LETTER | Vote for Valderrama


Our family backs Ramiro Valderrama 100% for State Representative and we urge all voters in Redmond, Sammamish, Kirkland, Woodinville, and Duvall to bring a positive change to our community by giving him your vote.  Mr. Valderrama is the best choice whether you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent. He was given the rare, highest rating of “Outstanding” by the Municipal League, which is a non-partisan organization that seeks to replace corrupt, graft-ridden city governments with honest and capable administrations…

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Be a Person Who Makes a Difference – Volunteer

Viva Volunteers! is a volunteer fair presented by Kirkland Senior Council on October 15, from 10 am to 2:00 pm at Peter Kirk Community Center. We invite people of all ages to join us to learn about volunteer opportunities in Kirkland and throughout the region. It is a great way to give back to your community, find a family bonding project, meet new friends or discover opportunities to complete service projects.


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Municipal League Foundation Recommendation: Vote “Yes” on Proposition 1 – Sound Transit 3

The Transportation and Ballot Issues committees of the Municipal League met on September 22, 2016 to hear presentations by opponents and supporters of the proposed expansion of Sound Transit services that would be made possible by approval of Proposition 1. At the conclusion of the meeting, and following discussion of the arguments advanced in the presentations and other materials, the members of the committees voted unanimously to recommend that voters approve Proposition 1 to fund expansion of Sound Transit services. The Municipal League Foundation recommends a “yes” vote on Proposition 1…

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Experience Fall at Kirkland Performance Center

This fall, Kirkland Performance Center (KPC) has something for everyone to enjoy. With the weather getting cooler, spend time at a show on a fall night out in Kirkland. KPC brings exciting artists like The Milk Carton Kids and Pickwick to the Eastside. Tickets to all shows are on sale now, and ticket packages starting at $69 are still available.


Of special note is Multiple Grammy Award winner Jerry Douglas on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Douglas, a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose music incorporates elements of Celtic, country, rock, jazz, blues, and bluegrass into his distinctive musical vision. KPC is excited to bring his unique talent to KirklandSeveral times throughout the season, the 50+ piece orchestra with a rotating cast of guest vocalists, Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) performs tributes to different artists/bands, including the music of David Bowie this fall. SRO will perform selections from the 20th Century music icon’s most popular songs, including “Life On Mars,” “Starman,” “Let’s Dance,” “Fame,” “Young Americans,” and many more. Nestled in between are many exciting shows including returning favorite The Brothers Four, cutting edge local indie artist Pickwick, and Australian folk duo Luluc.

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LETTER | A Fiscal Farce Facing Us

Editor: If Kirkland citizens think voicing their budget concerns will make a difference, you would be wrong unless you’re receiving subsidies.  Council will usually find ways to pay for their special interest regardless of what you say.  Council’s request for citizen input on the budget is a farce.   At the end of the year […]

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Ben & Jerry’s Changes Hands; Thank you, Jen and Michele, for 15 Delicious Years!

It is with excitement and sadness that Jen and Michele announce the sale of the Kirkland Ben & Jerry’s to fantastic new owners!  We have enjoyed being a part of Kirkland, the community and our customers lives for the last 15 years.  Our customers and staff have enriched our life in ways too numerous to express.  Jen and Michele will be working in the store until Friday.  If you are inclined to stop by, you are certain to see them both during the next few evenings. And Jen the weekend of the 8/9th…

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Kirkland Oktoberfest Night Shift Incentives are HUGE!

Psst. Have you heard of the best deal in town? 

Volunteer for Kirkland Oktoberfest late shift (Saturday 8:15pm-11pm) and the festival will give you two general admission passes in addition to the regular incentives. This way, you can get a friend in for free on Friday or Sunday.

So, here’s the deal:

  • Free General Admission Pass to be used Friday or Sunday
  • 12 beer tickets (2 .5 liter beers)
  • a sweet tee
  • Late Shift Bonus: a second General Admission Pass for your friend

Interested? Visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4baea722a1ff2-oktoberfest3 and sign up for fun!

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Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA. will be hosting the American Impressionist Society 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition September 29 – October 30, 2016

The 17th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition will be held September 29th through October 30th, 2016, at Howard Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, Ste #D, in Kirkland, Washington. This year over $60,000 in cash and merchandise awards will be pre-sented, including $12,000 cash award for Best of Show. 

The 2016 exhibition will feature 140 juried paintings which represent some of the best works of American Impressionism being produced today. An additional 20 paintings by AIS Masters, Officers and Founders will also be included in the exhibition. 

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 29th, from 5 to 8pm at Howard/ Mandville Gallery. The 2016 Judge of Awards will be AIS Master artist Calvin Liang. Mr. Li- ang will also be giving a painting demonstration on Friday, September 30th from 6-8pm. 

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