2004 Annual Evaluation Results by fjhuangjun


									www.IHwebsite.com Your Place in the World • Your Connection to the Community • The Monthly Newsletter of Issaquah Highlands                  September 2004

            Inside this issue...
                                                              2004 Annual Evaluation Results
                                                      We are pleased to share the results from the Issaquah Highlands 2004 Annual Homeowner Evaluation.
 Wildlife on our community trails. See photos.
                                                      This is a very good tool for the IH staff, Port Blakely Communities, and the City of Issaquah departments
                   see page 2
                                                      we work with to improve what we do and how we do it. While we had a moderate total of responses, the
                                                      comments were abundant. Following is a summary of our findings. Please see page 4 for resident quotes
 Complete detailed IH Evaluation Results.
                                                      and page 5 for a complete report of tallied responses.
                  see page 5

 Construction Updates—traffic concerns, parks
                                                      What you like?                                           What you want to improve?
                                                      • The parks with very high interest in the comple-       • Start building the retail and announce coming
 progress, Blakely Hall, builder kudos, and more.
                                                        tion of the City Parks. More and more trails.             retailers.
                 see pages 6-7
                                                      • A real concern for making the community work           • More personal contact and less reliance on writ-
                                                        and meet the requirement of the vision of what            ten communication.
 Highlands Fiber Network Community Update.
                                                        Issaquah Highlands should be.                          • Better parental supervision of children in the parks.
                  see page 8
                                                      • Annual/Town Hall meetings.                             • Improved volunteer participation on the standing
                                                      • Concerts in the Park.                                     committees.
 Rules and Restrictions Q&A—political signs.
                                                      • A central location to gather. The community cen-       • Stronger Association enforcement – a little tough
                 see page 11
                                                        ter is great!                                             love! Bring in your trash barrels, pick up trash
                                                      • Providing opportunities to socialize at commu-            (don’t walk by it), mow, weed and water your
 Annual Picnic, Community Garage Sale, and more!
                                                        nity events and volunteer.                                lawns.
    Issaquah Highlands Calendar of Events
                                                      • Highlands Fiber Network.                               • Traffic and speeding cars – slow down.
                 see pages 12-13
                                                      • Keeping community well-informed through                • Parking
                                                        IHwebsite.com, Connections and weekly e-blasts.        • Clean up after your dogs.
 Issaquah Salmon Days Festival ’04—volunteer
                                                      • The staff, “Dealing with the homeowners on a           • Improve enforcement of early morning construc-
 opportunities, shuttle information, and events.
                                                        daily basis. No one realizes how well this is done”.      tion hours.
                  see page 14
                                                        Great customer service.                                • Ashland Park fountain – water quality.
                                                      • Landscaping overall
 At last! Another pizza delivery option. Restaurant                                                                           see EVALUATION on page 4
 Review of Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza.
                    see page 15

 Share your talents. Volunteer at this year’s
                                                        Home Occupations at Issaquah Highlands
 Haunted House or another area in the community.         As more people move to Issaquah Highlands,            tions show a commitment to create more balanced
                                                      there will be a need and desire for more home-based      patterns of community use that have a less damag-
                 see page 17
                                                      businesses. Home Occupations are one way to ac-          ing impact on the environment than current com-
                                                      commodate this need in a low or no impact way.           muting patterns. Reduction in the need to travel is
 The latest information for health-conscious
                                                      Most cities, including the City of Issaquah, provide     a key component of this sustainability concept as
 neighbors from local vendors.
                                                      for Home Occupations throughout residential ar-          work opportunities and homes are within reach of
                see pages 18-19
                                                      eas. At Issaquah Highlands, having small, low or         each other.
                                                      no impact businesses in residential neighborhoods           Balancing home life with work used to be simple
 Buy, sell, or trade with resident classified ads.    helps achieve the vision for our sustainable com-        when it was all done in the same place. But, as
                    see page 20                       munity, provides for opportunities to achieve the        cities grew, people moved to the suburbs — far from
                                                      American Dream by owning a business, and also            the urban core where they spent their working
 Kids Connection—kids’ activities and family          increases the safety of our neighborhoods as people      hours. That exodus, expanding farther with each
 events in our community.                             who work within their house are home during the day.     decade, has spawned the draining commutes, some
                  see page 22                            A key component of Issaquah Highlands is the          more than two hours each way, which are all too
                                                      “Sustainable Communities” goals. Home Occupa-            familiar to workers today. New Urbanist commu-
                                                                                                               nities, like Issaquah Highlands, see opportunities
                                                                                                               to integrate living and working closer together.
                                                                                                               Home Occupations offers sustainable opportunities
                                                                                                               with home and work together.
                                                                                                                  Home Occupations refers to living and working
                                                                                                               on the same property, with businesses that are not
                                                                                                               visible or impacting other nearby homes. The ad-
                                                                                                               vent of affordable technology such as personal com-
                                                                                                               puters, pagers, cell phones, and fax machines has
 ISSAQUAH, WA                                                                    Issaquah, WA 98027            made the work-from-home phenom possible. Fur-
U.S. POSTAGE PAID                                                                1775 12th Ave NW, Ste 101     thermore, Home Occupations drastically limit the
   PRSRT STD                                                                     Issaquah Highlands
                                                                                                                          see HOME OCCUPATIONS on page 7
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      The Pink Flamingo Club                                     Trail Builder Deer
         Meets to Greet!!
                                                               These pictures of one of the trail signs with nature’s
     The Issaquah Highlands Pink Flamingo Club                 guests provide endless descriptions of the benefits
                                                               of our open space at Issaquah Highlands. Here is a
     is growing as residents are enjoying the fun of
                                                               doe, a yearling buck and a fawn for our viewing
     meeting and greeting our new “resale” neigh-              pleasure as they are heading up the PSE trail route
     bors. As you start to see the pink flamingos              next to the Community Center. (You may see a
     and greet your new neighbors, we hope you                 couple of our fuzzy bear buddies too!) What an
                                                               incentive to join in this exciting volunteer group.
     share your stories and pictures. Remember the
     pink flamingo is your reminder to visit and greet
                                                                                             Trail Builders Work Parties
     a new neighbor.
                                                                                               1st, 3rd and 4th Monday
                                                                                                     6:30 – 8:00PM
                                                                                                    4th Saturday
       Flam                                                                                      9:00AM – 12:00PM

                                                                                                                                                   Tools and hardhats are provided. Bring your
                                                                                                                                                   work gloves, closed toe shoes, water, and
                                                                                                                                                   plans to have fun while you help maintain
                                                                                                                                                   existing trails and build new trails. Our vol-
                                                                                                                                                   unteers receive a Trail Builder T-shirt and
                                                                                                                                                   Issaquah Highlands baseball cap to wear at
                                                                                                                                                   your work parties. Questions? Contact Kevin
                                                                                                                                                   Beares, kbeares@microsoft.com or Julian
                                                                                                                                                   Gonzales, juliango@microsoft.com. Please
                                                                                                                                                   RSVP with Kevin and Julian to let them
                                                                                                                                                   know you are coming to a trail work party.

     New Issaquah Highlands residents Chris and
     Lisa Hysom outside their home in the Terraces.

     Flamingo Jokes 101:

     How do you catch a unique flamingo?
     “You’neak up on him!”
                                                                    photos by Oscar Kelley

     How do you catch a tame flamingo?
     “Tame way. You’neak up on him!”

                        Association Executive Director, Vicki Stier                                   Architectural Review Manager, Donna Burris                    Street Address:

                        vstier@portblakely.com, 425-427-8736                                          dburris@portblakely.com, 206-701-0345                       1401 NE Park Drive

                        Association Administrative Assistant, Mary Birren                             Builder Liaison Coordinator, Renee Paradis                   Mailing Address:
                                                                                                                                                            1775 12th Avenue NW, Ste. 101

                        mbirren@portblakely.com, 206-701-0342                                         rparadis@portblakely.com, 206-701-0348
                                                                                                                                                             Issaquah, Washington 98027
                        Community Information Coordinator, Oscar Kelley                               Association Accountant, Jocelyn Johnson
                        okelley@portblakely.com, 425-427-8736                                         jjohnson@portblakely.com, 206-225-2316              Ph 425-427-8736, Fax 425-427-8050

                                                                                                                                                              Community Center Hours:
                        Association Events Manager, Sondi Lind                                        Avalon Wynhaven Property Manager                  Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
                        slind@portblakely.com, 206-701-0344                                           Lonnie Fein, 425-392-7800                        Saturday - Sunday 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
                        Community Manager, Brenda Jacobs                                              Marketing Representatives                           After Hours Security: 206-230-4411
                        bjacobs@portblakely.com, 206-701-0346                                         Judy Harris • Gina Oliver • Michelle Rios        Report Contractor Violations: 206-701-0347

    Connections is published by the Highlands Council. Our mission is to foster the development of a vibrant and caring community committed to service, diversity, and well-being.
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                                                                                             EVALUATION from page 1
                                                Resident Quotes...

                                                • Firehouse Park needs a real lawn and/or perhaps a par course. Love the adjacent wetlands!
    Tingey Orthodontics                         • I would like to see more benches in the parks for people to sit at.
                                                • Ashland Park has proven how important parks are. It has been the meeting place for many, many people.
      E. MacKay Tingey, DDS, MS                    I have fond memories of parks as a child. It was a place for fun and family. This will never change, so
                                                   I am glad we will provide the same setting for children and adults alike.
    Orthodontics for Children and Adults        • The parks and trails are great for the community and residences.
          www.tingeyortho.com                   • Would like to see more activities of children ages 12 to 16.
                                                • After being in front of the computer all day at work it’s nice to just pick up the Connections and stay
    Bring this ad and receive $100 off             informed.
        of new patient treatment.               • More killer, less filler. (Connections)
                                                • Volunteer opportunities are a place to meet your neighbors and contribute to the community. It makes
                                                   you feel like you have ownership of the community. I think there is a problem where some people would
         Meadow Creek Office Park
                                                   like to help, but don’t have the time. They don’t see the value in the time spent with other people. Others
     22530 SE 64th Pl, Ste 230, Issaquah           think that Port Blakely should do it all and that volunteers are not necessary to the process.
            Call 425-392-9224                   • Communities like IH are driven off of community volunteers. People have to realize that if there weren’t
                                                   volunteers either your dues increase or you don’t have as many amenities.
                                                • It’s a way to be a part of shaping our community and getting to know others in the community. It’s a way
                                                   to share ideas that I might not have thought about.

                                                • I would volunteer if I had more time. (Comment with the highest response.)
                                                • Too many people still park in illegal spots (I see it every day!) and block access to streets or impede
                                                   visibility at corners and intersections. This happens even when there is legal parking nearby.
                                                • The amount of street parking provided is adequate if it was just used for guests. But, the problem is that
                                                   many residences use their garages for storage and so they park their own cars on the street, thus reducing
                                                   available guest parking. Yes, the parking problem is similar to Seattle neighborhoods, but they don’t have
    European Facials & Waxing                      the garages like we do. Nor do they have CC&Rs. Can’t we enforce the use of the garages for cars?
                                                • The generally helpful and cordial staff members that will go out of their way to help residents with
      Beauty is inspired by transformation...      whatever they need. You are all very good at networking to find quick answers to issues.
     Compliment your inner and outer beauty     • Encourage Metro to have an express route into Seattle, rather than IH residents driving down to the SR 900 P&R.
          to create a new radiant you.          • While we have never received a letter for compliance, my understanding from neighbors is that a phone
                                                   call or visit - before letters are sent - to resolve the problem would be appreciated
                  Facials                       • How about generic “For Sale” signs for consistency throughout the community.
                                                • The auto-debit feature for dues has been very helpful.
                  Waxing                        • Issaquah Highlands has been a wonderful place to live and I hope we can keep the feel we have now. I
             Massage Therapy                       believe that if the HOA and the Highlands Council continues to promote the attitude and wish to have an
                                                   above average community, it will continue to happen.
            Microdermabrasion                   • Just keep up the great work. Thank you.
          Eye Lash & Brow Tinting
                                                This is a sampling of the results. Some changes have already been implemented as a result of the survey.
                                                The “Pink Flamingo Club,” a group of volunteer residents, was created to meet and greet our new “resale
           Open Monday thru Saturday            owners” to help orientate and welcome them to the community. Also, the trail signs are now installed in
             By Appointment Only                five locations for easier directions in locating the trails. (Pssst…..the Trail Builders need more volunteers to
                                                help with building more trails.)
        Spa services in a private setting,
      conveniently located in the Highlands     We will keep working on the improvements and look forward to the participation of staff and residents
                                                alike to achieve our goals. Thank you.

