Survivors celebrate life after breast cancer

It was a windy day in June and Barbara Purdom struggled to hold down her feathery pink boa.

Kirkland native Brooke Ludwick debuts first country album

Up-and-coming country singer Brooke Ludwick bridges the gap between Nashville and the Pacific Northwest with her first studio album that was recently released, titled “When the Circus Leaves Town” (available at

  • Oct 2, 2008

Kirkland Entertainment Calendar | Sept. 24

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  • Oct 2, 2008

Out & About in Kirkland | Sept. 24

KPC’s Golf Tournament and Farewell Fundraiser: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 26. 7 a.m.-1 p.m., golf tournament; 1 p.m., luncheon, awards and auction. Come play golf and send Kirkland Performance Center’s Steve Lerian off in style. Proceeds benefit programming at the center. Cost: $175 per person; $700 per foursome; $60 for farewell luncheon only.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Green thumbs can give back through WSU’s King County Master Gardener program

Calling all gardeners! Now is the time to apply for the 2009 Master Gardener program, offered through the Washington State University’s King County Extension.

  • Oct 2, 2008

A new wrinkle for Alzheimer’s care at Kirkland retirement home

While science is still looking for a cure, local caregivers are adopting an intimate, detail-oriented approach for residents suffering from Alzheimer’s at a Kirkland retirement home.

  • Oct 1, 2008

Kirkland Community Calendar | Oct. 1

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  • Sep 30, 2008

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  • Sep 24, 2008

Youth Eastside Services opens new headquarters in Crossroads Park

Youth Eastside Services (YES) will officially open the doors to its new central headquarters Friday, Sept. 26, with a Celebration of Kids and Families, featuring tours, games, music, juggling and magician performances, life-sized puppets, refreshments and more.

  • Sep 23, 2008

Lyric Light Opera’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens Sept. 26 at KPC

The tale may be as old as time, but the latest musical production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is definitely a new achievement for Lyric Light Opera of the Northwest.

  • Sep 23, 2008

Achieving our best

One of my favorite movies of all times is “Babette’s Feast.” Essentially, it’s a film about cooking, but that’s like saying the Michael Phelps story is about swimming. Yes, it’s all that – but also so much more.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Tot Lot picks top tomato

Jean and Eric Guth won the Tot Lot Top Tom award for the best of the tomatoes during Kirkland’s Tot Lot Pea Patch harvest festival on Sept. 14. The couple used a sun gold variety with a sweet taste.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Honey, I destroyed a historic Seattle landmark

Last week, a semi-trailer truck clipped a corner of the historic downtown Pioneer Square pergola in Seattle. Luckily, the pergola wasn’t badly damaged and only needed some paint touchups. It was a far luckier outcome than what happened back in 2001 when a semi-truck driver from Greensburg, Pennsylvania also clipped the pergola and caused the entire structure to collapse in ruin in the wee hours of the morning. Here’s what happened following that one:

Walking the Cotton Hill Park Trail

Students have trudged along the muddy Cotton Hill Park Trail to get to Kirkland Junior High and Peter Kirk Elementary schools. Highland residents have also used the trail for walking or jogging to the nearby Crestwoods Park.

‘Part-time Indian’ coming to Kirkland

It’s time to start reading now for the third annual “If All Kirkland Read the Same Book” event, slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center.

  • Sep 17, 2008


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  • Sep 16, 2008

Laughs Comedy Spot hosts tribute to comedian Mitch Hedberg

Through an odd mix of circumstance and humor, Laughs Comedy Spot briefly played host last week to a national tribute to honor one of their own, comedian Mitch Hedberg.

  • Sep 16, 2008

A day of elegance

Crowds strolled through Carillon Point Sunday to check out restored and antique classic cars that were featured in the parking lots and vintage boats moored nearby in Yarrow Bay.

  • Sep 12, 2008

How a Smartphone reconnected me to the universe | Column

I have to admit that ever since the Rev. Jesse Jackson threatened to castrate Barack Obama, I’ve been in a spiritual funk. First of all, when will the black-on-half-black violence end? I thought our society had moved beyond that. Secondly, how is one supposed to have faith when a reverend condescends to such base competitiveness? It shook my entire sense of self, and since then, I just haven’t felt connected to the universe.

  • Sep 10, 2008

Attic Theatre presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ | Out & About in Kirkland

Flute Quest: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 19-20; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 21. Music festival celebrates Native American flute and instruments from around the world. Features concerts, vendors, workshops and more. Admission: Free. Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 425-235-0400 or

  • Sep 10, 2008