Stephanie Quiroz

Volunteers from ParentMap join the women of the Terese Smith Howard heritage circle to help tie bows to the wreaths and prepare them for selling. Photo courtesy of Maureen Taasin

Kirkland women fundraise together to help connect families to educational opportunities

Goodwin Connections members expect to sell $10,000 worth of wreaths.

 

Photo courtesy of Assistance League of the Eastside
                                Assistance League of the Eastside’s Holiday Home Tour will take place on Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kirkland.

Assistance League’s Holiday Home Tour set for Dec. 6 in Kirkland

The tour will include four decorate homes.

 

KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook

King County Library System boycotts Macmillan eBooks

The KCLS boycott began Nov. 1.

 

Photo courtesy of Sharon Sherrard
                                KIN’s annual Alternative Gift Fair will take place Nov. 16 at Peter Kirk Community Center from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kirkland Interfaith Network to host annual Alternative Gift Fair

The gift fair will take place on Nov. 16.

Photo courtesy of Sharon Sherrard
                                KIN’s annual Alternative Gift Fair will take place Nov. 16 at Peter Kirk Community Center from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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                                Kirkland Council Candidates participated in a forum hosted by Lutheran Peace Fellowship in collaboration with Faith Action Network and Indivisible Kirkland on Oct. 14. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Kirkland council candidates talk racial equity, gun control, affordable housing and more

The event was held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church on Oct. 14.

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                                Kirkland Council Candidates participated in a forum hosted by Lutheran Peace Fellowship in collaboration with Faith Action Network and Indivisible Kirkland on Oct. 14. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
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                                Eastside Welcoming Week will be hosting over 30 events to support diverse communities and build relationships among neighbors from Sept. 13 -22.

Eastside cities join together to celebrate Welcoming Week

Eastside Welcoming Week to take place Sept. 13-22.

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                                Eastside Welcoming Week will be hosting over 30 events to support diverse communities and build relationships among neighbors from Sept. 13 -22.
Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia 
                                Redmond’s Neelam Chahlia crowned as Mrs. Washington America and competing for the national Mrs. America title on Aug. 26.

Redmond’s Chahlia to compete for Mrs. America 2020 title

Mrs. Washington America winner says her journey embodies the ‘American Dream.’

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                                Redmond’s Neelam Chahlia crowned as Mrs. Washington America and competing for the national Mrs. America title on Aug. 26.
Friends and family gathered at the 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival at Juanita Beach Park on Aug. 10. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

1,000 Lights Water Lantern Festival comes to Kirkland

Hundreds gather at Juanita Beach Park for a night of community on Aug. 10.

Friends and family gathered at the 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival at Juanita Beach Park on Aug. 10. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Doreen Marchione at her retirement celebration in 2017. File photo

Former Kirkland deputy mayor Doreen Marchione dies at 80

Marchione served as Redmond councilmember and mayor as well.

Doreen Marchione at her retirement celebration in 2017. File photo
Friendship Adventures is hosting its 7th annual charity golf tournament on July 29 at Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville. Photo courtesy of Friendship Adventures

Kirkland’s Friendship Adventures to host 7th Annual charity golf tournament

The golf tournament will be held on July 27 at Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville.

Friendship Adventures is hosting its 7th annual charity golf tournament on July 29 at Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville. Photo courtesy of Friendship Adventures
Attendees take a closer look at the new Eastrail logo and tagline, “Let’s Connect” on July 20 in Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

East Rail Corridor is now Eastrail

Eastrail will be an uninterrupted 42-mile trail connected to Link light rail opening on the Eastside in 2023.

Attendees take a closer look at the new Eastrail logo and tagline, “Let’s Connect” on July 20 in Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Kirkland resident Elizabeth Standal holds broken heart at the Lights for Liberty Vigil on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Lights for Liberty Vigil in Kirkland protests conditions of migrant camps

The Kol Ami congregation gathered July 12 for the Lights for Liberty Vigil, calling for an end “human concentration camps.”

Kirkland resident Elizabeth Standal holds broken heart at the Lights for Liberty Vigil on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Kirkland organizations receive Get Active Stay Active grants

The City of Kirkland, Imagine Housing are among the recipients.

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Americans all over the country including the Eastside region will gather on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July commemorates the signing… Continue reading

The Kol Ami congregation walking 12 miles to their new shared space in Kirkland on June 29.

A 12-mile stroll with the Scroll

Kol Ami : A Center for Jewish Life moves to Kirkland.

The Kol Ami congregation walking 12 miles to their new shared space in Kirkland on June 29.

Kirkland Transition Academy partners with Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is the first for-profit business to partner with the LWSD academy.

Sustainability in action at LWSD

Rockwell elementary’s outdoor classroom is one of many ways schools are going green.

Juanita Friday Market opens June 7

The market runs every Friday through Sept. 27.

Kirkland Girl Scout troop raises funds to travel to Europe

The scouts will travel to Europe from June 25 - July 9.

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                                Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce celebrates with owner Kimberly Johansen, the Empowered Pregnancy team, friends, and family on the grand opening of Empowered Pregnancy, PLLC on May 9.

Second out-of-hospital birth center comes to Kirkland

Community welcomed Empowered Pregnancy Birth Center and Women’s Wellness Clinic on May 9.

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                                Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce celebrates with owner Kimberly Johansen, the Empowered Pregnancy team, friends, and family on the grand opening of Empowered Pregnancy, PLLC on May 9.