      206-778-8485                              Regards,
                                                Vicki Stier
           Mention this ad and receive          Executive Director
          10% off your first spa service
                                                                                 September 2004                                                                 5

                                               Issaquah Highlands
                                   Residential Annual Performance Evaluation
                                               Spring 2004 Results
PARKS & TRAILS                                                       High = 5         bov Av
                                                                                     Above Avg. = 4      Avg. = 3    Below Avg. = 2
                                                                                                                     Below Av         Poor = 1          Resp.
                                                                                                                                                   # of Resp.
1. Appeal and usefulness of Ashland Park?                          14 (24.56%)        25 (43.86%)      15 (26.32%)     3 (5.26%)      0 (0.00%)        57
2. Appeal and usefulness of Firehouse Park?                        12 (23.08%)        22 (42.31%)      14 (26.92%)     2 (3.85%)      2 (3.85%)        52
3. Appeal and usefulness of Logan Park?                             6 (15.38%)        17 (43.59%)      14 (35.90%)     2 (5.13%)      0 (0.00%)        39
4. Appeal and usefulness of Summit Park?                           11 (22.00%)        25 (50.00%)      13 (26.00%)     1 (2.00%)      0 (0.00%)        50
5. Importance of the timely development of Black Nugget and        30 (54.55%)        11 (20.00%)      13 (23.64%)     1 (1.82%)      0 (0.00%)        55
    Central Park (City Parks located on both the north and south side of Park Drive east of the BPA)
6. Overall appeal of all the parks’ design?                        16 (30.19%)        30 (56.60%)       4 (7.55%)      3 (5.66%)      0 (0.00%)       53
7. Importance of Cathy’s Trail and future trails being developed? 28 (54.90%)         17 (33.33%)      6 (11.76%)      0 (0.00%)      0 (0.00%)       51

1. Do you attend HOA activities and events                              Yes               No                                                            Resp
                                                                                                                                                   # of Resp
                                                                   30 (60.00%)       20 (40.00%)                                                      50
2. List your favorite top three.                                Event
                                                                Event                                        Resp
                                                                                                        # of Resp              %
                                                                Annual Meeting/Townhalls                   11               19.64%
                                                                Concerts in the Park                       10               17.86%
                                                                Annual Picnic                               7               12.50%
                                                                Easter Egg Hunt                             5                8.93%
                                                                Kid’s Night, Playgroups                     5                8.93%
                                                                Fourth of July                              5                8.93%
                                                                Special Events                              4                7.14%
                                                                > Fire House, Boehms Tours
                                                                Block Parties, Meet Neighbors               3               5.36%
                                                                Cooking Classes/Wine Tasting                3               5.36%
                                                                Halloween                                   3               5.36%
                                                                      No. Responses
                                                                Total No. of Responses                     56              100.00%
3. Do you volunteer to help run part of the events?                     Yes               No                                                            Resp
                                                                                                                                                   # of Resp
                                                                   10 (71.43%)        4 (28.57%)                                                       14
                                                                     High = 5        bov Av
                                                                                    Above Avg. = 4       Avg. = 3    Below Avg. = 2
                                                                                                                     Below Av         Poor = 1          Resp.
                                                                                                                                                   # of Resp.
4. Rate the importance of the community                            32 (59.26%)       10 (18.52%)       11 (20.37%)     1 (1.85%)      0 (0.00%)        54
   newsletter, “Connections” to you.
5. What do you like best about “Connections”?                   Comment                                   Total
                                                                Keeps Community Informed                   24               36.36%
                                                                Events Calendar                            18               27.27%
                                                                Development Update                          9               13.64%
                                                                Feature Articles                            7               10.61%
                                                                Sense of Community                          5                7.58%
                                                                Advertisements                              3                4.55%
                                                                      No. Responses
                                                                Total No. of Responses                     66              100.00%
                                                                       Yes               No                                                             Resp
                                                                                                                                                   # of Resp
6. Is volunteering for activities or committees                    38 (77.55%)      11 (22.45%)                                                       49
   at IH and the City important to you?

PARKING                                                             High = 5         bov Av
                                                                                    Above Avg. = 4       Avg. = 3    Below Avg. = 2
                                                                                                                     Below Av          Poor = 1         Resp.
                                                                                                                                                   # of Resp.
1. Adequate amount of parking for you and your guests?             9 (17.31%)        10 (19.23%)       21 (40.38%)    8 (15.38%)       4 (7.69%)       52
2. Adequate amount of parking on the street?                       8 (14.81%)        13 (24.07%)       22 (40.74%)    7 (12.96%)       4 (7.41%)       54
3. Alley access if it pertains to your residence?                  5 (23.81%)         4 (19.05%)        4 (19.05%)     2 (9.52%)      6 (28.57%)       21

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ST           PERFORMANCE                     High = 5         Above Avg. = 4
                                                                                     bov Av             Avg. = 3     Below Avg. = 2
                                                                                                                     Below Av          Poor = 1         Resp.
                                                                                                                                                   # of Resp.
Questions            to    answered by Board      Committee participants only.
Questions 3, 4, 5 to be answered by Board and Committee par ticipants only.
1. Responds to maintenance/repair issues in a timely manner. 13 (31.71%)             13 (31.71%)       11 (26.83%)     2 (4.88%)      2 (4.88%)       41
2. Is prompt in responding to community emergencies.              9 (28.13%)         15 (46.88%)        7 (21.88%)     0 (0.00%)      1 (3.13%)       32
3. Prepared for Board and Committee meetings.                    10 (50.00%)         8 (40.00%)         2 (10.00%)     0 (0.00%)      0 (0.00%)       20
4. Committee meetings are productive and not too lengthy.         6 (26.09%)         12 (52.17%)        5 (21.74%)     0 (0.00%)      0 (0.00%)       23
5. Completes Board/Committee meeting assignments                  6 (28.57%)         12 (57.14%)        3 (14.29%)     0 (0.00%)      0 (0.00%)       21
   within agreed upon time frame.
6. Returns phone calls within a reasonable period of time.        8 (23.53%)         14 (41.18%)        9 (26.47%)     3 (8.82%)      0 (0.00%)       34
7. Landscaping is maintained to satisfaction.                     6 (11.54%)         25 (48.08%)       13 (25.00%)     5 (9.62%)      3 (5.77%)       52
8. Enforces Association Rules & Regulations fairly.               6 (14.63%)         15 (36.59%)       16 (39.02%)     3 (7.32%)      1 (2.44%)       41
9. Community Center offers a wide range of customer services 12 (21.43%)             32 (57.14%)       12 (21.43%)     0 (0.00%)      0 (0.00%)       56
    to residents.
10. Please rate the overall performance of Comm. Assoc. staff. 17 (34.69%)           18 (36.73%)       13 (26.53%)    1 (2.04%)       0 (0.00%)       49
11. Staff is cordial and helpful.                                24 (48.98%)         19 (38.78%)        5 (10.20%)    1 (2.04%)       0 (0.00%)       49
12. Performance and response of after-hours answering             4 (21.05%)          3 (15.79%)        9 (47.37%)    2 (10.53%)      1 (5.26%)       19
     service is satisfactory.

               DEPARARTMENT SERVICE                                  High = 5       Above Avg. = 4
                                                                                     bov Av             Avg. = 3     Below Avg. = 2
                                                                                                                     Below Av         Poor = 1          Resp.
                                                                                                                                                   # of Resp.
13. Staff is cordial and helpful.                                  11 (37.93%)        9 (31.03%)       6 (20.69%)      2 (6.90%)      1 (3.45%)        29
14. Helpful response to account balance questions.                  7 (28.00%)       10 (40.00%)       5 (20.00%)      2 (8.00%)      1 (4.00%)        25
15. Accuracy of billing statements.                                12 (40.00%)        9 (30.00%)       7 (23.33%)      2 (6.67%)      0 (0.00%)        30
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                                                                                                                       Resident HOTLINE
                                                                    Parks Update                                 Please call our Issaquah Highlands Resident Hotline
                                                                                                                 to report concerns or potential problems with build-
                                                         The City of Issaquah Parks Department has been          ers and sub-contractors such as speeding construc-
                                                         busy assembling park furniture, which includes:         tion vehicles, loud music on site, construction de-
                                                         picnic tables, benches, bleachers, dug out benches,     bris, and working hour violations.
                                                         and drinking fountains for the Highlands’ parks.
 Please STOP at Park Drive and 25th.                     Other smaller miscellaneous items are in the pro-       Approved construction   work hours are:
                                                         cess of assembly also.                                      Monday – Friday     7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Problem:                                                                                                             Saturday            9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
The traffic going up (east) NE Park Drive towards        Black Nugget Park: The grass is beginning to grow
                                                                                                                     Sunday              NO WORK PERMITTED
25th continues to “run” the STOP sign. There is no       and now requires less watering. The installation of
STOP sign on 24th and people assume there isn’t          the play equipment is complete. The basketball
                                                                                                                 This 24 hours per day service will be the responsi-
one on 25th, and before they realize it they have        hoops have been removed while the grass is grow-
                                                                                                                 bility of the Community Association staff who will
driven right through the stop sign that is on 25th.      ing to prevent turf damage from loose basketballs.
                                                                                                                 respond to your concerns in a timely manner and
We need everyone to be very aware of this prob-          Central Park: Hydro seeding is done in Central          contact you as necessary.
lem. With increases in construction traffic and          Park and the play equipment is now installed.
school starting soon, we do not want an accident                                                                 In order for us to effectively pursue and address
to occur.                                                Grandview Park: At the July Parks Board meet-
                                                                                                                 complaints, we must be provided with detailed in-
                                                         ing, Gary Carlson made a presentation of three con-
Solutions:                                                                                                       formation which includes a division number or
                                                         ceptual drawings for the Grand View Park. Park
The City of Issaquah is working with the commu-                                                                  neighborhood name, lot number, and type of work
                                                         construction is expected to begin April 2005. A brief
nity staff on this and other traffic concerns. Follow-                                                           being performed, or other specifics about the com-
                                                         summary of concept designs is listed:
ing is the city’s response:                                                                                      plaint. Date, time and license numbers are also help-
                                                         Concept 1: This plan consists of a large grassy field
                                                                                                                 ful information.
“It appears that the sight distance to the Stop Sign     with a variety of picnic areas and viewing points.
is blocked by the tree branches in the parkway and       Concept 2: In this plan, the planting areas would
                                                                                                                          Work Hour Clarification
that there is not a Stop Ahead sign in advance of        be larger, with more vegetation and trails, plus ar-
                                                                                                                 Work hour restrictions apply to actual work being
the eastbound approach on Park Drive to 25th. We         eas for picnicking. The open field would be a little
                                                                                                                 performed, however, contractors may arrive prior
will be working towards getting the trees trimmed        smaller than in the first plan.
                                                                                                                 to the beginning of, and remain on site following
so that the stop sign is made more visible and to        Concept 3: This plan has a picnic area, creating an
                                                                                                                 the end of their legal work shifts, so long as no
arrange for the installation of the Stop Ahead sign      “old town” atmosphere. It would also have perim-
                                                                                                                 work is being performed. Supplier deliveries are
on Park Dr. for the eastbound approach to 25th Ave.”     eter trails, view points, and open field area.
                                                                                                                 prohibited outside of working hours, however, on
“As far as 15th, I was aware that the crosswalk signs    Each concept includes play equipment for pre-           site workers who drive trucks are permitted on site
are in already. The crosswalk signs are at the cross-    school age children, as well as elementary school       outside of work hours. The Community Associa-
ing and in advance of the crossing on Park Drive. In     age children.                                           tion has begun to assess fines for work hour viola-
addition, we are looking into the placement of a                                                                 tions. However, many of the complaints we receive
                                                         A presentation of the preliminary plan for
permanent mounted Radar Speed Sign for the down-                                                                 do not provide us with enough information to fa-
                                                         Grandview Park will be held in a Special Meeting
hill section of Park Drive as you approach 15th.                                                                 cilitate enforcement. Our mutual goal is to provide
                                                         at the Issaquah Highlands Fire Station. We strongly
That sign will definitely slow traffic down which                                                                as pleasant a living experience possible during these
                                                         encourage resident participation at this meet-
will go a long way to solving the problem you are                                                                remaining times of build out, however, occasion-
                                                         ing. This is your chance to provide your input.
concerned with regarding the pedestrian crossing.”                                                               ally your support and involvement is required for
                                                                                                                 us to successfully achieve our goals.
This is all good news and we look forward to the          Issaquah Park Board Special Meeting
improvements… and awareness of traffic safety for              Monday, September 13, 2004
the greater good of the community.
                                                                      7:00-8:00 P.M.
                                                             Issaquah Highlands Fire Station

                                                                                                                      Ron Vanderschaaf
                                                                                                                  Your Neighborhood Insurance Agent

                                                                                                                 Accent Insurance Agency
                                                                                                                        Insurance Agency

                                                                                                                                        Get an insurance
                                                                                                                                         proposal today.

