Archive | September, 2016

LETTER | A Fiscal Farce Facing Us

Editor: If Kirkland citizens think voicing their budget concerns will make a difference, you would be wrong unless you’re receiving subsidies.  Council will usually find ways to pay for their special interest regardless of what you say.  Council’s request for citizen input on the budget is a farce.   At the end of the year […]

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Ben & Jerry’s Changes Hands; Thank you, Jen and Michele, for 15 Delicious Years!

It is with excitement and sadness that Jen and Michele announce the sale of the Kirkland Ben & Jerry’s to fantastic new owners!  We have enjoyed being a part of Kirkland, the community and our customers lives for the last 15 years.  Our customers and staff have enriched our life in ways too numerous to express.  Jen and Michele will be working in the store until Friday.  If you are inclined to stop by, you are certain to see them both during the next few evenings. And Jen the weekend of the 8/9th…

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Kirkland Oktoberfest Night Shift Incentives are HUGE!

Psst. Have you heard of the best deal in town? 

Volunteer for Kirkland Oktoberfest late shift (Saturday 8:15pm-11pm) and the festival will give you two general admission passes in addition to the regular incentives. This way, you can get a friend in for free on Friday or Sunday.

So, here’s the deal:

  • Free General Admission Pass to be used Friday or Sunday
  • 12 beer tickets (2 .5 liter beers)
  • a sweet tee
  • Late Shift Bonus: a second General Admission Pass for your friend

Interested? Visit and sign up for fun!

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Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA. will be hosting the American Impressionist Society 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition September 29 – October 30, 2016

The 17th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition will be held September 29th through October 30th, 2016, at Howard Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, Ste #D, in Kirkland, Washington. This year over $60,000 in cash and merchandise awards will be pre-sented, including $12,000 cash award for Best of Show. 

The 2016 exhibition will feature 140 juried paintings which represent some of the best works of American Impressionism being produced today. An additional 20 paintings by AIS Masters, Officers and Founders will also be included in the exhibition. 

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 29th, from 5 to 8pm at Howard/ Mandville Gallery. The 2016 Judge of Awards will be AIS Master artist Calvin Liang. Mr. Li- ang will also be giving a painting demonstration on Friday, September 30th from 6-8pm. 

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Kirkland Oktoberfest Fills Weekend With Non-Stop Entertainment, Games; Sept. 23-25

The entertainment schedule is chock-full at Kirkland Oktoberfest this weekend in Marina Park. The festival begins Friday at 4pm through Sunday at 6pm. The weather looks wonderful and the tickets are selling fast for the most anticipated event of the season!

Must see events at Oktoberfest:

Friday, 7:30pm: Tapping of the Firkin by Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold and sponsored by BitTitan. This traditional start of Oktoberfest features a special keg by Scuttlebutt Brewing and a the 100+ year old Firkin in a ceremony “officially” launching the festival.

All Weekend Long: Games and competitions to win great prizes. Stein Hoisting, Human Foosball, Keg Rolling, Beer Pong, Cornhole and more!

Sunday, 1pm: The 4th Annual Great Kirkland Wiener Dog Races (all-ages, FREE). These ever popular races take place in Marina Park to the adoration of Wiener fans of all ages. These zany dog races are a highlight of the weekend. Kids’ Root Beer Garden is also available on Sunday.

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Trade Costumes at Kirkland’s Halloween Costume Swap

Get into the spirit of recycling by trading your old Halloween costumes for ones that are new-to-you at the City of Kirkland’s first Halloween costume swap.
To participate, first donate costumes, masks, and accessories at Kirkland City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week of October 3rd to 7th. A collection bin will be in the lobby of City Hall. Gently worn costumes of all sizes – from baby to adult – will be accepted. Items should be clean and in good, wearable condition (e.g. no broken zippers, no unintentional rips or holes).

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EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners Position #3 Representative, R. August “Auggie” Kempf, Announces Retirement from Board

R. August “Auggie” Kempf has announced his plans to resign his position as EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners, Position #3 effective September 3, 2016. Kempf’s retirement from the board comes from a desire to spend more time with his family.


While Kempf anticipated vacating his position at the end of his term on December 31, 2017, he has opted to end his service early. Kempf’s vacancy means the Board plans to add three new members for terms beginning in 2017–two at-large positions, and a Position #3 slot, to fill Kempf’s post…

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Lake Washington Physical Therapy Houghton Clinic Officially Opens

Lake Washington Physical Therapy opens 2nd location in Kirkland’s Houghton Neighborhood


Locally owned Lake Washington Physical Therapy is excited to announce on it’s 6th anniversary of it’s downtown Kirkland location that the official ribbon cutting of it’s second location in Houghton is now set for 5pm September 15th. Mayor Amy Walen is set to help kick off festivities as friends, family, patients, and physicians celebrate the new location…

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