www.IHwebsite.com Monthly Newspaper of the Issaquah Highlands Community December 2010
LEO to Build in Habitat Breaks Ground
Issaquah Highlands on Four New Homes
Construction in underway
on four new Habitat for
Humanity homes in Issaquah
Highlands. Volunteer crews
are moving at a fast pace. In
December, volunteers will
work on framing the homes,
roofing and some siding.
Habitat anticipates that
LEO House the homes will be move-in
Life Enrichment Options (LEO), a local non-proﬁt organization, has purchased ready by the end of summer
land to build an adult family home in Issaquah Highlands. LEO supports indi- 2011. Habitat plans to break
viduals with developmental disabilities through housing, recreation, employ- ground on the final two
ment opportunities and community education. homes in spring 2011.
The ﬁrst four Habitat hom-
Also known as LEO House, the charity hopes to break ground in March 2011 on
eowners have already
a home for individuals with developmental disabilities at the corner of Logan
closed on their homes in
and 25th Avenue NE (current location of the Habitat for Humanity trailer). The
Issaquah Highlands. In
seven-bedroom Issaquah Highlands LEO house will be home to ﬁve residents
early November, all fam-
and two caregivers.
A team from the Redmond branch of Columbia Bank, ilies moved in – just in
led by Vice President and Branch Manager Greg time to celebrate their ﬁrst
Milbrandt Architects, Inc, P.S., donated their services to design the Issaquah Todd, volunteers at the Habitat work site in Issaquah Thanksgiving in their own
Highlands LEO house, which will blend in beautifully with the surrounding Highlands
neighborhood. LEO is also partnering with local homebuilder Polygon Northwest
Company for the Issaquah Highlands build. Based in Bellevue, Polygon will “The ﬁrst night we were able to move in, we all arrived at around the same
support LEO throughout the building and sub-contracting process. time and it was a surreal experience looking at all of our porch lights on and
watching as we all, as if in sync, were unloading boxes from our cars,” said
Fundraising efforts, including LEO’s “100K in 100 Days” campaign, are in new homeowner Lola Reyes. “I have moved a lot in my life, more times than
full swing. At the time this article when to press in mid-November, LEO had I wish I had, and I have NEVER seen so many people happy about the task of
reached more than 80 percent of their ﬁnancial goal. moving than I saw that ﬁrst night, and in the days to come.”
see LEO HOUSE page 2 see NEWS FROM PORT BLAKELY page 9
Inside this issue...
Holiday Events - Chanukah Celebration and Ladies Night Out Shopping
Event. see page 3
Snow & Sidewalks, know your responsibility - Community Landscape
Update. see page 6
NEW TRASH CAN STORAGE RULES - Important new policies adopted by
the Issaquah Highlands Board of Directors. see page 18
Voting Members Needed - Help represent your neighborhood!
Issaquah, WA 98029
see page 22
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LEO HOUSE from page 1
An all-volunteer organization, LEO has served Eastside communities for more
than 20 years. In February 2003, LEO opened their ﬁrst adult family home, Rose
House Issaquah. Three years later in December 2006, they purchased a house
from King County and opened the Ann Dennis Adult Family Home.
“Since the opening of these homes, it has been heartwarming to see the smiles
of the ten adult residents,” said Rose Finnegan, LEO volunteer and member of
the housing committee. “They are living away from their families for the ﬁrst time,
and building self-reliance and gaining conﬁdence. This is the driving force for the
LEO organization to break ground on the next home – so others on the waiting
list have the same opportunity towards independence.”
While the name LEO may be unfamiliar to some, many Issaquah and Sammamish
residents will be familiar with their annual Challenge Gravity Car Race. Each year,
LEO works with Issaquah, Sammamish, Oak Harbor and Spokane Rotary clubs to
present gravity car races that pair children with different abilities together in driv-
ing teams. Propelled by gravity, the cars race down the street to the ﬁnish line.
In the New Year, LEO will continue fundraising to secure donated building sup-
plies for the Issaquah Highlands home. One generous contractor has already
committed to donating roof trusses.
Congratulations to all LEO volunteers! Welcome to the neighborhood!
For more information on how to support LEO and get involved in Issaquah
Highlands, please visit www.leoorganization.org.
Wishing You and Your Loved
Ones a Happy Holiday Season!
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The Holidays Are
No need to stress! Use
your HFN Internet and
HFNVoice to reach out
and touch your family
and friends this year!
Be especially creative
with your annual holiday
letter, and then send it via email. You are much more likely to get a response from
those distant relatives and friends if all they have to do is hit reply and answer
on the ﬂy! Instead of running around looking for holiday paper, buying stamps,
HFN Advisory Group Does Good Work printing, folding, stufﬁng and mailing those letters, you can be spending time
with family and friends that are close to home. You don’t even have to try to ﬁt
The Highlands Fiber Network is fortunate to have an organized group of resi- all your news into one 8.5”x11” piece of paper – leaving room for the decora-
dents providing ideas and guidance regarding network operation and product tive border, of course. You can decorate your letter with a few family photos,
development. Monthly recurring agenda items for the HFN Advisory Group, which share some of your favorite recipes, or tell all about that fun trip you took this
meets at Blakely Hall, include: summer. Let the kids each write a section. How much easier can it be? You can
ﬁt it all in and just hit send!
• Growth of the customer base and bandwidth usage
• Revenue and cost trends You can also plan those big holiday get-togethers online, assigning duties and
sending e-vites. Discuss menus, timelines, location, guest lists and decorations
• Internet service quality compared to objective metrics
via email or instant messaging. Search for recipes, caterers, decorating ideas
• Performance of the network and the customer service center and party games. You can also set up a holiday chat room for all your friends
• Planning new services to be offered on the network and family to use during the holidays. If you’re not sure how to get to a party or
where a store is, you can use online maps and directions. If you need to know
Steve Milton provides graphics on network performance and service center what the weather will be like for that family ski trip, just get on the Internet and
results as a representative of Isomedia, HFN’s internet Service Provider. Robert you can get current weather and forecasts wherever you want to go. You can
Black, representing Port Blakely Communities, provides the ﬁnancial updates. book your travel online and get special discounts!
Recent side topics for the group include development of home networks, new
hardware, emerging technologies, and trends in video content delivery. Trying to ﬁnd that perfect gift for that special someone can be very stressful.
Shopping online can help relieve holiday stress by helping you ﬁnd the store
When the HFN telephone service was being developed in 2008, members of the that has the right gift for the right price, while saving you time and money. You
HFN Advisory Group tested the Voice over IP offering extensively and noted any can shop all over the world, 24/7. Whether you want to order gifts online or
problems with call quality, feature availability and compatibility issues. Results pick them up yourself, the Internet can help you what you need. With a simple
were discussed at the monthly meetings, Isomedia’s engineers made improve- search by product, manufacturer or retail store, you can view your options and
ments and additional testing was completed. With that assistance, HFN was make a plan. Just put that Internet to work to compare prices and features from
able to deliver a quality telephone service that is now used by more than 350 your home. If you need to supplement the information from the Internet with
Highlands households. a personal contact, your HFNVoice gives you clear and inexpensive voice com-
munication for business or personal use.
In 2009, the HFN Advisory Group participated in designing the speed upgrade
program, which introduced four new Internet access speeds, including the new With your HFNVoice you can call family and friends, both near and far, and talk
“55/20” which offers download speed up to 55 megabits per second, the fast- as much as you like without breaking the bank. With the $24.95 plan you have
est rate available in the region. Members were given free, temporary upgrades unlimited calling to most of the United States and Canada and the international
to the “55/20” so they could perform speed tests under various conditions rates are just pennies a minute. With the $9.95 local plan, long distance calls
and record the results. Thus empirical data was generated to support the 55 are also extremely inexpensive. If you haven’t signed up for HFNVoice, call us
megabit performance, which is achieved without any short term “turbo boost.” at (425)427-0999 right away!
Members found that the beneﬁt of the faster speed was most notable when
downloading very large ﬁles.
Although there is some turnover in membership, there is a core group of resi- www.ihwebsite.com
dents that have been members for a long time. For example, Tim Underwood
and Charlie Herb have been members for over six years and Bob Lovestedt has
been a member for three years. Community Website
Join the HFN Advisory Group!
The group would like to add two or three more members for 2011 when we will Event Calendar
have additional services to try out. If you want to participate in the future of
HFN, please attend one of our monthly meetings, which are held at Blakely Hall
on the second Wednesday of each month at 7PM. The schedule is published Articles & Updates
and much more...
December 2010 5
Crews Complete Native Plant Re-Vegetation
Upper Reid Pond Project Begins
Crews recently completed the Upper Reid Pond The steep slope adjacent to the Discovery Shrubs such as serviceberry will brighten the
project, which included construction of the pond and Heights Apartments construction site will soon slope with white ﬂowers in the springtime and
landscaping. Located near West Highlands Park, get a makeover when native plants transform yellow, red or orange foliage in the fall. During
Upper Reid Pond serves as a stormwater detention it into a colorful backdrop. the summer months, we can look to Oregon
and treatment pond. As part of the project, crews grape for beautiful yellow flowers and the
also completed a maintenance access road for the The 4.5-acre graded slope is located to the east Nootka rose for pink ﬂowers. Many of these
City of Issaquah. of 10th Avenue NE. Today, plans are underway plants also have thick, dense leaves that exhibit
for a native plant re-vegetation project to create rich green colors year-round.
