Life

Pre-school picking angst: Where to put my pro-athletes-to-be?

My twin sons are now about six weeks old – so, naturally, it’s time to begin applying to private preschools. I considered starting this process two weeks ago, but I believe kids need a chance to be kids. I’m not opposed to sending them to public school. I believe in the Second Amendment right to bear arms. I’d just like them taught by someone other than a history major who couldn’t find a better job.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Return to velodrome: bike racing’s back at Marymoor Park

The thrill of Friday night bicycle races on the banked oval track of the Group Health Velodrome has returned to King County’s Marymoor Park. With up to nine races a night, each competition features cyclists of similar skills – from beginners to accomplished racers, including local Olympians and world champions.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Kirkland Performance Center celebrates decade of entertainment with freebie concerts

During Kirkland Performance Center’s opening week in 1998, we felt it was important to have an open house -- not just an opportunity to come in and check the place out, but a chance to experience the variety of performances the KPC had to offer. To make this happen, we undertook the huge task of presenting seven, one-hour long free performances in a single day. It was our Community Open House.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Eastside Symphony to perform in Kirkland

The Eastside Symphony will perform in Kirkland this Sunday, May 18, at 3 p.m. at the Kirkland Performance Center.

  • May 30, 2008

Evergreen Clinic hosts safe-listening concert

The Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic will host a concert May 17 designed to be both “fun, but also safe,” at the Kirkland Teen Union Building.

  • May 30, 2008

Local partnership benefiting hospice

A partnership between Hancock Fabrics in Kirkland and residents of the Madison House retirement facility is benefiting Evergreen Hospice.

  • May 30, 2008

We must stamp out individualized mailbox expression

One of the great things about living in the suburbs is that we don’t waste our time with freedoms of expression.

  • May 30, 2008

Catastrophes point out just how good we have it

Suburbanites rarely suffer like those who live in other parts of the world. This column reaches into our plush lives to find a shred of common ground with the folks affected by the Myanmar cyclone or China earthquakes. The best way to maintain our humility and thankfulness for our good lives is to realize how crappy it can be for others.

  • May 30, 2008

Sail the Seven Seas with Kirkland Parks

The Kirkland Parks Department is “calling all pirates, treasure hunters and families” looking to get active this summer to attend its “Sail the Seven Seas” pirate-themed kickoff party and community information event May 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the North Kirkland Community Center (12421 103rd Avenue N.E.).

  • May 30, 2008

Combat an aging mind with exercise, ‘brain fitness’

It was only a matter of time, of course, before the health and fitness industry discovered its next big thing. “Brain fitness” is the new fad – and not only among the aging Baby Boomers. It’s never too early to exercise your brain, we’re informed. If we can fight our physical decline every inch of the way, we surely should be able to do something against the decay of our minds.

  • May 28, 2008

Kirkland Arts Center hosts ‘heads’ exhibit

Internationally renowned artist Scott Fife is one of the 14 artists included in the “Heads (dis)Embodied” exhibit on display at the Kirkland Arts Center now through July 3.

  • May 21, 2008