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Carl Sandburg Elementary and Discovery Community School Principal Mark Blomquist holds up a question while a student reads it into a phone equipped with a mic so astronauts at the International Space Station can hear him on April 2.

Sandburg students contact outer space

Two hundred miles above Earth, the astronaut described to students what the planet looks like from outer space.

Carl Sandburg Elementary and Discovery Community School Principal Mark Blomquist holds up a question while a student reads it into a phone equipped with a mic so astronauts at the International Space Station can hear him on April 2.
Discovery Community School student Ashley Pederson keeps the beat during the poetry cafe March 25.

DCS poetry café features poet Kenn Nesbitt

The Discovery Community School’s (DCS) Middles students (grades three and four) hosted a very European poetry café on March 25, complete with Beatnik music, dark shades, checkered tablecloths and 12 types of clapping.

Discovery Community School student Ashley Pederson keeps the beat during the poetry cafe March 25.
Siblings Veronica

Wednesday Market to open at Marina Park next month

The 2009 season of the Kirkland Wednesday Market begins May 6 at a new location this year.

Siblings Veronica
'Quiet Reflections At the Medici Fountain

Artist Saia holds solo show

Teresa Saia will display her new works through April 20 at Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland.

  • Apr 2, 2009
'Quiet Reflections At the Medici Fountain
Boy will meet beast in 'The Reluctant Dragon

‘Reluctant Dragon’ to visit Kirkland

The colorful puppetry of "The Reluctant Dragon" will come to life in a special performance to benefit KITH at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave.

  • Apr 1, 2009
Boy will meet beast in 'The Reluctant Dragon
Tim Ellis' satirical Website.

April Fools: Satirical Website spoofs Kirkland

A satirical newspaper based loosely on current events, the story "City of Kirkland Outlaws layoffs" appears to poke fun at the city's recent economic development and business retention efforts.

  • Apr 1, 2009
Tim Ellis' satirical Website.
Bagpiper Neil Hubbard and Mark Schuster
Bagpiper Neil Hubbard and Mark Schuster
Lake Washington High School students join with other students from Kirkland and Rose Hill Junior High schools to celebrate a groundbreaking event March 18.

Home of the Kangs breaks ground

Lake Washington High School and school district officials, builders and both current and future students gathered at a fallow field near 75th Street to officially break ground for the construction of a new high school March 18.

  • Mar 25, 2009
Lake Washington High School students join with other students from Kirkland and Rose Hill Junior High schools to celebrate a groundbreaking event March 18.
The 2009 Seattle International Film Festival will show several films at the Kirkland Performance Center.
Author Knute Berger talks about his book 'Pugetopolis: A Mossback Takes on Growth Addicts

‘Skip’ Berger returns to Kirkland with new book, ‘Pugetopolis’

Known for his old Seattle Weekly column and nom de plume "Mossback," most in the small crowd at Parkplace Books last Tuesday remembered him as just "Skip."

  • Mar 20, 2009
Author Knute Berger talks about his book 'Pugetopolis: A Mossback Takes on Growth Addicts
Saturday Night Live actor-comedian Kevin Nealon will entertain fans at Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland on March 20-21.

Saturday Night Live’s Kevin Nealon to appear at Laughs Comedy Spot

Saturday Night Live actor-comedian Kevin Nealon will entertain comedy fans at Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland, March 20 and 21.

  • Mar 19, 2009
Saturday Night Live actor-comedian Kevin Nealon will entertain fans at Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland on March 20-21.
Eleven-year-old Maya Ganesan of Redmond reads her book

Young poet creates own laws of writing in new book

Maya Ganesan has broken the rules, and she’s not apologizing. She remembers her mother’s advice well: real poets sit in a quiet place and write.

Eleven-year-old Maya Ganesan of Redmond reads her book
Kirkland residents Todd Boyle and Margie Ostle wave a sign about Interstate 405 on a recent morning that states their opposition to the US military presence in Afghanistan.

Navy veteran protests US military in Afghanistan

Standing over jammed traffic at 7 a.m. in the biting cold, Todd Boyle’s got a captive audience. And from the sound of things, more than a few motorists support his view that the US needs to get out of Afghanistan.

  • Mar 18, 2009
Kirkland residents Todd Boyle and Margie Ostle wave a sign about Interstate 405 on a recent morning that states their opposition to the US military presence in Afghanistan.
Answer to today's puzzle

Entertainment Calendar

Events American Girl Fashion Show: March 13-15. Features fashion show, meal or tea, doll hair salon and more. Cost: $55. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-488-4580 or www.StarGuildFashionShow.org.

  • Mar 11, 2009
Answer to today's puzzle

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

Kirkland St. Patrick's Day events include:

  • Mar 11, 2009
Lake Washington High School senior Karl Meyer recently hiked more than 100 miles to raise money for the children of northern Uganda.

Lake Washington students walk the talk for students in Uganda

The hit song “MMMBop” might have given the boy band Hanson a legion of fans in the late ‘90s, but a decade later that same song would invoke the sound of nails on a chalkboard to teenage listeners.

  • Mar 11, 2009
Lake Washington High School senior Karl Meyer recently hiked more than 100 miles to raise money for the children of northern Uganda.
Sarah Leslie drizzles an icing on to her receipe of Carmel Apple Biscuits during the 2nd Annual LWSD Kids Can Cook Culinary Competition at Redmond Junior High School on Wed.

Elementary students whip up healthy delights during contest

Grazing is good, according to nutrition experts.

Sarah Leslie drizzles an icing on to her receipe of Carmel Apple Biscuits during the 2nd Annual LWSD Kids Can Cook Culinary Competition at Redmond Junior High School on Wed.

Family Learning Center presents “Sideways Stories From Wayside School”

The Family Learning Center presents "Sideways Stories From Wayside School," a play adapted for the stage by John Olive, based on novels by Louis Sachar.

  • Mar 4, 2009

Cafe Juanita named semi-finalist

Local restaurant Cafe Juanita was named semi-finalist for “Outstanding Service” in the prestigious 2009 James Beard Awards recently.

  • Mar 4, 2009
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Geeks by Association: Microsoft a capella group Baudboys to perform

Every weekday around 5 p.m., a chorus of voices springs forth in a conference room at Microsoft.

  • Mar 4, 2009
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