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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

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:

During a grand opening celebration Saturday

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.

During a grand opening celebration Saturday

‘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
Comedy Underground owner Ron Reid emceed a tribute to comedian Mitch Hedberg at Kirkland’s Laughs Comedy Spot.

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
Comedy Underground owner Ron Reid emceed a tribute to comedian Mitch Hedberg at Kirkland’s Laughs Comedy Spot.
A day of elegance

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
A day of elegance

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
Left to right: Mark Lewis

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 www.flutequest.com.

  • Sep 10, 2008
Left to right: Mark Lewis

Grand opening for Kirkland’s newest walk: Cotton Hill Park Trail

A grand opening for the newest link in Kirkland’s chain of urban trails - the Cotton Hill Park Trail - will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

  • Sep 10, 2008

Merchants, city to “sustain” summer with Green Festival

Be sure to mark your calendar for September 17th, 2pm–9pm, and join us in downtown Kirkland for the first ever Green Festival along Park Lane. Shop at our premier outdoor Eco-market that showcases green goods, eco-friendly services, and community information/outreach. Learn from our local leaders’ presentations and from participating regional organizations committed to making environmental stewardship a key ingredient to success.

  • Sep 10, 2008

Consider fall your second growing season

The first week of September can be considered a second spring in our Western Washington climate. Cooler nights encourage root growth, so fall is for planting. The autumn season also is a good time for garden projects, landscape renovation, new lawns, transplanting of trees and shrubs and even adding vegetables for winter harvest.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Evergreen Healthcare Auxiliary to host holiday arts fair

The Evergreen Healthcare Auxiliary will host a Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4-5 in the Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Galleria, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland.

  • Sep 4, 2008