Reminder: Fireworks are still illegal in Kirkland; Stay safe, have fun

City encourages safety over July 4th Fireworks ban continues to reduce fire-related accidents   The City of Kirkland’s year-round fireworks ban prohibits the sale and use of all consumer fireworks as part of an effort to eliminate fires, injuries and calls for service. The City’s fireworks ban has reduced the number of fire-related accidents and complaints […]

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Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation And St. John’s Episcopal Church Assist In Providing Free Dental Care

  The morning of April 18, a very large, well-equipped van pull into the parking lot of the St John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Kirkland.  The Medical Teams International (MTI) mobile dental van provides free urgent dental care including hygienists cleaning.  The program is aimed at low income persons in the community over the age […]

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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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