Archive | June, 2017

New Peter Kirk After-School Camp Fills Community Need

Beginning fall 2017, Peter Kirk Community Center will offer a new after-school camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. “We’re excited to offer this new program,” said Recreation Coordinator Betsy Maxwell. “We heard repeatedly about a lack of after-school programs in Kirkland and are trying to help fill that community need.” The camp will […]

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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Is A Big Success

Thanks Goes To The Kirkland Community For Their Support   It was Memorial Day Saturday, May 27, 2017.  The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland sponsored their Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Kirkland Community Center at Parkplace.  Many club members were on the job at 5am picking up food, setting up tables and chairs, bringing in table […]

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City Celebrates New Parking Lot Adjacent to City Hall

Addresses needs of downtown shopping district and honors former mayor   The City will celebrate the new parking lot along 3rd Avenue just south of City Hall at a ribbon cutting tomorrow, June 13, at 12:30 p.m. This 84-stall lot is scheduled to officially open Tuesday, June 20, and will be available to downtown employees […]

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Rotary Club of Kirkland provides scholarships to deserving students

The main objective of Rotary is service—in the community, in the workplace—and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, pov- erty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy and violence. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self”. At our Annual Rotary Club of […]

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LETTER | Hidden Ways Architecture Affects How We Feel

Hi Rob, I am sending you a copy of a serious article (copy below) about how various types of urban environments physically affect people, in case you’ve not seen it.  I did sent it to the Kirkland City Council last week, along with my own suggestions to them regarding how to deal with future growth […]

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LETTER | City proposal to adversely impact our community

Dear Council Members, City Planning Commissioners and City Planners,   It appears that the unwelcomed push from self-serving politicians and developers for disproportionate urbanization of the currently rare and ideal Houghton/Everest communities is not ceasing, despite Kirkland already meeting its growth management goals and the clear message from residents to hold off growth or limit […]

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LETTER | No Optional Density; No Transportation on the CKC

Dear City Council:   Apparently, your various committees and “focus groups” are having difficulty hearing clearly, the collective voice of your constituency that continuously cries out “No increase in density” and “no motorized transportation on the CKC”.  PLEASE, PLEASE, listen carefully to us and consider the wishes of the people you serve – we, the […]

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Local “Late Boomer” Publishes 3rd Novel

Local author and self-proclaimed “Late Boomer,” Ron R.S. Gompertz has published “Life’s Big Zoo” his third novel. “I’ve written two works of humorous historical fiction set in Ancient Rome,” Gompertz said. “This time, I turned inward a bit to channel what it was like to grow up in Los Angeles during the late sixties.” This […]

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Kirkland, Areté Honored with Governor’s Smart Communities Award

  Areté Mixed-Use Development plan implementation recognized The City of Kirkland and Areté, a contemporary, mixed-use development in Kirkland’s downtown central business district, this week received the Governor’s Smart Communities Award in the category of Smart Projects. The award, presented by Governor Jay Inslee, recognizes the collaboration between the City and the project developer around […]

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