                                                                                                                                       (425) 392-1798

                                                                                  September 2004                                                                                7

              U             P            D            A               T                E               S                                HOME OCCUPATIONS from page 1

                                                                                                                            number of employees and customers, if any, to en-
                                                                                                                            sure that the businesses are appropriate in any resi-
    Blakely Hall Update                                              Builder Awards                                         dential neighborhood.
                                                                                                                               Today, approximately 21 million people perform
Blakely Hall construction continues. The concrete     This month the most improved construction site                        some type of work from their homes, achieving
foundation has been poured and the framing has        goes to Jim Arnold with Bennett Homes at Division                     another aspect of the American Dream by owning
started. We have an exciting opportunity to watch     97. Jim and his crew applied extra efforts, not only                  their own business. This is according to the Bureau
the progress as we have installed a web cam at the    to clean up their site, but also to improve general                   of Labor Statistics’ findings from a special supple-
sight. Simply go to our community website,            maintenance of construction debris. Hard Hats off                     ment to the May 1997 Current Population Survey.
www.IHwebsite.com to view the most recent pic-        to you Jim, thanks for supporting the Community!                      The same report acknowledges an emerging mar-
ture. We are also very excited to share pictures we                                                                         ket of 4.1 million people with home-based busi-
received from Port Blakely Tree Farms who provided    Jim Nietmann of Steve Burnstead receives the tidy                     nesses. Some of these are Home Occupations; some
the timbers that are being made into the building     project award this month. Of the few tidiness is-                     may be outright businesses, attached to but sepa-
trusses for Blakely Hall.                             sues associated with Jim’s projects, he was always                    rate from the residence.
                                                      quick to resolve the issues. Jim, thank you for your                     The City of Issaquah regulates Home Occupa-
                                                      community support!                                                    tions. It is the responsibility of the resident to ob-
                                                                                                                            tain a business license from the City along with
                                                      Jim Arnold and Jim Nietmann will receive a pair of                    completing a Home Occupation form. The City sign
                                                      movie tickets each!                                                   code provides for a two (2) square foot sign that
                                                                                                                            may be attached to the wall or door for business
                                                      Please remember that we are looking for your com-                     purposes. The signs that are consistent with limi-
                                                      munity recognition of builders who are making a                       tations for Home Occupation signs, do not need a
                                                      difference. Recognition messages can also be left
                                                                                                                               The City also allows more intense business uses
                                                      on the Hotline!
                                                                                                                            within some neighborhoods, provided the proposed
                                                                                                                            use is compatible with the adjacent neighborhood.
                                                                                                                            These more intensive uses are also regulated by the
                                                                                                                            Association’s CC&Rs. For more information on
                                                                                                                            Home Occupations or other businesses, you can
                                                                                                                            contact the Association’s Vicki Stier or Gaila
                                                                                                                            Gutierrez at the City of Issaquah.
                                                                                                                               The goal is to increase the number of housing
                                                                                                                            units available, encourage residents to work in their
                                                                                                                            neighborhoods, and increase business opportuni-
                                                                                                                            ties as well as entrepreneurship. Home Occupations
                                                                                                                            accomplishes all three goals.

                                                           Blakely Hall construction as of August 17, 2004.
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                                                     Our efforts will be to continue to assist construc-
                                                     tion with making sure new people that move in to
                                                     the community will get the best customer service
                                                     possible. This means getting homeowners’ help in
                                                     coordinating any work that needs to be done at
                                                     your home. We also plan to meet and talk to home
                                                     owners in Phase One that are not using HFN. Please
                                                     call me to see why we offer more for less. HFN now
                                                     provides 4 Mb down and 768K up!!!
  Highlands                                          If you need help with your e-mail, Internet connec-
Fiber Network                                        tion or billing, please direct your calls to 425-427-
                                                     0999 and the pros at Isomedia will help you.
                                                     If you don’t already have service with Highlands
                                                     Fiber Network or if there is anything else we can
    Community Update                                 help you with, please call 206-686-5858 (or send
                                                     e-mail to Help@IHmail.com) and we will do our
July was a much-anticipated month for all of us at   best to help you.
Port Blakely and Highlands Fiber Network. We ex-
                                                     This is your network and we urge you to support
perienced the long awaited entry of our new part-
                                                     Highlands Fiber Network. Thanks and look forward
ner, Isomedia. Isomedia was brought on board to
                                                     to seeing you soon.
help manage the operations of the fast growth of
our Community Network. They will be acting as        Gary Haddan
our ISP (Internet Service Provider) and maintain     Highlands Fiber Network
all billing for HFN.                                 Customer Service
                                                                          September 2004                                                                          9

   The Value of Repairs,                                well over 500% (painting). Updating kitchens and        “slightly above average” price range should be spent
                                                        baths has a reputation of returning a high percent-     for your own personal enjoyment. Excessive luxury
    Improvements and                                    age of the investment, but be careful not to “over-     adds little value (except in ultra-expensive homes).
  Additions to Your Home                                expect.” Stay neutral and current with the trends.      Be careful with bold colors. Magazines are filled
                                                                                                                with many beautiful kitchens and baths that use
                 By Debbie Walter
                                                        3. Additions: Additions are improvements with           bold colors effectively, but most of those homes are
                                                        added square footage or functionality. Room addi-       very expensive, where decorator touches are ex-
                        Anyone who has owned a
                                                        tions, adding a second bath, and replacing a one-       pected.
                        home for any length of time
                                                        car garage with a two-car garage are all examples       New carpeting should also be light and neutral. If
                        can attest to the ongoing
                                                        of additions.                                           you have hardwood floors, consider exposing them
                        maintenance required to
                                                        Care must be taken with these projects. They can        or partially covering them with area rugs.
                        keep a home in good con-
                                                        be very expensive, and often require time for the       Keep wallpaper to a minimum. Painted walls can
                        dition, not to mention the
                                                        home to appreciate and absorb the expense.              easily be repainted if the buyer doesn’t like your
                        time and expense involved
                                                        Due to the expense of such projects, immediate re-      colors, but wallpaper is tedious and time-consum-
                        in updating and improving.
                                                        turn on investment will likely be poor, but will in-    ing to remove.
                                                        crease as the home has an opportunity to “appreci-      Over-improving your home can also be risky. Your
Over those years, it’s not unusual for some of the
                                                        ate” into it.                                           home’s value is affected by the price of surround-
“little maintenance jobs” to have been overlooked
                                                        A good rule of thumb is to avoid such projects un-      ing homes. Turning your home into the biggest and
or even forgotten. As a result, features and systems
                                                        less you plan to stay in the home a minimum of          best home in the neighborhood will usually result
in homes vary considerably in age and condition.
                                                        three to five years after completing large, expensive   in a lower sale price than if it were nestled among
                                                        projects.                                               other similar homes.
In many cases, the fact that these features have not
                                                        If you plan on doing much of the work yourself, or      Of course, with something as personal as a home,
been replaced or improved can present a substan-
                                                        have friends in the trades that can save you money,     exceptions exist. Your preconstruction research and
tial negative when it’s time to sell.
                                                        you may fare better and ultimately recoup more of       homework will still be your best bet for home im-
                                                        your cost.                                              provement success.
Let’s separate the different types of home mainte-
                                                        Keep in mind that the finished product must look
nance and improvement tasks that you may encoun-
                                                        professional if you expect maximum return on in-
ter, and how they may affect the market value of                                                                For further information or suggestions on future
                                                        vestment. It is important to know that any addi-
your home.                                                                                                      topics, please contact Debbie Walter at
                                                        tion, improvement or even repair can be very sub-
                                                        jective.                                                www.DebbieWalter.com or (206) 930-8699. Debbie
The nature of the task will in large part determine
                                                                                                                is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX NW Realtors and a
the return-on-investment potential you can expect,
                                                        If a simple repair makes a substantial visual im-       member of the National Association of Realtors trade
but never underestimate the importance of
                                                        provement, then it will likely be worth much more       organization.
                                                        than the investment.
                                                        Inversely, if an expensive family room addition is
The details of any project can make or break it. A
                                                        built onto a home but doesn’t “flow” with the home                     NORTHWEST REALTORS
poor execution can leave an expensive project look-
                                                        or varies from conventional standards for such a
ing shoddy, and a great execution can make an in-
                                                        room, its value can be greatly diminished in terms
expensive one look great. The return-on-investment
                                                        of return on investment.
potential can be divided into three categories:
                                                        In other words, “The best addition is an addition
                                                        that doesn’t look like an addition.”
1. Repairs/Routine Maintenance: Fixing or replac-
                                                        You will occasionally see a newspaper or magazine
ing those items or areas of the home that have fallen
                                                        article quote the return-on-investment percentages
below the standard level of acceptability in today’s
                                                        that you can expect from various home improve-
real estate market.
Replacing rotten boards on decks and rooflines, or
                                                        ment projects.                                              Highlands Council
tuckpointing the bricks on the chimney that have
                                                        In theory, these figures are wonderful, but theory
                                                        and reality are often strangers. These estimates can
                                                                                                                   Connects with Costco
eroded through are both examples of repairs.
                                                        vary greatly from one corner of the U.S. to another.
Repairs should be considered routine mainte-                                                                      This month we contine our partnership with
                                                        Knowing the reasonable market value of your home
nance—those things required by you, the home-
                                                        prior to your proposed project is a good place to         Costco Wholesale. Remember, for every Costco
owner, to keep your home in good condition.
                                                        start. This cannot be determined by simply keep-          Cash Card or Gift of Membership sold at the
Additional areas in this category include furnace,
                                                        ing your eye on the home sales published in the           Community Center, Costco will donate $10
roof, driveway, siding, and even new windows.
                                                        newspaper, or by making a reasonable assumption.          to the Highlands Council.
These repairs will usually return only a fraction of
                                                        Remember that similar homes can vary greatly in
their cost if you sold your home immediately after                                                                The Costco Cash Card makes a great gift for
                                                        condition and appearance, resulting in wide ranges
completing one or more of these projects.                                                                         weddings, graduations, birthdays and more.
                                                        in market value. A close comparison of your home
But, if you do not make these kinds of repairs, they                                                              The Costco Cash Card may be used at any
                                                        to neighboring homes like yours that have sold in
may cost you even more money if they become an
                                                        the recent past is the best way to determine your         Costco warehouse or gas station, or online at
issue down the road during negotiation with a buyer.
                                                        home’s current value.                                     Costco.com. Best of all, you will be making a
A home requiring many repairs would likely be
                                                        This is where a Realtor can be invaluable. The Re-        contribution to our community every time you
viewed as a “fixer-upper,” often selling for far less
                                                        altor should be familiar with your area’s homes,          purchase a Costco Cash Card.
than other homes of the same size.
                                                        both inside and out.
                                                                                                                  We are proud to be associated with Costco
                                                        A “Before & After” evaluation of your home will
2. Improvements: Updating kitchens, baths, paint-                                                                 Wholesale and look forward to seeing our
                                                        give you both the current, reasonable market value
ing, replacing older carpeting, adding premium roof
                                                        of your home as well as an estimate of your home’s        fundraising succeed as you, your family and
shingles, replacing an asphalt driveway with con-
                                                        value after the proposed addition.                        friends purchase your Costco Gifts of Mem-
crete, or replacing a concrete driveway with paver
                                                        This will, of course, be a speculation, but may shed      bership and Costco Cash Cards at Issaquah
bricks are examples of improvements.
                                                        additional light on the entire project.                   Highlands Community Center.
The return-on-investment potential for these
                                                        Try to fight off the urge to buy top-of-the-line fix-
projects can vary from 25% (concrete driveway) to
                                                        tures. As a rule, anything you spend above the
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              RULES AND
             RESTRICTIONS              Q&A                                                                                   VOTER
Issaquah Highlands is governed by Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions                                                     DRIVE AT
(CCRs). There is also a “common sense” set of Rules and Restrictions so we                                             ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS
can enjoy our community and be respectful of our neighbors. This is your
opportunity to ask the questions and we can find the answers for you.
                                                                                    It is very important for each of our residents to exercise their right to vote.
Question: Our family is politically active and wants to place signs at Issaquah     Polling records historically indicate a low turnout from our community. It is
Highlands for the fall elections. The City code states we can post the signs on     critical that we change that by voting at the polls as it will impact the level of
the public areas, such as the streetscape, but we want to make sure we are in       concern and attention to this community receives by the individuals holding
compliance with the rules for Issaquah Highlands. What is allowable?                public positions. We will be reminding you monthly to register to vote as your
                                                                                    vote does count particularly on local issues that impact each of us most directly.
Answer: There is a rule specific to political signs in Section 3.4.b of the CCRs
that states:                                                                        How to Register?
                                                                                    Complete a voter registration form and put it in the mail. Forms are available
“No rules shall regulate the content of political signs; however, rules may         at the Issaquah Highlands Community Center, public libraries, schools, gov-
regulate the time, place and manner of posting such signs (including design         ernment offices, or on the Internet.
                                                                                    Voter Registration Forms:
                                                                                    For your convenience, Voter Registration Forms (in 8 different languages) can
The City policy provides for posting of political signs on public right of ways
                                                                                    be picked up at the Issaquah Highlands Community Center.
as long as they are not causing an obstruction, such as visibility issues that
may minimize visibility. The signs must be removed within 48 hours after the        Absentee Ballot Requests:
elections. Issaquah Highlands governs this rule, based on the City code.            Absentee ballot requests must be made to your county auditor or election
                                                                                    department (not the Secretary of State). No absentee ballots are issued on
As we have a Presidential election on the horizon, political signs will be very     Election Day except to hospitalized voters or reissues of absentee ballots al-
prominent. We encourage those posting the signs to use good judgment in             ready requested. You may place a request for an absentee ballot by phone, fax
sign placement and be extremely careful with those areas that are irrigated. A      or mail as early as 90 days before an election. You may also apply in writing to
broken irrigation line repair is costly to the Association.                         automatically receive an absentee ballot before each election. Absentee and
                                                                                    mail-in ballots must be signed and postmarked on or before Election Day.
We also need to remind those who do not care for the signs or the political
message the signs display, that you may not remove or vandalize the signs. If       Services & Additional Assistance:
you have a questions about sign placement, please let the Community Center          Contact the King County Elections Section for help with voting your ballot or
staff know and they will act on the complaint based on the rules of the com-        finding your polling location.
munity.                                                                             Phone:    (206) 296-8683 or TTD (206) 296-0109
                                                                                    Mail:     King County Records
And since this is an election year, please take the opportunity to register to                Elections & Licensing Services Division,
vote and exercise that right at the polls. It is the best message you can send to             553 King County Administration Building
your local and national elected officials to voice your opinion based on their                500 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
leadership, views, and how they vote on issues critical to the welfare of the       Internet: http://www.metrokc.gov/elections/

