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Connections 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 Lindsey Pinkston, Community Program Manager, at

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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 Issaquah Highlands Park and Ride.

Print circulation: Over 5,500

Advertising monthly deadline: The first Friday one month preceding the publication month. (The deadline moves up to the day before, if the first Friday is a holiday.)

Display ad pricing: starting at $150/month.
(Discounts available for 3, 6 and 12 month contracts. Online links are also available to print advertisers.)

Issaquah Highlands Ad/Media Packet 2020

Issaquah Highlands Ad Contract 2020 FORM

Advertising Policies and Standards

For more information, please contact Nina Milligan, Business Outreach and Services Manager at Highlands Council, at

2020 Connections Editorial Calendar

January: Lunar New Year – February: Doing Business in Issaquah Highlands – March: Rootedness and Belonging- April: Living Green, IHCA Budget – May: Development Update – June: Graduation Announcements – July: IHCA Annual Report – August: Highlands Day – September: National Good Neighbor Day – October: Emergency Preparedness – November: Thanks and Giving – December:  Holidays in the Highlands

subject to change

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.

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Current Issue

Great neighbors are so important, now more than ever.

Our neighbors pick up our paper, tell us if we’ve left a package in the lobby, water our plants, and are always ready with a friendly wave or ‘hello.’ These gestures may seem simple compared to what we expect from our family or dear friends, but they are invaluable in giving us a sense of belonging where we live.

This month, enjoy taking our Good Neighbor Bingo Challenge to see how easy it is to be a good neighbor. You can also get tips from the IHCA on how to navigate challenging homeowner issues with your neighbor, or go straight to Ask Kari for a truly horrifying story of how bad neighbor relations can get.

Be sure to enjoy all the other goodies inside: Volunteer of the Month, new opportunities to support diversity and inclusion, Living Green™ tips, home organization, and more. And don’t rush by those ads – I make an effort to bring you messages from organizations that can serve our unique needs.

The cover is an original design by Highlands Council’s Graphic Designer, Katie Cannon.

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