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7 Stories
Posted on: July 20, 2016

Chalk Art Festival: Create Artwork from the Ground Up

Chalk Art Festival

Create artwork from the ground up at our Chalk Art Festival.

Each summer, artists of all ages come to create chalk artwork on the sidewalks around the Issaquah Community Center during the annual event. The top artists receive prizes for their handiwork...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

You're Invited: Meet artEAST's Artist in Residence

You're invited to artEAST's latest exhibitions!

Meet Lindsay Peyton, artEAST's first artist in residence at artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N.

Peyton will transform the exhibition space into an art laboratory in an installation titled "Life, Examin...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Shakespeare on the Green: See Classic Plays for Free

During the summer months Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor productions of classic plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region.

The 2016 season starts in Issaquah with Shakespeare on the Green, and a production of "Hamlet...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Gas Station Blues: Free Performances Return

See talented blues acts for free as the Downtown Issaquah Association and the Washington Blues Society host the Gas Station Blues series.

The free, all-ages shows come to the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays from J...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Summer Reading Program: Free Fun for All Ages

King County Library System's great tradition of the annual Summer Reading Program continues for readers for all ages!

In addition to great books, find a schedule of fun programs for kids, teens and adults. From a foam sword party and reading relay to ...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Play Bounce & Jam: Free Family Concerts

Play Bounce and Jam

Join us for music, fun and laughs for children of all ages at Play Bounce & Jam — our new family outdoor concert series.

Pack your picnic and sunscreen to see family-friendly, top-notch performers for free!

PB&J concerts start at 11 a.m. on the Issa...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 12, 2016.

Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier B...Read on...


Business

1 Story
Posted on: July 18, 2016

Apply Now: 2016 Golden Dumpster Award

Get your business recognized for waste reduction, recycling and customer education efforts!

Apply to win a 2016 Golden Dumpster Award. The honor recognizes commercial businesses in Issaquah that have made significant achievements in the areas of waste ...Read on...


City Hall

3 Stories
Posted on: July 19, 2016

November Ballot: Traffic Improvement Projects

This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a traffic improvement bond measure that would fund local projects at:

  • East Sunset Way
  • Newport Way - 54th Street to State Route 900
  • Newport Way - Maple Street to Sunset Way
  • Providence Point Signalization
  • Vo...Read on...

    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    Traffic Improvements: Pro and Con Committees Wanted

    This November, Issaquah voters will decide on Issaquah traffic improvements.

    To prepare for the election and educate voters about the issue, we're seeking community members to serve on pro and con committees.

    The pro and con committees will consist...Read on...

    Posted on: July 14, 2016

    Election 2016: City Hall Ballot Drop Box is Open

    Voters: Soon you'll receive your ballots and make decisions on important issues.

    Once you've completed and sealed your ballot, you can return it by first-class mail or the King County Elections drop box at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, until ...Read on...


    Community

    8 Stories
    Posted on: July 22, 2016

    Tools4School: Community Supply Drive is Back

    Registration is now open for Tools4School, a community effort to provide new backpacks and school supplies to Issaquah School District students.

    Families interested in participating should register at isfdn.org. Please register by Aug. 5, 2016.

    All...Read on...

    Posted on: June 30, 2016

    Shakespeare on the Green: See Classic Plays for Free

    During the summer months Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor productions of classic plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region.

    The 2016 season starts in Issaquah with Shakespeare on the Green, and a production of "Hamlet...Read on...

    Posted on: June 21, 2016

    You're Invited: Free Lake Sammamish Summer Programs

    Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park offers free summer activities for visitors of all ages!

    Wanda Peters, state parks interpretive specialist, has created an exciting line-up of special nature programs at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish...Read on...

    Posted on: July 6, 2016

    Cheers! Raise a Glass to Summer Brews Fest

    Raise your glass at the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce's Summer Brews Fest — a seasonal celebration of beer, wine, cider and spirits at Gilman Village.

    The event is 6-9 p.m. July 29, 2016, at Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

    Spend a summe...Read on...

