Indoor Surf Experience Coming to Issaquah
Coming this spring is an Issaquah indoor surf venue unlike anything in the country. CitySurf co-owner John Hoss developed the Rogue Wave, which is similar to river surfing in Oregon, Idaho, and Colorado, but can create waves higher than what you would get with mother nature. The expansive facility will offer surfing for beginners and advanced water enthusiasts, and the size of the waves will be adjusted accordingly — generally 3- to 5 1/2-feet tall. The 1 1/2-hour surfing experience is broken into three parts: stretch, surf, soak. The stretching is yoga inspired exercises to activate muscles and receive a safety briefing, the surfing will allow a queue of 12 surfers to ride the waves, and is followed by 35 minutes to soak in the hot tub. The Hosses said they plan to offer events, kids parties, and camps.
Owners John and Trisha Hoss also have partnered with Jason Stoneburner, a celebrated chef and restaurant owner in Seattle, for an in-house restaurant catered to spectators. When researching indoor surf facilities, John Hoss noticed there were more spectators than there were participants. Read More>>
National Home Care Provider Expands to Eastside
National non-medical home care provider FirstLight Home Care is expanding its footprint with a new location on the Eastside that will serve residents living in communities like Bellevue, Kirkland, and Medina, to name a few. Since opening its first franchise location in 2010, FirstLight Home Care has expanded to more than 240 locations in 33 states across the U.S. FirstLight Home Care’s Eastside location, which is slated to open in November, will be owned and operated by local entrepreneur Paul Healy. Read More>>
EvergreenHealth Foundation Raises Funds For Renovations
Several generous families partnered with the EvergreenHealth Foundation and raised more than $344,000 for facility renovations and to build a new playground for younger visitors. Six plaques will hang in the new facility thanking the individuals for their generosity. Read More>>