Stephanie Quiroz

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.

 

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.
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                                Annie Crawley visited Mark Twain Elementary and encouraged students to be a voice. Her presentation, “Our Ocean and You” inspires students to protect the world and save the ocean.

‘Ocean Annie’ Crawley speaks at Kirkland’s Twain elementary on Earth Day

Annie Crawley encourages students to be the change in the world.

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                                Annie Crawley visited Mark Twain Elementary and encouraged students to be a voice. Her presentation, “Our Ocean and You” inspires students to protect the world and save the ocean.
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.

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.
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.

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
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.

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
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.