Typically, stormwater ponds such as Upper Reid a scenic environment for Discovery Heights
Pond and the WSDOT pond (newly named “Sunset Apartments. The native plants selected for the project all
Pond”) hold rainwater and sediments that run off grow well together, require minimal to no water-
nearby landscaping, roads and buildings. Ponds Currently in the ﬁnal permitting process with ing (except during establishment), and adapt
release water slowly, which helps to reduce erosion City of Issaquah, the project will soon be very well to our local weather conditions and
and ﬂooding. available for bidding by local companies. Port bugs. Native trees and plants are generally low-
Blakely Communities anticipates that the four- maintenance because their leaves are a natural
At Upper Reid Pond, crews planted a mixed variety
month project will employ a landscaping crew soil-builder and fertilizer (no raking required).
of evergreen and deciduous trees, as well as native,
of about 12 people. Weather permitting, the
low-growing shrubs and plants. Crews also built a
project will begin before the New Year. By reducing the need for mowers and leaf
walking trail to an overlook at the South side of
blowers, the project will reduce noise and air
the pond, where they installed a bench and small Landscaping plans for the slope include hun-
pollution. In addition, native plants minimize or
dreds of native plants, deciduous and ever- eliminate environmental impacts from the use
Come springtime, visitors to the pond will enjoy foli- greens trees, and shrubs. Tree varieties include of fertilizers and treatments. Native plants also
age and scenery, plus panoramic views of Issaquah Shore pine, Douglas ﬁr and vine maple. Shrubs help to reduce invasive species, such as English
and Sammamish. include serviceberry, red currant, Oregon ivy, blackberry and holly.
grape, huckleberry, Nootka rose, and many
other varieties of shrubs and ground covers.
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DID YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE COMMUNIT Y LANDSCAPE UPDATES
“DOG BUTLERS” Community Landscape updates are provided by Russ Ayers, Landscape
Manager. Russ can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AT ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS? Snow and Sidewalks in Issaquah Highlands
By now everyone should have heard that the winter of 2010-11 is expected
Butlers aren’t only for the Hollywood “rich and famous”. At Issaquah
to be one of the worst in years. By “worst” the meteorologists and climatolo-
Highlands, they are for your pets too. That’s right. Here at Issaquah
gists refer to a much higher likelihood of colder temperatures, more rain and
Highlands, we have “dog butlers” for our pets. They aren’t real people,
more snow than usual. The winters of 2008-9 or 1990-91 are mentioned as
but strategically located metal stands containing plastic bag dispens- reminders of how our winter weather can disrupt travel and daily life.
ers and waste receptacles for proper disposal of pet waste. This is an
amenity provided by the Association for dog lovers that have forgotten The city of Issaquah does heroic work with de-icing chemicals, plowing and
to bring a bag with them on their daily walks with their dogs. sanding our public streets and alleys. Their work is necessarily prioritized to
keep the maximum number of vehicles – especially emergency responders –
The stations beneﬁt all residents by eliminating a reason for pet own- moving. Some of their plow trucks are too big for our neighborhood streets and
ers not to clean-up after their dogs, and by reducing possible conﬂicts alleys, too so we are usually visited by several different snow plows as needed.
between pet owners and non-pet owners. This work is expensive and coordinated by the Public Works department.
Your community association also has a number of programs and precautions in
Our community rules mirror the standard rules of our local cities and
place to help mitigate the effects of adverse weather. Since the timing, intensity
parks. You must have your dog on a leash and under owner control and duration of snow events have a huge impact on the efforts of mere humans
when outside your home, AND properly dispose of the pet waste. they are not guaranteed to be 100% effective 100% of the time.
Unfortunately, we have few pet owners that are not complying with
rules. The few are creating ill-will in some neighborhoods. With our in-house crew and vehicles we are usually well-placed to provide snow
plow service for certain private drives and sidewalks. As time and weather
If you own a dog, please do not let your dog outside on its own to do allows we plan to push our way out to ever more parks and sidewalks. To
its duty. Be a good neighbor, a responsible pet owner, and keep our ensure we’ve covered all foreseeable circumstances we have also contracted
neighborhoods clean. Thank you! with Earthworks to back us up in event our plows or drivers should be unable
to keep up – or even make it in to work.
Sidewalks – Know Your Responsibility
With the approach of winter the subject of sidewalk safety arrives soon after.
Issaquah municipal code places responsibility for safe sidewalk use squarely
on the adjacent property owner. An excerpt from the ordinance reads:
“…12.08.030 Maintenance – Responsibility. It shall be the responsibility of the
owner of property abutting upon a public sidewalk to maintain the sidewalk at
all times in a safe condition free of any and all obstructions or defects includ-
ing but not limited to ice and snow. (Ord. 823 § 2, 1964).”
In most cases at Issaquah Highlands the adjacent owner is you. Please be
prepared to do your part to ensure the safety of your family and your
neighbors by keeping your sidewalk clear.
Your community association, through its landscape contractors and in-house
staff maintains sidewalks abutting community parks and facilities (such as
Interior Blakely Hall). The IHCA does not maintain other sidewalks or crosswalks
though efforts are made as time and weather allow to address “problematic”
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Local contractor with many references for work done in the ponds to ice over. This ice cannot be trusted because pond water levels ﬂuc-
Issaquah area tuate considerably. In other words, the ice may be quite thin and not even in
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December 2010 7
IHCA Board of Directors Update
This is where you’ll ﬁnd news about the IHCA Board of Directors’ business - topics relating to ﬁnances,
rules and regulations, and operations. These are prepared by your directors.
agreed to serve on the IHCA Finance Committee.
Finance Committee A resident of Issaquah Highlands since 2005, he
Appointments has a great depth of understanding of the commu-
nity operations and was a tremendous leader with
the difﬁcult budget downscaling for Highlands
The IHCA Board of Directors is very pleased to Council two years ago. Vince is employed in the
announce the appointment of talented and skilled insurance industry.
new members to the Finance Committee. The vol-
unteers comprise of skilled CPAs for non-proﬁts, Karen Lund: 2010 Nomination Committee,
members of last year’s Task Force and the IHCA IHCA Board of Directors Member in 2005-2007,
Board Treasurer, who has the responsibility of Highlands Council events volunteer. As part of the
leading this team to achieve the requirements set 2005-06 Finance Committee, Karen participated in
forth in our governing documents developing a long-term ﬁnancial plan with recom-
mendations for a sustainable operating budget.
The Finance Committee’s role has been reviewed Karen has been a Issaquah Highlands resident for
and the charter was reﬁned moving into the ﬁs- 7 years, taking 2 years away to join her husband
cal year, 2011-12 budget preparation. The com- in Germany, where he relocated for Microsoft. We
mittee has already established goals for the year are very pleased to have her so quickly re-engage
and started work on several of them including a
review of the previous year’s ﬁnancial results,
in community volunteerism. Revitalash Lash Perming
revamping the reporting procedures to the BOD Anne Taylor: 2009-2010 Financial Task Force
and laying out the ground work for the 2011-12
budget. This will be a very busy year for the com-
Member - lead the group to review the IHCA Stephanie Gombrelli
accounting issues to ensure a realistic remediation
mittee and we are very fortunate to have a strong plan. While the process was actively managed by
group of volunteers working together. staff, Anne met with the staff weekly to provide
input from her extensive experience as a non-proﬁt
Brian Daniels: VP/Treasurer, IHCA Board of accountant. Anne and her family have resided in
Directors has resided in Issaquah Highlands for Issaquah Highlands for 4 years, previously living
2 years serving as a community volunteer, IHCA in Talus. Anne is a self-employed CPA.
Board member and Community Development
Committee member. Brian has previously served Jim Young: Served on the Finance Committee
as a BOD Member for other non-proﬁts including for Suncadia Residential Owners Association. Jim
Neighborhood volunteer Committee Co-Chair. His has lived in our community for four years and is
professional background is in ﬁnancial operations Sunday Worship 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
a retired CPA. He is anxious to give back to the Sunday School Education For All Ages 9:45 AM
management and security underwriting. community and bring his ﬁnancial knowledge and
extensive non-proﬁt experience to assist in sound
Stuart Johnson: Member, IHCA Board decision making. He believes in strict ﬁnancial
of Directors, previous IHCA BOD Treasurer, For All Ages
accountability and the continued focus on trans-
2009-2010 Financial Task Force Member, and parency of our community decision-making. Outreach
Community event volunteer. Has lived here for
4.5 years. Stuart’s professional contributions We look forward to the strong leadership. Living God’s Love
are welcomed with his background as a Senior 745 Front Street South, Issaquah
Manager of Information Systems and his econom- Phone: 425-392-4169
ics and accounting background.
