreements?

You're invited to a free program — "Civil Disagreement: How to Have Meaningful Conversations" &md...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Join Us: Stronger Together, Inspirational Community Event

You're invited to a free community event — Stronger Together: Defeating Fear Through the Power of Storytelling — featuring TEDx speaker Luis Ortega.

The current political climate has raised many questions and concerns within the immigrant commu...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Brighten Olde Town with a Flower Basket Donation

downtown flower basket Make Olde Town a more beautiful place by considering a donation to the Downtown Issaquah Association's flower basket program. Donations from community members determine how many baskets grace downtown streets. The baskets — which have been a b...Read on...
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Hello, Neighbors! City of Issaquah Joins Nextdoor

We're pleased to join our community on Nextdoor! Nextdoor is a private network that allows residents and public agencies to post updates and share information with the community.  Our goal is to share information that is specific and relevant ...Read on...
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Mine Hikes: Explore Issaquah's Coalmining Past

You're invited as the Issaquah History Museums host Mine Hikes throughout 2017.

Join trained guides Doug Bristol and Brian Thorn on hikes through the history of Issaquah's early coal industry.

During each trip, guides will entertain hikers with tales of ou...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Issaquah Job Fair: Find the Right Position for You

Take the next step in your job search! Attend the Issaquah Job Fair with more than 30 local employers. The fourth-annual event is free and open to all ages, with a focus on job seekers ages 16 to 24. The job fair returns to Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave...Read on...
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Register Now: Free Cascade Gardener Classes

Cascade Gardener Classes start soon — just in time for spring!

From February to April, free classes will be taught by a team of expert gardening professionals on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Natural yard care
  • Edible gardens
  • Drip-irrigation basics
  • S...
Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Free Tax Assistance Available at Issaquah Library

Free tax help is available to people of all ages and incomes, thanks to the AARP Foundation. Get free individualized tax preparation assistance, starting at 10 a.m. Saturdays through April 15, 2017, at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Sessions ...Read on...
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Now Available: Free Citizenship Classes

Learn how to become a U.S. citizen, thanks to free classes at the Issaquah Library.

Study for the naturalization test — including civics and government questions, reading and writing English, and practicing your interview skills.

You can join anytime...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Now Available: Free Tax Prep Services

Free tax help is available through April 20, 2017, at a site near you.United Way of King County's Free Tax Preparation Campaign is here to help. If your household makes less than $64,000 per year, head to one of 27 locations in King County for free help...Read on...
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Cheers! Downtown Wine Walk Series Returns

Cheers! You're invited to the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Series. The annual event returns from 6-9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month from February to June — Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2, 2017. Enjoy live music, art happeni...Read on...
Posted on: January 11, 2017

State of Mind: Events Focus on Youth Mental Health

You're invited to community State of Mind conferences focused on youth mental health and substance abuse issues. The series — sponsored by Swedish Medical Center Issaquah, Issaquah Schools Foundation Healthy Youth Initiative and Influence the ...Read on...

Development

4 Stories
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Hello, Neighbors! City of Issaquah Joins Nextdoor

We're pleased to join our community on Nextdoor! Nextdoor is a private network that allows residents and public agencies to post updates and share information with the community.  Our goal is to share information that is specific and relevant ...Read on...
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Next Steps: Development Moratorium

In September 2016, the Issaquah City Council enacted a six-month moratorium on certain types of development. The council has since extended temporary moratorium until Sept. 6, 2017. 

In 2012 — to protect Issaquah's existing n...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2017

Mid-Century Home Receives Landmark Designation

In a unanimous decision, the Issaquah Landmarks Commission recently designated the William Conrardy House as a City of Issaquah landmark. The home, located in Squak Mountain's Mountain Park Estates neighborhood, is an excellent intact example of a single...Read on...
Posted on: February 22, 2017

City Updates Land Use Review Fees

Following extensive study, the City Council recently updated Issaquah's land use review fees.

The update ensures that fees charged for land use review better reflect the services performed by the City's Development Services Department.

Before the update, t...

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Emergency Preparedness

1 Story
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Learn More: Hantavirus Safety Tips

During the last several months, two people in King County have become ill with Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), including one Issaquah man who died. Hantavirus can cause a rare but deadly disease called HPS. In Washington state, hantavirus is carried...

Read on...

Home

10 Stories
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Learn More: Hantavirus Safety Tips

During the last several months, two people in King County have become ill with Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), including one Issaquah man who died. Hantavirus can cause a rare but deadly disease called HPS. In Washington state, hantavirus is carried...

Read on...
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Share Your Ideas: Shape Your Parks, Your Future

Issaquah's parks are your parks — help shape your future!