    Posted on: June 15, 2016

    Apply Now: Healthy Youth Initiative

    Local middle and high school students can help prevent and reduce youth substance abuse; prevent youth suicide and support youth mental wellness; and help financially challenged youth and families as representatives to the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s He...Read on...

    Posted on: June 29, 2016

    You're Invited: Eastside Fire & Rescue Community Meeting

    Eastside Fire & Rescue — Issaquah's fire protection and emergency medical services agency — wants to provide the highest level of service possible to our community.

    You're invited to share your feedback and ideas with the agency through a short survey ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    Get Outside: 2016 State Parks Free Days

    Enjoy Washington's state parks for free throughout 2016.

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

    • Aug. 25 — National Park Service's 100th birthday
    • Sept. 24...
    Read on...

    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Volunteer: Help Our Pickering Garden Grow

    As the weather warms up and you're looking for more things to do outside, consider volunteering at our Pickering Demonstration Garden!

    Volunteers take part in growing fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In the process, they learn techn...Read on...


    Development

    1 Story
    Posted on: June 23, 2016

    Under Construction: Forest Heights

    Overview
    Crews are building 24 single-family homes on six acres located east of Talus. Another almost eight acres of land, located further east of the development, could also be developed in the future, but are not included in this current project.

    Ne...
    Read on...


    Emergency Preparedness

    1 Story
    Posted on: July 22, 2016

    Register Now: Emergency Response Training

    When a disaster occurs, professional emergency services personnel will not be able to help everybody immediately.

    That means people like you can make a difference.

    Join more than 300 people in your community who have already completed training for...Read on...


    Front Street

    1 Story
    Posted on: July 8, 2016

    Project Update: Overnight Closures and Daytime Work

    As work continues to improve Front Street for drivers and pedestrians, prepare for full overnight closures and daytime lane closures.

    To create a more pedestrian-friendly Olde Town, we're improving sidewalks, installing beacons at crosswalks and adding...Read on...


    Home

    6 Stories
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    November Ballot: Traffic Improvement Projects

    This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a traffic improvement bond measure that would fund local projects at:

  • East Sunset Way
  • Newport Way - 54th Street to State Route 900
  • Newport Way - Maple Street to Sunset Way
  • Providence Point Signalization
  • Vo...Read on...

    Posted on: July 5, 2016

    Traffic Alert: Southeast 62nd Street Closure

    Starting July 11, 2016, a section of Southeast 62nd Street will be closed to all traffic 24 hours a day for up to six weeks.

    62nd Street will close from East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast to Fourth Avenue Northwest. The closure is not expected to impact north- and southbound traffic on Fourth Avenue and 221st Place Southeast, or the East Lake Sammamish Trail.

    Watch the onsite portable message signs for more information.

    The work is part a larger project to widen East Lake Sammamish Parkway. Throughout 2016, crews will add a new southbound travel lane between Southeast 56th Street and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road. To learn more about the project, go to issaquahwa.gov/eastlakesammRead on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2016

    Project Update: Overnight Closures and Daytime Work

    As work continues to improve Front Street for drivers and pedestrians, prepare for full overnight closures and daytime lane closures.

    To create a more pedestrian-friendly Olde Town, we're improving sidewalks, installing beacons at crosswalks and adding...Read on...

    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

    Concerts on the Green

    Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 12, 2016.

    Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier B...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 detections of PFCs from Well 4.

    Issaquah participates in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) unregulated monitoring program by performing additional tests on our drinking water.

    During that testing, detections of PFCs, were found in Well 4, the City’s smallest well. In the winter of 2016, the City stopped running Well 4 until the filtration system was installed and tested.

    Issaquah meets all standards set for safe drinking water.

    Based on the latest science, the EPA recently released drinking water health advisories (which are not enforceable or regulated) on two PFCs, called PFOA and PFOS. Issaquah meets these advisories.

    Meanwhile, more stringent testing has been conducted – even below levels defined by EPA as an actual detection – to better understand the potential sources of PFCs. All of Issaquah’s wells have tested below EPA’s detection threshold for PFCs.

