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Susan Johnson, a nurse at EvergreenHealth Redmond, was recently recognized for her work with the March of Dimes 2016 Nurse of the Year award in the Community Health and Public Health category. Samantha Pak, Redmond Reporter

EvergreenHealth’s Johnson receives Nurse of the Year award

Susan Johnson had known what she wanted to be when she grew…

 

The cast of Studio East’s “The Drowsy Chaperone” performs a number. Performances start Jan. 27. Contributed photo

Studio East announces winter lineup

Studio East and StoryBook Theater have three shows sure to delight a…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

 

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Participation ‘off the charts’ for LWSD fourth-annual culinary competition

Dozens of students from across the Lake Washington School District gathered for…

 

Peter Kageyama (standing at right) discusses a T-shirt design with Kenmore residents at a “For the Love of Kenmore” event in 2015. Kageyama will host a workshop at “For the Love of Kirkland” on Jan. 23. Reporter file photo

Neighborhood forum scheduled for Jan. 23

The Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods and the City of Kirkland are partnering…

Peter Kageyama (standing at right) discusses a T-shirt design with Kenmore residents at a “For the Love of Kenmore” event in 2015. Kageyama will host a workshop at “For the Love of Kirkland” on Jan. 23. Reporter file photo
Evergreen Academy students pose with some of the items donated to Childhaven. Contributed photo

Evergreen Academy students donate gifts to Childhaven

Students from Evergreen Academy Preschools in Kirkland and Bothell, Evergreen Academy Elementary…

  • Jan 12th, 2017
Evergreen Academy students pose with some of the items donated to Childhaven. Contributed photo
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Aegis to host talk on dementia, support group for post-holiday blues in seniors

Aegis Lodge will present two free events this month for local residents.…

  • Jan 9th, 2017
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From left, Phyllis Platz, Bertha Fitzgerald and Julie Bebee. Contributed photo

Long-time volunteer at Juanita Elementary Bertha Fitzgerald | OBITUARY

“Grandma” Bertha, as she was affectionately known at Juanita Elementary where she volunteered for more than two decades, slipped into a coma at Evergreen Hospice Care and died peacefully on Dec. 14.

  • Jan 9th, 2017
From left, Phyllis Platz, Bertha Fitzgerald and Julie Bebee. Contributed photo
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Next State Parks free days at St. Edward, Bridle Trails are Jan. 15, 16

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced that Jan. 15-16…

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron offering boating classes, seminars beginning in January

Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron, which serves the Eastside from Woodinville to…

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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Explore artists’ collections in Kirkland Arts Center’s new exhibition, Artists Collect

The Kirkland Arts Center will hold an opening reception for its new…

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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Polar Bear Plunge participants enter Lake Washington at Marina Park in Kirkland. CATHERINE KRUMMEY/Kirkland Reporter

Polar plungers start new year with swim in Lake Washington

Sunshine and swimsuits were the order of the day for some locals…

Polar Bear Plunge participants enter Lake Washington at Marina Park in Kirkland. CATHERINE KRUMMEY/Kirkland Reporter
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Home for the holidays

Editor’s note: The initial version of this story stated, as confirmed by…

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Barbie Collins Young (left) and Jody Anderson (right) present Felicia Porter with a holiday gift basket outside of the Kirkland Urban construction site, where Porter works as a flagger. The gift basket is filled with items from appreciative Kirkland residents. Contributed photo

Kirkland residents say thanks to the ‘friendly flagger’

It began with a friendly shout out from Carrie Grant on the Be Neighborly Kirkland Facebook page for Felicia Porter, the woman who works as a flagger at the Kirkland Urban construction site and is known for greeting all the cars that drive past with a smile.