Throughout 2017, we'll be working with our community to develop a Parks Strategic Plan. To ensure our parks system is best positioned to serve our community's future needs, we need your input....

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

You're Invited: Issaquah Neighborhood Summit

Become a champion for your neighborhood! Join us for our first Issaquah Neighborhood Summit from 9-11:30 a.m. April 1, 2017, at the Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

This event aims to build relationships and connections among residents, the City ...

Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Citizen Survey: Help Us to Better Serve You

Check your mailbox. 

If you've received a postcard from the City of Issaquah, you live in one of 3,000 households randomly selected to participate in our 2017 citizen survey. The survey will arrive soon after the postcard. We’re using the ...

Read on...
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Share Your Ideas: Olde Town Plan Update

As Issaquah grows and moves further into its second century, we are updating our Olde Town Subarea Plan to ensure it reflects our community's vision for our historic downtown and nearby neighborhoods.

As we worked with the community to develop a ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Hello, Neighbors! City of Issaquah Joins Nextdoor

We're pleased to join our community on Nextdoor! Nextdoor is a private network that allows residents and public agencies to post updates and share information with the community.  Our goal is to share information that is specific and relevant ...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Project Update: Confluence Park Pedestrian Bridge

Work is underway to add a pedestrian bridge spanning Issaquah Creek to Confluence Park.

A crane lifted the bridge into place Feb. 28, 2017, and work is now continuing to complete the bridge and other amenities.

Using a grant and voter-approved park bond fu...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Next Steps: Development Moratorium

In September 2016, the Issaquah City Council enacted a six-month moratorium on certain types of development. The council has since extended temporary moratorium until Sept. 6, 2017. 

In 2012 — to protect Issaquah's existing n...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2017

Mayor's Message on Immigration

Following recent events on the national stage, I want to reassure our community that nothing has changed here in Issaquah.

Our community, as always, is welcoming of all people. As your City government, we welcome all people and ideas, with the belief that ...

Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

City Starts Well 4 Water Filtration

Issaquah is now pumping from Well 4, thanks to a new filtration system that removes perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, from the water before it enters the City’s distribution system.

Test results from mid-June show the system is working – there were no detec...Read on...


Olde Town

1 Story
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Share Your Ideas: Olde Town Plan Update

As Issaquah grows and moves further into its second century, we are updating our Olde Town Subarea Plan to ensure it reflects our community's vision for our historic downtown and nearby neighborhoods.

As we worked with the community to develop a ...

Read on...


Parks & Recreation

11 Stories
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Share Your Ideas: Shape Your Parks, Your Future

Issaquah's parks are your parks — help shape your future!

Throughout 2017, we'll be working with our community to develop a Parks Strategic Plan. To ensure our parks system is best positioned to serve our community's future needs, we need your input....

Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2017

You're Invited: All-Access Playday at Lake Sammamish

You're invited as Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park hosts an All-Access Playday to introduce children to the equipment.

The new playground at Lake Sammamish State Park was designed to be accessible for children of all abilities.

Children of all ages and...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Register Now: Spring Break Space Explorers Camp

Spend your spring break among spaceships, moon dust, stars and nebulae! Register now for Space Explorers Camp, open to all children ages 6-10! Space Explorers Camp is 9 a.m.-noon April 10-13, 2017, at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

You're Invited: Free Calligraphy Workshop

Join us for a free, beginner-level workshop that will get you started in ancient art of blackletter calligraphy.

The instructor — Chris Watson, a senior at Bellevue's International School — is passionate about the art of calligraphy an...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Volunteer: Lake Sammamish Environmental Docents

Become an environmental steward and education volunteer at Lake Sammamish State Park.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, in partnership with Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, is offering docent training from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8, 20...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Project Update: Confluence Park Pedestrian Bridge

Work is underway to add a pedestrian bridge spanning Issaquah Creek to Confluence Park.

A crane lifted the bridge into place Feb. 28, 2017, and work is now continuing to complete the bridge and other amenities.

Using a grant and voter-approved park bond fu...

Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2017

Register Now: Group and Private Guitar Lessons

Learn to play guitar in a fun, small group setting.

You'll learn the basic chords, major and minor scales,
and alternate picking. You're also bound to enjoy numerous a-ha moments!

