Open House: Participate Online and In Person

The City of Kirkland is inviting the public to participate in a public open house on Thursday, July 28, as well as an online open house, which will be available July 13 – Aug. 5. To learn more and participate in the process, please visit the upcoming open house on July 28 or participate online now. We would like to hear your concerns about the existing corridor and your vision for improving the future corridor. Both opportunities will provide information about the project’s purpose, schedule, and next steps…

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Traffic Alert: Kirkland Classic Car Show, July 30 & 31

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Kirkland Classic Car Show to be held Saturday, July 30, in Marina Park and Sunday, July 31, in downtown Kirkland. Street closures and detours will be in place on Sunday from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. The public boat launch will remain open, however boaters should expect delays. Event goers are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool, and plan for their parking in advance. For public parking, including the Kirkland Municipal Garage, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/parking. For bus transportation, go to http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov.

Rock Through the Ages!

Pre-Show:  Saturday, July 30, 2016
Car Show: Sunday, July 31, 2016
This year we are expecting beautiful weather which will make it another spectacular event attended by thousands of interested folks.
And the Kirkland Downtown Association is proud to announce Larry Hanson as co-host of this year’s Kirkland Classic Car Show with Emcee Lance Lambert from The Vintage Vehicle Show! .
An Evening of Entertainment begins on Saturday, July 30* followed by the actual Car Show on Sunday.  Times will be announced later.
If you love the car show, why not volunteer to help out and get close and personal with these beautiful machines. Contact Barbie for volunteer opportunities…

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Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) Closures & Maintenance

Surface Water Maintenance to close a portion of the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC): Thursday and Friday (July 28 and 29), there will be intermittent closures on the CKC in the Highland Pass area (NE 112th Street to 110th Avenue NE)  between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days in order to perform important surface water maintenance.  Please use alternative routes.  We apologize for the inconvenience…

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Kirkland Firefighter Empowers Young Women at Fire Training and Leadership Camp

 

From July 23 to July 30, 24 young women from around the country will come together to explore a career in firefighting. They will participate in a leadership camp led by women firefighters like Margo Freeman, a 19-year veteran of the Kirkland Fire Department. Camp Blaze, a nonprofit organization developed by the International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services, seeks to “empower, inspire and support strong women leaders” through a free weeklong training program located at the Washington State Fire Training Academy in North Bend. Young women ages 16 to 19 are taught skills ranging from teambuilding and leadership to live-fire response and CPR…

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Update: Kirkland Police Release Neighborhood Locations on Drug Houses

The Kirkland Police Department today released information on the Kirkland neighborhood locations where they served search warrants on three different houses suspected to be used in the illegal growing and distribution of marijuana. The homes were located in the Finn Hill, North Juanita and Kingsgate neighborhoods in the City of Kirkland. Two other locations were […]

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Kirkland Police Serve Warrants on Area Drug Houses

 

The Kirkland Police Department served search warrants on five different locations today suspected to be used in the illegal growing and distribution of marijuana. Three of the locations were located in Kirkland and two others were located in Seattle.  Kirkland Police Detectives have been investigating the operation for some time gathering information and were successful in obtaining search warrants on the homes.  The homes were used to operate high-tech grow operations of marijuana plants in residential neighborhoods.  Subjects were located at some of the locations and charged with various felony crimes…

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Metropolitan Market’s Peach-O-Rama Returns

Metropolitan Market’s Peach-O-Rama celebration is the unofficial indicator that peach season has arrived! The juicy, 20-year promotion, is teaming up with Chef Jason Wilson of Miller’s Guild, Coffee Flour, and the soon-to-open Lakeside and Civility & Unrest in Bellevue, to show shoppers how they can recreate peach dishes at home!

 

Chef Jason will bring his innovative approach and craft cooking to Metropolitan Market’s Kirkland location on Saturday July 30, 12-2 p.m. He’ll man the grill and show shoppers how to create a Grilled Summer Peach Salad with Ricotta and Prosciutto as well as Marinated Peaches, Buttermilk Quinoa Cakes & Basil Crème Fraiche, dishing samples as he goes…

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Local Investors Have Opportunity to Purchase Lake Washington School District Bonds

Lake Washington School District plans to sell tax-exempt bonds early next month. The sale will include approximately $165 million of funds to finance a portion of the bond projects approved by voters in April. The sale will also include refinancing of previously sold unlimited tax general obligation bonds at lower interest rates, a saving for taxpayers.

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