    Issaquah is also:

    • Working closely with the EPA and state Department of Health.
    • Continuing to test its water system.
    • Hiring independent experts, who are currently assessing the City's system and will recommend some potential next steps for the long term.

    Learn more from our FAQs and test resultsRead on...

    Posted on: October 28, 2011

    Website Personalization Now Available!

    By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...


    Parks & Recreation

    12 Stories
    Posted on: July 20, 2016

    Chalk Art Festival: Create Artwork from the Ground Up

    Chalk Art Festival

    Create artwork from the ground up at our Chalk Art Festival.

    Each summer, artists of all ages come to create chalk artwork on the sidewalks around the Issaquah Community Center during the annual event. The top artists receive prizes for their handiwork...Read on...

    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    Play Bounce & Jam: Free Family Concerts

    Play Bounce and Jam

    Join us for music, fun and laughs for children of all ages at Play Bounce & Jam — our new family outdoor concert series.

    Pack your picnic and sunscreen to see family-friendly, top-notch performers for free!

    PB&J concerts start at 11 a.m. on the Issa...Read on...

    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

    Concerts on the Green

    Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 12, 2016.

    Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier B...Read on...

    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    Learn More: Pool Sewer Line and Sidewalk Repair

    Work will start soon to repair a damaged sewer line and sidewalk at Julius Boehm Pool.

    To prevent additional damage from tree roots to the sewer line and sidewalk, four trees will be removed.

    Once the trees are removed, crews will replace the damage...Read on...

    Posted on: July 13, 2016

    Pool Earns LEED Silver Certification

    Thanks to a voter-approved renovation of Julius Boehm Pool, the facility recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.

    The pool renovation will save about 60 percent in overall energy use — displacing 315 me...Read on...

    Posted on: June 28, 2016

    Meet Our New Parks and Recreation Director

    Jeff Watling

    Mayor Fred Butler announced today that he has chosen Jeff Watling as Issaquah's next parks and recreation director.

    "I'm thrilled to welcome Jeff to Issaquah – otherwise known by our nickname, Trailhead City – where we are a regional destination for ou...Read on...

    Posted on: July 5, 2016

    Plan Ahead: Sunset Beach Renovation Closure

    Lake Sammamish State Park's Sunset Beach will close to public access during renovations.

    Fencing will go up around July 10, 2016, and will remain through the duration of the work. Crews will renovate the entire swim beach, including in-water and the o...Read on...

    Posted on: June 21, 2016

    You're Invited: Free Lake Sammamish Summer Programs

    Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park offers free summer activities for visitors of all ages!

    Wanda Peters, state parks interpretive specialist, has created an exciting line-up of special nature programs at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish...Read on...

    Posted on: June 15, 2016

    Project Update: Salmon Run Nature Park

    To protect property from flooding and help salmon, restoration is happening at Salmon Run Nature Park.

    Read on...
    Posted on: June 6, 2016

    Register Now: Summer Swim Lessons

    swim lessons

    Registration is now open for summer swim lessons at Julius Boehm Pool!

    To sign up and learn more about our available programs, go to issaquahwa.gov/register. Register as soon as possible; our classes fill quickly!

    All participants are required to ta...Read on...

    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    Register Now: Youth Rugby Summer Camp

    Atavus Rugby

    Atavus Rugby's summer camp is for active children who want to try a fun new sport!

    The summer camp provides kids with experience through a non-contact version that not only introduces them to rugby but also gives them skill sets that can be applied to...Read on...

    Posted on: April 7, 2016

    Trunk 'N' Treasure: Reserve Your Space Now

    If you're thinking of holding a summer garage sale, let us do the work for you instead!

    Trunk 'N' Treasure, our annual community garage sale, returns to the Issaquah Community Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20, 2016. The event is open to the public and...Read on...


    Police

    3 Stories
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    Missing Issaquah Teen Found Safe

    A missing 16-year-old Issaquah resident, Raven A.V. Barriault, was found safe in Pullman.

    Barriault, who was reported missing July 19, 2016, was located by the Pullman Police Department the next day.

