The City Council on December 10 initiated Kirkland’s last step toward an 85th Street Corridor that makes walking, driving and catching a bus safer and more efficient.
For twelve years running, Kirklanders have celebrated the New Year by throwing themselves into the icy waters of Lake Washington on New Year's Day. The City of Kirkland bowed out of sponsoring this event a few years ago but that didn't stop the die hard plungers from continuing in an unofficial capacity.
Travelers along 100th Avenue Northeast now have the opportunity to help solve some of the traffic riddles that impede a one-mile section of the City’s third-busiest corridor. They can do this most immediately by completing a three-question survey (https://www.research.net/s/KJ7BJT8) on the project’s webpage, or by picking up a postcard at participating businesses along the corridor.
Kirkland Police Department Detectives are continuing to investigate the two attempted armed robberies that occurred last Tuesday, December 3rd. Both incidents occurred in Kirkland’s Juanita neighborhood, BECU Bank on NE 124thSt. and the US Bank on 100th Ave NE, during the very early morning or evening hours.
While other high school students were at parties or hanging out with friends on Halloween, these key club members along with the Juanita High Honor Society were Trick or Treating -- not for candy -- but for dollars that would support the Kiwanis International/UNICEF Eliminate Project. This group of kids raised $2,250.87 that will be donated to the Eliminate Project. One student alone raised $250 by himself!
Saturday’s Holiday Tree Lighting event was delightful. Real snow for sledding, bonfires and heaters galore to keep the chill off, visits with Santa, free hot cider and Anthony’s clam chowder, rockin’ holiday tunes and live performances, and a gorgeous tree blazing to life. I love living in this town!
The City of Kirkland has stated that they are not in negotiations with the developer yet numerous emails and letters are being exchanged. While the Environmental Impact Study was done and provided conclusions as to Potala Village, there are numerous areas where the developer is trying to get the city to not enforce the letter of the law, but rather accept a twisted view of what might "meet the intent of the EIS."
The City of Kirkland completed a project this fall that will begin improving the commutes of thousands of Kirkland residents. That project: the renovation of a 235 square-foot conference room into Kirkland’s long-awaited Transportation Management Center, which features customized software and four 40-inch monitors that convey real-time images of Kirkland intersections.
Polar Bear Plunge
Over 300 "plungers" are expected at the 12th Annual "unofficial" Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day at downtown Kirkland's Marina Park.
January 1st at 1pm
Stay tuned for exciting news about Kirkland's premiere festival of art and music!
Bring your lederhosen and your fräulein to Kirkland's biggest festival celebrating the harvest season with beer, brats, wiener dog races and plenty of oom pah pah! Mark your calendar for the last weekend in September. Prost!