Valentine’s Day couples tie knot at Heritage Hall

Having experienced large weddings before, Jeanne MacRae and Redmond Optometrist Jeff Forrey decided to make their union an intimate family affair. But the couple, who first met through his optometry business, found the perfect prescription to “Tie the Knot” through a special Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony at Heritage Hall.

  • Feb 9, 2009

Kirkland saying goodbye to Chuck Morgan

Kirkland might be the city’s name, but for a few hours Sunday afternoon it could have been called “Morgan Town”.

  • Feb 5, 2009

Birth doula supports women through motherhood bumps

Between ACDC and Kiss concerts, Jan Martinka was living the fast life trying to raise two kids.

Blaubak features sculpture exhibit

Artist and psychologist Dr. Sheila Adams will open her sculpture exhibit, “Whatever Comes to Mind,” at the Blaubak Gallery on Feb. 12, during a solo show of sculpture, paintings and mixed media from 7-9 p.m.

  • Feb 3, 2009

Touring concert brings guitar music to the world – and Kirkland

Ask Brian Gore how he became the leader of a touring guitar festival, and he’ll tell you what sounds like the setup for a joke.

  • Feb 2, 2009

A&E’s Sell This House features Kirkland home

The unique lavender walls in Leslie Amira’s Kirkland home landed her a spot on A&E’s Sell This House over the weekend.

‘Mr. Kirkland’ to say goodbye Feb. 1

Known by many as "Mr. Kirkland," long-time resident Chuck Morgan is saying goodbye.

  • Jan 21, 2009

Rick Steves lights up marijuana conversation at KPC Feb. 4

Screening his latest project, ""Marijuana: It's Time for a Conversation", Rick Steves will present a short film on the prohibition on the trade and use of marijuana

  • Jan 19, 2009

Rose Hill Elementary students present

Rose Hill Elementary PTSA and Studio East will celebrate their 10th Anniversary together with the stage production of “We’re Having a Ball.”

  • Jan 13, 2009

Artist completes staircase installation at KAC

Artist Julie Alpert recently completed a site-specific installation in the back staircase at Kirkland Arts Center (KAC).

  • Jan 13, 2009

Parklane Gallery features woodwork artist Russ Riddle

Parklane Gallery is now featuring artist Russ Riddle’s woodwork that will be on display through May.

  • Jan 13, 2009

New Year polar plunge

Hundreds of folks from near and far started off 2009 on the cold foot as they plunged into the 45-degree waters of Lake Washington New Year's day. "I'm really scared," said Renton resident Julie Balza, who was dressed in a bikini, before the countdown to dash into the water. During the Polar Plunge event, a wacky Kirkland tradition, participants took a quick dip into the chilly lake at Marina Park. Afterwards, they warmed up by bonfires and enjoyed a free cup of soup, compliments of the Wilde Rover Irish Pub.

It’s a girl: First New Year baby born at Evergreen Hospital

Proud parents Geoff and Lynn Radtke celebrate the arrival of their daughter, Delaney, who was the first baby born in the New Year at Evergreen Healthcare Medical Center.

Kirkland HIghlands couple finds lost pooch wandering in winter snow

Highlands residents Brenda and Rick Baker were busy dropping off Christmas cookies when they noticed a stray dog, well groomed, but without a collar, wandering the neighborhood.

  • Dec 30, 2008

Snow-laden lines cause thousands of area power outages

Some residents suffered power cuts on Christmas Day as a result of the rain weighing down the snow-laden power lines and tree branches, causing them to break.

  • Dec 29, 2008

Kamiakin student to play trombone in upcoming All-State Band concert

Kamiakin Junior High School’s music department congratulates ninth-grader Erik Wictor for achieving the highest honor among his high school peers throughout the state. Erik submitted a recorded audition to the Washington Music Educators Association last October and was accepted into this year’s All-State Band, which recognizes him as one of Washington’s finest trombone players.

  • Dec 29, 2008

Kirkland’s ‘The Bachelor’ star makes big announcement

Hoping the “third time is the charm,” Kirkland celebrity Jason Mesnick will have a second chance at on-air love and stardom on the upcoming season of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”

  • Dec 29, 2008

Volunteers bring Christmas twinkle back to downtown Kirkland

On recent evenings, Penny Sweet felt something was missing when she drove through downtown Kirkland.


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  • Dec 22, 2008