                                                                                                     Residents Speak...
                                                                                       We had a blast at the Community Center!
                                                                                       We wanted to host a post-wedding get together for our friends Vern and
                                                                                    Maria. They had over 60 out-of-town family members and close friends
                                                                                    who would like the opportunity to chat and hang out. We contacted Sondi
                                                                                    Lind, the IH Event manager, and she kindly walked us through the com-
                                                                                    munity center showing us all the different amenities.
                                                                                       It was a great decision we made! Sondi helped us book the community
                                                                                    center at $25 per hour, and things went off without a hitch. All we had to
                                                                                    do was show up! When we decided that we’d like to rent the center for a
                                                                                    couple of more hours, Sondi was extremely accommodating extending our
                                                                                    reservation. The community center comfortably accommodated all the
                                                                                    guests. They ranged from children to adults and seniors and they all found
                                                                                    various things to do - card games, mahjong, internet surfing, lounging on
                                                                                    the sofa to chat... There was also a comfortable play area for kids to hook
                                                                                    up their XBOX, and a toddler area loaded with toys. And the kitchen was
                                                                                    nicely equipped! Everything was just wonderful and it was as great as
                                                                                    being at home.
                                                                                       The day couldn’t have gone any better. We will definitely be planning
                                                                                    more parties here in the future !!
                                                                                                                              Herman and Yvonne Man
                                C A L E N D A R                                                   O F                  E V E N T S

                                                       September 2004
              New Parents Group                                                  Investment Club                                    Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
     Tuesdays in September 10:30AM-12:30PM                             Saturday, September 4 and 18, 8:00AM                        of Central and Black Nugget Parks
           Fire Station Meeting Room                                            Community Center                                           Thursday, September 16, 6:00PM
     Come on down and get to know your neighbors with            Join us over coffee and doughnuts to discuss investing in         The event you have been waiting for is here! Two of our
       young children (birth-1 year). Things to bring: Soft          stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The objective is to         most anticipated parks are officially open! Please join the
   blankets and toys for your child to enjoy floor play while      learn about investing wisely, to benefit from the knowl-      mayor, city officials, your association staff and neighbors
   you participate in open discussions; snacks and drinks         edge and experience of others, to meet new friends and         for the ribbon cutting ceremony. We will have a BBQ, cake,
  for you and your child if needed; and a stroller or carrier    neighbors, and perhaps to make a few bucks as well! For          frisbees and fun for you to enjoy. Please bring your family
    as we sometimes choose to take a walk on nice days.           additional information, visit www.IHInvestmentClub.com            down to participate—these parks are for YOU to enjoy!!
    Also, watch the weekly eblasts and the newsletter for
   special events such as guest speakers/instructors and                                                                                     Issaquah Highlands
group outings that may take the place of a regular meeting.
                                                                            Kids Night Out
  The New Parents Group is seeking new leadership since          Back to School with Columbia Fitness                                      Community Garage Sale
  the current leader’s child is moving out of the age range              Friday, September 10, 7:00- 9:00PM                            Saturday, September 18, 9:00AM-3:00PM
 for which the group was designed (birth-12 months). The         Meet at the Community Center, then to Fire House Park                         $15 participation fee
     responsibilities include being the contact person for       Donation: $5 per child. RSVP by Wednesday, September 8          RSVP by September 13 to get your address on the map
 those interested in meeting, ensuring the meeting space
 is reserved ahead of time and unlocked on meeting day,            Back by popular demand! Tonight we will be getting fit          “One mans junk is another mans treasure.” Clean-up
determining what activities are of interest, and planning/          with Columbia Fitness. Kids, wear your comfortable           and clean-out to earn some extra cash! A registration fee
attending meetings. These responsibilities can be shared          shoes and clothing and be ready to have some outdoor           of $15 will get you advertisement in our local newspapers,
      among the group in any way that works for you. The         fun while getting fit! Parents—drop your kids off (5 years      your address on a map for the “salers” and a garage sale
     current leader will be happy to assist you during the        and older please) and enjoy a few hours to yourself, we            sign to clearly mark your sale. Please RSVP today!
    transition period. If you are interested, please contact        will do the work and your kids will have all the fun!               Maps are being sponsored by Mike Badri and
        Vanessa Cusimano at vanessa@timberock.net.                                                                                      Jennifer Manning, John L. Scot Real Estate.
                                                                     Scrapbooking Ladies Night Out
      Toddler/Preschool Playgroup                                        Friday, September 10, 5:30-10:00PM
                                                                                                                                          Teaching Garden Seminar
                                                                                                                                            Tuesday, September 21, 7:00PM
        Every Wednesday, 10:15AM-12:00PM                                     Fire Station Meeting Room
                                                                                                                                                 Community Center
            Fire Station Meeting Room                               Ladies, join us for scrapbooking, food, fellowship...                     Please RSVP by September 17
                       $1 per family                                 Bring your scrapbooking supplies and all of those
                                                                 pictures that desperately need to be put in albums! Amy         The Pickering Farm Community Teaching Garden illustrates
    The playgroup has now changed to Wednesdays!
                                                                    with Creative Memories will be on hand with extra             many eco-friendly gardening techniques that are beauti-
This is a great way to meet other parents and children in
                                                                 supplies for those of you needing to purchase any extras!       ful, cost-efficient and low maintenance. This evening, we
the neighborhood. Come hang out and play with the little
                                                                           Feel free to bring munchies to share.                 will bring the garden to you. Please join us for a 30-minute
ones while enjoying some grown-up conversation as well.
                                                                   Contact Chelle at chelleswim@hotmail.com for more                 slideshow and take home ideas to use in your own
 Your child will enjoy a variety of activities including toys,
                                                                            information or to reserve your spot.                    yard. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and ask
 stories, and parachute play. Each 3rd Wednesday of the
                                                                                                                                 questions about water-wise gardening, soil building, least
month is craft day. Feel free to bring a snack or stories to
                                                                                                                                        toxic gardening and creating a wildlife garden.
share. New moms, babies, dads, and caregivers welcome!                      Kids Art Show Opening
  For more information or to be added to the email list                         Saturday, September 11
   please contact Rachelle Roberts at 425-391-6881
                                                                                                                                                Dream Dinners
             or RachelleHRoberts@yahoo.com                         A special party to view art created by the kids of the                    Highlands Fling Night
                                                                 Highlands. The menu for this reception will be designed              Wednesday, September 22, 8:00-10:00PM
                                                                 and prepared by young guest chefs. Please call Sherm’s           Kill 4 birds (and then grill them) with 1 stone! Have a fun
       Tennis at Black Nugget Park                                     at 425-392-4508 for time and more details.                   night out with your neighbors, save time, save $$ and
       Every Wednesday Evening at 6:00PM
                                                                                                                                  assemble 12 delicious, nutritious entrees for your family
              (weather permitting)                                                                                                in under two hours at the same time. Visit our website at
                                                                             Issaquah Highlands
 Sid Wang has organized a “Tennis Social” for Issaquah                                                                              www.DreamDinners.com to register and choose your
                                                                            Resident Annual Picnic                               entrees and then call the store at 392-3636 to place your
     Highlands residents. Please bring your favorite
                                                                         Sunday, September 12, 2:30-6:00PM                          order by September 3rd for this private party. 8 guest
  racquet, fresh can of balls, water and sun protection.
Email Sid at sid_wang@yahoo.com Hope to see you there!                             Summit Park                                     minimum to make this a private party and 12 maximum
                                                                                                                                        to keep it fun . BYOB, but we have the glasses.
                                                                    You will not want to miss this! The Issaquah Highlands
                                                                                                                                                We look forward to meeting you!
  Basketball Fun at Fire House Park                              Community Association and Highlands Council are pleased
                                                                                                                                 Meadows Shopping Center, behind O’char Bistro facing SR 900
       Every Wednesday Evening at 6:00PM                         to present the Issaquah Highlands Resident Annual Picnic!
                                                                                                                                             1640 NW Gilman Boulevard, Suite B5
              (weather permitting)                                Last year’s picnic was a huge success, and we’re looking
                                                                 forward to another outstanding year. This year the venue is
 Come join your friends and neighbors for a casual game            bigger and better! Back by popular demand we will have        Blakely Hall Topping Off Party & BBQ
 of hoops at our neighborhood basketball court. Depend-              City Knightz, formally Silhouette, playing our favorite            Thursday, September 23, 5:30-7:00PM
ing on the turnout we can play one on one or form teams!         classic rock and roll tunes. There will be food and drinks to          Blakely Hall and Village Green Park
This is a great way to meet new people in your community             purchase from vendors such as Sherm’s BBQ Bistro,
                                                                                                                                   The roof is on! Please join us in the dedication of our
 as well as a fun way to spend a warm summer evening!             Hero’s Subs, Saviano’s, Coldstone Creamery, and Coffee
                                                                                                                                  new Community Center, Blakely Hall! We will be giving
                                                                   Cavana. Artwork will be displayed and for sale by Miska
                                                                                                                                  guided tours, BBQ’ing and celebrating the event of this
                                                                     Studio Gallery and complimentary massages will be
 Eastside Mosaic Community Group                                  available. Kids activities will include special events such
                                                                                                                                     stunning new building and all it will have to offer.
  Meets every other Wednesday evening at the                                                                                               We look forward to seeing you there!
                                                                 as horseback rides, inflatables, tattoos, balloons, crafts, a
home of Barry & Robin Odom, 1765 24th Ave. NE                    clown, apple dipping, team games, and more. There will be
Please call 425-557-0087 for schedule and food theme.               electric vehicles for you to test drive sponsored by MC                        Kids Night Out
                                                                 Electric Vehicles. Our community committees will be in the              Friday, September 24, 7:00- 9:00PM
         Meet life long friends for the first time!
                                                                  park for you to learn about opportunities to get involved.                     Community Center
   A community group is a great place to discover what
                                                                   Bring your appetite, wear your dancing shoes, have your        Donation: $5 per child. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept 23
  it means to be connected to God and others. Discuss
                                                                 party attitude and bring the family out to Summit Park for a
      and study what the Bible says about life today.                                                                             Kids! Come on down to the Community Center for a fun
                                                                        fun-filled day with your neighbors and friends!
 We share food starting at 5:30PM and end around 7:30.                                                                             evening of games and snacks or just to hang out with
                                                                  Kids’ activities are being sponsored by Rainbow School;
                                                                  Eastside Mosaic; Accent Insurance; Vitality Chiropractic;      other kids in your community. Parents—drop your kids off
                                                                  Columbia Fitness Issaquah; Sammamish Torah Center;                 (5 years and older please) and enjoy a few hours,
                                                                  Tanner, Laine and Associates; and Plateau Real Estate.           we will do the work and your kids will have all the fun!
      Sunday                      Monday                       Tuesday             Wednesday                    Thursday                     Friday                  Saturday
                                                                                Toddler & Preschooler Pizza Night at Sherm’s            Communication             Investment Club
                                                                                      Playgroup            5:30-8:00pm                    Committee                   8:00am
                                                                                 10:15am-12:00pm                                        10:00-11:00am
          Issaquah Highlands                                                       Tennis 6:00pm
                                                                                  Basketball 6:00pm
            September 2004
                                                                                High School Night Out
                                                                                                     1                       2                            3                         4
                                                                                Toddler & Preschooler
                                 LABOR DAY              New Parent Group              Playgroup              Highlands Council           Scrapbooking            Adopt-A-Wetlands
                              Association Office        10:30am-12:30pm          10:15am-12:00pm             Board of Trustees           5:30-10:00pm            9:00am-12:00pm
                                   Closed                                                                      2:00-3:00pm
                                                       Issaquah City Council       Tennis 6:00pm                                         Kids Night Out        Kids Art Show Opening
                                                           7:30-9:00pm            Basketball 6:00pm       Pizza Night at Sherm’s         7:00-9:00pm
                                                                                High School Night Out

