Connections News

About Connections: By Community, for Community

Connections News is a monthly community newspaper written mostly by volunteer-resident writers, edited and published by Issaquah Highlands Council. Connections helps Highlands Council fulfill its mission to develop a vibrant and caring community committed to service, diversity, stewardship and well-being.

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Highlands Council is always looking for volunteer contributing writers, photographers and graphic designers. For more information, contact Nina Milligan, Communications Manager, at

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NEW! Submit an Announcement for “Milestones”

See your announcements published in the new life “Milestones” section of Connections. We accept birth/adoption, graduation, marriage, obituary and culturally-recognized life milestone announcements for Issaquah Highlands residents only. See submission form and guidelines.

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Current Issue

Connections March 2018

About the Cover

This photo was taken by a Crofton Springs party-goer at their annual “block” party. Crofton Springs enjoys a lot of shared park-like spaces between the walk-in homes, perfect for a neighborhood gathering.

About this issue of Connections

Communities can be found online, in the office, at school and at many other “places.” For me, the most satisfying community is the one I find at home. When we lived in Crofton Springs, we embraced our next-door neighbors right away. We quickly fell into a routine of an open-door policy, meaning if the front door is open, you can walk right in. We exchanged house keys and traded cat-sitting. We took turns hosting Happy Hour. With all this practice, we felt well-equipped to arrange the annual neighborhood party, a block party of sorts.

Block parties can be cozy, simple potlucks in a pocket park, or they can be large productions with food trucks and entertainment. In either case, advanced planning and organization will help your block party be a success. Get ready to “rock the block” this summer, with help from Highlands Council!

Advertising Information

Connections is printed and distributed monthly, free of charge, to every address in Issaquah Highlands (residences and businesses). We also distribute through local gathering spaces, such as coffee shops and the Metro Park and Ride. Circulation: Approximately 4,500

Display ad pricing: starting at $75/month.
(Discounts available for 3, 6 and 12 month contracts. Online advertising is also available.)

Issaquah Highlands Ad Packet 2018

Issaquah Highlands Ad Contract 2018

Issaquah Highlands Sponsorship-packet 2018

Issaquah Highlands Sponsor Contract 2018

Advertising Policies and Standards

For more information, please contact Nina Milligan, Communications Manager at Highlands Council, at

2018 Connections Editorial Calendar

January: Traffic and Safety – February: Development Update – March: Community Survey Results – April: Immigration/Inclusion, IHCA Budget – May: Parks and Arts  – June: Graduation Announcements – July: IHCA Annual Report – August: Highlands Day, Multi-Cultural 20th Anniversary – September: Clubs and Groups, Back to School – October: Emergency Preparedness, Halloween – November: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Holiday Lightings – December:  Holidays in the Highlands

Connections Terms & Policies

Opinions expressed either by paid advertisers or editorial content do not necessarily reflect the views of Highlands Council or this newspaper.

Highlands Council reserves the right to accept or refuse submissions, and to edit content. We also reserve the right to refuse advertising or content that in our opinion does not reflect the standards of this paper.