Alaks Sevugan: 2009-2010 Financial Task
Force Member and a 6 year resident. Alaks has
lead a very active group of residents appointed All Day Preschool & Child Care
by the Board to provide advise, counsel and pro-
duce work streams to the BOD and the Finance
Mary’s Little Lambs of
Committee for speciﬁc needs to strengthen the Klahanie, Issaquah
ﬁnancial stability and sustainability for Issaquah
Highlands. Alaks is a Software Engineer for Licensed Family
Microsoft. Home Child Care
Accepting ages from
Vince Ippolito: 2007-2010 Community
3 months to 12 years
Development Chairperson, 2008-2010 Vice
Chair for Highlands Council Board of Trustees, Loving quality care in
Highlands Council Finance Committee and a safe environment
Volunteer lead for community events. He has
Call Mary at (425) 281-1507
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City of Issaquah News
UNSURE WHETHER YOU CAN
RETIRE? LET'S TALK. Volunteer for the City: The Mayor carefully selects her appointments to
Jill D Poppe ensure each board and commission is a diversiﬁed
Board & Commission Openings and balanced group. The City encourages anyone
. who is interested to apply for a position. Alternate
4554 Klahanie Dr SE Issaquah needs you! Looking for a fun and interesting members serve in the absence of regular members.
way to make a difference in your community? Join a
Issaquah, WA 98029 For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s
city board or commission! Several boards and com- Ofﬁce at 425.837.3000.
425-427-2783 missions, which work on everything from the arts to
www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC
planning policies, have openings for new members:
• Arts Commission Free Event: Films @ the
• Cable TV Commission Train Depot
• Cemetery Board The City of Issaquah Arts Commission and 4Culture
• Civil Service Commission are continuing the popular program “Films @ the
LOWEST COST • Development Commission
• Human Services Commission The free films are shown at 7 p.m. the second
MORTGAGE LOANS • Library Board
• Park Board
Saturday of each month at the Historic Train Depot,
50 Rainier Blvd. N. in Issaquah.
* I represent the lowest cost wholesale lenders, bar • Planning Policy Commission The ﬁlms for the Fall Film Series line-up “All is Welles:
none Three Orson Welles Classics” include:
• River and Streams Board
* My overhead is very low & you beneﬁt
• Sister Cities Commission
*I am well versed in the mortgage market & the many Saturday, December 11
• Urban Village Development Commission The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
new and evolving procedures
• Batten down the hatches – it’s going to be one
* I regularly out-quote the major lenders, credit Application packets will be available at City Hall, City bumpy ride when Mike O’Hara (Orson Welles,
unions, etc Clerk’s Ofﬁce, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA and who also wrote and directed) becomes a crew
* I have a ﬁnance background and offer make-sense on the City’s Web site, www.ci.issaquah.wa.us, start- member on Arthur Bannister’s (Everett Sloane)
solutions to my clients ing Jan. 4, 2011. yacht. In nothing ﬂat, sparks ﬂy between O’Hara
* I provide personal service as your neighbor and Bannister’s wife, Rosalie (Rita Hay-worth),
A signed and completed application and Volunteer with murder not far off. The hall of mirrors
Service Agreement form must be submitted by 5 sequence at the end of the film is classic
T.K. Panni 425-392-0629 | 425-829-4541 p.m., Jan. 28, 2011. Following an interview process, Welles.
Email: email@example.com appointments are typically made by the Mayor and
Prudent Financing, LLC conﬁrmed by the City Council in April. Terms begin
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News From Port Blakely
Questions? Comments? Ideas? Please send them to Port Blakely Communities at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Check for regular news updates at www.ihwebsite.com.
Continued from page 1 edge construction of zHome
up-close. Following the public
zHome Fast Facts
“We all couldn’t stop smiling as we greeted one another with every unloading tour phase, the townhomes will
trip,” continued Lola. “Knowing who my neighbors are and knowing that they be listed for sale. design and construction of 10
share the same experience as I do gives me a strong sense of community. The attached residential homes, built
ﬁrst couple of days, as we were getting unpacked and settled, we were calling Issaquah Highlands residents to an ultra green standard, includ-
each other for help. Borrowing cordless drills or a can opener. Helping one who moved-in during the early ing using no more energy than
another establish utilities and services and just offering emotional support as days of the community may they generate over the course of a
we transitioned together into this wonderful opportunity.” remember a project compa- year (resulting in a carbon neutral
rable to zHome: the Puget community).
There are always volunteer opportunities at the Habitat site. For more informa-
Sound Energy Built Green Idea
tion or to register, visit www.habitatekc.org or call the ofﬁce at 425-869-6007.
Home at Issaquah Highlands. homes are designed and constructed
Habitat would love to see you out there swinging a hammer!
Built in 2004, the Idea Home using the highest environmental
How You Can Support Habitat for Humanity East King County: was conceived by Port Blakely design principles, technologies and
Communities as a way to dem- products.
1. Donate! Please help Habitat to continue to provide affordable housing onstrate feasible approaches
on the eastside. Money and materials are needed. To contribute, visit to green building and raise
www.habitatekc.org or call 425-869-6007. consumer awareness. It was compared to the average home,
a collaboration between many achieved in part through an inte-
2. Volunteer! Opportunities are always available as a construction volunteer organizations, including build- grated rainwater recycling system
onsite or in the Redmond ofﬁce. You can even organize a group of your ers, architects, local govern- and water efﬁcient ﬁxtures.
friends or colleagues to come out together! Check the Volunteer Calendar ment, Port Blakely and the title -
at www.habitatekc.org for available dates. sponsor, Puget Sound Energy. centage of salvaged, reclaimed and
locally manufactured materials.
The Idea Home was a pivotal
success in gaining regional
zHome Construction Update awareness for a practical
construction related debris through
waste prevention, reuse and
approach to Built Green, with recycling.
As you pass by the zHome site in December, you will see more framing as
more than 8,000 visitors touring
zHome continues to go vertical. zHome construction crews will focus on
the home over ten weekends.
completing of the walls and roof. Windows will be installed, plumbing and and proper ventilation. Building
The award-winning project
electrical “roughed in,” and the building shell will be carefully sealed to materials will be highly durable and
also ﬁrmly established Issaquah
minimize leak points. Siding will also be installed. low maintenance.
Highlands’ reputation as a for-
The $5 million construction of this groundbreaking 10-unit, zero-energy town-
development, paving the way through low impact development
home development continues at a fast pace throughout the winter. Scheduled
for projects such as zHome. strategies such as rain gardens and
for completion in May 2011, the project employs up to 25 construction work-
ers at the site.
zHome Site Walkthrough:
Learn more about zHome at certiﬁcation requirements.
zHome’s primary goal is to serve as an educational demonstration project for
the next monthly walkthrough
sustainable building practices that go far beyond the average “green home,” on Thursday, December 2 from
yet are replicable and affordable. Over the course of summer 2011, ﬁve guides
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check the zHome site, www.z-home.org, for more
will conduct public tours so we can all experience the smart design and cutting-
Working in a Winter Wonderland
Work continues at a fast pace at Swedish/Issaquah. Speciﬁcally, the crew
is enclosing the building with exterior ﬁnishes to protect interior work from
the cold, windy and wet weather coming our way. Mechanical, plumbing,
electrical and drywall work continues within the interior spaces of the hospital
wings, while painting and installing ceiling assemblies and ﬂoor ﬁnishes will
ﬁnish up on level 1 of the medical ofﬁce building. Between January 2010
(when major work started) through end of August 2010, construction has
generated 709 tons of mixed-waste material, with 643 tons of it diverted to
recycling. Happy Holidays from everyone at the Swedish/Issaquah project!
For more information, visit www.swedishissaquah.org.
Swedish Construction site see NEWS FROM PORT BLAKELY page 10
10 Issaquah Highlands Connections
NEWS FROM PORT BLAKELY from page 9 YWCA Develops Programs and Services
The YWCA is currently developing a range of programs to be offered at the
Discovery Heights Construction Update YWCA Family Village. Pending funding, potential programs include children’s
activities, a nature/environmental education program, parenting support,
Work on the retaining wall at the Discovery Heights Apartment site continues
employment services, computer classes, Career Circle, Hope and Power
this month. When completed, Discovery Heights will feature 253 apartment
Financial Literacy, mental health programming and senior services. For more
homes, in a variety of ﬂoor plans, including one-, two-, and three-bedroom
information on current YWCA programs in other locations, please visit www.
The ﬁrst apartment homes are scheduled to become available in the late spring
or early summer of 2011. The amenity package available to residents includes
an indoor pool and spa, indoor basketball court/gymnasium, theater, ﬁtness Bright Horizons Family Solutions® To
room, game room, dog park and community garden. The property is located Open Child Care Center
directly across Highlands Drive from the new hospital.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions® was selected to manage the child care
The complex includes 51 affordable housing units for low- to moderate-income center located in the new YWCA Family Village. When complete, the center
households. To qualify for reduced-cost housing, residents must earn 50 per- will offer child care options for approximately 160 children.
cent or less than the King County median income for their household size.
Details about rental opportunities will be available in January 2011. Bright Horizons® (www.brighthorizons.com) is the world’s leading provider
of employer-sponsored child care, early education and work/life solutions.
