FlyCaster Brewing Grand Opening May 16-17

Attention Kirkland micro beer lovers: FlyCaster Brewing is having a grand opening in Kirkland on May 16 & 17 at their Totem Lake location: 12815 NE 124th Suite I, Kirkland, WA 98034

According to owner Jeremy Eubanks, FlyCaster will be serving four beers on tap during their opening weekend. Several food trucks are lined up for the grand opening. The interior of the taproom is looking great and we can't wait for the opening of Kirkland's first brewery in ages (Waimea Brewing was the last brewer in town, if memory serves).

Joel Hussey Running for State House in the 45th District

Joel Hussey announced on Wednesday that he is running for the State House of Representatives, Pos. 1, from the 45th Legislative District, which includes Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish, Woodinville and Duvall. “I am energized and excited to run. Voters are looking for “common sense” leaders and ready to make a big statement at the polls this year.”

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Kirkland

Whether Mom prefers lacing up her running shoes to participate in the Mother’s Day Half Marathon or 5K, discovering new artists through the Kirkland Artist Studio Tours, or an afternoon of wine tasting, Kirkland has you covered with a spectrum of events and activities throughout the weekend to honor Mom. Find a complete weekend itinerary at explorekirkland.com

The citizens have been inquiring about when Mr Dargey and Potala Village will be meeting in the Court of Appeals with the City of Kirkland.  The city is arguing that Mr Dargey and Potala Village (also known by some as Path America) are not vested to the large development that he is hoping to build. 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s (LWTech's) Culinary Arts and Wine programs are hosting the second in a series of seasonal wine dinners. The popular “Wine Dinner” series features culinary student creations and some of the best wines of the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy a savory amuse bouche, followed by four exquisite courses, each paired with local wines from Woodinville-based Patterson Cellars. Highlights of this dinner include King Salmon Rillettes, lobster and morel handkerchief, cinnamon smoked pork tenderloin, and a special dessert completes this perfect way to celebrate mom while supporting student scholarship programs at LWTech.

MRM to delay downtown development until Parkplace plans settle

The owners of the former Bungie building in downtown Kirkland have tabled their plans to build an eight story residential building until there is more clarity on the adjacent Kirkland Parkplace redevelopment plans. MRM Development had requested a Private Amendment Request from the city to build residential on the site next door to the Kirkland Performance Center rather than the currently allowed office use.

Kirkland seeks input on Edith Moulton Park improvements at April 30 Open House

The City of Kirkland Parks and Community Services Department invites citizens to review schematic design options for improvements to Edith Moulton Park at an Open House event on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, to be held between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. at Helen Keller Elementary School, 13820 108th Ave. N.E.  Citizens can drop by to meet with Kirkland Park Board members, staff, and design consultants to review and comment on options for future improvements to the 26-acre park property acquired from King County in 2011. 

Realtors are joining other supporters of a $404 million bond measure to fund various construction-related projects for schools in the Lake Washington District. In announcing the endorsement, Larry Christensen, the 2014 president of SEATTLE KingCounty Realtors, said members agreed the investment is needed to accommodate anticipated growth.

The Cow and The Coyote Are Ready For Easter

With bonnets on top and Easter egg baskets filled, the Cow and The Coyote are ready wearing their Sunday best.

Wishing everyone a very Good Friday and a peaceful Passover.

Friends of Youth Celebrates Construction of Four New Homes for Youth

Friends of Youth celebrated another step forward in its journey to fully respond to youth homelessness today, cutting the ribbon on two new homes for homeless youth ages 16 to 22, and breaking ground on two new homes for foster youth ages 18 to 21 in the extended foster care program.


Friends of Youth President & CEO Terry Pottmeyer thanked the standing room only crowd for their support of the agency’s vision to create a world where all youth have every opportunity to succeed.

Two other Zeller awards were recently presented at the Kirkland Kiwanis New Member Banquet on March 14.  Dick Shinstrom became a Walter Zeller Fellow for his over 65 years of service with the club.  Shinstrom is a past president and has headed up or been involved in countless projects through the years.  He is a well-respected and honored member of the KCK.

Receiving the fourth Zeller was Deena Chavez in honor of her husband Charlie.  He was a member of the club for over 15 years and was very active with special needs young adults as well as other programs.  Chavez recently passed away and is dearly missed by his Kiwanis friends. The KCK was privileged to have Charlie as part of their club and “family”.

Should elementary school playgrounds and sports fields be filled with children running, jumping and having fun at recess or should portable classrooms fill those playgrounds?


Should kids as young as five or six have to leave for school around 5 a.m. to get to class on time at 6 a.m. or should they still be sleeping as most pediatricians recommend?


Should high school students have to take blankets into classrooms because “schools without walls” failed as a concept and walls and ventilation had to be added later?


With more than 800 new students in the last year and 4000 more kids soon to be knocking at schoolhouse doors in Lake Washington School District, voters in Redmond, Kirkland and Sammamish must vote “YES” on April 22. 


Asian Wok restaurant and lounge to reopen as The Market Street

The Asian Wok (Market Street at 18th) is soon to be no more. In three weeks the tired Chinese restaurant /local watering hole will become The Market Street. The business underwent a change in ownership last year and is being reopened this spring as  a new restaurant with a new menu featuring American food made with fresh ingredients. The new name, The Market Street, is a nod to the circa 1948 grocery market which stood on this site for many years.

The Move King County Now campaign in favor of Proposition 1  — the measure to "save Metro bus service and fix our roads", is hosting a webinar today, Thursday, April 17 at 6 pm with King County Council Vice Chair Jane Hague and State Representative Cyrus Habib.

On Thursday, April 17, Friends of Youth will celebrate the creation of new housing for homeless young adults and foster youth in extended care. King County Executive Dow Constantine, First Lady Trudi Inslee, Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen and State Representative Roger Goodman will speak at the event, which begins at noon on Friends of Youth’s Kirkland campus, 13116 N.E. 132nd Street.

Kirkland Author, Billee Escott book signing at Parkplace Books, April 19

On Saturday, April 19th from 1 pm to 3 pm, Parkplace Books will host a book reading and signing, featuring Kirkland author, Billee Escott. Billie has written three books, “Some Day I’m Gonna,” “The Lean Years” and “Best of the Lean Years.” 

The Park Lane design team knows Kirkland residents want a Park Lane corridor that is walkable, vibrant and green. But how those general values translate into specific details, such as types of lighting fixtures or surface textures, is not so clear.

The basic concept calls for a one-level street with trees, rain gardens, bollards and surface textures separating drivers from walkers, as opposed to curbs and sidewalks.

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