Sammamish Library Gets National Honors

Wow I cant believe it has been over a month since my last post,  and for that I apologize, anyway I was reading this article on komo and found it so cool I had to share it.  As a casual fan of architecture and of our local community I was excited to see that our own Sammamish Library was selected as one of the landmark libraries in our entire country!  I must admit I don’t read as much as I should, and therefore don’t spend much time in libraries, but I have driven by the building many times and admired the design.  Maybe this, coupled with the fact that our King County Library System recently won the Gale Library Journal 2011 Library of the year award,  will finally sway me to get off my butt and borrow a book and actually read it.  Im not making any promises!

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Memorial Day Weekend is almost here!

There are only 3 days left, 2 if you are taking Friday off, until the beginning of memorial day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, although as most local Northwesterners will quietly admit that day is still more than a month away on the 5th of July!  In case you are staying at home here are a couple of events and activities from around the community that may peak your interest.


  • The Northwest Folk Life festival will be occurring in downtown Seattle at the City Center, it starts Friday running through Monday.  The gates open at 11 am each day and will close at 11 pm each night.
  • In the event the weather doesn’t cooperate with your plans or you need something to do one night make sure to check out the Seattle International Film Festival for a catalog of critically acclaimed independent films.
  • If you are not interested in crossing the bridge the Issaquah Farmers Market is going strong at the Pickering Barn on Saturday.  If you go make sure and get there early as the parking lot has been filling up by 10.
  • Is the sun out?  Feeling the call of the wild but you are unable to get much time away?  Feel free to take a hike on any of the numerous trails.  The snow atop Mt Si has cleared and the Rattle Snake Lake and Tiger Mountain trails amongst others will be open.

Hopefully you all will have a fun and safe holiday.  If you happen to take any pictures please feel free to share.  If I find anything else interesting I will update the list or if you know of something please share it in the comments.




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Welcoming Back the Issaquah Farmers Market

Pickering Barn

Its been a several cold, wet, and dark months but tomorrow, Saturday April 16th, the Issaquah Farmers Market returns to Pickering Barn across the street from Costco.  The market will open at 9 am and will run until 2 pm every Saturday into October.  The market consists of hyper local goods from vendors such as Full Circle Farms, The Grand Central Bakery and many other small organizations and individuals from throughout the community.  Here at Lake Sammamish Living we are about supporting local, buying local, and living local nothing exemplifies this more than the  farmers market.  So this Saturday spend and hour and maybe a couple of dollars showing you support your community and the people that make a living trying to provide for it.

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Late Afternoon Rainbow

The base of a gorgeous rainbow in the late afternoon sun over the new Glencoe development in Trossachs


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Have You Seen Me?

It appears the keepers at the New York Zoo aren’t the only ones trying keep their animals contained.  Since the end of March a local Sammamish resident has been trying to track down their own exotic escapee.  Mac the wallaby, who was last seen along the East Lake Sammamish Parkway near S.E. 33rd, has been on the loose hopping along avoiding capture.  If you have seen him or if you have any information about his whereabouts please contact Jim Branson of the Missing Pet Partnership at (253) 529-3999 or call his owner at (425) 941-5177.  I have a hard time believing this little guy is dangerous as he is most likely wet, cold, scared and hungry however I would still advise anyone to be cautious if they choose to approach him.

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Lake Washington School District Surplus Sale

I stumbled across this article on Komo’s website, it seems the Lake Washington School District will be holding a surplus sale on a wide variety of electronics and other miscellaneous items.  The sale will be held on April 16 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the district’s warehouse, 15130 NE 95th Street, Redmond, WA 98052 (click for map).  For further details and to read the full article click here.

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Spring is in the Air

A Beach in Spring

As the grip of winter is released to make way for spring the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the air is filled with the sounds of lawn mowers, children playing and songs from the many birds who call our back yards home.  It is a beautiful time to live in our area, snow still graces the mountain tops while the local fauna begin to wake up and blossom.  As we all know winter can be a bit dreary in our region and as such we often find ourselves embracing the arrival of the new season with outstretched arms, and for good reason.  The sun’s warmth shines longer, the rain clouds make way for empty blue skies and our lives seem to be re-energized.   With the change the farmer’s markets will open, offering fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables,  youth baseball will start, proudly painting many suvs and minivans with children’s names and jersey numbers, and the infectious aroma of afternoon barbeque’s will be carried throughout our neighborhoods on the gentle easterly breeze.  This truly is a magical season and I feel lucky to experience it in such a wonderful place.

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