Kailan Manandic

Kirkland remains hot in the housing market

Experts agree that 2018 will be another hot year for the Puget Sound housing market and Kirkland is only getting hotter as demand increases while… Continue reading

 

1st District legislators talk priorities for 2018 session

UW Bothell and Cascadia College recently hosted 1st District Sen. Guy Palumbo and Reps. Shelley Kloba and Derek Stanford.

 

The city’s map of the renovation area. <em>Courtesy of the City of Kirkland</em>

City breaks ground for renovations at Edith Moulton Park

Construction is scheduled to take place through July.

 

Kirkland Municipal Court Judge, Michael Lambo swears in newly elected council member Tom Neir at the Jan. 2 city council meeting. <em>Courtesy of the City of Kirkland. </em>

Kirkland City Council re-elects Walen over Asher for mayor at Jan. 2 meeting.

Asher said he wanted consideration for the position as he is in the last half of his last term on council

Kirkland Municipal Court Judge, Michael Lambo swears in newly elected council member Tom Neir at the Jan. 2 city council meeting. <em>Courtesy of the City of Kirkland. </em>
Eastside Birders participate in the 2017 Karismatic Kestrels Birdathon. Locals spotted and recorder 109 bird species throughout Eastern Washington during a single day in May. Mick Thompson, Eastside Audubon

Eastside Audubon provides an active community for birders

The organization will host itsnext Juanita Bay Park tour on Sunday.

Eastside Birders participate in the 2017 Karismatic Kestrels Birdathon. Locals spotted and recorder 109 bird species throughout Eastern Washington during a single day in May. Mick Thompson, Eastside Audubon
A woman and her dog play near the new fenced area for Lake Washington United Methodist Church’s Safe Parking program. Brian Grubb, Fences For Fido

Volunteers build dog park for homeless women’s pets

Fences For Fido, a regional nonprofit organization, recently partnered with a local church to provide an off-leash area for dogs who live in cars with… Continue reading

A woman and her dog play near the new fenced area for Lake Washington United Methodist Church’s Safe Parking program. Brian Grubb, Fences For Fido

Local church helps women get off the streets and into homes

The Sophia Way aims to eventually open a permanent emergency shelter in Kirkland.

Fanny Yee (center) stands among the Northshore Utility District Board of Commissioners along with Al Nelson (right), who is the incoming general manager. Courtesy of the Northshore Utility District

Northshore Utility District sends off long-time manager

More than 70,000 residents in parts of Bothell, Kirkland and the entirety of Kenmore recently lost a long-time public servant who quietly helped keep their… Continue reading

Fanny Yee (center) stands among the Northshore Utility District Board of Commissioners along with Al Nelson (right), who is the incoming general manager. Courtesy of the Northshore Utility District

Matison to become city animal control officer

Kirkland’s Animal Services program will replace its contract with the Regional Animal Services of King County.

John Robinson, founder and owner of Resolution Photomatching, posing as he first establishes his business and website. Courtesy of John Robinson

A picture can be worth thousands

Kirkland native uses photo-matching to authenticate sports memorabilia.

John Robinson, founder and owner of Resolution Photomatching, posing as he first establishes his business and website. Courtesy of John Robinson
Kristine Ott alongside her daughter, Kalie, boxes the final cake sold at the Bridle Trails Dairy Queen. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter

Locally owned Dairy Queen closed in wake of Bridle Trails Shopping Center purchase

The Bridle Trails Shopping Center lost a beloved high-school hangout last week when the Dairy Queen permanently closed, two months before the neighboring Red Apple… Continue reading

Kristine Ott alongside her daughter, Kalie, boxes the final cake sold at the Bridle Trails Dairy Queen. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter
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Council members, residents voice opinions on Houghton/Everest Neighborhood Center building heights

Kirkland’s City Council approved an ordinance last week that limits the Houghton/Everest Neighborhood Center building height to three stories and creates five-story incentives on the… Continue reading

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Emotions flow at Marchione’s retirement celebration

An emotional crowd gathered at the Kirkland Performance Center on Dec. 14 to celebrate the extensive public service career of Kirkland City Council member Doreen… Continue reading

Sajeenaa Jebanathan (Middle) from Lake Washington High School receives the Lee Johnson Student Community Service Award. Katie Searle (Right) a Lake Washington School District CTE Specialist, and Tod Johnson (Left) of the Johnson family presented the award. <em>Kristina Bowman, Lake Washington School District</em>

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce honors community at annual awards luncheon

The chamber recognizes individuals who’ve been impactful on Kirkland’s business community.

Sajeenaa Jebanathan (Middle) from Lake Washington High School receives the Lee Johnson Student Community Service Award. Katie Searle (Right) a Lake Washington School District CTE Specialist, and Tod Johnson (Left) of the Johnson family presented the award. <em>Kristina Bowman, Lake Washington School District</em>

Design Review Board approves Aegis Living update

The Kirkland Design Review Board voted 5-2 to approved designs for the Aegis Living after meticulous review at their meeting last Monday. The design update… Continue reading

Getting with the program: Frost students participate in Hour of Code

The worldwide computer science event aims to teach young minds the basics of computer programming.

City receives more than $5 million for road, sidewalk improvements in Totem Lake

Improvements aim to improve mobility for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.

City to use updated geological data to amend zoning process

The data was collected by a University of Washington research team after a year-long field study.

The exterior of the new Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. The location is still under renovations at the former Massage Envy location in Juanita Village. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter

Long-time locals join the Kirkland small business market

Three long-time locals are replacing a closed massage and skincare business in Juanita Village with their own massage and facial spa to provide more health… Continue reading

The exterior of the new Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. The location is still under renovations at the former Massage Envy location in Juanita Village. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter
Stacy Edwards, owner of the Eastside GYMGUYZ franchise, opens his van to show the various equipment his trainers use with their clients. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter

Local gym takes equipment on the road

Local gym owner Stacy Edwards opens his doors at 5 a.m. every weekday, when his earliest clients start their training sessions, and closes them at… Continue reading

Stacy Edwards, owner of the Eastside GYMGUYZ franchise, opens his van to show the various equipment his trainers use with their clients. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter