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  • Oct 20, 2008
5-year-old Grace Weaver poses with her younger brother. This photo was taken last year

Fund-raising event spreads word on Kirkland girl’s rare disease

The 5-year-old walked into the Asian Resource Center wearing a flowery dress and, laughing, chased after her younger brother. The event was the Jump and Jive 2 Cure JM, held Oct. 4. The youngsters attended with their parents, Doug and Jeanette Weaver of Kirkland.

  • Oct 20, 2008
5-year-old Grace Weaver poses with her younger brother. This photo was taken last year
A mix of modem speeds and Microsoft: Meet the Baudboys

A mix of modem speeds and Microsoft: Meet the Baudboys

A cappella singers? All Microsoft employees? Who knew.

  • Oct 15, 2008
A mix of modem speeds and Microsoft: Meet the Baudboys
Emily and Luke Rex pose for a photo with pumpkins for their aunt

Out & About in Kirkland | Oct. 15

Halloween, Events, Music and more...

  • Oct 15, 2008
Emily and Luke Rex pose for a photo with pumpkins for their aunt
Guests wait in line to check-in on board the Argosy MV Kirkland during the Kirkland Downtown Association’s Annual Fall Ball and Flowerpot Fundraiser on Sat.

Fall Ball keeps flowers, tradition afloat

Billed as THE social event of the season, the Kirkland Downtown Association (KDA) held their 6th annual fundraiser Oct. 11 on a sold-out Lake Washington dinner cruise aboard the Argosy Cruises ship MV Kirkland.

  • Oct 15, 2008
Guests wait in line to check-in on board the Argosy MV Kirkland during the Kirkland Downtown Association’s Annual Fall Ball and Flowerpot Fundraiser on Sat.
Emily and Luke Rex pose for a photo with pumpkins for their aunt

Community Calendar | Oct. 15

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.

  • Oct 14, 2008
Emily and Luke Rex pose for a photo with pumpkins for their aunt

When it comes to health, knowledge is power – or is it?

Few occupations enjoy as much respect as the medical profession. This is not only true in our society where only academically trained and licensed professionals can practice what is known as Western medicine, but most cultures hold the practitioners of medicine in high esteem.

  • Oct 14, 2008

Kirkland Reporter Community Calendar | Oct. 8

Calendars are published Wednesdays on a space-available basis. Items must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Submit calendar items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Oct 6, 2008

Survivors celebrate life after breast cancer

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

Brooke Ludwick recently released her debut album

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 www.brookeludwick.com).

  • Oct 2, 2008
Brooke Ludwick recently released her debut album

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
Aegis Regional Marketing Director Kristine Stidham

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
Aegis Regional Marketing Director Kristine Stidham

Kirkland Community Calendar | Oct. 1

Calendars are published Wednesdays on a space-available basis. Items must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Submit calendar items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Sep 30, 2008
The 10th annual SketchFest Seattle brings together comedy troupes from across the continent today through Saturday at Theatre Off Jackson

Sketch ‘em up

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  • Sep 24, 2008
The 10th annual SketchFest Seattle brings together comedy troupes from across the continent today through Saturday at Theatre Off Jackson

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
Beast (Brian Earp) and Belle ( Elise Campello) share an intimate moment during rehearsals for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast

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
Beast (Brian Earp) and Belle ( Elise Campello) share an intimate moment during rehearsals for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast

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