The company operates more than 700 child care and early education centers
Construction Continues on YWCA Family across the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Bright Horizons® serves more than 800
clients and 100,000 children worldwide.
Village at Issaquah
The Bright Horizons team will begin taking inquiries regarding enrollment
Construction at the YWCA Family Village continues to move at a fast pace.
for the new Issaquah Highlands center in March 2011. In the meantime, if
Late November saw the departure of the large crane, as work will now begin
you would like to visit an already open Bright Horizons Center, please visit
to focus on the inside of each building.
the current Issaquah location at 35 NE Gilman Boulevard off of Front Street.
Building E (furthest east): In December, most of the work will be inside—
installing interior ﬁnishes such as ﬂooring and trim.
Issaquah Highlands Self-Storage
You will also see the installation of exterior site ﬁnishes, including concrete
stairs, patios, site walls, and pavers on the upper courtyard near Building E. The Issaquah Highlands Self-Storage construction project is on schedule after
completing a major milestone in November with the erection of the site cast
Buildings L and L3 (northwest corner of the site): Hanging and taping drywall concrete panels. The project has switched gears and now enters the steel
will be going on inside the buildings. At Building L, crews will ﬁnish the brick erection phase. During the month of December, the building frame work
and begin to install the Hardi and metal siding on the building. from ﬂoors one to four will be constructed utilizing a 50-ton mobile crane
from NE High Street.
General Contractor Foushee and Associates, Inc. is using “just in time” pro-
ductions practices. The steel framing materials will arrive on the jobsite and
be hoisted into position right off the delivery trailer.
“This is the safest, most expeditious way to erect this building,” said Bill
Hoylman, site superintendent for Foushee.
The erection of ﬂoors ﬁve and six will commence at the end of the month.
Steel erection is scheduled to be completed by mid-January.
During the steel erection phase, covered walkways will be installed to pro-
tect pedestrians traveling adjacent to the site north of NE High Street on 9th
Avenue NE and Highlands Drive NE.
Daily lane closures will also be in effect on NE High Street – limiting trafﬁc
Inside one of the YWCA units to west bound only from 7 a.m. to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Drivers
A mild winter with lots of sunny days would be ideal for working on the should plan to use NE Federal Drive as an alternative eastbound travel route
building exteriors. That’s optimistic, isn’t it? With any weather luck, crews during this activity.
will begin painting the siding on Building L by the end of December.
Scheduled to open in spring 2011, the $4.6 million Issaquah Highlands Self-
Building F (southwest corner of the site): Along with Building L, Building F Storage construction project currently employs up to 40 workers at the site.
will begin to come together and look more like a ﬁnished building. Rooﬁng Issaquah Highlands Self-Storage is one of six major construction projects cur-
will be installed to get the building “dried in.” Windows will be going in rently underway in the community. Combined, these projects are generating
and crews will begin to install the brick along Highlands Drive. You’ll ﬁnd more than $275 million in new construction investment and 1,000 construc-
more information on the YWCA construction blog, “Construction Watch,” at tion jobs; sparking signiﬁcant economic impacts for the City of Issaquah and
www.ywcaworks.org. the region.
December 2010 11
The Stars and Stripes ﬂy
over Vista Park
Vista Park recently gained
a new addition - the
American Flag. The IHCA
team raised the ﬂag that
now ﬂies over the west
side of the park.
The raising of the flag
holds an extra specail
meaning for two IHCA
team members. Cody
Duchene, the IHCA
served with the United
States Marines in
the Alpha Battery 1st
Battalion, 12th Marines,
IHCA team members Cody Duchene and Lyle Dickey raising 3rd Marine Division and
the American Flag at Vista Park. Lyle Dickey, the IHCA
currently has a son sta-
tioned in Afghanistan. Lyle's son Josh is serving with the Marine Wing Support
Squadron 373 which was deployed to Afghanistan in September.
The Park at Vista Park boasts one of the best sunset views in all of Issaquah
Highlands and is now more beautiful than ever with the addition of our American
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Five Tips for
Swedish Medical Center Health Tip
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to eat better and lose
weight, but that’s hard if you spend the holidays eating many high-calorie
meals. While it’s tough to eat healthy during these winter months, the
clinical dieticians at Swedish have complied “Five Top Tips” for better
The ﬁber they contain helps ﬁll us up so we tend to consume less
of other higher-calorie foods. Also, they are loaded with vitamins
and minerals and they can help lower cholesterol and the risk of
physical satisfaction from sugared beverages (it’s different for some-
thing like milk that has protein). Therefore, it can be very easy to
take in more calories than one really needs. A good approach is to
limit sugared beverages to 8-12 oz per day maximum. Also, limit
and activates our body’s metabolism. Several studies show that
people who eat breakfast regularly control their weight more than
people who do not eat it. Always eat something within the ﬁrst 2
hours of getting up.
have those ingredients available. Stock up on produce (frozen is
OK) to help make it a more complete meal. Prepare a little extra
and have it another day.
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the vending machines, holiday spreads from vendors or sweet
treats from the coffee shops. Also, by having a good snack in the
mid afternoon, one’s appetite should be under better control when
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December 2010 13
Highlands 10th Annual
G r e e n H a l l owe e n
Festival - A Big Hit!
The weather didn’t slow this party down! Over 3,000 attended the
October 23, festival at the High Street shops in Issaquah Highlands.
In addition, over 50 resident and student volunteers donated their
time to help make this community event a success.
This years festival featured horse-drawn hay rides, a huge Twisted
Twister slide, pony rides, a hay maze, Weird Science demonstrations,
and even a ferris wheel!
The annual event raised 425 pounds of food for the Issaquah Food
Bank. Thank you to all who attended, donated, and volunteered this
"Green Halloween was such a success this year! We had a ferris wheel and more inﬂatables
for the kids. Everything turned out better than we expected. In addition, the suprising turn up
of volunteers and the overall support from the community truly contributed to the outstand-
ing outcome of this event. I enjoyed being a part of this year's festival and we hope you did
too." – Keith Luu, Highlands Council Student Intern
“I love to be involved in volunteering for Issaquah Highlands community events! I’ve always
enjoyed working with children, and love entertaining them - kids of all ages laughing and
dancing is what makes the world go round. Being the wicked witch of Issy Highlands at
Green Halloween, and the dancing bear at Highlands Day, allows me to do what I love the
most.” – Lynne P. Trowern - Volunteer
“Green Halloween® is thrilled to partner with the Issaquah Highlands on this incredible
annual tradition. We’re so proud that the Issaquah Highlands stands as a model for how
to create healthy, sustainable Halloween fun. Can’t wait for 2011!” - Corey Colwell-Lipson,
Founder Green Halloween movement
14 Issaquah Highlands Connections
Putting the “U” back in Comm nity!
Thank you to our Volunteer of the Month, Dianne Brisbine & Rich Follette
Dianne Brisbine out of the country this year, I did not attempt
My daughter and I moved to the Highlands in to organize the same level of festivities on my
1999, but I have lived in Issaquah since 1988. own. But thanks to the many members that
I was drawn by the planned community and helped with decorations and various other
beautiful setting. We love everything about duties, we had a wonderful holiday event! We
living in Issaquah. It has a small town feel- contributed $390 and 181 pounds of food
ing and a wonderful school system. I began this year!
volunteering at events in the Highlands many I have meet many wonderful friends here in
years ago, and that led to one of my favorite the Highlands, and it is for that reason that
volunteer opportunities, our Salmon Days I continue to love living here and to run the
Festival. My daughter now volunteers with wine club!
me every year.
About four years ago, I took over the respon- Rich Follette
sibilities for our community Wine Club. It is a I have had the good pleasure of heading up the
blend of an opportunity to socialize and meet Issaquah Highlands Cooking Club for over two
your neighbors, and an opportunity to learn a years. I co-lead the club with Jen Jedda.
little about wine. I’m occasionally able to bring Rich and Dianne at the 2010 Corks & Forks event that beneﬁts the Issaquah
in a speaker, a winery, or arrange for the club Food Bank. I have lived in the Highlands for over seven
to meet at a local wine shop. Most commonly years. I moved to Issaquah in 1985 when I
we will have blind tastings so members can decide what wines they like with- came to work for Boeing. My wife Grace and I have three daughters (that all
out being inﬂuenced by the label. This is a no pressure way to ﬁnd what wine graduated for Issaquah High) and four grandchildren.
characteristics appeal to each of us and encourages discussion and interaction I've enjoyed living in the Highlands because of an abundance of parks and a true
between members as well. sense of community. I volunteered to take over the Cooking Club for two basic
Three years ago, my friend and co-leader of the cooking club, Jen Jedda, and I reasons: food, and fun. Cooking Club has been a great place to meet neighbors
came up with the idea for a fund raiser to beneﬁt the local food bank. We just and ﬁnd new friends. While it does take some effort to get the chef, create a
had our third annual Corks & Forks event on November 5. With Jen traveling menu, set up Blakely Hall, and clean-up afterwords it always has be worth it
when a good time was had by all.
