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- PERMIT NO. 83 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 PRSRT STD Issaquah Highlands see HOME OCCUPATIONS on page 7 2 Issaquah Highlands Connections 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 ! ingoed 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Julian Gonzales, email@example.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: 425-427-8736 firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-427-8736 email@example.com, 206-701-0345 1401 NE Park Drive Community Association Administrative Assistant, Mary Birren Builder Liaison Coordinator, Renee Paradis Mailing Address: 1775 12th Avenue NW, Ste. 101 Center firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-701-0342 email@example.com, 206-701-0348 Issaquah, Washington 98027 Community Information Coordinator, Oscar Kelley Association Accountant, Jocelyn Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-427-8736 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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. 4 Issaquah Highlands Connections EVALUATION from page 1 Resident Quotes... T • 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. Shanti • 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 ACTIVITIES VOLOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVENTS & ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 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 COMMUNIT Y ASSOCIATION STAFF PERFORMANCE 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. ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT SERVICE 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 6 Issaquah Highlands Connections C O N S T R U C T I O N Resident HOTLINE 206-701-0347 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 anderschaaf Vander Your Neighborhood Insurance Agent Accent Insurance Agency Insurance Agency Get an insurance proposal today. (425) 392-1798 www.accent4u.com www.accent4u.com R 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 permit. 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. Visit www.IHwebsite.com to view the live camera. For ages 3 –5 years old ENROLL FOR FALL 2004 Christian Emphases • Qualified Staff Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum Less stress (425) 313-8839 A Ministry of Eastridge Christian Assembly NOW OPEN! Saving money & time 1640 NW Gilman Blvd Ste B-5 Quick & easy cleanup Little Miracles Preschool is open to all children regardless of race, sex, Issaquah, WA 98027 Less grocery shopping creed, color or national origin. (425) 392-3636 Simple meal preparation (Meadows Shopping Center, 5025 Issaquah/Pine Lake Rd. SE behind O'char Bistro facing S.R. 900) Dinner around the table Issaquah, WA 98029 (425) 391-5651 8 Issaquah Highlands Connections 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. aesthetics. 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 10 Issaquah Highlands Connections FINS BISTRO Your Neighborhood Seafood Restaurant Fresh Seafood • Fine Wines Cocktails • Patio Dining Pre-Theatre Dining During Village Theatre Show Season Open for Lunch and Dinner Tuesday to Sunday Weekend Brunch Saturday and Sunday Closed Mondays See What’s New! 301 Front Street North in Issaquah For Reservations Call 425-392-0109 www.finsbistro.com Special Offer to Fellow Highlands Residents: 10% OFF Your Total Bill (Offer Not to Be Combined with Any Other Offers or Coupons) A world of shopping all its own. gilmanvillage.com Lilypad Books Read Books for Children -It! at Gilman Village Just Good Books! Just for Kids! 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Store 40, Issaquah 425-391-2758 firstname.lastname@example.org Get creative! 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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. criteria).” 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/ community. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 7:00-9:00pm 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 5:30-8:00pm High School Night Out 7:00-9:00pm 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 7:00-8:00pm 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 10:15am-12:00pm 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 7:00-9:00pm 26 27 28 29 30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 14 Issaquah Highlands Connections Q Get into the “game” and fun as Issaquah celebrates SOCK EYE 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 EYE SOCK favorite, “one of a kind” community events! Salmon OHFISHAL SPORTING EVENTS Days SALMON OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT O 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 O 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 K 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 K NOO CHI 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 email@example.com, call 425.392.0661 or use the printable form at www.salmondays.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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- email@example.com 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 Restaurant COMMUNITY MEETINGS & VOLUNTEER EVENTS 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 Review 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- ning lla strips. Gran d Ope For serious meat-lovers, there’s the Hercules, piled ion Celebrat with salami, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, beef, Ital- of ian sausage and bacon. The other end of the spec- ark 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 Park 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 425-427-5467 16 Issaquah Highlands Connections 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, firstname.lastname@example.org www.snosprings.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: email@example.com www.johnlscott.com/mikeba Jennifer MANNING Superior Service Associate Broker (206) 406-2004 Quality Workmanship What’s important is you. email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.johnlscott.com/jenm Fully Trained, ASE Certified Technicians Bring in this ad for 10% off Labor Sunnybrook Montessori (maximum discount $100) • Academic and Extended Day Programs • Serving students ages 1-6 years Call for an appointment today! • Certified Teachers 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 Enrollments www.sunnybrookmont.com for Fall 2004 Call (425)392-4087 for information September 2004 17 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. email@example.com Vanessa Cusimano, daughter Carin, and dog Max or 206-225-2338. For real estate expertise, professional customer service, and results... Sarah So (206) 850-8186 firstname.lastname@example.org Specializing in luxury homes, new construction and resale, and committed to making your home buying or selling process a smooth and pleasant experience. Call today for a free Comparable Marketing Analysis on your home. Certified N E W H O M E Member of Sales Professional John L. Scott Real Estate M E M B E R 18 Issaquah Highlands Connections Achieving Wellness Centers serving you in Issaquah at Vitality Chiropractic Chiropractic 425-392-1122 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 22525 SE 64th Place, Suite 110, Issaquah 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. Ea e Rd 228th A ve. SE Lak The benefits of increased physical activity are: st L Pine ake ISSAQUAH • Improved overall health, mood, self-esteem and Sam Issaquah- oad mam City R HIGHLANDS decreased stress ish P l Fal ah- • Decreased weight, increased glycemic control, and kwy. qu Issa ISSAQUAH lowered blood pressure. Exit 17 • Decrease in risk factors for illnesses such as dia- NE Gil Exit 18 betes, cardiovascular disease and osteoperosis. man B Front Street lvd. 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 email@example.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- firstname.lastname@example.org to be answered in our monthly column. ity and more contact Patricia Baird at Moon Lodge (425) 392-4700. 20 Issaquah Highlands Connections Highlands Fiber Network CASH $ 1995 Basic Service 256K downstream Connections month 64K upstream Broadband Service To submit a FREE classified ad, please email Sarah Lee at $ 3495 month 1.5M downstream 256K upstream email@example.com. Include your name, phone number and/or email address, and ad copy (50 words or less). You can also submit Advanced Service 4995 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com FURNITURE Maple Entertainment Center, Corner Unit & Matching Bookshelf. Email us for pictures and specs. You are welcome to stop by and see. $1500. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com HOMES 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 PETS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-392-5589 SERVICES 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” users: 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. Rebate! 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 email@example.com Service every Sunday, 9:00 AM at Regal 9 Cinema in Issaquah For more info: www.eastsidemosaic.com or connect with www.eastsidemosaic.com 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 emotionally. • 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 connection 22 Issaquah Highlands Connections Toddler/Preschool Playgroup 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Now Open! 425-394-0313 Come discover an affordable cost of living and a We do all the planning, shopping, chopping Check out our wonderful quality of life! virtual tour @ for your ready-to-assemble meals! www.bellewood.com And best of all, we do all the clean-up! Call to schedule your personal tour 3710 Providence Point Dr. S.E., Meadows Shopping Mall • 1410-B Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA 98029 (425) 391-2880 WWW.DINNERSREADY.COM 24 Issaquah Highlands Connections HOT! 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. D! ISTE Huge Master w/5 piece Bathroom. L G! JUST Awesome Views of the Mountains and NDIN of evening Sunsets! Lots of Upgrades! EP 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!! Addie Schroeder Account Manager 425-466-0773 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. the Chess pieces and play a fun game of checkers!