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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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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.)

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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 month’s feature is the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) Annual Report, with detailed descriptions and data showing their plans, activities, and accomplishments. The IHCA is the property manager for all of Issaquah Highlands, which is no small task! They manage parks, open spaces, and miles of trails, as well as state-of-the-art facilities, such as irrigation. The landscaping we see is both lush in beauty and in sustainability, as are our buildings and infrastructure. It is the IHCA, our homeowner’s association, that manages all of this.

And the IHCA has endured through this lock-down, just like the rest of us. Having to work outside closed offices and deal with required work stoppages was a huge challenge for the IHCA, but they have hardly skipped a beat and we are moving forward together. I hope you will enjoy catching up on all they have done for us.

About the Cover: Photos of IHCA staff holding signs of encouragement for those struggling with the challenges of COVID-19. We are a community and we’ll “Move Forward Together.”

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