Ed Carlson has been teaching with our parks and recreation program for ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Volunteer: Arbor Day Trail Work and Tree Planting

You're invited as we partner with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Washington State Parks and Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park to celebrate Arbor Day by building a trail and planting trees! Work will take place on both City and state park land,...Read on...
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Ready, Set, Serve: Join Us for Badminton

Ready. Set. Serve! Enjoy our new drop-in program — Friday Night Badminton. Our new pilot program is fun for the whole family. Bring your own racket, and join us from 6-9 p.m. on the following dates at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier ...Read on...
Posted on: January 17, 2017

2017 Issaquah Farmers Market: Welcome, Vendors!

Potential vendors interested in participating in our Issaquah Farmers Market for the first time, or return after more than a season away, are invited to attend our 2017 jury days. Jurying is a chance for our farmers market managers to meet with potential...Read on...
Posted on: December 29, 2016

Get Outside: Explore Washington State Parks for Free

Enjoy Washington's state parks for free throughout 2017.

You're invited as the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission hosts a free day for state park visitors on the following dates:

  • March 19 — Washington State Parks' 104th birthday
  • April 15 ...
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Senior Services

4 Stories
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Join Us: Senior Center Trips & Adventures

Join us as we venture out on a variety of exciting adventures! Meet new people and experience some of the best outings our area has to offer.

Sign up for trips at the Issaquah Senior Center front desk, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

The Museum of Flight

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. M...
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Posted on: March 2, 2017

You're Invited: Lunch at the Senior Center

You're invited to lunch at the Issaquah Senior Center!

Catholic Community Services serves lunch at the Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, every Tuesday and Friday at noon.

If you're joining us for lunch, please be signed in and seated by noon. Limited space ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Wisdom Café: Free Programs for Adults 50 and Older

Come share your wisdom at the King County Library System's free Wisdom Cafés for adults 50 and older.

The events provide an opportunity to converse and connect with others in discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and w...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Join Us: Activity Night at the Senior Center

You're invited to Activity Night at the Senior Center — every Wednesday at the Issaquah Senior Center.

The free event includes card games, movies, pool and a variety of other activities. You can bring your own games, too!

Activity Night is 5:30-9 p.m....

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Southeast 62nd Street

2 Stories
Posted on: March 13, 2017

62nd Street: Tree Removal

To prepare for the extension project, crews will soon be removing trees along Lake Drive and the road's future route.

To prepare for upcoming construction of the Southeast 62nd Street extension project, crews will soon be removing trees along:

  • Both sides of Lake Drive (between 10th Avenue Northwest and the Pickering Trail) for future improvements.
  • The future route of the ...
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Posted on: March 10, 2017

62nd Street: Pickering Trail to Close March 13

Pickering Trail from Lake Drive to Issaquah Creek will be closed starting March 13, 2017.

One of the first closures connected to the Southeast 62nd Street extension project will be Pickering Trail from Lake Drive to Issaquah Creek starting March 13, 2017. Please use alternate routes.Read on...


Special Event Permits

1 Story
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Special Event: Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-in Car Shows

A special event permit has been issued for upcoming car shows at Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., on the following dates:

  • March 19, 2017
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • April 30
  • May 7
  • May 14
  • May 21
  • May 28
  • June 4
  • June 11
  • June 18
  • June 25
  • July 2
  • July 5...
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Sustainability

3 Stories
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Donate: Threadcycle Your Damaged, Worn-Out Clothes

You can donate any of your clothes for recycled — even your holey, stained and worn-out items. Donation locations in Issaquah and throughout King County want all of your clothes, shoes, and linens in any condition except wet. Clothes and linen...Read on...
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Register Now: Free Cascade Gardener Classes

Cascade Gardener Classes start soon — just in time for spring!

From February to April, free classes will be taught by a team of expert gardening professionals on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Natural yard care
  • Edible gardens
  • Drip-irrigation basics
  • S...
Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Now Available: Free Tax Prep Services

Free tax help is available through April 20, 2017, at a site near you.United Way of King County's Free Tax Preparation Campaign is here to help. If your household makes less than $64,000 per year, head to one of 27 locations in King County for free help...Read on...

Traffic Alerts

2 Stories
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Traffic Alert: Northeast Discovery Drive

Northeast Discovery Drive from Seventh Avenue Northeast to Fifth Place Northeast will be closed from March 27-April 15, 2017. Drivers can use a detour route on Northeast High Street. Access to Swedish Issaquah will remain open. Crews will installing uti...Read on...
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Traffic Alert: Newport Way Northwest

Drivers should prepare for traffic delays along Newport Way Northwest near Northwest Oakcrest Drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays until March 31, 2017. The road will be reduced to one lane at times, with a flagger alternating traffic through the work zone....

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Transportation

1 Story
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Metro Adds Trips from Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride

King County Metro Transit is adding trips to reduce overcrowding and improve reliability on several routes, including Route 218.

Metro Transit is adding two new morning Route 218 trips to downtown Seattle leaving Bay 4 at the Issaquah Highlands Park & ...

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