It’s not what you do. It’s not what you get. It’s what you get from what you do.
munity, there is a lifting of that anxiety, and they tend to be happier.” In his
commUnity research Dr. Post found multiple studies that concluded individuals who became
active volunteers in their teens continued to reap the health beneﬁts of over-
all well-being from a giving lifestyle ﬁfty years later! Another study showed a
Resolve to Get Involved in 2011 reduction of adolescent depression and suicide risk in teens that were involved
Volunteering is Good for U in generous behavior.
Is “better health” on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2011? Consider Studies also show that volunteers live longer! At the University of California at
community involvement! Did you know scientiﬁc research shows psychologi- Berkeley 2,000 people over the age 55 were followed for 5 years. Those who
cal and health beneﬁts from volunteering? Your reason for volunteering may were active in two or more volunteer organizations had an “impressive 44%
be different from your neighbors. Your motivation may be about civic duty or lower likelihood of dying.” The only activity with a slightly better result was to
religious beliefs while another’s activism has more to do with needing to feel stop smoking. University of Texas at Austin sociologist Marc Musick, found similar
needed or to simply keep busy. It is O.K. to volunteer for personal beneﬁt. results in his study of folks over 65 years old; “volunteers were less likely to die
over the next eight years than those who did no volunteer work.”
Of course the best reason to volunteer comes from the “There are clear psychological and
desire to serve others but this does not prevent other Neal Krause of the University of Michigan discovered
motivations as well; an exchange, if you will. Students
health beneﬁts to volunteering” through his research that generous behavior is a “potent
are not the only ones who beneﬁt from new experiences through volunteering trigger for forgiveness.” His study of over 1,000 adults showed providing emo-
in the community. Volunteerism is a great way to build your personal resume, tional support to others enhanced the ability to forgive themselves of their own
learn or maintain important skills, network and become an “insider.” Often mistakes.
times our commitment to the community earns us recognition and status for a
job well done and making a difference. Regardless of your reason for getting involved in the community; desire to serve,
personal professional gain, or improved health beneﬁts, you will continue to
In this difﬁcult economy employers appreciate the well-rounded candidate who serve as long as you feel appreciated, have a sense of accomplishment, and feel
brings more to the organization than one narrow skill set. Many corporations you are making a difference. If you are not actively involved in the community
offer volunteer programs as part of their beneﬁts programs or employment now you have several good reasons to get started! Resolve to get involved in
expectations. Corporate volunteerism can boost an organizations brand image 2011!
while giving back to the community and building pride among staff.
There are many terriﬁc ways to get involved globally & locally. For more infor-
“There are clear psychological and health beneﬁts to volunteering,” according mation about volunteering right here in Issaquah Highlands contact Christy
to doctor and author Stephen Post. In his book Why Good Things Happen to Garrard at 425-507-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good People he explains, “When people are self-preoccupied, they are also
preoccupied with the problems of the self. When people volunteer in the com-
December 2010 15
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Toastmasters Cooking Club
December 2010 Chanukah Celebration
(see page 2)
Please see complete descriptions on pages 16 and 17 Happy
Chanukah! 1 2 3 4
Toastmasters 7am Brighton on High East Wine Club
Crofton Springs 5pm
HFN Advisory 7pm
Ladies Night Holiday
Shopping Event 7pm
(see page 2)
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Finance Committee Toastmasters 7 am Highlands Council BOT Crafty Club
6:00pm 2:30pm 7:00pm
IHCA Board 5:30pm
Architectural Review Book Club
6:30pm KenZen Wellness 7 pm 7:00pm
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Effective You Club Toastmasters Club
IHCA Ofﬁce and Blakely
Hall CLOSED Merry
19 20 21 22 23 24 Christmas! 25
Communications Toastmasters Club Photo Club
2:45pm 7:00am 7:00pm
IHCA Ofﬁce and Blakely IHCA Ofﬁce and Blakely
Happy Kwanzaa! Hall CLOSED Hall CLOSED
26 27 28 29 30 31
Where a lifetime of learning begins
Preschool through school age
Before and after school care to school age
Serving Issaquah and Bellevue
NAYCE accredited Dr. John R. Liu
Dr. SallySue M. Lombardi
Degreed and certiﬁed teachers Dr. Donna J. Quinby
Specializing in Dentistry for Infants, Children & Adolescents Members American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Special Care for Nervous Children Dental Health Checkups Certiﬁed, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
185 NE Gilman Blvd., Issaquah 425.392.4048
email@example.com New patients always welcome!
16 Issaquah Highlands Connections
Adult Groups & Activities
Adult Groups & Activities
Cooking Club Poker Night
Friday, December 3, 6:00pm For meeting information, email Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blakely Hall Love watching the World Series of Poker on TV? Want to win a chance to go to Vegas
Join us for a monthly cooking demonstration where you will learn how to create (and eat) and play on TV against the world’s best players? Join us the last Thursday of each
new and exciting dishes. Each month brings a new chef and menu so feel free to join us month for a $20 buy-in, No-limit Texas Hold ‘em tournament! If you are a novice
the ﬁrst Friday of each month. Questions? Contact: email@example.com or rich. wanting to network or a salty vet looking for some steep competition you’ll love our
firstname.lastname@example.org monthly club! More info email@example.com.
Highlands Wine Club The Style Sleuths
Friday, December 10, 7:00PM For meeting information call Aimee at 314-600-7561
Blakely Hall Want to look hip, chic and stylishly simple but don’t have the time or the-know how? Join
Come out and meet your fellow wine lovers in the Highlands! Are you a wine enthu- us on a different style adventure each month to locally owned, clothing boutiques, restau-
siast, connoisseur, or just a fan? We usually get together the second Friday of each rants, salons and more. Septembers’ adventure will be a private event at the ultra cool,
month to discuss and enjoy wine. If interested please send an email to Dianne at new addition to Issaquah style scene – Suburban Soul. Be treated to wine and appetizers,
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive detailed information. while Suburban Souls expert stylists share their knowledge on how to update your look for
fall with a few key pieces. Call Aimee Holy for the details and to RSVP 314-600-7561. *We
must have at least 20 participants – be the ﬁrst to call and bring a friend!
KenZen Wellness Club for Women
Wednesday, December 15, 7:00PM
Blakely Hall Mom’s Networking Group
Join us for a fun evening of exercise outside or inside (weather permitting) and wellness For meeting information call Aimee at 314-600-7561
education. You will learn how to stay ﬁt and healthy thru exercise, nutrition tips, stress Would you like to talk about your business, discuss challenges that you have,
management techniques and much more! We meet every third Wednesday of the month exchange leads, build relationships while letting your kids play? Meet the last Friday
at 7:00 pm. For more information email: Michi at email@example.com or call of the month at the Highlands Fire Station at 9:30 am. Be prepared to do a short
425-369-8581. presentation (approximately one minute) about you and your business. We will
also have a focus discussion and each month a member and her business will be
highlighted. If you don’t have a home based business but are curious about what
Book Club other moms are doing to make money, please join us! Please contact Aimee Holy at
Thursday, December 16, 7:00–9:00PM 314-600-7561 for more details. This group is for sharing information and supporting
Blakely Hall each other in business and not for hard-selling or recruiting. Members who violate
these principles or spam other members will be asked to leave the group,
Do you enjoy reading AND sharing with friends? The book club is a great place to meet
neighbors and explore a variety of books. We take turns hosting—all opinions are
welcome! Please bring a snack to share. Dates sometimes change, Zumba Class
so be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the distribution list.
Wednesdays, 7:00PM, Blakely Hall
Get Ready - Get Fit - Go! Its time for the ﬁtness party at Blakely Hall! - You may have
Highlands Crafty Club seen it on T.V. or in magazines, you may have heard about it , but now its time for
Friday, December 17, 7:00-10:00pm YOU to ﬁnd out what everyone is talking about! Zumba Fitness - Its the Latin and
Blakely Hall world rhythm and dance based ﬁtness party that will change the way you think about
working out! Grab your workout clothes, your water bottle, and c’mon! its time to ditch
Do you need a dedicated night to catch up on your favorite crafty hobby? Join us for a the workout, and join the party! Mondays 6:30 at the Issaquah Highlands ﬁre station
fun night out while we chat and work on our projects. Whether you knit, stamp, scrap- and starting Wednesday 7:00 pm, October 6th 2010 - at Blakely Hall! ~ Donation only
book or have another craft, please join us the third Friday of every month at Blakely ~ for additional information, email (Cindy) at email@example.com
Hall from 7pm - 10pm. Please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Contribution Club
Effective You Club For meeting information call Tony & Kristen at 425-313-1880
Tuesday, December 21, 7:00-8:00PM
Blakely Hall To bring together interested members in IH community for the purpose of contributing to
the greater needs beyond our community. This club will be made of committed individu-
Welcome to the ‘Effective You’ Club of Issaquah Highlands! This will be the next step in als, couples and families that want to and/or are making a difference at a community,
the evolution of the IH Meditation Club. The IH Meditation Club has been operating for city, state and world level. The club will initially take on one project per quarter that
several years now; a core group of people have met to learn and practice meditation affects our community, city, state or world. The club will meet once a month for no more
techniques. We meet at Blakely Hall 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 PM sharp. than 2 hours to discuss projects and align on roles in the projects. For households with
Please contact Manu Puri at Mpuri2k@hotmail.com. families, this will be an opportunity to include children in the act of giving and contribu-
tion back one’s community. Contact Tony & Kristen Bristol at 425-313-1880.