  • Dec 22nd, 2016
Barbie Collins Young (left) and Jody Anderson (right) present Felicia Porter with a holiday gift basket outside of the Kirkland Urban construction site, where Porter works as a flagger. The gift basket is filled with items from appreciative Kirkland residents. Contributed photo
Merrily Dicks holds a sample of “The Spikes” sculpture that is displayed in her Kirkland backyard. One of her assistants, Yancy McCoy, helped create this piece. The full sculpture has been installed on the Cross Kirkland Corridor. CATHERINE KRUMMEY/Kirkland Reporter

CKC’s first permanent art piece draws from its history

The new addition to the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) draws heavily from…

Merrily Dicks holds a sample of “The Spikes” sculpture that is displayed in her Kirkland backyard. One of her assistants, Yancy McCoy, helped create this piece. The full sculpture has been installed on the Cross Kirkland Corridor. CATHERINE KRUMMEY/Kirkland Reporter
Frenzy Quartet, consisting of Anne Downton (left), Judy Pozsgay, Melissa Pope and Nikki Blackmer, perform at the 2015 Sweet Adelines International Competition. Contributed photo

Local Sweet Adelines quartet wins international championship

The Kirkland-based Frenzy Quartet won the title of 2017 International Quartet Champions…

Frenzy Quartet, consisting of Anne Downton (left), Judy Pozsgay, Melissa Pope and Nikki Blackmer, perform at the 2015 Sweet Adelines International Competition. Contributed photo
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More than 1,000 students participate in Math Challenge Tournament, many in Kirkland

The last Math Challenge Tournament of fall 2016 took place Dec. 9…

  • Dec 14th, 2016
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Juanita High School senior collects 129 items for the homeless during coat drive in Kirkland

The MORELove Winter Coat Drive in Kirkland, organized by Juanita High School senior Kendall Stern, collected 129 items, including 93 coats, from Nov. 7 to Dec. 9.

  • Dec 12th, 2016
From left, Breanna Condron, Madison Binek and Fiona Welsford recently earned their Bronze Award by making improvements to the signage at the Cottage Lake YMCA Odyssey Ropes course in Woodinville.

Local Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award for community project

Three members of Girl Scout Troop 45199 recently earned their Bronze Award…

  • Dec 7th, 2016
From left, Breanna Condron, Madison Binek and Fiona Welsford recently earned their Bronze Award by making improvements to the signage at the Cottage Lake YMCA Odyssey Ropes course in Woodinville.
Holiday decorations go on display Dec. 2 on the Cross Kirkland Corridor as part of the Google Lights event. Contributed photo

Google Lights takes over CKC

Holiday revelers came out in force to the Cross Kirkland Corridor section…

  • Dec 5th, 2016
Holiday decorations go on display Dec. 2 on the Cross Kirkland Corridor as part of the Google Lights event. Contributed photo
Joshua Sibley and his dad, David Sibley, play Scrooge and Marley in last year’s production of “Scrooge.” Both are returning this year. EARNIE GLAZENER/Contributed photo

Local academy brings Scrooge to the Kirkland Performance Center

The Kirkland Academy of Music and Performance (KAMP) is bringing its musical…

Joshua Sibley and his dad, David Sibley, play Scrooge and Marley in last year’s production of “Scrooge.” Both are returning this year. EARNIE GLAZENER/Contributed photo
Bridle Trails Red Apple Market is fundraising throughout the month of December for Mason Gordon, who was diagnosed with brain cancer four years ago and is currently undergoing proton radiation treatment. A raffle with proceeds benefitting Mason and his family will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at the market as part of Red Apple’s Santa Saturday. Contributed photo

Bridle Trails Red Apple Market to host fundraiser

Bridle Trails Red Apple Market owner Lori Croshaw is turning her business’s…

Bridle Trails Red Apple Market is fundraising throughout the month of December for Mason Gordon, who was diagnosed with brain cancer four years ago and is currently undergoing proton radiation treatment. A raffle with proceeds benefitting Mason and his family will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at the market as part of Red Apple’s Santa Saturday. Contributed photo
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Searching for the little red fish in local streams

By Celeste Gracey Special to the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter The student braces himself…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Kirkland resident Elle Popp, 12, will play Clara in the Emerald Ballet Theatre’s 2016 production of “The Nutcracker” at Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell. HENINGER FOTOGRAFIK/Contributed photo

Kirkland girl plays key role in “The Nutcracker”

