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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
Zack Stark

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
Zack Stark

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
Camilla Cyr

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.

Camilla Cyr
Anne Jensen was a competitor in Kirkland’s Triathlon at Carillon Point this year and won 2nd place overall in the competition.

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
Anne Jensen was a competitor in Kirkland’s Triathlon at Carillon Point this year and won 2nd place overall in the competition.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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  • Nov 17, 2008
Mildred Bruns with Áegis of Kirkland puts her finishing touches on a painting that will be used for the Wrap A Senior In Love Campaign.

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
Mildred Bruns with Áegis of Kirkland puts her finishing touches on a painting that will be used for the Wrap A Senior In Love Campaign.
Rep. Larry Springer (D) stands among a sea of signs in his front yard Nov. 5.

100 signs of success for 45th Rep. Springer

Far from glamorous, the day after Election Day can be a real chore for candidates as they pick up their campaign signs from the area’s local byways and main roads.

  • Nov 11, 2008
Rep. Larry Springer (D) stands among a sea of signs in his front yard Nov. 5.
Debra and Jack Exum work to secure a tarp over their tent to keep the rain out at Tent City 4

Tent City 4 returns to local parish

On a cold Sunday evening, Alvin Day and his service dog, Milo, walked the grounds of St. John Vianney Parish inside a colony of tents, checking to make sure that no fights broke out between the 91 residents of Tent City 4.

Debra and Jack Exum work to secure a tarp over their tent to keep the rain out at Tent City 4
Mitchie Brusco

Little Tricky puts on a show at Key Arena

Skateboarding since he was three and competing in amateur events soon after, 11-year-old Mitchie Brusco is finally getting a chance to show his peers what he can do. His local peers, that is.

  • Nov 4, 2008
Mitchie Brusco

Out & About in Kirkland | Nov. 5

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  • Nov 4, 2008

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  • Nov 3, 2008
Three-year-old Jackson Woodruff

Trick or Treat at the KPD

Walking down 2nd Street in Kirkland's Norkirk neighborhood Oct. 30, little Jackson Woodruff was debuting his Halloween costume a little early.

  • Oct 31, 2008
Three-year-old Jackson Woodruff
Edward James Olmos

Need to support Hopelink is greater than ever

By MARY STEVENS DECKERReporter NewspapersNearly 1,500 guests gathered at Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center Monday to hear speakers including actor/activist Edward James Olmos, Sen. Maria Cantwell and… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2008
Edward James Olmos
Banned book artist Rebecca DeVere created this work from the book 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury.

An artistic take on banned books

By Brittni ReinertsenUW News LabThis month marks the second annual appearance of some unique books at the Kirkland Public Library; unique because while many can… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2008
Banned book artist Rebecca DeVere created this work from the book 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury.
Kirkland Cultural Council Vice Chair Leah Kliger speaks about art during a recent community meeting at the Kirkland Performance Center.

20/20 Plan to bring city’s art vision into focus

The vision for the arts in Kirkland just got clearer.About 40 community members, city leaders and artists gathered at the Kirkland Performance Center recently to… Continue reading

Kirkland Cultural Council Vice Chair Leah Kliger speaks about art during a recent community meeting at the Kirkland Performance Center.
The Dog Formerly Known as Prince (a.k.a. Honey Bee) walks with Seattle Humane Society volunteer Judy Schroeder during the Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Fashion Show. Honey Bee is available for adoption at the Seattle Humane Society.
The Dog Formerly Known as Prince (a.k.a. Honey Bee) walks with Seattle Humane Society volunteer Judy Schroeder during the Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Fashion Show. Honey Bee is available for adoption at the Seattle Humane Society.
Melissa LaCaille with her specialty mac and cheese. LaCaille is competing in the Tillamook Mac and Cheese contest in Oregon this week.

Local woman competes to become the ‘big cheese’

Kirkland native Melissa LaCaille, 30, is one of six finalists from across the country who will compete to become the “Big Cheese” at the Tillamook Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Contest this week in Oregon.

  • Oct 21, 2008
Melissa LaCaille with her specialty mac and cheese. LaCaille is competing in the Tillamook Mac and Cheese contest in Oregon this week.

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  • Oct 20, 2008