Photography Club Yoga Conditioning Club
For meeting information email email@example.com
Thursday, December 30, 7:00-8:30PM
Blakely Hall Are there things in your mind that spool up and rob you of motivation to take better
care of yourself? There is a reason. Are there areas of your body that you absolutely
Come join avid Issaquah photographers for a fun, informative evening of photography. Digital do not like? There is a plan for you. Do you ﬁnd yourself saying, “too busy, too tired,
SLR camera is highly recommended but not required. All skills levels welcome. We’ll meet the and don’t have time” all too often? There is a hope. Starting with a decision, the an-
last Thursday evening of every month, 7-8:30pm at Blakely Hall. At our meetings we discuss swers for these questions are within you. For More information, contact Pamela Beck
new topics (i.e. lighting, composition, exposure, etc.) share experiences, information and 425-270-1377, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ideas. Contact Steve with any questions: email@example.com
December 2010 17
Adult Groups & Activities cont.
Adult Groups& Activities cont.
Issaquah Highlands Toastmasters Club
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00AM Meetings are subject to change
Blakely Hall Visit www.ihwebsite.com for calendar updates
Do you get nervous before a speech? Does your heart pound? Does your stomach turn
to knots? Do you wonder how other speakers deliver speeches so effortlessly? Well
Crofton Springs Neighborhood Committee
help is along the way! To ﬁnd out more visit the club website at http://ihtm.freetoast-
host.cc/ and please contact Collene Cordova, VP of Membership at collenecordova@ Wednesday, December 8, 5:00-6:30pm, IHCA Ofﬁce
hotmail.com or at 425.894.0979. You can also contact Renee Zimmerman, President,
at 425.369.2919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HFN Advisory Committee
Wednesday, December 8, 7:00 - 9:00pm, TBD
Neighborhood Wildlife Stewards
Contact for Date and Location Brighton on High East Board
Nestled at the edge of the Cascades Mountains we enjoy the sounds of songbirds, the Thursday, December 9, 6:00-7:00pm, IHCA Ofﬁce
sight of deer grazing and the opportunity to see various kinds of wildlife. This group is
about learning to live with the wildlife in our backyards, whether you like bird watching,
mammal tracking, or just observing animals in their natural environment.
Tuesday, December 14, 6:00pm, IHCA Ofﬁce
Our objective is to provide information to our neighbors about living safely with bears,
cougars, coyotes, raccoons and enjoying our abundant species of wildlife. If you
care about the welfare of wildlife in our backyards, want to learn more about living Residential Architectural Review Committee
safely with wildlife and would enjoy meeting your neighbors, please contact Cathy at Tuesday, December 14, 6:30–8:00pm, IHCA Ofﬁce
email@example.com. Check our website www.nwwildlifestewards.com
IHCA Board of Directors
Firehouse Fiddlers Wednesday, December 15, 5:30-7:30pm, Port Blakely Ofﬁce
For meeting information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our musical group is made up of primarily ﬁddle players of varying backgrounds and
abilities, all working toward the goal of learning Irish and other Celtic tunes, along with oc- Highlands Council Board of Trustees
casional Old Timer and Quebecois tunes. Our format is quite informal - we share and learn Thursday, December 16, 2:30-3:30pm, Port Blakely Ofﬁce
a new tune every other week and then practice our old material in a jam session. Other
welcome instruments for accompaniment are guitar (chords available for most tunes),
drum, ﬂute or whistle. We attempt to learn the new tunes by ear in a traditional manner, Communications Committee
however, sheet music is usually also provided. Tami.email@example.com for questions. Tuesday, December 28, 2:45 - 3:45pm, Blakely Hall
The Green Energy Club
For meeting information email firstname.lastname@example.org For City of Issaquah governance meetings, see www.ci.issaquah.wa.us
Come join me in an exciting and growing ﬁeld of renewable and responsible energy. This
group is all about networking, educating, and group discussions concerning the future of
renewable energy. We will meet the third Thursday of every month at the Highlands Fire
Station between 7 pm and 9pm, starting in June! You can email me at matttighe@gmail.
com for any further questions or comments.
Now forming: Issaquah Highlands Dinner Club
Interested in meeting with your neighbors, making new friends and sharing a nice
meal? The idea is to have groups of about 4 couples who meet once a month, shar-
ing responsibility for cooking. The groups would change every 5 – 6 months. If you’re
interested or for more information, contact Karen at email@example.com
Family Groups & Activities
For meeting information, email Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moms, dads, caregivers and their children (newborn-3yrs. old) are invited to come to
the Issaquah Highlands playgroup for some fun, friendship, support and socializing
every Tuesday and Thursday. We talk, laugh, sing, play, read stories and blow bubbles!
We hope to see you there! For more information or if you would like to help,
please contact Natalia, email@example.com or Alicia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Issaquah Highlands Babysitter List
The current list of neighborhood babysitters in now available at www.ihwebsite.com. Af-
ter registering and logging in, the list can be accessed under the Resource Center tab.
If you have any trouble or have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Purdon
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Neighborhood Wildlife Stewards: Teaching our Highlands neighbors how to live safely with wildlife and keep the wildlife wild.
Bears and Trash
What you need to know and how to prevent dangerous run-ins with our hungry neighbors
By: Catherine Macchio
Q: With all the natural food sources they have, why do bears risk coming to Q: My neighbors wheel their trash out the night before pickup. Does that cause
Issaquah Highlands for garbage? bear problems?
A: The initial reason an individual bear starts feeding on human garbage is usually A: Very much so. Work in Arizona showed that the single most effective technique
because of a shortage of natural foods. However, once a bear has successfully to reduce bear-people conﬂicts is to place trash out the morning of garbage
fed on human food, they remember the source of that food. When natural foods pickup (bear incursions reduced from 68% to 3%). The 3 keys to prevent bear
are abundant in later years, some bears will still go the easy route to obtain their and human garbage problems are: place your trash out the morning of garbage
nutrition by returning to the neighborhood that supplied garbage in the past. This pickup only, store garbage all week in a secure building or a bear resistant con-
unwanted bear behavior will continue throughout the life of the bear, about 25 tainer and regularly clean trash containers with a solution of bleach and water
years. In addition, mother bears that are trash addicted will teach their cubs to or ammonia.
seek out garbage from our community and Issaquah Highlands will become part
of the bear’s normal habitat for food. The problem you allow to develop this year
will continue for decades or until the bear is either moved or killed. Q: I bungee cord my garbage can that surely will keep a bear out, right?
A: NO. This is the biggest misconception. Black bears can easily tear open a
garbage can that is bungee corded. Just because it has not happened probably
Q: Why does storing garbage outside cause safety concerns for the residents of
just means the bear did not ﬁnd something that smelled good enough to bother
Issaquah Highlands and bears?
with it. The only type of garbage can that a bear cannot get into is a bear resis-
A: Bears live to eat and can sniff out a meal of garbage or bird seed from a mile tant can tested by bears and approved by the Living with Wildlife Foundation
away. Garbage stored outside provides an easy high calorie food source that Testing Program.
lures the bears and other wildlife into Issaquah Highlands.
Two important behavior changes occur to garbage fed bears that can endanger
Q: Is it true that storing my garbage cans behind my fence will prevent a bear
people’s safety and the bears’ lives. Black bears are normally wary of people. By
from getting into my garbage?
coming into Wisteria Park, Dahlia Park and other neighborhoods repeatedly and
being exposed to people the bears learn to tolerate humans (human habituated). A: DEFINITELY NOT. Black bears have sharp hooked claws that allow them to
The second behavior change is when bears learn to associate humans with a meal easily climb 20-50 feet up a tree. In fact, mother bears often tree their cubs while
(food-conditioned). A habituated food conditioned bear may become aggressive they are off searching for food. Fences will not deter a bear. It is only a matter
in their pursuit of food/garbage causing property damage or occasionally human of time before the bear jumps over your fence for that smelly garbage. In 2008,
injury. The Bellevue city councilman that was attacked by a black bear at his we had a bear climb over our fence in North Park and dump over our yard waste
summer home at Lake Wenatchee in August is a sad example of this problem. bin that had kitchen scraps.
The city councilman was severely injured and lost his eye, and the bear was
killed because people left garbage and bird seed outside. We don’t want this to
happen in Issaquah Highlands.
NEW TRASH CAN STORAGE RULES ADOPTED BY IH BOARD
At the IHCA Board of Directors meeting held November 17, 2010 the Board The rule will take effect on January 1, 2011.
adopted the following rules pertaining to the storage of trash cans:
If applying for a variance, a “Variance Request” form will be avail-
Section 2(j) of the IH Use Restrictions and Rules: able on the website after December 15, under the ARC (Architectural
(j) Trash Review Committee) tab and should be completed and emailed to
1. Any trash (grey), recycling (blue), or yard waste (green) containers
or trash bags must be stored indoors during non-pick-up hours.
