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The Kirkland Cemetery’s Forgotten Pioneers: Kirkland Historian and Author Matt McCauley to speak at Heritage Hall, Wednesday April 26, 7pm as the Kirkland Heritage Society’s April Program.  

Founded in 1890, the Kirkland Cemetery is part of the City of Kirkland’s park system and Kirkland author Matt McCauley, the cemetery’s unofficial historian, says that the Victorian vision of cemeteries was consistent with designating them parks: “Kirkland was to have been a steel manufacturing company-owned town. The cemetery was part of the original 1888 […]

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Local students seek support to compete in international competition

Destination Imagination is a creativity and teamwork based worldwide competition that our Kirkland team has been participating in together for 5 years! We compete in the Engineering Challenge, in which we must create and perform a skit, complete with props, costumes, and a backdrop, about two countries solving an international problem. Additionally, we must create […]

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Growing Up Black in Kirkland in the 1960’s

Clyde Merriwether moved to what was then the Town of Houghton in 1961 with his parents and his older sister, Chrystal. His folks had purchased a beautiful home on four acres with a spectacular view of the lake. Clyde enrolled at the old Kirkland Junior High and went on to graduate from Lake Washington High […]

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Kelly Dylla named Executive Director of Kirkland Arts Center

Kirkland Arts Center announced today that Kelly Dylla has been named Executive Director. Kelly brings a wealth of experience in cultural organization leadership to Kirkland’s flagship visual arts center. “I am so excited to join the Kirkland Arts Center, already a thriving community where all are welcome to make art,” said Dylla. “In the years […]

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Help Remove Invasive Plants on the Cross Kirkland Corridor

Monday, April 3 9 to 11 am We’ll be working south of Kirkland Way (red “x” on map). Parking available on Railroad Avenue (red “P” on map). Bring long handled loppers and water (I’ll have a few extra tools) Wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, and gloves (leather are best for blackberries) We’ll be hacking out blackberries and scotch broom For more information contact

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Kirkland Key Clubs Make A Difference Around The World

  The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland’s sponsored Key Clubs in the three Kirkland high schools is doing some pretty amazing things!! While these clubs of high students have advisors from The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland and their schools, it is the students themselves that organize and initiate every project they do. The clubs take on […]

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Eastside March For Justice Speakers And Booths Announced

Eastside March announced the speakers and booths for the Eastside March for Justice, which is on Saturday, March 25th, starting at Kirkland’s Houghton Beach Park at 9:30 AM. Confirmed speakers and booths, as of March 13th, include the: Booths 48thand 41st District Democrats ACLU Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition Indivisible Kirkland Kenmore Kirkland Safe PFLAG Planned Parenthood Puget […]

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Kirkland Family Raises $3.1m to Fund Rare Disease Research and Promotes Awareness for Rare Disease Day on February 28

When Terry Colella’s 16-year old son was diagnosed with a rare disease that had no treatment or cure, she decided to take action and today their non-profit, Friends of FSH Research, will take part in a global movement to raise important awareness for Rare Disease Day®, February 28. As a 16 year old avid athlete […]

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