The city of Issaquah has earmarked $30,000 for the Hope Creek Restoration Project. Hope Creek — also called Lewis Lane Tributary ...

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The city of Issaquah has earmarked $30,000 for the Hope Creek Restoration Project.

Hope Creek — also called Lewis Lane Tributary — is a small stream that originally connected to Issaquah Creek but was blocked in the 1960s by development activities. It now flows into a large wetland.

The goal of the project is to reconnect the two creeks, remove fill that blocks runoff, add native vegetation and improve coho-salmon habitat.

The Public Works Department is working with the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation, a nonprofit organization, on the project. Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is also involved. Work is planned during the summer.

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Redmond

S. Carolina mayor to be guest speaker

Redmond residents are invited to join city officials for an evening honoring community contributions to the city’s Transportation Master Plan.

Joseph Riley Jr., the mayor of Charleston, S.C., and a leading expert in urban design, will be the guest speaker at the free event, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The celebration will be at the Redmond High School performance center, 17272 N.E. 104th St.

For more information, contact mhurwitz@redmond.gov or 425-556-2427.

Issaquah

ArtWalk this evening in historic downtown

ArtWalk Issaquah is from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the historic downtown area. Galleries will feature local and regional artists.

Children can decorate a kite at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. The Hettel Street Blues group will give a free concert at the same location.

A self-guided tour map is available at the galleries and at the Issaquah Library, at the corner of Front Street and Sunset Way.

ArtWalk Issaquah is sponsored by the Downtown Issaquah Association and Art Collective.

Bellevue

Residents select favorite places

Bellevue Downtown Association recently announced winners of the 2005 Haute Picks Awards, based on the public’s votes on favorite places in Bellevue.

Winners include: best martini, Daniel’s Broiler; best power lunch, Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar; best cheap lunch, Matt’s Famous Chili Dogs; best breakfast, Chace’s Pancake Corral; best latte, Starbucks Coffee; best sushi spot, Flo Japanese Restaurant; best place to satisfy your sweet tooth, Oh! Chocolate.