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Second Thursday’s on Park Lane begins May 14

With the closing of the Thomas Magnelson’s Gallery last month, the three remaining galleries in downtown Kirkland have banded together with their neighboring retailers and restaurants to start a new event called Second Thursdays on Park Lane.

  • May 11, 2009
Harrison Chapman

UPDATE| Flowers, flavors and more at Kirkland Wednesday Market

Under umbrellas and in raincoats, shoppers browsed flowers, fresh produce and more as the Kirkland Wednesday Market kicked off the 2009 season at its new Marina Park location today.

Harrison Chapman

International Ballet Theatre presents Coppelia

The International Ballet Theatre (IBT), under the direction of Kirov Ballet master teacher and award winning choreographer, Vera Altunina, will present the classical, comedy ballet, Coppelia, at Meydenbauer Theater May 15-17, 2009.

  • May 7, 2009
Artist Christine Sharp

A splash of color for Mother’s Day

Shuffling around CNN’s Northwest News Desk, director Christine Sharp thrived off the adrenaline rush from covering all the breaking news – the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, Simpson and the Unabomber.

Artist Christine Sharp
Seven-year-old Phoebe Mangouras (right) and sister

Downtown Kirkland gets a Clean Sweep

Family, neighbors and city leaders dispersed onto the streets of downtown Kirkland with rakes and brooms and gave the city a spring cleaning During the Downtown Kirkland Clean Sweep event, dozens of volunteers, including City Manager Dave Ramsay, spruced up the streets, pulled weeds and got the downtown area ready for a busy summer season.

Seven-year-old Phoebe Mangouras (right) and sister
Peter M. Wilson

EMP welcomes Google’s Wilson to board

Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (EMP|SFM) announced today that Kirkland resident and Google's Engineering Director Peter M. Wilson has been appointed to the museum’s board of directors.

  • May 1, 2009
Peter M. Wilson

Join conversation for art in Kirkland April 30

Last fall, Kirkland community members shared their thoughts with the Kirkland Cultural Council on how art, culture and heritage can enhance quality of life and Kirkland’s economy and tourism.

  • Apr 30, 2009

Golden Dragon acrobats at KPC May 8-10

The Golden Dragon Acrobats, performing at Kirkland Performance Center May 8-10, represent the very best of a time-honored, millennia-old tradition.

  • Apr 30, 2009
Proud Juanita residents hold up their new banner

Juanita banner waves neighborhood pride

For centuries, people have rallied around flags as a symbol of unity, expression and pride. Now Juanita can do the same.

  • Apr 30, 2009
Proud Juanita residents hold up their new banner
Kirkland's Oliver Hu composing music at his home in the Bridle Trails neighborhood.

Teen composer, 13, set for May 4 Benaroya Hall debut

Kamiakin Junior High student Oliver Hu will be one of several youthful musical talents set to showcase their musical compositions at a Seattle Symphony performance… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2009
Kirkland's Oliver Hu composing music at his home in the Bridle Trails neighborhood.
Standing atop a platform

Rotarians put ‘Service Above Self’ in Kirkland community

Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown and Bellevue Sunrise Rotary volunteers were off to an early start this morning as they began work on two unrelated service projects in Kirkland.

Standing atop a platform
The Lake Washington High School Drama Department will present the musical comedy 'Guys and Dolls' for five performances

LWHS presents Guys and Dolls

The Lake Washington High School Drama Department presents the timeless musical comedy "Guys and Dolls" for five performances: 2 p.m. May 6

  • Apr 24, 2009
The Lake Washington High School Drama Department will present the musical comedy 'Guys and Dolls' for five performances
(From right to left) Kendall Rice

It’s Free Cone Day!

The unseasonably warm weather and bright sunshine drew hundreds down to Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop on South Lake Street for Free Cone Day. Patrons young and old lined up for a free scoop of "Imagine Whirled Peace" or their famous "Cherry Garcia" ice cream.

  • Apr 24, 2009
(From right to left) Kendall Rice
Kirkland's Downtown Wednesday Market has relocated to Marina Park for 2009.

Kirkland Wednesday Market opens May 6

The Kirkland Wednesday Market is hoping to "See you at the market!" as they kick-off the 2009 season on May 6 at 2 p.m. at… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2009
Kirkland's Downtown Wednesday Market has relocated to Marina Park for 2009.
Bill Rosenthal stands next to a five-foot Rubik's Cube  cemented in the front yard of his Highlands home. He made the creation out of steel and plywood to symbolize the US government.

Man puzzles over ‘Our Government’

Watching the news on television recently, Bill Rosenthal made the connection.

Bill Rosenthal stands next to a five-foot Rubik's Cube  cemented in the front yard of his Highlands home. He made the creation out of steel and plywood to symbolize the US government.

Glad You Asked

The “Glad You Asked” section by Timi Gustafson R.D. has been added in response to questions by our readers about Health and Lifestyle issues. Her regular monthly column will continue as always.

The Pacific Sound Chorus captured first place at the regional/state Sweet Adelines International competition April 4.

Pacific Sound Chorus takes first at state

The Pacific Sound Chorus captured first place at the regional/state Sweet Adelines International chorus competition held Saturday, April 4, in Spokane.

  • Apr 16, 2009
The Pacific Sound Chorus captured first place at the regional/state Sweet Adelines International competition April 4.
Author Karen Burns

Jack of 59 trades turns experience into first book

Ditch digging was just one of them.

Author Karen Burns
One-year-old Muriel Khoo reaches for an Easter egg hidden under a bush outside of Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland on Saturday

Easter Egg-citement in Kirkland

More than 50 youngsters and their families gathered at Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland Saturday for an Easter celebration.

One-year-old Muriel Khoo reaches for an Easter egg hidden under a bush outside of Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland on Saturday

Open jazz jam session April 10

The Small Jazz Orchestra will host an open jazz jam session from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 10 at the Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB), located at 348 Kirkland Avenue in Kirkland. Admission is $5.

  • Apr 8, 2009