                                                                                 HFN Advisory Group
                      5                           6                        7       7:00-8:30pm
                                                                                                     8                       9                          10                        11
                        Issaquah MDRAC                                             Toddler Playgroup
  Issaquah Highlands                         New Parent Group                     10:15am-12:00pm         Pizza Night at Sherm’s                                  Investment Club
    Resident Annual       5:30-7:30pm       10:30am-12:30pm                                                    5:30-8:00pm                                            8:00am
         Picnic      Issaq Arts Commission                                           Salmon Days
     2:30-6:00pm          6:00-9:00pm      Parks & Trails Committee                Volunteer Sign-Up          Ribbon Cutting                                        Community
                                                6:30-8:00pm                          5:30-7:30pm                Central and                                         Garage Sale
                       IHCA Resident ARC                                                                    Black Nugget Parks                                    9:00am-3:00pm
                          6:30-8:00pm                                              Tennis 6:00pm                 6:00pm
                           Issaquah Parks Board                                   Basketball 6:00pm
                              SPECIAL Meeting                                   High School Night Out
                    12                         13                        14        7:00-9:00pm     15                       16                          17                        18
                                                                                   Toddler Playgroup
                                 Trail Troopers         New Parent Group          10:15am-12:00pm               Blakely Hall             Kids Night Out         First Aid & CPR Class
                                 6:30-7:30pm            10:30am-12:30pm                                      Topping Off Party           7:00-9:00pm               8:30am-5:30pm
                                                                        IH BOD 5:30-7:00pm                     5:30-7:00pm
                               CDC Governance     Pets n Pals Committee CDC 7:00-8:30pm                                                                            Trail Troopers
                                   Workshop           6:30-8:00pm          Tennis 6:00pm     Pizza Night at Sherm’s                                              9:00am-12:00pm
                                 6:30-8:00pm                             Basketball 6:00pm        5:30-8:00pm
                                                    Teaching Garden
                                                         Seminar       High School Night Out
                            Issaquah City Council                           7:00-9:00pm      Cottages Board of Dir.
                              7:30-9:00pm                7:00pm                                   6:30-7:30pm
                                                                        Dream Dinners
                    19                         20                        21
                                                                        8:00-10:00pm               22                       23                          24                        25
                                 Trail Troopers         New Parent Group        Toddler & Preschooler
                                 6:30-7:30pm            10:30am-12:30pm               Playgroup
                            Issaquah Parks Board Meet Your Neighbors
                                7:00-9:00pm             Social                     Tennis 6:00pm
                                                   6:30-8:00pm                    Basketball 6:00pm

                                                                                High School Night Out

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            First Aid & CPR Class                                      Meet Your Neighbors Social                                     Homeschool Activity Group
     Saturday, September 25, 8:30AM-5:30PM                             Tuesday, September 28, 6:30-8:00PM
                                                                                                                              If you are interested in joining other homeschoolers in
      Fire Station 73 in Issaquah Highlands                                  IH Community Center                                the Issaquah Highlands for a Back to School Social,
   $45 per person. You must RSVP and pay no later                                                                                   please e-mail Misty at raindrop@ihmail.com.
                                                                  Join us for an informal social opportunity to meet and
        than September 10. Class size limited.                                                                               Our mission is to gather together homeschoolers from our
                                                                 mingle with new neighbors, existing residents, staff and
                                                                    community leaders. Refreshments will be served.         community to enjoy fun, educational activities and an oppor-
   The American Heart Association first aid class, which
                                                                                                                            tunity to socialize and support, for kids and parents alike!
 includes adult CPR and obstructed airway management
will be taught by an instructor from Eastside Fire & Rescue.
      Students will receive a card good for two years.                                                                                    Sherm’s BBQ Bistro
                                                                  RSVP today!                                                            Now Serving Breakfast!
                                                                                                                                       Monday-Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00AM
                                                                                                                                  Sherm’s is now serving coffee, lattes, hot chocolate,
                                                                          206-701-0344                                           juice, breakfast pastries, and breakfast sandwiches in
                                                                                                                                      the morning during the week. 425-392-4508
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                                                       Get into the “game” and fun as Issaquah celebrates                   SOCK
                                                                                                                                                    October 2 & 3
                                                            the annual return of the spawning salmon!                                                  Saturday & Sunday
                                                                     In its 35th year, the award-winning                                                10am~6pm Daily
                                                                                                                                              HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ISSAQUAH
                                                        ISSAQUAH SALMON DAYS FESTIVAL
                                                            continues to be one of the Northwest’s                                                     FREE ADMISSION
                                                          favorite, “one of a kind” community events!
  Salmon                                                                                                                                    OHFISHAL SPORTING EVENTS
    Days                                                                                                                      SALMON OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT
                                                                                                                                                SUNDAY ~ SEPT. 26 ~ 8am
 Volunteer Sign-Up Party                                   COH                                                                               18-hole amateur golf tournament
                                                                                                                                                  with prizes and awards!
                                                                                   OHFISHAL EVENTS                                       Pre-register by Sept. 17: (425) 392-0661
     Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2004
     Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.                                                     GRANDE PARADE
     Location: Pickering Barn, across from Costco
                                                                             COH                                                    SALMON DAYS ORIENTEERING
                                                                                    SATURDAY ~ OCT. 2 ~ 10am                             SUNDAY ~ OCT. 3 ~ 10am
     Wholesale parking lot                                                         FRONT STREET TO GILMAN BOULEVARD             Cross-country navigation on a preset course at
     Cost: FREE!                                                                       The best “deal” in town!              Lake Sammamish State Park with a map and compass!
     Join us in kicking off the 2004 Salmon Days
     Festival at the annual Volunteer Sign Up Party.
                                                            HATCHERY TOURS & EXHIBITS                                         28TH ANNUAL ROTARY RUN
                                                                       A “full house” and creek!                                                SUNDAY ~ OCT. 3 ~ 9am
     The festivities will get underway at 5:30pm                 Docents, games and spectacular action!                                                                       CHI
                                                                                                                                         Certified 5 and 10K running                NOO
     at the Pickering Barn and will include a free                                                                                           and wheelchair races!
     dinner and the chance to sign up to be a                        ARTS & CRAFTS BOOTHS                                                    Info: (425) 391-9019
     Salmon Days volunteer. Once you’ve signed                       More than 300 booths of handcrafted
     up, you will also receive the 2004 Ohfishal                      treasures, gourmet foods and gifts!                                 RIDE THE SHUTTLE!
     Volunteer T-shirt!                                                                                                                    Spawnsored by Chevron
                                                                               FIELD OF FUN

     Volunteer Positions                                             The “go fishiest” place of all!                                 1
                                                                                                                                    $ roundtrip includes FREE parking
                                                                 Puppets, puzzles, fishin’ pond and play!                             Kids 5 and under FREE!
     No matter what your interest is, Salmon Days
     is sure to have a volunteer position to spark                    FOODS OF THE WORLD                                                    SHUTTLE LOT LOCATIONS
     your interest. And, if you volunteer for one or                       More than a “handful” of                           Issaquah Park & Ride: Intersection of Newport
     more 4 hour shifts, you’ll get the coveted Vol-                   fabulous feasting and festival fare!                   Way and SR 900 (South off Exit 15 from I-90)
     unteer T-shirt and an invite to the Volunteer
     Thank You Dinner where you will have a                 SALMON BAKE & BARBECUES                                           Costco Corporate parking lot: 10th Avenue NW
                                                            The “winning cards” of community tradition!                       Siemens Medical Solutions parking lot:
     chance to win great prizes.
     If you can’t make the party, stop by the Festi-                                                                          E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. at SE 51st Street
                                                                        LIVE ENTERTAINMENT                                    (North off Exit 17 from I-90)
     val Office at 155 NW Gilman Blvd. in Issaquah          Four stages of real “players”...music, magic
     to sign-up and pick-up your T-shirt, drop us a        and merrymaking...for every age and interest!                                         Sammy the Salmon encourages everyone
                                                                                                                                                    to please keep their pets at home.
     line at info@salmondays.org, call
     425.392.0661 or use the printable form at
     Booth Ohfishals Assist with chalking
     streets and directing vendors!
     Field of Fun Pitch in with one or more of
     the fun Field of Fun activities!
                                                           For more information, visit www.salmondays.org or call us at the Festivals Office (425) 392-0661
     Goodwill Help toast and host our vendors!
     Grande Parade Help line em’ up and move                                               Issaquah Highlands Shuttle Service to Salmon Days and Parade!
     em’ out!                                                                              Last year the shuttle service was very popular. Scott Gibbons will offer this service
     Hospitality Our hip-hoppin’ hosts to                                                  again! Pick up and return will be at Plateau Real Estate across form Ashland Park
     volunteers and spawnsors!                                                             between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. There
                                                                                           will be a $1 per person one way fee and complimentary refreshments will be
     Information Booths Be in-the-know and
                                                                                           available. Please call Scott at 425-890-7140 for more details.
     help people know where to go!
     Parking Assist as an ohfishal “cone com-
     mander” helping reserve parking spots and                                            Issaquah Historical Society
     block off streets.
                                                                                     to Hold Hometown Issaquah Reunion
     Refuse Rangers Here’s your change to
     dumpster dive, be filthy and talk trash for a     On Saturday, September 11, the Issaquah Historical                  time resident, a former resident, or member of a
     good cause!                                       Society will hold the 1st Annual Hometown                           Pioneer family, we would especially appreciate your
                                                       Issaquah Reunion at the Issaquah Depot. The event                   participation. If you are new to the area, this event
     Sporting Events The kings and queens of           will begin at 10 AM and will last until 4 PM. Re-                   will be a great way to learn more about your home.
     score keeping!                                    freshments will be provided.
     Survey Takers Find out where they migrate                                                                             Please call (425) 392-3500 or e-mail the Issaquah
     from and how much fun they have!                  The event will be a great opportunity to visit with                 Historical Society at info@issaquahhistory.org for
                                                       old friends, view photographs from our collection,                  further information or to RSVP to this event. We
     The Volunteer program at Salmon Days is
     Ohfishally Spawnsored by Overlake Hospital        share your memories and peruse the information                      also need volunteers to help record photo and fam-
     Medical Center. For more information email        that makes up our Issaquah Family Tree. Your con-                   ily information, as well as memories. Please con-
     info@salmondays.org or call 425.392.0661.         tributions and corrections will improve our records.                tact us if you would be interested in helping.
                                                       This event is open to the public; if you are a long-
                                                                                                       September 2004                                                                   15

