Kailan Manandic

City council passed Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan

The Kirkland City Council held a busy meeting on Jan. 16 as they touched on tolls, the 2018 legislative session and passed the Finn Hill… Continue reading

Shopping for a cause: ECA Thrift Shop gives back to local nonprofits

The shop gives a majority of its profits away in cash but also provides vouchers for those in need.

Firewalls for small businesses

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce educates local entrepreneurs on cyber security

A rendering of Verizon’s light pole small cell implementation designs. <em>Courtesy of the city of Kirkland</em>

Small cell technology comes to Kirkland

The city council approved the first small cell master use permit with Verizon.

A rendering of Verizon’s light pole small cell implementation designs. <em>Courtesy of the city of Kirkland</em>
Congresswoman Susan DelBene works to remove invasive blackberry bushes as UW students Alec Roseta and Elise Chiba direct a local volunteer. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter

Local volunteers take the ‘day on’

Congresswoman Susan DelBene joined Green Kirkland and UW students to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Congresswoman Susan DelBene works to remove invasive blackberry bushes as UW students Alec Roseta and Elise Chiba direct a local volunteer. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter
Claudia Smith owns and runs the Kirkland and Redmond franchise of Murphy Business and Financial Corporation. <em>Courtesy Photo</em>

Local small business helps sell other small businesses

Smith helps businesses get the most value when they sell.

Claudia Smith owns and runs the Kirkland and Redmond franchise of Murphy Business and Financial Corporation. <em>Courtesy Photo</em>

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.

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

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

Reporter file photo.

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>