Archive | May, 2017

Join local historian Matthew McCauley on Kirkland Cemetery Tour, June 4

Matthew McCauley author of “A Look To The Past: Kirkland” and the upcoming new release “Images of America – Early Kirkland” returns for the popular Kirkland Cemetery Tour, sponsored by the Kirkland Heritage Society. Don’t miss these fascinating stories of Kirkland history and pioneers! Meet at the fountain, Sunday June 4, 9-Noon. Free/By donation, all […]

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Tis the season: please trim your sidewalks

By Karen Story Did you know that adjacent property owners are responsible for keeping sidewalks trimmed? Overgrown sidewalks are a safety hazard, especially for kids walking to school or people pushing strollers. Please make sure your sidewalks are trimmed, and if you see an overgrown sidewalk, consider asking the owner to trim it, or you […]

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City Recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community

  Kirkland’s years of effort to make the City friendlier to bicycling were rewarded earlier this month by the League of American Bicyclists when they recognized the City as a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community. The award recognizes Kirkland’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling […]

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Kirkland Highlands Garage Sale, May 20th from 9 AM-2PM

Garage sale aficionados: get ready to find some great stuff on Saturday, the 20th, from 9AM-2 PM in the Kirkland Highlands. You can access the neighborhood from Central Way at 114th Ave NE, just west of 405. Don’t forget to go deep into the neighborhood as great stuff will be everywhere. There are 15+ homes […]

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Kirkland Traffic Alert: 7 Hills of Kirkland, May 29

Commuters should use extra caution due to the 7 Hills of Kirkland cycling event to be held on City streets on Monday, May 29. Riders will be present on roadways from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event begins and ends at Marina Park. A route map is posted online at www.kirklandwa.gov/specialevents.   Event organizers […]

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LETTER | Seaplanes and Ordinances

Editor: With the hearing examiner effectively green-lighting the Seaplane Scenics SEPA and SCUP permits for a commercial seaplane touring business out of Carillon Point, we should review what has transpired and why.  Despite many objections raised by residents living in the surrounding neighborhoods, the Kirkland Planning and Building Department deemed the environmental impact of this […]

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Stunning 19th Century Photos from Kirkland Heritage Society Provide a Look to the Past

By Matthew McCauley The Kirkland Heritage Society’s vast photo collection recently got a huge boost, thanks to 36 nearly 130-year-old glass plate negatives which provide new glimpses of Kirkland’s transformation from a thickly wooded collection of 80-160 acre homestead ranches into what was to have been a company-owned steel mill town, an envisaged “Pittsburg of […]

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