Celebrate the holidays at Grand Ridge Plaza

December 2, 2015

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2015 Parents Guide

November 11, 2015

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2014 Parents Guide

October 21, 2015

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2015 Salmon Days

September 29, 2015

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Swedish — All your healthcare needs in your neighborhood

September 22, 2015

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Artful reflection

July 14, 2015

How art, Issaquah and flowers changed Carrie Schmitt’s life

Greg Farrar  Carrie Schmitt and Rainier, her  golden retriever/poodle mix, relax on a couch in the art studio room of her Squak Mountain hillside home.

Greg Farrar
Carrie Schmitt and Rainier, her golden retriever/poodle mix, relax on a couch in the art studio room of her Cougar Mountain hillside home.

Carrie Schmitt’s Cougar Mountain sanctuary sits at the end of a long, windy, tree-lined road.

Schmitt lounges in a front-facing room in her comfortable home — it is airy, bright and welcoming, with splashes of pastel-colored blossoms carefully painted on canvases adorning the white walls. Read more

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Base camp bound

July 14, 2015

For Issaquah couple Mitchell and Leslie Hobbs, reaching Everest’s summit wasn’t the goal

Contributed For Issaquah couple Mitchell and Leslie Hobbs, reaching Everest’s summit wasn’t the goal.

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For Issaquah couple Mitchell and Leslie Hobbs, reaching Everest’s summit wasn’t the goal.

It stands as the Holy Grail of mountaineering, towering over the rest of the Himalayas at more than 29,000 feet. For most, climbing Mount Everest — some far away peak in Nepal, featured in big-name magazines as a challenge to conquer the summit — is only a dream. Read more

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Peerless playwright

July 14, 2015

“It really was a small town back then,” Brian Yorkey said while relaxing prior to a dress rehearsal of his vision of “Cabaret” at Village Theatre.

By Greg Farrar Brian Yorkey was in town in 2000 working at Village Theatre to fine-tune ‘Making Tracks,’ the breakthrough musical he co-wrote.

By Greg Farrar
Brian Yorkey was in town in 2000 working at Village Theatre to fine-tune ‘Making Tracks,’ the breakthrough musical he co-wrote.

Yorkey was talking about when he lived here as a child and first became involved with Village Theatre. For being surely the only Issaquah native to land a Pulitzer Prize, Yorkey is casual, relaxed and seems genuinely sincere about his enjoyment of the city he grew up in and its effects on his ongoing career. Read more

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Summer cocktails

July 14, 2015

Local bartenders share their favorite, refreshing concoctions for when the weather heats up

Mother Nature has already given us a taste of the warm summer months ahead. Functioning under the glaring gaze of the sun requires constant hydration.

However, whether trying to cool off by lying around the pool or ducking into the air-conditioned confines of the neighborhood watering hole, whetting your whistle sometimes begs to be kicked up a notch for the adult palate.

As the weather heats up, many establishments offer cocktails that are both fresh and refreshing. We asked bartenders from three of Issaquah’s restaurants to share two of their favorite concoctions that are easy to create at home. Read more

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How to make backyard brisket

July 14, 2015

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