While this rule provides for a more generous time frame for placement of
2. Trash Cans may only be placed at the curb/street for pickup 12 trash containers than the initial proposed amendment, we strongly encour-
hours prior to and 12 hours after pickup time. age residents to use their best judgment in the timing of putting out trash
3. The ARC will consider variance requests in accordance with the containers. During a wind storm, snow storm or during period of higher
variance policy in section 4.5 of the CCR’s under the following bear activity, residents should consider placing the trash containers out the
circumstances: morning of pick up rather than the night before.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
b. Natural Obstructions
This rule change was initiated by the increased bear activity throughout
the community and concerns for the safety of residents.
December 2010 19
City Insider How can I prepare for disasters?
We urge our citizens to be ready to survive on your
I’ve heard this is a La Niña winter. What does that
own for a minimum of three days following a disaster. Forecasters say La Niña patterns typically result
For large disasters, government assistance may not in cooler and wetter-than-average weather
be available for several weeks or more. conditions.
You can prepare in three ways: No matter the long-range forecasts, every fall we
• Make a plan encourage our citizens to get prepared for both
winter weather and potential ﬂooding.
Bret Heath • Build a kit
Check out www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/winterweather for
• Get involved
more information on preparing for snow, including
Director – Public
We have great links on our Web site, our priority routes for plowing. For ﬂooding, go to
www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/em, that can help you plan www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/ﬂood.
E m e r g e n c y
for a variety of emergencies and disasters, including
earthquakes, ﬂoods, landslides and pandemic ﬂu.
How long have you worked for the City of
What does the Public Works Operations How can I get involved in emergency
Department do? preparedness?
Our department provides a wide variety of services The Issaquah Citizen Corps (ICC) – a dedicated
group of volunteers in our community – are looking What’s one of the best kept secrets in Issaquah?
to Issaquah’s residents and businesses.
for more participants! If I were to spill the beans it would no longer be a
Public Works Operations (PWO) crews can be seen
ICC offers several programs to help you prepare, secret! For history buffs, coal mining activity; and the
throughout the city working on special projects or
including its Community Emergency Response old water system, parts of which are still visible along
routine maintenance. Structured to address the
Team (CERT) training, which covers basic disaster the old road east of the Sunset interchange.
needs of the Issaquah community, PWO has speciﬁc
divisions assigned to managing and maintaining response skills, such as ﬁre safety and light search
the city’s street and trafﬁc systems, water systems, and rescue.
How do you spend your free time?
sewer systems and storm water systems. There’s also a program for neighborhoods to get
Hiking with my wonderful wife; spending time with
In addition, PWO provides ﬂeet maintenance for all prepared. Simply organize a party in your neighbor-
family and friends; and rock climbing and backpack-
city vehicles and equipment, and houses the city’s hood, and ICC will provide a trainer to facilitate a
ing with my son.
Emergency Management Center. 90-minute training. For a limited time, we are also
providing free pizza for these parties!
PWO crews are also trained to respond in times
of major events and disasters, working in 12-hour For more information on these programs – as well
shifts. During weather emergencies, the different as others for the medical ﬁeld or HAM radio opera-
divisions work together to provide assistance to tors – go to www.issaquahcitizencorps.com.
the community, ranging from ﬂood ﬁghting to snow Weddings
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NEW IHCA COMMITTEE LIVING GREEN
NEEDS VOLUNTEERS Making your dreams for a
Residential Business Application Review Committee
White Christmas “Green”
The IHCA Board of Directors realizes the need to evaluate current rules and Tips for an eco-friendly holiday season
restrictions and application criteria regarding home businesses and applications
and has established a new committee to take on the challenges of this issue. By Lily Aguilar
The new committee, Residential Business Application Review Committee Say the word “holidays”, and many people conjure up images of
(RBARC), will consist of 5 to 7 people and will be tasked to review all current IHCA decorating with trees and lights, ﬁlling the house with the aromas of
businesses and applications prior to Board approvals/denials. The committee traditional holiday fare, giving to those in need, and wrapping presents
will be chaired by current IHCA Board member, Kathi Williams. for family and friends. Not often does the word trigger thoughts of the
environment, landﬁlls and energy bills – but all can be impacted by how
Here is your chance to contribute to the Community by volunteering to serve on we choose to celebrate the holidays. You can make your celebrations
the RBARC. Individuals who want to help maintain the ambiance and integrity eco-friendly by keeping the planet in mind and making some simple
of Issaquah Highlands by insuring that home businesses meet the standards changes to your holiday routine.
are encouraged to apply.
As you pull your holiday décor out of storage, consider updating your
To apply, please go to the IH Website (www.ihwebsite.com) under Resources, holiday lights. LED lights conserve energy by using only 10 percent of
Committee, Board & Voting Member Application for an application and bring the energy required for conventional holiday lights, which will translate
or send it to the IHCA Ofﬁce located below 1011 NE High Street, Suite 210, into some nice savings on your energy bill.
or email to email@example.com. If you have any questions, please call
Jennifer Fink, 425-507-1113. If you are buying a Christmas tree, opt for one that is pesticide-free.
Some tree growers use as many as 40 different pesticides and some
chemical colorants. You can avoid bringing unwanted chemicals into
your home by asking your local Christmas tree seller for a pesticide-
free tree or seeking out an organic tree farm. After the tree has served
DO YOU WANT TO HELP PROTECT its purpose, recycle your Christmas tree. Nearly 10 million trees a year
end up in landﬁlls, taking up space when they could be used to create
YOUR PROPERTY VALUES? mulch or wood chips. Be on the lookout for local groups, such as the
Boy Scouts, who collect trees for a small donation, or contact (800)
The Architectural Review Committee currently has two Alternate openings for CLEANUP to ﬁnd a tree-recycling program in the area.
individuals who want to help maintain the ambiance and integrity of Issaquah
Highlands by insuring that homeowners adhere to the Governing Documents and Holiday meals are often at the heart of family celebrations. By support-
Guidelines when undertaking additions and improvements to their properties. ing local farmers who grow sustainable meat and produce, you‘ll add a
touch of green to your traditions. Check out local farms or the organic
This dynamic group meets once per month to review current ARC Applications. section of your favorite grocery store as you plan your holiday feast.
Projects can be as small as planting a tree or painting a house to large scale projects
that might include home additions or entire landscape restructuring. At this time of year, many people include giving to those in need.
Make a clean sweep of your home and donate goods you no longer use
To apply, please go to the IH Website (www.ihwebsite.com) for an application or need to a local charity, including old eyeglasses and cell phones –
and bring or send it to the IHCA Office located below 1011 NE High Street, this will ensure your items are reused and not in the trash heap. You
Suite 210. may also think about donating time or money to an environmental
If you have questions please email Erika North, IHCA Community Manager and
Liaison to the ARC, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gift-giving can also have an eco-friendly touch. Most wrapping paper
is not recyclable and ﬁnds its way into landﬁlls. This year, buy wrap-
ping paper that can be recycled or paper that is made from recycled
material. If you want to be creative, you can also make your own using
newspapers, artwork you or your children have created, or old maps.
You can also make your wrapping part of your gift – securing a present
in a pretty scarf, a reusable shopping bag or a decorative towel are just
some of the possibilities. According to the Sierra Club, if each family
wrapped just three presents this way, the paper saved would cover
45,000 football ﬁelds!
Services include -
The holidays are a special time of year, and giving back to the environ-
ment can be part of any family’s holiday festivities.
Call to schedule your appointment 425.651.4338
December 2010 21
Beauty and Fitness
Beauty and Fitness Real Estate
1. Alice’s Beauty Salon 425.996.8846 13. Cascade Real Estate Team 206.909.8200
www.alicebeautysalon.com. We welcome the entire family for www.issaquahhighlandsRE.com. Simply outrageous service,
the very best in hair care products and services. not outrageous comissions! Full Service for 1% from a local
Issaquah Highlands resident, Matt Jensen, CRS, ABR.
2. Highlands Nail & Spa 425.677.7636
Pamper yourself with the best manicurist in town. We offer a 14. Donita Dickinson Real Estate 206.979.7370
variety of nail care and waxing services, including relaxing hi- www.donitadickinson.com. Today’s Tools, Yesterday’s Eth-
7 26 tech pedicure spa. ics
4 1 22 3. Issaquah Skin Care 425.996.0419 15. Plateau Real Estate 425.890.7140
25th Ave NE Issaquah Skin Care invites you to experience a reprieve from your www.plateauRE.com. Highlands real estate specialists since
busy day with a well deserved facial in a private oasis. 2003. Family-friendly approach and a commitment to give
15 back to the community.
13 4. Luna’s Nail Salon 425.667.8250
11 www.lunanailsalon.com. Natural nail care, manicures, and pedi-
cures using odorless, all natural, eco-friendly products. Restaurants/Eateries
NE PARK DRIVE 5. Shanti’s Studio of Esthetics 206.778.8485 16. Agave Cocina & Tequilas 425.369.8900
www.shantisstudio.com. Offering premium services in a friendly www.agavecocinandtequilas.com. An excellent, modern,
and relaxing environment. Compliment your inner and outer beauty family friendly place to enjoy great food and a wide selection
with a new radiant you! of tequilas. Great Happy Hour!
