All City Parks to Close at 2 p.m. Saturday

The City of Kirkland is officially closing all City parksfrom 2 p.m. today, Saturday, October 15, until 12 Noon on Sunday, October 16, because of expected high winds and storm damage. This is a precautionary measure to ensure falling limbs or uprooted trees do not put people in danger. Not all City parks have gates, […]

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Heard On The Street: Just Poké Opening Soon On Kirkland Ave

Attention Kirkland Diners: If you like poké, you’re in luck because Just Poké is opening soon on Kirkland Ave. in the spot that Plume once occupied.

If poké is your thing, then you are in luck. According to their Facebook page, Just Poké serves “Poké, Poké, and more Poké.”

If you are asking yourself, what is poké?, well, it is a raw fish salad served in the Hawaiian islands.

The information available about this place is sparse but we look forward to its arrival, “coming soon!”


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Series of Powerful Storms Headed for Washington

The National Weather Service has advised Western Washington, including Kirkland, to prepare for a series of storms expected to hit the region by Wednesday evening and last through the weekend. The storm system is expected to cause powerful winds and heavy rains. Widespread tree damage and power outages are anticipated.

The first of the storms will arrive late Wednesday night and into Thursday. Heavy rains will hit the Washington coast and then be pushed inland. Strong winds are expected along the coast and through the Northwest interior.

The second of the three storms is expected to impact Western Washington late Thursday and into Friday. Heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 40-50 mph are expected. The Southwest Washington coast may experience gusts of wind up to 65-75 mph.

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Lake Washington vs. Juanita Football Tonight

Bruce Bennett is a 1960 Lake Washington graduate who has passion for stats and sports.  Each week during football season he prepares a briefing e-mail for LW Kangaroo fans.

Tonight, Lake Washington (2-3, 0-1 KingCo Conference) travels to Juanita (1-3, 0-1) for a 7 o’clock kickoff.  Some of Bennett’s pregame information:

Juanita has won the past seven games against the Kangs and leads the series 23-19 after last year’s 38-28 victory. The longest LW winning streak against Juanita was five games from 1975-79.

LW has shut out Juanita three times and the Rebels have shut out the Kangaroos nine times.

LW has scored 648 points against Juanita (15.4 average) and the Rebels have scored 840 (20.0 average)…

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Kirkland Arbor Day Celebration, Oct. 15

Kirkland’s annual Arbor Day Celebration and forest restoration event will take place at OO Denny Park on Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are invited to support Green Kirkland Partnership stewardship efforts to plant native trees, shrubs and ground covers, and remove aggressive invasive plants. Free pizza will be provided for all volunteers during the lunch break courtesy of Otak Inc., an award-winning engineering, urban design, architecture and planning firm…

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Help Beautify the Cross Kirkland Corridor

Volunteer opportunity to beautify Cross Kirkland Corridor
Monday, October 10
9 to 11 am

Come help other volunteers remove invasive plants along the Cross Kirkland Corridor and landscape the entrance points. This time we’ll be working on the NE corner of the CKC at NE 112th St, behind 11251 120th Ave NE, digging up weeds and blackberry roots, and preparing the area for planting and mulching. (Note that there is no parking along 112th.)

– Bring a shovel or rake, and water (we’ll have a few extra tools)
– Wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, and gloves

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