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Big Finn Hill Park entrance. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland council, police address Big Finn Hill Park security concerns

Currently, Big Finn Hill Park is operated and maintained by King County as a regional park.

Big Finn Hill Park entrance. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Kirkland residents engaging in the interactive Sustainability Forum on Saturday, June 22. The council reviewed a draft of the Sustainability Master Plan at its Feb. 4 study session. Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland

Kirkland council provides sustainability master plan feedback

The council reviewed a draft of the plan at its Feb. 4 study session.

Kirkland residents engaging in the interactive Sustainability Forum on Saturday, June 22. The council reviewed a draft of the Sustainability Master Plan at its Feb. 4 study session. Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland
Blake Peterson/staff photo                                 Mayor Penny Sweet gave an address at a Feb. 13 Kirkland Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

State of the City: ‘We’re seeing the booming still’

Kirkland mayor addresses infrastructure improvements, finding small-town balance.

Blake Peterson/staff photo                                 Mayor Penny Sweet gave an address at a Feb. 13 Kirkland Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
From left to right: Satisfaction members Chris LeGrand (“Mick”) and Trey Garrity (“Keith”). Photo by Michelle Fairless
From left to right: Satisfaction members Chris LeGrand (“Mick”) and Trey Garrity (“Keith”). Photo by Michelle Fairless
Exterior of Kirkland City Hall. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland continues Shoreline Master Program update discussions

An update to the program is required every eight years.

Exterior of Kirkland City Hall. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Photo courtesy of Martin Morgan                                Martin Morgan has run for Kirkland City Council several times since 2009.

PDC: Kirkland City Council candidate committed multiple campaign violations

A brief engagement hearing confirming Martin Morgan’s infractions was held on Jan. 23.

Photo courtesy of Martin Morgan                                Martin Morgan has run for Kirkland City Council several times since 2009.
Photo courtesy Studio East                                Shot from a 2012 performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Studio East, StoryBook theater announce winter shows

Programming includes “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “The Tempest” and “Little Red.”

Photo courtesy Studio East                                Shot from a 2012 performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
Mayor Penny Sweet spoke at the groundbreaking. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland holds groundbreaking ceremony at Juanita Beach Park

Construction on renovations is likely to conclude in the late summer.

Mayor Penny Sweet spoke at the groundbreaking. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Photo courtesy city of Kirkland                                Aerial rendering of the project.
Photo courtesy city of Kirkland                                Aerial rendering of the project.
Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island
Blake Peterson/staff photo                                From left, Debra Entenman, Tana Senn, Lisa Callan, Brandi Kruse, Manka Dhingra, Patty Kurderer, Roger Goodman and My-Linh Thai at the event.

I-976, affordable housing, other issues discussed at legislative breakfast event

The gathering included a keynote speech from attorney general Bob Ferguson.

Blake Peterson/staff photo                                From left, Debra Entenman, Tana Senn, Lisa Callan, Brandi Kruse, Manka Dhingra, Patty Kurderer, Roger Goodman and My-Linh Thai at the event.
Photo courtesy of Kirkland Downtown Association                                From the February 2017 Kirkland wine walk, which had a similar “I Heart Kirkland” theme.

First wine walk of the year set for Feb. 7

The theme is “All You Need is Love.”

Photo courtesy of Kirkland Downtown Association                                From the February 2017 Kirkland wine walk, which had a similar “I Heart Kirkland” theme.
Footage from the September incident was shown during a media conference in Seattle put on by the YMCA on Nov. 13. Staff photo/Ashley Hiruko

Kirkland manager on KTUB arrest: ‘The conclusion of the investigation is not the end of our work’

Following the incident, the city is looking to change protocol, enact new trainings and more.

Footage from the September incident was shown during a media conference in Seattle put on by the YMCA on Nov. 13. Staff photo/Ashley Hiruko
King County tax assessor sheds light on senior citizen, disabled taxpayer exemption program

King County tax assessor sheds light on senior citizen, disabled taxpayer exemption program

John Wilson stopped by the Peter Kirk Community Center Friday, Jan. 10.

King County tax assessor sheds light on senior citizen, disabled taxpayer exemption program
From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

‘It’s one of my favorite places to be’: School of Rock Issaquah gears up for January shows

In January, students will be paying homage to the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Chris Cornell and others.

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb
Penny Sweet will continue as Kirkland’s mayor for the next two years. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland

Kirkland mayor, deputy mayor reappointed; elected councilmembers sworn in

Mayor Penny Sweet and deputy mayor Jay Arnold will continue in their roles.

Penny Sweet will continue as Kirkland’s mayor for the next two years. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland
Animal Control officer Jennifer Matison with some community pets at a recent event. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland

New Kirkland class teaches how to prepare for an emergency with pets

On Jan. 29, Kirkland Emergency Management is offering Emergency Preparedness for Pets.

Animal Control officer Jennifer Matison with some community pets at a recent event. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland
Alignment proposal graphic shared at the meeting. Graphic courtesy King County Metro

City emphasizes importance of 255 route during King County Metro K Line update

The Kirkland City Council was briefed on K Line progress at a December meeting.

Alignment proposal graphic shared at the meeting. Graphic courtesy King County Metro
Mike Weinstein (right) with his grandson Owen at a take-your-children-to-work day event in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Waste Management

Kirkland’s Weinstein honored for 35 years in waste and recycling industry

Mike Weinstein has lived in the Finn Hill Neighborhood with his wife for the last 38 years.

Mike Weinstein (right) with his grandson Owen at a take-your-children-to-work day event in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Waste Management
Amy Falcone (pictured) will succeed Dave Asher on the Kirkland City Council. Photo courtesy Amy Falcone

Getting to know new councilmember Amy Falcone

Falcone will start in her position this month.

Amy Falcone (pictured) will succeed Dave Asher on the Kirkland City Council. Photo courtesy Amy Falcone