    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    Get Your Goat: Four-Legged Landscapers Escape

    Issaquah police responded to possible baaaaaad behavior late July 17, 2016, after landscaping goats were apparently released in Issaquah Highlands.

    Officers responded to Central Park at about 11:30 p.m. after callers reported loud noises in the area. P...Read on...

    Posted on: June 27, 2016

    National Night Out: Host a Party with Police

    Mark your calendar: Issaquah's annual National Night Out celebration returns Aug. 2, 2016.

    You’re invited to National Night Out at the Issaquah Police Department, 130 E. Sunset Way, from 5-8 p.m.

    If you would like to host a party with police in your...Read on...


    Regional Projects

    1 Story
    Posted on: June 23, 2016

    ST3: Fall Ballot Includes Light Rail to Issaquah

    The Sound Transit Board recently approved placing a ST3 measure on the November ballot that includes building light rail along Interstate 90 to Issaquah.

    The 25-year plan also includes adding additional parking in Central Issaquah, along with other infrastructure enhancements. Riders could travel from downtown Bellevue to Central Issaquah in 17 minutes. Trains would run every six minutes in peak commute ho...Read on...


    Senior Services

    1 Story
    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    Feedback in Focus: Thank You, Issaquah Seniors

    We recently worked alongside our community in order to better understand the needs and aspirations of our seniors.

    Read on...

    Sustainability

    4 Stories
    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    Apply Now: 2016 Golden Dumpster Award

    Get your business recognized for waste reduction, recycling and customer education efforts!

    Apply to win a 2016 Golden Dumpster Award. The honor recognizes commercial businesses in Issaquah that have made significant achievements in the areas of waste ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 6, 2016

    Choose a Salmon Friendly Trip — and Win

    Get out there — and get rewarded!

    Take advantage of our beautiful weather to try out a new way of getting around town. Whether it's to work, school or to the store, using a Salmon Friendly Trip option can win participants great prizes, including a $1,...Read on...

    Posted on: July 1, 2016

    You're Invited: Meaningful Movies of Issaquah

    You're invited to see the documentary film "A Small Good Thing" — the latest offering from Meaningful Movies of Issaquah, Highlands Council and the City of Issaquah Office of Sustainability.

    The free screening is at 6:30 p.m. July 27, 2016, at Blakely ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Volunteer: Help Our Pickering Garden Grow

    As the weather warms up and you're looking for more things to do outside, consider volunteering at our Pickering Demonstration Garden!

    Volunteers take part in growing fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In the process, they learn techn...Read on...


    Traffic Alerts

    1 Story
    Posted on: July 5, 2016

    Traffic Alert: Southeast 62nd Street Closure

    Starting July 11, 2016, a section of Southeast 62nd Street will be closed to all traffic 24 hours a day for up to six weeks.

    62nd Street will close from East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast to Fourth Avenue Northwest. The closure is not expected to impact north- and southbound traffic on Fourth Avenue and 221st Place Southeast, or the East Lake Sammamish Trail.

    Watch the onsite portable message signs for more information.

    The work is part a larger project to widen East Lake Sammamish Parkway. Throughout 2016, crews will add a new southbound travel lane between Southeast 56th Street and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road. To learn more about the project, go to issaquahwa.gov/eastlakesammRead on...


    Transportation

    3 Stories
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    November Ballot: Traffic Improvement Projects

    This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a traffic improvement bond measure that would fund local projects at:

  • East Sunset Way
  • Newport Way - 54th Street to State Route 900
  • Newport Way - Maple Street to Sunset Way
  • Providence Point Signalization
  • Vo...Read on...

    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    Share Your Input: Park-and-Ride Parking

    King County Metro Transit wants your feedback on park-and-ride parking.

    Metro's customers count on quick access to reliable parking at park-and-rides. Yet many customers report that it’s getting harder to find spaces, especially as more people use tran...Read on...

    Posted on: July 6, 2016

    Choose a Salmon Friendly Trip — and Win

    Get out there — and get rewarded!

    Take advantage of our beautiful weather to try out a new way of getting around town. Whether it's to work, school or to the store, using a Salmon Friendly Trip option can win participants great prizes, including a $1,...Read on...