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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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.
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, Communications 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

This Connections issue is like so many others we’ve produced, focused on our mission to bring people together. We pride ourselves in how we fill this paper with stories about our wonderful community groups, events and all the activities that bring us together. Of course, you see today’s irony: we’re now dealing with ‘physical distancing’ and a stay-at-home order.

We got this Issaquah Highlands! In keeping with our mission, Connections news continues to present unique and creative ways to help this community stick together. We are physically apart during the challenge facing Issaquah Highlands and the world, but we are working around it. For instance, in this issue of Connections we bring you valuable ideas and solutions designed to help keep our community together.

About the Cover: In 2015, Highlands resident and volunteer photographer, Shubha Tirumale, took this photo at Village Green Park from atop a fire truck ladder. Highlands Council staged this “Peace Mob” to help the community through another difficult time.

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