                                        Communication Committee                         Special CDC Governance Workshop
                                        Friday, September 3, 10:00 - 11:00 am           Monday, September 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

                                        IH Community Center                             IH Community Center

                                        Issaquah City Council
                                        Tuesday, September 7, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
                                                                                        Trail Troopers Work Party
                                                                                        Monday, September 20, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
                                        City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset                  Meet at Community Center, then to site

                                        HFN Advisory Committee                          Issaquah City Council
                                        Wednesday, September 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm          Monday, September 20, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
                                        IH Fire Station Meeting Room                    City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset

                                        Highlands Council Board of Trustees             Pets n Pals Committee
                                        Thursday, September 9, 2:00 - 3:00 pm           Tuesday, September 21, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
                                        Port Blakely Conference Room                    IH Community Center

                                        Adopt-A-Wetland Work Party                      IHCA Board of Directors                                      by Barb Kelly
                                        Saturday, September 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm      Wednesday, September 22, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
                                        Meet at Community Center, then to site          Fire Station Meeting Room                      Pizza again? You betcha! Especially if it’s from
                                                                                                                                    Garlic Jim’s, the hottest, most innovative new pizza
                                        Issaquah Major Development                      Community Development Committee (CDC)       joint on the Plateau.
                                        & Regional Affairs Committee                    Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
                                                                                                                                       Garlic Jim’s took the pizzeria scene by storm last
                                        Monday, September 13, 5:30 - 7:30 pm            Fire Station Meeting Room
                                        Location TBA                                                                                March in Bellevue and is swiftly making a mark in
                                                                                        Cottages Board of Directors                 Klahanie. How could they not? This is quality stuff,
                                        Issaquah Arts Commission                        Thursday, September 23, 6:30 - 7:30 pm      folks. No shortcuts here. Fresh veggies are rounded
                                        Monday, September 13, 6:00 - 9:00 pm            IH Community Center                         up from Charlie’s Produce in Seattle each morning.
                                        City Hall, Coho Room                                                                        The thick buttermilk-parmesan crust is hand
                                                                                        Trail Troopers Work Party
                                                                                                                                    thrown, the sauce created from vine-ripened Cali-
                                        Resident Architectural Review Committee         Saturday, September 25, 9:00 am - 12 noon
                                                                                                                                    fornia tomatoes. No frozen mozzarella either; only
                                        Monday, September 13, 6:30 - 8:00 pm            Meet at Community Center, then to site
                                        IH Community Center                                                                         fresh, whole milk cheese will do.
                                                                                        Trail Troopers Work Party                       The finished product at Garlic Jim’s can be as
                                        Issaquah Parks Board - SPECIAL Meeting          Monday, September 27, 6:30 - 7:30 pm        simple or gourmet as taste buds demand, but the
                                        Grandview Park Preliminary Concept Designs      Meet at Community Center, then to site      key ingredient for most pizzas is ‘garlic, garlic and
                                        PUBLIC WELCOME                                                                              more garlic’. Most generous with the ‘G’ word is
                                        Monday, September 13, 7:00 - 8:00 pm            Issaquah Parks Board
                                                                                                                                    the Queen Margherita, a nice thin-crusted offering
                                        IH Fire Station Meeting Room                    Monday, September 27, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
                                                                                        City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset              slathered with olive oil and basil, then topped off
                                        Parks & Trails Committee                                                                    with roasted whole garlic cloves, red onions and
                                        Tuesday, September 14, 6:30 - 8:00 pm                                                       fresh tomatoes. Ditto with Jim’s Gourmet Garlic, a
                                        IH Community Center                                                                         combination of basil-pesto sauce, artichoke hearts,
                                                                                                                                    roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese.
                                                                                                                                       There’s a new take on the classics, too. The Gour-
                                                                                                                                    met Hawaiian (no garlic on this one) is jazzed up
                                                                                                                                    with a sprinkling of coconut, and the spicy South-
                                                                                                                                    west Chicken is topped off with thin, crunchy torti-

                                                                                                                                    lla strips.

                                        Gran d Ope                                                                                     For serious meat-lovers, there’s the Hercules, piled
                                          Celebrat                                                                                  with salami, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, beef, Ital-

                                                                                                                                    ian sausage and bacon. The other end of the spec-

                                                                                                                                    trum offers a scrumptious Veggie pie topped with,

                                          Cen tral P                                                                                yep, fresh veggies.

                                               and                                     The City
                                                                                                   of Issaqu                           And, or course, you can have it your way. Use
                                                    gget                                                     ah Parks
                                              ck Nu
                                                                                       Recreatio                      &             your imagination and create your own.
                                                                                                  n Depart
                                          Bla                                                                ment and                  Sides include chicken wings (hot or BBQ), a
                                                                                        Port Blak
                                                                                                  ely Com
                                                                                       invite yo            munities                couple of salads, some bread sticks, soft drinks, and
                                                                                                 u to cele                          a variety of Haagen-Das flavors for dessert.
                                                                                     long-awa              brate the
                                                                                               ited Gran                               Garlic Jim’s is located in the Klahanie QFC shop-
                                                                                                          d Openin
                                                                                          of Centr                  g               ping center next to Thai Ginger. Hours are from
                                                                                                    al Park a
                                                                                                              nd                    4:00pm to 11:00pm, and delivery is available on
                                                                                          Black Nu
                   Thursday, September 16                                                            gget Park                      the Plateau from NE 8th to the I-90. Phone 425-427-
                                                                                       in Issaqu
                          6:00 PM                                                                ah Highla
                                                                                                            nds.                    5467. All credit cards accepted.

                        Central Park                                                                                                  Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza
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                                                 SnoSprings School
                                                 K-2 Foundation Education
                                                        Now Enrolling for Fall 2004
                                                  Pre-K, All Day Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades

                                            · Certified teachers, State Superintendent of Public
                                              Instruction approved and regionally accredited
                                            · Music, P.E., Technology and Spanish Specialists
                                            · Well integrated Language Arts program that quickly
                                              develops advanced readers.
                                            · All-inclusive team atmosphere that builds confidence
                                              and good citizenship.
                                            · Small cooperative classes and integrated media center
                                              where every child participates and thrives.
                                            · Dedicated, gifted and experienced teaching team.
                                            · Unique learning environment in a rustic log school
                                              house surrounded by evergreens and gardens.
                                            · Convenient Plateau Location, one block South of
                                              Klahaine QFC Shopping Center
                                            · Space is limited and registration is on a first come basis.
                                                 For further information or to arrange
                                                  a tour, please contact Joe Drovetto
                                                            SnoSprings School
                                                425-392-1196, snosprings@yahoo.com
                                                  25237 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road
                                                          Issaquah, WA 98029

                                                                                                                 “Your Highlands’ neighbor &
                                                                                                                  real estate experts with a
                                                                                                              vested interest in our community”
                                                                           Mike Badri
                                                                           Residential Specialist
                                                                           (206) 799-3958

 We Offer Complete Car Care!
                                                         email: mikebadri@ihmail.com
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            Superior Service                                                                                                              Associate Broker
                                                                                                                                       (206) 406-2004
          Quality Workmanship                                              What’s important is you.
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 Fully Trained, ASE Certified Technicians

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        425-392-3020                                                                                        • Small Class Sizes
                                                                                                            • Convenient Downtown Issaquah Location
 145 NW Gilman Blvd www.autotech-wa.com                                                                     • Balanced curriculum including grace and
                                                                                                              courtesy, reading, math, spanish, science,
                                                                                                              culture and social skills
                                                             Now Accepting
                                                              for Fall 2004
                                                                                                                 Call (425)392-4087 for information
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      Connecting Volunteers and Community
      Meals for New Moms                                              Volunteer Appreciation                                     Events Committee
                                                             This month we would like to take the opportunity
New baby in the neighborhood? Let us bring you dinner!                                                                           is looking for you!
                                                             to thank Vanessa Cusimano for all her hard work
We’d love to welcome your new little one by dropping off
  dinner for your family. If you or someone you know in      to help shape Issaquah Highlands into the commu-            Many residents are excited about all that is going on in
 Issaquah Highlands is expecting a baby please contact       nity we all love. Vanessa has taken the initiative to       Issaquah Highlands for the young and old alike. Events
  us so that we can schedule meals to be dropped off.        spearhead some unique efforts in our community.             within the community bring together people and create
            For more information please email                                                                            friendships. We are looking for anyone who can donate
                                                             She chairs the Pets n Pals Committee and has been
       Sara Winnick at sara.winnick@ihmail.com.                                                                        time to help create and keep our events calendar full and
                                                             instrumental in gathering ideas, support, and re-             fun! We have a variety of areas that need extra help.
                  Do You Like to Cook?                       sources for our future off-leash dog park. She also                Please contact Sondi at 206-701-0344 or
Sign up to be a meal-drop-off volunteer for those who’ve     created and leads a successful New Parents Group                            slind@portblakely.com
  just welcomed a new baby into their homes. Nothing         for neighborhood parents with infants. Vanessa put
  elaborate—just a good meal for those new moms and          many hours into the Aquatic Task Force during the
dads who are adjusting to having a new little one in their
family. For more information please email Sara Winnick
                                                             feasibility stages, assists in the children’s census to   Kids Connection Committee
              at sara.winnick@ihmail.com.                    keep our elementary school on schedule, and has
                                                                                                                       Kids! We are looking to start a committee just for you! We
                                                             made and delivered meals to new moms in our com-             want your input and ideas on things from events to
                                                             munity. We thank you Vanessa for all you do to             amenities in the parks to what things you want to see in
          Food and Clothing                                  help make our community such a wonderful place             Blakely Hall! This is a great opportunity to fulfill commu-
          for Those in Need                                  to live!!                                                     nity service time as well as just giving back to your
                                                                                                                       community and meet new friends. This is your community
   Thank you for your donations! We’re getting a good                                                                  and your ideas matter. Please contact Sondi at 206-701-
  response and will continue to work with the Issaquah                                                                                0344 or slind@portblakely.com
  Food and Clothing Bank, collecting donations for low-
      income residents of Issaquah and the Eastside.
Consider this chance to make a difference in someone’s
    life. We will be accepting clean usable clothing and                                                                              Trail Troopers
  nonperishable food items here at the Issaquah High-                                                                      Join the Issaquah Highlands Trail Troopers to help
 lands Community Center, and a specially designed box                                                                  maintain existing trails and build new trails and traditions
      will be placed in the entry area for this purpose.                                                               for our community. We have trail work parties on the 1st,
                                                                                                                         3rd, and 4th Monday evening 6:30-7:30, and the 4th
  Your donations will most definitely be appreciated!                                                                     Saturday 9am-12pm. For more information, contact
  Drop them by the Community Center, grab a cup of                                                                                Brenda Jacobs at 206-701-0346 or
  coffee or hot chocolate, and a homemade cookie,                                                                                      bjacobs@portblakely.com.
 and stay around to chat awhile. We’d love to see you.

     Looking for Volunteers                                                                                                        Adopt-A-Wetland
     for IH Haunted House                                                                                                Join us the second Saturday of each month, from 9am-
                                                                                                                        12pm as we maintain and protect the valuable wetlands
 This year we want to make our Haunted House better                                                                     in our community. Volunteer maintenance tasks include
               than ever. We are in need of volunteers                                                                  weeding, watering new plants, grass trimming, and bark
                      to help in areas of decorations,                                                                 installation around the bases of all trees and shrubs in all
                         set-up, clean-up, etc. Please                                                                  areas of the wetland mitigation site. Contact Tim Ryan at
                                 contact Erin at                                                                                tryteo@comcast.net for more information.
                       echamberlain@portblakely.com          Vanessa Cusimano, daughter Carin, and dog Max
                              or 206-225-2338.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Achieving Wellness Centers
                                                                                                                                                                                serving you in Issaquah at
                                                                                                                                                                                 Vitality Chiropractic
                                                                                                                                                                                   Aiming for complete
        Wood Window Specialists                                                                                                                                                      spinal wellbeing
      Window Glass Replacements                                                                                                                                                     with the very least
     Window Screens & Storm Doors
     Window Replacements & Repairs
     Shower Doors & Tub Enclosures                                                                                                                                                     Mention this ad for a
                                                                                                                                                                                 free consultation with Dr. Fryer
      Mirrors • Table Tops • Shelves
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     Serving the Eastside for 15 years
          Bonded and Insured • ALLSEG • 055JL

                                                                                                                                                                              Go the
                                                                                                                                                                             Extra Mile
                                                                                                                                                                              Courtesy of Columbia Fitness Issaquah

                                                                                                                                                                       As reported by the Surgeon General, more than 60%
                                                                                                                                                                       of all adults in the U.S. do not achieve the suggested
                                                                                                                                                                       amount of daily exercise. It is recommended that we
                                                                                                                                                                       all do 30-60 minutes of physical activity daily, even in
                                                                                                                                                                       blocks of 10 minutes. Health educators have now
                                                                                                                                                                       been promoting the use of a pedometer to make
                                                                                                                                                                       people aware of their current activity levels. Used in
                                                                                                                                                                       Japan for years, called ‘manpo-kei’, a pedometer
                                                                                                                                                                       means 10,000 steps, which signifies the amount of
                                                                                                                                                                       activity one should get per day.

