Life

Kirkland Art Center’s sale Dec. 6-21

The public is invited to shop for unique art gifts during the Kirkland Art Center’s Holiday Arts Sale. The sale, which runs through Dec. 21, features art work from more than 120 artists.

  • Dec 10, 2008

Local man goes extra lap for son with rare disease

The lifeguards at the Juanita High School pool know who counts on them. Just ask them who lines up every day at the doors waiting for the pool to open at 6 a.m.

  • Dec 8, 2008

When it comes to travel, what matters most is not where but how

Finally, I’ve been able to fulfill a dream I’ve had for a very long time –- a trip to India. It was always high on my list of “Places-to-see-before-I-die” –- but somehow it never materialized.

  • Dec 8, 2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

The free community calendar is published Wednesdays on a space-available basis, and includes free and nonprofit local events and groups. Submit items at least a week in advance of publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Dec 8, 2008

Holiday Events

The free community calendar is published Wednesdays on a space-available basis, and includes free and nonprofit local events and groups. Submit items at least a week in advance of publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Dec 8, 2008

Spread the cheer for the 12 Ks Christmas run

The 6th annual “12K’s of Christmas” Holiday Run starts at Marina Park at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14th. All ages are encouraged to either walk or run in the 12K or 5K course in this holiday-themed event. Racers are welcome to race through the streets of Kirkland in a festive holiday costume, spreading the Christmas cheer. A post-event celebration includes a free kids dash for tots 10 years old and under, free food, music, dancing, the Car Toys Aftershock stage, and a holiday costume contest. T-shirts are available to tot racers for $10. A special event will be held for area pet owners, sponsored by Dooley’s Dog House pet store. The Dog Contest will be for the fastest 12K and 5K dogs as well as the top 3 best dressed holiday dogs -- each win $50 in doggie prizes provided by Dooley’s Dog House! Online registration is available at $40 per racer for the 12K race and $25 for the 5K race. A free long-sleeve shirt is given to all registrants. Same-day registration is available for an increased price. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

  • Dec 8, 2008

Madison House’s Nellie Youngquist celebrates 103rd birthday

Nellie Youngquist didn’t want to make a big fuss for her birthday this year, but to those around her, turning 103 is a big deal.

  • Dec 2, 2008

GARDENING CALENDAR

The Garden Calendar is published the first Wednesday of the month on a space-available basis. Items for the calendar must be submitted at least one week in advance of publication. Send items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Dec 1, 2008

OUT & ABOUT

Events

  • Dec 1, 2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Calendar Submissions

  • Dec 1, 2008

Holiday Arts Sale runs Dec. 6-21

The public is invited to shop for unique art gifts during the Kirkland Art Center’s Holiday Arts Sale. The sale, which runs from Dec. 6-21, features work from more than 120 artists.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Benefit concert for AIDS shelter Dec. 5

Leona Coakley-Spring is a Redmond resident, gospel singer/songwriter, recording artist, actress, painter, cosmetologist and supporter of All Saints HIV/AIDS Shelter in her native Bahamas.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Young Kirkland artist doesn’t let physical challenges get in his way

“What would you do if you had no arms? Would you just give up?” Kirkland resident Zack Stark, 21, poses this question. He has grown up with muscular dystrophy. Giving up is not in his vocabulary -- and he definitely uses his arms.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Holiday overeating: How to stop it | Column

Timi Gustafson R.D., a health expert and contributing writer, is now taking health-related questions from readers at: timi@thehealthydiner.com. The following is the first in a new series where she answers questions about health and lifestyle.

  • Nov 24, 2008

How much do you do know about water?

Water, water everywhere. How much do you know about what’s in that bottle? Here’s a quiz to find out.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Miss Kirkland Teen woos judges, wins ‘Miss Photogenic’

Sixteen-year-old Camilla Cyr had never thought of wearing a crown until she was approached last year in a Las Vegas restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel.

Elite triathlete likes treading her home turf best

After her husband Pete had competed in one in California, Kirkland triathlete Anne Jenson thought she may enjoy the endurance sport as well, first trying it in 1993. Though Jensen did not race competitively in triathlons until 2000, now she is hooked and recently won first place in the masters division in the recent Kirkland Triathlon.

  • Nov 17, 2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

The free community calendar is published Wednesdays on a space-available basis, and includes free and nonprofit local events and groups. Submit items at least a week in advance of publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Nov 17, 2008

Kirkland blanket drive aims to ‘Wrap a Senior in Love’

Every year, numerous seniors in local nursing homes will spend the holidays alone and forgotten. But businesses and individuals on the Eastside are making a difference by participating in the “Wrap a Senior in Love” Community Campaign.

  • Nov 17, 2008