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.

Join the Connections Team

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

Connections News Milestones

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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Interested in advertising in Connections?

We welcome media sponsors at any time during the year.

Current Issue

September 2018 Connections

We dedicate this issue of Connections to a “Back to Business” theme, inspired by a suggestion from Highlands Council Board of Trustees member David Ngai. Expanding on David’s ideas about how Blakely Hall could be used more by those who work from home, Lindsey Pinkston, Blakely Hall manager, developed Telecommute Tuesdays. If you work from home, join us on Tuesdays for coffee and treats sponsored by Highlands Fiber Network (HFN).

We also bring you a new look this month in Connections news. Our Creative Coordinator, Julie Clegg applied her skills and talents to refreshing the design of our pages, increasing visual interest, readability and focus (she is a photographer, after all!). We hope this refreshed design promotes the mission of Connections news in fostering a caring and vibrant community in Issaquah Highlands.

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 $150/month.
(Discounts available for 3, 6 and 12 month contracts. Online advertising is also available.)

Issaquah Highlands Ad Packet 2018

Issaquah Highlands Ad Contract FORM 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 Trails  – June: Graduation Announcements – July: IHCA Annual Report – August: Highlands Day, Highlands 20th Anniversary – September: Back to Business – 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.