Stephanie Quiroz

From left: Flower Pot program chair Anne Hess, KDA executive director Michael Friedline, and Flower Pot program chair Kathy Feek pose near flower pots in downtown Kirkland with a sample of the new plaques. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Looking to adopt a flower pot?

Kirkland Downtown Association continues to keep downtown beautiful and vibrant.

 

St. Jude Parish members assembled Need Kits with hygiene products at the annual Service Day on March 30. Need Kits were also assembled by elders of 10 assisted living communities. The elderly also donated motivational art cards to put inside each kit. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

St. Jude’s Service Day Program helps combat poverty

The annual service day helps organizations that help Eastside communities experiencing poverty and abuse.

 

Kirkland couple, Lyell Fracas and Jack Clevenger will run in the Boston Marathon to raise funds for the non-profit 261 Fearless on April 15. Courtesy photo of Lyell Fracas

Kirkland’s Fracas and Clevenger to run in Boston Marathon

Kirkland Couple Lyell Fracas and Jack Clevenger will run to raise funds for 261 Fearless Inc.

 

Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

People with disabilities find purpose through new employment opportunities

Paige Bisbee of Bellevue finds employment at Davis Wright Tremaine

Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
The Department of Local Services now has four service partnership agreements with other county departments that will serve unincorporated King County. Courtesy photo of DLS

New agreements approved to provide better services to unincorporated King County

Local Services now has four service partnership agreements with other county departments.

The Department of Local Services now has four service partnership agreements with other county departments that will serve unincorporated King County. Courtesy photo of DLS
Eastside group Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) participated in the Womxn’s March for the third time on Jan. 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Thousands march in third annual Seattle Womxn’s March

Marchers included residents from the Eastside.

Eastside group Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) participated in the Womxn’s March for the third time on Jan. 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Starting the new year with a plunge at Marina Park

Eastsiders plunge into Lake Washington for the 17th Annual Polar Plunge.

Tennis Outreach Programs (TOPs) in Kirkland, received donated van from Councilmember Claudia Balducci. (L-R) Travis Roach, Councilmember Balducci and Charles Hodge. Courtesy of King County.

Three Eastside Organizations receive “retired” King County vans

Councilmember Claudia Balducci donates three vans to help each organization in its mission.

Tennis Outreach Programs (TOPs) in Kirkland, received donated van from Councilmember Claudia Balducci. (L-R) Travis Roach, Councilmember Balducci and Charles Hodge. Courtesy of King County.
John Taylor

John Taylor appointed first director of Department of Local Services for King County

Starting January 1, Taylor will lead the new Department of Local Services to better meet the needs of unincorporated King County.

John Taylor
Attendees at a hand lettering class at The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland on Dec. 9, taught by Camille Robinson of Robinson Paperie, practice their newly acquired skills. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Holiday lettering at Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel

Camille Robinson teaches a hand lettering class to spruce up seasonal letters

Attendees at a hand lettering class at The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland on Dec. 9, taught by Camille Robinson of Robinson Paperie, practice their newly acquired skills. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Google hosted their fourth annual musical holiday lights show on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on Dec. 7. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Google lights up the night along Cross Kirkland Corridor

City of Kirkland and Google gather for holiday fun

Google hosted their fourth annual musical holiday lights show on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on Dec. 7. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
Carmelo Ramirez (left) and owner, Mike Wehrle receive customers in their Kirkland lot on 1006 Lake St. S . Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Kirkland’s MJW Services includes holiday cheer in its landscaping services

MJW has helped families find their perfect Christmas tree since 1994.

Carmelo Ramirez (left) and owner, Mike Wehrle receive customers in their Kirkland lot on 1006 Lake St. S . Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

The King County Library System Foundation is awarded a grant from Boeing

KCLSF receives an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company

The 2019-20 county budget of $11.7 billion dollars passed by the King County Council. The King County budget priorities are affordable housing and homelessness, public safety, local services, expanding transit access and options, environment, parks and recreation, and equity an health. Graphic courtesy of King County

County council passes 2019-20 budget

Budget priorities include affordable housing and homelessness, public safety and expanding transit access and options.

The 2019-20 county budget of $11.7 billion dollars passed by the King County Council. The King County budget priorities are affordable housing and homelessness, public safety, local services, expanding transit access and options, environment, parks and recreation, and equity an health. Graphic courtesy of King County
Elina Dmitruk uses Garrett King’s photo, “Grand Tetons” as a reference for her landscape painting at Zoka Coffee. She’s been painting this piece for about a month now. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Local artist paints her way into the public eye

Elina Dmitruk paints, “Grand Tetons” at Zoka Coffee

Elina Dmitruk uses Garrett King’s photo, “Grand Tetons” as a reference for her landscape painting at Zoka Coffee. She’s been painting this piece for about a month now. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
KCLS launched their first podcast called The Desk Set. The podcast is hosted by librarians Britta Barrett and Emily Calkins. Courtesy of The Desk Set.

KCLS launches first podcast, The Desk Set

Librarians Britta Barrett and Emily Calking co-host new podcast.

KCLS launched their first podcast called The Desk Set. The podcast is hosted by librarians Britta Barrett and Emily Calkins. Courtesy of The Desk Set.
King County Flood Control District approves 2019 Budget on Nov. 5. Photo courtesy of King County Flood Control District.

King County Flood Control District approves $93 million budget

The 2019 District Budget will maintain current flood protection services.

King County Flood Control District approves 2019 Budget on Nov. 5. Photo courtesy of King County Flood Control District.
The Council recognized the AFIS program as it celebrates 30 years of assisting law enforcement throughout King County. Councilmembers, AFIS staff and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht join AFIS regional manager, Carol Gillespie. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County Council recognizes Automated Fingerprint Information System

For three decades, AFIS has helped law enforcement solve thousands of cases.

The Council recognized the AFIS program as it celebrates 30 years of assisting law enforcement throughout King County. Councilmembers, AFIS staff and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht join AFIS regional manager, Carol Gillespie. Photo courtesy of King County.
From L-R: Panelist Roderic Camp from Claremont University, William Beezley from University of Arizona, Linda, and Guillermo Sheridan from UNAM-Seattle touched on the subject of U.S.-Mexico relations on Nov. 1 at Northwest University. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Northwest University hosts public academic conference

NU partners with National Autonomous University of Mexico to discuss U.S.-Mexico relations

From L-R: Panelist Roderic Camp from Claremont University, William Beezley from University of Arizona, Linda, and Guillermo Sheridan from UNAM-Seattle touched on the subject of U.S.-Mexico relations on Nov. 1 at Northwest University. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Upcoming shelter for women and families offers hope to Kirkland

The city anticipates the shelter for families and women to be completed in 2020.