Excitement is what keeps Kirkland resident Elle Popp, 12, dancing after 10…

Kirkland resident Elle Popp, 12, will play Clara in the Emerald Ballet Theatre’s 2016 production of “The Nutcracker” at Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell. HENINGER FOTOGRAFIK/Contributed photo

Santa Claus at SkyMania in Kirkland

Santa Claus will visit SkyMania in Kirkland from 4-6:30 p.m. on Dec.…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
Local kids participate in holiday caroling as part of the 2015 celebration on the Google campus on the Cross Kirkland Corridor. Reporter file photo

Musical fun and holiday lights at Google on the Cross Kirkland Corridor

The Kirkland Google campus on the Cross Kirkland Corridor will be the…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
Local kids participate in holiday caroling as part of the 2015 celebration on the Google campus on the Cross Kirkland Corridor. Reporter file photo
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Girl Scouts to sing at Kiwanis Club of Kirkland tree lot on Saturday

The holiday season is in full swing in Kirkland with decorations and…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Kenmore resident Geoffrey Castle will bring his Celtic Christmas show to the Kirkland Performance Center on Dec. 16. Contributed photo

Geoffrey Castle’s Celtic Christmas Celebration returns to KPC

If you’ve already heard “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to…

Kenmore resident Geoffrey Castle will bring his Celtic Christmas show to the Kirkland Performance Center on Dec. 16. Contributed photo
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Glassybaby Roadshow fundraiser to make stop at EvergreenHealth

Glassybaby is holding a holiday roadshow fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4…

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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Kirkland Choral Society’s holiday concerts in Kenmore Dec. 3-4

Kirkland Choral Society’s (KCS) annual holiday concerts take place at Bastyr University Chapel in Kenmore at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 and again at 3 p.m. on Dec. 4.

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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Kirkland community supports Nourishing Network

Nourishing Network organizers would like to thank the Kirkland community for its support and generious nature.

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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A Christmas tree is on display at a previous Winterfest. This year’s event is scheduled for 3:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at Peter Kirk Park. Submitted photo

Winterfest relocates to Peter Kirk Park

Winterfest is relocating to Peter Kirk Park this year in an effort…

A Christmas tree is on display at a previous Winterfest. This year’s event is scheduled for 3:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at Peter Kirk Park. Submitted photo
Santa’s Mailbox will be available at the Bank of America building in Kirkland until Dec. 23. Contributed photo

Appearance of Santa’s mailbox marks start of Kirkland’s holiday events

Many children mail their letters to Santa Claus every year, but they…

Santa’s Mailbox will be available at the Bank of America building in Kirkland until Dec. 23. Contributed photo
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Hey Marseilles headlines December shows at Kirkland Performance Center

The Kirkland Performance Center’s (KPC) December lineup begins with a local bang,…

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Kirkland’s Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop celebrates 35th anniversary

This year marks the 35th anniversary for the Eastside Community Aid Thrift…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
Area high school students try out Google Cardboard devices during a tour of the Google Kirkland campus. CATHERINE KRUMMEY / Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland high school students tour Google campus

As part of a collaboration among the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, Lake…

Area high school students try out Google Cardboard devices during a tour of the Google Kirkland campus. CATHERINE KRUMMEY / Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland man wins $50,000 in Powerball drawing

A man from Kirkland is ready to go car shopping after winning…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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King County Council declares November Native American Heritage Month

The following is a release from King County: In recognition of the…

  • Nov 15th, 2016
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Pickwick comes to Kirkland Performance Center on Nov. 12. Submitted photo

Teens can get free tickets to Pickwick at KPC on Nov. 12

The main demographic at Kirkland Performance Center is probably what you’d expect:…

Pickwick comes to Kirkland Performance Center on Nov. 12. Submitted photo
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Kirkland Library to host reception for Kirkland Art Walk artists

The Kirkland Library will be a featured stop on the Kirkland Art Walk on Dec. 9.

  • Nov 8th, 2016
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Annual Hopelink Turkey Trot 5K set for Nov. 20 in Kirkland

Hopelink’s 16th annual Turkey Trot 5K family Fun Run and Walk is set for Sunday, Nov. 20 in Kirkland.

  • Nov 7th, 2016
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