6. Sorella Salon & Spa 425.392.9299 17. Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop 425.391.6455
www.sorellasalon.com. Bringing wellness to our clients by deliv- www.benjerry.com. Family friendly scoop shop serving the
ering state-of-the-art aesthetic and relaxation services, quality chunkiest, funkiest ice cream on the planet.
products, and unparalleled customer service.
18. Caffe Ladro 425.391.9300
Children www.caffeladro.com. Serving 100% Fair Trade, Organic,
Shade Grown Coffee. Open at 5:30am every day.
7. Highlands Kids Dentistry 425.996.0457
www.highlandskidsdentistry.com. Offering the latest technology 19. ricenroll 425.369.8445
in pediatric dentistry, in a relaxed, familiar environment. No drills www.ricenroll.com. Fresh rolled sushi everyday.
5 or needles for most procedures!
20. Sip Wine Bar & Restaurant 425.369.1181
8. Lakeside Montessori 425.394.1000 www.siprestaurant.com. Sip offers an extensive collection of
www.lakesidemontessori.com. A diverse and peaceful commu- ﬁne wines, and a menu of progressive American cuisine.
nity of individuals, aged 2.5 to 6 years, including kindergarten.
21. Subway 425.391.3222
9. KUMON Learning Center 424.369.1072 www.subway.com. Freshly made sandwiches with your
www.kumon.com. Helping students master the basics of reading choice of gourmet breads and sauces. Serving 8 delicious
Ridge math while imporving study habits and self-conﬁdence.
and footlong sandwiches at $5!
Insurance/Financial Planning 22. Zeeks Pizza 425.893.TOGO (8646)
Insurance & Financial Planning www.zeekspizza.com. Delicious pizza and a fun, welcoming
10. Accent Insurance Agency 425.996.0770 atmosphere. Full bar, take-out and delivery available. Open
www.accent4u.com. Your independent neighborhood insurance everyday, 11am-10pm. Pizza by the slice until 4pm.
agency, serving the residents of the Issaquah Highlands since 1999.
11. Prudent Financing, LLC. 425.829.4541 Retail & Services
Retail & Services
Providing low cost mortgage loans.
Over 20 years experience. 23. Be You Portraits 206.683.5981
Outdoor and studio photography for families, graduating
12. Shanna L. Tomko, CPA 425.681.6416 seniors, businesses, children and weddings. www.bey-
www.tomkotaxconsulting.com. Your local tax consultant provid- ouportraits.com.
8 ing tax preparation and consultation services for individuals and
small businesses. 24. Highlands Cleaners 425.996.0999
www.highlandscleaners.com. Quality service for your fabric-
25 15th AVENUE NE
NE PARK DRIVE
care needs—from ﬁnely pressed suits to wedding gowns
10 and alterations.
25. Julie Croff Images 425.880.2545
23 www.juliecrofﬁmages.com. Whether it’s your baby’s ﬁrst
steps, a High School Senior stepping out into the world or
your own wonderful love story at your wedding, we focus on
3 capturing the emotion and beauty of the moment.
26. LeChic Pet 425.392.1147
www.lechicpet.com. Intimate, boutique-style pet supply store
featuring self-service dog wash rooms. Ultra-premium food
and accessories for today’s modern pet.
Station 27. Jazzercise 425.890.2800
12 www.jazzercise.com. Spotlight your strength. Located inside
3 MK Ballet on NE Park Drive.
20 27. MK Ballet 425.442.6520
19 Classes for all ages and abilities, from the curious to in-
16 ternational competitors. Michiko teaches the beauty and
9 elegance of this art.
17 6 28 28. Occhio! Vision Care 425.391.3222
10th AVENUE NE 18 www.occhiooptometry.com. Committed to your family’s eye
and vision needs. Offering a fantastic collection of eyeglass
frames for adults and children.
22 Issaquah Highlands Connections
Accepting Neighborhood Voting
This is an opportunity to volunteer for the position ﬁling period for applications from December 15th
of an Issaquah Highlands Voting Member (VM) for through December 31st, 2010. An election will be
a two-year term. Positions are open in the following held on the www.ihwebsite.com during the month
neighborhoods: of January. Residents of each neighborhood will be
mailed a postcard reminding them to vote.
1B Voting Member & Alternate
3A Voting Member & Alternate What do our Voting Members do?
3B Voting Member & Alternate 1. Vote for Issaquah Highlands Board of
3C Voting Member Directors.
6B Voting Member & Alternate 2. Ratify the IHCA annual operating budget.
6C Voting Member 3. Approve changes to the IHCA Rules &
7B Voting Member & Alternate Regulations.
4. Approve all amendments to the CCRs.
The purpose of a Voting Member (VM) is to main- 5. Voting Members serve as chairperson of
tain the vision and preserve the overall quality and a Neighborhood Committee, shall preside
values at Issaquah Highlands. Your role will be to at its meetings and will be responsible for
inform your neighborhood group and vote on CCR transmitting communications to the Board of
sanctioned items (as listed below) on their behalf. Directors.
The Voting Members are provided orientation. This
is a great way to meet your neighbors and develop You may obtain an application on line at
community leadership. www.ihwebsite.com/Resource Center or email
the IHCA Office Manager, Whitney Wengren at
The newly elected Voting Members and Alternate email@example.com or General Manager,
Voting Members will start their two-year terms Vicki Stier at firstname.lastname@example.org. More questions?
January 1, 2011. There is an application process Please give Vicki a call at 425-507-1120.
and the IHCA Board of Directors has approved the www.villagetheatre.org
Issaquah: (425) 392-2202 | November 10-January 2
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Connections is published by the Highlands Council.
Our mission is to foster the development of
a vibrant and caring community Responsible for:
committed to service, diversity, and well-being.
Connections is printed and mailed every month to every Funded by:
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residents and businesses. For article submissions (¼ of 1% on sale of home)
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Print ads must be submitted electronically in .eps, .tif or .pdf email@example.com, 425-507-1115 Tuesday–Friday 11:00AM to 4:00PM
format with all fonts embedded. For best results with news-
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services are available. Russ Ayers, Landscape Manager Michele McFarland, Highlands Council Accountant
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NEW WEBSITE ADVERTISING AVAILABLE!
Whitney Wengren, Ofﬁce Manager Keith Luu, Youth Volunteer Coordinator
Content and advertising in Connections does not necessarily
Beth Driscoll, A/R Specialist
reﬂect the opinions/views of the Highlands Council or staff. email@example.com, 425-507-1119
Community Services at Blakely Hall
Fax sending, local $.50 per page
Blakely Hall Fax sending, long distance $1.00 per page
Award-winning Blakely Hall has a feeling and comfort
Fax receiving, $.50 per page
of a lodge. It is a wonderful place for parties with 70 or
more guests, fund raisers, galas, and any type of recep-
tion. Blakely Hall can accommodate up to 260 guests. Emergency: 9-1-1
In addition to the atmosphere Blakely Hall will give you,
Issaquah Police (non-emergency): 425-837-3200
there is a patio with patio furniture and with two BBQ
grills that are available for rent. WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife: 425-775-1311
Blakely Hall Meeting Room Eagle Security: 425-531-4058
The Conference room is perfect for your meeting or semi- Patrols neighborhoods Thursdays, 10:00PM to 2:00AM
nar. It is private. It can accommodate up to 46 guests. Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00PM to 3:00AM
A screen is provided as well as comfortable conference
Emergency Contact Number
chairs and tables that can be conﬁgured to your liking. For after-hours emergencies not involving
A projector is available for rent. There is a wash station, police and ﬁre response or gas or water main
and a countertop to place your refreshments. breaks, contact IHCA at 425-313-2209
To inquire about booking facilities at Blakely Hall, please
contact Blakely Hall at 425.507.1107 or email blakelyhal- PORT BLAKELY COMMUNITIES
Port Blakely Communities, the developer of Issaquah Highlands, continues to be involved
Fire Station Meeting Room as they have a vested interest in the community and in seeing their vision become reality.
The Fire Station 73 meeting room is great for community
or group meetings. It comes with tables and chairs. It Vicki Stier, Vice President, Community
can accommodate up to 85 guests in a meeting setting Organization and Management
or comfortably 30 guests. There are two whiteboards firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-225-2311
for writing down your ideas and agenda. There is also
a television with a DVD player for your instructional Jennifer Hagge, Ofﬁce Manager
videos. Because this is a city building they do not allow email@example.com, 206-225-2316
religious, partisan, or for-proﬁt meetings to take place
in this facility. To inquire about booking the Fire Sta-
tion Meeting Room, please contact Fire Station #73 at
425.313.3373. w w w. i h we b s i t e. c o m
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TUES: LIVE MUSIC
From 7:30 to 9:30
WED: TRIVIA NIGHT
Starts at 7:30 sharp!
THURS: LADIES NIGHT