                                                                                                                                                                       Wearing a pedometer also enables a person to set
                                                                                                                                                                       goals for increased activity levels. Ranging in price
                                                                                                                                                                       from $10 to $50, pedometers are worn on the waist,
                                                                                                                                                                       and are programmed based on an individuals stride
                                                                                                                                                                       length. Pedometers are used as a motivational tool,
                                                                                                                                                                       enabling the wearer to track his or her physical activ-
                                                                                                                                                                       ity throughout the day.

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                                                                                            228th A
                                                                                                      ve. SE                        Lak                                The benefits of increased physical activity are:
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                                                                                                                                                           ISSAQUAH    • Improved overall health, mood, self-esteem and



                                                                                                                              R                            HIGHLANDS     decreased stress
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                                                                                                                                                                       • Decreased weight, increased glycemic control, and

                                                                                                ISSAQUAH                                                                 lowered blood pressure.
                                                               Exit 17                                                                                                 • Decrease in risk factors for illnesses such as dia-
                                                                                              NE Gil                                                       Exit 18       betes, cardiovascular disease and osteoperosis.
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                                                                             Front Street


                                                                                                  E Sunset Way                                                         Whether your workout plan needs a little help, or you
                                                                                                                                                                       are in full swing, try adding a pedometer to your daily
                                                                                                                                                                       routine. Kids could also benefit from the use of this
                                                                                                                                                                       tiny little tool! Research shows that less than 20% of
                                                                                                                                                                       all high school students complete 20 minutes or more
                                     Connections Advertising                                                                                                           of physical exercise! Get moving!
      Do you have a home business or work for a company that would benefit the residents
       in Issaquah Highlands? Consider advertising in our community newsletter! Please
      contact Sondi Lind at slind@portblakely.com or 206-701-0344 for more information.
                                                                               September 2004                                                                         19

            Living Healthy                                                               Achieving Wellness
               Water, Water Everywhere,                                                         What Oil Should You be Cooking With,
          but Are You Getting Enough to Drink?                                                     and Which Should You Avoid?
                          By Patricia Baird, LMP                                       Dear Dr. Fryer,
                 Moon Lodge Spa Health and Wellness Coach                              I am a bit confused as to what kind of oil is the best oil to cook with? I really
                                                                                       cannot tell the difference in the taste of the food when I switch back and forth
Living in the Pacific Northwest, it can be easy to take water for granted—             so I want to use the healthiest. Should I be concerned with the amount of
especially in the winter when it seems like the rains will never end. But do           saturated fats in the oil? I have seen many published articles that are conflict-
you actually drink enough water every day?                                             ing with each other. Can you provide your insight on this matter?
                                                                                       Thank You,
Statistics indicate that 75% of all Americans are chronically dehydrated, and
                                                                                       Concerned Cook in Issaquah Highlands
that even when we do drink water it’s only enough to wet our throats and not
enough to hydrate our bodies. Unfortunately, thanks to chronic patterns of
                                                                                       Dear Concerned Cook,
dehydration and dietary conditioning, most people today either have very
                                                                                       I did some research on your question. What I found interestingly enough was
weak thirst mechanisms or they’ve lost them altogether. The result is that
                                                                                       coconut oil. Dr. Mercola is a leading medical doctor that has dedicated his life
thirst is most often mistaken for hunger—if it’s experienced at all.
                                                                                       to research many different natural health topics and issues. He wrote an ar-
Drinking to Your Health                                                                ticle on the oil concern that you have encountered. I have included it below.
We’ve always known that the body needs water to survive, but only recently
have scientists and physicians begun to realize how critical it may be to our            Anytime you cook a food you run the risk of creating heat-induced damage.
overall health and well-being. New research in western and holistic medicine           Well, suppose there was a type of oil that is stable enough to resist heat-
suggests that a lack of water may actually be the cause of many degenerative           induced damage and so healthy that it helps you lose weight, prevent heart
diseases, and that drinking enough of it may be the secret to preventing them.         disease and lower cholesterol. Would you choose to use this oil?
                                                                                         If you said yes then you will want to get some coconut oil today. Naturally,
Some diseases—including stomach pains, migraines, allergies, asthma, hy-               when choosing an oil to cook with you want oil that will not be damaged by
pertension, and a host of other conditions—may actually be symptoms of                 high cooking temperatures. Of all the available oils, coconut is the oil of choice
dehydration that should first be treated by re-hydrating with pure water. Ar-          for cooking because it is nearly a completely saturated fat, which means it is
thritis, kidney stones, constipation, arteriosclerosis, obesity, glaucoma, cata-       much less susceptible to damage when it is heated.
racts, diabetes, hypoglycemia, and many other diseases can also often be                 Although mainstream media portrays olive oil as the healthiest oil, this title
prevented and/or improved by drinking enough quality water.                            does not extend to cooking. Olive oil is primarily a monounsaturated fat. This
Water can also help you think better. One Washington University study showed           means that it has one double bond in its fatty acid structure. Although a
that a mere 2% drop in the bodies’ water triggered fuzzy short-term memory,            monounsaturated fat is inherently more stable than a polyunsaturated fat, the
trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or             overabundance of oleic acid in olive oil creates an imbalance on the cellular
printed page. Another study cited dehydration as the number one trigger of             level, which has been associated to an increased risk of breast cancer and
daytime fatigue.                                                                       heart disease. Olive oil is a healthy fat to include in your diet in a non-heated
                                                                                       form, however.
Weighing in on Water                                                                     Polyunsaturated oils, which include vegetable oils like corn, soy, safflower
Obesity has become an epidemic in America, yet few people are aware of the             and canola, are the worst oils to cook with because of the trans-fatty acids
weight loss benefits of drinking water. Simply staying hydrated can increase           introduced during the hydrogenation process, which results in increased dan-
your metabolism by as much as 3%, and help your liver and kidney’s process             gers of chronic diseases such as breast cancer and heart disease.
fat faster. This means you burn more calories, even when you’re just sitting             As you can see in the chart below, coconut oil contains the most saturated
on the couch. Plus, the hidden hunger that dieters experience is often really just     fat of all edible oils. Don’t be scared away by the negative view of ‘saturated
the body craving the water content of food, rather than the calories in the food.      fat’ portrayed by the media. Many studies have shown that a low-fat diet is
Drinking more water can also keep your body from retaining fluids. When                not the answer for preventing heart disease, and some scientists are calling
you drink less than 64 ounces of water a day, your body thinks there’s a               for new dietary guidelines that reflect this discovery. To really understand the
drought. This makes it want hold on to every molecule of water it can. The             benefits of saturated fat, I suggest you read Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon’s
result? Fluid retention and stored fat.                                                article “The Truth About Saturated Fat” to first dispel any lingering notions
                                                                                       you may have that all saturated fats are dangerous.
Drink Up!
How much water should you drink? The easiest way to determine a daily                      Type of Oil Monunsaturated          Polyunsaturated          Saturated
average is to divide your body weight in half. If you weigh 130 lbs, you should            Canola          58.9                     29.6                   7.1
be drinking a minimum of 65 oz. of water each day. If you exercise, eat meat,              Coconut          5.8                      1.8                  86.5
eggs or salty foods, drink caffeine or are in a dry, hot or windy climate you              Corn            12.7                     58.7                  24.2
should drink more. And always make sure that the water you’re drinking is                  Flaxseed        22.0                     74.0                   4.0
clean, pure and free from pollutants and toxins.                                           Grape seed      16.1                     69.9                   8.1
                                                                                           Olive           77.0                      8.4                  13.5
Remember, even though thirst is the most important indicator of need, you
                                                                                           Palm            37.0                      9.3                  49.3
will probably have to re-learn this natural instinct and reacquire your taste for
                                                                                           Palm Kernel     11.4                      1.6                  81.5
water. If you need a little sweetness, add some Concord grape juice to your
                                                                                           Peanut          46.2                     32.0                  16.9
glass. Or, squeeze a fresh lemon into two quarts of quality water to make an
                                                                                           Safflower       12.6                     73.4                   9.6
excellent hydrating, alkalinizing electrolyte replacement.
                                                                                           Sesame          39.7                     41.7                  14.2
So next time you’re feeling hungry, thirsty, tired, sick, cranky or headachy, try          Soybean         23.3                     57.9                  14.4
reaching for a calorie free, carbohydrate free, sugar free, fat free glass of water.
Or better yet, just reach for one right now.                                           Dr. Sean Fryer has a practice in Meadows Creek in Issaquah and can be reached
                                                                                       at 425-369-1040. Please email any questions you may have to
To find out more about water properties, types, quality, tastes, testing for qual-
                                                                                       fryerdc@yahoo.com to be answered in our monthly column.
ity and more contact Patricia Baird at Moon Lodge (425) 392-4700.
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                                                                                                            Fiber Network

                                  CASH                                                              $
                                                                                                                       Basic Service
                                                                                                                       256K downstream

                                                                                                                         64K upstream

                                                                                                                                                     Broadband Service
     To submit a FREE classified ad, please email Sarah Lee at
                                                                                                                                       3495  month
                                                                                                                                                       1.5M downstream
                                                                                                                                                        256K upstream
     slee@portblakely.com. Include your name, phone number and/or
     email address, and ad copy (50 words or less). You can also submit
                                                                                                                               Advanced Service
     your ad online at www.IHwebsite.com. Log in and click on Resi-                                          $
     dent Classifieds. Ads received by the 15th will appear in the follow-                                             month       4M downstream
     ing month’s newsletter.                                                                                                       768K upstream

                                                                                                              Blazing fast Internet connectivity
                             CHILDREN’S ITEMS
                                                                                                               Spam and virus e-mail filtering
New and Good Quality Crib, Mattress, Dresser & Hutch                                                                Security and firewalls
Light maple color, Morgieu Lepine brand, Only used for 3 months                                              Nationwide dial-up Internet access
Bought at “Go To Your Room” in Bellevue. Paid $1700, asking $1000 OBO
                                                                                                                    Personal Web hosting
Please contact Melissa at 425-369-1079.
                                                                                                             Local telephone technical support
Infant boy’s white baptismal outfit, size 6 months, never worn $25
Graco High Chair $15; Extra large infant bathtub $15                                                                For more information or to order services,
Contact Renee at reneez@ihmail.com or 369-2919.                                                                       visit www.HighlandsFiberNetwork.com
                                                                                                                              or call 425-427-0999.
Barbie bike with training wheels: $25 OBO
Contact Brent or Kristi at 425-427-9688 or kbgeorge@comcast.net

Maple Entertainment Center, Corner Unit & Matching Bookshelf. Email us for pictures
and specs. You are welcome to stop by and see. $1500. erin.aitken@ihmail.com

Matching couch and chair. Brown, slip-covered. Great material for kid and puppy proofing!
Excellent condition. Couch $150. Chair $100.
Contact Brent or Kristi at 425-427-9688 or kbgeorge@comcast.net

Lovely Lozier resale in first phase of Issaquah Highlands. End lot located on a quiet
street facing an open greenbelt that is perfect for the rocking chair front porch. Bright,
open floor plan of 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with large bedrooms and great master
suite. Just seconds to parks & Sherm’s bistro. Ready to move in! All upgraded appliances
and blinds remain. Great investment with new Sunset interchange and easy I-90 access,
Microsoft campus, Towncenter shopping. Offered at $382,500 - 425-369-2919

Young Chinchillas
Want a pet but don’t have room for a dog? 3 young chinchillas for sale, $50 each
The cutest and softest of the exotic caged pets.
Contact Colleen at cn1024@netscape.net or 425-392-5589

Babysitting, Housesitting and Petsitting
My name is Kami Lind and I have been housitting and petsitting in the community for
the last 4 years. I am now adding babysitting to my list of offerings! I have excellent
references and my mom (who works for the community) is always available to help!
Please give me a call at 425-391-1186.
                                                                                                    September 2004                                                                              21

                                                                                                                Visit www.IHwebsite.com
                       Get up to 133MPG
                                                                                                          How to Log In to www.IHwebsite.com:
                      in our Electric Cars.                                                               1. Go to www.IHwebsite.com
                                                                                                          2. Click on “Resident Login”
                                                                                                          3. Established users: Enter Login Name and Password. If you don’t know your
                                                                                                             Login Name and Password, click on “forgot your password?” and they will be
                                                                                                             emailed to you.
                                                                                                             New users:
                                                                                                            New users: click on “Login Request Form.” Submit this form and your Login
                                                                                                             Name and Password will be set up within 48 hours.

