The Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation is proud to be able to offer several two-year $2,100 scholarships to graduating seniors within the geographic boundaries of the Lake Washington School District who want to pursue careers in the field of transportation technology. The deadline for submission of applications is April 21st.
The 150-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 11215 NE 124th Street in Kirkland, Washington has completed a major renovation of its lobby and guest rooms. The hotel now features the brand’s intuitive Refreshing Business lobby concept, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space. Along with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings.
Virtuoso violinists Kev and Wil B are back to once again raise the roof sky-high with their funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues and R&B. Joining Kev and Wil B are DJ TK on the turntables, Beatdown on Drums and Joe Cello on Cello. Apollo Legends, BLACK VIOLIN compose a concert just for you with booming new beats, classic faves and cool pop covers. With superstars Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Akon, Diddy and Linkin Park singing their praises, BLACK VIOLIN smashes musical stereotypes and will enthrall lovers of Bach and Beyoncé. They have inspired kids from all over North America to get fired up about classical music—proving that their hearts are as big and soulful as their sound.
Friends of Youth will host its annual Celebration of Youth luncheon Friday March 7 at the Bellevue Westin Hotel. Each year, Friends of Youth provides support, shelter, homes and help to more than 4,800 youth and young adults. The luncheon celebrates the successes of our youth while raising funds to ensure that every young person has the support they need to succeed.
After years of dormancy, the Kirkland Parkplace redevelopment project looks like it might be on track again -- but possibly at a smaller scale.
The Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting that Seattle-based Talon Private Capital is stepping in as Prudential’s new partner on Kirkland Parkplace redevelopment. Kirkland planning director Eric Shields spoke with PSBJ regarding the planned eight floor, controversial office/retail/hotel complex in downtown.
Join LeMay—America’s Car Museum and Hagerty Insurance for an afternoon at Club Auto Kirkland. The Kirkland team is hosting for a Car Club President’s Meeting and Open House on Saturday, March 15 from 11-3:00 p.m.
A plush garage setting with a lounge and lots of vintage cars, attendees will learn what’s in store for Car Clubs for the 2014 season.
The following are a press release from the LWSD and a letter to parents and guardians titled, "Bond Update" from Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce:
Overcrowding now in some areas; 4,000 more students expected in eight years
At its March 3 meeting, the Lake Washington School District Board of Directors voted to place a $404 million bond measure on the April 22 ballot. The bonds would build schools to house projected enrollment growth and reduce current overcrowding.
Yesterday, a very nice Kirkland Neighborhood Bulletin hit my mailbox. I was impressed by Ms Walen's proactive inclusion of citizens in a very controversial subject, zoning regulations that could impact the sale of recreational marijuana in certain zones.
Mayor Walen provided background, weblinks, and access to the public hearing on O-4434. She made sure to inform citizens of the balance of interests sought and input opportunities still available to citizens. She even provided the date and location of the March 18th City Council meeting (7:30pm, City Council Chambers) with guidance that comments will be heard at the beginning of the meeting.
It is that time of year again, time for Hopelink's Can Madness (a competition among local businesses to collect food for Hopelink -- a play off of the NCAA's March Madness). According to Ben Wobker of Lake Washington Physical Therapy, the contest started in 2009 with 16 teams. Today Wobker says, "It is really enjoyable to see it grow and we are shooting for over 30,000 lbs this year for the tournament."
A striping crew applies the finishing touches Feb. 26 to Park Lane’s center median near the transit center on Third Street. The two-man crew repainted angular parking stalls as well. King County could re-open the street by the middle of March—at the latest, said King County spokesperson Heidi Sowell.
It appears that the cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville and Issaquah all have very different approaches to allowing recreational marijuana within their borders. Our Eastside neighbors have proactively acted on the side of caution with regulations, moratoriums and even an outright ban.
Kirkland has struggled with this issue. Our City Council has chosen a very different course: to maximize the number of marijuana retail locations in Kirkland.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Bellevue City Council will hold a public hearing during its 8:00 pm Regular Session meeting on Monday, March 17, 2014, in the City Council Chamber in Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, to consider an ordinance extending an interim official zoning control regulating recreational marijuana uses for an additional six month period.
The newly formed Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Miropolsky, will present its inaugural concert March 9th at the Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center in Kirkland. Featured works will include Die Fledermaus Overture by Johann Strauss Jr., Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 by Hugo Alfvén, Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 2, and Scheherazade Op 35 by Rimsky-Korsakov.
On March 22, 2014, Sibling House will hold its annual fundraiser at The Washington Athletic Club in Seattle. Revenue raised at the event funds Sibling House’s core programs, including academic support for children and mentorships for foster caregivers, aiding a growing network of over 225 local foster homes.
Local businesses and residents are asked to support Sibling House and their March 22 fundraising event through the donation of services or auction items. To donate auction items or purchase tickets to the event, contact: email@example.com. To learn more about Sibling House and its mission, visit http://siblinghouse.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On January 21, the City Council decided to consider interim zoning regulations that would prohibit the sale of recreational marijuana in certain zones; the proposed interim regulations were carefully measured on February 4 during a public hearing on proposed Ordinance 0‐4434. Following testimony in favor of and in opposition to the interim regulations, the Council approved prohibiting marijuana sales in one zone (the Market Street Corridor Zone 1) within the City.
To better understand the heartfelt concerns of those who addressed the City Council , the thoughtful deliberation of the Council as a whole and the perspectives of individual council members, we encourage you to view the video from the February 4 public hearing proceedings at www.kirklandwa.gov/I‐502.
In the Spring Shorebirds class from Eastside Audubon, you can learn the stories of the varied bird species that you see on our coast in April, then take a field trip to spot them at Grays Harbor.
Instructor Tim Boyer is a shorebird expert and professional photographer whose work can be seen at www.timboyerphotography.com. In the classroom, he’ll use his own photographs to illustrate the surprisingly diverse habitats and habits of the various spring shorebirds; he’ll then guide the full-day field trip.
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August 8-10, 2014
- 4th of July
- Candidate Forum
- Carillon Point
- City Council
- City Hall
- Cow and the Coyote
- Cross Kirkland Trail
- Evergreen Hill
- Evergreen Hospital
- Finn Hill
- Fire Department
- Historical Society
- Houghton Community Council
- Juanita Bay Park
- Juanita Beach Park
- Juanita High School
- King County
- Kirkland Performance Center
- Marina Park
- Moss Bay
- O-O- Denny
- Park Lane
- Polar Plunge
- Potala Village
- Public Works
- Summer Concerts
- Thank you
- Totem Lake
- Waste Management