Seattle Tilth to create urban agriculture and learning center at Kirkland’s McAuliffe Park

Seattle Tilth to create urban agriculture and learning center at Kirkland’s McAuliffe Park

McAuliffe Park is one of Kirkland’s oldest homesteads with only two different families owning the land from 1877 until the City of Kirkland finished purchasing it in 2001.  A 2005 Master Plan for the Park called for not only preserving its heritage, gardens, and unique characters, but it envisioned sustainable gardening, education and volunteer programs, and enhancements to amenities within the Park.  An agreement, between the City and Seattle Tilth will bring an urban agricultural center to the Park.  Seattle Tilth’s proposal to create an “Urban Farm” will offer Master Recycling Composter trainings, organic gardening courses, cooking and nutrition programming, urban farming, and connections with the Edible Kirkland and Kirkland Nourishing Networks programs.

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Public Works: New Road Performing “remarkably well”

Public Works: New Road Performing “remarkably well”

Northeast 120th Street is performing “remarkably well,” says Chuck Morrison, a Kirkland transportation engineer who has been closely monitoring Totem Lake traffic since the City brought the 900-foot extension onto its street network Wednesday afternoon. 
“Once people know there’s a new route there, they may change their habits,” Morrison said. “People didn’t’ go that way before and people are creative. So you never quite know what to expect. We’ll keep monitoring it for a few weeks.”

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Parents/Community Members Needed for LWSD Middle School Grading Advisory Committee

Parents/Community Members Needed for LWSD Middle School Grading Advisory Committee

Group to study, give advice and make recommendations on new middle school report card

 

When Lake Washington School District changed from a junior high school (grades seven through nine) model to a middle school (grades six through nine) model, it focused on making these schools a smooth transition from elementary school to high school. In the course of that transition, staff and administrators realized the middle school report card was not serving students and parents as well as it could.

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Kirkland Fire Captain Bill Hoover receives LeadershipAward

 

KFD Captain recognized at annual conference

Pictured L to R: Steve Taylor, Battalion Chief, Shoreline Fire Department; Capt. Bill Hoover, and Deputy Chief Helen Ahrens-Byington, Kirkland Fire Department.  

Pictured L to R: Steve Taylor, Battalion Chief, Shoreline Fire Department; Capt. Bill Hoover, and Deputy Chief Helen Ahrens-Byington, Kirkland Fire Department.  

 

Captain Bill Hoover, Kirkland Fire Department, received the American Professional Management Services Leadership Award.  Capt. Hoover was nominated by the King County Fire Chiefs Association (KCFCA) Training Division.  The award was presented at the International Conference for Fire & Rescue Executives held in Seattle in October 2014.  Capt. Hoover was recognized for his 25-year fire service career (23 years with the City of Kirkland), including his achievements as the department’s Training Captain.  His efforts have resulted in enhanced first responder standards, a program that tracks Firefighter exposures, and mentorship for new recruits.  Hoover is admired within his organization and among his fellow fire and rescue colleagues.  On a personal note, Capt. Hoover applied his strong leadership skills as a cancer survivor and created the Washington State Chapter of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.  The network seeks to raise cancer awareness and prevention, assists those dealing with cancer, and provides local resources.  On behalf of the City of Kirkland and the Kirkland community, our greatest congratulations go to Capt. Hoover and our appreciation for his positive leadership, forward-thinking drive and dedication to fire and rescue.  

Kirkland Traffic Alert: Hopelink Turkey Trot, Sunday, November 23

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Hopelink Turkey Trot to be held Sunday, November 23, 2014. Lakeshore Plaza between Market Street and Kirkland Avenue and Kirkland Avenue between City Dock and Lake Street will be closed from 6 a.m. until approximately 12 p.m. The southbound lane of Lake Street from Kirkland Avenue to 2nd Avenue South will close temporarily at 10 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes. Commuters should watch for increased pedestrian traffic along the Kirkland waterfront between Kirkland Avenue and Carillon Point from 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Event goers are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool, and plan for their parking in advance.  For public parking, including the Kirkland Municipal Garage, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/parking. For bus transportation, go to http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov.

EvergreenHealth and Valley General Hospital Finalize Alliance Agreement

EvergreenHealth and Valley General Hospital Finalize Alliance Agreement

EvergreenHealth and Valley General Hospital announced today that their respective Boards of Commissioners have voted to approve the third and final phase of an alliance agreement in which Valley General Hospital in Monroe, Washington will become part of the Kirkland-based health care system and managed by EvergreenHealth.

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Bottle & Bull Scratch Kitchen and Craft Cocktails to open in Downtown Kirkland Nov. 25

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Bottle & Bull plans to open its doors to the public in Tuesday, November 25th. The long awaited opening of Kirkland's newest eatery is a welcome site. The remodel of the 105 Lake Street S location has been fun to watch and we look forward to opening day!