                                                                                                          How to Edit Your User Profile:
Its true. At today’s prices of $2.00 per gallon, and the cost of charging an electric car at 75 cents     1. Log in to www.IHwebsite.com
our electric cars can achieve the equivelant of 133 mpg! You can drive all around the Issaquah            2. Click on “User Profile”
Highlands and any street in Issaquah for pennies. Stop paying $2.00 a gallon for gas, why
not pay 75 cents to charge up your electric car and run it for up to 50 miles? Your local                 3. Here you can modify all your personal information, including keeping your email
neighborhood trips can get real cheap. Not only will you save on gas and oil changes but your                address up-to-date. You can also control what information will appear in the
insurance will be less and you will be doing your part for the environment. Get rid of your                  resident address book.
second car and replace it with a low maintenance 4 passenger Summit or Dynasty IT.                        4. Be sure to click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the screen.
                  Ask about our weekend loaner program!
                    Call Jim or Mark at (206) 328-1750.                                                   How to Subscribe to Email Bulletins:
                                                                                                          1. Log in to www.IHwebsite.com
                                                MC Electric Vehicles                                      2. Click on “eMail Bulletins”
 7.5%                         1200 So Dearborn St • Seattle, WA 98144
                      (206) 328-1750 • 1-800-732-1108 • www.mcev.biz                                      3. Here you can subscribe or unsubscribe to our weekly email bulletins.
Fed.Tax                                                                                                   4. Be sure to click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the screen.

          Mosaic exists to be a catalyst for life transformation.
                                                                                                                                            Issaquah Highlands Community Center
                                                                                                                                            Looking for Handyman
                                                                    Mosaic is a new faith community of
                                                                                                                                              Handyman needed for small projects.
                                                                 Christ-followers emerging on the Eastside.                                This would be a paying, as needed position.
                                                                                                                                              Please contact Sondi at 206-701-0344
                                                                               Please join us for                                                  or slind@portblakely.com
                                                                         Service every Sunday, 9:00 AM
                                                                         at Regal 9 Cinema in Issaquah

                                                                                  For more info:
                                                                      www.eastsidemosaic.com or connect with
                                                                        lead pastor and Highlands resident,

                 Creativity is the natural result of spirituality.

                                                                                                                                                  The latest in alternative techniques:

                                                                                                                                           • Muscle work - Myofascial release, trigger point
                                                                                                                                             therapy and specific spinal adjustments to help

            Klahanie Center                                                                                                                  your body function better structurally.

                                                                                                                                           • Nutritional supplements to supply what your body

        Veterinary Hospital, P.S.                                                                                                            needs biochemically. Metabolic Typing assessment
                                                                                                                                             – so you know which foods are right for you.

                                          Privately owned and operated                                                                     • Emotional techniques such as N.E.T. and Heart
                                                                                                                                             Rate Variability to help balance your body

                                                                                                                                           • Energetic work - using techniques such as the
                                                  Dr. William D. Hougham, D.V.M.                                                             recent FDA approved Healing Light therapeutic
                                                                                                                                             laser which uses Energy to help heal damaged
                                                                                                                                             tissues and decrease pain.
                                                     Complete and compassionate pet care
                                                    in a convenient location on the plateau.

                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Carlston, D.C. uses these and
                                                                                                                                                  other healing techniques to help you
                                        425-392-3110                                                                                                 resolve your health problems.

                                      www.klahanievet.com                                                                                         www.mytbw.com
                            4582 Klahanie Drive SE, Issaquah, WA 98029                                                                             425-557-5975
22                                                                Issaquah Highlands Connections

          Every Wednesday
                                    k ids'               It’s great to be a kid in Issaquah Highlands!
                                                       Parents and kids, check out this section to keep
                                                         up-to-date with family life in our community.
                                                                                                                                        Kids Night Out
                                                                                                                                       Back to School
                                                                                                                                    with Columbia Fitness
                                                                                                                                         Friday, September 10
       10:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon                                                                                                              7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                            Fire House Park
      New Parents Group
           Every Tuesday
       10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                       BACK TO SCHOOL!

                                                     Issaquah schools start on
                                                                                                    Kids Night Out
                                                     Wednesday, September 8
                                                                                                   Friday, September 24
                                                                                                      7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
                                                                                                   IH Community Center

                  IH Annual Picnic
                  Sunday, September 12
                    2:30 - 6:00 p.m.                                                                                                 Kids Art Show Opening
                      Summit Park
                                                                                                                                         Saturday, September 11
                                                                                                                                           Sherm’s BBQ Bistro
                                                       Babysitters Wanted!
                                                     There are many families in Issaquah
                                                       Highlands looking for experienced
                                                   babysitters. If you babysit or are looking
       Grand Opening                               for a babysitter, please contact Rachelle              Homeschoolers
     of Central Park and                          Roberts at RachelleHRoberts@yahoo.com                    Activity Group
                                                              or 425-391-6881
     Black Nugget Park                                                                          Gathering together homeschoolers from our
                                                                                                community to enjoy fun, educational activities
     Thursday, September 16                                                                     and an oppor-tunity to socialize and support,
            6:00 pm                                                                                     for kids and parents alike!
                                                                                                   E-mail Misty at raindrop@ihmail.com.
          Central Park

                                 see Calendar of Events, page 12-13, for event details

                                                                           B A C K                 T O               S C H O O L

                                                      Almost everyday, all of us throw away trash. As                  REUSE
                                                      you can imagine, this adds up to a lot of garbage!        • Save packaging, colored paper, egg cartons and
                                                      When trash is taken to landfills, it sits for years         other items for arts and crafts projects.
                                                      and years—and we are quickly running out of               • Reuse items like refillable pens and pencils, re-
                                                      places to put it all. That’s why it is important to         chargeable batteries, and scrap paper for notes.
                                                      discover creative ways at home and at school to           • If you bring your lunch to school, package it in
                                                      generate less waste.                                        reusable containers instead of disposable ones,
                                                                                                                  and carry them in a reusable plastic or cloth bag,
                                                             REDUCE                                               or lunch box. Bring drinks in a thermos instead
                                                      • Use school supplies wrapped with minimal pack-            of disposable bottles or cartons.

      Sustainable                                       aging or buy products that come in bulk sizes.
                                                      • If you buy lunch, take and use only what you                   RECYCLE

        Living                                          need: one napkin, one ketchup packet, one salt
                                                        packet, one set of utensils. And remember to re-
                                                                                                                • Before starting a new school year, sort through
                                                                                                                  your materials from last year. Recycle unwanted
                                                        cycle your cans and bottles!                              papers and reuse your old folders and binders.
                                                      • Ride the bus to school or carpool with friends or       • Choose products made from recycled products,
                                                        neighbors to help prevent wasted gas, reduce air          such as binders make from old shipping boxes.
                                                        pollution, and decrease traffic in your community.
                                                            September 2004                                                              23

                                                                                             ISSAQUAH SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                       Back to School!                                        www.issaquah.wednet.edu
                                                                                       No school: October 8, November 11, November 25-26,
                                              Wednesday, September 8                     December 20-31, January 17, February 21-25,
                                                                                                 March 25, April 11-15, May 30

                                                                                        Wouldn’t it be great to come home
                                  Independent                                           knowing that

                                  Living at its Best!
                                  Bellewood Retirement Apts. has many activities for
                                  today’s active Seniors. Located on the beautiful        Issaquah
                                  Sammamish Plateau, our quiet serene setting offers       Kitchen
                                  safety, security, privacy and freedom.
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                                  Come discover an affordable cost of living and a       We do all the planning, shopping, chopping
Check out our                     wonderful quality of life!
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                                  Call to schedule your personal tour
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                   HOT!                                                                                                  Across the street from our future Town Center!
                                                                                                                                    2660 sqft, 3 Bedrooms,
                      HOT!                                                                                                   Den and a huge Bedroom sized Loft.
                                                                                                                                Formal Dining & Living Rooms.
                                                                                                                          Gourmet Kitchen adjacent to Family Room.
                                                                                                                              Huge Master w/5 piece Bathroom.
                      L                                                                                                                               G!
                                                                                                                            Awesome Views of the Mountains and
                                                                                                                            of evening Sunsets! Lots of Upgrades!
                                 Affordable, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath                                                                        Asking $454,000
                                         end unit in Timarron.
                                                                                                                              Three separate offers
                                       Only $220,000!!                                                                         made on this home!
                                                                                                                            Scott Sells the Highlands!!

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                                     Account Manager
                                                                   Located at Ashland Park in Issaquah Highlands
     13010 NE 20th St, Ste A • Bellevue, WA 98005                  www.PlateauRE.com • Scott@PlateauRE.com
        1-800-926-1110 • www.firstam.com
                                                                              425-890-7140                                           Jason Gibbons                 Scott Gibbons
                                                                                                                                         Agent                     Owner/Broker

                                                           Services & Reminders
       Rent the Community Center                                                Block Party Wagon                                          Automatic Dues Payments
The Issaquah Highlands Community Center is now avail-            Everything you need to host a great party is right here at        Simplify your life and set up your association payments
able on a rental basis for all your meetings, parties and        your fingertips. The Issaquah Highlands Block Party Wagon         (dues) to be paid by automatic withdrawal.
social gatherings! If you are looking for a cozy, family feel-   is available to residents and is stocked with everything from
ing complete with couches, overstuffed chairs, kitchen, and      games and karaoke, to tables and chairs, canopy, first aid        To obtain an authorization form,
even a fireplace, the Community Center is your place. If you     kit, garbage cans, and even the barbecue. This is one of          • Call 425-391-4700
are looking for a business environment with tables, chairs       our great perqs—reserve it today! We will deliver the Block       • Stop by the Community Center
and coffee service, the Community Center will be the per-        Party Wagon to your location and pick it up after your func-      • E-mail myaccount@portblakely.com, or
fect spot! Please contact Sondi at 206-701-0344 for more         tion. There is a $25 fee per use. Please contact Sondi Lind       • Go to www.IHwebsite.com, ‘Community Association’
information and reservations.                                    for reservations at 206-701-0344 or slind@portblakely.com.

                                                                                                                                         Community Center Services
       Be Responsible for Your Pets!                                        Rent the Bounce House
                                                                                                                                            • Discount Movie Tickets
As the days get lighter and warmer, your pets are as anx-        Are you planning a children’s birthday party, a family gath-
ious as you are to be out enjoying the beautiful weather.                                                                                   • Notary Public Services
                                                                 ering, picnic, or just some plain old family fun? We now
Please remember to keep your pets on a leash, for their          have an inflatable Bounce House that will inflate in min-                  • Limited Postage Stamp Purchase
protection as well as the respect for your neighbors, and to     utes and bring hours of fun to your kids! The Bounce House                 • Fax Sending and Receiving
pick up after them.                                              rents for $25 and comes complete with tarp and simple                      • Dry Cleaning Pick-Up/Delivery
                                                                 instructions. Please contact Sondi at 206-701-0344 or                      • Limited Photocopying
  Architectural Review Applications                              slind@portblakely.com                                                      • Issaquah Press Newspaper Stand
                                                                                                                                            • Lost and Found
Building a fence? Installing an air conditioning unit, hot tub                     Chess Anyone?
or any other exterior home or lot improvements?                                                                                             • Parenting Map Magazine
PLEASE REMEMBER to have your application submitted by            If you have not been up to Summit Park you are in for a real               • Costco Memberships and Gift Cards
the first Monday of each month to Brenda Jacobs. ARC             surprise! There is a life-size Chess board built right into the            • Voter Registration Forms
applications may be downloaded on line from                      walk-way! We have 3-foot chess pieces available to check
IHwebsite.com. For more information contact Brenda at            out at the Community Center. You can also take the tops off
206-701-0346 or bjacobs@portblakely.com.                         the Chess pieces and play a fun game of checkers!

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