With over 26,000 students and numerous honors and awards, the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is one of the largest and most successful school districts in Washington. Part of this success is due to financial support from the community through Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Since 2005, the Foundation has awarded the district nearly $2 million to support district-wide initiatives and provide classroom tools to help all students succeed. Foundation Board President Minerva Butler, along with the Foundation’s board of trustees thanks the community for their donations and involvement in their schools.Read More
Volunteers invited to park restoration, Mayor leads tree planting
Kirkland’s annual Arbor Day Celebration and forest restoration will take place on Saturday, November 8 at Everest Park, 500 8th Street South, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are invited to support Green Kirkland Partnership stewardship efforts, reconnect with nature, plant native trees, shrubs and ground covers, and remove aggressive invasive plants. Free pizza will be provided courtesy of The Watershed Company for all volunteers during the lunch break. At 12:30 p.m., join Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen, Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Ben Thompson and Kirkland Urban Forester Deb Powers in a commemorative Arbor Day tree planting. Following the ceremonial planting, forest restoration efforts will resume until 2 p.m. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. Sign up online at www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php. Contact Deb Powers, Urban Forester, at email@example.com or (425) 587-3261 for more information.
Lake Washington High School graduate Keir (Mcgill) Mellour left Kirkland in 2007 to move to Los Angeles to start her career as an actress. By 2012 she realized she didn't want to be an actress she wanted to be in fashion.Read More
At an Open House to be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Kirkland citizens can talk with city staff about proposed changes to the City’s Comprehensive Plan regarding land use, housing, transportation, public services, environmental protection and other essential policies.Read More
It must be Halloween tomorrow because at Juanita Beach we spotted thousands of green, slimy monsters crawling from the depths of Lake Washington.
Or, it may just be some milfoil which has been uprooted during the recent storm and is now gathering at the waters edge. Who's to say?
We will let you and your imagination decide. Happy Halloween!
Puget Sound Energy’s contractor Potelco will close Holmes Point Drive to thru traffic at the 12400 block on November 7 to replace a power pole. The closure will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Potelco will establish a detour route and will allow local access from both ends.
This image is the sunset on Wednesday evening taken in Kirkland's Norkirk neighborhood looking west toward Seattle and the Olympic Mountains.
The following news release is from King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks:
Recreation areas reopen following storm-related wastewater overflows
Water quality returns to normal at Marina Beach Park near Kirkland; no unsafe bacteria levels near Sweyolocken Boat Launch